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Training School on "Emerging Technologies for 5G networks" has started! WinPhoS welcomes our lecturers and our attendants.

Agenda: Medium Access Control and Resource Allocation

Dr. Chris Vagionas from WinPhoS research group / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on "End-to-End 60GHz Fiber Wireless testbed infrastructure for future 5G mmWave networks"

Prof. Nirmalathas Ampalavanapillai from University of Melbourne on "Photonic RoF Fronthauls for the 60GHz & Medium Access Control for future high capacity wireless"

Dr. George Kalfas from WinPhoS research group / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on "Medium Transparent MAC protocols for Fiber-Wireless 5G mmWave Cloud RANs"

3rd day of Training School on "Emerging Technologies for 5G networks":

Agenda: Emerging Technologies: A-RoF, X-Haul, IoT and Quantum Enhanced Communication

Prof. Zhongxia Simon from Chalmers University of Technology on "Path towards 100 Gbps real-time communication, from circuit design to link demonstrator"


Click on the green button to view the flyer from the special issue of Applied Sciences: "Photonics Technology in 5G".

There follows the announcement:

On the verge of the 5G era for mobile networks, a wide variety of demanding applications and use case scenarios have been setting especially demanding end-user requirements, placing a tremendous load also on the fronthaul network. Photonics technology is expected to play a crucial role in the deployment and success of future 5G networks, providing high-speed data transmission and switching systems, thus satisfying the speed and the low- latency requirement of 5G networks.

The main purpose of this Special Issue “Photonic Technology in 5G” is to cover all topics of the latest research and developments in the field of photonics and its implementation in 5G networks. This is an open call for papers providing research contributions to the following areas:

  • 5G Network Architecture
  • Digital/Analog Radio Over Fiber (Rof) Systems
  • III/V laser and Silicon Photonic Transceivers
  • Integrated Microwave Photonics Technology
  • Optical Interfaces for Wireless and Transport Solutions
  • Fast Optical Gateways and Hybrid Circuit/Packet switch engines Enabling Optical Communication Technologies
  • 5G Standardization
  • Radio-Optical Digital Signal Processing


Future 5G networks will give rise to a wide range of new services, including enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) applications, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and Internet of Things (IoT), addressing the needs of multiple vertical markets. The large variety of demanding applications and use case scenarios have been setting highly demanding end-user requirements, such as low latency, high traffic capacity, spectral efficiency, low energy consumption for the end-to-end communication, placing tremendous load on the underlying infrastructure of the fronthaul network. On the verge of the 5G era, Fiber Wireless technologies and Integrated Photonics will play a pivotal role in supporting the service and network requirements, while the emerging converged Fiber Wireless network architectures relying on PONs and Optical Transport Networks will certainly require enhanced Medium Access Control schemes and more efficient resource allocation mechanisms, stimulating intense Research & Development efforts in this direction.

Organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) within the frames of the EUIMWP Cost Action and the 5G-PHOS 5G-PPP Phase II IA, the European Training aims to cover all topics of Emerging Technologies for 5G, with the main focus being on

  1. Passive optical networks: architectures, Media Access Control and Resource Allocation techniques.
  2. Fiber-wireless (FiWi) access networks: Challenges and opportunities

The training will be hosted at the facilities of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I., http://kedek.auth.gr/ ) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which hosts the laboratory facilities of the Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks research group (WinPhos, http://winphos.web.auth.gr/ ) and its 5G testbed infrastructure. The training will include talks from both Industry and Academia and is mainly intended for Ph.D. students and Early Carrier Investigators.

Registration: Attendance to the Training School is free of charge, without any fee included, but requires registration. Registration can be done online in the following link: http://www.5g-phos.eu/index.php/add-sch-reg

The organizing committee: