IEEE Communication Theory Workshop
2–5 July 2023 // Hualien, Taiwan


Conference Schedule 

Sunday, July 2  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts)


13:30 – 17:30

(Optional) Tour to Taroko National Park

19:00 – 21:00
Welcome Reception (1F Starry Lounge (outdoor))

Monday, July 3  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts - 2F Conference Room)


09:00 – 09:50
Keynote  Changlong Xu (Principal Engineer, Wireless R&D, Qualcomm)
Title: 6G – Standard, Requirements, and Technologies
09:50 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00    






Session 1 – Machine Learning for Communications
Organizer: Jun Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Session Chair: Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei University)
Speaker 1 and Early Achievement Award Talk: Walid Saad (Virginia Tech)
Title: Less Data, More Knowledge: Reasoning Foundations of Semantic Communication Networks
Speaker 2: Deniz Gunduz (Imperial College London)
Title: Semantic Communications with Generative Models
Speaker 3: Chia-Han Lee (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)
Title: End-to-End Deep Learning for Wireless Systems with Hardware Impairments
Speaker 4: Namyoon Lee (Korea University)
Title: Communication-Efficient Distributed Learning: A Coding-Theoretical Approach
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch (1F Garden Court)
13:30 – 14:45
Early Achievement Award Talks
Speaker 1: Nicolò Michelusi (Arizona State University)
Title: Decentralized Federated Learning via Non-Coherent Over-the-Air Consensus
Speaker 2: Harpreet S. Dhillon (Virginia Tech)
Title: Fundamentals of Landmark-Based Geolocation
Goldsmith Young Scholars Award Talk
Speaker: Ian Roberts (University of Texas at Austin)
Title: Full-Duplex Millimeter Wave Communication Systems
14:45 – 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45
Panel 1 – The Role of Information Theory in 6G
Moderator: Elza Erkip (New York University)
Panelist: Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University)
Panelist: Antonia M. Tulino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Panelist: Jinfeng Du (Nokia Bell-Labs)
Panelist: Daniela Tuninetti (University of Illinois Chicago)
16:45 – 18:15
Poster Session
Organizers: Derrick Wing Kwan Ng (University of New South Wales) and Jemin Lee (Sungkyunkwan University)
(Optional) CTW Bus to Night Market
(Leave from night market by CTW bus at 21:00 or by taxi anytime)


Tuesday, July 4  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts - 2F Conference Room)


09:00 – 09:50
Keynote – Giuseppe Caire (Technische Universität Berlin)
Title: Integrated Sensing and Communication Toolbox: Information Theory, Communication Theory, and Machine Learning
09:50 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00    






Session 2 – Electromagnetics and Wireless Communications
Organizer: Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University)
Speaker 1Massimo Franceschetti (University of California, San Diego)
Title: (Towards) Electromagnetic Information Theory
Speaker 2Luca Sanguinetti (Pisa University)
Title: MIMO Communications with Physically Consistent Models
Speaker 3: Bruno Clerckx (Imperial College London)
Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces 2.0: Beyond Diagonal Phase Shift Matrices
Speaker 4: Kai Kit Wong (University College London)
Title: On the Merits of Fluid Antenna Multiple Access: A Han-Kobayashi Perspective
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch (1F Garden Court)
13:30 – 15:35
Session 3 – Massive, Grant-Free and Unsourced Random Access in Wireless Networks
Organizer: Giuseppe Caire (Technische Universität Berlin)
Speaker 1: Maxime Guillaud (INRIA)
Title: Multilinear Spreading for Massive Random Access
Speaker 2: Wei Yu (University of Toronto)
Title: Capacity of Downlink Massive Random Access
Speaker 3: Jean-Francois Chamberland (Texas A&M University)
Title: Applications of Sparse Regression LDPC Codes
Speaker 4: Alexander Fengler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title: Coded Orthogonal Modulation for the Multi-Antenna MAC
Speaker 5: Giuseppe Caire (Technische Universität Berlin)
Title: A New “Composite” AMP Algorithm, Exact State Evolution Analysis, and Application to
uRA/Initial Access in Cell-Free Massive MIMO Networks
15:35 – 16:05
Coffee Break
16:05 – 17:35
Panel 2 – 6G Technologies: What, Why, and How?
Moderator: Li-Chun Wang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)
Panelist: Geoffrey Li (Imperial College London)
Panelist: Ashutosh Sabharwal (Rice University)
Panelist: I-Kang Fu (MediaTek)
Panelist: Reinaldo Valenzuela (Nokia Bell-Labs)
17:35 – 18:30
Free Time
18:30 – 21:00
Banquet at Hotel

Wednesday, July 5  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts - 2F Conference Room)


09:00 – 09:50     
Keynote – Wen Tong (CTO, Huawei Wireless)
Title: Fast-Slow Machine and Human Modeling for GPT
09:50 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00
Session 4 – Integrated Sensing and Communications
Organizer: Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales)
Speaker 1: Sundeep Rangan (New York University)
Title: Millimeter Wave Sensing for Robot Navigation: Closing the Loop
Speaker 2: Babak Hassibi (California Institute of Technology)
Title: Occam's Radar: Atomic Norms and Modulating on Conjugate Zeros
Speaker 3: Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales)
Title: Delay-Doppler Multicarrier Modulation: A Promising Signal Waveform for ISAC
12:00 – 12:15
Closing Remarks
13:30 – 17:30