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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yonghui Li,  IEEE Fellow
University of Sydney, Australia


Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian Future Fellowship in 2012.

His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields.

Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and an executive editor for European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT). He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.

He has published one book, more than 100 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 100 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 5500 times, with an h-index of 33. Six papers have been included as ISI high cited papers by ESI Web of Science, defined as top 1% of papers in the field. Several of his papers have been the top most 10 most cited papers in the respective journals since the year it was published. He is the inventor of four issued patents on 3G CDMA system design, with three patents pending on distributed coding and low-complexity channel decoding, filed by the University of Sydney in 2010.

Li has attracted more than $5 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years in collaboration with other researchers. He has participated in $100 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks.

He is the founder and director of IoT undergrduate major at the University of Sydney.

Prof. Yutaka Ishibashi (IEICE Fellow, Past Chair of IEEE Nagoya Section)
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Yutaka Ishibashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1990, respectively.

In 1983, he joined the Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory of NTT. From 1993 to 2001, he served as an Associate Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. His research interests include networked multimedia, QoS (Quality of Service) control, media synchronization, and remote robot control with force feedback.

He was the Chair of the IEICE Communication Quality Technical Committee (2007-2009).
He served as TPC Chair of IEEE CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) Workshop in 2011 and 2012.
He was IEEE Nagoya Section Secretary (2015-2016), and he is currently IEEE Nagoya Section Chair.
He is also a Steering Committee Member of NetGames (Network and Systems Support for Games).
He served as NetGames Workshop Co-Chair in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2017, and Conference Co-Chair of ICCC 2017.
He is a Fellow of IEICE, a Senior member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM, IPSJ, ITE, and VRSJ.


Invited Speakers


Prof. Shinji Sugawara,
Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

He received the B. Eng., M. Eng., and Dr. Eng. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. In 1999, he joined University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan as an assistant professor, and then in 2005, joined Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan as an associate professor. From January 2006 to January 2007, he concurrently was a visiting researcher at University of California, Irvine. In April in 2013, he joined Chiba Institute of Technology, Narashino, Japan, as a Professor. He is interested in computer communication network, content retrieval, database and distributed systems. He is a member of IEICE, IEEE, and ACM.


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