Meetings & Events

Date Location/Venue Event Program
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:

12/07/2019 Design Suite, Portobello Centre, University of Sheffield, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET, UK Joint IRACON-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)