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Fundamentals and PHY

Alain Sibille
Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France

Alain Sibille graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1977) and from Telecom-ParisTech (1979) in France and obtained the PhD/habilitation degree from University of Paris 7 in 1985. He was first with France-Telecom R&D, then moved to ENSTA-ParisTech where he led the Electronics and Computer Engineering department until 2010. He is currently professor and Vice-Chair for Research of the Communications & Electronics Department at Telecom-ParisTech. His main expertise lies in  ultra wide band communications and systems, especially the interactions between antennas, channels, and signal processing. He chaired the European Wireless Conference 2007 in Paris and co-chaired the TPC of PIMRC in 2008. He is a National delegate and steering committee member of the European Cooperation Action COST IC1004 "Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments".  He is also involved in URSI-France as Secretary General and Vice Chair of Commission C "Radio communication and Signal Processing Systems".

Tadashi Matsumoto 
AIST, Ishikawa, Japan

Tad Matsumoto received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1978, 1980, and 1991, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in April 1980. Since he engaged in NTT, he was involved in a lot of research and development projects, all for mobile wireless communications systems. In July 1992, he transferred to NTT DoCoMo, where he researched Code-Division Multiple-Access techniques for Mobile Communication Systems.  In April 1994, he transferred to NTT America, where he served as a Senior Technical Advisor of a joint project between NTT and NEXTEL Communications. In March 1996, he returned to NTT DoCoMo, where he served as a Head of the Radio Signal Processing Laboratory until August of 2001; He worked on adaptive signal processing, multiple-input multiple-output turbo signal detection, interference cancellation, and space-time coding techniques for broadband mobile communications. In March 2002, he moved to University of Oulu, Finland, where he served as a Professor at Centre for Wireless Communications.  In 2006, he served as a Visiting Professor at Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany, funded by the German MERCATOR Visiting Professorship Program.  Since April 2007, he has been serving as a Professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan, while also keeping the position at University of Oulu.
Prof. Matsumoto has been appointed as a Finland Distinguished Professor for a period from January 2008 to December 2012, funded by the Finnish National Technology Agency (Tekes) and Finnish Academy, under which he preserves the rights to participate in and apply to European and Finnish national projects. Prof. Matsumoto is a recipient of IEEE VTS Outstanding Service Award (2001), Nokia Foundation Visiting Fellow Scholarship Award (2002), IEEE Japan Council Award for Distinguished Service to the Society (2006), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James R. Evans Avant Garde Award (2006), and Thuringen State Research Award for Advanced Applied Science (2006), 2007 Best Paper Award of Institute of Electrical, Communication, and Information Engineers of Japan (2008), Telecom System Technology Award by the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (2009), IEEE Communication Letters Exemplifying Reviewer Award (2011), UK Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Fellow Award (2012), and Recognition of Contributions in Development of Signal Processing for Wireless Communication in Indonesia (2012).  He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Member of IEICE.  He is serving as an IEEE Vehicular Technology Distinguished Lecturer during the term July 2011-June 2013.

Matthias Pätzold
University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway

Matthias Pätzold was born in Engelsbach, Germany, in 1958. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and
Dr.-Ing. degrees from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In 1998, he received the habil. degree in Communications Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany. 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. In 2001, he joined the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, where he is a full professor for Mobile Communications and the Head of the Mobile Communications Group. He authored and co-authored more than 250 technical journal and conference papers. His publications received ten best paper awards. He is author of the books “Mobile Radio Channels - Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation” (in German) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Vieweg, 1999), “Mobile Fading Channels” (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2002), which has been translated into Chinese in 2008, and “Mobile Radio Channels” (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2011).

Prof. Pätzold has been the TPC Chair of ISWCS’07, the TPC Co-Chair of ATC’12, ATC’11, ATC’10, ICCE’10, and the Local Organizer of KiVS’01. He has been actively participating in numerous reputed international conferences serving as TPC member, keynote speaker, tutorial lecturer, and session chair. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He edited several special issues, including the special issue on the “Wireless Future” (Springer, 2009), the special issue on “Trends in Mobile Radio Channels: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation” (IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 2011), and most recently the special issue on “Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Radio Channels” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation). 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, cooperative communication systems, vehicular-to-vehicular communications, mobile-to-mobile communications, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.

MAC and Cross-Layer Design

Mischa Dohler
CTTC, Barcelona, Spain

Mischa Dohler is now leading the Intelligent Energy [IQe] group at CTTC in Barcelona, with focus on Smart Grids and Green Radios. He is working on machine-to-machine, wireless sensor, femto, cooperative, cognitive and docitive networks. In the framework of the Mobile VCE, he has pioneered research on distributed cooperative space-time encoded communication systems, dating back to December 1999. He has published more than 150 technical journal and conference papers at a citation h-index of 30 and citation g-index of 64, holds a dozen patents, authored, co-edited and contributed to 19 books, has given more than 30 international short-courses, and participated in ETSI, IETF and other standardisation activities. He has been TPC member and co-chair of various conferences, such as technical chair of IEEE PIMRC 2008 held in Cannes, France. He is Editor-in-Chief of ETT and is/has been holding various editorial positions for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc. He had press coverage by BBC, Wall Street Journal, among others. He is fluent in 6 languages.

From June 2005 to February 2008, he has been Senior Research Expert in the R&D division of France Telecom, France. From September 2003 to June 2005, he has been lecturer at King's College London, UK. He obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 2003, his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 2000, and his MSc degree in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 1999. Prior to Telecommunications, he studied Physics in Moscow. He has won various competitions in Mathematics and Physics, and participated in the 3rd round of the International Physics Olympics for Germany.

Hanna Bogucka
University of Poznan, Poznan, Poland

Hanna Bogucka received the Ph.D. degree and the Doctor Habilitus degree in Telecommunications from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poznan, Poland in 1995 and 2006 respectively. Currently, she holds a position of a professor and a Deputy‐Dean for Research at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at PUT. Prof. Hanna Bogucka is involved in the research activities in the area of wireless communications: radio resource management, dynamic spectrum access, flexible, adaptive and cognitive radio, and energy-efficient wireless systems and networks. She has been involved in the projects funded by the Polish State Committee of Scientific Research, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and participated in the consulting for the Polish Telecomunication operator (Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.). She has been involved in multiple European 5th – 7th Framework Programme projects dealing with novel wireless flexible transmission techniques and cognitive radio technologies aiming at high spectral efficiency and handling energy efficiency, as well as in the COST actions (in IC0902 as a Management Committee member).

Prof. Bogucka is the author of over 100 papers, published in major IEEE journals and magazines, European journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. Some of her papers have been presented at major IEEE conferences. She was a coauthor of a number of papers on reconfigurable radio, cognitive radio and energy-efficient wireless networks. She is also the author of four book chapters focusing on green communications and rational radio resource utilization, and three textbooks in the area of digital signal processing, wireless communications and cognitive radio.

She is the member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications”, Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology and of the „Recent Patents on Telecommunications”, Bentham Science Publishers.

Prof. Bogucka has been the technical program committee member of major IEEE ComSoc and VTS conferences (ICC, Globecom, PIMRC, VTC) as well as of European ones (EUSIPCO, European Wireless, EuroMicro) over last years, and she has organized a number of special sessions at these conferences. She also acts as a reviewer for IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Prof. Bogucka is also involved in teaching activities at Poznan University of Technology. She gives courses on the Telecommunication Systems, Basics of Wireless Communications, Software Defined and Cognitive Radio, Coding Theory and Information Theory.

Xavier Vilajosana
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

Xavier Vilajosana is an associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in the area of computer networks and distributed systems. He is also Chief Innovations Officer and co-founder of Worlsensing. On early 2009 Xavier presented his PhD in Computer Sciences and now he is currently a visiting professor at UC Berkeley in California. During the last years of research he has acquired extensive experiences in Distributed Systems, Wireless Ad Hoc networks, Delay Tolerant networks and Cloud Computing. In addition during 2008, Xavier was visiting researcher of France Telecom, Paris. Amongst others, today, he is actively contributing to the IETF 6LowApp, ROLL and DASH7 working groups, and is a member of the editorial board of various prestigious journals and conferences. At UC Berkeley, Xavier is member of the OpenWSN core team, an open-source protocol stack for embedded devices that implements the main IoT protocols (i.e. IEEE802.15.4e, IETF RPL and IETF CoAP).  Xavier’s research interests include low power communication protocols, standardization, routing, scheduling and optimization problems in distributed systems.

Kan Zheng
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China

Kan Zheng is received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degree from Beijing University of Posts &Telecommunications (BUPT), China, in 1996, 2000 and 2005, respectively, where he is currently an associate professor. He worked as a researcher in the companies including Siemens, Orange Labs R&D (Beijing), China. His current research interests lie in the field of wireless communications, with emphasis on heterogeneous networks and M2M networks. He has published more than 100 papers in research journals and IEEE conference proceedings in these areas and has published three books.

Mobile and Wireless Networks

Roberto Verdone
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Roberto Verdone was born in Bologna, Italy, on August 6, 1965. He received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering, and his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Since 2001 he is Full Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Bologna where he joined the Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems (DEIS). Formerly he was a researcher at CSITE (a research centre of the National Research Council, CNR), now IEIIT-BO, in Telecommunications. He  collaborates to WiLab (the Wireless Communication Laboratory) activities.

Vasilis Friderikos
King's College London, London, UK

Vasilis Friderikos is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Telecommunications at King's College London. He has published 120 research papers in flagship IEEE, Elsevier, Springer journals, international conferences and book chapters. He has been track co-chair at the IEEE WCNC 2010 conference (acting technical program committee member for IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC and several other flagship international conferences). He has also been organizing committee member of the Green Wireless Communications and Networks Workshop (GreeNet) during VTC Spring 2011. He has also been teaching advanced mobility management protocols for the Future Internet at the Institut Supérieur de l'Electronique et du Numérique (ISEN) in France during autumn 2010. He has received two times best paper awards in IEEE ICC 2010 and WWRF conferences respectively. He has been visiting researcher at WinLab in Rutgers University (USA) and recipient of the British Telecom Fellowship Award in 2005. His research interests lie broadly within the closely overlapped areas of wireless networking, mobile computing, and architectural aspects of the Future Internet. Vasilis is a member of IEEE, member of IET and member of the INFORMS section on Telecommunications.

Lorenza Giupponi
CTTC, Barcelona, Spain

Lorenza Giupponi received the Telecommunications Engineering degree at University of Rome "La Sapienza" in July 2002 and the PhD at the Dept. of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. She joined the Radio Communications Group of UPC in 2003 with a fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education. During 2006 and 2007 she was assistant professor in UPC. In September 2007 she joined CTTC as a Researcher in the area of Access Technologies. Since 2007 she has also been appointed as the Director of Institutional Relations of CTTC. Her research interests include Self-organized networks, spectrum and radio resource management, cognitive radio and networks, small cells and application of machine learning to communication networks.

Services, Applications and Business

Klaus Moessner
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Klaus Moessner is a Professor in the Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, UK. Klaus earned his Dipl-Ing (FH) at The University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, Germany, an MSc from Brunel University, UK and his PhD from the University of Surrey (UK). His research interests include reconfigurability of the different system levels, including reconfiguration management, service platforms, service oriented architectures, as well as scheduling in wireless networks and adaptability of multimodal user interfaces. He is involved in investigation and teaching of mobile service platforms, service oriented architectures, mobile service delivery and service enablers.

Manfred Hauswirth
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Manfred Hauswirth was born in 1966 in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg, Austria. Since July 2006 he is Vice-Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland and professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He holds an M.S. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna. From January 2002 to September 2006 he was a senior researcher at the Distributed Information Systems Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to his work at EPFL he was an assistant professor at the Distributed Systems Group at the TU Vienna. His research interests are on linked data streams, semantic sensor networks, sensor networks middleware, large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications, peer-to-peer systems, Internet of things, self-organization and self-management, service-oriented architectures and distributed systems security. He has published over 160 papers in these domains, he has co-authored a book on distributed software architectures and several book chapters on P2P data management and semantics. He has served in over 180 program committees of international scientific conferences and was program co-chair of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (IEEE P2P) in 2007, general chair of the Fifth European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in 2008, program co-chair of the 12th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE) in 2011, and program co-chair of the10th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE) in 2011. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and is on the board of WISEN, the Irish Wireless Sensors Enterprise Led Network, the scientific board of theCorporate Semantic Web research center at FU Berlin, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Sensor Web Technologies (CLARITY) in Dublin, Ireland. His hobbies are music, reading, skiing, and travelling.










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