IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
25-28 May 2020 // Virtual Conference
Beyond Connectivity: What Comes After 5G

Call for Papers

Next Generation Radio Access Network provides a mechanism to interact with individual devices through radio-enabled advanced 5G network infrastructure. This robust network facilitates consumers with several types, and one of them discusses a unique feature called Open RAN that discusses the interoperability foundation between remote and centralized units of 5G base stations manufactured by diverse partners. Open RAN aims to evolve the infrastructure through enhancing its foundation with virtualized network elements, open interfaces that enable Intelligence in RAN. Also, an ecosystem of new products is almost ready to streamline the underpinnings of the multi-vendor functionality with additional software features of interoperability and autonomous access through Intelligence.

The main objective of this workshop is to bring out the research problems with possible solutions in Open RAN with the deployment of its main objectives and standardization for advanced 5G and networks beyond it. For that purpose, we are targeting an audience from both industry and academia to collect a variety of on-going research issues under a broad scope of Open-RAN. Also, we aim to facilitate the participants with on-going useful tutorials as well as a deep understanding of business directions, revenue generation, and industrial trends of these technologies.

This workshop is seeking conceptual, empirical, and technical papers that would eventually offer novelty to following topics, but is not limited to them:

Open-RAN Infrastructure:

  • Next generation heterogeneous radio access networks
  • Cell coordination evaluation in Open-RAN
  • Advanced waveform and channel coding through Open-RAN
  • Tier and layered division multiplexing in Open-RAN
  • Loading balancing and traffic steering in Open-RAN
  • Architectural Optimization techniques in Open-RAN
  • Cloud-based Open-RAN architectures
  • Virtualization in Open-RAN architectures
  • Fronthaul Interfaces in Open-RAN architectures
  • 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) based novel Open-RAN architectures
  • Openstack, Kubernetes and ONAP distributed cloud architectures

Modeling and analysis:

  • Modeling and impact analysis of Open-RAN
  • Broadcasting through next generation intelligent radio access networks
  • Theory and implementation for inter-operable convergence of Open-RAN alliance devices
  • Ultra-low latency modeling techniques of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for Open-RAN
  • Ultra-high throughput modeling techniques for consumer appliances for Open-RAN
  • Voice and data based scaling techniques of transactions
  • Coverage capacity optimization modeling in Open-RAN
  • Mobility Robustness Optimization modeling in Open-RAN
  • Paging Optimization modeling in Open-RAN
  • RACH optimization modeling in Open-RAN
  • Network slice modeling in Open-RAN
  • Split modeling for NFVI/VIM in Open-RAN
  • Light weight and real-time modeling for Open Source Communities (QEMU, OpenStack, k8S, Akriano, ONAP and OPNFV)
  • Role of Mobile Edge Computing in Open-RAN
  • Congestion control modeling in Open-RAN
  • Scheduling techniques in Open-RAN
  • QoS and mobile management aspects in Open-RAN
  • Edge integration in Open-RAN

Intelligent Machine Learning:

  • Open-RAN efficient signaling and control management techniques
  • 5G and networks beyond channel estimation techniques
  • Robust inter-operable transceiver architecture
  • Real-time and non-real-time Intelligent Controllers
  • Machine learning use cases for Open-RAN
  • Virtualized scaling techniques of Open-RAN
  • Cloud-centric Open-RAN intelligent controllers
  • Machine-type communication (MTC) in Open-RAN
  • Inter-operator Orchestration in Open-RAN
  • Intelligent Network Slicing techniques
  • Intelligent Mobile Edge node computing
  • Deep Learning aspects in Open-RAN
  • Intelligent Radio Connection Management


Important Dates:

Paper Submission: 31 Dec 2019

Decision Notification: 31 Jan 2020

Camera Ready Submission: 15 Feb 2020

Workshop date: 06 April 2020