TeamUp5G Winter School on New radio access techniques enabling advanced video applications in 5G



Organisers: Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Fernando J. Velez (Instituto de Telecomunicações/Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal) and Alvaro Villegas (Nokia Bell Labs, Spain) The topic of the first Winter School of the TeamUp5G project is “New radio access techniques enabling advanced video applications in 5G”. This activity is co-sponsored by VTS and IRACON COST.


The fact that video is (and will continue) dominating the mobile traffic is one of the drivers for the deployment of 5G. The new radio access techniques need to be able to provide the quality of service and experience that the new applications are demanding. In this Winter School we will have the possibility to learn from experts from both domains: the radio access and the video applications. Discussions to find out what is missing and where to orient the students’ research will be one of the main contributions of the training. This three days training period will address recent advances in radio access, comprising signal processing, modulation, random access schemes and resource management, that are enabling the advance of mobile communications towards 5G and beyond and will facilitate the new uses cases, such as ultra-high definition video or virtual/augmented reality. The topics span form aspects of advanced multi-carrier or multi-antenna techniques following new paradigms such as cell-free massive MIMO, to system level optimization, including scheduling algorithms and spectrum management, as well as video applications that are able to exploit the availability of wireless 1 Tbit/s data rate on a per link basis. Business aspects, cost/revenue trade-off, public policies for spectrum sharing and new frequencies, entrepreneurship and IPR protection will also be central parts of the training. The event also includes training on research, as it foresees a poster session that will allow the students to share their recent findings and ideas with their colleagues and tutors, who will give feedback and suggestions. Academic vision will be complemented by industrial experience, the IPR knowledge of the Spanish patent office and the “hands-on” part of the training.

  • TeamUp5G ESRs: free
  • IRACON members: free
  • Members of the Vehicular Technology Society: free
  • University student (full time Master or Ph. D. student): 150 €
  • Any other participant: 225 €



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Travel Grants

Provided by COST IRACON





Hourly Schedule

20 November

9:00 -
Registration and Welcome
9:30 -
Seminar on patents and IPR
Juan Manuel Vázquez Burgos, OEPM (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office)
11:00 -
Coffee Break
Provided by the organization
11:30 -
Seminar on patents and IPR (Cont.)
Juan Manuel Vázquez Burgos, OEPM (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office)
13:00 -
Provided by the organization
15:00 -
Visit to Nokia Bell Labs
Talk "AR/VR in 5G" by Alvaro Villegas
16:45 -
Visit to Telefónica
Talk TBD by F. Javier Lorca

21 November

9:00 -
Overview of TeamUp5G research
Ana García Armada
9:45 -
Massive MIMO in 5G
Ana García Armada, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
10:30 -
Coffee Break
Provided by the organization
11:00 -
Cell Free Massive MIMO
Alister Burr, University of York, UK
12:00 -
Physical Layer Aspects of Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication
Theodoros Tsiftsis, Jinan University, China
13:00 -
Provided by the organization
14:30 -
Visit to labs and demos
15:30 -
Poster session
All the Students are invited to present a poster about their research (Poster dimension 90cm X 120cm)
20:30 -
Provided by the organization

22 November

9:00 -
IoT architectures using CoAP
Jelena Misic, Ryerson University, Cananda
10:00 -
Blockchain for Communications
Vojislav Misic, Ryerson University, Cananda
10:45 -
Coffee Break
Provided by the organization
11:00 -
About video QoS
Luis Bellido, UPM, Spain
12:00 -
Are Drones the killer application for taking 5G to new heights?
L Miguel Campos, PDMF, Portugal
13:00 -
Provided by the organization
14:30 -
Entrepreneurship - case study
Albena and Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University, Denmark
17:30 -
Closing remarks


Nov 20 - 22 2019


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Room: Lecture Hall (Auditorio)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Leganés Campus