Polar Coding in Wireless Communications: Theory and Implementation

Channel coding in 5G and future wireless networks is facing novel challenges due to extended service classes and scenarios, as compared to existing networks. These have very different requirements on the code lengths and rates, as well as throughput and decoder complexity. Turbo codes and low-density parity-check codes, the currently dominating code classes, perform well in some of these regimes but fail to cover the whole range.

The discovery of channel polarization and polar codes is widely regarded as a major breakthrough in coding theory. Polar codes have many features that make them promising candidates for 5G and future wireless networks. 

This workshop will cover theory and code design as well as decoding algorithms and hardware implementation. It will showcase the state-of-the-art in polar coding and identify the remaining research problems.