Ninth Nordic Workshop on System & Network Optimization for Wireless
We have the pleasure to announce the 9th SNOW Workshop, organized and hosted by the University of Agder and held in Hafjell by Lillehammer on February 6th till 8th 2018.
The ninth Nordic Workshop on System and Network Optimization for Wireless (SNOW) aims at bringing together researchers and students from academia and industry working in the vibrant field of wireless communications and networking. Its scope is broad and intended to accommodate a wide variety of backgrounds, attitudes and ideas. The workshop therefore covers a range of topics within wireless networking and cross-layer optimization, from fundamental information theoretic results to multimedia quality-of-service, from physical layer to application layer, and from fundamental to application-oriented research.
We are confident the workshop’s contributions will help to bridge gaps between networking, signal processing and information theory communities.
Following tradition, SNOW 2018 will again be characterized by a single-track schedule and an interesting informal program. The program will be organized to promote networking activities between the participants including daily social outdoors activities, primarily skiing. (You are skiing at the site of slalom and giant slalom at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. There are also cross-country skiing and other skiing arenas at Hafjell.)
December 12, 2017: Registration for accommodation
January 7, 2018: Extended Abstract Submission
January 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
January 15, 2018: Registration for the event
February 6-8, 2018: Workshop Dates
Call for Abstracts
We invite submissions of extended abstracts (2 pages maximum, double column, IEEE style) for technical presentations or posters, targeting, but not limited to the following topics:
Asymptotic system properties (capacity, connectivity, coverage, delay)
System design for 5G wireless, Systems and beyond.
Scalability and manageability of network architectures
Interference management and wireless network densification
Resource management, mobility management, and admission control
Inter-networking and integration of wireless heterogeneous and multi-tier networks
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, and Internet of Things (IoT)
Performance engineering in WLAN, MESH, FSO, LTE, and other cellular or multitier technologies
Localization and tracking
Wireless network planning, capacity analysis, and topology control
Self-organizing wireless networks
Cross-disciplinary techniques for wireless networks.
Energy efficiency and green communications
Delay tolerant wireless networks
Cognitive radios and cooperative/opportunistic communications
Massive MIMO (or large-scale antennas systems)
Communication with millimeter waves
Device-to-device wireless communications
Compressed sensing applications and sparsity-base techniques in wireless networks
Ad hoc, mesh and sensor networks
Advanced physical layer solutions
Cross layer optimization
Traffic modeling and analysis
Please submit your Abstract by 11 December 2017 (extended) in a .pdf file format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributors whose work falls well within the above scope will be offered a slot for sharing their research in the workshop – either as an oral presentation or by means of a poster. Notification of the particular form of acceptance (oral or poster) will be given by 14 December 2017.
Ahmed Elmokashfi, Senior Research Scientist, Simula Center
Per Hjalmar Lehne, Researcher at Telenor
Behnaam Aazhang, Rice University, Houston, TX
Terje Tjelta, Associate Professor, University of Oslo
Monday, February 5th
Tuesday, February 6th
Workshop Opening Prof. Baltasar Beferull Lozano (WISENET Leader)
Keynote 1: Behnaam Aazhang: "Brain's Circuit Connectivity and its Dynamics"
Break: coffee, tea, fruit
Oral session 1: Next-generation Communications Systems Session chair: Carlo Fischione
1. "Orchestration and Control in Software-Defined 5G Radio Access Networks"
Gianfranco Nencioni, Rosario G. Garroppo, Andres J. Gonzalez, and Bjarne E. Helvik
2. "N-Smooth OFDM" Medhat Mohamad, Rickard Nilsson and Jaap van de Beek
Keynote 2: Ahmed Elmokashfi: "Building measurement infrastructures to inform policy makers, operators and end consumers"
Break: coffee, tea, fruit
Oral session 2: Wireless Communications Applications Session chair: Anthony Ephremides
1. "WiCare: A Passive Radar System for Wireless Healthcare Monitoring of Independent Elderlies"
Alireza Borhani and Matthias Pätzold
2. "Fall Detection Using Machine Learning”
Ali Chelli and Matthias Pätzold
3. "Optimizing Freshness of Information in Wireless Camera Networks with Multi-View Processing"
Qing He, György D´an, Viktoria Fodor
4. "NB-IoT in Telemedical Applications" Line M. P. Hansen, Lars Møller, Sarah Ruepp, Henrik L. Christiansen.
Break: coffee, tea, waffle
1. Two Stage Fully-Blind Self-Adapted Spectrum Sensing For Cognitive Radios
2. Spectrum Cartography using Adaptive Radial Basis Functions
3. Self-powered, IoT-ready sensing devices Linga R. Cenkeramaddi
Wednesday, February 7th
Keynote 3: Per Hjalmar Lehne: "An operator perspective on how to realize the 5G vision"
Break: coffee, tea, snack
Oral session 3: Cognitive Radios, Spectrum Sharing and Spectrum Awareness Session chair: Marian Codreanu
1. "Hardware constrained 5G systems"
2. "Multi-channel Device-to-Device Communications Underlying Cellular Networks"
Mohamed Elnourani, Mohamed Hamid, Daniel Romero, Baltasar Beferull-Lozano
3. "Localization-free Spectrum Cartography" Yves Teganya, Luis M. Lopez-Ramos, Daniel Romero, and Baltasar Beferull-Lozano
Break: coffee, tea, snack
Keynote 4: Terje Tjelta: "Satellite link propagation aspects at High North based on a multi-year 20 GHz measurement campaign"
Break: coffee, tea, snack
Oral session 4: MIMO and Massive MIMO Session chair: Ralf Müller
1. "Multi-antenna Interference Management for Coded Caching"
Antti Tölli, Seyed Pooya Shariatpanahi, Jarkko Kaleva and Babak Khalaj
2. "Generalized LSE Precoders for Massive MIMO Systems"
Ali Bereyhi, Mohammad Ali Sedaghat, Ralf R. Müller, Georg Fischer
3. "Joint spectral-spatial precoding in massive-MIMO OFDM transmitters: duality and rank-deficiency"
Tayebeh Taheri, Medhat Mohamad, Rickard Nilsson and Jaap van de Beek
4. "On the Impact of Velocity on the Train-to-Earth MIMO Propagation Channel" Claes Beckman, Johan Garcia, Stefan Alfredsson, Anna Brunstrom
Thursday, February 8th
The workshop will take place at Hafjell Hotel. For further information about the venue, take a look at Hafjell Hotel
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATION. YOU CAN CONTACT THE HOTEL BY PHONE OR MAIL IN ORDER TO DO SO. Please refer to booking code "SNOW 2018". PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION IS DONE DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL UPON ARRIVAL.
We urge everyone who believe or plan to participate in the workshop to register for accommodation as soon as possible. The hotel would appreciate registrations for accommodation within December 12. If those registered for accommodation before December 12 are not able to join after all, the hotel will allow cancellations free of charge done within January 31. No charges will be made if the notification of acceptance is not positive.
The workshop is scheduled from February 6 to Thursday 8. If you choose to come at an earlier time or maybe stay longer, this needs to be arranged and covered by each participant individually. The costs for extra days (accommodation and meals) needs to be handled directly with the hotel.
ACCOMMODATION INCL. BREAKFAST (single room)
Monday - Tuesday NOK 750
Tuesday - Wednesday NOK 750 Wednesday - Thursday NOK 750
ACCOMMODATION INCL. BREAKFAST (double room)
Monday - Tuesday NOK 950
Tuesday - Wednesday NOK 950 Wednesday - Thursday NOK 950
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATION WITHIN DECEMBER 12. YOU CAN CONTACT THE HOTEL BY PHONE OR MAIL IN ORDER TO DO SO. Please refer to booking code "SNOW 2018". PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION IS DONE DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL UPON ARRIVAL.
Oslo-Lillehammer-Hafjell From Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) you will have to use public transportation to get to Lillehammer. The best way is to go by train.
Train from Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) to Lillehammer will take about 2 hours. Trains are scheduled approx. one every hour. For timetables and traintickets please take a look at https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage.
From Lillehammer you will have to take a bus or taxi to get to Hafjell. This will take approx. 25 min. Options for transportation from Lillehammer to Hafjell is shown here; https://tidr.no/#/
Hafjell-Lillehammer-Oslo Local public transportation (bus) on days for departure (Thursday or Friday) is shown here; Local bus and the bus stop you need to use is "Øyer Sentrum". The bus stop is approx. 50 meters from the hotel.
As per November there are the following departure times on Thursdays and Fridays from Hafjell to Lillehammer: 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:49, 15:15, 15:45, 16:52, 17:15, 17:45, 19:15 Approx. travelling time is 25 minutes.
Train from Lillehammer to Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) will take about 2 hours. Trains are scheduled approx. one every hour. For timetables and traintickets please take a look at https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage.
Registration for the workshop is open and you register here
Final date for registration is January 12, 2018.
Registration is accepted by credit card only. Payment for accommodation is done directly to the hotel upon arrival. If you choose to come at an earlier time or maybe stay longer, this needs to be covered by each participant individually. The costs for extra days needs to be handled directly with the hotel.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATION WITHIN DECEMBER 12. YOU CAN CONTACT THE HOTEL BY PHONE OR MAIL IN ORDER TO DO SO. Please refer to booking code "SNOW 2018". PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION IS DONE DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL UPON ARRIVAL. BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE ACCOMMODATION.