Special Sessions

Special Session #1: Physical Layer Security and Integrity for IoT and Space Communications

This Special Session aims to provide a view of recent research on physical layer security and integrity techniques for communications. Security and integrity of transmissions are a major concern for future technologies. Up to now, information security is generally assigned to the cryptographic layer, thus involving a high computational cost, and as such, a relatively high power consumption. Furthermore, the emergence of new wireless technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), 5G-Tactile Internet, massive MIMO, cognitive radio, smart satellite systems, etc, makes current encryption-based methods unsuitable. Physical layer security can be considered as an effective solution for these issues. The basic idea of this security mechanism is to exploit the characteristics of the transmission channel and its impairments to design efficient secure transmission strategies, so that the information from the source to the intended receiver remains confidential. In this special session, all interesting security techniques are targeted: new channel codes and modulations schemes that ensure both reliability and confidentiality; cooperative, semi-blind and blind channel adaptation algorithms; schemes based on adding interfering artificial signals (noise/jamming) to the transmitted information signals, etc.

Active Researchers in physical layer security and integrity for IoT and space communications are highly encouraged to submit their recent original works and results to this session. The covered topics include, but
are not limited to, the following items:

• Secure communications for IoT and space
• Secure advanced spatial diversity techniques
• Secure resource allocation for IoT and space communications
• Quantum communications and channel coding
• Advanced coding and modulation for IoT and space communications
• MIMO, Massive MIMO, beamforming and time reversal for IoT and space communications
• Full-duplex transmission for IoT and space communications
• Front-end-radio and test bed for IoT and space communications
• Spectrum sensing and cognitive radio for IoT and space communications
• Jamming resistant communications
• Green communications for IoT and space
• Secure transmissions for video-surveillance and domotic

Co-chairs

  • Roland Gautier, Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France
  • Nguyen Tuan-Duc, International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Lap Luat Nguyen, Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France.

Technical Program Committee

  • Anthony Fiche, Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France.
  • Bao Quoc Vuong, International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Denis Lejeune, Lab-STICC, ENSTA Bretagne, Brest, France.
  • Duy H. N. Nguyen, San Diego State University, USA.
  • Lap Luat Nguyen, Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France.
  • Mélanie Marazin, Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France.
  • Telex M. N. Ngatched, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada.

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=25750&track=98073). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: July 30, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: August 30, 2019
  • Conference date: November 6 – 8, 2019

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the APCC 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

More information can be found at http://apcc-conf.org/ or contact special session co-chairs.

Special Session #2: Information and Coding Theory

The Special Session aims to provide a unified, comprehensive view of recent advances in channel coding in the context of a broad range of both well-established and emerging applications. This special session welcomes state-of-the-art international research that significantly advances the study of information and coding theory and their applications to cryptography, network security, network coding, computational complexity theory, communication networks, and related scientific fields that make use of information and coding theory methods. While historically tightly related to the problem of protecting communication links, channel codes offer solutions to a large class of challenges, spanning from the efficient storage of information over distributed network nodes to quantum computer attack-resilient encryption algorithms, protocol design for high-throughput uncoordinated medium access control, DNA storage, speeding up distributed computing tasks, and secret key generation.

Active researchers in the analysis, design, and application of schemes based on channel codes are highly encouraged to submit their recent original findings to this session. The covered topics include, but are not
limited to, the following:

Topics The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Error correcting codes for high throughput communication systems
  • Error correcting codes for machine-type communications
  • Channel models for memories and storage
  • Erasure codes and error correction codes for storage
  • Network coding for distributed storage systems
  • Array codes
  • Coding for flash memories
  • Code-based cryptosystems
  • Coding for multi-user communications
  • Application of coding techniques to compressive sensing and group testing
  • Coding for distributed computing
  • Coding for secrecy and privacy
  • Coding for optical fiber communications
  • Coding for optical wireless communication

Co-chairs

  • Fakhreddine Ghaffari, ETIS, ENSEA – University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, emai: ghaffari@ensea.fr
  • Nguyen Duc Phuc, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam, emai: phucnd@ptithcm.edu.vn
  • Sunghwan Kim, University of Ulsan, South Korea, email: sungkim@ulsan.ac.kr

Technical Program Committee

  • Le Trung Khoa, Huawei Technologies, Paris, France.
  • Tran Thi Hong, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Nguyen Van Toan, Hallym University, Korea
  • Nguyen Xuan Thuan, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Nguyen Thanh Tu, Aston University, United Kingdom
  • Vu Thanh Tung, University of Newcastle, Australia

Submission

All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=25750&track=98121). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (Hard)·: August 30, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: September 7, 2019
  • Registration and camera-ready version: August 30, 2019
  • Conference date: November 6 – 8, 2019

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the APCC 2019 Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.

More information can be found at http://apcc-conf.org/ or contact special session co-chairs.