SUPERIOT students win place in WPTCE 2024 competition

Two SUPERIOT student researchers, Yasser Qaragoez (Team Leader) and Khodr Hammoud, are part of a KU Leuven team which has been selected as a first-stage award candidate at the 2024 WPT Student Competition, which will be held during the IEEE Wireless Power Technology Conference and Expo (WPTCE) from May 8–11, 2024, in Kyoto, Japan. Their proposed sensor network utilises a combination of radio frequency (RF) and solar energy, which are wirelessly energised by drones and LED lamps, thus contributing to a sustainable future for sensor systems.

Well done and good luck in Kyoto!

Student Team Members:
Yasser Qaragoez (Ph.D. Year 4, Team Leader), Khodr Hammoud (Ph.D. Year 3), Jimmy Fernandez Landivar (Ph.D. Year 2), Nikola Antonijević (Ph.D. Year 1).

Dr. Franco Minucci (ESAT-WAVECORE, KU Leuven) Dr. Vladimir Volskiy (ESAT-WAVECORE, KU Leuven)
Prof. Dominique Schreurs (ESAT-WAVECORE, KU Leuven).

2024 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

The 2024 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 24 April 2024. 

Themed “Wireless Communications for Growing Opportunities,”, Dubai’s edition of this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive program comprising technical sessions, tutorials, and workshops, as well as technology and industry panels.

Optical Wireless Communication Conference

This edition of the Optical Wireless Communication Conference focusses on the role optical wireless communication can play to address some of the key challenges of 6G. 6G will have to serve many mobile users and IoT devices at a density of terabits per second per square meter. Current RF systems provide continuously improving performance but at rapidly increasing cost, complexity and power consumption. Yet, very high bit rates in large amounts of available spectrum can be realized by steerable or switched light beams, which also allow dense reuse. As cell sizes have been shrinking exponentially in the past decades to serve an ever-increasing amount of client devices, atto-cells covered by an optical beam coming from the ceiling are a natural next step.

RISE-6G Training Workshop

RISE-6G is contributing to various technical solutions around the Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) technology, which is intended for radio wave propagation control, aiming to design intelligent, sustainable, and dynamically programmable wireless environments that go well beyond 5G capabilities.

RISE-6G is organising a half day Workshop on the RIS technology on 12 December,  8:30-12:30 CEST.

In this Workshop, RISE-6G will present the RIS Technology, RISE-6G’s impact, and main technical results. A panel discussion will close the workshop.

IOT Solutions World Congress

At IOTSWC 2024, you’ll have access to the latest insights and practices from thought leaders across the industry, as well as exclusive previews of technologies and innovations.

Visions for Future Communications Summit

The Summit will cover multiple research lines, roughly structured along Physical Layer, Network and Control Plane, and Applications and Services. Each research line will have a keynote speaker, and a set of sessions. All sessions will be organized as panels of distinguished speakers from academia, industry and High-level European Commission officials presenting their viewpoints on a subarea within each track. Panels will be oriented to encourage interaction among the panelists and between the panelists and the audience.

Rui Campos (INESC TEC) will present a SUPERIOT-related presentation (co-authored with Hélder Martins Fontes and Luis Pessoa) entitled:

Synergy of Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC) with Network Digital Twins for Beyond-6G Research”.

LAMC 2023

The IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee approved an initiative to create the IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC), to be held in the second week of December, every two years, starting in 2016. LAMC has a general scope on RF and microwave engineering and technologies and aims to achieve a high level of technical quality.

Yasser Mohammadi Qaragoez (KU Leuven) will give a SUPERIOT related paper on “Time Division Duplexing for Enhanced Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer via Backscattering”.