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W10: 1st IEEE Workshop on Spectrum Access in Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem (SAVE 2020) - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

W10: 1st IEEE Workshop on Spectrum Access in Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem (SAVE 2020)

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Organizer: Alexander Wyglinski (Worcester polytechnic Institute), Adrian Kliks (Poznań University of Technology), Pawel Sroka (Poznań University of Technology), Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznań University of Technology).

Abstract: The technical community is quickly coming to the realization that wireless connectivity is a necessary ingredient for the future of autonomous vehicles in terms of this revolutionary technology to reach the level of reliability and functionality needed to operate on public streets and highways en masse. Many of the future road applications that will be based on autonomous vehicles, such as platooning, will absolutely require wireless connectivity in order to support the control loop, sensors information sharing, and inter-car communications need to successfully achieve complex operations. However, it is unclear whether sufficient wireless spectral bandwidth exists to support these sort of communications, which could potentially require hundreds of megahertz of frequency; in the United States and other countries around the world, only 75 MHz of licensed vehicular communications spectrum exists at 5.9 GHz, which may suffer extreme channel congestion, especially with high density road traffic and significant wireless connectivity. In this workshop, we will provide a comprehensive half-day event that will actively bring together experts in Vehicular Dynamic Spectrum Access (VDSA), experts in autonomous vehicle technology, and individuals interested in learning more about this cutting-edge topic This half-day workshop will address a range of practical issues with respect to wireless connectivity for autonomous vehicles and provides insights on how to resolve this problems in order to create a viable VDSA network for the autonomous vehicle ecosystem.

Alexander Wyglinski
Bio: Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wireless communications, cognitive radio, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, electromagnetic security, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Wyglinski is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Robotics Engineering (courtesy appointment) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, as well as the Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab). Dr. Wyglinski is very active in the technical community, serving on the organizing committees of numerous technical conferences and several journal editorial boards. These activities include serving as the General Co-Chair for both the 2013 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference and the 82nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Fall 2015. Dr. Wyglinski’s previous and current editorial board commitments include the IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Communications. In January 2018, Dr. Wyglinski became President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, an applications-oriented society of approximately 4600 members that focuses on the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Wyglinski has published approximately 40 journal papers, over 80 conference papers, nine book chapters, and three textbooks. He is currently being or has been sponsored by organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, the MITRE Corporation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, The MathWorks, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wyglinski is a Senior Member of the IEEE, as well as a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the ASEE.

Adrian Kliks
Bio: Adrian Kliks received his M.Sc. and PhD degree in Telecommunication from Poznań University of Technology in 2005 and 2011, respectively, and since 2011 he is employed at the Chair of Wireless Communication in the position of assistant professor. In 2019 he got habilitation degree. His research interests cover the wide spectrum of wireless communications, in particular, he is interested in new waveforms for future wireless systems (including orthogonal and non-orthogonal, as well as non-contiguous multicarrier schemes), in application of cognitive radio technology, in advanced spectrum management, but also in deployment and resource management in small-cells, and network virtualization. He is an author of around 100 scientific publications or presentations in technical conferences and journals. He was involved in preparation of national and international conferences, such as European Wireless 2012 conference (April 2012, Poznan, Poland), as well as workshops like CRAFT workshop at ISWCS 2013, 2014, and 2015, CRAFT workshop at PIMRC’2016 and now PIMRC’2017, MACNET workshop at PIMRC2013, and a workshop on small-cells at IEEE WCNC’2014. In 2016 he was the main co-chair of the 13th Thirteenth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (September 2016, Poznań, Poland), as well as the general chair of the EAI 14th CrownCom conference. He was also the leading guest editor of the Special Issue on future heterogeneous networks that was published at EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. In 2012 he reached the status of IEEE Senior Member. He was/is involved in industrial and international projects (like ICT-URANUS, NoE NEWCOM++, NEWCOM#, COGEU, COHERENT, ACROPOLIS, COST Action IC-0902, COST-Terra), where he also acts/acted as the task and work-package leader. He participated in working groups established for definition of IEEE 1900.x standards on cognitive radio. From 2014 till 2016 he acted as the Membership Development/Web Visibility Chair at the IEEE ComSoc Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) region.

Pawel Sroka
Bio: Paweł Sroka received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Hons.) degrees in telecommunications from the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland, in 2004 and 2012, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Chair of Wireless Communications, PUT. For several years, he has participated in various international and national research projects. He is an author or co-author of over 30 journal and conference publications. His main research interests include radio resource management for wireless networks, V2V communications, and MIMO systems.

Pawel Kryszkiewicz
Bio: Paweł Kryszkiewicz received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees (Hons.) in telecommunications from the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Chair of Wireless Communications, PUT. He was involved in a number of national and international projects. His main fields of interest are problems concerning the physical layer of the wireless systems, multicarrier signal design for green communications, dynamic spectrum access for V2V systems and interference limitation in 5G systems.

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