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Education & Training

2020 IEEE ComSoc Summer School - Now Virtual!

17-19 August 2020

The 7th Edition of the IEEE ComSoc School Series is being organized by the IEEE ComSoc UK & Ireland Chapter and University of Glasgow, which will take place on 17-19th August completely online. This 3-day virtual event will feature 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.

The event is available only to active IEEE ComSoc Student members and there is no cost to participate.  Interested students must register by 12pm EDT on 14 August 2020.  Details to join the WebEx sessions for the event will be sent to the participant’s email provided during registration by 16 August.

Registration is now closed


Day 1: Developments in 5G and Beyond Technologies
Time (British Standard Time) Speaker Topic
  Day 1 Morning Session Chair: Dr Hoa Le Minh  
09:50 - 10:00 Opening Remarks and Welcome Professor Muhammad Imran and Dr Mona Ghassemian
10:00 - 10:45 Professor Lajos Hanzo (Southampton University, UK) The Road from 5G to Wireless Futures
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10:50 - 11:35 Professor Dominic O’Brien (University of Oxford, UK) Optical Wireless: 5G and Beyond
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11:40 - 12:25 Professor Muhammad Imran (University of Glasgow, UK) Proactive Cellular Systems for Energy Efficient Operation
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  Day 1 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Nauman Aslam  
13:30 - 14:15 Jeff McCann (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
Dr Sean Mc Grath (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Industry Talk: Disruptive Computing Technologies and the Influence of 5G on IoT Edge
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14:20 - 15:05 Dr. Yusuf Sambo and Dr Shuja Ansari (University of Glasgow, UK) Demonstration Session: USRP + LabVIEW Demonstration on 5G System
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15:10 - 15:55 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
Time (British Standard Time) Speaker Topic
  Day 2 Morning Session Chair: Dr Qasim Ahmed  
10:00 - 10:45 Dr Pham Tien Dat
(The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Wireline and Wireless convergence for 5G-and-Beyond Networks
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10:50 - 11:35 Dr Yansha Deng (King’s College London, UK) Internet of Bio Nano-Things and Wireless Things
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11:40 - 12:25 Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy and Dr Hoa Le Minh (Northumbria University, UK) Optical Camera Communications in Future Networks
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  Day 2 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir  
13:30 - 14:15 Dr Syed Zaidi (University of Leeds, UK)
Dr Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
Practical Session:  Developing Internet-of-Things (IoT) Applications
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14:20 - 15:05 Dr Majid Butt (Nokia Bell Lab France, France) Industry Talk: NR light: A Missing Link in the 5G Landscape
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15:10 - 15:55 Professor Arumugam Nallanathan (Queen Mary University London, UK) Artificial Intelligence in Massive IoT Networks
Day 3:  AI and Enabling Technologies for 5G and Beyond
Time (British Standard Time) Speaker Topic
  Day 3 Morning Session Chair: Dr Syed Ali Zaidi  
10:00 - 10:45 Dr Mona Ghassemian (British Telecom, UK) Industry Talk: Secure Enterprise Networks in the Era of 5G and Beyond
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10:50 - 11:35 Dr. Muhammad Z. Shakir (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Flying Platforms for 6G: Global Connectivity
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11:40 - 12:25 Dr Rafiq Swash (AIDRIVERS, UK) Industry Talk: Beyond AI enabled Autonomous Industrial Automation and Challenges in Ports
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  Day 3 Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Qammer Abbasi  
13:30 - 14:15 Dr. Nauman Aslam and Dr. Kezhi Wang (Northumbria University, UK) Tutorial Session: AI and Machine Learning Applications in Mobile Edge Computing
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14:20 - 15:05 Professor Izzat Darwazeh (University College of London, UK) Saving Spectrum and Increasing Connectivity for Wireless Communications System
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15:10 - 15:55 Qammer H. Abbasi (University of Glasgow) Machine Learning enabled Nanoscale Sensing at Terahertz
15:55 - 16:10 Closing Ceremony /Remarks