4-7 June 2013, Madrid - Spain

IEEE WoWMoM 2013

The Fourteenth International Symposium on a

World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks

Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society, University of Texas at Arlington, and IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)

Keynote speakers

5th June

Smart Cities – Technologies, Big Data and Citizens

Speaker: Mischa Dohler, Coordinator of Research (CTTC), Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE), Editor-in-Chief (ETT), BoD (Worldsensing)

Today, more than 1 in 2 is living in urban environments with related efforts to facilitated viable living conditions becoming tremendous. Urged by these observations, city halls and political decision makers have become very alert, calling for urgent solutions to the growing problems. Quickly advancing ICT technologies may just be the answer, which has triggered global ICT players to have launched various smart city initiatives. This corroborates that suitable technologies are a cornerstone to a sustainable development of a city. This is facilitated by means of smart services which are reliant on data-gathering technologies in the field, “big data”-processing technologies in the cloud, and citizens using these technologies. The aim of this keynote is to explore the fairly intricate Smart City eco-system. We will thus first dwell on technologies, mainly machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies; we will then dwell on market and business perspective; finally, we will explore a more citizen-centric approach as well as some smart city deployment examples.
This keynote highlights the shift in industries servicing the cities; the importance of “big data” – the oil of the 21st century; and the inevitability of keeping the human in the loop.

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Mischa Dohler is now Coordinator of Research of CTTC in Barcelona. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He frequently features as keynote speaker and panelist. He had press coverage by BBC and Wall Street Journal. He is a tech company investor and entrepreneur, being the co-founder, former CTO and now board member of Worldsensing. He loves his piano and is fluent in 6 languages.
In the framework of the Mobile VCE, he has pioneered research on distributed cooperative space-time encoded communication systems, dating back to December 1999 and holding some early key patents. He has published more than 150 technical journal and conference papers at a citation h-index of 30 and citation g-index of 64, holds a dozen patents, authored, co-edited and contributed to 19 books, has given more than 30 international short-courses, and participated in ETSI, IETF and other standardisation activities. He has been TPC member and co-chair of various conferences, such as technical chair of IEEE PIMRC 2008 held in Cannes, France. He is/has been holding various editorial positions for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and special issues.

Since 2008 he has been with CTTC and from 2010-2012 the CTO of Worldsensing. From June 2005 to February 2008, he has been Senior Research Expert in the R&D division of France Telecom, France. From September 2003 to June 2005, he has been lecturer at King's College London, UK. At that time, he has also been London Technology Network Business Fellow receiving Anglo-Saxon business training, as well as Student Representative of the IEEE UKRI Section and member of the Student Activity Committee of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Russia).
He obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 2003, his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 2000, and his MSc degree in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 1999. Prior to Telecommunications, he studied Physics in Moscow. He has won various competitions in Mathematics and Physics, and participated in the 3rd round of the International Physics Olympics for Germany.

6th June

Rethinking Video Transport

Speaker: G. de Veciana, Dept of ECE, UT Austin.

In this talk I propose to rethink some of the core aspects of resource allocation and quality adaptation algorithms for video transport. Specifically I will discuss some challenges with, and new approaches to, incorporating and optimizing metrics which capture users' Quality of Experience (QoE) when watching video, i.e., video quality, quality variability, rebuffering. I will show how this can be formally cast into a new general class of network utility maximization problems which are amenable to online solution. This will motivate the design of a new class of flexible protocols that can account for user preferences, content heterogeneity, and variability in wireless users capacity to make the best use of available resources. The talk will articulate some concrete research directions along with open challenges

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Gustavo de Veciana received his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, 1990, and 1993 respectively. He is currently the Joe. J. King Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served as the Director and Associate Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin, from 2003-2007.
His research focuses on the analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; applied probability and queueing theory. Dr. de Veciana has served as editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award 1996, co-recipient of the IEEE William McCalla Best ICCAD Paper Award for 2000, co-recipient of the Best Paper in ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, Jan 2002-2004, co-recipient of the Best Paper in the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-22) 2010, and of the Best Paper in ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems 2010. In 2009 he was designated IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the analysis and design of communication networks. He is on the technical advisory board of IMDEA Networks

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