IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
10–12 August 2023 // Dalian, China
Integrating Space-Air-Ground-Sea Communications

Information Theory and Coding for Future Wireless

IEEE/CIC ICCC Workshop on Information Theory and Coding for Future Wireless

10th August 2023

Welcome Speech: Workshop Committee, 12:50-13:00

Keynote Session: 13:00-14:00

Session Chair: Guojun Han, Guangdong University of Technology

Keynote 1: Prof. Yong Liang Guan, NTU, Signapore (13:00-13:30)

Title: BEM (Basis Expansion Model) Receivers for Severe Doubly Selective Fading Communication Channels

Time: 13:00-13:30, Thursday, 10 August

Abstract: High mobility broadband communication channels tend to suffer from large Doppler spread in addition to multipath fading. Such doubly selective fading becomes more severe when the carrier frequency bands move higher to mm-wave or THz bands. To build a communication receiver which is able to track the fast time variation of the channel states without requiring excessive pilot overheads, and to handle the severe inter-symbol interference or inter-carrier interference (depending on whether single-carrier or multi-carrier signalling is employed), is a major engineering challenge. I will share recent results in advancing this research by exploiting BEM channel modelling, pseudo-pilot, joint channel estimation and equalization, and other concepts. Once the detrimental effects of doubly selective fading are mitigated, channel coding can take over to enjoy the enhanced time/frequency diversity in the detected data symbols.

Bio: Professor Yong Liang GUAN is the Associate Vice President (Infrastructure and Programmes) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and a Professor of Communication Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in NTU. He is also the founder and co-director of the Continental-NTU Corporate Lab.  He obtained PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from the Imperial College London, UK, and Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors in EEE from the National University of Singapore. His research focus are in the areas of coding and signal processing for communication systems and information storage systems. He has published more than 450 journal and conference papers, an invited monograph, and 2 books. He was an editor of the Singapore V2X standard “IMDA TS DSRC Issue 1 Rev 1, October 2017” published by the Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore. He is also an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.  He has secured over S$70 million of external research funding. He established the Continental-NTU Corporate Lab, Phase-1 Schaeffler Hub for Advance Research, and NTU-NXP V2X Testbed in NTU. He has 15 filed patents and 3 granted patents, one of which was licensed to NXP Semiconductors.

Keynote 2: Dr. Yingquan (Cody) Wu, TenaFe Inc., USA (13:30-14:00)

Title: High-Speed LFSR Decoder Architectures for BCH and GII Codes

Time: 13:30-14:00, Thursday, 10 August

Abstract: In literature, {\bf PIBMA}, a linear-feedback-shift-register (LFSR) decoder, has been shown to be the most efficient high-speed decoder for Reed-Solomon (RS) codes. In this work, we follow the same design principles and present two high-speed LFSR decoder architectures for binary BCH codes, both achieving the critical path of one multiplier and one adder. We identify a key insight of the Berlekamp algorithm that iterative discrepancy computation involves only even-degree terms.  The first decoder separates the even and odd-degree terms of error-locator polynomial to iterate homogeneously with discrepancy computation. The resulting LFSR decoder architecture, dubbed {\bf PIBA}, has $\lfloor\frac{3t}{2}\rfloor+1$ processing elements (PEs), each containing two registers, two multipliers, one adder, and two multiplexers (same as that of {\bf PIBMA}), which compares favorably against the best existing architecture composed by $2t+1$ PEs. The second one, dubbed {\bf pPIBA}, squeezes the entire error-locator polynomial into the even-term array of the first one to iterate along with discrepancy computation, which comes at the cost of a controlled defect rate. {\bf pPIBA} employs $t+1+f$ systolic units with a defect probability of $2^{-q(f+1)}$, where $q$ denotes the finite field dimension and $f$ is a design parameter, which significantly reduces the number of PEs for a large correcting power $t$.

The proposed architectures can be arbitrarily folded to trade off complexity with latency, due to the systolic nature.

GII decoding has been notorious for the composition of many seemly irrelevant functional blocks. We are motivated by the unified framework {\bf UPIBA} which can be reconfigured to carry out both error-only and error-and-erasure decoding of RS codes in the most efficient manner. We devise a unified LFSR decoder for GII-RS, GII-ERS (referring to erasure correction of GII-RS codes), and GII-BCH codes, respectively. Each LFSR decoder can be reconfigured (but not multiplexed) to execute different functional blocks.

Bio: Dr. Yingquan Wu is the Chief Scientist of TenaFe Inc. He owns a rare combination of math, algorithm, and architecture. He is one of top-notch experts in the fields of error-correction codes, distributed data recovery, data compression/deduplication, and CPU optimization. Dr. Wu has published 20+ world-class journal papers and 40+ US patents across a wide range of articial intelligence, computational algebra and graph, error-correction coding, data compression and deduplication, VLSI design, etc. Notably, Dr. Wu invented the rational curve fitting algorithm, dubbed the Wu algorithm, solving a classic list decoding problem from naively O(2n) down to O(n6) (IEEE-IT, 2008). In May 2013, Dr. Wu and Mike Lee co-founded Tidal Systems dedicated to designing new generation SSD controllers, which was quickly acquired by Micron for nearly $2000M in Oct. 2015. Dr. Wu is always thirsty to explore innovative algorithms and technologies to advance real products.

Session 1: Channel Coding, 14:00-15:00

Session Chair: Zhiping Shi, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

[14:00-14:05] Error-and-Erasure Decoding of Product-Like Codes with BCH and SPC Components

Mingyang Zhu and Ming Jiang (Southeast University, China); Chunming Zhao (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, China); Lijie Hu (China Mobile Research Institute, China)

[14:05-14:10] Reduced Complexity SCL Decoding of U-UV Codes Through List Pruning

Wenhao Chen (Sun Yat-Sen University, China); Li Chen (Sun Yat-sen University, China); Huazi Zhang (Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd., China)

[14:10-14:15] On Disjoint Difference Sets and Their Associated QC-LDPC Codes with Large Girth

Guohua Zhang (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Mengdi Ni (Xian University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Yi Fang (Guangdong University of Technology, China)

[14:15-14:20] Designing Polarization-Adjusted Convolutional (PAC) Codes with Rate Matching

Chulong Liang (ZTE Corporation, China & State Key Laboratory of Mobile Network and Mobile Multimedia Technology, China); Jin Xu (ZTE, China); Wei Zhao and Liguang Li (ZTE Corporation, China)

[14:20-14:25] Rate-Compatible Shortened PAC Codes

Xinyi Gu, Mohammad Rowshan and Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales, Australia)

[14:25-14:30] On the Equivalence between the WB Algorithm and the MA Algorithm

Chao Chen (Xi'dian, China); Nianqi Tang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Yunghsiang Sam Han (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Baoming Bai (Xidian University, China)

[14:30-15:00] Q&A and panel discussions on “Channel Coding”

All attending authors of Session 1 are required to prepare a poster as well. The posters will allow interested attendees to have in-depth technical discussions. The poster size should be 80cm wide x 180cm high, which matches the X-banner provided by the conference committee.

Coffee Break: 15:00-15:15

Session 2: Wireless Communications, 15:15-16:20

Session Chair: Ling Liu, Shenzhen University

[15:15-15:20] A Raptor Code Based Unsourced Random Access with Coordinated Tree-Raptor Decoding Algorithm

Dexia Jiang and Pingzhi Fan (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

[15:20-15:25] A Low-Complexity Euclidean Distance Based BP Detection Algorithm for OTFS System

Xue Li and Qin Huang (Beihang University, China); Furong Yu (Space Star Technology Co., Ltd, China); Zulin Wang (Beihang University, China)

[15:25-15:30] Spatial Modulation Covert Communication Assisted By Artificial Noise

Luying Huang (National University of Defense Technology, China); Jing Lei (National University of Defense Technology, China); Ying Huang (National University of Defense Technology, China)

[15:30-15:35] Construction of Instantly Decodable Network Codes for Semi-online Feedback Broadcast Transmission

Limin Wen and Qifu T Sun (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China); Shaoteng Liu (Huawei Corp., China)

[15:35-15:40] Syndrome-Based HARQ Schemes for Anytime Codes

Xiaoxi Yu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Noor-A-Rahim Md. (University College Cork, Ireland); Li Deng (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Yong Liang Guan and Zhaojie Yang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

[15:40-15:45] An Unequal Error Protection-based Coded Transmission for Federated Learning

Qingya Lu and Rongchi Xu (Xidian University, China); Chang Liu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong); Shuangyang Li (Technical University of Berlin, Germany); Baoming Bai (Xidian University, China)

[15:45-15:50] Blind Identification of Channel Code Parameters on Burst Error Channels

Guishuai Wang, Chen Yi and Jun Liu (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Jihua Zhou and Tao Zhao (Aerospace New Generation Communications Co., Ltd, China); Yong Li (Chongqing University, China)

[15:50-16:20] Q&A and panel discussions on “Wireless Communications”

All attending authors of Session 2 are required to prepare a poster as well. The posters will allow interested attendees to have in-depth technical discussions. The poster size should be 80cm wide x 180cm high, which matches the X-banner provided by the conference committee.

Coffee Break: 16:25-16:35

Session 3: From Theory to Implementation, 16:35-17:35

Session Chair: Huazi Zhang, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

[16:35-16:40] A Low-Latency Iterative Decoding Architecture for MIMO-VLC Systems with GSM

Zhaojie Yang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Yi Fang and Liang Lv (Guangdong University of Technology, China); Xiaoxi Yu and Yong Liang Guan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

[16:40-16:45] Quantitative Analysis of GoP Structure for Scalable Video Coding: an Information Theory Perspective

Weijia Han, Yangyingzi Zhang, Yanan Chong, Hu Wang and Zihao Li (Shaanxi Normal University, China); Wei He (National University of Defense Technology, China); Xiao Ma (Shaanxi Normal University, China)

[16:45-16:50] A Novel ANS Coding with Low Computational Complexity

Mingyin Li, Yue Liu and Na Wang (The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)

[16:50-16:55] Characterization of the Rate Region for Multi-Source Multicast Network Coding

Dan Li (Tianjin University of Technology, China); Xueyan Niu (Theory Lab, Huawei Technologies, Hong Kong); Jihang Yang and Ruze Zhang (Nankai University, China); Bo Bai (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Hong Kong)

[16:55-17:00] An Efficient Joint Decoding Scheme for Outer Codes in DNA-Based Data Storage

Yi Ding (Southwest Jiaotong University, China & Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore); Xuan He (Southwest Jiaotong University, China); Kui Cai (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore); Guanghui Song (Xidian University, China); Bin Dai (SWJTU, China); Xiaohu Tang (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

[17:00-17:05] Robust Hierarchical Combination of Least Mean p-Power Algorithm Based on Binary Tree Structure

Yiming Wang, Bo Wang, Yang Feng and Bin Lin (Dalian Maritime University, China)

[17:05-17:35] Q&A and panel discussions on “From Theory to Implementation”

All attending authors of Session 1 are required to prepare a poster as well. The posters will allow interested attendees to have in-depth technical discussions. The poster size should be 80cm wide x 180cm high, which matches the X-banner provided by the conference committee.

Group Photo: 17:35-17:45

Interactive (Oral+Poster) Presentation Instructions

This year, we will adopt an interactive presentation format involving both short oral presentations to briefly introduce the paper, and a panel discussion with provocative questions and lively debates in front of the posters. The detailed format for oral/poster presentations are described below.

Oral Presentation:

A maximum of 5 minutes total, for briefly introducing the motivation, method and results. Due to the amount of presentations in this workshop, please do not exceed the 5-minute time limit. Each presenter should send their slides to the session chair before the session.

Poster Format:

Poster must be vertical (height>width), with a size of 80cm (width) x 180cm (height), with four holes punctured at the four corners. ICCC will provide an X-shaped poster stand for displaying your poster. An example of the poster and stand is shown below.

Please print the poster in accordance with the above specifications, and bring to the room prior to the session.

Please include your paper ID, paper title, author(s) and affiliations on the top of the poster.

Please put up the poster at least 5 mins before your session starts and remove your poster at the end of session.

Figure: An Example of a Poster Displayed on an X-Shaped Stand