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Statistical methods and uncertainty quantification in antenna and propagation


Joe Wiart & Alain Sibille ( LTCI Telecom ParisTech)



Many antenna and propagation issues involve phenomena that cannot be adequately described deterministically. This includes uncontrolled disturbances in antenna systems (fabrication tolerances, embedding, near field environment etc.) as well as advanced antenna design methods, but also the complex and highly variable radio propagation environments.

The impact is on radio systems performance and modelling in standards and in software tools, with special application to future networks challenges in localization, energy consumption, latency and throughput (to name a few).The workshop, with both overview presentations and a panel involving interactively academia and industry will allow to share questions, views, ideas and experiences.



The workshop will balance formal presentations made by invited speakers with critical discussions and questions raised by a panel of key experts and industry stakeholders. The audience will have an overview of up-to-date research results and their expected developments in statistical aspects/uncertainty quantification for antenna and propagation, while having these views questioned in their validity and their benefits by the panel of experts and users as well as by the audience


Speakers and panellists


SparFredrik Tufvesson, Lund University, Sweden: “State of the art and challenges in statistical modelling of the radio channel”

Philippe De Doncker, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium: “State of the art and challenges in Statistical tools for 5G localization uncertainty estimation”

Slawomir Koziel, Reykjavik University, Iceland: “State of the art and challenges in antenna design and optimization using surrogate models”

Hendrik Rogier, Ghent University, Belgium: “State of the art and challenges in surrogate antenna modelling using statistical tools”

Reiner Thomä, Technical University of Ilmenau: “Measurement and modelling uncertainties in parameter based estimation of the radio channel”

Troels Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark: “Novel statistical approaches for radio channel modelling”

Joe Wiart, Telecom ParisTech, France: “Surrogate modelling of the Exposure Assessment induced by antennas”


Raj Mittra (Penn State University, USA: fundamentals of electromagnetics expert)

Claude Oestges, (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium: channel modelling expert)

Alain Sibille (Telecom ParisTech, France: joint antenna-channel statistical aspects expert)

Lars Jacob Fogel (MVG, France: Antenna Measurement expert/stakeholder)

Yves Lostanlen (Siradel, Canada: propagation and network design expert/stakeholder)

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12 February 2018
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