Conference program updated


The program is now in finalization. Sessions and guest speakers are available in the program section, with a full list of papers on the way. Accomodation and transportation infos are up in the registration section. Should you have any additional questions feel free to contact us!

Registration opened


The registration site is now active. You can readily head to the registration section for additional information. Decisions for the papers should be ready for the 10th as planned.

Deadline extended!


The submission deadline has been extended to January 7th, 2011. The IWPCM team wishes you happy holidays!



The 2011 and first edition of the IWPCM will be held in Lyon, on the campus of La Doua, from March, 2nd to March, 4th 2011. The Lyon metropolitan area, the largest in the Rhône-Alpes region, lies in a strategic location in the natural plain of the Rhone Valley. It is surrounded by the Beaujolais country in the north, the Monts du Lyonnais in the west, and the plains of the Dombes and Isère in the east and north.

Lyon has a long cultural influence on France and the world. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière.

The site is situated at about 1h from the Saint-Exupéry Airport, with direct access to the city center.



The wireless access networks deployment during the last decades was assisted by specific tools devoted to planning and optimization. The accuracy and effectiveness of such software rely for an important part on the quality of the radio channel prediction. Up to now, cellular networks exploited dedicated radio resources and were deployed under thorough design and planning procedures. Due to the radio spectrum scarcity, two fundamental changes are anticipated. Firstly, the strict reservation of a specific band for a unique standard could evolve toward a priority policy allowing the co-existence of secondary users in a band allocated to a primary system. Secondly, a strong densification of actual cellular networks is expected by combining small outdoor cells and indoor femtocells (Home eNodeB) together with actual systems. This evolution is accompanied with the emergence of cognitive radio that becomes a reality in terminals and the development of self-organization capabilities together with distributed cooperative behaviours. Therefore, the aim of this new workshop is to give new solutions in order to efficiently study the performance of next generation mobile networks, with a particular focus on propagation and channel models.

Invited speakers


In order to answer these questions, the workshop will feature keynote addresses by the following people:

Prof. Luis Correia

Luis M. Correia was born in Portugal, on October 1958. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST-TUL (Technical University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and services.

He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese mobile communications operators and the telecommunications regulator, besides other public and private entities. Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has been active in various ones within the European frameworks of RACE, ACTS, IST, ICT and COST (where he also served as evaluator and auditor), having coordinated two COST projects, and taken leadership responsibilities at the workpackage and task levels in various ones.

He has been supervising students at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels, having authored more than 300 papers and communications in international and national journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, editor, and board member. He was part of the COST Domain Committee on ICT. He was the Chairman of the Technical Programme Committee of several conferences, namely PIMRC’2002. He is part of the Expert Advisory Group and of the Steering Board of the European eMobility platform, and the Chairman of its Working Group on Applications.

Prof. Thomas Kürner

Thomas Kürner received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 1990 and the Dr.-Ing. degree in 1993 from the same university. From 1990 to 1994 he was with the Institut fürHöchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik SIHE) at the University of Karlsruhe working on wave propagation modelling, radio channel characterization and radio network planning. From 1994 to 2003 he was with the radio network planning department at the headquarters of the GSM 1800 and UMTS operator E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH &Co KG, Düsseldorf, where he was team manager radio network planning support being responsible for radio network planning tools, algorithms, processes and parameters.

Since 2003 he has been a Professor for Mobile Radio Systems at the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik at the Technical University of Braunschweig. His working areas are propagation, traffic and mobility models for automatic planning of mobile radio networks, planning of hybrid networks as well as indoor channel characterization for high-speed short-range systems including future terahertz communication systems.

He has been engaged in several international bodies such as ITU-R SG 3, UMTS Forum Spectrum Aspects Group, COST 231, COST 273, and COST 259, where he chaired the working group “Network Aspects”. He was also a work package leader in the European IST-MOMENTUM project working on methods for “Automatic Planning of large-scale Radio Networks”. He is a member of VDE/ITG, VDI and Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dr. Chia-Chin Chong

Chia-Chin Chong spent two years at the Samsung Electronics R&D and is currently a senior researcher at DOCOMO USA Labs. She serves as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology . She has published more than 90 international journals, conference papers, and international standard contributions. She has received numerous awards, including the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale Young Scientist Award and the DOCOMO USA Labs President Award in 2008; the IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband Best Paper Award, the DOCOMO USA Labs President Award, and the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award in 2006; the IEE Prize and the IEE Vodafone Research Award in 1999 and 2001, respectively.

She has served on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of various international conferences, including TPC cochair for the Wireless Communications Symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2008, publicity cochair for the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications 2008, sponsorship chair for the CrownCom 2008, tutorial chair for the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2009, and the panel organizer and chair of the Fourth Generation (4G) Wireless Forum for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Her current research interests include International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced and LTE-Advanced cellular systems, propagation channel measurements and modeling, orthogonal frequency-division multiple access systems, and wireless health care.

Dr Su-Khiong Yong

Bringing over 10 years of wireless R&D experience and standardization leadership, SK has been involved and contributed towards the success of several wireless standard developments in the area of WLAN and WPAN. SK is currently with Marvell Semiconductors, Santa Clara, CA, where he is active in WiGig Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance and IEEE 802.11 product development and standardization activities. SK is currently the Chair of the Wi-Fi Alliance Display Marketing and Technical Task Group.

Prior to this, SK was with Samsung Electronics, San Jose, CA, working on beamforming and baseband development for millimeter wave technology. SK also led the Samsung's standardization and industry activities in IEEE 802.15.3c, ECMA TC48 and WirelessHD and WiGig Alliance.

Prior to joining Samsung Electronics, SK was with Savi Technology Inc., a Lockheed Martin company, Mountain View, CA from 2007 to 2008, working on RFID product development and standardization activities. At Savi, SK was responsible for developing a new RFID technology and applications for vertical market. In particular, he was involved in developing sensor solution and integration of GPS technology for a RFID tag to enable total visibility. SK was the U.S. delegate for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 RFID standardization effort and Active Tag Group in EPCglobal.

From 2004 to 2007, SK was with the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon, Korea, where he worked primarily on system design for UWB communication, gigabit wireless using 60-GHz technology, chaos-based communication, channel modeling and MIMO technology development. SK served as TG3c secretary and technical editor for TG3c channel modeling subgroup. From 2000 to 2003, SK was involved in beyond 3G research projects with the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), an industrial consortium in the U.K.

SK was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Millimeter Wave Wireless Communication Systems of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. SK has (co)author of more than 50 published international journals articles, conference papers, and international standard contributions. SK is the leading editor of the book entitles on "60 GHz Technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN: From Theory to Practice".