Zugspitze Workshop on Communications

On January 23-26 2023, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is organizing a workshop on communication theory, channel coding and other realated topics. The workshop will provide an informal atmosphere to discuss recent advances and open challenges in the field of communications engineering.

The workshop is organized in the context of the INCOMING project, funded by the European Union.

The workshop will be held at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus, located just below the summit of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel coding for wireless and free-space optical links
  • Modern random access protocols
  • Massive multiple access techniques
  • Innovative techniques for 5G and IoT radio access networks
  • Wireless access protocols for the IoT, M2M communications and large-scale wireless sensor networks
  • Inference and message-passing algorithms
  • Machine learning techniques for communications

Confirmed Participants

  • Israel Leyva-Mayorga (Aalborg University)
  • Khac-Hoang Ngo (Chalmers University)
  • Dejan Vukobratovic, Milica Petkovic, Tijana Devaja, Vukan Ninkovic, Ognjen Kundacina, Srdjan Sobot (University of Novi Sad)
  • Jean-Marie Gorce (INSA/INRIA Lyon)
  • Leonardo Badia (University of Padua)
  • Gianluigi Liva, Federico Clazzer, Francisco Lázaro, Balázs Matuz, Estefanía Recayte, Andrea Munari, Marcel Grec, Ayman Zahr, Alexander Sauter, Manuel Roth (DLR)


Technical Program

Monday 23.01.2023
15:30 - 16:30 H2020 INCOMING project and ICONIC centre R&D activities Dejan Vukobratovic
16:30 - 19:00 Brainstorming
20:00 Dinner
Tuesday 24.01.2023
09:30 - 10:10 On Autoencoder-Based Error Correcting Codes Vukan Ninkovic
10:10 - 10:50 Known Limits, Achievability and Trends for M2M: Towards
Massive, Reliable and Real-Time Communications
Jean Marie Gorce
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00 Game theoretic analysis of age of information for slotted
ALOHA access with capture
Leonardo Badia
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:40 Graph Neural Networks on Factor Graphs: Tutorial Overview
and Applications in Power Systems
Ognjen Kundacina
14:40 - 15:20 Unsourced Multiple Access with Common Alarm Messages:
Network Slicing for Massive and Critical IoT
Khac-Hoang Ngo
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:30 Error Detection Strategies for CRC-Concatenated Polar Codes
under Successive Cancellation List Decoding
Alexander Sauter
16:30 - 19:00 Brainstorming
20:00 Dinner
Wednesday 25.01.2023
09:30 - 10:10 On the Value of Retransmissions for Age of Information
in Random Access Networks without Feedback
Andrea Munari
10:10 - 10:50 Radio Access in 5G and Beyond with Integrated Terrestrial
and Space Networks
Isreal Leyva-Mayorga
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00 Design and Analysis of Hybrid OWC/RF Massive IoT Networks Milica Petkovic and
Tijana Devaja
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:40 On tailoring Deep Learning techniques: Deep Q-Routing Manuel Roth
14:40 - 15:20 Distributed Inference in Large-Scale Linear Models using
Alternating Gaussian Belief Propagation
Dejan Vukobratovic
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:30 Rate-Adaptive Protograph MacKay-Neal Codes Ayman Zahr
16:30 - 19:00 Brainstorming
20:00 Dinner

Workshop Chairs

Federico Clazzer, DLR

Francisco Lázaro, DLR

Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad