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W10: New Network Architecture Powering Internet-of-Things - VTC2020-Fall Victoria

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to 19 June 2020

W10: New Network Architecture Powering Internet-of-Things

Organizer: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo
Organizer: Shen Yan, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Organizer: Quan Yu, Pengcheng Lab

Abstract: The current Internet architecture, developed in the 1970s, has been successful in supporting a wide range of human-to-human multimedia applications. However, for real-time cyber-physical control and collaboration, the TCP/IP-based Internet architecture becomes a major bottleneck, due to the lack of network management and control flexibility and quality-of-service (QoS) guarantee. New network architecture is needed to enable many new Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications with stringent reliability, scalability, availability, latency, privacy, and/or security requirements. Researchers from both the industry and academia begin to investigate future IoT network requirements, use cases, and enabling technologies. The ITU-T Focus Group for Network 2030 was launched to explore new network architecture solutions that will potentially lead to new platforms and standards. The purpose of this workshop is to invite submissions on the latest advancement and developments in new network architecture for forward-looking scenarios including, but not limited to, Internet-of-Things (IoT), SND/NFV, terrestrial-satellite network, cyber-physical communicating, and user defined networking, etc. This workshop also provides a forum for sharing ideas among researchers and practitioners working on network architecture and IoT areas.

Bio: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen ( is a University Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He received the BASc degree from Dalian Maritime University (China), MASc and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University (USA). He is a co-author of 26 books and 650 refereed journal papers in communication networks and information security, with 52,000 citations and 111 h-index, an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and a recipient of 45 best paper awards. Dr. Shen is a Fellow of the IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Royal Society of Canada. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE IoT Journal and IEEE Network. He was elected Vice President for Technical & Educational Activities, Vice President for Publications, Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, Technical Program Chair of IEEE GLOBEOM 2016 and 2007, IEEE VTC’10 Fall, and IEEE INFOCOMM 2014, and Steering Committee Chair of IEEE ICCC 2014–2020. He received the R.A. Fessenden Award from IEEE Canada (2019), James Evans Avant Garde Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2018), the ComSoc Harold Sobol Award (2018), Education Award (2017), Joseph LoCicero Award (2015), and Technical Recognition Award from Wireless Communications Technical Committee (2019) and AHSN Technical Committee (2013).

Bio: Dr. Shen Yan received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 2014. He joined Huawei Technologies 2016. He is the Principle Engineer of the Network Technology Laboratory, 2012Lab, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. and in charge of standardization and promotion works. His research interests include Intelligence Driven Network, Mobile IP, and future network architecture. He is active in IETF, ITU-T, and ETSI standard work. He has been the general chairman/co-chairman/TPC member of INFOCOM New IP workshop, IFIP Networking, ICNP and IEEE NetSoft ETSN workshop.

Bio: Quan Yu is a Research Fellow of the Pengcheng Lab, Shenzhen, China. He received the B.S. degree in Information Physics from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 1986, the M.S. degree in Radio Wave Propagation from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Fiber Optics from the University of Limoges, Limoges, France, in 1992. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Communications and Information Networks (JCIN), and he is now the Chair of JCIN Steering Committee. He was the General Co-Chairs for IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China 2018, Technical Program Committee Vice-Chairs of VTC Spring 2016. He had won the First Prize of National Progress Awards in Science and Technology for his contribution to Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Research and System Integration, 2007. He was elected Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) for his contributions to the outstanding industrial engineering and practices of software radio and ad hoc networking in China, 2009. He was the Chair of Academic Steering Committee in State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks, Xidian University (2015), and State Key Laboratory of Network and Exchange of Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (2014). He is the chairman of the Major Research Program on Space Information Networks of NSFC (since 2015).


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