I will highlight the main contributions in the field of coded cooperative communications, where at first a study on the performance analysis of network-coded distributed coding schemes with different strategies for handling the relay-error propagation problem will be presented. Furthermore, a study proposing a relay selection scheme based on network-coded soft information relaying will be presented. The introducing of the Rayleigh-Gaussian model, which is applied to the forwarded relay soft symbols, have shown ability to give better performance in dealing with error propagation, and allowed us to give a tractable performance analysis of network-coded schemes under Rayleigh fading channels.
Slim Chaoui received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1997 and the PhD degree in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany in 2003. Currently, he is Associate Professor with the Jouf University, KSA. He is a member of the SETIT laboratory in Tunisia. His research interests are focused on channel coding, mobile communications, cooperative networks, network coding, noma communication and joint source channel coding/decoding.