BalkanCom 2022 Special Session:

AI/ML Based Communications Directions and Research Challenges

Organizers and Chairs:

  • Dr. Mérouane Debbah, TII, UAE, email:
  • Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa, TII, UAE, email:
  • Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei, TII, UAE, email:

Scope of the Papers

Fueled by the availability of more data and computing power, recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) have transformed every aspect of our lives from face recognition and medical diagnosis to natural language processing. In addition, the rapid development of AI technologies and solutions has improved the scalability, speed, latency, coverage, and accuracy of communication networks, representing a powerful set of tools to face the ever-increasing and stringent demand of future communication systems.

The two Special Sessions on “Artificial Intelligence based Communications” aim to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry for discussions and technical presentations on fundamental and practically relevant questions related to the many challenges arising from the use of AI-based tools and technologies in communication networks. The Special Sessions will be composed of Invited Talks and Invited/Regular Papers. Original contributions are solicited in topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Concept, architectures, theories, and applications of AI based communications.
  • Distributed learning architectures empowered by wireless networks: federated learning, split learning, in-device learning, collaborative inferences.
  • Theory for communications and distributed AI: information theory about trade-off between communication, computation, complexity, learning, and inference.
  • Source coding for AI based communications.
  • Transmission technologies for AI based communications: channel coding, modulation, waveform, over-the-air computation.
  • Radio resource management for AI based communications.
  • AI-based signal detection, estimation, interference mitigation.
  • Multi-agent reinforcement learning for and supported by AI based communications.
  • Privacy preservation and secure data sharing schemes.
  • AI based communication mechanisms, including PHY, MAC, and Feedback Control.
  • AI empowered semantic and goal-oriented communications.
  • AI empowered reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
  • AI empowered radio environment sensing and decision making.
  • AI empowered new communication technologies.
  • AI-based Internet of Things (IoT), vehicular networks, fog/edge/cloud computing.

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will NOT be published in the conference proceedings).

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2022
  • Camera-ready papers due: August 1, 2022