WiOpt 2023 Workshop on
Modeling and Optimization for Semantic Communications (MOSC)
August 24-27, 2023, Singapore
Call for Workshop Papers
A shift away from conventional communication theories, methods, and network architectures is required to fully utilize the potential of emerging technologies like IoT, cyber-physical systems, and edge computing, as well as the advent of 6G and the proliferation of AI/ML technologies. This is necessary to enable more efficient, reliable, and accurate modes of machine-type communications, necessitating novel communication and networking models and protocols tailored to this purpose. This new communication paradigm is referred to as semantic communications, which encompasses the semantic level dealing with how precisely the transmitted symbols convey the desired meaning, and the effectiveness level or goal-oriented communications, focusing on the usefulness of the information with respect to the goal of the data exchange in interactive contexts.
A first step towards semantic communications was the definition of the Age of Information (AoI) metric one decade ago, to measure the freshness of the information at the receiver. Many other metrics and optimizations have followed this definition, ranging from variations of the AoI such as the Query Age of Information (QAoI) to others that capture the goal-oriented nature, tracking or control performance such as Quality of Information (QoI), Value of Information (VoI) and Age of Incorrect Information (AoII), moving toward to more sophisticated end-to-end distortion metrics (e.g. MSE), ML performance, or similarity metrics for NLP, and the application of finite-blocklength information theory in the context of the remote monitoring of stochastic processes, and real-time control. Recent research has shown, for example, the benefit of joint source and channel coding with application-layer distortion criteria (e.g. how effectively a certain image is reproduced at the destination). Moreover, the value of semantic communication is also apparent in many areas, including computer science, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.
The 1st Workshop on Modeling and Optimization for Semantic Communications (MOSC) in conjunction with the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) will serve as a platform for researchers and technical experts to exchange the latest research findings, present significant and emerging outcomes on goal-oriented and semantic communications, and spot new challenges and prospects.
We cordially invite original papers that contribute to the fundamentals, as well as the applications of semantic metrics, and protocols. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
Novel Models, Solutions and Metrics for Semantic and Goal-oriented communications
Information-theoretic Limits of Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Source and Channel Coding for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Freshness and Semantics of Information in the Finite Blocklength Regime
Random Access and Gossiping Protocols for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Freshness-Value-Perception Tradeoffs in Semantic Communications
Freshness and Semantics of Information in Real-time Learning, Estimation, Computation, and Control
Freshness and Semantics of Information in Consensus and Distributed Computation
Network Architectures and Protocols for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Resource Allocation and Management for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Modeling and Performance Analysis for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
ML/AI Techniques for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Distributed or Multi-agent Learning for Semantic and Goal-oriented Communications
Experiments, Test-beds, and Demos for Age of Information, Goal-oriented and Semantic Communications
Yin Sun, Auburn University, USA (Email: [email protected] )
Elif Uysal, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (Email: [email protected] )
Technical Program Co-chairs:
Elif Tugce Ceran, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (Email: [email protected] )
Beatriz Soret, University of Málaga, Spain (Email: [email protected])
Paper submission: May 22, 2023 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2023
Camera ready paper: July 7, 2023
Submission Guidelines: Submitted papers should follow WiOpt guidelines at: https://esd.sutd.edu.sg/wiopt2023/. All papers will be submitted through EDAS.