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Dr. Moe Z. Win

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Dr. Andrea Conti

"Foundations of Network Localization and Navigation"

The availability of high-precision and real-time localization is essential for current and future applications, particularly for Internet of Things and 5G networks. Reliable location and navigation is a critical component in several applications including connected communities, intelligent environments, autonomous vehicles, home automation, securities tracking, medical services, military systems and wireless sensor networks. The following years will witness the emergence of location and navigation networks with sub-metric accuracies and minimum infrastructure requirements. We will cover fundamental limits, cooperative algorithms, operation strategies, and experiment networks.

The fundamental limits serve as evaluation systems and as network design tools.

Cooperative algorithms are a means of achieving drastic performance improvements over traditional non-cooperative positioning. To connect these benefits, system designers must develop operational strategies. Experimental networks are essential to compare different cooperative algorithms under common specifications.

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Dr. Hong Yang

“An Introduction to Massive MIMO: Theory and Practice”

Massive MIMO is a key technology for 5G wireless networks that was invented at Bell Labs.

Massive MIMO promises a huge increase in data rate and energy savings. This tutorial will cover:

  • Basic concepts of Massive MIMO.
  • Powerful, though simple, techniques for network design and performance analysis.
  • Concrete examples that show what Massive MIMO networks can achieve.

This tutorial will be in charge of Dr. Hong Yang, scientist at Nokia Bell Labs and pioneer in Massive MIMO. He has 15 years of industry experience in wireless network performance analysis for leading service providers around the world.