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W1: Energy-Efficient Schemes for Beyond 5G - VTC2021-Spring Helsinki

W1: Energy-Efficient Schemes for Beyond 5G

Co-chair: Alagan Anpalagan, Ryerson University, Canada
Co-chair: Zhiguo Ding, University of Manchester, UK
Co-chair: Octavia Dobre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

TPC Co-Chair: Jules M. Moualeu, University of the Witwatersand, South Africa
TPC Co-Chair: Daniel B. da Costa, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

Abstract: The ongoing deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks is continuously revealing its inherent limitations as a true carrier of the Internet of Everything (IoE) applications. To overcome these challenges, beyond 5G (B5G) networks have recently attracted a lot interest in the research community with the aim of truly integrating applications ranging from autonomous systems and extended reality. However, common to 5G, B5G will connect massive number of wireless terminals/devices (sensors, drones, cars, etc…) leading to a massive volume of traffic and energy consumption. Energy efficiency has become an important design objective for the successful deployment of B5G wireless networks. Hence, there is a great need to develop energy efficient architectures and transmission techniques/protocols that extend the lifetime of networks and provide significant energy savings under the aegis of green radio communications. In this regard, further efforts are essential in the quest to explore this critical issue in the context of key emerging technologies for B5G such as intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRS), visible light spectra, Terahertz communications, massive machine-type communications (mMTC) just to name a few.

Keynote Speakers:

Denis Gunduz

Bio: Professor Deniz Gündüz received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from METU, Turkey in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. After his PhD, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, as a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University, and as a research associate at CTTC in Barcelona, Spain. ln 2012, he joined the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Imperial College London, UK, where he leads the Information Processing and Communications Laboratory (IPC-Lab), and also and serves as the deputy head of the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group. He is also a part-time faculty member at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy. He has held visiting positions at University of Padova (2018-2020) and Princeton University (2009-2012).

His research interests lie in the areas of communications and information theory, machine learning and privacy. Dr. Gündüz is an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Series on Machine Learning in Communications and Networks. He also serves as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Previously, he served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2016-2020), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2013-18), and as a Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC (2019, 2020) and IET Smart Grid (2020). He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2020-21). He is the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society – Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Early Achievement Award in 2017, a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2016, IEEE Communications Society Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region in 2014, Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) and the 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), and the Best Student Paper Awards at the 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) and the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). He served as a Symposium Co-Chair for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, and as a General Co-chair of the 2019 London Symposium on Information Theory, 2018 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas, and 2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop.

Ioannidis Krikidis

Bio: Ioannis Krikidis received the diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007 he worked, as a Post-Doctoral researcher, with ENST, Paris, France, and from 2007 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. He has held also research positions at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland; the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg; and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Niigata University, Japan. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. His current research interests include wireless communications, cooperative networks, 5G communication systems, wireless powered communications, and secrecy communications. Dr. Krikidis serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He is also Founding Specialty Chief Editor for Communication Theory in Frontiers Communications and Networks. He was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus, in 2013, and the recipient of the IEEEComSoc Best Young Professional Award in Academia, 2016, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters best paper award 2019. He has been recognized by the Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher for 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is an IEEE Fellow (class 2019) and he has received the prestigious ERC consolidator grant.

Workshop paper submission due EXTENDED: 10 January 2021
Acceptance notification: 31 January 2021
Final paper submission due Extended: 4 March 2021

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