IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29-31 October 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Communication in Energy Grids in the Era of Tactile Internet


Ozgur Ercetin, Sabanci University

Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London 

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

Motivation and scope

Future mobile networking aims to support ultra low latency, context-related service offering, personalised service delivery and highly flexible and efficient resource management.  They should unveil a novel mobile network architecture that not only improves physical data rate, but also creates a new ecosystem allowing the deployment of novel services and applications. A key target is to build a novel network architecture that should support not only classical mobile broadband applications and services but also vertical industry (e.g. Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, etc.) and other IoT-based services.

Tactile Internet is foreseen to represent the next step in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm thanks to its property of supporting extremely low latency, high availability, reliability and security, so building real-time interactive systems and physical tactile experiences remotely.  Relevant application areas for Tactile Internet include real-time gaming, industrial automation, transportation systems, health and education. However, technical solutions to Tactile Internet are still at their infancy.

The workshop which is in part supported by European Commission H2020 Marie Curie Sklodowska programme TACTILENet project, aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss the latest advances on architectural, theoretical and practical enablers for the realization of the Tactile Internet vision in future 5G smart systems.

Workshop date: Wednesday, October 31st

Workshop program:

Session 1 “Era of Tactile Internet”, 9:50 – 11:20

  • "Towards Emergent Security in Low-Latency Smart Grids with Distributed Control,” Marius Stübs, University of Hamburg
  • "Deep Q-Learning for Low-Latency Tactile Applications: Microgrid Communications,” Medhat Elsayed, Melike Kantarci, University of Ottawa
  • "ARIES: Low Voltage smArt gRid dIscrete Event Simulator to Enable Large Scale Learning in the Power Distribution Networks,” Riccardo Bonetto, Technische Universität Dresden
  • "Power to the Future: Use Cases and Challenges for Mobile, Self Configuring, and Distributed Power Grids,” Riccardo Bonetto, Technische Universität Dresden

Session 2 “Enabling the Tactile Internet”, 11:30 – 13:00

  • "Deep Joint Source-Channel Coding for Wireless Image Transmission,” David Burth Kurka, Imperial College London
  • “On the Trade-off Between Age of Cache Content and Energy Efficiency in Heterogeneous Networks,” Ozgur Ercetin, Sabanci University
  • "Random Access Schemes in Wireless Systems with Correlated User Activity" Anders E. Kalør, Aalborg University

TPC list

Ozgur Ercetin, Sabanci University

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London

Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University

Emre Koksal, The Ohio State University

Tamer Elbatt, American University Cairo

Mohammed Nafie, Nile University

Ozgur Gurbuz, Sabanci University