Eduard Jorswieck                  Technical University Dresden, Germany
Eduard Jorswieck is head of the Chair of Communications Theory and Full Professor at Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD), Germany. Eduard’s main research interests are in the area of signal processing for communications and networks, applied information theory, and communications theory. He has published more than 70 journal papers and some 200 conference papers on these topics. Dr. Jorswieck is senior member of IEEE. He was member of the IEEE SPCOM Technical Committee (2008-2013) and since 2015 member of the IEEE SAM Technical Committee. Since 2011, he acts as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Since 2008, continuing until 2011, he has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and until 2013, as Senior Associate Editor. Since 2013, he serves as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. In 2006, he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.
Eduard has worked on energy efficiency in wireless networks for more than 7 years, lead several projects on this topic and published a recent monograph "Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks via Fractional Programming Theory".

Ioannis Krikidis                      University of Cyprus
Ioannis Krikidis received the diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and  the  M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007 he worked, as a Post-Doctoral researcher, with ENST, Paris, France, and from 2007 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

His current research interests include information theory, wireless communications, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, wireless power transfer, and energy harvesting for wireless communication systems. He has more than 120 publications in international journals and conferences and his work is well recognized with more than 2300 citations. Dr. Krikidis serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and was a Guest-Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (Special Issue Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications) in 2014. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology 2013. He received an IEEE Communications Letters an IEEE Wireless Communications Letters exemplary reviewer certificate in 2012. He received the ``Research Award Young Researcher’’ from the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus, in 2013.

M. Majid Butt                           Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (e-mail:
M. Majid Butt holds the position of research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to that, he has been with Qatar University, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany, and interdisciplinary center for research in Security, Reliability and Trust at University of Luxembourg as a postdoc fellow. He held visiting researcher positions at Institute Eurecom, France and University of Southern California (USC), USA. He is recipient of Marie curie Alain Bensoussan postdoctoral fellowship from European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) in 2011. He was awarded PhD research fellowship from Norwegian research counsel in 2006.
Dr. Majid's research interests span the physical and medium access layers, and the cross-layer aspects of wireless communications including radio resource allocation, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, green radio communication and energy harvesting communications. He has authored more than 40 peer reviewed conference and journal publications in these areas. He has participated in numerous research projects on green communication, e.g., Communicate Green, Green And Dense-Designing the New Wireless Access Network, etc. He has been co-organizer of IEEE WCNC 16’ GRASNET workshop. He is a senior member of IEEE and serves as an associate editor for IEEE Access journal.
Imran Shafique Ansari             Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar (e-mail:
Imran Shafique Ansari completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2009 (with First Honors) and M.Sc. and PhD from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). From May 2009 through Aug. 2009, he was a visiting scholar with Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, USA, and from Jun. 2010 through Aug. 2010, he was a research intern with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
He has been affiliated with IEEE and IET since 2007 and has served in various capacities. He is serving on the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals (YP) Board since April 2016. He has served on IET CC-EMEA (Communities Committee-Europe, Middle-East and Africa) for a complete term from Oct. 2010-Sep. 2013 and has been re-elected to serve for another term from Oct. 2015-Sep. 2018. He is an active reviewer for various IEEE Transactions and various other journals. He has served as a TPC for various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of TAMUQ Research Excellence Award 2016, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by Elsevier Optics Communications in 2015, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by OSA Publishing in 2014, a recipient of appreciation for an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) in 2014, a recipient of post-doctoral research award (PDRA) (first cycle) with Qatar national research foundation (QNRF) in 2014, a recipient of KAUST academic excellence award (AEA) in 2014, and a recipient of IEEE Richard E. Merwin student scholarship award in Jul. 2013.
Imran has authored/co-authored around 43 journal and conference publications. He has co-organized the GRASNET'2016 workshop in conjunction with IEEE WCNC'2016. His current research interests include free-space optics (FSO), channel modeling/signal propagation issues, relay/multihop communications, physical layer secrecy issues, full duplex systems, and diversity reception techniques among others.

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir        University of the West of Scotland, UK (e-mail: )
Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir is a senior research fellow at Carleton University, Canada. In recent years, he has been involved in several R&D initiatives with University of Surrey, KAUST, TAMUQ, and Telus. His recent research interests include design of wireless communication systems and 5G technologies with particular focus on Green communications. He has published more than 75 journal and conference papers and has contributed to 7 books. He is an author of 3 research monographs including an authored book on Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, published by IEEE-Wiley. He has been giving tutorials on emerging 5G emerging technologies at IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE ICC, Globecom and WCNC. He has been/is serving as Chair/Co-Chair of several special sessions/workshops and symposia in IEEE flagship conferences, such as ICC, VTC and GlobalSIP. He is the founding organizer and technical Chair of IEEE Workshop Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks - BackNets, collocated annually with IEEE ICC since 2015. He is an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine and has served as a lead Guest Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Wireless Communications. He is serving as a Chair of IEEE ComSoc emerging technical committee on backhaul/fronthaul communications and networking. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Vaneet Aggarwal                       Purdue University, USA
Mehdi Bennis                             University of Oulu, Finland
Kostas Berberidis                     University of Patras, Greece
Manav Bhatnagar                       Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Stefano Buzzi                           University of Cassino and Lazio, Italy
C. D. Charalambous                    University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Julain Cheng                             University of British Columbia, Canada
Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini          Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Salman Durrani                          The Australian National University, Australia
Antonio Garcia-Zambrana          University of Malaga, Spain
Muhammad Ali Imran                 University of Glasgow, UK
Long Le                                      University of Quebec, Canada
Mi Li                                          Nanjing University, China
Nurul Huda Mahmood                Aalborg University, Denmark
Nicola Marchetti                       Trinity College, Ireland
Christos Masouros                     University College London, UK
Ali Nasir                                   National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Samir Perlaza                           INRIA, France
Constantinos Psomas                 University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marco Ruffini                           Trinity College, Ireland
Luca Sanguinetti                       University of Pisa
Shigenobu Sasaki                      Niigata University, Japan

Himal A. Suraweera                  University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Hina Tabassum                          University of Manitoba, Canada

John Thompson                         Edinburgh University, UK
Sennur Ulukus                          University of Maryland, USA
Alessio Zappone                        TU Dresden, Germany
Haijun Zhang                            The University of British Columbia, Canada