International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for LTE-Advanced and Beyond-4G

In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, California, USA




Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers

Workshop Program



Workshop Chairs

Keynote Speech


Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Electronics, USA

Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada



·         Keynote Speech 1: Room D, Dec. 3, 10:20am-11:00am


Emerging Technologies for B4G: Massive MIMO, Dense Small Cells, Virtual MIMO, D2D and Distributed Caching


Speaker: Prof. Giuseppe Caire, U. of Southern California, USA



Cellular Wireless Systems have morphed from "telephone'' networks to the worldwide preferred access to the Internet. The pace of this evolution dramatically increased due to the introduction of high-performance multi-media capable mobile user terminals, such as smartphones and tablets. Widely accepted studies predict that the increase in mobile/wireless data traffic will range from 1 to 2 orders of magnitude in the next 4-5 years. At the same time, wireless operators are squeezed between raising operating costs, decreasing marginal revenues per transported bit, and an apparent lack of available ``wireless spectrum'', to the point that several articles in the popular press and presidential advisory reports talk openly about a looming wireless ``spectrum crunch''.

In this talk, I will review some of the most promising solutions to these problems, which notably depart from the incremental step-by-step approach taken so far in the standardization of wireless systems. In particular, I will discuss the use of a very large number of transmit antennas (massive MIMO), the deployment of a tier of self-organizing small cells underneath the cellular ``umbrella'', the merging of these two ideas into large ``virtual massive MIMO'' systems, and the role of device-to-device (D2D) communications, exploiting a so-far untapped and potentially disruptive network resource: the distributed caching capacity of user devices. Theoretical studies and preliminary experiments show that these techniques have the potential of achieving the required 2-orders of magnitude spectral efficiency increase, thus addressing the ``spectrum crunch'' problem.


Bio: Giuseppe Caire  was born in Torino, Italy, in 1965. He received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering  from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), in 1990, the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1992   and the Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in 1994. He has been Assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino, Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy,  Professor with the Department of Mobile Communications at the Eurecom Institute,  Sophia-Antipolis, France, and he is currently a professor of Electrical Engineering with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 1998-2001 and as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory in 2001-2003.  He received the Jack Neubauer Best System Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2003, and the  IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2004 and in 2011. Giuseppe Caire is Fellow of IEEE since 2005.  He has served in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2004 to 2007, and as President of the  IEEE Information Theory Society in 2011. His main research interests are in the field of communications theory, information theory, channel and source coding  with particular focus on wireless communications.


·         Keynote Speech 2: Room D, Dec. 3, 12:30am-14:10pm


Future mobile standardization


Speaker: Dr. Sungho Choi, 3GPP SA Plenary Vice Chairman


Abstract: In this talk I will briefly summarize what 3GPP has standardized as Rel.99/4/5/6/7 for WCDMA system and Rel.8/9/10/11 as LTE system. Afterward I will focus on the emerging technologies trends in Rel.12 and 13 as the future mobile standardization.


Bio: Sungho Choi received Ph.D degree in applied mathematics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1998. He joined Samsung Electronics in 1999 and has been working at Standards and Technology Enabling Team in Suwon, Korea with focusing on standardization of mobile communications.

He had led Samsung 3GPP standardization team as the head of Samsung delegates and he is the Samsung's main contact person for NGMN. He is currently serving as a 3GPP TSG SA vice chair since March 2011. From 1999, he has been actively involved in 3GPP standardization and attended WG meetings including RAN WG2, RAN WG3 and SA WG2 and TSG RAN and SA meetings. He has contributed to the standardization including WCDMA, HSDPA, MBMS, HSUPA, LTE, IMS, I-WLAN and SAE.

Technical Program Chairs


Huseyin Arslan, University of South Florida, USA

Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA

Tommy Svensson, Chalmers U. of Technology, Sweden

Wei Yu, University of Toronto, Canada


Keynote Speakers


Giuseppe Caire, U. of Southern California, USA

Sungho Choi, 3GPP SA Plenary Vice Chairman

Panel Program


* Kumar Balachandran

   Expert, Wireless Networks, Ericsson Research, USA

* Arunable Ghosh

   Lead Member, Technical Staff,  AT&T Labs, Austin, USA

* Angel Lozano

   Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

* Peiying Zhu

   Senior Director, Wireless Research N. America, Huawei

Technical Program Committee


Raviraj Adve, University of Toronto, Canada

Abdulkareem Adinoyi, Saudi Telecom Company, KSA

Jeffrey Andrews, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Anass Benjebbour, NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Ho Ting Cheng, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Merouane Debbah, Supelec, France

Qinghe Du, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Peter Gall, Qualcomm, USA

Tolga Girici, TOBB Economics &  Technology U., Turkey

Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada

Minyi Huang, Carleton University, Canada

Zhubo Huang, Sprint-Nextel, USA

Witold Krzymien, University of Alberta, Canada

Jungwon Lee, Samsung R&D Center, USA

Wan Lei, Huawei Technology Ltd

Teng Joon Lim, National University of Singapore

Apostolos Papathanassiou, Intel Corporation, USA

Parimal Parag, ASSIA Inc., USA

Peyman Razaghi, Qualcomm, USA

Antti Tolli, University of Oulu, Finland

F. Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada

Melda Yuksel, TOBB Economics &  Technology U., Turkey

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:

Acceptance Notification:

Camera-Ready Submission:


15 June 2012

15 August 2012

15 September 2012

3 December 2012