Special Sessions

Mobile Extended Reality in 5G and Beyond

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In recent years, a tremendously increasing interest in immersive mobile multimedia applications and services has been observed. The different levels of computer-generated virtual worlds are supported by novel human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and head-mounted displays (HMDs). In particular, the paradigm of extended reality (XR) captures all real-and-virtual combined environments generated by computers including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) as well as 360-degree video streaming.

Furthermore, fifth generation (5G) mobile networks and beyond will be essential enablers to carry mobile XR beyond video gaming to the general consumer and industry markets. 5G and future mobile networks are being developed to also cater for ultra-reliable low-latency communications such as mobile XR (360-degree video, VR, AR, and MR).

The main goal of this Special Session on Mobile Extended Reality in 5G and Beyond is to bring together researchers and scientists from academia and industry that work in this exciting field to present and discuss their latest research results, explore new ideas and solutions, and to facilitate networking among colleagues.

The topics of interest of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fundamentals of audio, visual, and audio-visual perception in mobile XR
  • Experimental design methodologies for mobile XR
  • Psychophysical, psychophysiological, and behavioral studies for mobile XR
  • Image processing, video processing, and computer vision for mobile XR
  • 3D audio and sound for mobile XR
  • HMIs, HMDs, haptics, and wearables for mobile XR
  • Power supplies and green mobile XR
  • Big data, machine learning, AI, and analytics for mobile XR
  • Mobile computing platforms for mobile XR
  • Advanced on-device processing versus mobile edge/fog/cloud computing
  • Security and privacy issues in mobile XR
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for mobile XR
  • Objective perceptual quality metrics for mobile XR
  • Annotated databases for mobile XR
  • Immersive applications and services for mobile XR
  • Prototypes and testbeds for mobile XR
  • Standardization activities for mobile XR

Special Session Co-Chairs 

Technical Program Committee

  • Kjell Brunström, RISE Acreo, Sweden
  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO, Australia
  • Truong Thu Huong, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Tubagus Maulana Kusuma, Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Rui J. Lopes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Martin Slanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Jolanda G. Tromp, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
  • Florian Wamser, University of Würzburg, Germany

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
  • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

Machine Learning for Multimedia Broadcasting

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Machine learning and data-driven approaches have been playing a major role to enabling the future of multimedia broadcasting technologies with growing demands of new services, application with immersive and better quality of experience. Recent emerging artificial intelligent and machine learning technologies greatly encourage the creation of a more powerful image and video coding engine. Therefore, studying and deploying advanced artificial intelligent and machine learning tools for multimedia broadcasting in general and image/video compression are much important research topics for experts from not only academia but also industry.

In this context, this Special Session on Machine Learning for Multimedia Broadcasting aims to present the state-of-the-art research on the artificial intelligent and machine learning technologies for improving multimedia broadcasting as well as gather experts from both academia and industry to discuss and to share their innovative ideas.

Topics

  • Machine learning for multimedia broadcasting
  • Machine learning for wireless communications
  • Machine learning for resource allocation in wireless network
  • Data-driven optimization for wireless network
  • Machine learning for the next generation image/ video coding
  • Machine learning for visual communication
  • 3D TV communications
  • Light Field Coding
  • Point Cloud Representation and Coding

Special Session Co-Chairs 

Nguyen Canh Thuong

Osaka University, Japan

ngcthuong@ids.osaka-u.ac.jp

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
  • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

Coding Theory and Applications

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Coding theory was invented in the forties to protect data transmitted through a noisy communication channel. Important families of codes have been adopted in major standards in communications, such as convolutional code (GSM), Turbo code (3G, 4G), LDPC code (Wifi), and Polar code (5G). Apart from communications, the theory has also found its vast success in numerous important areas in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering such as data storage, memory and cache, cryptography, private information retrieval, and distributed computing.

The goal of this Special Session on Coding Theory and Applications is for the researchers to present their original findings and to discuss emerging problems in this exciting field of research.

The topics of interest of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coding theory
  • Coding for distributed storage systems
  • Coding for DNA storage
  • Coded caching
  • Coding for memory
  • Coded private information retrieval
  • Coded computation
  • Network coding and Index coding
  • Coding techniques in cryptography
  • Coding theory and machine learning

    Special Session Chair

    Technical Program Committee

    • Han Mao Kiah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Udaya Parampalli, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Tran Thi Luong, Academy of Cryptography Techniques, Vietnam
    • Yu-Chih (Jerry) Huang, National Taipei University (NTPU), Taiwan
    • Swanand Kadhe, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    • Vitaly Skachek, University of Tartu, Estonia
    • Pham Khac Hoan, Le Quy Don University, Vietnam

    Submission

    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

    Important Dates

    • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
    • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
    • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
    • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

    More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

    Publication

    All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

    Computational Intelligence on Scheduling and Network Design

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    Scheduling and Network Design are NP-hard optimization problems so they cannot usually be solved by exact approaches. Therefore, significant research attention has been attracted on exploring techniques in Computational Intelligence for solving these problems (including evolutionary computation, neural networks, swarm intelligence, fuzzy logic, and their hybridisations with classic integer programming techniques like branch and bound, branch and pricing, etc.). This special session aims to explore recent advances and bring together researchers and scientists from academia and industry that work in this exciting field to present and discuss their latest research results.

     Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Combinatorial Optimisation Problems
    • Machine Learning and Optimisation in Scheduling
    • Machine Learning and Optimisation in Network Design
    • Vehicle Routing
    • Transportation Network Optimisation
    • Communication Network Optimisation
    • Service Network Design Problems
    • Supply Chain Optimisation
    • Other Scheduling Problems
    • Hybrid Methods (e.g. memetic computing, matheuristics, hyperheuristics, Metaheuristics)
    • Complexity Analyses in Scheduling
    • Complexity Analyses in Network Design Problems
    • Interactive Scheduling using Computational Intelligence
    • Case Studies in Scheduling and Network Design

     

    Special Session Co-Chairs 

    Submission

    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

    Important Dates

    • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
    • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
    • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
    • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

    More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

    Publication

    All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

    Analogue and RF Integrated Circuit Design in Silicon-Based Technology for 5G and Beyond

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    The dawn of 5G networks, including not only millimetre-wave cellular network but also truly self-powered IoT systems, is not far away. The most recent estimates point to 2020 as the year that fully standardized 5G networks will start to hit the market and deliver unprecedented levels of connectivity. There is no doubt that the analogue and RF integrated circuit (IC) design will remain to be one of the popular research topics within the Circuits & Systems technical community.

    In this special session, the primary focus is to explore different circuit design techniques that can be implemented in standard Si-based technologies, namely CMOS and SiGe, as well as novel active/passive co-design methodologies to continually support not only millimetre-wave application, but also sub-GHz. We expect to have 5 submissions in this special session, which cover not only the design of passive components, such as couplers and filters, but also linear and non-linear circuits that use either novel electromagnetic (EM) structures or design methodologies to fulfil different design specifications.

     Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Miniaturized on-chip passive devices in SiGe
    • Power amplifier design for millimetre-wave applications in SiGe
    • T/R switch design for millimetre-wave applications in SiGe
    • RF-to-DC convertor design in CMOS
    • Ultra-low-power analogue filter in CMOS
    • Ultra-low-power DC-DC convertor in CMOS
    • Ultra-low-power/low power analogue circuits design in CMOS

     

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    Submission

    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

    Important Dates

    • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
    • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
    • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
    • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

    More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

    Publication

    All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

    Cybersecurity and Information Security in Industry 4.0

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    Industry 4.0, known as the fourth industrial revolution, is a vision of smart factories developed based on intelligent cyber-physical systems. It is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, which includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet-of-things (IoT) and cloud computing. Although Industry 4.0 allows us to achieve breakthrough achievements in many sectors, such as healthcare, food, and agriculture, when connected to the cyber world, cybersecurity risks become a key concern due to open systems with IP addresses creating more avenues for cyberattacks. Security challenges specific to Industry 4.0 are due to the enormous complexity in managing information, increased connectivity, decentralized control and real-time decision of manufacturing systems. This special session brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss emerging methods, techniques and applications of cybersecurity and information security related to Industry 4.0.

     Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Cloud and network security for Industry 4.0
    • Physical-layer communication security for Industry 4.0
    • Blockchain and smart contracts for Industry 4.0
    • Computational intelligence in security for Industry 4.0
    • Steganography, cryptography and digital watermarking for Industry 4.0

     

    Special Session Co-Chairs 

    Hoang Trong Minh

    Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam

    hoangtrongminh@ptit.edu.vn

     


     Ta Minh Thanh

     Le Quy Don University, Vietnam

     thanhtm@mta.edu.vn

     

     

    Technical Program Committee

    • Eryk Dutkiewicz, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    • Nguyen Viet Ha, VNU University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam
    • Hoang Dang Hai, PTIT, Vietnam
    • Diep Nguyen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    • Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Nguyen Trung Thanh, Le Quy Don University, Vietnam
    • Ta Duc Tuyen, VNU University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam
    • Nguyen Linh Trung, VNU University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam

    Submission

    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

    Important Dates

    • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
    • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
    • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
    • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

    More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

    Publication

    All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

    Signal Processing for Large Scale 5G Wireless Networks

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     With the envisioned 1000x explosion in mobile data traffic by the end of year 2020, the wireless network architecture needs to evolve rapidly. The evolution trajectory should be charted such that exponential gains can be harnessed in network wide resource efficiency. This requires a clean slate design for the 5G wireless networks while provisioning interoperability with the legacy deployment. Thus, it has been realized that 5G will not be a rebranded version of 4G which will merely provision faster data transfers. The 5G networks will be more dynamic due to heterogeneity in terms devices, spectral bands, technologies and deployment models. The so-called concept of a “tactile internet” with these heterogeneous network elements cannot be realized without adequate advancements in signal processing and communication algorithms. To this end, the main objective of this Special Session is to provide a platform for dissemination of recent advancements in the signal processing techniques for enabling large scale heterogeneous 5G wireless networks.

    This Special Session is to present recent advances in signal processing for communication with an emphasis on signal processing techniques that may be relevant for emerging 5G networks. Submissions of both application specific technical contributions and comprehensive design tutorials are encouraged. Original papers with significant novelty and originality in aspects of signal processing are solicited for this Special Session.

    Topics

    (Include but not limited to the following)

    • New modulation, coding and waveforms design
    • Hardware implementation of signal processing algorithms
    • Machine learning empowered signal processing for context aware 5G applications
    • Signal processing for location-aware communications (e.g., D2D, smart spaces, etc.)
    • Signal processing techniques for sensing and inference in 5G sensor networks (e.g., M2M, IoT, etc.)
    • Signal processing for Energy efficient large scale systems
    • Signal processing tools for large scale stochastic networks and their limiting behavior (RMT)
    • Signal processing for high higher frequency bands (e.g., VLC, mm-wave, 60GHz, etc.)
    • Signal processing for Full duplex wireless communication
    • Signal processing for data storage and management in large-scale 5G networks
    • Application in 5G systems with advanced signal processing approaches
    • Advantage of next-generation memory (e.g., Non-volatile memory) in big data processing and machine learning
    • Scalable check pointing for fault tolerance by taking advantage of next-generation memory (e.g., Non-volatile memory)

     

    Special Session Co-Chairs 

     

    Nguyen Duc Phuc

    Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam

    phucnd@ptithcm.edu.vn

     


    Le Trung Khoa

    Huawei Technologies, Paris, France

     

     

    Technical Program Committee

    • Sunghwan Kim, University of Ulsan, Korea
    • Tran Thi Hong, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    • Nguyen Van Toan, Hallym University, Korea  
    • Nguyen Xuan Thuan, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Nguyen Thanh Tu, Aston University, United Kingdom
    • Vu Thanh Tung, University of Newcastle, Australia

    Submission

    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/N25756). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html)

    Important Dates

    • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
    • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2019
    • Registration and camera-ready version: July 15, 2019
    • Conference date: September 25 – 27, 2019

    More information can be found at http://iscit2019.org/special-sessions/ or contact special session co-chairs.

    Publication

    All accepted papers will be published in the ISCIT 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.