The International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

.:: WINCOM'17 ::.

November 01-04, 2017, Rabat, Morocco

Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society : IEEE Conference Record Number #41487

IEEE IoT SUMMIT - RABAT Co-located with WINCOM'2017 (Friday November 3, 2017), WINCOM 2017 Proceedings: ISBN IEEE Xplore: 978-1-5386-2123-3/17

Keynote Speakers

Dave RaggettIs one of the Web pioneers, Member of W3C team and has been involved with the development of Web standards since the early nineties, UK

Talk title: Using the Web to unlock the IoT for open markets of services

Abstract: The Web of Things is a W3C framework for open markets of services based upon connected devices with sensors and actuators. Such devices vary considerably in their capabilities and communication technologies. This makes it challenging to create services involving devices from different vendors and using different standards. The Web of Things makes this very much easier by allowing applications to interact with software objects that act as proxies for physical or abstract entities. Each thing is described, in a programming language neutral way, as an object with properties, actions and events, together with additional metadata, including links to semantic models. Applications can produce things for consumption by other applications. Such consumers may reside on the same device, gateway or cloud platform, or on other such systems, with user interfaces in web pages running on web browsers, or in native applications, e.g. on smart phones and tablets. To enable open markets of services, things need to be discoverable and accessible on open platforms. In many cases devices will be hidden behind firewalls. In some cases, devices could supply things directly to open Internet platforms running outside of the firewall. In other cases, a gateway is needed. Applications installed on the gateway abstract devices as things and supply these things to external open Internet platforms. Gateways can provide support for a broad range of device protocols, e.g. CoAP, Bluetooth, Zigbee, MQTT, LPWAN, etc. Semantic models are needed to support discovery, composition and adaptation to variations in capabilities across different models of devices, and across devices from different manufacturers. This calls for descriptive rather than prescriptive models of capabilities.

Biography: Dr. Dave Raggett is one of the Web pioneers, and has been involved with the development of Web standards since the early nineties. He helped to launch standards work on HTML, HTTP and many other Web technologies. He has an active interest in open source, and is the W3C champion for the Web of Things and the W3C lead for the Data Activity. He was awarded his doctorate at the University of Oxford, and is a member of the W3C staff, and attached to the W3C European office hosted by ERCIM in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Prof. Hacene Fouchal

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Talk title: Intelligent Vehicles : new trends

Abstract: The aim of the talk is to give an overview of the intelligent vehicle and its future challenges. Some general issues on VANETS are recalled as routing, location services, etc. Then two aspects will be discussed: 1- Research questions around networking and security as connectivity over wireless communications (802.11p, cellular networks) and network coverage ; the message forwarding ; security and privacy of users and vehicular cloud computing. 2- Implementation questions around the actual deployment and the development of intelligent vehicles and the main applications in the area of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).

Biography: Prof. Hacene Fouchal obtained habilitation degree from Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, in Computer Science, in 2001 ; a PhD from the Universite de Paris 7 in 1995 and M.S. in Computer Science, from the Universite de Paris Sud (Orsay) in 1989. Currently he is a full Professor at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, head of Computer Science and Mathematics Department. Professor's research interests are Sensor Networks, Distributed Systems, eHealth Systems, Networking, Testing, Verification, and Intelligent Transport Systems. He has multiple publications in international sources. He has supervised more than ten PhD students. He has been a steering committee chair of the international conference of Principles of Distributed Systerms edited by Springer 2006-2012. He was general chair of the conference I4CS 2014 and Technical program chair of the conference InetSApp’15 within the FedCsis conference. He was program chair for many conferences. He has been guest editor of many volumes (Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience-Wiley, Journal of Computational Science-Elseiver). He is a chair of the technical committee « Communication Software » of the IEEE Comunnication Society since January 2017. He is involved in several european projects on Intelligent Transport Systems (C2A, SCOOP@F, InterCor, C-Roads).

Prof. Marco Di Renzo

Paris-Saclay University/ CNRS, France.

Talk title: On System-Level Analysis & Design of Cellular Networks: The Magic of Stochastic Geometry

Abstract: This talk is aimed to provide a comprehensive crash course on the critical and essential importance of spatial models for an accurate system-level analysis and optimization of emerging 5G ultra-dense and heterogeneous cellular networks. Due to the increased heterogeneity and deployment density, new flexible and scalable approaches for modeling, simulating, analyzing and optimizing cellular networks are needed. Recently, a new approach has been proposed: it is based on the theory of point processes and it leverages tools from stochastic geometry for tractable system-level modeling, performance evaluation and optimization. The potential of stochastic geometry for modeling and analyzing cellular networks will be investigated for application to several emerging case studies, including massive MIMO, mmWave communication, and wireless power transfer. In addition, the accuracy of this emerging abstraction for modeling cellular networks will be experimentally validated by using base station locations and building footprints from two publicly available databases in the United Kingdom (OFCOM and Ordnance Survey). This topic is highly relevant to graduate students and researchers from academia and industry, who are highly interested in understanding the potential of a variety of candidate communication technologies for 5G networks.

Biography: Marco Di Renzo received the "Laurea" and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Doctor of Science degree from the University Paris-Sud, France. Since 2010, he has been a "Chargé de Recherche Titulaire" CNRS (CNRS Associate Professor) in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems of Paris-Saclay University - CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Univ Paris Sud, France. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, a Visiting Professor at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, and a co-founder of the university spin-off company WEST Aquila s.r.l., Italy. He serves as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, and as an Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Communications Society. He is a recipient of several awards, and a frequent tutorial and invited speaker at IEEE conferences.

Prof. Mehdi Bennis

Ph.D Adjunct Professor Academy of Finland Research Fellow Centre for Wireless Communication (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland

Talk title: 5G Current Research Trends and Grand Challenges towards Ultra-Reliable and Low-latency communication

Abstract: In contrast to the current reactive, centrally-managed and one-size-fit-all networking approaches, the 5G networking paradigm must be proactive by design and exploits the fact that network nodes are endowed with storage, computing and cognitive capabilities. The goal of this talk is to present the latest research agenda in 5G and some of the trending topics in both academia and industry. Among these, I will present recent advances in edge caching, fog computing, 5G-V2X, UAVs, virtual reality and others. Finally, I will touch upon grand challenges related to URLLC, showcasing the most stringent requirements of 5G

Biography: Mehdi Bennis (Senior Member, IEEE) received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering jointly from the EPFL, Switzerland and the Eurecom Institute, France in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a research engineer at IMRA-EUROPE investigating adaptive equalization algorithms for mobile digital TV. In 2004, he joined the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu, Finland as a research scientist. In 2008, he was a visiting researcher at the Alcatel-Lucent chair on exible radio, SUPELEC. He obtained his Ph.D. in December 2009 on spectrum sharing for future mobile cellular systems. Currently Dr. Bennis is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oulu and Academy of Finland research fellow. His main research interests are in radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory and machine learning in 5G networks and beyond. He has co-authored one book and published more than 100 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society and the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of wireless communications and networks. Dr. Bennis serves as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication.

Prof. Rio Miguel

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom

Talk title: Challenges and Opportunities In Edge Networking

Abstract:Edge clouds, where data centres are moved close to the users, will become prevalent in the next decade. Several reasons drive this trend: Interactive applications need reduced delay; Bandwidth usage growth in the core needs to be mitigated and resilience in the Internet needs to be improved. This talk will cover the evolution of edge networking concentrating on the challenges and opportunities ahead namely security and network latency. Because edge cloud will be provided by a variety of players (including Internet network providers) trust issue will become much more crucial. We need to create security mechanisms to allow for this transition to take place without affecting latency. The talk will finalise by looking at several uses cases, including virtual/augmented reality and Internet of things that will make edge clouds a necessity.

Biography: Miguel Rio is a Professor in Computer Networks at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, U.K. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K., and the M.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in informatics from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. He has co-authoered around 100 articles in journals and conferences in the area of computer networks. He has been a Principal investigator in numerous research projects funded by the European Union, the UK government and industry. In the past decade he has made contributions in numerous areas of computer networking including network routing, quality-of-service, peer-to-peer systems, network measurement and service oriented networking. His current interests also include software defined networking, service-centric networking and the Internet-of-things.

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Past editions

October 26-29, 2016 | Fez, Morocco
October 20-23, 2015 | Marrakech, Morocco
December 18, 2014 | Rabat, Morocco
December 25, 2016 | Fez, Morocco

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