IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications

Young Engineers & Scientists Initiative (i-YES) Education Track

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Session 1: 14:00-15:30
Session 2: 16:00-17:30

Room: Yellow River Hall

Motivation and Background

The i-YES Education Track organized by the IEEE Communication Society Education Services Board (ESB) will feature an exciting Hands-on Demo Session onSDR Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals” and a motivating Panel about “How to publish your research in scientific journals and conferences: Advice from the Experts!”.


Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece & Bournemouth University, UK

Periklis ChatzimisiosPeriklis Chatzimisios serves as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Computing Systems, Security and Networks (CSSN) Research Lab in the Department of Informatics at the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE), Greece. He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science & Technology, at Bournemouth University, UK. In the past, he has been a Visiting Academic/Researcher at University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC LIP6) (France), University of Toronto (Canada) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Dr. Chatzimisios is/has been involved in several standardization and IEEE activities serving as a Member of the Standards Development Board for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), Member of the IEEE ComSoc Standards Program Development Board, Member of IEEE ComSoc Education Services Board, Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) and Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee in Information Infrastructure and Networking (TCIIN). Dr. Chatzimisios is the editor/author of 8 books and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Dr. Chatzimisios received his Ph.D. from Bournemouth University, UK (2005) and his B.Sc. from ATEITHE, Greece (2000).

Rhys Bowley, National Instruments, USA

Rhys BowleyRhys Bowley has been working with National Instruments since 2010 as part of both their UK branch and now based at the global headquarters in Austin, Texas. A graduate of Electronic Communications Engineering, Rhys obtained his Masters in Engineering (MEng) from Cardiff University where he worked briefly as a Research Assistant developing novel load-pull power amplifier characterisation test systems that were multiple orders of magnitude faster than the industry standard. Leveraging his background in wireless communications prototyping and measurement systems, Rhys now works as a Product Marketing Manager for National Instruments focussing on academic research grants and creating the right undergraduate courses to fuel the future labour force in both academic and industrial research laboratories. Rhys’ daily activities revolve around making sure that academic research institutions have the right capabilities to keep pace with the dizzying speed of innovation in the areas of 5G and the Industrial IoT. As a member-at-large of the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board, Rhys has worked through events such as IEEE Globecom, 5G Summit and ICC conferences as well as the ComSoc Summer School to provide workshops and presentations that help develop the skills and technical acumen of researchers from many different sectors of communications.

Session 1: 14:00-15:30

Hands-on Demo Session: "SDR Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals"

Software Defined Radios (SDR) solutions by National Instruments (NI) scale from design and prototyping, to deployment, enabling faster innovation and accelerated results. Attendees (mainly young researchers and members of ComSoc) of this hands-on Session will have the opportunity to see firsthand how the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, when paired with NI USRP-RIO hardware, can accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. During this Session, attendees will:

  • Build an FM radio
  • Create a real-time LTE link between two USRP-RIOs and transmit video on the downlink
  • Demo and have detailed conversations around LTE and WiFi coexistence as an example of what can be developed with the IP
  • Learn how leading researchers are leveraging NI SDR solutions to break world-records in spectral efficiency with Massive MIMO, prove out FD-MIMO as a candidate technology for 5G, and experiment on LTE/WiFi coexistence in real-world conditions

Session 2: 16:00-17:30

Panel Session on “How to Publish Your Research in Scientific Journals and Conferences: Advice from the Experts!”

Organizer: Jack Patterson, Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley, USA


  • Professor Gui-Lu Long, Tsinghua University, China, Editor-in-Chief, Quantum Engineering
  • Professor Mohammad Obaidat, The University of Jordan, Editor-in-Chief, Security & Privacy
  • Professor Alfredo Grieco, Politecnico di Bari, Italy, Editor-in-Chief, Internet Technology Letters

The main purpose of the Panel is to support the participants (PhD students, researchers and IEEE Young Professionals) in navigating through the publishing process, to help give their work the greatest impact, and provide expert advice to those involved in peer review. 

The Panel discussion will mainly focus on the following topics:

  • What topics are currently making an impact in the research world?
  • Top tips for refining your research article into the best version of itself
  • Peer review– how to do it well for the benefit of your community
  • Open science – what you need to know
  • Questions to our expert panel from the community


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