Wireless Future in the New Decade


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Opening Ceremony
Time: Monday, Sep. 20, 2021 - 9:20 - 10:00

Welcome by the conference General Chairs and Technical Program Committee Chairs. Welcome address by State Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism. Trends in mobile industry welcome presentation by the platinum sponsor A1.

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Session 1: Sensing, Detection and Localization
Time: Monday, Sep. 20, 2021 – 10:00 – 11:00
Chair: Petar Djuric, Stony Brook University

  In-body Bionanosensor Communication and Localization for Anomaly Detection
Jennifer Simonjan (Silicon Austria Labs, Austria); Bige Deniz Unluturk (Michigan State University, USA); Ian Fuat Akyildiz (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)

  RF Backscatter-Based Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring
Milutin Stanacevic (Stony Brook University, USA); Abeer Ahmad (Stony Brook University, USA); Xiao Sha (Stony Brook University, USA); Akshay Athalye (Stony Brook University , USA); Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University, USA); Kelly Caylor (UC Santa Barbara, USA); Branko Glisic (Princeton University, USA); Petar M. Djurić (Stony Brook University, USA)

  Multi-Agent Q-Learning in UAV Networks for Target Detection and Indoor Mapping
Anna Guerra (University of Bologna, Italy); Francesco Guidi (National Research Council of Italy, Italy); Davide Dardari (University of Bologna, Italy); Petar M. Djurić (Stony Brook University, USA)

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Session 2: Learning and Communication in Smart Grids
Time: Monday, Sep. 20, 2020 – 11:20 – 12:40
Chair: Zoran Hadzi Velkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

  Private Information Inference of Households from Electricity Consumption Data
Mert Pekey, Yiğit Çelebi, Ceren Anıl and Albert Levi (Sabanci University, Turkey)

  Graph Neural Network Based DC State Estimation in Electric Power Systems
Ognjen Kundacina (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Mirsad Cosovic (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina); Dejan Vukobratović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

  Learning the Impedance Entanglement for Wireline Data Communication
Andrea M Tonello and Nunzio Letizia (University of Klagenfurt, Austria); Marco De Piante (University of Udine, Italy)

  Edge Computing: System Overview and Fusion with Wireless Power Transfer
Marija Poposka and Zoran Hadzi-Velkov (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, N. Macedonia)

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Keynote 1: The Age of Information: Status Updates for Real-time Systems
Roy Yates (Rutgers University, NJ)
Time: Monday, Sep. 20, 2021 - 13:40 – 14:40

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Session 3: Industrial Internet of Things: Challenges and Prospects
Time: Monday, Sep. 20, 2021 – 14:40 – 16:00
Chair: Gordana Gardasevic, University of Banja Luka

  The Impact of LoRa Transmission Parameters on Packet Delivery and Dissipation Power
Tamara Rašić (Mtel A. D.–Telekom Srpske, Bosnia and Herzegovina); Joao Lucas Eberl Simon (University of Exeter, United Kingdom); Nenad Zorić (University of Novi Sad, Serbia) and Mitar Simić (University of Novi Sad, Serbia and University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  Performance Evaluation of 6TiSCH Network with Multiple Physical Layers
Milica Lekić and Gordana Gardasevic (University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  Digital transformation in Industry 4.0 Using Vibration Sensors and Machine Learning
Dejan Drajic, Nenad Gligoric and Srdjan Krco (DunavNET, Serbia)

  Internet of Things Platform Architecture for Smart Factories
Lazar Berbakov and Nikola Tomasevic (Institute Mihajlo Pupin, Serbia)

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Session 4: Network Management and Security
Time: Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 – 09:20 – 11:00
Chair: Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

  Automatic Network Slicing for Resource Allocation in Underwater Acoustic Communication Systems
Osama M. Bushnaq, Igor V. Zhilin, Giulia De Masi, Enrico Natalizio and Ian F. Akyildiz (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates)

  Constructing Budget Connected Dominating Sets in Large-Scale IoT Network Environments
Konstantinos Skiadopoulos, Athanasios Tsipis and Konstantinos Oikonomou (Ionian University, Greece)

  Scalable Server Location for Distributed Interactive Applications Under Budget Constraints
Athanasios Tsipis and Vasileios Komianos (Ionian University, Greece)

  Dynamics of Multi-Strain Malware Epidemics over Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks
Dmitriy Fedorov, Yrys Tabarak and Aresh Dadlani (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan); Muthukrishnan Senthil Kumar (PSG College of Technology, India); Vipin Kizheppatt (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, India)

  Securing Internet of Things Networks with Gateways and Multi-SSID Technology
Ahmet Kasif (Bursa Technical University, Turkey); Cengiz Togay (Bursa Uludag University, Turkey); Albert Levi (Sabanci University, Turkey)

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Session 5: Massive IoT: Fundamentals and Applications
Time: Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 – 11:20 – 12:40
Chair: Cedomir Stefanovic, Aalborg University

  On Tree-Algorithms with Free Access, Multipacket Reception, and Successive Interference Cancellation
Syed Muhammad Ali (Aalborg University, Denmark); Dejan Vukobratović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Marko Beko (Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Luso ́fona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal); Čedomir Stefanović (Aalborg University, Denmark)

  Information Freshness in Random Access Channels for IoT Systems
Andrea Munari (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Elif Uysal (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

  Unsourced Random Access for the MIMO Channel
Kirill Andreev and Alexey A. Frolov (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia)

  Two-Tier Multi-Rate Slotted ALOHA for OWC/RF-Based IoT Networks
Milica Petkovic and Dejan Vukobratović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Andrea Munari and Federico Clazzer (Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center, Germany)

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Keynote 2: Aspects of Time and Space in Wireless Connectivity beyond 5G
Petar Popovski (Alborg University, Denmark)
Time: Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 - 13:40 – 14:40

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Session 6: Information Processing and Learning over Networks
Time: Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 – 14:40 – 16:00
Chair: Georgios Giannakis, University of Minesotta

  Meta Distribution-optimal Base Station Deployment for Finite-Area Mobile Networks
Christodoulos Skouroumounis and Ioannis Krikidis (IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies and University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

  An efficient decentralized approach for mmWave MIMO Channel Estimation
Maria Trigka, Christos Mavrokefalidis and Kostas Berberidis (University of Patras, Greece)

  Fast topology identification from smooth graph signals
Seyed Saman Saboksayr, Gonzalo Mateos and Müjdat Çetin (University of Rochester, USA)

  GAN Based Data Augmentation for Indoor Localization Using Labeled and Unlabeled Data
Wafa Njima (CY Paris Université, ENSEA, CNRS, France); Marwa Chafii and Raed Shubair (New York University, United Arab Emirates)

  An ensemble learning framework for distributed resource allocation in inteference channels: The two user case
George A. Ropokis (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France)

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Keynote 3: Ultra-Low-Latency Millimeter Wave Networking using True-Time-Delay Array Architecture
Danijela Cabric (University of California, Los Angeles)
Time: Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 - 09:20 – 10:20

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Session 7: Terahertz and Millimeter-Wave Communications
Time: Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 – 10:40 – 12:20
Chair: Tolga Girici, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

  Characterization of Terahertz Band Transmittance from Sea-Level to Drone Altitudes
Akhtar Saeed, Ammar Saleem and Ozgur Gurbuz (Sabanci University, Turkey); Mustafa Alper Akkaş (Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey)

  Fading Modeling in Indoor THz Wireless Systems
Evangelos N. Papasotiriou, Alexandros-Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos and Angeliki Alexiou (University of Piraeus, Greece)

  TeraHertz Channel Model for Search and Rescue Nanonetwork Applications in Debris Areas
Emre Şahin (Pamukkale University, Turkey); Orhan Dagdeviren (Ege University, Turkey); Mustafa Alper Akkaş (Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey)

  Optimal Precoding and Deployment of Millimeter-Wave Drone Base Stations
Fatih Yurekli and Tolga Girici (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey)

  On the Performance of Zero-forcing Beamforming in a Real I2V Scenario at Millimiter Wave
Mehdi Haghshenas, Mattia D'adda, Francesco Linsalata, Luca Barbieri, Monica Nicoli and Maurizio Magarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

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Session 8: Multimodal Signal Compression, Communication and Analysis
Time: Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 – 13:20 – 14:40
Chair: Milos Radosavljevic, InterDigital

  Feature Selection and Extraction in Sequence Labeling for Arrhythmia Detection
Minxiang Ye (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and Zhejiang Lab, China); Vladimir Stankovic and Lina Stankovic (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Srdjan Lulic (PanonIT, Serbia); Andras Anderla and Srdjan Sladojevic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

  Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring for Multi-objects in Smart Building
Dandan Li (Tongji University, China); Jiangfeng Li (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Xin Zeng (Tongji University, China); Vladimir Stankovic and Lina Stankovic (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Qingjiang Shi (Tongji University and Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data, China)

  MARVEL: Multimodal Extreme Scale Data Analytics for Smart Cities Environments
Dragana Bajovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Arian Bakhtiarnia (Aarhus University, Denmark); George Bravos (ITML, Greece); Alessio Brutti (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); Felix Burkhardt (audEERING GmbH, Germany); Daniel Cauchi (Greenroads Ltd, Malta); Antony Chazapis (FORTH-ICS, Greece); Claire Cianco (Greenroads Ltd, Malta); Nicola Dall'Asen (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); Vlado Delić (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia); Christos Dimou (ITML, Greece); Djordje Djokic (Privanova, France); Antonio Escobar-Molero (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany); Lukas Esterle (Aarhus University, Denmark); Florian Eyben (audEERING GmbH, Germany); Elisabetta Farella (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); Thomas Festi (Municipality of Trento, Italy); Artemios Geromitsos (INTRASOFT, Greece); Giannis Giakoumakis (FORTH-ICS, Greece); George Hatzivasilis (Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland); Sotiris Ioannidis (FORTH-ICS and Technical University of Crete, Greece); Alexandros Iosifidis (Aarhus University, Denmark); Theodora Kallipolitou (ZELUS, Greece); Grigorios Kalogiannis (Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland); Akrivi Kiousi (INTRASOFT, Greece); Despina Kopanaki (FORTH-ICS, Greece); Manolis Marazakis (FORTH-ICS, Greece); Stella Markopoulou (ZELUS, Greece); Adrian Muscat (Greenroads Ltd and University of Malta, Malta); Francesco Paissan (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); Tomas Pariente Lobo (Atos Spain SA, Spain); Dusan Pavlovic (Privanova, France); Theofanis P. Raptis (IIT-CNR, Italy); Elisa Ricci (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); Borja Saez (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany); Farhan Sahito (Privanova, France); Kenneth Scerri (Greenroads Ltd and University of Malta, Malta); Björn Schuller (audEERING GmbH and University of Augsburg, Germany); Nikola Simic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); George Spanoudakis (Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland); Alex Tomasi (Municipality of Trento, Italy); Andreas Triantafyllopoulos (audEERING GmbH, Germany); Lorenzo Valerio (IIT-CNR, Italy); Javier Villazán (Atos Spain SA, Spain); Yiming Wang (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); André Xuereb (Greenroads Ltd and University of Malta, Malta); Johan Zammit (Greenroads Ltd, Malta)

  Compression artifacts masking by re-noising
Miloš Radosavljević, Edouard Francois (InterDigital, France) and Erik Reinhard (InterDigital R&D, France)

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Session 9: Emerging Applications and Experimentation
Time: Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 – 14:40 – 16:00
Chair: Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University

  Controlling Probe Frequency with Network Traffic Dynamics: An Experience Report
Neminath Hubballi (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India)

  Tendermint Performance with Large Transactions: The Healthcare System Scenario
Jovan Karamachoski, Liljana Gavrilovska (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, N. Macedonia)

  Design of a Computational Offloading Platform for Immersive Experiences in Digital Culture
Vasileios Komianos, Athanasios Tsipis and Katerina Kontopanagou (Ionian University, Greece)

  A Refined Topology-Independent Probabilistic TDMA MAC Policy for Ad Hoc Networks
Vasileios Dragonas, Georgios Tsoumanis and Konstantinos Oikonomou (Ionian University, Greece)

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Student Session
Time: Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 - 16:20 – 18:00
Chairs: Milica Petkovic, University of Novi Sad

  A Migration-Based Approach for the SDN Controller Placement Problem in Tree Topologies
Alexandros Zervopoulos and Konstantinos Oikonomou (Ionian University, Greece)

  A Study on Value-of-Information and Age-of-Information in a First Responders' Health Monitoring System
Syed Muhammad Ali and Čedomir Stefanović (Aalborg University, Denmark)

  On Error Probability of Massive IoT Slotted ALOHA System in Finite-Length Regime
Tijana Devaja and Dejan Vukobratović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Marko Beko (Universidade Luso ́fona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal)

  A Coverage Path Planning Algorithm for Self-Organizing Drone Swarms
Konstantinos Bezas (Ionian University, Greece); Georgios Tsoumanis (University of Ioannina, Greece); Konstantinos Oikonomou (Ionian University, Greece))

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