B5G 2020

The 1st International Workshop on Evolutional Technologies & Ecosystems for 5G and Beyond 5G (B5G 2020)

Final Extended Submission Deadlines
Paper Due: November 14. 2019
Author Notification: November 21. 2019
Camera-ready due: November 29, 2019

Tentative Workshop Date: January 7, 2020

Call For Papers
Since a decade ago, 5G has been developed for various services, from enhanced mobile broadband to IoT, automated driving, VR, etc. As result, first version of 5G specification came out and in order to include more evolved technologies, following version is under the specification process in 3GPP. Recently, the initial 5G services launched in some countries.
It is predicted that 5G networks will provide faster speeds and more reliable connection on smartphones and other devices than ever before. 5G will also offer ultra-low latency services for smart factory, smart health, and autonomous vehicular environments. In addition, 5G will be utilized for traffic control, ship/aerial communication, emergency environment, and military and so on.
Major network manufactures, such as Huawei and Ericsson have been deployed initial 5G radio networks and Samsung, one of the major smartphone manufactures, has released the 5G smart-phone including folder-phone.
5G is promising technology for various services, Nevertheless, considering the increasing requests for new services, it is time to considering beyond 5G mobile communication technologies.

In this workshop, both of Evolutional Technologies & Ecosystems for 5G and Beyond 5G will be dealt with. Specifically, this workshop will seek the technological evolutionary path of 5G and beyond 5G. One important evolution path is the realization of new frequency bands from lower frequency bands like sub-6GHz bands to very high frequency bands including mmWave and THz bands. Employing such new frequency bands is of significant importance given that having enough frequency band is the prerequisite for providing 5G and beyond 5G wireless services including very high data rate, ultra-reliable and low latency applications. In higher frequency bands such as mmWave and THz bands, beamforming techniques are playing a fundamental role to guarantee coverage and overcome blockage effects. Such frequency band utilization can be further maximized by spectrum sharing techniques. The spectrum sharing can be realized not only within the same system but also between different verticals thanks to the enhanced 5G interoperability capability. Interference coordination and management schemes are needed to achieve such high degree of spectrum sharing. Smartness of the 5G networks and devices could be further evolved into the next stage armed with artificial intelligence. Algorithms and protocols powered by artificial intelligence techniques such as reinforcement learning are expected to provide more realistic and immersive experience to future mobile users. Mobility management and handoff algorithms are expected to guarantee 5G and beyond 5G mobility requirements such as zero interruption handoff. Network architecture for 5G and beyond is also an important item for 5G and beyond 5G and is can be further enhanced thanks to the techniques including load balancing, resource management, mobile edge computing (MEC), and cloud RAN. Significant evolution on the 5G and beyond 5G ecosystem is also expected. In 5G and beyond 5G, the connectivity not only between mobile devices but also between verticals has great importance. Examples of these verticals include automotive, IoT, automation, AR/VR, and so on. In addition, diverse wireless link types as well as traditional access links will be supported and integrated into 5G and beyond 5G including wireless backhaul links, satellite links, and so on. Implementation and testbed realization will also be a key ingredient of success of the 5G and beyond 5G evolution.

The first International Workshop on Evolutional Technologies & Ecosystems for 5G and Beyond 5G aims at addressing advances in research on ICT, covering topics ranging from 5G implementation issues to emerging beyond 5G technologies. B5G 2020 solicits original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of 5G and B5G communication. Submitted articles must not be concurrently considered elsewhere for publication. We also encourage authors to submit short papers on the early stages of research or development in progress, which present important new challenges. Position papers on new idea and industry papers are also welcome. The workshop focuses on topics related to 5G and beyond 5G, which include, but are not limited to

  • Sub 6 GHz, Millimeter wave, THz radio transmission technology
  • Implementation and demonstration of 5G systems
  • V2X, IIoT, UDN, Small Cell, Wireless backhaul/Front haul
  • Satellite Communications
  • 5G heterogeneous networks end beyond
  • Communications system with AI
  • MEC architecture for 5G networks
  • Cloud radio access networks (C-RAN)
  • Resource management in HetNet
  • MANO for HetNet
  • Interference coordination techniques
  • SON and reinforcement learning
  • Spectrum sharing techniques
  • MIMO and Beamforming
  • Enhanced channel models for beyond 5G communications
  • Mobility management and handoffs
  • Network load balancing and smart information storage for cloud enhanced wireless communications systems
  • AI-enabled propagation and channel prediction

All papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, and uploaded on EDAS. The direct link for paper submission is http://edas.info/N26107 (Evolutional Technologies & Ecosystems for 5G and Beyond 5G (B5G 2020) Track). There are two options for the submissions, either a full paper or a short paper. We decided to allow the submission of short papers in order to accommodate the most recent research outcomes. The submissions should be formatted with single-spaced, double-column pages using at least 10 pt (or higher) size fonts on A4 or letter pages in IEEE style format. The maximum number of pages is 6 for full papers and 3 for short papers. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (http://icoin.org).

Workshop Organizer

  • ILGYU KIM (ETRI, Korea, igkim@etri.re.kr)
  • Ke Guan (BJTU, China, kguan@bjtu.edu.cn)


  • ILGYU KIM (ETRI, Korea)
  • Ke Guan (BJTU, China)
  • TaeSang Choi (ETRI, Korea)
  • You-Jun Choi (KATECH, Korea)
  • Hyeon Woo Lee (Dan Kook University, Korea)