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Program Schedule

Below is the preliminary PAAG.  We will be updating information as we go.  Thank you.

vtc2022spring_final-program – 6-14-2022

 

Below is the link to the In-Person Program.  We will be making changes as authors request to move to the virtual program.

In-Person Technical Program 05-25-2022

 

Below is the link to the Virtual Presentation Program.  We will be making changes as authors request to move to the virtual program.

Virtual Presentations 05-25-2022

Technical Program Committee

Technical Program Committee Leadership:

Technical Program Chair
Mikko Valkama, Tampere University, Finland

Technical Program Vice-Chairs
Rui Dinis, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade Nova of Lisbon, Portugal
Daniel Benevides da Costa, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE

Track Chairs and Co-Chairs:

Track 1: Airborne and Maritime Mobile Systems and Services
Marko Höyhtyä, VTT, Finland, (Lead)
Toyoshima Morio, Space Communications Laboratory, Japan
Hideki Ochiai, Yokohama University, Japan

Track 2: Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design
Dr. Michael Walter, DLR, Germany (Lead)
Ugo Silva Dias, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
Harsh Tataria, Ericsson, Sweden

Track 3: Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics, and Intelligent Transportation
Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund University (Lead)
Paulo Pereirinha, ISEC Coimbra, Portugal
Mohsen Kandidayeni, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Track 4: Emerging technologies, 6G and beyond
Stefano Tomasin,  University of Padova, Italy (Lead)
Emil Björnson, Linköping University, Sweden
Himal A. Suraweera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Track 5: Green Communications and Networks
Daniel So University of Manchester, UK (Lead)
Prof Jie Tang, South China University of Technology, China
Prof Swades De, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Track 6: IoV, IoT, M2M, Sensor Networks, and Ad-Hoc Networking
Tony Q.S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (Lead)
Prof Yuan Wu, University of Macau, Macau
Prof Giovanni Geraci, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Track 7: Machine Learning and AI for Communications
Prof. Xiaodai Dong, University of Victoria, Canada (Lead)
Prof. Alexios Balatsoukas-Stimming, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Lina Bariah, Khalifa University, UAE

Track 8: Multiple Antennas and Cooperative Communications
George Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Lead)
Kenichi Higuchi Tokyo Science University, Japan
Krzysztof Wesołowsk, Poznan University of Technology, Poland,

Track 9: Positioning, Navigation, and Sensing
Elena Simona Lohan, Tampere University, Finland (Lead)
Prof. Sunwoo Kim, Hanyang University, South Korea
Assis. Prof Pau Closas, Northeastern University College of Engineering, USA

Track 10: Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
Luca Sanguinetti, Pisa University, Italy (Lead)
Jinho Choi, Deakin University, Australia
Taneli Riihonen, Tampere University, Finland

Track 11: Spectrum Management, Radio Access Technology, Services and Security
Sumei Sun,  I2R Singapore, Singapore (Lead)
Telex Magloire Ngatched Nkouatchah, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Prof. Lina Mohjazi, University of Glasgow, UK

Track 12: Vehicle Cooperation and Control, Assisted and Autonomous Driving
Onur Altintas, TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center, USA  (Lead)
Prof. Falko Dressler, TU Berlin, Germany

Track 13: Recent Results
Periklis Chatzimisios, International Hellenic University, Greece and University of New Mexico, USA (Lead)
Octavia Dobre Memorial University, Canada,
Pawel Dmochowski, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

Pre-recording Requirements and Guidelines

Thank you for presenting your work at VTC2022-Spring!

In order to properly prepare for the conference, please start preparing your pre-recorded presentation to be uploaded by Wednesday, June 1 (read the full email for complete instructions).

 

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, VTC2022-Spring has been moved to a hybrid, on-demand conference. A pre-recorded version of your presentation is required for on-demand viewing.

 

Note that because some delegates will only be able to access the conference virtually, all papers will require a pre-recorded presentation to be uploaded regardless of the final presentation mode.


Please prepare and upload a video of your presentation, comprised of a brief introduction
with a webcam, if desired, followed by voice over slides for your presentation. This will be posted within your presentation time slot on the VTC Spring 2022 on-demand virtual platform. Please note that the file must be in MP4 format (more details below). Do not try to upload PowerPoint or PDF files.

Our recommended approach to record a compatible video from content displayed on your computer screen and voice recorded via the computer microphone, is to record the presentation using Zoom, available to users on most platforms and in most countries (more information at the end of this email).

 

In order for videos to be verified by the technical program committee, there is considerable urgency in preparing and uploading your video. Accordingly, we ask you that you please finalize your video by Wednesday, June 1st.

Guidelines for preparing your video:
Presentation Title: {Paper Title}
Presentation ID: {Paper ID} – This number should start with a “2” (It’s a good idea to include this when naming your MP4 file.)
File size: 150MB max (for each 15 minutes)
Video file format: mp4
Dimensions: Minimum height 720 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

Please note the final specifications will be checked at the time of submission and files not compliant may not be uploaded.

Please be sure the video includes the title of the paper, the authors, and a mention to VTC2022-Spring.

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Uploading your video starting May 27 (Deadline: June 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET)

Instructions for Speakers and Paper Presenters

  • Visit the Speaker Submission Webform which will be sent by May 27th.
  • Choose which author is the presenting author
  • Fill out your Speaker Information
    1. Upload a speaker headshot photo
    2. Include a speaker biography in the available text field
  • Upload your Presentation Data
    1. video in mp4 format (max of 150MB is allowed)
    2. PDF or PowerPoint Slides (not required but can be uploaded for reference)
  • Wait for your video to finish uploading into the system
  • Upload the completed IEEE Release Form
  • Submit your work by selecting the Submit button at the bottom of the screen
  • A confirmation message will be presented upon successful submission and a confirmation will be emailed to you
    1. Be sure to retain this information in case you need to make future updates to your submission.

If you have any issues with uploading your presentation, please contact slussier@conferencecatalysts.com.

As a reminder, videos that are not received by the deadline will be considered no-shows in accordance with the non-presented paper policy.

We hope to make VTC2022-Spring a success despite the difficult situation and this hybrid conference format. We thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.

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Instructions for recording your presentation:


There are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation.  In this method, you can show your face via webcam (if you’d like) and display your slides as you talk. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording and your final file is in the MP4 format. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

https://obsproject.com/

You can also use the two-step method covered below:

Create Voice Over Power point and convert to MP4

Marco di Renzo

Keynote Speaker

Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Wireless Communications

Abstract: A Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) is a planar structure that is engineered to have properties that enable the dynamic control of the electromagnetic waves. In wireless communications and networks, RISs are an emerging technology for realizing programmable and reconfigurable wireless propagation environments through nearly passive and tunable signal transformations. RIS-assisted programmable wireless environments are a multidisciplinary research endeavor. This presentation is aimed to report the latest research advances on modeling, analyzing, and optimizing RISs for wireless communications with focus on electromagnetically consistent models, analytical frameworks, and optimization algorithms. In addition, the interplay between RISs and holographic surface-based transceivers will be discussed with focus on near-field communications in line-of-sight channels.

Bio: Marco Di Renzo is a CNRS Research Director (Professor) with the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S) of Paris-Saclay University – CNRS and CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. He serves as the Coordinator of the Communications and Networks Research Area of the Laboratory of Excellence DigiCosme, as a Member of the Admission and Evaluation Committee of the Ph.D. School on Information and Communication Technologies, and as the Head of the Intelligent Physical Communications group with the Laboratory of Signals and Systems at CentraleSupelec. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters, he is a founding member and a Vice Chair of the Industry Specification Group (ISG) on RIS within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and he serves as the Rapporteur of the work item on communication models, channel models, and evaluation methodology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, IET, and AAIA; an Ordinary Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Academia Europaea; and a Highly Cited Researcher. Also, he is a Fulbright Fellow and a Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor. His recent research awards include the 2021 EURASIP Best Paper Award and the 2022 IEEE COMSOC Outstanding Paper Award.

 

Keynote Speakers and Panels

Monday – 20 June 2022 – Session I

All keynote speakers and panelists information can be found at:  https://events.vtsociety.org/vtc2022-spring/speakers-2/

Keynote Speakers:

 

Hannu Kauppinen, Nokia, Finland

Title: A glimpse at 6G

Abstract: The 6G era will be defined by the symbiosis of digital, physical, and biological worlds with the goal to augment human productivity and well being. While in the 5G era, with thanks to the massive scale deployment of sensors, the digital world perfectly captures past and current states of the physical world, the connection of these two worlds with the biological or cognitive world remain largely unaddressed. We believe that in the 6G era cognitive systems will anticipate individual and collective intents to plan for actions in the worlds that optimally serve human needs. For that to happen we will need to witness significant advances in artificial intelligence, computing and sensing technologies. Sustainability will be an integral part of the new system architecture design. The 6G network will be the essential infrastructure for the integration of these future capabilities.

 

Juho Lee, Samsung Fellow, Samsung

Title: 6G – The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All

Abstract: While the mobile industry is now focusing on the realization of what 5G technologies promised and preparing the standard for the next version of 5G (i.e., 5G-Advanced), we can see that initial consideration about 6G is already happening. In this talk, we briefly review megatrends in terms of technologies and society and present initial view about vision, requirements, technologies, spectrum and standardization timeline for 6G. We also present some of the results from our research on candidate technologies.

 

Monday – 20 June 2022 – Evening Session

Keynote Speaker

 

Rose Hu, Utah State University, USA

Title: Federated Learning With Efficiency and Privacy Considerations in Wireless Networks

Abstract: Centralized data collection and training in conventional machine learning (ML) algorithms have raised many concerns including privacy restrictions and communication cost due to massive amount of data transfer.  Federated leaning (FL) exploits the rapidly growing computational capacity in small local devices and allows these devices to train ML models locally and only exchange the trained model parameters with the edge server.  Through this, FL can greatly alleviate data privacy concern, reduce communication cost,   and help build a scalable centralized ML model.  FL methods offer a number of prominent advantages, including scalability and data privacy.  On the other hand, a large-scale wireless network normally involves many heterogeneous devices with varying constraints and encounters very dynamic channel environments. This raises many challenges such as system heterogeneity, statistical heterogeneity, privacy and security, user scheduling, fairness in FL.  This talk will present some of our recent research outcomes on model parameter transmission schemes and user scheduling strategies in FL that tackle these challenges.  Techniques such as NOMA and over-the-air computation are introduced to achieve fast ML training.   Model parameter compression and sparsification are further introduced to reduce the wireless communication cost.  Moreover, model update-based aggregation is applied to defend against Byzantine attacks and individual client model initialization schemes are exploited to enhance privacy protection in FL.

 

 

Tuesday – 21 June 2022 – Session 3

All keynote speakers and panelists information can be found at:  https://events.vtsociety.org/vtc2022-spring/speakers-2/

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Wen Tong, Huawei

Title: Building the Mega Constellation Satellite Network: 6G-NTN

Abstract:  In this talk, we present the concept and design of the emerging low orbit mega satellite constellations, the overall system performance evaluation and innovative new use cases. We present a host of the enabling technologies orbit designs: (1) the satellite-as-space-bastion; (2) the inter-satellite networking; (3) the satellite to mobile access and mobile to satellite access; (4) the spectrum comparison. As a foundational enabler for 6G, non-terrestrial-network will provide, for the first time, the full earth coverage, the 6G-NTN will create disruptive innovative use cases in many areas, we also discuss their revolutionary impacts.

 

 

Keynote Panel: Global View on 6G

Abstract: Despite a target of commercial 6G deployments at the end of this decade, globally significant research efforts towards 6G have been ongoing for some time and requirement analysis in 3GPP is not far in the future. In 2030 and beyond, the world will face challenges and opportunities for growth and sustainability while proactively tackling the issues of green deal efficiency, digital inclusion, and protection of health and safety in a post-pandemic world. Wireless technologies are critical for our society and economy today; their importance for growth will continue to increase steadily. This panel will give an update on the current status of actions towards 6G.

The following leaders of 6G technology and architecture have confirmed attendance:

Moderator:

Mikko Uusitalo, Overall Lead, European 6G Flagship Hexa-X and Head of Research Department, Nokia Bell Labs Finland

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Patrik Persson, 6G Program Manager Director, Ericsson

 

 

 

 

 

Juho Lee, Samsung Fellow, Samsung

 

 

 

 

 

Devaki Chandramouli, Steering Group Co-Chair of Next G Alliance, Nokia Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia

 

 

 

 

Prof. Hans Schotten, TU Kaiserslautern, Coordinator 6G Platform Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday – 22 June 2022 – Session 3

All keynote speakers and panelists information can be found at:  https://events.vtsociety.org/vtc2022-spring/speakers-2/

Keynote Speaker:

 

Marco Di Renzo,

Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Wireless Communications

Abstract: A Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) is a planar structure that is engineered to have properties that enable the dynamic control of the electromagnetic waves. In wireless communications and networks, RISs are an emerging technology for realizing programmable and reconfigurable wireless propagation environments through nearly passive and tunable signal transformations. RIS-assisted programmable wireless environments are a multidisciplinary research endeavor. This presentation is aimed to report the latest research advances on modeling, analyzing, and optimizing RISs for wireless communications with focus on electromagnetically consistent models, analytical frameworks, and optimization algorithms. In addition, the interplay between RISs and holographic surface-based transceivers will be discussed with focus on near-field communications in line-of-sight channels.

 

 

Keynote Panel: On the Road to Quantum Communications

Abstract: As a benefit of substantial global investment into quantum engineering, in recent years ‘quantum leaps’ have been made in the field of quantum-domain information processing, communications and computing. Following an introduction to this alluring research subject, the topics of satellite-based quantum communications and quantum secure direct communications will be highlighted, as we speculate about the roadmap of rolling out the quantum Internet of the future…

The following leaders of  the “On the Road to Quantum Communications” have confirmed attendance:

Moderator:

Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Gui-Lu Long, Tsinghua University, Beijing

 

 

 

 

Mikko Mottonen, Aalto University

 

 

 

 

Mohsen Razavi, Leeds University

 

 

 

T4: 3D Wireless Networks: Connecting the Dots between Ground, Air, and Space

This tutorial has moved to virtual only.

T4: 3D Wireless Networks: Connecting the Dots between Ground, Air, and Space

Co-Organizer: Giovanni Geraci, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Co-Organizer: Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez, Ericsson R&D, France

Abstract: Barely seen in action movies until a decade ago, the progressive blending of UAVs—uncrewed aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones—into our daily lives will enhance safety and greatly impact labor and leisure activities alike. Most stakeholders regard reliable connectivity as a must-have for the UAV ecosystem to thrive. As a result, cellular communications involving UAVs have witnessed a surge of interest, following two philosophies epitomized as what can UAVs do for networks and what can networks do for UAVs, respectively. Whether featuring UAVs as data beneficiaries or suppliers, the fly-and-connect dream faces technical showstoppers. Aware of these hurdles, the wireless research community has been rolling up its sleeves to drive a native and long-lasting support for UAVs in 5G NR and beyond.

Moving up, the prohibitive deployment cost and the lack of a unified standard have so far prevented satellite communications from unleashing their full potential on Earth. However, the recent introduction of more affordable insertions into the low orbit is luring new players to the space race, making a marriage between the satellite and cellular industries more likely than ever. Satellite cells could offer multi-connectivity to users—including UAVs—whose terrestrial connection is not as reliable as their use case might require. Altogether, the stars are aligning for a ground-air-space cellular network, but important challenges must be overcome to guarantee, more than mere coexistence, a full 3D wireless integration.

In this tutorial, we will navigate from 5G to 6G use cases and technical enablers involving aerial and spaceborne communications. Through our novel results, we will share the key lessons learnt and pose fundamental questions also acting as a catalyst for much-needed new research.

 

Giovanni Geraci

Bio: Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and the coordinator of the Telecommunications Engineering program. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs and holds a Ph.D. from UNSW Sydney. He also held research appointments at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the University of Texas at Austin, CentraleSupelec, and Alcatel-Lucent.

He is a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE ComSoc and IEEE VTS, an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, and the IEEE ICC’22 Wireless Communications Symposium co-Chair. He is a frequent organizer of IEEE international workshops, has delivered around twenty IEEE ComSoc tutorials, industry seminars, and workshop keynotes, and co-edited the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” (Wiley – IEEE Press). He is also co-inventor of a dozen patents, has written for the IEEE ComSoc Technology News, and received international press coverage.

Giovanni was awarded two of the most competitive early-career fellowships in Spain: a “la Caixa” Junior Leader and a “Ramony Cajal” Fellowship. He was named an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2017 and 2018. He received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in 2017, the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2018, and the IEEE PIMRC’19 Best Paper Award for his work on UAV-to-UAV Cellular Communications.

 

Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez

Bio: Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez is currently a Data Scientist in the AI Research & Systems Team of Ericsson R&D in France. Previously, he was a Senior Engineer at Huawei Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab in France [2020 – 2022] and a Research Scientist in Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland [2016 – 2020]. He joined Bell Labs after receiving the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London (U.K.).

He is a co-inventor of 25+ filed patent families and the main inventor in 10 of those, for which he received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for co-authoring the highest number of filed patents in 2019 and the Top 10 inventor in Nokia Ireland for patent filings in 2018. More recently, he received the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA. He was also the recipient of the Best Paper Award in PIMRC’19 for his work on “UAV-to-UAV cellular communications”, and was awarded the Most Attended Industry Program Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 for delivering the industrial seminar “Drone Base Stations: Opportunities and Challenges Towards a Truly “Wireless” Wireless Network”. He was named an Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters in 2016, and both IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications and IEEE Trans. on Communications in 2017.

T10: Reinforcement Learning in Wireless Communications

This tutorial has moved to virtual only.

T10: Reinforcement Learning in Wireless Communications

Organizer: Haris Gačanin, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Abstract: The fifth-generation (5G) of wireless communications has led to many advancements in technologies such as large and distributed antenna arrays, ultra-dense networks, software-based networks, and network virtualization. However, a higher level of automation is needed to establish hyper-low latency and hyper-high reliability for beyond 5G applications. Advanced automation requires extensive research on machine learning with applications in wireless communications. Thereby, learning techniques will take a central stage in the sixth generation of wireless communications to cope with the stringent application requirements. This tutorial discusses the practical limitations of reinforcement and deep learning methods in resource management in non-stationary radio environments. We carefully compare supervised (deep) and reinforcement learning models to support rate maximization objectives under user mobility based on the practical limitations. We discuss practical systems such as latency and reliability on the rate maximization. We present a generic dataset generation method for standardized testing in the non-stationary environment to benchmark different learning models versus traditional optimal resource management solutions. We aim to motivate learning agents in the context of optimization in real-time. To this goal, we discuss differences between training-based methods such as deep learning and training-free methods such as reinforcement learning for both matching and dynamic problems.

 

Haris Gačanin

Bio: Haris Gačanin [F”20] received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from the University of Sarajevo in 2000. In 2005 and 2008, respectively, he received MSc and Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Japan. He was with Tohoku University from 2008 until 2010 first as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow and later, as an Assistant Professor. He joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell (now Nokia Bell) in 2010 as a Physical-layer Expert and later as Department Head at Nokia Bell Labs. Since April 2020, he is a chair professor at RWTH Aachen University. His professional interests are related to broad areas of digital signal processing and artificial intelligence with applications in wireless communications. He has 200+ scientific publications (journals, conferences and patent applications) and invited/tutorial talks. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, while he served as the editor of IEICE Transactions on Communications and IET Communications. He is a fellow of IEEE. He acted as a general chair and technical program committee member of various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of several Nokia innovation awards, IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2021, IEICE Communication System Study Group Best Paper Award (joint 2014, 2015, 2017), The 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence, the 2012 KDDI Foundation Research Award, the 2009 KDDI Foundation Research Grant Award, the 2008 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, the 2005 Active Research Award in Radio Communications, 2005 Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2005-Fall) Student Paper Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter and the 2004 Institute of IEICE Society Young Researcher Award.

T7: 6G Wireless Channel Measurements and Modeling for All Frequency Bands and All Scenarios

T7: 6G Wireless Channel Measurements and Modeling for All Frequency Bands and All Scenarios

Co-Organizer: Cheng-Xiang Wang, Southwest University and Purple Mountain Laboratories, China
Co-Organizer: Jie Huang, Southwest University and Purple Mountain Laboratories, China
Co-Organizer: Haiming Wang, Southwest University and Purple Mountain Laboratories, China
Co-Organizer: Harald Haas, University of Strathclyde, UK

Abstract: This tutorial is intended to offer a comprehensive and in-depth course to communication professionals/academics, aiming to address the vision, performance metrics, key technologies, and fundamental theory revolution of sixth generation (6G) wireless communication networks. The 6G vision and paradigm shifts are summarized as global coverage, all spectra, full applications, all senses, all digitals, and strong security, which would bring new performance metrics and requirements. To meet these requirements, 6G networks will rely on novel key technologies, i.e., air interface and transmission technologies and network architecture. The underlying 6G wireless channels will face new channel characteristics, such as space-time frequency non-stationarities, which need to be thoroughly studied. We present our works on channel measurements and models for challenging 6G scenarios and frequency bands, focusing on millimeter wave (mmWave), terahertz (THz), and optical wireless communication channels under all spectra, satellite, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and maritime communication channels under global coverage scenarios, and high-speed train (HST), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), ultra-massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), industry Internet of things (IoT), and reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) communication channels under full application scenarios. New machine learning based predictive channel models will also be investigated. A general non-predictive 6G pervasive channel model will then be proposed, which is expected to serve as a baseline for future standardized 6G channel models. In addition, a novel circuit-based channel model is proposed to illustrate the potential of electromagnetic information theory.

Cheng-Xiang Wang

Bio: Cheng-Xiang Wang received the B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Communication and Information Systems from Shandong University, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004.

He was a Research Assistant with the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, from 2000 to 2001, a Visiting Researcher with Siemens AG Mobile Phones, Munich, Germany, in 2004, and a Research Fellow with the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, from 2001 to 2005. He has been with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., since 2005, where he was promoted to a Professor in 2011. In 2018, he joined Southeast University, China, as a Professor. He is also a part-time professor with the Purple Mountain Laboratories, Nanjing, China. He has authored four books, two book chapters, and more than 400 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including 24 Highly Cited Papers. He has also delivered 22 Invited Keynote Speeches/Talks and 7 Tutorials in international conferences. His current research interests include wireless channel measurements and modeling, B5G wireless communication networks, and applying artificial intelligence to wireless communication networks.

Prof. Wang is a Member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), a Fellow of the IEEE, IET, and China Institute of Communication (CIC), an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2019 and 2020, and a Highly-Cited Researcher recognized by Clarivate Analytics in 2017-2020. He is currently an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. He has served as an Editor for nine international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, from 2007 to 2009, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, from 2011 to 2017, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, from 2015 to 2017. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networks (Lead Guest Editor), Special Issue on Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks, and Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks. He was also a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIG DATA, Special Issue on Wireless Big Data, and is a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, Special Issue on Intelligent Resource Management for 5G and Beyond. He has served as a TPC Member, a TPC Chair, and a General Chair for more than 80 international conferences. He received 14 Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, IEEE ICCT 2011, ITST 2012, IEEE VTC 2013-Spring, IWCMC 2015, IWCMC 2016, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2016, WPMC 2016, WOCC 2019, IWCMC 2020, WCSP 2020, CSPS2021, and WCSP 2021. Also, he received the 2020 & 2021 “AI 2000 Most Inuential Scholar Award Honorable Mention” in recognition of his outstanding and vibrant contributions in the field of Internet of Things.

Jie Huang

Bio: Jie Huang received the B.E. degree in Information Engineering from Xidian University, China, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Shandong University, China, in 2018.

From Oct. 2018 to Oct. 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, China, supported by the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents. From Jan. 2019 to Feb. 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Durham University, U.K. Since Mar. 2019, he is a part-time researcher in Purple Mountain Laboratories, China. Since Nov. 2020, he is an Associate Professor in the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China.

He received the Best Paper Awards from WPMC 2016, WCSP 2020, and WCSP 2021. His research interests include millimeter wave, massive MIMO, reconfigurable intelligent surface channel measurements and modeling, wireless big data, and 6G wireless communications.

Haiming Wang

Bio: Haiming Wang received the B.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1999, 2002, and 2009, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China, and he is currently a distinguished professor. He is also a part-time professor with the Purple Mountain Laboratories, Nanjing, China. In 2008, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden.

He has authored and co-authored over 50 journal papers in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION and other peer-reviewed academic journals. Prof. Wang has authored and co-authored over more than 70 patents and 52 patents have been granted. He was awarded twice for contributing to the development of IEEE 802.11aj by the IEEE Standards Association in 2018 and 2020. He received the first-class Science and Technology Progress Award of Jiangsu Province of China in 2009 and was awarded for contributing to the development of IEEE 802.11aj by the IEEE-SA in 2018. His current research interests include AI-powered antenna and radiofrequency technologies (iART), AI-powered channel measurement and modeling technologies (iCHAMM), and integrated communications and sensing (iCAS). He served as the TPC member or the session chair of many international conferences such as IEEE ICCT 2011, IEEE IWS 2013, and IEEE VTC 2016.

Harald Haas

Bio: Harald Haas received the Ph.D. degree in wireless communications from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., in 2001. He is the Director of the LiFi Research and Development Centre at the University of Strathclyde. He is also the Initiator, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of pureLiFi Ltd. He has authored 550 conference and journal papers, including papers in Science and Nature Communications. His main research interests are in optical wireless communications, hybrid optical wireless and RF communications, spatial modulation, and interference coordination in wireless networks. His team invented spatial modulation. He introduced LiFi to the public at an invited TED Global talk in 2011. This talk on Wireless Data from Every Light Bulb has been watched online over 2.72 million times. LiFi was listed among the 50 best inventions in TIME Magazine in 2011. He gave a second TED Global lecture in 2015 on the use of solar cells as LiFi data detectors and energy harvesters. This has been viewed online over 2.75 million times. In 2016, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Solid State Lighting Alliance. In 2019 he was recipient of IEEE Vehicular Society James Evans Avant Garde Award. Haas was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in 2017. In the same year he received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and was elevated to IEEE Fellow. In 2018 he received a three-year EPSRC Established Career Fellowship extension and was elected Fellow of the IET. Haas was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2019.