报告题目： 1. How to Write an IEEE Style Paper and Get it Published?
报告人： 加拿大英属哥伦比亚大学Julian Cheng教授
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is world’s largest professional association which is best known, among other engineering disciplines, for its high quality flagship journal and conference publications. For electrical engineering graduate students and researchers, it is increasingly important to publish their research findings in core IEEE journals and conferences. However, most top IEEE journals and conferences typically have acceptance rate at 35% or much less, and it is also rare that a manuscript receives an outright acceptance. In this talk, I will introduce basic elements of an IEEE style paper, and offer some personal tips and strategies on how to improve the odds of acceptance. The goal of this presentation is to provide the proper guidance to the beginning graduate students so that, with some practice, they can write an IEEE style paper with high confidence. These graduate students can then focus more on the technical contributions of their work.
报告题目： 2. When Free-Space Optical Communications Meets Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
报告人： 加拿大英属哥伦比亚大学Julian Cheng教授
The fifth-generation (5G) wireless network is expected to leap ahead of current wireless technologies by offering a variety of remarkable services, and it will pave the way for new types of data-hungry applications. To reach this milestone, it is necessary to enhance the network capacity through an ultra-dense deployment of low-power and low-cost remote radio heads (RRHs). However, due to the RF spectrum scarcity, the data explosion challenge triggered by such data-rate-hungry services cannot be well addressed by using RF-based networks alone. Optical fibers have so far been considered as a high capacity solution for establishing front-haul links while network operators have to seek municipal approval for digging up a street to lay its cable. However, because of cell densification as well as the wide deployment of RRHs in 5G, the number of existing fiber links used for a front-haul connection is limited. To cope with these challenges, the idea of employing free space optical (FSO) communication has been recently proposed for establishing back-haul and front-haul links as an alternative easy-to-deploy solution to traditional optical fiber communication. Indeed, recent advances in small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has opened up new horizons for establishing UAV-FSO links. In this talk, a state-of-the-art literature review on UAV-based FSO communications is provided. Moreover, the technical challenges of establishing UAV-based FSO links as well as the proposed solution to confront such challenges are expressed in details.
Julian Cheng received his B. Eng. degree in electrical engineering from University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, M.Sc. (Eng.) degree in Mathematics and Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is currently a Full Professor in the School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, Canada. His current research interests include wireless communication theory, wireless networks, optical wireless communications, and quantum communications. Dr. Cheng has served as a member of technical program committee for many IEEE conferences and workshops. He co-chaired the 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT 2011) in Kelowna, Canada. In 2012, he chaired the 2012 Wireless Communications in Banff, Canada. Dr. Cheng also chaired the sixth IEEE Optical Wireless Communications Symposium at the 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference. He now volunteers as an Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. In the past, he served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and IEEE Access, and was a past Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications. Currently, he serves as the President of the Canadian Society of Information Theory as well as the Secretary of IEEE Radio Communication Technical Committee within the IEEE Communication Society.