IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
21–23 October 2024 // Athens, Greece

Intelligent and Proactive Optimization for Service-centric Wireless Networks

Proposers Name: Xiaoli Chu, The University of Sheffield +441142225903

Proposer’s CV

Xiaoli Chu received the BEng degree in electronic and information engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2001, and the PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2005. From 2005 to 2012, she was with the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London, UK. She is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK. She has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers, including eight ESI Highly Cited Papers and the IEEE Communications Society 2017 Young Author Best Paper. She co-authored/co-edited the books Fog-Enabled Intelligent IoT Systems (Springer 2020), Ultra Dense Networks for 5G and Beyond (Wiley 2019), Heterogeneous Cellular Networks-Theory, Simulation and Deployment (Cambridge University Press 2013), and 4G Femtocells: Resource Allocation and Interference Management (Springer 2013). Dr Chu received the IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award in 2018. She is a Senior Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking. She was Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Symposium for the IEEE ICC 2015, Workshop Co- Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications 2013, and has been TPC Co-Chair of 8 workshops at IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, PIMRC, and WCNC since 2011.

Motivation and Background


The increasingly diverse, stringent service requirements of wireless networks indicate that existing reactive network management will be insufficient, while intelligent and proactive control of service-centric networks becomes essential. Future intelligent wireless networks rely on multidisciplinary breakthroughs, such as: (i) Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that can accurately predict spatial- temporal patterns of service demand and thereby drive proactive optimisation of wireless networks, (ii) reconfigurable radio access networks (RANs) and radio propagation environments, and (iii) automated wireless service provisioning with reduced cost, improved performance, and greater reliability. The orchestration of predictive AI, reconfigurable RAN, and automated service provisioning is facing many open challenges that need to be urgently addressed.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry for technical presentations and discussions on how to tackle the challenges faced by intelligent and proactive optimization of service-centric wireless networks. In line with this aim, original contributions are solicited in topics of interest that include, but are not limited to, the following:

●  Characterization of spatial-temporal traffic patterns

●  Forecasting traffic patterns for wireless services

●  AI-enabled optimisation of ultra-dense wireless networks

●  AI-enabled optimisation of reconfigurable propagation environments

●  AI-aided mobility, handover control, and interference management

●  Proactive load balancing

●  Robustness of AI-aided proactive optimization

●  AI-enabled customisation of wireless services

●  Automated wireless service provisioning



We propose a half-day workshop. Format of the Workshop:

09:00 - 09:10: Welcome/Opening Address
09:10 - 10:30: Technical Session I (4 presentations, 20 minutes each) 10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:50: Invited Talk (Dr David López-Pérez, UPV, Spain)
11:50 - 12:30: Technical Session II (2 presentations, 20 minutes each)



Workshop TPC 


The workshop will be organised by the IPOSEE consortium ( funded by the EU Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Program under grant 101086219 and the UK EPSRC grant EP/X038971/1.

TPC Co-Chairs:

Di Yuan, Uppsala University, Sweden
Xiaoli Chu, The University of Sheffield, UK
Haonan Hu, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Yiouli Kritikou, WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece
Kan Lin, Ranplan Wireless Network Design Ltd., UK

TPC Members (TBC):

Saeed Khosravirad, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Na Tang, University of Sheffield, UK
Björn Landfeldt, Lund University, Sweden
Lei You, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Edward Au, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Yang Liu, Nokia Bell Labs, UK
Monika Drozdowska, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Chen Chen, KTH, Sweden
Danaisy Prado Alvarez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Yixin Zhang, BUPT, China
Wai Yan Yong, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany
Rudzidatul Dziyauddin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia Petros Karadimas, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Yuan Gao, Shanghai University, China
Italo Atzeni, University of Oulu, Finland
Yu Yao, University of Sussex, UK
Hao Song, Intel Corporation, USA
Bleron Klaiqi, Huawei Technologies, Sweden
Doris Benda, Concordium, Denmark
Zaid MPBA Baidowi, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


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