IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13–16 September 2021 // Virtual Conference // By 6G Flagship

Track 4: Mobile and Wireless Networks


Lead Chair: Chen Tao, VTT, Finland
Ziyu Shao from ShanghaiTech University, China
Tarik Taleb, Aalto University and University of Oulu, Finland
Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain

Session T4-01: Radio networks and VLC

Chairs: Wei Deng (China Mobile Research Institute, China)


User Scheduling for Precoded Satellite Systems With Individual Quality of Service Constraints
Trinh Van Chien and Eva Lagunas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Ta Hai Tung (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam); Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Björn Ottersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Algorithmic and System Approaches for a Stable LiFi-RF HetNet Under Transient Channel Conditions
Hansini Vijayaraghavan and Anna Prado (Technical University of Munich, Germany); Thomas Wiese (Cadami GmbH, Germany); Wolfgang Kellerer (Technische Universität München, Germany)

UAV Deployment for Throughput Maximization in a UAV-Assisted Cellular Communications
Nishant Gupta and Satyam Agarwal (Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India); Deepak Mishra (University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia)

Cloud Native Hardware Accelerated 5G Virtualized Radio Access Network
Jean Dion (IRT bcom, France); Julien Lallet (Nokia, France); Laurent Beaulieu (IRT bcom, France); Patrick Savelli (B-com, France); Philippe Bertin (Orange Labs & Bcom, France)

Performance Analysis of RF/VLC Enabled UAV Base Station in Heterogeneous Network
Yash Gupta (IIITD, India); Mansi Peer (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India); Vivek A Bohara (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India)

Network-Load Estimation for K-Repetition Grant-Free Access Enabling Adaptive Resource Allocation Towards QoS Enhancement
Zixiao Zhao, Qinghe Du and Li Sun (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

A Self-Configurable Grouping Method for Integrated Wi-SUN FAN and TSCH-Based Networks
Xinyu Ni (Toshiba Europe Ltd., United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Michael Baddeley (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates); Nan Jiang (Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. & Telecommunications Research Lab, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Yichao Jin (Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Session T4-02: Physical layer aspects

Chair: Catherine Douillard (IMT Atlantique, France)


A Novel Time-Of-Arrival Estimation Approach With Channel Frequency Response Reconstruction in OFDM Systems
Ziming He (Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Fei Tong (Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Constrained K-Means User Clustering and Downlink Beamforming in MIMO-SCMA Systems
Sara Norouzi (McGill University, Canada); Yunlong Cai (Zhejiang University, China); Benoit Champagne (McGill University, Canada)

A Novel Scheme to Mitigate CRS Interference in LTE and NR Non Co-Located Scenario
Sen Xu (China Telecom Research Institute, China)

Resource Allocation in Full-Duplex Uncoordinated Communication Systems With NOMA
Joseph Doumit, Marie-Josepha Youssef and Charbel Abdel Nour (IMT Atlantique, France); Joumana Farah (Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanon); Catherine Douillard (IMT Atlantique, France)

MmWave Fronthaul-To-Backhaul Interference in 5G NR Networks
Edgar Jirousek (TU Wien, Austria); Zeyu Huang (Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria); Stefan Pratschner and Robert Langwieser (TU Wien, Austria); Stefan Schwarz (TU Wien & CD-Lab Society in Motion, Austria); Markus Rupp (TU Wien, Austria)

Uplink Massive MIMO Functional Split for C-RAN System Under Rapid User Mobility Conditions
Alexei Davydov, Victor Sergeev and Artyom Putilin (Intel Corporation, Russia); Bishwarup Mondal, Thushara Hewavithana, Apostolos Papathanassiou and Avik Sengupta (Intel Corporation, USA)

Session T4-03: AI/ML I

Chair: Furqan Ahmed (Elisa Corporation, Finland)


Reinforcement Learning for Antennas’ Electric Tilts Optimization in Self Organizing Networks
Antonio Massaro (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Dan Wellington (Nokia Software, USA); Armen Aghasaryan (NOKIA Bell Labs, France); Robert Seidl (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)

Quantum Computing for Artificial Intelligence Based Mobile Network Optimization
Furqan Ahmed (Elisa Corporation, Finland); Petri Mähönen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

LOS/NLOS Classification Using Scenario-Dependent Unsupervised Machine Learning
Anil Kirmaz (Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Diomidis S. Michalopoulos and Irina Balan (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Wolfgang Gerstacker (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany)

A General DRL-Based Optimization Framework of User Association and Power Control for HetNet
Zimu Li and Xiangming Wen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Zhaoming Lu (BUPT, China); Wenpeng Jing (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

A Safe Reinforcement Learning Architecture for Antenna Tilt Optimisation
Erik Aumayr and Saman Feghhi (Ericsson, Ireland); Filippo Vannella (KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Ericsson Research, Sweden); Ezeddin Al Hakim (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Grigorios Iakovidis (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Bayesian-Based Symbol Detector for Orthogonal Time Frequency Space Modulation Systems
Xinwei Qu (University of Sydney, Australia); Alva Kosasih and Wibowo Hardjawana (The University of Sydney, Australia); Vincent Onasis and Branka Vucetic (University of Sydney, Australia)

Session T4-04: AI/ML II

Chairs: Hao Zhou (University of Ottawa, Canada)


Energy-Efficient Federated Learning Framework for Digital Twin-Enabled Industrial Internet of Things
Jiaxiang Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Yiming Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunicaitons, China); Xiaoqi Qin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Xiaodong Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications & Wireless Technology Innovation Institute, China)

Cellular Traffic Type Recognition and Prediction
Tuan Anh Nguyen (Telecom-ParisTech, France & Le Quy Don Technical University, Vietnam); Philippe Martins (Telecom ParisTech, France)

Energy-Efficient Model Compression and Splitting for Collaborative Inference Over Time-Varying Channels
Mounssif Krouka, Anis Elgabli and Chaouki Ben Issaid (University of Oulu, Finland); Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland)

RAN Resource Slicing in 5G Using Multi-Agent Correlated Q-Learning
Hao Zhou, Medhat Elsayed and Melike Erol-Kantarci (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Semi-Supervised Learning Framework for UAV Detection
Olusiji O Medaiyese (University of Louisville, USA); Martins Ezuma (North Carolina State University, USA); Adrian Lauf (University of Louisville, USA); Ismail Güvenç (North Carolina State University, USA)

Split Learning Meets Koopman Theory for Wireless Remote Monitoring and Prediction
Abanoub M. Girgis and Hyowoon Seo (University of Oulu, Finland); Jihong Park (Deakin University, Australia); Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland); Jinho Choi (Deakin University, Australia)

Communication-Aware Path Design for Indoor Robots Exploiting Federated Deep Reinforcement Learning
Ruyu Luo (Beijing University Of Posts And Telecommunications, China); Hui Tian (Beijng University of posts and telecommunications, China); Wanli Ni (Beijng University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Session T4-05: Localization I

Chairs: Fariba Ghaseminajm (Lakehead University, Canada)


Efficient Non-Line-Of-Sight Identification in Localization Using a Bank of Neural Networks
Abbas Abolfathimomtaz, Mostafa Mohammadkarimi and Masoud Ardakani (University of Alberta, Canada)

Simultaneous Localization and Channel Estimation for 5G mmWave MIMO Communications
Bingpeng Zhou (Sun Yat-sen University, China); Risto Wichman (Aalto University, Finland); Lei Zhang (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Zhiyong Luo (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

How Much Localization Performance Gain Could Be Reaped by 5G mmWave MIMO Systems From Harnessing Multipath Propagation?
Bingpeng Zhou (Sun Yat-sen University, China); Risto Wichman (Aalto University, Finland); Lei Zhang (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Self-Synchronization Based Distributed Localization of Wireless Transmitters
Evert Ismael Pocoma (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium); François Quitin (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Philippe De Doncker (ULB, Belgium); François Horlin (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Localization Error Bounds for 5G mmWave Systems Under Hardware Impairments
Fariba Ghaseminajm, Emad Saleh, Malek Alsmadi and Salama Said Ikki (Lakehead University, Canada)

High Precision Positioning Using Multi-Cell Massive MIMO System for 5G and Beyond
Vikram Singh and Abhijeet Masal (Center of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT), IIT Madras, India); Klutto Milleth (Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology, India); Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Indian Institute of Technology, India)

Session T4-06: Localization II

Chairs: Ivo Bizon Franco de Almeida (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)


Blind Transmitter Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Deep Learning Approach
Ivo Bizon Franco de Almeida (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Marwa Chafii (ENSEA, France); Ahmad Nimr and Gerhard P. Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Cooperative Magneto-Inductive Localization
Henry Schulten, Gregor Dumphart, Antonios Koskinas and Armin Wittneben (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Wireless Positioning Using Deep Learning With Data Augmentation Technique
Kegang Tian, Shijie Song and Wenbo Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Dong Li and Kun Yang (National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Blind Signal Processing, China)

Deep Learning for Ultra-Wideband Indoor Positioning
Yi-Min Lu and Jang-Ping Sheu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan); Yung Ching Kuo (National TsingHua University, Taiwan)

Multi-Step Optimization of Indoor Localization Accuracy Using Commodity WiFi
Shuyu Li, Sherif Welsen and Vladimir Brusic (University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China)

Fingerprint With Particle Filtering for Positioning Based on MDT
Peter Qi (Ericsson AB, China); Yuxin Zhao (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Fredrik Gunnarsson (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Kangning Zhao (Ericsson AB, Sweden)

Optimization of Coverage and Localization in WLAN APs With Switched Directional Antennas
Lester Ho and Holger Claussen (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)

Session T4-07: Mobile edge computing

Chairs: Yu Luo (Missisipi State University, USA)


Adaptive Creation and Migration of Time-Series City Profiles Based on Edge Computing
Fang-Jing Wu and Yudong Zhao (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Ling-Jyh Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Optimal CPU Frequency Scaling Policies for Sustainable Edge Computing
Yu Luo (Missisipi State University, USA); Lina Pu (University of Alabama, USA); Chun-Hung Liu (Mississippi State University, USA)

Sharing is Caring: A Mobile Edge Computing Perspective
Nilanjan Biswas (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Hamed Mirghasemi (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

QoE-Aware Joint Segment-Based Video Caching and User Association Optimization
Shuyue Zhao and Wenpeng Jing (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Xiang Ming Wen (Beijing University of posts and telecommunications, China); Zhaoming Lu (BUPT, China)

Experimental Evaluation of End-To-End Flow Latency Reduction in Softwarized Cellular Networks Through Dynamic Multi-Access Edge Computing
Pablo Fondo-Ferreiro (Universidade de Vigo, Spain); David Candal-Ventureira and Felipe Gil-Castiñeira (University of Vigo, Spain); Francisco J. González-Castaño (Universidad de Vigo, Spain); Diarmuid Collins (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Session T4-08: WSN and IoT

Chairs: Blanca Ramos Elbal (TU Wien, Austria)


Optimization of the IEEE 802.15.4 Superframe for Clustered WSNs Using Differential Evolution
Hossein Amirinia (OntarioTech University, Canada); Ramiro Liscano (Ontario Tech University, Canada)

Age-Optimal Power Allocation in Industrial IoT: A Risk-Sensitive Federated Learning Approach
Yung-Lin Hsu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan); Chen-Feng Liu (Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland); Sumudu Samarakoon (University of Oulu, Finland); Hung-Yu Wei (National Taiwan University, Taiwan); Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland)

On the Reliability of Spread FBMC Wireless Sensor Networks for Off-Tone Jamming
Hamad Aldoseri (University of Duisburg – Essen, Germany); Lars Haering (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Andreas Czylwik (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Q-Learning-Based SCMA for Efficient Random Access in mMTC Networks With Short Packets
Duc Dung Tran (SnT, UniLu, Luxembourg); Shree Krishna Sharma and Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Isaac Woungang (Ryerson University, Canada)

Reduced Capability Devices for 5G IoT
Rapeepat Ratasuk, Nitin Mangalvedhe and Gilsoo Lee (Nokia Bell Labs, USA); David Bhatoolaul (Nokia Bell Labs, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Reinforcement Learning Based Green Rate-Constrained UAV Trajectory and User Association Design for IoT Networks
Abhishek Mondal (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India); Ganesh Prasad (NIT Silchar, India); Deepak Mishra (University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia); Ashraf Hossain (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India)

Data Collection in UAV-Assisted Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Harvested Energy
Ilham Benmad (University of Moncton, Canada); Elmahdi Driouch (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada); Mustapha Kardouchi (University of Moncton, Canada)

Session T4-09: URLLC

Chair: Na Yi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain))


Comparison of Multi-Connectivity Schemes on Different Layers for Reliable Low Latency Communication
Marie-Theres Suer (TU Braunschweig & Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany); Christoph Thein and Hugues Tchouankem (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany); Lars C Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)

Machine Learning Enables Predictive Resource Recommendation for Minimal Latency Mobile Networking
Yingze Wang and Qimei Cui (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Kwang-Cheng Chen (University of South Florida, USA)

5G Network Performance Evaluation and Deployment Recommendation Under Factory Environment
Kaiyue Zeng, Wei Deng, Rui Wang, Long Zhang and Jinxia Cheng (China Mobile Research Institute, China); Tao Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland); Na Yi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Adaptive Data Replication for URLLC in Cooperative 4G/5G Networks
Faten Bou Dihn and Amal Abdel Razzac (Lebanese University, Lebanon); Ammar El Falou (ESIEE Paris, France); Salah Eddine Elayoubi (CentraleSupélec, France)

A Multi-Cell Open-Loop Communication Approach to Ultra-Reliable Mobile Networks
Chun-Hung Liu (Mississippi State University, USA); Yu Luo (Missisipi State University, USA); Lina Pu (University of Alabama, USA)

Semi-Grant-Free Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Tactile Internet of Things
Dimitrios Pliatsios (University of Western Macedonia, Greece); Alexandros-Apostolos A Boulogeorgos (University of Piraeus, Greece); Thomas Lagkas (International Hellenic University, Kavala Campus & South-East European Research Centre, Greece); Vasilis Argyriou (IEEE Member, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ioannis Moscholios (University of Peloponnese, Greece); Panagiotis Sarigiannidis (University of Western Macedonia, Greece)

Session T4-10: MIMO and RIS

Chair: Di Yuan (Linköping University, Sweden)


Analysis of CRLB for AoA Estimation in Massive MIMO Systems
Masoud Arash (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Hamed Mirghasemi (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium); Ivan Stupia (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Planning Mm-Wave Access Networks With Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
Eugenio Moro, Ilario Filippini and Antonio Capone (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Danilo De Donno (Huawei Technologies – Italy Research Center, Italy)

On Resource Optimization in Multi-IRS-Assisted and Interference-Coupled Multi-Cell Systems
Zhanwei Yu and Di Yuan (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Capacity Characterization for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided MIMO Communication Under Practical Phase Shift Model
Zhenyu Wang (ShanghaiTech University & Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Ting Zhou and Tianheng Xu (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yapeng Zhao (School of Communication and Information Engineering, Shanghai University, China); Honglin Hu (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, China)

Where to Deploy Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in the Presence of Blockages?
Gourab Ghatak (IIIT Delhi, India); Vikrant Malik (IIT Kanpur, India); Sanket Sanjay Kalamkar (Qualcomm Inc., USA); Abhishek K Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)

Session T4-11: Vehicle communications

Chairs: Christian Sauer (SEW EURODRIVE GmbH&Co KG, Germany)


Mobility Models for the Industrial Peer-To-Peer Context Based on Empirical Investigation
Christian Sauer (SEW EURODRIVE GmbH&Co KG, Germany); Eike Lyczkowski (SEW Eurodrive, Germany); Marco Schmidt (University of Applied Sciences Würzburg Schweinfurt, Germany)

Network Under Control: Multi-Vehicle E2E Measurements for AI-Based QoS Prediction
Alexandros Palaios and Philipp Geuer (Ericsson Research, Germany); Jochen Fink (Technische Universität Berlin & Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Daniel Fabian Külzer (BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany); Fabian Göttsch (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany); Martin Kasparick (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute & Technical University Berlin, Germany); Daniel Schäufele (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Rodrigo Hernangómez (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute & Infineon Technologies AG, Germany); Sanket Partani and Raja Sattiraju (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Atul Kumar and Friedrich Burmeister (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Andreas Weinand (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Christian Leonard Vielhaus (TU Dresden, Germany); Frank H.P. Fitzek (Technische Universität Dresden & ComNets – Communication Networks Group, Germany); Gerhard P. Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Hans D. Schotten (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Slawomir Stanczak (Technische Universität Berlin & Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)

Performance Analysis of Caterpillar RLNC for Multi-Hop Communication
Paul Schwenteck, Elif Tasdemir and Rico Radeke (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Frank H.P. Fitzek (Technische Universität Dresden & ComNets – Communication Networks Group, Germany)

A Cooperative Multi-RSU Caching Scheme in Vehicular Networks With Fountain Codes
Yanyang Li and Qinghe Du (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Coexistence of DSRC and C-V2X Communication: Modeling a Competing Scenario
Blanca Ramos Elbal and Markus Rupp (TU Wien, Austria)

System-Level Simulation Platform of C-V2X Mode 4: Integrating CarMaker and NS-3
Hang Hu, Rong Chai, Miling Chen and Xizheng Yang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Data Traffic Offloading and Rate Control for Vehicles Using Radio Environment, Network Load and Route Planning
Takeo Ohseki (KDDI Research, Inc., Japan); Kosuke Yamazaki (KDDI Research Inc., Japan); Daiki Maemoto, Shigeki Kawai and Tsuneo Nakata (DENSO Corporation, Japan); Akira Itou (KDDI Corporation, Japan)

Session T4-12: Security and privacy

Chair: Jerome Henry (Cisco, USA)


Rogue Access Point Detection by Using ARP Failure Under the MAC Address Duplication
Kosuke Igarashi, Hiroya Kato and Iwao Sasase (Keio University, Japan)

Full-Duplex Double Relay Secure Communication
Sin-Yuan Huang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan); Chih-Yu Wang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan); Szu-Liang Wang (Chinese Culture University, Taiwan); Wei-Chong Chen (Academia Sinica & Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Taiwan); Wei-Ho Chung (National Tsing Hua University & Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Ranging and Location Attacks on 802.11 FTM
Jerome Henry (Cisco, USA); Yann Busnel (IMT Atlantique & IRISA, France); Romaric Ludinard (IMT Atlantique, France); Nicolas Montavont (Institut Mines Telecom / IMT Atlantique, France)

A Privacy-Preserving Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Framework Based on Differential Privacy
Tianyi Feng, Zhixiang Zhang and Wai-Choong Wong (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Sumei Sun (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore); Biplab Sikdar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Specific Emitter Identification for WiFi Devices via Bezier Curve Fitting
Shaoying Guo, Yanyun Xu and Weiqing Huang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Bo Liu (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, China)