IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
28-30 July 2021 // Xiamen, China

Workshop on Integrated Sensing, Computation and Communication towards 6G (ISCC)

Scopes and Topics:

As the standardization of 5G has gradually been solidified, researchers have speculated what 6G will be. A common theme in many perspectives is that 6G RAN should serve as an edge infrastructure to provide site-specified services for surrounding users, rather than communication-only functionality. Jointly suggested by recent advances in signal processing and communication technologies, radio sensing functionality can be integrated into 6G RAN in an efficient manner. Therefore, the future cellular network could image and measure the surrounding environment to enable advanced location-aware services, ranging from the physical layer (e.g. fast and training-free beam management) to application layers (e.g. spatial computing/city-wide weather monitoring, mmWave-specified). This emerging avenue of research is typically referred to as Integrated Sensing, Computation and Communication (ISCC).

In essence, ISCC can acquire two main advantages over dedicated sensing and communication functionalities: 1) Integration gain to efficiently utilize congested resources, and even more interestingly, 2) Coordination gain to balance multi-functional performance or/and perform mutual assistance. That is, via the shared use of sensing, communication and computing resources, ISCC can be realized through a synergistic design to pursue the integration gain, e.g., cohabitation strategies with interference management. Moreover, it can also be implemented from a co-design perspective, wherein the computing, communications and sensing functionalities are simultaneously performed to optimize the performance to acquire the coordination gain. Benefiting from these two advantages, applications of ISCC have been extended to numerous emerging areas, including vehicular networks, environmental monitoring, Internet of Things, as well as in-door services such as human activity and gesture recognition.

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 ISCC. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental information theoretical limits for ISCC
  • Edge computing/computing offloading for ISCC
  • Network architectures/transmission protocols/frame designs for ISCC
  • Spectrum analysis and management of ISCC
  • Full duplex/interference management techniques of ISCC
  • Modulation/waveform/precoding/receiver design for ISCC
  • Security and privacy issues for ISCC
  • Machine learning methods in ISCC
  • MIMO/Massive MIMO/intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)/Holographic MIMO surface for ISCC
  • Millimeter wave/THz technologies for ISCC
  • UAV enabled ISAC
  • ISAC for IoT/IIoT/IoE
  • ISCC for 6G vehicular-to-everything (V2X) network
  • Standardization progress of ISCC
  • Wi-Fi sensing/positioning/detection for ISCC
  • Experimental demonstrations, testbeds and prototypes

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. Honglin Hu, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Qihui Wu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Prof. Jian Andrew Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Workshop Organizers:

Steering Committee Members

Prof. Bo Ai, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (boai@bjtu.edu.cn).

Prof. Gang Wu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China (wugang99@uestc.edu.cn)

Prof. Zhiyong Feng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (fengzy@bupt.edu.cn)

Workshop Co-chairs

Prof. Fan Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China (liuf6@sustech.edu.cn)

Prof. Chao Shen, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (chaoshen@bjtu.edu.cn)

Prof. Xijun Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, China (wangxijun@mail.sysu.edu.cn)

Dr. Yuanhao Cui, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (cuiyuanhao@bupt.edu.cn)

Important Dates:

paper submission deadline: June 10

notification of acceptance: July 10

camera-ready : July 20
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