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T1:Beyond 4G mobile broadband: Unleashing 3-300GHz spectrum
T2:Cooperative Wireless Communications
T3:IP-based mobility and handover optimization


T4: Relay enhanced LTE-Advanced Networks
T5:Game Theory for Multiple Access and Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks
T6: Wireless Network Coding: Network Coded Modulation in the Network Aware PHY Layer

T1: Beyond 4G mobile broadband: Unleashing 3-300GHz spectrum

Instructors: Farooq Khan, Samsung Telecommunications America, USA and Jerry (Zhouyue) Pi, Samsung Telecommunications America, USA

Almost all cellular mobile communications including first generation analog systems, second generation digital systems, third generation WCDMA systems, and fourth generation OFDMA systems use Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band of radio spectrum with frequencies in the range of 300MHz-3GHz. This band of spectrum is becoming increasingly crowded due to spectacular growth in mobile data services. The portion of the RF spectrum above 3GHz has been largely uxexploited for commercial mobile applications. In this tutorial, we discuss propagation and device technology challenges associated with this band as well as its unique advantages such as spectrum availability and small component sizes for mobile applications. We also present a practical millimeter-wave mobile broadband (MMB) system that can achieve multi-Gbps data communications in an urban environment.
Biographies: Farooq Khan is Senior Director with Samsung R&D center in Dallas, Texas, where he manages research in the areas of wireless communications, multimedia, computing and smart energy. Previously, he held research positions with Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Ericsson Research in Sweden. He has authored more than 35 research papers and holds over 50 US patents. He also authored a book “LTE for 4G Mobile Broadband – Air Interface Technologies and Performance”. He holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, France and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from Université de Versailles, France.

Jerry (Zhouyue) Pi is Director with Samsung R&D center in Dallas, Texas, where he leads 4G standardization and development efforts. Before joining Samsung, he worked in Nokia Research Center in Dallas and San Diego on 3G standardization and modem development. His primary research interest is applied mathematics, communication theory, signal processing, and their application to practical systems and devices. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA degree (graduated with distinction) from Cornell University.

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T2: Cooperative Wireless Communications

: Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK

This course reviews the current state-of-the-art and proposes a number of novel relaying and cooperation techniques. An important related issue is the availability or the absence of accurate channel information. This design dilemma leads to the concept of coherent versus non-coherent detection at both the relays and at the destination. Similarly, the related initial synchronization issues also have to be considered. Naturally, when using hard-decisions in the transmission chain, we discard valuable soft-information, which results in an eroded performance, albeit also reduces the complexity imposed. Hence the hard- versus soft-decoding performance trade-off will also be explored in the course, along with the benefits of interleaved random space-time coding invoked for multi-source cooperation.

Detailed Topics
  •  Cooperative Adaptive Modulation;
  •  Successive Relaying Aided Near-Capacity Irregular Distributed Space-Time Coding;
  •  Coherent versus Non-Coherent Detection;
  •  Resource-Optimized Differentially Modulated Hybrid AF/DF Cooperation Dispensing with Channel Estimation;
  •  Distributed Channel Coding;
  •  Multiple Source Cooperation;
  •  Synchronous versus Asynchronous Cooperative Systems.
Biography: Lajos Hanzo received his first-class Master degree in electronics in 1976, his PhD in 1983 and his Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). He co-authored 20 IEEE Press - John Wiley books totalling in excess of 10 000 pages on mobile radio communications, published 945 research entries at IEEE Xplore, organised and chaired major IEEE conferences, and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Lajos is also an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a Fellow of both the IEE and IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press. He has in excess of 10 000 Harzing/ScholarIndex citations. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to

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T3: IP-based mobility and handover optimization

Instructors :H. Anthony Chan, Huawei Technologies, USA and Ashutosh Dutta, NIKSUN Innovation Center, USA

As mobile networks continue to grow and converge with the Internet, new wireless devices and their use are outnumbering the use of fixed network. Mobility management needs to meet the requirements of existing and emerging network technologies. It may be supported in different layers of the network protocol stack. At the IP layer, Mobile IP, an IP-based mobility management, has the advantage of being applicable in any IP-based network, but is faced with many deployment challenges. Numerous variants of Mobile IP have been proposed to address these challenges in different network environments. The real test however is in deployment. Both 3GPP and WiMAX have adopted only network-based mobility management, which does not require changes to the IP stack of the mobile hosts. Reasearch in mobility management has become more active, especially with the mobile networks continuing to evolve from hierarchical towards more flattened network. This tutorial presents the basics, recent advances, and future directions for mobility protocols at various layers (e.g., network, transport and application). It provides a taxonomy of mobility protocols. It illustrates a few scenarios to describe applicability of mobility protocols to various network environments. It goes through the best practices, and then provides the research directions.

Biographies: Ashutosh Dutta is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He obtained BS in EE from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. Ashutosh currently works as a senior scientist at Niksun Innovation Center in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the past Chair of IEEE’s Princeton / Central Jersey Section and currently serves as the Industry Relations Chair for IEEE Region 1 and IEEE MGA (Membership Geographic Activities), and is the public visibility chair for the IEEE Communication Society. Ashutosh has published more than 70 conference and journal papers in the area of multimedia and mobile networking. Ashutosh has served as TPC co-chair and general co-chair for IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, IEEE IMSAA and organizing committee member for ACM Multimedia, ACM Mobicom and served as TPC member for many IEEE and ACM conferences. He serves as the associate technical editor for IEEE Communication Magazine. In the past, Ashutosh has given mobility related tutorials in Sarnoff Symposium, Globecom, and WCNC. Ashutosh was awarded 2005 PCJS leadership award, 2009 IEEE Region 1 award and prestigious IEEE MGA award for 2009.

H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at University of Maryland, College Park in 1982 and then continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs in 1986, his work moved to industry-oriented research in areas of interconnection, electronic packaging, reliability, and assembly in manufacturing, and then moved again to network management, network architecture and standards for both wireless and wireline networks. He was the AT&T delegate in several standards work groups under 3GPP. He was visiting Endowed Pinson Chair Professor in Networking at San Jose State University during 2001-2003 and was professor at University of Cape Town during 2004-2007. His current research in Huawei Technologies is in 4G wireless network, and is involved in various standards activities. Anthony is Fellow of IEEE. He is distinguished speaker of IEEE CPMT Society and of IEEE Reliability Society.

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T4: Relay enhanced LTE-Advanced Networks

Instructors : Bernhard Raaf, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany and Simone Redana, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is currently working on the standardization of the next evolution of LTE, known as LTE-Advanced (also referred to as LTE release 10). In order to fulfill the demanding requirements of LTE-Advanced (which include features such as peak data rates of 1 Gbps in the downlink and 500Mbps in the uplink, low latency, support for mobility up to 350km/h, and good throughput guarantee even to cell edge users), several technological enhancements are proposed. Relaying is one of these key technological enhancements, along with carrier aggregation, improved multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna schemes, and coordinated transmission and reception between different base stations. The tutorial starts with a general introduction on LTE-advanced and relaying. The different types of relaying, the possible deployment scenarios and performance results illustrating the coverage/capacity as well as cost benefits of relaying are then discussed. After that, the main focus will be put on the architectural and protocol aspects for realizing relaying in LTE-advanced networks. The chosen architecture for LTE-advanced release 10 is then described along with the reasons behind the choice based on several issues such as support for QoS, mobility, complexity, standardization impact, scalability, and security. The tutorial concludes by summarizing the current status of relaying standardization in 3GPP LTE-advanced release 10 and the open issues that are expected to be addressed in future releases.

Biographies: Bernhard Raaf is Principal Engineer in the Radio Research unit of Nokia Siemens Networks, heading customer and research projects on relaying for LTE-Advanced. He received his Diploma degree on Physics in 1990 from the Technical University Munich, working on radar measurements on auroral arcs at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. He joined Siemens in 1991 working on ASIC and software design and was responsible for conformance testing and type approval of GSM phones. He became ETSI and 3GPP delegate in 1997 leading a 3G research & standardization team for radio system concept enhancements of UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA and LTE. Bernhard published numerous of papers in journals and conferences, including Best Paper Award on IEEE VTC and filed numerous patent applications of which some hundred have already been granted.
Dr. Simone Redana received his PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2005. In 2005 and 2006 he was with Azcom Technology as consultant for Siemens Communication working on WIMAX demonstrator. In 2006, he joined Siemens Communication in Milan, Italy, which merged in 2007 with Nokia Networks to become Nokia Siemens Networks. Since 2008 he is with Nokia Siemens Networks in Munich, Germany. He contributed to the EU WINNER II project (relaying concept) and to the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+ (system concept design). He is currently involved in the business case analysis for relays, leading the work package on advanced relay concept design in the EU ARTIST4G project, as well as contributing to the 3GPP RAN standardization of the LTE-Advanced Relaying concept.

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T5: Game Theory for Multiple Access and Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks

Instructors: Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada and Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The tutorial will provide a crash course on the different techniques for game theoretic modeling of the multiple access problem in wireless systems and the state-of-the-art research on this topic. An intensive (but friendly) introduction to the various game theory models (e.g., noncooperative/cooperative, static/dynamic, and complete/incomplete information games), their fundamental concepts and properties, and their applications in designing multiple access and resource allocation methods in wireless networks will be presented. Time-division multiple access (TDMA), frequency-division multiple access (FDMA), and code-division multiple access (CDMA), ALOHA, and carrier sense multiple access (CSMA)-based wireless networks will be given. Also, game models for the multiple access schemes in dynamic spectrum access-based cognitive radio networks will be presented.

Biographies: Ekram Hossain is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. His current research interests include resource allocation and medium access control in wireless networks, cooperative and cognitive wireless systems, and wireless sensor networks. Dr. Hossain serves as the Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and IEEE Wireless Communications. He presented tutorials on in IEEE ICC'10, IEEE ICC'09, IEEE VTC'08-Fall, IEEE Globecom'07, IEEE WCNC'07. Dr. Hossain is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Dusit Niyato is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Computer Communications, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization of wireless communications and vehicular networks for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications. He has published over 80 research articles in leading Journal and Conferences related to protocol design and radio resource management in mobile communication systems. Dr. Niyato serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal (Wiley), and the KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He served as a co-chair of the Symposium on “Next Generation Mobile Networks” in the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'09) and IWCMC'10.

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T6: Wireless Network Coding: Network Coded Modulation in the Network Aware PHY Layer

Instructors: Jan Sykora, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic and Alister Burr, University of York, U.K.

The tutorial addresses strategies and principles of PHY layer coding and signal processing fully respecting and utilizing knowledge of the network structure. This technique substantially increases the overall network throughput, efficiency and reliability. Wireless Network Coding (WNC) is a general framework for PHY layer coding and processing strategies in which PHY behavior at a given node depends on its position in the network topology, and the signal-level processing/decoding uses multiple paths between source and destination. The decoding and relaying strategies utilize their knowledge of the contents and structure of the complementary side-information (“friendly interference”) available at various nodes. The tutorial will address the fundamental principles of WNC put into a context of network information theory with a comprehensive classification of the strategies. A section on advanced design and techniques will cover particular coding and processing designs and their respective properties. We will also address selected hot research topics and open problems

Biographies: Jan Sykora received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1987 and 1993, respectively. Since 1991, he has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, where he is now a Professor of Radio Engineering. His research includes work on wireless communication and information theory, cooperative and distributed modulation, wireless network coding and distributed signal processing, MIMO systems, nonlinear space–time modulation and coding, and iterative processing. He has served on various IEEE conferences as a Technical Program and Organizing Committee member and chair. He has led a number of industrial and research projects financed by EU and national agencies.
Alister Burr, BSc (Soton), PhD (Bristol), MIET, MIEEE, CEng) is Professor of Communications at the University of York, U.K. He has many years research experience in wireless networks, especially adaptive modulation and coding techniques, and also in evaluating overall network capacity, including realistic propagation modelling. He is currently Chair WG1, on Radio Systems, of COST Action 2100 “Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Networks”, and Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters.

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