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W7: International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2021) - VTC2021-Spring Helsinki

W7: International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2021)

Organizer: Miguel López-Benítez
 Organizer: Kenta Umebayashi

Abstract: Over the last years, wireless communication networks have faced ever-increasing traffic demands beyond the available capacity, a problem that is expected to worsen in the foreseeable future with the requirement for high data-rate, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services and the advent of a myriad of machine-type devices interconnected through the Internet of Things (IoT) for massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). In order to cope with the forecasted traffic loads, an essential requirement for future wireless communication systems is efficient, flexible and dynamic spectrum utilization. Smart spectrum exploitation techniques have been developed for WRANs in TV white spaces, LTE-LAA mobile networks in ISM bands, CBRS radar systems, and cognitive satellite communications, to mention just a few examples. Spectrum sharing and on-demand spectrum assignment are very hot topics for innovative and sustainable future wireless world and continues to be an active field of research in the academic and industrial communities as well as in spectrum regulation activities. The International Workshop on Smart Spectrum aims to bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners as well as members of standardization bodies and government to meet and exchange ideas on research about smart spectrum for sustainable future wireless world. This workshop aims to stimulate discussion and generation of innovative ideas for smart spectrum exploitation.

Bio: Miguel López-Benítez received the BSc and MSc degrees in Communication Engineering (both with Distinction) from Miguel Hernández University, Spain in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and a PhD degree in Communication Engineering (2011 Outstanding PhD Thesis Award) from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, UK. In 2013 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, UK as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), where he has been a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) since 2018. His research interests are in the field of wireless communications and networking, with special emphasis on cellular mobile communications and dynamic spectrum access systems. He is/has been the principal investigator of projects funded by EPSRC, British Council and Royal Society, and was involved in European projects AROMA, NEWCOM++, FARAMIR, QoSMOS and CoRaS

Bio: Kenta Umebayashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Yokohama National University in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006, he was a research scientist in the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. In 2010, he was a visiting professor at the University of Oulu, Finland. He was General Co-chair for the International Workshop on Wireless Distributed Networks (WDN 2011) in conjunction with IEEE PIMRC 2011 and the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2017-18) in conjunction with IEEE WCNC.

Workshop paper submission due EXTENDED: 10 January 2021
Acceptance notification: 31 January 2021
Final paper submission due Extended: 4 March 2021

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