Keynote speakers

Talk Title: From Basics to Advanced Modelling and Simulation Techniques for Mobile Radio Channels

Speaker: Prof. Matthias Uwe Pätzold
Mobile Communications Group,   
Faculty of Engineering and Science,
University of Agder, Norway.

Abstract of the talk:
From the earliest beginnings of mobile communications to the present time, there has always been a high demand for realistic mobile radio channel models. This demand is driven by the fact that channel models are indispensable for the performance evaluation, parameter optimisation, and test of mobile communication systems. Channel modelling and simulation techniques are therefore of great importance for electronics and telecommunication engineers who are involved in the development of present and future mobile communication systems.
This presentation will start with a review of the basic principles of mobile radio channel modelling and gradually moves to more advanced modelling and simulation techniques. The objective is to provide an overview on commonly used design methodologies enabling the development of channel models for present and future wireless communication systems. All presented channel models have in common that they are derived from a superposition of a finite number of complex sinusoids. However, the design methodologies differ in the way of computing the model parameters determining the statistical behaviour of the channel model. It will be shown that the proposed channel models are widely flexible, which enables an excellent fitting of their principal statistical properties against measurement data of real-world channels or against the statistics of specified reference channel models. Special interest will be paid to the presentation of cutting-edge research on the modelling of mobile-to-mobile MIMO channels, vehicle-to-vehicle MIMO channels, and mobile channels for relay-based cooperative networks. In addition, techniques will be presented for the development of measurement-based mobile radio channel models. The statistical properties of the channel models will be investigated with emphasis on the distribution of the received envelope as well as with respect to the channels’ correlation properties in the space, time, and frequency domains. The obtained results show that the statistical properties of the channel models required for future mobile communication systems are quite different from the statistics of the channel models used in present mobile communication systems. The presentation closes with a discussion of open research problems in the area.



Matthias Pätzold received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, and the habil. degree in communications engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in 1998. From 1990 to 1992, he was with ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Backnang, Germany, where he was engaged in digital satellite communications. From 1992 to 2001, he was with the department of digital networks at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2001, he has been a full professor of mobile communications with the University of Agder, Norway.

He authored and co-authored more than 200 technical journal and conference papers. His publications received eight best paper awards. He is author of the books “Mobile Radio Channels - Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation” (in German) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Vieweg, 1999) and “Mobile Fading Channels” (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2002), which has also been translated into Chinese.

Prof. Pätzold was the TPC Chair of ISWCS’07, the TPC Co-Chair of ATC’11, ATC’10, ICCE’10, and the Local Organizer of KiVS’01. He has been actively participating in numerous conferences serving as TPC member for more than 20 conferences within the recent 3 years. He served as Keynote Speaker, Tutorial Lecturer, and Session Chair for many reputed international conferences. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He edited the special issue on “Trends in Mobile Radio Channels: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation” as well as the special issue on “Wireless Future.” He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially multipath fading channel modelling, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, mobile-to-mobile communications, vehicular-to-vehicular communications, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.

Talk Title: The Internet WITH Things

Speaker: Dr. Saracco Roberto
Telecom Italia, Italy

Abstract of the talk:
As communications get embedded in any objects we will see more and more instances of services and information seamlessly coupled to objects. Kindle has been the forerunner and we are going to see many more kind of objects being connected to the Internet. This will create a new slate of opportunities for many companies and Teleco Operators will be able to have a significant and economically relevant role in this space.
The talk will address the technologies enabling this transformation and the evolution in value chains that may result emphasizing the role of Telecom Operators in this transformation. A concrete example of a territorial transformation taking place in Trento, Italy, will be given. This example may be discussed to evaluate the extent to which it can be applied in different context.

 saracco roberto


College degree in Computer Science, University degree in Math, and post doc in Physics. He joined Telecom Italia in 1971 contributing to the development of the first SPC system in Italy. Through the years he worked on Data Transmission, Switching, Network Management. In the last 10 years he has worked on the economic side of telecommunications, creating and directing a research group at the Future Centre in Venice. Author of many papers and 9 books in the area of Telecommunications, with the last 5 on the topic of Living and Communicating in the next decade, he has worked in the foresight Panel of the European Commission, charged to imagine Internet beyond 2020.

He is currently Director of Telecom Italia Future Centre, in Venice, and co Chair of the Edge-Core group of the Communications Future Program of the MIT. Since 2007 he is rapporteur on Information Communications Technologies at the Science, Technology and Society Forum tracking the progress in the application of the Kyoto agreements and proposing their evolution. Senior member of IEEE-COMSOC, he has served in many roles, including TC Secretary, NM Chair, VP Membership Relations. He is currently COMSOC Director for Sister and Related Societies and member of the Strategic Committee and Emerging Technology Committee of IEEE. He received the Salah Aidarous Award in 2005 for his contribution to network management and the 2007 Donald McLellan Meritorious Service Award for his contribution to strengthening the Communications Society presence worldwide.

Talk Title: How to build an Industrial R&D center in Vietnam: a Case Study

Speaker: Dr. Nguyen Huu Le
TMA Solutions, Vietnam. 

Abstract of the talk:
TMA was established in 1997 as an R&D software outsourcing company, and has grown from a small group of 6 engineers in 1997, to over 1000 people today, serving many large customers around the world. In 2009, when TMA celebrated the first 12-year cycle, as part of the development strategy for the next cycle, we embarked on a new initative to set up an R&D center to leverage the human and financial capital we have accumulated from R&D outsourcing, and the infrastructure we have built, to research and develop IT-enabled applications. The emphasis is on applications, based on ideas from ourselves, and from our partners around the world. This presentation will share with you the achievements, the lessons learned, and the call for collaboration.

 nguyen huu le


Dr. Le has been working in the IT/Telecom fields for many years in Australia, Canada, U.K., Japan, and has been a pioneer in the development of the software industry in Vietnam. He spent 22 years with Nortel, and was mostly involved in the R&D Globalization and Externalization programs where one of his most important contributions was the recognition and utilization of the skilled human resources from the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, China, Vietnam, and India. He left Nortel as the Director of Global R&D Planning in 2000 to become the President and CEO of Paragon Asia Pacific, managing their development centers in Vietnam and India. Since joining TMA at the end of 2001, he serves also as the Chief Marketing Officer to promote TMA to the world, and as the Chief Mentor, to help build the foundation for the company based on the best practices in the industry. Under his leadership, TMA now become the leading software company in Vietnam and help putting Vietnam on the map of software outsourcing destination.

Talk Title: Automated Understanding of Video Object Events in A Distributed Smart Camera Network

Speaker: Prof. Jenq-Neng Hwang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, United States

Abstract of the talk:
With the huge amount of networked video cameras installed everywhere nowadays, there is an urgent need of embedded intelligence for automated tracking and event understanding of video objects. The scope of intelligent surveillance and analytics systems includes access control, crowd flux statistics analysis, intelligent transportation, abnormal event detection, and automated home and health care, etc. To accomplish this task, we have to integrate several research efforts, including automated video object segmentation for various indoor and outdoor condition, multiple video object tracking under various kinds of occlusion and segmentation errors, tracking of video objects across multiple cameras with overlapping or non-overlapping camera field of views, human object modeling using monocular videos to systematically create informative 2D or 3D motion trajectory descriptions of body parts, and finally the inference of events and behaviors of moving objects for automated event detections and human behavior understanding through 2D or 3D motion trajectory analysis. This talk will present some of our persistent efforts on these research topics in the past years and share some perspectives of future research and development directions.

jeng neng hwang


Jenq-Neng Hwang received the BS and MS degrees, both in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University , Taipei , Taiwan , in 1981 and 1983 separately. After two years of obligatory military services, he enrolled as a research assistant in 1985 at the Signal and Image Processing Institute, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California , where he received his Ph.D. degree in December 1988. He was also a visiting student at Princeton University , New Jersey , from 1987 to 1989. In the summer of 1989, Dr. Hwang joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle , where he has been promoted to Full Professor since 1999. He also served as the Associate Chair for Research & Development in the EE Department from 2003 to 2005. He has published 2 books and more than 280 journal, conference papers and book chapters in the areas of image/video signal processing, computational neural networks, multimedia system integration and networking. Dr. Hwang received the 1995 IEEE Signal Processing Society's Annual Best Paper Award in the area of Neural Networks for Signal Processing.

De Hwang is a founding member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as an associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Transactions on Neural Networks, Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and is now an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Editorial board members of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and International Journal of Multimedia Broadcasting, and an Editor for JISE and ETRI journals. He was the Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Seattle 1998 and the Program Co-Chair of International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2009. Dr. Hwang is a fellow of IEEE since 2001.


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