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

W21: Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications Networks: Theory and Applications

W21: Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications Networks: Theory and Applications

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The Workshop on "Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications: Theory, Application, and System" provides a forum for discussions of the theoretical foundations and original technical contributions of emergency wireless communications/networks as well as brings together industry and academia, engineers, and researchers. 




The emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks aim at ensuring that various contemporary wireless applications can be timely and satisfactorily served in any time, any place, and any way. Nowadays, the 5G mobile wireless communications and networks are rapidly developing. It is being expected that 5G wireless networks will be extensively deployed after 2020. However, even with well-developed infrastructure based wireless networks, we still have a long way to achieve the goal that communicating in any time and any place. For example, after some unforeseen disaster such as earthquakes or floods, the traditional communication infrastructure may be unavailable or seriously disrupted and overloaded. Under such circumstances, rapidly deployable network solutions are needed to restore connectivity and provide assistance to users and first responders in the incident area. 
Having noticed the importance of communications at post-disaster or extremely dangerous scenarios, many countries have started their plans/projects on emergency communications researches, which involve a number of specified wireless networks such as satellite-based space information networks, post-earthquake networks, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assisted networks. Based on these corresponding projects, a number of academic and industrial researchers are making great efforts on developing efficient architectures/schemes as well as implementing them in various emergency communications scenarios. This workshop is expected to attract a number of high quality papers containing the latest project ongoing results. On the other hand, the latest projects results will attract many related researchers to attend the workshop for further discussion. 
Until now, to the best of our knowledge, there is no specialized workshops on intelligent wireless emergency communications networks at recent IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM. With the rapidly developing of 5G wireless communications networks and artificial intelligence, it is now very desirable to develop the new technical integrated intelligent wireless emergency communications networks. 



This workshop will mainly focus on, but not limited to, the following topics: 

  • Satellite/aerial/terrestrial assisted architecture for intelligent wireless emergency communications networks
  • Mobile edge infrastructure for disaster emergency communications networks
  • Resource allocation/service management/security analysis/performance analysis for wireless emergency communications networks
  • Network planning and scheduling for intelligent wireless emergency communications networks
  • Artificial intelligence and deep-learning based schemes for wireless emergency communications networks
  • Quality of service provisioning for the emergency communication systems
  • Ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC)/massive Machine Type of Communication (mMTC) assisted emergency communications networks
  • Drone assisted wireless emergency communications networks
  • Medium access control (MAC) protocols designing for wireless emergency communications networks
  • Testing platform for wireless emergency communications.


Important Dates

Paper Submissions: Jan. 25, 2019  Feb. 2, 2019
Acceptance Notification: Feb. 22, 2019
Camera-ready Paper Due: Mar. 16, 2019
Workshop: May 20, 2019



Organizers Biographies

Wenchi Cheng (M'14-SM'18) received B.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Xidian University, China, in 2008 and 2014, respectively, where he is an Associate Professor. He joined Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Xidian University, in 2013, as an Assistant Professor. He worked as a visiting scholar at Networking and Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, from 2010 to 2011. His current research interests include 5G wireless networks and orbital-angular-momentum based wireless communications. He has published more than 50 international journal and conference papers in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Magazines, IEEE Transactions, IEEE INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, and ICC, etc. He received the Young Elite Scientist Award of CAST, the Best Dissertation (Rank 1) of China Institute of Communications, the Best Paper Nomination for IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, and the Outstanding Contribution Award for Xidian University. He has served or serving as the Associate Editor for IEEE Access, the Publicity Chair of ICC 2019, and the TPC member for IEEE INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, and ICC.

Huiling Zhu (M'04) received the B.S degree from Xidian Univeristy, Xi’an, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in the area of broadband wireless mobile communications, covering topics such as radio resource management, distributed antenna systems, MIMO, cooperative communications, device-to-device communications, and small cells and heterogeneous networks. She received the best paper award from IEEE Globecom2011, Houston. She has participated in a number of European and industrial projects in these topics and was holding European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship from 2014 to 2016. She has served as the Publication Chair for IEEE WCNC2013, Shanghai, Operation Chair for IEEE ICC2015, London, Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom2015 and IEEE ICC 2018, and Track Co-Chair of IEEE VTC2016-Spring and IEEE VTC2018-Spring. Currently, she serves as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


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