Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Prof. Jaime Lloret (email@example.com) received his M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006.
He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the head of the research group "Communications and Networks" of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute and he is the head of the "Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)" Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma “Redes y Comunicaciones de Ordenadores” and the University Master "Digital Post Production".
He is currently Chair of the Internet Technical Committee (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society). He has authored 22 book chapters and has more than 340 research papers published in national and international conferences, international journals (more than 110 with ISI Thomson JCR). He has been the co-editor of 38 conference proceedings and guest editor of several international books and journals. He is editor-in-chief of the “Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks” (with ISI Thomson Impact Factor), international journals "Networks Protocols and Algorithms", and International Journal of Multimedia Communications, IARIA Journals Board Chair (8 Journals) and he is (or has been) associate editor of 46 international journals (16 of them with JCR). He has been involved in more than 320 Program committees of international conferences and more than 130 organization and steering committees.
He leads many national and international projects. He is currently the chair of the Working Group of the Standard IEEE 1907.1. He has been general chair (or co-chair) of 26 International workshops and conferences (chairman of SENSORCOMM 2007, UBICOMM 2008, ICNS 2009, ICWMC 2010, eKNOW 2012, SERVICE COMPUTATION 2013, COGNITIVE 2013, and ADAPTIVE 2013, and co-chairman of ICAS 2009, INTERNET 2010, MARSS 2011, IEEE MASS 2011, SCPA 2011, ICDS 2012, 2nd IEEE SCPA 2012, GreeNets 2012, 3rd IEEE SCPA 2013, SSPA 2013, AdHocNow 2014, MARSS 2014, SSPA 2014 IEEE CCAN 2015, 4th IEEE SCPA 2015, IEEE SCAN 2015 and local chair of MIC-WCMC 2013 and IEEE Sensors 2014). He is currently co-chair of ICACCI 2015 and SDRANCAN 2015. He is IEEE Senior and IARIA Fellow.
His publications, h-index and quality of research can be found at:
'Testbeds, Test Points and measurements in an IPTV Network'
IPTV service providers must verify that their IPTV services meet the customer’s expectations. They will not tolerate service interruptions, Image Freeze, image degradations such as chrominance error, blur, black pixels…, or long zapping times. IPTV service providers must offer good quality of experience (QoE) to their customers. In order to achieve it, they must take measurements constantly from test points and check that IPTV service is being distributed properly. The monitoring of the video streams has to be performed in all parts of the IPTV network. In this speech, we are going to show the main test points in an IPTV network and how a problem in any of them can affect to the quality of experience in a different manner. We will also see that a video degradation could affect just to a group of customers in a particular segment of the network. We will show several testbeds and real cases used to take measurements in order to build a knowledge database for creating IPTV distribution algorithms for both wired and wireless networks. We will show several studies performed on network Quality of Service (QoS) parameters, such as jitter, delay, lost packets, bandwidth, etc., on video parameters, such as bitrate, video coding, etc., and on other parameters such as zapping time, synchronization time, etc. Moreover, we will include some particular cases such as stereoscopic ITPV and Mobile IPTV and we will see how algorithms based on real-time data gathering, can improve the IPTV service very much and provide high QoE to the customer.
Tohoku University, Japan
Nei Kato received his Bachelor Degree from Polytechnic University, Japan, in 1986, M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, in 1988 and 1991 respectively.
He joined Computer Center of Tohoku University as an assistant professor in 1991, and was promoted to full professor position with Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, in 2003. He became a Strategic Adviser to the President of Tohoku University in 2013 and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication(ROEC), Tohoku University in 2015. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
He currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society, the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Sendai Chapter, a Vice Chair of Fellow Committee of IEEE Computer Society(2016), a member of IEEE Computer Society Award Committee(2015-2016) and IEEE Communications Society Award Committee(2015-2017), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine(2015.7-2017.6), the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal(2013-), an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology(2014-). He has served as the Chair of Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2010-2012) and Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee(2014-2015) of IEEE ComSoc respectively, the Chair of IEICE Satellite Communications Technical Committee(2011-2012).
His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award(2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2014), seven Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC, and IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award(2012).
Besides his academic activities, he also serves on the expert committee of Telecommunications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and as the chairperson of ITU-R SG4 and SG7, Japan. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE.
'D2D: Research Trend and Future Perspective'
As driven by the proliferous development of media-hungry handheld devices and online applications, there has been an unprecedented consumer demand for faster and cheaper mobile broadband usage. Given the impossibility of meeting this demand by adding spectrum, researchers around the whole world are bending over backwards to squeeze out more data bits from the limited available frequency resources. Among various efforts towards this end, device-to-device (D2D) communication which allows mobile UEs in proximity to communicate directly via licensed/unlicensed band with/without the support from the operator, has gained intensive research interests from academia, industry, and standard bodies. In this talk, I will showcase the potentials of D2D communications to improve system capacity, enhance spectral efficiency, increase coverage and connectivity, and identify the new challenges to co-existence and network management. In particular, I will introduce the applications of D2D for traffic relaying in disaster relief, and for load balancing in futuristic wireless networks. Finally, new research directions will be demonstrated.