Monday, 5 December 2016 • 14:30 – 18:00 
Georgetown West

IS1: Cellular Internet-of-Things – A Deep Dive into Technology and Devices
Presenters: Debdeep Chatterjee, Christian Drewes, Josef Hausner, Sabine Roessel, Stefania Sesia,
Marta Tarradell, Intel Corp.

Soon after 2020, more than 20 billion connected “things” will be in use—making our homes, our cities, our world, and our lives richer and smarter. The industry aligns around globally harmonized standards and leads us into the era of Cellular Internet-of-Things where everything—from drones and robots, to wearable devices of all form factors, self-driving cars and embedded sensors—will be enabled both with seamless connectivity as well as with massive compute power in the Cloud, transforming the way we interact with the world and the way how the world interacts with us. This tutorial has been designed by representatives of Intel’s Cellular IoT team and will provide a profound introduction of Cellular IoT technologies paving the way towards 5G-IOT together with a deep understanding of the relevant device architecture, design, and technology challenges. The iconic Cellular IoT 3GPP standard Narrowband IoT (NB-IOT) will be covered to a great detail together with eMTC features and the very recent evolution of MTC standards that are being discussed in 3GPP.

Session slides are available here.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 • 14:00 – 17:30 
Georgetown West

IS2: Human Models for Wireless Communication and Cyber Physical Systems
Presenters: Sergey Makarov and Greg Noetscher, NEVA Electromagnetics
Marc Horner, ANSYS, Inc.

Advances in computational modeling are continually improving our ability to perform quantitatively accurate design evaluations and safety assessments of the human body response to electromagnetic stimulation from a wide variety of communications and medical devices. The growing availability of computational human phantoms, i.e. anatomically accurate digital representations of human external and internal organ structures, is a key factor enabling high-fidelity simulation. This growth is also enabling a greater understanding of the impacts of these technologies in complex environments. Examples where computational phantoms are used to assess safety and performance include wireless communications equipment, implanted medical devices, MRI-induced field exposure and diagnostic or therapeutic procedures employed in or near human bodies. These evaluations are taking on increased importance given the longer lifetime exposures to RF sources (e.g., cellphones, WiFi, etc.) and an aging population with ever greater access to specialized medical care utilizing state-of-the-art medical technologies. This tutorial will provide a brief overview of the history of computational phantoms, review methodologies for phantom construction, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various model types. This will be followed by an in-depth examination of surface-based phantoms and their application to communications and medical product development and evaluation. Relevant simulation examples covering on-body and in-body communications systems will be presented using industry standard commercial simulation tools along with a training session demonstrating solutions to common modeling challenges.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 • 14:00 – 17:30 
International Ballroom East

IS3: 5G, LTE, WLAN and V2X Design with MATLAB
Presenter: Houman Zarrinkoub, MathWorks Inc.

This tutorial will cover 5G, LTE and WLAN analysis and design capabilities with MATLAB. In the first section, we use simulation models in MATLAB to learn about various 5G technologies including: New proposed modulation waveforms (including UFMS, FBMC), Multi-user MIMO designs, Massive MIMO simulations, and Hybrid beamforming. In the 2nd section, we show how you can model, simulate and test LTE and WLAN standards in MATLAB and use these existing standards as a starting-point for development of future 5G technologies or for active areas of research such as Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) applications.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 • 14:00 – 17:30 
International Ballroom West

IS4: 5G versus 4G Waveforms Benchmarking based on Link-level Modeling Tools and SDR Hardware applied in Education and Research
Presenters: Slawomir Pietrzyk, Mateusz Buczkowski, Lukasz Kwiatkowski, IS-Wireless

One of the expected new add-ons in wireless systems of the 5th Generation (5G) is the use of new, possibly non-orthogonal waveforms. In this tutorial, we will perform benchmarking analysis between selected 5G and 4G waveforms, such as e.g., UFMC, GFDM, OFDMA and SC-FDMA. The comparison will include identification of key measures related to waveform performance, selection of use case scenarios and finally gathering and discussing the results. This will be preceded by a solid theoretical refreshment of applied 5G and 4G waveforms. The 5G and 4G library of waveforms is a central part of LTE PHY Lab – a link-level modelling tool running under MATLAB environment. The tool interoperates with external SDR hardware platforms used to receive (record) or transmit (play) real-time signals. Most of recent tutorials concentrate on proving applicability of a certain waveform for a particular use case. Our approach is different. We aim at exposing demonstration and experimentation capabilities of the tools we developed for engineering students. As such we contribute to improving teaching methods and attracting graduate students to this fascinating field of technology. The work presented within this tutorial is done under EU H2020 eWINE ( project targeting experimentally-driven research for advanced Cognitive Networking.