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Jian Song
Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Jian Song received his B. Eng and PhD degrees from Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He is now professor of the Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University. He is also the Director of DTV Technology R&D Center which is one of the major technical contributors for the Chinese digital terrestrial television broadcasting standard.

Dr. Song is very active in serving the community, and has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Broadcasting since 2010 and the member of BTS Administration Committee member since 2011. He also has great involvement with International Telecommunication Union, and became WP 6A vice chairman in 2012. ​

Dr. Song's current research interest is in the digital broadcasting, network convergence, and the integrated system of visible light and powerline communications. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the aforementioned areas.

Dr. Song is Fellow of IEEE, IET, and CIE, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries since March 2017.

Associate Editors-in-Chief

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Rajkumar Buyya
University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 525 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=109, g-index=230, 58,300+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Recently, Dr. Buyya is recognized as "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters.

Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medal for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:

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Jun Kyun Choi
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea (Rep. of)

Prof. Jun Kyun Choi received the B.Sc. (Eng.) from Seoul National University in electronics engineering, Seoul, Korea in 1982, and M.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D degree in 1985 and 1988, respectively, in electronics engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

From June 1986 until December 1997, he was with the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI). In January 1998, he joined the Information and Communications University (ICU), Daejeon, Korea as Professor. At year 2009, he moves to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as Professor. From August 2011 to 2014, he worked for IT Convergence Center under KAIST Institute as Director. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, the executive member of The Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea (IEEK), Editor Board of Member of Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS), Life member of Korea Institute of Communication Science (KICS). His research interests are concerned with broadband network architecture and IPTV technologies particular emphasis on performance and protocol problems. Secondary interests include the international standard activities on broadband network architecture and protocol with mobility support.

Dr. Choi was an active member of ITU-T Study Group 13 as a Rapporteur or Editor from January 1993 on the ATM, MPLS, and NGN issues. He is Head of Korean Delegation (1993 - 2010) and the working group chairman of IPTV Focus Group (year 2006 – 2007). He had submitted more than 500 contributions at ITU-T and more than 50 drafts on IETF.

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Xiaolan Fu
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Xiaolan Fu is Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. She was President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and CEA (UK) (2010-2011). In 2015 and 2016 she was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Ten-Member High Level Advisory Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism and to the Governing Council of the UN's Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. Her recent books include China's Path to Innovation, China’s Role in Global Economic Recovery, and The Rise of Technological Power in the South. Her papers appeared widely in leading international journals. She received the European Commission Gate2Growth Academic Network 2005 ‘European Best Paper’ Award. She currently leads an ESRC/DFID funded project on The Diffusion of Innovation in Low Income Countries and an EC FP7 funded project on MNEs and Development. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Fudan University.

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Urs Gasser
Harvard University, United States

Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues and the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age. Current projects – several involving the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, which he helped to incubate – focus on the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular interest in privacy and security issues and the broader implications of these technologies, including questions of agency and autonomy. As a longer term research interest, he studies the patterns of interaction between law and innovation, and innovation with the legal system in the digital age.

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Alison Gillwald
Research ICT Africa, South Africa

Alison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA) an African digital policy and regulatory think-tank that works across 20 African countries. As adjunct- professor at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development, Policy and Practice she supervises transdisciplinary doctoral students. A former regulator she was appointed to the founding Council of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA) in 1997 having headed the policy department at the first broadcasting regulator, the Independent Broadcasting Authority established in 1994. She also served as chairperson of the South African National Digital Migration Advisory Body; the board of the public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation; and as deputy-chairperson of the National Broadband Advisory Council. She has worked extensively with policy makers, regulators and multilateral agencies such as the ITU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and served on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President’s Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation.

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Terry Kramer
University of California, Los Angeles, United States 

Terry has a 30 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 30 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Officer and Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone's venture capital activities. Terry also sat on the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group Plc.

In June 2012, Terry received an appointment by President Obama to serve as Ambassador, Head of U.S. Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications which. This 100 person delegation comprised of members of U.S. Government, industry and civil society, formulated and communicated the U.S. policy regarding the criticality of a free and open internet, the criticality of inclusive, multi stakeholder governance, the need to proactively address cybersecurity threats and the need for liberalized, open markets which encourage accelerated broadband access globally.

Terry is currently a full time Adjunct Professor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching two courses—a foundational technology management course covering the impact of disruptive innovation on products, services, markets and competition and another course on the evolution and innovation in the global mobile communications industry and promising areas of innovation. Terry is also a Faculty Advisor in the Global Access Program and Strategic Management Research Programs. From 2011-13, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.

Terry sits on the Boards/Advisory Boards of TeleSign, TangoCard, RapidSOS and TextPert and also sits on the Boards of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, UCLA Economics Department Board of Visitors and Larkin Street Youth Services.

Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mostafa Hashem Sherif
Consultant, United States

He retired from AT&T in 2017. Dr Sherif has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, N.J. He is the author and editor of several books including Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, 3nd ed. (2016), Managing Projects in Telecommunication Services (2006) and Handbook of Enterprise Integration (2009). He is an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, of Technovation, the ITU Journal and the International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research.

Guest Editors

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Alexander Brem
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Brem holds the Chair of Technology Management at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, which is located at the Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT). He is a CCSR International Research Associate at DeMontfort University (UK) and a Visiting Professor at the EADA Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and HHL Graduate School of Management (Germany). Moreover, he serves as an Academic Committee Member of the Center of Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). In addition, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in May 2017. Further information can be found at

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Mahmoud Daneshmand
Stevens Institute of Technology, United States

Dr. Daneshmand is Co-Founder and Professor of Department of Business Intelligence & Analytics; Professor of Department of Computer Science; and Academic Director of Network and Communications Management & Services M.S. program at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph. D and M.S. degrees in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley; M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Tehran. He holds key leadership roles in IEEE Journal Publications, Conferences, and IEEE Big Data Initiative. He is an expert in Big Data Analytics with extensive industry experience at Bell Laboratories as well as the Info Lab of the AT&T Shannon Labs – Research.

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Gyu Myoung Lee
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee is with the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK, as a Reader and with KAIST Institute for IT convergence, Korea, as an Adjunct Professor. Prior to joining the LJMU, he has worked with the Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France, from 2008. Until 2012, he had been invited to work with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea. He also worked as a research professor in KAIST, Korea and as a guest researcher in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, in 2007. His research interests include Internet of things, data analytics, computational trust, knowledge centric networking and services, multimedia services, and energy saving technologies including smart grids. He has been actively working for standardization in ITU-T, IETF and oneM2M, etc., and currently serves as a WP chair in SG13, a Rapporteur of Q16/13 and Q4/20 as well as an Editor in ITU-T. He is also the chair of ITU-T Focus Group on data processing and management (FG-DPM) to support IoT and smart cities & communities. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for excellence in research in 2017 and was also awarded the Best Paper Awards in ICIN'2017, WF-IoT'2014, etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He received his BS degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999 and his MS and PhD degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2000 and 2007.

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Andy Li
University of Florida, United States

Dr. Xiaolin (Andy) Li is a Professor and University Term Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida (UF). His research interests include Cloud Computing, Big Data, Deep Learning, Intelligent Platforms, HPC, and Security & Privacy for Health, Precision Medicine, CPS/IoT, Science, Engineering, and Business. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, 5 books, and 4 patents (three licensees). His team has created many software systems and tools. He is the founding Director of Large-scale Intelligent Systems Laboratory (Li Lab) and the founding Director of National Science Foundation Center for Big Learning (CBL) with UF, CMU, U. Oregon, and UMKC, the first NSF center on deep learning. His research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others. He received a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010, the Internet2 Innovative Application Award in 2013, NSF I-Corps Top Team Award (1 out of 24 teams, including Berkley, Harvard, and MIT) in 2015,  Top Team (DeepBipolar) in the CAGI Challenge on detecting bipolar disorder in 2016, and best paper awards (IEEE ICMLA 2016, IEEE SECON 2016, ACM CAC 2013, and IEEE UbiSafe 2007).

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Nuria Oliver
Vodafone & Data-pop Alliance, Spain​

Nuria Oliver, is Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute. She has over 20 years of research experience in the areas of human behavior modeling and prediction from data and human-computer interaction. She holds a PhD in perceptual intelligence from MIT. She has worked at Microsoft Research and Telefonica R&D as the Scientific Director.
Her work is well known with over 150 scientific publications that have received more than 13600 citations and a ten best paper award nominations and awards. She is co-inventor of 40 filed patents and has been a keynote speaker in over 100 international conferences. She is the only Spanish scientist to have named at the same time a Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence (2016) and an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow (2017).Nuria's work and professional trajectory has received 22 awards, including the MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award (2004), the Rising Talent award by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society (2009), the European Digital Woman of the Year award (2016) and the Spanish National Computer Science Angela Robles Award (2016). She has been named one of the top 11 Artificial Intelligence influencers worldwide by Pioneering Minds (2017), one of Spanish wonderful minds in technology by EL PAIS newspaper (2017), "an outstanding female director in technology" (El PAIS, 2012), one of "100 leaders for the future" (Capital, 2009) and one of the "40 youngsters who will mark the next millennium" (El PAIS, 1999).

Her passion is to improve people's quality of life, both individually and collectively, through technology. She is also passionate about scientific outreach. Hence, she regularly collaborates with the media(press, radio, TV) and gives non-technical talks about science and technology to broad audiences, and particularly to teenagers, with a special interest on girls.
Twitter: @nuriaoliver, URL: http://www.nuriaoliver.com

Outreach Chairman

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Stephen Ibaraki
Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital, Canada​

With more than 100 executive roles, lifetime achievement awards and recognitions, a few of Stephen Ibaraki's positions include: co-chair Practitioner Board Association for Computing Machinery; founding chair Global Industry Council and vice-chair board IP3 International Federation for Information Processing; top 5 blogger IDG-IT World (Canada); founding managing partner REDDS Venture Investment Partners; keynote at the International Conference on Software Engineering (Austin USA); founding chair Technology Advisory Council Financial Services Roundtable FinTech Ideas Festival(FSR: 91.7 trillion managed assets, 1.2 trillion annual revenue); invited board advisor within the IEEE divisions. There is more information as nominated founding fellow, past board chair and president government-chartered Canadian Information Processing Society at