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METIS-II, FANTATIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-Crosshaul, Flex5Gware @ 2nd International Workshop on 5G RAN design, 8 December, Washington DC

8 December 2016 - 9 December 2016

METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-Crosshaul, Flex5Gware 5G PPP projects are jointly organising along with IEEE Globecom 2016 the 2nd International Workshop on 5G RAN design on 8 December, 2016 in Washington DC, USA.

While 5G research has already started some years ago, with large collaboration projects such as METIS initially paving the ground by aligning views on key use cases and requirements, and by identifying and researching key technology components for 5G, there is still a long way to go before the successful roll-out of commercial 5G deployments. In particular, there is still the need to find consensus on key design aspects in 5G, as for instance how tightly novel air interfaces variants in 5G will be integrated with each other and with legacy technology, and to which extent functionality on different protocol stack layers can be harmonized for all bands, services and cell types.
The 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware all have the aim to take the 5G design one step further in level of detail, find consensus on key design aspects such as mentioned above, and prepare a smooth start of 5G standardization in 2016.
The workshop will focus on the 5G RAN design and provide the opportunity to share and discuss results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop organizers solicit original, unpublished technical papers in particular in the following fields:
-Physical layer and hardware implementation concepts related to 5G
-MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts
-Backhaul/fronthaul design
-RAN Architecture concepts
-Energy efficiency
-Business models

Additional information is available here.

In addition, the 3rd International Workshop on 5G RAN design has been accepted at ICC’17, organised by the same projects.


Paper submission: 1st July, 2016
Author notification: 1st September 2016
Camera-ready: 1st October, 2016

Dr. Patrick Marsch, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Olav Queseth, Ericsson
Dr. Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Gerhard Wunder, Heinrich Hertz Institute
TkL. Miurel Tercero, Ericsson‎
Mr. Krystian Safjan, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Xavier Costa Perez, NEC Labs Europe
Dr. Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson
Michael Färber, Intel Deutschland
Dr. Miquel Payaró, CTTC


8 December 2016
9 December 2016


IEEE Communications Society
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Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut AVE., NW
Washington, DC, 20009, DC United States
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