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May 15-18, 2016

Poster Submission Deadline (Extended)
March 15, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

19:30 - 22:00Welcome Reception

Monday, May 16, 2016

8:30 - 9:30 PLENARY TALK 1: "5G: from Service Requirements to Candidate Technologies" Merouane Debbah (Huawei Technologies, France)
9:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:20SESSION 1: Cloud vs. Decentralized RAN (David Gesbert, EURECOM, France)
Federico Boccardi (Ofcom, UK), "An architecture and spectrum perspective on user-centric networks"
Matthew Valenti (West Virginia University, USA), "The computational requirements of centralized RAN"
Antti Tolli (University of Oulu, Finland), "Decentralized resource Allocation and effective CSI signaling in dense TDD networks"
Samsom Lasaulce (CentraleSupelec, France), "Limiting performance of decentralized power control"
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 SESSION 2: Starting-up with Communication Theory (Robert Heath, The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Antonio Forenza (Artemis Networks, USA), "pCell technology: delivering 5G-grade performance to 4G LTE devices"
Anton Monk (Cohere Technologies, USA), "OTFS - A novel modulation scheme addressing the challenges of 5G"
Sachin Katti (Kumu Networks, USA), "Full Duplex Radios: From Impossibility to Commercial Adoption"
Daniele Piazza (Adant Techologies, USA), "Reconfigurable antennas for WiFi networks"
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00PANEL 1: Communication Theory Entrepreneurship: Yes We Can! (Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University, USA)
Antonio Forenza (Artemis Networks, USA)
Anton Monk (Cohere Technologies, USA)
Sachin Katti (Kumu Networks, USA)
Daniele Piazza (Adant Techologies, USA)
18:30 - 20:00POSTER SESSION & Cocktails

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:30 - 9:30 PLENARY TALK 2: "Cloud Radio-Access Networks: Coding Strategies, Capacity Analysis, and Optimization Techniques" Wei Yu (University of Toronto, Canada)
9:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00SESSION 3: MIMO Beyond Multiple Antennas (Aris Moustakas, University of Athens, Greece)
Amir K. Khandani (University of Waterloo, Canada), "Media-based Modulation: Improving Spectral Efficiency beyond Conventional MIMO"
Ralf Müller (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), "Load Modulated MIMO"
René-Jean Essiambre (Nokia Bell Labs, USA), "Physical Description of the Single-Mode and Multimode Fiber Channels"
Majid Safari (The University of Edinburgh, UK), "Optical Wireless MIMO: Monolithic and Sparse Apertures"
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 SESSION 4: Low-Latency and Short-Packet Communication (Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers University, Sweden), "Latency-Reliability Tradeoff in Short-Packet Communications"
Joaquim Sachs (Ericsson, Sweden), "5G Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications for Critical Machine-Type Communication"
Andreas Mueller (Bosch, Germany), "Missing Pieces for High Performance Wireless Communication for Industrial Applications"
Navid Nikaein (EURECOM, France), "Optimizing Radio Access and Core Networks for Small Packet Transmission"
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00PANEL 2: mmWave communications: Hope or Hype? (Reinaldo Valenzuela, Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Jeff Andrews (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Sundeep Rangan (NYU Wireless, USA)
Katsutoshi Kusume (DOCOMO Euro-Labs, Germany)
Federico Boccardi (Ofcom, UK)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

8:30 - 9:30 PLENARY TALK 3: "Compute-and-Forward: Applications and Generalizations" Michael Gastpar (EPFL, Switzerland)
9:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00SESSION 5: Nano/Molecular/Bio-inspired Communication (Urbashi Mitra, University of Southern California, USA)
Olgica Milenkovic (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA), "Latent Feature Inference via Boolean Intersection Graphs with Applications to Bioinformatics"
Nicolo Michelusi (Purdue University, USA), "Bacterial Population Density Estimation vis a vis Quorum Sensing"
Heinz Koeppl (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany), "Statistical Inference and Stochastic Decoupling for Biomolecular Networks"
Chris Rose (Brown University, USA), "Fundamental Limits of Molecular Communication"
12:00 Workshop Adjourns

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