IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
15-19 April 2019 // Marrakech, Morocco
Touch through Wireless


Panels titles

Panel #1 - 5G Test-beds for Deployment of 5G Networks & Innovative Use Cases.

The 5th generation mobile network standard is regarded as an ICT eco-system that will support the digital transformation of societies

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Dr Fisseha Mekuria

Chief Research Scientist, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute, South Africa

Prof. Youngnam Han

Director 5G Wise, KAIST, Republic of South Korea


Peter Zimri

Councillor, ICASA, South Africa

Prof. Lee Hyeongwoo

5G-Forum, Korea

Jin Bains

Head of Connectivity Lab, Facebook

Dr. Mrs. Maria Barros Weiss

Programme Manager at Eurescom

Panel #2 - Paving The Way Towards 6G

Mobile communication systems have known a revolutionary progress in the last 40 years. From the first generation in the 1980s to the fifth Generation

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Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche

Chief Standards Engineer at Samsung Research UK

Dr. Pengfei Xia

Director and Principal Engineer at Huawei Device, USA


Merouane Debbah


Rahim Tafazolli

5GIC, Surrey University.

Hamid Aghvami

King’s College

Qingwen Liu

Tongji University

Oghenekome Oteri

Interdigital Communications

Panel #3 - Realizing the Wireless Future for All

Wireless communication and its role in the facilitation of Internet access has helped realize vast economic and social benefits.

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Dr Oliver Holland

Advanced Wireless Technology Group, UK

Dr Sudhir Dixit

Basic Internet Foundation & Oulu University, USA

Prof Jaap van de Beek

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Prof Antoine Bagula

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr Luzango Mfupe

CSIR Future Wireless, Pretoria.

Dr Fisseha Mekuria

CSIR Chief Scientist


Jin Bains

Facebook Connectivity, USA

Sid Roberts

Microsoft Airband, USA.

Prof Josef Noll

University of Oslo & Basic Internet Foundation, Norway

Prof Abhay Karandikarl

Frugal 5G, India

Michael Armitage

Broadway Partners, UK

Mikael Halen

Ericsson, Sweden

PANEL #4 - Drone Networking: Technical Challenges and Business Opportunities

The widespread of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, over the past few years has generated an ample range of commercial applications.

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Dr. Aymen Fakhreddine

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Dr. Christian Bettstetter

University of Klagenfurt, Austria


Mr. Emini Driton

T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Austria

Dr. Evşen Yanmaz

Özyeğin University, Turkey

Dr. Jeroen Wigard

Nokia Bell Labs, Denmark

Dr. Ursula Challita

Ericsson, Sweden

Panel #5 - Maturing E2E network and cloud slicing: Where are the frontiers?

This panel discusses the key challenges for efficient deploying network softwarization and e2e network & cloud slicing technologies toward coming 5G

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Prof. Alex Galis

University College London (UCL), UK

Dr. Christian Esteve Rothenberg

University of Campinas, Brazil

Joan Serrat

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


Dr. Javier Baliosian

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Panel #6 - 5G for Businesses - How to Turn 5G Technologies into New Business Opportunities?

New 5th generation (5G) wireless network technologies are foreseen to transform industries and ecosystems through wireless services

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Dr. Seppo Yrjölä

Principal innovator, Nokia, Finland

Dr. Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Senior research fellow, University of Oulu, Center for Wireless Communications, Finland


Dr. Petri Ahokangas

Senior research fellow, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Martti Ahtisaari Institute, Finland

Dr. Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Senior research fellow, University of Oulu, Center for Wireless Communications, Finland


Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs, Middle East & Africa

Mr. Tim Miller

Partner, Plum Consulting

Dr. Seppo Yrjölä

Principal innovator

Panel #7 - 5G Enabled Smart Industries.

During 2019 initial 5G network launches are taking place globally. Most aggressive service provides are in North America and Asia, followed by European countries

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Prof. Ari Pouttu

University of Oulu, Finland


Mr. Olli Liinamaa

Nokia, Finland

Dr. Andreas Müller

Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

Prof Gerhard Fettweis

Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Prof. Mehdi Bennis

University of Oulu, Finland

Dr. Krister Landernäs

ABB Corporate Research, Sweden