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FutureUDNs 2022 : Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra Dense Networks - To be held in Globecom 2022


When Dec 4, 2022 - Dec 8, 2022
Where Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2022
Notification Due Sep 1, 2022
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2022
Categories    ultra dense networks   sustainability   spectrum management   business oriented strategies

Call For Papers

Sustainable Future Ultra Dense Networks (FutureUDNs) include vehicular environments, smart cities and buildings and envisage the most important components in future networks: frequency spectrum usage and underlying Radio Access Network (RAN) techniques. FutureUDNs consider aspects such as applying intelligence-based algorithms for energy efficient communication systems, radio resource management, optimization of cellular and cell-free networks, as well as software defined networking. Challenges encompass research on dual connectivity, carrier aggregation and shared spectrum while exploring unlicensed spectrum. Future wireless networks will mainly consider centralized solutions, where virtualized-RANs are implemented to enhance 5G New Radio sustainability. Beyond 5G networks are being designed for a broad range of usage: enterprises and future mission critical applications, virtual/augmented reality, and enhanced wireless usage for many verticals.
The broad area of FutureUDNs demonstration includes the introduction of intelligence for energy efficient spectrum management in novel mobile terrestrial networks: small-cell heterogeneous and cell-free networks, and for multi-hop systems with device-to-device wireless links: V2x, drones, etc. Optimization of the design of future UDNs considers important sustainability aspects (social, economic, and environmental) to accommodate increasingly higher traffic volumes and improved quality of service, namely in industrial environments, smart agriculture, maritime services, tourism, and medical or sensing applications.
The Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra Dense Networks aims at bringing researchers together to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the research, design, and optimization of future mobile and wireless networks that comprise UDNs, especially energy efficiency and business-oriented strategies. This event will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following subjects of interest:
1. Use cases that include terrestrial and flying heterogeneous networks with small cells supporting URLLC, mMTC and eMBB, e.g., in dense public and industrial environments.
2. RAN techniques in future cellular and cell-free massive MIMO networks.
3. Case studies that consider diverse set of services, enabling sustainable cities and infrastructures: e.g., safe autonomous transportation, reliable access to remote health care.
4. Radio resource management and capacity enhancement.
5. Challenges in the optimization of networks with flying UAVs.
6. Field trials and test beds in real setups, e.g., with Open RAN (and eCPRI) solutions, with Remote Units and UEs.
7. Innovative models delivered through virtualization principles.
8. Next-Generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11be/ax/ay) and interworking with 5G/LTE.
9. Machine learning techniques to reach sustainable and efficient spectrum management solutions.
10. Application of business planning strategies to evaluate the radio technologies and their deployments for innovative services and products.
11. Aspects of privacy and security.
12. Optimization of energy efficiency and sustainable techno-economic issues.
13. Contribution to public policies for spectrum management.
14. Standards and standardization activities.

Important dates
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2022
Paper Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2022
Camera-Ready: 1 October 2022

Authors Guidelines
Authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, and be published in the IEEEXplore Digital Library. All submissions should be done via EDAS ( FutureUDNs 2022 is organized with the support of the Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN/ETN project TeamUp5G (Grant No. 813391), PAINLESS (Grant No. 812991), IoTalentum (Grant No. 953442), 5G! Drones/5G-PPP EVOLVED-5G and COST CA20120 INTERACT.

Workshop Organizers
Fernando J. Velez (Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal,, Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,, Pedro Sebastião (Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal,, Maria Julia Fernández-Getino García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,, Periklis Chatzimisios (International Hellenic University, Greece, and Christos Masouros (University College London, Unted Kingdom,

Hot topics and keynotes
UAV-enabled wireless-powered mobile edge computing system (Rose Hu, Utah State Univ.), integrating sensing and communications (Christos Masouros, UCL) and spectrum management in energy-efficient UDNs with distributed antenna systems (Ana Garcia Armada, UC3M).

TPC members
Virginia Trigo (ISCTE-IUL), Peter Lindgren and Albena Mihovska (Aarhus Univ.), Andrea Tonello (Alpen-Adria-Univ. Klagenfurt, Austria), Rodolfo Oliveira and Luís Bernardo (IT and Univ. Nova de Lisboa), Susana Sargento, Rui Aguiar and Atílio Gameiro (IT and Univ. Aveiro), Luís Miguel Campos (PDMFC), Adam Flizikowski (IS Wireless), Hamed Ahmadi and Alister Burr (Univ. of York), Contantinos B. Papadias (The American College of Greece), Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR “Demokritos”), Jorge Pereira (European Commission), Adrian Kliks (Poznan Univ. of Technology), Augusto Venâncio (UFRN, Brazil), Ramon J. Duran Barroso (Univ. Valladolid), Marja Matinmikko-Blue (Univ. Oulu), Inkyu Lee (Korea Univ.), and Jean-Frédéric Wagen (HES-SO/HEIA-FR).

We look forward to seeing you all at Globecom 2022.
Fernando J. Velez, Ana Garcia Armada, Pedro Sebastião, M. Julia Fernandez-Getino Garcia, Periklis Chatzimisios and Christos Masouros

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