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W2: The 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Communication Network Technologies (ICNET) - VTC2021-Spring Helsinki

W2: The 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Communication Network Technologies (ICNET)

Organizer: Syed Hassan Ahmed
Organizer: Murad Khan
Organizer: Muhammad Toaha Raza Khan

Abstract: The artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) is an emerging communication paradigm where the internet of things (IoT) meets artificial intelligence (AI). In the last two decades and several concepts are derived from IoT for efficient communication networks, smart homes, smart cities, smart health services and so on. Considering the rapid increase in the number of communicating vehicles and the tremendous amount of data exchanged by these vehicles, intelligent transportation system (ITS) with vehicle to vehicle (V2V), vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle to everything (V2X), AI and machine learning (ML) based solutions can also provide cheap and efficient solutions in future communication networks. AI due to the self-sustainable nature with self-governing and independent decision-making capabilities appeared as a possible alternative to achieve the aim of full autonomous communication systems. Our aim in organizing this workshop is to explore intelligent communication network technologies to manage the available resources smartly and efficiently. Further, the demand for clean energy and micro-grids can be enabled for saving energy in powerful and deep saving batteries for future use. For this workshop section, we are soliciting high-quality articles covering the topic related to the Intelligent vehicular communication technologies using the internet of energy (IoEg) and IoV concepts with original results and conceptual study. The aim is to bring the novel ideas, concepts, open challenges, issues, from the researchers working the said domain.

Bio: Syed Hassan Ahmed (SM’18) is currently working at JMA Wireless as a Product Specialist for Distributed Antenna System (DAS), CBRS, Small Cell, and virtualized RAN product line. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia Southern University, USA. He also founded Wireless Internet and Networking Systems (WINS) lab. Prior to this, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. Before moving to the United States, he completed his BS with honors in CS from Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Pakistan and Master combined Ph.D. Degree from School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Kyungpook National University (KNU), Republic of Korea (South Korea). In summer 2015, he was also a visiting researcher at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA. Overall, he has authored/co-authored over 200 international publications including Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and 03 books. In 2016, his work on robust content retrieval in future vehicular networks lead him to win the Qualcomm Innovation Award at KNU, Korea. Dr. Hassan’s research interests include Sensor and Ad hoc Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Vehicular Communications, and Future Internet. He is currently the Member of the Board of Governors and IEEE VTS liaison to IEEE Young Professionals society. From the year 2018, he is also an ACM Distinguished Speaker.

Furthermore, Dr. Hassan is a Senior IEEE and ACM Professional member, served as a TPC Member or Reviewer in 100+ International Conferences and Workshops including IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM MobiHoc, ACM SAC, and many more. Furthermore, he has been reviewing papers for 30+ International Journals including IEEE Magazines on Wireless Communications, Networks, Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Sensors Letters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vehicular Technologies, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Big Data, and Mobile Computing. Moreover, Dr. Hassan has been an editorial member of more than 30 Special Issues with top-ranked journals in Communication Society and serving as an editorial board member of KSII Transactions on Internet & Information Systems, Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, IEEE Newsletters on Internet Initiative, Future Directions, and Software Defined Networks.


Bio: Dr. Khan received the B.S. degree in computer science from University of Peshawar Pakistan in 2008. He completed his Master and Ph.D. degrees both in computer science and engineering from School of Computer Science and Engineering in Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. Dr. Khan published over 80 International conference and Journal papers along with two books chapters and a book in Springer and CRC press. Dr. Khan served as an editorial member of various special sections in world-renowned journals such as Computer & Electrical Engineering, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, etc. He also served as a TPC member in world reputed conferences and as a reviewer in numerous journals such as IEEE Communication Magazine, Future Generation Systems, IEEE Access, etc. His area of expertise includes ad-hoc and wireless networks, architecture designing for Internet of Things, and Communication Protocols designing for smart cities and homes, Big Data Analytics, etc.

Bio: Muhammad Toaha Raza Khan received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Campus, Pakistan, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the M.S. combined Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering with Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. Muhammad Toaha has also been awarded with KNU International Graduate Scholarship (KINGS) for Masters combined Ph.D studies in Kyungpook National University, Korea. Since 2017 he is working as Graduate Researcher in Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory (MONET-Lab), Kyungpook National University, Korea. Muhammad Toaha has been awarded by ACM SIGAPP Student Travel Award to attend SAC 2019 and SAC 2020 conferences. Muhammad Toaha has presented his work in top tier conferences including IEEE Globecom, ACM SAC, ACM RACS etc. He has also published his research findings in prestigious journals including Journal of Network and Computer Applications and IEEE Access etc. He has also voluntarily performed his duties as a reviewer in numerous journals such as IEEE Communication Magazine, Future Generation Systems, IEEE Access, etc. He performed his duties as a technical committee member in multiple tracks and symposiums in IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE VTC, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE CCNC, ACM RACS, ACM SAC conferences. He also served as a Digital Content Editor of Crossroads (XRDS), the ACM’s magazine for students. His research interests include cognitive-radio network communication, body-centric networks, the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT), Flying Ad-hoc Networks (FANETs), Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) and Content Centric networks (CCNs).

Workshop paper submission due EXTENDED: 10 January 2021
Acceptance notification: 31 January 2021
Final paper submission due Extended: 4 March 2021

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