Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yonghui Li
IEEE Fellow

The University of Sydney, Australia

Yonghui Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Research Council (ARC)Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 andARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Professor Li was an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and guest editors for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE IoT Journals, IEEE Communications Magazine. He received several best paper awards from IEEE conferences. He has published one book, more than 260 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 150 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 18000 times. He has participated in $500 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks.

Speech Title: Beyond 5G towards a Super-connected World

Connected smart objects, platforms and environments have been identified as the next big technology development, enabling significant society changes and economic growth. The entire physical world will be connected to the Internet, referred to as Internet of Things (IoT). The intelligent IoT network for automatic interaction and processing between objects and environments will become an inherent part of areas such as electricity, transportation, industrial control, utilities management, healthcare, water resources management and mining. Wireless networks are one of the key enabling technologies of the IoT. They are likely to be universally used for last mile connectivity due to their flexibility, scalability and cost effectiveness. The attributes and traffic models of IoT networks are essentially different from those of conventional communication systems, which are designed to transmit voice, data and multimedia. IoT access networks face many unique challenges that cannot be addressed by existing network protocols; these include support for a truly massive number of devices, the transmission of huge volumes of data burst in large-scale networks over limited bandwidth, and the ability to accommodate diverse traffic patterns and quality of service (QoS) requirements. Some IoT applications have much stringent latency and reliability requirements which cannot be accommodated by existing wireless networks. Addressing these challenges requires the development of new wireless access technologies, underlying network protocols, signal processing techniques and security protocols. In this talk, I will present the IoT network development, architecture, key challenges, requirements, potential solutions and recent research progress in this area, particularly in 5G and beyond 5G.

Prof. Zhisheng Niu
IEEE Fellow

Tsinghua University, China

Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-1994, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. During 1997-1998, he visited Hitachi Central Research Laboratory as a HIVIPS senior researcher. His major research interests include queueing theory and traffic engineering, wireless communications and mobile Internet, vehicular communications and smart networking, and green communication and networks.
Dr. Niu has been serving IEEE Communications Society since 2000, first as Chair of Beijing Chapter and then as Director of Asia-Pacific Board, Director for Conference Publications, Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee, and Director for Online Contents. He has also served as editor of IEEE Wireless Communication, associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/CIC joint publication China Communications, and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009, Best Paper Awards from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013 and from Journal of Communications and Information Networks (JCIN) in 2019, Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award from IEEE Communications Society Green Communications and Computing Technical Committee in 2018, and Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences from IEEE Communication Society in 2019. He was selected as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society as well as IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society. He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.

Speech Title: A Wait-and-See Two-Threshold Optimal Sleeping Policy for a Single Server Queue with Bursty Traffic
Making idle servers sleep is considered to be a key approach to reduce energy consumption of various information and communication systems. Optimal sleeping policies for a single server has been derived only for non-bursty traffic in prior work. In this talk, for the first time, we study the optimal sleeping policy for a single server queue with bursty traffic. Key factors including switch-over energy consumption as well as delay performance are considered. We formulate the problem as a POMDP (partially observable Markov decision process), and show that it can be solved by observing the time elapsed since the last arrival (TESLA). The optimal sleeping policy is shown to be a wait-and-see two-threshold policy and the simulation results show the effectiveness of the policy. Numerical results also show that traffic burstiness can help to enhance the system performance in terms of weighted sum of the energy-efficiency and delay.

Prof. Ryuji Kohno
IEEE Life Fellow

Yokohama National University, Japan

Ryuji Kohno received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1984. He was a Professor and the Director of Centre on Medical Information and Communication Technology, in Yokohama National University (YNU) in Japan for 1998-2021 and then Professor Emeritus of YNU teaching in Toyo University. In his currier he played a part-time role of a director of Advanced Telecommunications Laboratory of SONY CSL during 1998-2002, directors of UWB Technology and medical ICT institutes of NICT during 2002-2012. For 2012-2020 he was CEO of University of Oulu Research Institute Japan – CWC-Nippon Co. and since 2020 Vice-President of YRP International Alliance Institute. The meanwhile for 2007-2020 a distinguished professor in University of Oulu in Finland and since 2006 a member of the Science Council of Japan. In IEEE he was a member of the Board of Governors of Information Theory Society in 2000-2009, and editors of Transactions on Communications, Information Theory, ITS, IEEE802.15 standardization TG6ma Chair, and IEEE Life Fellow. In IEICE he was a vice-president of Engineering Sciences Society of IEICE during 2004-2005, Editor-in chief of the IEICE Trans. Fundamentals during 2003-2005, and IEICE Fellow. He is a founder and a chair of steering committee of international symposia of medical information and communication technologies (ISMICT) since 2006. He has played a role of member in radio regulatory committee of the Ministry of Internal affairs and Communications (MIC) Japan and ITU-R.

Speech Title: Comprehensive Research and Business of Universal Platform with BAN/Cloud/AI for Medical Healthcare and Other SDGs
Many people have been heavily working in research, development, standard, regulation, business, and social services for sustainable success for medical healthcare, wellness, wellbeing, and other services in academia, industry, and government, respectively. Most of research projects in academia are used to disappear after the projects over while many business promotion are also not so successful due to mismatch with practical fields, lack of markets and unique technologies, too long time for regulatory compliance etc. This talk focuses on comprehensive research, development, standard, regulation, field trials, business, and social services of universal platform with advanced information communication technology (ICT) and AI data science to achieve sustainable medical healthcare and other SDGs. 5G and Beyond 5G(6G) infrastructure networks could be applied with sophisticated wireless body area network (BAN) and machine-learning with data mining for medical social platform using advanced ICT and data science. To manage make comprehensive design and operation of such a universal platform is not so easy but a key for sustainable success. This speech addresses latest business promotion with clinical trials, international standard of wireless BAN with enhanced dependability such as IEEE802.15.6ma, ETSI SmartBAN, and regulation update with regulatory scientific approach, and bigger market of the universal platform in automotive industry, social infrastructure maintenance, etc. Moreover, education of such a balanced expert for multidisciplinary fields could be covered.