IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
25-28 May 2020 // Virtual Conference
Beyond Connectivity: What Comes After 5G


Workshop Program

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Korea Standard Time (KST)

AERCOMM Workshop Sessions and Presentations

07:00 - 07:10

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome message and introduction

07:10 - 08:10

14:10 - 15:10

HWS2-S1: Invited Keynote Speeches Part 1

  1. Mr. Gokul Srinivasan,, Finland.
    • Presentation title: Challenges and benefits of 5G in Urban Air Mobility (Air taxis and logistics)
  2. Dr. Maria Massaouti, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. 
    • Presentation title: TERAWAY project: THz technology for ultra-broadband and ultra-wideband operation of BH and FH links in systems with SDN management of network and radio resources

08:10 - 08:20

15:10 - 15:20


08:20 - 09:20

15:20 - 16:20

HWS2-S2: Aerial Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks (paper presentations)

  1. Time-Weighted Coverage of Integrated Aerial and Ground Networks for Post-Disaster Communications

Xiaoli Xu and Yong Zeng (Southeast University, China)

  1. Joint Trajectory Optimization and Time Slot Allocation for Buffer-Aided UAV Mobile Relaying

Yili Liu, Ning Wang, Lingfeng Shen, Zhengyu Zhu and Xiaomin Mu (Zhengzhou University, China)

  1. Robust AN-Aided Secure Beamforming Design for A2G Communication Networks with UAV Jitter

Yang Wen, Huici Wu, Hanjie Li and Xiaofeng Tao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

  1. A Public Safety Framework for Immersive Aerial Monitoring through 5G Commercial Network

Sejin Seo, Seunghwan Kim and Seong-Lyun Kim (Yonsei University, Korea (South))

  1. Energy-Efficient UAV Communications with Interference Management: Deep Learning Framework

Fayezeh Ghavimi (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland); Riku Jäntti (Aalto University, Finland)

09:20 - 09:30

16:20 - 16:30


09:30 – 10:30

16:30 – 17:30

HWS2-S3: Invited Keynote Speeches Part 2

  1. Prof. Jinho Choi, Deakin University, Australia.
    • Presentation title: Intelligent Sensing in the IoT using Data-aided Sensing
  2. Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy. 
    • Presentation title: NFV in the air

10:30 – 11:00

17:30 – 18:00

HWS2-S4: Panel discussion and closing



Keynote Speaker Biographies

  1. Mr. Gokul Srinivasan,, Finland.
    • Biography: Gokul has an educational background in robotics (unmanned aerial systems) and artificial intelligence from University of Texas. After graduating from UT, he gained field experience with UAVs (commercial, tactical & defense), sensor systems, ground systems working with corporations such as GE and gained experience working on DoD projects implementing concepts related to autonomous unmanned airborne systems. During that time, he also held TS security clearance. After moving to Finland, he co-founded a company that did the first ever commercial launch of autonomous drone deliveries while leading a team of 20 experts. Following that, he was listed as one of the top 5 founders in Finland in 2019 (Nordic Startup Awards). Over the period of 3 years, Gokul contributed to 4 patents (2 in the US, 2 in Finland, patent currently under review) involving AI, drones, and defense/commercial applications. He also gained hands-on experience with robotics, UAVs, UGVs, multi-agent systems, distributed AI systems & BVLOS missions. He is now leading REX’s efforts towards 5GDrones Project (a H2020 project funded by the European Commission). Gokul is also an actively contributing member of the NASA Advanced Air Mobility Technical Working Group, and African Drone Forum UAV Payload Delivery Group.
  2. Dr. Maria Massaouti, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. 
    • Biography: Dr. Maria Massaouti graduated from the Department of Physics of the University of Crete, Greece (1999) and received her PhD in Physical Chemistry (2006) from the Department of Chemistry of the same University in collaboration with the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). Since then, she has worked at the Institute of Nanotechnology, KIT Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (2007-2009), at the Ultrashort Nonlinear Interactions & Sources group (UNIS) of the IESL-FORTH (2009-2013) in the field of THz and at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In September 2018, she was elected by the Research Council of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) as Alternate Director of Research Affairs of HFRI. In October 2019, she joined the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL) of the Institute of Communication and Computers Systems (ICCS) of NTUA where she is working as senior researcher and project manager of large-scale collaborative European Research projects. Her research experience and activities are focused on the design and development of laser-based techniques for structural and dynamical studies of molecules and materials with main applications in Terahertz (THz) technology and laser-based printing technology for the manufacture of sensors. She is the author or the co-author of more than 30 papers published in top of the line peer-review journals (e.g. APS, ACS, OSA) and conferences.
  3. Prof. Jinho Choi, Deakin University, Australia.​​​​​​​
    • Biography: Jinho Choi was born in Seoul, Korea. He received B.E. (magna cum laude) degree in electronics engineering in 1989 from Sogang University, Seoul, and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He is with the School of Information Technology, Burwood, Deakin University, Australia, as a Professor. Prior to joining Deakin in 2018, he was with Swansea University, the United Kingdom, as a Professor/Chair in Wireless, and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, as a Professor. His research interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless communications, and statistical signal processing. He authored two books published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 and 2010. Prof. Choi received the 1999 Best Paper Award for Signal Processing from EURASIP, 2009 Best Paper Award from WPMC (Conference), and is Senior Member of IEEE. Currently, he is an Editor of IEEE Trans. Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and a Division Editor of Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He also had served as an Associate Editor or Editor of other journals including IEEE Communications Letters, JCN, IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology, and ETRI journal.
  4. Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy. 
    • Biography: Fabrizio Granelli is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy) and coordinator of the Next Generation Networking research group. From 2012 to 2014, he was Italian Master School Coordinator in the framework of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ICT Labs (now EIT Digital) Consortium. He was Delegate for Education at DISI in 2015-2016 and member of the Executive Committee of the Trentino Wireless and Optical Testbed Lab in 2012-16. He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-15, IEEE ComSoc Director for Online Content in 2016-17 and IEEE ComSoc Director for Educational Services in 2018-19. From 2018 he is collaborating with University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA as Research Associate Professor. He was visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (6+ months - SP, Brazil) and The University of Tokyo (two months - Tokyo, Japan). Prof. Granelli is Chair of the Joint IEEE VTS/ComSoc Italian Chapter (2018-21) and coordinator of the research and didactical activities on Next Generation Networks at DISI. He was advisor of more than 100 B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses and 9 Ph.D. theses. Since 2000 he is consistently teaching networking courses at the University of Trento (at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels), at least covering 18 ECTS per academic year (24 ECTS in 2018/19). He is currently Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorial journal, Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking and Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. He is author or co-author of more than 250 papers published in international journals, books and conferences in networking.