Professor at Aalborg University
Petar Popovski is a Professor at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity and a Visiting Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019), the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020) and Villum Investigator Grant (2021). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. His research interests are in communication theory and wireless connectivity. He authored the book ``Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide'', published by Wiley in 2020.
Keynote Title: Communication Models and Protocols: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics
Abstract: Wireless connectivity augments human capabilities beyond their natural domain, enabling operation and interaction with objects and subjects placed within an extended space-time domain. This talk will relate the notions of semantics and effectiveness of data transmission to the real-time aspects of communication. We will discuss the general concept of timing in wireless communication systems and networks and its relation to effective information generation, processing, transmission, and reconstruction at the senders and receivers. Starting from latency, a specific instance of timing being in the focus of 5G, the talk will present a statistical framework of timing requirements in wireless systems. This framework can accommodate various notions of correctness, semantics, and effectiveness of information transfer. The talk will discuss how timing can be optimized in various communication models, ranging from point-to-point links and up to models for distributed learning/inference and consensus.