IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

Call For Papers

IEEE Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Aerial and Space Networks

in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2024 (IEEE International Conference on Communications), 9–13 June 2024//Denver, CO, USA


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Call For Papers

Aerial and space networks (ASNs) refer to various airborne and space assets, such as unmanned aerial systems (UASs), balloons, and low earth orbit satellites, that are interconnected together to establish a high-speed and universal data network. As compared to terrestrial networks, ASNs can potentially offer higher wireless coverage to users, more flexible network configurations to meet various requirements, and less capital costs. Hence, it is promising and has drawn much attention to apply ASNs to connect a massive number of devices, especially in an area, where 1) it is expensive or impossible to deploy a terrestrial network, or 2) a terrestrial network is out of service when, for example, a disaster struck the area. In addition, NASA recently proposed to build an Advanced Air Mobility ecosystem to make soaring over traffic in air taxis, providing public good missions. Achieving high-speed and reliable ASNs to enable UASs to share information is critical to ensure air traffic safety. Moreover, ASNs can provide not only data communication services but also reliable edge computing capabilities with the assistance of, for example, blockchain technologies. That is, various airborne and space assets are capable of collaboratively processing big data generated by ground users to generate high-level knowledge in real-time.

Topics include but are not limited to

- Massive MIMO, mmWave and terahertz communications, and free space optics for ASNs

- Advanced antenna design for ASNs

- Ground-to-space, air-to-space, air-to-air, and space-to-space wireless channel measurement and modelling

- Semantic communications for ASNs

- Integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) for ASNs

- New networking architecture design for ASNs, such as OpenRAN and SDN

- Intelligent network orchestration in ASNs

- Radio resource management in ASNs

- Optimized coexistence among terrestrial, aerial, and space networks

- Task offloading optimization and network optimization in ASN-based edge computing

- Privacy and security for ASNs and ASN-based edge computing

- Non-terrestrial networks and space-air-ground integrated networks

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 20 January 2024 ß Extended date: 04 February 2024

Notification of acceptance: 6 March 2024

Camera-ready papers: 15 March 2024

Workshop Chairs

- Xiang Sun, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of New Mexico

- Jingjing Yao, Department of Computer Science, Texas Tech University

- Kamesh Namuduri, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Texas

- Sudharman K. Jayaweera, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

- Ifana Mahbub, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

- Chonggang Wang, InterDigital

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