IEEE International Conference on Communications
28 May – 01 June 2023 // Rome, Italy
Sustainable Communications for Renaissance

Industry Presentations

iList of Industry Presentations

PR-1: 6G: Limitless Connectivity

PR-2: Self-organizing, Self-managing (AI-driven) Autonomous 6G Networks

PR-3: NGA: Green G Working Group’s Vison for a Sustainable 6G

PR-4: The Cyber-Physical Worlds

PR-5: Connected Healthcare

PR-6: 6G Integrated Sensing and Communication, ISAC - From Theory to Practice

PR-7: Connected Sustainable World

PR-8: Communications for New Computing Paradigms

PR-9: Future Transport Networks

PR-10: Towards 6G for Good

PR-1: 6G: Limitless Connectivity

Date/Time: Monday, 29 May // 11:30 - 13:00
Location: S8

Chair: Petar Popovski (Aalborg University)

Petar Popovski is a Professor at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity and a Visiting Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019), the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020) and Villum Investigator Grant (2021). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. He authored the book “Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide”, published by Wiley in 2020. His research interests are in communication theory and wireless connectivity.


S. Parkvall, Ericsson

Stefan Parkvall [F] joined Ericsson in 1999 and is a Senior Expert working with 6G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and NR radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr Parkvall is a fellow of the IEEE and is co-author of several popular books such as “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband” and “5G NR – The Next Generation Wireless Access”. Dr. Parkvall has numerous patents in the area of mobile communication and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.


Sergio Parolari is a Standards Manager in ZTE's Wireless Product Planning department. He represents ZTE in 3GPP RAN groups and he's currently serving as RAN WG2 Vice-Chairman. He also supports ZTE product marketing activities for 5G in Europe. Sergio has 20+ years of experience in telecommunication technologies, in R&D and standardization environments. Before joining ZTE in 2010, he worked for Siemens and then Nokia, covering different positions, starting as System Engineer for the design of algorithms and procedures for mobile networks equipments, then as Standardization Specialist representing his company in different 3GPP and ETSI standard bodies and finally as Technical Product Manager driving the definition of new products for evolved 3G and LTE wireless systems. He is co-author of several patents in the area of mobile communication and of a number of scientific publications. Sergio holds a M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.

C. Chiasserini, PoliTo

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini is Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a Research Associate with the CNR-IEIIT and CNIT. She was a Visiting Researcher at UC San Diego (1998-2003), and a Visiting Professor at Monash University (2012, 2016) and at the Berlin Technische Universität (2021, 2022). She is an IEEE Fellow and a Senior Member of ACM. Her research interests include NextG Networks, Edge Computing, Machine Learning, and Connected Vehicles. She has published over 350 journal and conference papers and has received several awards for her scientific work. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Computer Communications and Associate EiC for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and as Editor-at-Large of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.


Jianglei Ma, Huawei

Jianglei Ma is a Technical VP based at Huawei Ottawa R&D Center. Her research area is advanced wireless access technologies. She has been actively contributed to 3GPP standards since LTE. She led NR air interface research and is currently leading 6G air interface research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, she was in charge of LTE air interface research in Wireless Technology Lab at Nortel. Jianglei Ma was a visiting Associate Professor of Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professor of National Laboratory of Millimeter Waves & Dept. of Electronic Engineering in Southeast University.



Catello (Lelio) Di Martino is the Head of the Network Application Research at Nokia Bell Labs Core Research. He joined Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, USA in 2015. Lelio holds a successful track record of a number of research projects in the area of industrial internet of things, data-intensive systems, highly resilient large-scale clouds, 5G networks and supercomputing. His career path touched several countries (Italy, Portugal, US, Brazil and India) and his operations extend to several regions (LAT, NAM, and Europe). He holds a PhD in computer and system engineering from University of Naples Federico II. His latest research area focuses on creating self-deploying, self-managing digital twin-driven networks for mission-critical use cases.


PR-2: Self-organizing, Self-managing (AI-driven) Autonomous 6G Networks

Date/Time: Monday, 29 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S8

Chair: Alexandros Kaloxylos, 6G-AI

Alexandros Kaloxylos (B.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.) has 30 years of experience working on more than 25 research projects and managing multi-disciplinary teams of varying sizes. Notably, he was leading the Radio Access Network team of Huawei ERC in Munich, working on 5G networks solutions, for three years. Since 2019 he has been serving as the executive director of 6G-IA. He is also a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese. He has published over 140 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters and received more than 3200 citations. He is also an inventor of more than 20 filed patents for topics related to 5G networks, 10 of which are fully granted.


R. Vilalta, TeraFlow
L. Velasco, B5G-OPEN
X. Vasilakos, 5GASP
M. Camelo, DAEMON
G. Landi, Hexa-X

Edwin Yaqub is a Lead Data Scientist working with RapidMiner since 2016. He has expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, constraint solving optimizations, data enrichment and product prototyping, which he has successfully applied to solve a variety of industrial and scientific problems. He draws on 14 years of experience in research and commercial projects from diverse sectors including finance, automotive, healthcare, eCommerce and telecommunication. Edwin received his MSc. degree in Computer Science

in 2008 from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His Master thesis at Philips Research Labs developed a framework for automated health decision support using ontologies and rules-based reasoning. In 2015, he earned Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Göttingen, Germany. In his doctoral research, he investigated decision-making algorithms to automatically negotiate service level agreements and optimize allocation of cloud resources. His recent work addresses resource management using online optimizations, predictive and prescriptive machine learning in B5G and 6G wireless networks.

Ricard Vilalta (Girona, 1983) (h-index 30, i10-index 101) ) graduated in telecommunications engineering in 2007 and received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2013, both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. He has been very active in 5G and 6G reserach, leading several WP and projects. He is Research Director at CTTC and Chair of ETSI OSG TeraFlowSDN.





Giada Landi is R&D Technology Leader in Nextworks, an innovative & dynamic SME based in Tuscany, Italy. She holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Pisa (2005). Her main research areas include management and orchestration systems for 5G/6G networks, SDN/NFV architectures, edge and cloud computing. She has contributed in ETSI MEC, as member of special task forces on MEC Testing Framework and MEC API definition. In the research area, she has participated in several FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe and ESA projects. She’s currently active in Hexa-X project, with focus on AI/ML techniques for service and network automation in 6G infrastructures, and she’s serving as technical manager in the ESA ARTES ANChOR and H2020 VITAL-5G projects.


Luis Velasco - He received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 1993 and the PhD degree from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2009. He joined Telefonica in 1989 and was involved on the standardization, procurement processes, and first office application of Telefonica's transport network. In 2004 he joined UPC, where currently he is a full professor at the Department of Computers Architecture (DAC) and senior researcher at the Advanced Broadband Communications Center (CCABA). He has co-authored more than 300 papers in Journals and Conferences. He is currently involved in H2020 B5G-OPEN, HORIZON SEASON, DESIRE6G, PREDICT-6G and ALLEGRO European research projects. His interests include telemetry and artificial intelligence for autonomous beyond 5G networks and services.


Xenofon Vasilakos is a Lecturer in AI for Digital Infrastructures with the University of Bristol, the U.K, member of Bristol Digital Futures Institute and Smart Internet Lab. His current research focuses on SDN/NFV programmable 6G Cloud and Multi-access Edge Computing network architectures leveraging machine learning model-based solutions. He has also conducted research on network slicing, distributed, and Information Centric Networking architectures. He has received Greek and French Government grants, awards and an accolade, and has worked for the FIA award-winning project FP7- PURSUIT.




Miguel Camelo received his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Ibague, Colombia, in 2006, the master’s degree in systems and computer engineering from the University of Los Andes, Colombia, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Girona, Spain, in 2014. He is currently a Professor and Senior Researcher at the IDLab Research Group, University of Antwerp—imec, Belgium. He has authored or coauthored several papers in international conferences/journals. He has also participated and been awarded in international challenges in applied AI/ML in networks (e.g., DARPA SC2 and ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge). His research interests are in the field of optimization and control of communication networks.


PR-3: NGA: Green G Working Group’s Vison for a Sustainable 6G

Date/Time: Monday, 29 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S9

Chair: Sarah LaSelva, Keysight

Sarah LaSelva, Keysight

Sarah leads the marketing efforts for Keysight in 6G. She has over a decade of experience in test and measurement concentrating on wireless communications, both studying and promoting the latest wireless technologies. Throughout her career she has spent time in marketing, test engineering, and applications engineering. Prior to joining Keysight, Sarah worked at NI (National Instruments) as a product marketing manager for the software defined radio team where she gained a deep knowledge of SDR hardware, software, and wireless communications. Sarah’s background is in microwave and millimeter wave technology. She has a BS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University.

The purpose of this group of presentations is to highlight the Green G working group from the ATIS Next Generation Alliance (NGA). The working group’s charter is “to build an environmentally friendly focus into Next G standards and technologies as well as the communications industry globally”. During this session, there will be an overview of the working group’s current activities, key findings, and future plans. Working group members from different sectors of the ICT industry will then give a presentation of how their sector is making progress towards integrating sustainability in future generations of wireless technology followed by a short Q&A.

Havish Koorapaty, Ericsson
Daniela Laselva, Nokia
Hao Bi, MediaTek
Ali Mehrizi-Sani, VirginiaTech


Havish Koorapaty ( has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. He has more than 25 years of experience with Ericsson, where he has worked in the general area of wireless communications systems including cellular and satellite systems. His work spans a wide range of topics including error control coding, location determination and tracking, mobile phone systems engineering, 4G and 5G broadband wireless system design, wireless backhaul solutions, energy efficiency, spectrum sharing and small cells. He has over 250 technical papers and patents in these areas and was the recipient of the Ericsson Inventor of the Year award in 2016. Havish has represented Ericsson in standardization efforts in the 3GPP, TIA, IEEE and ETSI standardization bodies. He has been involved in standardization efforts in 3GPP for 5G NR and LTE including serving as the rapporteur for the licensed-assisted access study and work items. He was the recipient of the 3GPP Excellence Award in 2015. Havish served as a vice-chairman in 3GPP RAN1 from November 2017 to November 2021. He currently works on 6G systems, serving as the technical coordinator for Ericsson’s contributions to the ATIS Next Gen Alliance as well as monitoring 6G initiatives globally. Havish is currently serving as a co-chair for the O-RAN next Generation Research Group (nGRG).

Daniela Laselva, Nokia

Daniela Laselva is a Research Expert at Nokia. She has been with Nokia since 2002, currently leading the research and standardization activities on RAN network and device energy efficiency for 5G-Advanced and 6G technologies in Nokia Standards. She has been active in NGMN Green Future Networks, and earlier in a number of European research projects (WINNER, SEMAFOUR, ONE5G) and COST273. She has worked on mobile and wireless communications with focus on RRM, SON, protocols, algorithms, system design and performance of various radio access technologies, ranging from HSPA, LTE, LTE-A, 5G, 5G-A and 6G. She has authored 4 book chapters and more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. She also holds over 170 patents applications on a wide range of topics.


Hao Bi is a renowned research and innovation leader in the development of wireless communication technologies. He has broad expertise and taken various research and standards leadership roles in driving innovation and standardization of air interface, radio access network, and packet core network
from 3G CDMA, to 4G LTE, to 5G NR. He has successfully conceived and developed multiple key features with profound standards and market traction, led large multi-site engineering teams, and delivered strategic innovations shaping the evolution of cellular communication systems. Currently as Senior
Director of Communication System Design in MediaTek, he has been leading 6G research and standards at the intersection of communication and computing, immersive multimedia, and artificial intelligence.

Ali Mehrizi-Sani, VirginiaTech

Ali Mehrizi-Sani received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech. He is or has been an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and IEEE Power Engineering Letters as well as IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Among his recognitions are the 2018 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2018 ASEE PNW Outstanding Teaching Award, and 2017 IEEE Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award. He also received the 2017 WSU EECS Early Career Excellence in Research and 2016 WSU VCEA Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award. He was a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto.

PR-4: The Cyber-Physical Worlds

Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 May // 11:30 - 13:00
Location: S8

Chair: Piero Castoldi, Scuola Sant'Anna

Piero Castoldi (IEEE SM’12) is Full Professor in Telecommunications, Leader of the “Networks and Services” research area and Director of the TeCIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He has been involved with various responsibilities in several national and EU FP7 and H2020 projects and he has managed several corporate-sponsored projects by the Italian Railway Company, Ericsson, Telecom Italia. His most recent research interests lie in the areas of optical network architectures, interconnection networks for Data Centers, networks for industrial applications, 5G/6G networking and, more recently, e-health and telemedicine. He is author of more than 500 technical papers published in international journals and international conference proceedings. He has also filed more than 20 patents.


G. Berrettini, Fosber
M. Edvardsson, Ericsson
M. Groshev, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
K.-D. Lee, LG Electronics USA R&D


Gianluca Berrettini was born in Pescia, Italy in 1979. He graduated in telecommunication engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, in 2004. In February 2009, he completed a Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies with Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, working as researcher until 2013 in the area of optical packet switching networks and high-capacity coherent optical systems. Today he works as Digital Innovation Manager for Fosber S.p.A. with responsibilities focused on development of innovative products, services and digital transformation. He is co-author of 12 international patents, more than 20 papers on international journals, more than 50 contributes for international conferences and three book chapters. He is a Co-professor of Plant Maintenance course, chemical and industrial engineering department at University of Pisa, Italy.



Maria Edvardsson is a Research Leader and Program Director for New Capabilities and Ecosystems at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1996 in the area of Signal Processing and Digital Communication at the Master of Science program of Electrical Engineering. Maria has 30 years of experience from conducting and leading research at Ericsson. She has a strong track record leading research activities within 3G, 4G, 5G, and 6G. In recent years her focus has primarily been in the digitalization of enterprises, industries, and society.



Milan Groshev received a B.S. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia, an M.S. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a Ph.D. degree in Telematics from the University Carlos III de Madrid. His doctoral research investigated integrating emerging information and communication technologies (e.g., Cloud/Edge/xEdge computing, Artificial intelligence, wireless communications, virtualization, Digital Twins) in robotics systems with the objective of building lightweight, low cost and more intelligent robots. His current research interests are semantic orchestration, integrated communication and sensing, and deterministic networking.



Dr. Ki-Dong Lee [SM’07, Ph.D’01] has actively contributed to research and standardization of mobile/ satellite communications systems for over 20+ years, working with various organizations such as IEEE, NGMN Alliance, SAE, and 3GPP. As the first V2X Rapporteur in 3GPP, he led the Cellular-V2X Feasibility Study and Normative Work, introducing the first-of-its-kind vertical and application incorporated into Rel-14 and 5G specifications. His efforts aimed to address the automotive industry's requirements while considering communication standards, identifying functional and performance enhancements necessary for the communication layers. As the Work Stream Chair of NGMN’s V2X Task-Force, he successfully drove advancements in V2X scenarios and facilitated cross-industry liaison discussions involving NGMN, SAE, 5GAA, and 3GPP.

Ki-Dong served two terms as Vice Chair of 3GPP System Architecture WG1 (2015-2019). During this time, he made significant contributions to the productive and effective progress of SA1 in the Rel-15/16/17 5G Feasibility Study and Normative Work. He is also an author of a book (2001), several book chapters, and numerous publications in IEEE journals. Ki-Dong's accomplishments have been recognized through several awards, including IEEE ComSoc APB Outstanding Researcher Award (2005), IFORS/APORS Award (2006), SK Telecom Paper-of-the-Year Award, LG Electronics R&D Award, and LG Group Award.

He has been actively involved in various emerging 6G applications, demonstrating his commitment to staying at the forefront of technology. Ki-Dong currently holds the position of Chair of the Applications Working Group at Next G Alliance, ATIS. He has dedicated 12 years as a lead volunteer for the education committee of a non-profit organization based in San Diego, CA.


PR-5: Connected Healthcare

Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S8
Chair: Maria Edvardsson, Ericsson


Healthcare is one of the vertical segments that could benefit a lot by getting more connected, both socio-economically and environmentally. Gains are seen in access to care, possibility to get care to a larger extent in your home, less travel, cost savings, and most importantly better patient outcomes. But digitalization also needs to be thought through from an ethical perspective. All of this will be discussed in our four talks in this session:

  • “Remote healthcare services: technologies and future challenges” by Piero Castoldi
  • Risks and opportunities of a continuously interconnected health data monitoring” by Carmela Occhipinti
  • “Telecom for Wellness – A Win-Win-Win Opportunity” by Sudheer Dharanikota

Maria Edvardsson is a Research Leader and Program Director for New Capabilities and Ecosystems at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1996 in the area of Signal Processing and Digital Communication at the Master of Science program of Electrical Engineering. Maria has 30 years of experience from conducting and leading research at Ericsson. She has a strong track record leading research activities within 3G, 4G, 5G, and 6G. In recent years her focus has primarily been in the digitalization of enterprises, industries, and society.



Piero Castoldi, Scuola Sant'Anna
C. Occhipinti, CyberEthics Lab
S. Dharanikota, Duke Technology


Piero Castoldi (IEEE SM’12) is Full Professor in Telecommunications, Leader of the “Networks and Services” research area and Director of the TeCIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He has been involved with various responsibilities in several national and EU FP7 and H2020 projects and he has managed several corporate-sponsored projects by the Italian Railway Company, Ericsson, Telecom Italia. His most recent research interests lie in the areas of optical network architectures, interconnection networks for Data Centers, networks for industrial applications, 5G/6G networking and, more recently, e-health and telemedicine. He is author of more than 500 technical papers published in international journals and international conference proceedings. He has also filed more than 20 patents.



Carmela Occhipinti, Co-founder and Managing Director of Cyberethics Lab., is a political scientist, researcher, and innovation manager. She graduated in International Law and worked for 24 years as the Head of the Security and Privacy Lab in a large ICT company. She holds PMP, ITIL Expert, PRINCE2, and SCRUM Master certificates and is a member of the Italian Chapter of the International Information Security System Certification Consortium (ISC)2. She teaches legal privacy framework and its application as well as a lot of project and service management courses in private and public firms. She is scientific researcher in several European projects, especially in the security field, covering roles such as Project Coordinator, Technical Director, Innovation Manager, Dissemination Manager, and Ethical Manager. During the last years, her research interests have moved to privacy, data protection and social assessment of technology. She supports partners in managing ethical and privacy concerns in European boards for H2020 & Horizon Europe projects.


Dr. Sudheer Dharanikota is the managing director for Duke Tech Solutions, and CEO of First Principles Innovations and PDCare. Sudheer has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a strategist, product line manager, architect, development lead, and standards contributor. He is known for his strategic, technological, and product execution activities in access network technologies and services. As a managing director at DTS, he has been working on access transformation strategies and new technology introduction strategies for Telecom operators. He is responsible for driving the strategic guidelines, technology decisions, budgetary-need analysis, and roadmap decisions for Telecom operators. He is the chairman of the SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers) Aging in Place and Telehealth working groups that focus on the Telecom for Wellness initiatives. Sudheer earned his MS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, a Ph.D. in computer science from Old Dominion University, and an Executive MBA from Duke University.  

PR-6: 6G Integrated Sensing and Communication, ISAC - From Theory to Practice

Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S9

Chair: P. Zhu, Huawei

Bio: Peiying Zhu, Senior Vice President of Wireless Research, is a Huawei Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is currently leading 6G wireless research and standardization in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced radio access technologies. She is actively involved in 3GPP and IEEE 802 standards development. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G/6G vision and enabling technologies. She led the team to contribute significantly to 5G technologies and standardization. Many technologies developed by the team have been adopted into 5G standards and implemented in 5G products. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and IEEE JSAC on Deployment Issues and Performance Challenges for 5G.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay, which were adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Dr. Zhu has more than 200 granted patents.

Christos Masouros, UCL
Andrea Giorgetti, Univ. of Bologna
Konstantinos Chalkiotis, Deutsche Telekom
Tingfang Ji, Qualcomm


Christos Masouros (SMIEEE, MIET) received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2004, and MSc by research and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2006 and 2009 respectively. In 2008 he was a research intern at Philips Research Labs, UK, working on the LTE standards. Between 2009-2010 he was a Research Associate in the University of Manchester and between 2010-2012 a Research Fellow in Queen's University Belfast. In 2012 he joined University College London as a Lecturer. He has held a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship between 2011-2016.

Since 2019 he is a Full Professor of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications in the Information and Communication Engineering research group, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and affiliated with the Institute for Communications and Connected Systems, University College London. His research interests lie in the field of wireless communications and signal processing with particular focus on Green Communications, Large Scale Antenna Systems, Integrated Sensing and Communications, interference mitigation techniques for MIMO and multicarrier communications. Between 2018-22 he was the Project Coordinator of the €4.2m  EU H2020 ITN project PAINLESS, involving 12 EU partner universities and industries, towards energy-autonomous networks. Between 2024-28 he will be the Scientific Coordinator of the €2.7m EU H2020 DN project ISLANDS, involving 19 EU partner universities and industries, towards next generation vehicular networks. He was the recipient of the 2023 IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize, co-recipient of the 2021 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award and the recipient of the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE GlobeCom 2015 and IEEE WCNC 2019 conferences. He has been recognised as an Exemplary Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, and as an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, and Editor-at-Large for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. He has been an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and a Guest Editor for a number of IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications issues. He is a founding member and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Emerging Technology Initiative on Integrated Sensing and Communications (SAC), Vice Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee  Special Interest Group on ISAC, and Chair of the IEEE Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee, Special Interest Group on Green ISAC.  He is the TPC chair for the IEEE ICC 2024 Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) Track on ISAC.

Andrea Giorgetti (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Dr.Ing. degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Researcher with the National Research Council, Italy. In 2006, he joined the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi,” University of Bologna, as an Assistant Professor, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. In Spring 2006, he was with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. Since then, he has been a frequent visitor to the Wireless Information and Network Sciences Laboratory at MIT, where he holds a Research Affiliate appointment. He has co-authored the book Cognitive Radio Techniques: Spectrum Sensing, Interference Mitigation, and Localization (Artech House, 2012). His research interests include ultrawide bandwidth communication systems, active and passive localization, wireless sensor networks, and cognitive radio. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of various symposia at the IEEE International Conference on Communication and IEEE Global Communication Conference. He is a past Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. From 2017 to 2018, he was the elected Chair of the IEEE Communications Society’s Radio Communications Technical Committee.


Kostas Chalkiotis joined Deutsche Telekom Group Technology in 2013 as Vice President in Mobile Access. His primary function was to define the strategy, architecture, innovation and blueprints for Mobile Access Networks in Deutsche Telekom Group. As of the beginning of 2016 he is also responsible for the architecture of the fixed networks within Deutsche Telekom Group Technology. Since 2018 he took over the responsibility of Access & Home Networks in DT group defining the strategy, architecture and innovation for access and home Networks in Deutsche Telekom Group. Currently, he is Vice President responsible for E2E 5G Solutions as well as for Access and Home Networks in Strategy & Technology Innovation and working for Technology Architecture & Innovation (TAI). His primary function is to define and revise the architecture, strategy, steer the innovation and define the high-level design (including the standardization) for E2E 5G Solutions in Deutsche Telekom Group


Tingfang Ji joined Qualcomm in 2003 and is currently a Vice President of engineering in Wireless R&D. From 2003 to 2014, he made instrumental technical contributions toward the development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technology and served as a vice chairman of the radio working group (RAN4) of 3GPP. Since 2014 he has been responsible for the flagship Qualcomm 5G/6G research project, driving Qualcomm's 5G NR air interface design/standardization efforts, sub6 GHz multi-vendor pre-commercial 5G NR IODT/trials, experimental macro network developments, and pre-6G research. Since 2022, Tingfang has been chairing the technology working group of NextG Alliance to promote North American 6G technologies. Before joining Qualcomm, Tingfang was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. As an inventor, he has more than 600 granted US patents. Tingfang received his Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2001 and a B.Sc. from Tsinghua University, Beijing

PR-7: Connected Sustainable World

Date/Time: Wednesday, 31 May // 11:30 - 13:00
Location: S8

Chair: Philippe Chanclou, Orange

Philippe Chanclou received the Ph. D. and Habilitation degrees in 1999 and 2007. Since 2004, he joined Orange Innovation Networks where he was engaged in research on the next generation optical access networks. He is manager of Fixed Access Networks team which involves on FTTx topics for Home, Enterprise and Antenna.





D. Mangiacapra, Henshin Group
M. Jian, ZTE
Ke Guan, BJTU
G. Fiorentino,

Domenico Mangiacapra has been working around new technology mobility platforms for many years, holding several executive positions in various IT companies. Currently, he is CEO of Henshin Group, a tech company that developed MOVENS, an IoT platform designed to be the Technology Integration Hub for Smart City Solutions that enables the integration of all entities involved in the urban ecosystem, starting with the integration of Mobility and Energy systems.





Mengnan Jian received the B.E. degree in information engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2016 and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2019. In the same year, she joined the Algorithm Department of ZTE to engage in standard pre-research work. At present, she has published more than 20 academic papers and has more than 10 patents. Her main research directions include reconfigurable intelligent surface, XL MIMO, and orbital angular momentum.



Giampaolo Fiorentino is Engineer, researcher, and innovation manager. He received a Master’s degree in computer science in 2014 from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. 

Giampaolo has been carrying out innovation and industrial innovation and initiatives and serving as a member of international industrial boards and committees.

Currently, he is the Chief Artificial Intelligence & Data Strategy Officer at, a tech consultancy centre that aims to support and accelerate the digitisation of companies through new-generation technology. 

In the last twenty-plus years, Giampaolo covered different positions within the ICT arena, allowing him to gain experience in several domains. In his early career, he worked on large national projects ranging from Telecommunication to Financial. In recent years, his work is focused on research projects, conducting many of the activities within major European projects under FP6, FP7, and H2020 located in different domains, gaining expertise in management and technology-based innovation. He has conducted more than 20 R&D international projects, leading international consortia (i.e. NRG-5 and 5G-Media) and serving on many project advisory boards and steering committees. He owns several he has also authored scientific books and publications presented at international conferences.


PR-8: Communications for New Computing Paradigms

Date/Time: Wednesday, 31 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S7

Chair: M. Di Dio, Nova Labs

Mario Di Dio is VP of Wireless Convergence at Nova Labs where is responsible for leading product development and managing the lifecycles of Nova Labs’ technology products contributing to the Helium Mobile network, as well as conceptualizing and driving the roadmap for future Nova Labs technologies. His focus is on products that relates to a range of communication standards (LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi) that aim to augment the way end users experience network connectivity, while offering network deployers opportunities for increased efficiency and reliability. Mario holds a BSc in Engineering, a MSc in Engineering, and a PhD in telecommunications engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. He has authored several scientific papers and book chapters and he holds multiple patents issued.



Jan Plachy, Deutsche Telekom
Claudio Cicconetti, CNR
B. Huberman, CableLabs
F. Moore, Fujitsu

Jan Plachy received the BSc, MSc and Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2012, 2014 and 2021, respectively. Currently, he works as R&D Technical Product Manager at Deutsche Telekom in T-labs Berlin focusing on future networks research. From 2022 he participates in research towards 6G in the next Generation Research Group within the O-RAN alliance and co-leads one of the research streams. Apart from this, he works as a researcher at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He was on internships at CEA-Leti, France (2014), EURECOM, France (2016 and 2019) and Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2017). He has been participating in many national and international research projects focused on mobile networks. His research interests cover optimization of mobility management and radio resource management of both communication and computing resources, non-terrestrial communication, and joint communication and sensing. He published 13 conference and journal papers in IEEE and Elsevier. He continuously develops and manages 6G mobile research lab testbed at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Claudio Cicconetti has a PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa. He has been working at Intecs S.p.A. as R&D Manager and at MBI s.r.l. as Software Engineer before joining the National Research Council (CNR), where he is now a Senior Researcher in the Ubiquitous Internet research group of the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT). He has been involved in many projects funded by the European Commission, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Government (FP6: EuQoS; FP7 CROWD, SANDA, MOTO; H2020: MECPerf, MARVEL; Horizon Europe: EDGELESS, 6Green, QUID; ESA: SAT4NET, ACCORD, S-M2M; national: QuaSAR, NADIR, IPERMOB, ARTES 4.0, QUANCOM). In 2021 he received a research grant awarded by the Networking Team at Facebook (now Meta). He is an editor of the IEEE Networking Letters and a member of the program committee of several international conferences (IEEE PerCom, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ISCC, IEEE WCNC, ACM CCgrid). He co-authored 60+ scientific papers on wireless networks, serverless edge computing, and quantum communications, with an h-index of 27 (Google scholar). He has Erdös number 3 and Dijkstra number 4.

Bernardo Huberman is a Fellow and Vice President of Next-Gen Systems at CableLabs, where he is involved in research focused on AI and Quantum Networking. Prior to joining CableLabs, Bernardo was a Senior Fellow and Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard Laboratories, where he lead research focused on distributed systems and the attention economy. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science's and Japan's Society for the Advancement of Science, and has been a visiting professor at the European School of Business (INSEAD), the University of Paris, The Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and Stanford University. His h-index is 102, and is the author of 67 US Patents.



Francois Moore is an Optical Architect & Advisor Fujitsu Networks Communications, specializing in DWDM Optical Transport. He is a recognized Optical Networking expert and has recently received the title of Global Distinguished Fujitsu Engineer, a designation only awarded to few experts within Fujitsu. Previously, he worked in product planning, product management and marketing within the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE product family. Francois has over 30 years’ experience in various optical transport areas, including ROADM & DWDM, G.709 & OTN, as well as SONET & Ethernet. As a lifelong learner, he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in Dallas in Telecommunications Engineering with a special interest in Open Optical Networking research.



PR-9: Future Transport Networks

Many emerging use cases have extreme requirements on networks and optical networking is expected to be a viable solution to address such extreme demands. In this session, experts in the industry present their views about the emerging use cases and technology evolution of optical transport networks.  The session will review expected use cases such as fiber-to-the-home, campus networking, mobile x-hauls, and data center interconnections. The session will also address technical topics such as third-generation PON, packet/optical hybrid networking, and intelligent control of optical networks.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 31 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S8

Chair: Masahisa Kawashima, NTT

Masahisa Kawashima is a senior manager at NTT R&D, currently leading NTT's IOWN technology development as IOWN Technology Director. Since joining NTT in 1994, he has long been working as a bridge between technologies and businesses. He led the development of several NTT products and services. Just to mention a few, SDWAN and video AI interencing platform are his recent achievements. He is also very enthusiatic about global collaboration activities. He is currently serving as the chair of Technology Working Group at IOWN Global Forum.



1. Optical access to serve Home, Antenna, and other ...
Philippe Chanclou, Orange

Philippe Chanclou received the Ph. D. and Habilitation degrees in 1999 and 2007. Since 2004, he joined Orange Innovation Networks where he was engaged in research on the next generation optical access networks. He is manager of Fixed Access Networks team which involves on FTTx topics for Home, Enterprise and Antenna.





2. Expectations and challenges for end-to-end optical networking
Jun-ichi Kani, NTT

Jun-ichi Kani joined NTT in 1996 and has been with NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories since 2003, where he has been engaged in R&D and standardization of optical communication systems for access and metro applications. He is currently Senior Distinguished Researcher and Leader of Access Systems Technologies Group in the NTT Access Network Service Systems Labs. He has been serving as Associate Rapporteur of Question 2 (optical systems for fibre access networks) in ITU-T Study Group 15 since 2009, and an associate editor of IEEE/OSA Journal Optical Communications and Networking since 2018. He served as Chair of the Full Service Access Network initiative (FSAN) from 2015 to 2022 and General Co-Chair of Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) in 2021.


3. AI driven Packet-Optical Transport in the path to 6G

Paola Iovanna, Ericsson

Paola Iovanna is Principal Research at Ericsson. She is driving research activities on transport network and orchestration solutions for mobile networks for 5Gbeyond and 6G. In this framework she led/leading joint activity with Customer including the realization of prototype and demonstration. She has been working with different levels of responsibility in different EU projects and Network of Excellence. She is author of 70 patents and more than 80 publications on IEEE journal, magazine and conferences.



4.  Architectural Transition with Simplification  - IP+Optical Convergence and Segment Routing IPv6

Takahiko Kodama, Cisco

Joined Cisco Systems G.K. in 2004. He was in charge of launching newly developed optical transport systems and routing platforms and led the deployment of both IP and optical transport networks in production. Currently, he leads the projects to create the next generation networks to maximize scalability, flexibility, and stability from the perspective of both IP and optical transport technologies and is engaged in the convergence of IP and optical transport network, and Segment Routing IPv6 and Segment Routing MPLS.



5. ROADM Technologies and Architectures for Future Networks

Diego Caviglia, Ciena

Currently Sales Engineering Director in Ciena, long history as product manager in Marconi and Ericsson, with few years as Account Manager in Huawei. Long time IETF participant with 16 RFC and a long track of innovation with more that two dozen of Patents. Passionate Nerd and proud father.




PR-10: Towards 6G for Good

Date/Time: Wednesday, 31 May // 16:30 - 18:00
Location: S9

Chair: Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST

Abdullah Aljohani, CST, Saudi Arabia
Luca Chiaraviglio, CNIT
Omar Bakr, Tarana
Devin Brinkley, Tara


Abdulah Aljohani (SMIEEE) received the B.Sc (Eng.) degree in electronics and communication engineering from King Abdulaziz University, in 2006, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, in wireless communication from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2010 and 2016, respectively.

He is currently a Research & Innovation Consultant at Communications, Space, and Technology Commission (CST), and an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University.

His research interests include channel coding, cooperative communications, free-space optical communication, and MIMO systems.  He has received numerous patents in cutting-edge technologies and has published over 50 articles in leading scientific conferences and journals.


Luca Chiaraviglio (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. He has coauthored more than 160 articles published in international journals, books, and conferences. His current research interests include 5G and B5G, electromagnetic fields from mobile networks, and health risks assessment of 5G/B5G communications. He received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), in 2020 and 2016, and the Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), in 2018, all of them appearing as the first author. Some of his papers are listed as the Best Readings on Green Communications by the IEEE. Moreover, he has been recognized as an Author in the Top 1% Most Highly Cited Papers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field worldwide and top 2% world scientists according to the 2021 and 2022 updates of the science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators.


Omar Bakr, Tarana - As founder and Chief Scientist of Tarana Wireless Inc., Omar Bakr is one of the key architects behind the technology powering the biggest breakthrough in wireless non-line-of-sight communications in the past 20 years. His leadership and contributions to the company’s core technology development as well as in business development and financing have been instrumental in driving the company on its current trajectory of rapid growth. His prior experience includes design and deployment of WiLDNet, a revolutionary low-cost, high‑performance wireless network, as part of UC Berkeley’s TIER Group. He has published technical papers on multi-antenna beamforming, wireless spectrum reuse, and delay-tolerant networking, and has been granted several patents in wireless communications and adaptive array technologies. Omar received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2001 and 2003, and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2010.

Devin Brinkley is the engineering lead for Project Taara, X's moonshot to expand global access to fast, affordable internet with beams of light.  Devin has been active in developing advanced optical communication technologies and products for nearly two decades.  He previously led technical developments for multiple Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs, a high production Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems (MILES) program and the Wireless Optical Communication hardware development on Project Loon.

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