IEEE Communication Theory Workshop
14-16 May 2018 – Miramar Beach, Florida, USA


Sunday, May 13, 2018

19:30 – 22:00  Welcome Reception 

Room: Emerald E 

Monday, May 14, 2018

08:30 – 09:30 KEYNOTE 1 — From Shannon to Phones to Machine Learning

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

SpeakerNihar Jindal (Google)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 12:20 SESSION 1 — Selected Journal Papers in Comm, and Their Follow-up

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Angel Lozano (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Speaker 1: Tim O’Shea (Virginia Tech): “Deep Learning at the Physical Layer: Scaling to Exploit Degrees of Freedom”
Speaker 2: Ove Edfors (Lund University): “Intelligent Surfaces – Moving Beyond Massive MIMO”
Speaker 3: Erik Larsson (Linkoping University): “Cell-Free Massive MIMO: Known Results and Open Problems”
Speaker 4: Sennur Ulukus (University of Maryland): “Private Information Retrieval: A Communication Theory Perspective”

12:30 – 14:00 LunchRoom: Coastal Ballroom B
14:00 – 16:00 SESSION 2 — Networked Control, Distributed Robotics, Drones

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Tara Javidi (University of California at San Diego)

Speaker 1: Fadel Adib (MIT): “Extreme Positioning for Billions of Things”
Speaker 2: Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California): “Matrix Factorization Techniques for Data Clustering and Radio Map Reconstruction” (Slides)
Speaker 3: Walid Saad (Virginia Tech): “Wireless Networking with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Performance and Tradeoffs”
Speaker 4: Tara Javidi (University of California at San Diego): “Target Localization: From mmWave Beam Alignment to Drone Flight Path Optimization
Speaker 5: Haitham Hassanieh (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign): “Agile and Scalable Millimeter Wave Networks”

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 PANEL 1  Comm Theory When Everything is Already Connected

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California)

Speaker 1: Pieter van Rooyen (Edico Genome)
Speaker 2Peiying Zhu (Huawei)
Speaker 3Reinaldo Valenzuela (Nokia Bell Labs)
Speaker 4: Aylin Yener (Penn State)
Speaker 5: Behnaam Aazhang (Rice University)

18:30 – 20:00 Poster Session & Cocktails

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

08:30 – 09:30 KEYNOTE 2 — Challenges in Future Space Communications (Slides)

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

SpeakerRiccardo de Gaudenzi (European Space Agency)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 12:00 SESSION 3 — “Starting Up” With Comm Theory (Recent Start-Ups)

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Sriram Vishwanath (University of Texas at Austin)

Speaker 1: Bert Hochwald (Notre Dame): “The Ups and Downs of a Startup – Some Anecdotes”
Speaker 2: Hesham El-Gamal (OSU):
Speaker 3: Clay Shepard (Skylark Wireless): “Commercializing 5G Massive MIMO: From the Lab to the Field”
Speaker 4: Sriram Vishwanath(UT Austin): “Introducing M87: Enabling the Proximate Internet”

12:00 – 14:00 LunchRoom: Coastal Ballroom B
14:00 – 16:00 SESSION 4: Challenge in 5G

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Jean-Claude Belfiore (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies)

Speaker 1: Amitava Gosh (Nokia Bell Labs): “5G New Radio: Physical Layer Overview and Performance” (Slides)
Speaker 2: Stefano Buzzi (University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy): “The Case for Doubly Massive MIMO Systems at Millimeter Wave”
Speaker 3: Petar Popovski (Aalborg University, Denmark): “5G Wireless Network Slicing: A Communication-Theoretic View” (Slides)
Speaker 4: Jean-Claude Belfiore (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies): “Polar Codes : What Will Be Next Step?
Speaker 5:Nuria Gonzalez Prelcic (University of Vigo, Spain): “Going Beyond Beamforming in 5G New Radio”

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 PANEL 2 — Infrastructure-less Wireless Networks and Fast Deployment

Room: Coastal Ballroom A

Chair: Bruce Mueller (Motorola Solutions)

Speaker 1: Ben Wojowitz (Google)
Speaker 2: Mary Ann Weitnauer (Georgia Tech)
Speaker 3Amitava Ghosh (Nokia Network)
Speaker 4: Bruce Mueller (Motorola Solutions)

19:00 – 22:00  BanquetRoom: Coastal Ballroom B

Wednesday, May 16, 2016

08:30 – 09:30 KEYNOTE 3 — Lessons Learned in Communications from Theory to Practice

Room: Sandpiper A,B

SpeakersErik Stauffer (Google)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break 
10:00 – 12:00 SESSION 5 — Core Topics in Communication Theory

Room: Sandpiper A,B

Chair: Osvaldo Simeone (King’s College of London)

Speaker 1Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers), “Delay and Peak-Age Violation Probability in Short-Packet Transmissions”
Speaker 2: Gianluigi Liva (DLR), “Modern Random Access Protocols: A Survey”
Speaker 3: Ayfer Ozgur (Stanford), “Battery and Crystal Free Radios: A New Frontier for Communication and Information Theory”
Speaker 4: Mohammad Maddah-Ali (Nokia Bell Labs), “Communication and Computing in Untrusted Distributed Environment for Massive Matrix Operations”
Speaker 5: Matthew Nokleby (Wayne State University), “Distributed Machine Learning via the Information Bottleneck”

12:00 Workshop Adjourns