Workshop - December 2011 - London

A two-day project workshop: “B4G Wireless Communication Systems: Industrial and Academic Outlooks” was held at University College London (UCL) and King's College London (KCL), on the 13th and 14th of December 2011, respectively. Approximately 50 people attended this workshop.

The first day of this workshop was an Industrial Day to focus on testbed demo and industrial insights on B4G wireless communications. The second day focused on disseminating the WP2 visiting fellowship achievements. About 34 presentations have been given in the workshop. A panel discussion was also organised at the end of Day 1 to discuss the organisation of the final project workshop and future development of the UC4G testbed.

  

Workshop Programme

 Day 1 (13 Dec. 2011) Programme, Tottenham (185) SB5, University College London (UCL), 188 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7:

08:30-09:00 Registration
 
Welcome/Keynote Speeches and Project Overview(Chaired by Prof. Peter Grant)
 
09:00-09:10
Welcome speech: Mr Zhenxing Li, Science & Technology Section, China Embassy in London
 
09:10-09:30
RCUK science bridges (Dr. Edward Clarke, RCUK)
 
09:30-10:00
Overview of UC4G project progress (Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang, HWU, PI of UC4G project)
 
10:00-10:30
 
10:30-11:00
The fifth MIMO (Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Univ. of Southampton)
 
11:00-11:20 Coffee/tea break
 
Session 1: UC4G Wireless Testbed (Chair: Prof. Mark Beach)
 
11:20-11:40
Overview of testbed development in WiCo(Dr Xuemin Hong, XMU, on behalf of Prof. Yang Yang, WiCO)
 
11:40-12:00
Converged network testbed at Essex (Prof. Kun Yang, Univ. of Essex)
 
12:00-12:15
Overview of the HWU-UoB-UoE collaboration (Prof. Mark Beach, Univ. of Bristol)
 
12:15-12:35
 
12:35-12:50
 
12:50-13:05
 
13:05-13:20
 
Introduction of the UC4G testbed and its capabilities (Dr Pat Chambers and Dr Zengmao Chen, HWU)
 
Latest research results in spatial modulation (SM) and outlook (Prof. Harald Haas, UoE)
 
Using Bristol channel measurements to evaluate SM: a pre-study (Mr Will Thompson, Univ. of Bristol)
 
Implementation of SM in the UC4G testbed: initial results and outlook (Mr Abdelhamid Younis, UoE)
 
13:20-14:20 Lunch
 
Session 2: Industry Prospective: Standardisation & Commercialisation (Chair: Mr Simon Fletcher)
 
14:20-14:40
Invited speech 1: LTE-A against the green radio framework (Mr Simon Fletcher, NEC)
 
14:40-15:00
Invited speech 2: Challenges and opportunities in ICT (Nigel Jefferies, Huawei)
 
15:00-15:20
Invited speech 3: Accelerating wireless system design on FPGAs using Altera DSP Builder Advanced (Dr Benjamin Cope, Altera Europe)
 
15:20-15:40
 
15:40-16:00 Coffee/tea break
 
Session 3: Academic Outlooks on B4G (Chair: Prof. Alister Burr)
 
16:00-16:20
Invited speech 1: 4G TDD group cell (MU-CoMP) trial network (Prof. Xiaofeng Tao, BUPT)
 
16:20-16:40
Invited speech 2: Physical layer network coding for 4G & beyond (Prof. Alister Burr, Univ. of York)
 
16:40-17:00
 
17:00-17:20
Invited speech 4: Inter-cell interference control in heterogeneous access networks (Prof. Jie Zhang, Univ. of Sheffield)
 
17:20-17:50 Panel Discussion (B4G and Testbed Development), Moderated by Peter Grant and Cheng-Xiang Wang
 
18:00 Dinner
 

Day 2 (14 Dec. 2011) Programme, Classroom 1.11, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London (KCL): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/waterloo/Waterloo.aspx

08:30-09:00 Registration
 
Session 4: PHY Fundamentals and Resource Allocation (Chair: Dr Soon Xin Ng (Michael) )
 
09:00-09:20
Physical layer network coding: From theory to practice (Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Univ. of Southampton, on behalf of Dr Wei Chen, Tsinghua Univ.)
 
09:20-09:40
Sustainable mobile communication networks: Green communications perspective (Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Univ. of Southampton, on behalf of Prof. Liqiang Zhao, Xidian Univ.)
 
09:40-10:00
Optimal resource allocation for heterogeneous transmission in multi-cell OFDMA Systems (Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Univ. of Southampton, on behalf of Prof. Qinghai Yang, Xidian Univ.)
 
10:00-10:20
Near-capacity FEC codes for non-regenerative MIMO-aided relays (Dr Soon Xin Ng, Univ. of Southampton)
 
10:20-10:40
 
10:40-11:00 Coffee/tea break
 
Session 5: Cooperative MIMO and Green Communications (Chair: Dr Pei-Jung Chung)
 
11:00-11:20
Relay aided MIMO multiuser downlink transmission (Dr Wei Liu, Xidian Univ.)
 
11:20-11:40
 
11:40-12:00
 
12:00-12:20
 
 
12:20-13:20 Lunch
 
Session 6: Interference Management and RRM (Chair: Dr Xiaoli Chu)
 
13:20-13:40
LTE-A CoMP technology and field test (Dr Hui Song, Ranplan Wireless Design Co. Ltd. )
 
13:40-14:00
 
14:00-14:20
Optimization of RRU/UE pairs for multi-point to multi-UE coordinated (MP2MUC) transmissions (Dr. Simon Armour, Univ. of Bristol on behalf of Prof. Yongzhao Li, Xidian Univ.)
 
14:20-14:40
 
14:40-15:00 Coffee/tea break
 
Session 7: Service and Network Planning (Chair: Prof. Zhili Sun)
 
15:00-15:20
The optimal planning of antenna localizations of wireless MIMO systems ( Dr. Pei-Jung Chung, Univ. of Edinburgh on behalf of Prof. Ming Chen, SEU)
 
15:20-15:40
 
15:40-16:00
On minimizing packet loss rate and delay for mesh-based P2P streaming services ( Prof. Zhili Sun, Univ. of Surrey, on behalf of Zhiyong Liu from CATR )
 
16:00-16:20
 
End of workshop
 

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