Special Session at SPAWC 2019 supported by SeCIF

December 2, 2018

Prof Mari Kobayashi (TUM) will organize a SeCIF-supported special session with the title “Physical layer challenges for high-mobility networks” at the 20th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) 2019. SPAWC 2019 will be held on 2-5 July in Cannes, France.

Future wireless networks are expected to support new challenging mobility services. In the context of both the Industry of the Future and mass-market networks, the needs of new highly mobile radios need to be addressed such as flying radios/base stations, and connected vehicle communications. Such an ambitious goal cannot be achieved by combining current technologies ranging from Coordinated MultiPoint (CoMP), cloud RAN, to massive MIMO since high-mobility limits the usefulness of these technologies often relying on accurate channel knowledge and static network models. This observation suggests rethinking of communication systems in the presence of high mobility.

The scope of the special session is to discuss the latest advances and the major challenges related to physical layer design for high-mobility networks. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Waveform design for high mobility channels
  • Target detection/estimation
  • mmWave beam alignment
  • Target tracking
  • Edge caching with mobility
  • Cooperative communication with mobility
  • Security with mobility


Link to the SPAWC 2019 website