Keynote Speakers

A PrasadDr. Anand R. Prasad

Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Fellow IET & IETE, is Chief Advanced Technologist, NEC Corporation, 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 of mobile networking industry around the globe. Anand has published 6 books, 50+ peer reviewed papers, is editor-in-chief of the Journal of ICT Standardization published by River Publishers and, most of all, a passionate speaker on information security.

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



IGloverIan Glover

Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Huddersfield

Ian Glover is a Radio Scientist and Wireless Communications Engineer. He is currently Professor of Radio Science & Wireless System Engineering, and Head of the Department of Engineering and Technology, at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. He is also Visiting Professor of Radio Science at the Universidade Federal de Campina Grande in Brazil. He has previously held senior academic posts at the Universities of Strathclyde, Bath and Bradford.

Ian’s principal current research interest is in the application of radiometric and wireless communication methods to insulation condition monitoring and asset management of high-voltage plant in the future smart grid. His other interests are in classical radio propagation for applications ranging from satellite communication, terrestrial microwave radio relay, mobile communications, radar and wireless sensor networks. From 2014 – 2017 he was the President and Chair of the UK Panel of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and is a past Associate Editor of the Radio Science Bulletin. He currently serves on the UK Panel as past President. He is the author, with Peter Grant, of Digital Communications (1998, 2004, 2008) published by Pearson and the editor (with Peter Shepherd and Stephen Pennock) of Microwave Devices, Circuits and Subsystems for Communications Engineering (2005) published by Wiley. He has authored and co-authored over 300 refereed journal and conference papers. Ian Glover is a member of the IET, IEEE and IoP, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.


TMagedanzProf. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS

Thomas Magedanz (PhD) is full professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences faculty at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, leading the chair for next generation networks ( since 2004. In addition, he is director of the software-based networks competence center at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS ( in Berlin since 2003.

Since 25 years Prof. Magedanz is working in the convergence field of fixed and mobile telecommunications, the internet and information technologies, which resulted in many international R&D and consultancy projects centered around the softwarization of networks and namely the prototyping of advanced Service Delivery and Control Platforms for converging fixed and mobile Next Generation Networks for major international network operators and equipment manufacturers. In the course of his research activities he published more than 300 technical papers/articles and his OpenXXX software toolkits and the build upon advanced mobile broadband network testbeds for 3G 4G and 5G prototyping are used in many pioneering R&D and innovation labs around the globe.

The newest 5G-ready toolkits from his team are centered around 5G, SDN/NFV/MANO, MEC/FOG, M2M/IOT technologies and collectively form the new 5G Playground ( which has been established in 2015. The Open 5G Playground has been extended in 2016 towards the 5G Berlin Testbed (, which enables Berlin to become the German 5G capital.

In addition, Prof Magedanz is optimizing 5G-ready technologies for Industrial Internet of Things applications and infrastructures and contributes to the Berlin Center for Digital Transfomation (

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GMKoienProf. Geir Myrdahl Køien

Geir Køien is a professor with University of Agder, Norway. He holds a PhD for Aalborg University, Denmark. His main research interest is with security and privacy for ICT systems. This includes research on security protocols, on IoT security and on privacy aspects.

He has previously, amongst others, worked for Ericsson Norway and Telenor R&D. At Telenor he was participating in security standardization within the 3GPP. He has also worked for the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and has held adjunct position with the Norwegian Communications Authority.


WWeigelDr. Walter Weigel

VP Huawei European Research Institute

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 CSO and VP of the European Research Institute of Huawei, based in Leuven, Belgium and Munich, Germany.

He was 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 Innovationsdialog of the German Government and of the Aalborg University Industry Advisory Council, member of the Senate of Acatech (German academy of technical sciences) and of the Board of 5GAA, former member of the IEEE Board of Governors as well as of the Key Enabling Technologies working group of DG Grow.


F KuoFang-Chang Kuo

Fang-Chang Kuo received the B.S. degree in E. E. from Tatung University in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Eng. from National Central University, Taiwan, in 1997. He is currently an associate professor with the Electronic Engineering department, National Ilan University, Taiwan, where he was also the chair for three years since 2006. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg, Germany, for one year around 2014.

His research interests are in the areas of communication networks and wireless communications. For more information, please refer to

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: July 11, 2017
  • Paper acceptance notification: August 1, August 15 21, 2017
  • Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session proposals: August 14 28, 2017
  • Camera-ready manuscript: August 21 28, 2017
  • Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session camera-ready manuscripts: September 10, 2017
  • Conference: October 15 - 18, 2017


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