Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program and RESCUE Project Summer School on Distributed Compression with Applications

Maanantai, elokuu 24, 2015 (Koko päivä) - Torstai, elokuu 27, 2015 (Koko päivä)

Venue: Lecture Hall SÄ111, Linnanmaa campus, University of Oulu Venue on the campus map

For travel and hotel information, please see www.visitoulu.com

Pre-registration required link to online registration

        

This summer school is targeted to graduate students, postdocs and other researchers in the field of information theory, signal processing and communications engineering. It is organized by the University of Oulu Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) and Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program in co-operation with Links-on-the-fly Technology for Robust, Efficient and Smart Communication in Unpredictable Environments (RESCUE) FP7 Project.

Participation in lectures and other scientifical sessions is free of charge. Lunches available at own cost in the university campus restaurants. Summer School Social Event on Thursday 27th of August is open for all summer school participants for 50 € incl. dinner and possibility to sauna bath (traditional Finnish smoke sauna available). Payment instructions provided in registration form.

 

The course consists of two main parts:

  • Basic information theory lectures by Professor Gerhard Kramer
  • Presentations of recent results from RESCUE

The objective is to introduce a basic information theoretical framework of distributed lossy and lossless source compression. Furthermore, the summer school aims at presenting applications of the information theoretical foundations to lossy decode-and-forward relay networks. In the poster session participants can demonstrate their results and get feedback from experts. 

1.Information theoretic foundations of distributed compression (18 h)

With the increasing interest toward wireless sensor networks due to increasing practical relevance of the internet of things, there is also a revived interest in joint optimization of distributed compression, communications and networking. The information theoretic foundations of those are relatively well understood when the problems are viewed in separation, but important open problems also exist. The fundamental understanding of information theoretic limits is of fundamental importance in future research of big data problems over wireless internet of things in general and wireless sensor networks in particular.

Scope: and contents:
Distributed data compression, source coding, rate distortion theory and compressive sensing with information theory approach in wireless networks

Instructor:
Prof. Gerhard Kramer, TU München, Germany

LINK TO COURSE MATERIAL (password protected)

The homework consists of supplimentary excercise problems and further problems that will be defined after Sept 14th, available on the material page (password protected).
 

2.Recent results and achievements in lossy decode-and-forward relay networks: from theory towards proof-of-concept (7 h)

Current communication standards and systems are not optimally prepared for their application in unpredictable environments which occur for example in serious disaster scenarios such as earthquakes or tsunamis. Cellular communications systems are planned using accurate/strict link budget allocation mechanisms, in order to keep the probability of outage in an acceptable range. The whole communication chain (coding, signaling chain, but as well as higher layer protocols) is optimized for the operation in this range. Therefore, communication services perform poorly or fail completely in unpredictable environments. RESCUE is an EU project proposing an integrated concept “links on the fly” which encompasses the key technologies of distributed joint source/channel coding in lossy wireless networks, exploitation of multi-path information transfer in wireless mesh networks, distributed and centralized MAC/network protocols for channel access, and routing, cross-layer design for interference management and error control.

Some recent results will be presented from each work package of the technical part of RESCUE project:

  • WP1: Theoretical analyses for limit and rate-distortion region
  • WP2: Code and algorithm design and optimization
  • WP3: Message transfer
  • WP4: Validation, integration and field trials

Scope and contents:
Following topics are considered in the context of lossy decode-and-forward relaying network: rate region and outage probability analysis, coding/decoding and power allocation algorithms, MAC layer protocols, validation and verification concepts

Key Speakers; Prof. Tadashi Matsumoto, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Dr. Yi Ma, University of Surrey, UK

Timetable:

Monday 24.8.2015
BASICS

Time

Session

Lecturer

8:30-10:00

Entropy, Divergence, and Information

Professor Gerhard Kramer

10:30-12:00

Typical Sequences and Sets

Professor Gerhard Kramer

12:00-13:15

Lunch Break

 

13:15-14:45

Rate Distortion Theory

Professor Gerhard Kramer

15:00-15:30

Wrap up

Professor Gerhard Kramer

Tuesday 25.8.2015 in
Distributed Source Coding

Time

Session

Lecturer

8:30-10:00

Lossless Distributed Source Coding

Professor Gerhard Kramer

10:30-12:00

Lossy Source Coding with Side Information

Professor Gerhard Kramer

12:00-13:15

Lunch Break

 

13:15-14:45

Lossy Distributed Source Coding

Professor Gerhard Kramer

15:00-15:30

Wrap up

Professor Gerhard Kramer

Wednesday 26.8.2015
Networks

Time

Session

Lecturer

8:30-10:00

Multiple Description Source Coding

Professor Gerhard Kramer

10:30-12:00

Compress-Forward Relaying

Professor Gerhard Kramer

12:00-13:15

Lunch Break

 

13:15-14:45

Noisy Network Coding

Professor Gerhard Kramer

15:00-15:30

Wrap Up

Professor Gerhard Kramer

15:30-16:30

Poster Session

 

 

Thursday 27.8.2015
Recent results and achievements in lossy decode-and-forward relay networks: from theory towards proof-of-concept

Time

Session

Organizer

8:30-9:30

Links-on-the-fly technologies: from the correlated source coding theorem viewpoint

Professor Tadashi Matsumoto

9:30-10:45

Towards terabits per second wireless communications

Dr. Yi Ma, University of Surrey

10:45-11:30

Theoretical analysis for lossy decode-and-forward relay networks

RESCUE WP1

11:30-12:30

Lunch Break

 

12:30-13:15

Physical and lower MAC layer code design and power allocation

RESCUE WP2

13:15-14:00

Organizing Message Transfer over Links-on-the-Fly

RESCUE WP3

14:00-15:00

Validation and Verification Concepts within RESCUE

RESCUE WP4

18:00 -22:00 Summer School Social Event "Finnish Evening"

Participation Fee € 50
Payment instructions provided in registration form.
 

   

         

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