Keynote Speakers*

Prof. Hsiao-Hwa Chen

Prof. Nei Kato

Prof. Weihua Zhuang

Prof. Hsiao-Hwa Chen (National Cheng Kung University)

Hsiao-Hwa Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from Zhejiang University, China, and a PhD degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1982, 1985 and 1991, respectively. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications. He served as the general chair, TPC chair and symposium chair for many international conferences. He served or is serving as an Editor or/and Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal ( He is the recipient of the best paper award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and a recipient of IEEE Radio Communications Committee Outstanding Service Award in 2008. Currently, he is also serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET, and an elected Member at Large of IEEE ComSoc.

Prof. Nei Kato (Tohoku University)

Nei Kato received his Bachelor Degree from Polytechnic University, Japan, in 1986, M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined Computer Center of  Tohoku University as an assistant professor in 1991, and was promoted to full professor position with Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, in 2003. He became a Strategic Adviser to the President of Tohoku University in 2013. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society, the Chair of IEEE Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee, the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Sendai Chapter, the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine, the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2010-2012), the Chair of IEICE Satellite Communications Technical Committee(2011-2012). His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award(2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2014), seven Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC, and IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award(2012). Besides his academic activities, he also serves on the expert committee of Telecommunications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and as the chairperson of ITU-R SG4 and SG7, Japan. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE.

Prof. Weihua Zhuang (University of Waterloo)

Weihua Zhuang has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, since 1993, where she is a Professor and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks. Her current research focuses on resource allocation and QoS provisioning in wireless networks, and on smart grid. She is a co-recipient of several best paper awards from IEEE conferences. Dr. Zhuang was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2007-2013), and the Technical Program Symposia Chair of the IEEE Globecom 2011. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and an elected member in the Board of Governors and VP Mobile Radio of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. She was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2008-2011).



*:alphabetical order