Workshop on Device-to-Device Communication for Cellular and Wireless Networks

Monday, 8 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00

WS-14: Device-to-Device Communication for Cellular and Wireless Networks

Organizer: Benoit Pelletier (InterDigital Canada Ltée, Canada)

This workshop will present technical contributions from researchers from academia and industry on Device-to-Device (D2D) communications for Cellular and Wireless Networks. D2D communication is at an early stage of development in LTE-A and is expected to constitute an integral part of future 5G systems, with benefits including ubiquitous computing and communication, traffic offload from cellular networks, improved energy efficiency, extended coverage, peer-to-peer communication supporting public safety communications, social networks, massive M2M, etc. Many issues remain to be addressed before D2D communication is commercialized at mass scale and its benefits fully exploited. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to share the most recent technological advances and state-of-the-art results in the field of D2D communications for wireless mobile cellular networks. Papers in this workshop will address topics of physical layer and networking issues under the context of D2D cellular-coordinated and distributed ad-hoc networking approaches, as well as D2D-enabled applications and services.

Welcome Session

Keynote-1: Device-to-Device in LTE-Advanced

Direct Device-to-Device (D2D) functionality was introduced into the 3GPP LTE-Advanced specifications in Release 12 to support proximity services (also known as ProSe). This talk will explain the key motivations for these features, which support both proximity detection and direct communication. In particular, the extension of LTE into the public safety system domain will be discussed, including the use cases and requirements for robust out-of-network-coverage operation. The design challenges and solutions adopted for D2D in LTE will be reviewed, focusing primarily on the radio access technology. Insights will also be provided into the future development of D2D in LTE to consolidate and enhance the available functionality for improved service provision.

Keynote-2: Device-to-Device Communications in METIS and in Future 5G Systems

The METIS project (, which recently concluded, aimed at developing concepts for future 5G mobile and wireless communication systems supporting the needs beyond 2020. Direct Device-to-Device (D2D) communication was selected as one of the Horizontal Topics within METIS, and as such is an integral part of the overall mobile and wireless communications system architecture. In this talk, after introducing the D2D related METIS use cases and scenarios, the role of D2D in the METIS system concept and key technology components to enable D2D will be described. Recent findings and the outlook for D2D in future 5G systems will be discussed.

D2D Resource Allocation, Performance Analysis and Mode Selection

Joint Resource Allocation in Mobile Networks with Macro Cellular and Device-to-Device Communication
Sergio Lembo (Aalto University, Finland); Alexis Alfredo Dowhuszko (School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland); Olav Tirkkonen (Aalto University, Finland)
pp. 585-590
Device-to-Device Proximity Discovery for LTE Systems
Hossein Bagheri (UIUC, USA); Philippe Sartori (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., USA); Vip Desai (Huawei Technologies, USA); Brian Classon and Mazin Al-Shalash (Huawei, USA); Anthony Soong (Huawei Technologies, USA)
pp. 591-595
Performance Evaluation of ITLinQ and FlashLinQ for Overlaid Device-to-Device Communication
Ratheesh K. Mungara (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain); Xinchen Zhang (The University of Texas at Austin & Qualcomm Inc., USA); Angel Lozano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain); Robert Heath (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
pp. 596-601
QoS-based Resource Allocation for Multi-D2D Communications in Heterogeneous Networks
Dong Zheng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Chen He (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Lingge Jiang and Jianfeng Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Qian Zhang and Qi Xi (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China)
pp. 602-607
Beamforming and Interference Cancellation Schemes for D2D Communications
Yiyang Ni (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Shi Jin and Wei Xu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Michail Matthaiou (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom); Shixiang Shao and Hongbo Zhu (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
pp. 608-613
On Power and Quality of Service Tradeoff in Device-to-Device Communication
Fengyou Sun (Shanghai Normal University, P.R. China); Yuming Jiang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
pp. 614-619
On Mode Selection and Power Control for Uplink D2D Communication in Cellular Networks
Konpal Ali (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Hesham ElSawy and Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
pp. 620-626
Energy Efficiency and Sum Rate when Massive MIMO meets Device-to-Device Communication
Serveh Shalmashi (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Emil Björnson (Linköping University, Sweden); Marios Kountouris (Huawei Technologies, France); Ki Won Sung (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Mérouane Debbah (Supelec, France)
pp. 627-632

D2D Enabling Technologies

On the Design of D2D Synchronization in 3GPP Release-12
Mark J Cannon (General Dynamics UK Ltd., United Kingdom)
pp. 633-638
Propagation Measurements for D2D in Rural Areas
Sathyanarayanan Chandrasekharan, Akram Al-Hourani and Kagiso Magowe (RMIT University, Australia); Laurent Reynaud (Orange Labs, France); Sithamparanathan Kandeepan (RMIT University, Australia)
pp. 639-645
Collision-Aware Resource Access in LTE-based Device-to-Device Communication Systems
Peng Xue and Hyunseok Ryu (Samsung Electronics, Korea); Seung-Hoon Park (Samsung, Korea); Sangwon Choi (Samsung Electronics, Korea)
pp. 646-650
Physical Layer Security for Relay Assisted MIMO D2D Communication
Keeth Saliya Jayasinghe Laddu, Laddu Praneeth Roshan Jayasinghe and Nandana Rajatheva (University of Oulu, Finland); Matti Latva-aho (UoOulu, Finland)
pp. 651-656
D2D mode selection and resource allocation with flexible UL/DL TDD for 5G deployments
Fernando Sanchez Moya (Nokia Networks Research, Poland); Venkatasubramanian Venkatkumar (Nokia Networks - Research, Poland); Patrick Marsch (Nokia Networks, Poland); Ali Yaver (Nokia Siemens Networks, Poland)
pp. 657-663
Device-to-Device Content Distribution: Optimal Caching Strategies and Performance Bounds
Derya Malak (The University of Texas at Austin, USA); Mazin Al-Shalash (Huawei, USA)
pp. 664-669

Relay, Multi-Hop, and Networking Aspects of D2D I

D2D Multi-Hop Routing: Collision Probability and Routing Strategy with Limited Location Information
Hu Yuan and Weisi Guo (University of Warwick, United Kingdom); Siyi Wang (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University & University of South Australia, P.R. China)
pp. 670-674
Selfishness in Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Networks
Haoming Zhang, Yong Li and Depeng Jin (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Sheng Chen (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
pp. 675-679
Minimal Header Overhead for Random Linear Network Coding
Danilo Gligoroski, Katina Kralevska and Harald Øverby (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
pp. 680-685
Power Optimization for D2D Communication Based on Rate Requirement in Relay-Assisted Networks
Dong Zheng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Chen He (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Lingge Jiang and Jianfeng Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Qian Zhang and Qi Xi (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China)
pp. 686-691

Relay, Multi-Hop, and Networking Aspects of D2D II

Heuristic Approach for Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks
Andriy Mazayev, Noelia Correia and Gabriela Schütz (University of Algarve, Portugal)
pp. 692-697
Device-to-Device Relay Assisted Cellular Networks With Token-Based Incentives
Nicholas Mastronarde (University at Buffalo, USA); Viral Patel (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA); Lingjia Liu (University of Kansas, USA)
pp. 698-704
On the Tradeoff between Optimal Relay Selection and Protocol Design in Hybrid D2D Networks
Hao Feng and Haibo Wang (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Xiaoli Chu (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom); Xiaohui Xu (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China)
pp. 705-711