Emerging Architectures and Key Technologies for 5G Networks - AegeanNetCom2015

SCHOOL OF SCIENCES - Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
19 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015


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Dr. Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul-Turkey

Berk Canberk was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2011. He received his M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2005, and his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2003. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory (BWNLab) in Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech), Atlanta, USA, between 2011-2012 working under the supervision of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz. He was also a Ph.D. research scholar in BWNLab between 2008 - 2009. Currently, Dr. Canberk is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Engineering in Istanbul Technical University. He also holds the Faculty Research & Development (R&D) Coordinator and ITU-SUNY Binghamton Information Systems Engineering Dual Undergraduate Degree Program Coordinator positions.


charalambousDr. Themistoklis Charalambous, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Themistoklis Charalambous is a postdoctoral researcher at the COOPNET team within the Communication Systems Group, Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology. He received his BA and M.Eng in Electrical and Information Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge University. He completed his PhD studies in the Control Laboratory, of the Engineering Department, Cambridge University in 2009. Following his PhD, he joined Imperial College London as a Research Associate for an academic year (September 2009-September 2010). Between September 2010 and December 2011, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus. Between January 2012 and January 2015 he worked at the Department of Automatic Control of the School of Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) as a Postdoctoral Researcher. His primary target is the design and analysis of distributed systems that are stable, scalable and energy efficient. The study of distributed systems involves dynamical systems, their communication and the integration of these concepts.


 dagiouklasProf. Anastasios Dagiuklas, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece

Tasos Dagiuklas received the Engineering Degree from the University of Patras-Greece in 1989, the M.Sc. from the University of Manchester-UK in 1991 and the Ph.D. from the University of Essex-UK in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Hellenic Open University, Greece. Past positions include academic positions at TEI of Mesolonghi and University of Aegean Greece. Dr Dagiuklas is a Vice-Chair for IEEE MMTC QoE WG and Key Member of IEEE MMTC MSIG and 3DRPC WGs. He is also an active member of IEEE P1907.1 Standardiazation WG. He is a reviewer for journals such as IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Communication Letters and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. His research interests include 2D/3D video transmission/adaptation/rate control across heterogeneous wireless networks, P2P video streaming and service provisioning across Future Internet architectures. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Technical Chamber of Greece.


kanatasProf. Athanasios Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

Athanasios G. Kanatas received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1991, the M.Sc. degree in Satellite Communication Engineering from the University of Surrey, Surrey, UK in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Mobile Satellite Communications from NTUA, in February 1997. From 1993 to 1994 he was with National Documentation Center of National Research Institute. In 1995 he joined SPACETEC Ltd. In 1996 he joined the Mobile Radio-Communications Laboratory as a research associate. From 1999 to 2002 he was with the Institute of Communication & Computer Systems. In 2000 he became a member of the Board of Directors of OTESAT S.A. In 2002 he joined the University of Piraeus where he is an Professor in the Department of Digital Systems. His current research interests include the development of new digital techniques for wireless and satellite communications systems, channel characterization, simulation, and modeling for future wireless communication systems, RF preprocessing techniques, new transmission schemes for MIMO systems, and energy efficient techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks. He has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 2002. From 1999 to 2009 he chaired the IEEE ComSoc Chapter of the Greek Section.


 kouvatsosProf. Demetres Kouvatsos, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

Professor Demetres Kouvatsos is the Head of the Networks and Performance Engineering (PERFORM) Research Group, Department of Computing, School of Informatics. Over the years he has pioneered new and cost-effective analytic methodologies, based on queueing theoretic concepts and the information theoretic principles of maximum entropy & minimum relative entropy, for the approximate analysis of arbitrary queueing network models (QNMs) as applied to the performance evaluation and engineering of computer telecommunication networks. He has directed several Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK), European Union (EU) and industrial research projects and he is the author or co-author of many papers as well as the editor of research books and special journal issues in the performance modelling field. His latest technical interests include traffic modelling based on batch renewal processes and advanced analytic techniques for the performance modelling, congestion control and optimisation of ad hoc wireless networks, 3G & 4G mobile switch architectures, all optical networks and the Internet.


krikidisProf. Ioannis Krikidis, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Ioannis Krikidis received the Diploma in computer engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007, he worked, as a Postdoctoral Researcher, with ENST, Paris, France, and from 2007 to 2010, he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K. He has also held research positions at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland; the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg; and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Niigata University, Japan. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. His current research interests include information theory, wireless communications, cooperative communications, cognitive radio and secrecy communications.


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Prof. Latif Ladid, IPv6 FORUM, European IPv6 Task Force, University of Luxembourg

Dr. Latif Ladid is the Founder & President IPv6 FORUM, Chairman of the 5G World Alliance and Chairman of IEEE COMSOC IoT, IEEE COMSOC 5G. He has participated in inovative programs such as Emeritus, Trustee, Internet Society-ISOC, IPv6 Ready Logo Program board. Currently he is a Senior research fellow at University of Luxemburg on multiple European Comission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects. Also he is a member at 3GPP PCG, 3GPP2PCG, UN Strategy Council GAID and member of WSA.



pallisProf. Evangelos Pallis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Heraklion, Crete

Evangelos Pallis is an Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering department of TEI of Crete, and the director of PASIPHAE laboratory. He holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering (1994) form TEI of Crete, an MSc. (1997) and a PhD degree (2002) in Telecommunications from the University of East London. His research interests are in the fields of wireless/mobile telecommunication systems including interactive broadcasting infrastructures, resource management and optimisation mechanisms that can be applied on resource brokerage systems and trading platforms, management of heterogeneous networks, as well as distributed systems and virtualisation techniques including SDN and NFV. He has more than 200 publications in international journals, conference and workshop proceedings, he is member of IEEE/ComSoc and he acts as the General Chair of the international conference on telecommunications and multimedia (TEMU) that is scientifically cosponsored by IEEE/ComSoc.


pliakasDr. Thomas Pliakas, CloudStreet, Helsinki, Finland

Thomas Pliakas serves as the Chief Technology Officer at CloudStreet Ltd. Dr. Pliakas has Over eight years of experience as software architect: Senior Software Architect of Nokia Siemens Networks from 2009 to 2013, Associate Researcher of NCSR Demokritos, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications from 2006 to 2008, Individual Researcher of N.EM.O from 2006 to 2009, Freelancer Software Developer of Athens Information Technology from 2005 to 2008 and Software Engineer of Intracom Telecoms from 2001 to 2006. Dr. Pliakas holds PhD in Computer Science (Networks Technologies) from University of the Aegean, Greece 2008 and receives B.Sc in Electronics, Technological Institute of Crete, Greece 1999.



Prof. Christos PolitisKingston University, London, UK

Christos is Professor (Chair) of Wireless Communications at Kingston University London, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC). There he is the co-Director of the newly established Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) manned with 25 academics, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 60 PhD students, making it one of the largest in the field in the UK. Upon joining Kingston in 2007, Christos co-founded and led a research group on Wireless Multimedia & Networking (WMN). Christos also teaches modules on wireless systems and networks. Prior to this post, Christos worked for Ofcom, the UK Regulator and Competition Authority, as a Senior Research Manager. While at the University of Surrey, UK, he undertook a postdoc working on virtual distributed testbeds in the prominent Centre for Communication Systems Research (now the 5G Innovation Centre). This was preceded by placements with Intracom-Telecom and Maroussi 2004 SA in Athens, Greece. Christos has managed to raise several millions of funding from the EU and UK research and technology frameworks under the ICT and Security programmes. He holds two patents and has published over 170 papers in international journals and conferences and chapters in eight books. He sits in the Board of Directors (BoD) of a few technology start-ups and advises several governmental and commercial organisations on their research programmes/agendas and portfolios. Christos holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Surrey, UK and a B.Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is a senior member of the IEEE, UK chartered engineer and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.


rouskasProf. Angelos Rouskas, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

Angelos Rouskas received the five-year Diploma in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the MS degree in communications and signal processing from Imperial College, London, and the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from NTUA. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece, and has been a Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Director of the Computer and Communication Systems Laboratory in the Department Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece (2000-2009). During the last decade Dr Rouskas has been teaching many undergraduate and postgraduate courses on wireless networks, mobile communications and computer networking and has been involved in several Greek and European funded research projects, while in the past has been a member of the Network Design Department of the Greek Cellular Operator CosmOTE. Dr Rouskas was the TPC co-chair of the European Wireless 2006 Conference and has served as a TPC member in several international conferences. His main research interests are in the areas of next generation mobile and wireless communication networks.


verikoukisDr. Christos Verikoukis, Centre of Technology for Telecommunication of Catalunya CTTC, Catalunya, Spain

Christos Verikoukis got his PhD from the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, in 2000, in the area of Broadband Indoor Wireless Communications. Since February 2004 he is senior research associate in the CTTC. Dr Verikoukis has participated or is currently participating in several European (ACTS, IST FP5 & FP6, Marie-Curie, eTEN and INTERREG) and National (in Spain and in Greece) funded projects. He is an IEEE Senior Member.His research interests include ARQ schemes, MAC protocols, RRM algorithms, cross-layer techniques and cooperative communications in wireless communications systems such as WLAN, WiMax and Wireless Sensor Networks.



ZahariadisProf. Theodoros Zahariadis, Technological Institute of Chalkida, Chalkida, Greece

Theodore Zahariadis is Associate Professor in the Technical Educational Institute of Chalkida (TEI of Chalkida). His research interests are in the areas of routing and security of sensor networks, content aware networks and broadband wireline/wireless/mobile/ad hoc communications, interactive service deployment over IP networks, network and resource management, embedded systems, home networking, and residential gateways. In the past, he has been with Lucent Technologies/Bell-Laboratories, NJ as a Senior Consultant, Ellemedia Technologies as the Technical Director, Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) as Chief Engineer, Intrasoft, Intracom, and NTUA as Senior Researcher.  He is heavily involved in the EU Future Internet Assembly (FIA) activities; he leads the EC Future Internet Architecture (FIArch) group and the EC Future Media Internet Architecture Think Tank (FMIA-TT). Moreover, he coordinates as “caretaker” the Future Content Network (FCN) subgroup of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and the Future Media Internet Task Force (FMIA-TF). He also participles in the Real World Internet/”Internet of Things”, the Future Services Internet and the Trust & Identity Future Internet subgroups. He is a member of the IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece.