IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
22-24 October 2017 – Qingdao, China


Prof. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Canada
IEEE Fellow

Connected Vehicles for Modern Transportation Systems

Abstract: Modern society depends on faster, safer, and environment friendly transportation system. Vehicular communications network in terms of vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, vehicle to pedestrian, vehicle to cloud, and vehicle to sensor, provides a solution to modern transportation. In this talk, we first introduce the all connected vehicles. We then present the challenges and scientific research issues. of vehicular communications network. As examples, we show how to utilize mobility characteristics of vehicles to derive the achievable asymptotic throughput capacity in VANETs, and how to develop the charging strategies based on mobility of electric vehicles to improve the electricity utility, in order to approach load capacities of charging stations in VANET-enhanced smart grid. We conclude the talk by discuss the future autonomous driving.

Biography: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen is a University Professor  and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Shen’s research focuses on wireless resource management, wireless network security, wireless body area networks, smart grid and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE IoT Journal. He serves as the General Chair for Mobihoc’15, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE GC’16, IEEE Infocom’14, IEEE VTC’10, the Symposia Chair for IEEE ICC’10, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Globecom’07, the Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. Dr. Shen was an elected member of IEEE ComSoc BoG, the chair of IEEE ComSoc Distinguish Lecturer selection committee, and a member of IEEE ComSoc Fellow evaluation committee. Dr. Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an IEEE Fellow, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.



Prof. Robert Schober
Chair for Digital Communications
Alexander von Humboldt Professor
Department of Electrical, Electronics, and Communication Engineering (EEI)
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

Synthetic Molecular Communication

Abstract: Synthetic molecular communication is an emerging research area offering many interesting and challenging new research problems for communication engineers, biologists, chemists, and physicists. Synthetic molecular communication is widely considered to be an attractive option for communication between nanodevices such as (possibly artificial) cells and nanosensors. Possible applications of the resulting nanonetworks include targeted drug delivery, health monitoring, environmental monitoring, and “bottom-up” manufacturing. To accommodate this exciting new and fast growing research area, IEEE and ACM have recently founded several new conferences and journals.

In this keynote, we will give first a general overview of the areas of synthetic molecular communication and nanonetworking. Components of synthetic molecular communication networks, possible applications, and the evolution of the field will be reviewed. Subsequently, we will give an introduction to various synthetic molecular communication strategies such as gap junctions, molecular motors, and diffusion based molecular communication. Thereby, we will focus particularly on diffusion based synthetic molecular communication, identify the relevant basic laws of physics and discuss their implications for communication system design. One particular challenge in the design of diffusive synthetic molecular communication systems is intersymbol interference. We will discuss corresponding mitigation techniques and provide some results. Furthermore, we will present several receiver design options for diffusive synthetic molecular communication, discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages, and elaborate on the impact of external phenomena such as molecule degradation and flow. In the last part of the talk, we will discuss some research challenges in synthetic molecular communication from a communication and signal processing point of view.

Biography: Robert Schober (S’98, M’01, SM’08, F’10) was born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, in 1971. He received the Diplom (Univ.) and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuermberg in 1997 and 2000, respectively. From May 2001 to April 2002 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). From 2002 to 2011, he was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Since January 2012 he is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor and the Chair for Digital Communication at the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen, Germany. His research interests fall into the broad areas of Communication Theory, Wireless Communications, and Statistical Signal Processing.

Robert received several awards for his work including the 2002 Heinz Maier–Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG), the 2004 Innovations Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research in Mobile Communications, the 2006 UBC Killam Research Prize, the 2007 Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the 2008 Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research from UBC, a 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, and a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In addition, he has received several best paper awards for his research. Robert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. Currently, he is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communication and serves on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE. Furthermore, he is a Member at Large of the Board of Governors and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society.



Prof. Shaohua Yu
FiberHome Technologies Group, China
Academician of China Engineering Academy


The preliminary study on the technical trends of network and Telecommunication