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


Tuesday, December 7 9:00 - 9:30

K1: Keynote talk (30min pre-recorded and on-demand)

  • Prof. Mohammed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 7 9:30 - 10:30

P1: Panel (1h pre-recorded and on-demand) 

  • Dr. Helka-Liina Määttänen, Ericsson, Finland
  • Dr. Akram Al-Hourani, RMIT, Australia
  • Dr. Samira Hayat, Lakeside Labs, Austria
  • Dr. Evgenii Vinogradov, KU Leuven, Belgium

Tuesday, December 7 10:30 - 11:45

S1: Technical papers (pre-recorded and on demand) 

The Dense Sky: Evaluating System Coexistence of New NGSO Satellite Constellations in the Ka Band

  • Jonas Suilmann, Andra M. Voicu, Ljiljana Simić and Petri Mähönen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

ODC: Orchestration for Dynamic Coupling between Satellites and Cells via Reinforcement Learning

  • Sunhyun Kim (Samsung Electronics, Korea (South)); Byoung Hoon Jung (Samsung, Korea (South)); Jungsoo Jung (Samsung Electronics, Korea (South)); Juho Lee (Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd, Korea (South)); Sunghyun Choi (Samsung Electronics, Korea (South))

Multi-interface network framework for UAV management and data communication

  • Victor Sanchez-Aguero (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain & Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Miguel-Ángel Fas-Millán (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Francisco Valera and Ivan Vidal (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Alejandro Paniagua-Tineo (Instituto Nacional Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Spain); Rafael Lopez da Silva and Jose Manuel Manjón (Telefonica, Spain)

Deep Learning for Rain Fade Prediction in Satellite Communications

  • Aidin Ferdowsi (Hughes Network Systems, LLC, USA); David Whitefield (Hughes, USA)

Simultaneous Environment Sensing and Channel Knowledge Mapping for Cellular-Connected UAV

  • Yijia Huang and Yong Zeng (Southeast University, China)

Tuesday, December 7 11:45 - 12:15

S2: Technical Papers (pre-recorded and on-demand) 

Random Access Preamble Design for 3GPP Non-terrestrial Networks

  • Talha Ahmed Khan and Xingqin Lin (Ericsson Research, USA)

Joint Deployment Design and Power Control for UAV-enabled Covert Communications

  • Ziheng Zhang (UESTC, China); Yuchen Zhang, Sa Xiao and Jianquan Wang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); WanBin Tang (University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, China)