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International Workshop on

Advances in Communications


Final Program

A Workshop Celebrating the Life and Career of

Prof. Vijay K. Bhargava

Sunday, 21 September 2008
18:00 – 20:00
Opening Reception and Registration
Balmoral Room, The Fairmont Empress

Monday, 22 September 2008
8:00 – 17:00
Buckingham Room, The Fairmont Empress

Registration 8:00 – 17:00

Welcome Address 8:30 – 8:45
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria

Session 1 Coding and Information Theory 8:45 – 10:50
Chair: Ivan Fair, University of Alberta

Tight Finite-Blocklength Bounds in Channel Coding
Vincent Poor, Princeton University

Capacity Bounds and Signaling Schemes for Bi-directional Coded Cooperation Protocols
Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University

An Information Theoretic Study of Stock Market Behavior
Charlie Yang, Charles Schwab Co.

Simple Iterative Decoding Using Convolutional Doubly Orthogonal Codes
David Haccoun, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Capacity and Coding for Impulse Noise Channels
Han Vinck, University of Duisburg-Essen

10:50 – 11:10 Break

Session 2 Communications I 11:10 – 12:50
Chair: Qiang Wang, Maxit Technology Inc.

Near-optimal Receiver for Multiuser UWB Systems
Dong In Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Channel Equalization and Symbol Detection for Single Carrier Broadband MIMO Systems with Multiple Carrier Frequency Offsets
Chengshan Xiao, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Cyclic/Phase Shifting for Active Interference Cancellation on Multiband OFDM UWB Transmission
Poramate Tarasak, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Multireception Systems in Mobile Environments
Angel Bravo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

12:50 – 14:20 Lunch Balmoral Roo

Session 3 Communications II 14:20 – 16:35
Chair: Anwar Hasan, University of Waterloo

On the Roots of Wireless Communications
Andreas Antoniou, University of Victoria

An Improved Ranging Method in OFDMA Systems
Hlaing Minn, University of Texas at Dallas

MIMO Systems and Practical Antenna Considerations
Ross Murch, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Network Beamforming
Hamid Jafarkhani, University of California, Irvine

Multi-user Detection for Ad-hoc Networks in Emergency and Tactical Scenarios
François Gagnon, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

Monday, 22 September 2008
18:30 – 22:00 Reception followed by Banquet
Kiplings Room, The Fairmont Empress

Tuesday, 23 September 2008
8:30 – 17:00
Buckingham Room, The Fairmont Empress

Registration 8:30 – 12:00

Session 4 Cognitive and Cooperative Communications 9:00 – 10:40
Chair: Hlaing Minn, University of Texas at Dallas

Advanced Sensing Systems and the Right to Privacy
Stephen Wicker, Cornell University

Global Games Approach for Decentralized Spectrum Access
Vikram Krishnamurthy, University of British Columbia

Are Amplify-and-Forward Relaying and Decode-and-Forward Relaying the Same?
Norman Beaulieu, University of Alberta

Cognitive Radio MAC: Practical Issues, Potential Approaches and Open Problems
Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba

10:40 – 11:00 Break

Session 5 Coding 11:00 – 12:40
Chair: Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba 

Reliability and Efficiency Analysis of Distributed Source Coding in Wireless Sensor Networks
Fortunato Santucci, University of L'Aquila

A Generalized Decoding Problem
Qiang Wang, Maxit Technology Inc.

Detecting Errors in Elliptic Curve Scalar Multiplication Units
Anwar Hasan, University of Waterloo

Synchronization-Correcting Codes: Challenges and Applications
Hugues Mercier, Harvard University

12:40 – 14:10 Lunch Kiplings Room

Session 6 Cognitive Radio 14:10 – 16:10
Chair: Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria 

A Queueing Analytic Model for Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks
Mamunur Rashid, University of British Columbia

Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks
Praveen Kaligineedi, University of British Columbia

Link-Adaptation in OFDM-based Cognitive Radio Systems
Gaurav Bansal, University of British Columbia

Power Allocation for Cognitive Radios Based on Primary User Activity in an OFDM System
Ziaul Hashmi, University of British Columbia

Blind Multi-source Detection and Localization for Cognitive Radio
Anjana Punchihewage, University of British Columbia

Efficient Broadcasting in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
Majid Khabbazian, University of British Columbia

End of Workshop