Organizers

ORGANIZERS AND CHAIRS:

Eduard Jorswieck                  Technical University Dresden, Germany

Eduard Jorswieck is head of the Chair of Communications Theory and Full Professor at Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD), Germany. Eduard’s main research interests are in the area of signal processing for communications and networks, applied information theory, and communications theory. He has published more than 70 journal papers and some 200 conference papers on these topics. Dr. Jorswieck is senior member of IEEE. He was member of the IEEE SPCOM Technical Committee (2008-2013) and since 2015 member of the IEEE SAM Technical Committee. Since 2011, he acts as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Since 2008, continuing until 2011, he has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and until 2013, as Senior Associate Editor. Since 2013, he serves as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. In 2006, he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.

Eduard has worked on energy efficiency in wireless networks for more than 7 years, lead several projects on this topic and published a recent monograph "Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks via Fractional Programming Theory".

Ioannis Krikidis                      University of Cyprus

Ioannis Krikidis received the  diploma  in  Computer  Engi neering  from  the  Computer  Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and  the  M.Sc  and  Ph.D  degrees  from  Ecole  Nationale  Supérieure  des  Télécommunications  (ENST),  Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively , all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007 he worked, as a Post - Doctoral researcher, with ENST, Paris, France, and from 2007 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

His current research interests include information theory, wireless communications, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, wireless power transfer, and energy harvesting for wireless communication systems. He has more than 120 publications in international journals and conferences and his work is well recognized with more than 2300 citations.  Dr.   Krikidis   serves   as   an   Associate   Editor   for   the   IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and was a Guest-Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (Special Issue Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications) in 2014.    He was the Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology   2013. He   received   an   IEEE   Communications Letters   an   IEEE   Wireless Communications Letters exemplary reviewer certificate in 2012. He received the ``Research Award Young Researcher’’ from the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus, in 2013.

M. Majid Butt                           Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (
e-mail: majid.butt@ieee.org)

M. Majid Butt received his Ph.D. in Wireless Communications and M.Sc. Digital Communications degrees from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway and Christian Albrechts University (CAU) Kiel, Germany in 2011 and 2005, respectively. He earned B.Sc. electrical engineering degree from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan in 2002. He is working as a research fellow with CONNECT center for telecommunication, Trinity College Dublin.

Dr. Majid was awarded Alain Bensoussan post-doctoral fellowship from European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) in 2011. He held ERCIM post-doc fellow positions at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) Berlin, Germany and interdisciplinary center for research in Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at University of Luxembourg.

Dr. Majid's research interests span the physical and medium access layers, and the cross-layer aspects of wireless communications including radio resource allocation, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, green radio communication and energy harvesting communications. He has authored more than 35 articles in major communication journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE and serves regularly on TPC  for IEEE conferences.


Mahdi Ben Ghorbel               Qatar University, Qatar

Mahdi Ben Ghorbel is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar since September 2013. He received the "Diplome d'Ingenieur" from Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (EPT) in Tunis, Tunisia in 2009 and the Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia in 2013. He received Excellency Fellowship for his studies at EPT and the top student award in his University in June 2009. He also received Provost Award and Discovery Fellowship to join KAUST in Sep 2009. His research interests include optimization of resource allocation for future communication systems. He served as co-chair of Cognitive and Cooperative workshop held in conjunction with IWCMC in 2014 and 2015.

Imran Shafique Ansari        Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar 
(e-mail: ansarimran@ieee.org)

Imran Shafique Ansari completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2009 (with First Honors) and M.Sc. and PhD from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). From May 2009 through Aug. 2009, he was a visiting scholar with Michigan State University (MSU), East lansing, MI, USA, and from Jun. 2010 through Aug. 2010, he was a research intern with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

He is an active reviewer for various IEEE transactions and various other journals. He has served as a TPC for various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by Elsevier Optics Communications in 2015, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by OSA Publishing in 2014, a recipient of appreciation for an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) in 2014, a recipient of post-doctoral research award (PDRA) (first cycle) with Qatar national research foundation (QNRF) in 2014, a recipient of KAUST academic excellence award (AEA) in 2014, and a recipient of IEEE Richard E. Merwin student scholarship award in Jul. 2013.

Imran has authored/co-authored around 30 journal and conference publications. His current research interests include free-space optics (FSO), channel modeling/signal propagation issues, relay/multihop communications, physical layer secrecy issues, and diversity reception techniques among others.


TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TPC) MEMBERS:

Vaneet Aggarwal                       Purdue University, USA
Saad Al-Ahmadi                        King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Kang An                                      PLA University of Science and Technology, China
Osamah Badarneh                    Tabuk University, KSA
Ahmed Bader                             King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Kostas Berberidis                      University Patras, Greece
Manav Bhatnagar                      Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
C. D. Charalambous                  University of Cyprus
Ronald Chang                             Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Julian Cheng                              The University of British Columbia, Canada
Symeon Chatzinotas                 University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Demosthenis Vouyioukas        Aegean University, Greece
Goran Djordjevic                       University of Nis, Serbia
Mamoun Guenach                     Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Belgium
Wael Guibene                             Intel Labs, Ireland
Md. Jahangir Hossain              University of British Columbia, Canada
Derrick Wing Kwan Ng            University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Salama Ikki                                 Lakehead University, Canada
Muhammad Ali Imran             University of Surrey, UK
Mi Li                                             Nanjing University, China
Min Lin                                        Southeast University, China
Nurul Huda Mahmood             Aalborg University, Denmark
Leila Najjar                                 Higher School of Communications of Tunis, Tunisia
Constantinos Psomas               University of Cyprus
Samir Perlaza                             INRIA, France
Pierluigi Salvo Rossi                 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nikos Sagias                               University of Peloponnese, Greece
Anas Salhab                                King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Harilaos Sandalidis                   University of Thessaly, Greece
Himal A. Suraweera                  University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
John Thompson                         Edinburgh University, UK
Sennur Ulukus                           University of Maryland, USA
Jie Xu                                          Singapore University of Technology and Design
Liang Yang                                  Guangdong University of Technology, China
Antonio Garcia-Zambrana      University of Malaga, Spain
Alessio Zappone                        TU Dresden, Germany
Haijun Zhang                             The University of British Columbia, Canada
Jiayi Zhang                                 Tsinghua University, China
Gan Zheng                                  University of Essex, UK