The 11th International
Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

July 23-25, 2024 // University of Leeds, England

(Hybrid mode: Physical and virtual)

"Inclusive and Intelligent Connectivity"

Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Conference Record Number #62286

Keynote speakers

Professor Mohamed-Slim AIouni

Professor Alouini general research interests include design and performance analysis of diversity combining techniques, MIMO techniques, multi-hop/cooperative communications systems, optical wireless communication systems, cognitive radio systems, green communication systems and networks, wireless communication systems and networks in extreme environments, and integrated ground-airborne-space networks. He is currently actively working on addressing the uneven global distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies by studying and developing new generations of aerial and space networks as a solution to provide connectivity to far-flung, less-populated, and/or hard-to-reach areas. Professor Alouini has published several papers on the above subjects and he is co-author of the textbook Digital Communication over Fading Channels published by Wiley Interscience. He has also won several awards in his career. For instance, he recently received the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Communication Society Education Award, the 2021 TWAS Award in Engineering Sciences, the 2021 NSP Obada Prize (Sponsored by the African Academy of Sciences), the 2020 Kuwait Prize in Applied Sciences, the 2020 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James Evans Avant Garde Award, and the 2019 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Communication Society Communication Theory Technical Committee. Prior to this, he was honored in 2017 with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology (S&T) Achievement Award in Engineering Science at the First OIC Summit on Science and Technology, Astana, Kazakhstan. He also received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee as well as the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences. Other recognitions include his selection as (i) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America (OSA)), the African Academy of Science (AAS), the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA), the Academia Europaea (AE), and The World Academy of Science (TWAS), (ii) IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI/Clarivate Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the AMiner 2020 list of the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in the area of Internet of Things and the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper/poster/video awards in 19 journals/conferences/challenges.

Professor Akram Alomainy

Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Lead of the Centre for Electronics, Head of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group and Professor of Antennas & Applied EM. Associate Editor for IEEE AWPL and IEEE J-ERM. Lead of Wearable Technology and Creativity Research. Research portfolio ranging from the basics of antennas and electromagnetism to novel applications in telerobotics, cognitive radio, wearable electronics, nano-scale networks, healthcare and bioenigneering. Member of the Centre for Intelligent Sensing and Institute of Bioengineering. Over 450 publications in leading journals and international conferences (8800+ citations and H-index of 43). Recipient of the 2011 British Science Festival Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award, recipient of the QMUL Education Excellence Award 2019, participant at 'I'm a Scientist! Get me out of here' March 2012 and TEDx 2012 Speaker. Chartered Engineer, College member of EPSRC, Senior member of IEEE and member of IET.

Professor Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart is a Professor at the University of Strathclyde in the Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng, where he leads the 20-strong StrathSDR engineering team working on software defined radio (SDR) and next generation radio access networks using shared spectrum with dynamic spectrum access (DSA). In recent years, Bob has led a number of DCMS 5G Testbed and Trials projects including 5GRuralFirst and 5G NewThinking, both with a focus on rural connectivity, and also 5GRailNext designing networks for operation in Glasgow’s underground rail subway. In 2019, working alongside partners Scottish Futures Trust and University of Glasgow, he was part of the founding partners team working with Scottish Government to create the Scotland 5G Centre. In 2004, Bob was a co-founder of the start-up digital communications company Steepest Ascent Ltd, which was later acquired by MathWorks in 2013. He is currently Director of Neutral Wireless Ltd designing new RAN and radio solutions for 5G private networks. From 2014 to 2017 Bob was the term Head of Department of EEE at Strathclyde, and the Director of the Institute for Sensors, Signals and Communications. From 2006-2012 he was the Xilinx Professor of DSP and Digital Logic at Strathclyde, and from 1997 to 2017 he was a visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension School where he taught industry courses on DSP, SDR and FPGA implementations. Other appointments include a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and a first and rewarding job at Wolfson Microelectronics back in the 1980s in the early days of the DSP revolution. Over a 30 year Bob has published 4 books and more than 200 papers and presented and attended many international conferences.

Professor Marco Di Renzo

Dr. Marco Di Renzo was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2003 and in January 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from the University Paris-Sud, Paris, France. He has held various research and academic positions in Italy at the University of L’Aquila, in the USA at Virginia Tech, in Spain at CTTC, and in the UK at The University of Edinburgh. Since 2010, he has been a CNRS Associate Professor (Chargé de RechercheTitulaire CNRS) in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems of Paris-Saclay University - CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Univ Paris Sud, France. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He is a co-founder of the university spin-off company WEST Aquila s.r.l., Italy. He is the Project Coordinator of the European-funded projects 5G-WIRELESS and 5G-AURA and a Principal Investigator of the European-funded projects GREENET, CROSSFIRE, WSN4QoL, SmartNRG, CASPER and of the French National Agency funded project SpatialModulation. Dr. Di Renzo is the recipient of a special mention for the outstanding five-year (1997-2003) academic career, University of L’Aquila, Italy; the THALES Communications fellowship (2003-2006), University of L’Aquila, Italy; the 2004 Best Spin-Off Company Award, Abruzzo Province, Italy; the 2008 Torres Quevedo Award, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain; the Dérogation pour l’Encadrement de Thèse (2010), University of Paris-Sud, France; the 2012 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; the 2012 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate; the 2013 IEEE VTC-Fall Best Student Paper Award; the 2013 Network of Excellence NEWCOM# Best Paper Award; the 2013 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY Top Reviewer Award; the 2013 IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA Region); the 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, United Kingdom; the 2014 IEEE ATC Best Paper Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Demo Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; the 2014 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate, the 2015 IEEE ComManTel Best Paper Award; 2015 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award; the 2015-2018 CNRS Award for Excellence in Research and in Advising Doctoral Students, the 2016 Marie Curie Global Fellowship, and the 2017 IEEE SigTelCom Best Paper Award. Currently, he serves as an Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (Heterogeneous Networks Modeling and Analysis). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Communications Society and of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and a Member of the European Association for Communications and Networking (EURACON). Since 2016, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Since 2017, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Marco Di Renzo is a frequent tutorial speaker and lecturer at IEEE international conferences. During the last three years, he has presented 20+ tutorials on Spatial Modulation for MIMO Systems, 10+ tutorials on Energy-Efficient Wireless Networks, 20+ tutorials on Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks, and 10 tutorials on Energy-Neutral Wireless Networks Design. In addition, he was Invited Lecturer, Invited Speaker and Invited Panelist at several IEEE events and Ph.D. schools.

Dr Yue Wang

Yue Wang is the Head of 6G Research at Samsung UK, where she leads a team of researchers on cutting-edge B5G/6G Research. Previously she led a team on Network AI, where her team delivers advanced research, contribution to SDOs, and proof-of-concepts of AI applications in RAN, Core Networks, and more recently on network data, edge intelligence, AI framework for 6G. She participates in multiple SDOs, including O-RAN and ETSI ENI, and has been the Secretary and Rapporteur of ETSI ISG ENI in 2017–2020. She is currently the Industry Advisory Board member of King's College of London, Loughborough University, and University of Sussex.

Professor Latif Ladid

Prof, Latif Ladid holds the following positions:

Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM www.ip6forum.org,

Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society www.isoc.org.

Founding co-Chair, IEEE Future Networks World Forum 2024 https://fnwf2024.ieee.org/

Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program https://www.ipv6ready.org/

Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (www.3gpp.org), 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org).

Former co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain World Forum

Former Chair, IEEE IoT World Forum

Former Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group : https://portal.etsi.org/tb.aspx?tbid=827&SubTB=827.

Former Founder of the EU Pubic Safety Forum from an EU Project called u2020.

Former Board Member World Summit Award www.wsis-award.org.

Former Member of UN Strategy Council Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg).

Former Research Fellow @ University of Luxembourg ( since 2006) on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies Projects.

IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award, 2002, IPv6 Life Time Achievement Award, 2016.