5G Satellite Networks: Applications, Challenges and Standards Workshop

Link to Call for Papers


The vision of 5G in delivering the advanced services such as virtualization, enabler of smart cities, smart environments, and M2M within the context of Information-Centric Networks has recently attracted enormous attention by industry, academia, and standard organizations. Currently, several High Throughput Satellites (HTS) are under construction to deliver 100s Gb/s and projected to result in Terabits/sec by 2020-2025 across the world. However, several technical and regulatory challenges have to be addressed such as a) Vision and architecture of the integrated 5G-satellite system, b) new constellations including GEO/MEO/LEO, c) Spectrum sharing and use of new frequency bands-Q/V/W, d) innovative techniques to improve efficiency, e) QoS/QoE, and f) regulations and standardization. 5G-Satellite integrated communications networking offers enormous advantages such as allowing users to access the highly reliable information for health, mobile broadband and secure/emergency services not only in urban areas, but also in rural areas, in the deserts and the seas. The objectives of this workshop are to bring together experts, researchers, business leaders and regulators to address the novel challenges to reach the integration of satellite and terrestrial system under the 5G umbrella.


This workshop is calling for paper contributions to (but not limiting to) the following topics:

Applications and Services

  • Use cases for 5G and satellite
  • Scenarios for rural services/urban
  • Delay sensitive and non-sensitive applications
  • Identifying new services e.g., Visualization, M2M, IoT
  • Emerging applications and services

System Architectures

  • New system architectures including GEO/MEO/LEO
  • Payloads with onboard processing
  • High Throughput Satellites (HTS) analysis
  • Integrated network architectures

Network Protocols and Performance

  • Integrated network protocols, i.e., terrestrial-satellite
  • Interoperability and interface definitions
  • QoS–throughput, delay, security, mobility measures
  • QoE models
  • PEP

Innovative PHY Techniques

  • Exploring and analysis of new bands (Q/V/W)
  • Interference reduction schemes
  • New waveforms
  • Novel multiple access schemes
  • Multiple narrow beam antennas

Standards Activities

  • Standardization Issues -IEEE, ITU-R, ITU-T, 5G–S PPP and ETSI
  • Frequency sharing and allocations
  • Regulatory impacts
  • Current standardization activities

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: 1 May 2018 (Firm Due Date)  
Notification: 20 May 2018 
Camera-ready submission: 31 May 2018 

Submissions accepted through this EDAS link.

Workshop Organizers and Chairs 

Sastri Kota 
SoHum Consultants

Giovanni Giambene
Università degli Studi
di Siena, Italy

Prashant Pillai
University of
Wolverhampton, UK