Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Perry Shum
OSA Fellow, SPIE Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof Shum received his PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1995. In 1999, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology and was the chair, committee member and international advisor of many international conferences. He was also the founding member of IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter (formerly IEEE LEOS). He is currently the chairman of OSA Singapore Chapter. Prof Shum has published more than 500 journal and conference papers with his research interests being in the areas of speciality fibres and fibre-based devices. His H-index is 38. In recent few years, his publications have been cited about 500-800 times per year. He is SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow.


Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Yan Zhang
IET Fellow
University of Oslo, Norway

Yan Zhang is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. His current research interests include: next-generation wireless networks leading to 5G Beyond, green and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., transport, smart grid, and blockchain). He received a Ph.D. degree in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, an Editor of IEEE Network Magazine, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, an Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, an Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and an Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He serves as chair positions in a number of conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, IEEE VTC-Spring 2017, IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE CloudCom 2016, IEEE ICCC 2016, IEEE CCNC 2016, IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, and IEEE CloudCom 2015. He is IEEE VTS (Vehicular Technology Society) Distinguished Lecturer. He is a Fellow of IET. He serves as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc TCGCC (Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing). He received the award 2018 “Highly Cited Researcher” according to Clarivate Analytics.

Topic: Mobile Edge Computing and AI driven IoT

Abstract: In this talk, we will first present the key concepts and main principles related to mobile edge computing and also the synergy between edge computing and AI. Then, we mainly focus on key challenges and solutions related to mobile edge computing and AI in 5G beyond networks and IoT. In such contexts, we will share our recent studies and results related to content distribution and caching, resource management, and computation offloading problems. We will also point out several open research questions for further study.



Invited Speaker I
Prof. Meelis Kitsing,
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Meelis Kitsing is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance and Director at the Centre for Free Economic Thought at the Estonian Business School. He also serves as the President of Estonian Economic Association. He was Head of Economic Analysis at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications from 2011 to 2015. Meelis has taught at the University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Emmanuel College, Bentley University and Western New England University in the United States.

His contributions on political economy of information technology and open source software development have been published by Transnational Corporations Review, Journal of Politics, Policy and Internet, Journal of Information Technology and Politics as well as by MIT Press, ACM and IOS Press. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, Hayek Fund for Scholars at the Institute for Humane Studies and Humane Studies Fellowship of Institute for Humane Studies at the George Mason University. He has conducted research at Estonian Business School, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia, University of Massachusetts Amherst, National Center for Digital Government (US), George Mason University, Central European University and Harvard University.He has been quoted in the Financial Times, Economist, Reader’s Digest, El Comercio and Postimees.

Meelis earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (US), his MALD as a Fulbright scholar from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (US) and his MSc as a Peacock scholar from London School of Economics (UK).