ESR 10

Ilias Nektarios Seitanidis

Coexistence of Small Cells and Low Power Wide Area Networks for Supporting IoT Connectivity


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Ilias Nektarios Seitanidis received his B.S. in Information Technology Engineering from Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree focused on coexistence of Small Cells and Low Power Wide Area Networks for Supporting IoT Connectivity at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests include Internet of Things applications, embedded systems, with emphasis on the low-power wireless wide area network communications.


This project will investigate Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks that are expected to realize IoT applications and to provide ubiquitous connectivity for dense scenarios such as in Smart Cities. Special focus will be given on coexistence issues of SCs and LPWA for wide area coverage, in particular the 3GPP Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) and LoRaWAN technologies that can support various IoT verticals and in particular Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 applications.

Expected Results

Survey of the large variety of alternative LPWA communication technologies such as NB-IoT, Long-Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) and LoRaWAN, as well as the performance evaluation of the coexistence of SC’s with these technologies. Moreover, the results of the research will be contributed to standardization working groups, like the IEEE P2413 WG.

Institutions and Supervisors


IS-Wireless (ISW): from September 22nd 2021 to March 22nd 2022