The 1st Workshop on Information Theory and Coding for Future Wireless was held on August 11 in conjunction with the IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC) 2022, in Foshan, China. The workshop was co-organized by Huawei Technologies and the IEEE Information Theory Society Guangzhou Chapter. The workshop was implemented in a hybrid format to provide the community interactions through on-site technical presentations and online keynote speeches.
This year’s ICCC is themed by Connecting Intelligence, Communications for Future. One of its focuses is the fundamental research in communication engineering. Three keynote speakers of the conference, Prof. Raymond Yeung, Prof. Erdal Arikan (both are Shannon award laureates) and Dr. Wen Tong (CTO of Huawei Wireless), have highlighted the importance of information theory and channel coding in communication engineering, especially for future wireless. In particular, Prof. Yeung introduced the machine proving methodology for entropy inequalities, Prof. Arikan proposed the opportunities and challenges for channel coding in 6G, and Dr. Tong demonstrated some latest industry results towards 6G extreme connectivity, including high throughput and lower power consumption.
The workshop was a half day event, started with three opening speeches given by Prof. Bazhong Shen (Xidian University) and Prof. Baoming Bai (Xidian University) on behalf of the organizing committee of the workshop, and Prof. Li Chen (Sun Yat-sen University) on behalf of the IEEE Information Theory Society Guangzhou Chapter and the organizing committee of ICCC 2022.
The workshop was featured by two keynote speeches:
- Prof. Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales) on generalized spatially-coupled turbo-like codes
- Prof. Jincheng Dai (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) on semantic communications
The workshop contained 12 technical papers / presentations, covering a wide range area in information theory and channel coding. The topics include polar codes, LDPC codes, algebraic codes, waveform, full-duplex communications, advanced decoder and receiver designs and the application of machine learning. The authors are from both academia and industry.
Overall, the workshop has achieved its success. The organizers produced a fruitful event with excellent technical presentations and face-to-face interactions. We would like to sincerely thank all the speakers and all the participants. The Chinese information theory community were gathered and motivated by this event.