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W19: Workshop on Mission Critical Communications - VTC2022-Spring

W19: Workshop on Mission Critical Communications

Co-chair: Hichan Moon, Hanyang University, South Korea
Co-chair: Chuan Foh, University of Surrey, UK
Co-chair: Zak Kassas, University of California, Irvine, USA

Abstract: The advent of 5G and prospect for 6G have paved the way for new applications in mission critical communications including disaster monitoring, train/traffic controls and public safety. Mission critical communication provides reliable communication even in extreme environments. High accuracy positioning for a vehicle or a mobile phone has extended its applications to such as unmanned vehicles/drones, emergency rescue, and navigation in GPS-denied areas like tunnels, underground motorways and parking lots. The security in mission critical communications is highly required, since they are used for many businesses as well as public safety responders and organizations. It greatly increases the reliability of communications from several attacks.

The demand to support critical increases the requirements for highly reliable, secure and low latency communications. These requirements generate great challenges in several areas in communications systems including network architecture, air protocol, security and positioning systems. This Workshop focuses on several technologies related with mission critical communications to satisfy these challenges.

Co-chair Bios:

Hichan Moon

Bio: Hichan Moon is a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University (Summa Cum Laude), Seoul, Korea and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Before joining Hanyang University, he worked at Samsung Electronics Co., Korea. In Samsung, he designed mobile station modems for cdma2000, W-CDMA, and LTE. He also worked for 3GPP standardization. He is the project initiative of HELPS and a founder of Infoseize Systems. His research interests include accurate positioning, physical layer security, random access and next generation wireless systems. He is the chair of Ad Hoc Committee on Mission Critical Communications, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Chuang Foh

Bio: Chuan Heng Foh received his M.Sc. degree from Monash University, Australia in 1999 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2002. He was with Monash University in Australia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore prior to joining University of Surrey in 2013. His research interests include protocol design, performance analysis, and application of AI techniques to various computer networks including wireless local area and mesh networks, mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, 5G networks, and data center networks. He has authored or coauthored over 100 refereed papers in international journals and conferences. He actively participates in IEEE conference and workshop organization. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, IEEE Wireless Communications, and International Journal of Communications Systems. He also served as a vice-chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC). He is a senior member of IEEE.

Zak Kassas

Bio: Prof. Zak Kassas is an Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Director of the Autonomous Systems Perception, Intelligence, and Navigation (ASPIN) Laboratory. He is also Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation Center: CARMEN, focusing on navigation resiliency and security of highly automated transportation systems. Prior to joining UCI, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside.

He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese American University, an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from The Ohio State University, and an M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in ECE from The University of Texas at Austin. He has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 8 magazine articles, 3 invited book chapters, and 16 U.S. patents, in the areas of navigation systems, autonomous vehicles, cognitive and software-defined radio, signal processing, and control systems.

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

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