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2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Atlanta, USA Event

Next Generation Cloud Communications

Dates: 21-23 September 2023
Location: Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA USA

Organized By: IEEE Atlanta Section

Program Chair: Melody Richardson, Committee Vice Chair, IEEE Atlanta Section

About the Program

This ComSoc School Series event will be focus on next generation cloud communications. Cloud communications empower nearly every aspect of engineering and technology. The modern generation of communication technology is increasingly relying on the use of cloud communication to improve performance metrics like spectral efficiency, reliability, and less processing time. Cloud communications is a telecommunications engineering field university students should be familiar with and excited about. This ComSoc School Series event will bring together scholars, local professionals, Distinguished Lectures (DLs), and students to learn, connect, and get inspired about the latest innovations in cloud communications. In this program, students will hear lectures from industry leaders in cloud communications, explore leading edge concepts, be exposed to the latest innovations in the industry, and will have the opportunity to network with professionals and peers in the field. In addition, hands-on tutorials may be incorporated into the program for students to have an interactive learning experience.

The IEEE ComSoc School Series Atlanta Event will be an exemplary opportunity for students to meet industry professionals and garner technical knowledge necessary to excel in this industry. Students will also be able to attend career talks, stop by sponsor tables, and take part in a resume review workshop.

Program

Day 1

  • Welcome
    Jill Gostin, Georgia Tech Research Institute/IEEE VP, MGA
  • Networking 2030: Metaverse, Extended Reality, Hologram Type and Mulsemedia Communication Challenges for 6G/Beyond Wireless Systems
    Ian Akyildiz, Truva Inc.
  • Engineering The Future: Leveraging Cloud Applications in Design
    Romulo Lakip, Arseal
  • Technology into Action for Disaster Relief
    Brian Page and John Balsam, Move Community Outreach
  • Latest Trends in Testing and Measurement for Wireless Communications Systems
    Brian Esque and Charlie Coulter, Rhodes & Schwarz
  • Networking Reception

Day 2

  • Poster Competition
  • Networking 2030: Metaverse, Extended Reality, Hologram Type and Mulsemedia Communication Challenges for 6G/Beyond Wireless Systems
    Fawzi Behmann, Telnet Management Consulting Inc.
  • AI in Wireless Networks: Standardization Activities and Challenges
    Majid Butt, Nokia Bell Labs - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
  • SDN & NFV in Future Communication Networks
    Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento Italy - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
  • RFID-Based 3D Human Pose Tracking: Design, Generalization, and Data Augmentation
    Shiwen Mao, Auburn University - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
  • Networking Event

Day 3

  • Resume Review
    Eta Kappa Nu
  • Unground Sensor Network Using ML
    Texas State University
  • 21st Century Satellite Communications
    Wyman Williams, Viasat
  • Non Terrestrial Networks for Beyond 5G
    Sumit Chakravarty, Kennessaw State University
  • Overview of 5G Channel and System Modeling Techniques
    Kafi Hassan, T-Mobile - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
  • Closing Remarks
2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Tianjin, China Event

Smart Industrial Internet of Things

Dates: 19-22 August 2023
Location: Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Organized By: IEEE Tianjin Section

Program Chair: Tie Qiu, General Chair, IEEE Tianjin Section

Program Co-Chairs
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, USA
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China
Lei Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Xiaobo Zhou, Tianjin University, China

Student Poster Session Co-Chairs
Ning Chen, Tianjin University, China
Jiancheng Chi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Lawrence He, Princeton High School, USA
Songwei Zhang, Tianjin University, China

About the Program

The program for this hybrid event will focus on the latest research trends and development of industrial IoT technology and industrial IoT applications now and in the future.  Industry experts will share their expertise and be available to answer questions.  Student participants who are studying Smart Industrial Internet of Things will have the opportunity to report their outstanding research work in poster sessions.  In-person participants will also have the opportunity to take a tour of Tianjin University and network with fellow students and speakers.

Program Schedule

Day 1

  • Why, Can, and How Research?
    Prof. Shui Yu, University of Technology Sydney

Day 2

  • Science Walk Talk (Tianjin University Guided, on-site only)
  • Opening Remark by the IEEE ComSoc Leaders & the Organizing Chair
    Prof. Nirwan Ansari, Ms. Tara McNally, Prof. Tie Qiu
  • Digital Twin for Intelligent IoT
    Prof. Yan Zhang, University of Oslo
  • Fine-Grained Wireless Sensing
    Prof. Jinsong Han, Zhejiang University
  • AI and Digital Twin for Future Intelligent Computing and Networking
    Prof. Geyong Min, University of Exeter
  • Multi-Dimensional Dynamic Trust Management Mechanism in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
    Prof. Guangjie Han, Hohai University
  • Meet the posters

Day 3

  • AI Generated Content: Technics and Applications
    Prof. Jucheng Yang, Tianjin University of Science & Technology
  • Energy-efficient and Secure Service Migration in Multi-user Edge Cloud Systems
    Prof. Xiaobo Zhou, Tianjin University
  • Blockchain and Internet of Things
    Prof. Tianyi Xu, Tianjin University
  • BlinkListener: “Listen” to Your Eye Blink Using Your Smartphone
    Prof. Lei Wang, Dalian University of Technology
  • Meet the posters

Day 4

  • Public Blockchain: Theoretical Foundation and Applications
    Prof. Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University
  • Face-to-Face Discussion between Students and Professors
  • Robustness Optimization for IoT Topology
    Prof. Tie Qiu, Tianjin University
  • Awards & Closing Ceremony
2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Hyderabad, India Event

Cooperative Communications and Networking Technologies and System Design

Dates: 11-13 July 2023
Location: Vardhaman College of Engineering, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Organized By: IEEE Vardhaman College of Engineering Student Branch & IEEE Vardhaman College of Engineering Communication Society Chapter, Hyderabad, India.

Program Chair: Dr. JVR Ravindra

About the Program

This ComSoc School Series event will focus on strengthening the foundation of students’ knowledge in the usage of high-end Cooperative Communication and Networking Technologies, System Design in 5G techniques.  One of the goals of this event is to provide continuing motivation to work on the Two user Cooperative Transmission Scheme and for the design of new products or processes, troubleshooting and management of its overall life-cycle which is ubiquitous in modern industry. Often times by the end of their academic career, students will have limited exposure to these methods and thus when they join the industry, companies must spend valuable time and resources to train these graduates on various communication methods that are used in their respective fields. To address this vital gap area of engineering education, the event program aims to produce graduate engineers who will have expertise in using modern communication methods for a wide variety of industrial applications.

In this Comsoc School Series Event, students will be provided with opportunities to:

  • Network in the area of high-end Cooperative Communication and Networking Technologies, System Design in 5G techniques areas to industry members.
  • Gain knowledge to bridge the gap between Industry and Educational Institution.
  • Hear talks and participate in demonstrations by industry experts

Program

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

  • Workshop on Wireless Sensors Technologies
    Workshop by STM Microelectronics & Digitod Technologies
  • Panel Discussion on IEEE Comsoc Women in Leadership
  • Closing Ceremony
    Chief Guest & IEEE Hyderabad Section
2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Boston, MA, USA Event

Dates: 5-9 June 2023
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Organized By: The Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University and IEEE Student Branch at Northeastern University

Program Chairs: Prof. Josep M. Jornet (Committee Chair), Prof. Stefano Basagni, Dr. Vitaly Petrov, Prof. Elena Bernal Mor, Prof. Tommaso Melodia
The Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University

Co-Organizers: Logan Bader and Alexander Ingare
IEEE Student Branch at Northeastern University

About the Program

The focus of this school series is next-generation communication and networking technologies for 6G wireless systems. Lectures will mainly focus on the key technological enablers and innovations at physical and network layers, including, but not limited to: exploiting frequencies above 100 GHz; network sensing; Open Radio Access Network (ORAN), and artificial intelligence-driven communication algorithms and protocols. The program will also include discussions on breakthrough applications and services for 6G, such as the Metaverse, ubiquitous Extended Reality (XR), and intelligent connected robotics. As 6G is expected not to be the last generation of wireless systems to appear, the last day of the school will be focused on presenting trending research topics, still at the early stages of exploration. These areas provide pointers to research topics that could be tackled during the later stages of the 6G timeframe or within future systems (i.e., 7G). The content is set wide enough to cover all the essential elements of the 6G landscape while maintaining a clear focus on next-generation physical-layer, MAC and network-layer solutions for high-rate connectivity.  Participants will have opportunities to interact through hands-on exercises, demos, and lab visits.

The participants will be introduced to the use of:

  1. TeraNova, the world first communications and networking testbed operating at multiple sub-Terahertz and true Terahertz frequencies (up to 1050 GHz)
  2. X-Mili, the open, programmable platform for mmWave solutions
  3. Colosseum, the world largest wireless network emulator;
  4. state-of-the-art indoor (anechoic chamber) and outdoor drone flying cages, 5700sf and 30000sf, respectively, and
  5. connected intelligent robots

Program

Day 1

  • Intro and School Program Outline
    Josep M. Jornet, Northeastern University
  • Welcome Message
    Tara McNally, IEEE ComSoc
  • Keynote: Next Gen Wireless Communications: Intelligence, Resilience and Ubiquity
    Thyagarajan Nandagopal, National Science Foundation
  • Terahertz communications for 6G: How Far Are We?
    Josep M. Jornet, Northeastern University
  • Terahertz Test and Measurement: On Earth and Elsewhere
    Eric Bryerton, Virginia Diodes
  • Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Channel  Modeling
    Sundeep Rangan, New York University
  • Student Poster Session
  • New Insights into Characterizing Sub-THz EVM for 6G Research
    Greg Jue, Keysight
  • Social Program: Welcome Reception

Day 2

  • Keynote: Mobile Wireless Communications – Standards and Technologies
    Havish Koorapaty, Ericsson
  • Connectivity and Sensing Challenges in XR for 6G and Beyond: A Look at Emerging Technologies and Applications
    Ivan Simões Gaspar, Microsoft
  • Lab Tours and Demos
  • A Brief Tutorial on Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding (GRAND)
    Muriel Medard, MIT
  • Industry Panel and Career Fair
    Chair: Vitaly Petrov, Northeastern University

Day 3

  • What the Innovative Wireless Engineer Needs to Know about Spectrum Policy
    Mike Marcus, Northeastern University
  • The Value Proposition for Developing Technical Standards in the IEEE
    Paul Nikolich, IEEE
  • AI-Native Wireless Communications, Sensing and Computing
    Francesco Restuccia, Northeastern University
  • Non-terrestrial Networks
    Michele Zorzi, University of Padova
  • Robotics: Thoughts on the Interrelationships between Sensing, Navigation, Communications, Computation and Power
    Hanumant Singh, Northeastern University
  • Social Program: Boston Duck Tour

Day 4

  • Toward Open, Programmable, Virtualized, and AI-driven Wireless Systems
    Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University
  • Colosseum Wireless Network Emulator
    Pedram Johari, Northeastern University 
  • Colosseum Tour
    Pedram Johari, Northeastern University
  • Drone Cage and Chamber Tour
    Salvatore D'Oro, Northeastern University
  • Social Program: Gala Dinner

Day 5

  • Quantum Computation for NextG Wireless Baseband Processing 
    Kyle Jamieson, Princeton - REMOTE
  • Molecular Communication Theory: Foundations and Future Perspectives
    Massimiliano Pierobon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Visible Light Communication and Sensing
    Xia Zhou, Columbia University
  • Closing Remarks
    Stefano Basagni/Vitaly Petrov, Northeastern University
2022 IEEE ComSoc School Series Delhi, India Hybrid Event

Technologies for Enhancing Security & Privacy in Future Communication Networks

Dates: 6-9 July 2022
Location: Hybrid, both online and in-person at the Netaji Subhash University of Technology (NSUT), Dwarka Campus, New Delhi, India

Organized by the IEEE Communication Society Delhi Chapter

Program Chair: Mr. Prashant Chugh

About the Program

The program will focus on enhanced security and privacy in the communication network infrastructure and services. As networks evolve from simple point to point systems towards complex, software-defined, ultra-high capacity and reach, and distributed cloud environments, new security and privacy challenges have emerged. Further, rapid advancement in Quantum Computers and Quantum Algorithms is also posing a threat to the security and privacy of future networks. Security and trust management is especially important in smart city IoT as well as industrial IoT environment.

This program aims to provide information to students about current as well as upcoming security challenges and impart theoretical and hands-on sessions on select technologies that can be used for enhancing security and privacy. Block chain technology, machine learning, quantum-safe-cryptography, and homomorphic encryption are some of the technologies that shall be discussed.

Program

Day 1

  • Session 1: Welcome Session
  • Session 2: Cyber Security and Privacy for Smart Cities
    Speaker: Dr. Biplab Sikdar, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communication Society
  • Session 3: Physical-Layer Key Management for Future Networks: An Overview on
    Fundamental Limits and Recent Trends
    Speaker: Dr. Harshan Jagadeesh, IIT Delhi, INDIA
  • Session 4: Cybersecurity and Deep Learning – Intelligence through
    Data Integration
    Speaker: Dr Arun Balaji Buduru, IIIT Delhi, INDIA
  • Session 5: Summarization of the Day and Brief of Next Day Events by ComSoc-Delhi Chapter representative

Day 2

  • Session 6: Quantum Key Distribution
    Speaker: Mr. Atul Gupta, C-DOT, INDIA
  • Session 7: Introduction to Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Speaker: Dr Arinjita Paul, TCS Research and Innovation Labs, INDIA
  • Session 8: Practical Attestation on Edge and IoT Devices
    Speaker: Dr Riju Rekha Sen, IIT Delhi, INDIA
  • Session 9: Securing Resource-Constrained IoT Devices
    Speaker: Dr Vireshwar Kumar, IIT Delhi, INDIA
  • Session 10: Summarization of the Day and Brief of Next Day Events by ComSoc-Delhi Chapter representative

Day 3

  • Session 11: Secure Device Onboarding for IoT Devices
    Speaker: Dr. Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA
  • Session 12: 5G Networks and Security – Opportunities and Challenges
    Speaker: Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, John Hopkins University, USA, Distinguished Lecturer IEEE/ACM, Member of the ComSoc BoG
  • Session 13: Confidential Computing: Fully Homomorphic Encryption Approach
    Speaker: Dr. Rajan M A, TCS Research, INDIA
  • Session 14: Content Security with Quantum Homomorphic Encryption: From Computation to Communication
    Speaker: Dr. Manjunath Iyer, Wipro Ltd, INDIA
  • Session 15: Summarization of the Day and Brief of Next Day Events by ComSoc-Delhi Chapter representative

Day 4

  • Session 16: The Practicalities of Secure Coding: Behind the Scenes
    Speaker: Mr. Deepu Chandran, LDRA (Liverpool Data Research Associates)
  • Session 17: Hands-On Session For In-Person Participants Only: Understanding Computation and Communication Cost for Securing IoT Devices
    Speaker: Dr Vireshwar Kumar, IIT Delhi, INDIA
  • Session 18: Empowering DDoS Attack Prediction through Machine Learning and Deep Learning
    Speaker: Dr. Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), BRAZIL, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communication Society
  • Session 19: Closing Session
2022 IEEE ComSoc School Series Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Virtual Event

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Communications

Dates: 20-23 June 2022
Location: Online, Web Conference

Organized by the IEEE Malaysia Communication Society and Vehicular Technology Society Joint Chapter

Program Chair: Mohamad Yusoff Alias

About the Program

The focus of the program will be on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on communication technology. Fundamental theories on AI will be addressed including how it can be applied in improving different parts of communication systems. The program will also cover some of the currently hot and advanced topics in this area to give the students some ideas for future research. A more detailed program including speakers and topics will be shared on this website soon.

Program

Day 1

  • Opening and Welcoming Remarks
    Representative from IEEE ComSoc HQ
    Representative from IEEE Malaysia Section
  • Topic 1: Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
    Speaker: Prof. Alvin Yau Kok Lim, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  • Topic 2: Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Chee Wei, City University Hong Kong
  • Topic 3: AI based Communications in 6G
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sinem Coleri, Koc University, Turkey
  • Topic 4: Deep Learning for Physical Layer Communications: An Attempt Towards 6G
    Speaker: Dr. Longbo Huang, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Day 2

  • Topic 5: Machine Learning in Communications
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chow Chee On, Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia
  • Topic 6: Deep Learning/Machine Learning in 6G Network Optimization
    Speaker: Prof. Haijun Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Hands-on Session using AI Available Toolboxes in MATLAB
    Speaker: Representative from TechSource, Singapore
  • Hands-on Session using AI Available Toolboxes in MATLAB (Continue)
    Speaker: Representative from TechSource, Singapore

Day 3

  • Topic 7: Quantum Communication
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khoirul Anwar, Telkom University, Indonesia
  • Topic 8: AI, Data and Knowledge
    Speaker: Mr. Azhar Kassim bin MustaphaCEO, Nervesis Sdn Bhd
  • Topic 9: Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning
    Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fadzil Hassan, UTP, Malaysia
  • Topic 10: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Massive Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (mURLLC)
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Arumugam Nallanathan, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Day 4

  • Hands-on Session Introduction to Pytorch for Deep Learning
    Speaker: Mr. Mohd Haris Lye Abdullah, Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia
  • Hands-on Session (Continue) Introduction to Pytorch for Deep Learning
    Speaker: Mr. Mohd Haris Lye Abdullah, Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia
  • Topic 9: Federated Learning: Are Wireless Networks Ready for It?
    Speaker: Dr. Majid Butt, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  • Topic 4: Neuromorphic Computing and Communication Systems
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Osvaldo Simeone, King's College London, UK
2021 IEEE ComSoc School Series Buenos Aires, Argentina Virtual Event

Present and Future of Communications and Their Applications: 5G and Beyond

Organizers: IEEE ComSoc Argentina Chapter & the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board

Program Chair:  Dr. José Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin Organizing Committee Chair (ComSoc Chapter Chair)

Organizing Committee Members:
Eng. Ricardo Veiga, Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Eng.. Carlos Belaustegui Goitia, Organizing Committee member
Dr. Leonardo Rey Vega, Program Committee Chair
Dr. Juan Augusto Maya, Program Committee member
Dr. Andrés Altieri, Program Committee member
Eng. Pablo Marino, Facilities
Eng. Marcelo Doallo, UTN liaison

The 9th Edition of the IEEE ComSoc School Series was organized by the IEEE ComSoc Argentina Chapter and took place on 23-27 August 2021 completely online.

Recorded presentations from the 2021 IEEE ComSoc School Series Buenos Aires Virtual Event can be viewed on IEEE.tv.

Program

Day 1

  • Opening Remarks
  • “Frontiers in Networking” - Dr. Vincent Chan (Joan and Irwin Jacobs Chair Professor, Claude E. Shannon Communication and Network Group, EECS, MIT)
  • “IoT and M2M Communications in Cellular Networks” - Dr. Walaa Hamouda, (Professor and Tier II Concordia Research Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • “Radio Frequency Sensing for Vital Sign Monitoring in Healthcare IoT” - Shiwen Mao (Professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar Chair, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA)

Day 2

  • “Communication Models for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: From Electromagnetics to Programmable Wireless Environments” - Marco Di Renzo (CNRS & Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France)
  • Federico Larrocca (Software-Defined Radio – invitation only event)

Day 3

  • “Is NOMA Efficient in Multi-Antenna Networks? A Critical Look at Next Generation Multiple Access Techniques” - Bruno Clerckx (Full Professor, the Head of the Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Lab, and the Deputy Head of the Communications and Signal Processing Group, within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, London, UK)
  • Federico Larrocca (Software-Defined Radio – invitation only event)

Day 4

  • "Security for Next Generation Networks: Opportunities and Challenges" - Ashutosh Dutta (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), USA)
  • Federico Larrocca (Software-Defined Radio – invitation only event)
  • ARSAT

Day 5

  • “Dynamic Massive Access Optimization in Cellular IoT Networks” - Arumugam Nallanathan (Professor of Wireless Communications and Head of the Communication Systems Research (CSR) group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)
  • “Federated Learning: State of the Art, Current Trends and Challenges” - Nelson Fonseca (Full Professor at Institute of Computing of The State University of Campinas, Campinas - Brazil)
  • Closing
2021 IEEE ComSoc School Series Bangalore, India Virtual Event

Present and Future of Communications and Their Applications: 5G and Beyond

Organizers: IEEE ComSoc Bangalore Chapter & the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board

Program Chair: Dr. Aloknath De, CTO--Samsung India and Chair--IEEE ComSoc Bangalore Chapter

Steering Committee Members: Mr. Anindya Saha, CTO, Saankhya Labs; Dr. Shobha K.R., Associate Prof, RIT, Bangalore; and Dr. Shushrutha K.S., Associate Prof, RVCE, Bangalore

The 8th Edition of the IEEE ComSoc School Series was organized by the IEEE ComSoc Bangalore Chapter and took place on 10-12 June 2021 completely online. This 3-day virtual event featured lectures by world leading professors, industry leaders and executives, with a focus on topics addressing the cutting-edge trends within the theme of “Beyond-5G and IoT: Human-Machine Communication.”

Recorded presentations from the 2021 IEEE ComSoc School Series Bangalore Virtual Event can be viewed on IEEE.tv.

Program

Day 1

Session Convener (1st half): Dr Shobha K R
Session Convener (2nd half): Dr Shushrutha K S

  • Overview of Summer School  - Dr Aloknath De (IEEE Bangalore Section ComSoc Chapter & Summer School Chair) and Dr. Navin Kumar (IEEE Bangalore Section)
  • Beyond-5G and IoT: Human-Machine Communication - Dr. Aloknath De (CTO, Samsung India)
  • Synergizing B5G with IoT - Prof. Sudip Misra (Dept of CSE, IIT Kharagpur)
  • Major research line directions for 5G and Beyond 5G - Prof Rui Aguiar (University of Aveiro, Portugal and Senior Researcher, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Aveiro)
  • 5G New Radio System - Dr. Srikanth S (NanoCell Networks Pvt. Ltd.)
  • 5G Testbed Research and Design Challenges - Prof Radha Krishna Ganti (IIT Madras)

Day 2

Session Convener (1st half): Dr Shobha K R
Session Convener (2nd half): Dr Shushrutha K S

  • Summary of Day 1 and Context Setting for Day 2 - Dr. Ganesan Thiagarajan (IEEE Bangalore Section ComSoc Chapter Chair- Elect)
    Dr Shobha K R (IEEE Bangalore Section ComSoc Chapter Student Branch Convener)
  • 5G Core Network - Mr. Sankaran Balasubramaniam (Nokia Networks)
  • LecDem Session: AI in 5G using MATLAB - Mr. Yuvaraj (Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks)
  • Radio Standards for IoT - Dr Sudhindra K R (B. M. S. College of Engineering)
  • Rebooting the 4th Industrial Revolution with IoT - Mr. Subodh Gajare (Cisco R& D)

Day 3

Session Convener (1st half): Dr Shushrutha K S
Session Convener (2nd half): Mr. Anindya Saha

  • Summary of Day 2 and Context Setting for Day 3 - Mr. Subhas Chandra Mondal (IEEE Bangalore Section ComSoc Chapter Vice Chair) and Mr. Anindya Saha (IEEE Bangalore Section ComSoc Chapter Execom Member)
  • Security in 5G and IoT - Dr Ashutosh Dutta (Senior Scientist, Chief 5G Strategist, Professor at Johns Hopkins University)
  • LecDem Session: 5G NR UE and gNB Realtime Emulation - Mr. Tarun Gupta (Principal Business Dev Manager for Aerospace, Defense and Government, National Instruments)
  • Trusted Processing for 5G IoT - Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy (VP (New Tech R&D) at Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd)
  • IoT: Use cases and Research challenges - Dr Thinagaran Perumal (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
  • Machine-to-Machine Communication: 5G and Beyond - Prof. Sinem Coleri (Koc University, Turkey)
  • Concluding Remarks: Dr. A. De (Summer School Program Chair)
2020 IEEE ComSoc School Series UK & Ireland Virtual Event

The 7th Edition of the IEEE ComSoc School Series was organized by the IEEE ComSoc UK & Ireland Chapter and University of Glasgow, which took place on 17-19th August completely online. This 3-day virtual event featured lectures by world leading professors, industry leaders and executives, with a focus on topics addressing the cutting-edge trends in 5G, IoT, and AI technologies.

A selection of recorded presentations from the 2020 IEEE ComSoc School Series UK & Ireland Virtual Event can be viewed on IEEE.tv.

Program

Day 1:  Developments in 5G and Beyond Technologies

Day 1 Morning Session Chair: Dr Hoa Le Minh   

  • Opening Remarks and Welcome:  Professor Muhammad Imran and Dr Mona Ghassemian
  • Professor Lajos Hanzo (Southampton University, UK):  The Road from 5G to Wireless Futures
  • Professor Dominic O’Brien (University of Oxford, UK):  Optical Wireless: 5G and Beyond
  • Professor Muhammad Imran (University of Glasgow, UK):  Proactive Cellular Systems for Energy Efficient Operation

Day 1 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Nauman Aslam

  • Dr Sean Mc Grath (University of Limerick, Ireland):  Industry Talk: Disruptive Computing Technologies and the Influence of 5G on IoT Edge
  • Dr. Yusuf Sambo and Dr Shuja Ansari (University of Glasgow, UK):  Demonstration Session: USRP + LabVIEW Demonstration on 5G System
  • Professor Ekram Hossain (IEEE distinguished lecturer, University of Manitoba, Canada):  IEEE DL Talk: Stochastic Geometry-Based Modelling and Analysis of Modern Cellular Networks

Day 2:  IoT and Enabling Technologies for 5G and Beyond

Day 2 Morning Session Chair: Dr Qasim Ahmed

  • Dr Pham Tien Dat(The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan):  Wireline and Wireless convergence for 5G-and-Beyond Networks
  • Dr Yansha Deng (King’s College London, UK):  Internet of Bio Nano-Things and Wireless Things
  • Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy and Dr Hoa Le Minh (Northumbria University, UK):  Optical Camera Communications in Future Networks

Day 2 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir 

  • Dr Syed Zaidi (University of Leeds, UK):  Practical Session:  Developing Internet-of-Things (IoT) Applications
  • Dr Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (University of the West of Scotland, UK) & Dr Majid Butt (Nokia Bell Lab France, France):  Industry Talk: NR light: A Missing Link in the 5G Landscape
  • Professor Arumugam Nallanathan (Queen Mary University London, UK):  Artificial Intelligence in Massive IoT Networks

Day 3:  AI and Enabling Technologies for 5G and Beyond

Day 3 Morning Session Chair: Dr Syed Ali Zaidi 

  • Dr Mona Ghassemian (British Telecom, UK):  Industry Talk: Secure Enterprise Networks in the Era of 5G and Beyond
  • Dr. Muhammad Z. Shakir (University of the West of Scotland, UK):  Flying Platforms for 6G: Global Connectivity
  • Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) & Dr Rafiq Swash (AIDRIVERS, UK):  Industry Talk: Beyond AI enabled Autonomous Industrial Automation and Challenges in Ports

Day 3 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Qammer Abbasi        

  • Dr. Nauman Aslam and Dr. Kezhi Wang (Northumbria University, UK):  Tutorial Session: AI and Machine Learning Applications in Mobile Edge Computing
  • Professor Izzat Darwazeh (University College of London, UK):  Saving Spectrum and Increasing Connectivity for Wireless Communications System
  • Qammer H. Abbasi (University of Glasgow):  Machine Learning enabled Nanoscale Sensing at Terahertz
2019 IEEE ComSoc School Series Barcelona, Spain Event
2019 IEEE ComSoc Autumn School Group

On 5-8 November, 34 students from 20 different countries participated in the IEEE ComSoc Autumn School hosted at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions in Barcelona, Spain. The program included presentations from seven university professors and industry experts, which focused on 5G cellular wireless networks, network slicing, data analytics, data-driven communication, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and vertical applications.

2019 IEEE ComSoc Autumn School 2

List of speakers and topics:

  • Algorithmic Nuggets in Network Slicing and Resource Allocation - Professor Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria
  • The Road to 5G: An Overview of Challenges and Emerging AI Technologies in Telecommunications Industry - Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericcsson, Ireland
  • Leveraging Machine Learning in Telecommunications Network - Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericcsson, Ireland
  • Evolving Management in Network Operators: SDN and Telemetry - Dr. Victor Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
  • Applying Artificial Intelligence in Network Operators - Dr. Victor Lopez,     Telefonica, Spain
  • Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization: Theory and Practice - Professor Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • An Intelligent End-to-End Network Slicing Orchestration for Verticals Industries - Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC, Germany
  • Wireless Solutions for Industry Verticals- Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Network Slicing in Theory and Practice: Takeaways from the 5G Monarch Project - Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Network Slicing in the Era of 5G and Beyond - Professor Adlen Ksentini, EURECOM, France

A selection of recorded presentations from the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Autumn School can be viewed on IEEE.tv.

2019 IEEE ComSoc School Series Austin, TX, USA Event

The IEEE ComSoc Summer School was designed to help kick-start the careers of new professionals, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers in wireless communications. The 5th Edition was held on 16th-19th July 2019 at National Instruments Corporation, Austin, Texas. It consisted of lectures by world leading professors, industry leaders and executives. The event featured a highly interactive classroom environment with an intense focus on learning the cutting-edge trends in communications technology, as well as laboratory tours, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, poster presentations and networking activities.

The program focused on applications in specific industries including commercial cellular wireless service, automotive V2x and autonomy, and defense funded research. Workshop featured Massive MIMO and mmWave technologies to create real-world wireless testbeds using Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) techniques.

List of speakers and topics:

  • IEEE Comsoc Research, Dr. Ian Wong
  • RF and Microwave System Design, Introduction to the Dark Art, Erik Luther
  • Digital and hardware solutions to mitigate the high PAPR problem of OFDM signals signals in RF power amplifiers, Dr Tommaso Cappello
  • My Ten Favorite USRP Experiments and Implementation of Overlay Cognitive Radios, Dr. Murat Torlak
  • Evolving 5G and the Challenges Ahead - 5G 2.0, James Kimery
  • Software Defined Radio Adaptive Arrays, Dr Payam Nayeri
  • 360◦ and 4K Video Streaming for Mobile Devices, Dr Lili Qiu
  • Universal Software Defined Radio Open Platform: 5G, 4G, WiFi and Advanced Research, Dr  Brian Kelley
  • Deep Learning Based Security Solutions for the Internet of Medical Things, Dr Heena Rathore
  • Unlocking efficiencies in supply chain & distribution using Industrial IoT, Dr. N. R. Vijay
  • Leveraging Machine Learning in the Wireless Physical Layer, Dr. Tim O'shea
  • Using FPGAs and SDRs to create real-time testbeds, Sarah Yost
  • Open Source Software Defined Radio Hands On Seminar, Neel Pandeya
  • Collaborative IoT, 5G and AI empower building smart solutions towards Smart Cities,  Fawzi Behmann

A selection of recorded presentations from the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Summer School can be viewed on IEEE.tv.

2018 IEEE ComSoc School Series at ShanghaiTech University

Dates: 25-29 June 2018

The IEEE ComSoc Summer School is designed for young professionals, Ph.D. students, or recent graduates studying communications and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts and includes poster presentations by participating Ph.D. students. The ComSoc Summer program traditionally covers fundamental, advanced and hot topics in communications.  This year’s program will focus on “Fog Computing.”

2017 IEEE ComSoc School Series at the University of New Mexico

Dates: 17-20 July 2017

This year’s program included invited speakers and a hands-on and industrial program.  Invited speakers and industry program is noted below. 

Program Topics and Speakers:

  • Big Data for Networking, Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas
  • End-to-End Orchestration on Multi-tier Clouds based on Software-Defined Infrastructure, Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto
  • Virtualization at the Service of Communications, Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento
  • Communications for Large Scale Cyber-Physical Infrastructures and the Internet of Things, Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University
  • Extended Hands-on and Industrial Program
    • SDR Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals, Rhys Bowley, National Instruments
    • Microservices at Scale - Principles, Tradeoffs & Lessons Learned, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Netflix
    • Proximity Beacons in Smart Cities - Applications, Challenges and Research Opportunities, Petros Spachos, University of Guelph
2016 IEEE ComSoc School Series Event at the University of Trento, Italy

Dates: 20-23 June 2016

The program of the 2nd IEEE ComSoc Summer School covered fundamental, advanced and hot topics in communications. The four days of the summer school included presentations by world-class leaders in communications as well as sessions dedicated to participants to present their ideas and PhD topic.

Speakers included:
Prof. Frank Fitzek, TU Dresden, Germany
Prof. Reuven Cohen, Technion, Israel
Prof. Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
Prof. Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Prof. Jafaar Elmirghani, University of Leeds, UK

2015 IEEE ComSoc School Series Event at the University of Trento, Italy

Dates: 6-9 July 2015

The program included 4 top class speakers: Prof. Lajos Hanzo; Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi; Prof. Andrea Goldsmith; and Prof. Nelson Fonseca. There were 2 hours of interactive poster session with the students as well as 2 “hands-on” visits to real communication facilities (Univ. datacenter, local ISP).