SMART:2021 Future Networks Research Conference - Programme

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Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday 22 September 2021

Themes for the day: Enabling Technologies, Autonomous end to-end Network, 5G and Beyond

Session TitleTime 
Session 1    

Welcome
Host - Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, Director, Smart Internet Lab,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol

9:00-9:10

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Creating a vision for human-centric 6G network.
Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, Director, Smart Internet Lab,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol

9:10-9:30

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Faster, cheaper, better – current research challenges in telecomunication.
Ms Carol Fletcher, Head of Academic and Research Partnerships, BT

9:30-9:50

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Towards quantum internet: Next generation dynamic quantum networks.
Dr George Kanellos, Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Smart Internet Lab,
University of Bristol

9:50-10:05

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GPU modelling for high frequency antenna and propagation modelling.
Dr Timothy Pelham, Senior Research Associate, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

10:05-10:20

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RF/MM Wave optically controlled switches.
Mr Yutian Zhang, Smart Internet Lab, Bristol Doctoral College, University of Bristol

10:20-10:35 Watch video 

Coffee Break

Remo platform 

10:35-11:00  
Session 2 - Research Elevators    

Welcome
Host - Prof Kevin Morris, Prof. of Radio Frequency Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:00-11:05  Watch video

Novel semiconductor heterostructures for green photonics.
Miss Zoe Davidson, PG, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PhD), Smart Internet Lab,
University of Bristol

11:05 -11:12 Watch video

AI driven radio access technology selection.
Miss Xueqing Zhou, PG, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:12-11:19 Watch video

Secure dynamic spectrum access as a supplement to licensed spectrum.
Is it worth MNOs investing?

Mr Simon Wilson, PG, Communications (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:19-11:26 Watch video

Validating proximity through backscattering modulation.
Miss Chrysanti Paschou, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:26-11:33 Watch video
Session 3

Panel Discussion
Human centric autonomous networking for 6G:
putting human at centre of a machine driven and machine designed network.

Host- Prof Mark Beach, Prof of Radio Systems Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

1. Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, Prof. and Director, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol 

2. Dr Xenofon Vasilakos, Lecturer in AI for Digital Infrastructures, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol 

3. Dr Mona Ghassemian, Senior Research and Innovation Manager, InterDigital 

4. Dr Daniel Warren, Director, Advanced Network Research at Samsung R&D UK 

12:00 13:00

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Networking Session

Remo Platform

13:00-14:00

 

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Day 2 - Thursday 23 September 2021

Themes for the day: Enabling Technology, Physical Layer Security, 5G and Beyond

Session TitleTime  
Session 1    

Welcome
Host - Prof Martin Cryan, Prof. of Applied Electromagnetics and Photonics, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

13:00-13:10       Watch video

Metasurfaces for beamsteering applications.
Prof Martin CryanProf of Applied Electromagnetics and Photonics, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

13:10–13:30 Watch video

Reflections on 5G-VINNI (www.5g-vinni.eu/) - Lessons learned and challenges to come.
Dr Dan WarrenDirector, Advanced Network Research at Samsung R&D UK 

13:30-13:50 

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SYNERGIA project - Secure by design end-to-end platform for large scale resource constrained IoT Applications.
Dr James PopeSenior Research Associate, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

13:50-14:05 Watch video

Mobile handover prediction in MEC orchestration platforms: towards zero-downtime.
Mr Anderson BravalheriSenior Research Associate, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

14:05-14:20 Watch video
Entanglement based Quantum networks and applications.
Dr Siddarth Joshi, Research Fellow, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol
14:20-14:35 Watch video

Coffee Break

Remo platform

14:35-15:00  
Session 2 - Research Elevator Sessions

Welcome
Host - Dr George Kanellos, Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:00-15:05 Watch video

Techno-Economic analysis of beyond 5G non-public network architectures.
Mr Hilary Frank, Graduate Teacher Level 1, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:05-15:12

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Coexistence of classical channels with DV-QKD over hollow core fibre.
Mr Obada Alia,Graduate Teacher Level 2, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:12-15:19  Watch video

Licence-Exemption at mmWave; spectrum sharing between mobile operators.
Mr Constantinos Vrontos, Senior Research Associate, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:19-15:26  Watch video

Join pilot assigment and grouping and linear combining scheme in cell-free massive MIMO.
Ms Zhihan Ren, (PhD), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:26-15:33  Watch video 
Session 3

Panel Discussion
Quantum internet from myth to reality.

Host - Dr Edmund HarbordLecturer in Quantum Communication Technologies, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

1. Prof Reza Nejabati Prof. of Intelligent NetworksSmart Internet Lab, University of Bristol 

2. Professor Ruth Oulton, Professor of Quantum Photonics, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

3. Dr George KanellosSenior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol 

4. Dr Jake Kennard, Strategic Partnerships and Accounts Director and Co Founder, KETS Quantum

 

16:00-17:00

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Networking Session 
Remo Platform

17:00-18:00  

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Day 3 - Friday 24 September 2021

Themes for the day: Enabling Technology, Physical Layer Security, 5G and Beyond

Session TitleTime  
Session 1    

Welcome
Host – Prof Mark Beach, Prof. of Radio Systems Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

09:00-09:10  Watch video

SWAN Partnership.
Prof Mark Beach, Prof. of Radio Systems Engineering, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

09:10-09:30 Watch video

ManySecured Gateway (https://manysecured.net/).
Ian Poyner, Technical Project Manager, IoT Security Foundation 

09:30-09:50

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Connecting the logistics industry to 5G Smart Services: Smart Applications Enabled by 5G.
Alex Mavromatis, Senior Research Associate, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

09:50 -10:05 Watch video

GaN based photonic integrated circuits for future RF.
Dr Krishna Coimbatore Balram, Associate Professor in Photonic Quantum Engineering,
Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

10:05-10:20 Watch video

Linear and power efficient RF subsystems.
Dr Tommaso Cappello, Lecturer, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

10:20-10:35 Watch video

Coffee Break
Remo platform

10:35 –11:00  
Session 2 - Research Elevator Sessions    

Welcome
Host - Dr George Oikonomou, Senior Lecturer in IoT Networking,
Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:00-11:05 Watch video

Virtual network services scheduling in edge-cloud networks.
Teresa Yu Bi, Research Associate, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:05 -11:12 Watch video

Improving time slotted channel hopping scheduling on constrained device networks.
Ufuk Erol, Graduate Teacher Level 1, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:12-11:19 Watch video

Detection of unusual behaviour in communication systems.
Robert Zakrzewski, Research Associate, (PhD), Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

11:19-11:26 Watch video

The next generation optical fibre communication systems.
Optical MIMO transmission systems.
Jiaqing LiTeaching Support Assistant in Photonics and Quantum Research Group,
Smart Internet Lab, (PhD), University of Bristol 

11:26-11:33 Watch video
Session 3     

Panel discussion
What are test-bed requirements for 6G:
from reality emulation to complete disaggregation of network.  

 Host - Prof Reza Nejabati, Prof. of Intelligent Networks, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol 

 1. Maria Cuevas, Principal Manager - Mobile and 5G Research Team at BT Labs​

 2. Dr Mani Manimohan, Head of Digital Infrastructure Policy and Regulation, GSMA​

 3 .Dr Dritan Kaleshi, Director of Technology – 5G, Digital Catapult​

 4. Dr Paul Harris, Senior Standards Strategist, Vodafone​

 5. Prof Robert Piechocki, Prof. of  Wireless Systems, Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol​

 6. Dr Ben Allen, Director, System Modelling, OneWeb

12:00-13:00

 

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 Networking Session
 
Remo Platform

13:00-14:00  

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