Workshop Program

September 24th 2017, Toronto II Ballroom, Hilton Toronto


Toronto II Ballroom

Session 1 – Oral Presentations

  • Blind Multiple User Detection for Grant-free MUSA without Reference Signal

Zhifeng Yuan, Chunlin Yan, Yifei Yuan, Weimin Li, ZTE Corporation

  • Low complexity detection algorithm for low PAPR interleaving based NoMA schemes

Chen Qian, Qi Xiong, Bin Yu, Chengjun Sun, Samsung Electronics

  • On the Performance of IDMA-based Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Schemes

Afshin Haghighat, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Robert Olesen, InterDigital

  • Two Simplified Multiuser Detection Algorithms For Uplink SCMA Systems Via Generalized Approximate Message Passing

Yu Huang, Yunzhou Li, Jing Wang, Tsinghua University

  • A survey of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G

Kun Lu, Zhanji Wu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

  • Ultra-Dense Networks in 5G: Interference Management via NoMA and Treating Interference as Noise

Navid Naderializadeh, Oner Orhan, Intel Corporation; Hosein Nikopour, Intel Labs; Shilpa Talwar, Intel Corporation


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Session 2 – Keynotes Speeches I

  • NOMA – A Paradigm Shift in Multiple Access for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University

  • Scalable SCMA

Jianglei Ma, Huawei Technologies

  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access for Internet of Things

Zhaoyang Zhang, Zhejiang University




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Session 3 – Keynotes Speeches II

  • The Myths, Realities and Futures of NOMA:
    A Historic Perspective on FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA, SDMA, IDMA, CCMA and ‘all that’…

Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton

  •  NOMA: Principles and New Results

Jinho Choi, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology


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Session 4 – Posters

  • A Nonbinary LDPC-Coded SCMA System with Optimized Codebook Design

Qingli He, B. Bai, Dan Feng, Hengzhou Xu, Min Zhu, Xidian University

  • A Novel Opportunistic NOMA Scheme for 5G Massive MIMO Multicast Communications

Ke Xiao, Shun Dai, North China University of Technology; Humphrey Rutagemwa, Bo Rong, Communications Research Centre Canada, Gong Liang, Academy of Broadcast Planning; Kadoch Michel, Ecole de technologie superieure

  • A Novel Uplink NOMA Scheme Based on Low Density Superposition Modulation

Chengxin Jiang, Zhanji Wu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

  • Bandwidth Minimization under Probabilistic Constraints and Statistical CSI for NOMA

Krishna Chitti, Fredrik Rusek, Lund University; Tumula V. K. Chaitanya, Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

  • Detection of Carrier-Interferometry Code Based Overloaded Multi-carrier CDMA Signals

Ming-Shiu Li, Yu T. Su, National Chiao Tung University

  • Hybrid Message Passing based Low Complexity Receiver for SCMA System over Frequency Selective Channels

Weijie Yuan, Beijing Institute of Technology; Huiming Huang, BSIR; Nan Wu, Beijing Institute of Technology; Lei Zhou, BSIR; Jingming Kuang, Beijing Institute of Technology

  • Investigation of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques for Future Cellular Networks

Ryan Keating, Rapeepat Ratasuk, Nokia Networks; Amitava Ghosh, Nokia

  • Joint Pattern Assignment and Power Allocation in PDMA

Jie Zeng, Tsinghua University; Bei Liu, Chongqing University of Post and Communications; Xin Su, Tsinghua University

  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access with Low Code Rate Spreading and Short Sequence Based Spreading

Sergey Sosnin, Intel Corp.; Gang Xiong, Intel Corporation; Debdeep Chatterjee, Intel; Yongjun Kwak, Intel Corporation

  • On Power Allocation and User Grouping for Sparse Coded Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in the Downlink

Johannes Dommel, Staphan Fähse, Lars Thiele, Fraunhofer HHI

  • On the performance of Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) in a Cloud-RAN system

Rupesh Singh Rai, Jiangzhou Wang, H. Zhu, University of Kent

  • Resource Spread Multiple Access – A Novel transmission scheme for 5G Uplink

Yiqing Cao, Haitong Sun, Joseph Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

  • SCMA-Based Uplink and Downlink Resource Reuse for Clustered mMTC

FangSheng Zhong, Ming Zhao, Zhou Wuyang, University of Science and Technology of China

  • Statistical QoS Provisioning for Half/Full-Duplex Cooperative Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Xianhao Chen, Gang Liu, Zheng Ma, Southwest Jiaotong University

  • System-level performance of C-NOMA: a cooperative scheme for capacity enhancements in 5G mobile networks

Andrea Marcano, Henrik L. Christiansen, Technical University of Denmark


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Session 5 – Panel

  • NoMA Enabled 5G New Radio, How Different Will It Be?

Moderator: Yan Chen, Huawei Technologies
Panelists:   Yoshihisa Kishiyama, NTT DoCoMo
Jianglei Ma, Huawei Technologies
Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University
Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton
Zhaoyang Zhang, Zhejiang University
Jinho Choi, GIST

Keynote Speakers

jianglei ma
Dr. Jianglei Ma

Dr. Jianglei Ma   Huawei Technologies

Jianglei Ma is a Chief Scientist on 5G air interface at the Huawei Canada R&D Center. Her research area is next generation wireless access technologies, and she is currently leading 5G air interface research in Huawei. She was a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Southeast University, China, and a visiting associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. degree from Southeast University.



Prof. Zhiguo Ding

Prof. Zhiguo Ding   Lancaster University

Zhiguo Ding received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005. From Jul. 2005 to Aug. 2014, he was working in Queen’s University Belfast, Imperial College and Newcastle University. Since Sept. 2014, he has been with Lancaster University as a Chair Professor in Signal Processing. From Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2016, he has also been an academic visitor in Princeton University.Dr Ding’ research interests are 5G networks, game theory, cooperative and energy harvesting networks and statistical signal processing.

He has been serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Networks, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, IEEE Communication Letters, and Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He was the TPC Co-Chair for the 6th IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Multimedia Networks (ICWMMN2015), Symposium Chair for International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications. (ICNC 2016), and the 25th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC), and Co-Chair of WCNC-2013 Workshop on New Advances for Physical Layer Network Coding. He received the best paper award in IET Comm. Conf. on Wireless, Mobile and Computing, 2009 and the 2015 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2015), IEEE Communication Letter Exemplary Reviewer 2012, and the EU Marie Curie Fellowship 2012-2014.


Prof. Lajos Hanzo

Prof. Lajos Hanzo  University of Southampton

Lajos Hanzo, received his Masters degree in electronics in 1976 and his Doctorate in 1983 from the Technical University of Budapest. In 2010 he was awarded the university’s highest honor, namely the Honorary Doctorate “Doctor Honaris Causa”. Since 1986 he has been with the University of Southampton, UK and in 2004 he was awarded the Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree. During his 36-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been a member of academic staff in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he currently holds the Chair in Telecommunications and he is head of the Communications Research Area. He is also a Chaired Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Lajos Hanzo has co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books totaling about 10 000 pages on mobile radio communications, and published 1200+ research papers and book chapters at IEEE Xplore. He has also organised and chaired major IEEE conferences, such as WCNC’2006, WCNC’2009, VTC’2011, presented Tutorial/overview lectures at international conferences. He presented a number of named lectures and keynotes.


Prof. Zhaoyang Zhang

Prof.  Zhaoyang Zhang   Zhejiang University

Zhaoyang Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in communication and information systems from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1998. Since then he has been with the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, where he is currently a full professor. His current research interests are mainly focused on the fundamental aspects of communications and networking, such as information theory and data analytics, computation and communication convergence in future networks, theoretical and algorithmic foundations for Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Data (IoD), etc. He was a co-recipient of four international conference Best Paper / Best Student Paper Awards.

Dr. Zhang is currently serving as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IET Communications and some other international journals. He served as TPC Co-Chair for many international conferences such as ChinaCOM 2008, ICUFN 2011 / 2012 / 2013, WCSP 2013, etc., General Chair for VTC-Spring 2017 Workshop HMWC, and Executive Committee Member for VTC-Fall 2017 Workshop NOMA, as well as Symposium Co-Chair for Globecom 2014 Wireless Communications Symposium.


Jinho Choi
Prof. Jinho Choi

Prof. Jinho Choi  Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Jinho Choi was born in Seoul, Korea. He received B.E. (magna cum laude) degree in electronics engineering in 1989 from Sogang University, Seoul, and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He is with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) as a Professor. Prior to joining GIST in 2013, he was with the College of Engineering, Swansea University, United Kingdom, as a Professor/Chair in Wireless.

His research interests include wireless communications and array/statistical signal processing. He authored two books published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 and 2010. Prof. Choi received the 1999 Best Paper Award for Signal Processing from EURASIP, 2009 Best Paper Award from WPMC (Conference), and is Senior Member of IEEE. Currently, he is an Editor of IEEE Trans. Communications and had served as an Associate Editor or Editor of other journals including IEEE Communications Letters, Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and ETRI journal.

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