Keynote Speakers

Speaker I

Prof. Akihiro NAKAO
The university of Tokyo, Japan

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Dr. Akihiro NAKAO received B.S.(1991) in Physics, M.E.(1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S.(2001) and Ph.D.(2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He is a full professor and also a department chair at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University. He has also been appointed by the Japanese government as a chairman of network architecture committee of the fifth generation mobile network promotion forum (5GMF) in Japan.


Speaker I I

Prof. Koichi Asatani

Kogakuin University, Japan

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Dr. Koichi Asatani: received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor. He is currently Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He is also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.

He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at IEEE ICCs and IEEE Globecoms. He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004. He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks. He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He is currently Chair, IEEE Com Soc GIMS committee. He has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.

He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored nineteen books, and gave more than 120 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom.

His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G Networking and their QoS aspects..

Speaker III

Prof. Ken-ichi Sato

Nagoya University, Japan

(NTT R&D Fellow and IEEE Fellow)

Dr. Ken-ichi Sato received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1976, 1978, and 1986, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, and he is an NTT R&D Fellow. Before joining the university in April 2004, he was an Executive Manager of the Photonic Transport Network Laboratory at NTT. He has been a leading researcher in the field of telecommunications; his most significant achievements lie in two of the very important transport network technology developments. One is ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network technology, which includes the invention of the Virtual Path concept. The other is photonic network technology, which includes the invention of the optical path concept and various networking and system technologies. His R&D activities cover transport network architectures, network design, photonic network systems including optical cross-connect/ADM and photonic IP routers, and optical transmission technologies. He has authored/co-authored more than 500 research publications in international journals and conferences. He holds 40 granted patents and more than 100 pending patents. His contributions to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and optical network technology development extend to coediting the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (four special issues) and the Journal of Lightwave Technology (three special issues); organizing several workshops and conference technical sessions; serving on numerous committees of international conferences including OFC 2016 General Chair and OFC 2014 Program Chair; authoring a book, Advances in Transport Network Technologies (Artech House); and coauthoring 14 other books. Prof. Sato is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan and a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as the president of the IEICE during 2016-2017. He received the Young Engineer Award in 1984, the Excellent Paper Award in 1991, the Achievement Award in 2000, and the Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award in 2011 from the IEICE of Japan, and the Best Paper Awards in 2007 and 2008 from the IEICE Communications Society. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2002, and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japan’s Cabinet Office in 2014.

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