Preliminary WTS 2018 Program
Ocotillo Golf Resort
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tutorial: Trends in Evolution of Mobile Wireless Infrastructure, An Industry Perspective
Dr. Habib Riazi and Dr. Aravind Chamart, Corning Optical Communications Wireless Inc.
Dr. Durga Satapathy, Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm WTS Organizers' Meeting
Ocotillo Golf Resort
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks
9:15 am – 10:00 am Dr. Erik Rolland
Dean, College of Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am “5G NR: Theory and Practice for a Unified, More Capable 5G Air Interface”
Dr. John Smee
VP of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Dr. Larry Head
Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Arizona Transportation Research Institute
University of Arizona
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
“Incumbents strike back - Insights from the global C-suite study”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rob van den Dam
Global Telecommunications Industry Leader, Institute for Business Value
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Dr. Raghu Santanam
McCord Chair in Business, W. P. Carey School of Business
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Information Systems
Arizona State University
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm “Interdisciplinary Topics in Wireless Communications”

Organizer: Dr. Giti Javidi, University of South Florida


“The Impact of Wireless Telecommunications from a Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Perspective”
Dr. Gregory Carlton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Smart Health and Internet of Things: Advances and Challenges"
Dr. Theofilos Chrysikos, University of Patras

“Emerging Media - Fake News: The European Union’s Response”
Dr. Vassiliki Cossiavelou, Youth and Media Lab, University of the Aegean

"Internet of Things: Multi-Faceted Perspectives"
Dr. J.P Shim, Georgia State University

“Connectivity of the Internet of Things (IoT)”
Dr. Qing-An Zeng, North Carolina A&T State University
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm “RF Convergence – Spectrum Sharing by Communications, Radar, and More”
Prof. Daniel W. Bliss
Director of the Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures
Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception & Dinner
WTS Organizer Recognition Ceremony

"The Future as seen through Software Glasses - Why, What, and How"
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Markus Hofmann
Head of Application Platforms & Software Systems Research
Nokia Bell Labs
Ocotillo Golf Resort
9:00 am – 10:00 am Tutorial: Part I “Flexible Radio Access Beyond 5G: A Future Projection”
Dr. Huseyin Arslan
Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
University of South Florida
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Tutorial: Part II “Flexible Radio Access Beyond 5G: A Future Projection”
Dr. Huseyin Arslan
Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
University of South Florida
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
Guest Speaker: Dan Gillmor
Director and Co-founder, News Co/Lab and Professor of Practice
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Arizona State University
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Special Agent Paul Schaaf
Cyber Task Force Coordinator for the Phoenix Division and Co-Coordinator to the Infragard Program
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm “Security Perspective: And now the end is near…”
Dr. Francois Cosquer
CTO Security for Nokia Software
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Poster Paper Session
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner and Coach Tour
Ocotillo Golf Resort
7:30 am – 10:10 am Paper Presentation (I)
10:10 am – 10:20 am Break
10:20 am – 12:00 noon Paper Presentation (II)
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
Best Paper Awards Ceremony
1:00 pm – 3:20 pm Paper Presentation Session (III)
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Paper Presentation Session (IV)