The 2018 International Workshop on Resource Allocation, Cooperation and Competition in Wireless Networks (RAWNET)

Friday, May 11th, 2018


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 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 providers, 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:

  • Cooperation in mobile wireless networks
  • Spectrum sharing in millimeter-wave frequencies
  • Resource trade-offs in distributed optimization and coordination
  • Data dissemination in large-scale wireless networks
  • Mobile social networks
  • Caching in wireless and mobile networks
  • Distributed computation in wireless networks
  • Distributed scheduling/resource allocation in large-scale wireless networks
  • Physical layer/MAC layer cooperation in millimeter-wave networks
  • Diversity/multiplexing trade-offs of cooperation protocols
  • Effects of partial and incomplete state information in cooperative systems, and robust designs
  • Wireless location-based services and optimization
  • Resource allocation in fog/edge/cloud computing for wireless/mobile networks
  • Resource allocation and optimization in 5G wireless front-haul and back-haul architectures
  • SDN/NFV for wireless networks
  • Scaling laws and fundamental limits.

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers consist of 6 pages, double column, IEEE format.


Important Dates

Paper submissions: Extended to March 1st, 2018, 23:59 CET
Paper acceptance notifications: March 15th, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: March 30th, 2018, 23:59 CET
Workshop Date: May 11th, 2018


David Hay, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

Emilio Leonardi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

TPC Members

Konstantin Avrachenkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Italy)
Florin Ciucu (University of Warwick, England)
Francesca Cuomo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
György Dán (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Eylem Ekici (Ohio State University, USA)
Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland, USA)
Anastasios Giovanidis (UPMC Sorbonne University, France)
Omer Gurewitz (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Francesco Malandrino (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
Giovanni Neglia (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Alessandro Nordio (IEIIT-CNR, Italy)
Gabriel Scalosub (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Arunabha Sen (Arizona State University, USA)
Stavros Toumpis (Research Center - Athens University, Greece)


09:00 - 09:10

EFC-IoT Welcome and opening remarks

09:10 - 10:10

Keynote (Joint with EFC-IoT): Momentum-Based Resource Control and Optimization at the Edge of IoT

Prof. Jia (Kevin) Liu (Iowa State University, United States)

10:10 - 10:40

Coffee break


RAWNET Welcome and opening remarks


Session A: Resource allocations in Wireless Nets

G. Zhang, J. Qian, S. Xiao, J. Gu: "Hierarchical Resource Allocation Scheme for M2M Communications Enabled by Cellular Networks"
P. Naravanan, L. N. Theagarajan: "The Invariant Nash Equilibrium for Stochastic Games in Multiple Access Channel"

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00

Session B: Throughput maximization

Haritha K., C. Singh: "Lightweight Max Weight Scheduling Algorithms for Wireless Networks"
C. Tatino, I: Malanchino N. Pappas, D. Yuan: "Maximum Throughput Scheduling for Multi-connectivity in Millimeter-Wave Networks"

15:00 - 15:40

Informal discussion about resource allocation in wireless networks and beyond

15:40 - 15:50

Closing remarks


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