Event sponsored by Abu Dhabi Education Council and organized by Khalifa University.
The 11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing Networking and Communications (WiMob2015) officially kicked off today with a keynote speech on the reliability of wireless communication. The event sponsored by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and organized by Khalifa University has attracted over 150 of the world’s top minds in wireless mobile computing network and communications to Abu Dhabi for a 3 day event that features two notable guest speakers and a range of workshops and presentations. The annual event is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society.
The first day which took place on Monday October 19 featured workshops on strategies for emerging wireless body-to-body networks nano-healthcare applications among other topics.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President delivered the opening remarks. The event was attended by Khalifa University’s Senior Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Mualla who is also Honorary Chair for the event as well as representatives from ADEC and IEEE. Day two featured the first of the two keynote speakers Falko Dressler from the University of Paderborn Germany who gave a presentations titled “From Connected Cars to Smart Cities – On Wireless Communication Latency and Reliability” which addressed the challenges and opportunities of the “connected cars” vision in relation to some of the most needed components in modern smart cities: improved road traffic safety combined with reduced travel times and emissions.
The day also saw more workshops on network performance evaluation and optimization 5G communications and wireless networking mobility and roaming.
Day three will host the second keynote by Paul Crane Head of Practice in BT’s Research and Innovation group in the UK who delivered a presentation entitled “
Paul Crane is Head of Practice in BT’s Research and Innovation group. Paul leads applied research activities in Mobile Wireless and Sustainability. The objective of this work is the development and delivery of technical solutions for next generation services. His current research activities are focused on the application of emerging mobile technologies to meeting the needs of consumer and business customers. Paul is a telecommunications engineer with over 20 years in the industry. He has undertaken a variety of from strategic technology roles with BT in the UK USA and Europe. Paul has a personal interest in the development of voice multimedia communications and mobile technology
Towards 5G – an operator’s perspective ” which discussed challenges facing the fifth generation of communications networks (5G) and how BT will rise to the challenges. In addition there are also some workshops on security privacy and authentication in mobile applications and radio resource management.
“This is an exciting conference and venue for some of the greatest minds in communications to meet and discuss the major advancements in their field ” said Dr. Al-Mualla. “The run up to the conference saw 445 papers and presentations submitted with 125 chosen. The world of wireless communications and mobile computing is always changing and evolving as new technology comes on the market seemingly every day. Conferences like this one and organizations like IEEE which offer platforms for discussion and collaboration are vital to the growth of the field. Khalifa University is honored to have played a part in its organization our faculty and students have certainly learned a lot during the three days and I’m looking forward to seeing their new knowledge appear in their research and projects.”
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