New Tutorial: Simultaneous Energy and Information Transmission (CROWNCOM 2016)


See Official Webpage at CROWNCOM 2016

Monday May 30th, 2016


This tutorial aims to familiarize the attendees with the new communication paradigm of simultaneous energy and information transmission (SEIT) in wireless networks. The tutorial is divided into four parts.
In the first part, the relevance of SEIT is highlighted as a powerful technique to ensure a more efficient energy utilization in future “green” communication systems, e.g, 5G networks, small cells, Wi-Fi networks, sensor networks and ad hoc networks.
In the second part, particular attention is paid to existing techniques for implementing SEIT in point-to-point wireless communications. In particular, power allocation and beamforming techniques are reviewed. At the same time, strong emphasis is put on the fundamental limits of this technology using basic notions from information theory.
In the third part, multi-user scenarios are studied and the key aspects of the energy-information trade-off are studied in both centralized networks, e.g, cellular networks and decentralized networks, e.g., sensor networks and ad hoc networks. In the latter, basic notions of game theory are studied to model the stable operating points of these networks.
In the final part, practical aspects are tackled putting an emphasis on the main future challenges of SEIT in the context of 5G. For instance, front-end architectures allowing both energy-harvesting and information decoding are studied. At the same time, aspects regarding in-band and out-band energy transmission as well as co-located and non-cololated receivers and energy harvesters are discussed.

About the speakers

Selma Belhadj Amor (Ph.D., Télécom ParisTech 2015) is an INRIA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratoire CITI (Joint Lab between Université de Lyon, INRIA, and INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France. She received the B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and 2011, respectively, from Grenoble-INP Ensimag, Grenoble, France. She also received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer-Science in 2011 jointly from Grenoble-INP Ensimag and Université Joseph Fourier (UJF), Grenoble, France. She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015 from Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France.

Samir M. Perlaza (Ph.D., Télécom ParisTech 2011) is an INRIA Research Scientist at Laboratoire CITI (Joint Lab between Université de Lyon, INRIA and INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France. He is also a visiting research collaborator at the School of Applied Science at Princeton University (NJ, USA). He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom ParisTech), Paris, France, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Previously, from 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Engineer at France Télécom – Orange Labs (Paris, France). He has held long-term academic appointments at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair in Flexible Radio at Supélec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France); at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) and at the University of Houston (Houston, TX). His research interests lie in the overlap of signal processing, information theory, game theory and wireless communications. Dr. Perlaza has been distinguished by the European Commission with an Alban Fellowship in 2006 and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in 2015. He was also one of the recipients of the the Best Student Paper Award at Crowncom in 2009.

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