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

Young Professionals (YP) Program

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This program is free for any ICC participants (Full/Limited or no registration to the conference): No need to register, it is included with your registration.  Please register to help us plan better and to receive updates, if any.

YP Program Schedule

YP ICC’2023

Sunday, 28 May

14:30 - 17:30

Mentoring Program (Joint with YP and ComSoc Mentoring Subcommittee)

Organizers: Newman Wilson, Baek-Young Choi, Periklis Chatzimisios

Invited Mentors:

  • Angela Sara Cacciapuoti
  • Nury Ramirez Cely
  • Paulina Chan
  • Toktam Mahmoodi
  • Filippo Malandra
  • Mathini Sellathurai
  • Lajos Hanzo
  • Ricardo Veiga
  • Octavia A. Dobre
  • Walid Saad
  • Gunes Karabulut Kurt
  • Sharief Oteafy

Tuesday, 30 May

14:30 - 16:00

Panel: A View to the Future of Communications - What Is Coming Next?

Moderator: Periklis Chatzimisios


  • Gerhard Fettweis
  • Kaushik Chowdhury
  • Xueli An

16:30 - 18:00

Industry Fireside Chat: Young Professionals & Industry Networking

Moderator: Virginia Pilloni


  • Juho Lee
  • Fawzi Behmann
  • Mikko Uusitalo

Wednesday, 31 May

11:30 - 13:15 Young Engineers & Scientists Initiative (i-YES) Education Track
The Young Engineers & Scientists Initiative (i-YES) Education Track is jointly organized by the IEEE Communication Society Education Services Board (ESB) and the ComSoc Young Professionals (YP). This time it will feature a Session on “Pre-University WG Activities and Experiences” and a Panel on "Sharing experiences in starting & running Pre-U activities" followed by interactive discussion with the audience!


Panel: A View to the Future of Communications - What Is Coming Next?

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Time: 14:30 - 16:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Location: Room M5, Mezzanine Level (Cloud Convention Centre)


Periklis Chatzimisios, IEEE ComSoc YP Chair, International Hellenic University, Greece & University of New Mexico, USA

Periklis ChatzimisiosDr. Periklis Chatzimisios serves as a Professor in the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering at the International Hellenic University (Greece). Moreover, he has been awarded the title of Researcher Professor by the University of New Mexico (USA). He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University (UK). Dr. Chatzimisios is/has been involved in several standardization and IEEE activities serving as a Member of Education Services Board, Standards Program Development Board, Industry Outreach Board and Online Content Board under the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc). He is currently the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Standing Committee, Chair of the Communications Chapter & Professional Activities for the IEEE Greece Section and an active member of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative. In the past he served as the Chair of Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and the Vice Chair of Technical Committee on Big Data.


Gerhard FettweisTU Dresden, Germany

Gerhard FettweisGerhard P. Fettweis, earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden. Since 2018 he also heads the Barkhausen Institute. 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate. He researches wireless transmission and chip design, and coordinates e.g. the 5GLab Germany, has spun-out 18 startups, and is member of 2 German Academies: Academy of Sciences/“Leopoldina” and Academy of Engineering/“acatech”.

Kaushik Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA

Kaushik ChowdhuryKaushik Chowdhury is Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Boston and the Associate Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. He is the winner of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2017, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award in 2017, the Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Award in 2016, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2015. He is the recipient of multiple best paper awards at conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, DySPAN, INFOCOM, ICC, and ICNC. He co-directs the operations of Colosseum RF/network emulator and the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research project office. His research interests are primarily in the design of wireless systems, with use cases related to applied machine learning for wireless, programmable cellular architectures, digital twins, large-scale experimentation, and networked robotics.

Xueli An, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany

Xueli AnDr. Xueli An is the Head of 6G Network Architecture Research Group at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Munich Research Center, Germany. Within Huawei, she leads the next generation mobile communication enabled vertical industry related research and corresponding industry development related activities. She has long experience in 5G research and deep engagement with the 5G enabled Industry 4.0 ecosystem. She serves as 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) working group “Use cases and Requirements” vice chair since 2018. She is the vice chair of NetworldEurope Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation Working Group since 2020. Her current research focuses on 6G network architecture design and she also takes the role as working group “Communication and Dissemination” chair position in one6G Association since 2021. She has many peer-reviewed international journal/conference publications and filed/granted patent applications in the field of wireless communication, networking, etc. She received her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands.

Industry Fireside Chat: Young Professionals & Industry Networking

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Time: 16:30 - 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Location: Room M5, Mezzanine Level (Cloud Convention Centre)


Virginia Pilloni, University of Cagliari, Italy

Virginia PilloniVirginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor with the University of Cagliari. Her main research interests are focused on Internet of Things and wireless ad hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation. Dr. Pilloni is an expert Evaluator of EU H2020 and BELSPO proposals. She has been involved in several national and international research projects. She is an Editor of Computer Networks (Elsevier) and Frontiers in Communications and Networks. She has served as the organization chair and program committee member of several international conferences. She is a member of the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals and currently the Awards Chair for the IEEE ComSoc Best YP Awards.


Juho Lee,Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics

Juho LeeJuho Lee is currently a Fellow (EVP of Technology) at Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics and is working on the research and standardization for mobile communications. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has worked on multiple generations of mobile communications, i.e., WCDMA and HSPA in 3G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro in 4G, and 5G NR technologies. His current research focus is on preparation of future technologies such as 5G evolution, e.g., 5G-Advanced in 3GPP, and 6G. He was a vice chairman of 3GPP RAN WG1 from February 2003 to August 2009 and chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE.

Fawzi Behmann, TelNet Management Consulting Inc., USA

Fawzi BehmannFawzi Behmann is the founder and president of TelNet Management Consulting Inc., offering professional services in technology trends, positioning, and roadmap for building smart networking solutions. Prior, Fawzi held various executive and leadership positions in the areas of communications and networking in Canada and US. He championed the development of Telecom Network Management systems, led efforts in rolling out product releases for network edge and core and marketed SoC product line. Fawzi is a Distinguished Lecturer, co-author the book “Collaborative Internet of Things”, and co-founder of the "IoT in Healthcare” Consortium. With IEEE, Fawzi is serving as the North America Director and BOG member for ComSoc. He is a member of IEEE Conference Committee and Finance Ad Hoc committee. Fawzi is Chair elect for Future Networks Technical Community (FNTC), Co-Chair of Education and Transdisciplinary Framework working groups and contributor to INGR roadmap in security, and applications & services. Fawzi chaired several conferences, summits, and panels. Among the most recent is the General Chair of IEEE WCNC 2022. Fawzi has received multiple awards for his leadership, including the IEEE USA professional leadership award. Fawzi holds an MBA, Master's in Computer Science, and Bachelor's in Science with Honors in Mathematics with Distinction.

Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs

Mikko UusitaloMikko Uusitalo is Head of Research Department Radio Systems Research Finland at Nokia Bell Labs. Mikko is leading the European 6G Flagship projects Hexa-X and Hexa-X-II. He obtained a M.Sc. (Eng.) and Dr.Tech. in 1993 and 1997 and a B.Sc. (Economics) in 2003, all from predecessors of Aalto University. Mikko has been at Nokia since 2000 with various roles, including Principal Researcher and Head of International Cooperation at Nokia Research. Mikko is a founding member of the CELTIC EUREKA and WWRF, the latter one he chaired for 2004-2006. Mikko is a WWRF Fellow. Mikko has more than 80 granted patents or patent families and roughly same amount in the application phase.

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