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Monday 03 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Mobile and wireless communications to solve societal challenges

Moderator:   Fiona Williams (Research Director at Ericsson, Germany)
Panelists:
 James Gallagher (Engineer at ESB Ltd., Ireland)
 Nuria De Lama (Representative of Atos Research & Innovation to the EC at Atos Origin, Spain)
 Anastasius Gavras (Programme Manager at Eurescom GmbH, Germany)
 Frank Ellinger (Professor at TU Dresden, Germany)

Monday 03 June 2013, 15:30–17:00 (Saal 1+2)

Impact of cloud computing and Future Internet on mobile and wireless communications

Moderator:   Thomas Bohnert (Head of InIT Cloud Computing at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Panelists:
 Werner Mohr (Head of Research Alliances at Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany)
 Marco Liebsch (Research Engineer at NEC, Germany)

Monday 03 June 2013, 18:00–20:00 (Saal 1+2)

Green ICT

Moderator:   Lajos Hanzo (Professor and Chair at University of Southampton, UK)
Panelists:
 Magnus Olsson (Senior Researcher at Ericsson, Sweden)
 Simon Fletcher (Senior Manager at NEC and Director at mVCE, UK)
 Yan Chen (Project Manager at Huawei, China)

Tuesday 04 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Cognitive radio systems and networks for flexible spectrum usage

Moderator:   Gordon Stüber (Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Panelists:
 Ying-Chang Liang (Programme Manager at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
 James Neel (President of Cognitive Radio Technologies, LLC, USA)
 Kwang-Cheng Chen (Professor at National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
 Luis M. Correia (Professor at IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Wednesday 05 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Car 2.0 – Mobile Home?

Moderator:   Jérôme Härri (Assistant-Professor at EURECOM, France)
Panelists:
 Mikael Nilsson (Technical Expert & PhD student Wireless Communication at Volvo Cars, Sweden)
 Javier Gozalvez (Associate Professor at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain)
 Marc Werner (Engineer at Qualcomm, Germany)
 Nadav Lavi (Senior Researcher at General-Motors R&D Advanced Technical Center Israel)

Monday 03 June 2013, 15:30–17:30 (Konferenz 2)

WiVeC Panel

Moderator:   Andreas Festag (Reserach group leader at TU Dresden, Germany)
Panelists:
 Oliver Klemp (Research Specialist at BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, Germany)
 Christoph Mecklenbräuker (Professor at Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
 Falko Dressler (Professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria)
 John Kenney (Senior Research Manager at TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center, USA)

Tuesday 04 June 2013, 15:30–17:00 (Saal 1+2)

Innovative Vehicular Applications – A European Perspective

Moderator:   Jorge Pereira (Principal Scientific Officer at European Commission)
Panelists:
 João Barros (Asscociate Professor at University of Porto, Portugal)
 Manuel Serrano Matoses (Head of New Technologies at ETRA I+D, Spain)
 Stefan Viehmann (Senior VP Global Customer Solutions at Kuehne + Nagel Management AG, Germany)
 Pedro José Marrón (Professor at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Mobile and wireless communications to solve societal challenges

Monday 03 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Fiona Williams (Research Director at Ericsson, Germany) (Moderator)

Dr. Fiona Williams is a Research Director of Ericsson, based in Aachen, Germany, driving innovations in communications networks and services and their use in Smart Energy Grids. She initiates and leads large-scale collaborative programmes and projects in the national and European context and builds up research, innovation and IPR activities for Ericsson, bringing results through to business innovation in products and services and as spin-off companies, where appropriate. She is currently project manager of the FI-PPP FINESCE IP project.

She holds board positions in industrial and academic organizations at international level.

She built up the research and innovation unit in Ericsson Eurolab, which has developed a wide range of successful product developments and set leading standards. She moved to Germany in 1991 from Ireland, where she was responsible for the start-up and operations of an Ericsson-Eircom joint venture company with a focus on telecommunications research. She studied for her B.Sc.(Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees at the National University of Ireland and as a visiting fellow at Imperial College, London.

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James Gallagher (Engineer at ESB Ltd., Ireland)

James Gallagher completed a degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin in 2004. He joined ESB International in 2005 and worked in the Power System Studies group. He has been working on the rollout of a nationwide charging infrastructure as part of the ESB ecars project team since 2010. His main responsibility is the technical and commercial evaluation of electric vehicle charging equipment. His job involves working closely with the electric vehicle manufacturers to ensure interoperability.
He is a member of the Irish Technical Committee that looks after Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles and Renewable technologies. He is a member of CENELEC TC69X and the CENELEC eMobility Coordination Group. He has just completed a Masters in Engineering Management from University College Dublin.

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Nuria De Lama (Representative of Atos Research & Innovation to the EC at Atos Origin, Spain)

Nuria De Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been working 13+ years in Research & Development in IT in different environments. After several years managing the department of International projects in an SME specialized in wireless and mobile technologies she joined Atos in 2005, where she first led a Research Unit on Rural and Industrial development. In 2006 she was appointed Head of the Research unit on Semantics, Software and Service Engineering and since 2010 she is Representative of Atos Research and Innovation to the European Commission.
In that position she is responsible for the coordination of European research activities, definition and implementation of the R&D strategy as well as contribution to business development and coordination of Atos activities in the so called PPPs (Public-Private Partnership) initiatives, mainly in Future Internet.
She has wide experience in EU programmes, having acted as evaluator, reviewer and speaker in many conferences for the EC. She has played (and still plays) an active role in many strategic initiatives like the NESSI ETP, Net!Works, ENoLL, OISPG, or currently the Future Internet PPP and the CELTIC PLUS programme.
She is currently working in the FI-WARE project and is a member of the Future Internet PPP Steering Board.

Some reference projects: FI-WARE, BIG, SOA4All, NEXOF, COIN, INFRAWEBS, IntelLEO, LUISA, TAO, C@R, HEROE, ISTforCE, TUAMO, DAVINCI, RuralWins, BROADWAN, SAMANTHA, WALKONWEB, MOSAIC, eVALUES.

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Anastasius Gavras (Programme Manager at Eurescom GmbH, Germany)

Anastasius Gavras has more than 20 years of professional experience in academic and industry research. He joined Eurescom, the leading organisation for managing collaborative R&D in telecommunications, more than 12 years ago as programme manager, focusing on the areas of management of networks & systems, security and middleware. In these areas he has managed a large number of studies and projects on topics which are of concern to the Eurescom member community of European telecom network operators and the European telecom industry at large. He has served as coordinator of several RTD projects under the European framework programmes and has experience in standardisation among others in OMG and ITU-T for which he has served as rapporteur.
His current interests are large scale testbed federations for enabling future Internet research and experimentation among others in the context of the Public-Private Partnership on Future Internet (FI-PPP). Furthermore he is interested in innovation on top of future Internet platforms and the evolution of the future networks in general. He is a steering board member of the FI-PPP and is actively involved from their inception, both in the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative He is author or co-author of several papers and articles in the area and is co-editor of all four FIA books so far. He is member of the editorial board of the Eurescom mess@ge magazine and has authored several articles for the magazine, typically with a techno-socio-economic dimension.

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Frank Ellinger (Professor at TU Dresden, Germany)

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. habil. Dipl. Betriebswissenschaften F. Ellinger was born in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April 1972. In electrical engineering (EE), he graduated in 1996 from the University of Ulm, Germany. He received the Master in Business and Administration (MBA), and the PhD degree in EE from the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 2001. For his habilitation thesis he obtained the Venia Legendi (university teaching degree) in high frequency circuit design from the ETH in 2004. Since August 2006 he is full professor and head of the chair for circuit design and network theory at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. From 2001-2006, he has been head of the RFIC design group of the Electronics Laboratory at the ETH, and project leader of the IBM/ETH Competence Center for Advanced Silicon Electronics at IBM Research in Rüschlikon. During his MBA in 2001, he was with the wireless marketing division of Infineon, Germany. His main interests are the design of ICs for high-speed wireless and optical communication. In this area Mr. Ellinger has been lecturer at the ETH between 2002 and 2006. Prof. Ellinger is the coordinator of the communication systems area of the BMBF Spitzencluster Cool Silicon and member of the management board of the Cool Silicon e.V. He is the initiator and project manager of several EU funded projects (e.g. RESOLUTION, MIMAX und FLEXIBILITY). Frank Ellinger has long-standing experience in the development and optimization of high-end audio systems (especially for loudspeaker and amplifiers). In the time frame between 2005-2006, he served as associated editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters. Frank Ellinger was organiser, general chair and program chair of many conferences, e.g. the Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits Europe 2003, the Semiconductor Conference Dresden (SCD) 2008, the IEEE SCD 2009 and the IEEE SCD 2011. Prof. Ellinger acts as reviewer for the EU and for several IEEE journals. He published more than 250 refereed scientific papers, many of them are IEEE journal contributions. One of his publications has been among the 3 most-read (downloaded) papers in the IEEE Journal on Solid-State Circuits 2004. Prof. Ellinger authored the lecture book "Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Technologies", which is published by Springer. Frank Ellinger has been elected by the IEEE MTTS as IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2009-2010. For his works he received several awards including the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the ETH Medal, the Denzler Award of the Swiss Federal Association of Electrical Engineers, twice the Rohde&Schwarz/Agilent/Gerotron EEEfCOM Innovation Award, and an ETH PhD Award. His students have received more than 20 scientific awards.

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Impact of cloud computing and Future Internet on mobile and wireless communications

Monday 03 June 2013, 15:30–17:00 (Saal 1+2)

Thomas Bohnert (Head of InIT Cloud Computing at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland) (Moderator)

Thomas Michael graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim for which he also worked as research associate and lecturer at the Institute for Software Engineering and Communications He is the founder of BNCS, an ICT Consultancy, which he ran from 2000 to 2004 and prior to joining the Center of Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) in Portugal as research scientist and PhD student. While working at CISUC he was invited scholar at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), VTT Technical Research Centre and Beijing University for Post and Telecommunication (BUPT). After his academic tenure he joined SIEMENS Corporate Technology, the company’s coroporate research department, responsible for defining and driving a Future Internet strategy. In 2008 he joined SAP AG, working at the SAP Research Labs Zurich, Switzerland first as senior researcher and later as technical director. In mid 2009 he was appointed chief Future Internet strategist. From 2012 onwards he is with Zurich University of Applied Sciences teaching Service Engineering and continuing Future Internet research as head of the ICCLab.

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Werner Mohr (Head of Research Alliances at Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany)

Werner Mohr was graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and with the Ph.D. degree in 1987.
Dr. Werner Mohr joined Siemens AG, Mobile Network Division in Munich, Germany in 1991. He was involved in several EU funded projects and ETSI standardization groups on UMTS and systems beyond 3G. Since December 1996 he was project manager of the European ACTS FRAMES Project until the project finished in August 1999. This project developed the basic concepts of the UMTS radio interface. Since April 2007 he was with Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG and since May 2012 with Nokia Siemens Networks Management International GmbH in Munich Germany, where he is Head of Research Alliances. He was the coordinator of the WINNER Project in Framework Program 6 of the European Commission, chairman of WWI (Wireless World Initiative) and of the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+. The WINNER projects laid the foundation for the radio interface for IMT-Advanced and provided the starting point for the 3GPP LTE standardization. In Framework Program 7 he is coordinator of the FINSENY project as part of the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP). In addition, he was vice chair of the eMobility European Technology Platform in the period 2008 – 2009 and he is now Net!Works (formerly called eMobility) chairperson for the periods 2010 – 2011 and 2012 – 2013. Werner Mohr was chair of the "Wireless World Research Forum – WWRF" from its launch in August 2001 up to December 2003. He is member of VDE (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, Germany) and Senior Member of IEEE. 1990 he received the Award of the ITG (Information Technology Society) in VDE. He is board member of ITG in VDE, Germany for the term 2006 to 2008 and was re-elected for the terms 2009 to 2011 and 2012 to 2014. Werner Mohr is co-author of a book on "Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems" a book on "Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced" and a book “Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond”.

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Marco Liebsch (Research Engineer at NEC, Germany)

Marco Liebsch is currently working as a Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe in the area of mobility management, mobile content distribution, and mobile cloud networking. Marco worked in different EU research projects and is contributing to standards in the IETF and 3GPP. For his thesis on Paging and Power Saving in IP-based Mobile Communication Networks, Marco received a Ph.D. from University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2007. He has a long record of IETF contributions as well as RFC, journal and conference publications.

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Green ICT

Monday 03 June 2013, 18:00–20:00 (Saal 1+2)

Power-efficient 'Green' Wireless Communications Given the proliferation of smart phones and tablet computers, which have a three orders of magnitude higher throughput than the 2G GSM phones, there has never been a greater need for power-efficient, 'green' wireless solutions. The High-Speed Packet Acess (HSPA) system relies on sophisticated adaptive modulation and coding, but the classic single-input single-output systems obey the logarithmic Shannon capacity law and hence they require an exponentially increasing transmit power for achieving a linearly increasing throughput. Hence the research community is aiming for the employment of techniques, which are capable of increasing the achievable throughput linearly, rather than logarithmically with the transmit power, as discussed during this research-panel.

Lajos Hanzo (Professor and Chair at University of Southampton, UK) (Moderator)

Lajos Hanzo (http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk) FREng, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate ``Doctor Honoris Causa'' by the Technical University of
Budapest. During his 35-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has successfully supervised 80 PhD students, co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totalling in excess of 10 000 pages, published 1300+ research entries at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing a 100-strong academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. During 2008 - 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk

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Magnus Olsson (Senior Researcher at Ericsson, Sweden)

Magnus Olsson has been with Ericsson AB, Stockholm, Sweden, since 2000, where he currently holds a Senior Researcher position in Radio Access Technologies. His research interests are especially on advanced antenna systems, interference rejection techniques, and energy efficiency of radio access networks (RAN). He has authored and co-authored over 25 international journal and conference papers, and has been involved in various European research projects. During 2011-2012 he was the Technical Manager of the EARTH project on RAN energy efficiency, and currently he is involved in the METIS and 5GREEN projects focusing on energy efficiency of future radio access.

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Simon Fletcher (Senior Manager at NEC and Director at mVCE, UK)

Simon Fletcher has responsibility for the development of technology strategy and emerging communications infrastructure platforms for NEC’s Global Market product portfolio. Simon has core interests in Sustainability, 3GPP Radio access technologies, and the management of innovation processes. Simon represents NEC in CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface), NGMN Ltd., and steered NEC engagement in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI) as NECs Board member. Simon is the Industrial Chairman for the MVCE Green Radio Programme, a Director of mVCE and the ICT-KTN. In the past Simon has worked on behalf of NEC in various project management and consultant roles within NEC global market joint venture activities, and leading core technology development projects.

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Yan Chen (Project Manager at Huawei, China)

Yan Chen received her B.Sc. and the Ph. D degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. She had been a visiting researcher at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, from 2008 to 2009. After graduation, she joined the Central Research Institute of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.. She is now the project manager and technical leader of GREAT (Green Radio Excellence in Architectures & Technologies), an internal green research project of Huawei focusing on the fundamental design of energy efficient solutions for radio access networks. She is also involved, as the main representative researcher from Huawei, in the joint research on the GreenTouch platform. She serves as the coordinator of the Architecture/Metric study group and the leader of the Green Transmission Technologies (GTT) project for the Mobile Working Group of GreenTouch. Her current research interests include fundamental tradeoffs on green wireless network design, energy-efficient network architecture and management, as well as the radio technologies, advanced processing and resource management algorithms therein.

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Cognitive radio systems and networks for flexible spectrum usage

Tuesday 04 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Various regulatory bodies in the world have discovered that most licensed radio spectrum is underutilized leading to a scarcity of available spectrum. Cognitive radio is an enabling technology for providing dynamic spectrum access to such licensed spectrum on a secondary usage basis, thereby providing more efficient use of the spectrum. The key components of cognitive radio are spectrum sensing and dynamic spectrum management. The cognitive radio was a concept first introduced by Dr. Joseph Mitola III in his doctoral dissertation at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, in 2000. Since its introduction, cognitive radio has attracted enormous attention in the research community, and it holds great promise for both military and commercial applications. This panel will address the challenges moving forward for the successful development and deployment of cognitive radio systems.

Gordon Stüber (Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) (Moderator)

Dr. Gordon L. Stüber received the B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 1982 and 1986 respectively. In 1986, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor and holds the Joseph M. Pettit Chair in Communications. Dr. Stüber is author of the textbook Principles of Mobile Communication, third edition, Springer Science+Business Media, 2011. He was co-recipient of the Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 1997 for the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He became an IEEE Fellow in 1999 “for contributions to mobile radio and spread spectrum communications.” He received the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James R. Evans Avant Garde Award in 2003 “for his contributions to theoretical research in wireless communications.” In 2007, he received the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award (2007) “for outstanding technical contributions in the field and for service to the scientific and engineering communities.” Finally, he was co-recipient of the Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award in 2012 for the best propagation paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Dr. Stüber served as Technical Program Chair for the 1996 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC'96), Technical Program Chair for the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'98), General Chair of the 2002 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW’02), and General Chair of the Fifth YRP International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'2002). He is currently an elected member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors.

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Ying-Chang Liang (Programme Manager at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Ying-Chang Liang is now a Principal Scientist with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. He was a visiting scholar with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, from Dec 2002 to Dec 2003, and taught graduate courses in National University of Singapore from 2004 – 2009. His research interest includes cognitive radio networks, dynamic spectrum access, reconfigurable signal processing for broadband communications, information theory and statistical signal processing.

Dr Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2011 for contributions to cognitive radio communications, and has received five Best Paper Awards, including IEEE ComSoc APB outstanding paper award in 2012, and EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking best paper award in 2010. He also received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES)’s Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, and the IEEE Standards Association’s Certificate of Appreciation Award in 2011, for contributions to the development of IEEE 802.22, the first worldwide standard based on cognitive radio technology.

Dr Liang currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and is on the editorial board of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and served as a Guest Editor of five special issues on emerging topics published in IEEE, EURASIP and Elsevier journals in the past years. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium.

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James Neel (President of Cognitive Radio Technologies, LLC, USA)

James “Jody” Neel earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2006 for his dissertation on the topic of “Analysis and Design of Cognitive Radio Networks and Distributed Radio Resource Management Algorithms” where he was an NSF Fellow in Integrated Research and Education in Advanced Networking and led the ONR sponsored 2002-2006 research project that defined techniques for applying game theory to wireless networks.

He has an extensive history of involvement with software radio and cognitive radio with over thirty publications, including textbook chapters on data conversion principles, the history of software radio, the simulation of UWB, and the analysis of cognitive radio networks. Dr. Neel received paper awards from the SDR Forum for his 2002, 2004, and 2007 papers on the application of game theory to the analysis and design of cognitive radio networks and is the Chair of the Cognitive Radio Work Group in the Wireless Innovation.

In 2007, he left Virginia Tech to found Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT) with Jeff Reed to advance and commercialize low complexity networked cognitive radio. In its short history, CRT has provided engineering services related to SDR, CR, spectrum management, and distributed cross layer optimization for a variety of customers including DARPA, the Navy, Air Force, and CERDEC. In 2012, Dr Neel was named a GAP 50 Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Virginia for technology companies.

His research interests include the analysis and design of networked cognitive radio algorithms, the theory and implementation of software radio, game theory, wireless standards, spectrum policy, and processor design.

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Kwang-Cheng Chen (Professor at National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Kwang-Cheng Chen received B.S. from the National Taiwan University in 1983, M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College Park, United States, in 1987 and 1989, all in electrical engineering. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Chen worked with SSE, COMSAT, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and National Tsing Hua University, in mobile communications and networks. Since 1998, Dr. Chen has been with National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, and is the Distinguished Professor and Deputy Dean, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University. Dr. Chen actively involves the technical organization of numerous leading IEEE conferences, including as the Technical Program Committee Chair of 1996 IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications, TPC co-chair for IEEE Globecom 2002, IEEE 2011 IEEE Online Conference in Green Communications, and General Co-Chair for 2007 IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium in Orlando, 2009 IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium in Napa Valley, IEEE 2010 Spring Vehicular Technology Conference, and WPCM 2012. He has served editorship with many IEEE journals and served various positions in IEEE. Dr. Chen’s technology has been adopted in the IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth, and 3GPP LTE-A. He has authored and co-authored over 200 technical papers and more than 20 granted US patents. He co-edits (with R. DeMarca) the book Mobile WiMAX published by Wiley 2008, and authors a book Principles of Communications published by River 2009, and co-author (with R.Prasad) another book Cognitive Radio Networks published by Wiley 2009. Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow and received a number of awards including 2011 IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award and co-authoring 2010 IEEE ICC Best Paper and IEEE GLOBECOM GOLD Best Paper. Dr. Chen’s research interests include wireless communications and network science.

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Luis M. Correia (Professor at IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Luis M. Correia was born in Portugal, on 1958. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST (Technical University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and applications, with the research activities developed in the INOV-INESC institute. He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese mobile communications operators and the telecommunications regulator, besides other public and private entities. Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has been active in 27 ones within the European frameworks of RACE, ACTS, IST, ICT and COST (where he also served as evaluator and auditor), having coordinated two COST projects, and taken leadership responsibilities at various levels in many others. He has supervised more than 150 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, having authored more than 350 papers in international and national journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, editor, and board member, and edited 6 books. He has been part of 26 Ph.D. juries at the international level. He was part of the COST Domain Committee on ICT. He was the Chairman of the Technical Programme Committee of several major conferences, and is part of several Steering Boards. He is part of the Expert Advisory Group and of the Steering Board of the European Net!Works platform, and was the Chairman of its Working Group on Applications.

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Car 2.0 – Mobile Home?

Wednesday 05 June 2013, 13:30–15:00 (Saal 1+2)

Traffic Telematics has attracted much attention from both industry and academics over the past ten years, with the objective to bring revolutionary changes in the driver experience by the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) on board vehicles. With the directive from the European Commission regarding finalizing the standardization process by 2013 and an expected roll-out of Day One applications in 2015, it is time to look at new opportunities and research challenges that will arise with the appearance of “Fully Connected Vehicles” on our roads. The objective of the Panel “Car 2.0 – Mobile Home?” is to bring together leading visionary researchers and developers from both the automotive and the telecommunication industry as well as from academia to discussing not only innovative visions and applications, but also conceptual, sociological and business changes that are to be expected with the roll-out of vehicular communication technologies, and where our vehicles gradually can be considered an extension of our personal and home environment.

Jérôme Härri (Assistant-Professor at EURECOM, France) (Moderator)

Dr. Jérôme Härri is Assistant Professor at the Mobile Communication Group at EURECOM, France, and conducting research in wireless vehicular networks. Previously, he led the Traffic Telematics Junior Research Group at the Institute of Telematics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),Germany. His research interests are related to the optimization of the vehicular wireless channel usage, to the investigation of cooperative ITS strategies and to the characterization of the mutual relationship between vehicular mobility and heterogeneous vehicular communication. He has authored and co-authored over 40 international journal and conference papers, and is involved in various National and European research projects related to wireless vehicular communications. He also actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium (vice chairman of the WG COM) and to ITS standardization in ETSI Specialist Task Forces. He was Co-Chair of the Track Transportation, Vehicular Networks, and Vehicular Electronics and Telematics of the IEEE VTC-Spring 2013, and TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (IEEE WiVEC) 2010. He holds a M.Sc. degree and a Dr. ès sc. degree in telecommunication from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Mikael Nilsson (Technical Expert & PhD student Wireless Communication at Volvo Cars, Sweden)

Mikael Nilsson received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering - Radio electronics at Växjö University in 1997. From 1997 through 2003 he worked mostly as consultant within telecom and space industry within different areas such as simulation and design of waveguide diplexers, development of hat-fed reflector antennas and testing satellite receivers.
In 2003 Mikael Nilsson joined Volvo Cars as RF engineer for antennas and transceivers in the area of Remote Keyless Entry. He was awarded the Ford Motor Company European Technical Achievement Award in 2006 for the Personal Car Communicator and in 2008 Mikael Nilsson was certified as a Black Belt according to Six Sigma methodology. From 2008-2011, he worked in the infotainment area as Attribute Leader for Wireless Connectivity. Since 2011 Mikael Nilsson hold the position as industrial Ph.D. student enrolled at Lund University, department of Electrical and Information Technology, and his principle research areas are channel characterization of the 5.9GHz band and measurement systems, namely the multipath propagation simulator. Also since 2012 Mikael Nilsson holds the position as Technical Expert - Wireless Communication within Volvo Cars.
He is a member of IEEE, Car-2-Car Communication Consortium, CHASE Assembly (VINN Excellence Centre at Chalmers). Mikael Nilsson is dedicated to the Six Sigma methodology and has teaching several Design for Six Sigma and Green Belt courses within Volvo Cars.

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Javier Gozalvez (Associate Professor at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain)

Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Communications Engineering, Director of the UWICORE (Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research, www.uwicore.umh.es) Laboratory, and Deputy Vice-President for International Relations. At UWICORE, he is leading research activities in the areas of wireless vehicular communications, multi-hop cellular networks, radio resource management, heterogeneous wireless systems, and wireless system design and optimization. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and previously served as AE of IEEE Communication Letters. He was General Co-Chair for the Ninth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2012), TPC Co-Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference-Fall, TPC Co-Chair of the 2009 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, and General Co-Chair of the 3rd ISWCS 2006. He is also the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions. He has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2011–2013), and to the IEEE Distinguished Lecturers program of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

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Marc Werner (Engineer at Qualcomm, Germany)

Dr. Marc Werner obtained the Diploma and Ph.D. (Dr.) degrees in Communications Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Since 2006, he is with Qualcomm’s R&D department in Nuremberg, Germany, where he has worked in several public research projects towards new radio technologies for LTE-Advanced and beyond, as well as in different related standardization and regulatory groups. Apart from leading the technical modem development work for the upcoming vehicular emergency call system, eCall, he has been involved in performance studies of wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication links on MAC and PHY layers, and in ETSI’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) standardization group.

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Nadav Lavi (Senior Researcher at General-Motors R&D Advanced Technical Center Israel)

Graduated, M.Sc., from the EE department at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Currently working as Senior Researcher at the Wireless Enablers lab in General-Motors R&D Advanced Technical Center Israel (ATCI), and pursuing a Phd degree at the CS department in Tel-Aviv University. Research interests include 3GPP-LTE, vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle, and in-vehicle communication. Prior to joining General-Motors, Nadav was system-engineering group leader at Alvarion a 4G WiMAX and LTE basestations vendor.

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WiVeC Panel

Monday 03 June 2013, 15:30–17:30 (Konferenz 2)

“VANETs - From research to initial deployment – what comes next?” Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) have been subject of research for more than a decade now. Standardization development organizations in Europe and North America have already released an initial set of VANET standards. Field operation tests are currently being carried out. Industry consortia are now planning deployment of the first basic system. Based on different viewpoints and experiences from recent research studies, field trials and the ongoing standardization process, the panel will discuss the remaining and next steps towards full deployment and aims to conclude on the coming key research questions. The panel with prominent speakers from academia as well as industry covers radio, communication protocols, applications and security.

Andreas Festag (Reserach group leader at TU Dresden, Germany) (Moderator)

Andreas Festag received a diploma degree (1996) and Ph.D. (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin. As researcher, he worked with the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) at Technical University Berlin, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) in Berlin and NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg, where he lastly had the position of a Chief Researcher. Since 2013 he is research group leader at the Technical University Dresden, Vodafone chair Mobile Communication Systems. Andreas has worked on various research projects for wireless and mobile communication networks and published more than 50 papers in journals, conference proceedings and workshops. His research is concerned with architecture, design and performance evaluation of wireless and mobile communication systems and protocols, in the past years with a focus on vehicular communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium and to ETSI Technical Committee ITS. He is senior member of IEEE.

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Oliver Klemp (Research Specialist at BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, Germany)

Oliver Klemp received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 2002 and the Dr.-Ing. degree in 2007 (with distinction), both in Electrical Engineering from Leibniz University of Hannover. His principal research interests included antenna systems and electronics for MIMO wireless communications, signal processing in multiple antenna configurations and ultra-wideband communications. Dr. Klemp joined Delphi Delco Electronics Europe GmbH in 2006 as a research engineer for antennas and receivers in the area of digital satellite radio systems. From 2007 through 2010 he worked as a product line architect and project manager in advanced engineering and series development with focus on antennas and transceivers for Vehicle-to-X communications and automotive infotainment systems. In 2010, Oliver Klemp joined BMW Group Research and Technology as a research specialist and project manager in the area of vehicle-centric communications with focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
From 2007 through 2011 Dr. Klemp also held a position as an external lecturer for electromagnetic wave propagation and RF circuits and systems at the Institute of High Frequency Technology and Radio Systems at Leibniz University of Hannover.
Dr. Klemp was awarded with a Gerotron Innovation Award in 2005 and is the recipient of the Scientific Award of the City of Hannover in 2008. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences and is co-author of the COST 2100 book "Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Communications". Oliver Klemp is a member of the IEEE, the German Electrotechnical Association (VDE), COST IC 1004 and the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium.

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Christoph Mecklenbräuker (Professor at Technische Universität Wien, Austria)

Christoph Mecklenbräuker was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1967. He received the Dipl-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology in 1992 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Ruhr-University of Bochum in 1998, respectively. His doctoral thesis was awarded with the Gert Massenberg Prize.

From 1997-2000, he worked for the Mobile Networks Radio department of Siemens AG Austria where he participated in the European framework of ACTS 90 FRAMES. He was a delegate to the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and engaged in the standardisation of the radio access network for UMTS.

Since June 2000, he was a senior researcher at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw.) in the field of mobile communications, key researcher since November 2002, and proxy since July 2003. Between 2006 and 2009, he coordinated the Sixth Framework project "Multiple-Access Space-Time Coding Testbed" (MASCOT) on behalf of ftw. He leads the Special Interest Group on mobile-to-mobile communications within COST Action 2100 Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Communications.

In 2006, he joined the Institute of Communications and Radio Frequency Engineering at Vienna University of Technology as a full professor. Since July 2009, he leads the newly founded Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility. His current research interests include radio interfaces for future peer-to-peer networks (car-to-car communications, personal area networks, and wireless sensor networks), ultra-wideband radio (UWB) and MIMO-OFDM based transceivers (UMTS long term evolution, WiMax, and 4G).

Christoph Mecklenbräuker is a member of the IEEE, the Antennas and Propagation Society, the Vehicular Technology society, the Signal Processing society, and EURASIP. He is the councilor of the IEEE Student Branch Wien. He is associate editor of the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing.

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Falko Dressler (Professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Falko Dressler is a Full Professor for Computer Science and head of the Computer and Communication Systems Group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck. He is an Editor for journals such as Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), and Elsevier Nano Communication Networks. He was Guest Editor of special issues on self-organization, autonomic networking, and bio-inspired communication for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, and others. Dr. Dressler is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the fields of inter-vehicular communication, self-organization, and bio-inspired and nano-networking. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE as well as a Senior Member of ACM. He is actively participating in the IETF standardization. His research activities are focused on adaptive wireless networking and self-organization methods with applications in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, inter-vehicular communication, bio-inspired and nano-networking, and network security.

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John Kenney (Senior Research Manager at TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center, USA)

John Kenney is a Senior Research Manager at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View California, where he leads a vehicular networking research team. His research interests include wireless protocols at the MAC and Physical layers, congestion control, performance optimization and security. He represents Toyota in the CAMP VSC consortium and in international standards organizations including IEEE, SAE, and ETSI. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Notre Dame and a Master’s from Stanford. Prior to his work for Toyota his research interests included high speed Internet switches, QoS, and adaptive systems.

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Innovative Vehicular Applications – A European Perspective

Tuesday 04 June 2013, 15:30–17:00 (Saal 1+2)

The scope of Vehicular Applications is as broad as the VT Society itself, and even in the most traditional domains innovative applications are being developed, and more importantly, deployed in large-scale in the real-world. The Panel will provide a European perspective of the area, including some less conventional applications which rely on truly inter-disciplinary approaches.

Jorge Pereira (Principal Scientific Officer at European Commission) (Moderator)

Dr. Jorge M. Pereira obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively; he received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1993.
Between 1983 and 1988, he taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST as Full Lecturer in the areas of Eletrotechnics and Electrical Measurements, Applied Electronics and Telecommunication Systems, and in 1994 became Assistant Professor. He is on leave of absence from IST.
From 1988 to 1990, he worked at LinCom Corp., Los Angeles, in a NASA project on space-to-space communications, and on synchronization issues. From 1991 to 1993, he worked for Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) and PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation TecHnology) on Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS). From 1993 to 1996, at GTE Laboratories Inc., Waltham, MA, he was responsible for Communication Analysis and Simulation in the National IVHS Architecture Federal Highway Administration contract, and represented GTE at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) IVHS Section, and in the High Speed Data Systems workgroup of the CDMA Development Group. At the same time, he was involved in the first wireless data (CDPD) trials in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving location-based applications.
Since September 1996, he has been with the European Commission, DG XIII, later DG Information Society and Media, as Scientific Officer in the areas of Mobile and Personal Communications and Broadband for All. He became Principal Scientific Officer in 2005, moving to the area of ICT for Sustainable Growth, with a focus on Energy Efficiency and Emergency and Disaster Management. In 2008, he moved to the area of Embedded Systems and Control, where he was responsible for the area of Wireless Sensor Networks and Cooperating Objects. Since 2011, he is working in the area of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE), now under Experimental Platforms in DG CONNECT.
He received the Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Forum 2003 Industry Achievement Award in recognition of his “outstanding contributions, research and development in the field of SDR”.
He is a Member of the IEEE and of the ACM. He is Associate Editor for Mobile Radio, including Vehicular Communications, for the IEEE VTS Magazine, and has recently taken up the position of Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.


His interests include Mobile and Wireless Communications (Third and Fourth Generation systems, Broadband Fixed Wireless Access, Spectrum and Regulatory issues, Reconfigurability and Cognitive Networks, WLANs, ad hoc and meshed networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, PANs, UWB, Terrestrial Positioning Technologies and Location-based Mobile Value Added Services, High Altitude Platforms, Security in Mobile and Wireless systems, Wireless IP), Fixed Communications (Broadband access, all-Optical Core Networks, Powerline Communications), Fixed-Mobile Convergence; Communication Systems for Risk, Emergency and Disaster Management; Environment Sensing and Monitoring; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources; Smart Homes; Monitoring and Control; and Security of Critical Infrastructures.

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João Barros (Asscociate Professor at University of Porto, Portugal)

João Barros is Founder and CEO of Veniam and an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. He has also been Founding Director of the Institute for Telecommunications (IT Porto) in Porto, Portugal, counting almost 100 active members. His other appointments include Fulbright scholar at Cornell University and Visiting Professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2008. He also teaches at the Porto Business School and co-founded two startups, Streambolico and Veniam, commercializing wireless video and vehicular communication technologies, respectively. Between 2009 and 2012, Dr. Barros served as National Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, a five-year international partnership funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, with a total budget of 56M Euros. In recent years, João Barros has been Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of numerous national, European and industry funded projects, co-authoring one book and 145 research papers in the fields of networking, information theory and security, with a special focus on smart city technologies, network coding, physical-layer security, sensor networks, and intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Barros has received several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2012 BES National Innovation Award, and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. Dr. Barros is frequently invited as an expert speaker by international organizations such as the European Commission, OECD, ITU, EuroDIG and IEEE. He also worked as an independent consultant for various organizations and projects. Dr. Barros is fluent in Portuguese, German, English, French and Spanish. He received his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Germany.

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Manuel Serrano Matoses (Head of New Technologies at ETRA I+D, Spain)

Manuel Serrano is Electronic Engineer. He holds a double degree in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and l’École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (France) – networking specialisation. He is currently Head of the New Technologies Area within the Technology department of ETRA I+D. He is currently involved in the GAMBAS project, and has participated as project manager in the EMMA and PECES projects.

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Stefan Viehmann (Senior VP Global Customer Solutions at Kuehne + Nagel Management AG, Germany)

Stefan Viehmann works for Kuehne + Nagel in Hamburg, and is responsible for the Gobal Customer Solutions group with its corporate and de-central teams located in each regional headquarter. Viehmann joined Kuehne + Nagel Canada as Vice President IT in 2007. He managed successfully a customer orientated IT organization serving all business fields of the Kuehne + Nagel group in Canada in close collaboration with the global IT group.

Until 2007 he worked for DHL as Director Customer Integration Services where he was responsible for establishing a professional service organization to manage the electronic interfaces between global customers and DHL. From 2002 - 2003 he was a Manager eCommerce at DHL and was responsible for the end to end automation of sales and services via several electronic channels.

Prior to DHL, he worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as senior consultant focusing on Financial Service Industries. In 1998 Viehmann worked in the product development department at Lufthansa Cargo AG. He started his career as a trainee at Boehringer Mannheim, Tokyo Japan in 1996.

Viehmann holds a M.B.A degree from Marburg University, Germany.

He serves as director of the board of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc., Toronto.

Motorsports is one of his passions after his family and his job.

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Pedro José Marrón (Professor at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón received his bachelor and master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA in 1996 and 1998 respectively. At the end of 1999, he moved to the University of Freiburg in Germany to work on his Ph.D., which he received with honors in 2001. His dissertation was awarded with a post-doc prize from the University of Freiburg. After finishing his habilitation at the University of Stuttgart in 2005, he moved to Bonn to head the Sensor Network and Pervasive Computing group. Since 2009, he is the head of the Networked Embedded Systems group at the University of Duisburg-Essen and since 2011 Director of the newly founded European Center for Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Cities (UBICITEC) and a lead scientist at Fraunhofer FKIE in Wachtberg. His current research interests are distributed systems, mobile data management, location-aware computing, sensor networks and pervasive systems and this shows in the breadth of European projects and industrial cooperations lead by his research group. He is also a member of ACM and GI.
Among several projects, Prof. Marrón is coordinator of CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence that, with over 40 members and companies like SAP, Boeing and Telecom Italia, shapes the research in Europe on topics related to Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical-Systems and Cooperating Objects. Additionally, Prof. Marrón is coordinator of PLANET, an Integrated Project that deals with the deployment of large-scale heterogeneous networks, and GAMBAS, a STREP that deals with the design and implementation of an adaptive middleware for context-aware applications. Finally, Prof. Marrón is also CEO and founder of Locoslab GmbH, a spin-off of the University of Duisburg-Essen that provides services for efficient, low-cost indoor and outdoor localization solutions.

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