ICET 2018

Keynote Speakers | 主旨报告

Prof. Eiji Oki,
Kyoto University, Japan
IEEE Fellow, IEICE Fellow

Title: Challenges of Resource Allocation in Network Virtualization

Abstract: Network virtualization technology creates multiple tenants on the same physical infrastructure in a cost-effective and dynamic manner. It plays a key role in the cloud computing, which provides resources and services to users through the Internet. An infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider allocates virtual machines in physical machines to customers to meet their requests. The availability of cloud providers is increasingly concerned. There are several failures across the physical machines in cloud providers over the past few years, even for some high-profile cloud providers. This talk addresses challenges of resource allocation in network virtualization, including a probabilistic protection model, a prototype system to implement the model, and several computing and networking aspects.

Eiji Oki is a Professor at Kyoto University, Japan. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in instrumentation engineering and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1999, respectively. In 1993, he joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Communication Switching Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan. He has been researching network design and control, traffic-control methods, and high-speed switching systems. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, where he was involved in designing terabit switch/router systems. He was with The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan from July 2008 to February 2017. He joined Kyoto University, Japan in March 2017. He has been active in standardization of path computation element (PCE) and GMPLS in the IETF. He has authored/contributed to twelve IETF RFCs.

He served as a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue on “Special issue on High-speed optical transport systems,” Optical switching and Networking, Elsevier; a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue on “Switching and Routing for Scalable and Energy-Efficient Datacenter Networks,” January 2014, in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications; a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue on “Multi-Domain Optical Networks: Issues and Challenges,” June 2008, in IEEE Communications Magazine; a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue on Routing, “Path Computation and Traffic Engineering in Future Internet,” December 2007, in the Journal of Communications and Networks; a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Section on “Photonic Network Technologies in Terabit Network Era,” April 2011, in IEICE Transactions on Communications; an Associate Editor in IEICE Transactions on Communications in 2011-2015; a Co-Chair for European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications 2014; a Co-Chair of Optical Networks and Systems Symposium for IEEE ICC 2011 and Globecom 2013; a Co-General Chair for High-Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR 2015); a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair for Conference on High-Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2016); a Track Co-Chair on Optical Networking for ICCCN 2009; and a TPC Co-Chair for the International Conference on IP+Optical Network (iPOP 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). He serves as Chapter Coordination Committee Chair of IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2014-2017 and Editor Board in Optical Switching and Networking, Elsevier, from 2016.

Prof. Oki was the recipient of the 1998 Switching System Research Award and the 1999 Excellent Paper Award presented by IEICE, the 2001 Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award presented by IEEE Communications Society for his contribution to broadband network, ATM, and optical IP technologies, the 2010 Telecom System Technology Prize by the Telecommunications Advanced Foundation, IEEE HPSR 2012 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE HPSR 2014 Best Paper Award Finalist, First Runner Up, the 2015 IEICE Achievement Award, and IEEE Globecom 2015 Best Paper Award.

He has authored/co-authored five books, Broadband Packet Switching Technologies, published by John Wiley, New York, in 2001, GMPLS Technologies, published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, in 2005, Advanced Internet Protocols, Services, and Applications, published by Wiley, New York, in 2012, Linear Programming and Algorithms for Communication Networks, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, in 2012, and Routing and Wavelength Assignment for WDM-based Optical Networks: Quality-of-Service and Fault Resilience, Springer, Cham, in 2016.

Prof. Zhirun Hu,
The University of Manchester, UK

Title: Printed Graphene Radio Frequency and Microwave Electronics

Abstract: Graphene is a two-dimensional (2D) planar layer of carbon atoms packed in a honeycomb lattice. It has been drawing a great attention from both research institutes and industry. Due to the unique chemical, thermal, mechanical, electronic and optical properties of graphene, many studies on its application for RF, microwave/millimeter-wave and THz devices and circuits have been reported. In this talk, the main focus will be on exfoliation of highly conductive graphene ink and printed graphene RF/microwave components on flexible substrates such as papers and textiles. Environmentally sustainable production of highly conductive graphene ink suitable for screen-printing technology has been developed and used for printing various low-cost, flexible, disposable antennas, transmission lines and sensors. Low-cost and environmentally sustainable printed graphene technology has a potential to penetrate to information technology into our everyday life, especially in promoting wireless connectivity, energy harvesting and the spread of IoT applications.

Zhirun Hu received his BEng in Communication Engineering from Nanjing, China in 1982. Maser in Business Administration and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Queens’ University, Belfast, UK in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
He joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College of Swansea as a senior research assistant in computational semiconductor device modelling in 1991. He was with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Queens’ University, Belfast, as a research fellow in MMIC design and characterization in 1994. In 1996, he joined GEC Marconi as a microwave technologist. He was a lecturer with the Department of Electronic Engineering, King’s College London. He is now a professor of RF and Microwave Electronics with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Manchester.

Prof. Shiwen Yang
 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Title: Crossing Space, Time And Frequency Domains:  Recent Developments of Four-Dimensional Antenna Arrays

Abstract:Thanks to the time dimension introduced into traditional antenna arrays, 4D antenna arrays break through the boundary of space, time and frequency in array design. In addition to the beampatterns formed in traditional space domain, 4D antenna arrays are also able to be used for the synthesis of beampatterns in time and frequency domains. As typical representatives of 4D antenna arrays, time modulated arrays and frequency diverse arrays have been receiving much attention in recent years. Due to their powerful beamforming ability, 4D arrays have great potential in the applications to a variety of wireless systems. In particular, the use of large arrays, the limited platform and the growing secure threats promote 4D arrays to play a crucial role in next generation wireless system. In this talk, several recent advances on 4D antenna arrays and their applications in wireless system are reviewed. Studies show that 4D arrays have created many opportunities and challenges in high-efficiency beamforming of heterogeneous arrays and physical layer secure transmission with a lower hardware complexity.

Shiwen Yang received the B.S. degree in electronic science and technology from East China Normal University, Shanghai, the M.S. degree in electromagnetics and microwave technology and the Ph.D. degree in physical electronics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, in 1989, 1992 and 1998, respectively.
From 1998 to 2001, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Research Scientist with Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore. Since March 2005, he has been a Full Professor at the School of Electronic Engineering, UESTC. He is now a Chang-Jiang Professor nominated by the Ministry of Education of China since January 2015. He is the author or coauthor of over 300 technical papers. His research interests include antennas, antennas arrays, optimization techniques, and computational electromagnetics.
Prof. Yang is the Chair of IEEE /AP-S/EMC-S Joint Chengdu Chapter, and serves as an Editorial Board Member for IJAP, Chinese Journal of Electronics. He was the recipient of the Foundation for China Distinguished Young Investigators presented by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2011.


Yuan Lin
Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Title: Applications of Oxide Thin Films in Flexible Sensors

ABSTRACT-Oxide functional thin films have been widely used in electronic and optoelectronic devices due to their special physical properties and the intercoupling nature under multiple physical fields. With the recent development of the transfer printing technology, integration of oxide functional thin films with flexible substrates becomes possible. By introducing oxide functional thin films into stretchable sensors, the performance of the sensors may be improved while more sensing functions may be achieved. However, because large deformation may occur in flexible sensors, the requirements for fabrication, design, and property modulation of the stretchable and flexible sensors are different with those of hard devices. In this talk, our recent researches on the flexible sensors based on oxide functional thin films will be presented. By using the transfer printing technique, VO2 thin films have been successfully peeled off and transfer printed onto flexible substrates. Utilizing the mechanical design and strain coupling strategy, some flexible sensors with high performance and stable working performance under large deformation have been realized.
Keywords: Stretchable, flexible, oxide thin films, sensors

Prof. Yuan Lin is a Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor in Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). She got her Ph.D from Univ. of Sci. and Tech. of China in 1999. Before she joined UESTC in 2008, she had worked in University of Houston, Los Alamos National Lab and the Assembly & Test Technology Development (ATTD) in Intel Corp. in USA.

Prof. Lin’s main research interests are focused in the development of various thin films (such as ferroelectric oxide, vanadium oxide and other oxides) for applications in electronic devices. She has co-authored more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals (such as Nature Mater., Angew Chemie Inter. Edit., Adv. Mater., Appl. Phys. Lett., etc.) and her publications have been cited for more than 2000 times.