Preliminary WTS 2017 Program April 25-28, 2016
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
1 pm – 5:00 pm Optional Visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.
(Fees for Museum Admission and Metro are not Included in WTS 2017 Registration.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WTS Organizers' Meeting
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks
9:15 am – 10:00 am “Towards Efficient and Secure IoT Devices”
Cameron Coursey
VP of Product Development, Internet of Things Solution
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am “Sharing Personal Data Vs. Privacy? Earning Consumer Trust in the Cognitive Era”
Dr. Rob van den Dam
Global Telecommunications Industry Leader, Institute for Business Value
11:15 am – 12:00 pm "Future X Networks: Intelligent Virtual Assistants (Chatbots)"
Anne Lee
Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia Chief Technology Office
Nokia Bell Labs
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
“Mid 2017 Telecom and Media Regulatory Update”
Guest Speaker: Andrew D. Lipman
Partner, Morgan Lewis
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Tutorial: “Trends in Mobile Wireless Radio Infrastructure Evolution, an Industry Perspective”
Habib Riazi, RF and Systems Engineering Director
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: “IoT and the Opportunities for Mobile Operators”
Moderator: Dr. J.P. Shim, Georgia State University
Cameron Coursey, AT&T
Dr. J. P. Shim, Professor, Georgia State University
Dr. Rob van den Dam, IBM
Daniel Barnes, Synapse Wireless
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Doctoral Students Session:
“Internet of Things - Propagation Modelling for Precision Agriculture Applications”
Jacqueline Stewart, Robert Stewart and Sean Kennedy (Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland)
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Poster Paper Session
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception & Dinner
WTS Organizer Recognition Ceremony
“Preparing for 2020 with Effective Security”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gee Rittenhouse, Senior VP of Engineering, Security Business Group
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza/Argonne National Laboratory
9:00 am – 10:00 am Tutorial, Part I: “Millimeter Wavelength Communication and Massive MIMO”
Dr. Thomas Ketseoglou, Professor ECE Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 10:45 am Tutorial, Part II: “Millimeter Wavelength Communication and Massive MIMO”
Dr. Thomas Ketseoglou, Professor ECE Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
10:45 am – 11:15 am Tutorial on Emerging Media: "Curation strategies for social media: Global trends for CX optimization"
Dr. Vassiliki Cossiavelou
Youth and Media Lab, University of the Aegean
11:15 am – 11:45 am “Digital Transformation using SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud)”
Dr. Drew Hwang, Professor CIS Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Visit to the Argonne National Laboratory*
*Note: The Size of the Tour Group will be Restricted. Early Conference Registration and Tour Sign-up are Recommended.

For People Not Taking the Argonne National Laboratory Tour:

Tutorial: “Absorbing the Network Impact of Video”
Kurt Raaflaub
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner and Coach Tour
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
8:30 am – 10:10 am Paper Presentation Session (I)
10:10 am – 10:20 am Break
10:20 am – 12:00 noon Paper Presentation Session (II)
12:00 noon – 1:40 pm Lunch
Best Paper Awards Ceremony
“Next Generation Wireless Technology”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Irizarry
Executive President and CTO, Engineering and Information Services
US Cellular
1:40 pm – 3:20 pm Paper Presentation Session (III)
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm –5:30 pm Paper Presentation Session (IV)