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W1: Terahertz Communication for Future Wireless Systems - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

W1: Terahertz Communication for Future Wireless Systems

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Organizer: Kazi Huq (University of South Wailes, UK).

Technical Program Committee: Christos Politis (Kingston University, UK), Tasos Dagiuklas (University Of Patras, Greece), Valerio Frascolla, (Intel, Germany), Anwer Al-Dulaimi, (EXFO, Canada),  Muddesar Iqbal, (London South Bank University, UK), Jonathan Rodriguez (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes), Shahid Mumtaz (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes), Ifiok Otung (University of South Wales), Zhenyu Zhou (North China Electric Power University).

Abstract: We are now entering the beyond fifth generation (B5G) mobile communications era. It is widely agreed that B5G network should achieve greater system capacity (> 1000 times) in terms of data rate (terabits per second) and user density (the Internet of Things
and Nano-Things). Also, it is generally accepted that there are three major ways to obtain several orders of increase in throughput gain, those being extreme densification of infrastructure, large quantities of new bandwidth, and a large number of antennas, allowing a throughput gain in the spatial dimension. These processes are complementary in many respects. Among others, in the search for more bandwidth beyond microwave and millimeter-wave (mmWave) systems, we are moving toward higher frequencies, especially in the promising terahertz (THz) frequency range. THz-band communication is envisioned as a key wireless technology to satisfy real-time traffic demand for mobile heterogeneous network (MHN) systems by diminishing the spectrum scarcity and capacity limitations of current wireless systems. The THz band is the spectral band that spans the frequencies between 0.1 THz and 10 THz. Although the frequency regions immediately above and below this band (the microwaves and the far-infrared regime, respectively) have been considerably investigated, this is still one of the least explored frequency bands for MHNs, mainly due to the lack of THz technology. However, many recent advancements are enabling practical THz communications systems; thus, it is time for the wireless research community to conquer THz.


Bio: Dr. Kazi Huq obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees with distinction in Electrical Engineering from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) in 2006, and the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in 2014, respectively. Currently, he is working as a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Science at the University of South Wales. Till August 2019, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) – Aveiro, Portugal, within the Mobile Systems group. In 2015, he received the prestigious FCT1 fellowship that was awarded through a competitive national call with IT being the host institute. He has been extensively involved in national (FCT) and international collaborative research projects (EC- FP7, H2020), where he was responsible for developing research on his adopted specialist areas: Radio Resource Management (RRM), and Simulation Methodologies. His project responsibilities included research management as either task leader or work package leader, where he was responsible for managing primary project objectives to secure the impact. To the present, all projects have been successfully concluded. He is currently working on the Carnegie Mellon-Portugal (CMU) Exploratory Research Grant on Beyond5G Networking as Principle Investigator, which was awarded in 2017 through a competitive call. Dr. Huq has extensive experience in Mobile Systems with particular expertise on 4G Architectures and Protocol Stacks, 5G systems, RRM, Spectrum Sharing, Small Cells, Millimetre Wave (mmWave) technology, Coordinated Multipoint Transmission, and Simulation Methodologies. Since 2017, Dr. Huq has been involved in standardization activities, where he was invited to join the 1932.1 Working Group “Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Network” for his contribution on spectrum sharing. He is now standardizing new sensing protocols for “Wi-Fi in the Licensed band.” He is also a member of the “IEEE ComSoc Rapid Reaction Standardization-5G” Working Group. In terms of research supervision, he has successfully completed the co-supervision of several postgraduate students, and currently, he is co-supervising 4 Ph.D. Students. Dr. Huq has been a member of the IEEE since 2012 and was elevated to IEEE Senior Member status in 2017. He has over 45 high-impact scientific works published in peer-reviewed international conferences, journal papers, and book chapters with a google scholar h-index 15. One key work to mention, is his edited book entitled “Efficient Backhauling/Fronthauling for 5G Wireless Systems” on mmWave communications (by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.- 2017), that was a best seller and was invited for translation into Mandarin for the Chinese Higher Education market. He has been on the technical program committee of several IEEE conferences, including Globecom (2017), ICC (2016), PIMRC (2018), and chaired workshops in WCNC (2016) and ISWCS (2015). His researcher unique identifiers include: ORCID –;
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