Invited Speakers

Prof. Mariusz Głąbowski

Prof. Mariusz Głąbowski

Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Analytical Modelling of Overflow Systems with Elastic Traffic

Abstract: In all hitherto considered models in literature of the overflows systems the assumption was that alternative (secondary) resources formed a single resource with complete sharing policy (even in the case of multi-tier networks, the resources at each tier were considered as the resources with complete sharing policy). During this talk a new analytical model of multi-service overflow systems with distributed secondary resources and elastic traffic will be presented. We will discuss the system in which secondary resources are not uniform (have distributed nature), i.e., are composed of a number of separated component resources. The accuracy of the proposed solution will be demonstrated.

Biography: Mariusz Głąbowski received the M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. (Habilitation) degrees in telecommunication from the Poznan University of Technology, Poland, in 1997, 2001 and 2010, respectively. Since 1997, he has been working in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology. He is engaged in research and teaching in the area of performance analysis and modelling of multiservice networks and switching systems. Prof. Mariusz Głąbowski is the author/co-author of four books, several book chapters and of over 140 papers which have been published in communication journals and presented at national and international conferences. Professor Głąbowski is a chair of the European Section of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). He is also a member of International Academy, Research and Industry Association (Fellow), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member), Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Community and Polish Association of Telecommunication Engineers.

Dr Khaled Rabie

Dr Khaled Rabie

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

On the Energy Efficiency Performance of Power Line Communication Systems

Abstract: No doubt, in smart homes (SHs), numerous devices are expected to cooperate and exchange information over a set of heterogeneous networks including, but not limited to, the power line communication (PLC) network. The main advantage of PLC over its competitors is, of course, its availability and the significantly reduced costs of deployment. The increasing number of devices communicating over the PLC network however raises the issue of high energy consumption. This work is, therefore, dedicated to explore the energy efficiency of multi-hop relaying PLC systems. In this respect, different interesting signal processing techniques, utilizing the PLC channel peculiarities, are introduced to minimize the energy consumption of such systems. Results show that the proposed systems can provide up to 30% of energy efficiency improvement.

Biography: Dr Khaled Rabie received the B.Sc. degree (with Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Tripoli, Libya, and the M.Sc. degree (with distinction) in Communication Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He performed expectantly well during his M.Sc., coming top of his class, and received the Agilent’s Technologies best M.Sc. student award and the Manchester Doctoral College (MDC) Ph.D. scholarship offered by the University of Manchester. He received his Ph.D. degree, while working as part-time staff, from the University of Manchester in 2015. He is currently a Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His research interests include signal processing techniques for power-line communications, wireless communications and smart grid applications. He has published more than 30 papers in leading journals and conferences.

Dr Rabie was the recipient of the best student paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its applications (ISPLC) in 2015, Texas, US. He was also nominated by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester for the Faculty’s Distinguished Achievement Award – PGR Student of the Year 2016 – for the outstanding academic excellence during his PhD. He served on the Technical Programme Committee of several international conferences including IEEE Global Communications (GLOBECOM), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), IEEE Computer and Information Technology (CIT). He is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).