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W9: Second Workshop on Symbiotic Radio Paradigm for Integrated Active and Passive Communications - VTC2022-Fall - London/Beijing

W9: Second Workshop on Symbiotic Radio Paradigm for Integrated Active and Passive Communications

Co-chair: Gang Yang, University of Electric Science and Technology of China, China
Co-chair: Xiangyun Zhou, Australian National University, Australia
Co-chair: Zilong Liu, University of Essex, UK
Co-chair: Ying-Chang Liang, University of Electric Science and Technology of China, China


Abstract: Future wireless networks are expected to support a variety of emerging applications which have huge demands on high data rates, ma ssive access, ultra low power, etc. It is highly desirable to design spectrum –, energy and cost efficient wireless communication technologies. Symbiotic radio (SR) has emerged as a promising technology to fulfill such demand, which enables (secondary) low cost passive backscattering or reflecting devices to modulate information over ambient (primary) radio frequency (RF) carriers without using power hungry RF transmitter. T he primary system and the secondary system benefit from each other. Specifically, th e secondary system shares the primary system’s infrastructure, RF source and spectrum; while the secondary transmission provides beneficial multipath to the primary system. This workshop aims to discuss the major technical challenges and recent results re lated to SR.

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:
– Information theoretic analysis for SR systems
– Now models and protocols for SR systems
– Transceiver design and signal processing for SR
– Waveform, modulation and coding for BDs
– S R with multi antenna techniques like massive
MIMO, reconfigurable intelligent surface, etc.
– SR over OF DM , mmWave/THz and other signals
– Resource allocation for SR systems
– Reconfigurable intelligent surface assisted SR
– SR for cellular systems for IoT Networks
– SR f or integrated space air ground networks
– SR for integrated sensing and communications
– Machine learning enhanced SR systems
– Security and jamming issues for SR systems
– Prototypes and new applications for SR
– Integration of SR with other state of the art technologies , such as NOMA, UAV, D2D ,

The workshop accepts novel and unpublished English papers with maximally 7 pages (5 pages without charge and up to 2 additional pages).


Co-chair’s Bios:

Gang Yang

Bio: Gang Yang is a F ull Professor with the Shenzhen Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Key Laboratory of Science an d Technology on Communications, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests include symbiotic radio, backscatter communications, reconfigurable intelligent surface empowered communication s, and multi antenna multi carrier wireless communications . He has published more than 20 prestigious IEEE journal and conference papers on SR and backscatter communications, among which two IEEE transactions papers are listed as Essential Science Indicators Highly Cited Papers . Dr. Yang was a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award in the field of communications theory in 2021, the IEEE Communications Society Transmission, Acc ess, and Optical Systems Technical Committee Best Paper Award in 2016, and the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self Financed Students Abroad in 2015. He is an editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and an associated editor for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society . He served for the IEEE Globecom 2017 as Publicity Co Chair and the leading organizer of two previous workshop s , titled with First Workshop on Symbiotic Radio Paradigm for Integrated Active and Passive Communications in IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2021 Spring, and titled with “ Ambient Backscatter Communications f or Energy and Spectrum Efficient IoT Networks ”, in 2019 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Co mmunications in China (ICCC)

Xiangyun Zhou

Bio: Xiangyun Zhou is an Associate Pro fessor at the Australian National University. His research interests are in the fields of communication theory and wireless networks. He has published numerous papers on the topic of energy constrained IoT communications, one of which received the IEEE Com Soc Asia Pacific Outstanding Paper Award in 2016. He has served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Letters. He was a former chair of the Spe cial Interest Group on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks within the IEEE ComSoc technical committee on green communications and computing. He served as co chair of technical symposium/track for VTC’17 Spring and ICC’20. He has rich experience in wor kshop organization including 8 ICC/Globecom workshops (at ICC’14 16 and Globecom’15 18).


Zilong Liu

Bio: Dr. Zilong Liu is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex. He received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2014. From Jan. 2018 to Nov. 2019, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Home of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), University of Surrey. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Access, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, and Frontiers in Signal Processing. He was the Hosting General Co-Chair of the 2022 International Workshop on Signal Design and its Applications in Communications (IWSDA’2022) at University of Essex and a TPC Co-Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS’2020). He was a tutorial speaker of VTC-Fall’2021 and APCC’2021. Details of his research can be found at:



Ying Chang Liang

Bio: Ying Chang Liang is currently a Professor with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, where he leads t he Center for Intelligent Networking and Communications and serves as the Deputy Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. He was a Principal Scientist and a Technical Advisor with the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, and a Visiting Scholar with Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. His research interests include wireless networking and communications, cognitive radio, symbiotic networks, dynamic spectrum access, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques. Dr. Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to cognitive radio communications, and received the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award from the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, in 2007; the Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award from the IEEE Standards Association, in 2011; the Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, in 2018. He has also received numerous paper awards, with the recent ones including IEEE ICC Best Paper Award in 2017, IEEE ComSoc’s TAOS Best Paper Award in 2016, IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014; and the IEEE Communications Society APB Outstanding Paper Award, in 20 12. Dr Liang has been recognized by Thomson Reuters (currently, Clarivate Analytics) as a Highly Cited Researcher, since 2014. He is a foreign member of Academia Europaea. He is the Founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS: COGNITIVE RADIO SERIES, and the Key Founder and currently the Editor in Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is also serving as an Associate Editor in Chief for China Communications. He was also an Associate Editor in Chief of the Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications (World Scientific). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was the Chair of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON COGNITIVE NETWORKS, and served as the TPC Chair and the Executive Co Chair for the IEEE Globecom’17.


Workshop paper submissions due: 14 August 2022
Acceptance notification: 20 August 2022
Final paper submission due: 24 August 2022

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