Prof. Rachid El Azouzi
University of Avignon, France
Biography: I am professor in networking at the Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon (LIA) at the University of Avignon, France. I received the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco (2000). I joined INRIA (National Research Institute in Informatics and Control) Sophia Antipolis for post-doctoral and Research Engineer positions. Since 2003, I have been a researcher at the University of Avignon, France. I received the best paper award in the Networking 2006, in Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN 2007) and Globcom 2007 conferences. I have co-authored over 43 journal articles and book chapters, and over 92 conference publications. I eventually received the HDR degree from the Université of Avignon, France, in 2011. My research interests are, Networking Games, Biologically Inspired Networks, Networking games, Design of communication protocols for wireless networks, Wireless MAC protocols design and evaluation, Intelligent wireless networks and learning algorithms, MANET networks and Delay Tolerant Networking and Mean Field.
Prof. Latif Ladid
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM (www.ipv6forum.com)
Chair, 5G World Alliance (http://www.5gworldalliance.org/ )
Chair, IEEE COMSOC IoT subCommittee (http://committees.comsoc.org/IoT)
Chair, IEEE COMSOC 5G subCommit http://committees.comsoc.org/5gmwi
Chair, ETSI IPv6 ISG (icl. 5G) (http://portal.etsi.org/tb.aspx?tbid=827&SubTB=827 )
Co-Chair, IEEE COMSOC SDN-NFV subCommittee
Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society - ISOC (www.isoc.org)
IPv6 Ready Logo Program Board (www.ipv6ready.org)
Research Fellow @ SnT - University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects
- Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (www.3gpp.org)
- Member of 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org)
- Member of UN Strategy Council GAID
- Member of the Future Internet Forum for Member States
- Board member of WSA http://www.wsis-award.org/index.wbp
- Co-Founder of ETSI AFI ISG
Prof. Izzat Darwazeh
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering University College London
Biography: Izzat Darwazeh currently holds the University of London Chair of Communications Engineering and leads the 70-strong Communications and Information Systems Group of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL) in the U.K. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan (Electrical Engineering - 1984) and has obtained the MSc (1986) and a PhD (1991) degrees from the University of Manchester in the UK.
He has authored or coauthored more than 250 papers in the areas of optical and wireless communications and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and high-speed/frequency circuits. He coedited Analogue Optical Fibre Communications (IEE, 1995) and was a co-editor and of the 2008 Elsevier-Newness book on Electrical Engineering. He is also the co-author of two books; the 2005 book on Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling (Elsevier) and of the 2015 book on Microwave Active Circuit Analysis and Design (Academic Press). He currently teaches mobile and wireless communications and circuit design and his current research activities are in ultra high-speed microwave circuits and in wireless and optical communication systems. In 2003 he proposed (with Miguel Rodrigues) the Spectrally Efficient FDM (SEFDM) concept and has been working in this topic since then. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Darwazeh acted as an assessor of various national and international projects and he acts a consultant to various engineering firms and government, financial and legal entities in the UK and overseas..