The next generation of wireless systems are expected to act as a platform that will enable growth in areas such as smart cities and independent living. It is expected that systems will evolve to give ubiquitous connections at multi-Gbps data transmission rates. There are many challenges involved in the delivery of such systems spanning spectrum regulation through system architecture to network management. This workshop on "Research Advances in Radio Frequency Through Millimetre Wave Radio Communications Technologies" brings international researchers to share the most recent advances in hardware, system and signal processing technologies that will advance radio communications to its next evolution. The workshop is part of the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Microwave Engineering at Queen's University Belfast (the oldest in the UK) and is hosted by the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at the ECIT Institute (next to the Catalyst Inc Innovation Centre building).
AGENDA 09:00 QUB Welcome, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engineering and Physical Sciences), Prof Mark Price 09:10 ECIT Welcome, Prof Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, ECIT Director 09:15 60 Years of RF Research at QUB, Prof Vince Fusco, CWI & ECIT CTO Early morning sessions – Chair: Prof. Vince Fusco, CWI 09:30 Dr Simon Cotton, Queen's University Belfast, “Laying the Foundations for mm-Wave Small Cell Networks: Channel Characteristics and Modelling” 09:50 Prof Timothy O’Farrell, The University of Sheffield, “Concurrent, Multiband Frequency Agile Receivers for 5G and Beyond Radio Access Networks" 10:10 Prof Mark Beach, University of Bristol, "Enabling Technologies for 5G and Beyond" 10:30 Refreshments Break Late morning sessions – Chair: Dr Michalis Matthaiou, CWI 11:15 Dr Pei Xiao, University of Surrey, “RF Informed Polarisation Modulation Design” 11:35 Dr Mathini Sellathurai, Heriot-Watt University, "New Structures and Techniques for Hybrid Beamforming in Massive MIMO Systems" 11:55 Dr Christos Masouros, University College London, "Large scale antenna systems made practical: advanced signal processing for compact deployments” 12:15 Prof John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, "An overview of the SERAN Research Project" 12:35 Lunch + POSTER SESSIONS (Research Assistants and PhD students of CWI and other universities) Afternoon sessions – Chair: Dr Simon Cotton, Director of CWI 14:40 Prof Luiz A. DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin, "Virtualising Wireless” 15:00 Dr. Michalis Matthaiou, Queen's University Belfast, ‘’Low-complexity solutions for mm-wave massive MIMO” 15:20 Prof Nallanathan Arumugam, Queen Mary University of London, "Angle domain channel estimation in hybrid mmWave massive MIMO systems" 15:40 Conclusions, Dr Simon Cotton, CWI Director 16:00 Ends
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