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This paper proposes energy-efficient solutions for the smart light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system, which provides minimal energy consumption while simultaneously satisfying illuminance requirements of the users in a typical office space. In addition to artificial light from dimmable LED lamps, natural daylight coming from external sources, su...

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems increasingly rely on wireless communication standards. In a common industrial scenario, indoor wireless IoT devices communicate with access points to deliver data collected from industrial sensors, robots and factory machines. Due to static or quasi-static locations of IoT devices and access points, histo...

We consider the problem of maximum likelihood estimation in linear models represented by factor graphs and solved via the Gaussian belief propagation algorithm. Motivated by massive internet of things (IoT) networks and edge computing, we set the above problem in a clustered scenario, where the factor graph is divided into clusters and assigned for...

We present a statistical analysis of a mixed radio-frequency (RF)-visible light communications (VLC) relaying system, where outdoor millimeter wave based RF links are utilized to provide backhaul connectivity for indoor VLC broadcasting. The multiple RF links are assumed to communicate with the VLC access point through decode-and-forward relay. Nov...

We consider a relay-aided Slotted ALOHA solution for uplink random access for an Optical Wireless Communications (OWC)-based Internet of Things (IoT). The first phase of uplink, the one between IoT devices and the relays, is realized using indoor OWC, while the second phase, between the relays and a base station, represents the long-range RF transm...

Due to their Radio-Frequency (RF) immunity, Visible Light Communications (VLC) pose as a promising technology for interference sensitive applications such as medical data networks. In this paper, we investigate mixed RF-VLC relaying systems especially suited for this type of applications that support mobility. In this system setup, the end-user, wh...

Nonlinear state estimation (SE), with the goal of estimating complex bus voltages based on all types of measurements available in the power system, is usually solved using the iterative Gauss-Newton method. The nonlinear SE presents some difficulties when considering inputs from both phasor measurement units and supervisory control and data acquisi...

p>We propose a linear state estimation (SE) model with complex coefficients and variables suitable for processing large-scale data in electric power systems observable by phasor measurement units. The presented model is based on factor graphs and solved using the belief propagation (BP) algorithm. The proposed algorithm is placed in the non-overlap...

p>We propose a linear state estimation (SE) model with complex coefficients and variables suitable for processing large-scale data in electric power systems observable by phasor measurement units. The presented model is based on factor graphs and solved using the belief propagation (BP) algorithm. The proposed algorithm is placed in the non-overlap...

Fifth-Generation (5G) networks have a potential to accelerate power system transition to a flexible, softwarized, data-driven, and intelligent grid. With their evolving support for Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) functions, 5G networks are expected to enable novel data-centric Smart Grid (SG) services. In this paper, we explore h...

In this paper, we investigate the design of a novel hybrid optical wireless communication (OWC)/radio frequency (RF) solution suitable for massive machine-type communication (mMTC). The proposed scenario consists of a massive collection of indoor OWC-based small cells that connect low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the network infrastruct...

The power system state estimation (SE) algorithm estimates the complex bus voltages based on the available set of measurements. Because phasor measurement units (PMUs) are becoming more widely employed in transmission power systems, a fast SE solver capable of exploiting PMUs' high sample rates is required. To accomplish this, we present a method f...

Several communication models that are of relevance in practice are asymmetric in the way they act on the transmitted "objects". Examples include channels in which the amplitudes of the transmitted pulses can only be decreased, channels in which the symbols can only be deleted, channels in which non-zero symbols can only be shifted to the right (e.g...

In this paper, we propose a Slotted ALOHA (SA)-inspired solution for an indoor optical wireless communication (OWC)-based Internet of Things (IoT) system. Assuming that the OWC receiver exploits the capture effect, we are interested in the derivation of error probability of decoding a short-length data packet originating from a randomly selected OW...

The goal of the state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate complex bus voltages as state variables based on the available set of measurements in the power system. Because phasor measurement units (PMUs) are increasingly being used in transmission power systems, there is a need for a fast SE solver that can take advantage of high sampling rates...

This paper studies properties of binary runlength-limited sequences with additional constraints on their Hamming weight and/or their number of runs of identical symbols. An algebraic and a probabilistic (entropic) characterization of the exponential growth rate of the number of such sequences, i.e., their information capacity, are obtained by using...

The goal of the state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate complex bus voltages as state variables based on the available set of measurements in the power system. Because phasor measurement units (PMUs) are increasingly being used in transmission power systems, there is a need for a fast SE solver that can take advantage of PMU high sampling ra...

The goal of the state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate complex bus voltages as state variables based on the available set of measurements in the power system. Because phasor measurement units (PMUs) are increasingly being used in transmission power systems, there is a need for a fast SE solver that can take advantage of PMU high sampling ra...

Modern industrial systems now, more than ever, require secure and efficient ways of communication. The trend of making connected, smart architectures is beginning to show in various fields of the industry such as manufacturing and logistics. The number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices used in such systems is naturally increasing and industry lea...

We study properties of binary runlength-limited sequences with
additional constraints on their weight and/or the number of runs of
identical symbols they contain.
An algebraic and a probabilistic (entropic) characterization of the
exponential growth rate of the number of such sequences, i.e., their
information capacity, are obtained, and properties...

We present a novel autoencoder-based approach for designing codes that provide unequal error protection (UEP) capabilities. The proposed approach, based on a generalization of an autoencoder loss function, provides a versatile framework for the design of message-wise and bit-wise UEP codes. Using an associated weight vector, the generalized loss fu...

In this article, we consider a random access scheme for an indoor Internet of Things (IoT) framework that uses optical wireless communication (OWC). We focus on a Slotted ALOHA (SA)-based solution where a number of OWC IoT users contend to send data to a central OWC receiver. In any given slot, and for a randomly selected active user, we consider t...

The purpose of a state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate the values of the state variables considering the available set of measurements. The centralised SE becomes impractical for large-scale systems, particularly if the measurements are spatially distributed across wide geographical areas. Dividing the large-scale systems into clusters (\i...

The purpose of a state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate the values of the state variables considering the available set of measurements. The centralised SE becomes impractical for large-scale systems, particularly if the measurements are spatially distributed across wide geographical areas. Dividing the large-scale systems into clusters (\i...

The purpose of a state estimation (SE) algorithm is to estimate the values of the state variables considering the available set of measurements. The centralised SE becomes impractical for large-scale systems, particularly if the measurements are spatially distributed across wide geographical areas. Dividing the large-scale systems into clusters (\i...

We study properties of binary runlength-limited sequences with additional restrictions on their weight and/or the number of runs
of identical symbols they contain.
An algebraic and a probabilistic (entropic) characterization of the exponential growth rate of the number of such sequences, i.e., their information capacity, are obtained, and propertie...

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices within cyber-physical infrastructure systems grows at an increasing rate. This poses significant device management and security challenges to current IoT networks. Among several approaches to cope with these challenges, data-based methods rooted in deep learning (DL) are receiving an increase...

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices grows at an increasing rate, revealing shortcomings of current IoT networks for cyber-physical infrastructure systems to cope with ensuing device management and security issues. Data-based methods rooted in deep learning (DL) are recently considered to cope with such problems, albeit challeng...

The state estimation algorithm estimates the values of the state variables based on the measurement model described as the system of equations. Prior to applying the state estimation algorithm, the existence and uniqueness of the solution of the underlying system of equations is determined through the observability analysis. If a unique solution do...

Wi-Fi systems based on the IEEE 802.11 standards are the most popular wireless interfaces that use Listen Before Talk (LBT) method for channel access. The distinctive feature of a majority of LBT-based systems is that the transmitters use preambles that precede the data to allow the receivers to perform packet detection and carrier frequency offset...

Due to their Radio-Frequency (RF) immunity, Visible light Communications (VLC) pose as a promising technology for interference sensitive applications such as medical data networks. In this paper, we investigate mixed RF-VLC relaying systems especially suited for this type of applications that support mobility. In this system setup, the end-user, wh...

We consider a relay-aided Slotted ALOHA solution for uplink random access for an Optical Wireless Communications (OWC)-based Internet of Things (IoT). The first phase of uplink, the one between IoT devices and the relays, is realized using indoor OWC, while the second phase, between the relays and a base station, represents the long-range RF transm...

Motivated by the superior performance of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), and driven by the rapid growth in data volume produced by seismic surveys, in this work we explore a 32 bits per pixel (b/p) extension of the HEVC codec for compression of seismic data. We propose to reassemble seismic slices in a format that corresponds to video signal a...

Reconstruction of magnetic resonance images (MRI) benefits from incorporating a priori knowledge about statistical dependencies among the representation coefficients. Recent results demonstrate that modeling intraband dependencies with Markov Random Field (MRF) models enable superior reconstructions compared to inter-scale models. In this paper, we...

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a recent addition to the 3GPP standards offering low power wide area networking (LP-WAN) for a massive amount of IoT devices communicating at low data rates in the licensed bands. As the number of deployed NB-IoT devices worldwide increases, the question of energy-efficient real-world NB-IoT device and netw...

Remote sensing applications have gained in popularity in recent years, which has resulted in vast amounts of data being produced on a daily basis. Managing and delivering large sets of data becomes extremely difficult and resource demanding for the data vendors, but even more for individual users and third party stakeholders. Hence, research in the...

Federated learning is a decentralized topology of deep learning, that trains a shared model through data distributed among each client (like mobile phones, wearable devices), in order to ensure data privacy by avoiding raw data exposed in data center (server). After each client computes a new model parameter by stochastic gradient descent (SGD) bas...

Federated learning is a decentralized topology of deep learning, that trains a shared model through data distributed among each client (like mobile phones, wearable devices), in order to ensure data privacy by avoiding raw data exposed in data center (server). After each client computes a new model parameter by stochastic gradient decrease (SGD) ba...

We present a novel observability analysis approach based on the factor graphs and Gaussian belief propagation (BP) algorithm. The observable islands are identified by following the evolution of marginal variances of the state variables. The resulting algorithm, due to the sparsity of the underlying power network, has the linear computational comple...

The increasing interest in distributed energy generation from renewable sources is enabling traditional energy consumers to become active energy producers. They can be
formed into virtual clusters for easier management and to reduce costs; the virtual clusters are usually referred to as virtual microgrids (VMG). The VMGs are coordinated by
energy t...

Lighting systems based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) possess many benefits over their incandescent counterparts including longer lifespans, lower energy costs, better quality of light and no toxic elements, all without sacrificing consumer satisfaction. Their lifespan is not affected by switching frequency allowing for better illumination control...

Smart Grid is expected to support a variety of services for energy prosumers-entities that are able both to produce and consume energy. Enabling cooperation among such prosumers in the form of energy trading may be highly beneficial for all actors in Smart Grid. However, in order to provide energy trading capabilities, a communication infrastructur...

Distributed energy trading among energy prosumers (i.e., energy producers that also consume energy) is expected to bring significant cost benefits for the participating actors. In terms of the system architecture, physical grouping into microgrids (MG) can be further enhanced by communication infrastructure that provides support for flexible organi...

We present a novel distributed Gauss-Newton method for the non-linear state estimation (SE) model based on a probabilistic inference method called belief propagation (BP). The main novelty of our work comes from applying BP sequentially over a sequence of linear approximations of the SE model, akin to what is done by the Gauss-Newton method. The re...

We study detection of random signals corrupted by noise that over time switch their values (states) between a finite set of possible values, where the switchings occur at unknown points in time. We model such signals as hidden semi-Markov signals (HSMS), which generalize classical Markov chains by introducing explicit (possibly non-geometric) distr...

The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DERs) and smart technologies has enabled the integration of microgrid generation into the energy supply chain. This paper proposes the use of energy trading agents (ETA) in the overlaying communication system in a neighbourhood area network (NAN) in which a number of microgrids (MGs) are grouped to...

This paper presents an approach for visible light communication-based indoor positioning using compressed sensing. We consider a large number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) simultaneously transmitting their positional information and a user device equipped with a photo-diode. By casting the LED signal separation problem into an equivalent compress...

This paper presents an approach for visible light communication-based indoor positioning using compressed sensing. We consider a large number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) simultaneously transmitting their positional information and a user device equipped with a photo-diode. By casting the LED signal separation problem into an equivalent compress...

Exponential increase in mobile video delivery will continue with the demand for higher resolution, multi-view and large-scale multicast video services. Novel fifth generation (5G) 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard will bring a number of new opportunities for optimizing video delivery across both 5G core and radio access network. One of the promising app...

Exponential increase in mobile video delivery will continue with the demand for higher resolution, multi-view and large-scale multicast video services. Novel fifth generation (5G) 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard will bring a number of new opportunities for optimizing video delivery across both 5G core and radio access network. One of the promising app...

This chapter presents an overview of coded slotted ALOHA (CSA), which is a slotted ALOHA-based random access scheme with iterative interference cancellation. The iterative reception algorithm of CSA is analogous to the iterative belief-propagation erasure-decoding, motivating the use of the tools from codes-on-graphs to design and analyze CSA schem...

We study detection of random signals corrupted by noise that over time switch their values (states) from a finite set of possible values, where the switchings occur at unknown points in time. We model such signals by means of a random duration model that to each possible state assigns a probability mass function which controls the statistics of dur...

Machine-type communications and large-scale information processing architectures are among key (r)evolutionary enhancements of emerging fifth-generation (5G) mobile cellular networks. Massive data acquisition and processing will make 5G network an ideal platform for large-scale system monitoring and control with applications in future smart transpo...

We consider the problem of detecting a random walk on a graph, based on observations of the graph nodes. When visited by the walk, each node of the graph observes a signal of elevated mean, which we assume can be different across different nodes. Outside of the path of the walk, and also in its absence, nodes measure only noise. Assuming the Neyman...

Machine-type communication services in mobile cel- lular systems are currently evolving with an aim to efficiently address a massive-scale user access to the system. One of the key problems in this respect is to efficiently identify active users in order to allocate them resources for the subsequent transmissions. In this paper, we examine two rece...

Slotted ALOHA (SA) algorithms with Successive Interference Cancellation (SIC) decoding have received significant attention lately due to their ability to dramatically increase the throughput of traditional SA. Motivated by increased density of cellular radio access networks due to the introduction of small cells, and dramatic increase of user densi...

Slotted ALOHA (SA) algorithms with Successive Interference Cancellation (SIC) decoding have received significant attention lately due to their ability to dramatically increase the throughput of traditional SA. Motivated by increased density of cellular radio access networks due to the introduction of small cells, and dramatic increase of user densi...

We propose a fast real-time state estimator based on the belief propagation algorithm for the power system state estimation. The proposed estimator is easy to distribute and parallelize, thus alleviating computational limitations and allowing for processing measurements in real time. In fully distributed implementation, local modules compute state...

With transition towards 5G, mobile cellular networks are evolving into a powerful platform for ubiquitous large-scale information acquisition, communication, storage and processing. 5G will provide suitable services for mission-critical and real-time applications such as the ones envisioned in future Smart Grids. In this work, we show how emerging...