IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications


First IEEE International Workshop on Terahertz Band Communication Networks (TBCN)

Monday, 20 May 2019 (Morning), 9:00 - 12:30

Room: 3I


9:00 – 9:05

Welcome and Opening Statement


9:05 – 9:50

Keynote: New Architectures of Wireless Communication Systems Based on Information Metasurfaces

Prof. Tie Jun Cui (Southeast University, China)

Information metasurfaces are described by digital elements 0 and 1 with the opposite electromagnetic (EM) responses (e.g. anti-phases), instead of by the effective medium parameters. By designing different coding states of the digital elements, the EM waves can be controlled by the information metasurfaces in the desired way. We have shown that, when digital coding metasurfaces are space-encoded, the spatial-wave fields and beams can be manipulated in programmable manner; when the digital metasurfaces are time-encoded, the frequency spectra of EM waves (e.g. harmonics and their power distributions) can be manipulated. With space-time coding, the digital metasurfaces can attain simultaneous manipulations of EM waves in both spatial and frequency domains, including the microwave and terahertz regimes. The information metasurfaces set up a bridge between the physical world and digital world, and hence could produce new information systems. As relevant applications, I report novel architectures of wireless communication systems based on the information metasurface, including BFSK, QPSK, and 8PSK schemes. In the new architectures, the traditional modules of analog-digital converter, mixers, filters, and amplifiers are no longer needed. Together with terahertz technologies, the proposed method will have more impacts to the future wireless communication systems.

Biography: Tie Jun Cui is the Chief Professor of Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He authored two books and published over 400 peer-review journal papers in Science, PNAS, Nature Journals, PRL, Advanced Materials, IEEE Transactions, etc., which have been cited by more than 23000 times (H-Factor 76, from Google Scholar). Dr. Cui received the Natural Science Award (First Class) from Ministry of Education, China, in 2011, and the National Natural Science Awards (Second Class) in 2014 and 2018, respectively. His researches have been selected as one of the “10 Breakthroughs of China Science in 2010”, “Best of 2010” in New Journal of Physics, and “Optics in 2016” by OSA, and has been reported by Nature News, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Discover, New Scientists, etc. Dr. Cui is an IEEE Fellow. 


9:50 – 10:45

Session I: Device Technologies for THz Communications (18mins for each paper)

Integrated Circuits for Terahertz Communication beyond 100 GHz: Are We There Yet?

Kaushik Sengupta (Princeton University, USA)


Vacuum electronics high power amplifiers for terahertz communication      

Pan Pan, Zhangxiong Zi, Ji Chen, Jun Cai and Jinjun Feng (Beijing Vacuum Electronics Research Institute, P.R. China)


Terahertz Wireless Communication using Resonant Tunneling Diodes and Practical Radio-over-Fiber Technology          

Julian L Webber, Naoki Nishigami and Xiongbin Yu (Osaka University, Japan); Jaeyoung Kim (Rohm Co, Ltd., Japan); Masayuki Fujita and Tadao Nagatsuma (Osaka University, Japan)


10: 45 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 12:30

Session II: THz Communication Technologies (18mins for each paper)

Rain Induced Co-channel Interference at 60 GHz and 300 GHz Frequencies

Harri Juttula, Joonas Kokkoniemi, Janne Lehtomäki, Anssi Mäkynen and Markku Juntti (University of Oulu, Finland)


Low Complexity Beam Selection Scheme for Terahertz Systems: A Machine Learning Approach

Xinying Ma, Zhi Chen, Zhuoxun Li, Wenjie Chen and Ke Liu (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)


Deep-Learning-Based Resource Allocation for Multi-band Communications in CubeSat Networks

Shuai Nie (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Josep M Jornet (University at Buffalo, USA); Ian F. Akyildiz (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)


Human Blockage Model for Indoor Terahertz Band Communication           

Bilgesu Arif Bilgin, Hamideh Ramezani and Ozgur B. Akan (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain))


A Dynamic Array of Sub-Array Architecture for Hybrid Precoding in the Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Bands 

Longfei Yan and Chong Han (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales, Australia)



Concluding Remark  




Innovation Exhibitors