The 2017 International Workshop on Resource Allocation, Cooperation and Competition in Wireless Networks (RAWNET), Paris, France, 15th May, 2017


Call for Papers

(Click here for a PDF version of the Call for Papers.)

Emerging wireless networking technologies will provide advanced quality of service classes, including very high data rates over millimeter-wave frequencies, low latencies for specific use cases, as well as seamless connections in scenarios with ever increasing mobility. In addition, these emerging technologies will open the door for novel applications such as new social or location-based services, as well as new architectures such as node-centric and information-centric networks.

The workshop will focus on resource management in emerging wireless networking technologies and applications. Approaches to resource management across protocol layers will be considered, ranging from physical layer to application layer issues. Of particular interest are resource allocation mechanisms for wireless networks that allow for the efficient allocation of network resources, the dissemination and exploitation of information, and for distributed computation. The applications can stem from any wireless scenario such as multi-cellular, 5G cloud-RAN, cognitive-radio or ad-hoc networks, and in existing or novel networking architectures, such as node-centric networking, information-centric networking or low-latency networks.

Original contributions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following topics of interest:

Plenary Speaker

Marco Di Renzo Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France

On System-Level Analysis and Optimization of Large-Scale Networks

The slides to the talk are available here.


This talk is aimed to discuss the critical and essential importance of spatial models for accurate system-level analysis and optimization of emerging ultra-dense and heterogeneous cellular networks. With the aid of stochastic geometry and point process tools, new mathematical methodologies for system-level analysis and optimization will be illustrated. In addition, their application to emerging cellular network concepts will be discussed and validated with the aid of empirical data from publicly available databases.


Marco Di Renzo received the "Laurea" and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Doctor of Science degree from the University Paris-Sud, France. Since 2010, he has been a "Chargé de Recherche Titulaire" CNRS in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems of Paris-Saclay University - CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Univ Paris Sud, France. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and a co-founder of the university spin-off company WEST Aquila s.r.l., Italy. He serves as an Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Communications Society. He is a recipient of several awards, and a frequent tutorial and invited speaker at IEEE conferences.


09:20-09:30 Welcome
09:30-10:30 Plenary talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 1: Scheduling and resource allocation
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2: Future wireless network architectures
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:45 Session 3: Wireless cognitive and sensor networks

09:20 - 09:30


Room: Amphi Thévenin

Plenary talk

On System-Level Analysis and Optimization of Large-Scale Networks
Marco Di Renzo, L2S, CentraleSupélec, University Paris-Saclay, France
Room: Amphi Thévenin

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 1: Scheduling and resource allocation

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#1 Optimal Distributed Allocation of Almost Blank Subframes for LTE/WiFi Coexistence
Shubhajeet Chatterjee, Mohammad J. Abdel-Rahman and Allen B. MacKenzie (Virginia Tech, USA)
#2 Joint Access Point Deployment and Assignment in mmWave Networks with Stochastic User Orientation
Mehdi Naderi soorki (Virginia Tech); Mohammad J. Abdel-Rahman, Allen B. MacKenzie and Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)
#3 Optimal Distributed Scheduling for Single-hop Wireless Networks
Sarath Pattathil and Jayakrishnan Nair (IIT Bombay, India)
#4 When to Arrive in a Congested System: Achieving Equilibrium via Learning Algorithm
Parth Thaker (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India); Aditya Gopalan (Indian Institute of Science, India); Rahul Vaze (TIFR Mumbai, India)

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Future wireless network architectures

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#0 Memory-aided superfast routing for SDN
Georgios Paschos (Huawei, France)
#1 Joint CoMP-Cell Selection and Resource Allocation in Fronthaul-Constrained C-RAN
Lei You (Uppsala University, Sweden); Di Yuan (Linköping University, Sweden)
#2 An Examination of the Benefits of Scalable TTI for Heterogeneous Traffic Management in 5G Networks
Emmanouil Fountoulakis and Nikolaos Pappas (Linköping University, Sweden); Qi Liao (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Vinay Suryaprakash (Bell Laboratories & Nokia, Germany); Di Yuan (Linköping University, Sweden)
#3 Making the Case for Dynamic Wireless Infrastructure Sharing: a Techno-Economic Game
Alessandro Lieto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Ilaria Malanchini (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Vinay Suryaprakash (Bell Laboratories & Nokia, Germany); Antonio Capone (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Session 3: Wireless cognitive and sensor networks

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#1 Evolutionary Dynamics of Cooperative Sensing in Cognitive Radios Under Partial System State Information
Hajar El Hammouti (INPT, Morocco); Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon, France); Francesco De Pellegrini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy); Essaid Sabir (Hassan II University of Casablanca & ENSEM, Morocco); Loubna Echabbi (INPT, Morocco)
#2 Throughput Maximization of Large-Scale Secondary Networks over Licensed and Unlicensed Spectra
Manjesh K Hanawal (IIT Bombay, India); Yezekael Hayel (LIA, University of Avignon, France); Quanyan Zhu (New York University, USA)
#3 Efficient Data Retrieval In Faulty Sensor Networks Using A Mobile Mule
Harel Yedidsion (Ben Gurion University, Israel); Aritra Banik (Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India); Paz Carmi and Matthew J. Katz (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Michael Segal (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
#4 Payoff-oriented quantization and application to power control
Chao Zhang (University paris sud, France); Nizar Khalfet (INRIA, France); Samson E Lasaulce (CNRS - Supelec, France); Vineeth S Varma (CRAN & CID, France); Sophie Tarbouriech (LAAS-CNRS, France)

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers consist of 6 pages, double column, IEEE format. Follow the same formatting guidelines as the WiOpt symposium. See the Information for Authors.


All submissions will be handled by EDAS following this link. The workshop name on EDAS is RAWNET'17.

No-show policy

To guarantee publication of a RAWNET paper, at least one author should 1) have full registration either for the whole WiOpt event or for the workshop and 2) present the work.


WiOpt-RAWNET is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Information Theory Society and IFIP. All papers will be published in the IFIP DL open library with Open Access, as well as on IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 3, 2017, 23:59 CET February 19, 2017, 23:59 CET (firm)

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2017 March 8, 2017

Camera ready/registration due: March 17, 2017, 23:59 CET

Workshop: May 15, 2017


In order to contact the workshop organisers, please write to the email address rawnet17-chairs AT edas dot info.

Workshop Organisers

Carlo Fischione KTH Royal Institue of Technology, Sweden
Paolo Giaccone Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Iordanis Koutsopoulos Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

TPC Members

Tansu Alpcan (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Mehdi Bennis (University of Oulu, Finland)
Randall Berry (Northwestern University, USA)
Eylem Ekici (Ohio State University, USA)
Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland, USA)
Ozgur Ercetin (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Leonidas Georgiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
George Iosifidis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Ulas Kozat (Huawei R&D, USA)
Emilio Leonardi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Marco Mezzavilla (NYU Poly, USA)
Giovanni Neglia (INRIA, France)
Georgios Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France)
Balakrishna Prabhu (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)
Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Slawomir Stanczak (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)
Stavros Toumpis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

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