25th ACM MSWiM 2022

Keynote Speakers

In addition to scientific papers, the MSWiM 20922 program includes distinguished Keynote Speakers.

Title: The Interplay Between Intelligent Networks and Enabling Technologies for Future Wireless Networks

Prof. Walaa Hamouda
Tier 1 Concordia University Research Chair,
Concordia University,
Montreal, Canada

Abstract: Cognitive radio (CR) technology can leverage intelligence enabled by the integration of machine learning (ML) to successfully deliver pervasive connectivity for next-generation wireless networks. In this, a comprehensive overview of the uses of intelligent cognitive radio in a wide range of existing and emerging wireless technologies, including energy harvesting, physical-layer security, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile communications (vehicular and railway), and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications, will be presented. The interplay between intelligent CR and current and future technologies will be discussed. Emphasis will be on how the aforementioned techniques can benefit from intelligent CR and vice versa. For each technology, the key motivation for using intelligent networks will be highlighted CR with existing state-of-the-art ML approaches. The problems and prospective research avenues, and a futuristic road map exploring different possibilities for overcoming challenges through trending concepts will also be discussed.

Short Bio: Walaa Hamouda received the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, where he is currently a Professor. Currently, he is Tier I Concordia University Research Chair in M2M and IoT communications and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. His current research interests include MIMO communications, 5/6G technologies, massive- MIMO, mm-wave communications, sensor networks, cognitive radios, IoT, machine-to-machine communications, smart grid communications. He was a recipient of numerous awards, including the best paper awards of the GLOBECOM’2020, 2019 IEEE Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications, IEEE WCNC’16, ICC 2009, and the IEEE Canada Certificate of Appreciation in 2007 and 2008. He has been a keynote speaker of many conferences including ICCES 2018 and annual MSA Workshop on Advances in Communication and Electronics. He served(ing) as the Co-Chair of the IoT & Sensor Networks Symposium of GC’22, WCNC’19 MAC and Cross-layer Design Track, Wireless Communications Symposium of ICC’2018, the Co-Chair of the Ad-hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networking Symposium of GC’17, Co-Chair of the Fifth International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking 2016, the Track Co-Chair of the Multiple Antenna/Cooperative Communications and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall’16), the Ad-hoc/Sensor Symposium of the 2010 ICC. He also served as the Track Co- Chair of the Radio Access Techniques of the 2006 IEEE VTC Fall 2006 and the Transmission Techniques of the IEEE VTC-Fall 2012. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Chair of the IEEE Montreal Chapter in Communications and Information Theory. He served as an Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and currently serves as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Title: Sustainability challenges in radio access networks

Prof. Michela Meo
Politecnico di Torino,

Abstract: The emergency related to climate changes urgently calls for deep changes of the attitude with which we consume natural resources, impacting all sectors, including Information and Communication Technologies, for which changes cover the design of new technologies, the provisioning of services, the usage of digital systems. In this talk, we discuss some of the challenges related to sustainability of radio access networks, which is a sector made particularly critical by the observed and expected growth. As a case study, we consider the introduction of renewable energy sources in the power supply systems and the integration of aerial platforms to off-load part of the traffic so as to reduce the power demand of the terrestrial network.

Short Bio: Michela Meo is a Professor of Telecommunication Engineering with the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Her research interests include green networking, energy-efficient mobile networks and data centers, Internet traffic classification and characterization, and machine learning for video quality of experience. She edited a book Green Communications (Wiley) and several special issues of international journals. She chaired the International Advisory Council of the International Teletraffic Conference from 205 to 2022. She is a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and was an Associate Editor of ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, Green Series of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, and IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. In the role of General or Technical Chair, she has lead the organization of several conferences, including MSWiM, ACM e-Energy, ITC, Infocom Miniconference, ICC simposia, and ISCC.