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


Conference Schedule 

Sunday, July 2  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts)


13:30 – 17:30

(Optional) Local Tour to Taroko National Park

19:00 – 21:00
Registration and Welcome reception

Monday, July 3  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts)


09:00 – 10:00
Keynote – Wen Tong (Wireless CTO, Huawei Wireless)
Title:  “Fast-Slow Machine and Human Modeling for GPT”
10:00 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00    






Session 1 – Machine Learning for Communications
Organizer: Jun Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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: Jun Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Title:  “Towards ML4COM 2.0: Neural Architecture Design for Learning to Communicate”
Speaker 4: Angela Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Title:  “Task-Oriented Communication via Maximal Coding Rate Reduction”
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch & Free Time
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 1: Petar Popovski (Aalborg University)
Panelist 2: Antonia Tulino (Univerisità Federico II)
Panelist 3: Jinfeng Du (Nokia Bell-Labs)
Panelist 4: Daniela Tuninetti (University of Illinois Chicago)
16:45 – 18:15
Poster Session
Bus to Night Market


Tuesday, July 4  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts)


09:00 – 10:00
Keynote and Technical Achievement Award Talk – Robert Heath (North Carolina State University)
10:00 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:10    






Session 2 — Electromagnetics and Wireless Communications
Organizers: Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University)
Introduction: Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University)
Title:  “Interaction Between Electromagnetics and Communications Theory”
Speaker 1: Massimo Franceschetti (University of California, San Diego)
Title:  “(Towards) Electromagnetic Information Theory”
Speaker 2: Luca 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”
12:10 – 13:30
Lunch & Free Time
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:  “Code Design for Asynchronous Unsourced Multiple-Access”
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 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
Panel 2 — 6G Technologies: What, Why, and How?
Moderator: Li-Chun Wang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)
Panelist 1: Geoffrey Li (Imperial College London)
Panelist 2: Ashutosh Sabharwal (Rice University)
Panelist 3: I-Kang Fu (MediaTek)
Panelist 4: Reinaldo Valenzuela (Nokia)
17:30 – 18:30
Free Time
18:30 – 21:00
Banquet at Hotel

Wednesday, July 5  (Parkview Hotel & Resorts)


09:00 – 10:00     
Keynote 3 — Changlong Xu (Principal Engineer, Wireless R&D, Qualcomm)
Title:  “Advanced Coding and Modulation for 6G”
10:00 – 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)
Speaker 3: Tsung-Hui Chang (Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen)
Title:  “Information and Sensing Beamforming Optimization for Multi-User Multi-Target MIMO ISAC Systems”
Speaker 4: 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