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  • July 5-7, 2024 | Xi'an, China

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Quan Yu

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow

Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China

Bio: Quan Yu (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in radio physics from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 1986, the M.S. degree in radio wave propagation from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in fiber optics from the University of Limoges, Limoges, France, in 1992.,He is currently a Research Professor with the Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China. His current research interests include the architecture of wireless networks and cognitive radio.,Dr. Yu is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communications and Information Networks.

Hongke Zhang

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Bio: Hongke Zhang, IEEE Fellow, received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and communication systems from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, the Director of a National Engineering Lab on Next Generation Internet Technologies. He is also with the Department of New Networks, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China. His research has resulted in many papers, books, patents, systems, and equipment in the areas of communications and computer networks. He has won two national technological invention of China and has authored of more than ten books and the holder of more than 100 patents. Prof. Zhang is the Chief Scientist of a National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) and the Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Xiaohu You

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellow

Southeast University, China

Bio: Xiaohu You (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Since 1990, he has been with the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, where he is currently the Director and a full Professor. He has long been engaged in teaching, scientific research, and organizational management of mobile communication systems, and made important contributions to the development of China's 3G, 4G, and 5G mobile communications. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Principal Expert of the C3G Project, responsible for organizing China's 3G Mobile Communications Research and Development Activities. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Principal Expert of the China National 863 Beyond 3G FuTURE Project. Since 2013, he has been a Principal Investigator of the China National 863 5G Project. His research interests include mobile communication systems, signal processing, and its applications. Dr. You was the recipient of the 1st Class National Technological Invention Award, 2nd Class National Science and Technology Progress Award, Tan Kah Kee Science Award, and other important awards. He has contributed more than 200 IEEE journal articles and 2 books in the areas of adaptive signal processing and neural networks, and their applications to communication systems. He was elected as IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the development of mobile communications in China in 2011. He was the General Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2016, and IEEE International Conference on Communications 2019. He is the Secretary-General of the FuTURE Forum and the Vice-Chair of the China IMT-2020 Promotion Group and China National Mega Project on New Generation Mobile Network.

Tony Q.S. Quek

Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, IEEE Fellow

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Bio: Tony Q.S. Quek received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and ST Engineering Distinguished Professor. He also serves as the Head of ISTD Pillar, Director for Future Communications R&D Programme, Sector Lead for SUTD AI Program, and the Deputy Director of SUTD-ZJU IDEA. His current research topics include wireless communications and networking, 6G, network intelligence, non-terrestrial networks, and open radio access network.

Dr. Quek is currently serving as an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He received the 2008 Philip Yeo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Research, the 2012 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2017 CTTC Early Achievement Award, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2020 Nokia Visiting Professorship, and the the 2022 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore.

Speech Title: A Pathway towards Future Network Intelligence: RAN Intelligent Controller meets Semantic Communications

Abstract: The RAN intelligent controller (RIC) is cloud native and a central component of an open and virtualized RAN network. The RIC enables to deployment of machine learning and AI techniques to optimize resources and services in the RAN. Thus, it is an important component that brings intelligence, agility, and programmability to the radio access network. On the other hand, semantic communication has emerged as a new communication paradigm that aims at the successful transmission of semantic information conveyed by the transmitter rather than the accurate reception of each single bit regardless of the meaning. With semantic communication, it is likely that some form of intelligence is needed at the RAN to enable such a paradigm. In this talk, we will share how RIC is going to enable semantic communications to become reality. Furthermore, we will also share some initial work in this area through Singapore’s first national Future Communications Research and Development Programme (FCP).

Fumiyuki Adachi

IEEE Fellow

Tohoku University, Japan

Bio: Fumiyuki Adachi joined the NTT in 1973 and conducted various types of research of digital cellular mobile communications. From 1992 to 1999, he was with NTT DoCoMo, Inc., where he led a research group on Wideband CDMA for 3G systems. Since January 2000, he has been with Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Currently, he is a Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University. He is leading a resilient wireless communication research group aiming at 5G advanced systems as a Specially Appointed Research Fellow at International Research Institute of Disaster Science. His research interests are in the area of wireless signal processing and networking. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and an IEICE Life Fellow. He was a recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Avant Garde Award 2000, IEICE Achievement Award 2002, Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2004, Prime Minister Invention Award 2010, IEEE VTS Stuart Meyer Memorial Award 2017, IEEE ComSoc RCC Technical Recognition Award 2017, etc.