IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2023 // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



We are excited to annouce the following two keynote talks on the topics of channel coding beyond 5G.

Prof. Norbert Wehn, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Norbert holds the chair for Microelectronic System Design in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau. He has more than 450 publications in various fields of microelectronic system design and holds several patents. His special research interests are VLSI-architectures for mobile communication, forward error correction techniques, low-power techniques, advanced SoC and memory architectures, postquantum cryptography, reliability challenges in SoC, machine learning, IoT and smart learning environments.

Keynote Title: 5G/6G Forward Error Correction under Silicon Implementation Constraints

Channel coding is a crucial technology component in any digital baseband processing. Current and emerging communication standards require a continuous increase in error correction performance, higher throughput, and lower latencies. The transistor density still follows Moore’s law, but the improvement in interconnect delay and power largely slows down. Hence, for 5G and B5G use cases with high throughput, low latency and very good error correction capability, efficient implementation becomes a major bottleneck for the successful application of advanced channel coding from a silicon implementation perspective. In this talk we discuss implementation challenges and solutions for such decoders.


Prof. Qin Huang, Beihang University, China

HUANG Qin received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Southeast University, China, in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Davis, USA, in 2011. He is currently a Professor with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China. His research interests include classical and modern coding theory, and their applications. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, an Area Editor for the Physical Communications, and a panel member for IEEE DSTC Best Paper Award. He has designed five error control codes for three Chinese national standards. He was awarded/sponsored by Ministry of Education, Natural Science Foundation, and Association for Science and Technology of China.

Keynote Title: New Structure Behind Cyclic Codes: Polynomial Derivatives

This talks defines cyclic derivative descendants and ascendants of extended cyclic codes from the derivative of the Mattson-Solomon polynomials. It proves that the derivative descendants of an extended cyclic code in different directions are the same. It allows us to perform soft-decision decoding on extended cyclic codes based on the soft-decision decoding of their descendants. Simulation results show that its performance over certain extended cyclic codes, including some extended BCH codes, can be close to that of the maximum likelihood decoding. Moreover, we define minimal derivative descendants as well as perform decoding from them.

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