IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
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WS-20: Workshop on Experimental wireless platforms and testbeds for computing, communication and networking research (Testbeds4Wireless)

WS-20: Workshop on Experimental wireless platforms and testbeds for computing, communication and networking research (Testbeds4Wireless)

Testbeds4Wireless: Workshop on Experimental Wireless Platforms and Testbeds for Computing, Communication and Networking Research

Workshop Scope and Topics:

Computer simulation has always been an important technique for evaluating newly developed concepts in computing, communication, and networking, mainly due to its flexibility and re-programmability features, which allow great deal of tunability of system and protocol design parameters. Experimental evaluation using testbeds, system prototyping and software platforms, on the other hand, also brings its unique merit and is indispensable for validating and providing proof-of-concept of newly developed architectures, techniques, algorithms, and protocols for next-generation computing, communication, and networking systems.

The goal of this workshop is to enable the sharing of wireless testbed building experiences, innovation, and challenges among researchers and technical experts from all research communities, including academia, industry, and government labs. Specifically, the workshop will be a means for researchers to report their recent experimental research findings, lessons and experiences learned from building testbeds and validating their proposed techniques on these testbeds, challenges and limitations faced during the development and deployment of such wireless testbeds, and/or testbed management and control issues especially for large-scale platforms. We are interested in public platforms and testbeds as well as private ones developed by research labs in academic and industry.

We seek original, previously unpublished papers and demos that address the following:

Experimental platforms for computing innovation. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Edge & mobile clouds
  • Edge cloud resource offloading
  • In-network caching
  • Network virtualization
  • Hardware security
  • Computing architectures for lightweight wireless devices

Experimental platforms for networking innovation. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Remote sensing architectures
  • Autonomous systems & Internet of vehicles & UAVs
  • IoT and body-area networks
  • Wireless datacenter networks
  • 5G and beyond wireless networks
  • Wireless network security
  • Unlicensed spectrum coexistence between WiFi and 5G
  • Machine learning innovation for wireless networking systems
  • Network softwarization and NFV for 5G wireless systems

Experimental platforms for communication innovation. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Spectrum management for 5G and beyond
  • Unlicensed spectrum coexistence
  • TeraHz communication
  • Underground communication
  • mmWave communication and networking
  • Physical security

Hardware innovation for experimental wireless platforms. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Custom modular, configurable edge devices
  • Ultra-low-power radios for sensor node wake-up and communication
  • Feature extraction and analog-to-information conversion at the edge
  • Battery-less and energy autonomous wireless sensor systems
  • Near-zero power physical sensors and sensor systems
  • Application-specific hardware (smart cities, precision agriculture, precision health, etc.)

Workshop Organizers:

  • Bechir Hamdaoui, Oregon State University, USA
  • Matt Johnston, Oregon State University, USA
  • Tingjun Chen, Duke University, USA
  • Rami Langar, University Gustave Eiffel and Ecole de Technologie Superieure de Monterial (ETS-Montreal)
  • Melike Erol-Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada

Keynote Speaker:

         Ivan Seskar, WINLAB Rutgers University