Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models 
for Wireless Networks (SpaSWiN), Paris, France, 19th May, 2017


Call for Papers

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

The performance of wireless networks depends critically on the spatial configuration of the transmitter and receiver nodes. As a result, the modeling of such networks requires methods and tools from point process theory, stochastic geometry and random graph theory. The art of modeling wireless networks is strongly multi-disciplinary, combining these spatial, stochastic tools with information and communication theory, networking theory, combinatorics, and game theory. SpaSWiN is historically the first workshop specifically devoted to the use of spatial stochastic models for improved design of wireless networks. Building on the success of the 11 previous venues of the workshop, the goal of SpaSWiN 2017 is to bring together researchers from the various disciplines involved in spatial models of wireless communications. Please join us at Télécom ParisTech in the heart of Paris on May 19, 2017.

Plenary Speaker

Martin Haenggi University of Notre Dame , USA

How Typical is “Typical”? Characterizing Deviations using the Meta Distribution

The slides to the talk are available here.


Most stochastic geometry-based analyses of wireless networks focus on spatial (or ensemble) averages, such as the success probability or rate of the typical link. However, in a realization of the point process describing the network, no link is typical. In most networks, it is desirable that the per-link performances are concentrated around their mean (the performance of the typical link). Hence an important question is whether the performances of most links are close to that of the typical link or whether there is a wide disparity. We present a mathematical framework based on the so-called meta distribution that permits an analysis of the per-link performance distribution, rather than just its average. The framework is applied to Poisson bipolar and cellular networks (with and without power control), and D2D communications. We show how the deviations from the typical link performance can be minimized. Lastly, we introduce and analyze the spatial outage capacity, which is the maximum density of links in a network that satisfy an outage constraint.


Martin Haenggi is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and a Concurrent Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. He received the Dipl.Ing. (M.Sc.) and (Ph.D.) degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has served on the editorial boards of 6 other journals and as a Distinguished Lecturer and Speaker for the IEEE Circuits and Systems and Communications Societies. He authored the monograph “Interference in Large Wireless Networks” (NOW Publishers, 2009), the textbook “Stochastic Geometry for Wireless Networks” (Cambridge, 2012), and published 14 single-author journal articles. He received the ETH Medal for both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, the CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation in 2005, and the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper award.


09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening remarks from the Workshop Chairs
09:15-10:15 Keynote opening
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:30 Session 1
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:45 Session 3
17:45-18:00 Closing remarks and farewell from the Workshop Chairs

09:00 - 09:15

SpaSWiN Welcome and opening remarks from the Workshop Chairs

Room: Amphi Émeraude

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote opening

How Typical is "Typical"? Characterizing Deviations using the Meta Distribution
Martin Haenggi, University of Notre Dame, USA

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:30

Session 1 (Session Chair: Marco Di Renzo)

Room: Amphi Émeraude
#1 On the Performance of Practical Ultra-Dense Networks: The Major and Minor Factors
Ming Ding (Data 61, Australia); David López-Pérez (Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland)
#2 Performance Analysis of Ultra-Dense Networks with Elevated Base Stations
Italo Atzeni (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France); Jesús Arnau (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. & Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, France); Marios Kountouris (Huawei Technologies, France)
#3 Beam Based Stochastic Model of the Coverage Probability in 5G Millimeter Wave Systems
Cristian Tatino (Linköping University & Nokia Bell Labs, Sweden); Ilaria Malanchini and Danish Aziz (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Di Yuan (Linköping University, Sweden)
#4 Leveraging D2D Communication to Maximize the Spectral Efficiency of Massive MIMO Systems
Asma Afzal (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Afef Feki (France Research Center, Huawei Technologies, France); Mérouane Debbah (Huawei, France); Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Mounir Ghogho (University of Leeds & International University of Rabat, United Kingdom); Desmond McLernon (The University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
#5 Optimizing Mission Critical Data Dissemination in Massive IoT Networks
Muhammad Junaid Farooq (New York University, USA); Hesham ElSawy (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia); Quanyan Zhu (New York University, USA); Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session 2 (Session Chair: Marco Di Renzo)

Room: Amphi Émeraude
#1 Fundamental Limits of a Dense IoT Cell in the Uplink
Jean-Marie Gorce (INSA-Lyon & CITI, Inria, France); Yasser Fadlallah (University of Sciences and Arts in Lebanon, Lebanon); Jean-Marc Kelif (Orange Labs, France); H. Vincent Poor (Princeton University, USA); Azeddine Gati (Orange Labs, France)
#2 Effects of Directivity on Wireless Network Complexity
Arta Cika and Justin P Coon (University of Oxford, United Kingdom); Sunwoo Kim (Hanyang University, Korea)
#3 Optimizing spatial throughput in device-to-device networks
Holger P. Keeler (Weierstrass Institute, Germany); Bartlomiej Błaszczyszyn (Inria-Ens, France); Paul Muhlethaler (INRIA, France)
#4 Self-similarity in urban wireless networks: Hyperfractals
Philippe Jacquet (INRIA, France); Dalia Georgiana Popescu (Nokia Bell Labs & INRIA, France)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:45

Session 3 (Session Chair: Marco Di Renzo)

Room: Amphi Émeraude
#1 Revisiting Frequency Reuse towards Supporting Ultra-Reliable Ubiquitous-Rate Communication
Jihong Park, Dong Min Kim and Petar Popovski (Aalborg University, Denmark); Seong-Lyun Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
#2 Stochastic Geometry Model for Multi-Channel Fog Radio Access Networks
Mostafa Emara (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Hesham ElSawy (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia); Sameh Sorour (University of Idaho, USA); Samir Al-Ghadhban (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, USA); Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
#3 Wireless Node Cooperation with Resource Availability Constraints
Luis David Alvarez Corrales (Telecom ParisTech, France); Anastasios Giovanidis (UPMC Sorbonne Universités & CNRS, France); Philippe Martins (Telecom Paristech, France); Laurent Decreusefond (Telecom ParisTech & CNRS LTCI, France)
#4 Coverage Analysis for Millimeter Wave Uplink Cellular Networks with Partial Zero-Forcing Receivers
Chao Fang, Behrooz Makki and Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
#5 Decentralized Traffic Management for Heterogeneous Networks with Opportunistic Unlicensed Spectrum Sharing
Chun-Hung Liu and Hong-Cheng Tsai (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

17:45 - 18:00

SpaSWiN Closing remarks and farewell from the Workshop Chairs

Room: Amphi Émeraude

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 SpaSWiN'17.

No-show policy

To guarantee publication of a SpaSWiN 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-SpaSWiN 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

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

Workshop: May 19, 2017


In order to contact the workshop organisers, please write to the email address spaswin17-chairs AT edas dot info.

Workshop Organisers

Tim Brown Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marco Di Renzo Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France
Sayandev Mukherjee Docomo Innovations, USA

TPC Members

Justin Coon (Oxford University, UK)
Hesham ElSawy (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
Massimo Franceschetti (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Martin Haenggi (University of Notre Dame, USA)
H. Paul Keeler (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Germany)
Olivier Lévêque (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Naoto Miyoshi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Q. S. Quek (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Rahul Vaze (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India)
Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, UK)
Wenyi Zhang (University of Science and Technology, China)

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