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

Program

LIVE PROGRAM

MONDAY, 14 JUNE 2021

Keynote 1:   09:30 am - 10:00 am (EDT)

Aerial and Space Communications Support in 6G Wireless Networks

Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia

Keynote 2:   10:00 am - 10:20 am (EDT)

Free-Space Optical Links: A New Frontier for Satellite Communications

Christian Fuchs, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Panel:    10:20 am - 11:00 am (EDT)

Ultra-Dense Satellite Networks towards 2030s: Unprecedented Opportunities and Unprecedented Challenges

Tomaso de Cola, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany (moderator)
Vincent W.S. Chan, MIT, USA
Christian Fuchs, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
Gunes Kurt, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute-Alsace, France


ON-DEMAND PROGRAM

Session 1: Monday, June 14, 12:30 pm (EDT)

WS 26-1: Satellite Mega-Constellations in the 6G Era: Emerging Architectures and Resource Allocation

1. Cooperative Beam Hopping for Accurate Positioning in Ultra-Dense LEO Satellite Networks

Yu Wang (Huawei Technologies, China); Ying Chen (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., China); Yunfei Qiao (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Hejia Luo (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Xiaolu Wang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Rong Li (Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd., China); Jun Wang (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, China)

2.  Resource Efficiency Optimization for Robust Multigroup Multicast Satellite Communications

Linna Gao (Southeast University, China); Wenjin Wang (Southeast University, China); Rui Ding (China Academy of Space Technology, China); Li You (Southeast University, China); Xiqi Gao (Southeast University, China)

3.  Failure-Based Multi-Controller Placement in Software Defined Satellite Networking

Chen Chang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Yu Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Yumei Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)  

4. Precoding and Scheduling in Multibeam Multicast NOMA based Satellite Communication Systems

Sareh Majidi (Concordia University, Canada); M. Reza Soleymani (Concordia Univerisity, Canada); Màrius Caus (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Miguel Ángel Vázquez (Centre Tecnològic de les Telecommunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain); Ana Isabel Pérez Neira (University, Spain); Yousef R. Shayan (Concordia University, Canada)

5. 6G Integrated Non-Terrestrial Networks: Emerging Technologies and Challenges (Invited Paper)

Sastri Kota (Consultant, USA); Giovanni Giambene (University of Siena, Italy)

 

Session 2: Mon, June 14, 12:30 pm (EDT)

WS 26-2: Satellite Mega-Constellations in the 6G Era: Hardware Considerations and Deployments

1. Miniaturized Optical Intersatellite Communication Terminal - CubeISL

Benjamin Roediger (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Jorge Rosano Nonay (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Wolfgang Jung (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Christopher Schmidt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Christian Fuchs (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

2. Broadband Non-Geostationary Satellite Communication Systems: Research Challenges and Key Opportunities

Hayder Al-Hraishawi (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Björn Ottersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

3. A Novel Highly-efficient Amplification Scheme for Satellite Communications

Pedro Viegas (Koala Tech, Portugal); João Guerreiro (Instituto de Telecomunicações & UAL, Portugal); Hugo Serra (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Ricardo Madeira (FCT-NOVA, Portugal); Pedro Morgado (Koala Tech, Portugal); Ricardo Laires (PDM FC, Portugal); Rui Dinis (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, University Nova de Lisboa & FCT-UNL, Portugal); Paulo Montezuma (FCT-UNL, Portugal); João Oliveira (FCT-UNL & Uninova, Portugal)

4. An Updated Comparison of Four Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation Systems to Provide Global Broadband

Nils Pachler (MIT, USA); Inigo del Portillo (SES, USA); Edward Crawley (MIT, USA); Bruce Cameron (MIT, USA)

5. Hybrid A/D Precoding for Downlink Massive MIMO in LEO Satellite Communications

Xiaoyu Qiang (Southeast University, China); Li You (Southeast University, China); Ke-Xin Li (Southeast University, China); Christos G. Tsinos (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Wenjin Wang (Southeast University, China); Xiqi Gao (Southeast University, China); Björn Ottersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

 

Session 3: Mon, June 14, 12:30 pm (EDT)

WS 26-3: Satellite Mega-Constellations in the 6G Era: Emerging Applications

1. MEC-based QoE Optimization for Adaptive Video Streaming via Satellite Backhaul

Haoyuan Cai (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Wenpeng Jing (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Xiangming Wen (BUPT, China); Zhaoming Lu (BUPT, China); ZhiFei Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

2. On the Use of HAPS to Increase Secrecy Performance in Satellite Networks

Olfa Ben Yahia (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); Eylem Erdogan (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey); Gunes Karabulut Kurt (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

3. Future Ultra-Dense LEO Satellite Networks: A Cell-Free Massive MIMO Approach

Mohammed Younis Abdelsadek (Carleton University, Canada); Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada); Gunes Karabulut Kurt (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

4. Galileo Second Generation: Two-Way Messaging for IoT

Matteo Conti (University of Bologna, Italy); Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli (University of Bologna, Italy)

5. Satellite Diversity to Mitigate Jamming in LEO Satellite Mega-Constellations

Vijitha Weerackody (Johns Hopkins University/APL, USA)

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