IEEE International Conference on Communications
14-23 June 2021 // Virtual / Montreal
Connectivity – Security – Privacy



FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 2021

09:00am - 09:30am (EDT)


Speaker: Dr. Zhibo Pang, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

Title: WirelessHP: towards the Ethernet-grade wireless for critical control in industrial automation

Abstract:  Demanded by the industrial applications, 5G has promised to support integration with the wired industrial ethernet especially the Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). However, there are still major gaps to truly provide a wireless equivalent to the wired industrial ethernet, which should be of the mission of the Extreme URLLC in 6G. In this presentation, I will introduce the progresses on the WirelessHP towards the Ethernet-grade wireless for critical control which has achieved <7us packet transmission time, <10e-9 BER without retransmission, and <100us application cycle time with customized PHY and MAC layer. Design principles, open challenges and future directions will be discussed. 

Biography: Dr. Zhibo Pang, MBA & PhD, is currently a Senior Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research Sweden, Adjunct Professor at University of Sydney, and Affiliated Faculty at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Co-Chair of the Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. He is Associate Editor of IEEE TII, IEEE JBHI, and IEEE JESTIE, and was Guest Editor of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE IoT-J, and IEEE RBME, etc. He has 60+ patents and 70+ refereed journal papers. He was awarded the “2016 Inventor of the Year Award” and “2018 Inventor of the Year Award” by ABB Corporate Research Sweden.  

Moderator: Dr. Na Yi, University of Surrey, UK



Friday June 18, 2021, 12:30 PM (EDT), Extreme URLLC

Paper 1: Power Adaptive HARQ for Ultrareliability via a Novel Outage Probability Bound
Kaiming Shen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China); Xihan Chen (Zhejiang University, China); Wei Yu (University of Toronto, Canada); Saeed Reza Khosravirad (Nokia - Bell Labs, USA)


Paper 2: Analysis and Optimization of Spinal Codes over the BSC: from the AoI Perspective
Siqi Meng (Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China); Shaohua Wu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China); Aimin Li (Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China); Jian Jiao (Harbin Institute of Technology - Shenzhen, China); Ning Zhang (University of Windsor, Canada); Qinyu Zhang (Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, China)


Paper 3: Security and Reliability Performance Analysis for URLLC With Randomly Distributed Eavesdroppers
Yuncong Xie (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China); Pinyi Ren (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China); Dongyang Xu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China); Qiang Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)


Paper 4: Beam Selection for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication in Industrial Environment with Beamforming Repeaters
Mohamed Salah Ibrahim (University of Virginia, USA); Saeed Reza Khosravirad (Nokia - Bell Labs, USA); Jakub Mazgula (Nokia Bell Labs, USA); Harish Viswanathan (Nokia Bell Labs, USA); Nikolaos D Sidiropoulos (University of Virginia, USA)


Paper 5: Delay and Deployment Cost Optimization of Edge Computing based on C-RAN in Intelligent Plant 

Ye Xiao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Fucai Luo (State Grid Fujian Electric Power Company, China); Chenglin Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Fangmin Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Tao Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland)   

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