Tuesday, 06 June 2017 14:14

3rd VITAL Workshop

Toufik Ahmed presenting one of VITAL’s papers Toufik Ahmed presenting one of VITAL’s papers

The third VITAL workshop proposal was submitted and accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2017. The workshop was jointly organized with the H2020 SANSA projecton May 25th 2017 and was named “1st International Workshop on Satellite Communications - Challenges and Integration in the 5G ecosystem”. The program included a keynote speech by Simon Watts and 2 paper sessions: (1) Satellite Communications and Technologies for Satcom / 5G Co-existence and (2) Networking for 5G / Satcom Services and Integration in the 5G Ecosystem.
The first technical session was chaired by Constantinos B. Papadias (AIT, Greece) and included the following papers:

  1. Channel model simulator for multi-antenna terrestrial links, by Dimitrios Ntaikos, Bobby Gizas, George K. Papageorgiou and Constantinos B. Papadias (Athens Information Technology, Greece)
  2. Beamforming with Superposition Coding in Multiple Antenna Satellite Communications, by Xiaoyan Shi, John Thompson and Majid Safari (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); RongKe Liu (Beihang University, P.R. China)
  3. Variable Rate Multicarrier Schemes over Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial System, by Akash Agarwal and Preetam Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India)
  4. Carrier Allocation for Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Backhaul Networks, by Eva Lagunas (University of Luxemburg - SnT, Luxembourg); SinaMaleki, Lei Lei, Christos G. Tsinos and SymeonChatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); BjörnOttersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The second technical session was chaired by Ramon Ferrús (UPC; Spain) and included the following papers:

  1. Joint Flow Control and Link Scheduling in Hybrid Terrestrial-Satellite Wireless Backhauling Network, by MusbahShaat and Ana Pérez-Neira (CTTC, Spain)
  2. Satellite-enabled LTE systems in LEO Constellations, by Alessandro Guidotti and Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli (University of Bologna, Italy); MàriusCaus and Joan Bas (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Giulio Colavolpe (University of Parma, Italy); TommasoFoggi (CNIT Research Unit, Italy); Stefano Cioni (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands); Andrea Modenini (ESA, The Netherlands); Daniele Tarchi (University of Bologna, Italy)
  3. Satellite Gateway Diversity in SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems, by Toufik Ahmed (CNRS-LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux-INP, France); Ramon Ferrús (UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Riccardo Fedrizzi (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy); Oriol Sallent (UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Nicolas Kuhn, Emmanuel Dubois and Patrick Gelard (CNES, France)
  4. Towards SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems: End-to-End Traffic Engineering Use Case, by Ramon Ferrús and Oriol Sallent (UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Toufik Ahmed (CNRS-LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux-INP, France); Riccardo Fedrizzi (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy)
  5. Towards SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems: Bandwidth on Demand Use Case, by Toufik Ahmed (CNRS-LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux-INP, France); Ramon Ferrús (UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Riccardo Fedrizzi (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy); Oriol Sallent (UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

The 9 presented papers were selected from a set of 16 submitted papers. The attendance was small (12 people), though the general opinion was that the Workshop was quite good and raised useful discussions.