IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe


Tuesday, December 7 9:30 - 11:00

S1-NetMang: Session 1 [In Person Papers] 


Robust Data Transmission Rate Allocation to Improve Energy Efficiency in 6G Networks

Azadeh Pourkabirian (Qazvin Azad University, Iran); Mohammad Hossein Anisi (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Stochastic Modelling of LoS Aggregate Interference in Uplink of Aerial Base Station-assisted Network

Francesco LinsalataMaurizio Magarini and Umberto Spagnolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

A Multi-Armed Bandit Model for Non-Stationary Wireless Network Selection

Lluís Martínez (Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain); Margarita Cabrera-Bean (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC), Spain); Josep Vidal (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Understanding Exploration and Exploitation of Q-Learning Agents in B5G Network Management

Sayantini Majumdar (Huawei Munich Research Center & Technical University of Munich, Germany); Riccardo Trivisonno (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Georg Carle (Technische Universität München, Germany)

An Efficient Data Communication Framework for Named Data Networking in IoT-Edge Ecosystem

Rajan Kumar Dudeja (Chandigarh University Landran Chandigarh, India); Rasmeet S Bali (Chandigarh University, Mohali, India); Gagangeet Singh Aujla (Durham University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Network Intelligence with Quantum Computing in 6G and B6G: Design Principles and Future Directions

Francesco VistaVittoria MusaGiuseppe PiroLuigi Alfredo Grieco and Gennaro Boggia (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)


Tuesday, December 7 11:15 - 12:15

S2-NetMang: Session 2 [Remote Papers]


O-RAN AI/ML Workflow Implementation of Personalized Network Optimization via RL

Hwejoo Lee and YoungCheol Jang (Samsung Electronics, Korea (South)); Juhwan Song (Samsung Research, Korea (South)); Hun-je Yeon (Yonsei University & Samsung Electronics, Korea (South))

Recent Advances of Propagation Channel Research for 6G Wireless Communication Systems

Kazi Mohammed Saidul Huq (University of South Wales, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Jonathan Rodriguez (Instituto de Telecomunicac¸oes and University of South Wales, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ifiok E. Otung (University of South Wales, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); S Stavrou (Sigint, Cyprus)

LMS Channel Estimation Algorithm for IM/DD-OFDM/OQAM-PON Systems in 5G-Enabled Industrial Internet

Siyuan Liang (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an, China); Xuefen Wang and Jianbo Du (Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications, China); Feng Zhao (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an, China); Haotong Cao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)

Edge Intelligence in Softwarized 6G: Deep Learning-enabled Network Traffic Predictions

Shah Zeb (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan); Muhammad Ahmad Rathore (Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), Korea (South)); Aamir Mahmood (Mid Sweden University, Sweden); Syed Ali Hassan (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan); JongWon Kim (GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology), Korea (South)); Mikael Gidlund (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)

An Efficient Formation Control mechanism for Multi-UAV Navigation in Remote Surveillance

Gunasekaran RajaYashvandh Baskar and Priyanka Dhanasekaran (Anna University, India); Raheel Nawaz (Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Keping Yu (Waseda University, Japan)


Tuesday, December 7 1:00 - 2:45

S3-NetMang: Session 3 [Remote Papers] 

A Novel Security Mechanism of 6G for IMD using Authentication and Key Agreement Scheme

Poongodi M (Qatar Foundation & HBKU, Qatar); Mounir Hamdi (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar); Jiechao Gao (University of Virginia, USA); Hafiz Tayyab Rauf (University of Gujrat, Pakistan)

A Threshold-Free Random Access Preamble Detection Method Based on Joint Clustering for 6G NTN

Li Zhen (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Yue Wang and Teng Sun (Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications, China); Wen-Jing Wang (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Keping Yu (Waseda University, Japan); Rupak Kharel (University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Slice-Based Service Function Chain Embedding with Multiple Factors

Hang LiZixuan Kong and Wan Xiang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Xiang Ming Wen (Beijing University of posts and telecommunications, China); Zhaoming Lu (BUPT, China); Luhan WangYawen Chen and Wenpeng Jing (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

A Smart contract-based secure data sharing scheme in Healthcare 5.0

Sudeep Tanwar (Institute of Technology Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat, India); Jigna Hathaliya (Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India); Rajesh Gupta (Institute of Technology, Nirma University, India); Priyanka Sharma (Nirma University, India)

University, India)Tuesday, December 7 1:30 - 2:20

S3.1-NetMang: Keynote by Prof. Raouf Boutaba


Raouf Boutaba is a University Chair Professor and Director in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He also holds an INRIA International Chair in France. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2007-2010), and the current Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). His research interests are in the areas of network and service management. He has published extensively in these areas and received several journal and conference best paper awards such as the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He also received other recognitions, including the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Industry research excellence Awards, fellowships of the Faculty of Mathematics, of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and outstanding performance awards at the University of Waterloo. He has also received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award and the IFIP Silver Core in 2007, the IEEE Communications Society Joe LociCero and the Dan Stokesbury awards in 2009, the Salah Aidarous award in 2012, the McNaugthon Gold Medal in 2014, the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking as well as the Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award in 2016. He served as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. He is fellow of the IEEE, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Canada.    

Keynote Talk Title: 

Automated Network Management for B5G/6G networks