The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. This is a unique opportunity for the scientists and experts from the area to meet with the worldwide known researchers and industrial leaders. The BlackSeaCom will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history yet not well known to the world.
The IEEE BlackSeaCom is becoming a significant scientific event with diverse program and opportunities. It covers both theoretical and systems-integration research in all aspects of telecommunications. The conference features a main technical program with papers, showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. The conference also includes a number of workshops and tutorials, keynote talks, held by renowned researchers and industrial leaders, panel discussions, special sessions, as well as poster and demo session.
Argela has presented one paper in IEEE BlackSeaCom’2016:
A Self-Organizing ICIC Scheme in LTE, by Akın Soysal, Bengi Mizrahi, Irfan Ali, K. Berker Loğoğlu and Arda Akman. (In this paper, we propose a distributed, self-organizing, adaptive and semi-static Soft Frequency Reuse based downlink Inter-Cell Interference Coordination scheme for an LTE system to increase the throughput of cell-edge users. Cells are able to self-organize the allocation of frequency sub-bands for cell-edge users using a distributed algorithm without requiring extensive pre-planning needed for static schemes. The proposed scheme is adaptive to changes in the number and location of users in the cell and to changes in cell-edge frequency sub-band allocations of neighboring cells. The changes in frequency sub-band allocations is semi-static and occurs periodically (e.g. every 200 ms). We also explain how the algorithm can be implemented in an LTE system by using the existing specification and not requiring proprietary extensions to standards. Results from extensive simulation of the algorithm using the open source Network Simulator 3 show that the scheme outperforms the static Soft Frequency Reuse scheme.)