IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13–16 September 2021 // Virtual Conference // By 6G Flagship

Track 1: Fundamental Theory and Physical Layer


Lead Chair: Hirley Alves, University of Oulu, Finland
Taneli Riihonen, Tampere University, Finland
Richard Demo Souza, UFSC – Florianópolis, Brazil
Xiangyun Zhou, Australian National University, Australia

Session T1-01: Capacity and Coverage Analysis and Optimization

Chairs: Samad Ali (Nokia, Finland)


Investigating Communications Energy Efficiency Tradeoff Between UAV Users and Small-Cell Users
Ramin Hashemi (University of Oulu, Finland); Mohammad Robat Mili (Ghent University, Belgium); Samad Ali (University of Oulu, Finland); Hamzeh Beyranvand (Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran); Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Enhanced 5G PUCCH Using Non-Coherent Constellations With Low-Complexity Detection
Yi Qin (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Sweden); Renaud-Alexandre Pitaval (Huawei Technologies Sweden, Sweden)

On the Mean Local Delay of Clustered Fog Radio Access Networks
Yanan Zheng, Haonan Hu, Zhiqian Chen and Bo Yin (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Jie Zhang (University of Sheffield, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Relay Selection and Throughput Maximization for Full Duplex Wireless Powered Cooperative Communication Networks
Syed Adil Abbas Kazmi, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal and Sinem Coleri (Koc University, Turkey)

Low Overhead Codebook Design for mmWave Roadside Units Placed at Smart Intersections
Bryse Flowers (University of California, San Diego, USA); Xinyu Zhang (University of California, San Diego); Sujit Dey (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Session T1-02: Coded Caching

Chairs: MohammadJavad Salehi (University of Oulu, Finland)


Secretive Coded Caching From PDAs
Shreya Meel and B. Sundar Rajan (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Coded Caching With Shared Caches From Generalized Placement Delivery Arrays
Elizabath Peter and B. Sundar Rajan (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Exploiting Joint-Cache-Channel Coding for Decentralized Coded Caching With Heterogeneous Link Rates and Cache Sizes
Aimin Tang, Yao Liu and Xudong Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Orthogonal Multipoint Multicast Caching in OFDM Cellular Networks With ICI and IBI
Mohsen Amidzadeh and Hanan Al-Tous (Aalto University, Finland); Giuseppe Caire (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany); Olav Tirkkonen (Aalto University, Finland)

Multi-Popularity Multi-Threshold Grouped Caching for Device-To-Device Communication
Ling Huang, Kuan Wu and Ming Jiang (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Session T1-03: Coding and Modulation I

Chairs: Nandana Rajatheva (University of Oulu, Finland)


Search for Good Irregular Low-Density Parity-Check Codes via Graph Spectrum
Dawei Yin, Xiaojing Zhang and Xichao Shu (Shandong University, China); Guiying Yan (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Guanghui Wang (Shandong University, China)

Design of Codebook for Non-Binary Polar Coded SCMA
ChangHao Han, Hui Zhao and Jiang Xiangpin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Multilevel Polar Coded Space-Shift Keying
Muhammad Zaeem Hasan, Nemanja Stefan Perovic and Mark F. Flanagan (University College Dublin, Ireland)

A General Conditional BER Expression of Rectangular QAM in the Presence of Phase Noise
Thanh Pham (McMaster University, Canada); Thang Nguyen and Anh T. Pham (The University of Aizu, Japan)

Coded Faster-Than-Nyquist Signaling for Short Packet Communications
Emre Cerci, Adem Cicek and Enver Cavus (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey); Ebrahim Bedeer (University of Saskatchewan, Canada); Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada)

Session T1-04: Coding and Modulation II

Chairs: Risto Wichman (Aalto University, Finland)


A Low-Complexity High-Rate Spatial Multiplexing Aided Generalized Spatial Modulation Scheme
Yen-Ming Chen and Kuo-Chun Lin (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan); Yao-Hsien Peng (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan); Aswin Balaji and Chih-Peng Li (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

GFDM Pre-Coding and Decoding in a Gabor Setting
Francesco Linsalata and Maurizio Magarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Modulation and Coding Schemes for Variable-Rate Parallel Sequence Spread Spectrum
Lukasz Lopacinski (IHP, Germany); Alireza Hasani (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg & IHP GmbH – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany); Nebojsa Maletic and Jesús Gutiérrez (IHP – Leibniz-Institut für Innovative Mikroelektronik, Germany); Rolf Kraemer (IHP Microelectronics, Frankfurt/Oder & BTU-Cottbus, Germany); Eckhard Grass (IHP & Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany)

Frequency Reuse With Higher-Order Sectorisation and Directional Terminals for Improved Capacity in Realistic Terrain
Zubia Ishrat, Philippa A. Martin and Graeme K Woodward (University of Canterbury, New Zealand); Jim Cavers (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Asymmetrically Clipped-FSK Modulation for Energy Efficient Visible Light Communications
Muhammad Jehangir Khan (Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, GIPSA-Lab, France); Ali Waqar Azim (University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan); Yannis Le Guennec (University Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, GIPSA-Lab, France); Ghislaine Maury (Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, IMEP-LAHC, France); Laurent Ros (GIPSA-lab & INPG & CNRS organisation, France)

Emprical Evaluation of OFDM Waveforms for VLC in the Presence of LED Nonlinearities
Mikko Laakso, Alexis Alfredo Dowhuszko and Risto Wichman (Aalto University, Finland)

Session T1-05: Cooperative, Zero-energy and Harvesting Solutions

Chairs: TBA


Performance Analysis of Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Relay Networks
Rong Chai and Fei Zou (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Qianbin Chen (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunication, China)

Performance of a New Framework for Coordinated Direct AF Relay-Aided Downlink NOMA
Anand Jee (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Kamal Agrawal (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India); Shankar Prakriya (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)

Energy-Efficient Coverage Enhancement of Indoor THz-MISO Systems: An FD-NOMA Approach
Omar Maraqa (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Aditya Rajasekaran and Hamza Sokun (Ericsson, Canada); Saad Al-Ahmadi (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada); Sadiq M. Sait (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia)

Latency-Aware Joint Transmit Beamforming and Receive Power Splitting for SWIPT Systems
Dileep Kumar, Onel L. A. López and Antti Tölli (University of Oulu, Finland); Satya Krishna Joshi (Nokia, Finland)

Performance of Full-Duplex Cooperative NOMA Network With Nonlinear Energy Harvesting
Ujjawal Makhanpuri and Kamal Agrawal (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India); Anand Jee and Shankar Prakriya (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)

Backscatter Communication System With Dumb Diffusing Surface
Jean-Marc Kelif (Orange Labs, France); Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy (Orange-France Telecom, France)

Resource Allocation for Energy Harvesting D2D Communications Underlaying NOMA Cellular Networks
Vatsala Vatsala and Abraham O Fapojuwo (University of Calgary, Canada)

Session T1-06: Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces I

Chairs: Samad Ali (Nokia, Finland)


Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces Versus Full-Duplex Relaying: Performance Comparison for Non-Ideal Transmitter Case
Mohd Hamza Naim Shaikh (IIIT Delhi, India); Vivek A Bohara (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India); Anand Srivastava (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India); Gourab Ghatak (IIIT Delhi, India)

Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Communication Systems: Performance Analysis
Jiarui Li and Yi Hong (Monash University, Australia)

Aerial Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Aided Wireless Communication Systems
Tri Nhu Do (Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), Universite of Quebec, Canada); Georges Kaddoum (ETS Engineering School, University of Québec, Canada); Thanh Luan Nguyen (Industrial University of HCMC, Vietnam); Daniel Benevides da Costa (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan); Zygmunt J. Haas (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

SimMBM Channel Simulator for Media-Based Modulation Systems
Zehra Yigit (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); Ertugrul Basar (Koc University, Turkey); İbrahim Altunbaş (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

Performance Analysis of RIS-SSK in the Presence of Hardware Impairments
Asma Bouhlel (Laboratory of Electronic and Microelectronic, Tunisia); Malek Alsmadi, Emad Saleh and Salama Said Ikki (Lakehead University, Canada); Sakly Anis (ENIM, Tunisia)

Sparse Activity Detection in Intelligent Reflecting Surface Assisted Wireless Networks
Mangqing Guo and M. Cenk Gursoy (Syracuse University, USA)

Session T1-07: Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces II

Chairs: Joonas Kokkoniemi (University of Oulu, Finland)


Optimal SNR Analysis for Single-User RIS Systems
Ikram Singh, Peter J Smith and Pawel A. Dmochowski (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Transfer Learning Based Detection for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Communications
Saud Khan (The Australian National University & CSIRO, Australia); Salman Durrani and Xiangyun Zhou (The Australian National University, Australia)

Untrained DNN for Channel Estimation of RIS-Assisted Multi-User OFDM System With Hardware Impairments
Nipuni Ginige (University of Oulu, Finland); Kapuruhamy Badalge Shashika Manosha (Nokia Technologies Oy, Finland); Nandana Rajatheva and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Stochastic Geometry Based Interference Analysis of Multiuser mmWave Networks With RIS
Joonas Kokkoniemi and Markku Juntti (University of Oulu, Finland)

On the Performance of the IRS-Aided Communication Systems With Analog Mismatches
Liyuan Wen (Shanghaitech University & Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Kangqi Han (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China); Kai Kang and Hua Qian (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Session T1-08: Machine Learning for PHY Designs I

Chairs: TBA


Deep Reinforcement Learning-Based Beam Training for Spatially Consistent Millimeter Wave Channels
Narengerile Narengerile, John Thompson and Paul Patras (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Tharmalingam Ratnarajah (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

DNN Based Multi-Path Beamforming for FDD Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Systems
Ke Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen & Peng Cheng Laboratory, China); Fu-Chun Zheng (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China & University of York, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Pan Cao (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Hongguang Xu (Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, China); Xu Zhu (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (Great Britain) & Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China)

Deep Learning Based Joint Beam Selection and Precoding Design for mmWave Systems With Lens Arrays
Qiyu Hu, Yanzhen Liu, Yunlong Cai and Guanding Yu (Zhejiang University, China)

Channel Prediction and PMI/RI Selection in MIMO-OFDM Systems Based on Deep Learning
Zhen Yuan, Kai Niu and Chao Dong (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

One-Bit Quantized Channel Prediction With Neural Networks
Nurettin Turan, Michael Koller and Wolfgang Utschick (Technische Universität München, Germany)

Session T1-09: Machine Learning for PHY Designs II

Chairs: Sumudu Samarakoon (University of Oulu, Finland)


Model-Based Adaptive Modulation and Coding With Latent Thompson Sampling
Vidit Saxena (KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Ericsson Research, Sweden); Hugo M Tullberg (Ericsson, Sweden); Joakim Jaldén (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Deep Learning-Based Signal Detection for Uplink in LoRa-Like Networks
Angesom Ataklity Tesfay (University of Lille & IEMN/IRCICA, France); Eric P. Simon (IEMN CNRS UMR8520, France); Sofiane Kharbech (University of Lille, France); Laurent Clavier (Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom Lille & IEMN / IRCICA, France)

HybridDeepRx: Deep Learning Receiver for High-EVM Signals
Jaakko Pihlajasalo (Tampere University, Finland); Dani Korpi, Mikko Honkala and Janne Huttunen (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Taneli Riihonen, Jukka Talvitie and Alberto Brihuega Garcia (Tampere University, Finland); Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Mikko Valkama (Tampere University, Finland)

A DNN-Based OTFS Transceiver With Delay-Doppler Channel Training and IQI Compensation
Ashwitha Naikoti (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India); A. Chockalingam (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Deep Learning-Based Active User Detection for Grant-Free SCMA Systems
Sivalingam Thushan, Samad Ali, Nurul Huda Mahmood, Nandana Rajatheva and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Session T1-10: Machine-type Communications

Chairs: Markus Leinonen (University of Oulu, Finland)


Deep Learning-Based Estimator for Fast HARQ Feedback in URLLC
Saleh A Almarshed (University of Surrey & KACST, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Dionysia Triantafyllopoulou and Klaus Moessner (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Rate-Splitting Random Access Mechanism for Massive Machine Type Communications in 5G Cellular Internet-Of-Things
Yeduri Sreenivasa Reddy (National Institute of Technology Goa, India); Garima Chopra (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India); Ankit Dubey (Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India); Abhinav Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India); Trilochan Panigrahi (National Institute of Technology, Goa, India); Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi (University of Agder, Norway)

Exploiting Spatial Correlation for Pilot Reuse in Single-Cell mMTC
Lucas Ribeiro and Markus Leinonen (University of Oulu, Finland); Hanan Al-Tous and Olav Tirkkonen (Aalto University, Finland); Markku Juntti (University of Oulu, Finland)

Session T1-11: Multi-Antenna Communications

Chairs: TBA


Energy Efficient Precoder Design and Power Allocation for a Low Complexity mmWave System
Kali Krishna Kota (The International Institute of Information Technology, India); P Ubaidulla (International Institute of Information Technology, India)

Dark Blind Interference Alignment for Downlink of Future Railway Communication Systems
Karine Amis (IMT Atlantique, France); Thomas Galezowski (Société du Grand Paris, France); Xavier Lagrange (IMT Atlantique & IRISA, Université Bretagne Loire, France)

Cell-Free Massive MIMO in LoS
Hong Yang (Bell Labs, USA)

Hybrid Precoding Design Based on Dual-Layer Deep-Unfolding Neural Network
Guangyi Zhang, Xiao Fu, Qiyu Hu, Yunlong Cai and Guanding Yu (Zhejiang University, China)

Quantized vs. Analog Channel Feedback for FDD Massive MIMO Systems With Multiple-Antenna Users
Mahmoud AlaaElDin (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Emad Alsusa (Manchester University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Karim G. Seddik (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

Large System Analysis of the Maximum Ratio Transmission Precoding Under Imperfect Channel State Information With Hardware Impairments
Yasser Naguib (Cairo univ, Egypt)

Deep Learning for Massive MIMO: Channel Completion for TDD Downlink
Sida Dai, Martin Kurras and Lars Thiele (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Slawomir Stanczak (Technische Universität Berlin & Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Litao Chen and Zhimeng Zhong (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China)

Irregular Superimposed Multi-Pilot for Grant-Free Massive MIMO
Yihua Ma (ZTE Corporation & State Key Laboratory of Mobile Network and Mobile Multimedia Technology, China); Zhifeng Yuan, Weimin Li and Zhigang Li (ZTE Corporation, China)

Session T1-12: Physical-layer Security

Chairs: TBA


Imperfect Jamming Cancellation on NOMA Networks With Randomly Located Eavesdroppers
Gustavo M. Silva (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil); Diana Pamela Moya Osorio and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Collaborative Physical Layer Authentication in Internet of Things Based on Federated Learning
Shiji Wang, Na Li, Shida Xia and Xiaofeng Tao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Hua Lu (Guangdong Communication & Network Institute, China)

On the Secrecy-Reliability Performance Trade-Off for NOMA-Enabled 5G mmWave Networks
Sourabh Solanki (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Devendra Singh Gurjar (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India); Pankaj Kumar Sharma (National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India); Shree Krishna Sharma and Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Secure Transmission Design Based on the Geographical Location of Eavesdropper
Tao Li (Xidian University & State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks, China); Yongzhao Li (Xidian University, China); Octavia A. Dobre (Memorial University, Canada)

On Secure Downlink NOMA Systems With Aerial Eavesdroppers
Hongjiang Lei and Zhu Chen (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Ki-Hong Park (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia); Weijia Lei (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Imran Shafique Ansari (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Distributed UAV-Enabled Zero-Forcing Cooperative Jamming Scheme for Safeguarding Future Wireless Networks
Xavier Alejandro Flores Cabezas, Diana Pamela Moya Osorio and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Assisted Wireless Key Generation for Low-Entropy Environments
Paul Staat (Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy & Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany); Harald Elders-Boll (TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Markus Heinrichs and Rainer Kronberger (TH Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Christian Zenger (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI), Germany); Christof Paar (Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, Germany)

Session T1-13: Signal Processing for Communications

Chairs: Taneli Riihonen (Tampere University, Finland)


On Enlarged 5G PRACH Preamble Set Using Alltop Cubic-Phase Sequences
Renaud-Alexandre Pitaval (Huawei Technologies Sweden, Sweden)

Jamming Detection With Subcarrier Blanking for 5G and Beyond in Industry 4.0 Scenarios
Leonardo Chiarello (University of Padova, Italy); Paolo Baracca (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Karthik Upadhya (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Saeed Reza Khosravirad (Nokia – Bell Labs, USA); Thorsten Wild (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)

Interference Mitigation Against FMCW Signals Applicable Into IEEE 802.11ad for Intra-Vehicle Communications
Kenichi Takizawa, Ryotaro Suga, Huan-Bang Li and Fumihide Kojima (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Kotaro Ikeda (YAZAKI Corporation, Japan); Kentaro Kobayashi and Yuya Kaneko (Yazaki Corporation, Japan); Tadahide Kunitachi (YAZAKI Corporation, Japan)

Distance Estimation Error Performance of Visible Light Communication Under the Effect of Signal-Dependent Noise
Ahmad Cheema, Malek Alsmadi and Salama Said Ikki (Lakehead University, Canada)

Compression of Clipped OFDM IQ Samples for Cloud Radio Access Network
Aya Hany Shehata, Philippe Mary and Matthieu Crussière (Univ Rennes, INSA Rennes, CNRS, IETR, France)

Reciprocity Calibration of Distributed Massive MIMO Access Points for Coherent Operation
Joao Vieira (Ericsson, Sweden); Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)

Space Time Block Coding and Structured Multiplexing for Quadrature Spatial Modulation
K s Shafrin, Kunnathully Sadanandan Sanila and Neelakandan R (IIT Goa, India)