CTU in Prague 5Gmobile research lab
Associate Professor
Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Dept of Telecommunication Engineering
5Gmobile research lab
Technicka 2
16627 Prague
Czech Republic
phone: +420 2 2435 5964
email: zdenek.becvar@fel.cvut.cz

Zdenek Becvar

Last update: 14/09/2017
About me...

I am associate professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). During my PhD, I was working on optimization of handover procedure in mobile networks. Besides, I was involved in Sitronics and Vodafone R&D centers at CTU in Prague and I was on internship at Budapest politechnic during my PhD. After PhD, I was visiting researcher in CEA-Leti and EURECOM. My research is oriented on development of future mobile networks (5G and beyond) with special focus on radio access network architecture and optimization of radio resource and mobility management. I have participated in several European and national research projects focused on mobile networks and I have published results of my work in more than 60 papers. I have participated in committees of many international conferences and I act as a review for many prestigious journals. At CTU in Prague, I teach courses on Mobile and Wireless Networks and I have supervised more than twenty master and bachelor students. Since 2013, I am representative of CTU in Prague in 3GPP and ETSI standardization organizations. In 2015, I founded 5Gmobile research lab at CTU in Prague focusing on research towards 5G mobile networks.


News

September 2017
13 Sep: Paper "Modeling of Distributed Queueing-based Random Access for Machine Type Communications in Mobile Networks" was accepted to IEEE Communications Letters.

August 2017
24 Aug: Paper "Combination of Visible Light and Radio Frequency Bands for Device-to-Device Communication" was accepted to IEEE PIMRC 2017 workshop CROWD.

June 2017
17 Jun: Interview about planf for and feasibility of 5G mobile networks in Czech republic in @online magazine in Czech TV. "Doba 5G na obzoru".

May 2017
18 May: Paper "Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?" received Best paper award at European Wireless 2017.

April 2017
1 Apr: Interview about 5G mobile networks in Cesky Rozhlas Plus (national broadcast) - second part. "Interview about 5G mobile networks (Part 2/2)".

Mar 2017
28 Mar: Paper "Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?" was accepted to European Wireless 2017.

25 Mar: Interview about 5G mobile networks in Cesky Rozhlas Plus (national broadcast) - first part "Interview about 5G mobile networks (Part 1/2)".

10 Mar: Paper "Mobile Edge Computing: A Survey on Architecture and Computation Offloading" was accepted to IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials journal.

January 2017
30 Jan: An article about 5Gmobile research lab at national server LUPA.CZ "Vedci z CVUT prorazili s vyzkumem 5G siti ve svete".

1 Jan: Beginning national research project "Combined Radio Frequency and Visible Light Bands for Device-to-Device communication" funded by Czech Science Foundation.

November 2016
1 Nov: Organizing IEEE CloudNet 2017 conference in Prague, Czech Republic, September 25-27, 2017.

October 2016
10 Oct: Paper "Vehicular network-aware route selection considering communication requirements of users for ITS" was accepted to IEEE Systems journal.

5 Oct: New double degree program between EURECOM and CTU FEE in the fields of Mobile Computing Systems and Communication Systems and Networks signed.

1 Oct: Beginning research project on Cloud-RAN with FOXCONN, Taiwan .

September 2016
13 Sep: Paper "Performance Evaluation of Computation Offloading from Mobile Device to the Edge of Mobile Network" was accepted for IEEE CSCN 2016 confernece, Berlin, Germany.

9 Sep: Paper "Path Selection Enabling User Mobility and Efficient Distribution of Data for Computation at the Edge of Mobile Network" was accepted to Computer Networks journal.

August 2016
15 Aug: Paper "Energy-aware Dynamic Selection of Overlay and Underlay Spectrum Sharing to Cognitive Small cells" was accepted for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology journal.

July 2016
1 Jul: Beginning billateral Czech-Israel research project "Game theoretic aspects of wireless spectrum access" with prof. Amir Leshem, Bar-Ilan University.

June 2016
30 Jun: Chapter "Distributed Architecture of 5G Mobile Networks for Efficient Computation Management in Mobile Edge Computing" was accepted as a part of book 5G Radio Access Networks: Centralized RAN, Cloud-RAN and Virtualization of Small Cells, CRC Press, Taylor&Francis Group.

7 Jun: Paper "Dynamic Resource Allocation Exploiting Mobility Prediction in Mobile Edge Computing" was accepted for IEEE PIMRC 2016, Valencia, Spain.

May - June 2016
Visiting researcher at EURECOM, Communication Systems Department, Sophia Antipolis, France

November 2015
24 Nov: Paper "Cloud-aware Power Control for Real-time Application Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing" was accepted to Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies journal.

20 Nov: Beta version of mobile app Percipio (Augmented Reality) is available at Google Play.

September 2015
10 Sep: Augmented reality application for Android Percipio came in third place in ACM Mobicom 2015 Application Contest in Paris, France.

July 2015
31 Jul: Paper "Cross-layer approach enabling communication of high number of devices in 5G mobile networks" was accepted for IEEE WiMOB 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

15 Jul: FP7 project TROPIC was assessed to be EXCELLENT.

June 2015
16 Jun: Paper "In-Band Device-to-Device Communication in OFDMA Cellular Networks: A Survey and Challenges" was accepted to IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials journal.

March 2015
23 Mar: Paper "Distributed Hybrid Spectrum Sharing for OFDMA-based Cognitive Femtocells in 5G Networks" was accepted for European Wireless in Budapest, Hungary .

February 2015
27 Feb: Paper "Offloading Multiple Mobile Data Contents through Opportunistic Device-to-device Communications" was accepted to Wireless Personal Communications journal.

20 Feb: Launch website of 5Gmobile research lab at CTU in Prague focusing on research towards 5G mobile networks.

18-19 Feb: Presentation "An architecture for mobile computation offloading on cloud-enabled LTE small cells" at workshop "Edge Cloud-Empowered 5G Networks" in Rome.

18 Feb: Demo of our developed Augmented Reality application with offloading to small cell cloud accepted for "NetFutures 2015" in Brussels.

5 Feb: Paper "Distance-based Neighborhood Scanning for Handover Purposes in Network with Small Cells" was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology journal.

January 2015
26 Jan: Paper "A Seamless Integration of Computationally-Enhanced Base Stations into Mobile Networks towards 5G" was accepted for IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 workshop on 5G Architectures, Glasgow, Scotland.

8 Jan: Paper "Enhancement of Hybrid Cognitive Approach for Femtocells" was accepted for IEEE VTC-Spring 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.

October 2014
10 Oct: Papers "Prediction of channel quality after handover for mobility management in 5G" and Interference Empowered 5G Networks were accepted for 5G for Ubiquitos Connectivity, Levi, Finland.

Septemebr 2014
9 Sep: Paper "Cloud-aware power control for cloud-enabled small cells" was accepted for IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 workshop BWA, Austin, USA.

August 2014
1 Aug: Paper "QoS-ensuring Distribution of Computation Load among Cloud-enabled Small Cells" was accepted for IEEE CloudNet, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

July 2014
1 Jul: Paper "Radio resource sharing among users in hybrid access femtocells" was accepted to Transactions on Internet and Information Systems journal.

June 2014
18 Jun: Papers "Q-Learning-based Prediction of Channel Quality after Handover in Mobile Networks" and "Path Selection Using Handover in Mobile Networks with Cloud-enabled Small Cells" were accepted for IEEE PIMRC 2014, Washington, USA.

January 2014
8 Jan: Papers "An architecture for mobile computation offloading on cloud-enabled LTE small cells" and "Methodology and Tool for Energy Consumption Modeling of Mobile Devices" were accepted for IEEE WCNC 2014 workshop CLEEN, Istanbul, Turkey.

December 2013
30 Dec: Paper "Vertical Handover Decision in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Femtocells" was accepted to Electronics and Electrical Engineering journal.

19 Dec: Paper "Centralized Dynamic Resource Allocation Scheme for Femtocells Exploiting Graph Theory Approach" was accepted for IEEE WCNC 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

November 2013
12 Nov: Paper "Self-optimizing Neighbor Cell List with Dynamic Threshold for Handover Purposes in Networks with Small Cells" was accepted to Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal.

June 2013
26 Jun: Papers "Optimization of SINR-based Neighbor Cell List for Networks with Small Cells" and "Self-configured Neighbor Cell List of Macro Cells in Network with Small Cells" were accepted for IEEE PIMRC 2013, London, UK.

January - July 2013
Visiting researcher at CEA-Leti, Systems and Solutions Integration Division (DSIS), Wireless Communication System Studies Laboratory (LESC), Grenoble, France

January 2013
10 Jan: Paper "Mitigation of Redundant Handovers to Femtocells by Estimation of Throughput Gain" was accepted to Mobile Information Systems journal

08 Jan: Paper "Dynamic Optimization of Neighbor Cell List for Femtocells" was accepted for IEEE VTC-Spring 2013, Dresden, Germany