2023 Joint DIP & Ollendorff-Minerva Center (OMC) Workshop on Cognitive Cloud Communications Networks

On March 16-17, 2023, the 1st DIP & Ollendorff Minerva Workshop will take place at the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering. This workshop is part of a German-Israeli Program of Cooperation between TUM and the OMC-Technion, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Minerva Stiftung and the Technion. The event covers activities conducted at both the Technion's Franz Ollendorff Minerva Center for Information Processing and Automation and the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering.

Project Partners:
Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) (Technion, coordinating PI)
Gerhard Kramer (TUM, coordinating PI)
Ido Tal (Technion, Co-PI)
Uzi Pereg (Technion, Co-PI)
Mari Kobayashi (CentraleSupélec, Affiliated Partner)
Christian Deppe (TUM, Affiliated Partner)

Local Organization:
Yutong Han, Johannes Rosenberger, Doris Dorn, Christin Wizemann, Robert Schetterer


Cloud communications has a small number of central processing units perform the computation-intensive operations for the physical, data link, network, transport and application layers. The cloud structure effectively converts the remaining network nodes such as base stations, user equipments, and other devices into relays that support each other through cooperation. The cell-free cloud architecture thus enables efficient, reliable and secure communications at low cost by outsourcing signal and network processing, and the performance is not limited by inter-cell interference. 

The goals of this project are to provide a sound information- and communications-theoretic foundation for cognitive cloud communications networks. Beyond theory, a central element of the project is to develop promising practical algorithms of which the performance approaches the theoretical limits.

Topics of interest

  • Cell-free cloud network structures
  • Cloud networks and learning
  • Polar coding for cloud networks
  • Quantum communications with a focus on fronthaul links
  • Compression of genomic data for cloud processing

Confirmed Participants

  • Mari Kobayashi (CentraleSupélec)
  • Gitta Kutyniok (LMU Munich)
  • Giuseppe Caire (Technical University of Berlin)
  • Kiran Adhikari, Christian Deppe, Rami Ezzine, Yutong Han, Gerhard Kramer, Wafa Labidi, Diego Lentner, Mohammad Mahdi Mahvari Habibabadi, Ark Modi, Janis Nötzel, Daniel Plabst, Johannes Rosenberger, Constantin Runge, Mohammad Javad Salariseddigh, Thomas Wiegart (Technical University of Munich)
  • Yuval Cassuto, Alejandro Cohen, Uzi Pereg, Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), Ido Tal, Yehoshua Zeevi (Technion)

If you are planning to attend, please fill in this Google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kB1BljH-SH18tv7TJHTOnf-1YrrWfYB7Q88CdVMdGR0/edit?ts=63fce413 for organisational purposes.


Thursday 16.03.2023

10:30 Arrival (Room N2408)  
10:45 Welcome  
10:50 Yehoshua Zeevi Launch of the Program
  Talks (Room N2408) Chair: Christian Deppe
11:00-11:40 Uzi Pereg Classical Communication with Entanglement Resources
11:40-12:20 Ido Tal Polar Codes for Channels with Memory
12:20-14:00 Lunch Break (Room N2407)  
  Talks (Room N2408) Chair: Ido Tal
14:00-14:40 Alejandro Cohen Stream Network Coding for URLLC over Meshed Heterogeneous Communications
14:40-15:20 Yuval Cassuto Efficient Genomic Compression using a Hierarchy of Block Codes and Novel Alignment Algorithms
15:20-16:50 Coffee (Room N2407) & Poster (Room N2409)  
19:00 Dinner Löwenbräukeller, Nymphenburger Str. 2

Friday 17.03.2023

  Talks (Room N2408) Chair: Mari Kobayashi

Shlomo Shamai

The Information Bottleneck: A Unified Information Theoretic and Communications View
10:40-11:20 Giuseppe Caire Two Non-Conventional Problems in Cell-Free User-Centric Networks: Initial/Random Access and Fairness Scheduling
11:20-11:40 Break  
11:40-12:20 Diego Lentner Ultra-Low-Latency Coding for Datacenter Interconnects
12:20-14:00 Lunch Break (Room N2407)  
  Talks (Room N2408) Chair: Uzi Pereg
14:00-14:40 Janis Nötzel Chances and Challenges in Implementing Quantum Technologies in Communication Networks
14:40-15:20 Gerhard Kramer Information Rates via Auxiliary Models based on MMSE and LMMSE Estimation
15:20-16:50 Coffee (Room N2407) & Poster (Room N2409)  
16:50 Goodbye  


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  • Talks will be given in seminar room N2408, and posters are displayed in room N2409.
  • Lunch, coffee breaks and discussion will take place in room N2407.
  • Workshop Dinner is planned on Thursday at Löwenbräukeller.

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