IEEE Communication Theory Workshop
2–5 October 2022 // Marbella, Spain


Conference schedule 

Sunday, October 2 (Hotel Vincci Estrella del Mar)

19.30-21:00 Registration and Welcome reception

Monday, October 3 (Beach Club Estrella del Mar)

10:00–11:00 Keynote 1 — Joaquín Torrecilla (Chief Technologist at Communications Solutions Group – Keysight)
Title: “6G: Technology Revolutions Needed”
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00







Session 1 — Extreme bandwidth communications/Joint Communications & Sensing
Organizer: Josep Miquel Jornet
Speaker 1: Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks Institute)
Title: “Practical low-overhead joint communication and sensing at mm-wave frequencies”
Speaker 2: Josep Miquel Jornet (Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, Northeastern University)
Title: “The Role of the Terahertz Band in 6G and Beyond: Reality Check”
Speaker 3: Mohamed Slim Alouini (KAUST)
Title: “A light in digital darkness: Free space optics to connect the unconnected”
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch & free time
14:30 – 16:00







Session 2 — Reconfigurable Surfaces
Organizers: Marco di Renzo & Arman Shojaeifard
Speaker 1: Marco di Renzo (CNRS & Paris-Saclay University)
Title: “Reconfigurable Surfaces – Recent results on modeling and optimization”
Speaker 2: Dinh Thuy PHAN HUY (Orange Innovation)
Title: “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces – A fixed and mobile network operator perspective”
Speaker 3: Arman Shojaeifard (Interdigital Communications, Inc.)
Title: “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces – State of play from ETSI ISG RIS”


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00




Panel 1 — Resilient Connectivity from Space and Ground
Organizer: Petar Popovski (Aalborg University)
Panelist 1: Michel Masselin (Thales Alenia Space)
Panelist 2: Beatriz Soret (University of Málaga)
Panelist 3: Riccardo de Gaudenzi (European Space Agency)
Panelist 4: Yunfei Chen (University of Warwick)
Panelist 5: Mohamed-Slim Alouini (KAUST)
18:00 – 19:30


Poster sessions (regular posters) & cocktails
Organizers: David Morales (University of Granada) and Mahnoosh Alizadeh (UCSB)
More information here

Tuesday, October 4 (Beach Club Estrella del Mar)

10:00–11:00 Keynote 2 — Aylin Yener (Ohio State University)
Title: “The Role of Wireless Communications in 6G Revolution: Connecting Human and Artificial Intelligence”
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00







Session 3 — Semantic communications
Organizers: Marios Kountouris & Sennur Ulukus
Speaker 1: Sennur Ulukus (University of Maryland)
Title: “Timeliness as a semantic dimension: Gossiping for timeliness”
Speaker 2: Petar Popovski (Aalborg University)
Title: “Communication Models and Protocols: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics”
Speaker 3: Marios Kountouris (EURECOM)
Title: “How Semantic is Semantic Communication?”


13:00 – 15:00 Lunch & Free time
15:00 – 16:30






CTTC Early Achievement Awards Session

Speaker 1: Yuanwei Liu (Queen Mary University), awardee 2021.
Title: “STAR: Simultaneous Transmission And Reflection for 360º Coverage by Intelligent Surfaces
Speaker 2: Junil Choi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), awardee 2021.
Title: “Machine-learning for wireless communications: power of data preprocessing”


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee
17:00 – 18:30




Panel 2 — What should/would/will 6G be (and whatnot)?
Organizer: Maïté Brandt-Pearce (University of Virginia)
Panelist 1: Jeff Andrews (University of Texas at Austin)
Panelist 2: Ana García Armada (Universidad Carlos III)
Panelist 3: Gerhard P. Fettweis (TU Dresden)
Panelist 4: Ender Ayanoglu (UC Irvine)
18:30 – 20:00
Free time
20:00 Gala dinner at Cortijo de Cortes (including shuttle bus transportation) — Departure from hotel lobby

Wednesday, October 5 (Beach Club Estrella del Mar)

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote 3 — Peiying Zhu (Senior VP of Wireless Research — Huawei)
Title: “6G Integrated Sensing and Communications – From Theory to Practice”
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00







Session 4 —Integrated space/air/ground communications
Organizer: Sofie Pollin
Speaker 1: Helka-Liina Maattanen (Ericsson Research Finland)
Title: “3GPP support for Non-Terrestrial Networks”
Speaker 2: Symeon Chatzinotas  (University of Luxembourg)
Title: “Multilayered Satellite Systems: Perspective and Challenges”
Speaker 3: Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven)
Title: “Evolution of Non-Terrestrial Networks from 5G to 6G”
13:00 – 13:10 Closing remarks