Honorary and Advisory Committee
Chonggang Wang: Principal Engineer - InterDigital Communications
Dr Chonggang Wang is currently a Principal Engineer with InterDigital Communications. He has more than twenty years of experience in the fields of wireless communications, networking, and computing, including research, development, and standardization. His current research interests include future wireless systems, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, decentralized and pervasive intelligence, and quantum internet. He participates in industry standardization activities with ETSI, IETF/IRTF, 3GPP, oneM2M, and IEEE. He is Vice Chair of ETIS ISG on Permissioned Distributed Ledgers (PDL) and a member of NextG Alliance Research Council. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network – The Magazine of Global Internetworking, and the Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things Technical Community Steering Committee. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to internet of things enabling technologies.
Professor Magdy Bayoumi: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Department Head of W. H. Hall Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the W.H. Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) and the Department Head of Computer Science Department. He was the Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Computer Science. He was, also, the Admiston Professor in Computer Science and Lamson Professor in Computer Engineering, all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Bayoumi has graduated more than 100 PHD and 150 MSC students, they have been employed allover the world. Intel has hired around 100 of his students. He authored/co-authored more than 600 research papers and more than 10 books. He was the guest/co-guest editor of more than 10 special journal issues, the latest was on Machine to Machine Interface. He was an associate editor of many IEEE transactions, Springer, and Elsevier journals. Bayoumi is an IEEE Fellow. He has served in many capacities in the IEEE Computer, Signal Processing, and Circuits & Systems (CAS) societies, the most recent are: the vice president of Technical Activities of IEEE RFID council and he was on the IEEE RFID Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP). He was, also, on the the DLP program of IEEE Computer and CAS societies. He is a member of IEEE IoT Activity Board and he is on the steering committee of IEEE IoT journal. Bayoumi has received many awards, among them; the IEEE CAS Education award and the IEEE CAS Distinguished Service award. He was on the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee. Bayoumi has been an ABET evaluator and he was an ABET commissioner and team chair. He has given numerous keynote/invited lectures and talks nationally and internationally. Bayoumi was the general chair of more than 25 conferences (including ISCAS 2007 and ICIP 2009), the latest are: IEEE ICECS 2021, IEEE WFIoT 2021, IEEE ICECS 2021 in Dubai, IEEE WFIoT 2020, IEEE MWSCAS 2018 in Windsor, IEEE ICASSP 2017 in New Orleans, and IEEE ICECS 2015 in Cairo. Bayoumi was the chair of an international delegation to China, sponsored by People-to-People Ambassador, 2000. He received the French Government Fellowship, University of Paris Orsay, 2003-2005 and 2009. He was a Visiting Professor at King Saud University. He was a United Nation visiting scholar. He has been an advisor to many EE/CMPS departments in several countries. Bayoumi was on the State of Louisiana Comprehensive Energy Policy Committee. He was the vice president of Acadiana Technology Council. He was on the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Education committees. He was a member of several delegations representing Lafayette to international cities, e.g. Quebec city – Canada, Vasa – Finland, Paris – France. He is on the Le Centre International Board (Lafayette City -Parish government). He was the general chair of SEASME (an organization of French Speaking cities) conference in Lafayette. He is a member of Lafayette Leadership Institute; he was a founding member of its executive committee. He was a column editor for Lafayette Newspaper; the Daily Advertiser. Bayoumi has been featured in several international media, examples are: Aljazera and Sky News.
Latif Ladid: Chair at 5G World Alliance & President, IPv6 Forum - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Latif Ladid currently holds an Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society, a Board Member of the IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program, and a Board Member of the World Summit Award. He is currently a Senior Researcher with the University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INITFirst Pioneer IPv6 Research Project, 6WINIT, Euro6IX, Eurov6, NGNi, Project initiator SEINIT, and Project initiator SecurIST. He is also a Board Member of 3GPP PCG, 3GPP2 PCG, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc SDNNFV subC, a member of UN Strategy Council, and a member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg).
Dejan Milojicic: Hewlett Packard Labs, Distinguished Technologist, FIEEE - Palo Alto, California, USA
Dejan Milojicic is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA [1998-present]. Previously, he worked at the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA [1994-1998] and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia [1983-1991]. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993); and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1983/86). His research interests include systems software, distributed computing, systems management, and HPC. Dejan has over 240 papers, 2 books, and 81 patents. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow (2010), ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008), and HKN and USENIX member. Dejan was on 8 Ph.D. thesis committees, and he mentored over 80 interns. Dejan was president of the IEEE Computer Society (2014), an IEEE presidential candidate in 2019, editor-in-chief of IEEE Computing Now and Distributed Systems Online and he has served on many editorial boards and TPCs. Dejan led large industry-government-university collaborations, such as Open Cirrus (2007-2011) and New Operating System (2014-2017).
Dr. Jorge Pereira: Principal Scientific Officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT - Brussels, Belgium
Jorge Pereira obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993. He has been with the European Commission since September 1996, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He has been covering a broad variety of areas, with a focus on networking, devices, applications and services, experimentation, testing and validation, as well as deployment. He works, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, being responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM); and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).
Huimin (Stephanie) Shan: Director of the International and Public Communication Department, China Instrument and Control Society - Beijing, China
Huimin Shan received her MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She has served as Event Director and Director of the International and Public Communication Department at a leading nonprofit academic association for more than 18 years and has accumulated a wealth of industry resources in China. She specializes in planning and executing international events aimed at using technology to improve the quality of the environment and human life. Her experience working in multi-industry resources has given her a good sense of seizing new collaboration opportunities, allocating resources, and managing relationships with key stakeholders such as policymakers, NGOs, universities, research institutes, and industry leaders.