2022 IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium Aug. 24(Wed.)-26(Fri.), 2022, Seoul, Korea (Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea)

Keynote & Tutorial

Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speech (Day2 25th Aug. Thursday, 18:30~21:00, Banquet)




Prof. Lajos Hanzo

School of ECS, Univ. of Southampton, S017 1BJ, UK.


The marriage of ever-more sophisticated signal processing and wireless communications has led to compelling ’tele-presence’ solutions -at the touch of a dialling key...

However, the ’quantum’ leaps both in digital signal processing theory and in its nano-scale based implementation is set to depart from classical physics obeying the well-understood laws revealed by science. We embark on a journey into the weird & wonderful world of quantum-physics, where the traveller has to obey the sometimes strange new rules of the quantum-world.

Hence we ask the judicious question: can the marriage of applied signal processing and communications extented beyond the classical world into the quantum world?

Please join this exciting journey valued Colleague!



Lajos Hanzo FREng, FIEEE, FIET, RS Wolfson Fellow, received his 5-year Master degree in electronics from the Technical University of Budapest in 1976, his doctorate in 1983 and his mid-career Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree in 2004. He has held research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of ECS, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the Chair in Telecommunications.

Keynote Speech 1 (Day1 24th Aug. Wednesday, 13:45~14:30)

Edge Intelligence Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications for 6G Digital Twin


Prof. Trung Q. Duong

Chair Professor of Telecommunications at Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.


The future generation of wireless communications requires the stringent quality-of-service (QoS) requirements in terms of very high data rate, ultra-high success reception rate, and minimal latency. Supported by high QoS wireless communications, digital twin has become a game-changing technology in many applications including smart city, manufacturing, automotive, gaming, entertaining, and climate resilience. Edge computing-based wireless ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) in 6G has been considered as a key technique to realise the full potential of digital twin. This talk discusses a joint communications and computation design of URLLC multi-tier computing in 6G that supports digital twin networks, not only fundamental requirements, but also enabling technologies, visions, and future challenges



Dr. Trung Q. Duong (IEEE Fellow) is a Chair Professor of Telecommunications at Queen’s University Belfast, U.K. and a Research Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. His current research interests include optimisation, signal processing, and machine learning in wireless communications. He has published more than 400 books/book chapters/journal articles/conference papers with 14,500+ citations and h-index 65. He has served as an Editor for many reputable IEEE journals and been awarded best paper awards in many flagship conferences. He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2015-2020) and the prestigious Newton Prize 2017. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Keynote Speech 2 (Day2 25th Aug. Thursday, 10:00~10:45)

5G Evolution and 6G powered by IOWN



Mr. Takehiro Nakamura

Chief-Technology Architect in NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan


Study, development and standardization for technologies toward the evolution of 5G are ongoing, taking into account issues in early 5G services and emerging market needs. In parallel, research focused on technologies and services for 6G is accelerating throughout the world. NTT DOCOMO is very aggressive for 5G Evolution and 6G. And NTT group is promoting IOWN, Innovative Optical and Wireless Network. In this presentation, I will explain our vision and latest activities for 5G Evolution and 6G powered by IOWN.



Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now Chief-Technology Architect in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) since October 2014, the leader of Cellular System Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum since 2016, and the leader of White Paper Subcommittee in Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium in Japan since February 2021.

Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999, including as chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN from April 2009 to March 2013.

Keynote Speech 3 (Day2 25th Aug. Thursday, 10:45~11:30)

New Type Communications in the B5G/6G


Prof. Jen-Ming Wu

Director of Next-Generation Communications Research Center, Hon Hai Research Institute, Taiwan

Professor of Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


The next-generation wireless communications will address the demands for cellular networks as well as internet of everything. Varieties of new type applications would be inspired by the communications features in high data rate, low latency, massive connections, and ubiquitous coverage capabilities. In this talk we will discuss the challenges and technologies for new type communications in B5G/6G, especially in the areas of intelligent vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and the non- terrestrial network (NTN) communications. In particular, we will provide comprehensive coverage of challenges of autonomous driving and how intelligent V2X can help to address the limitation. We will also discuss the emerging NTN over low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications and how the NTN could help to address the issues in V2X.



Dr. Jen-Ming Wu is currently jointly appointed as the Director of the Next-Generation Communications Research Center, Hon Hai Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan as well as Professor of the Institute of Communications Engineering Institute. He also serves as the BoG of IEEE Taipei Section since 2021. He has served the Chapter Chair of IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society Taipei Chapter (2020-2022) and BoG of the Taiwan Association of Intelligent Information and Communication Technology (TAIICT) (2019-2021). He has served as the TPC Chair of IEEE APWCS 2018 and General Co-Chair of APWCS 2019. He has also served as the TPC member for IEEE VTC, Globecom, and ICC, etc for many years. He received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Southern California (USC). His research interests include coding and modulation for B5G/6G PHY, MIMO beamforming and signal processing, space-time signal processing for MIMO radar, and LEO satellite platform and payload design. He holds 8 US patents in the field of communications, 14 technical contributions in 3GPP 5G New Radio and IEEE 802.16m standards meetings, and has published more than 100 technical articles in IEEE journals and conference proceedings.

Keynote Speech 4 (Day3 26th Aug. Friday, 10:00~10:45)

Wireless Federated Learning – A Look at Interference

Prof. Tony Q.S. Quek

Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor

Director, Future Comms R&D Programme

Head of ISTD Pillar

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


Machine learning is playing an increasingly crucial role in the field of wireless communications due to its high efficiency in dealing with complex computations and models. In this talk, we provide a comprehensive coverage of a distributed learning paradigm based on federated learning, including the general architecture, model training algorithm, and an analytical framework that quantifies the convergence rate. Specifically, we investigate wireless federated learning, where wireless channels are usually subject to interference and noise. Furthermore, we provide a new look at interference in wireless federated learning through introducing some of our recent works in this area.



Tony Q.S. Quek received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, respectively. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He also serves as the Head of ISTD Pillar, Director for Future Communications R&D Programme, Sector Lead for SUTD AI Program, and the Deputy Director of SUTD-ZJU IDEA. His current research topics include wireless communications and networking, 6G, network intelligence, URLLC, and IoT.

Dr. Quek has been actively involved in organizing and chairing sessions and has served as a TPC member in numerous international conferences. He is currently serving as an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee. He was an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

Dr. Quek received the 2008 Philip Yeo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Research, the 2012 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2017 CTTC Early Achievement Award, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2020 Nokia Visiting Professorship, and the 2016-2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher. He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Tutorial (Day2 25th Aug. Thursday, 17:00~18:00)

Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces 2.0: Beyond Diagonal Phase Shift Matrices


Prof. Bruno Clerckx

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, London, U.K.


Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) has gained much traction due to its potential to manipulate the propagation environment via nearly-passive reconfigurable elements. Attention has been drawn to the use of RIS 1.0 architectures based on diagonal phase shift matrices where each element of the RIS is connected to a load disconnected from the other elements. This enables simple RIS architectures to control the phase of the impinging wave to reflect the wave in the desired direction. This tutorial argues that to truly exploit the benefits of RIS, RIS need to depart from this conventional approach based on diagonal phase shift matrices. We introduce the attendance to RIS 2.0 based on beyond diagonal phase matrices and show the benefits of such architectures in terms of controlling both phases and magnitudes of reflected waves, enabling simultaneous transmission and reflection, increasing reflected power, boosting sum-rate and flexibility in various deployments, enabling omnidirectional transmission and reflection, etc.



Bruno Clerckx is a (Full) Professor, the Head of the Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Lab, and the Deputy Head of the Communications and Signal Processing Group, within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, London, U.K. He received the MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and the Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from Imperial College London, U.K. From 2006 to 2011, he was with Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea, where he actively contributed to 4G (3GPP LTE/LTE-A and IEEE 802.16m). Since 2011, he has been with Imperial College London. From 2014 to 2016, he also was an Associate Professor with Korea University, South Korea, and from 2021 to 2022, he is a visiting Professor at Seoul National University, South Korea. He also held various long or short-term visiting research appointments at Stanford University, EURECOM, National University of Singapore, The University of Hong Kong, Princeton University, The University of Edinburgh, The University of New South Wales, and Tsinghua University.

He has authored two books on “MIMO Wireless Communications” and “MIMO Wireless Networks”, 250 peer-reviewed international research papers, and 150 standards contributions, and is the inventor of 80 issued or pending patents. His research spans the general area of wireless communications and signal processing for wireless networks. He was an Elected Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society “Signal Processing for Communications and Networking” (SPCOM) Technical Committee. He served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING. He has also been a (lead) guest editor for special issues of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE ACCESS, the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING, and the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE. He was an Editor for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced Standard Technical Report on CoMP. He received the prestigious Blondel Medal 2021 from France for exceptional work contributing to the progress of Science and Electrical and Electronic Industries, multiple awards from Samsung, and the EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) best paper award 2022. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IET, and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022.


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