Keynote Speakers

Octavia A. Dobre, Memorial University, Canada

Talk will be on Wednesday 21 June 2023

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Octavia A. Dobre is a Professor at Memorial University, Canada. Her research interests include technologies for B5G wireless, as well as optical and underwater communications.

Dr. Dobre is the Director of Journals of the IEEE Communications Society, and served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society and the EiC of the IEEE Communications Letters. She was the General Chair, Tutorial Co-Chair, and Technical Co-Chair at various conferences.

Dr. Dobre was a Royal Society Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. She is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Title: Full Duplex Communications for the Next Generation Wireless Networks

Short Abstract

With work on the 3GPP Release 18 ongoing, 5G-Advanced is on its way. An unprecedented proliferation of new Internet-of-everything services is continuing, such as extended reality, aerial vehicles, automation of industry, and connected autonomous systems, leading to the digital transformation of the society. In the last few years, the research community has started to look toward the next generation (6G) of wireless networks, which aims to bring us closer to the fully connected, intelligent digital world of the future. This talk will briefly discuss the vision for 6G wireless networks, and then focus on the full duplex technology which theoretically doubles the sum rate and enables reduced latency. In particular, different machine learning-based methods will be presented to tackle the critical self-interference problem in full duplex transceivers. The talk will conclude with directions for future investigation in the next generation wireless networks.

Wen Tong, CTO, Wireless Network, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Talk will be on Thursday 22 June 2023

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Dr. Wen Tong is the CTO, Huawei Wireless and a Huawei Fellow. He is the head of Huawei wireless research, and the Huawei 5G chief scientist and led Huawei’s 10-year-long 5G wireless technologies research and development.

Dr. Tong is the industry recognized leader in invention of advanced wireless technologies, Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award in 2014, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award for “pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the mobile communications industry and innovation in 5G mobile communications technology” in 2018. He is also the recipient of R.A. Fessenden Medal. For the past three decades, he had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 6G wireless.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada.

Dr. Tong is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and he serves as Board of Director of Wi-Fi Alliance.

Title: 6G Wireless Distributed Networks Computing Architecture for ChatGPT Services

Short Abstract

The emerging wireless networks architecture for 6G will encompass the novel data plane and computing plane design, to address the “data-driven” service and applications in 2030-2050 time-frame. Moreover, the AI or even the AGI will become the dominant service and applications, therefore, it is imperative that the mobility connectivity will be optimized the to deliver AI service in the people-to-people, machine-to-machine communications scenarios. A new Distributed Wireless Networks Computing Architecture is proposed to meet the challenges for the post Moor’s law computing and post Shannon communications, this will consider of the exa-FLOPS computing at data-center and peta-FLOPS at mobile devices. ChatGPT like service will be excellent example for the 6G mobile service for the mass consumer market and the emerging consumer robot markets.

Ekram Hossain, Ph.D., P.Eng., FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC, University of Manitoba, Canada

Talk will be on Friday 23 June 2023

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Ekram Hossain (IEEE Fellow) ( is a Professor and the Associate Head of Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He is a Member (Class of 2016) of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria, Canada, in 2001.

Dr. Hossain's current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization of Beyond 5G/6G networks, applied machine learning, game theory, and network economics. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to spectrum management and resource allocation in cognitive and cellular radio networks". He was listed as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Dr. Hossain has won several research awards including the “2017 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Best Survey Paper Award”, the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred Ellersick Prize Paper Award, and the University of Manitoba Merit Award in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (for Research and Scholarly Activities). He received the 2017 IEEE ComSoc TCGCC (Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing) Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award “for outstanding technical leadership and achievement in green wireless communications and networking”.

Currently, he is a Member of the Next G Alliance Research Council ( working on developing a comprehensive North American 6G Research strategy. Also, he serves as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the Director of Online Content (2022-2023) for the IEEE ComSoc. Previously, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press (2018-2021), the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2012-2016), and the Director of Magazines for the IEEE ComSoc (2020-2021).

Dr. Hossain was an elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE ComSoc for the term 2018-2020. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Metasurfaces for Smart Radio Communications in 6G

Short Abstract

Reconfigurable Intelligent metaSurfaces (RISs) are generally planar surfaces consisting of unit-cells that can be tuned dynamically to alter the amplitude, polarization, and/or phase of the incident electromagnetic signals, thereby collaboratively reconfiguring the signal propagation to achieve various desired functions such as three-dimensional (3D) passive beamforming, spatial interference nulling and/or cancellation. RISs can serve as low-cost network nodes to achieve network densification without using expensive base stations or access points. They are envisioned to be one of the key technologies in order to boost coverage, capacity, energy efficiency, reliability, and security of 6G wireless communications. In this talk, starting from the fundamental background and classification of a variety of RISs, their operating principles and applications, design and resource allocation solutions for RIS-enhanced wireless networks will be presented. These solutions borrow a variety of concepts and tools from signal processing for wireless communications, stochastic geometry, optimization, and deep learning. Open research challenges and research directions pertaining to design and deployment of RIS and their integration with other key 6G technologies (e.g. for mmWave and THz communications) will be also discussed.

WiMob 2023


Montreal, Canada


21 - 23 June, 2023  


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WiMob 2023 - The 19th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications.