IEEE International Conference on Communications
16–20 May 2022 // Seoul, South Korea // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Intelligent Connectivity for Smart World

WS-15: Workshop on Short Packet Communications for 6G Mission-Critical Applications

ShortPacket-6G intends to leverage technological advancements and techniques to address fundamental, disruptive, as well as regular challenges arising in short packet communications for sixth generation (6G) mission-critical applications. In these regimes, the control commands and the device status updates are vastly transmitted with ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC) requirements, which are with short block length that is comparable to the preamble length. It is difficult to appeal to coding methods in line with Shannon theorem to average out the thermal noise and channel propagation interference. We thus need to give some new fundamental theorems and related transmission mechanisms to cater to these trends. Apart from the URLLC requirements, information security/privacy are some other indispensable issues of the 6G mission-critical applications. Higher latency drawbacks due to processing procedures, redundancy bits of the current encryption/decryption mechanisms, and patch-based information security schemes turn out to be some inferior solutions. Besides, they are also invalid to intra-network attacks. Some novel information security/privacy methods that can be coalesced into the URLLC are needed.
We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Fundamental non-asymptotic information theory for short packet communications.
  • Diversity technology for short packet communications.
  • Spectrum usage and optimization for short packet communications.
  • Source and channel coding for short packet communications.
  • Channel estimation for short packet communications.
  • Fingerprint classification/identification for secured short packet delivery.
  • Endogenous security technology for short packet communications.
  • Artificial intelligence-enabled security technologies for short packet communications.
  • Identity authentication for short packet communications.
  • HetNets for short packet communications.
  • Queuing theory and optimization for short packet communications.
  • Protocol design and optimization for short packet communications.
  • Cross layer optimization for short packet communications.
Important Dates
Paper submission due: January 20, 2022 February 3, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 06, 2022
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2022
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