Space-Air-Ground-Sea Integrated Networks (SAGSINs) have been widely recognized as a future paradigm to provide seamless and diversified network connections. However, there still exist many limitations and challenges remaining to be solved to improve the performance and security protection. The ultra density and high dynamics of the emerging Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations pose significant challenges for access, networking, routing, and resource allocation. Moreover, the heterogeneous hardware and different communication environments complicate the management and optimization of SAGSINs. Furthermore, the characteristics of terrestrial services including diversified requirements, uneven distribution, and high mobility make the End-to-End (E2E) service provision more complex.
To address these issues, cooperative communication and computation have been studied widely with the techniques of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network slicing. Free Space Optical (FSO) communications are expected to significantly improve the transmission quality, while Artificial Intelligence (AI) can effectively address complex network management and optimizations. To improve the reliability and effectiveness of the developed strategies, digital twin has been adopted for simulations. This workshop hopes to bring researchers from academia and industry together for technical discussion on the fundamental and practical solutions to the challenges of qualified communication and computation service provision in SAGSINs.
We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference. "Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Design and analysis of the future SAGSIN architecture.
- Deployment of satellites, aerial vehicles, and terrestrial stations for seamless coverage.
- Analysis and optimization of network access techniques for multi-mode terminals in future SAGSINs.
- Handover strategy for continuous and qualified data transmissions in SAGSINs.
- Spectrum management and engineering in SAGSINs.
- Terahertz (THz) and FSO communications for SAGSINs.
- Routing and switching protocol design for future SAGSINs.
- Cooperative E2E data transmission and processing.
- Advanced SDN and network slicing techniques for computing and routing in SAGSINs.
- Hierarchical computing and caching techniques in SAGSINs.
- AI-based performance optimizations for SAGSINs.
- Digital twin-based simulation platform design.
- Security and privacy issues in cooperative communications and computations.
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- Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2024
- Paper Acceptance Notification: 6 March 2024
- Camera Ready: 15 March 2024
- Accepted Author Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024
- Bomin Mao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
- Mostafa Fouda, Idaho State University, US
- Fengxiao Tang, Central South University, China