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3rd International Workshop on Advanced PHY and MAC Technology for Super-Dense Wireless Networks (CROWD-NET) "Opportunity for Bridging"

Densely deployed wireless networks provide one of the most important and sustainable solutions to improve the area spectral efficiency, and to handle the spectrum crunch expected by 2020. They are expected to have a huge economic impact, contributing to 5G small-cell technology, wireless sensor networks (WSN), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, vehicular-to-vehicular (V2V) communications, and to public safety networks (PSN). However there are many serious technical issues identified in the implementation of these networks:

One of the potential solutions to these problems is low-complexity opportunistic node cooperation, which reduce the load of devices meanwhile utilising the advantages of route diversity in densely populated wireless networks. Moreover distributed self-organization algorithms have been intensively investigated to support robust and flexible distributed network optimisation. These concepts open a broad spectrum of research directions, standardisation paths and market opportunities, which will involve the relevant communities in both academia and industry arenas in the next decade.

Scope and Objectives

This workshop aims to gather researchers, regulators and users to present and debate advanced PHY and MAC techniques for coordinated or uncoordinated densely deployed wireless networks and applications, with the perspective of future cellular, M2M and V2V standardisation. Specifically, but not exclusively, the workshop addresses the following issues:

  • Cooperative signal Processing for HetNets
  • Millimeter waveform design for OPNTs
  • Information theoretic limits
  • Advanced modulation and coding schemes
  • Cooperative communications in large-scale networks
  • Physical layer network coding
  • Uncoordinated multiple-access
  • Non-orthogonal waveforms
  • Distributed self-organizing methods
  • Routine and re-transmission protocols
  • V2V communication protocols
  • Security, trust and privacy issues


General Chair

Yi Ma

University of Surrey, UK

Program Chairs

Damien Castelain

itsubishi Electric R&D, France

Na Yi

University of Surrey, UK



Sunday, May 21, 2017

14:00 - 14:10 - Induction of 3rd WorkShop on CROWD-NET
14:10 - 15:30 - Technical Session 1
16:00 - 16:45 - Technical Session 2
16:45 - 17:15 - Keynote 1
17:15 - 17:40 - Panel Discussion


Sunday, May 21 14:00 - 14:10
Induction of 3rd WorkShop on CROWD-NET

Chair: Yi Ma (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)


Sunday, May 21 14:10 - 15:30
Technical Session 1

Chairs: Yi Ma (University of Surrey, United Kingdom), Na Yi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

3D Channel Propagation in Indoor Scenario with Tx Rooftop & Wall at 3.5 & 6 GHz
Yawei Yu, Jianhua Zhang, Xinzhuang Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China) and Yu Zhang (Qualcomm, P.R. China)

Performance Impact of Antenna Height in Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks
Marcin Filo, Chuan Heng Foh, Seiamak Vahid and Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Highly Adaptive and Scalable Random Access Based on Idle-Time
Junhyuk Kim (KAIST, S. Korea), Nah-Oak Song (KAIST, S. Korea), Byung-Jae Kwak (QUI, Inc.), Kyounghye Kim (KAIST, S. Korea) and June-Koo Kevin Rhee (KAIST, S. Korea)

Network Coding Scheme Behavior in a Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Message Dissemination
Imen Achour (University of Carthage, Tunisia), Tarek Bejaoui (University of Paris-Sud 11, France), Anthony Busson (École Normale Supérieure and Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme, France) and Sami Tabbane (Sup Telecom, Tunisia)

Using Secret Spreading Codes to Enhance Physical Layer Security in Wireless Communication
Qinghua Wang (Kristianstad University, Sweden)


Sunday, May 21 16:00 - 16:45
Technical Session 2

Chairs: Yi Ma (University of Surrey, United Kingdom), Na Yi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Compute-and-Forward in Cell-Free Massive MIMO: Great Performance with Low Backhaul Load
Qinhui Huang and Alister G. Burr (University of York, United Kingdom)

MaMISO IBC Beamforming Design with Combined Channel Estimate and Covariance CSIT: a Large System Analysis
Wassim Tabikh, Dirk Slock (EURECOM, France) and Yi Yuan-Wu (Orange Labs, France)

Deadline-Aware Wireless Sensor Network Routing The JLAT Metric
Halit Murat Gürsu and Wolfgang Kellerer (Technische Universität München, Germany)


Sunday, May 21 14:00 - 14:10
Keynote 1

Cooperation in Ultra-Dense Wireless Networks: Quantisation, Compression, and Network Coding
Prof. Alister Burr
(University of York)


Sunday, May 21 14:00 - 14:10
Panel Discussion



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