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W4: Artificial Intelligence Driven Emerging Solutions, Protocols and Technologies for Reliable, Scalable and Energy-efficient Future Generation Networks - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

W4: Artificial Intelligence Driven Emerging Solutions, Protocols and Technologies for Reliable, Scalable and Energy-efficient Future Generation Networks

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Organizers: Haris Pervaiz (Langcaster University, UK), Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, UK) and Christos Politis (Kingston University, UK), Anish Jindal (Lancaster University), Deepak G.C. (Kingston University), Yusuf Sambo (University of Glasgow).

Technical Program Committee: Toktam Mahmoodi (Kings College London, UK), Jonathan Rodriguez (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Ayman Radwan (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Qammer Abbasi (University of Glasgow, UK), Zilong Liu (University of Surrey, UK), Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, UK), Tomas Edler (Huawei, Sweden), Baoyong Chi, (Tsinghua University, China), Nikolaos Thomos (University of Essex, UK), Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei (Kings College London, UK), Martin Reed (University of Essex, UK), Yang-seok Choi (Intel Corporation, USA), Amin Maaref (Huawei, Canada), Nageen Himayat (Intel Corporation, USA), Mohammad Mamunur Rashid (Intel Corporation, USA) , Paulo Marques (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Mahsa Derakhshani (Loughborough University, UK), Xianbin Wang (The University of Western Ontario, Canada), Safdar H. Bouk (DGIST, Korea.), Sudeep Tanwar (Nirma University, India), Amit Dua (BITS Pilani, India).

Abstract: It is expected that there will be an expansion of traffic volume due to the increased number of connected devices, i.e., 50 billion internet-connected devices by the year 2020. The fifth generation (5G) wireless communication networks is currently attracting extensive research interest from both industry and academia. It is widely agreed that in contrast to 4G, 5G should achieve 1000 times the system capacity, 10 times the spectral efficiency, higher data rates (i.e., the peak data rate of 10 Gb/s and the user experienced rate of 1Gb/s), 25 times the average cell throughput, 5 times reduction in end-to-end (E2E) latency and 100 times connectivity density. Meanwhile, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has classified 5G services into enhanced mobile broadband (MB), ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine type communications (MTC) with a high variability of their performance attributes. The Exabyte flood is further complemented with the challenges of provisioning robust and reliable interconnectivity for MTCs. The demand for such machine type communication is fueled through the emerging need of all-connected societies to derive innovative transformations across various vertical sectors.
The 5G and beyond networks aims to combine several unique technological solutions such as: Higher frequency communications (mmWave), Massive MIMO systems, device/user and content centric communication, M2M communication, energy harvesting and wireless power transfer, cooperative communications and network coding. These underline key targets can be achieved via appropriate combination of these technological ingredients. These emerging areas brings the promise of enabling flexible, scalable, highly configurable and reliable network functions as well as complete solutions for future 5G mobile networks. These enabling technologies can support massive peak data rates, however, delivering these data rates for E2E services while maintaining reliability and ultra-low-latency to support emerging applications and use cases will require rethinking all layers of the protocol stack as outlined in the recent activities of the third generation partnership project (3GPP).

Haris Pervaiz
Bio: Haris Pervaiz received his PhD degree in Communication Systems from Lancaster University, UK in Apr. 2016. He received his MPhil degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), U.K. He received his M.Sc. in Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London, UK. He is currently an Assistant Professor at School of Computing and Communications in Lancaster University, UK. From 2016 to April 2017, he was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at School of Computing and Communications (SCC) in Wireless Communications Research Group, at Lancaster University, UK. From Apr. 2017 to Sept. 2018, he was Research Fellow at 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) of University of Surrey, UK. He has been mentoring several undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr. Pervaiz has contributed more than 40 leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers. His research interests include 5G & Beyond, Green Communication, mmWave Communication, Energy & Backhaul Energy Efficiency and Green HetNets.

Christos Politis
Bio: Christos Politis is Professor (Chair) of Wireless Communications at Kingston University London, School of Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM). There he is the co-Director of the Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) with a staff of about 25 academics, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 60 Ph.D students, making it one of the largest in the field in the UK. He has published over 170 papers in international journals and conferences and chapters in eleven books. He holds a Ph.D and M.Sc from the University of Surrey, UK and a BEng from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is a senior member of IEEE, UK chartered engineer and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Muhammad Ali Imran
Bio: Muhammad Ali Imran is a Professor of Wireless Communication Systems with research interests in self organised networks, wireless networked control systems and the wireless sensor systems. He heads the Communications, Sensing and Imaging CSI research group at University of Glasgow and is the Dean University of Glasgow, UESTC. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA and a visiting Professor at 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He has over 20 years of combined academic and industry experience with several leading roles in multi-million pounds funded projects. He has filed 15 patents; has authored/co-authored over 400 journal and conference publications; was editor of 5 books and author of more than 20 book chapters; has successfully supervised over 40 postgraduate students at Doctoral level. He has been a consultant to international projects and local companies in the area of self-organised networks. He has been interviewed by BBC, Scottish TV and many Radio channels on the topic of 5G technology.