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T8: Intelligent Massive NOMA for Next Generation Wireless Networks - VTC2021-Spring Helsinki

T8 Title: Intelligent Massive NOMA for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Organizer: Lajos Hanzo
Organizer: Zhiguo Ding
Organizer: Yuanwei Liu

Abstract: User data traffic, especially large amount of video traffic and small-size internet-of-things (IoT) packets, has dramatically increased in recent years with the emergence of smart devices, smart sensors and various new applications such as virtual reality and autonomous driving. It is hence crucial to increase network capacity and user access to accommodate these bandwidth consuming applications and enhance the massive connectivity. Nonorthogonal multiple access (NOMA), which has been recently proposed for the 3GPP-LTE-A, constitutes a promising technology of enhancing the spectral efficiency and achieving massive connectivity challenges by accommodating several users within the same orthogonal resource block, via multiplexing at different power levels. By doing so, significant spectral efficiency enhancement and device connectivity improvement can be attained over conventional orthogonal multiple access (OMA) techniques. As 5G networks have been commercialized, it is natural for the researchers to exploit the potential multiple access techniques in the next generation networks. The main contents of this tutorial is to discuss the possible multiple access techniques in non-orthogonal manner, address research challenges of connecting massive devices, and deliver the state-of-the-art of signal processing advances research such as machine learning approaches for making multiple access in an intelligent manner for the next generation networks.

Bio: Lajos Hanzo ( FREng, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate “Doctor Honaris Causa” by the Technical University of Budapest. During his 40-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has successfully supervised 119 PhD students, co-authored 18 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totalling in excess of 10 000 pages, published 1880 research contributions at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing an academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. During 2008 – 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and since 2009 he has been a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to

Bio: Zhiguo Ding received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005. From Jul. 2005 to Apr. 2018, he was working in Queen’s University Belfast, Imperial College, Newcastle University and Lancaster University. Since Apr. 2018, he has been with the University of Manchester as a Professor in Communications. From Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2020, he has also been an academic visitor in Princeton University.

Dr Ding’ research interests are 5G networks, game theory, cooperative and energy harvesting networks and statistical signal processing. He has been serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Networks, and Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and served as an editor for IEEE Wireless Communication Letters and IEEE Communication Letters. He was the TPC Co-Chair for the 6th IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Multimedia Networks (ICWMMN2015), Symposium Chair for International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications. (ICNC 2016), and the 25th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC), and Co-Chair of WCNC-2013 Workshop on New Advances for Physical Layer Network Coding. He received the best paper award in IET Comm. Conf. on Wireless, Mobile and Computing, 2009 and the 2015 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2015), IEEE Communication Letter Exemplary Reviewer 2012, the EU Marie Curie Fellowship 2012-2014, IEEE TVT Top Editor 2017, 2018 IEEE Communication Society Heinrich Hertz Award, 2018 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, and 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Signal Processing Letter Award. He is a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Bio: Yuanwei Liu (S’13, M’16, SM’19) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Queen Mary University of London, U.K., in 2016. Before that, He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He has been a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, since 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics, King’s College London, from 2016 to 2017, where he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. His research interests include non-orthogonal multiple access, 5G/6G, RIS, UAV communications, stochastic geometry, and matching theory. He has over 150 refereed publications attributed, including contributions to the 80+ IEEE journal papers, 4 book/book Chapters. He has over 10 ESI highly cited papers. He received over 6000 citations in Google Scholar with h-index is 35.

Yuanwei Liu received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LETTERS in 2015, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS in 2017 and 2018, the IEEE
TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS in 2018 and 2019. He has served as a TPC Member, Session Chair for many IEEE conferences, such as GLOBECOM and ICC. He has served as Publicity Cochair for VTC-Fall 2019. He currently serves as an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and the IEEE ACCESS.
He is the leading contributor for ”Best Readings for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)” and the primary contributor for ”Best Readings for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS)”. He serves as Tutorials and Invited Presentations Officer for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative, the vice-chair Special Interest Group (SIG) Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) on the topic of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Smart Radio Environments (RISE).