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Tut5: Ambient Backscatter Communication: State-of-the-Art and Beyond - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

Tut5: Ambient Backscatter Communication: State-of-the-Art and Beyond

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Instructor: Riku Jantti, Aalto University, Finland

Technical Program Committee: Riku Jantti, Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland, Ruifeng Duan, Nokia, Finland
Zheng Chang, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is now arguably one of the most heavily discussed and researched topics in the technology industry, and has the potential of completely revolutionizing how we work and how we live. Future success and sustainability of IoT depends greatly on the ability of devices to communicate using very little power without incurring additional costs or worsening our energy footprint. This issue has driven significant attention towards (ambient) backscatter communication systems, as a possible solution to leverage green IoT applications and to increase capacity for future wireless networks. This tutorial contains two parts in order to provide participants with broad and comprehensive overviews of ambient backscatter communication technology which has been considered as one of the emerging and breakthrough wireless technologies. The first half of the tutorial covers the motivation, basic principles, the state-of-the art of (ambient) backscatter communications, and modulations schemes. The second half covers the receiver design issues, fundamental performance limits, and future works.

Keynote Speakers: Ruifeng Duan, Nokia Bell Labs, Zheng Chang, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland,

Keynote Speakers Biographies

Ruifeng Duan
Bio: Ruifeng Duan received the M.Sc.(tech.) and D.Sc.(tech.) degrees both in telecommunications engineering from University of Vaasa, Finland, in 2008 and 2014, respectively. He is with Nokia Mobile Network, Finland, and with the Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland. His current research interests include 5G New Radio, random matrix theory, extreme value theory, ambient backscatter communication, and ultra-reliable low latency communications. In addition, he received the Vaasa University Foundation Scholarship for the academic years of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation Scholarship (2010), IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 Early-Bird Student Award, and the Best Paper Award at The International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, Jun. 2018. He is a member of IEEE.

Zheng Chang
Bio: Zheng Chang received the B.Eng. degree from Jilin University, Changchun, China in 2007, M.Sc. (Tech.) degree from Aalto University, Espoo, Finland in 2009 and Ph.D degree from the University of Jyv¨askyl¨a, Jyv¨askyl¨a, Finland in 2013. He was a visiting researcher at Tsinghua University, China and at University of Houston, TX. He has been awarded as the 2018 IEEE Best Young Researcher for EMEA. He has received best paper awards from IEEE TCGCC and APCC in 2017. He has also received reward from the Ulla Tuominen Foundation, the Nokia Foundation and the Riitta and Jorma J. Takanen Foundation for his research excellence.

He has been served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of IEEE flagship conferences, such as INFOCOM, ICC, and Globecom, etc. He has also participated in organizing workshop and special session in Globecom19, WCNC18 19, SPAWC19 and ISWCS18. He is an editor of Springer Wireless Networks, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and IEEE Access, and a regular reviewer for many IEEE journals. He also acts as a guest editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, Physical Communications, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Network, and Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He is an IEEE senior member and Finland Section
secretary (2018-2019).

Instructor Biography

Riku Jantti
Bio: Riku Jantti is an Associate Professor (tenured) in Communications Engineering and the head of the Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. He received his M.Sc (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and D.Sc (with distinction) in Automation and Systems Technology in 2001. Prior to joining Aalto (TKK) in August 2006, he was professor pro term at the Department of Computer Science, University of Vaasa. Currently, he still holds docentship at University of Vaasa. Prof. Jantti is a senior member of IEEE, an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (Class 2016). The research interests of Prof.Jantti include radio resource control and optimization for machine type communications, cloud based radio access networks, spectrum and co-existence management, RF Inference, ambient backscatter communication, and quantum communications.