Wireless Networks Laboratory Presents the Latest Results on Future Wireless Networks at the 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference


WNL team will present the latest scientific developments in wireless systems on IEEE WCNC 2018. It will be held in Barcelona on 15-18 April 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB). The conference will bring together thought leaders from industry, academia, government agencies and other institutions to exchange information and ideas on advancing the state-of-the-art in wireless communications and networking.

Two WNL papers accepted on IEEE WCNC 2018 present significant scientific results in telecommunications. WNL team studies various radio resource and traffic management algorithms for Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC). URLLC is an important feature of 5G networks which cannot be enabled without redesigning the architecture of cellular networks.  In the paper entitled ‘Radio Resource and Traffic Management for Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications’, Evgeny Khorov, Artem Krasilov, Alexey Malyshev have studied the influence of upper-layer functionality — specifically, resource allocation and traffic management algorithms — on URLLC performance. Although such algorithms cannot enable ultra-high reliability and ultra-low latency, with accurate system level simulations they show that the proper choice of such algorithms can significantly improve network capacity for URLLC traffic.

In another paper entitled ‘Mathematical Study of QoS-aware Multicast Streaming in Wi-Fi Networks’, Evgeny Khorov, Alexander Ivanov, Andrey Lyakhov, Egor Kuznetsov have developed a general mathematical model of multicast transmission of a delay-sensitive flow. In modern versions of Wi-Fi, multicast transmission can be performed with a palette of methods defined in the IEEE 802.11aa amendment. Additionally, this amendment recommends to protect multicast transmission by transmitting in preliminarily reserved time intervals. Such an approach reduces interference with neighboring stations and increases the delivery probability. Authors have used the model to evaluate the efficiency of the available multicast transmission methods and to choose such transmission parameters that minimize channel resource consumption while providing required Quality of Service.

The 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference is the world premier wireless event that will feature a comprehensive technical program offering numerous technical sessions with papers showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. In addition, the conference program includes workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders and renowned academics, panel discussions, a large exhibition, business and industrial forums.

Wireless Networks Lab is a ‘Megagrant’ lab established in 2017 around the project on Cloudified Wireless Networks for 5G and beyond, led by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz. The team regularly reports at leading IEEE conferences, runs industrial projects and contributes to standardization of wireless networks.