Plenary & Keynote Speakers



Plenary Speaker I



Prof. Philip Russell
Founding Director at the Max-Planck Institute, Royal Society and OSAFellow, OSA's 99th President

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany


Biography: Philip Russell is a founding director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and holds the Krupp Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He obtained his D.Phil. degree in 1979 at the University of Oxford. His interests currently focus on scientific and technical applications of photonic crystal fibres. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Optical Society (OSA) and has won a number of awards including the 2000 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize, the 2005 Thomas Young Prize of IOP, the 2005 Körber Prize for European Science, the 2013 EPS Prize for Research into the Science of Light, the 2014 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, the 2015 IEEE Photonics Award and the 2018 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics. He was OSA's 99th President in 2015, the International Year of Light.

Plenary Speaker II



Prof. Kenneth Grattan FREng
The Royal Academy of Engineering, The UK National Academy of Engineering

City University London, UK


Biography: Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (First Class Honours) in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics. His doctoral research involved the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new laser systems.
Following Queen's, in 1978 he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Rutherford Laboratory to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. This involved detailed measurements of the characteristics and properties of novel laser species and a range of materials involved in systems calibration.
In 1983 he joined City University London as a "new blood" Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Associate and then Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012 the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013 he was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.
His research interests have expanded to include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. The work has been sponsored by a number of organizations including EPSRC, the EU, private industry and charitable sources, and he holds several patents for instrumentation systems for monitoring in industry using optical techniques. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from City University in 1992 for his sensor work. Professor Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute's journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014.
He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008.
Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. In January 2001 he was appointed Editor of the IMEKO Journal "Measurement" and also serves on their General Council. He is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five volume topical series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at several major Universities in China, with strong links to Harbin Engineering University and the Shandong Academy of Sciences.
Professor Grattan has been a Member of the University Executive Committee (ExCo) since 2008 and chairs two of its sub-Committees, the University Sustainability Committee and the Business Continuity Management Committee. He has served on Senate for over 20 years, as well as many of its sub-Committees.

Keynote Speaker I



Prof. Moshe Zukerman

IEEE Fellow

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Biography: Prof. Moshe Zukerman received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and his M.Sc. in Operation Research from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from The University of California Los Angeles in 1985.

Dr. Zukerman was an independent consultant with IRI Corporation and a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA during 1985-1986. In 1986 he moved to Australia and joined Telecom Australia. During 1986-1997 he served in Telecom (Telstra from 1993) Research Laboratories (TRL), first as a research engineer and between 1988-1997 as a project leader managing a team of researchers providing expert advice to Telstra on network design and traffic engineering, and on traffic aspects of evolving telecommunications standards.
He was a co-recipient of the TRL Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990.
Between 1990-2001, he has also taught and supervised graduate students at Monash University. Between 1997-2008 he was with The University of Melbourne, as a senior research fellow (1997-1998), associate professor (1998-2001), and professor (2001-2008). Since December 2008 he has been with the Electronic Engineering Department of City University of Hong Kong and as a Chair Professor of Information Engineering and a team leader.
He has served as a session chair and member of technical and organizing committees of numerous national and international conferences. He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. He served on the editorial board of the Australian Telecommunications Research Journal, during 1991-1996, Computer Networks during 1999-2003, and as a Series Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine (2001-2004), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2001-2008), and International Journal of Communication Systems (1996-2008). He also served as a Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC for two issues: "Future Voice Technologies" and "Analysis and Synthesis of MAC Protocols". Presently, he is serving on the editorial board of Computer Communications and as a Senior Editor of IEEE JSAC. He submitted contributions to and represented Australia in several ITU-T/CCITT standards meetings. Professor Zukerman has over 390 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded several national and international patents. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2007.


Keynote Speaker II

Assoc. Prof. Xiaodong Lin
IEEE Fellow
University of Guelph, Canada

Title: Integrating Social Links into Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs): Social-aware, Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Forwarding in VANETs

Abstract: Vehicular communication technologies have been envisioned as a promising approach for improving road safety, enhancing driving experience, and improving traffic management. In the future, cars on our roads will be equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology enabling them to communicate with each other and forming a large self-organized ad hoc network. These networks are called vehicular ad hoc network (VANET). In this talk, we first identify some security and privacy challenges in VANETs. Then, we look into how to integrate social links into VANETs. Specifically, we study social behavior and interaction in VANETs and then propose a social-aware, secure and privacy-preserving packet forwarding scheme. With the proposed scheme, Roadside Units (RSUs) deployed along the roadside can assist in packet forwarding to achieve highly reliable transmissions, which is considered critical for many vehicle applications. In specific, we heuristically define how to evaluate each traffic intersection’s social degree in a VANET. Based on the social degree information, we then strategically place RSUs at some high-social intersections. As a result, these RSUs can provide tremendous assistance in temporarily storing packets and helping packet forwarding in order to achieve high delivery ratio in a cost-efficient way. Furthermore, these RSUs can form a mix network to shuffle messages transmitted over vehicular network. As a result, security and privacy of vehicular communications can be guaranteed.

Biography: Xiaodong Lin received the PhD degree in Information Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and the PhD degree (with Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Canada.

His research interests include wireless communications and network security, computer forensics, software security, and applied cryptography. Dr. Lin serves as an Associate Editor for many international journals. He has served or is serving as a guest editor for many special issues of IEEE, Elsevier and Springer journals and as a symposium chair or track chair for IEEE/ACM conferences. He also served on many program committees. He was Chair of Communications and Information Security Technical Committee (CISTC) – IEEE Communications Society (2016-2017). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Conference Invite Speakers


Prof. Xuping Zhang, Nanjing University, China

Prof. Wei Jin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Baishi Wang, Vytran LLC 1400 Campus Drive Morganville, USA

Prof. Fei Xu, Nanjing University, China

Prof. Mateusz S’mietana, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Mingjiang Zhang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Prof. Guanghui Wang, Nanjing University, China

Prof. Yiping Wang, Shenzhen University, China

Prof. Byoung Yoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Prof. Changrui Liao, Shenzhen University, China

Prof. Yong Zhao, Northeastern University, China

Prof. Tao Zhu, Chongqing University, China

Prof. Minghong Yang, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Prof. Baoquan Jin, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Prof. Fuxing Gu, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Prof. Anbang Wang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Prof. Tingyun Wang, Shanghai University, China

Prof. Zhe Chen, Jinan University, China

Prof. Tuan Guo, Jinan University, China

Prof. Xinyu Fan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Jianqing Li, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau

Prof. Chunlin Zhao, China Jiliang University, China

Prof. Jie Li, OFS Fitel, LLC 55 Darling Drive, USA

Prof. Jianping Li, Jinan University, China
Prof. Bo Dong, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, China


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