Meeting the Challenges of the Protocol Level Issues for 5G Networks

12 Dec

Joerg Widmer, Research Professor & Research Director, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

In-house Presentation

Among the primary challenges of the roll out 5G networks are the protocol level issues it faces. Issues such as mm-wave beamforming, initial access, MAC layer design, mm-wave localization, network architectures, are all proving to be key elements that must be addressed. Both industry and academic research is still at an early phase of this work and for it to progress work must be done on a number of fronts in terms of test and measurement and other issues. This webinar will examine the work that is being done in addressing these issues and some of the solutions that have been developed.

About Joerg Widmer

His research focuses on wireless networks, ranging from extremely high frequency millimeter-wave communication and MAC layer design to mobile network architectures. From 2005 to 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding. He was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA and University College London, UK. Joerg Widmer authored more than 150 conference and journal papers and three IETF RFCs, and holds 13 patents. He serves or served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Elsevier Computer Networks and the program committees of several major conferences. He was awarded an ERC consolidator grant, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a Spanish Ramon y Cajal grant, as well as best paper awards at IEEE ICC, IEEE PMIRC, IEEE WoWMoM, ICST WICON, IEEE MediaWiN, NGC, and the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.

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This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Webinar

  • Organization: IEEE ComSoc Webinars (IEEE Communications Society)
  • Time: 19:00 pm
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