IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

Young Engineers & Scientists Initiative (i-YES) Education Track

Dublin, Ireland Time Zone (GMT+1)

Sunday, 7 June 2020

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Time: 14:00-17:30
Room: Online

Motivation and Background

The Young Engineers & Scientists Initiative (i-YES) Education Track organized by the IEEE Communication Society Education Services Board (ESB) will feature one Panel on "Standards and Standardization – The First Steps" followed by a Session on "IEEE Communication Society – A Plethora of Exciting Opportunities" and interactive discussion!


Prof. Periklis Chatzimisios, International Hellenic University, Greece
Prof. Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy

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Session 1: 14:00-15:30

Panel on "Standards and Standardization - The First Steps"


  • Rob Fish (President, IEEE Standards Association)
  • Alex Gelman (Member, IEEE Standards Program Development Board)
  • Robby Robson (Chair, IEEE Standards Education Committee)
  • Zander Lei (Editor in Chief, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine) and Glenn Parsons (Past EiC, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine)

Session 2: 16:00-17:30

Session on "IEEE Communication Society - A Plethora of Exciting Opportunities"


  • Talk on "The IEEE ComSoc Student Competition" by Stefano Bregni (ComSoc Vice President, Conferences) and Nelson Fonseca (Director, Conference Development Board)
  • Talk on "Benefits of the IEEE ComSoc membership" by Ricardo Veiga (Director, Member Services Board)
  • Talk on "Education and Training services to ComSoc Members" provided by ComSoc by Nirwan Ansari (Director, Education Services Board)
  • Talk on "The IEEE Future Networks Initiative" by Ashutosh Dutta (co-Chair, IEEE Future Networks Steering Committee)

Bios (Organizers)

Periklis ChatzimisiosPeriklis Chatzimisios

Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios serves as Professor in the Department of Science and Technology of the International Hellenic University (Greece). He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science & Technology, at Bournemouth University, UK. Dr. Chatzimisios is/has been involved in several standardization and IEEE activities serving as a Member of IEEE ComSoc Education Services Board, Member of the Standards Development Board, Member of the IEEE ComSoc Standards Program Development Board and Industry Outreach Board under the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc). He is the Chair of the Communications Chapter and Professional Activities for the IEEE Greece Section and also serves as the Chair of ComSoc Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (TCIIN), the Vice Chair of ComSoc Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) and an active member of the IEEE Future Networks (5G) Initiative. He is the EiC for the IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine (eZine) and a member of the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC).

Stefano GiordanoStefano Giordano

Dr. Stefano Giordano is Full Professor at the University of Pisa and responsible of the TLC networks labs. He is senior member of the IEEE Comsoc and former Chair of the CSIM TC. He is member of IFIP WG 6.3 and of the ISOC (1992). He is the representative of the UNIPI in the Scientific Committee of CNIT. He founded with Juniper Networks the first European Juniper Networks Higher Learning Center. He is author of more than 300 papers on conferences and journals. He is associate editor of the Wiley's IJCS and of the JCSS. He is member of the editorial board of the IEEE COMST. He was co-founder of three start-ups (Nextworks, Netresults Natech) and co-founder of the Cubit Consortium where at present is President of the Scientific and Technical Committee. He is Vice-President of the TLC Eng Program at Unipi. His research interests are mainly related to the development of SDN/NFV solutions for IoT particularly in Smart Agriculture and Networked Cyber Physical Systems.


Bios (Speakers/Panelists)

Robert S. FishRobert S. Fish

Dr. Robert S. Fish is President of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors.  Dr. Fish is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science of Princeton University and is also President of NETovations, LLC, a consulting company.     From 2007 to 2010, he was Chief Product Officer and Senior VP at Mformation, Inc. a startup specializing in carrier software for mobile device management.  From 1997 to 2007, Rob was Vice President and Managing Director of Panasonic US R&D laboratories working on embedding networking into consumer devices.   Prior to this, he was Executive Director, Multimedia Communications Research at Bellcore/Telcordia after starting his career at Bell Laboratories.  Besides his many publications, Dr. Fish has been awarded 17 patents.  He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.  Dr. Fish is Chair of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Standards Association.  He also chairs the IEEE Edge-Cloud Standards Committee.  He is a past member of the ComSoc Board of Governors and former ComSoc VP of Industry and Standards.  He co-edited a series in IEEE Communications Magazine on IEEE standards in communications and networking.  During his career, Dr. Fish and his organizations have initiated and managed standards development activities in IEEE, ISO/IEC JTC1, 3GPP, OMA, IETF, ATSC, CableLabs, OSGi, and probably a few others. Dr. Fish was the recipient of ComSoc’s MMTC Distinguished Service Award.   For his leadership in standards activities, Dr. Fish was awarded the Standards Medallion of the IEEE Standards Association.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Alexander GelmanAlexander Gelman

Alexander D. Gelman is a Life Fellow Member of IEEE. He received M.E. and Ph.D. (EE) from City University of New York. Presently he is CTO of NETovations Consulting Group. During 1998-2007 Alex worked as Chief Scientist at Panasonic Princeton Research Laboratory, managing research in Consumer communications and networking; during 1984-1998 at Bellcore, lastly as Director-Internet Access Architectures Research, leading research on networked multimedia and residential internet access technologies.

Alex co-founded and/or acquired for IEEE eight conferences and co-founded two IEEE publications; initiated ComSoc Standards Activities; initiated ComSoc Technical Committee and standardization in Power Line Communications; chaired the Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications; served four terms as ComSoc Vice President, a term as ComSoc CIO and was appointed to several ComSoc directorship positions.

Alex served on IEEE SA BoG and several terms on IEEE SA Standards Board, e.g. representing TAB; chaired TAB Ad Hoc Committee on Standards. Presently Alex is a member of IEEE TAB Committee on Standards and represents IEEE SA to TAB. Alex is a Chair of the IEEE COM/AccessCore Standards Committee and serves on ComSoc Standards Development and Standardization Programs Development Boards. Alex is presently Vice President of IEEE Standards Association responsible for technical innovation and engagement of IEEE organization unites.

Alex is a recipient of ComSoc Donald McLellan Meritorious Service Award, IEEE SA Corporate Standards Sponsor Award, and IEEE SA Standards Medallion.

Robby RobsonRobby Robson

Dr. Robby Robson is chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee and a member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors. In his professional life he is a researcher, entrepreneur, and standards professional who has contributed to fields ranging from pure mathematics to learning technology and is co-founder and CEO of Eduworks Corporation, a company that applies advanced technologies to unlock human potential. Within the IEEE, Robby has served in many governance capacities, including as a standards committee chair, member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, member of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board, and current chair of the IEEE SA Open Source Committee. He looks forward to providing an overview of IEEE’s efforts in standards education and to getting the word out about the benefits of standards and the IEEE standards development process.

Glenn ParsonsGlenn Parsons

Glenn Parsons is an internationally known expert in networking, including mobile transport and Ethernet. He is a standards advisor with Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy for Ericsson, including network architecture for 5G radio transport networks. Previously, he has held positions in development, product management and standards architecture in the ICT industry. Over the past number of years, he has held several management and editor positions in various standards activities including IETF, IEEE, and ITU-T. He has been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board and its Committees since 2004. He is currently involved with 5G transport standardization in MEF, IEEE and ITU-T and is the chair of IEEE 802.1. In addition to being the founding Editor-in-chief for IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, he was previously a Senior Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He graduated in 1992 with a B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Stefano BregniStefano Bregni

Prof. Stefano Bregni is with Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He graduated in Electronics Engineering (1990). After nine years in Industry, he joined Politecnico in 1999. He contributed to ETSI/ITU-T Standards. He is author of 90+ papers and of a recognized book on synchronization (Wiley, 2002). In ComSoc, he served as Distinguished Lecturer (2003–2009), Vice-President Conferences (2018–2019), Vice-President MGA (2014-2017), Board of Governors Member-at-Large (2010–2013), Director Education (2008–2011), GITC member (2006–2009), TAOS TC Chair (2008–2009), He is Global Communications Newsletter Editor-in-Chief (since 2007) and IEEE Conferences Committee member (2019-2021). He is LATINCOM Steering Committee Chair. He was ICC2016 Technical Program Co-Chair, GLOBECOM2012 and GLOBECOM2009 TP Vice-Chair, LATINCOM2011 TP Co-Chair, Symposium Co-Chair in nine other ICC/GLOBECOMs. He received the 2014 ComSoc Hal Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences.

Nelson FonsecaNelson Fonseca

Nelson Fonseca received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California in 1994. He is a Full Professor at Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas, Brazil. He has published 400+ papers and supervised 70+ graduate students. He served as an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He received the IEEE Communications Society Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications, the IEEE Communications Society Latin America Region Distinguished Service Award, the Medal of the Chancelor of the University of Pisa (2007), the Elsevier Computer Network Journal Editor of Year 2001 award. He was Keynote Speaker for the conferences ITC-27, LANOMS 2019, UNSA/IEEE ICOMM 2019,, IEEE ColCom 2016, IEEE Cloudnet 2015, IEEE NOMS 2014, IEEE LATINCOM 2013, IEEE ANDESCOM 2006, IWT 2007, Wperfromance, SBRT 2003. He also delivered courses in the IEEE ComSoc First Summer School (ternto, 2015), IEEE ComSoc Third Summer School (Albuquerque, 2017), 1st IEEE Summer School on Smart Cities (Natal, 2017), and IET Digital Summer School (Bologna, 2019). He delivered tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. Currently, he is the IEEE ComSoc Director for Conference Development. He served as the IEEE ComSoc Vice President Technical and Education Activities (2018-2019), Vice President Publications (2016-2017), Vice President for Member Relations (2012-2013) and as elected Member at Large of the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors (2009-2011). He served as IEEE ComSoc Director for Conference Development, Director for Latin America (2008-2009), Director for On-Line Services (2002-2003), and Chair of the IEEE ComSoC Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2005-2007), and Chair of IEEE Comsoc Technical Commitee on Multimedia Communications (2006-2008). He is Senior Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and served as Senior Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He was EiC for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2008-2012). He served as EiC of the IEEE Communications Society Electronic Newsletter (2004-2007), Associate EiC of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2006) and Editor of the Global Communications Newsletter (1999-2002). He is on the editorial board of Computer Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, the IEEE Communications Magazine, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. He served as Associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Multimedia (1999-2004). Dr. Fonseca created the IEEE Networking Letters, the IEEE Communications Society Student Competition, the NFV-SDN Conference, the IEEE Latin America Conference on Communications, the IEEE Latin-America Conference on Cloud Computing and Communications as well as the Multimedia Communications Series of Symposium in IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC. He was TPC Co-Chair for IEEE ICC 2016.

Ricardo A. VeigaRicardo A. Veiga

Ricardo A. Veiga is an Associate Professor at University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Faculty of Engineering. He was responsible for Postgraduate Studies and he is currently responsible for Planning and Management Control at the Faculty of Engineering, UBA. He was also Member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Engineering, UBA. He graduated from UBA as an Electronics Engineer (six-year degree program), and pursued postgraduate studies in Japan, and UADE University. He has also been working in Communications industry for 25 years, participating in the start-up of several companies. He has experience in leadership positions in mobile communications companies and service providers. He is member of the ComSoc’s Board of Governors (BoG) as Director of Member Services. He was member of BoG as Member-at-Large (2017–2019) and also member of the Finance Standing Committee and the Technical Committees Recertification Standing Committee. He was member of the BoG as Latin America Regional Director (2004–2005), increasing the number of Chapters by 17% and Student Branch Chapters by 100% in the region (38% of the total worldwide). He has led the Training Committee within ComSoc’s Wireless Certification Program (WCET). He was GOLD Coordinator and member of the LA Region Advisory Committee. He also served as Chair, Vice-chair and Treasurer of the Communications Chapter (Argentina Section). As Chair of the local ComSoc Chapter, he received the Chapter Achievement Award. He also received the IEEE RAB Achievement Award, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Richard E. Merwin Scholarship, and Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Award, among others. He has become Student Member of the IEEE in 1980; he is a volunteer since 1985, and Senior Member since 2001.

Nirwan AnsariNirwan Ansari

Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, MSEE from the University of Michigan, and BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors. He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (Wiley-IEEE, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 600 technical publications. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He has served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals including as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, drone-assisted networking, and various aspects of broadband networks. He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired some ComSoc technical and steering committees, is current Director of ComSoc Educational Services Board, has been serving in many committees such as the IEEE Fellow Committee, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses, distinguished lectures, tutorials, and invited talks. Some of his recognitions include several excellence in teaching awards, a few best paper awards, the NCE Excellence in Research Award, several ComSoc TC technical recognition awards, the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award, the NCE 100 Medal, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He has also been granted more than 40 U.S. patents.

Ashutosh DuttaAshutosh Dutta

Ashutosh Dutta is currently senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).  He is also a JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow and adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless for NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist and Project Manager in Telcordia Research, Director of the Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh served as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society from 2014-2019. Ashutosh has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for IEEE Future Network Initiative. Ashutosh currently serves as IEEE Communications Society's Distinguished Lecturer and Member-At-Large. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India; MS in Computer Science from NJIT; and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne.  Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and se