VERTICAL: V4 – Communication Technologies

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Indian researchers/scientists/academician/Ph.D. students may send an email at vaibhav-communications@wmail.iitm.ac.in, vaibhav-communicationtechnologies@iitkgp.ac.in to attend session(s) of V4- CommunicationTechnologies vertical with session ID as provided in Session Schedule. You will get a link to attend the session on your email after approval.

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V4H1 Cellular Evolution 5G and Beyond, including THz technologies

The growth of cellular data traffic continues to grow at exponential rates. The evolution of the global 4G standards 3GPP’s LTE continues at a steady pace, with multiple enhancements being introduced. In July 2020, 3GPP Release 16 was finalized and it includes 5G System Phase 2, V2X communications, support for industrial IoT, enhanced Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications, use of unlicensed spectrum, eMIMO, and Satellite Access to 5G to name a few. Work is ongoing towards future releases of the standard. The focus will shift substantially towards 5G systems and their evolution. Some of the key R&D areas are

  1. i. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  2. ii. New Spectral Bands (mmWave bands, up to THz bands)
  3. iii.Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)

The deployment of 5G systems in mmWave will provide enhanced understanding of propagation in these frequencies and the associated challenges. This will pave the way for exploring even higher frequencies between 100 GHz and 1 THz. Industry 4.0, V2X and enterprise communications will introduce new use cases and potentially massive applications that will be driving URLLC. New R&D opportunities are expected to emerge with the thrust towards Open RAN, UAV-based platforms, novel architectures for fronthaul and backhaul networks, by use of massive MIMO techniques and higher order modulation. Scalability and flexibility of future deployments will be key elements. These and other current R&D topics will be highlighted in the panel discussion.


V4H2 Internet of Things: Integrating Sensing, Communication and Computing All Together

“Connected World” has now become a reality than a concept with millions of devices controlling our daily lives and activities. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is not only confined within the sensing devices anymore, rather it spans to any ubiquitous system sharing and triggering the data of the Internet and participating in intelligent control and decision-making processes. In recent times, devices have become intelligent enough to support sensing, communication as well as the processing of the information, even in a battery-less setting. Considering the widespread applications of IoT in our day to day lives, it would be interesting to explore the technology through all its verticals, starting from sensing, communication, computation along with the security of information. This session aims at exploring these disciplines to look into the aspects of interesting IoT system developments as well as their associated challenges.


V4H3 High Speed Optical Communications

With the exponentially increasing demand for data transport over medium and long reach applications Coherent optical modems are becoming the transport solution in the telecommunications industry. They are also gaining momentum in shorter reach applications such as data centre communications. Ultra high-speed optical communications technology with speeds in excess of 1 Tbps are needed to support an advanced information society. In this panel, the following aspects will be explored

  • Improving optical spectral efficiencies, novel optical fibers
  • Optical networks - data center networks, seamless integration of mobile fronthauls with optical access networks
  • Optical signal processing
  • DSP for high speed optical transceivers including error correction
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Lasers/frequency combs and detectors - semiconductor devices for optical transceivers.

V4H4 Cognitive Technologies for Futuristic Communication

Wireless communications systems today largely rely on fixed frequency allocations with limited adaptivity, when it comes to using the radio spectrum. Cognitive Communications, is a new paradigm with the potential to revolutionize future communications systems by collectively applying intelligence, and adaptability to resource assignment and usage and, to make wireless communication systems capable of learning their environment and dynamically adapting their behaviour which Cognitive Technologies encompass the rapidly growing fields of cognitive radio and cognitive networking.

The rapidly growing number of users mobile devices (including machine-to-machine), applications requiring increasing data rates place stringent requirements on spectral efficiency. The limitation of the available RF spectrum presents a constant need for new spectrum. Cognitive Technologies achieve better spectral utilization via spectrum sharing and secondary users of RF spectrum.

In this panel, the frontier areas of Cognitive Technologies and their applications will be discussed.


Session Schedule

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Session ID

Name

University/Organisation

Country

Cellular Evolution 5G and Beyond, Including THz Technologies

V4H1S1

Title: Cellular Evolution 5G and Beyond, Including THz Technologies

Date:22nd October

Time: 8-10 PM

Nambi Seshadri

University of California, San Diego

United States of America

Pramod Vishwanathan

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

United States of America

Upamanyu Madhow

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States of America

Ashutosh Sabharwal

Rice University, Houston, Texas

United States of America

Dinesh Baradia

University of California, San Diego

United States of America

KVS Hari

IISc Bangalore

India

Kiran Kuchi

IIT Hyderabad

India

Radhakrishana Ganti

IIT Madras

India

Suvra Das

IIT Kharagpur

India

Adiyta Jagannatham

IIT Kanpur

India

Neelesh Mehta

IISc Bangalore

India

David koilpillai

IIT Madras

India

P. H. Rao

SAMEER

India

Communication Technologies for IoT/CPS

V4H2S1

Title: Communication Technologies for IoT/CPS

Date: 13th October

Time: 6-8:30 PM

Archan Misra

Singapore Management University

Singapore

Sajal Das

Missouri University of S&T

United States of America

Aruna Balasubramanium

Stony Brooks

United States of America

Nishanth Shastry

University of Surrey

United Kingdom

Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad

Delft University

Netherlands

Nirupam Roy

Maryland University

United States of America

Sandip Chakraborty

IIT Kharagpur

India

Niloy Ganguly

IIT Kharagpur

India

Pralay Mitra

IIT Kharagpur

India

Bhaskaran Raman

IIT Bombay

India

High Speed Optical Communication - Backbone Network

V4H3S1

Title: High Speed Optical Communication - Backbone Network

Date:19th October

Time: 8:30-10:30 PM

 

Shayan Mookherjea

University of California, San Diego

United States of America

Govind Agarwal

University of Rochester

United States of America

Biswanath Mukherjee

University of California Davis

United States of America

Chennupati Jagadish

Australian National University

Australia

Jayanta Sahu

ORC Southampton

United Kingdom

Deepa Venkitesh

IIT Madras

India

Shalabh Gupta

IIT Bombay

India

Bishnu Pal

Mahindra University

India

Shankar Selvaraja

IISc Bangalore

India

Shailendra Varshney

IIT Kharagpur

India

Cognitive Technologies for Futuristic Communications

V4H4S1

Title: Cognitive Technologies for Futuristic Communications

Date:19th October

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Anant Sahai

University of California, Berkeley

United States of America

Pramod Varshney

Syracuse University

United States of America

Monisha Ghosh

University of Chicago

United States of America

Narayan Mandayam

Rutgers University

United States of America

R. Chandramouli

Stevens Institute of Technology

United States of America

Abhay Karandikar

IIT Kanpur

India

Adrish Banerjee

IIT Kanpur

India

Chandra Murthy

IISc bangalore

India

Vinod Sharma

IISc bangalore

India

Shankar Prakriya

IIT Delhi

India

K. Mourougayene

SAMEER

India