The 9th International
Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

October 26 – 29, 2022 // ENSIAS,  Rabat, Morocco

"Smart Connectivity"

Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Conference Record Number #55661

Keynote speakers

Pr. Rachid El-Azouzi

University of Avignon, France

Pr. Mehdi Bennis

University of Oulu, Finland

Pr. Ibraheem Shayea

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Pr. Taskin Kavzoglu

Gebze Technical University, Turkey

Pr. Zouheir Rezki

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Pr. Cheng Li

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Keynote speakers

Pr. Mehdi Bennis

Pr. Bennis is a full (tenured) Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, Academy of Finland Research Fellow and head of the intelligent connectivity and networks/systems group (ICON). His main research interests are in radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory and distributed machine learning in 5G networks and beyond. He has published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of Wireless Communications and Networks, the all-University of Oulu award for research, the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award and the 2020 Clarviate Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science. Dr Bennis is an editor of IEEE TCOM and Specialty Chief Editor for Data Science for Communications in the Frontiers in Communications and Networks journal. Dr Bennis is an IEEE Fellow.

Pr. Rachid El-Azouzi

Pr. El-Azouzi received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Mohammed V University, Morocco, in 2000. He joined INRIA Sophia Antipolis for post-doctoral and research engineer positions. Since 2003, he has been a Researcher at the University of Avignon, France. He is currently a Full Professor and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Federation attached to Avignon University and the CNRS. His areas of interests include network engineering games and social networks and their control, design of communication protocols for the wireless network, intelligent wireless networks and learning algorithms, stochastic games, and mean-field. He is a co-recipient of five Best Paper Awards, and he has authored or coauthored over 555 journal articles and book chapters and over 150 conference publications, in the general areas of game theory, networking games, wireless networks, network economics, stochastic control, delay-tolerant networks, video streaming, and biologically inspired networks. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transaction on Networking.

Pr. Cheng Li

Pr. Li (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Memorial University, St. John's, Canada, in 2004. He is currently a Full Professor and the Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Memorial University, St. John's, Canada. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, communications signal processing, underwater communication and networking, and mobile ad hoc and wireless sensor networks. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the 2021–2022 term. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Network Magazine, and IEEE Systems Journal. He was the General Co-Chair of the ICNC’22, WINCOM’19, and AICON’19, and the TPC Co-chair for ICNC’20, MSWiM’14, WiMob’11 and QBSC’10. He was the Co-Chair for various technical symposia/tracks of many international conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, and WCNC. He was the recipient of Best Paper Award in IEEE Globecom’2017 and ICC’2010. Dr. Li is a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Canada and is a member of the IEEE Communication Society, Computer Society, Vehicular Technology Society, and Ocean Engineering Society.

Pr. Zouheir Rezki

Pr. Rezki is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). Before joining UCSC in July 2020, I have been an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho (August 2016 - June 2020), a Senior Research Scientist (July 2014 - June 2016), a Research Scientist (July 2012 - June 2014), a Postdoctoral Fellow (November 2009 - June 2012) in the Computer Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2008 - August 2009) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Pr. Rezki received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Engineering School in 2008. His thesis was nominated for “Best Thesis of the Year”. Pr. Rezki is a 2020 (2020 - 2025) NSF CAREER Awardee. During His appointment at UBC, I received the prestigious “Fonds Québecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies” Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant for research on Cognitive Radio Networks. Pr. Rezki is a Senior Member of IEEE (2013 - present). I have been an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2014 - 2017) and served as a Symposium Chair/Co-Chair of many IEEE flagship conferences in communication, signal processing, and networking. His current research covers a wide range of topics in wireless communications and networking including security and privacy of data networks, applying machine-learning techniques to design and optimize modern communication systems, information theory, millimeter wave (mmWave) communication, optical communication, and application of communication as an enabling technology for smart grids.

Pr. Ibraheem Shayea

Pr. Ibraheem Shayea is working as an associate researcher from the 1st of September 2019 at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey. He is teaching courses for Master's and Bachelor's students. The key focuses of his research areas are on mobility management in future Heterogeneous (4G, 5G, and 6G) Networks, Mobile Edge Computing, Machine, and Deep Learning, Internet of things (IoT), Propagation of millimetre-wave, Mobile Broadband Technology and Future Data Traffic Growth and Spectrum Gap Analysis. He has published several scientific research Journals, conference papers, and whitepapers. He is running research projects with Postdoc researchers, Ph.D., and Master's students. He had worked from the 1st of September 2018 until 31 August 2019 as a Researcher Fellow at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey. From the 1st of January 2016 until 30 Jun 2018, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wireless Communication Center (WCC), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. From the 1st of January 2011 until 30 December 2015 (during his Ph.D. study), he worked as a Research Assistant and Demonstrator at the Department of Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. In December 2015, he received his Ph.D. in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, specifically in Wireless Communication Systems, from the Department of Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. In July 2010, he received his master's degree in Communication and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. In July 2004 he got his degree, Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Diyala. From the 1st of July 2006 until 28, February, 2007 he worked as a Maintenance Manager at the company of Computer and Research Center (CRC) in Yemen. From the 1st of January, 2005 until 27 Jun 2006, he worked in Yemen as a Computer and Electronic maintenance engineer.

Pr. Taskin Kavzoglu

Pr. Taskin Kavzoglu is a senior researcher in remote sensing with more than 20 years of research experience in Earth observation/remote sensing. Since his first publication in 1998 and he has now author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. Prof. Dr. Kavzoglu received his B.Sc. in Geodesy and Photogrammetry as the first student in his class from Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey), M.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems (with Distinction) and Ph.D. in Remote Sensing from Nottingham University (UK). Best Ph.D. Thesis Award was given to his thesis titled “An Investigation of the Design and Use of Feed-forward Artificial Neural Networks in the Classification of Remotely Sensed Images” by the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society in the UK. Currently, he is a full-time professor at Gebze Technical University (Turkey) and a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include: Earth observation, remote sensing of natural resources, deep learning, machine learning, data mining, climate change, object-based image analysis and disaster monitoring and risk assessment. He has chaired national remote sensing symposiums, acted as a chairman in many national and international conference and workshop sessions. He has been teaching courses related to remote sensing, geographical information systems and computer programming, supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2001, acting as an external examiner for graduate thesis for Turkish and Malaysian universities, and has worked in many remote sensing and geographical information science projects. He was awarded an ESRI project award in 2019 and best paper award by American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in 2020. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journal, including Frontiers in Remote Sensing, Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation, International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics.

Industry Session Speakers


Mrs. Samar Abou Ltaif

IOT Product Sales Specialist MEA
CISCO

M. Mounir Soussi

Vice President Cloud & AI Africa
Huawei

M. Hassan Ait El Madani

Partnerships & Development Director
LEYTON Morocco