IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on WCNEE: Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments - Program

The 2nd International Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE 2018)


Monday, 16 April, 2018 ● 13:30 – 17:30 ● Room: Iolani 3

Extreme communication environments such as underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body have been attracting growing interest from both academia and industry in an effort to conquer the last wireless communication frontiers. Novel wireless communication architectures and networking protocols for extreme communication environments enable a rich body of applications with unprecedented societal impact. The workshop will focus on communication, networking, and system-level developments related to underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body environments, as well as on contributions towards the characterization and modeling of the different mediums based on real-world data measurements. 

The goal of the workshop is to unveil the latest wireless technology developments, from the physical layer all the way to the application layer in realizing underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body communication networks with a focus on bridging the gaps between theory, algorithms, and practical system implementations. The workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body extreme communication environments.


Steering Committee:

Stella N. Batalama (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University, USA)
Dimitris A. Pados (Florida Atlantic University, USA)


Technical Program Chairs:

George Sklivanitis (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Emrecan Demirors (Northeastern University, USA)
Panos P. Markopoulos (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
G. Enrico Santagati (Bose Corporation, USA)




Opening Session

Chairs: George Sklivanitis and Emrecan Demirors



Keynote Session: Harvesting-based Strategies for Long-Lived Green Wireless Sensing

Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University, USA)



Session 1: Communications, Networking and Channel Modeling

Cognitive Relay Networks with Energy and Mutual-Information Accumulation
Rachad Atat (University of Kansas & Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, USA), Junchao Ma (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA), Hao Chen (Samsung Research America, USA), Ulysses Lee (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA), Jonathan D. Ashdown (United States Air Force, USA), Lingjia Liu (Virginia Tech, USA)



Coffee Break



Session 1: Communications, Networking and Channel Modeling

On the Photo-thermal Effect of Intra-body Nano-optical Communications on Red Blood Cells
Shuanshuan Wu, Pedram Johari, Nicholas Mastronarde, Josep M. Jornet (University at Buffalo, USA)

Channel Modeling and Analysis for Wireless Networks-on-Chips Communications in the Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Band
Yi Chen, Chong Han (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China)

Covert Communications with Extremely Low Power under Finite Block Length over Fading Channels
Haoyue Tang, Jintao Wang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Yahong Rosa Zheng (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)



Session 2: Systems and Applications

A Novel Solution for High Speed Internet over the Oceans
Sethuran N. Rao, Dhanesh Raj, Vickram Parthasarathy, Aiswarya S, Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Venkat Rangan (Amrita University, India)

DeepSense: Sensing the Radio Signal Behavior in Metal and Non-Metal Underground Mine Workings
Alok Ranjan, H. Sahu (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India), Prasant Mitra (TATA Consultancy Services, India)



Closing Session