Tue, Nov 109:00-10:00S427Witness Chain: Proofs of Bandwidth for Trust-Free Wireless NetworkingProf Pramod Viswanath
Wed, Nov 210:00-12:00S421Opening SpeechPresident K.J. Ray Liu
Wed, Nov 210:00-12:00S421Opening AddressDirector Deepak Mathur
Wed, Nov 210:00-12:00S421Opening Keynote: Cognitive Orchestrated Networks Prof Vincent W.S. Chan
Wed, Nov 309:00-10:00S421BATS: To Reach Where Optical Fiber and 5G CannotProf Raymond W. Yeung
Wed, Nov 316:00-17:00S421 Digitalization 5.0: Metaverse -- Trends, Challenges, and Roadmaps Dr Yu Yuan

Opening Speech
K.J. Ray Liu
2022 IEEE President;
Founder and CEO of Origin AI;
Distinguished University Professor and Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology, University of Maryland


Ray Liu K.J. Ray Liu is the founder and CEO of Origin AI that pioneers AI for wireless sensing and indoor tracking. The invention of wireless AI won three prestigious CES Innovation Awards, including CES Best of Innovation in 2021.

He was Distinguished University Professor and Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology of the University of Maryland, College Park, from where he retired after a career of more than three decades in education. His research contributions encompass broad aspects of signal processing and communications. He has trained over 70 doctoral/postdoctoral students, of which 10 are now IEEE fellows.

Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Fourier Technical Field Award for Signal Processing, the 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014 Society Award, and IEEE Signal Processing Society 2009 Technical Achievement Award. Recognized as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher, he is a Fellow of IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.

Dr. Liu was the 2019 IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors as Division IX Director in 2016-2017. He has also served as 2012-2013 President of IEEE Signal Processing Society, where he was Vice President for Publications and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

Dr. Liu received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1983 and the Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 1990, both in electrical engineering.


Opening Address
Deepak Mathur
Director, IEEE Region 10


Deepak MathurDeepak Mathur is Director of IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific Region). IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Deepak, former Chief General Manager of ONGC (India’s premier public sector company engaged in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons), has more than 37-years of professional experience in fields of electronics, telecommunication, IT infrastructure and has held various engineering and managerial positions.

He has served in many leadership roles in IEEE at Section, Council, Region, MGA (Member Geographic Activities) and was also a Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (2013-2015). Deepak served as Chair of IEEE India Council in 2015-2016.

Deepak received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and has a Masters in Business Administration. Deepak has also completed ‘Advance Management Program’ from IIM, Calcutta.

In his IEEE journey, Deepak has been the recipient of various IEEE recognitions including the prestigious IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award, IEEE MGA Achievement Award and IEEE India Council Life Time Achievement award.

Deepak is also member of IEEE-HKN or Eta Kappa Nu (ΗΚΝ), which is the international honour society of the IEEE. “The organization promotes excellence in the profession and in education through an emphasis on scholarship, character, and attitude.” Membership is a lifelong designation for individuals who have distinguished themselves as students or as professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields of IEEE interest.


Cognitive Orchestrated Networks
Vincent W.S. Chan
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;
Claude E. Shannon Communication and Network Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics;
Steve Schwarzman College of Computing, AI and Decision System Sector;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Past President, IEEE Communications Society 2020-2021


Future networks with orders of magnitude increase in traffic need architectures with high efficiencies and also adapt dynamically to fluctuating offered loads and rapidly changing networks states. In addition, applications and computing will impose new requirements on the network infrastructure such as time deadlines. The current network management and control systems only adapt quasi-statically (from minutes to days). We will explore efficient and agile cognitive network management and control network architectures that adapt quickly to changing network conditions, sense and infer network states, decide and implement fast scheduling of flows, predict intention of users/applications and take appropriate actions, perform rapid congestion control and handle resiliency via reconfiguration, restoration and reconstitution of failed network assets.

The networks of the future will have huge increase in rates, due to large bursty unscheduled transactions. New architectures and cognitive techniques will be used for fast scheduling of resources and agile adaptations for congestion control, revenue maximization and network resilience/security.


Vincent ChanVincent Chan received his BS/MS/EE/PhD from MIT (1971-1974.) He was the Head of the Communications and Information Technology Division of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory (now Cyber and Communications Divisions), and Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. He initiated the US’s Laser Intersatellite Transmission Experiment Program and the follow-on GeoLITE Program in 1980-1989. He was the first to use “Dual-Use Technology Investment” by the Clinton Administration to form and chaired: the All-Optical-Network Consortium among MIT/AT&T/DEC, the Next Generation Internet Consortium, ONRAMP among MIT/AT&T/Cabletron/Nortel/JDS, and a Satellite Networking Consortium formed among MIT/Motorola/Teledesic/Globalstar. His research focus is on communications and network architectures, intelligent network management and control and security. He chaired many advisory committees including the Defense Science Board Taskforce on Communications and Networks and DHS’s Science Advisory Board and has been active with start-ups, a Board Member of a Fortune-500 network company, and a Member of the Corporation of Draper Laboratory.



BATS: To Reach Where Optical Fiber and 5G Cannot
Raymond W. Yeung
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering (FIEEE, FHKAES, FHKIE), Co-Director, Institute of Network Coding The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Multi-hop wireless networks can be found in many application scenarios. The main challenge in such networks is the accumulation of packet loss on the wireless links. With existing technologies, it is difficult to build a wireless network with more than 5 or 6 hops.

Network coding provides a solution to this problem. By employing recoding at the relay nodes, the throughput can sustain after tens or even hundreds of hops. In particular, BATS, a class of efficient network codes, has the advantages of low encoding/decoding complexities, high throughput, low latency, and low storage requirement. This makes BATS ideal for implementation on IoT devices that have limited computing power and storage.

The practicality of BATS is proven by its successful deployment in Hong Kong’s pilot smart lamppost system in summer 2019.  Recently, we have started another project to deploy BATS to provide WiFi service in Hong Kong’s country parks, which are largely not covered by the cellular network. The experience from this project can pave the way to many applications for extending network services to rural areas. Other applications of BATS include 5G, V2X, satellite communication, underwater acoustic communication, powerline communication, etc.


Raymond YeungRaymond W. Yeung is the Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his B.S., M.Eng., and PhD degrees from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering in 1984, 1985, and 1988, respectively. Before joining CUHK in 1991, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. A co-founder of the field of network coding, he has been serving as Co-Director of the Institute of Network Coding at CUHK since 2010. He is the author of the books A First Course in Information Theory (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002) and Information Theory and Network Coding (Springer 2008), which have been adopted by over 100 institutions around the world. In spring 2014, he gave the first MOOC in the world on information theory that reached over 25,000 students.

He is a recipient of the 2005 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2007, the 2016 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, the 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award, the 2021 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, and the 2022 Claude E. Shannon Award. In 2015, he was named an Outstanding Overseas Chinese Information Theorist by the China Information Theory Society.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.


Digitalization 5.0: Metaverse — Trends, Challenges, and Roadmaps
Yu Yuan
IEEE Board Director-Elect and IEEE Standards Association President-Elect


Metaverse refers to a kind of experience in which the outside world is perceived by the users (human or non-human) as being a universe that is built upon digital technologies as a different universe (“Virtual Reality”), a digital extension of our current universe (“Augmented Reality”), or a digital counterpart of our current universe (“Digital Twin”). Named after the universe, a metaverse shall be persistent and should be massive, comprehensive, immersive, and self-consistent. Described as “meta”, a metaverse should be ultra-realistic, accessible, pervasive, and may be decentralized. In a narrow sense, metaverse may be simply defined as Persistent Virtual Reality (PVR). In a broad sense, metaverse is the advanced stage and long-term vision of Digital Transformation.

Metaverse has become a widely discussed and quoted term capturing more and more attention. There are different metaverses in the eyes of different people, but it is generally agreed that metaverse will have a profound impact on our daily work, play, and life, across all industries and sectors, reshaping the economy and society for all humankind. This talk will define metaverse in an inclusive way taking into account the origin and the latest developments, and provide an overview of the metaverse technology landscape and outlook.


Yue YuanDr. Yu Yuan, IEEE Board Director-Elect and IEEE Standards Association President-Elect, is a visionary researcher, inventor, practitioner, and entrepreneur in the areas of Consumer Technology, Multimedia/VR/AR, Connected/Automated Vehicles, IoT, and Digital Transformation. He co-founded VerseMaker, a metaverse enabling platform facilitating global collaboration and innovation on the metaverse by information exchange, expert network, and investment. He founded 0xSenses Corporation (also known as Senses Global Corporation or Senses Global Labs & Ventures in different countries), a multinational technology company specializing in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Human Augmentation. Dedicated to “Creating Better Worlds” as its long-term vision, the company is developing technologies, infrastructures, ecosystems, and resources needed for massively multiplayer ultra-realistic virtual experiences. The company is also engaged in technology consulting, technology transfer, and system integration services to help with the Digital Transformation of its clients in various industries. It has been proactively supporting standards development for emerging technologies (VR/AR/MR/XR, Blockchain, AI, IoT, Big Data, Digital Twin, Smart Lifestyle, etc.) in collaboration with many other companies and institutions. Prior to this he worked for IBM Research as a research scientist and was a key contributor to IBM’s Cell Broadband Engine, Smarter Planet, and IoT initiative. He has been a passionate volunteer in various leadership positions at IEEE and other professional organizations. His outstanding service in IEEE standards activities at different levels (working groups, standards committees, and governance at higher levels) has been widely appreciated by standards developers, individual members, and entity members. He is also serving as Chair of IEEE Consumer Technology Society Emerging Technology Standards Committee (CTS/ETSC), Founding Chair of IEEE Metaverse Standards Committee (CTS/MSC), Chair of IEEE Consumer Technology Society Electronic Games and Sports Standards Committee (CTS/EGSSC), Vice Chair of IEEE Photonics Society Standards Committee (PHO/SC), Secretary of IEEE Consumer Technology Society Blockchain Standards Committee (CTS/BSC), Chair of IEEE VR/AR Advisory Board, Chair of IEEE Persistent Computing for Metaverse Initiative, Member-at-Large of IEEE Consumer Technology Society Board of Governors, Corresponding Member of IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards, and Member of IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee. He has a Ph.D., an M.S., and a B.S. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.




Witness Chain: Proofs of Bandwidth for Trust-Free Wireless Networking
Pramod Viswanath
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering Associated Faculty in Computer Science I have two main research interests currently: First principle understanding and design of Blockchains. Inventing communication algorithms via Deep Learning Full Stack Design of Blockchain Technologies


Open decentralized networking is a decades-old dream, the fabric enabling open, uncensored, global communication. Although this dream drove the design of the original Internet (web 1.0), technological, authoritarian and economic forces have combined to substantially centralize today’s communication infrastructure (web 2.0). The advent of blockchains, trust-free platforms driven by tokenized incentive mechanisms (web 3.0), is reawakening the old dream of open networking and is aided by the tailwinds of inexpensive hardware and cloud computing and lightly regulated spectrum.

A distinguishing feature of a decentralized network is incentives that reward the level of participation (setting up a “hotspot”, providing backhaul and network connectivity), replacing the traditional centralized reputation of the network. A “network meritocracy”, where anyone can participate in network operation and get rewarded based on their performance, depends crucially on trust-free telemetry, a “proof of bandwidth” system, a new scientific discipline at the intersection of applied cryptography, interactive protocols and networking.

In this talk we showcase two proofs of bandwidths: the first, Proof of Backhaul, is a trust-free speed test where the challengers neither need to be trusted or even have a low latency and high throughput connection to the challenged link. The protocol is a reincarnation of classical Internet telemetry tools of ping and iperf with Byzantine fault tolerant properties. The second, Proof of Service, enables trust-free measurement of network service quality (data, throughput) between a pair of links. Both protocols are naturally implemented via smart contracts and scalable state channels, two essential web 3.0


Pramod ViswanathPramod Viswanath is the Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests are in blockchains