2019 Oberpfaffenhofen Workshop on High Throughput Coding (OWHTC)

On February 27-28 2019, Chalmers University of Technology, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Institute for Communications Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are organizing a workshop on error correcting codes for high data rate applications.

We look forward to seeing you at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen!

Gianluigi Liva, Alexandre Graell i Amat, Fabian Steiner, Gerhard Kramer

Topics of interest

  • High throughput decoders for LDPC, Turbo, polar and product-like codes
  • Hardware friendly encoder and decoder designs
  • Quantization schemes for decoder implementations
  • Implementation aspects targeting FPGAs and ASICs

Confirmed Participants

  • Guido Montorsi (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Laurent Schmalen, Vahid Aref (Nokia Bell Labs Stuttgart)
  • Gerhard Bauch, Maximilian Stark (Technische Universität Hamburg)
  • Norbert Wehn (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
  • Catherine Douillard, Charbel Abdel Nour (IMT Atlantique)
  • Bane Vasic (University of Arizona)
  • Søren Forchhammer, Tayyab Mehmood (DTU Fotonik, Denmark)
  • Tommaso Foggi (Università degli Studi di Parma)
  • Georg Böcherer (Huawei Paris)
  • Stephan ten Brink, Sebastian Cammerer, Ahmed Elkelesh, Moustafa Ebada  (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Emmanuel Boutillon (Universite de Bretagne Sud)
  • Matteo Berioli, Markus Werner (Safran Aerosystems)
  • Maxim Kuschnerov, Wen Xu, Onurcan Iscan, Ronald Boehnke, Najeeb Ul Hassan (Huawei Munich)
  • Yu Hongchen, Alexey Maevskiy (Huawei Moscow)
  • Manfred Drimmel, Clemens Blöchl, Stefan Dierks, Timo Mayer, Francesco Rossetto (Rohde und Schwarz, München)
  • Joachim Neu (Stanford University)
  • Rainer Strobel (Intel)
  • Charles Garcia Stewart (Myneric)
  • David Gnaedig (TurboConcept)
  • Krishna Narayanan (Texas A&M University)
  • Andreas Burg (EPFL)
  • Frank Kschischang (University of Toronto)
  • Nicola Maturo (University of Luxembourg)
  • Luca Barletta, Marco Ferrari (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Markus Both (Tesat-Spacecom)
  • Helmut Grießer (ADVA)
  • Tudor Ninacs, Qing Bai (Intel)
  • Dirk Wübben (University of Bremen)
  • Rick Wesel (University of California Los Angeles)
  • Cyril Measson (Nokia Bell Labs Paris-Saclay)
  • Alexandre Graell i Amat (Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Christoph Günther, Sandro Scalise, Gianluigi Liva, Balazs Matuz, Mustafa Cemil Coşkun, Federico Clazzer, Estefania Recayte, Hannes Bartz, Thomas Jerkovits, Francisco Lazaro Blasco, Andrea Munari, Ramon Mata Calvo, Marcel Grec, Marvin Xhemrishi, Julio Ramirez Molina, Tomaso De Cola, Jorge Pacheco (DLR, German Aerospace Center)
  • Gerhard Kramer, Joachim Hagenauer, Vladimir Sidorenko, Emna ben Yacoub, Tobias Prinz, Fabian Steiner, Thomas Wiegart, Peihong Yuan, Zvezdana Kuzmanovic, Roberto Ferrara, Delcho Donev (Technische Universität München)

Program

Wednesday, February 27th

TimeSpeaker
09:10-09:40Guido Montorsi: "High speed decoding with two-stage soft-hard decoders"
09:40-10:10Rainer Strobl: "Error Correction Coding for Passive Optical Networks"
10:10-10:40Coffee Break + Poster Session 1
10:40-11:10Gerhard Kramer: "Design of Coarsely-Quantized Message Passing Decoders"
11:10-11:40Søren Forchhammer: "Configurable FPGA TPC FEC decoding for Tb/s optical communication"
11:40-12:10 Maxim Kuschnerov: "FEC and DSP requirements for future DCN & DCI"
12:10-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Norbert Wehn: "High Throughput Coding – An Implementation Centric View"
14:30-15:00Emmanuel Boutillon: "Good LDPC decoders with exchanged messages of size 1, 2 and 3 bits"
15:00-15:30Catherine Douillard: "Turbo codes for Tb/s communications: code design and hardware architecture"
15:30-16:00Coffee Break + Poster Session 2
16:00-16:30Georg Böcherer: "Probabilistic Parity Shaping for Linear Codes"
16:30-17:00Andreas Burg: "Information optimized quantized message passing for near-TBps fully pipelined LDPC decoding"
17:00-17:30Krishna Narayanan: "Soft Decision Decoding of Product Codes using Erasures"
17:30-18:00Marco Ferrari: "Absorbing Sets of Generalized LDPC codes"
18:00-18:30Rick Wesel (remote via WebEx): "Short variable-length codes with shared incremental redundancy: a new architecture for high throughput"

Thursday, February 28, 2019

09:00-09:30Fabian Steiner
09:30-10:00Alexandre Graell i Amat
10:00-10:30Frank Kschischang: "On the Design of Complexity-Optimized LDPC-Staircase Codes"
10:30-11:00Coffee Break & Poster Session 3
11:00-11:30Stefan ten Brink: "Decoder-in-the-loop: Genetic optimization-based code design"
11:30-12:00Gerhard Bauch: "Information Bottleneck Decoders for Message Passing Decoding with Coarse Quantization"
12:00-12:30Ramon Mata Calvo: "Optical technologies for very high throughput satellites"
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:30Bane Vasic: "Graph Expansion-Contraction Method for Estimating the Error Floors of LDPC Codes"
14:30-15:00Tommaso Foggi: "Spectrally Efficient Optical Communications"
15:00-15.30Laurent Schmalen: "Spatial Coupling - Essential Technology for High Throughput Coding?"
15:30-16:00Coffee Break + Poster 4
16:00-16:30Joachim Neu: "Quantized Polar Code Decoders: Analysis and Design"
16:30-17:00Hongchen Yu: "Reduction of power consumption for high throughput and high performance FEC"
17:00-17:30Stefan Dierks: "Decoding on GPUs on the Example of Turbo Product Codes"
17:30-18:00Balazs Matuz: "Probabilistic Shaping for On-Off Keying Modulation"

 

 

Registration

The registration is closed.

Venue

The workshop will take place at DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, German Aerospace Center) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany. Please bring your passport or ID card and register at the main entrance. The conference venue is building 124 (also see below in the directions section). We will also post signs at the entrance that will guide you the way.

Hotels

  • Hotels nearby (limited choice of restaurants in the area).
  • Hotels in the city center of Munich
    • Hotel Königswache (close to TUM and city center, metro U2 station "Theresienstrasse")
    • Hotel Marienbad (close to TUM and city center and main station, metro U2 station "Königsplatz")
    • Hotel Lex (close to TUM and city center, metro U1 station "Stiglmaierplatz")

Directions

You can find detailed directions to the conference venue in the PDF for download. If you come by car, please use parking garage P170. The actual conference venue is building 124.