IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking
6–9 June 2022 // Sofia, Bulgaria

Full Program

All times are indicated for LOCAL TIME ZONE SOFIA – (CET+1hrs; EDT-7hrs; PDT-10hrs; IST+2.30hrs)

Monday, June 6

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
TS1: Tutorial Session 1

Blockchain as a Database, Communication Networks and WEB3.0

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
TS2: Tutorial Session 2

Antenna Optimization and Beamforming for 5G/6G Communications

5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
OS: Welcome Reception


Tuesday, June 7

9:15 am – 10:00 am
KT1: Keynote 1-Connectivity Security – Vision to the Future

Chair: Vladimir K. Poulkov

10:00 am – 10:30 am
PS1: Poster Session I

Classification of ICMP Connection Time With a Multi-Layered Neural Network 
Irina Hristova Topalova
Maritime Drone Services Ecosystem- Potentials and Challenges 
Bilal Muhammad and Anders Gregersen

10:30 am – 12:30 am
TS1: Wireless Communications 1

Chair: Octavian Fratu
Throughput Maximization for Full Duplex Wireless Powered Cooperative Communication Network 
Syed Adil Abbas Kazmi, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal and Sinem Coleri
5G Network Slicing With Multi-Purpose AI Models 
Alper Endes and Baris Yuksekkaya
Optimization-Driven Design of a 90◦ Metasurface Phase Shifter at 60 GHz 
Pablo Zapata Cano, Evangelos Vassos, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos Lazaridis, Traianos Yioultsis, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis and Alexandros Feresidis
Propeller Effects on mmWave UAV Channels: A Statistical and Empirical Modeling Study 
Halil Said Cankurtaran, Amit Kachroo, Wooyeol Choi, John O’Hara, Serhan Yarkan, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Mazen Omar Hasna and Sabit Ekin
Analysis of the Influence of the Channel Model on the Optimum Switching Points in a Cognitive Radio Network Using Adaptive FEC 
José Marcos Brito and Elvira Diogo
CPU Resource Resilience in Wireless Mobile Communications: Design and Evaluation on COTS Virtual Distributed Platform 
Rekha Reddy, Shaden Baradie, SB, Michael Gundall and Christoph Lipps

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
TS2: Next Generation Mobile and Wireless Networks

Chair: Zaharias D. Zaharis
Fully Automated Testbed of Cisco Virtual Routers in Cloud Based Environments 
Andra-Flavia Sicoe, Robert Botez, Iustin-Alexandru Ivanciu and Virgil Dobrota
Performance Evaluation Analysis of an Unslotted Transmission Mechanism in Optical Intra-Data Center Networks 
Peristera A. Baziana
A Cloud-Native Platform for 5G Experimentation 
Álvaro Vázquez-Rodríguez, Carlos Giraldo-Rodríguez and David Chaves-Diéguez
Robust Cooperative Primary User Detection in Malicious Cognitive Radio Networks 
Loqman R. R. As-Sayid-Ahmad, Nour Mansour and Dirk Dahlhaus
Weighted Naïve Bayes Approach for Imbalanced Indoor Positioning System Using UWB 
Fuhu Che, Waqas Bin Abbas, Qasim Zeeshan Ahmed, Bisma Amjad, Faheem A. Khan and Pavlos Lazaridis
IoT Threat Detection Testbed Using Generative Adversarial Networks 
Farooq Shaikh, Elias Bou-Harb, Jorge Crichigno, Aysegul Yayimli, Aldin Vehabovic and Nasir Ghani

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
PS2: Poster Session II

Design of a Microstrip Dual Band Fractal Antenna for Mobile Communications 
Amin Al Ka’bi
Algorithm for Determining the Optical Connection Points in a PON Network 
Patrick Sotindjo, Abdel Anziz Coles and Léopold Djogbe
Fuzzy Control of Traffic Junctions in Undersaturated Urban Networks 
Boriana Vatchova, Mo Adda, Yordanka Boneva and Alexander Gegov
vDNS: Securing DNS From Amplification Attacks 
Mohammad Mashud Nesary and Abdullah Aydeger

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TS3: Wireless Communications II

Chair: Agata Manolova
A Proposed Algorithm for Synthesizing the Radiation Pattern of Antenna Arrays 
Amin Al Ka’bi
Constellation Shaping for Phase Noise Channels With Deep Learning Approach 
Amir Omidi, Ming Zeng and Leslie Rusch
Concatenated Reed-Solomon and Polarization-Adjusted Convolutional (PAC) Codes 
Mohsen Moradi and Amir Mozammel
Improving 5G NR Uplink Channel Estimation With Artificial Neural Networks: A Practical Study on NR PUSCH Receiver 
Abdurrahman B Dayi
On the Performance of a Data-Reuse Fast RLS Algorithm for Acoustic Echo Cancellation 
Laura-Maria Dogariu, Constantin Paleologu, Jacob Benesty and Silviu Ciochina
Kinect Sensors Network Calibration in Controlled Environment Based on Semantic Information 
Krasimir Tonchev, Nikolay Neshov, Radostina Petkova, Agata Manolova and Vladimir K. Poulkov

Wednesday, June 8

9:00 am – 10:00 am
KT2: Keynote 2

Chair: Albena Mihovska

10:00 am – 10:30 am
PS3: Poster Session III

Context-Aware Communication Networks With Users in the Loop 
Dessislava Koshnicharova, Albena Mihovska, Pavlina Koleva and Vladimir K. Poulkov
Software-Defined Radio Network Positioning Technology Design. Transmitter Development 
Grigoriy Fokin and Dmitry Volgushev
Three Staged Railway Track Fault Diagnosis Using Stereo-Imaging, Canny Edge Filter and Binary Image Classifier
Ali Shah, Abi Waqas, Tanweer Hussain and Muhammad Zakir Shaikh

10:30 am – 12:30 am
TS4: Wireless Communications III

Chair: Amin Al Ka’bi
On the Performance of DCF in Full Duplex WLANs With Hidden Terminals 
Anastasios C. Politis, Costas Hilas and Hristos T. Anastassiu
Intelligent Spectrum Occupancy Prediction for Realistic Measurements: GRU Based Approach 
Armed Tusha, Batuhan Kaplan, Hakan A. Çırpan, Khalid A. Qaraqe and Huseyin Arslan
Efficient Multiplexing of Downlink eMBB and URLLC Traffic With Massive MU-MIMO 
Artem Krasilov, Irina Lebedeva, Ruslan Yusupov and Evgeny Khorov
Intercept Probability Analysis of NOMA-Enabled V2V Communications Over Double-Rayleigh Fading Channels 
Neha Jaiswal, Anshul Pandey, Suneel Yadav and Neetesh Purohit
Outage-Constrained Transceiver Power Loading: A Deep Learning Approach to Robust Massive MIMO Downlink 
Yundi Li, Guanxing Lu, Huapeng Zhou, Yafei Wang and Wenjin Wang
Multi-Objective Resource Allocation for 5G Using Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning 
Hasan Anıl Akyıldız, Ömer Faruk Gemici, Ibrahim Hokelek and Hakan A. Çırpan

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
TS5: Emerging Areas of Wireless Communications Research

Chair: Virgil Dobrota
Deep Reservoir Computing Using Echo State Networks and Liquid State Machine 
Dan-Andrei Margin, Iustin-Alexandru Ivanciu and Virgil Dobrota
On the Investigation of Carbon Dioxide Medium for VLC Based Downhole Telemetry System 
Ozgur Alaca, Sezer Can Tokgoz, Albertus Retnanto, Scott Miller and Khalid A. Qaraqe
Velox: Next-Generation Industrial Cellular Networks With Programmable Data Planes 
Kerim Gökarslan and Tuna Tugcu
Terahertz Metamaterial Absorber for Biomedical Sensing and EMI/EMC Applications Using Concentric Resonators 
Sagnik Banerjee, Mohammad S Khan, Purba Dutta, Snehasish Basu, Bharti Ainapure and Bhargav Appasani
Anomaly Detection in SACP Cell Data Using Changepoint and One-Class SVM 
Ayushi Hiteshbhai Ahjolia, Deep Ashish Jariwala, Kshirasagar Naik, Md Rubayatur Bhuyian, Marzia Zaman, Bernard Plourde and Gary Sakauye
Malicious Impact Mitigation by Index-Modulation for Decision Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks 
Rozan Alslamat, Abdullah Alhasanat and Saud Althunibat

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
PS4: Poster Session IV

A Survey on the Effects of Human Blockage on the Performance of mmWave Communication Systems 
Ayham Alyosef, Stamatia Rizou, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos Lazaridis, Ahmed Nor, Octavian Fratu, Simona Halunga, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis and Traianos Yioultsis
Variability Analysis of Multi-Stage Mach-Zehnder Based Photonic Integrated Delay Line
Zarlish Mushtaq, Bhawani Chowdhry and Muhammad Uqaili
Preliminary Results on Overlaid Cooperation Channels Between Nearby IEEE 802.11 Access Points
Santosh Nagaraj and Mahasweta Sarkar

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PN1: Panel Session -Operator Defined Open and Intelligent Radio Access Networks (O-RAN) – from Research to Deployment!

Chair: Vladimir K. Poulkov

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
BQ: Banquet

Room: Metropolitan Hotel

Thursday, June 9

9:00 am – 10:00 am
KT3: Keynote 3: 6G-life: Metaverse with Touch

Chair: Albena Mihovska

10:30 am – 12:30 am
SS1: AI-enabled Future Communication Systems

Special Session 1-H2020-MSCA-MOTOR5G
Chair: Pavlos Lazaridis
Joint Proportional Fairness Scheduling Using Iterative Search for mmWave Concurrent Transmission 
Ahmed Nor
Demand Based Proportional Fairness Scheduling for 5G eMBB Services 
Ahmed Nor, Octavian Fratu, Simona Halunga, Ayham Alyosef, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos Lazaridis and Stamatia Rizou
Towards 6G: Deep Learning in Cell-Free Massive MIMO 
Lazaros Alexios Iliadis, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Sotirios Sotiroudis, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, George K. Karagiannidis and Sotirios Goudos
Resource Allocation Ensuring Physical Layer Security in Cooperative Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in 6G Networks 
Asim Ul Haq, Bilal Muhammad and Albena Mihovska
Comparative Study of Neural Network Architectures Applied to Antenna Array Beamforming 
Haya Al Kassir, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos Lazaridis, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Traianos Yioultsis, Ioannis Chochliouros and Thomas Xenos
Simulation Analysis of a Wideband Antenna on a Drone 
Venkat Reddy Kandregula, Pavlos Lazaridis, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Qasim Zeeshan Ahmed, Faheem A. Khan, Maryam Hafeez and Ioannis Chochliouros
An Adaptive Beamforming Approach Applied to Planar Antenna Arrays Using Neural Networks 
Ioannis Mallioras, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos Lazaridis, Vladimir K. Poulkov, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis and Traianos Yioultsis
SoftVotingSleepNet: Majority Vote of Deep Learning Models for Sleep Stage Classification From Raw Single EEG Channel 
Nikolay Neshov, Krasimir Tonchev, Yuliyan Velchev, Agata Manolova and Vladimir K. Poulkov

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SS2: Towards Next Generation Communication Systems

Chair: Mehmet Ulema
Signal Decoding in an NLOS VLC System With the Presence of Anti-Reflective Obstacles 
Christoforos Papaioannou, Marina E. Plissiti, Yiorgos Sfikas, Georgios Papatheodorou, Simon-Ilias Poulis, Aristides Efthymiou and Yiorgos Tsiatouhas
Extended Reach NRZ-OOK Data Transmission for 40G/60G/100G SWDM4 Systems Over Multimode OM3/OM4 Fibers 
Carlos Agossou, Léopold Djogbe, Max Fréjus O. Sanya, Patrick Sotindjo, Antoine Vianou and Christelle Aupetit-Berthelemot
Ransomware Detection and Classification Strategies 
Aldin Vehabovic, Nasir Ghani, Elias Bou-Harb, Jorge Crichigno and Aysegul Yayimli
A Time Series Forecasting Approach to Minimize Cold Start Time in Cloud-Serverless Platform 
Akash Puliyadi Jegannathan, Rounak Saha and Sourav Kanti Addya
Automatic Identification System Signals Propagation in Troposphere Ducting Conditions 
Irina Sirkova
On Differences Between Transmission Line-Based Wave Digital Models of Gysel Power Dividers 
Biljana Stosic and Marin Nedelchev
Application of Object Detection Approaches on the Wideband Sensing Problem 
Sefa Kayraklık, Yusuf Alagöz and Ahmet F Coskun
3D Scene Extraction Using Plane Detection Algorithm 
Radostina Petkova, Krasimir Tonchev, Agata Manolova and Vladimir K. Poulkov

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
TS6: Future Networking Technologies

Chair: Simona Halunga
Deep Learning Based CP-OFDM Signal Classification With Data Augmentation 
Jorge Combo, Anxo Tato, J. Joaquín Escudero-Garzás, Luis Pérez Roca and Pablo González
Throughput and Delay Considerations of UAV Assisted Vehicular Wireless Networks
Sai Shruthi Gadhiraju, Mahasweta Sarkar and Santosh Nagaraj
Predicting Energy Consumption Using Edge-Inferencing Technique
Christopher Paolini, Ved Sharma and Mahasweta Sarkar
Secrecy Outage Probability in Cooperative NOMA Based 5G Wireless Networks in Nakagami-m Fading Environment 
Priyesh Ranjan, Aswathi V and Poornima S
Mobile Sink Assisted Data Gathering for URLLC in IoT Using a Fuzzy Logic System 
Seyed salar Sefati and Simona Halunga
Providing High Capacity for AR/VR Traffic in 5G Systems With Multi-Connectivity 
Maxim Susloparov, Artem Krasilov and Evgeny Khorov

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
CS: Closing Session

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