2018 VII International Conference on Network, Communication and Computing (ICNCC 2018)
December 14-16, NTUST, Taipei

Conference Program

The conference program will include the participation of renowned keynote speakers, oral presentations, posters sessions and technical conferences related to the topics dealt with in the Scientific Program. There will also be a Conference tour and other optional excursions.

December 14th, 2018

  • Welcome Reception, Registration
  • Tutorial (Short Course)
    Prof. Ray-Guang Cheng, Taiwan Tech (NTUST), Taiwan
  • Title: Machine Type Communications: Challenges and Perspectives


    Machinetype communications (MTC) enables a broad range of Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications over cellular networks. Among them, massive machine type communications (mMTC) and ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uMTC)have been identified as two major use cases of IMT-2020.Existing cellular networks adopted a connection-oriented approach to allocate channels to users.A user should transmit a preambleover a shared random-access channel (RACH) to obtain a channel from the base station for sending its information data. The high connection densityand low power consumption natures of mMTCand the high-reliability and low-latency requirements of uMTCplace new challenges on the design of the RACH for5G cellular networks. This lecture presents challenges and analytical tools for designing andanalyzing the RACH for 5G cellular networks. The fundamental concept of RACHs used in existing 3GPP Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) is briefly introduced.Challenges and possible solutions adopted to support the deployment of a massive number of MTC devices, the transmission of small data bursts, and provide low-latency communications will then be elaborated. Finally, we present an iterative contending-user estimation (ICE) method to analyze the transient performance of the LTE-A random access procedure. We further demonstrate the way to use the proposed ICE methodto estimate the performance under different overload control schemes.

    Brief Biography:

    Ray-Guang Cheng received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in communication engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. From 1997 to 2000, he was with the Advance Technology Center, Computer and Communication Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan, as a Researcher and a Project Leader. From 2000 to 2003, he was with BenQ Mobile System Inc., Taiwan, Hsinchu, as a Senior Manager of the Research and Development Division. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, Taiwan. He holds IEEE Wireless Communication Professional (WCP)certification and 18 U.S. patents. He has authored more than 100 international journal and conference papers and more than 30 IEEE/3GPP standard contributions. His research interests include multi-hop wireless networks, massive machine type communications, and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications.

December 15th, 2018

  • ICNCC Opening
  • Keynote & Invite Speeches
  • Breakout Sessions & Poster Session
  • Gala Dinner

December 16th, 2018

  • Lab Visit
    1. Optical Communication and Sensing Lab, NTUST. Advisor: Prof. Shien-Kuei Liaw 廖顯奎教授
    2. Mobilzing Information Technology Lab, NTUST. Advisor: Prof. Jenq-Shiou Leu 呂政修教授
    3. Broadband Multimedia Wireless Research Lab, NTUST. Advisor: Prof. Ray-Guang Cheng 鄭瑞光教授