Semantic Communication for Industrial Internet of Things
SemComIIoT aims at developing research in the context of semantic communications for Industrial IoT environments 6G large-scale sensing environments. Where 6G applications (such as Metaverse applications) are expected to be based on a massive number of mobile devices, intelligent and with reasoning capabilities. The underlying infrastructure (wireless, cellular) will have to cope with massive volumes of data in real time and in a reliable way. For the specific case of IioT, this implies transmitting data with minimum and maximum latency (below 1ms), achieving low jitter, and zero packet loss, while at the same time handling the so-called mobility gap, across heterogeneous networks, relying on different frequencies.
In contrast to current host-oriented communication networks, semantic communications (SemCom) rely on coding approaches (e.g., network coding) to be able to inject data meaning, instead of raw data toward receivers. SemCom therefore relies on Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) pre-processing, coupled with coding at the lower network layers (OSI MAC and PHY), to extract relevant meaning to be transmitted, filtering unessential information.
In this context, the partners aim to explore SemCom in the context of Industrial IoT environments. For this purpose, This project mainly includes three research topics: Research on Semantic Information Theory, Design the Semantic Communication System for Industrial IoT Scenarios, Semantic-aware Transmission.
The project shall give rise to the following contributions:
Project supported by the Sino-German Center (SGC), jointly supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Grant agreement nr: M-0626
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024