IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
6–8 November 2023 // Edinburgh, Scotland // Edinburgh Napier University

The 1st Annual IEEE Communications Society Demonstration Conference

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Welcome to the IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) website.

IEEE CAMAD 2023 will be held as a stand-alone event in Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. This year IEEE CAMAD will focus on "Connected and Collective Intelligence for Beyond 5G and 6G Technologies". IEEE CAMAD will be hosting Workshops and Special Sessions, bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and providers to exchange and share their experiences. In addition, the conference will also include keynote speeches, panel and demo sessions.

Submission guidelines are detailed in the Call for Papers. Papers should be submitted via EDAS using the following link.

IEEE CAMAD 2023 will be held in person on 6-8 November 2023, in Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

6G networks envision ubiquitous computing and connectivity which will ultimately lead to massive growth in data traffic and billions of edge nodes connected with each other. To avoid delays and single point of failure in huge networks, edge devices are now widely employed for various applications, such as intelligent transportation systems, surveillance, and home automation. However, in many scenarios, sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms are required consuming significant amount of processing power and occupying large storage size which may exceed the available resources of typical edge devices. To overcome this challenge, recent delay sensitive, distributed, and intelligent trends in computing paradigms such as Tiny Machine Learning, Federated Learning, Mobile Edge Computing, Multiaccess Edge Computing, Fog Computing and Computational Offloading are under research, aiming to optimize latency, computing complexity, and resourceful utilization of bandwidth, thus giving rise to a potential research direction of distributed and Intelligent Edge Computing (IEC). Due to significant tasks expected to be handled by edge devices in 6G communications, IEC is deemed to play an important role. To support distributed AI applications on the edge computing platform, efficient life-cycle management and closed-loop automation tools are required to manage the highly heterogeneous computing elements in edge computing (e.g., embedded devices, intelligent base stations, edge and fog, servers, etc.).  Also, novel methods are needed to ensure IEC security against attacks, the privacy of the data their models and their trustworthiness, avoiding erroneous decisions and ensuring high performance AI/ML models.

This workshop aims invites researchers from industry and academia to share their recent findings and views on technical advances in IEC and distributed communications. Please see Special Session Description for the details.

Critical infrastructures are vital assets for public safety, economic welfare, and the national security of countries. Vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures have increased with the widespread use of information technologies. As Critical National Infrastructures are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks, their protection becomes a significant issue for any organization as well as nation. The risks to continued operations from failing to upgrade aging infrastructure or not meeting mandated regulatory regimes are considered higher given the demonstrable impact of such circumstances.

Due to the rapid increase of sophisticated cyber threats targeting critical infrastructures with significant destructive effects, the cyber security of critical infrastructures has become an agenda item for academics, practitioners, and policy makers. A holistic view which covers technical, policy, human, and behavioral aspects is essential to handle cyber security of critical infrastructures effectively. Moreover, the ability to attribute crimes to criminals is a vital element of avoiding impunity in cyberspace.

In this Special Session, both research and practical aspects of cyber security considerations in critical infrastructures are of interest. Aligned with the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security, authors from academia, government, and industry are welcome to contribute. Please see Special Session Description for the details.

By 2030, the United Nations targets the development of smart cities that incorporate advanced communication methods, such as 6G wireless, to enable real-time data acquisition and utilization from distributed sensors. However, smart cities must also work within the limitations of available resources, which presents a variety of challenges. To overcome the challenges of smart city implementation, researchers are exploring new techniques and technologies such as 6G wireless, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and AI-assisted wireless communications.The use of 6G wireless technology can significantly improve network performance by optimizing energy consumption, spectral efficiency, latency, and other critical metrics. Meanwhile, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS) can be employed to enhance wireless signal coverage and quality by reflecting signals towards their intended destination. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) can also be used to create wireless communication networks in hard-to-reach areas, improving connectivity and coverage. Furthermore, AI-assisted wireless communication is another promising technique for smart cities. With the help of machine learning algorithms, wireless networks can be optimized for traffic management, security, and other critical parameters. By integrating these technologies, smart cities can create a robust wireless communication infrastructure that meets the demands of an increasingly connected and data-driven world. Please see Special Session Description for the details.

With 5G becoming mainstream after being deployed in several regions of the world, the constant growth of interconnected devices and the demand for high data rate services compel the conceptualization of the next generation of networking which will address the needs of an "always connected" society. The astonishing numbers of interconnected devices supporting smart homes/cities/transportations, e-health applications and consumer services, push toward redesigning the Internet-of-Everything (IoE) paradigm with a user-centric approach, thus extending the 5G-era shift from rate-centric enhanced mobile broadband services to ultra-reliable low-latency communications.

6G Networks should be capable of unleashing the full potential of each application, through the inherent support of contemporary wireless technologies, cutting-edge network architectures, AI/ML-based optimization techniques and over-the-top security features. It is often stated that 6G will facilitate the pivotal shift from present-day's interconnected intelligent nodes to the much broader "connected intelligence", a holistic approach for delivering disruptive services, thus introducing new heights of user satisfaction.

In this respect, this Special Session aims at providing a forum where researchers, engineers, and practitioners may discuss the latest advances on architectures, algorithms, abstractions, and technologies for delivering scalable, secure, trustworthy, robust, flexible, and agile applications. We strongly encourage submission of innovative work on contemporary network and application design. Please see Special Session Description for the details.