Timings for Sessions are in Malaysia Standard Time (GMT+8)

Monday 18/01/2021
Presentation Slides
13:50-14:00 Liana Jacinta
Wirahswasta & WWRF45 Host, Malaysia
Introduction to WWRF


14:00-14:15 Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
Opening Keynote
Plenary Session 1
14:15-14:45 Prof Emeritus Sureswaran Ramadass
Chairman of the ITU IPv6 and IOT Center of Expertise
Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Opening Speech
14:45-15:15 Dr.Nigel Jefferies
Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)
Welcoming Speech
15:15-15:30 Mario Maniewicz
Director(R) International Telecommunication Union(ITU)
Opening Keynote Not Available
15:30-15:45 Doreen Bogdan- Martin
BDT Director, International Telecommunication Union(ITU)
Opening Keynote Not Available
Lightning Talks 
Chaired by: Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair, Americas  and Chair of WWRF Working Group 6G
15:45-15:50 Dr. Sudhir Dixit Introductory Remarks
15:50- 16:10 Prof. Radhakrishna Ganti
Associate Professor
IIT, Madras
LMLC: Connecting the rural population
16:10-16:30 Manoj Mittal
Entrepreneur/Digital Innovator
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Bluerose Technologies Member, ITU-APT
5G Accelerating Industry 4.0
16:30-16:45 Fisseha Mekuria
CSIR South Africa
Emerging 5G Technologies for Good
Plenary Session 2 : Going Beyond 5G

Plenary Chair : Professor Angeliki Alexiou
Digital Systems, ICT School,
University of Piraeus, Greece & Chair WWRF Working Group D

17:00- 17:30 Georg Mayer
Expanding the 5G Eco-System:
3GPP Standards for Vertical Service Integration
17:30 – 18.00 Uwe LÖWENSTEIN
Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 5 (SGD/SG5)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
18:00- 18:30 Bernard Barani
Deputy Head of Unit
CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission
Beyond 5G, the European Agenda
18:30-19:00 Vikram Tiwathia
Deputy Director General
Cellular Operators Association of India  (COAI)
India 5G status and update
19:00-- 19:30 Panel Q&A
Tuesday - 19/01/2021
Plenary Session 3: 6G

Plenary Chair: Dr. Sudhir Dixit
Vice Chair, Americas  and Chair of WWRF Working Group 6G

10:00 – 10:30 Dr. Wen Tong
CTO, Wireless Network
Huawei Technologies
6G: The Next Horizon
10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Ilgyu Kim
Asst. VP, Leader of Future Mobile Communication Research Division, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
6G, How to do it?
11:00-11:30 Dr. Håkan Ohlsén, Director Standards & Industry – APAC, Ericsson Group Function Technology The road towards 6G and “IMT-2030"
11:30-12:00 Panel Q&A
12:00-14:00 Break
Plenary Session 4A  Non Terresterial Network -Backhaul ( Workshop)

Plenary Chair: Claudio Sacchi
Adjunct Professor
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy

14:00-14:20 Claudio Sacchi
Associate Professor
University of Trento
The renewed role of space communications in “beyond 5G” future networking
14:20-14:35 Hamid Hemmati
Very high throughput Sat-Com
14:35-14:50 Mario Neri
International Coordination at Telesat International Limited
Telesat LEO: The satellite solution for truly global connectivity
14:50-15:00 Gregg Daffner
Chief Executive Office
Small GEO SatCom
15:00-15:30 Panel Q&A
15:30-16:00 Break    
Plenary Session 4B: Non Terresterial Network -Access (Workshop)

Plenary Chair: Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

16:00 – 16:20 Prof Mohamed-Slim Alouini
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Unleashing the full potential of airborne wireless cellular networks
16:20 – 16:35 Ken Riordan
Head of Product Management
Loon, an Alphabet Company
Unlocking the potential of the stratosphere Not Available
16:35 – 16:50 Jeff Smith
Head of Connectivity
Zephyr Programme, Airbus Defence and Space
Unlocking the stratosphere to connect the under-connected
16:50 -17:10 Ben Glass
Aerial towers for last-mile connectivity
17:10-17:30 Panel Q&A
17:30-17:45 Break    
Plenary Session 5: Facets of Hyperconnectivity

Plenary Chair :Dr. Hendrik Berndt
Vice Chair EMEA Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)

17:45 – 18:00 Dr. Nigel Jefferies, WWRF Chair Presentation WWRF Fellows to Dr Chih-Lin I & Adrian Scrase in recognition of their contributions to WWRF
18:00 – 18:30 Dr. Iwao Hosako
Director General of Wireless Networks Research Center
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Direction and Emerging Technologies for the Beyond 5G
18:30 – 19:00 Dr Chih-Lin I
Head of Mobile Research
China Mobile
ICDT Deep Convergence – An Unfinished Journey Not Available
19:00 – 19:30 Adrian Scrase
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Beyond 5G: From Research to Standardization
19:30 – 20:00 Professor Dr. Widad Ismail
Project Coordinator of Auto-ID Laboratory,
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Convergence Framework of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Malaysia. Not Available 
Working Group Session
WG :CV WG Session 1
Chaired by: Seshadri Mohan,

20:00-20:20 Seshadri Mohan
The role of AI/ML in the Evolution of Connected Vehicles
20:20-20:40 Vishnu Ram OV
Independent Research Consultant
Opportunities in Autonomous Networks
20:40-21:00 Mohammed Ahmed Salem
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Multimedia University
Malacca, Malaysia
Impacts of Traffic Mobility for Vehicular to Vehicular (V2V) Communication Under Channel Propagation Model
Working Group Session
WG : Cybersecurity
Chaired by: Samant Khajuria,
Chair WWRF WG Cybersecurity
20:00 – 20:10 Samant Khajuria Intro
20:10 – 20:30 Inyama Victor Uwadiegwu and Azizol Abdullah, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti, Putra, Malaysia. A Secure Communication Scheme with PadSteg for Unattended Devices in IoT
20:30 – 20:50 Aaloka Anant and Ramjee Prasad, CTIF Global Capsule, Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark Privacy Preservation for Enterprises Data in edge devices Not Available
20:50 – 21:10 Jamal Jan, Samuel Onalo, Christos Politis, Eckhard Pfluegel Faculty of SEC, Kingston University The Distributed Stegchain: Ensuring Confidentiality using Steganography on the Blockchain
21:10 – 21:30 Samant Khajuria (Terma A/S,), Knud Erik Skouby & Lene T Sørensen, Aalborg University, Copenhagen Denmark GDPR – Two years After An empirical and analytical impact evaluation
21:30 – 21:40 Samant Khajuria Conclusion and Discussions
Wednesday - 20/01/2021
Lightning Talks 
13:00-13:05 Dr. Sudhir Dixit
Vice Chair, Americas  and Chair of WWRF Working Group 6G
Introductory Remarks
13:05-13:20 Julius Kusuma
Improving Rural Connectivity Coverage using Diffractive Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) Wireless Backhaul
13:20-13:40 Adrian Kliks,
Poznan Institute of Technology, Poland
Database-oriented Vehicular Dynamic Spectrum Access in Autonomous Driving
13:40-14:00 Riyaz Ahamed
Taylor's University, Malaysia
Challenges and opportunities of adapting 5G network for smarter classroom
Working Group Session
WG C: New Directions in Communication Architectures and Technologies
Chaired by: Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair, Americas  and Chair of WWRF Working Group 6G
14:00-14:20 Julius Kusuma
Improving Rural Connectivity Coverage using Diffractive Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) Wireless Backhaul
14:20-14:40 Giovanni Gasbarrone
Manager Telecomunications
CIU Board of Intellectual Professions, Italy
Digital Transformation and Challenges in 5G Network
14:40-15:00 Maurilio Matracia
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Going from Urban to Rural Areas: A Novel Stochastic Geometric Model for Coverage Analysis
15:00-15:20 Ranushah a/p Rajah
Taylors University, Malaysia
Game Changer: 5G Integrated Solution with Intelligent Violence Detection System for Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Working Group Session
Chaired by: Angeliki Alexiou, Chair WWRF WG D
14:00 – 14:30 Hussein Al-Hamdani, Aqiel Almamori,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock.Seshadri Mohan. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
SCMA Codebook Design based on an Algebraic Construction of Lattice Not Available
14:30 – 15:00 Muhammad Fayaz, Queen Mary University of London, UK and University of Malakand, Pakistan

Wenqiang Yi, Yuanwei Liu, Arumugam Nallanathan, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Intelligent Power Control for IoT Networks with Semi-Grant-Free NOMA
15:00 – 15:30 Sheeba Kumari M, VTU Bangalore, India

Navin Kumar, Amrita School of Engineering

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

Ramjee Prasad, CTIF Global Capsule Aarhus University, Denmark

Simplified Approach for Directional Multipath Component Modeling for mmWaves using Ray Tracing

Special Plenary Session: 5G Developments in South East Asia

Chaired by: Tony Anwar, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia


15:30-16:00 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mardeni Roslee
IEEE Malaysia ComVTS
5G Device to Device Communication
16:00  - 16:20 Timothy Senathirajah, Advisor on Network Strategy
Technology Strategy & Transformation Office (TSTO),
PLDT Inc., Philippines
5G as an Innovation Platform
16:20 – 16:45 Sun Sumei
Head of the Communications and Networks Department, Lead Principal Investigator of the Industrial Internet of Things Research Program at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Not Available
Plenary Session  6: Applications of Cybersecurity

Chaired by: Professor Samant Khajuria

Terma, Denmark, Chair WWRF Cybersecurity Working Group

16:45-17:15 Rodney Lee
Cybots Alliance
AI and its role in Cybersecurity
17:15 – 17:45 Sureswaran Ramadass, Prof Emeritus, Internet Engineering.
Chairman, Steering Committee,
ITU-MUST IPv6 and IoT Center of Expertise, Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Bots over wireless networks
17:45-18:15 Paul Waller
Head of Research, NCSC Capability
Protocol Design Principles
18:15-18:45 Nick Russell, Blackberry, UK How regulations and standards are addressing automotive cybersecurity-related challenges
18.45 - 19.15 Assoc Prof Dr. Selvakumar Manickam
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Deploying the Internet of Things in 5G networks: Security Issues and Challenges
19.15-20:00 Break
Plenary Session 7:  Connecting 7 Billion people

Jointly Chaired by  :Prof. Knud Erik Skouby
Director, Center for Communication, Media,and Information Technologies Aalborg University
Marc Girouard, Managing Director at Alcance Consulting

20:00-20:30 José Otero
Vice President
5G Americas
An overview of 5G in Latin America and the Caribbean with its drivers and obstacles
20:30-21:00 Alejandro Islas
Coordination of the Information and Knowledge Society
Ministry of Communications and Transportation
The importance of a bottom-up policy approach to connect the Unconnected
21:00-21:30 Peng Zhao
Government Affairs and Policy, OneWeb, UK
How OneWeb LEO system can bring broadband connectivity to bridge the digital divide
21:30-22:00 Dr Albert Lysko,

Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Adjunct Professor: University of Cape Town; Extraordinary
Researcher: North-West University; Member: IEEE 5G Testbed Roadmap WG
TVWS and DSA: A Part of Overall Solution to Connect the Unconnected Not Available
Thursday- 21/01/2021  
Working Group Session
WG : 6G Vision & Technologies
Chaired by: Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair, Americas  and Chair of WWRF Working Group 6G
14:00-14:20 Amanat Kafizov
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Network Coding in IRS-Coded Butterfly Network
14:20-14:40 Hussam Ibraiwish
KAUST, Saudi Arabi
EMF-Aware Design of Cellular Network with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
14:40-15:00 Dengke Wang
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Multi-Layered Non-Terrestrial Networks n 6G: A Performance Evaluation
15:00-15:20 Paulo Sergio Rufino Henrique
Aarhus University, Denmark
6G Service Orchestration for High QoS and QoE Beyond 4K Video Streaming
15.20 – 15.40 Junhwan Lee
ETRI, Korea
Evolution of URLLC towards 6G
Working Group Session
WG : Rail
Chaired by: : Lee HyeonWoo, Chair WWRF Rail
14:00-14:25 CHU, Cheol Railway Radio Communication System in terms of Advanced Services and Network Solution
14.25 – 14.50 Rodrigo Alvarez FRMCS Application Update
14.50 – 15.15 Steffen Ring
Ring Advocacy ApS, Limited Liability Corporation, Denmark
FRMCS: The State of Play in Europe
15:15-15:30 LEE, HyeonWoo Summary and VIP Rail Workplan
Working Group Session
Chaired by: : Christos Politis
Acting Chair WWRF EMW
15:30-16:00 Prof Christos Politis, Kingston University, UK Welcome
16.00 – 16.30 H. Al-Hamdani, M. Alassad, N. Agarwal, S. Mohan Modeling, Estimating, and Minimizing Average New Infections of COVID-19 Based on Information Theory and Social Networks
16.30 – 17.00 Dr. Vandana Milind Rohokale AI Enabled Genetic Testing for Early Detection of Deadly Diseases
17:00-17:30 Maradona C. Gatara, Ph.D: Technology & Operations, Management unit, Wits Business School (WBS), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa

Mjumo Mzyece, Ph.D.: Technology & Operations, Management unit Wits Business School (WBS), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Johannesburg, South Africa

Sijo J. Parekattil, M.D.:  College of Medicine, University of Central Florida,  Avant Concierge Urology, Winter Garden, Florida, USA

Towards a Fifth (5th) Generation (5G) Network and Haptic-Enabled Internet for Remote Robotic Surgery: A Task-Technology Fit (TTF) Model
Working Group Session
WG : CV WG Session 2
Chaired by: Seshadri Mohan, Chair, WWRF CV
17:30-17.50 Subhash Mondal
Wipro Fellow & Chief Architect – 5G
Wipro Systems
Bangalore, IndiaSubodh Gajare
Lead Architect (5G, IoT , SDN, AI/ML)
Cisco, Bangalore, India
Standards and use cases for Connected Autonomous Vehicles
17.50 – 18.10 Pradipta Biswas
Assistant Professor
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) and associate faculty at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS)
Indian Institute of Science
Non-Conventional Traffic Participants for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles
18.10 – 18.30 Sayon Karmakar
Engineering Science and Systems Doctoral Scholar
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USASeshadri Mohan
Intelligent ADAS and Adaptive Vehicular Networks: Machine Learning Perspective
18:30 – 19:00 Klaus David
Full Professor and Head of Communications Technology
Kassel University
The wireless seat belt:
Road safety for cyclists and pedestrians using 5G and AI
Working Group Session
WG : A/B -BM
Chaired by: Knud Erik Skouby, Chair WWRF A/B & BM
17.30 – 17.35 Knud Erik Skouby Intro
17.35 – 17.55 M.C. Gatara; M. Mzyece, WITS 5G Wireless Network-Enabled Consumer Service Technologies: Towards a Predictive QoE-Centric Subscriber End-User Model
17.55 – 18.15 G.Johnson; V.Argyriou; C.Politis, Kingston University, UK Framework for Calibrating a Balance Board for Training Exergames with Equity between Players of Varying Abilities
18.15 – 18.35 S.Rao; R.Prasad, Aarhus University, Denmark, Denmark Data-driven Business Model Innovation for 5G and Beyond
18.35 – 18.55 L.Sørensen; KE Skouby, Aalborg Uni.; S.Khajuria, Terma Privacy & Data Driven Business Models Not Available
18.55 – 19.15 Knud Erik Skouby, Denmark Conclusion
19:15-19:30 Break
Plenary Session  8 : Academic View of Networks of the Future

Chaired by: Bharat Bhatia, Vice Chair, WWRF

19:30-20:00 Markus Buchhorn
General Manager
Asia Pacific Advanced Network(APAN)
APAN: Fast & Deep Connectivity for International Research & Education
20:00–20:30 Dr HyeonWoo Lee
DanKook Univ. Korea
Vision and Requirement of Future Networks
20:30-21:00 Professor Ramjee Prasad

Founder President & Professor
Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation (FT4BI),
CTIF GLOBAL CAPSULE , Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark
6G and the Modernization of Industry : FROM INDUSTRY 4.0 TO SMART CITIES
21:00-21:30 Fisseha Mekuria
Chief Researcher
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Future Networks Enabling the African Sustainable Development Agenda Not available
Closing Plenary

Plenary Chair  :Dr Nigel Jefferies, Chair of WWRF

21:30-21:40 Prof Jilong Wang
Chairman, Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN)
Signing of MOU between WWRF and APAN
21:40-22:10 Report from Working Groups 2020
22:10-22:30 Invitation from Host of WWRF46th Meeting
22:30 Closing