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W7: Ultra-Dense Heterogeneous Wireless Networks for Beyond 5G Applications - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

W7: Ultra-Dense Heterogeneous Wireless Networks for Beyond 5G Applications

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Organizers: Berna Özbek, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, Alexander Pyattaev, YL-VERKOT OY, Finland

Abstract: Nowadays, the rapid growth of various wireless communication services has led to an explosion of wireless data traffic. For the beyond 5G applications, the continued progress in user companion devices equipped with advanced computational intelligence and rich communication capabilities, such as smart phones, high-end wearables, connected vehicles is required to effectively serve the exponentially growing demand in the future wireless networks. Today, in order to satisfy these requirements, the ultra-dense heterogeneous wireless networks which refers to the idea of densifying both the mobile devices and base stations (BSs), where the density of BSs may exceed that of mobile devices is one of the promising architectures. Beyond 5G wireless networks will have greatly increased density and scale compared to current networks, resulting in massive interaction between nodes. The conventional networking paradigm will be severely limited by interference in these scenarios, greatly reducing efficiency. In addition to that, the centralized resource and interference management approaches might cause a huge overhead. Therefore, the novel solutions are demanded in ultra-dense heterogenous wireless networks to satisfy the traffic requirements of the extremely high number of nodes for beyond 5G applications.

Berna Ozbek
Bio: Dr.  Berna Ozbek is an Associate Professor in Telecommunication field at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey and is working in the field of wireless communication systems for more than 15 years. She has graduated from Electrical and Electronics Department of Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey on 1994 and completed her MSc and PhD studies respectively on 1999 and 2004. Afterwards, she received a scholarship and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at CNAM-Paris on 2005. She was awarded as a Marie-Curie Intra-European (EIF) Fellow by European Commission for two years in the project entitled Interference Management Techniques for Multicell Networks on 2010. She has managed 1 international and 4 national projects, served as a consultant for 3 Eureka-Celtic projects and 2 national projects. She has participated the organization of international conference as a special session chair and gave a 3-hour tutorial in 9th ISWCS on 2012 in Paris-France. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book, 1 book chapter and 2 patents. Under her supervision, 11 master thesis and 2 doctoral dissertations have been completed.  Currently, she is supervising 1 PhD and 4 master students and is serving beneficiary and ER secondment supervisor in the project RECENT funded under Horizon2020-MC-RISE programme starting from November 2018. Her research interests are interference management, resource allocation and limited feedback strategies in multi-user, multi-antenna systems, device-to-device and heterogeneous wireless communications, physical layer security, massive MIMO systems, mmWave communications.

Alexander Pyattaev
Bio: Dr.  Alexander Pyattaev received his Master’s degree in Networks and Protocols Engineering and Ph.D from the Tampere University of Technology (Finland), in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Since 2016, he is the CTO of YL-Verkot, he also continues his teaching and supervision at Tampere University of Technology dating back to 2010. He is author of more than 30 scientific works, including top journals in the field, as well as numerous contributions to 3GPP standards works in collaboration with Intel Labs (US). His research interests include intelligent and software-defined networks, as well as smart systems and IoT.