Meeting Report: IEEE VTS-UKRI Chapter Meeting at the University of Surrey, 19 April 2013, on “Physical Layer Techniques for 5G Wireless Access Networks”

The IEEE VTS-UKRI Chapter held a meeting on the 19 April at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. This meeting was in collaboration with European Wireless 2013,, which took place at the University of Surrey on the previous three days. The topic of the meeting was “Physical Layer Techniques for 5G Wireless Access Networks”, under which a guest lecture was given by Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Various other lectures and discussions on this topic were also held, as well a social activity taking place.


The meeting was held in the “BB” building of the Stag Hill Campus, which can be located at the following link: Information on the University of Surrey, including travel directions, can be found at this link:, or at the European Wireless event’s web site: The room of the event was a combination of 10 BB 01 and 11 BB 01 (these two rooms were merged together).

The Agenda for the meeting was as follows. We have also made available here the embedded presentations that were given at the event.

9.00am: “Introduction to the IEEE VTS UKRI Chapter”, Dr. Oliver Holland, King’s College London

9.15am: “Physical Layer Techniques for 5G Wireless Access Networks”, Prof. Tadashi Matsumoto, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (in 3 parts)

10.30am: Coffee break (provided)

11.00am: “Toward Energy Efficient 5G Access Networks”, Dr. Mehrdad Dianati, University of Surrey

11.30am: Open discussion “What is 5G, and what Physical Layer Capabilities should it Involve”?

12.30pm: Lunch (light lunch provided)

1.30pm: Tour of the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of  Surrey

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