Special Session on Emerging Photonic Technologies for 5G and Beyond (5G-Photonics)

Aims and Scope:
Global mobile data traffic has been growing as incredible rates, driven by the ever-increase of the number of wireless devices and the continuous emergence of high-bandwidth applications, e.g. video-on-demand, cloud computing and big data. Future mobile networks (5G and beyond), therefore, require new architectures for both wireless and optical networks to simultaneously address issues of capacity, flexibility, and cost. Current research attentions in wireless networks are well on new radio frequency windows (millimetre-wave, sub-THz frequency), massive MIMO, small cells and converged fiber/wireless models for front/backhaul links. On the other hand, optical networks are moving into the direction of cloud- integrated networks supporting from optical access to radio towers for both enterprise and consumer services. Prospective authors of this special issue are invited to submit their unpublished research on new communications and networking technologies for next-generation mobile networks, covering topics ranging from optical core, metro to access networks, from backbone to front/back-hauling and radio access networks.

The special issue aims to cover topics that include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Information theory and capacity limits for fiber and wireless communications
  • Novel modulation and coding techniques
  • Localization techniques
  • Physical layer security
  • Multiple access schemes, multiplexing and detection
  • Radio over fiber techniques
  • Analog/Digital Radio-over-Fiber solutions for 5G communications
  • Novel 5G radio access network (RAN) architectures
  • Small cell deployment, femtocells, picocells for dense/ultra-dense systems
  • Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum
  • Visible light communications
  • Free-space optics communications
  • Millimeter-wave and sub-THz generations and communications
  • Converged fiber/wireless communication models for front- and back-haul links.
  • Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems
  • Photonics integrated circuits for fiber and wireless communications
  • Nonlinear compensation techniques for high speed data transports
  • Architectures and software-defined control for access, metro and core
  • Experiments and test-bed for 5G

Organizers:

  • Dang The Ngoc, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam, ngocdt@ptit.edu.vn
  • Nguyen Tan Hung, The University of Danang-University of Science and Technology, Vietnam. Email: hung.nguyen@dut.udn.vn.

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online at ( https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26598&track=99249). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: October 11 October 22, 2019
  • Acceptance notification:  November 7, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: November 15, 2019
  • Conference date: December 12 – 13, 2019

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the NICS 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

More information can be found at  http://nafosted-nics.org/  or contact special session co-chairs.

Special Session on Emerging Technologies in Information, Coding, and Signal Processing for Communications

Aims and Scope:

With the envisioned 1000x explosion in mobile data traffic by the end of the year 2020, the wireless network architecture needs to evolve rapidly. The 5G networks will be more dynamic due to heterogeneity in terms of devices, spectral bands, technologies, and deployment models. This Special Session aims to provide a unified, comprehensive view of recent advances in information theory, channel coding, and signal processing techniques in the context of a broad range of both well-established and emerging applications. This special session welcomes state-of-the-art international research that significantly advances the study of information, coding theory, signal processing and their applications to cryptography, network security, network coding, computational complexity theory, communication networks, and related scientific fields that make use of information and coding theory methods. While historically tightly related to the problem of protecting communication links, channel codes offer solutions to a large class of challenges, spanning from the efficient storage of information over distributed network nodes to quantum computer attack-resilient encryption algorithms, protocol design for high-throughput uncoordinated medium access control, DNA storage, speeding up distributed computing tasks, and secret key generation.

Researchers active in the analysis, design, and application of schemes based on information theory, coding, signal processing for communications are highly encouraged to submit their recent original findings to this session. The covered topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Topics : The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • New modulation, coding, and waveforms design
  • Hardware implementation of signal processing algorithms
  • Machine learning empowered signal processing for context-aware 5G applications
  • Signal processing for location-aware communications (e.g. D2D, smart spaces, etc.)
  • Signal processing techniques for sensing and inference in 5G sensor networks (e.g., M2M, IoT etc)
  • Signal processing for Energy efficient large scale systems
  • Signal processing tools for large scale stochastic networks and their limiting behavior (RMT)
  • Signal processing for high higher frequency bands (e.g., VLC, mm-wave, 60GHz etc.)
  • Signal processing for Full duplex wireless communication;
  • Signal processing for data storage and management in large-scale 5G networks;
  • Application in 5G systems with advanced signal processing approaches
  • Advantage of next-generation memory (e.g., Non-volatile memory) in big data processing and machine learning
  • Scalable checkpointing for fault tolerance by taking advantage of next-generation memory (e.g., Non-volatile memory.
  • Error-correcting codes for high throughput communication systems
  • Error correcting codes for machine-type communications
  • Channel models for memories and storage
  • Erasure codes and error correction codes for storage
  • Network coding for distributed storage systems
  • Array codes
  • Coding for flash memories, code-based cryptosystems
  • Coding for multi-user communications
  • Application of coding techniques to compressive sensing and group testing
  • Coding for distributed computing, secrecy and privacy.
  • Coding for optical fiber and optical wireless communication

Organizers:

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26598&track=99287). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: October 11 October 22, 2019
  • Acceptance notification:  November 7, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: November 15, 2019 
  • Conference date: December 12 – 13, 2019

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the NAFOSTED NICS 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

More information can be found at http://nafosted-nics.org/ or contact special session co-chairs

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Call for proposals

NICS 2019 would invite proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the conference.
Please send the special session proposals to the contact email (cuongpv@ptit.edu.vn or bachnx@ptit.edu.vn) with the following information:

‣ Title & acronym

‣ Brief profiles of special session organizers/chairs

‣ The special session CFP (general description of the special session; list of topics and scopes etc.)

‣ Suggested special session PC (to be invited by the session chairs)Special session proposals deadline is September 25th 2019. ”

For more information, please contact Dr. Cuong Pham