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W11: Integration of Sensing, Computing, and Communication in 6G Networks - VTC2022-Spring

W11: Integration of Sensing, Computing, and Communication in 6G Networks

Co-chair: Kai Liang, Xidian University, China
Co-chair: Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
Co-chair: Henk Wymeersch, Chalmer University of Technology, Sweden
Co-chair: Xiaoli Chu, University of Sheffield, UK

Abstract: Diverse and rigorous requirements, emerging scenarios and services call for 6G networks with the feature of integrated sensing, computing, and communication for continuous performance improvement. Although the integration of sensing and communication, and the integration of computing and communication have been discussed in recent years, jointly designing the sensing, computing and communication functionalities in mobile networks is still in its infant stage. Therefore, we propose a workshop at IEEE VTC 2022 Spring to provide a timely venue for an in-depth discussion about the concepts, architecture, enabling technologies, challenges and applications of the integration of sensing, computing, and communication in 6G networks. We will invite 1 or 2 keynotes and solicit at least 8 high-quality oral presentations for the half day workshop.

The TPC chairs and members will actively promote this workshop by taking full advantage of their contacts/networks, mail lists and public talks. Moreover, this workshop is assisted by FuTure Mobile Communication Forum (http://www.future-forum.org/en/), which devotes itself to promoting state-of-the-art communication technologies and has 45 members worldwide, such as Nokia Shanghai Bell, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel, NTT DoCoMo, NEC, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, ZTE, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Tsinghua University and so on. In addition, this workshop is supported by the EU H2020- ICT-2020-2 projects Hexa-X (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101015956) and RISE-6G (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101017011) RISE6G and the National Key R\&D Program of China (2019YFE0113200), each having a strong consortium of industry and academic partners who will contribute keynote talks and promote the workshop.

Co-chair Bios:

 

Kai Liang

Bio: Dr. Kai Liang is a lecturer in the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks (ISN) at Xidian University, China. He received his PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Xidian University in 2016. From September 2014 to September 2015, he was a visiting research student at the University of Essex, UK, funded by the China Scholarships Council. His current research interests include the integration of sensing, computing, and communication, open networks, and wireless powered communications. He has organized 2 workshops at IEEE GLOBECOM in 2019 and 2020.

 

Mikko Uusitalo

Bio: Dr. Mikko Uusitalo is Head of Research Department Radio Systems Research Finland at Nokia Bell Labs Finland. Mikko is leading the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. He obtained a M.Sc. (Eng.) and Dr.Tech. in 1993 and 1997 and a B.Sc. (Economics) in 2003, all from predecessors of Aalto University. Mikko has been at Nokia since 2000 with various roles, including Principal Researcher and Head of International Cooperation at Nokia Research. Mikko is a founding member of the CELTIC EUREKA and WWRF, the latter one he chaired for 2004-2006. Mikko is a WWRF Fellow. Mikko has more than 70 granted patents or patent families and roughly same amount in the application phase. Mikko has organized before panels, sessions and workshops at various international events.

 

Henk Wymeersch

Bio: Prof. Henk Wymeersch obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied Sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently a Professor of Communication Systems with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is also a Distinguished Research Associate with Eindhoven University of Technology. Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a postdoctoral researcher from 2005 until 2009 with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Wymeersch served as Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters (2009-2013), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-2018). During 2019-2021, he was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer with the Vehicular Technology Society. His current research interests include the convergence of communication and sensing, in a 5G and Beyond 5G context. He currently serves as work package leader on localization and sensing in the Hexa-X and RISE6G projects.

 

Xiaoli Chu

Bio: Prof. Xiaoli Chu is a professor in the EEE Department at University of Sheffield, UK. She is co recipient of IEEE ComSoc 2017 Young Author Best Paper Award and is the lead editor/author of the book Heterogeneous Cellular Networks (CUP, 2013). She is Senior Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and Editor for IEEE Communications Letters. She was Co-Chair of the Recent Results tract of IEEE VTC2019-Fall and the Wireless Communications Symposium for IEEE ICC 2015, Workshop Co-Chair for IEEE GreenCom 2013, and has co-organized 8 workshops at IEEE GLOBECOM and ICC.

Deadlines:
Workshop paper submissions due EXTENDED: 23 March 2022
Acceptance notification: 17 April 2022
Final paper submission due: 1 May 2022

To submit a paper to this workshop, please visit: https://vtc2022s-rr-wks.trackchair.com/track/2046