Description: Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is an unconventional communication mode in wireless cellular system that is getting a lot of attention, both in academia, industry and standardization. Exploiting direct communication between nearby mobile devices will improve spectrum utilization, overall throughput, and energy consumption, while enabling new Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and location-based applications and services. In terms of conceptual and theoretical model, D2D can be seen as an extension of the concept of Cognitive Radio and dynamic spectrum access, where the ordinary cellular links can be seen as primary links and D2D as secondary links. The difference with the cognitive radio model is that the primary system is aware and supportive about the secondary links.
This is a 3-day course and the following topics will be covered:
• Application scenarios and performance requirements for D2D
• Resource allocation and power control for D2D communications
• Interference cancellation and coordination for D2D communications
• D2D and multi-hop communications
• Recent advances in D2D standardization
Required background
Basics of information theory and digital communications, probability theory, stochastic processes.


Lecturers: Petar Popovski and Nuno Pratas


Time: 2-4 December, 2014

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 11 November, 2014