Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Heterogeneous Networks - Newcom# Spring School
The school is aimed at providing PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, young scientists and engineers with the unique opportunity to meet and learn from leading experts as well as the chance to present their own work. It will offer a three-day program, starting from Tuesday morning, and ending on Thursday afternoon, featuring six high-qualified courses by keynote lecturers.
Cellular system deployment has reached practical limits in many dense urban area while the demand for data traffic is steadily increasing. This leaves cellular operators with few options to enhance the area spectral efficiency. Unfortunately, radio link improvements, including coding, cognitive transmission, and multiple antennas, are reaching their theoretical limits.
Consequently, network operators are revisiting conventional cellular system topologies and are considering heterogeneous networks consisting of an irregular deployment of self-learning and intelligent decision-making base stations with different coverage and low transmit powers. This major transition renders the cellular architecture increasingly complex, and rises many issues. Actually, the models and analytical tools, which were developed for the analysis of carefully planned cellular networks, fail to provide a sufficient insight for such increasingly dense heterogeneous networks with all of the above degrees of freedom.
To this respect, the objective of the proposed NEWCOM# School is to give PhD students, researchers and engineers the opportunity to learn from leading experts the most advanced signal processing techniques and mathematical tools for understanding dense heterogeneous networks and finding the algorithmic solutions to approach their limits.
18-20 March 2014
- Keynote Speakers
Emil Björnson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Signal Processing for Optimal Radio Resource Management: Fundamentals and Recent Multi-Cell Advances
Romain Couillet (Supélec, France), Introduction to Random Matrix Methods for Wireless Applications
Petros Elia (Eurecom, France), Anyhow, anytime feedback in classical multiuser channels
Marco Luise (University of Pisa, Italy), Game theory for wireless communications and sensor networks
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- Call for participation
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- Organizing Committee
- Local Arrangements
- Supporting Institutions
EURACON - European Association of Communications and Networking
Newcom# - Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa
To register to the school, you must log in to the Euracon website (if you are a new member, you can create an account here). Then, click on 'Event registration' at the top of this page.
- Registration fee and payment
Registration fee: EUR 140 (VAT included).
- ECTS credits
The Spring School participants will be provided with an attendance certificate. Students requiring validation of the ECTS credits following their attendance of the spring school should check with their home institution about the required validation criteria ahead of the event and get in touch with the organizers to arrange a more formal type of examination if needed. Attendees requiring a certificate for ECTS credits will have to take a written test after the school. The test will consist in writing a report of the courses. This document (2 to 3 pages) should contain:
- a summary of two of the lectures (the choice is left to the student);
- a short discussion about how these results can be used or applied by the student in the context of his/her own research work, if applicable.
- Relevance for NEWCOM# activities
The subjects of the proposed doctorate school are of interest for all the project partners, especially for those involved in Track 1, i.e., WP 1.1, WP 1.2 and WP 1.3.
- Local information
- Lecturer presentations
- After the school