2nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Computing Technologies (ICTCT’20)

online conference, November 14-15, 2020.

Important dates
Invited session proposal deadline: December 29th, 2019 23:59 CET
Paper Submission Deadline: January 26th, 2020 23:59 CET
Extended Paper Submission Deadline: February 9th, 2020 23:59 CET
Acceptance:  February 23rd, 2020 23:59 CET
Final paper upload:  March 1st, 2020 23:59 CET
Call for papers

keynotes

Professor
Harvard Business School ,USA
Innovation Management from Harvard Business School HBS, a PhD & M.Sc from (WCU), he is IEEE Industrial Officer, and BCS (British Computer Society) Chartered Fellow, awarded Chartered Scientist by the Royal Chartered of UK Science Council & Awarded BCS ELITE.
His biography listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and he has a patent theory in edge detection with many published conferences & journals papers, he is an author of two indexed digital image processing books, listed by the Library of Congress in USA, invited key note speaker by U.N.& EU’s industry foundations ,he was a researcher visitor at the University of California- Santa Barbara UCSB
Currently he is:
1- CEO / co-founder of 4D Business Consulting 4dbc.net - (a business advisory firm short listed by European Bank of Reconstruction & Developing ebrd.com)
2- President of International Federation of Global & Green ICT , IFGICT.org USA org.
3- Founder of KSF Space a U.K International Space Foundation.
4- Founder of ANAhost.net an ISP company in the U.S.A

Professor
University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway.
Head of the Mobile Communications Group at the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway.
Matthias Pätzold was born in Engelsbach, Germany, in 1958. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr. Ing. degrees from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In 1998, he received the habil degree in Communications Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany. From 1990 to 1992, he was with ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Backnang, Germany, where he was engaged in digital satellite communications. From 1992 to 2001, he was with the Department of Digital Networks at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2001, he has been a full professor of mobile communications and the Head of the Mobile Communications Group at the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway.
He is the author of several books and more than 335 technical papers. His publications received 15 best paper awards. He has actively participated in numerous conferences, serving as a chair and a member of technical program committees. He served as an associate editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine from 2010 to 2017 and was a guest editor for several special issues in the field of mobile radio channels. Since 2017, he serves as a senior editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially propagation and channel modelling, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, cooperative communication systems, vehicular-to-vehicular communications, mobile-to-mobile communications, and wireless sensing.

Tutorial
Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation of Non-Stationary Mobile Radio Channels with Applications in Wireless Sensing for Human Activity Recognition

Abstract
With the development of 5G, more and more evidence has been gathered that real-world mobile radio channels do not fulfill the widely accepted wide-sense stationary uncorrelated scattering (WSSUS) assumption. This has resulted in a paradigm shift from the modelling of WSSUS channels towards the modelling of non-WSSUS channels with time-variant parameters, such as path gains, Doppler frequencies, angles of arrival, and angles of departure. This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art techniques for the modelling, analysis, and simulation of non-WSSUS mobile radio channels. New applications of these techniques with emphasis on wireless sensing for human activity recognition will also be presented.

Professor
University Paris-Nanterre, France.
Head of the Applied Electromagnetic Group, Energetic Mechanics and Electromagnetic Laboratory (LEME EA-4416), University Paris-Nanterre (UPN), France
Pr. Habiba Hafdallah Ouslimani was born in Tebessa, Algeria. She received the D.E.S. (Diploma of Higher Education) degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria, in 1980, the Master’s degree, Ph.D degree, and the Doctorat d’Etat from the Institute of Fundamental Electronics (IEF), Group of “Rapid Circuits and Quantum Optics (CROQ;) - URA22 CNRS University of Orsay, Paris 11, in 1981, 1983, and 1990, respectively. From 1984 to 1990, she was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics and Industrial Informatics, Institute of Technology Cachan, University of Paris-Sud. She defends the Doctorat d’Etat diploma (May 1990) on "Study of High-Speed Physical Phenomena in Field Effect Transistors." IEF Univ. Paris 11 Orsay.
She joined the Université Paris Nanterre - P10, France in 1990, as an Associate Professor. She worked between 1990 and 2002 on ultra-fast circuits for high-speed communications (> 40 GB/s). She participated and collaborated on several scientific projects with Alcatel, Thales, .. on the design of high-speed switching circuits (few ps) mainly on the technologies of " InP hetero-structures Bipolar Transistors ".
Since 2002, she has been a Full Professor and leads the Applied Electromagnetic Group, Energetic Mechanics and Electromagnetic Laboratory (LEME EA-4416), University Paris-Nanterre (UPN) at the Scientific campus Ville d’Avray. Her current research interests include metamaterials, periodic structures, frequency selective surfaces, and partially reflective surfaces. The main applications of the metasurfaces concern the design of low profile and miniaturized antennas, ultra-thin Radar absorbers, mutual coupling effects reduction, RCS characterization, FSS filters and duplexer.
She participated and led, during this last decade, more than six research programs and research contracts with French Clusters, DGA and national grand-groups. From 2011 to 2014, she represented the French DGA in the NATO SET-181 Meeting devoted to Metamaterials for Defence and Security Applications (chaired by Dr. E. Ozbay). She is currently president of the IEEE AP-S France Chapter.

Tutorial
Broadband Absorbers Based on Periodic Structures.

Abstract
In the last decade, various metamaterial-based applications have been developed covering low to optical frequencies domains. They were deployed for several applications such as; compact and sub-length antennas, invisible cloaking, super lenses and sensing to name but a few. Large-band electromagnetic wave absorbers with ultra-thin height (much lower than the operational wavelength) and simple fabrication process are good candidates for metamaterial-based design. Their application in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), stealth (radar cross section reduction) and Electromagnetic Interferences (EMI) reduction are very useful for civilian (decoupling electrical equipment’s and devices for example) and broadband capability in defense.
In this tutorial, we will present some examples of designed and experimentally characterized thin broadband absorber structures. The metamaterial-based absorber (MA) operate in the radar bandwidth, center frequency of about 8 to 10 GHz with 3 to 4 GHz bandwidth. An absorption rate more than 90% in the whole bandwidth is obtained under normal incidence. The designed structures achieve a low profile which can reach thickness value that is very close to the theoretical limit.

Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division.
Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia.
Mohamed-Slim Alouini was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1998. He served as a faculty member in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar before joining King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2009.

Tutorial
6G: Connecting the Unconnected

Abstract
The role of Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) in bringing about a revolution in almost all aspects of human life needs no introduction. It is indeed a well-known fact that the transmission of the information at a rapid pace has transformed all spheres of human life such as education, health, and economy to name a few. In addition, with the advent in Electronics and Photonics Technology (EPT), we have observed sustained growth and expansion in computation and display technology. From user demography perspective, urbanized population are the major beneficiary of such advances. Therefore, the benefits of ICT and EPT are yet to be experienced by almost 4 billion people in the world who are still “unconnected or under-connected” and suffer as such from the “digital divide,” a term coined in order to emphasize the lack of ICT infrastructure in many parts of the world.

Major challenges for widespread adoption of ICT and EPT in these areas are related to cost, lack of power supply, and complexities associated with learning and usage. However, if we can categorically overcome these challenges, then these technologies can be used for food, water, shelter, energy, environment, education, healthcare, and security. In addition, the wide-spread availability of these technologies will lead to smart suburbs, smart towns, smart villages, etc., without the need to necessarily live in smart cities. This would reverse the trend and allow a more sustainable world with a more balanced distribution of the population density. In this context, this talk will present recently proposed solutions to provide high-speed connectivity in under-covered areas along progress in affordable electronics to serve and contribute to the development of far-flung regions.In particular, new solutions for both: (i) integrated satellite-airborne-ground networks providing global coverage and connectivity and (ii) terrestrial mesh/multi-hop directive networks connecting underserved areas will be discussed.

Program Chairs

Professor
SUP'COM, Tunisia
fethi.choubani@supcom.rnu.tn

Professor
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Professor
King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
benslama.sami@gmail.com

Publication Chairs

  • Prof. Fethi CHOUBANI

  • Prof. Sami Slama

  • Prof. Kayyali Mohamed 

  • Prof. Cesar Benavente Peces

Partners

IFGICT

IFGICT will award 3 Green IT Professional Exam Certifications + Course material to best 3 papers in the conference

Slama Best Choice Event Organization

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