In recent years, it clearly emerged an increasing importance of experimental validation of innovative wireless solutions and applications, due to the increasing complexity of the wireless ecosystem. The WiNTECH workshop explicitly deals with methodological and technical issues that have to be faced for defining, running, controlling and benchmarking experiments on wireless solutions. The workshop, that this year reach the 13th edition, has a consolidated tradition for bringing together an important number of researchers and industry players working in different aspects of experimental wireless communications. The workshop will serve as a forum for sharing experiences and results with real testbeds, experimental evaluation, prototyping and empirical characterization of wireless technologies.
The workshop will facilitate discussions on unresolved issues in the field, such as new laboratory methodologies, key real-life limitations of current and novel wireless technologies that have emerged over the past few years (including mmWave, underwater, 5G, IoT, wearables, and SDN), as well as key challenges facing the wireless networking of the future. WiNTECH has an inherent experimental nature and thus will include a relatively large demo session where real testbeds, deployments and prototypes can be shown and discussed. Moreover, the research community will be challenged to show us their latest, breakthrough, chair-rocking and mind-blowing innovations, through the demonstration competition.
All the regular papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.
In additional to the regular papers, the program of WiNTECH 2019 will also include:
|08:00 - 09:00    ||Registrations and Coffee|
|09:00 - 09:10    ||Welcome and Introductory Remarks|
|09:10 - 10:10    ||
Enabling OFDMA in Wireless Backscatter Xiaohua Tian, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
|10:10 - 11:10    ||
Learnings from Industrial Experimental Research Ilias Leontiadis, Samsung AI, London, UK
Diego Perino, Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain
|11:10 - 11:40    ||Coffee Break|
|11:40 - 12:30    ||
Arena: A 64-antenna SDR-based Ceiling Grid Testbed for Sub-6 GHz Radio Spectrum Research
Lorenzo Bertizzolo, Leonardo Bonati, Emrecan Demirors, Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University)
Dead on Arrival: An Empirical Study of Bluetooth 5.1 Positioning System
|12:30 - 14:00    ||Lunch break|
|14:00 - 15:15    ||
Free Your CSI: A Channel State InformationExtraction Platform For Modern Wi-Fi Chipsets
Matthias Schulz, Jakob Link, Matthias Hollick
Evaluation of LoRa performance in a city-wide testbed: Experimentation Insights and Findings
Stratos Keranidis, Polychronis Symeonidis, Panagiotis Tzimotoudis, Ioannis Zographopoulos,
Time-of-flight Wireless Indoor Navigation System for Industrial Environment
Héctor Cordobés, Domenico Giustiniano
|15:15 - 16:00    ||Demo and Poster Session|
Demo: Arena: A 64-antenna SDR-based Ceiling Grid Testbed for Sub-6 GHz Radio Spectrum Research
Lorenzo Bertizzolo, Leonardo Bonati, Emrecan Demirors, Tommaso Melodia
Demo: Nano Power Draw in Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks
Ioannis Zographopoulos, Nikos Sidiropoulos, Polychronis Symeonidis
Demo: LoRa Mesh Network Experimentation in a City-wide Testbed
Panagiotis Tzimotoudis, Stratos Keranidis
Poster: Secure Visible Light Communication via Two-Dimensional Spatially Aliased Patterns
Hao Pan, Yi-Chao Chen, Guangtao Xue
|16:00 - 16:15    ||Awards and conclusive remarks|
Enabling OFDMA in Wireless Backscatter
Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Wireless backscatter communication can provide ultra-low power backhaul to Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, which usually have very limited energy budgets. With the proliferation of IoT widgets into human activities, an important design goal for the backhaul is to connect as many devices as possible, which are featured by short bursts of data. The crux to achieve this goal is to enhance concurrency of the wireless backscatter network, so that many concurrent transmissions can be supported. Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) is a multiple access mechanism based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), which is a multi-carrier modulation mechanism widely used in modern wireless systems including 802.11 a/g/n/ac, 4G and 5G.
This talk focuses on how to enable OFDMA in the wireless backscatter network, which not only maintains the advantage of ultra-low power consumption but also improve the system concurrency. The major challenge for enabling OFDMA in wireless backscatter is to achieve the strict synchronization in both time and frequency domain. In fact, the synchronization is critical for all the OFDMA systems; however, in the OFDMA backscatter network, the signal at the receiver side is reflected from backscattering devices (tags), thus introduce more opportunities for offsets in both time and frequency domain, which incurs new challenges in the system design.
This talk presents the major challenges in realizing OFDMA backscatter network, and provide our solutions to deal with those problems. The design for excitation signal transmitter, tag and receiver will be explained. The phenomena we observed in realizing the system will be illustrated. Moreover, the new issues discovered in existing OFDMA backscatter is to be revealed, and the preliminary result for the future work is also to be presented.
Xiaohua Tian received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in communication engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, in Dec. 2010. Since Mar. 2011, he has been with the Electronics Engineering Department in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and now is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean of the Department. He received the Excellent Young Scientists Fund from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2019. He won ACM China Rising Star Award 2017, ACM MobiCom 2018 Best Mobile APP Award, IEEE ICNC 2015 and IEEE VTC-Fall 2017 best paper award. He serves as the scanning the literature column editor of IEEE Network Magazine (2016-) and the guest editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2018-2019). He also serves as the Vice Program co-chair of ACM Turing Celebration Conference (TURC) 2019, TPC member for IEEE INFOCOM 2014-2018, 2020, symposium co-chair of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015, 2019, TPC member for IEEE GLOBECOM 2011-2018, IEEE ICC 2011-2018.
Learning from Industrial Experimental Research
Samsung AI, London, UK
Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain
In recent years, we observed an increased importance of experimental and empirical work on wireless research. In this talk we will thus describe industrial testbeds and operational environments and the research that can be done on them. Specifically, we will focus on Telefonica and Samsung research providing examples on operational cellular networks, mobile edge computing testbeds, and IoT labs. We will talk about the applications we tackled in this testbeds, analytics and machine learning algorithms we developed and measurements studies. Finally, we will overview 5G testbeds as well as, other open mobile testbeds.
Ilias Leontiadis is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Samsung AI. Before, he was as Senior Researcher at Telefonica Research and a research fellow at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include mobile systems, deep learning and wireless networks. He is leading the efforts to enable on-device AI through edge and cloud offloading of complex AI tasks from resource-constrained devices such as wearables and IoT. Furthermore, he has extensive work on the application of machine learning on cellular networks. Apart from the industrial research, he has been involved in multiple top-tier conferences (WWW, Mobisys, MobiCom, CoNext, ICWSM, CSCW, IMC, SIGCOMM, etc).
Diego Perino is the Director of Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain. He leads a team of researchers in Machine Learning, HCI, Networks and Systems. Before he worked for Bell Labs, Orange Labs/INRIA and as a visiting researcher at NICTA. His personal main research area are networking, systems, protocols and measurements covering topics as AI/ML for networks, SDN/FV, security, fixed and mobile networks, wearables/IoT, edge computing and distributed systems. He has published many papers in top tier conferences and journals, he is the author of several patents and and demos and he has been involved in the organization of top-tier conferences.
ACM WiNTECH has advanced to its 13th anniversary as one consolidated tradition for bringing together an important number of researchers and industry players working in different aspects of experimental wireless communications. The workshop will continue to serve as a forum for sharing new ideas and experiences gathered across all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, such as the methodological and technical issues that have to be faced for defining, running, controlling and benchmarking experiments on wireless solutions. The workshop will also facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges and emerging problems in the field, such as new laboratory methodologies, key real-life limitations of current and novel wireless technologies that have emerged over the past few years (including mmWave, 5G, IoT, VLC, wearables, mobile CHI and SDN), as well as key challenges facing the wireless networking of the future.
We are seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in wireless networking. All submissions will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop, based on a thorough review process by the Technical Program Committee.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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Papers should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be submitted by using the HOTCRP conference management system. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a single PDF file with all font embedded, using the ACM conference proceedings format. (use the same PDF formatting guidelines as the main conference). Paper length is limited to eight (8) pages (in two-column, 10-point format) including references, figures and everything. Papers must include the author name and affiliation for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM WiNTECH proceedings and will be archived in the ACM Library. All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.
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WiNTECH continues its established tradition of hosting an interactive demo and poster session, and welcomes proposals for demonstrations of novel work in wireless network testbeds, measurement platforms and results, and innovative prototypes. The areas of interest overlap those listed in the workshop call for papers. The innovations showcased can be at any layer of the protocol stack, from physical to application. However, we particularly encourage demonstrations and posters that span over multiple layers and wireless networking must be their key topic.
The demos must be presented live at the workshop venue, i.e., a presentation of a powerpoint, video, etc. only is not allowed. The posters may describe work in progress, while the session will offer an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and discuss early research. We emphasize that the poster/demo session is not a forum to display commercial products.
Each submission must be a single PDF file no longer than two pages in length (including figures, tables, and references), using two-column format, 10-point size or greater and in PDF format following the same formatting guidelines as the main conference. Papers must include the author name and affiliation. All poster titles should begin with the keyword "Poster:" and all demo titles should start with "Demo:". The demo should list the demo requirements at the workshop venue if they are more than a table. All remaining submission guidelines are the same as that of the main conference. Papers must include the author name and affiliation. All the submissions will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org