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1) Advances in 5G Communications Symposium

Chairs:

    • Mahdi Ben Ghorbel, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
    • Wael Guibene, Intel Labs, USA
    • Kamel Tourki, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies, France

2) Big Data Networking Symposium

Chairs:

    • Harold Liu (symposium leading chair), Beijing Institute of Technology, China
    • Qi Zhang, Aarhus University, Denmark
    • Yong Li, Tsinghua University, China
    • Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
    • Jiafu Wan, South China University, China
    • Yin Zhang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
    • Jiaqi Gong, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
    • Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    • Iztok Humar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

3) Communication and Signal Processing Symposium

  • Chairs:
    • Daniel Benevides da Costa, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil
    •  Rodolfo Oliveira, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

4) e-Health Symposium

Honorary Chair:

    • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Intel), Brazil

Chairs:

    • Augusto Venâncio Neto, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
    • Kashif Saleem, Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • Chunsheng Zhu, The University of British Columbia, Canada

5) Internet of Things (IoT) Symposium

Chairs:

    • Shun-Ren Yang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    • Phone Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Co-Chair:

    • Ejaz Ahmed, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

6) Mobile Computing Symposium

Chairs:         

    • Tamer Nadeem, Old Dominion University, USA
    • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Germany

7) Multimedia Over Wireless Symposium

Chairs:

    • Liang Zhou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecom., Nanjing, China
    • Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
    • Changxiao Xu,  Beijing University of Posts and Telecomm., China
    • Han Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Dapeng Wu, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecom., China

8) Next Generation Networks Symposium

Chairs:

    • Sameh Sorour, University of Idaho, USA
    • Neda Aboutorab, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Ahmed Hussein, Manhattan College, USA
    • Mohamed Hefeida, University of Idaho, USA
    • Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, Canada

9) Satellite Communications and Networking Symposium

        Chairs:

  • Chunxiao Jiang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Haipeng Yao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Xiaoyan Pei, China Unicom, China

10) Security, Trust and Privacy Symposium

        Chairs:

    • Yuli Yang, University of Chester, UK
    • Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
    • Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA

11) Smart Cities and Connected communities Symposium

Chairs:

    • Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    • Ala Al-Fuqaha, Western Michigan University, USA
    • Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA
    • Sejun Song, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

12) Vehicular Communications Symposium

Chair:

    • Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Co-Chairs:

    • Hai Jiang, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Ping Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Dongmei Zhao, McMaster University, Canada

13) Wireless Networking Symposium

Chairs:

    • Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Paris 13, France
    • Cheng Li, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
    • Shuai Han, Communications Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Co-Chairs:

    • Xiaohu Ge, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    • Luca Foschini, DEIS-LIA, University of Bologna, Italy
    • Mohammed Boulmalf, International University of Rabat, Morocco

Publicity Chair:

    • HyunBum Kim, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA

14) Wireless Sensor Networks Symposium

Chairs:

    • Nidal Nasser, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
    •  Tomohiko Taniguchi, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Japan
    •  Muhammad Imran, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    •  Ali Dziri, CNAM Paris, France
    • Mohamed ElKotbi, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco 

15) Wireless Optical Networks (WON) Symposium

Honorary Chair:

    • Robert Schober, Friedrich Alexander University, Germany

Chairs:

    • Imran Shafique Ansari, University of Glasgow, UK
    • Anas Chaaban, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Murat Uyssal, Özyeğin University, Turkey
    • Liang Yang, Hunan University, China

Keynote Speaker (June 27):

Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow, UK