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W9: High Mobility Wireless Communications and Applications - VTC2021-Fall

W9: High Mobility Wireless Communications and Applications

Workshop Organizer: Xiaojing Huang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Workshop Organizer: Jinhong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Australia
Workshop Organizer: Yi Hong, Monash University, Australia

Abstract: Achieving high-speed and reliable wireless connectivity in high mobility channel conditions, such as in cars, high-speed trains, and airplanes, is a significant challenge in developing advanced wireless technologies for next generation, such as the sixth generation (6G), wireless communication systems. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from both industry and academia with diverse backgrounds to discuss new ideas, identify new research directions, and propose novel applications for high mobility wireless communications. It will cover wide technical areas in theories, methodologies, signal processing algorithms, and implementation software and hardware, such as fast time-varying fading modelling, Doppler diversity analyses, modulation and demodulation techniques, carrier frequency offset compensation, inter-carrier interference cancellation, and mobility management.

Topics of interests for this workshop include, but are not limited to:
• accurate modeling of high mobility channels;
• transceiver structures that can exploit the properties of high mobility environments;
• signal processing techniques that can harvest the benefits (e.g., Doppler diversity) and mitigate the impairments (e.g., carrier
frequency offset, inter-carrier interference, channel estimation errors) in high mobility systems;
• performance evaluation and comparison on various signaling methods, such as OFDM and OTFS;
• mobility management and network architectures that are designed specifically for high mobility systems;
• any other physical layer mechanism that can improve communication performance in high mobility environment;
• cross-layer coordination and optimization, such as handover management and control-plane/user plane decoupling; and
• future research directions on high mobility wireless communications.


Xiaojing Huang Bio: Prof. Xiaojing Huang is currently a Professor of Information and Communications Technology at University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Program Leader for Mobile Sensing and Communications at the Global Big Data Technologies Centre. With over 30 years of combined industrial, academic, and scientific research experience, he has published over 300 book chapters, refereed journal and conference papers, and major commercial research reports, and filed 31 patents.

Prof. Huang had been a Principal Research Scientist with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and led the research and development of high speed microwave and millimeter wave wireless communications systems since March 2009. Prof. Huang won the 2013 CSIRO ICT Centre Leadership Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership in developing the world’s fastest 10 Gbps microwave backhaul system, known as Ngara Backhaul, as well as his outstanding research and commercial outcomes. CSIRO Ngara backhaul won 2012 CSIRO ICT Centre Research Achievement Award, 2012 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal, and 2012 Australian Engineering Innovation Award.

Before joining CSIRO, Prof. Huang had been an Associate Professor at University of Wollongong since January 2004. In addition to his teaching and supervising roles, Prof. Huang conducted extensive research on wireless and ultra-wideband (UWB) communications technologies with research funding over $1.7 M from ARC, the University, and industry. He actively participated in IEEE standards activities including IEEE 802.11 WLAN and IEEE 802.15 WPAN standards. Prof. Huang also contributed significantly to the University in collaborating with international institutions such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Tsinghua University.

While working in Motorola Australian Research Centre from June 1998 to December 2003, Prof. Huang made significant contributions in communications channel modeling, wireless digital modulation and demodulation, and spread spectrum systems for high speed and UWB communications. He developed an independent Rayleigh fading channel model which is now widely known and used by researchers and developers as the Li-Huang model. He designed advanced signal processing algorithms for Motorola’s paging and WLAN systems, which had been incorporated into Motorola’s production chip set. Prof. Huang pioneered UWB research at Motorola Labs from early 1999 and created critical patent filings and publications.

Prior to joining Motorola, Prof. Huang was the Chief Engineer with Shanghai Yang Tian Science and Technology Corporation Limited from 1994 to 1997, and had worked in the Electronic Engineering Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 1989 to 1994, where he had been a Lecturer since 1989 and an Associate Professor since 1991.


Jinhong Yuan Bio: Professor Jinhong Yuan is a Professor in Telecommunications with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. He received the B.E. and Ph.D degrees in Electronics Engineering in 1991 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999 he was a Research Fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering, the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. In 2000 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications of the school. He has published two books, two book chapters, over 200 papers in telecommunications journals and conference proceedings and 40 industrial reports. He is a co-inventor of one patent on MIMO systems and two patents on low-density-parity-check (LDPC) codes. He co-authored three Best Paper Awards and one Best Poster Award, including a Best Paper Award of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Cancun, Mexico in 2011, and a Best Paper Award of IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), Trondheim, Norway in 2007. His publication is available from He serves as the IEEE NSW Chair of joint Communications/Signal Processions/Ocean Engineering Chapter and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications.

His research interests include:

  • Mobile and Wireless Communications
  • Information Theory and Error Control Coding
  • Turbo Coding and Iterative Processing
  • Space-Time Coding, Processing and MIMO Techniques
  • Wideband CDMA and OFDM


Yi Hong Bio: Dr Y. Hong received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and telecommunications from University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). She is a Senior lecturer at Monash University. She was Director of Graduate Research (2016-2/18) of the ECSE Department at Monash. Currently she serves on the Australian Research Council College of Experts. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IET, a member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Information Theory Soceity, and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. She will be the Tutorial Chair of 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Melbourne. She was the General co-Chair of 2014 IEEE Information Theory Workshop at Hobart, Tasmania; the Technical Program Committee Chair of the 2011 Australian Communication Theory workshop, Melbourne; the Publicity Chair of 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop at Taromina, Sicily; and Technical Program Committee Member of various IEEE leading conferences. She was Associate Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). She received the NICTA-ACoRN Early Career Researcher award at AUSCTW Adelaide 2007. She leads a group of research students and postdocs working on communications technology, wireless security, and coding techniques for wireless communications and networking as well as SSD storage.


Workshop Program

  • Keynote Speech by A/Prof. Saif Khan Mohammed, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi
  • Presentation 1: “Comparing Precoded MC-CDMA and OTFS for High-Speed V2X Communications” by Dibyajyoti Basak, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, S.Sruti, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and Giridhar.K, IIT Madras
  • Presentation 2: “Doppler Shift Estimation Based Channel Estimation for Orthogonal Time Frequency Space System” by Yixiao Li, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Sen Wang, China Mobile Research Institute, Jing Jin, China Mobile Research Institute, Wei Xiang, La Trobe University, and Hang Long, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Presentation 3: “Frequency Domain Pilot-Aided Channel Estimation for OTFS over Fast Fading Channels” by Hongyang Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Xiaojing Huang, University of Technology Sydney, and Andrew Zhang, UTS
  • Presentation 4: “Joint Iterative Channel Estimation and Symbol Detection for Orthogonal Time Frequency Space Modulation” by Ge Guo, National University of Defense Technology, Zengyuan Jin, National University of Defense Technology, Xiaoying Zhang, National University of Defense Technology, and Jibo Wei, National University of Defense Technology
  • Presentation 5: “OFDM with Enhanced Layered Index Modulation” by Xiaoyan Ning, Harbin Engineering University, BoZhang, Harbin Engineering University, and Zhenduo Wang, Harbin Engineering University
  • Presentation 6: “Signal Detection of Universal Filtered Multicarrier Modulation in Rapidly Time Varying Channels” by Fuping Si, Xidian University, Jianping Zheng, Xidian University, and Changju Chen, Xidian University