Keynote Speakers

Jian Wang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
OPTICA Fellow, SPIE Fellow

Title: Tailoring Spatial Light for Communications in Different Scenes

Biography: Jian Wang received the Ph.D. degree in physical electronics from Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2008. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Southern California, USA, from 2009 to 2011. He is currently a professor at Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He is the vice director of Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He was elected as an OPTICA Fellow in 2020 and SPIE Fellow in 2022. He leads the Multi-Dimensional Photonics Laboratory (MDPL). His research interests include optical communications, optical signal processing, silicon photonics, photonic integrated circuits, orbital angular momentum, and structured light. He has published over 260 refereed journal papers (Science, Science Advances, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Light: Science & Applications, Physical Review Letters, Optica, Laser & Photonics Reviews, ACS Photonics, etc) and over 150 conference papers (OFC, ECOC, CLEO, etc). He has also given more than 110 tutorial/keynote/invited talks in international conferences including the invited talk at OFC2014 and tutorial talk at OFC2016.

Zuqing Zhu
University of Science and Technology of China
IEEE Fellow

Title: Knowledge-defined Network Virtualization: When Programmable Data Plane meets Artificial Intelligence

Biography: Zuqing Zhu received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, in 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he worked in the Service Provider Technology Group of Cisco Systems, San Jose, California, as a Senior Engineer. In January 2011, he joined the University of Science and Technology of China, where he currently is a Full Professor and vice Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology. He has published 360+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Optics Express, Optical Switching and Networking, and others. He is a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR), a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Optical Networking (ONTC) in ComSoc. He has received the Best Paper Awards from ICC 2013, GLOBECOM 2013, ICNC 2014, ICC 2015, and ONDM 2018. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Shigang Chen
University of Florida, USA
IEEE Fellow

Title: Internet Data Streaming and Sketches

Biography: Dr. Shigang Chen ( is a professor with Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. He received his B.S. degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After graduation, he had worked with Cisco Systems for three years before joining University of Florida in 2002. His research interests include data streaming, Internet of things, cybersecurity, RFID technologies, intelligent cyber-transportation systems, etc. He published over 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. He received the NSF CAREER Award and several best paper awards. He holds 13 US patents, and many of them were used in software products. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and a number of other journals. He served in various chair positions or as committee members for numerous conferences. He held the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship and the University of Florida Term Professorship. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Distringuished Scientist.

Invited Speaker

Lei Chen
Tianjin University of Commerce, China

Biography: Dr. Lei Chen is a professor of School of Information Engineering, Tianjin University of Commerce, China. He has obtained the B.S. degree, Electronic Engineering, 2002, from Hebei University of Technology, China; M.S. degree, Physical Electronics, 2005, from Hebei University of Technology, China; Ph.D. degree, Signal and Information Processing, 2011, from Tianjin University, China. From 2013 to 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Tianjin University. Supported by the Tianjin Outstanding Postdoctoral International Training Program Project, From Dec. 2017 to Mar. 2018, he was a visiting scholar in the University of Edinburgh, Uk.

His research interests include Bionic intelligent computing, Hyperspectral image processing, and Three dimensional stereoscopic imaging. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in journals and conferences. The work has been supported by scientific research projects such as NSFC, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Tianjin Nature Science Foundation, and so on. He was selected as the first level candidate of 131 Innovative Talents Training project in Tianjin, 2020.

(2021) Keynote Speakers

Ken-ichi Sato
AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technologies)
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Ken-ichi Sato is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, an NTT R&D Fellow, and currently with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Before joining the Nagoya University in April 2004, he was an Executive Manager of the Photonic Transport Network Laboratory at NTT. He has been a leading researcher in the field of telecommunications; his most significant achievements lie in two of the important transport network technology developments. One is ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network technology, which includes the invention of the Virtual Path concept. The other is photonic network technology, which includes the invention of the optical path concept and various networking and system technologies. He has authored/co-authored more than 550 research publications in international journals and conferences. He holds 50 granted patents and more than 100 pending patents. His contributions extend to serving on numerous committees of international conferences including OFC 2016 General Chair and OFC 2014 Program Chair. Prof. Sato is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan and a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as the president of the IEICE during 2016-2017. He received numerous awards from the IEICE and IEEE. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2002, and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japan’s Cabinet Office in 2014.

Rajkumar Buyya
University of Melbourne, Australia
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 750 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=135, g-index=300, 97,000+ citations). "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for four consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier, and the “Best of the World”, in Computing Systems field, by The Australian 2019 Research Review. Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established ~50 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:

Falko Dressler
TU Berlin, Germany
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Falko Dressler is full professor and Chair for Data Communications and Networking at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Erlangen in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Dressler has been associate editor-in-chief for IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing and Elsevier Computer Communications as well as an editor for journals such as IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, and Elsevier Nano Communication Networks. He has been chairing conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiSys, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE VNC, IEEE GLOBECOM. He authored the textbooks Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks published by Wiley & Sons and Vehicular Networking published by Cambridge University Press. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer as well as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Dressler is an IEEE Fellow as well as an ACM Distinguished Member. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). He has been serving on the IEEE COMSOC Conference Council and the ACM SIGMOBILE Executive Committee. His research objectives include adaptive wireless networking (radio, visible light, molecular communications) and embedded system design (from microcontroller to Linux kernel) with applications in ad hoc and sensor networks, the Internet of Things, and cooperative autonomous driving systems.

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Zhaolong Ning
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Highly Cited Researcher

Biography: Zhaolong Ning received the PhD degree from Northeastern University, China in 2014. He was a research assistant with Kyushu University from 2013 to 2014, Japan, and a Hong Kong Scholar with The University of Hong Kong from 2019 to 2021. Currently, he is a full professor at the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. His research interests include Internet of Things, mobile edge computing, and network optimization. He has published more than 120 scientific papers in international journals and conferences, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE COMST, IEEE COMMAG, IEEE Wireless Communications, and so on. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Best Land Transportation Paper Award of IEEE TVT 2020, Best Paper Award of IEEE Systems Journal 2019 and so on. He serves as an associate editor or guest editor of several journals, such as the IEEE TII and IEEE TCSS. He has also chaired more than 20 international conferences, such as IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE Healthcom. He is a Highly Cited Researcher 2020 (Web of Science), Highly Cited Chinese Researchers 2020 (Elsevier), and elected to be the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by China Association for Science and Technology.

Invited Speaker

Zhiyu Wang
Intelligent Network Research Institute, Zhejiang Lab, China

Biography: Dr. Zhiyu Wang, received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2016 and 2021. He is currently with the Intelligent Network Research Institute, Zhejiang Laboratory, Hangzhou, China. He has published multiple research papers in top journals and is the (co)-inventor of over 10 granted patents. At present, He is working on intelligent computing-based network scheduling and security, as well as the reliability of an intelligent system. His research interests include system engineering, machine learning robustness, and intelligent optimization.