Special Issue CfP “Advanced Coding and Stochastic Signal Processing in Dense Communication Networks”

SPECIAL ISSUE CfP “ADVANCED CODING AND STOCHASTIC SIGNAL PROCESSING IN DENSE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS”

FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – CZECH – TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE

This special issue is now open for submission.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

See the details and scope at:
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mathematics/special_issues/Advanced_Coding_and_Stochastic_Signal_Processing_in_Dense_Communication_Networks

Contact personProf. Jan Sykora (e-mail: Jan.Sykora@fel.cvut.cz)

Tutorial Day on “Simulation Tools for 5G New Radio”

Tutorials Day on Simulation Tools for 5G New Radio

Joint organized by
TeamUp5G MSCA ITN/ETN from Instituto de Telecomunicações, RTCM, IEEE VTS Portugal Chapter and ConfTele 2021

 

MORNING SESSION

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: 5G New Radio simulations with ns-3

Lorenza Giupponi and Bilijana Bojovic, Senior Researcher, Mobile Networks Department, CTTC, Spain

Abstract and covered topics: This tutorial is designed as an introduction to the 5G New Radio modules of ns-3.  By the end of the session, participants should have a basic understanding of the scope of the 5G New Radio module in ns-3, and of the capability that the module and its branches can offer.

The following elements are planned to be covered:

  • Basics of 3GPP NR at PHY and MAC
  • Evolution across releases
  • NR model overview & architecture
  • Modeling assumptions
  • Channel model and antenna models
  • NR Radio Protocol Stack model:
  • PHY model
  • HARQ
  • MAC models
  • MAC Scheduler models
  • RLC and PDCP protocol models
  • RRC model
  • Other branches

Presenters short bios:

Lorenza Giupponi is a Telecom engineer from University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2002) and a PhD from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (2007). She joined the Radio Communications Group of UPC in 2003 with a fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education. During 2006 and 2007 she was assistant professor in UPC. In September 2007 she joined the CTTC where she is currently a Senior Researcher in the Mobile Networks Department. Her research experience falls in the area of RAN and spectrum management, self-organizing networks (SON), LTE, NR, NR V2X, coexistence in unlicensed spectrum, O-RAN, mmWave, simulation modelling. Since 2015 she is a member of the Executive Committee of the ns3 consortium. She is the co-recipient of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2010 (IEEE CCNC 2010), of the IEEE third International workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells 2011 2011 and of 2018 IEEE Wireless Commun. and Networking Conference best paper awards. Over the years, she has led and participated in multiple EU (in FP6, FP7 and H2020, 5GPPP), national (she was the Principal Investigator of three projects funded by the Spanish national research program) and industrial projects (funded by the WiFi Alliance, Spidercloud Wireless, Interdigital, National Institute of Standards and Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)

Biljana Bojovic received Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad in June 2008. In January 2007, she joined Schneider Electric DMS (Novi Sad, Serbia), as an internship student and later as a software engineer working on an integration of smart grid systems in close collaboration with Siemens (Minneapolis, Minnesota). In September 2009, she joined CTTC to pursue her Ph.D. on Machine Learning Techniques for Cognitive Wireless Networking following the Ph.D. program at the Networking Engineering Department at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. During the spring semester 2013, she was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego. Since August 2015 she has been working as a research engineer at the Mobile Networks Department at CTTC and was involved in different industrial research projects focusing on 4G and 5G technologies for unlicensed spectrum, i.e., LAA, LTE-U, and NR-U. She is developer and maintainer of LTE and NR modules of the ns-3 network simulator.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Understanding the 5G-air-simulator: A tutorial on design criteria, technical components, and reference use cases

Giuseppe Piro and Sergio Martiradonna, Politecnico di Bari

Abstract and covered topics: The 5G air interface, also known as New Radio, is providing a significant transformation in the mobile network landscape. It introduces flexible and heterogeneous capabilities to harmoniously blend numerous technical components since a variety of advanced services are being developed, each one entailing different requirements. Nonetheless, the effective management of such a broad diversity is a challenging task to accomplish.

As is well known, computer simulations are relentlessly engaged in the pursuit of existing research questions on how to design, evaluate, and optimize emerging communication technologies. In this context, the 5G-air-simulator aims to represent a significant step forward for the 5G simulation tools scene.

In particular, 5G-air-simulator is an open-source and event-driven tool modeling the key elements of the 5G air interface from a system-level perspective. It implements several network architectures with multiple cells and users, different mobility and application models, a calibrated link-to-system model for physical and data-link layers, and a wide range of features standardized for both control and user planes, as well as a set of technical components recently designed for the 5G air interface (such as massive Multiple Input Multiple Output, extended multicast and broadcast transmission schemes, predictor antennas, enhanced random access procedure, and NB-IoT). Moreover, it allows a flexible configuration, arrangement, and extension of its capabilities to model both new scenarios and new technical components, hence supporting advanced studies willing to address the research questions emerging from the deployment of current and upcoming mobile systems.

This tutorial will first present 5G-air-simulator and its general-purpose features. Then it will describe a series of simulation campaigns for typical 5G scenarios, recently investigated in scientific literature and European projects. Moreover, it will explain the syntax used to perform some simulations, as well as the steps to extract the main KPIs, in order to facilitate an immediate usage of 5G-air-simulator.

Presenters short bios:

Giuseppe Piro is an Assistant Professor in Telecommunication at Politecnico di Bari since November 2018. In March 2018, he held the habilitation as “Associate Professor” in Telecommunications Engineering, according to the National Scientific Habilitation procedure (ASN 2016-2018). He received a first level degree and a second level degree (both cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from “Politecnico di Bari”, Italy, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from “Politecnico di Bari”, Italy, on March 2012. His main research interests include secure Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, 5G and B5G systems, data-centric and programmable architectures for the Future Internet, nano-networks, Internet models and network measurements. His research activity is documented in more than 100 peer-reviewed international journals and conference papers, accounting for more than 4200 citations and a H-index of 25 (Scholar Google). At the time of this writing, he is the local investigator of the PRIN project no. 2017NS9FEY entitled “Realtime Control of 5G Wireless Networks: Taming the Complexity of Future Transmission and Computation Challenges”. Moreover, he is involved in the European EU H2020 GUARD project and in the European Space Agency (ESA) project funded under the contract no. 4000129810/20/NL/CLP. He is also involved in Italian MIUR PON projects (Pico\&Pro, FURTHER, AGREED, RAFAEL) and in Apulia Region (Italy) Research project INTENTO. He founded 5G-air-simulator, LTE-Sim, and NANO-SIM projects and is a developer of Network Simulator 3. In the past, he was involved in EU H2020 projects, like FANTASTIC-5G, BONVOYAGE, and symbIoTe, in the “Apulia Israel joint Accelerator (AIJA)” project, and in the Italian MISE project entitled “Pre-commercial trials of 5G technology using spectrum in the 3.6 GHz-3.8 GHz range” – Area Milano (bando MISE), coordinated by Vodafone. He is also regularly involved as member of the TPC of many prestigious international conferences. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor for Sensors journal (MDPI), Internet Technology Letter (Wiley) and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal (Hindawi).

Sergio Martiradonna received a Double Degree in Internet Engineering from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, and from Universitè de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy. Previously, he was a researcher with the CNIT (Italian University Consortium for Telecommunications). In the past, he was involved in EU H2020 project symbIoTe as well as in the following National project: “Pre-commercial trials of 5G technology using spectrum in the 3.6 GHz-3.8 GHz range” – Area Milano (bando MISE), coordinated by Vodafone Italia. He is one of the main developers of both LTE-Sim and 5G-air-simulator projects. His research interests include 5G, 4G and NB-IoT networks, as well as system-level mobile network simulations.

 

Click on the link below to register:

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New PhD position at Technische Universität Ilmenau

New PhD position at Technische Universität  Ilmenau : ITN-5VC – Integrated Telematics for Next Generation 5G Vehicular Communications

Department of Electronic Engineering

 

About the Project

The Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing (EMS) Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Infor-mation Technology is offering a three-year position. This PhD student position is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ITN-5VC – Integrated Telematics for Next Generation 5G Vehicular Communications” , funded by the European Union’s Hori-zon 2020 Research and Innovation Program. The research of the Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing group (EMS) within the MSCA ITN-EID project focuses on modelling of electromagnetic wave propagation for multi-band and multi-link Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) wireless links.
At Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, we have two ESR positions open (until February 15th 2021):

  • ESR4 on multi-link/multi-band channel modeling
  • ESR5 on joint communication and radar sensing (JCRS)

Entry requirements

  • Above-average university degree in electrical engineering, communications, electromagnetics or physics.
  • Very good knowledge in the fieldof radio propagation modelling and multi-antenna communication systems.
  • Well-founded knowledge in at least two of the following areas of application:
    – Channel sounding or channel measurement principle / technology.
    – Radio standards (e.g. LTE, 5G) and corresponding channel models.
    – Usage of tools for wireless ray tracing.
    – Model based data analysis and statistical fitting.
    – Machine learning and application to wireless communications.
  • Experience in MATLAB or Python.
  • Willingness and ability for academic writing and publications in the international framework.
  • Willingness to travel and mid-term research stays at partners within the “ITN-5VC”.
  • Very good English skills in a technical and scientific environment.

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the University’s online application system: 

The applicants must (at the 01.04.2021) be in the first four years of their research careers (measured as full-time equivalent from the date when they obtained the degree which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate). The applicants should not be in possession of a doctoral degree, but should have the necessary qualifications to embark on a doctorate. The ESR will be required to enrole in the PhD program. The applicant (regardless of his nationality) must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Funding Notes

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Research-ers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment, but may vary between €35.500,00 and €.41.500,00 gross/year. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if criteria for granting are met). The PhD position is limited to 36 months.

Contact personProf. Dr. Thomä Reiner (reiner.thomae@tu-ilmenau.de )

For the description about the project click HERE.

For the full description about the ESR4 PhD position click HERE.

For the full description about the ESR5 PhD position click HERE.

Full-Time Academic position in Brussels School Of Engineering- Ecole Polytechnique

FULL-TIME ACADEMIC POSITION IN
EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS FOR SMART ENVIRONMENTS

BRUSSELS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING – ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE BRUXELLES

 

About the Job

The Brussels School of Engineering is hiring a full-time professor in the field of embedded electronics for smart environments. The candidate will be joining the BEAMS – Embedded Electronics research group, and will be teaching in the Bachelor of Engineering in Charleroi which ULB is coordinating in partnership
with UMons.

Entry requirements

The candidate should have a PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science (with a focus on electronics or related field).

Skills requirements

  • Applicants should have at least 4 years of research experience at the time of their recruitment.
  • Post-doctoral experience and an excellent scientific record are a plus.
  • Exchange periods outside of the applicants’ home institution (during or after their PhD) will be  taken into consideration when evaluating applications.
  • You speak fluent French (level B2 or better), as well as English (level B2 or better)
  • You have experience in setting up and participating in research projects
  • You have experience in the different aspects of academic teaching: course coordination and organization, developing didactic tools, supervising student projects.

How to apply

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles(rectrice@ulb.be) and to the faculty deanship (le-doyen-polytech@ulb.be ).
They must include the following :

  •  an application letter
  • a Curriculum vitae including a list of publications : if you want you can complete a standard form via our website at https://www.ulb.be/fr/documents-officiels/completer-votre-cv-en-ligne. Once completed, it must be downloaded and attached to the application file.
  • any relevant documents showing 4 years of research experience
  • a 7,000-character report (4 pages) presenting the applicant’s research activities and a research
    project, including how these will integrate into ULB’s research teams
  • a teaching report including a 7,000-character report (4 pages) on the applicant’s previous teaching activities and a teaching project for the first five years in this position; these must be relevant to the faculty and to the teaching profiles for the programs to which the applicant is to contribute
  • a note on the applicant’s international achievements and projects (no more than 4 pages)
  • the names and e-mail addresses of five references (with equal gender representation) who may be contacted by those in charge of evaluating applications. These references should not have conflicts of interest because of family or emotional ties.

Funding Notes

The appointment to the academic staff of ULB is made at “Premier Assistant” level, if the candidate has had a PhD for less than eight years (on 1 October of the year of appointment). If the candidate has had a PhD for eight or more years, on 1 October of the year of appointment, then the appointment is made at ”Chargé de Cours” level. As of their appointment, members of academic staff are authorized to use the honorary title of ”Professeur”.

Contact personProf. François QUITIN (phone: 32 2 650.28.29 – e-mail: fquitin@ulb.be).

For the full description click HERE.

New PhD position at University of York -Department of Electronic Engineering

New PhD position at University of York: Machine learning and advance signal processing for intelligent spectrum and resource management in wireless networks  

Department of Electronic Engineering

 

About the Project

Efficient use of resources has always been an important issue in wireless networks. Energy, computational power and spectrum are examples of these resources. Emergence and popularity of new technologies like autonomous and connected driving, connected robotics and industry 4.0, and different sorts of digital realities (AR/VR/MR) put more demand on wireless and mobile networks. Satisfying the new coverage, capacity, latency and reliability of the networks cannot be done with conventional resource allocation/management methods. Therefore, we will investigate the machine learning and advance signal processing approaches. The project will be aligned with considered features in 3GPP release 16 and 17. The successful candidate will investigate the effects of different learning and signal processing approaches on performance of networks with different objectives and primary applications.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related subject.

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the University’s online application system at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/. Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process. To apply, please select the PhD in Electronic Engineering for January 2021 entry. Please specify in your PhD application that you would like to be considered for this studentship.
Applications for this studentship will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is identified.

Funding Notes

This studentship will cover the tuition fee at the home/EU rate (£4,407 in 2020/21) and a stipend at the standard research council rate for a period of up to 3.5 years (£15,285 in 2020/21). International (non-EU) candidates are also welcome to apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and international tuition fee rates (approximately £17,000 per year for the duration of the programme).
Applications for this studentship will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is identified.

RequirementsUK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related subject.

Duration 3-5 years

Remuneration approx. 17000  Pounds/Month 

Contact personDoctor Hamed Ahmadi (email:hamed.ahmadi@ucd.ie)

For the full description click HERE.

New PhD position at TU Vienna – Institute for Solid State Electronics

New PhD position at TU Vienna: Experimental and simulation analysis of electrostatic discharge protection devices in advanced high-speed technologies 

Institute for Solid State Electronics

 

Introduction

 During the manufacturing or operation of an integrated circuit (IC), the electronic devices are exposed to different kind of disturbing electrical pulses including electrostatic discharges (ESD). In high-speed applications, e.g. USB 3, the protection devices need to exhibit a low capacitance which contradicts the requirement for high ESD robustness [1]. These devices operate in breakdown regime and at extreme high current densities where the current-voltage characteristics is bistable which leads to variety of complex phenomena as current filamentation or inter-device coupling [2,3]. 

Topic

The subject of this PhD thesis is the experimental and simulation analysis of the advanced high-speed Si discrete technology ESD protection devices. The PhD candidate will combine electrical and optical techniques to analyze breakdown phenomena, self-heating effects and the current density distribution in the ESD protection devices during the ESD pulses. The unique transient interferometric mapping technique will be employed to measure thermal and free-carrier response with ns time and μm space resolution (Fig.1). The obtained experimental data will be correlated to the results of TCAD simulation (Fig.2). The goal is to understand the device physics, in particular how the current distribution inside the device determines the electrical response (e.g. voltage overshoot) and ESD robustness. 

[1] G. Notermans et al, IEEE T-DMR 19(2019)583; [2] C. Fleury et al. Microel. Reliab 76-77 (2017) 689; [3] H. Karaca et al. Proc. EOS/ESD Symposium 2019, Riverside, USA. 

Hard facts

 The topic is suited both for electrical engineers and physicists with the interest in semiconductor device physics and characterization, modeling and modern electronics. The work will be performed in the frame of a project contract with NEXPERIA Hamburg. It will contribute to the development of new ESD protection concepts and simulation methodologies. The work will be published in scientific journals and conferences. There is a prospect of permanent employment at Nexperia Hamburg. 

Requirements – Basic knowledge of semiconductor device physics, English, completed master study 

Duration 3 years 

Start  autumn 2020 

Remuneration approx. 2071 Euro Brutto/Month 

Contact person – Associate Professor Dr. Dionyz Pogany (https://fke.tuwien.ac.at) 

The application and CV should be sent by email to: dionyz.pogany@tuwien.ac.at 

For the full description click HERE.

23rd Intl. Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

The 23rd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

Virtual Edition October 18-21, 2020

The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging wireless and business worlds”. This event is co-hosted by Okayama University, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), Yokosuka Research Park (YRP), and CTIF Global Capsule (CGC).

The WPMC symposium was inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform which aims at enabling academia-industry-government collaboration in the field of wireless information. The WPMC has established itself as a unique global annual international symposium on wireless techno-business world. It encapsulates the high-end wireless technology and the current market and trends to create future businesses and innovative societies.

Continuing the series, the 23rd WPMC (https://wpmc2020.wpmc-home.com ) will bring together academia, government, business sectors and standardization bodies to explore activities, trends and future challenges towards innovative societies by bridging wireless and business worlds.

Main Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Wireless Communication Systems

  • Advanced modulation schemes
  • Cooperative communications
  • Massive MIMO channel models
  • Smart/ Reconfigurable antennas
  • Ultra wideband, mm-Wave and THz communications
  • Visible Light Communications
  • Local 5G Systems
  • Beyond 5G and 6G Vision & Systems Wireless Networks
  • Ad-hoc networks
  • Cross-layer design
  • Interference management
  • IoT and M2M communications
  • Localization for wireless networks
  • Multimedia QoS, traffic management
  • Spectrum sharing/coexistence
  • Vehicular networks

Security and Privacy in Communications

  • PHY-layer Security
  • Communication privacy and anonymity
  • Network intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, packet filters
  • Malware, botnets and distributed denial of service
  • Public key infrastructures, key management, credential management

Multi Business Modeling in wireless worlds

  • Big data and data mining
  • Vertical and Horizontal 5G Business Model Ecosystems
  • Leadership and management in 5G network based Multi Business Modeling
  • 5G slicing in a world of Multi Business Modeling
  • 5G Multi Business Modeling for Non- Conventional Approaches

A proposal for Special Sessions can be submitted to the special session chair before the deadlines. The session topics can be varied upon one’s interest but  still  relate to the technical tracks.

Important Notice!

The submitted regular papers will be reviewed by a normal review process and accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

IMPORTANT DATES

Full Papers Submission: June 30, 2020 – http://edas.info/N27428
Special Session Proposal: August 1, 2020
Acceptance Notification: August 16, 2020
Final Manuscript Deadline: September 1, 2020

WEB site: https://wpmc2020.wpmc-home.com

Honorary Chair: Hirofumi MAKINO Okayama University

General Chair: Hideyuki TOKUDA, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Satoshi   DENNO, Okayama  University
Yukitoshi SANADA, Keio University (Asia Pacific Region)
Pavlos LAZARIDI, University of Huddersfield, UK (Europe Region)
Stavros KALAFATIS, Texas A&M University, USA (America Region

Financial Chair: Tetsuya YASUI, YRP R&D  Promotion  Committee

Publication Chair: Kiyoshi HAMAGUCHI, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Conference Operation Chair: Kazuhiro UEHARA Okayama  University

General Secretary: Yasuhiro KOYAMA, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

AdHoc-Now 2020 – Call for Papers

19th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (AdHoc-Now 2020)

Bari, Italy | 19-21 October 2020

 

AdHoc-Now has become a well-known and well-established event dedicated to wireless and mobile computing. It aims to bring together Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) experts from research institutions, academia, and industry, as well as start-ups and investors. The event also serves as a forum for interesting discussions on ongoing research and novel contributions in the context of wireless and mobile computing.

The AdHoc-Now 2020 organization team seeks original contributions as work in progress, experimental, and theoretical research in wireless, sensor, ad‐hoc, mobile, and satellite communication systems. Among the selected topics, there will be three special tracks:

– Smart Mobility
– Internet of Medical Things
– Wireless & Softwarization

For all the topics and tracks, authors are invited to submit Full-length Research Papers, short Work-in-Progress Papers, or Demo Papers.

Important updates

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, we are extending the deadline of the conference by one month. We would like to inform all contributors that, in case the outbreak will not be recovered in time, the conference will run in online mode.

Important dates of AdHoc-Now 2020

Abstract Registration: 5 June 2020
Full Paper Submission Due: 14 June 2020
Notification to the Authors: 1 August 2020
Authors registration and camera-ready: 1 September 2020
End of early bird rates: 1 October 2020
AdHoc-Now Conference 2020: 19-21 October 2020

Author instructions

Submissions must not be published or under review for any other conference or journal. All manuscripts must be in English. Full-length Research Papers should be 12 pages (single column), short Work-in-Progress Papers should be 6 pages (single column), and Demo Papers should be 6 pages (single column), all based on templates provided by Springer.
Papers can be submitted through the Springer OCS system in pdf form.
Please, follow the submission link: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/AdHocNow2020

Organised BY: Politecnico di Bari
Supported by: CNIT
Contacts: www.adhocnow2020.it , adhocnow2020@poliba.it

 

For more information on the special tracks and on the other topics of interest, please refer to the CONFERENCE BROCHURE.

PhD on Electro-Magnetics Fields and 5G, University of Lille (IEMN-IRCICA Lab)

PhD on Electro-Magnetics Fields and 5G
University of Lille (IEMN-IRCICA Lab)

L. Clavier (IMT Lille Douai), D. Gaillot (Univ. Lille)
J. Wiart (T´el´ecom Paris)

I. SUMMARY OF THE PHD
With the increasing use of wireless communication facilities [1], we live in a permanent electromagnetic field (EMF) that has induced concern and risk perception despite existing regulation. The people in charge of networks deployment, the ones who check the compliance of EMF exposure to safety limits are facing such questions [2]. The assessment of exposure requires specific equipment or simulation tools that can be complex to operate, contributing therefore to increase the gap between lay people and experts. The 5G deployment, that is just starting, reinforce these issues [3, 4] bringing new uncertainties resulting from the ever increasing band used and the beamforming induced by massive MIMO. This PhD will address these questions, several locks remaining to be overcome.

The objective is to be able to built an EMF exposure map. Today the EMF monitoring is carried out using measurement campaigns, These in situ measurements are of great interest but they cannot be performed everywhere. Taking advantage of progress in connected devices technologies, the exposure assessment has been investigated using connected sensors. Recently, wireless sensors, autonomous in energy, have been designed, and proposed. Associated in networks, these sensors are of great interest since they can grab the exposure’s temporal variations; nevertheless, since they are still localized they cannot, alone, provide an exposure mapping because of unsampled locations. Reconstruction using measurements localized in some specific places has been investigated using methods based on geostatistic and Gaussian processes [5, 6, 7]. Recently works have been carried out using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning [8, 9]. These works have been performed using simulations taking into account information that are available through databases (like the position of the base stations) as well as drive testing. Since these works dealt with simulations, confrontation with measures will require an adaptation of the method to increase the accuracy and take into account specific properties of the EM field. Many improvements can be studied. The first one is to include some data from the field, like the city density, the position of the base station, or any other significant parameters, which are publicly available. It is also possible to manage sensors of different qualities and to include mobile sensors to improve the reliability of the reconstruction. Taking into account the density of the sensors, the imprecision of the location and the measurement and the temporal evolution of the EM field also constitute research challenges.

II. ORGANISATION OF THE WORK
The work is based on data that will be measured in different locations in Lille. A large number of sensors ( 50) will allow to cover an area in the city center and another set of sensors will cover another place. The objective of the work is to develop a machine learning process to analyze the data and reconstruct in space and time the electro-magnetic field. This will allow to evaluate the exposure of a given person in the city.

III. REQUIRED SKILLS
Telecommunication, 5G. Part of the PhD is devoted to data processing and, possibly, measurement campaigns. Knowledge of Telecommunications is important and experimental abilities would be appreciated.
Machine learning
Python, Anaconda, Tensorflow

IV. TO APPLY
For further information or to apply, contact and send a CV to JoeWiart (joe.wiart@telecom-paris.fr), Davy Gaillot (davy.gaillot@univlille.fr) and Laurent Clavier (laurent.clavier@imt-lille-douai.fr).

REFERENCES
[1] L. Clavier, T. Pedersen, I. Rodriguez, M. Lauridsen, and M. Egan. Experimental Evidence for Heavy Tailed Interference in the IoT. working paper or preprint; https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02521928/file/ExpWCL 4p.pdf, March 2020.
[2] Joe Wiart. Radio-Frequency Human Exposure Assessment: From Deterministic to Stochastic Methods. 01 2016.
[3] Miroslava Karaboytcheva. Effects of 5g wireless communication on human health. Briefing PE 646.172, EPRS – European Parliamentary Research Service, March 2020.
[4] M. Egan, L. Clavier, M. de Freitas, L. Dorville, J. Gorce, and A. Savard. Wireless communication in dynamic interference.
[5] Sam Aerts, D. Deschrijver, L. Verloock, T. Dhaene, Luc Martens, and Wout Joseph. Assessment of outdoor rf-emf exposure through hotspot localization using kriging-based sequential sampling. Environmental research, 2013.
[6] A. Solin, M. Kok, N. Wahlstr¨om, T. B. Sch¨on, and S. S¨arkk¨a. Modeling and interpolation of the ambient magnetic field by gaussian processes. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34(4):1112–1127, 2018.
[7] Thomas Lemaire, Joe Wiart, and Philippe Doncker. Variographic analysis of public exposure to electromagnetic radiation due to cellular base stations: Variographic analysis of bts emf exposure. Bioelectromagnetics, 37, 10 2016.
[8] Sam Aerts, Joe Wiart, Luc Martens, and Wout Joseph. Assessment of long-term spatio-temporal radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure. Environmental research, 161:136–143, 11 2017.
[9] S. Wang and J. Wiart. Sensor aided emf exposure assessments in urban environment using artificial neural networks. Int. Journal Environmental research and public health, 2020.In GLOBECOM 2017 – 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, pages 1–6, 2017.

Assistant / Associate Professor positions @ IMT Lille Douai (North of France)

Assistant / Associate Professor positions @ IMT Lille Douai (North of France)

 

IMT Lille Douai (North of France) is looking for 4 assistant/associate Professor permanent positions in the following themes:

  1. Telecommunications, signal processing, massive machine type communication, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication, NOMA, IoT.
  2. Modeling, estimation, control and monitoring of systems.
  3. Artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, machine learning, optimization.
  4. Data science, machine learning, deep learning.

For the full details, send an email to: laurent.clavier@imt-lille-douai.fr

Deadline for applications: 04/30/2020

Conditions for the eligibility of applications: European nationality (European Union) effective on the date of the first test and holder of a PhD.