The International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking
26-28 June 2024 // Marrakesh, Morocco

Ubiquitous Connectivity for Global Sustainable Communications

The 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking

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Prof. Sinem Coleri

AI Based Ultra-Reliable Wireless Networked Control Systems in 6G

Abstract: Unlike previous generations of networks, which were primarily designed to meet the requirements of human communications, 5G networks enable the collection of data from the machines as well. As per the Ericsson Mobility Report, the estimated number of connected devices is projected to reach 26 billion in 2026. Looking forward to 6G systems, the focus shifts towards leveraging this data for a new spectrum of control applications, including extended reality, remote surgery and autonomous vehicle platoons. Designing communication systems for these control applications poses unique challenges. It requires meeting stringent requirements for delay and reliability, addressing the semantics of control systems and ensuring robust resource management. In the first part of this talk, we delve into ultra-reliable channel modeling and communication techniques based on extreme value theory and generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI enables predicting the channel parameters with higher accuracy while incorporating various system inputs and providing adaptivity to dynamic scenarios. In the second part of the talk, we explore the benefits of employing optimization theory based, explainable and safe AI in radio resource management for the joint design of control and communication systems in 6G networks. These approaches offer a systematic methodology to enhance robustness and interpret decisions made by black-box AI models.

Home Sinem Coleri (Fellow, IEEE) is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. She is also the founding director of Wireless Networks Laboratory (WNL) and director of Ford Otosan Automotive Technologies Laboratory. Sinem Coleri received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2000, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California Berkeley in 2002 and 2005. She worked as a research scientist in Wireless Sensor Networks Berkeley Lab under sponsorship of Pirelli and Telecom Italia from 2006 to 2009. Since September 2009, she has been a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. Her research interests are in 6G wireless communications and networking, machine learning for wireless networks, machine-to-machine communications, wireless networked control systems and vehicular networks.
Dr. Coleri has more than 150 publications with citations over 11150 (Google scholar profile). She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications in 2022; TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award in 2020.
Dr. Coleri currently holds the position of Editor-in-Chief at the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Dr. Coleri is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.

Prof. Mohsen Guizani

Metaverse Meets Wireless: Innovations at the Intersection of Connectivity

Home Before joining MBZUAI, Mohsen Guizani (Fellow, IEEE) served in multiple administrative positions in the USA and the Gulf region, such as the Founding Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies at QU, Chair of the ECE Department at the University of Idaho, Chair of the Computer Science Department at Western Michigan University and Professor at the University of Missouri. He was elevated to the IEEE Fellow in 2009 for his contribution to “quality of service in broadband and ad hoc wireless networks.” He is a highly cited researcher and was listed as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Guizani has won several research awards including the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Best Transaction Paper Award as well as four Best Paper Awards from top conferences, such as IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom.

Prof. Mounir Ghogho

When Robotics Meets Wireless Communications

Home Mounir Ghogho (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, Toulouse, France, in 1997.,He was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., from September 1997 to November 2001. In December 2001, he joined the University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K., where he was promoted to a Full Professor in 2008. While still affiliated with the University of Leeds, in 2010, he joined the International University of Rabat (UIR), Rabat, Morocco, where he is currently the Dean of the College of Doctoral Studies and the Director of the ICT Research Laboratory (TICLab). He has coordinated around 20 research projects and supervised over 50 Ph.D. students in U.K. and Morocco. His research interests include machine learning, signal processing, and wireless communication.

Prof. Roch Glitho

Next Generation Clouds for 6G Networks and Beyond

Abstract: The end-user applications offered by telecommunication networks are becoming more and more sophisticated. The Ultra Reliable Low Latency applications such as remote robotic surgery promised by the fifth-generation networks (5G) being currently deployed are for instance a far cry from the basic voice call and SMS offered by the second-generation networks (2G). Even more advanced applications such as immersive holographic type – communications based – applications are expected from the sixth-generation networks (6G) that will be deployed during the next decade. Several paradigms are at the heart of these networks: Pre-IP for 2G, All-IP for 3G and 4G, and clouds for 5G and Beyond. The shift to clouds for 5G is motivated by cloud features like scalability, elasticity and efficient usage of resources. These features have the potential of successfully tackling the everlasting overprovisioning and inflexibility challenges of telecommunication networks. However, the clouds that are at the heart of the 5G networks being currently deployed can hardly meet the expectations. Requirements are now emerging for 6G, and they are far more stringent than their 5G counterparts. There is no doubt that current clouds will fall short. This call for next generation clouds. This keynote speech will start by introducing today’s clouds in 5G, with an emphasis on the shortcomings. This will be followed by a discussion of the emerging 6G use cases and the challenges they pose on the subjacent clouds. We will end the speech by sketching a vision of these next generation clouds.

Home Prof. Roch H. Glitho has obtained a PhD in tele-informatics (KTH – Sweden) and Masters degrees in business economics (University of Grenoble – France), pure mathematics (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and computer science (University of Geneva). He is a Full Professor of Networking and Telecommunications at Concordia University, Montreal, where he currently holds the Ericsson / ENCQOR Senior Industrial Research Chair on cloud and edge for 5G and Beyond. In the past, he has held a Canada Research Chair and has worked for Ericsson Research as Principal Engineer/Expert. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and has previously served as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials journal, and Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine. He has been granted more than two dozen patents, and has more than a dozen currently under evaluation. He has widely published in areas such as cloud/edge/fog, 5G and beyond, Internet of Things (IoT), and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).



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