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Keynote speakers of ICWOC 2021


Perry Shum
Prof. Dr., OSA Fellow, SPIE Fellow
Vice-President IEEE Photonics Society
Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Prof Shum received his PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1995. In 1999, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU.  Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology and was the chair, committee member and international advisor of many international conferences. He was also the founding member of IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter (formerly IEEE LEOS). He is currently the vice-president of IEEE Photonics Society. Prof Shum has published more than 500 journal and conference papers with his research interests being in the areas of speciality fibres and fibre-based devices.  His H-index is 51.  In recent few years, his publications have been cited about 800 times per year.  He is SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow. 

沈平教授,南方科技大学讲席教授,国际光学工程学会会士(SPIE Fellow),美国光学学会会士(OSA Fellow),SPIE Fellow, IEEE美国光电子协会全球副主席。沈平教授1995年获得英国伯明翰大学电子与电气工程博士学位,1999年,加入新加坡南洋理工大学,2014年,任光纤技术中心(COFT)主任,2018年,任电子工程学院学术副院长。
沈平教授研究领域包括硅光子、光纤智能感知技术、高功率光纤激光技术,发表论文900余篇,H指数 45;作为 PI 及 Co-PI 申请到科研项目经费超过5千万;担任大型国际会议主席如CLEO-PR 2017,并为 OGC, PGC,ICOCN, ICAIT 等国际大会的发起者;曾创建课程项目“Enabled learning:Escape Room Design”被主流媒体 Channel News Asia, Channel U, Channel 8, Channel 5, Zhaobao 等四种语言广泛报道;培养的博士生/博后获得国家青千1 人、国家杰青1 人、国家优青2 人、创业公司 2 家等;与国内外高校合作紧密。
沈平教授同时兼任多个国际会议的主席、委员会成员和国际顾问,是IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter的创始成员,OSA新加坡分会的主席。已发表超过900篇期刊和会议论文,研究领域涉及光纤通信、光纤传感及特种光纤材料等多个领域。

Speech Title: Optical Fiber Sensors and Their Applications
Abstract: Optical fiber-based devices have been widely deployed in recent years.  There are many advantages of using fiber as a sensor. These include electrically-passive operation, light weight, immunity to radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference, high sensitivity, compact size, corrosion resistance, easily multiplexing and potentially low cost. Several novel fiber-based sensors and technologies developed are presented here, including fiber Bragg grating (FBG) based sensors, photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based sensors, specialty fiber-based sensors and distributed fiber sensing systems. FBGs as instinctive sensors, are ingeniously designed as two-dimensional (2D) tilt sensors, displacement sensors, accelerometers and corrosion sensors here; PCF based evanescent field absorption sensor, PCF induced Mach-Zehnder interferometer and Fabry-Perot refractometer for temperature and refractive index sensing are presented; based on localized surface Plasmon resonant (LSPR) effect, nano-sized fiber tip with gold nanoparticles are demonstrated for live cell index bio-sensing applications



Din Ping Tsai, 蔡定平
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Professor Din-Ping Tsai is currently Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is an elected Member of International Academy of Engineering (IAE), and Academician of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). He is an elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS), Electro Magnetics Academy (EMA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), National Academy of Inventors (NAI), USA, Optical Society of America (OSA), and International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), respectively. He is author and coauthor of 325 SCI papers (more than 14,500 SCI cited times, SCI H-index 59), 65 book chapters and conference papers, and 39 technical reports and articles. He was granted 68 patents in China (1), Canada (3), Germany (2), Japan (3), Taiwan, CHINA (40), and USA (19) for 45 innovations. Twenty of his patents were licensed to 5 industrial companies. He was invited as an invited speaker for international conference or symposium more than 305 times (17 Plenary Talks, 55 Keynote Talks). He received many prestigious recognitions and awards including “Global Highly Cited Researchers,” Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics) in 2020 and 2019; China’s Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs in 2018,” Chinese Laser Press (2019); “Mozi Award” from International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) (2018), etc. He currently serves as an Editor of Progress in Quantum Electronics (Elsevier), and Associate Editor of Journal of Lightwave Technology (IEEE & OSA).

蔡定平教授,现任香港理工大学电子与资讯工程系主任,是国际电子电机工程学会(IEEE)会士(Fellow),国际光电工程学会(SPIE)会士(Fellow),美国光学学会(OSA)会士(Fellow),美国物理学会(APS)会士(Fellow),美国科学促进会(AAAS)会士(Fellow),国际电磁科学院(EMA)会士(Fellow),日本应用物理学会(JSAP)会士(Fellow),美国国家发明家科学院(NAI)院士,俄罗斯国际工程科学院院士,亚太材料科学院(APAM) 院士。蔡教授1990年获得美国俄亥俄州辛辛那堤大学博士,目前研究的领域是纳米光子学、光电物理及量子光学信息、超材料、超构表面及超构透镜,目前已发表相关研究的SCI期刊的学术论文共325篇(引用>14,541次,SCI高引59次)、出版专着或专着章节及会议论文共65篇、技术报告及其他论文共38篇,国内外(美国、加拿大、日本及德国)专利共45项(68个)。曾获有2019年及2020年艾思薇尔SCI高被引学者、2018中国光学十大进展(2019年)、国际光电工程学会(SPIE)墨子奖(2018年),曾参加国内外举行的重要国际会议305次做特邀报告或大会报告,目前担任11个重要国际期刊的编辑委员或编辑,多项国际知名期刊的文章审稿人。

Speech Title: Optical Meta Devices: An eye to the future 纳米光学超构表面元件: 未来之眼
Optical meta-devices using meta-surfaces which composed of artificial nanostructures are able to manipulate the electromagnetic phase and amplitude at will. The design, fabrication and application of the novel optical meta-devices are reported in this talk. As an eye to the future, meta-lens is considered as the top 10 emerging technologies in World Economic Forum 2019. Design principles and application prospects of meta-lens will be addressed in this talk.



Xianbin Wang
Prof. Dr., IEEE Fellow & Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering
Professor. Dr., Western University, Canada

Dr. Xianbin Wang (S’98-M’99-SM’06-F’17) is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at Western University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from National University of Singapore in 2001.

Prior to joining Western, he was with Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist between July 2002 and Dec. 2007. From Jan. 2001 to July 2002, he was a system designer at STMicroelectronics.  His current research interests include 5G and beyond, Internet-of-Things, communications security, machine learning and intelligent communications. Dr. Wang has over 400 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, in addition to 30 granted and pending patents and several standard contributions.

Dr. Wang is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has received many awards and recognitions, including Canada Research Chair, CRC President’s Excellence Award,
Canadian Federal Government Public Service Award, Ontario Early Researcher Award and six IEEE Best Paper Awards. He currently serves as an Editor/Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and He was also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications between 2007 and 2011, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters between 2011 and 2016. He was involved in many IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM, ICC, VTC, PIMRC, WCNC and CWIT, in different roles such as symposium chair, tutorial instructor, track chair, session chair and TPC co-chair. Dr. Wang is currently serving as a member of IEEE Fellow Committee.

王现斌,Xianbin Wang,教授,现为加拿大工程院院士、IEEE会士、加拿大一级国家教授。王教授团队多年来一直从事无线通信系统前沿理论设计、分析及应用领域的研究工作,最近专注于5G/6G通信理论、智能通信、物联网通信、机器学习、通信安全、定位技术、协同通信、异构融合、组网、边缘计算等关键技术的理论及标准化研究。相关研究成果近年来在国际权威期刊及会议上发表学术论文400多篇,其中期刊180多篇,会议220多篇,其中6篇论文还被IEEE授予最佳论文奖(Best Paper Awards)。基于理论创新的已授权国际发明专利30项,出版专著3部,技术报告28份,特邀演讲/受邀报告30余次,主持各类科研项目40余项。

Speech Title: Intelligent 5G/6G Communications for a Connected Smart World

Abstract: The dramatic evolution of wireless communication technologies and their rapid convergence with diverse applications signify the ongoing industrial and societal transformation. With the significantly growing data traffic, massive connected devices and diverse services to be supported, the future success of our hyper-connected society relies heavily on 5G/6G enabled vertical industries in empowering a smart world and addressing the evolving needs of people and society.

One critical challenge is how to support tailored QoS provisioning, dynamic knowledge exchange and distributed capability integration by intelligent operation and orchestration of future 5G/6G systems with constrained communication and computing resources. The focus of this talk is to analyze the need for intelligent 6G communications, identify the essential key enabling technologies, and present the related ongoing research activities and future development directions. Specifically, this talk will cover: i) Need and challenges of the intelligent wireless communications for 5G/6G, e.g. diverse QoS provisioning, application-oriented communication and networking, and integration of data, knowledge and capabilities; ii) Key technical aspects of intelligent 6G communications, including intelligent resource utilization/network slicing, machine learning algorithm design, situational-aware network operation, and iii) Intelligent integration/orchestration of 5G/6G systems in vertical applications and open research problems.



Zhengchuan Chen
Chongqing University, China

Speech Title: Delay-Aware Massive Random Access Design: Adaptive Framing and Successive Decoding
Abstract: In Internet of Things, wireless access networks are required to support a large number of user equipments (UEs) in real time. With UEs frequently arrive and depart, plenty of packet collisions can occur. Successive decoding thus becomes a promising technique to support the massive connectivity as it is capable of recovering packets from mixed received signals. In this talk, we propose an adaptive framing with successive decoding (AFSD) frame structure to deal with the fluidity of UEs. By using the AFSD structure, the frame length can be adaptively adjusted based on the present UE number, and successive decoding is adopted to alleviate the packet loss caused by packet collision. To quantify the performance of our proposed protocol, we provide exact as well as asymptotic results for the average delay. The analytical results are validated by simulations, and further extended to practical systems with estimated UE number, which shows that knowledge of UE number in each frame is useful for delay reduction. Optimizations on UE transmission probability and frame length are also presented. In particular, we reveal that by using optimized parameters, the average delay is reduced significantly for a wide range of arrival rate, which validates the effectiveness and scalability of the AFSD structure in handling massive access with moderate-latency requirements.