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IEEE ICC 2011 Workshop on Heterogeneous Networks (HETnet)

Workshop Chairs Call for Papers

Tony Q.S. Quek Existing cellular architectures are designed to cater to large
Institute for Infocomm Research coverage areas, which do not achieve the expected throughput to
Ismail Guvenc ensure seamless mobile broadband in the uplink as users move
DOCOMO USA Labs far from the base station. This is due to the increase in the inter-
cell interference, as well as constraints on the transmit power of
Marios Kountouris
the mobile devices. Another limitation of the conventional
macrocell approach is the poor indoor penetration and the
Vikram Chandrasekhar presence of dead-spots, which results in drastically reduced
Texas Instruments indoor coverage. To address these issues, there has been an
Steering Committee increasing interest to deploy relays, distributed antennas and
small cellular access points in residential homes, subways and
Jeffrey G. Andrews
offices. These network architectures with relays, picocells and
The University of Texas, Austin
femtocells underlaying the macrocell network are commonly
Merouane Debbah referred as heterogeneous networks. With these multi-tier
Supelec networks, we can potentially improve spatial reuse and coverage
David Villasenor by allowing future cellular systems to achieve higher data-rates,
UCLA while retaining the seamless connectivity and mobility of cellular
Mark C. Reed
National ICT Australia This workshop will bring together academic and industrial
researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and
recent results related to heterogeneous networks. Topics of
Technical Program interest include but are not limited to the following:
Tuncer Baykas, NICT, Japan • Downlink and uplink PHY/MAC design for heterogeneous
Hasari Celebi, Texas A&M, Qatar networks in 3G, WiMAX, and LTE systems, as well as beyond
Bruno Clerckx, Samsung Adv. Inst. Of Tech. 4G communication systems
Elza Erkip, Polytechnic Institute of NYU • Interference analysis, avoidance, and mitigation
Haris Gacanin, Tohuku Univ. • Resource allocation techniques
Kiran Gowda, Institut Eurecom
• Restricted access versus open-access femtocells/picocells
Deniz Gunduz, CTTC
• Power control and power saving mechanisms
Guang Han, Motorola Inc.
Tingfang Ji, Qualcomm • Time synchronization for heterogeneous networks
Pooi-Yuen Kam, National Univ. of Singapore • Relay selection and cooperative transmission methods for
Ali Taha Koc, Intel Research next generation wireless networks
Teng Joon Lim, Univ. of Toronto • Cognitive radio techniques for heterogeneous networks
Lars Lindlom, Ericsson • Trade-offs between femtocells, picocells, relay networks, and
Ruben Merz, Deutsche Telekom Lab. distributed antenna systems
Constantinos Papadias, AIT • Self organizing networks and issues in self maintenance
Petar Popovski, Aalborg Univ. • Relaying, feedback, and bidirectional communications
Venkatesh Ramaswamy, Airvana Inc.
Mustafa E. Sahin, Univ. of South Florida Feature keynote addresses by Robert W. Heath Jr. (UT Austin),
Hyundong Shin, Kyung-Hee University Holger Claussen (Alcatel-Lucent), and David Gesbert (Eurecom).
Osvaldo Simeone, New Jersey Inst. of Tech.
The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers.
Poramate Tarasak, Inst. for Infocomm Research
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard
Rahul Vaze, TIFR
IEEE conference style paper to this workshop (including all text,
Akira Yamada, NTT DOCOMO
figures, and references) through EDAS submission system
Sheng Yang, Supelec
Chee Wei Tan, City Univ. of Hong Kong
( (If any problem during submission is
Emilio Calvanese Strinati, CEA-LETI
encountered, please contact the workshop chair). One additional
page may be allowed but with additional publication fee. Accepted
papers must be presented at the workshop. The presenter must
Important Dates register for the workshop before the deadline for author
registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in
Paper Submission: 15 Oct 2010
automatic withdrawal of the paper from the workshop
Acc. Notification: 15 Jan 2011 proceedings and the program. All papers selected for publication
will be included in the IEEE ICC proceedings and IEEE digital
Camera-Ready: 15 Feb 2011
Workshop: 5 Jun 2011