Meetings & Events

Date Location/Venue Event Program
Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center, Osaka, JAPAN NEXT EVENT! Organized Session for ISAP2020:
Novel Antennas and Propagation Modelling for the 5G Millimeter Wave Bands
More Information2020-04-14T18:44:39+01:00

Session Organizer
Prof. Dr Narcis Cardona (iTEAM REsearch Institute-Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Session Chairs
Prof. Narcis Cardona (iTEAM REsearch Institute-Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Prof. Sana Salous (Department of Engineering Durham University, UK)
Prof. Xiaoli Xu (University of Sheffield, UK)
Prof. Andrés Alayón Glazunov (University of Twente, Netherlands)

Brief Decription of Session
This session tackles the problems of antenna design and channel modelling at mmWave bands. It is organized by a group of experts working in Europe, but with contacts and cooperation projects in Asia and the Americas. The Co-chairs are part of the COST IRACON European networks, chair some international committees (URSI-C) and are part of 5G-PPP projects and EU training networks, being the most related to this topic the ITN WaveComBE. In all those scientific networks the proponents are providing their expertise in Antennas and Propagation, which are in this proposal complemented with some companies (Ranplan, Gapwaves), to complete the implementation aspects of the mmWave antennas for 5G and beyond.

Antenna, MIMO, waveguide, radio propagation models, millimeter wave band, 5G

Short Abstract
The use of millimeter wave bands for 5G access has been foreseen as an efficient strategy to cope with the growth of mobile data traffic, when concentrated in hot spots and in built environments. The combination of ultra dense deployment of millimeter-wave (mmW) small-cells (SCs) in conjunction with massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) in 5G and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks, still need to address a number of research challenges. These open challenges include the antenna design and implementation, as well as the modelling and prediction of the radio channel response. At mmWave bands wavelengths, the modelling of the radio channel is no longer separable of that of the antenna. This special organized session puts together a number of speakers from Europe and Asia, who are proposing new approaches to the antenna design and channel modelling for such 5G mmWave systems. The session will address the design of waveguide, planar, multi-beam, MIMO, and passive antennas, as well as the path and AoA estimation for mmWave channels in built environments.

Call for papers for WaveComBE ESRs
WaveComBE ESRs should submmit their papers through All papers must be submitted to 24 April 2020 June 15 2020 (extended deadline) and should conform to the same specifications as regular papers. The authors cannot be changed after submission and in case of “no show” the paper will not be included in the ISAP Archives and IEEE-Xplore digital library. Their quality will mainly be judged on the proper coverage of the topic (e.g. not only work from the author’s institution but also that from the general scientific community). All papers are subjected to a peer review process. Acceptance Letter will be sent by July 27 Monday.

More information at
Online (organized by University of Sheffield) WAVECOMBE Training Seminar
More information2020-10-13T19:08:03+01:00

First Part: Tuesday, 22 September 15:00 – 17:00 (CET)


  • Getting Started in Public Engagement (~25 minutes)
  • Discussion and break (10 minutes)
  • Working with stakeholders (~25 minutes)
  • Discussion and break (10 minutes)
  • Working with the media and social media (~10 minutes)
  • Discussion and wrap-up (10 minutes)

Second Part: Thursday, 8 October 14:00 – 16:30 (UK Time)

High Quality Public Engagement
In this engaging, interactive online course, participants will have the opportunity to examine a series of frameworks and tools that can be used to develop high quality public engagement. In applying these tools – through case studies, activities and discussions – delegates will develop a more strategic approach to their public engagement practice.

Target participants
This course, aimed at those with a basic grounding in Public Engagement with research, looking to take stock and develop a more strategic approach to their public engagement.

Learning objectives

  • To explore frameworks and concepts that begin to deepen thinking about People, Purpose and Process within public engagement work
  • To start thinking about the importance of evaluation to high quality public engagement
  • To apply learning to an example of their own public engagement practice and take away tools which will allow practical application of learning in the future

This course will be facilitated by Helen Featherstone, Head of Public Engagement with Research, University of Bath.


  • 14:00
    • Your experience and knowledge of public engagement
    • Framework for high quality public engagement
    • Purpose
    • People
  • 15:15 10 minute break
  • 15:25
    • Process
    • Evaluation
    • Q&A
    • After the training…
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain 2st Valencia Training School (WATS-2)
More Information2020-02-04T14:36:00+01:00

Updated Agenda:

Monday 3rd Feb

14:30‐16:00 Meeting ESR’s Coordination
16:00‐16:30 BREAK
Horizontal skills: CC5: Communication skills
16:30‐18:30 Aptitudes and personality

Tuesday 4th Feb

Horizontal skills: CC5: Communication skills
08:30‐11:00 Aptitudes and personality
11:00‐11:30 BREAK
11:30‐13:30 Inter-personal communication skills
13:30‐14:30 LUNCH
14:30‐16:15 Public speaking
16:15‐16:30 BREAK
Simulation tools for 5G
16:30‐18:30 Introduction to Unity 3D (practical session)

Wednesday 5th Feb

Simulation tools for 5G
08:30‐11:00 Link level simulation/OFDM performance (practical session)
11:00‐11:30 BREAK
11:30‐12:30 5G NR simulation (practical session)
12:30‐13:30 Introduction to system simulation
13:30‐14:30 LUNCH
14:30‐16:15 Introduction to Unity 3D (practical session)
16:15‐16:30 BREAK
16:30‐18:30 Field test measurements with lab equipment (practical session)

Thursday 6th Feb

Project Management Committee Meeting
09:00‐10:00 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ Coordination
10:00‐11:00 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ Financial and administrative issues
11:00‐11:30 BREAK
11:30‐13:30 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ WPs status and results (WP1, WP2, WP3)
13:30‐14:30 LUNCH
14:30‐15:15 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ Exploitation (Gapwaves, LTV, RPN) (WP4)
15:15‐15:45 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ Training (UPV)
15:45‐16:15 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ Disemination (UPV, LTV) (WP4)
16:15‐16:30 BREAK
16:15‐17:15 WaveComBE PMC meeting ‐ ESRs’ pitches

Look how to get to the Valencia Winter Training School.

University of Twente, De Veldmaat 8, 7522 NM Enschede, Netherlands 1st WAVECOMBE Training School (WATS-1)
More Information2019-09-02T15:14:16+01:00

Day 1: Wednesday, 4/September

  • 08:30-09:00 Start
  • 09:00-10:15 Theme 1: Array Antennas by Assoc. Prof. Ashraf Uz Zaman, Gapwaves/Chalmers.
  • 10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Theme 1: Array Antennas by Assoc. Prof. Ashraf Uz Zaman, Gapwaves/Chalmers.
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:15 Theme 2: OTA Characterization of Antennas and Devices by Assoc. Prof. Andrés Alayón Glazunov, UT/Chalmers.
  • 14:15-14:45 Coffee Break
  • 14:45-16:00 Theme 2: OTA Characterization of Antennas and Devices by Assoc. Prof. Andrés Alayón Glazunov, UT/Chalmers.
  • 19:00-22:00 Joint Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, 5/September

  • 09:00-10:15 Theme 3: 5G Introduction and NR features by Prof. Jose Francisco Monserrat, UPV.
  • 10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Theme 3: 5G Introduction and NR features by Prof. Jose Francisco Monserrat, UPV.
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-16:00 Theme 4: 5G Wireless System Networks by Dr. Jiming Chen, Ranplan.
  • 10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 13:00-16:00 Theme 4: 5G Wireless System Networks by Dr. Jiming Chen, Ranplan.
  • 19:00-22:00 Joint Dinner

Day 3: Friday, 6/September

  • 09:00-10:15 Theme 5: Channel Models and Propagation by Dr. Christian Schneider, TU Ilmenau.
  • 10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Theme 5: Channel Models and Propagation by Dr. Christian Schneider, TU Ilmenau.
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00 Exam: (multiple choice exam with contributions from all the instructors)
  • 15:30-16:00 Completion of course evaluation form.
  • 16:15 The course ends.
12/07/2019 Design Suite, Portobello Centre, University of Sheffield, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET, UK is3DMIMO – WAVECOMBE Joint Workshop
More Information2019-07-30T14:21:49+01:00


  • 9:30 – 9:45 Workshop Opening (Xiaoli Chu)
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Coffee Break
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Indoor Channel Sounding for 3D MIMO Communications (Jiliang Zhang)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Power Allocation for Multipair Massive MIMO Full-Duplex Relay Systems (Xiaoli Chu)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Radio Vortex MIMO with Index Modulation (Hu Tao)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 LoS/NLoS Transmissions in Densely Deployed Cellular Networks (Jiaqi Wang)
  • 12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Indoor Radio Propagation Measurements and Channel Characterization in the 60 GHz (Amar Al Jzari)
  • 14:30 – 15:00 On the Optimum Down-Tilting of 3D Large Scale Antenna Arrays (Mengxin Zhou)
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Indoor Propagation Modelling and Indoor Cell Optimization using Ranplan’s Software Tools (Chunxia Qin)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Plane Wave Synthesis with Irregular Chamber Planar Antenna Arrays for Compact OTA Measurements (Mohammad Poordaraee)
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Open Discussion and Closing (Xiaoli Chu)
15/01/2019 Dublin City All Hallows Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland Joint IRACON-WAVECOMBE Training Workshop on Radio Channel Modelling for 5G Millimetre Wave Communications in Built Environments
More Information2019-07-30T14:31:25+01:00


Start time: 11:00 – End time: 17:30


Narcis Cardona, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES
Sana Salous, University of Durham, UK
Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto University, FI

Local organisation:

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University, IR

Speakers confirmed:

  • Vittorio Degli-Sposti, UniBO, IT
  • José María Molina, UPCT, ES
  • Andrés Alayón Glazunov, Univ of Twente, NL
  • Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto Univ., FI
  • Pieter Demuytere, Televic, BE
  • Diego Dupleich, TU Ilmenau, DE
  • Athanasios Vasileiadis, U. of Sheffield, UK
  • Johannes Eckhardt, TU Braunschweig, DE
  • Jie Zhang, RanPlan, UK
  • Jonas Medbo/Satyam Dwivedi Ericsson, SE


Registration is available through and it is free of charge for WaveComBE and IRACON members.
Registration deadline: December 17th 2018


  • Registration to the meeting and the workshop: 17 December 2018
  • Request of TD number: 17 December 2018
  • Submission of TD: 8 January 2019

Studen Grants:

IRACON offers grants for PhD students of the institutions participating in the COST Action to attend this workshop. Applicants should address for more information.


Millimetre-wave frequencies have been extensively studied during the recent years as the potential candidate bands for allocating mobile access services in 5G and beyond. A future with dense deployments of mobile network nodes working at such frequency bands is foreseen, mainly for environments where demand of extreme mobile broadband connectivity is concentrated, like in the build environments, either indoors or urban outdoors.

IRACON ( is the COST Action on Radio Communications aimed to the design and analysis for the 5th-generation (5G) and beyond-5G radio networks. IRACON participants develop accurate radio channel models for scenarios including, but not limited to, heterogeneous cells, body area networks and vehicular communications, using carrier frequencies above UHF up to Terahertz. WaveComBE ( is an Industrial and Training Network of the Marie Sklodovska-Curie Action, dealing with the ultra-dense deployment of millimetre-wave (mmW) small-cells (SCs) in conjunction with massive multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) in 5G and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks.

WaveComBE and IRACON Committees are offering this joint training workshop on the current advances on millimetre-wave radio channel modelling that both communities have produced recently. The objective of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive insight of the propagation aspects of mm-Wave frequencies, the various techniques for channel modelling in these bands, and the system level aspects of implementation and practical aspects, mainly on antennas and MIMO systems when applied above 30GHz.

More information is available in the IRACON website, at the following pages: