The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks
WiOpt 2019
June 03–07, 2019, Avignon, France


Tuesday, 4 June, 08:30-09:30
Shlomo Shamai, Distinguished Professor, The Andrew & Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Wednesday, 5 June, 08:30-09:30
Catherine Rosenberg, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University pf Waterloo.
Thursday, 6 June, 08:30-09:30
Mung Chiang, Professor, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University.

Shlomo Shamai
Distinguished Professor
The Andrew & Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israe

Title : Wireless Networks via the Cloud : An Information Theoretic View

Cloud based wireless networks named also as Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RANs) emerge as appealing architectures for next-generation wireless/cellular systems whereby the processing/encoding/decoding is migrated from the local base-stations/radio units (RUs) to a control/central units (CU) in the "cloud". The network operates via fronthaul digital links connecting the CU and the RUs (operating as relays). The uplink and downlink are examined from a network information theoretic perspective, with emphasis of simple oblivious processing at the RUs, which is attractive also from the practical point of view. The analytic approach, applied to simple wireless/cellular models illustrates the considerable performance gains associated with advanced network information theoretically inspired techniques, carrying also practical implications. An outlook, pointing out interesting theoretical directions, referring also to Fog radio access networks (F-RAN), concludes the presentation.


Professor Shlomo Shamai is a distinguished professor at the Department of Electrical engineering at the Technion ? Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shamai is an information theorist and winner of the 2011 Shannon Award. Shlomo Shamai received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively. During 1975-1985 he was with the Israeli Communications Research Labs. Since 1986 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion?Israel Institute of Technology, where he is now the William Fondiller Professor of Telecommunications. His research areas cover a wide spectrum of topics in information theory and statistical communications. Prof. Shamai is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).  

Catherine Rosenberg
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineeringr
Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet and Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems
University of Waterloo, Canada

Title : The importance of selecting a good model in wireless systems

Wireless systems are complex and they are typically analyzed using models that rely on several simplifying assumptions. For example, some modelling papers use a single cell to analyze critical processes in cellular networks, assume that the rate function is based on Shannon formula, that there is no power control, or that the traffic is symmetric.
We will examine several examples drawn from recent studies on wireless networks (e.g., full duplex cellular, uplink for cellular, multi-channel WiFi, etc.) and show the impact of some common assumptions on the performance and the qualitative behaviour of the corresponding systems.


Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet and the Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems. She started her career in ALCATEL, France and then at AT&T Bell Labs., USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK where she created and headed the R&D Department in Broadband Satellite Networking. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. She joined University of Waterloo on Sept 1st, 2004. Dr. Rosenberg has been elected a Fellow of IEEE in 2010 and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. Her research expertise lies in wireless networks, multimedia, traffic engineering and energy systems. Her work in wireless networks includes 5G, IoT, and generally resource management.  

Mung Chiang
Founding Director of Princeton EDGE Lab
Director of Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education
Princeton University

Title : Architecture of Edge and Fog

Fog computing and fog networking are emerging, as they distribute the functions of communication, computation, control and storage closer to the end users along the cloud-to-things continuum. Research challenges in fog are plenty, while industry momentum has started to gather (e.g., the recently launched global Open Fog Consortium).


Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University. Previously he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also served as Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education and the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. His textbook "Networked Life", popular science book "The Power of Networks", and online courses reached over 400,000 students since 2012. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He also co-founded a few startup companies in mobile data, IoT and AI, and co-founded the global nonprofit Open Fog Consortium.  

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The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks
(WiOpt 2019)

June 03 to 07, 2019 in Avignon, France

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