24th ACM MSWiM 2021

Keynote Speakers

In addition to scientific papers, the MSWiM 2021 program includes distinguished Keynote Speakers.

Title: Space-Air-Ground Integrated Networking: from Single- to Multi-Component Pareto Optimization

Prof. Lajos Hanzo
Chair of Telecommunications,
University of Southampton, UK,
with the Next-Generation Wireless Team

Abstract: Thanks to the spectacular advances in signal processing and nano-technology, five wireless generations have been conceived over the past five decades. Indeed, near-capacity operation at an infinitesimally low error-rate has become feasible and flawless multimedia communications is supported in areas of high traffic-density, but how do we fill the huge coverage holes existing across the globe?
As a promising system-architecture, the SAGIN concept constituted by an integrated terrestrial, UAV-aided, airplane-assisted as well as satellite-based global coverage-solution will be highlighted to pave the way for seamless next-generation service provision. However, these links exhibit strongly heterogeneous properties, hence requiring different enabling techniques.
The joint optimization of the associated conflicting performance metrics of throughput, transmit power, latency, error probability, hand-over probability and link-lifetime poses an extremely challenging problem. Explicitly, sophisticated multi-component systemoptimization is required for finding the Pareto-front of all optimal solutions, where none of the above-mentioned metric can be improved without degrading at least one of the others...

Short Bio: Lajos Hanzo is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), FIEEE, FIET and a EURASIP Fellow, Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science. He holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh and the Technical University of Budapest. He co-authored 19 IEEE Press - JohnWiley books and 1900+ research contributions at IEEE Xplore. For further information on his research in progress and associated publications please refer to IEEE Xplore.


Title: Enabling the sustainable digital transformation of urban ecosystems

Prof. Luis Muñoz
Universidad de Cantabria,

Abstract: During the last decade a huge effort has been carried out in terms of urban ecosystem digitalization. Hence, during the first wave of such transformation, many cities committed to deploy a dense IoT infrastructure for collecting and monitoring several urban services. The second wave was devoted to rely on such infrastructure for designing and deploying advanced services looking for more efficient performance. As part of this wave, a big effort has been carried out to extent the transformation beyond the technical domain, but impacting on the society. Hence, concepts such as co-creation and citizen science are being consolidating. Leveraging on these initiatives, cities evolve upon the convergence of xG infrastructures, data spaces, federated learning, digital twin and the forthcoming quantum computing techniques with the consequent impact.

Short Bio: Luis Muñoz received both the Telecommunications Engineering degree and Ph.D. from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. He also holds a Master in Mathematics, Statistic and Operation Research (Licenciado en Ciencias Matemáticas, UNED). His research focuses on advanced data transmission techniques, heterogeneous wireless multihop networks, Internet o Things, technologies and services in the context of smart cities and applied mathematical methods for telecommunications. He has participated in several National and European research projects belonging to the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th and H2020 Framework Program in which he was technical manager of SmartSantander. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. He serves as editor of several journals and he has participated in the Steering Committee and Technical Program Committee of the most relevant international conferences. In parallel to this activity, he serves as consultant for the Spanish Government as well as for different companies in Europe and USA. Last but not least, he has served as expert of the ETSI and European Commission.