The following pitches have been selected by the jury for presentation in Bologna, on August 28th. After the live presentation given by the PhD students, a poster session will follow and the conference participants will assess the candidates. The name of the winner of the ISWCS 2017 PhD Student Pitch Contest will be disclosed at the welcome reception.
- Alex Calisti (University of Bologna, Italy), “Heterogeneous wireless networks for smart cities”
- Giovanni Chisci (University of Ferrara, Italy), “Context-Aware Design for Next Generation Wireless Networks”
- Ahmed Elzanaty (University of Bologna, Italy), “Signal Processing and Statistical Interference for Internet of Things”
- Luca Feltrin (University of Bologna, Italy), “Long Range Low Power Wireless Communication Technologies for IoT”
- Mauro L. de Freitas (Université de Lille 1/IEMN/IRCICA, France), “Capacity Bounds for Additive Symmetric a-Stable Noise Channels”
- Elena Lukashova (EURECOM, France), “Interference-Aware Receivers for Single-User MIMO LTE Systems”
- Babak Mafakheri (FBK/CREATENET & University of Bologna, Italy), “Fair Co-Existence of Wi-Fi and LTE-Unlicensed”
- Ahmed Raafat Hosny Mohamed Fahmy (Polytechnic University of Catalonia & ESR, Spain), “Precoding and Channel Estimation for Millimeter Wave Communications”
- Zahmeeth Sayed Sakkaf (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA), “Molecular Communication in Biological Cells: Foundational Study and Computational Techniques Developments”
The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 14th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.
PhD students willing to present their pitch during ISWCS 2017 will be invited to perform their presentation (in three minutes, reproducing the pitch, with the support of slides) on August 28; they will be requested to confirm their presence by June 30. They will also be given the chance of contributing with the presentation of their PhD through a poster during a dedicated session on Aug. 28. People attending the session on August 28 will also be requested to assess the presented pitches. At the end of the day, the final ranking will be based on the initial one (provided by the jury), plus the one provided by the audience, with equal weight.
The winner will be nominated during the ISWCS 2017 welcome reception in the evening of August 28. The PhD student winning the award will receive a check of 300 EUR, and a certificate describing the context, and the jury members. The best pitches (a number defined by the jury, at minimum ten) will be made available on the ISWCS 2017 website for public download.