Enhanced Resource Scheduling for Platooning in 5G V2X Systems

Vehicular platooning with short inter-vehicular distances promises to achieve better road traffic efficiency and high fuel savings. Manoeuvring and maintaining such Platoons is very challenging and requires mutual awareness and coordination between the vehicles through a highly reliable and low latency communication mechanism. Thus, cellular vehicle-to-vehicle communication is a key ...

Nicotine dependence among adolescents in the European Union: How many and who are affected?

© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. BACKGROUND: Nicotine dependence during adolescence increases the risk of continuing smoking into adulthood. The magnitude of nicotine dependence among adolescents in the European Union (EU) has ...

Silicon Nitride Bragg Grating with Joule Thermal Tuning for External Cavity Lasers

The paper presents a fabrication platform based on silicon nitride embedded in silica on silicon wafers. Long Bragg gratings have been fabricated for narrow linewidth lasers. A narrow stop-band (0.2 nm) Bragg gratings with etched facet chips is achieved in this platform. Heaters have been integrated on the chips allowing ...

1.2Tbit/s Single Channel and 45Tbit/s WDM Field Transmission

We demonstrate the first field fiber transmission experiment with channel rates >1 Tbit/s field-deployed production network of Etisalat. Full C-Band transmission with only 40 channels is demonstrated over 93 km SSMF using EDFAs only. After FEC decoding a record net capacity of 45 Tbit/s was achieved.

16384-QAM TRANSMISSION AT 10 GBD OVER 25-KM SSMF USING POLARIZATION-MULTIPLEXED PROBABILISTIC CONSTELLATION SHAPING

We demonstrate the transmission of 10-GBd polarization-multiplexed probabilistically shaped 16384-ary quadrature amplitude modulation (16384-QAM) over 25.5-km standard single mode fiber (SSMF), with a net single-carrier bit rate of 223.8 Gb/s carrying 22.3 information bits/symbol/2-pol.

5G New Radio User Equipment Power Modelling and Potential Energy Savings

Currently the 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) is studying how user equipment power saving can be achieved for the upcoming fifth generation New Radio technology. To accomplish this objective a power model has been developed for evaluation of schemes related to Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connected mode, Radio Resource Management, ...

Transparent Remote Connectivity to Bluetooth Low Energy Devices

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) has increased our needs for secure and transparent inter-connectivity between heterogeneous networks. We expect everything to be connected regardless of the access technology. However, an important part of the IoT consists of the short-range wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth or ZigBee. ...

An early characterisation of wearing variability on motion signals for wearables

We explore a new variability observed in motion signals acquired from modern wearables. Wearing variability refers to the variations of the device orientation and placement across wearing events. We collect the accelerometer data on a smartwatch and an earbud and analyse how motion signals change due to the wearing variability. ...

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Design of Robust Sensory Systems

Despite significant advances in the performance of sensory inference models, their poor robustness to changing environmental conditions and hardware remains a major hurdle for widespread adoption. In this paper, we introduce the concept of unsupervised domain adaptation which is a technique to adapt sensory inference models to new domains only ...

The city as a personal assistant

Publication rights licensed to ACM. Conversational agents are increasingly becoming digital partners in our everyday computational experiences. Although rich, and fresh in content, they are oblivious to users? locality beyond geospatial weather and traffic conditions. We introduce conversational agents that are hyper-local, embedded deeply into the urban infrastructure providing rich, ...

WellComP 2019: Second international workshop on computing for well-being

Publication rights licensed to ACM. With the advancements in ubiquitous computing, ubicomp technology has deeply spread into our daily lives, including office work, home and house-keeping, health management, transportation, or even urban living environments. Furthermore, beyond the initial metric of computing, such as ?efficiency? and ?productivity?, the benefits that people ...

Capturing Attentional Problems with Smart Eyewear

Emerging smart eyewear solutions offer new ways to present information. In addition, new technology provides an unobtrusive way to study human cognitive and attentional functions in real life. This combination presents a unique possibility to design more usable and intuitive interfaces and information visualizations for the users. Flexible and fluent ...

Degradable inference for energy autonomous vision applications

Publication rights licensed to ACM. Mobile vision systems, often battery-powered, are now incredibly powerful in capturing, analyzing, and understanding real-world events uncovering interminable opportunities for new applications in the areas of life-logging, cognitive augmentation, security, safety, wildlife surveillance, etc. There are two complementary challenges in the design of a mobile ...

222-GBAUD ON-OFF KEYING TRANSMITTER USING ULTRA-HIGH-SPEED 2:1-SELECTOR AND PLASMONIC MODUATOR ON SILICON PHOTONICS

We demonstrate a 222-GBaud OOK optical transmitter for short-reach transmission, with direct detection after 120 m of standard single mode fiber. To reach this record symbol rate, we leverage a 2:1 digital multiplexing selector in InP DHBT and a plasmonic-organic hybrid (POH) modulator on silicon photonics.

Formation of protein networks between mucins: Molecular dynamics study based on the interaction energy of the system

Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed for a model aqueous solution of mucin. As mucin is a central part of lubricin, a key component of synovial fluid, we investigate its ability to form cross-linked networks. Such network formation could be of major importance for the viscoelastic properties of the soft-matter ...

OSAA: On-Demand Source Authentication and Authorization in the Internet

Lack of ability to control inbound traffic is one of the essential security vulnerabilities of the present Internet. It is the consequence of the fundamental fact that the Internet was built as a highly distributed public network, in which every node may freely send arbitrary traffic to any other node. ...

FLEXIBLE 50 GBPS PON BASED ON CAP-4 AND PAM-4 WITH USER INTERLEAVING

In this paper we propose a flexible 50G PON based on CAP (carrier less amplitude phase) modulation and compare this with our user interleaving PAM-4 scheme at 50G as well.

IEEE 802.11 Extremely High Throughput: The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Technology Beyond 802.11ax

Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) is continuously innovating to cater for the upcoming customer demands, driven by the digitalisation of everything, both in the home as well as the enterprise and hotspot spaces. In this article, we introduce to the wireless community IEEE 802.11 extremely high throughput (EHT), the next generation of Wi-Fi ...

COLLECTIVE SELF-LEARNING BY EXCHANGING ML MODELS

Collective self-learning based on Machine Learning (ML) model sharing and combination is proposed to accelerate ML-based algorithm deployment. The considered architecture is presented, together with three different alternatives for combining ML models. Performance analysis is carried out on an illustrative use case for autonomic transmission.

On the Benefits of Network-Level Cooperation in Millimeter-Wave Communications

Relaying techniques for millimeter-wave wireless networks represent a powerful solution for improving the transmission performance. In this paper, we quantify the benefits in terms of delay and throughput for a random-Access multi-user millimeter-wave wireless network, assisted by a full-duplex network cooperative relay. The relay is equipped with a queue for ...