Three-Dimensional Complementary Coded Multi-User MIMO Systems

Prof. Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Distinguished Professor
IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
The Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications
Department of Engineering Science
Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China


This talk is a review on our ongoing research effort to design multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems based on chip-level space-time coded CDMA system. It is characterized by its innovative spreading and space-time codes, namely three dimensional complementary codes (3DCCs), which offer a unique paradigm to design space-time coded signature codes for multi-user MIMO systems. The proposed system achieves superior interference-resistant performance owing to the unique correlation properties of 3DCCs. It has an ability to offer diversity and multiplexing advantages at the same time with a flexible tradeoff between diversity and multiplexing gains to suit for varying channel conditions and application requirements. Additionally, its multi-dimensional sequence design provides an extra frequency diversity gain for its further performance improvement.


Hsiao-Hwa Chen received B.S. and M.S. degrees with the highest honor from Zhejiang University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1982, 1985, and 1990, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He has authored or co-authored over 300 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, five books and several book chapters in the areas of communications, including the books titled "Next Generation Wireless Systems and Networks" (512 pages) and "The Next Generation CDMA Technologies" (468 pages), both published by John Wiley and Sons in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He has been an active volunteer for IEEE various technical activities for over 20 years. Currently, he is serving as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee, and the Vice Chair of IEEE ComSoc Communications and Information Security Technical Committee. He served or is serving as symposium chair/co-chair of many major IEEE conferences, including VTC, ICC, Globecom and WCNC, etc. He served or is serving as Associate Editor or/and Guest Editor of numerous important technical journals in communications. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, the Editor-in-Chief (Asia and Pacific) for Wiley's Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal and Wiley's International Journal of Communication Systems, etc. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley' Security and Communication Networks journal ( He is also an adjunct Professor of Zhejiang University, China, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Professor Chen is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2008. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.

The issues of IT Services/Software Industries in Japan and an eco-system for their reform

Dr. Hideko S. Kunii, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Deputy president
General Manager, Gender Equality Promotion Office
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management


The global competitiveness of Japanese industries has declined dramatically for the last more than 10 years. One of the major reasons is related to software such as the ignorance of the innovation power of the software by the overall Japanese society and the structural issues of the IT services and software industries in Japan. This presentation describes the major problems such as the unique structure of the IT services and software industries in Japan with their clients, their management style and culture, and the education system at the national level. Recently these issues have been recognized by the government and industry associations. The author presents the activities to reform this situation and further proposes the need of an eco-system.


Hideko S. Kunii received her first Master's degree from Ochanomizu University and second from San Jose State University, and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. She is a former Corporate Senior Vice President of Ricoh Co., Ltd. In 1982-2008 she has been in charge of R&D and business in the software, system and communication fields of Ricoh Co., Ltd. and then the Chairperson of Ricoh IT Solutions Co., Ltd. until 2013. She has served as a member of Councils to several Japanese Ministries, including Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Internal Affairs and Communications. In addition, she serves as a vice chairperson of Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association and a director of Innovation Network Committee of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. She has served as a vice president of the Database Society of Japan from 2002 to 2012. Dr. Kunii authored "Graph Data Model and its Data Language," published by Springer-Verlag in 1990. She is IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Fellow, IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Fellow.

Mobility Management for Seamless Space Communications

Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Ph.D
Edith J. Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor
School of Computer Science
University of Oklahoma, USA


Data download from spacecrafts, such as satellites, have traditionally been carried out through dedicated links. Shared links using Internet Protocol-based communication offers a number of advantages over dedicated links. The movement of spacecrafts however give rise to mobility management issues. This talk will discuss various networks layer and transport layer solutions for mobility management in space networks, including host mobility and networks in motion which is applicable for satellites, planes, trains, automobile etc. In the case of network in motion, rather than handing off individual hosts, it is more efficient to handover the networks between access points. This results in the handoff being transparent to the hosts and less control traffic in the resource challenged wireless networks. The talk with provide an overview of the network layer based solution being developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force and compare with the end-to-end based solution (SINEMO) being developed at University of Oklahoma in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for on networks in motion. The application of networks in motion will be illustrated for both terrestrial and space environment.


Mohammed Atiquzzaman (Senior Member, IEEE) obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1984 and 1987, respectively.  He currently holds the Edith J Kinney Gaylord Presidential professorship in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Atiquzzaman is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Vehicular Communications, and serves/served on the editorial boards of many journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, Real Time Imaging Journal, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems and Journal of Sensor Networks and International Journal of Communication Systems. He co-chaired the IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing Symposium (2003, 2011), IEEE Globecom and ICC (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), IEEE VTC (2013)  and the SPIE Quality of Service over Next Generation Data Networks conferences (2001, 2002, 2003). He was the panels co-chair of INFOCOM’05, and is/has been in the program committee of many conferences such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICCCN, ICCIT, Local Computer Networks, and serves on the review panels at the National Science Foundation. He is the current Vice Chair of IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Communications Switching and Routing.

Dr. Atiquzzaman received IEEE Communication Society's Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and NASA Group Achievement Award for "outstanding work to further NASA Glenn Research Center's effort in the area of Advanced Communications/Air Traffic Management's Fiber Optic Signal Distribution for Aeronautical Communications" project. He is the co-author of the book “Performance of TCP/IP over ATM networks” and has over 270 refereed publications, available at

His current research interests are in areas of transport protocols, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc networks, satellite networks, power-aware networking, and optical communications. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and U.S. Air Force, Cisco and Honeywell.

Green Networking --- Energy Efficient Network Scheduling and Routing

Prof. Zhiyong Liu, Ph.D., Professor,
the Institute of Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Energy consumption is one of the most important issues for the design and operation of networks as well as networked computing systems. Energy-efficiency is a hot topic for research and development, and various energy saving techniques are proposed for computing systems and networks. I will give an introduction of some progresses of our research on energy saving techniques from the perspective of scheduling and routing. In particular, I will talk about distributed (without centralized control) algorithm design for energy-efficient network routing, and universally stable routing protocol design for network energy efficiency. Some theoretical and experimental results obtained from our current research will be presented.


Zhiyong Liu received his Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing China, in 1987, and worked as a Professor in the Institute of Computing Technology since 1987. He was the Executive Director General of the Directorate for Information Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, from 1995 to 2006. He is now a Chair Professor in the Advanced Research Laboratory, ICT, CAS. He published more than a hundred papers on academic journals and conferences, as well as a number of articles on technical review, science policy, and administration. He served as Board Member, Referee, Editor/Associate Editor in Chief, and Invited Editor for some journals, Program/Organization Committee Member/Chairman, and Advisory Committee Member/Chairman, for a number of national and international conferences, Expert Committee Member for a number of research initiatives, and Investigator/Principal Investigator of research projects on computer control system, computer architecture, and algorithm, and computer network. His research interests include computer architectures, networks, algorithms, and distributed and parallel computing.

Learning Image Quality Evaluation

Prof. Xinbo Gao, Xidian University, Xi'an, China


Recent years have witnessed dramatically increased interest and demand for accurate, easy-to-use, and practical image quality assessment (IQA) tools that can be used to evaluate, control, and improve the perceptual quality of image content in a wide variety of practical image acquisition, communication, and display systems. Usually human beings can evaluate the quality of distorted image easily based on the human visual and cognitive system. To build the computational model that can predict the visual perception quality automatically, we learn the perception and cognition process of human beings via machine learning techniques. In this talk, I will introduce some of our works on learning image quality evaluation. Aiming at the different training image database with full labels and partial labels, we employ the supervised, semi- supervised machine learning methods to simulate the human intelligence on IQA. Based on having the original or reference image or no, we classify the available IQA methods into 3 categories, full-, reduced- and no-reference schemes. Finally, I will introduce some new research topics and applications of in these 3 aspects of IQA.


Xinbo Gao received the B.E., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in signal and information processing from Xidian University, China, in 1994, 1997 and 1999 respectively. From 1997 to 1998, he was a research fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Shizuoka University, Japan. From 2000 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2001, he joined the School of Electronic Engineering at Xidian University. Currently, he is a Cheung Kong Professor of Ministry of Education of China, the winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks (ISN), Xidian University. His research interests include machine learning, visual information processing, and pattern recognition. In these areas, he has published 6 books and around 200 technical articles in refereed journals and proceedings including IEEE TIP, TCSVT, TNNLS, TSMC, IJCV, Pattern Recognition etc. He is on the editorial boards of journals including EURASIP Signal Processing (Elsevier), and Neurocomputing (Elsevier). He served as general co-chair or program committee co-chair or PC member for around 30 major international conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and the Membership Development Committee Chair of IEEE Xi'an Section, a Fellow of IET, and Vice Chairman of IET Xi'an Network.

Cloud Computing, Big Data and Scalable Privacy Preservation

Prof. Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia


Cloud computing promises an open environment where customers can deploy IT services in pay-as-you-go fashion while saving huge capital investment in their own IT infrastructure. While cloud provides a promising infrastructure for big data applications such as medical data analysis, privacy preservation becomes critical because user privacy is a serious concern in practice. In this talk, we will discuss privacy preservation in general and then propose our solutions for scalable privacy preservation of big data applications on cloud.


Dr Jinjun Chen is an Associate Professor from Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He is the Director of Lab for Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems, and Lab for Agile Information Systems at UTS. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Dr Chen's research interests include cloud computing, big data, distributed systems, workflow management, privacy and security, and related various research topics. His research results have been published in more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), and IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC).

He received Swinburne Vice-Chancellor's Research Award for early career researchers (2008), IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Leadership Award (2008-2009) and (2010-2011), IEEE Computer Society Service Award (2007), Swinburne Faculty of ICT Research Thesis Excellence Award (2007). He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), Vice Chair of Steering Committee of Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Founder and Coordinator of IEEE TCSC Technical Area on Big Data and MapReduce, Technical Area on Workflow Management in Scalable Computing Environments, Founder and Steering Committee Co-Chair of IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, and IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering.

Last Updated: Sept. 26 2014