Nordic Workshop on Systems and Network Optimization for Wireless communication (SNOW 2020)

Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre, Sweden

SNOW2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 threat

Dear SNOW participant,

As you know, COVID-19 situation is getting increasingly threatening and chances are to further deteriorate in the near future. As organizers of the SNOW2020, we take participants’ health and well-being seriously and become seriously concerned about the risks posed by traveling and attending meetings. Furthermore, some participants informed us that their organizations already imposed travel restrictions which forbids them to attend this year SNOW. Therefore, given the circumstances, we consider that the right precaution measure is to cancel this year SNOW.

When planning the conference we used a general agreement our university has with selected conference hotels around Sweden and we made a nice deal with Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre. However, for this deal to work our division had to guarantee the full cancellation fee in case something unpredictable should happen. Therefore, when we now are forced to cancel the conference the approximate cost of 140 000 SEK will be paid by the Communications and Transport Systems (KTS) division of Linköping University.

We regret this unavoidable development, appreciate your understanding and wish you well.

We have the pleasure to announce the SNOW 2020 workshop, organized and hosted by Linköping University and held in Åre, Sweden during March 30th – April 2nd, 2020

The 11th Nordic Workshop on Systems and Network Optimization for Wireless Communication (SNOW) aims at bringing together researchers and students from academia and industry working in the vibrant field of wireless communication and networking. Its scope is broad and intended to accommodate a wide variety of backgrounds, attitudes and ideas. The workshop therefore covers a range of topics within wireless networking from fundamental information theoretic results to multimedia quality-of-service, from physical layer to application layer, and from fundamental to application-oriented research. We are confident the workshop’s contributions will help to bridge gaps between networking, signal processing, and information theory communities.

Following the tradition, SNOW 2020 will feature a single-track schedule and an interesting informal program. The program will be organized to promote networking activities between the participants including daily social outdoors activities, primarily skiing.

Note: Due to the limited number of rooms available at the conference hotel it is recommended to book your accommodation ASAP, even before the abstract submission deadline.

Call for abstracts Show/Hide content

We invite submissions of extended abstracts (2 pages maximum, double column, IEEE style) for technical presentations or posters, targeting, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Ad hoc, mesh and sensor networks
  • Age of Information (AoI) and related information freshness metrics
  • Asymptotic system properties (capacity, connectivity, coverage, delay)
  • Cognitive radios and cooperative/opportunistic communications
  • Compressed sensing and sparsity-based techniques in wireless networks
  • Energy efficiency and green communications
  • Fog networks
  • Game theoretic models, pricing and incentives
  • Interference management and wireless network densification
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Location and tracking
  • Machine learning in wireless systems
  • Massive machine-type communications
  • Massive MIMO communications
  • Millimeter-waves communications
  • Mobile edge computing and caching
  • Resource and mobility management, and admission control
  • Scalability and manageability of network architectures
  • System design for 5G wireless systems and beyond
  • Traffic modelling and analysis
  • Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • Wireless network planning, capacity analysis, and topology control

Please submit your Abstract by 31 January 2020 via email to Please indicate your favored form of presentation: oral or poster.

Contributors whose work falls well within the above scope will be offered a slot for sharing their research in the workshop – either as an oral presentation or by means of a poster.  Notification of the particular form of acceptance (oral or poster) will be given by 7 February 2020.

No proceedings will be published. The abstracts are solely needed to assess the content of the presentations, and to organize the program.

SNOW 2020 is a prime opportunity to market your most exciting recent results to your Nordic colleagues!

Important Dates Show/Hide content

Abstract submission deadline (extendend) January 31, 2020
Notification of Acceptance  February 7, 2020
Registration (for adm) deadline  February 29, 2020
Accommodation reservation deadline  February 29, 2020
Workshop dates                                                       March 30 – April 2, 2020

Note: Due to the limited number of rooms available at the conference hotel it is recommended to book your accommodation ASAP, even before the abstract submission deadline.

Organization Committee  Show/Hide content

General co-chairs:

Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland, USA

Marian Codreanu, Linköping University, Sweden


TPC co-chairs:

Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden

Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Local organization:

Sophie Lindesvik, Linköping University, Sweden


SNOW steering committee:

Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland, USA

Behnaam Aazhang, Rice University, USA

Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu, Finland

Marian Codreanu, Linköping University, Sweden

Ralf Müller, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Di Yuan, Linkoping University, Sweden

Björn Landfeldt, Lund University, Sweden

Kimmo Kansanen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Jaap van de Beek, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Baltasar Beferull-Lozano, University of Agder, Norway

Olav Tirkkonen, Aalto University, Finland

Visa Koivunen, Aalto University, Finland

Registration Show/Hide content

The registration fee is 7105 SEK plus VAT/person and includes conference, accommodation (3 nights) and meals and is paid directly to the hotel.

Please register here.

To reserve a room please contact the hotel:

By phone: +46 (0)647-143 00

Via email:

To receive the special rates, please specify clearly in your correspondence with the hotel that you are attending the SNOW workshop, state the code: SNOW2020

Note: Due to the limited number of rooms available at the conference hotel it is recommended to book your accommodation ASAP, even before the abstract submission deadline.

Accommodation is available in single/twin room and a suite with two bedrooms but shared bathroom. We have reserved 25 single/twin rooms and 15 suites  - first come first to get.
For joining family we have a special price of 5 769 SEK plus VAT/person and includes accommodation (3 nights) and three dinners (2x2 dishes 1x3 dishes).

In the accommodation a eco-inspired breakfast and entrance to the hotel SPA is included.

No Alcohol is included in the dinners, but can be added example
Wine package 1 – 320 SEK
plus VAT/person (Aperitif, 1 glass wine to the starter, 1 glass wine to the main course, dessert wine, coffee)

Wine package 2 – 356 SEK plus VAT/person (Aperitif, 1 glass wine to the starter, 2 glass wine to the main course, 1 avec, coffee)

Wine package 3 – 400 SEK plus VAT/person (Champagne, 1 glass wine to the starter, 2 glass wine to the main course, dessert wine, coffee)

Venue and Transportation Show/Hide content

Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)647-143 00


For transportation suggestions please see Copperhill Mountain Lodge travel page

Program and Keynote Speakers Show/Hide content


Welcome Reception: March 30, 2020

Technical Sessions: March 31 – April 2, 2020

Download complete program in pdf format


Confirmed keynote speakers

Roy Yates, Rutgers University, USA

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark

Ralf Müller, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Workshop history Show/Hide content

SNOW 2020 is the eleventh SNOW workshop. Previous installments have been at:

2019 – Kuusamo, Finland
2018  Hafjell, Norway
2017 – Riksgränsen, Sweden
2016 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
2015 – Geilo, Norway 
2014 – Åre, Sweden
2013  Ylläs, Finland 
2012 – Trysil, Norway
2011 – Stöten, Sweden
2010 – Levi, Finland