The following organizations and institutions are duly acknowledged for funding and supporting our research:

Project: Modeling and Analysis of Random Spatial Systems for 5G Networks (MARSS-5G)

Keywords: 5G Networks, Spatial Modeling, Stochastic Geometry, Vehicular Communications
Fellowship: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla)
Program/Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
Grant No.: SEP-210186649
Reference No.: 659933
Host: Chalmers University of Technology (Prof. Henk Wymeersch + Prof. Erik G. Ström)
Start Date: Sep. 07, 2015 
E.U. Website:






Track no.1 — Packet Detection Performance of V2V Communications about an Urban Intersection:

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication about an intersection (either based on roundabouts or traffic signals) is a challenging problem that researchers are carefully investigating; among them, giant automotive manufacturers in Sweden, such as Volvo and Scania. Such research has various implications, particularly for accident avoidance systems, seamless connectivity, and future driverless vehicles. In addition to upper-layer analysis, extensive communications-based research is required at the link-layer level with strong emphasis on the network, the protocol, and the physical stack. In our research, the focus will be on the PHY and MAC layers, where we are especially interested to conceptualize, characterize and eventually derive predictive analytical models that offer some insight into this highly complex problem. The modeling and analysis that we intend to tackle will evaluate the quality of service (QoS) pertaining to the successful detection of packets between V2V communicating cars on orthogonal streets near an intersection.

The researchers interested into the V2V interconnection viability at the intersection have identified various intricacies that require careful investigation. As a consequence, we ought to derive performance evaluation models that can effectively be tuned for intersections in a built-up urban setting, or suburban and rural environments. Each of these situations will exhibit channel characteristics that are unique. The modeling that we will consider for the propagation channel of these environments will in fact be based on recent empirical measurements that have been conducted by the automotive industry. Meanwhile, in addition to the randomness introduced by the channel, the communications fidelity will also be impacted by random interfering vehicles. Overall the analysis for deriving the generic performance tools near an intersection will require a solid foundation in wireless communications, vehicular networks, stochastic geometry, RF propagation, probability theory, and Monte Carlo simulations. The benefit of the anticipated theoretical analysis that we aim to solve, will serve as a first-order tool that evaluates the transmission quality and transmission capacity as a function of vehicular positions, traffic intensities, and channel environments.


Track no.2 —VANET Communication Link over Highways and Interchanges:

A vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) is formed through the transmission of data packets among vehicular nodes by automatically hoping from source to destination. At core, and in its most basic form, this so-called spontaneous network requires that the data transfer among two communicating vehicular nodes be successfully accomplished through the effective minimization of the outage probability at the link-layer; and this must be fulfilled for each hop. In itself, the VANET principle is quite complex to establish; and if such network is desired to be formed over highways, then the related engineering endeavor will substantially be more intricate. Despite the overwhelming challenge, preliminary research in this topic could provide some basic understanding of the problem. In our research, we are interested to explore the quality of the inter-vehicular communication (IVC) while taking into account the irregularity of highways. Granted, expressways and freeways are generally straight roads; however, these roads may in fact be irregular, particularly at interchanges that connect different highways together. Overall, the aim for modeling and analyzing predictive connectivity tools for VANET over highway interchanges is expected to enlighten us on the interrelation among: the IVC communication range required to sustain a link; the status and profile of the road; the vehicular traffic; and the characteristics of the channel.


Track no.3 :

...multilane roads ....  ... they each have a density ... 


Track no.4 :

...cell overlap (aka the cell-edge problem) is one of the most crucial topic in modern communications .... particularly as the size of the cell shrinks.... interference, spatial correlation of shadowing of AP during downlink ..... network densification ... 





Track no.5 — Empirical Validation of Synthetic Random Networks:

...Experimental research/POC  and validation is needed to ascertain 






Movable Access-Point RF Transceivers Channel Evaluation





M. Abdulla, "On the Facets of Creative and Comprehensive Engineering Design," Communication Systems (ComSys) Seminar, Dept. of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sep. 25, 2015.



E. Steinmetz, "Using Stochastic Geometry to Model Packet Reception Probabilities in Vehicular Networks," IEEE VTS Society Workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, Nov. 11, 2015.




Mouhamed Abdulla

Marie-Curie Fellow

Chalmers U. Tech.

Henk Wymeersch

Associate Prof.

Chalmers U. Tech.

Erik M. Steinmetz

Ph.D. Candidate

SP Technical Research

Srikar Muppirisetty

Ph.D. Candidate

Chalmers U. Tech.

Performance Evaluation

Network Analysis

V2V Communications

Predictive Modeling


Suhail Ahmad

M.Sc. Student

Chalmers U. Tech.

Rikard Reinhagen

B.Sc. Student

Chalmers U. Tech.

Martin Dahlgren

B.Sc. Student

Chalmers U. Tech.

Measurement Campaigns

Empirical Analysis Hardware Configuration





Interview with Chalmers University of Technology's INSIDAN, Sep. 17, 2015. [S2 newsletter]



S. Valji, "Prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship for Mouhamed Abdulla: Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate off to Sweden this Fall," Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia University, Jun. 18, 2015.


Letter from Concordia University President and Vice-Chancellor,

Prof. Alan Shepard, Jul. 15, 2015.

Letter from Concordia University Dean,

Prof. Paula Wood-Adams, Jul. 16, 2015.





We are very pleased to announce that were invited by the organizing committee of Europe's leading popular science event (with 70,000 visitors), "The International Science Festival in Gothenburg" to co-organize and participate in various science and technology based activities and exercises, including a panel discussion that will bring R&D engineers from academia and industry working on next-generation telecommunication systems (5G+). The details of our event are as follows:


Title of Panel   


"Defining the Future of our Wireless World"


Researchers are trying to solve some of the big challenges of faster, more reliable and high capacity mobile networks for the next generation - 5G. Will 5G bring new dimensions to wireless? What other smart wireless applications can we expect in the future? Our panel of speakers will give exciting peeks into the future enabled by new wireless technologies. Hands-on activities will also be demonstrated!

Moderator:   Ms. Malin Ulfvarson
Panelist:   Dr. Katrin Sjöberg (Connected vehicle technology specialist, advanced technology and research, Volvo Group), Dr. Ayca Ozcelikkale (Research Fellow, Chalmers), Dr. Amina Piemontese (Research Fellow, Chalmers), Mr. Sven Jacobsson (Industrial PhD, Ericsson Research), Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla (Research Fellow, Chalmers).


and Location: 

Panel: April 17, 2016 at 4pm CET -- Nordstan

Activities: April 15, 18, 19, 2016 -- Chalmers Johanneberg Campus


The panel that we co-organized will feature researchers from the following European institutions:




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