Prof. Pingzhi Fan
Fellow of IEEE, IET, CIE and CIC, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Pingzhi Fan (PhD, IEEE Fellow) is currently the director and distinguished professor of the Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and a visiting professor of Leeds University, UK (1997-). He is a recipient of the UK ORS Award (1992), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (1998, NSFC), IEEE VT Society Jack Neubauer Memorial Award (2018), IEEE SP Society SPL Best Paper Award (2018), IEEE WCSP 10-Year Anniversary Excellent Paper Award (2009-2019), IEEE/CIC ICCC Best Paper Award (2020), and WCSP Best Paper Award (2022). He served as a chief scientist of the National 973 Plan Project (National Basic Research Program of China) between 2012.1-2016.12. He serves as general chair or TPC chair of a number of IEEE conferences, including VTC2016Spring, ITW2018, IWSDA2022, PIMRC’2023, etc. His research interests include high mobility wireless communications, massive random-access techniques, signal design & coding, etc. He is an IEEE VTS Distinguished Speaker (2019-2025), a fellow of IEEE, IET, CIE and CIC.

Speech Title: Signal Design for Integrated Sensing & Communications

Abstract: Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC) combines sensing and communication systems to utilize wireless resources efficiently, realize wide area environment sensing, and even to pursue mutual benefits. The recent advances in signal processing and wireless communications have made ISAC a reality. This talk shall discuss the use cases of ISAC, ISAC signal requirements, and some new signal designs.


Jiangzhou Wang

Prof. Jiangzhou Wang
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (FREng), Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
University of Kent, UK

Jiangzhou Wang is a Professor at the University of Kent, U.K. His research interest is in mobile communications. He has published over 400 papers and 4 books. He was a recipient of the 2022 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize and the 2012 IEEE Globecom Best Paper Award. Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the IET. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2019), Shanghai, the Executive Chair of the IEEE ICC2015, London, and the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE WCNC2013.

Speech Title: Artificial Intelligence applied to 6G Mobile Communications

Abstract: Because there are many vertical industry applications, mobile communication is developing very rapidly. This lecture will discuss the application of artificial intelligence/reinforcement learning in 6G mobile communications. The lecture will explain why mobile communication requires artificial intelligence/reinforcement learning and how it works, and finally give application examples.



Prof. Nirwan Ansari
IEEE Fellow, COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, MSEE from the University of Michigan, and BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (Wiley-IEEE, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 600 technical publications, over 340 published in widely cited journals/magazines. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine and has served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals. His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, drone-assisted networking, and various aspects of broadband networks.

He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired some ComSoc technical and steering committees, is current Director of ComSoc Educational Services Board, has been serving in many committees such as the IEEE Fellow Committee, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. Some of his recognitions include several excellence in teaching awards, a few best paper awards, NCE Excellence in Research Award, several ComSoc TC technical recognition awards, NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award, NCE 100 Medal, NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He has also been granted more than 40 U.S. patents.


Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute-Alsace, France

Pascal Lorenz ( received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks. He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), IEEE Networks Magazine since 2015, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2017, Chair of IEEE ComSoc France (2014-2020), Financial chair of IEEE France (2017-2022), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009), Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010) and Chair of the Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (2016-2017). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC'2012 and ICC'2004, Executive Vice-Chair of ICC'2017, TPC Vice Chair of Globecom'2018, Panel sessions co-chair for Globecom'16, tutorial chair of VTC'2013 Spring and WCNC'2010, track chair of PIMRC'2012 and WCNC'2014, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2007-2011, Globecom'2019, ICC 2008-2010, ICC'2014 and '2016. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is associate Editor for International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS-Wiley), Journal on Security and Communication Networks (SCN-Wiley) and International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA-Elsevier). He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences. He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour during 2013-2014.

Speech Title: Advanced Architectures of Next Generation Wireless Networks

Abstract: Internet Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms are expected to enable wide spread use of real time services. New standards and new communication architectures allowing guaranteed QoS services are now developed. We will cover the issues of QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks, Internet access over 5G networks and discusses most emerging technologies in the area of networks and telecommunications such as IoT, SDN, Edge Computing and MEC networking. We will also present routing, security, baseline architectures of the inter-networking protocols and end-to-end traffic management issues.