May 25, 2015
IIT Bombay

Device-to-Device (D2D) communications is gaining increasing popularity, not only among researchers in academia and industries but also among standardization bodies. In fact, D2D communication is viewed as a key technology for providing ubiquitous computing and communication, traffic offload from cellular networks, improved energy efficiency and coverage extension, peer-to-peer communications, etc. The D2D concept is built around the idea of enabling two or more mobile devices in proximity of each other to establish direct local links, either in an autonomous manner to form an ad hoc network or coordinated by a base station in order to perform direct data transfer. As a result, D2D is expected to lead to novel wireless applications such as proximity services and robust public safety communications. However, there are many issues to be addressed before the concept of D2D communication can be implemented and commercialized such as interference management, self-organization, network discovery, and resource allocation, among others.

Topics of interest cover all aspects related to D2D communications with and without infrastructure, including results for both cellular-coordinated approaches and distributed ad hoc networking solutions from academia, industries as well as standardization bodies. In particular, this workshop solicits contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Energy efficiency analysis for D2D communications
  • Game-theoretic techniques for D2D communications
  • Resource allocation and power control for D2D communications
  • Interference cancellation and coordination for D2D communications
  • Frequency reuse and spectrum sharing for D2D communication
  • Energy-harvesting aware protocols for D2D communication
  • Neighbor discovery and link maintenance
  • Cognitive and cooperative D2D communication
  • MAC mechanisms for distributed and central-controlled D2D networks
  • Routing protocols for multi-hop D2D networks
  • Business models for D2D communication
  • Performance analysis of D2D networks
  • Recent advances in 3GPP Release - 12 standardization related to D2D and public safety communications
  • Exploiting social networks for D2D and public safety communications
  • Experimental results on D2D performance in proximity services and public safety scenarios
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For D2D full papers of up to 8 pages, in IEEE conference double-column format, will be published in the proceedings.

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Important Dates

Paper registration, 6 February, 2015 (extended)
Submission deadline, 6 February, 2015 (extended)
Decisions, 9 March, 2015
Camera ready, 24 March, 2015
Workshop, 25 May, 2015

Workshop Schedule

Time Sessions
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome
14:15 - 15:45 Optimum Exclusion Regions for Interference Protection in Device-to-Device Wireless Networks
Geordie George (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain)
Ratheesh K. Mungara (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain)
Angel Lozano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain)

Coverage Enhancement of PBCH using Reduced Search Viterbi for MTC in LTE-Advanced Networks
Parthiban Annamalai (Ericsson, India)
S K Das (St-Ericsson, India)
Jyotsna Bapat (International Institute of Information Technology, India)
Debabrata Das (International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore, India)

A Transfer Learning Approach for Cache-Enabled Wireless Networks
Ejder Bastug (CentraleSupelec, France)
Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland)
Merouane Debbah (Supelec, France)
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Power Constrained DTNs: Risk MDP-LP Approach
Atul Kumar (IIT Bombay, India)
Veeraruna Kavitha (IIT Bombay, India)
Hemachandra N. (IIT Bombay, India)

Performance analysis and decomposition results for some dynamic priority schemes in 2-class queues
Prathamesh Mayekar (IIT Bombay, India)
Jayendran Venkateswaran (IIT Bombay, India)
Manu K. Gupta (IIT Bombay, India)
Hemachandra N (IIT Bombay, India)

Workshop Chairs

Majed Haddad

University of Avignon, France

Afef Feki

Huawei, France

Veeraruna Kavitha

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India

Eitan Altman

INRIA, France

Technical Program Committee

Mehdi Bennis
N Hemachandra
Gaurav S Kasbekar
Pardeep Kumar
Subhash Lakshminarayana
Sami Mekki
Benoit Pelletier
Venkatesh Ramaiyan
Meryem Simsek
Carl Wijting
Murat Yuksel
University of Oulu
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
France Research Center, Huawei Technologies
InterDigital Canada
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
Technische Universitšt Dresden
Nokia Research Center, Finland
University of Nevada, Reno