Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speech 1:
“5G : Transforming Lives and Industries”
Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun

Head of R&D, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Korea
With the ever-increasing demands on mobile data traffic, stronger requirements on latency and reliability of novel mobile services, it becomes more challenging to meet those diverse needs by sheer migration of the existing cellular technologies. Innovative and pioneering technologies are now being used in the most advanced 5G trials yet and are helping to lay the foundation of critical 5G standards. Through research partnerships spanning the industry value chain, the viability of some of practical use cases is now demonstrated including fixed wireless access. The industry is now in need of productive ecosystem spanning the entire value chain that is capable of delivering on the promises of 5G. Samsung is actively working to make that a reality, in order to kick start tangible 5G applications.

Kyungwhoon Cheun received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1985. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987 and 1989, respectively.
He served as a professor at the University of Delaware from 1989 to 1991 and then at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) from 1991 to 2014. While at POSTECH, he headed the national ITRC center for Broadband OFDM Multiple Access (BrOMA), an eight-year research program supported by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy.
Aside from his academic achievements, he, as an engineering consultant, has contributed to many break-through innovations in diverse industry areas of wireless communications and audio signal processing. He was on leave at Witechs and NSystems in San Diego where he developed efficient receiver algorithms for WLANs and WCDMA. From 2004 to 2011, he served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Pulsus Technologies Inc., taking the lead of developing sound processing algorithms and sigma-delta modulation based full digital audio amplifier SoCs.
Since 2012, he has been with Samsung Electronics leading research and development for next generation cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Currently he is an Executive Vice President and head of R&D in Network Business, Samsung Electronics.

Keynote Speech 2:
“Smart Healthcare”
Professor Tomoaki Ohtsuki

Keio University, Japan
With rapid aging society in developed countries particularly Japan, social costs for nursing care and medical expenses are also rising. Meanwhile, the size of the average family has continued to shrink, which results in the increase of elderly people living alone. Smart healthcare is expected to support the aging society where people can live healthy and peacefully, while reducing the costs for support dramatically. To realize such a society, smart technologies are necessary. Smart sensor is one of the smart technologies where it is expected to collect information about people and environments while keeping privacy. For instance, monitoring a person living alone is an important problem in which the use of cameras is not normally permitted or preferred. In this talk we will introduce smart healthcare and smart sensors that realize it. We will also introduce some of our developed smart sensors based on wireless communications technologies. Moreover, we will present some techniques to detect mental disease and conclude.

Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Otsuki) is currently a Professor at Keio university, Japan. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1990, 1992, and 1994, respectively. From 1995 to 2005 he was with Science University of Tokyo. In 2005 he joined Keio University. He is engaged in research on wireless communications, optical communications, signal processing, and information theory. Dr. Ohtsuki is a recipient of the 1997 Inoue Research Award for Young Scientist, the 1997 Hiroshi Ando Memorial Young Engineering Award, Ericsson Young Scientist Award 2000, 2002 Funai Information and Science Award for Young Scientist, IEEE the 1st Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award 2001, the 5th International Communication Foundation (ICF) Research Award, 2011 IEEE SPCE Outstanding Service Award, the 27th TELECOM System Technology Award, ETRI Journal’s 2012 Best Reviewer Award, and 9th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China 2014 (CHINACOM ’14) Best Paper Award.
He has published more than 170 journal papers and 390 international conference papers.
He served a Chair of IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics Technical Committee. He served a technical editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine and an editor of Elsevier Physical Communications. He is now serving an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and an editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He has served general-co chair and symposium co-chair of many conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM 2008, SPC, IEEE ICC2011, CTS, IEEE GCOM2012, SPC, IEEE SPAWC, and IEEE APWCS. He gave tutorials and keynote speech at many international conferences including IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, and so on. He was a Vice President of Communications Society of the IEICE, Japan and is the President-Elect of Communications Society of the IEICE, Japan. He is a fellow of the IEICE and a senior member of the IEEE.

Keynote Speech 3:
“How Brain Science can help Artificial Intelligence or Information Technology ?”
Prof. Zang-Hee Cho

Endowed Chair Professor & Director, Neuroscience Research Institute, Suwon University, Korea & Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
One of the least known science in modern scientific history is the Brain science, especially the human intelligence and Cognition. Our understanding of cognitive science domain differs widely from different disciplines, from psychiatry to psychology, neuroscience to cognitive science, and modern computer science to artificial intelligence.
I will go over, at least with known scientific bases of current neuroscience, how our brain works for memory, language, and cognition.


Prof. Zang-Hee Cho received Ph.D. from Uppsala University (Sweden) in 1966 and has been faculty at the University of Stockholm and University of California-Los Angeles. In 1979, Dr. Cho moved to Columbia University as a Professor of Radiology (Physics). Since 1985, Dr. Cho was the Professor of Radiological Science as well as professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at University of California at Irvine. From 2005, Prof. Cho served as University Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine & Science, Incheon, till he joined as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology (AICT), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Since 2017, Professor Cho is concurrently serving as a director of Neuroscience Research Institute, Suwon University, Suwon, Korea.
Professor Cho has been a pioneer in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging since the inception of the computerized tomography (CT) in 1972. He was the first one who pioneered world’s first “Ring PET”, the first molecular imaging device, in 1975. Professor Cho has also been pioneer in the field of MRI. Since 1980 he developed one of the world’s first 0.1T MRI in Korea and subsequently 2.0T in 1985. He then continued one of the world’s first 7.0T MRI coupling with super resolution PET (HRRT) for the world’s first PET-MRI fusion system in 2008. Among the many honors and awards, Professor Cho was elected as a member of US National Academy of Science, institute of medicine in 1997 (Now US National Academy of Medicine).

Keynote Speech 4:
“Trends and Challenges for Internet of Things”
Prof. Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil
This keynote addresses a hot and updated topic focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), considering their most relevant trends and challenges for Internet of Things. It starts with an introduction to IoT and its typical application scenarios considering different verticals. Relevant aspects considering opportunities for IoT will be addressed, considering promising verticals. The Inatel Smart Campus, an open Campus for research on IoT, experiments, and concepts and technology validation will be presented. It is a project open for companies’ participation and promotes the academy-enterprise interaction. It is a true living lab for several IoT verticals, including smart cities and smart homes. An initiative to prepare ICT professionals for new challenges regarding this new generation technologies for IoT will be presented. The communication ends with new trends and issues on Internet of Things, suggesting further research topics.

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development – IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LatinCom. He has authored or coauthored over 600 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.

Keynote Speech 5:
“Quantifying Communications Quality: QoS, QoE and QoI”
Prof. Nikil Jayant

Emeritus Chaired Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. & Adjunct Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA.
In our technology, terms such as bandwidth, bit rate and latency, computing speed, storage and memory, number of connections in the Internet of Things, and the volume and velocity of so-called big data, are all described with exponentially increasing numbers, year after year. It is in this context that we step back and ask a question that recognizes the value of quantity, but re-visits the importance of measuring and assuring quality.
In this talk, I discuss communications quality in terms of three related dimensions: QoS, QoE and QoI. The concept of Quality of Service (QoS) was developed to calibrate the level of service available to a user in data communications, and continues to be critical in today’s packet-based all-media networks. In the parallel field of digital signal processing and compression, objective metrics such as signal to noise ratio were developed, along with scholarly ways of refining them to reflect the subjective Quality of Experience (QoE), particularly in audiovisual communications. Still, there are challenging aspects such as QoE in immersive environments, which is at best in the research stage. Concurrently, we are increasingly faced with hard classes of communications problems where there is a need to process complex information events and trails, to engage humans and computers in algorithms for collective intelligence, and to make a much touted transition from big data to knowledge. It is imperative in this context to consider a contemporary formulation of a third metric, the Quality of Information (QoI), one that reflects contextual dimensions of timeliness, relevance, completeness and novelty, while also reflecting an end-to-end system metric. Quantifying such a measure is not easy, and in fact that term may not even appear readily in google searches involving terms such as Big Data or IoT. But advances in that direction, even if empirical, are central to the next generation of information science and architecture.
My talk today takes us through the chronology of the QoS-QoE-QoI story, using case studies from entertainment, healthcare and scientific discovery, to contrast and connect practice and theory in the subject of quality measurement and assurance.

Dr. Nikil Jayant is Emeritus Chaired Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology where he served as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and as the Executive Director of the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunication Technology. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Prior to his nearly 20-year career in academia, he worked at Bell Laboratories for 30 years, as an individual researcher in the Acoustics Research Department and as the founding director of three research organizations in the areas of audiovisual signal processing and digital communications. Contributions from these organizations are reflected in international ITU and ISO-MPEG standards for speech and multimedia communications, and in US standards for Cellular Telephony, HDTV and Digital Audio Radio. At Georgia Tech, he introduced a graduate course on Multimedia Communications, advised ten PhD students in the area, and led a multi-campus research program on gigabit wireless. He also co-founded two video communications companies for advancing elastic compression and automatic quality assessment. His research at Georgia Tech included a partnership with Emory University, Georgia State University and the Medical College of Georgia in the areas of telehealth, digital pathology and informatics. More recently, his research focus at UCSB is on an information-rigorous architecture for collective human-computer intelligence.
Dr. Jayant is the author of 180 papers, 45 patents and 5 books. He is the winner of two IEEE prize paper awards, the Lucent patent recognition award, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium medal. He has been inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame and named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. As a member of the NAE, Dr. Jayant served as the Chair of a National Academies study that resulted in a policy-influencing report by the National Research Council, Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits.