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Monday, 9 December 2019

Industry Tutorial/Seminar 1 (ITS-01):
Securing IoT & M2M Communications
Industry Tutorial/Seminar 2 (ITS-02): Packet Processing and Service Assurance Constructs for Achieving Network Transformation

Industry Tutorial/Seminar 3 (ITS-03):
Digital Transformation: Its :everage and Impact on Communications
Industry Tutorial/Seminar 4 (ITS-04): Wireless Networked Control Systems: Applications, Standardization and Design

Friday, 13 December 2019

Industry Tutorial/Seminar 5
(ITS-05): Blockchain Technology: How Does Academia and Industry Converge?
Industry Tutorial/Seminar 6 (ITS-06): UAV Communications in 5G and Beyond: Integration of Sensing, Control, and Learning

Industry Tutorial/Seminar 7
(ITS-07): 5G New Radio: Current Status and Future Directions in 3GPP
Industry Tutorial/Seminar 8 (ITS-08): When Clouds Meet 6G: The Academic, Industrial and Standard Perspectives

Industry Tutorial/Seminar 1 (ITS-01): Securing IoT & M2M Communications

Date/Time: 9 December 2019, Monday: 09:00-12:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 2


  • Dr. Rajeev Shorey, Principal Scientist, TCS Research & Innovation & Computer Science & Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India

Abstract:  Connected devices have become critical for industrial and home automation, public works (e.g., “smart cities”), vehicular assistance systems, and many other applications where humans are not interacting with the device. Internet-of-Things (IoT) presents new and interesting challenges in terms of cybersecurity. This is due to the distributed, light-weight nature of the system and the fact that there are numerous protocols at each layer of the IoT networking stack that run concurrently in ensuring a robust end-to-end secure system.

This tutorial will present an overview of the challenges IoT devices present in terms of communications security. When considering the different means by which IoT devices access the internet (physical interfaces, protocols, etc.), a framework for ensuring best security practices is presented. In addition, remote detection of compromised IoT devices is also discussed. The tutorial will present various categories of attack vectors related to IoT and also address mitigation of some of the attacks. Further, the tutorial will present key challenges in securing M2M communications. As a concrete example, we discuss in-depth the security of automotive systems, including intra-vehicular and inter-vehicular systems (e.g., V2X communications). The tutorial will conclude with a discussion of key standards and industry forums in IoT and M2M security.


Dr. Rajeev Shorey has served on the Editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and is currently serving on the Editorial board of WINET (Wireless Networks Journal of Mobile Communication, computation and Information) journal. He is the editor of the book titled “Mobile, Wireless and Sensor Networks: Technology, Applications and Future Directions” published by John Wiley, US in March 2006.

Dr. Shorey has given numerous talks, tutorials and seminars in industry and academia all over the world. He is the founding member of the Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS) conference in India. For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Dr. Shorey was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. Dr. Shorey was recognized by ACM as a distinguished Scientist in December 2014. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India and a Senior Member of IEEE.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 2 (ITS-02): Packet Processing and Service Assurance constructs for achieving Network Transformation

Date/Time: 9 December 2019, Monday: 09:00-12:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 5


  • Sujata Tibrewala, Intel community development manager, Intel Corporation, USA

Abstract: Communications Service Providers and operators have an impending need to evolve the infrastructure to be operated in an autonomous fashion to prepare for the onslaught of data processing needs across core, edge, visual cloud, etc. with 5G network slicing. It’s increasingly difficult to consider isolated information from applications or infrastructure or streaming telemetry without correlating or providing the context based service assurance for each of the network slices. This tutorial will talk about how packet processing framework like Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and its sample apps which can help speed up the development time for a 5G and edge applications. Using hands on labs, this tutorial will help understand 3 elements of service assurance platform across NFV stack using Collectd, Prometheus, Kafka, Infuxdb, Platform for Network Data Analytics (PNDA) & related open source communities that help monitor, visualize & provision NFVI resources to satisfy network slicing requirements.


Sujata Tibrewala, based in Santa Clara, California, USA; is Intel community development manager & tech evangelist, defining programs & training events to ensure that the network developer ecosystem works together to drive SDN/NFV adoption in the industry using open source ingredients and is a regular speaker and panelist at various conferences.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 3 (ITS-03): Digital Transformation: its leverage and impact on Communications

Time: 9 December 2019, Monday: 14:00-17:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 3


  • Roberto Saracco, Co-Chair, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative, IEEE Future Directions Committee, Italy

Abstract: The aim of this seminar, targeted to industry professionals, is to create awareness on the impact of the Digital Transformation on business and on infrastructures, chiefly focussing on Communications Infrastructures. The shift from the world, and economy, of atoms to the world, and economy, of bits is being felt in many sectors and it will be sweeping the whole landscape in the next few years, be it industry 4.0, healthcare, smart cities, entertainment… you name it.

This shift is leveraging on current telecommunications infrastructures and it is going to influence their evolution, like the shift towards edge computing, massively distributed data storage, intelligence at the edge and in the terminals, pervasive communications fabric partly built bottom up, where each terminal doubles up as a network node. 5G has all it takes to sustain this paradigm change, although it will be a gradual shift.

Autonomous systems are on the rise, be it a smartphone, a softbot, an autonomous vehicle or a co-bot. All these, and more, will no longer be localised “entity”, they will be the result of a merging of the cyberspace with the physical space:

Digital Twins are becoming the bridge, the orchestrators in between the cyber and the physical space and technologies like AR/VR/MR are at the same time the tools letting us enter the cyberspace and the manifestation of the cyberspace itself.

The digital transformation is a broad area, in terms of technology, business impact and applications. The three-hour seminar provides a glimpse to understand its various facets but participants will have the opportunity of accessing a number of education modules developed by IEEE FDC in the Digital Reality Initiative for exploring at will more aspects and get more in depth information.

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Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America.

He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee, chairs the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative and co-chairs the Digital Reality fostering Digital Transformation Initiative. Over the years he held several position in

COMSOC and he is currently a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 200 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog,, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 4 (ITS-04):  Wireless Networked Control Systems: Applications, Standardization and Design

Time: 9 December 2019, Monday: 14:00-17:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 5


  • Prof. Sinem Coleri Ergen, Koc University, Turkey
  • Prof. Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Abstract: Wireless networked control systems (WNCS) are composed of spatially distributed sensors, actuators, and controllers communicating through wireless networks instead of conventional point-to-point wired connections. Due to their main benefits in the reduction of deployment and maintenance costs, large flexibility and possible enhancement of safety, WNCS are becoming a fundamental infrastructure technology for critical control systems in automotive electrical systems, avionics control systems, building management systems, and industrial automation systems. The main challenge in WNCS is to jointly design the communication and control systems considering their tight interaction to improve the control performance and the network lifetime. The tutorial consists of three parts. The first part focuses on the application of WNCS in automotive electronics, avionics, building and industrial automation. The second part introduces wireless network standardization related to WNCS. Finally, the third part provides the detailed design process of WNCS through the introduction of the critical interactive variables of control and communication systems, control system design methods, and wireless network design and optimization.


Dr. Sinem Coleri Ergen received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2000, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California Berkeley in 2002 and 2005.

She worked as a research scientist in Wireless Sensor Networks Berkeley Lab under sponsorship of Pirelli and Telecom Italia from 2006 to 2009. Since September 2009, she has been a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University, where she is currently Associate Professor. Her research interests are in wireless communications and networking with applications in machine-to-machine communication, sensor networks and intelligent transportation systems.

She received Academician of the Year Award by ANTIKAD (Antalya Businesswoman Association) and Outstanding Achievement Award, Individual Awards Category, by Higher Education Council in 2018, IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award and METU- Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award in 2017, IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award and Science Heroes Association - Scientist of the Year Award in 2016, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist (TUBAGEBIP) and TAF (Turkish Academic Fellowship) Network - Outstanding Young Scientist Awards in 2015, Science Academy Young Scientist (BAGEP) Award in 2014, Turk Telekom collaborative Research Award in 2011 and 2012, Marie Curie Reintegration Grant in 2010, Regents Fellowship from University of California Berkeley in 2000 and Bilkent University Full Scholarship from Bilkent University in 1995. She has been Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters since 2018, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017 and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2016.

Dr. Carlo Fischione is Full Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Division of Network and Systems Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering (3/3 years) in May 2005 from University of L’Aquila, Italy, and the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (Laurea, Summa cum Laude, 5/5 years) in April 2001 from the same University. He has held research positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2015, Visiting Professor); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015, Associate); and University of California at Berkeley, CA (2004-2005, Visiting Scholar, and 2007-2008, Research Associate). His research interests include optimization with applications to networks, wireless and sensor networks, Internet of Things, and digital systems. He has co-authored over 180 publications, including a book, book chapters, international journals and conferences, and international patents.

He received or co-received a number of awards, such as the “IEEE Communication Society S. O. Rice” best paper award of 2018 for the best IEEE Transactions on communications paper, the best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2007), the best paper awards at the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor System 05 and 09 (IEEE MASS 2005 and IEEE MASS 2009), the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Chapter (2014), the Best Business Idea awards from VentureCup East Sweden (2010) and from Stockholm Innovation and Growth (STING) Life Science in Sweden (2014), the “Ferdinando Filauro” award from University of L? Aquila, Italy (2003), the “Higher Education” award from Abruzzo Region Government, Italy (2004), the Junior Research award from Swedish Research Council (2007), the “Silver Ear of Wheat” award in history from the Municipality of Tornimparte, Italy (2012). He is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and Associated Editor of IFAC Automatica. Meanwhile, he also has offered his advice as a consultant to numerous technology companies such as ABB Corporate Research, Berkeley Wireless Sensor Network Lab, Ericsson Research, Synopsys, and United Technology Research Center. He is co-founder and Scientific Director of MIND Music Labs. He is Member of IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), and Ordinary Member of DASP (the Italian academy of history Deputazione Abruzzese di Storia Patria).


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 5 (ITS-05):  Blockchain Technology: How does academia and industry converge?

Time: 13 December 2019, Friday: 09:00-12:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 3


  • Dr. Ronghui Gu, Assistant Professor, Colombia University, USA
  • Dr. Sichao Yang, Co-Founder and CEO of Nakamoto & Turning Labs, USA
  • Dr. Mo Dong, Co-Founder of Celer networks, USA

Abstract: Since the publication of Bitcoin whitepaper, blockchain has been recognized as one the key technological innovations to empower future emerging applications and services in many industries. It is a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network.

Many topics, including cryptography, zero-knowledge proof, Byzantine fault tolerance, virtual machine technology, data sharing, etc., which have been studied in academia for decades, laid the foundation for the success of blockchain technologies. The seminar will give a review on how these technologies are synergistically combined, making blockchain one of the most ground-breaking technologies after the invention of Internet.

However, there are still challenges. The current blockchain systems are not able to support massive large-scale applications in terms of performance and security. The seminar will discuss the missing pieces in current blockchain design and introduce the latest progress in the research on variant topics on blockchain.

The seminar is first to cover two of the most concerned problems in current blockchain industry – scalability and security. The fundamental bounds on the capacity of a blockchain system, which are functions of the physical capabilities of blockchain nodes, such as peer-to-peer network transmission delay and I/O speed of storage, will be presented. The bounds are instrumental in the design of a scalable blockchain. Moreover, variant threats on blockchain system, such as attack on the consensus and vulnerability of virtual machines, will be reviewed and tentative solutions will be proposed.

The seminar is then to discuss the design philosophies of a blockchain system. The whole blockchain system could be divided into layer I and layer II. In layer I design, we will cover different blockchain structures and their consensus algorithms and economical models. In layer II design, we will cover the technologies that could massively cut down data processing on the blockchain by running computations off-chain.


Dr. Ronghui Gu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research interests span a range of areas in Programming Languages, Operating Systems, and Blockchain Systems, with a focus on language-based support for safety and security, certified system software, certified programming and compilation, formal methods, and concurrency reasoning. He is also a co-founder of CertiK, a formal verification startup. Prof. Gu got his Ph.D from Yale University and won the distinction graduation reward. He is also the winner of Robert Willets Carle Scholarship in Yale University and Columbia-IBM Center Seed Grant Award in Columbia University.

Dr. Sichao Yang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nakamoto & Turning Labs, a New York based research lab focus on blockchain technology and distributed computing. Sichao got his Ph.D in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Department of Mathematics both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Ph.D. research is on resource allocation and optimization in distributed networks. He was a senior staff engineer in Qualcomm Inc, the world's leading wireless communications chip and service provider. During his tenure in Qualcomm, he was one of the key contributors to the design and development of the 4th and 5th generation mobile communications. He also served as a technical lead in Qualcomm's research on vehicular network and autonomous driving and holds many invention patents. Sichao has many journal and conference papers and was a reviewer for Mathematics of Operations Research, IEEE Transaction on Networking, Games and Economics Behavior and other magazines.

Dr. Mo Dong is the Co-Founder of Celer networks, a company provides layer 2 solutions to all blockchain networks. Mo received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was founding engineer and product manager at Veriflow, working on network formal verification. He is an expert in applying algorithmic game theory to protocol design and teaches full-stack smart contract courses with hundreds of students graduated.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 6 (ITS-06):  UAV Communications in 5G and Beyond: Integration of Sensing, Control, and Learning

Time: 13 December 2019, Friday: 09:00-12:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 5


  • Lingyang Song, Boya Distinguished Professor, IEEE Fellow, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Zhu Han, John and Rebeca Moores Professor, IEEE Fellow, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, USA
  • Hongliang Zhang, Postdoc Research Fellow Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, USA

Abstract: The emerging unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been playing an increasing role in the military, public, and civil applications. Very recently, 3GPP has approved the study item on enhanced support to seamlessly integrate UAVs into future cellular networks. Unlike terrestrial cellular networks, UAV communications have many distinctive features such as high dynamic network topologies and weakly connected communication links. In addition, they still suffer from some practical constraints such as battery power, no-fly zone, etc. As such, many standards, protocols, and design methodologies used in terrestrial wireless networks are not directly applicable to airborne communication networks. Therefore, it is essential to develop new communication, signal processing, and optimization techniques in support of the ultra-reliable and real-time sensing applications, but enabling high data-rate transmissions to assist the terrestrial communications in LTE.

First, dedicated UAVs, also called drones, can be used as communication platforms in the way as wireless access points or relays nodes, to further assist the terrestrial communications, referred to as UAV Assisted Cellular Communications. Second type of application is to exploit UAVs for sensing purposes due to its advantages of on-demand flexible deployment, larger service coverage compared with the conventional fixed sensor nodes, and ability to hover, which we refer to as Cellular Internet of UAVs.  The aim of this tutorial is to bring together control, signal processing engineers, computer and information scientists, applied mathematicians and statisticians, as well as systems engineers to carve out the role that analytical and experimental engineering has to play in UAV research and development.


Lingyang Song received his PhD from the University of York, UK, in 2007, where he received the K. M. Stott Prize for excellent research. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Harvard University, until rejoining Philips Research UK in March 2008. In May 2009, he joined the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China, as a full professor. His main research interests include cooperative and cognitive communications, physical layer security, and wireless ad hoc/sensor networks. He published extensively, wrote 6 text books, and is co-inventor of a number of patents (standard contributions). He received 9 paper awards in IEEE journal and conferences including IEEE JSAC 2016, IEEE WCNC 2012, ICC 2014, Globecom 2014, ICC 2015, etc. He is currently on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Journal of Network and Computer Applications. He served as the TPC co-chairs for the International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN2011/2012), symposium co-chairs in the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2009/2010), IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT2011), and IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014, 2015). He is the recipient of 2012 IEEE Asia Pacific (AP) Young Researcher Award. Dr. Song is a Fellow of IEEE, and IEEE ComSoc distinguished lecturer since 2015.

Zhu Han (S’01–M’04-SM’09-F’14) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as Computer Science Department at the University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, security, and smart grid communication. Dr. Han received an NSF Career Award in 2010, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communication Society in 2011, the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing in 2015, several best paper awards in IEEE conferences, and was an IEEE 3 Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2015-2018. Dr. Han is top 1% highly cited researcher according to Web of Science 2017.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 7 (ITS-07):  5G New Radio: Current Status and Future directions in 3GPP

Time: 13 December 2019, Friday: 14:00-17:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 3


  • Dr. Antonino Orsino, Senior Researcher, Ericsson Research, Jorvas, Finland

Abstract: New Radio (NR) technology aims to satisfy both urgent market needs - by assisting LTE radio - and the longer-term requirements of the 5th Generation on (5G). In this context, Non-standalone (NSA) NR, by means of EUTRAN-NR Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), where LTE will act as the anchor node while NR provides more throughput as a secondary node, is one of the primary technology components of 5G. The introduction of NSA NR will make the key benefits of 5G technologies available to users much earlier than expected (i.e., Q4 2019/Q1 2020) since it will allow mobile operators to leverage their existing LTE deployments with on-demand NR aggregation. On the other hand, the main aspects of NR standalone (SA) (i.e. NR that can operate without using LTE as an anchor) standardization has also been concluded and network operators are expended to start the commercial deployments as soon as the new 5G spectrum becomes available on a large scale and the last details of the 5G system architecture and 5G core network are completed/standardized.

In this tutorial, we will provide the current status of NSA and NR standalone concepts and describe the key features that have been specified by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) during Release 15 and also describe the further enhancements that are being standardized in Release 16 (expected to end by Q1/Q2 2020). Furthermore, we will analyze the NSA performance with respect to LTE and standalone NR and discuss the new concepts and upcoming features foreseen for the NR standardization such as Multi-RAT Dual Connectivity (MR-DC) cases with the 5G core network, 5GC.


Dr. Antonino Orsino is currently an Experienced Researcher at Ericsson Research, Finland, and an Ericsson 3GPP delegate in the RAN2 WG. He received the B.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from University Mediterranean of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2009 and the M.Sc. from University of Padova, Italy, in 2012. He also received his Ph.D. from University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2017. He is actively working in 5G NR standardization activities and additional research interests include Device-to-Device and Machine-to-Machine communications in 4G/5G cellular systems, and Internet of Things. He is the inventor/co-inventor of 30+ patent families, as well as the author/co-author of 50+ international scientific publications and numerous standardization contributions in the field of wireless networks. He received the Best Junior Carassa Award in 2016 as the best Italian junior researcher in Telecommunications. He has been a co-organizer of the GET-IoT workshop co-located with the European Wireless 2017 and 2018 conference and co-chair of the Wireless Networking and Multimedia symposium within the IEEE/CIC ICCC 2018. He has served as TPC member and designated reviewer in many international IEEE conferences and journals.


Industry Tutorial/Seminar 8 (ITS-08):  When Clouds meet 6G: the academic, industrial and standard perspectives

Time: 13 December 2019, Friday: 14:00-17:30
Room: Hilton, Kona 5


  • Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati, Research Engineer, CEA-LETI, France
  • Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Senior Researcher and RAN specialist, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany

Abstract: 5G Networks are expected to be a global game changer from a technological, economic, societal and environmental perspective with very aggressive promised performance in terms of latency, reliability, energy efficiency, wireless broadband capacity and elasticity. Such features can only be achieved with two major technologies: Virtualization and Cloudification (or commonly dubbed as cloud computing). 

This tutorial focuses on the evolutionary flow of the network virtualization concept through several standard definition activities in the last decade. In particular, we shed light on the Network Function Virtualization pillars and the main differences with the upcoming cloudification phenomena of 5G-andbeyond networks. We analyse the state-of-the-art solutions proposed to realize the first example of cloudification, highlighting the main limitations of the current solutions and the real potentiality of advanced upcoming approaches. We present the interdependencies between 5G KPIs, 5G key enabling technologies and the three levels of cloud: Fog, Mobile Edge Cloud and the Central Cloud. In particular, for the Mobile Edge Cloud, we also provide the audience with a solid background and comprehensive description of the last achievements of the ETSI MEC ISG group in terms of cloud computing features and interface descriptions. Finally, we point out the future research directions to embrace new open-source function/resource allocation procedures highlighting the viewpoint of few up-and-running H2020 projects.


Vincenzo Sciancalepore is a Senior Researcher and RAN specialist at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Telematics Engineering in 2011 and 2012, respectively, whereas in 2015, he received a double Ph.D. degree from Politecnico di Milano and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. From 2011 to 2015 he was Research Assistant at IMDEA Networks, focusing on inter-cell coordinated scheduling for LTE Advanced networks and device-to-device communication. He was also the recipient of the national award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the area of communication technologies (Wireless and Networking) issued by GTTI in 2015.

He is currently focusing his activity in the area of network virtualization and network slicing challenges with an extended vision on mobile edge computing research topic. He is the standard delegate of NEC actively contributing to the standard ETSI MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) ISG. He is currently involved in the IEEE Emerging Technologies Committee (ETC) leading the initiatives on Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization as well as in the IEEE Mobile Communication Networks Standards Committee (IEEE MobiNet-SC). He has published several international Research Papers and patents. He has been involved in a number of European Projects and recently he has successfully delivered a 5GPP project, namely 5G-NORMA, leading a working task on virtual network function orchestration topics. Currently, he is actively leading a work package in a H2020-fundeed project called 5G-CARMEN that will analyze and deploy 5G technologies along selected stretches of the motorway between Italy, Austria and Germany to improve the mobility of people and goods throughout Europe.

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005 on Radio link control for improving the QoS of wireless packet transmission. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative which deals with design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Since December 2016 he is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. From 2017 to 2018 he was one of the three moderators of the 5G future network expert group. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GAllStar project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR).

E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 70 international invited talks and keynotes and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 patents. He has organized more than 70 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international conferences as IEEE GLOBCOM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, EuCnC, IFIP, EUCnC and European Wireless.



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