IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking
4–7 September 2023 // Dubrovnik, Croatia

Main Track

Tuesday, September 5, 9:00 - 10:30

S01: Machine Learning for Communications 1

A Flexible, Efficient and Robust Method for AI-driven Power Control in D-MIMO
Ömer Faruk Tuna and Fehmi Emre Kadan (Ericsson Research, Turkey)

Classification of Optical Transmission Anomalies with Convolutional Neural Networks and 2D Histogram
Gianmarco Baldini (Joint Research Centre - European Commission, Italy); Isabella Cerutti (Joint Research Centre, Italy)

Live traffic analysis on S1-MME interface using LSTM autoencoder
Daniel Ficzere, Gergely Hollósi and Pál Varga (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

Low Complexity Machine Learning Based AoA Estimation for mMIMO DFRC Systems
Sweta S and Ankit Dubey (Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India)

3D-PM: A ML-powered Probabilistic Detection of DDoS Attacks in P4 Switches
Khaled Zeraoulia (USTHB University & LSI, Algeria); Chafika Benzaid (University of Oulu, Finland); Amel Benabdallah (University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria, Algeria); Ferhat Mecerhed (University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria)

S02: Performance Analysis and Optimization 1

A Closer Look at Stand-Alone 5G Deployments from the UE Perspective
Wei Ye (University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA); Jason Carpenter (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA); Zejun Zhang (University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA); Rostand A. K. Fezeu (University of Minnesota, USA); Feng Qian (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA); Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, USA)

Backhaul Multihop Relaying Through UAVs Under Angular Fluctuation: A Performance Study
Abdullateef Almohamad (Texas A&M University, USA); Mazen Omar Hasna (Qatar University, Qatar); Erchin Serpedin (Texas A&M University, USA); Khalid A. Qaraqe (Texas A&M University at Qatar, USA)

Fundamental Limits and Base Station Selection for Collaborative Sensing in Perceptive Mobile Network
Yiming Xu, Lei Xie, Dongfang Xu and Shenghui Song (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Implementation and Analysis of Soft Combination for High Reliability in Future Wireless LANs
Pukar Shakya and Thomas Handte (Sony Europe B. V., Germany); Nour Mansour and Dirk Dahlhaus (University of Kassel, Germany)

Power Allocation for Device-to-Device Interference Channel Using Truncated Graph Transformers
Dohoon Kim (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Shenghui Song (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


Tuesday, September 5, 16:00 - 17:30

S03: Machine Learning for Communications 2

Blind Demixing for Federated Edge Learning
Lukuan Xing (Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Xiaoyu Jia and Ting Wang (East China Normal University, China); Youlong Wu and Yuanming Shi (ShanghaiTech University, China)

Deep Feature Learning for Wireless Spectrum Data
Ljupcho Milosheski, Gregor Cerar, Blaz Bertalanic and Carolina Fortuna (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia); Mihael Mohorcic (Jozef Stefan Institute & Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Slovenia)

Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Task Offloading in MEC for energy and resource-constrained devices
Gorka Nieto and Idoia de la Iglesia (Ikerlan, Spain); Unai Lopez-Novoa (University of the Basque Country, Spain); Cristina Perfecto (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain)

Emergent Communication in Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Flying Base Stations
Salmane Naoumi (NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA); Reda Alami (TII, United Arab Emirates); Hakim Hacid and Ebtesam Almazrouei (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates); Mérouane Debbah (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, France); Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland); Marwa Chafii (New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Green Federated Learning over Cloud-RAN with Limited Fronthaul and Quantized Neural Networks
Jiali Wang (East China Normal University, China); Yijie Mao (ShanghaiTech University, China); Ting Wang (East China Normal University, China); Yuanming Shi (ShanghaiTech University, China)

S04: Multiple Access Schemes

Age of Information Minimizing Dynamic User Pairing in Downlink NOMA Systems
Alper Kose (Boğaziçi University, Turkey); Mutlu Koca and Emin Anarim (Bogazici University, Turkey); Muriel Médard (MIT, USA)

Outage Performance Analysis in Cognitive RIS-NOMA System under Imperfect CSI
Kaixuan Xue and Meiling Li (Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China); Wei Chen (Tsinghua University, China); Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA); Hu Yuan (Kingston University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Physical Layer Security Analysis of IRS-Aided UAV Relaying Systems with NOMA
Kajal Yadav (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Italy); Prabhat Kumar Upadhyay (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India); Maurizio Magarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Slotted ALOHA with Code Combining for IoT Networks
Dimitrios Tyrovolas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Technical University of Chania, Greece); Athanasios Chrysologou, Georgios Chondrogiannis and Sotiris A. Tegos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Prodromos-Vasileios Mekikis (Corporate Research and Technology, Hilti Group, Liechtenstein); Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Sotiris Ioannidis (Technical University of Crete, Greece); Christos Liaskos (University of Ioannina, Greece & Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas, Greece); George K. Karagiannidis and Nestor Chatzidiamantis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Traffic Burstiness Study of an Efficient Bandwidth Allocation MAC Scheme for WDM Datacenter Networks
David Georgantas and Peristera A. Baziana (University of Thessaly, Greece)


Wednesday, September 6, 9:00 - 10:30

S05: Networks Analysis and Design 1

A Zero-Touch and NFV-Based VPNaaS Solution
Rafael Direito (Universidade de Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Daniel Gomes (Universidade de Aveiro e Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Diogo Gomes (Universidade de Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Rui L Aguiar (University of Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)

Knowledge-based Intent Modeling for Next Generation Cellular Networks
Kashif Mehmood (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway); Katina Kralevska (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); David Palma (NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology & Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE), Norway)

Robust QUIC-Based Signalling for WebRTC in Impaired Networks
Luigi Serreli, Gulnaziye Bingol, Simone Porcu, Alessandro Floris and Marco Martalò (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Smart Manufacturing Maintenance through LoRaWAN-based Ecosystem
George Kornaros (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece); Dimitrios Bakoyiannis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece); Othon Tomoutzoglou (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece)

Time-of-Day-Aware Slice Admission Control
Robert Kołakowski (Warsaw University of Technology & Orange Polska, Poland); Slawomir Kuklinski (Orange Polska & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland); Lechosław Tomaszewski (Orange Polska, Poland)

S06: Millimeter-Wave Networks

Advanced Tri-Sectoral Multi-User Millimeter-Wave Smart Repeater
Kai Dong, Silvia Mura, Marouan Mizmizi, Dario Tagliaferri and Umberto Spagnolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Deep Contextual Bandits Learning-Based Beam Selection for mmWave MIMO Systems
Maryam Mohsenivatani, Samad Ali, Nandana Rajatheva and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Effect of Sand and Dust Storms on the Coverage of Cellular Networks in the Millimeter Wave Band
Maryam Olyaee (Telecommunication Research Institute (TELMA), Universidad de Málaga, Spain); Juan M. Romero-Jerez (University of Malaga, Spain); Mohsen Eslami (Shiraz University of Technology, Iran); Hadi Hashemi (University of Granada, Spain)

Joint Base Station and Reflector Placement in an urban mmWave Network
Rathindra Nath Dutta, Subhojit Sarkar and Sasthi C. Ghosh (Indian Statistical Institute, India)

LazyUAV: A Minimal Displacement Coverage Strategy for Multi-UAV mmWave Networks
Subhojit Sarkar, Rathindra Nath Dutta and Sasthi C. Ghosh (Indian Statistical Institute, India)


Wednesday, September 6, 16:00 - 17:30

S07: Networks Analysis and Design 2

Broadcasting in interconnection networks based on node partitioning
Narek Hovhannisyan and Hovhannes A Harutyunyan (Concordia University, Canada)

Energy Consumption Profiling Of Appliances Inside Smart Buildings Based On k-means Clustering
Francesca Marcello and Virginia Pilloni (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Low-Complexity Classification of Unencrypted IoT Traffic Based on Skewness and Protocol Information
Marco Martalò, Michele Portas and Luigi Atzori (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Multi scale histogram-based intrusion detection system for the MIL-STD-1553 protocol
Gianmarco Baldini (Joint Research Centre - European Commission, Italy)

On the use of Probabilistic Forecasting for Network Analysis in Open RAN
Vaishnavi Kasuluru (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya & Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya, Spain); Luis Blanco (Centre Tecnològic de les Telecommunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Engin Zeydan (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)

S08: Performance Analysis and Optimization 2

Capacity Maximization for V2I-VLC System with Angular Diversity Receiver
Selma Yahia (University of M'Hamed Bougera & LIST Laboratory, Algeria); Yassine Meraihi (University M'Hamed Bougara of Boumerdes, Algeria); Amar Ramdane-Cherif (Université de Versailles St.-Quentin en Yvelines & LISV Laboratory, France); Hossien Eldeeb (Ozyegin University, Turkey); Sami Muhaidat (Kahlifa University, United Arab Emirates); Tu Dac Ho (The Arctic University of Norway - UiT & Electrical Engineering, Norway)

Comparison of WiFi Interference Mitigation Strategies in DSME networks
Ivonne A Mantilla Gonzalez and Volker Turau (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)

Intent Manager Function with Actuation Predictions: A Performance Evaluation
Ahmet Cihat Baktir (Ericsson, Turkey); András Zahemszky (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Andrey Silva (Ericsson, Brazil); Dagnachew Azene Temesgene (Ericsson, Sweden); Dinand Roeland (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Mehmet Karaca (Ericsson, Turkey)

Resource Allocation for OTFS-Based ISAC Systems
Meiying Zhang, Hengtao He, Shenghui Song, Jun Zhang and Khaled B. Letaief (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Spatially Distributed Channel Shortening Aided Physical Layer Security
Muhammad Sohaib Solaija and Hanadi Salman (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey); Khalid A. Qaraqe (Texas A&M University at Qatar, USA); Huseyin Arslan (University of South Florida & Istanbul Medipol University, USA)


Thursday, September 7, 9:00 - 10:30

S09: Recent Advances on Communications

A Hybrid WiFi/Bluetooth RSS Dataset with Application to Multilateration-Based Localization
Giovanni Pettorru, Virginia Pilloni and Marco Martalò (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Hardware-friendly Power Amplifier Linearization in Next-Generation Broadcasting Systems
Sri Satish Krishna Chaitanya Bulusu (University of Oulu, Finland); Silvia Zampato (University of Padova, Italy); Praneeth Susarla, Nuutti Tervo, Aarno Pärssinen and Olli Silvén (University of Oulu, Finland)

Hardware Platform for Layer 2 IAB Architecture based on a Transceiver Manufactured at 26 GHz
Randy Verdecia-Peña and José I. Alonso (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Tuning of Ray-Based Channel Model for 5G Indoor Industrial Scenarios
Gurjot Singh Bhatia (Université Paris-Saclay, Laboratoire Des Signaux et Systèmes, France & SIRADEL, France); Yoann Corre (SIRADEL, France); Marco Di Renzo (CNRS & Paris-Saclay University, France)

Unsupervised Prior Propagation Model for Degraded Image Restoration in Communication
Mingrui Cai (South China Agricultural University, China); Junshu Wang (Guangdong Open University, China); Xiaoxin Li (South China Agricultural University, China); Jiangtao Wen (Eastern Institute of Technology, China); Qiong Wang (Tsinghua University, China); Yuxing Han (Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, Hong Kong)

S10: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

A study on multi-RIS for multi-user distributed MIMO systems
Riccardo Tuninato and Giusi Alfano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Fred Daneshgaran (California State University, Los Angeles, USA); Roberto Garello (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Marina Mondin (California State University, Los Angeles, USA & Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

An Analysis of Spatial Correlation in RIS-Assisted Wireless Networks
Shuangfei Guo, Hao Huang and Guan Gui (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Hikmet Sari (NJUPT & Sequans, France)

Metasurface for Enhanced Millimeter-Wave Communications under Imperfect Beam Alignment
Jesus A Cumana-Morales (Czech Technical University in Prague, Germany); Marceau Coupechoux (LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France); Juan Antonio Cordero (École Polytechnique, France)

Multi-Objective Optimization for Active IRS-Assisted Communication Systems
Dongfang Xu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Xianghao Yu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Shenghui Song (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Derrick Wing Kwan Ng (University of New South Wales, Australia); Robert Schober (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided Loopback Interference Suppression
Yicheng Liu, Zhao Li and Yanyan Zhu (Xidian University, China); Zhixian Chang (Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications, China); Jia Liu (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)


Thursday, September 7, 14:00 - 15:30

S11: Signal Processing for Communications

A Resource-Efficient Asymptotically Equivalent GLRT Test for Radio Source Distributed Detection
Juan A. Maya (Ubiquitous Sensing Lab, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria); Leonardo Rey Vega (University of Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingeniería & CONICET, Argentina); Andrea M Tonello (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Detection Scheme for PNC-Based Cell-Free MIMO Systems
Irem Cumali and Berna Özbek (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey); Gunes Karabulut Kurt (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Physical Layer Spoofing Detection in MIMO SVD Communications
João Martins (University of Coimbra, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Marco A. C. Gomes (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Vitor Silva (Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal); Rui Dinis (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, University Nova de Lisboa & FCT-UNL, Portugal)

Precoding for Quadrature Spatial Modulation for Robustness Against Channel Correlations
Negin Kazemipourleilabadi and Mutlu Koca (Bogazici University, Turkey)

Virtual Signal Decomposition based Multi-User Communication
Ziru Zhao, Zhao Li and Jiaojiao Hu (Xidian University, China); Zhixian Chang (Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications, China); Jia Liu (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

S12: Testbeds and Experimental Platforms

A Distributed Testbed for Wireless Embedded Devices
Leander B. Hörmann, Albert Pötsch and Christian Kastl (Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH, Austria); Peter Priller (AVL List GmbH, Austria); Andreas Springer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Development and Verification of Dual-Functional Cubesat Communication System using COTS Transceiver
Murat Sencer Akyüz, Süleyman Melikşah Yayan, Onurhan Duman, Mert Bozkurt, Meltem Koroglu and Gökmen Cengiz ( & Plan S Space and Satellite Technologies Inc., Turkey)

Experimental Evaluation of A Lightweight RSS-Based PLA Scheme in Multi-Node Multi-Cell Mesh Networks
Hossien Eldeeb (Ozyegin University, Turkey); Anshul Pandey and Martin Andreoni Lopez (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates); Sami Muhaidat (Kahlifa University, United Arab Emirates)

Multi-Point Channel Charting for Long Range Wireless Networks: an Experimental Study
Sara Ranjbaran (Aalto University, Finland); Mehdi Naderi Soorki, Hossein Aghajari, Sajad Ahmadinabi and Arash Rezazadeh (Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran); Michele Nitti (University of Cagliari, Italy)

RLVNA: a Platform for Experimenting with Virtual Networks Adaptations over Public Testbeds
Antonino Angi, Alessio Sacco, Enrico Alberti and Guido Marchetto (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Flavio Esposito (Saint Louis University, USA)