Prof. Masaaki Katayama
Nagoya University, Japan
Speech Title: Reliable Remote Control with Unreliable Communication Channels
Abstract: Reliable remote control of machines is needed in various applications such as medical and healthcare systems, financial systems, disaster protection/recovery, building management, and manufacturing in factory. The communication channels available for such applications are not always reliable. If a controller and a machine are separated by a considerable distance and connected by the Internet, they will encounter communication delays and packet losses. Bit errors are inevitable if wireless links are used in harsh radio environments, such as in factories with high noise levels. This keynote speech outlines interesting features of remote control systems with imperfect communication channels. For example, there are differences in communication requirements in M2M(Machine to Machine) and conventional human communication systems with voice and video. Cross-layer optimization of control and communication is possible, as the behavior of machines can be predictable and described by mathematical equations. When a human is a part of a system, such as a remote machine operation by an operator, the overall performance of the system depends on human factors, including the proficiency and fatigue of the operator. In such a case, the system design with cross-layer optimization of human and machine factors is an important topic that should be discussed.
Biodata: Masaaki Katayama was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1959. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka University, Japan in 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively, all in Communication Engineering. He was an Assistant Professor at Toyohashi University of Technology from 1986 to 1989, and a Lecturer at Osaka University from 1989 to 1992. In 1992, he joined Nagoya University as an associate professor and has been a professor since July 2001. He also worked at the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1996 as a visiting scholar.
His research is based on the physical and media-access layers of radio communication systems. His current research projects include, but are not limited to, smart energy network systems, reliable control with unreliable communications, optical wireless communications(OWC), power-line communications(PLC), and underwater communications(UWC).
He received the IEICE(was IECE) Shinohara Memorial Young Engineer Award in 1986, Distinguished Contributions Awards from Communications Society of IEICE three times in 1999, 2001, and 2006, and 2012 Outstanding
Service Award from TC-PLC of IEEE.
Dr. Katayama is a fellow and the former chair of TC-Reliable Communication & Control of IEICE. He is also now serving as a chair of IEEE Nagoya Section.
Prof. Abbas Jamalipour
The University of Sydney, Australia
Speech Title: Wireless Virtual Reality for the Digital Twin and Industrial Revolution Era
Abstract: Virtual Reality (VR) could be considered as the next big thing to revolutionize a wide range of industries with an increasing number of applications in manufacturing, telehealth, entertainment, and others. Wireless technologies are considered the main medium for interconnecting VR devices and exchanging their information, as they provide ultimate mobility freedom to VR devices in a complex system environment. With the arrival of the Industry 4.0 and substantial efforts towards Industry 5.0, the digital transformation has pushed the manufacturing sector with the introduction of technologies such as the digital twin and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A digital twin is a digital representation of a human person, device, system, or process, that mirrors the actual process by gaining access the full knowledge of its historical performance. It is best described as the effortless integration of data between a physical and virtual machine in either direction. Industry 5.0, on the other hand, refers to people working alongside robots and smart machines. VR thus will be an apparent and significant inclusion for such a digital transformation. Inclusion of VR devices in the overall wireless ecosystem and the associated huge traffic load they generate, will further demand better management of the next generation cellular networks.
Biodata: Abbas Jamalipour is the Chair Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at The University of Sydney and the Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan; and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), and the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEA), an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker. He has authored nine technical books, eleven book chapters, over 550 technical papers, and five patents, all in the field of wireless communications. Dr. Jamalipour was the President (2020-21), Executive Vice-President (2018-19), and has been an elected voting member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society since 2014. Previously, he served as the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications, Vice-President Conferences, and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Access Journal; member of the Advisory Board of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and an editor for several other journals. He has been a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for a number of conferences, including IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, WCNC and PIMRC. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards such as the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in Green Communications, the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in Communications Switching and Routing, the 2010 IEEE ComSoc Harold Sobol Award, the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, as well as over fifteen Best Paper Awards.
He has been a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for a number of conferences, including IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, WCNC and PIMRC, and Chair IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing Steering Committee (2018-2021). He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards such as the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in Green Communications, the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in Communications Switching and Routing, the 2010 IEEE ComSoc Harold Sobol Award, the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, as well as over fifteen Best Paper Awards.
Prof. Naoki Wakamiya
Osaka University, Japan
Biodata: Naoki Wakamiya received the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Following his time as a Research Associate with the Graduate School of Engineering Science and the Educational Center for Information Processing, an Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Engineering Science, and an Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, he has been a Professor at Osaka University since 2011. His research interests include biologically and brain inspired information and communication technology and self-organizing network control. He is a member of IEICE and IEEE.
Prof. Sotirios K. Goudos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Speech Title: Machine Learning for Wireless Communications: State-of-art and Challenges
Abstract: The lecture will make a brief introduction to machine and ensemble learning basics. Deep learning and meta-learners in wireless communications will also be briefly introduced. The use of machine learning in wireless communications for 5G and beyond will be discussed. Moreover, use cases from mobile communications path loss modeling will be presented.
Biodata: Sotirios K. Goudos (S’01–M’05–SM’14) joined the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2013, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Prof. Goudos is the director of the ELEDIA@AUTH lab member of the ELEDIA Research Center Network. Prof. Goudos is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Telecom open access journal (MDPI publishing). Prof. Goudos is currently serving as Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, IEEE ACCESS, IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATION SOCIETY, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (IJAP), EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and, the Electronics journal. He is the author of the book "Emerging Evolutionary Algorithms for Antennas and Wireless Communications", Institution of Engineering & Technology, 2021. Prof. Goudos is currently serving as IEEE Greece Section Secretary.
Prof. Alexander Carballo
Nagoya University, Japan
Biodata: Alexander Carballo received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Costa Rica Institute of Technology in 1996. He worked as lecturer for the undergraduate program of the Department of Computer Science at Costa Rica Institute of Technology from 1996 to 2006. In 2006 he joined the Intelligent Robot Laboratory at University of Tsukuba as research student, where he obtained the Doctor of Engineering degree in Computer Science in 2011. He worked at the Research and Development department of Hokuyo Automatic Co. Ltd. from 2011 until 2017. He is currently appointed as designated Associate Professor at Nagoya University. His research interests include machine learning, autonomous vehicles, robot navigation, machine perception and sensor fusion.
Speakers in 2023 to be announced soon......