Signal Propagation in Wireless Channels Workshop
Despite the tremendous efforts performed in order to fully understand and appropriately describe signal propagation in wireless channels, there are still lots of open issues. These issues become especially important when using millimetre wave (mm-wave) frequency spectrum for future broadband cellular communication networks. For example, widely used multiplicative model is obviously not applicable for physical explanation of shadow fading existence and derivation of its lognormal distribution at these frequencies. So, some of the questions which still remain to be answered are:
– What is the appropriate shadow fading distribution and how it can be delivered analytically when signal interacts with only few obstacles at its path from transmitter to receiver?
– How to collect signal samples and choose the appropriate averaging length in order to be able to separate shadow and multipath fading phenomena for derivation of their empirical distributions?
– Could some other distributions, instead of legacies lognormal and Rice, be used for better description of slow and fast signal variations, especially on super-high frequencies?
– What are the most appropriate statistical tests which should be used for verification?
Accordingly, the workshop targets to address novel approaches in analytical shadow and multipath fading modelling, especially considering mm-wave specifics. Improved measurements and processing procedure for signal samples collection should also be considered, as well as the statistical tools for processing these samples, in order to obtain the most appropriate multipath and shadow fading distributions characterizing different environments and the varieties of frequency bands. In addition, applications related to this topic will also be considered.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- basic physics of electromagnetism in the context of radio wave propagation
- theoretical and computational methods of predicting propagation
- characterization of propagation media
- signal propagation and attenuation models (including path loss, shadow fading and multipath)
- propagation in multihop relaying networks
- development of new wireless channel measurement techniques
- propagation measurements in all media
- measurement and specification, of all quantities and techniques related to electromagnetic propagation
- statistical processing of measured signal samples
Pamela Njemcevic, Assistant Professor at University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vlatko Lipovac, Professor at University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Ivo Kostic, Retired Professor, Montenegro
Adriana Lipovac, Assistant Professor University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Almir Maric, Senior Teaching Assistants at University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mirza Hamza, Senior Teaching Assistants at University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mirza Milisic, Regulatory Agency for Communications, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mario Miličević, Professor University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Krunoslav Žubrinić, Assistant Professor University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Submissions deadline: 20 June
Notification deadline: 20 July
Camera ready deadline: 15 of August
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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.