Keynote Speakers


Prof. Zhu Han, University of Houston, USA

AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow

Zhu Han received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as Computer Science Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include security, wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communication and networking, game theory, and wireless multimedia. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient 2010. Dr. Han has several IEEE conference best paper awards, and winner of 2011 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize, 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and 2016 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communication Systems (Best Paper Award for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications). Dr. Han is the winner 2021 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. He has been IEEE fellow since 2014, AAAS fellow since 2020 and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Han is 1% highly cited researcher according to Web of Science since 2017.



Prof. Huaiyu Dai, NC State University, USA

IEEE Fellow 

Huaiyu Dai (F’17) received the B.E. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2002.
He was with Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, in summer 2000, and with AT&T Labs-Research, Middletown, NJ, in summer 2001. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with NC State University, Raleigh, holding the title of University Faculty Scholar. His research interests are in the general areas of communications, signal processing, networking, and computing. His current research focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence for communications and networking, multilayer and interdependent networks, dynamic spectrum access and sharing, as well as security and privacy issues in the above systems.
He has served as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Currently he is an Area Editor in charge of wireless communications for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and a member of the Executive Editorial Committee for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was a co-recipient of best paper awards at 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2010), 2016 IEEE INFOCOM BIGSECURITY Workshop, and 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017).


Prof. Xin Yao

Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

IEEE Fellow

Xin Yao obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, MSc in 1985 from North China Institute of Computing Technologies, Beijing, and BSc in 1982 from USTC. He is currently a Chair Professor and founding head of Computer Science at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, and a part-time Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is an IEEE Fellow and was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). He served as the President (2014-15) of IEEE CIS and the Editor-in-Chief (2003-08) of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. His major research interests include evolutionary computation and ensemble machine learning. His work won the 2001 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award; 2010, 2016 and 2017 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Awards; 2011 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award; 2010 BT Gordon Radley Award for Best Author of Innovation (Finalist); and several best paper awards at conferences. He received a 2012 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the 2013 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award and the 2020 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award.



Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman

University of Paris 13, France

Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of  Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011 and member of L2S lab at CentraleSupélec. Dr. Ben-Othman's research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, VANETs, IoT, performance evaluation and  security in wireless networks in general. He was the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016,  and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society, AHSN Exceptional Service and Contribution Award in 2018 and the VEHCOM Fabio Neri award in 2018. He has served as  steering committee member of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), he is currently a senior Editor of IEEE communication letters (IEEE COMML) an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, IEEE IoT journal,  JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors, …). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for  IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as   (WCNC, IWCMC, VTC, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP,  Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....).  He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer from 2015 to 2018 and he is currently IEEE VTS distinguished lecturer where he did several tours all around the world.

Speech Title: mobility management and security of Vehicles in smart cities
With the exponential growth of population that is estimated to be 8.5 billion by 2030 and is expected to be heavily concentrated in urban cities, the mobility management will be an important issue as with the traffic growth
managing the mobility will be very important to avoid congestion on roads. In the same time the development of the technology with new usages such as IoT will help to improve the mobility management in those cities. Smart cities were developed in order to use advanced technologies such as Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to efficiently exploit and manage the infrastructure, resources, transportation, traffic, and services with major actors, including humans, drones, vehicles, smart devices, and buildings. In this talk I will present how could manage the mobility of vehicles using ICT and what are the threats that should face the ICT.