IEEE WCNC 2016 Workshop on The Tactile Internet: Enabling Technologies and Applications
A workshop in the series of ULTRA2 - Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability in Wireless Communications
Sunday, April 3rd 2016, Doha, Qatar


Workshop Information
Future wireless communications will not only be used for content distribution, where typically throughput per area is the most relevant key performance indicator, but more and more for applications where the system capacity may not be the critical point, but rather stringent latency and/or reliability requirements. Especially, the human interaction with technical systems is highly sensitive to delays and interruptions. Thus, in order to enable completely new applications where tactile and haptic feedbacks are an integral part of the signal processing chain, the underlying wireless communication networks need to be adapted to our human reaction time and perception. This requires a complete paradigm change in the design of future wireless communications systems.
This workshop looks into ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability in communications from various angles, for instance

  • Fundamental trade-offs between latency, reliability and throughput, and reliability modeling
  • Obtaining reliability and availability through different techniques
  • Human interaction with technical systems which is highly sensitive to delays and interruptions.
  • Latency- and/or reliability improved solutions in the context of Tactile Internet applications, unmanned autonomous or remotely controlled systems

Beside technical paper presentations, we are proud to announce the following keynote speakers for the workshop:

  • Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor, 5G Lab Germany Coordinator, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Vladimir Vukadinovic, Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Networks, Poland

On behalf of the workshop chairs
Meryem Simsek, Mischa Dohler, Hans Schotten, Ronald Raulefs, Henk Wymeersch, Christian Wietfeld

General Chairs:
Dr. Meryem Simsek, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Prof. Mischa Dohler, King's College London, UK
Prof. Hans Schotten, Universität Kaiserslautern
Dr. Ronald Raulefs, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany
Prof. Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Christian Wietfeld, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Technical Program Committee:
Adnan Aijaz, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
Benoit Denis, CEA-Leti Minatec
Danish Aziz, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
David Oehmann, Technische Universität Dresden
Joachim Sachs, Ericsson Research
Patrick Marsch, Nokia Networks
Ralf Irmer, Vodafone Group
Robert Heath, The University of Texas at Austin
Stephan Pfletschinger, DLR
Tommy Svensson,Chalmers University of Technology
Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology

Workshop Registration:
For registration, please follow the instructions on the WCNC 2016 website.