International Workshop on 5G Long Term Evolution and Intelligent Communication
In conjunction with IEEE ICC 2020, 7-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland
“5G From Lab to Life – Where Theory Meets Practice"

International Workshop on 5G Long Term Evolution and Intelligent Communication

“5G From Lab to Life – Where Theory Meets Practice”

As mobile network operators across the world have started deploying various scale commercial trial of 5G and the first 5G commercialized user equipment has also been released to market, it is time to re-think the original technical objectives of 5G and study any existing gaps between theories and measurements. There is much benefit from the lessons learnt and experimental results derived from deploying these 5G trial experiments. Hence it is important to have a workshop that will provide an opportunity to allow developers, technical experts, and scientific researchers to communicate and discuss the different viewpoints through peer-reviewed papers in addition to invited papers. The objective of this work shop is to share experiences of 5G network trials in all aspects and advance the state-of-the-art of 5G networks or beyond. Towards, there are many open issues should be discussed and rethink here, e.g.,

  • How have eMBB/V2X test-beds and trials performed against technology claims? Could new technologies meet the gap if there is any?
  • What have we learned since 5G NR Stand-Alone and Non-Stand-Alone architectures were agreed? Any opportunities, challenges, roadblocks to mass deployment?
  • What does the industry need to do to meet the evolving needs for 5G going forward?
  • How does the industry prioritize development efforts to ensure sustainable success for 5G?
  • Is new architecture needed for 5G to support new technology, e.g., machine learning?

Scope and Objectives

This workshop aims to gather researchers, industry partners, and users to present and debate these challenges through the aspects of 5G new technologies, trial measurements, etc. Specifically, but not exclusively, the workshop addresses the following issues:

  • 5G trial implementation and deployment including real-world lessons learnt
  • Tools and services for testbed users and operators
  • Experimentation with future wireless platforms including: Machine Learning, mmWave, V2X, etc
  • Experimentation with integrated Cloud/MEC/Fog computing
  • Support for infrastructure slicing and isolation
  • Data-driven wireless network architecture with AI
  • AI for mobile edge computing
  • Artificial neural networks for wireless networking
  • Information theoretic limits for 5G and beyond
  • Advanced modulation and coding schemes
  • Cooperative communications in AI empowered HetNets
  • Machine learning for V2X networks
  • Machine learning for 5G and beyond


Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li

Georgia Institute of Technology,


Topic: Deep Learning in Communication

Dr. Zhibo Pang

ABB Corporate Research,



General Chair

Na Yi

University of Surrey,

United Kingdom

Dr. Na Yi is the Founder and Director of DEEPGO Ltd, and also a senior research fellow of 5GIC, University of Surrey. She has strong signal processing and wireless communication networks research background and about 15 years experiences in collaborating and coordinating research projects founded by EC and EPSRC across EU countries and Asia. She was involved in the Mobile VCE Core 4 Efficiency on the Cooperation and Cognition for Wireless Communications. She led the system structure in C2Power on the cooperative relaying for power saving task and ACROPOLIS on spectrum awareness and decision execution tasks. She also involved in FP7-WHERE on the Location-Aided Cognitive Radio task and led Location-Aided fixed relays for cellular systems task in FP7-WHERE2. She was investigating the scalable transceiver design for multi-cell in 5GIC and low-complexity relaying design with partial destroyed network infrastructure in RESCUE. Currently, she focuses on the machine learning for future wireless networks, large-scale 5G pilot platform and C2X communications, respectively. Her research interests cover machine learning, cognitive radios/networks, advanced signal processing, cooperation and relaying in wireless networks, and cognitive resource allocation for wireless networks. She received her Ph.D. degree in wireless communications from the University of Surrey, U.K., in 2009.

Program Chairs

Tao Chen

VTT, Finland

Dr. Tao Chen is a senior researcher at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the honorary professor at University of Kent, and the adjunct professor at University of Jyväskylä. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He has led several EU and national research projects, covering the topics from cognitive radio, green communications, mobile social networks, software defined networking and 5G radio access networks. He was the coordinator of 5G PPP COHERENT project, and is the technical manager of H2020 5G-DRIVE. Dr. Chen was the founder and editor-in-chief of EAI Transactions on Cognitive Communications, and guest editors of IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Access, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal. He has published more than 60 scientific publications, and received best paper awards from WCSP 2010, IEEE ICCC 2017, and IEEE CBDCom 2019. His current research interests include software defined networking for 5G mobile networks, massive IoT in 5G, dynamic spectrum access, AI for communications, energy efficiency and resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks.

Uwe Herzog

Eurescom, Germany

Uwe Herzog is Programme Manager at Eurescom. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Uwe has been involved in a number of EC research projects as project coordinator, work-package leader and in other roles, including projects such as WINNER I and II, XIFI, ENVIROFI, eMobility NetWorld, UbiSec&Sens, WSAN4CIP, SPEED-5G, ORPHEUS, 5G EVE, Euro-5G and To-Euro-5G. Currently he is coordinator of the EU-China 5G-DRIVE project. Uwe is author and co-author of many scientific papers published in IEEE and other renowned channels. He had lead roles in the organization of workshops and conference exhibitions e.g. as Exhibition Co-Chair of the joint 7th Global 5G Event / EuCNC 2019 Valencia. He has several roles in the organization and operation of 5G PPP and from there has excellent links to the community. Uwe has also been evaluator and rapporteur in the FP7 and H2020 Call evaluation process in the area of Future Networks and SME-Instrument on Open Disruptive Innovation. Uwe holds a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Chemnitz, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School Paris.

Wei Deng

China Mobile, China

Wei Deng is Deputy Director of Dept. of Wireless & Terminal Technology of China Mobile Research Institute, who has telecom experience of 15 years and focused on the strategy and solution of wireless network, including CMCC'S 4G and 5G. He has ten years' work about TD-LTE, contributed to trials and commercial operation. Some achievements on multi-antenna and high-speed train solution have been acknowledged by national Science & Technology Prize. Now he is responsible for the project about CMCC large-scale trials and 5G commercial solution research.

Publicity Chair

Songyan Xue

University of Surrey,

United Kingdom

Songyan Xue obtained his B.S. in electronic engineering at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, and M.S. in mobile and satellite communications at University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. He is currently a third year Ph.D student in the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at University of Surrey. His research interests centre around deep learning applications in wireless communication physical layer.


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Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline:

February 1, 2020

Acceptance notification:

February 20, 2020


March 6, 2020


June 7/11, 2020

Submission Guidelines:

Papers need to be uploaded to the ICC2020 EDAS, should be in English, not exceeding 6 two-column A4 pages, and should follow standard IEEE conference templates available here. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. They will be presented either orally or by means of a poster.