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May 10-13, 2015

Advance Registration
March 15, 2015

Poster Submission Deadline
Feb. 28, 2015

Workshop Program

Day 0 (Sunday, May 10, 2015)

17:00 - 20:00Registration
18:00 - 20:00Welcome Reception

Day 1 (Monday, May 11, 2015)

8:15 - 8:30Opening Address
8:30 - 9:30 PLENARY 1: "Trends in broadband communications" Nambi Seshadri (Broadcom)
9:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:20SESSION 1: 5G (Gerhard Wunder, TU Berlin & Gerhard Fettweis , TU Dresden)
Erik Dahlman (Ericsson), "The 5G Mission"
Merouane Debbah (Huawei, France), "5G Massive MIMO Challenges"
Petar Popovski (Aalborg U.), "Wireless Protocols for Massive or Ultra-Reliable Access"
Byung K. Yi (Interdigital), "Perspective on 5G Wireless Communications"
Thomas Strohmer (UC Davis), "Biconvex optimization and sparsity for 5G"
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:55 SESSION 2: Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (Michael Honig & Randall Berry, Northwestern University)
Rajeev Agrawal (Nokia Networks), ``Distributed Local Coordination for Multi-Cell Optimization''
Harpreet Dhillon (Virginia Tech), "Modeling and Analysis of Emerging Trends in Device-to-Device Networks",
Ritesh Madan (Cisco), ``LTE Hetnet SON Architectures for Radio Resource Optimization and Mobility Robustness''
Wei Yu (U. Toronto), "How Large Should the Cloud be in Cloud Radio-Access Network?"
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00PANEL 1: Future Trends in the Wireless Communications Industry (Jeff Andrews & Robert Heath, UT Austin )
Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford)
Reinaldo Valenzuela (ALU Bell Labs)
Anthony Soong (Huawei)
Tingfang Ji (Qualcomm)
Amitava Ghosh (Nokia)
18:30 - 20:00Poster Session + Cocktails

Day 2 (Tuesday, May 12, 2015)

8:30 - 10:00PANEL 2: Applications of Communication Theory in Other Fields (Ender Ayanoglu, UC-Irvine and Anna Scaglione, UC-Davis)
Vince Poor (Princeton)
Anna Scaglione (UC-Davis)
Babak Hassibi (Caltech)
Georgios Giannakis (U. Minnesota)
Faramarz Fekri (Georgia Tech)
Urbashi Mitra (USC)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:25SESSION 3: Energy Harvesting in Wireless Communications (Aylin Yener Penn State & Jing Yang, U. Arkansas)
Sennur Ulukus (U. Maryland) "Power Control in Energy Harvesting Wireless Communication"
Patrick Mitran (U. Waterloo) "Online Energy Harvesting for Compound Poisson Dam Models"
Ayfer Ozgur (Stanford) "Approximate Capacity of Energy Harvesting Communication"
Kaibin Huang (U. Hong Kong) "Cutting the Last Wires for Mobile Communications by Microwave Power Transfer"
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary 2 "Point-to-point codes for interference channels: A journey toward high performance at low complexity", Young-Han Kim (UC San Diego)
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:50SESSION 4: Network Coordination (David Gesbert, Eurecom & Sennur Ulukus, U. Maryland)
Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Tech), "An information-theoretic approach to coordination in networks: fundamental limits and algorithms",
Paul Cuff (Princeton), "Embedded Coordination in Signals",
Gesualdo Scutari (SUNY Buffalo), "Non-convex Distributed Optimization over Networks"
Vincent Lau (HKUST), "Mixed-timescale Interference Coordination in Massive MIMO Cellular Networks",
Robert Heath (UT Austin), "Cooperative Base Station Coloring for Pairwise Cooperation",
18:30 - 21:00 Banquet

Day 3 (Wednesday, May 13, 2015)

8:30 - 9:30PLENARY 3: "Coding for Distributed Storage and Caching" Alex Dimakis (UT Austin)
9:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:20SESSION 5: Index Coding, Caching and Distributed Storage (Salim ElRouayheb, IIT & Mohammad-Ali Maddah-Ali, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent)
Kannan Ramchandran (UC Berkeley), "A robust scalable framework for content distribution: caching by the people for the people"
Salman Avestimehr (USC), "Cached ITLinQ"
Arya Mazumdar (U Minnesota), "Recent results in local repair and their implications"
Ravi Tandon (Virginia Tech), "New Outer Bounds and improved gap to Capacity for Caching and Device-to-Device Networks"
Hulya Seferoglu (UIC), "Network Coding for Cooperative Mobile Devices with Multiple Interfaces"

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