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T17: Future Gigabit/s Systems: Towards Real 4G and Cognitive Radios

Presenters: Nicola Marchetti, Aalborg University
Muhammad Imadur Rahman, Ericsson Research


Next generation wireless systems‚ are supposed to reach ambitious targets in terms of data rate and spectrum efficiency, which can be fulfilled only if a sufficient degree of intelligence and adaptivity can be put into future radios. This tutorial will address a number of intelligent and autonomous techniques that can be implemented in future wireless systems to realize such efficient high rate networks.

After a general introduction on future Gigabit/s systems, some advanced PHY and RRM techniques suitable for achieving „real‰ 4G targets in terms of data rate and spectral efficiency will be given, keeping especially an eye on smart and flexible design. The concentration will be on multi-antenna techniques, cognitive radios, advanced spectrum management, adaptive scheduling etc. Specifically, challenges and benefits related to flexible and smart spectrum utilization, spectrum sharing and cognitive radio techniques will be touched, as complementary and evolved technologies with respect to the above-mentioned PHY and RRM architectures.


Nicola Marchetti was born in Legnago, Italy, on October 2, 1978. In 2003 and 2007 he received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications from University of Ferrara, Italy, and Aalborg University, Denmark, respectively. From July 2003 to April 2004 he was a research assistant at the University of Ferrara and he worked as a PhD Researcher from May 2004 to May 2007 at Aalborg University Denmark. Since June 2007, he is an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University, leading and coordinating a project on spectrum sharing and cognitive radios in collaboration with the Danish Research Council and Nokia Siemens Networks.

In February 2008, he was TPC-chair of the First International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management (CogART≠08) and he is currently the General Co-Chair of the First International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL≠08). He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Applied Mathematics at Aalborg University (AMAAU).

His research interests include: multiple antenna technologies, single- and multi-carrier modulations, radio resource management, cognitive radios and advanced spectrum management techniques, applied mathematics for wireless communication.

Muhammad Imadur Rahman was born in Bangladesh on 30 January 1976. He obtained his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University Denmark on September 2007. Prior to that, he obtained his B.Sc degree in Electronics Engineering in 2000 from Multimedia University Malaysia and MSc degree in Radio Communications from Helsinki University of Technology Finland in 2003. Since the beginning of 2003, he was employed as a researcher in Aalborg University. He was an assistant professor in the same university in 2007, where he taught a number of MSc level courses in mobile communications, supervised 10 MSc students and 3 PhD students. Currently he is with Ericsson Research, Kista, Sweden since January 2008 working as a research engineer in Access Technologies and Signal Processing group. His main research interest is multiple access techniques, multi-antenna issues, spectrum sharing and radio resource management in wireless systems. He has been involved in a number of conferences and workshops as organizing and technical committee member. He is an active IEEE volunteer, most notably as the initiator of the AAU IEEE Student Paper Conference (AISPC) in 2007.