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12th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China

October 10–12, 2017 | Xi'an, People's Republic of China

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Speaker 1: Prof. Kwang-Cheng Chen

Title: Ultra-Low Latency Communication and Networking for Internet of Things


The networking technology needs of Internet of Things (IoT) comes to a new paradigm. Autonomous (or unmanned) vehicles (AVs) merge as one major paradigm shift of the industry and human society, while introducing much more challenging in wireless networks beyond the connected vehicles. After the technology for single intelligent vehicle becoming mature, the real challenge comes from reliable, safe, real-time operation of autonomous vehicles in massive scale. To achieve such multi-scale control, effective cloud computing, edge computing, and on-board computing, functions in real-time to interact with environments and other agents like vehicles and individuals. Low-latency networking in the order of milliseconds is inevitably wanted to ensure successful computing and control in this most challenging Internet of Things, with augmented reality, virtual reality, real-time control of telemedicine etc. We will introduce the revolution of technology toward the facilitation of low-latency networking and communication to enable real-time decisions/actions and control, and thus the successful deployment of AVs and other IoT applications in massive scale.

Speaker Biography:

Kwang-Cheng Chen received the B.S. from the National Taiwan University in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College Park, United States, in 1987 and 1989, all in electrical engineering. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Chen worked with SSE, COMSAT, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and National Tsing Hua University, in mobile communications and networks. During 1998-2016, he was with National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, as the Distinguished Professor in the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University, with administrative appointments such as Director, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, Director, Communication Research Center, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Since 2016, Dr. Chen is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. Dr. Chen founded a wireless IC design company in 2001, which was acquired by MediaTek Inc. in 2004. He has been actively involving in the organization of various IEEE conferences as General/TPC chair/co-chair (2002 IEEE Globecom, 2010 IEEE VTC-Spring, and 2020 IEEE Globecom), serving editorships with a few IEEE journals, and various IEEE volunteer services with IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee, IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer, etc. He founds and chairs the Technical Committee on Social Networks in the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Chen also has contributed essential technology to various international standards like IEEE 802 wireless LANs, Bluetooth, LTE and LTE-A. He has authored and co-authored over 300 IEEE publications and more than 22 granted US patents. He co-edited (with R. DeMarca) the book Mobile WiMAX published by Wiley, and authored the book Principles of Communications published by River, and co-authored (with R. Prasad) another book Cognitive Radio Networks published by Wiley. Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow and has received a number of awards inclu ding 2011 IEEE COMSOC WTC Recognition Award, 2014 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, and 2014 IEEE COMSOC AP Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Chen’s current research interests include wireless networks, IoT/CPS, social networks and data analytics, and cybersecurity.

Speaker 2: Prof. Jiandong Li

Title: Self-organizing Networking (SON) in 5G Ultra-Dense Heterogeneous Networks (UDN)


In this talk, the background for UDN is introduced first. To support the high traffic, the basic way is to reduce the cell radius (10km->1km->100m->10->1m) and increase the density of cells. The following two questions are addressed. Does the whole network capacity increase linearly with the network density? If not, can we extend the network density range with linearly increased capacity by using the new SON techniques? New propagation mode in UDN is given. Network capacity gain of UDN is analyzed. Two new techniques: SON Empowered Interference Management and SON for UGC Management are proposed.

Speaker Biography:

Jiandong Li received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in communications and electronic system from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in1982, 1985, and 1991, respectively. He has been with Xidian University since 1985, where he was an Associate Professor from 1990 to 1994 and has been a Professor since 1994, and Chang Jiang Scholar. He received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2007. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the China Institute of Electronics and the China Institute of Communication. He is also a member of the Communication Specialist Group for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. His current research interests include broadband wireless mobile networks, ad hoc networks, cognitive and self-organizing networks.

Speaker 3: Prof. Ying-Chang Liang

Title: Modulation in the Air: A New Paradigm of Wireless Communications for Green Internet of Things


The internet-of-things (IoT) is becoming an essential technology to support the revolution of various vertical sectors, such as agriculture, industry, energy, healthcare, and transportation. This is achieved through sensing, communications, data analytics, decision intelligence, and automatic action etc. To support ubiquitous connections for billions of IoT devices, wireless communications are facing challenges in meeting stringent requirements in latency, reliability and cost, and novel wireless communications technologies are needed. In this talk, a new concept called “Modulation in the Air” will be introduced to achieve low power and low cost communications for IoT. Major issues like spread spectrum aspect of the system model, signal design, receiver design, as well spectrum sharing perspectives of the system will be discussed.

Speaker Biography:

Dr Ying-Chang Liang (F’11) is a Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia, and also a Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China. He was a Principal Scientist and Technical Advisor in the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. His research interest lies in the general area of wireless networking and communications, with current focus on applying artificial intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning techniques to wireless networks and Internet of Things.

Dr Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in December 2010, and was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He received IEEE ComSoc’s TAOS Best Paper Award in IEEE Globecom 2016, IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014, the First IEEE ComSoc’s APB Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award in 2010. He has also received four Best Paper Awards from prestigious international conferences, including IEEE ICC 2017. He also received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES)’s Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, and the IEEE Standards Association’s Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award in 2011, for his contributions to the development of IEEE 802.22 standard.

Dr Liang is now an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, key founder of the new journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. He has been Guest/Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Network. Dr Liang was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium since 2009. He served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair of CROWN’08 and DySPAN’10, Symposium Chair of ICC’12 and Globecom’12, General Co-Chair of ICCS’10 and ICCS’14. He serves as TPC Chair and Executive Co-Chair of Globecom’17 to be held in Singapore.