IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
9-12 September 2018 – Bologna, Italy

KEYNOTES

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEECH BY MISCHA DOHLER ON “THE MAKING OF 5G – TOWARDS THE INTERNET OF SKILLS & SYNCHRONIZED REALITY”

ABSTRACT

TBD

DATE, TIME, AND MEETING ROOM

Monday, September 10, 9:00, Room: TBD

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mischa Dohler, King’s College London, UK

Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of the pioneering smart city company Worldsensing, Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.

He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 200 highly-cited publications, and authored several books.

He acts as policy, technology and entrepreneurship adviser, examples being Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, former Minister David Willetts’ 8 Great Technology Fund, UK Regulator Ofcom, UK Ministries, No 10, EPSRC ICT Strategy Advisory Team, European Commission, Tech London Advocate, ISO Smart City working group, and various start-ups.

He is also an entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on iTunes and an artist-verified Spotify account; as well as fluent in 6 languages. He has talked twice at TEDx. He had coverage by national and international TV & radio, and his contributions have featured on the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and many others.

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEECH BY DAVID GESBERT ON “LEARNING FROM THE SKY: AUTONOMOUS FLYING ACCESS NETWORKS FOR BEYOND 5G”

ABSTRACT

The use of flying robots (drones) carrying radio transceiver equipment is the new promising frontier in our quest towards ever more flexible, adaptable and spectrally efficient wireless networks. Beyond obvious challenges within regulatory, control, navigation, and operational domains, the deployment of autonomous flying radio access network

(Fly-RANs) also comes with a number of exciting new research problems such as the issue of autonomous real-time placement of the drones in a way that can guarantee user and network performance. We present several different scenarios of interest such as IoT monitoring and mobile broadband access. The approaches lie at the cross-roads between machine learning, signal processing and optimization. Some approaches exploit the reconstruction of 3D map from sampled radio measurements which can have application beyond the realm of communications. Early-stage practical realizations are demonstrated.

DATE, TIME, AND MEETING ROOM

Tuesday, September 11, 9:00, Room: TBD

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Gesbert, Eurecom, France

David Gesbert (IEEE Fellow) is Professor and Head of the Communication Systems Department, EURECOM. He obtained the Ph.D degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, France, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999 he has been with the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University. He was then a founding engineer of Iospan Wireless Inc, a Stanford spin off pioneering MIMO-OFDM (now Intel).

Before joining EURECOM in 2004, he has been with the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo as an adjunct professor. D. Gesbert has published about 270 papers and 25 patents, some of them winning the 20015 IEEE Best Tutorial Paper Award (Communications Society), 2012 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, 2004 IEEE Best Tutorial Paper Award (Communications Society), 2005 Young Author Best Paper Award for Signal Proc. Society journals, and paper awards at conferences 2011 IEEE SPAWC, 2004 ACM MSWiM. He has been a Technical Program Co-chair for ICC2017. He was named a Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science.

David sits on the board of the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance and is also a visiting Academic Master within the Program 111 at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Since 2015, he holds the ERC Advanced grant “PERFUME” on the topic of smart device Communications in future wireless networks (www.ercperfume.org).