20 Nov

Workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications

On behalf of the IEEE VT Society and the joint IEEE VT/COM/IT Sweden Chapter Board, We are delighted to invite you to a one-day workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications. The program includes speakers from Lund and Halmstad University, RISE Viktoria, Volvo Cars and Volvo GTT, as well as the invited talk by Fan Bai, General Motors, USA.

Date and Time: Dec 12, 2017, 09:30-16:15.
Location: Room Halda, Visionen, Halmstad University (House J at this map).
Host: CERES and ELLIIT, Halmstad University, elisabeth.uhlemann@ieee.org.

Please register at the workshop website no later than 28th November 2017. The workshop including lunch is free of charge. We only ask for IEEE membership for reporting statistics to the IEEE.

Program:
09.00 – Registration and coffee
09.30 – Reliable and scalable vehicular networking for cooperative automated driving, Geert Heijenk, University of Twente
11.00 – A Simulation Framework for V2V Wireless Systems, Christian Nelson, Lund University
11.30 – Lunch
13.00 – Frame-Asynchronous Coded Slotted ALOHA for Vehicular Communications, Fredrik Brännström, Chalmers University of Technology
13.30 – Platooning Enabled by ETSI ITS-G5 Communications: Fuel Efficiency Analysis, Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University
14.00 – C-ITS Deployment in Europe – Current Status and Outlook, Katrin Sjöberg, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
14.30 – Coffee
15.00 – Handover of Safety-Critical Autonomous Driving Functions: From Theory to Practice, James Gross, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
15.30 – Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge – Some hints from the winning team, Víctor Díez Rodríguez, Halmstad University and Segula Technologies
16.15 – Closing

Link to program as pdf

02 Nov

IEEE Technical Seminar by Dr. Sergey Andreev and Vitaly Petrov

On behalf of the IEEE joint VT/COM/IT Sweden Chapter Board, We are delighted to invite you to an IEEE Technical Seminar comprising two presentations by Dr. Sergey Andreev and Vitaly Petrov, Tampere University of Technology.

Date and time: Nov 16, 2017, Starts at 14:15
Location: Isafjordsgatan 14E, 164 80 Stockholm (Kista) – Ericsson Building 04,Floor 1 (Ground floor) Titan (Official Room Number: SE KI 04 01 350 Titan) (House 4 on this map)
Local host: Gabor Fodor, gabor.fodor@ericsson.com

Presentation 1 – Dr. Sergey Andreev
Title: Future of Ultra-Dense Networks Beyond 5G: Harnessing Heterogeneous Moving Cells

Abstract:
For past 40 years, cellular industry has been relying on static radio access deployments with gross over-provisioning. However, to meet the exponentially growing volumes of irregular data, the very notion of a cell will have to be rethought to allow them be (re-)configured on-demand and in automated manner. We advocate for a novel vision of moving networks to match dynamic user demand with network access supply in the beyond-5G heterogeneous cellular systems. The resulting adaptive and flexible network infrastructures will leverage more intelligent devices, such as connected cars and drones, by employing appropriate user incentivization mechanisms. This talk is a concise recollection of the corresponding research activities by the W.I.N.T.E.R. Group in Tampere, Finland to benefit from moving access networks in different contexts. These vary from opportunistic employment of mobile relays for small data delivery to tighter engagement of moving cells on a par with conventional (static) cellular access infrastructure, with a specific emphasis on communication challenges in extremely high frequencies.

Biography:
Dr. Sergey Andreev is Senior Research Scientist at Tampere University of Technology (Finland), where he is coordinating W.I.N.T.E.R. Group (http://winter-group.net/) focusing on 5G and IoT centric research. He has (co-)authored over 150 papers, several patents, and a number of IEEE and 3GPP standardization contributions in the areas of multi-radio heterogeneous networking, cooperative and proximate communications, energy efficiency, and machine-to-machine applications. This innovation activity has been well covered in media on both national and international levels. Sergey has been reviewer for numerous visible conferences and top-level international journals; he was named Exemplary Reviewer by IEEE Communications Letters in 2013. He has also been invited expert at a number of workshops, held many guest lectures at industry and academia worldwide, as well as acted as a keynote speaker. Previously, he has been recipient of highly competitive personal research grant by the Academy of Finland (9% success rate), as well as several other prestigious scholarships and awards.

Presentation 2 – Vitaly Petrov
Title: On the Synergy of Communications and Radar in V2V Scenarios

Abstract:
Joint vehicular radar and communications systems operating in the millimeter and low terahertz band have been recently suggested to simultaneously enable high data-rate vehicle-to-vehicle communications and high-resolution radars in future vehicular networks. However, massive deployment of such systems may potentially lead to significant interference, affecting the reliability of both the radar and the communications modules. To address this problem we propose to combine the radar and telecom modules, such that the strength of one regime will assist in the other’s weakness. Particularly, the CSMA-based channel access provided by the telecom module protects the radar sequences from the co-channel interference. Meanwhile, the proposed radar-aided channel assessment enables CSMA for the data transmissions and minimizes the deafness problem. Using a combination of measurement- and simulation-based methods we illustrate that the proposed concept can potentially bring notable performance gains over the existing solutions.

Biography:
Vitaly Petrov received the M.Sc. degree in information systems security from the Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2011, and the M.Sc. degree in communications engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2014, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree, where he is involved in enabling terahertz band communications for beyond 5G wireless networks. He was a Visiting Scholar with Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, in 2014, and a Strategic Intern with Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland, in 2012. He has been the recipient of Best Student Paper Award at IEEE VTC-Fall’15 and Best Student Poster Award at IEEE WCNC’17. His current research interests include the Internet-of-Things, terahertz band communications, nanonetworks, cryptology, and network security.