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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Hongke Zhang

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Bio: Hongke Zhang, IEEE Fellow, received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and communication systems from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, the Director of a National Engineering Lab on Next Generation Internet Technologies. He is also with the Department of New Networks, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China. His research has resulted in many papers, books, patents, systems, and equipment in the areas of communications and computer networks. He has won two national technological invention of China and has authored of more than ten books and the holder of more than 100 patents. Prof. Zhang is the Chief Scientist of a National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) and the Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Speech Title: Research and Exploration of Emerging Network

Abstract: Traditional Internet technologieshave achieved tremendous success, but they are also facingnew demands and challenges brought by special industry applications, such as high mobility, high security, and determinism. There is an urgent need for technological innovation to meet the industry'spressing needs. This report will introduce the research and exploration of the National Engineering Research Center team in emerging network technologies, focusing on the evolution and application prospects of emerging network technology achievements represented by the Smart Integration Identifier Network in specialized network engineering.

Jianxin Liao

Fellow of the Chinese Institute of Electronics

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Bio: Deputy Director of the National Key Laboratory of Network and Switching, Director of Network Intelligence Research Center, Fellow of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, National Jieqing Youth, Head of the National Key R&D Program, and Head of the Ministry of Education's Innovation Team. He has long been devoted to the theoretical and engineering research of service network, won the Third National Innovation and Pioneering Certificate, won the Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress for three times as the first complete person, won the major technological invention of the Ministry of Information and Industry, and published more than 60 academic papers in top international journals and conferences. His research achievements in service networks have been widely applied nationwide.

Speech Title: 6G Intelligent Service Network: Vision, Architecture, and Key Technologies

Abstract: The mobile communication service network is responsible for the adaptation between the fundamental network and service applications. In the 6G era, the access network will exhibit complex ubiquitous connections across air, space, land, and sea. For the comprehensive coverage and full-scenario requirements, "scenario-driven" will become the main evolutionary paradigm for mobile communication developing, so that the importance of service networks increases.

This report reviews the evolution of service networks from the 2G to 5G eras. Based on current 6G application scenarios, we will talk about the challenges of on-demand services in 6G networks, the vision and overall architectural design of the 6G intelligent service network. It introduces three key technologies: resource access, intrinsic intelligence, and collaborative sharing, along with the technical routes to achieve fine-grained intelligent control and management for the global resources.

Tony Q.S. Quek

Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, IEEE Fellow

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Bio: Tony Q.S. Quek received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and ST Engineering Distinguished Professor. He also serves as the Head of ISTD Pillar, Director for Future Communications R&D Programme, Sector Lead for SUTD AI Program, and the Deputy Director of SUTD-ZJU IDEA. His current research topics include wireless communications and networking, 6G, network intelligence, non-terrestrial networks, and open radio access network.

Dr. Quek is currently serving as an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He received the 2008 Philip Yeo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Research, the 2012 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2017 CTTC Early Achievement Award, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2020 Nokia Visiting Professorship, and the the 2022 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore.

Speech Title: A Pathway towards Future Network Intelligence: RAN Intelligent Controller meets Semantic Communications

Abstract: The RAN intelligent controller (RIC) is cloud native and a central component of an open and virtualized RAN network. The RIC enables to deployment of machine learning and AI techniques to optimize resources and services in the RAN. Thus, it is an important component that brings intelligence, agility, and programmability to the radio access network. On the other hand, semantic communication has emerged as a new communication paradigm that aims at the successful transmission of semantic information conveyed by the transmitter rather than the accurate reception of each single bit regardless of the meaning. With semantic communication, it is likely that some form of intelligence is needed at the RAN to enable such a paradigm. In this talk, we will share how RIC is going to enable semantic communications to become reality. Furthermore, we will also share some initial work in this area through Singapore’s first national Future Communications Research and Development Programme (FCP).

Fumiyuki Adachi

IEEE Life Fellow

Tohoku University, Japan

Bio: Fumiyuki Adachi received the B.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. In April 1973, he joined the Electrical Communications Laboratories of NTT and started mobile communications research. From July 1992 to December 1999, he was with NTT DOCOMO, leading a research group on wideband/broadband wireless access for 3G and beyond. He contributed to developing 3G air interface standard, known as W-CDMA. Since January 2000, he has been with Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Currently, he is leading a resilient wireless communication research group with the aim of realizing beyond 5G/6G systems at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University. His research interests are in the area of wireless signal processing and networking, including multi-access, equalization, antenna diversity, cooperative transmission, channel coding, radio resource management, etc. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and an IEICE Life Fellow.

Speech Title: Distributed MIMO-based Radio Access Network for 6G Cellular Communications

Abstract: Over the past 40 years, mobile communication systems have evolved from 1G to 5G. Advances in wireless technology have greately contributed to this evolution. The first lecture concerns recent advances in wireless technology towards Beyond 5G (B5G)/6G. Due to the rapid growth of broadband data services, mmWave band is utilized for 5G systems. Unfortunately, however, its deployment is rather slow. Considering that the mmWave band is indispensable for radio access in B5G/6G, it is necessary to find a way to accelerate its utilization by changing the disadvantage of the mmWave short distance communication into an advantage. Ultra-densification of radio access not only greatly improves spectral efficiency, but also makes it possible to utilize the mmWave band. This lecture will introduce the concept of scalable and flexible cell-free/distributed multi-user MIMO.

Bo Ai

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Bio: Prof. Bo Ai (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow) is the professor and doctoral supervisor of Beijing Jiaotong University. He is the Dean of School of Electronic and Information Engineering.

Prof. Bo Ai has published 6 Chinese academic books, 3 English books, over 180 IEEE journal articles. He has obtained 13 international paper awards include IEEE VTS Neil Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Award and IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Best Paper Award, 36 invention patents; 32 proposals adopted by the ITU, 3GPP, etc., and 9 provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards. His research results has been involved in 6 national standards. He is mainly engaged in the research and application of the theory and core technology of broadband mobile communication and rail transit dedicated mobile communication systems (GSM-R, LTE-R, 5G-R, LTE-M).

Prof. Bo Ai is the Fellow of Chinese Institute of Electronics, Fellow of China Institute of Communications, Chair of IEEE BTS Xi'an Branch, Vice Chair of IEEE VTS Beijing Branch, IEEE VTS distinguished lecturer, am expert of the 5G Industry Expert Group of the China Mobile Group Technical Advisory Committee,and expert of the 6G Group in China.

Speech Title: MIMO Channel Measurement and Modeling

Abstract: The future of wireless communication is set to be more diverse and dynamic, with a wider range of scenarios and services. The emergence of satellite internet, smart railways, maritime communications, and unmanned aerial vehicles has expanded the communication demands. The wireless channel is the medium through which communication occurs and is one of the fundamental factors determining wireless communication capacity and system performance. Consequently, the evolution of wireless communication technologies also presents new challenges and demands for channel modeling. This report, based on our team's research achievements in the field of wireless channel measurement and modeling, highlights the latest advancements and findings in three typical scenarios: massive MIMO, high-speed mobility, and millimeter-wave integrated communication and sensing. The report covers specific content such as channel measurement methods, analysis of measured results, channel modeling, and simulation methods. Finally, the report offers a perspective on the research prospects and development directions for channel modeling in future wireless systems.