Channel coding is a fundamental component in wireless communication. From 2G to 5G, wireless systems have been powered by state-of-the-art channel coding technologies. This workshop aims to galvanize academic and industrial researchers to discuss solutions on the coding techniques for wireless systems beyond 5G.
The workshop adopted a hybrid format to provide the community interactions through on-site technical presentations and online keynote speeches. The workshop has received a total of 30 submissions. Among them, 12 papers were accepted for publication. The program included some latest research from the academia, and also received contributions from the industry, such as Huawei, Samsung, NVIDIA, and Infinera.
The in-person part of workshop was a half-day event, started with an opening speech by Dr. Huazi Zhang (Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd.), who thanked the co-organizers and welcomed the attendees on behalf of the organizing committee of the workshop.
The in-person part of the workshop was featured by three keynote speeches:
- Prof. Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales) on generalized spatially-coupled turbo-like codes
- Prof. Michael Lentmaier (Lund University) on generalized LDPC codes with convolutional code constraints
- Prof. Li Chen (Sun Yat-sen University) on good short-to-medium length codes
The 12 accepted papers were categorized into three themes: coding schemes, coding theory and decoding. The papers cover areas including polar codes, LDPC codes, algebraic codes, decoding of short codes, neural networks for channel coding, and finite blocklength analysis. The in-person sessions provided a good opportunity for fruitful Q&A interactions between the presenters and the audience.
The workshop has achieved its success, realizing its motivation of promoting research on channel coding. In particular, the organizers managed to produce an in-person event with excellent technical presentations and face-to-face interactions. We would like to sincerely thank all the speakers and participants.