IEEE International Conference on Communications
28 May – 01 June 2023 // Rome, Italy
Sustainable Communications for Renaissance

WS-18: 5th Workshop on Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC)

WS-18: 5th Workshop on Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC)

General Chair

  • Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Canada (tongwen@huawei.com)

Steering Committee Members

  • Rui Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore (elezhang@nus.edu.sg)
  • Octavia Dobre, Memorial University, Canada (odobre@mun.ca)
  • Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK (lh@ecs.soton.ac.uk)
  • Jianmin Lu, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (lujianmin@huawei.com)

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Fan Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China (liuf6@sustech.edu.cn)
  • Jie Xu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China (xujie@cuhk.edu.cn)
  • J. Andrew Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (andrew.zhang@uts.edu.au)
  • Christos Masouros, University College London, UK (c.masouros@ucl.ac.uk)

TPC Co-Chairs

  • Yuanhao Cui, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (cuiyuanhao@bupt.edu.cn)
  • Tony Xiao Han, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (tony.hanxiao@huawei.com)

Scope

As the standardization of 5G-Advanced progresses, researchers are speculating what 6G will be. A common theme in many perspectives is that 6G Radio Access Network (RAN) should serve as edge infrastructure to provide site-specific services for surrounding users, rather than communication-only functionality. Jointly suggested by recent advances from the signal processing society and the communications society, radio sensing functionality can be integrated into 6G RAN in a low-cost and fast manner. Therefore, the future cellular network could image and measure the surrounding environment to enable advanced location-aware services, ranging from the physical layer (e.g., fast and training-free beam alignment) to application layers (e.g., city-wide weather monitoring). This type of research is typically referred to as Integrated Sensing And Communication (ISAC).

In essence, ISAC can acquire two main advantages over dedicated sensing and communication functionalities: 1) Integration gain to efficiently utilize congested resources for dual use of both communications and sensing, and even more interesting, 2) Coordination gain to balance dual-functional performance or/and perform mutual assistance. That is, via the shared use of spectrum and hardware resources, ISAC can be realized through a synergistic design to pursue the integration gain, e.g., cohabitation strategies with interference management. Moreover, it can also be implemented from a co-design perspective, wherein the communications and sensing functionalities are simultaneously performed via unified waveform to optimize the performance to acquire the coordination gain jointly. Benefiting from these two attributes, applications of ISAC have been extended to numerous emerging areas, including vehicular networks, environmental monitoring, Internet of Things, as well as in-door services such as human activity recognition.

Topics

Despite having drawn huge attention from both academia and industry, many open problems still remain to be investigated. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to identify and discuss the major technical challenges, recent breakthroughs, and novel applications related to ISAC. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental information theoretical limits for ISAC
  • Network architectures/transmission protocols/frame designs for ISAC
  • Spectrum analysis and management of ISAC
  • Full duplex/interference management techniques of ISAC
  • Precoding/waveform/modulation/receiver design for ISAC
  • Security and privacy issues for ISAC
  • Machine learning/Network Intelligence for ISAC
  • MIMO/Massive MIMO/intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)/Holographic MIMO surface for ISAC
  • Millimeter wave/THz technologies for ISAC
  • ISAC for 6G unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • ISAC for 6G vehicular-to-everything (V2X) networks
  • Standardization progress of ISAC
  • Wi-Fi sensing/positioning/detection for ISAC
  • Experimental demonstrations and prototypes

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2023

Paper Acceptance Notification: 6 March 2023

Camera Ready and Registration for accepted papers: 15 March 2023 

Paper Submission

https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=30461

Webpage link

https://isac.committees.comsoc.org/conferences/

http://www.isac-2022.org/

Patrons