IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on mmSys: Millimeter Wave Networked Systems - Program

mmSys: Millimeter-Wave Networked Systems Workshop


Monday, 16 April, 2018 ● 13:30 – 17:30 ● Room: Iolani 2


Millimeter-wave (mm-wave) systems are an exciting emerging field in wireless networking. Recent measurement and theoretical research results have outlined the fundamental feasibility of the key constituent components of mm-wave networked systems. Importantly, this early foundational research suggests that the large amount spectrum at mm-wave could be exploited to solve the “spectrum crunch” problem in next generation (5G) networks. Nonetheless, a great number of challenging problems must be tackled before mm-wave networked systems can become a mass-deployed reality.

The goal of the mmSys workshop is to facilitate exchange among leading researchers working in the constituent subfields of mm-wave, to jointly consider systems and interdisciplinary aspects of mm-wave networks, and set out an integrated research roadmap towards making the great promise of mm-wave spectrum a reality.



Marina Petrova (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Ljiljana Simić (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)



Opening & Keynote Session



Keynote: “5G Millimeter Wave Wireless: Trials, Testimonies, and Target Rollouts”

Speaker: Theodore (Ted) Rappaport (IEEE Fellow; New York University & NYU WIRELESS, USA)

Abstract: This keynote highlights the remarkable progress to date, and realistic timelines we may expect, for the broad adoption of 5G millimeter wave wireless communications. This talk will review the fervent research activity by industry and academia that has occurred since pioneering measurements in New York City in 2012 showed that millimeter waves could be used for reliable massively broadband mobile communications. Key results, early products, standard developments, and early use cases for millimeter wave wireless will be presented, along with key regulatory decisions that will impact the rollouts of 5G networks. The talk will also look to the future, and will outline the most likely long-term evolutionary paths that will create ubiquitous 5G networks in the coming decade. Key challenges and active areas of research, along with major obstacles that exist to date, will also be highlighted.

Bio: Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and is a professor of Computer Science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of Radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world's first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Rappaport is a pioneer in wireless communication system design, radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems. His research has influenced many international wireless standards bodies, and he and his students invented the technology of site-specific radio frequency (RF) channel modeling and design for wireless network deployment - a technology now used routinely throughout the wireless industry. More recently, he proved that millimeter waves could be used for future generations of wireless mobile communications, and influenced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the world’s first 5G millimeter wave spectrum through its Spectrum Frontiers proceedings in 2016. Rappaport has served on the Technological Advisory Council of the FCC, assisted the governor and CIO of Virginia in formulating rural broadband initiatives for Internet access, and has received numerous honors, awards, and best paper citations. He has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 18 books, including best-selling textbooks in the areas of wireless communications, millimeter wave communications, and smart antennas.



Session 1: Millimeter-Wave System Architectures

Hybrid Beamforming for 5G Millimeter-Wave Multi-Cell Networks
Shu Sun (NYU WIRELESS&New York University, USA); Theodore Rappaport (New York University&NYU WIRELESS, USA); Mansoor Shafi (Spark New Zealand Ltd&Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)

Performance of multi-hop integrated access and backhaul networks
Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Navid Abedini and Georg Hampel (Qualcomm, USA); Sundar Subramanian (Qualcomm, USA); Junyi Li (Qualcomm, USA)

Capturing Capacity and Profit Gains with Base Station Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks
Shahram Shahsavari (New York University, USA); Fraida Fund (NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA); Elza Erkip (New York University, USA); Shivendra Panwar (Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA)


15:00–15:30: Coffee Break



Session 2: Millimeter-Wave Network Control

Two-dimensional Reduction of Beam Training Overhead in Crowded 802.11ad based Networks
Sihua Shao (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA); Hanbin Zhang and Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA); Abdallah A Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Reducing Initial Cell-search Latency in mmWave Networks
Yanpeng Yang and Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Carlo Fischione (KTH, Sweden); Marina Petrova (KTH Royal Institute of Technolgy, Sweden); Ki Won Sung (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Reinforcement Learning Based Predictive Handover for Pedestrian-Aware mmWave Networks
Yusuke Koda, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nishio and Masahiro Morikura (Kyoto University, Japan)



Panel & Discussion: “What is the (Right) Road Ahead for mm-Wave Networked Systems Research?”

Panelists: Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks, Spain), Edward Knightly (IEEE Fellow; Rice University, USA), and Alberto Valdes-Garcia (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)