Stratosphere: The Uncharted Frontier in Networks

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In this talk, a novel wireless infrastructure will be presented which includes a new stratospheric access & computing layer composed of high altitude platform station (HAPS) constellations positioned in stratosphere in addition to the legacy terrestrial layer and the emerging satellite layer. With its bird's-eye and almost-line-of-sight view of an entire metropolitan area, a HAPS is more than a base station in the air; it is a new architecture paradigm with access, transport, and core network functionalities for integrated connectivity, computing, sensing, positioning, navigation, and surveillance, towards enabling a variety of use-cases in an agile, smart, and sustainable manner for smart cities and societies of the future.

Speaker: Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu
Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) Lab
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Date: 14 Mar 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu of Carleton University


Stratosphere: The Uncharted Frontier in Networks


Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a Fellow of the IEEE with the citation “for contributions to wireless access architectures in cellular networks”, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC),a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and an Expert Panelist of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA|CAC). He is a Distinguished Speaker for the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society on 5G/6G wireless technologies. Dr. Yanikomeroglu is currently serving as a Member of IEEE ComSoc Governence Council (2023-2024), IEEE ComSoc Conference Council (2022-2023), and IEEE ComSoc GIMS (2023-2025). He has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) from its inception in 1998 in various capacities including serving as a Executive Committee member and the Technical Program Chair or Co-Chair of WCNC 2004 (Atlanta), WCNC 2008 (Las Vegas), and WCNC 2014 (Istanbul); currently, he is serving as the Chair of the WCNC Steering Committee (2019-2024). He is also a Member of the IEEE PIMRC (International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications) Steering Committee (2019-2024). He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2010-Fall) held in Ottawa, and the General Chair of the IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2017-Fall) held in Toronto. He has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He was the Chair of the IEEE’s Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Communications Technical Committee with 1,500+ members).


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