IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
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9 December: In-Person Technical Program

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9:00-10:30 CET
Room: N109
Chair: Praneeth Susarla

DQN-based Beamforming for Uplink mmWave Cellular-Connected UAVs
Praneeth Susarla; Bikshapathi Gouda; Yansha Deng; Markku Juntti; Olli Silvén; Antti Tölli

A Deep Learning Framework for Distributed Channel Selection in a Congested Uncooperative Spectrum
Stephan Frisbie; Mohamed Younis

Short-Packet Communications in Multi-Hop WPINs: Performance Analysis and Deep Learning Design
Toan-Van Nguyen; Van-Dinh Nguyen; Daniel Benevides da Costa; Beongku An

Learning-based Strategy for RIS-Assisted Terahertz Virtual Reality Networks
Xiaonan Liu; Yansha Deng; Chong Han; Marco Di Renzo

Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces
9:00-10:30 CET
Room: N108
Chair: Tirkkonen Olav

Real-Time Beam steering in mmWave with Reconfigurable Intelligent Meta-surfaces
Carola Rizza; Valeria Loscrí; Mohammad Ojaroudi

Placement Optimization and Power Control in Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Multiuser System
Bifeng Ling; Jiangbin Lyu; Liqun Fu

Static Reflecting Surface Based on Population-level Optimization
Hanan Al-Tous; Olav Tirkkonen

RIS and Cell-Free Massive MIMO: A Marriage For Harsh Propagation Environments
Trinh Van Chien; Hien Ngo; Symeon Chatzinotas; Marco Di Renzo; Björn Ottersten

Physical Layer Security for V2I Communications: Reflecting Surfaces Vs. Relaying
Neji Mensi; Danda B. Rawat; Elyes Balti

9:00-10:30 CET
Room: N110
Chair: Angel Lozano

Energy-Efficient Cooperative Backscattering Closed-Form Solution for NOMA
Hajar El Hassani; E. Veronica Belmega; Anne Savard; Rodrigo C. de Lamare

Minimizing AoI in Resource-Constrained Multi-Source Relaying Systems with Stochastic Arrivals
Abolfazl Zakeri; Mohammad Moltafet; Markus Leinonen; Marian Codreanu

Compressed Sensing Channel Estimation for OTFS Modulation in Non-Integer Delay-Doppler Domain
Felipe Gómez-Cuba

Deep Learning for Hardware-Impaired Wireless Secret Key Generation with Man-in-the-Middle Attacks (MOVED FROM THE IoT SECURITY SESSION ON 8 DECEMBER)
Mehdi Letafati; Hamid Behroozi; Babak Hossein Khalaj; Eduard A Jorswieck

Services and Applications
9:00-10:30 CET
Room: N111
Chair: Stefano Giordano

Combined Forest: a New Supervised Approach for a Machine-Learning-based Botnets Detection
Christophe Maudoux; Selma Boumerdassi; Eric Renault

Federated Learning for Energy-Efficient Thermal Comfort Control Service in Smart Buildings
Maysaa Khalil; Moez Esseghir; Leila Merghem-Boulahia

Semi-Deterministic Deployment based Area Coverage Optimization in Mobile WSN
Boualem Adda; Marwane Ayaida; Cyril de Runz

Quality Optimization of Live Streaming Services over HTTP with Reinforcement Learning
Farzad Tashtarian; Reyhane Falanji; Abdelhak Bentaleb; Alireza Erfanian; Peyman Mashhadi; Christian Timmerer; Hermann Hellwagner; Roger Zimmermann

Maximum Receiver Harvesting Area of Backscatter Signals from Ambient Low-Frequency Mobile Networks
Ritayan Biswas; Joonas Säe; Jukka Lempiäinen

Aerial Communications 2
11:00-12:30 CET
Room: N110
Chair: Maudoux Christophe

On the Deployment Problem in Cell-Free UAV Networks
Carles Diaz-Vilor; Angel Lozano; Hamid Jafarkhani

Adaptive Edge Caching in UAV-assisted 5G Network
Gaoxiang Wu; Yiming Miao; Bander A Alzahrani; Ahmed Barnawi; Ahmad Alhindi; Min Chen

Blockchain-Secured Data Collection for UAV-Assisted IoT: A DDPG Approach
Xunqiang Lan; Xiao Tang; Daosen Zhai; Dawei Wang; Zhu Han

Optimizing Federated Edge Learning on Non-IID Data via Neural Architecture Search
Feifei Zhang; Jidong Ge; Chifong Wong; Sheng Zhang; Chuanyi Li; Bin Luo

Federated Learning for Air Quality Index Prediction Using UAV Swarm Networks
Prateek Chhikara; Rajkumar Tekchandani; Neeraj Kumar; Sudeep Tanwar; Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

Communications Security
11:00-12:30 CET
Room: N109

Privacy-preserving D2D Cooperative Location Verification
Shushu Liu; Zheng Yan; Raimo Kantola

Experimental Evaluation of a Modular Coding Scheme for Physical Layer Security
Luis Torres-Figueroa; Ullrich J Mönich; Johannes Voichtleitner; Anna Frank; Vlad Costin Andrei; Moritz Wiese; Holger Boche

Joint Transmit Precoding and Reflect Beamforming for IRS-Assisted MIMO-OFDM Secure Communications
Weiheng Jiang; Bolin Chen; Sahil Garg; Jiangtian Nie; Jun Zhao; Zehui Xiong

On the Secrecy Rate under Statistical QoS Provisioning for RIS-assisted MISO Wiretap Channel
Vaibhav Kumar; Mark F. Flanagan; Derrick Wing Kwan Ng; Le-Nam Tran

Two-Hop Network with Multiple Decision Centers under Expected-Rate Constraints
Mustapha Hamad; Michele A Wigger; Mireille Sarkiss

Big Data and Multimedia
14:00-15:30 CET
Room: N109

Caching Heterogeneous Size Content in Small Cell Networks with CoMP Joint Transmissions
Guilherme Iecker Ricardo; Giovanni Neglia; Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos

Multi-dimensional indexes for point and range queries on outsourced encrypted data
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati; Dario Facchinetti; Sara Foresti; Gianluca Oldani; Stefano Paraboschi; Matthew Rossi; Pierangela Samarati

Maximizing Producer-Driven Cache Valuation in Information-Centric Networks
Faria Khandaker; Wenjie Li; Sharief Oteafy; Hossam S. Hassanein

Semantic Communications for Speech Recognition
Zhenzi Weng; Zhijin Qin; Geoffrey Ye Li

Full-Duplex Communications
14:00-15:30 CET
Room: N110
Chair: Dirk Slock

Non-Coherent Fast-Forward Relays for Full-Duplex Jamming Attack
Vivek Chaudhary; J Harshan

Hybrid Beamforming and Combining for Millimeter Wave Full Duplex Massive MIMO Interference Channel
Chandan Kumar Sheemar; Dirk Slock

Direction-Assisted Beam Management in Full Duplex Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO Systems
Md Atiqul Islam; George C. Alexandropoulos; Besma Smida

Machine Learning and Network Performance
14:00-15:30 CET
Room: N111
Chair: Mi Chen

Taking two Birds with one k-NN Cache
Damiano Carra; Giovanni Neglia

Fronthaul-Aware Scheduling Strategies for Next Generation RANs
Sandra Lagen; Xavier Gelabert; Lorenza Giupponi; Andreas Hansson

Self-optimized network: When Machine Learning Meets Optimization
Abdelhakim Nacef; Miloud Bagaa; Youcef Aklouf; Abdellah Kaci; Diego Leonel Cadette Dutra; Adlen Ksentini

Split the cash from cache-friendly recommendations
Dimitra Tsigkari; George Iosifidis; Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos

Optical Communications
14:00-15:30 CET
Room: N108

Modelling of Multi-Tier Handover in LiFi Networks
Ahmet Burak Ozyurt; Ilenia Tinnirello; Wasiu O. Popoola

Strategies for Dedicated Path Protection in Filterless Optical Networks
Memedhe Ibrahimi; Omran Ayoub; Fabio Albanese; Francesco Musumeci; Massimo Tornatore

Reliable Optical Receiver for Highly Dynamic Wireless Channels: An Experimental Demonstration (WITHDRAWN FROM IN-PERSON SESSION)
Shenjie Huang; Majid Safari

Quad-LED OTFS Modulation in Indoor Visible Light Communication Systems
Sujata Sinha; A. Chockalingam

Single LED Gbps Visible Light Communication with Probabilistic Shaping
Tilahun Z. Gutema; Wasiu O. Popoola

Satellite and Space Communications
14:00-15:30 CET
Room: N112
Chair: Beatriz Soret

Adaptive Access Mode Selection in Space-Ground Integrated Vehicular Networks
Conghao Zhou; Huaqing Wu; Mingcheng He; Wen Wu; Nan Cheng; Sherman Shen

Uplink Transmission Probability Functions for LoRa-Based Direct-to-Satellite IoT: A Case Study
Kai Vogelgesang; Juan Fraire; Holger Hermanns

Inter-Plane Inter-Satellite Connectivity in LEO Constellations: Beam Switching vs. Beam Steering
Israel Leyva-Mayorga; Maik Röper; Bho Matthiesen; Armin Dekorsy; Petar Popovski; Beatriz Soret

An Optimal Scheme to Recharge Communication Drones
Edgar Arribas; Vicent Cholvi; Vincenzo Mancuso