Global Wireless Summit


November 27-30th, 2016
Aarhus University

Please click the link to find the updated program: GWS 2016 UPDATED PROGRAM

Important Dates

  • October 15, 2016
    Paper submission
  • November 6, 2016
  • November 15, 2016
    Camera-ready manuscript
  • October 15, 2016
    Workshop, Tutorial, and Special Session proposals
  • November 27-30, 2016

For more information, please find the Call for Papers at: Call For Papers, GWS 2016


Keynotes Speakers

Dr. Anand R. Prasad

Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, NEC Corporation, Japan

Short CV: Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Fellow IETE, is Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, at NEC Corporation, Japan, where he leads the mobile communications security activity. Anand is the chairman of 3GPP SA3 and GISFI Security & Privacy group. He has 20+ years of experience in all aspects mobile networking industry in companies around the globe.

Anand has published 6 books, authored 50+ peer reviewed papers and is a passionate speaker on security (Globecom, MWC, RSA etc.). He is editor-in-chief of the “Journal of ICT Standardization” published by River Publishers.

He is recipient of the 2014 ITU-AJ "Encouragement Award: ICT Accomplishment Field" and the 2012 (ISC)² "Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements" (ISLA) Award as a Senior Information Security Professional.

Title: 5G Internet of Things Security

Abstract: Development of 5G standards is on-going of which Internet of Things (IOT) will be an integral part. In this talk we will cover use cases and business models associated with 5G IOT and how they relate to security. The focus will be on security by 3GPP mobile communications standards where we will also look at security of connected vehicle. In this presentation we will also propose the concept of secure network as service.

Prof. Leo P. Ligthart

Em. Prof. Delft University of Technology, Chairman Conasense, Willem Lodewijklaan 33, 8448PG Heerenveen, The Netherlands

Short CV: Prof. dr. ir. Leo P. Ligthart has a long experience as a Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University from 1968 until 2011. During this period, he was also associated as a faculty with Chalmers University Gothenburg, Sweden (1976-1977), as Advisor to Getronics Telecom and Industrial Electronics (1987-1997), and as Professor at Delft University (1988-2011). Since 2011, he Emeritus Professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands , and Scientific Advisor at IRCTR-Indonesia.

Since 2012, he is the Chairman of CONASENSE, Adjunct- professor at Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. Since 2013, he is in the Board of Governors in IEEE-AESS, and Adjunct-professor ITS Surabaya, Indonesia. Since 2012, he is the Adjunct-professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Title: Future Wireless Services Anticipating on Next Generation Wireless Technologies and Systems

Abstract: The majority of on-going developments show that applications have COmmunications, NAvigation, SENnsing and SErvices in common. These applications play a key role in the Foundation CONASENSE operating as world-wide Brain Tank and as Scientific Platform. In the keynote speech, visionary wireless services which require stringent demands to be fulfilled by next generation wireless technologies and systems are chosen. Characteristic for the services is the importance for Society and/or the expectation of a substantial market potential. The keynote speech shall cover the application areas that are related to HEALTH, SMART CITIES; and RELIABILITY. In the CONASENSE paradigm.

Dr. Walter Weigel

VP and CSO, European Research Institute of Huawei, Belgium and Germany.

Short CV: Dr. Walter Weigel graduated from the Technical University in Munich, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1984 and with the Ph. D. degree in 1990. From 1984 to 1991 he was assistant professor at the Institute of Data Processing at the Technical University in Munich.

Dr. Weigel is since 1st April 2015 VP and CSO of the European Research Institute of Huawei, based in Leuven Belgium and Munich Germany.

He used to be from September 2006 to July 2011 the Director General of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute ETSI. Between February 1991 and February 2015 he held several positions within Siemens AG, including VP of External Cooperations and Head of Standardization in Corporate Technology, VP of the Research & Concepts-department of the Mobile Networks business unit as well as Head of the business segment Video Processing for the semiconductor business unit (today Infineon).

He is a lecturer at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, member of the IEEE SA Board of Governors, of the Key Enabling Technologies working group of the European Commission, the Innovationsdialog of the German Government and of the Aalborg University Industry Advisory Council

Title: Future Wireless Services Anticipating on Next Generation Wireless Technologies and Systems

Abstract:The presentation will give an overview about the actual research on the various aspects of 5G. It will elaborate on the different requirements for broadband and for IoT, the question of spectrum, an approach for 5G radio, the role of antennas as well as aspects of network like SDN and NFV.

Dr. Hermann Brand

Short CV: Dr. Hermann Brand received his PhD from the Technical University of Vienna. He started his professional carrier as a SW developer and system designer in telecommunications. He worked as a researcher in the semiconductor industry and managed several international R&D teams in mobile communications including researchers, system engineers and delegates to different standards developing organizations. While his employer evolved into a diversified IT service provider, Dr. Brand also worked as technology manager, innovation manager and business developer.

Hermann Brand joined ETSI in 2008. Until 2012 he was responsible for various institutional services of ETSI, including new initiatives, partnership management, membership care, and meeting support. Since 2012, as Director Innovation, he has worked closely with members and other stakeholders to setup new standardization committees/groups, in particular ISGs.

Steen M. Lynenskjold

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Terma A/S
T +45 8743 6509 (direct)
T +45 2927 6448 (cell)

Short CV: Steen Lynenskjold is a member of the Executive Management of Terma with responsibility for market development and sales. Terma is a global supplier of mission-critical solutions for defense, non-defense, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. Steen holds an MSc (EE) degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 1987. In addition, he graduated as executive MBA from the Technical University of Denmark in 2002. Steen is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alexandra Institute, which is a Danish research-based limited company that bridges the gap between the IT corporate sector, research, and education. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.

Title: New applications of SCANTER radar technology

Abstract:Terma is a leading supplier of radar systems with more than 2,500 SCANTER radar systems in use around the world to improve safety at airports, harbors, coast lines, wind farms, and at sea. A new innovation of our radars is to overcome interference caused by wind turbines on existing military and civilian radar systems. Another new innovation is the use of machine learning to provide automated target recognition and identification on synthetic aperture images.

Markus Eisenhauer

Program Chair of international Conferences, Editor of scientific Journals and as Expert for the European Commission

Short CV: Division Manager User Centered Computing and Head of Ubiquitous Computing, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology

Markus Eisenhauer studied Psychology and Informatics at the University of Trier in Germany and received a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the same University. Since 2001 he works at the Fraunhofer Institut for applied Information Technology (FIT) and is leading the Research Department on User Centered Computing, focusing on Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems, as well on M2M and HM-Interaction, Usability and Web-Compliance. Dr. Eisenhauer is the coordinator of several big European Projects and has participated in a multitude of large-scale national funded and European projects (German Industrie 4.0 and European IoT). He works as a Program Chair of international Conferences, Editor of scientific Journals and as Expert for the European Commission.

Title: IoT Services for the Betterment of Smart Cities

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Dr. Seshadri Mohan

Professor in Systems Engineering Department at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Seshadri Mohan is currently a professor in Systems Engineering Department at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where, from August 2004 to June 2013, he served as the Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering. Prior to the current position he served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Acting CEO of IP SerVoniX, where he consulted for several telecommunication firms and venture firms, and served as the CTO of Telsima (formerly known as Kinera). At Telsima, he carried out extensive business development with telecommunications and wireless carriers both in the US and India. Prior to launching IP SerVoniX, he was with Comverse, Wakefield, Massachusetts, as Chief Technology Officer. At Comverse, he was responsible for starting and guiding an advanced development center, developing architectures and solutions to facilitate the development of wireless and next generation messaging products, enhancing the patent portfolio, and evaluating technology strategies to pursue and providing recommendations to the executive management team. Besides these positions, his industry experience spans New Jersey-based Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) and Bell Laboratories. At Telcordia, as a Senior Research Scientist, he led many projects in the area of wireless and next generation technologies, including advancing a multimedia-capable softswitch, in which areas he holds several patents. Prior to joining Telcordia, he was an associate professor at Clarkson and Wayne State Universities, where he developed the communications curriculum and conducted research in computer networking and source coding algorithms.

Dr. Mohan has authored/coauthored over 100 publications in the form of books, patents, and papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings with more than 4200 citations to his publications. He has co-authored the textbook Source and Channel Coding: An Algorithmic Approach. He has contributed to several books, including Mobile Communications Handbook and The Communications Handbook (both CRC Press). He holds fourteen patents in the area of wireless location management and authentication strategies as well as in the area of enhanced services for wireless. He is the recipient of the SAIC Publication Prize for Information and Communications Technology. He has served or is serving on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Personal Communications, IEEE Surveys, IEEE Communications Magazine and has chaired sessions in many international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a Guest Editor for several Special issues of IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM MONET. Recently, he served as a guest editor of 2015 October IEEE Communications Feature Topic titled “Social Networks Meet Next Generation Mobile Multimedia Internet,” March 2012 IEEE Communications Feature Topic titled “Convergence of Applications Services in Next Generation Networks” as well as the June 2012 Feature Topic titled “Social Networks Meet Wireless Networks.” Currently, he is serving as the TPC Vice Chair of IEEE Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems ANTS 2016, and previously as a Tutorial Co-Chair of 2015. In April 2011, he was awarded 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. He received the best paper award for the paper “A Multi-Path Routing Scheme for GMPLS-Controlled WDM Networks,” presented at the 4th IEEE Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems conference.

Dr. Mohan holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University, Canada, the Masters degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and the Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Madras, India.


Ernestina Cianca

Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata

Ernestina Cianca is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she teaches Digital Communications and ICT Infrastructure and Applications (WSN, Smart Grid, ITS etc.). She is the Director of the II Level Master in Enginering and International Space Law in Satellite systems for Communication, Navigation and Sensing. She is vice-director of the interdepartmental Center CTIF-Italy. She is the Editor-in Chiefs of the CONASENSE (Comm/Nav/Sensing and services) Journal, River Pubblishers.

Ernestina Cianca has worked on wireless access technologies (CDMA, OFDM) and in particular in the waveforms design, optimization and performance analysis of radio interfaces both for terrestrial and satellite communications. An important part of her research has focused on the use of EHF bands (Q/V band, W band) for satellite communications and on the integration of satellite/terrestrial/HAP (High altitude Platforms) systems. Currently her main research interests are in the use of radio-frequency signals (opportunistic signals such as WiFi or specifically designed signals) for sensing purposes, and in particular. Device-free RF-based activity recognition/crowd counting/density estimation and localization; UWB radar imaging (i.e., stroke detection). She is author/co-author of 90 papers in international journals and conferences.