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ORCA Workshop

Orchestration and reconfiguration of networked software defined radios

The ORCA project (https://www.orca-project.eu/), a H2020 Research and Innovation Action (RIA) addressing the topic ‘Future Connectivity Systems’. ORCA offers experimentation facilities to promote wireless innovation especially focusing on SDR. The ultimate goal of the ORCA project is to enable wireless experimenters to unlock the potential of re configurable radio technology, by setting up complex experiments that require control of multiple novel technologies or cooperation between multiple networked SDR platforms within 5G or beyond 5G performance constraints on latency or throughput, well before new radio technologies become available on the market in commercial off-the-shelf products. The ORCA project further aims to bridge  Software-Defined Radio (SDR) with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology, enabling the creation of parallel on demand wireless network slices, each slice optimized for a specific set of requirements.

This workshop will present some advanced SDR capabilities and how these capabilities can be used by wireless innovators from academia and industry to increase spectrum efficiency and end-to-end performance in verticals that have to cope with extreme and diverging communication needs.

Workshop program:

  • General overview of the ORCA project (Sofie Polln, KU Leuven)
  • mmWave and multi-RAT communication (Ben Lavasani, National Instruments)
  • Low latency communication in industry 4.0 (Seyed Ali Hassani, KU Leuven)
  • Support communication services with diverging traffic requirements in unlicensed bands, using limited hardware resources (Wei Liu,  imec – Ghent University)
  • Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): a parallel initiative in US – invited speaker (TBD)
  • Discussion: what is expected from wireless platforms and facilities in view of experimental validation of wireless innovations involving new radio technologies?



Camera-ready deadline

19 August 2018

Conference dates

18-19 September



Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

How do I submit a paper in Confy?

  1. Go to Confy website
  2. Login or sign up as new user
  3. Scroll the list of conferences open for submission
  4. Select CROWNCOM 2018 and navigate to the OCRA Workshop track
  5. Click the ‘submit a paper’ link and follow the instructions

Submission guidelines

Papers should be in English. Regular papers should be up to 10 pages in length. Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review. The paper submissions must follow the SPRINGER formatting guidelines (see Author’s kit section). Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.


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