Why we need a new air interface for 5G

  • Berna S.
  • Schaich F.
  • Schubert M.

Wireless communications has been renewed about every decade since the introduction of 2G (GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications [1]) - the first digital wireless communication system. Around 1990 GSM became widespread and offered voice services around the globe. With the rising success of the world wide web the ...


  • Enright R.
  • Miljkovic N.
  • Preston D.
  • Queeney J.
  • Sack J.
  • Wang E.

Water vapor condensation is a familiar phenomenon in everyday life and is routinely used in industry as an effective means of transferring heat. In typical industrial systems, condensed water forms a thin liquid film due to the high surface energy associated with many industrial materials. If condensation occurs on a ...


  • Enright R.
  • Miljkovic N.
  • Preston D.
  • Wang E.

When condensed droplets coalesce on a superhydrophobic nanostructured surface, the resulting droplet can jump due to the conversion of excess surface energy into kinetic energy. This phenomenon has been shown to enhance condensation heat transfer by up to 30% compared to state-of-the-art dropwise condensing surfaces. However, after the droplets jump ...

Optimal Multipath Congestion Control and Request Forwarding in Information-Centric Networks: Protocol Design and Experimentation

  • Carofiglio G.
  • Gallo M.
  • Muscariello L.

The evolution of the Internet into a distributed Information access system calls for a paradigm shift to enable an evolvable future network architecture. Information-Centric Networking (ICN) proposals rethink the communication model around named data, in contrast with the host-centric transport view of TCP/IP. Information retrieval is natively pull-based, driven by ...

Vectoring and G.fast the ultra-broadband access technology for copper

  • Dai L.
  • Li M.
  • Lv X.

Abstract: Under the background of replacement of copper cables with optical fiber, it is beneficial for operators to fully make use of the existing copper cables for ultra-broadband access, with low construction cost and smooth evolution. This paper describes the principle of Vectoring and the performance improvement to VDSL2, as ...

Safety and Comfort Services for Intelligent Traffic Systems Based on 3GPP Femtocell Technology Connected to Locally Deployed Application Logic

  • Dobbelaere P.

IP mobility workshop talk about how we used the Sensetale ADEP platform and femtocells with local breakout and LIPA functionality to connect cars, traffic lights and detection cameras with to a traffic management system installed at crossroads with the intention to offer real-time safety and comfort services.

Battling Googost, the Bandwidth-Stealing Bot

  • Mcnamee K.

Service providers build their businesses around their networks. Eliminating bandwidth-stealing bots such as Googost and NotCompatible , a similar web proxy bot that infects Android™ phones, is key to keeping network performance and customer satisfaction high.

Sensetale ADEP as scalable realtime M2M architecture for  ITS applications

  • Dobbelaere P.

Application architectures for verticals, and ITS in particular, need to satisfy a number of often conflictory requirements. The total latency due to devices, network and computing needs to be deterministic and guaranteed to be below an application specific threshold ( O(ms) ). Application functionality is typically distributed over several devices, ...

Processing, transport, conversion and filtering of radio signals in fragmented frequency bands for different mobile standards

  • Doll M.
  • Ferling D.
  • Rheinschmitt R.
  • Schaepperle J.
  • Yu X.

Report of the project CoMoRa (Cognitiv Mobile Radio) Last years research on efficient spectrum usage primarily focused on the increase of spectral efficiency. Whereas these project activities enabled a successful extension of the research area by solutions for an efficient, i.e. a complete and undisturbed usage of the available free ...

Insight-Driven IMS/NFV Service Orchestration

  • Jul E.
  • Sienel J.

We describe a demonstrator showing dynamic scaling of an IMS NFVs in a cloud infrastructure based on analysis of system and application metrics. The document is a minor update of the contribution for the booklet, published in context of th BL FutureX day 2014 in Stuttgart

Challenges in Developing Applications for Cloud Operation

  • Segall I.

Development and maintenance of software, while achieving and maintaining high quality, has always been a difficult task. Moreover, with the recent introduction of Cloud computing paradigms, and specifically NFV, many new challenges arise beyond those encountered in classical software development. In this talk, I will survey some of the challenges ...

Ultra-broad bandwidth semiconductor optical amplifier for the next generation optical access network

  • Chang Q.
  • Gao Z.
  • Sun X.
  • Xiao S.
  • Ye C.
  • Zhang K.

We develop a bi-directional dual-active-layer SOA model for both C and L band operations in NG-PON2 application. The SOA gain is significantly broadened by adding the gain of both active layers, providing a > 18 dB gain over 107 nm bandwidth.

Network-based Video Freeze Detection/Prediction in HTTP Adaptive Streaming

  • Bostoen T.
  • Huysegems R.
  • Petrangeli S.
  • Wu T.

With the popularity of HTTP adaptive streaming technology for media delivery technology over mobile and fixed networks, the clients Quality of Experience for HAS video sessions is particularly of interests in network providers and Content Delivery Network providers. But typically, network providers are not able to directly obtain QoE relevant ...

Deliverable on "Dissemination and public engagement activities plan"

  • Malanchini I.

This document describes the plan for the dissemination of the objectives and results of the ACT5G project, as well as the plan of public engagement activities. The goal is to raise awareness and interest on the research outcomes, targeting relevant groups such as scientific community, industry, stakeholders, and the general ...

Anticipatory resource allocation in wireless networks

  • Malanchini I.

Anticipatory resource allocation in wireless networks, presentation for the "47. meeting of the VDE/ITG-Fachgruppe 5.2.4"

ACT-5G project

  • Malanchini I.

The poster will be used during the student day at Future X Day event in Stuttgart to advertise a granted European project that will fund four Ph.D. students. The Ph.D. students will spend half of their time in ALU Stuttgart.

Context-Aware Quality and Resource Allocation for Mobile Video

  • Malanchini I.
  • Valentin S.

Context-Aware Quality and Resource Allocation for Mobile Video Poster for Future X Days in Stuttgart

Context-Aware Radio Access - Smarter Networks for 5G

  • Kuehn E.
  • Malanchini I.

5G network optimization will be driven by the user-centric paradigm. Users have different demands on the radio network depending on where they are, which device they use, and which service they currently need. The network should adapt to user requirements rather than forcing the user to adapt to the network.

A Context-Aware Radio Access for 5G (CARA-5G)

  • Malanchini I.
  • Valentin S.

See how predicting user context can improve mobile experience and spectral efficiency at the same time (Stuttgart Future X Day Booklet for Context-Aware radio Access in 5G Networks)

Infinite Factorial Finite State Machine for Blind Multiuser Channel Estimation

  • Perez-Cruz F.
  • Ruiz F.
  • Svensson L.
  • Valera I.

New communication standards need to deal with machine-to-machine communications, in which users may start or stop transmitting at any time in an asynchronous manner. Thus, the number of users is an unknown and time-varying parameter that needs to be accurately estimated in order to properly recover the symbols transmitted by ...