Workshop on OTFS Modulation for Integrated Sensing and Communications

 

Future wireless networks are expected to provide high speed and ultra-reliable communications for a wide range of emerging mobile applications, including online gaming, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), and high-speed railway systems. Communications in high mobility scenarios suffer from severe channel Doppler spreads, which calls for the new modulation waveform referred to as orthogonal time frequency space (OTFS). OTFS is a new two-dimensional (2D) modulation scheme, where the information symbols are multiplexed in the Delay-Doppler (DD) domain rather than the time-frequency (TF) domain as the traditional modulation techniques. OTFS provides the possibility to embrace localized delay and Doppler impairments and converts time-frequency selective channels in to an invariant channel in the DD domain. More importantly, OTFS enjoys the full time-frequency diversity of the channel, which is the key to provide reliable transmissions for high mobility communications. On the other hand, integrating the radio sensing functionality in wireless communication systems enables a node to continuously track its dynamically changing environment and react accordingly. The dual purpose of using radio signals for both sensing and communication is able to improve the efficiency of resources, i.e., spectrum and energy, reduce the system size, and minimize the system cost. Since the delay-Doppler domain channel directly exploits the physics of propagation, relying on the distance, speed and scattering intensity, OTFS is eminently suitable for integrating sensing and communications (ISAC) solutions in a single platform.

Despite having drawn huge attention from both academia and industry, many open problems are still to be investigated. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to identify and discuss the major technical challenges, recent breakthroughs, and novel applications related to OTFS-based ISAC. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icct20210 Please select "Workshop on OTFS Modulation for Integrated Sensing and Communications"

Workshop Organizers

Steering Committee Members
Prof. Robert Schober, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany (robert.schober@fau.de)
Prof. Jinhong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Australia (j.yuan@unsw.edu.au)
Prof. Zhiyong Feng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (fengzy@bupt.edu.cn)
Prof. Baoming Bai, Xidian University, China (bmbai@mail.xidian.edu.cn)

Workshop Co-chairs
Dr. Zhiqiang Wei, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany (zhiqiang.wei@fau.de)
Prof. Qixun Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (zhangqixun@bupt.edu.cn)
Prof. Ruisi He, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (ruisi.he@bjtu.edu.cn)        

TPC Co-Chairs
Prof. Qing Wang, Tianjin University, China (wangq@tju.edu.cn)
Prof. Shun Zhang, Xidian University, China (zhangshunsdu@xidian.edu.cn)
Dr. Raviteja Patchava, Monash University, Australia (raviteja.patchava@monash.edu)
Dr. Yuanhao Cui, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (cuiyuanhao@bupt.edu.cn)
Dr. Shuangyang Li, University of New South Wales, Australia (shuangyang.li@unsw.edu.au)