International Workshop on the M2M and H2H Communications Coexistence on 5G Cellular Networks

In Conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile & Wireless Networking (MoWNet’2016), April 11-13, 2016, Cairo, Egypt


Workshop Chairs

-  Yasser Gadallah, American University in Cairo, Egypt

-  Mohamed Hossam Ahmed, Memorial University, Canada

Call For Papers

Experts expect that machine type communications (MTC) will be the main traffic contributors through the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm by the 5G launch timeframe. This leads to the question of the main wireless access technology that will be used by machine type communication devices (MTCD). In many deployment scenarios, the wireless cellular technology seems to be the proper choice due to its far-reaching range which makes the machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments possible in areas that cannot be easily reached using, for example, capillary wireless technologies. Due to the special characteristics of M2M traffic and in particular its generally infrequent and short-lived access compared to human-to-human (H2H) traffic and the fact that MTCDs are generally massively deployed over certain geographic areas, this introduces the question of the coexistence between the M2M and H2H traffic types on cellular networks. There are many aspects that need to be addressed. For example, how resources will be shared and how the access priority will be decided especially with the vast variations of M2M application types and nature.  Add to this the rather strict quality of service requirements that are imposed by some H2H applications such as audio and video conferencing. From network operator’s perspective, M2M traffic is a new arena of operations that they are not familiar with. They need to understand how they need to go about supporting this kind of traffic, and how they will balance its needs with those of the incumbent H2H traffic. Moreover, due to the vastly different nature of M2M traffic from that of H2H traffic, the accounting issues and service charges will have to be different in case of M2M traffic. All the previous issues are only a representative of a large assortment of technical and business challenges that need to be addressed for a successful proliferation of M2M applications that can truly transform human lives like never experienced in the past.


This workshop will therefore be a venue for identifying the issues, from all perspectives, associated with the coexistence of M2M and H2H communications on 5G wireless cellular networks. The objective is to also solicit technical and business solutions from both researchers and network operators to address these issues.


Authors are therefore invited to submit their papers discussing research topics related to M2M and H2H communications coexistence on 5G cellular networks. Topics include (but are not limited to):


·        M2M admission control techniques in cellular networks

·        M2M network attachment issues and methods

·        M2M and H2H optimized resource sharing

·        Massive MIMO as a possible M2M/H2H coexistence technology

·        Securing MTCD access to cellular networks

·        Virtualization solutions for M2M/H2H traffic types

·        M2M services commissioning

·        Accounting profiles and strategies for M2M communications

Technical Program Committee (tentative)

-   Ebrahim Bedeer, Carleton University, Canada

-   Thomas Kunz, Carleton University, Canada

-   Amr Elkeyi, Carleton University, Canada

-   Mohammad Arifuzaman, Memorial University, Canada

-   Tarek El-Fouly, Qatar University, Qatar

-   Abderrazak Abdaoui, Qatar University, Qatar

-   Khalid Abualsaud, Qatar University, Qatar

-   Alagan Anpalgan, Ryerson University, Canada

-   Mohamed Saad, University of Sharjah, UAE

-   Amr El-sherif, Nile University, Egypt

-   Karim Seddik, American University in Cairo, Egypt

-   Muhammad Jaseemuddin, Ryerson University, Canada

-   Yuanzhu Chen, Memorial University, Canada

Information for Authors

-Papers can be submitted through EDAS system (using this URL):


-All papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the MoWNet 2016 Proceedings (under approval published by IEEE)


-Workshop papers must follow the same guidelines and size limit as the IEEE MoWNet 2016.


-Author guidelines are available at the following URL:


-Registration for MoWNet 2016 is a single package that includes both the main conference and workshop sessions (there is no reduced registration to attend just the workshop). Registration information is available at the following URL:

Important Dates

-   Submission deadline: February 15th, 2016

-   Acceptance notification: March 1st, 2016

-   Final camera-ready paper: March 15th, 2016