IEEE Benelux COM/VT Jt. Chapter


Event 20140507

Workshop on multi-link networking for satellite and terrestrial wireless communications

IEEE Benelux Joint Chapter on Communications and Vehicular Technology
workshop on

“Multi-link networking for wireless communications”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
European Space Agency, ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


It is our pleasure to invite you to the workshop on “Multi-link networking for satellite and terrestrial wireless communications”, organized by the IEEE Benelux Joint Chapter on Communications and Vehicular Technology.

Multi-link satellite and terrestrial networking may provide technical solutions for a variety of persisting challenges in wireless communications. Within this workshop we aim at reviewing wireless technologies research in view of next generation 5G networks and specifically how multi-link networking could fit within the context of next generation wireless systems. The topics of network coding, 5G networks including satellite links, joint satellite and terrestrial networks, cross layer optimization in multi-link communications and Multipath TCP (MP-TCP) are sought to be addressed during this workshop.

The workshop is aiming to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical advances and ongoing research topics related to different aspects of multi-link networking for wireless communications in particular.

The event consists of invited talks as well as opportunities to discuss with academics and industry.

A visit of the ESTEC technical test facilities is foreseen.


Technical Program



Welcome by ESA


Compute-and-Forward on a Multiaccess Relay Channel: Coding and Symmetric-Rate Optimization,

Mohieddine El Soussi, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)


 Distributed Energy-Efficient Power Optimization for Relay-Aided Heterogeneous Networks,

Ivan Stupia, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)


 MIMO extensions to DVB-SH,

Bhavani Shankar, SnT, University of Luxembourg


 Tour of ESTEC test facilities


Lunch break


Iterative Multiuser Detection of Spectrally Efficient FDMA CPM,

Nele Noels, University of Gent


Introduction to the MP-TCP protocol mechanism, 

Fabien Duchêne, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)


Cross-Layer Design Issues and MP-TCP Applications to Multi-Gateway Satellite Networks,

Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena


Coffee break


Graph Model and Network Coding Gain for Multi-Link Satellite Networking, 

Angeles Vazquez-Castro, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)


Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks: Challenges and Opportunities, 

Sofie Pollin, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)


Trends in Satellite Networking Technologies, 

Nader Alagha, ESA


Closing of the workshop



The workshop is free-of-charge, but registration is mandatory.

The registration is closed for this event.