In the following, you will find information on the invited talks (with preliminary titles), special sessions and demo sessions. Please bear with us while we still finalize the agenda.

Invited Keynotes

Multidimensional Constellation Shaping for Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Dr. Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology

Alex Alvarado received his M.Sc. degree from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile, in 2005 and the PhD degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2011. Dr. Alvarado is Associate Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands. Previously, he held postdoctoral positions at University College London and at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.  

Dr. Alvarado’s research has received multiple awards, including Best Paper Awards at the 2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and at the 2019 OptoElectronics and Communications Conference, and Best Poster Awards at the 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop and at the 2013 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop. He is also recipient of the 2015 IEEE Transactions on Communications Exemplary Reviewer Award, and the 2015 Journal of Lightwave Technology Best Paper Award.

Dr. Alvarado is a senior member of the IEEE and served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. During 2018–2020, he served in the OFC subcommittee Digital and Electronic Subsystems. Since 2019, he also serves in the ECOC ECOC subcommittee Theory of Optical Communications. His general research interests are in the areas of digital communications, coding, and information theory.

On-Demand Intelligence at the Wireless Edge

Prof. Deniz Gündüz, Imperial College London

Deniz Gündüz received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2007. Currently, he is a Professor of Information Processing in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College London, UK,  where he also serves as the deputy head of the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group. In the past, he held various positions at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Padova, Princeton University, Stanford University and CTTC. His research interests lie in the areas of communications and information theory, machine learning, and privacy. Dr. Gündüz is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2020-22). He served in various editorial roles for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 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, a Consolidator Grant of ERC in 2022, and several best paper awards. 

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Prof. Erik Larsson, Linköping University

Erik G. Larsson is Professor at Linköping University, Sweden, and a Fellow of the IEEE. He co-authored Fundamentals of Massive MIMO (Cambridge, 2016) and Space- Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications (Cambridge, 2003). Recent service includes membership of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards Board (2017– 2019), the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine editorial board (2018–2021), and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications steering committee (2019–2022). He received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award twice, in 2012 and 2014, the IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize in Communications Theory 2015, the IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize 2017, the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award 2018 and the IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize in 2019.

Lattices and Security: From Ancient Mathematics to Post-Quantum Cryptography

Dr. Cong Ling, Imperial College London

Cong Ling received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Nanjing Institute of Communications Engineering, Nanjing, China, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2005. 
He is currently a Reader in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College London. His research interests are information theory and applied mathematics, with a focus on lattices. 
Dr. Ling has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Access Protocols for Wireless Systems with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Prof. Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

Petar Popovski is a Professor at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity and a Visiting Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019), the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020) and Villum Investigator Grant (2021). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. His research interests are in communication theory and wireless connectivity. He authored the book “Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide”, published by Wiley in 2020.

Extremal Combinatorics and Information Theory

Prof. Igal Sason, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Igal Sason received all degrees at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and he graduated in 2001. During 2001-2003, he was a scientific collaborator at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2003, he has been a faculty member at the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technion where he is currently a professor. He also has a secondary affiliation to the Department of Mathematics at the Technion. His research interests are in information theory and coding theory.

He served at the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for overall 10 years, in particular as its Editor in Chief. He is an IEEE Fellow of the Information Theory Society (since 2019).

Special Sessions

Smart Radio Environments for 6G Wireless Communication Systems

Organizers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vahid Jamali, Technical University of Darmstadt

  • Paul Zheng, Yao Zhu, Mohamed Bouchaala, Yulin Hu, Slawomir Stanczak, and Anke Schmeink
    “Federated Learning with Integrated Over-the-air Computation and Sensing in IRS-assisted Networks”
  • Marco Di Renzo
    “LOS MIMO-Arrays vs. LOS MIMO-Surfaces”
  • Ertugrul Basar and Aydin Sezgin
    “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Resilience for Mixed-Critical Networks”
  • Chang Liu, Xuemeng Liu, and Derrick Wing Kwan Ng
    “Deep Learning-empowered IRS Beamforming Design with QoS Constraints”
  • Zhiguo Ding and H. Vincent Poor
    “Beam-based Resource Allocation in THz-NOMA Networks”
  • Bile Peng, Finn Siegismund-Poschmann, Eduard Jorswieck
    “RISNet: A Dedicated and Scalable Neural Network Architecture for RIS Configuration”

Integrated Sensing and Communication: Foundations and Perspectives

Organizers: Prof. Giuseppe Caire, TU Berlin | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Schmeink, RWTH Aachen University

  • Amir Rezaei Balef, Setareh Maghsudi, Slawomir Stanczak
    “Optimal Waveform Design For Joint Communication and Sensing using Multiobjec-
    tive Multiarmed Bandits”
  • Nils Pohl, Gerd vom Bögel
    “6GEM Perspective on Integrated Sensing and Communication”
  • Li, Nimr, Gerhard Fettweis
    “A Comparative Study of Superresolution Path Delay Estimation Techniques”
  • Christos Masouros
  • Hamdi Joudeh
    “Joint communication and Gaussian channel discrimination”
  • Peter Jung
    “MOXZ-Radio: A New Waveform for Sensing and Communication”
  • Saeid K. Dehkordi, Rodrigo Hernangomez, Jan Hauffen, Peter Jung, Slawomir Stanczak,
    Giuseppe Caire
    “Super-resolution parameter estimation with an OTFS modulated JSAC system“

Satellite Communications for 6G Networks

Organizers: Dr.-Ing. Bho Matthiesen, University of Bremen | Dr.-Ing. Dirk Wübben, University of Bremen | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Dekorsy, University of Bremen | Prof. Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

  • Abhipshito Bhattacharya, Marina Petrova
    “Interference and Handover Management in NGSO NTNs”
  • Hung Nguyen-Kha, Vu Nguyen Ha, Eva Lagunas, Symeon Chatzinotas, and Joel Grotz
    “Two-tier User Association and Resource Allocation Design for Integrated Satellite Terrestrial Networks“
  • Tomaso de Cola, Manuel Roth, and Sandro Scalise
    “Enabling Effective Multi-Link Data Distribution in NTN-based 6G Networks”
  • Alea Schröder, Maik Röper, Bho Matthiesen, Dirk Wübben, Petar Popovski, Armin Dekorsy
    “A Comparison between NOMA, RSMA and SDMA for Different User Constellations in Multibeam LEO Satellite Systems”
  • Diego Tuzi, Thomas Delamotte, and Andreas Knopp
    “Beamforming performance of swarm-based antenna arrays for 6G satellite-to-device connectivity”

Explorative concepts for 6G air interface

Organizers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laurent Schmalen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan ten Brink, University of Stuttgart

  • K. Kraft, M. Herrmann, O. Griebel, N. Wehn
    “Ensemble BP Decoding for Short Linear Block Codes”
  • Charlotte Muth, Laurent Schmalen
    “Autoencoder-Based Joint Communication and Sensing of Multiple Targets”
  • Steffen Gracla, Carsten Bockelmann, Armin Dekorsy
    “Increasing Robustness Against Black Swan Events in Deep Reinforcement Learned Resource Allocation: A Multi-Task Approach”
  • Joel Dittmer, Patrick Matalla, Christian Koos, and Sebastian Randel
    “THz Air Interface: Challenges and Possibilities”
  • J. Clausius, et al.
    “Improving Neural Code Design for Short Block Lengths”

Demo Sessions

Ultra low-power DSP for coherent 100ZR

Felix Frey, Principle DSP Architect, Coherent Corp. / Finisar Germany GmbH

We demonstrate a novel class of coherent pluggable modules designed for the optical edge with application in 5G back- and fronthaul, labeled Coherent 100ZR. The QSFP28 module is the industry’s lowest-power coherent 100G pluggable which is enabled by an innovative, ultra low-power DSP—developed in Brunswick, Germany. The ASIC is manufactured in 7nm CMOS technology with less than 2 Watts per 100G, up to 300km amplified reach, and specifically designed for connecting smart antenna grids to the core network.

The demo includes an optical transmission test bed with the pluggable module, a typical fiber span, 100G live traffic, performance monitoring and telemetry.