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Prof. I.F. Akyildiz

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Title: 6G: Next Frontier in Wireless Communication Research


Ian F. Akyildiz received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 1978, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He is currently Ken Byers Chair Professor in Telecommunications with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, where he is also the Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory and the Chair of the Telecommunication Group. His current research interests include Terahertz communications, nanonetworks, Internet of Nanothings, Internet of Bio-Nanothings, 5G/6G wireless systems, Internet of Space Things/CUBESATs, and wireless sensor networks in challenged environments, on which he has authored or coauthored more than 400 articles in prestigious journals and conferences. According to Google Scholar, his h-index is 117 and the total number of citations of his papers is more than 107K as of 2019. Dr. Akyildiz has been a Fellow of IEEE since 1996 and ACM since 1997. He is a recipient of numerous awards from IEEE and ACM.


Winbond Chair Prof. Yi-Bing Li, AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and IET Fellow

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Title: Let IoT Talks: Examples on Smart Campus


Yi-Bing Lin received his Bachelor’s degree from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 1983, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, USA, in 1990. From 1990 to 1995 he was a Research Scientist with Bellcore (Telcordia). He then joined the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan, where he remains. In 2011, Lin became the Vice President of NCTU. Since 2014, Lin has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. After 2016, he becomes a lifetime Chair Professor of NCTU.

Lin is also an Adjunct Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, and a member of the board of directors, Chunghwa Telecom. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology. He is General or Program Chair for prestigious conferences including ACM MobiCom 2002. He is Guest Editor for several journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers. Lin is the author of the books Wireless and Mobile Network Architecture (Wiley, 2001), Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks (John Wiley,2005), and Charging for Mobile All-IP Telecommunications (Wiley, 2008). Lin received numerous research awards including 2005 NSC Distinguished Researcher, 2006 Academic Award of Ministry of Education and 2008 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology, Executive Yuen, 2011 National Chair Award, and TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, 2011 (The World Academy of Sciences). He is in the advisory boards or the review boards of various government organizations including Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Lin is AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and IET Fellow.



Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman

Edith J. Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor,
School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma

Title: Connected Autonomous Vehicles


Mohammed Atiquzzaman (Senior Member, IEEE) obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1984 and 1987, respectively.  He currently holds the Edith J Kinney Gaylord Presidential professorship in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Atiquzzaman is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Vehicular Communications, and serves/served on the editorial boards of many journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, Real-Time Imaging Journal, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems and Journal of Sensor Networks and International Journal of Communication Systems. He co-chaired the IEEE High-Performance Switching and Routing Symposium (2003, 2011), IEEE Globecom and ICC (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), IEEE VTC (2013)  and the SPIE Quality of Service over Next Generation Data Networks conferences (2001, 2002, 2003). He was the panels co-chair of INFOCOM’05, and is/has been in the program committee of many conferences such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICCCN, ICCIT, Local Computer Networks, and serves on the review panels at the National Science Foundation. He is the current Chair of the IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Communications Switching and Routing.

Dr. Atiquzzaman received the 2018 Satellite and Space Communications Technical Recognition Award (IEEE) for ”valuable contributions to the Satellite and Space Communications scientific community”, the 2017 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award (IEEE), for “outstanding technical contributions and services in the area of communications switching and routing”. He was honored with the IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize and NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding work to further NASA Glenn Research Center’s effort in the area of Advanced Communications/Air Traffic Management’s Fiber Optic Signal Distribution for Aeronautical Communications” project. He is the co-author of the book “Performance of TCP/IP over ATM networks” and has over 300 refereed publications, available at

His current research interests are in areas of transport protocols, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc networks, satellite networks, power-aware networking, and optical communications. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and U.S. Air Force, Cisco, and Honeywell.


Modern vehicles are equipped with lots of sensors for measurement of vehicle operating conditions and the surrounding, including weather conditions, and can be a viewed as a web of sensors on wheels. They can sense a range of information about the vehicle, such as location, speed, braking intensity, road traction, etc., some of which can represent road weather conditions.  Lots of crashes happen due to the driver being unware of the surrounding road weather conditions, such as icy patches and frozen pavement. By facilitating vehicles within an area to exchange information between themselves in real-time, the drivers can be instantly alerted about road hazards and possibly avoid potential crashes.  The talk will discuss ways to increase the safety of drivers and thus reduce crashes resulting from adverse road weather conditions. This was achieved by disseminating, in real-time, the information collected by a vehicle to its surrounding vehicles using state-of-the-art wireless communications between vehicles. The information was also communicated to road side infrastructure to increase driver safety; for example, the duration of the traffic signals at a junction can be changed dynamically in response to current road weather conditions transmitted by vehicles in the surrounding area.

Assoc. Prof. Dagmar Caganova

Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology STU, Trnava, Slovakia

Title: Smart Cities: Best Practices and Trends of Development


Dagmar Caganova, assoc. prof. in Industrial Engineering, acts as Ambassador/Representative  for Foreign Affiars at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.

She is also the co – founder of the European Alliance for Innovation in Slovakia, management committe member of E-COST (European Collaboration in Science and Technology)  TN 1301 Sci Generation,  the executive committee member in Danubius Academic Consortium (academic network for Integral Innovation), steering committee member of Danube strategy PA 7 Knowledge society- science, research, inovation and ICT for the Slovak Republic.

Her professional interests, research topics and international collaborations are mainly focused on Intercultural and Innovation Management, Human Resource Management, Mobility and Smart Cities, International Relationships and Gender Diversity. She is the member of  journal editorial boards,  organiser, steering committe member of many domestic and international conferences, acts as tutor on PhD study programme and has participated in numerous domestic and international projects as team member and as the project head at present in H2020 project with acronym CALIPER. She is co-editor of Internet of Things, IoT Infrastructures 2014, part 2 and Smart City 360, 2015, 2018 published by Springer. To date she has published more than 270 publications, 7 scientific monographs, 8 papers in current content journals, 33 papers in databases WOS and 35 in databases SCOPUS and has over 300 citations, 117 of them in quotation databases WOS and SCOPUS, h-index 5.

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