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Organizing Committee

Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Zwi Altman, Orange Labs, France

Thomas Kurner, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany

Markus Gruber, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Lars Christoph Schmelz, Nokia, Germany

Kostas Tsagkaris, University of Piraeus, Greece


Technical Program Committee
Alonistioti, Nancy, University of Athens
Amirijoo, Mehdi, Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB
Barco, Raquel, University of Malaga
Barth, Ulrich, Bell Labs - Alcatel-Lucent - Germany
Bauer, Bernhard, University of Augsburg
Ben Jemaa, Sana, Orange Labs
Berberana Ignazio, Telefonica
Blondia, Chris, University of Antwerp
Campoy, Luis Miguel, Telefonica
Demestichas, Panagiotis, University of Piraeus
Eisenblätter, Andreas, atesio GmbH, Berlin
Feki, Afef, Huawei
Gelabert, Xavier, Huawei
Imre, Sándor, Technical University of Budapest
Kaloxylos, Alexandros, University of Peloponnisos
Kousaridas, Apostolos, University of Athens
López-Pérez, David, Bell Labs - Alcatel-Lucent - Ireland
Mitschele-Thiel, Andreas, Ilmenau University of Technology
Niemelä, Jarno, Tampere University of Technology
Patouni, Eleni, University of Athens
Pérez-Romero, Jordi, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Ristaniemi, Tapani, University of Jyväskylä
Sallent, Oriol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Sanneck, Henning, Nokia Networks
Sayrac, Berna, Orange Labs
Toril, Matías, University of Málaga
van den Berg, Hans, TNO
Vlacheas, Panagiotis, University of Piraeus
Voigt, Jens, Actix
Yuan, Di, Linköping University
Zetterberg, Kristina, Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB
 

Fifth International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON 2015)


All presentations are available now available!

After four well received events at VTC in Budapest 2011, ISWCS in Paris 2012, VTC in Dresden 2013, and ISWCS in Barcelona 2014, the 5th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON) will be organized in May 2015 in Glasgow, in conjunction with VTC-Spring 2015. Accepted papers will appear in IEEExplore.

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the Self-Organizing Network (SON) paradigm applied to wireless communications networks. Approaching the challenges in radio network SON is a focus area in both industry and academia research. Currently, we note rising interest in SON for future radio access technologies beyond LTE and LTE-Advanced, but also for field experience from LTE SON deployments, SON coordination approaches and techniques, SON features tailored to the needs of multi-radio access technology, multi-layer and multi-vendor networks, end-to-end SON solutions, impact of SDN/NFV advancements on SON, and enhancement of SON with cognition and learning capabilities.

With the success of the first three IWSON events in Budapest, Paris, Dresden and Barcelona, and the progressive focus on SON as the means to improve the performance and operability of mobile radio networks, it is timely and important to continue this workshop series bringing together people with SON interests. The scope of IWSON is intended to attract both industry and academia, primarily with a focus on 3GPP technologies such as LTE, but other systems can be considered as well.

The program will include both oral presentations and a poster & demonstration session to enable lively discussions. The workshop welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners, either closely related to currently standardized systems or considering future systems.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to

SON use cases and functions in future radio networks

  • Broad view of heterogeneous networks (3GPP and non-3GPP): multi-layer, - vendor, -tech. (incl. WiFi)
  • SON in evolved radio networks, such as 5G concepts and LTE beyond Rel. 12
  • Broad view of heterogeneous networks (3GPP and non-3GPP): multi-layer, - vendor, -tech. (incl. WiFi), and small cell scenarios
  • Load balancing, traffic steering, end-to-end traffic steering, mobility management
  • Interference and spectrum management
  • Energy Saving Management (ESM) in heterogeneous networks
  • RAN / network / user equipment support for SON
  • SON for adaptive antenna systems

SON management and coordination
  • SON workflow definition and management
  • Policy and objective driven SON deployment, management and enforcement
  • Coordination between network layers, vendors, technologies, RAN and backhaul
  • Different coordination approaches, e.g., design vs. runtime, distributed vs. centralized, layered vs. monolithic, implicit vs. explicit, etc.
  • SON workflow definition and management
  • Policy and objective driven SON deployment, management and enforcement
  • Coordination between SON functions, network layers, vendors, technologies, RAN and backhaul
  • Different coordination approaches, e.g., design vs. runtime, distributed vs. centralized, layered vs. monolithic, implicit vs. explicit, etc.
  • Monitoring stability and performance of SON operation
  • End-to-End SON solutions, e.g. RAN and backhaul, RAN and CN, RAN and CDN
  • SDN and NFV evolutions for managing SON

SON in the field
  • Test bed activities and experience from field trials
  • Experiences and field performance of SON features implemented in LTE deployments

SON evolution and cognitive networking
  • Automation techniques and technologies beyond SON
  • Cognitive and self-learning mechanisms
  • Context based SON
  • Scenario and application-specific SON, e.g., smart cities, telematics applications, disaster handling, car-to-machine communications

 



Contact information: Dr. Kostas Tsagkaris at ktsagk@unipi.gr
 

Important Dates

December 17, 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE) Submission of papers for review

January 26, 2015 Notification of acceptance

February 16, 2015 Camera-ready version of accepted papers

 

                     

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Submission Information

5-page full paper for presentation; accepted papers will appear on the CD and on IEEE Xplore


2-page demonstrator proposals with a reasonable description of background, assumptions and technical details for demonstrator sessions; will be peer-reviewed, but will neither appear on the CD nor in IEEE Xplore.






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