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Globecom 2022 - Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks

on 04-12-2022

... The Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks will be held, as a hybrid event, in the scope of Globecom 2022 - IEEE Global Communications Conference, with the theme "Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications", on December 4-8, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Workshop will focus on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks (FutureUDNs) including vehicular environments, smart cities, and buildings, and envisage the most important components in future networks: frequency spectrum usage and underlying Radio Access Network (RAN) techniques. FutureUDNs consider aspects such as applying intelligence-based algorithms for energy-efficient communication systems, radio resource management, optimization of cellular and cell-free networks, as well as software-defined networking. Challenges encompass research on dual connectivity, carrier aggregation, and shared spectrum while exploring unlicensed spectrum. Future wireless networks will mainly consider centralized solutions, where virtualized-RANs are implemented to enhance 5G New Radio sustainability. Beyond 5G networks are being designed for a broad range of usage: enterprises and future mission-critical applications, virtual/augmented reality, and enhanced wireless usage for many verticals.

The Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks aims to bring researchers together to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the research, design, and optimization of future mobile and wireless networks that comprise UDNs, especially energy efficiency and business-oriented strategies. This event will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following subjects of interest:

(1) Use cases that include terrestrial and flying heterogeneous networks with small cells supporting URLLC, mMTC, and eMBB, e.g., in dense public and industrial environments;
(2) RAN techniques in future cellular and cell-free massive MIMO networks;
(3) Case studies that consider a diverse set of services, enabling sustainable cities and infrastructures: e.g., safe autonomous transportation, reliable access to remote health care;
(4) Radio resource management and capacity enhancement;
(5) Challenges in the optimization of networks with flying UAVs;
(6) Field trials and test beds in real setups, e.g., with Open RAN (and eCPRI) solutions, with Remote Units and UEs;
(7) Innovative models delivered through virtualization principles;
(8) Next-Generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11be/ax/ay) and interworking with 5G/LTE;
(9) Machine learning techniques to reach sustainable and efficient spectrum management solutions;
(10) Application of business planning strategies to evaluate the radio technologies and their deployments for innovative services and products;
(11) Aspects of privacy and security;
(12) Optimization of energy efficiency and sustainable techno-economic issues;
(13) Contribution to public policies for spectrum management;
(14) Standards and standardization activities.

Important dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2022
Paper Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2022
Camera-Ready: 1 October 2022

Workshop organizers:
Fernando J. Velez (Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal,, Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,, Pedro Sebastião (Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal,, Maria Julia Fernández-Getino García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,, Periklis Chatzimisios (International Hellenic University, Greece, and Christos Masouros (University College London, United Kingdom,

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Gain Enhancement Strategies in Wireless RF Energy Transfer

on 02-12-2022

... IEEE and Instituto de Telecomunicações are inviting Professor Swades De for a second lecture dedicated to the theme "Gain Enhancement Strategies in Wireless RF Energy Transfer".

Wireless sensor nodes are characterized by limited energy sources. Although the interest in wireless connectivity is ever-increasing and the needs for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications, such as automated remote access, monitoring, and control are well-appreciated, widespread adoption of networked wireless devices is largely constrained by their affordable deployment and maintenance costs and convenience of their long-term usage. To this end, while energy-efficient protocol design is a key for long-lasting network operation, energy harvesting-aware solutions are becoming widely popular as green and affordable approaches towards sustainable network operation. Since ambient energy harvesting is not reliable or suitable for many field applications, an interesting approach is charging them via wireless energy transfer. In this presentation, we will discuss the limitations of radio frequency (RF) energy transfer, the performance of multihop RF energy transfer, and some of the use cases of RF energy transfer combined with wireless information transfer. In particular, we will discuss the possible ways of improving RF energy transfer efficiency through passive and active distributed beamforming. Throughout the presentation, we will mutually corroborate our experimental findings and analytical intuitions in a few application scenarios.

Swades De is a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and an Institute Chair Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Dr. De's research interests are broadly in communication networks, emphasizing performance modeling and analysis. Current directions include energy-harvesting communication networks, broadband wireless access and routing, network coexistence, smart grid networks, and smart IoT. He has published over 230 articles in top journals and well-known conferences, a few book chapters, an edited book, 1 US/EU/WO patent, and filed 9 Indian patents and 6 US/EU/World patents. He, currently, serves as an Area Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, Area Editor for Elsevier Computer Communication, and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.

This lecture is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and co-sponsored by Instituto de Telecomunicações.

Where/when: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Centro, Building: Faculdade de Engenharia, Room Number: 8.01, on 02 Dec 2022, from 09:15 am to 10:15 am (UTC+00:00) Lisbon.

Hosts: Luís Bernardo & Daniel Corujo

Attendance is free, yet subject to previous registration by the link:

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