IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking
8–11 July 2024 // Madrid, Spain


Mischa Dohler, Ericsson Inc.

Talk title: The Dawn of an Immersive Internet: XR, Generative AI and the Road to 6G

Tuesday 9th July

Abstract: The keynote offers a timely and comprehensive exploration into the emergence of the next-generation internet. Through an in-depth examination of Extended Reality (XR), Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), and the forthcoming 6G networking capabilities, I will lay out the technological advancements underpinning the Immersive Internet. They keynote extends from the foundational elements of XR to technical research & development opportunities, as well as important ethical and regulatory challenges. Many insights offered will be unique given I am based in Silicon Valley.

Bio: Mischa Dohler is now VP Emerging Technologies at Ericsson Inc. in Silicon Valley, working on cutting-edge topics of 6G, Metaverse, XR, Quantum and Blockchain. He serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the FCC and on the Spectrum Advisory Board of Ofcom.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a serial entrepreneur with 5 companies; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in several languages. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media, and is featured on Amazon Prime.

He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 300 highly-cited publications, and authored several books. He is a Top-1% Cited Innovator across all science fields globally.

He was Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London and Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research from 2013-2021, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is the Cofounder and former CTO of the IoT-pioneering company Worldsensing; cofounder and former CTO of the AI-driven satellite company SiriusInsight.AI, and cofounder of the sustainability company Movingbeans. He also worked as a Senior Researcher at Orange/France Telecom from 2005-2008.


David Gesbert, EURECOM

Talk title: Learning for sensing, localization and connectivity in UAV-aided 6G Networks

Wednesday 10th July

Abstract: The use of terrestrial or flying robots carrying radio equipment is the new promising frontier in our quest towards ever more flexible, adaptable wireless networks. Robot-augmented networks are useful towards extending connectivity, but as it is less known, they also provide unique sensing capabilities. Whether for relaying, mapping or localization purposes, the ultimate selling point of in-network robots lies in their ability to self-navigate in 2D or 3D across meaningful locations so as to improve how data is collected, a concept borrowed from robotics' active learning. This presentation reviews some recent results, illustrated with real-life open-source based experiments, as well as other plentiful scientific and practical challenges for the use of in-network flying robots.

Bio: Prof. David Gesbert (Fellow, IEEE)  is serving as Dean and Director of EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France (

He received the Ph.D. degree from TelecomParis, France, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was with the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University. He was a founding engineer of Iospan Wireless Inc., a Stanford spin off pioneering MIMO-OFDM (acquired by Intel).

Before joining EURECOM in 2004, he was with the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. He has published about 350 articles and 25 patents, 7 of them winning  IEEE Best paper awards. He has previously been the Technical Program Co-Chair for ICC2017 and has been named a Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in computer science. 

He is a Board Member for the OpenAirInterface (OAI) Software Alliance. He was a previous awardee of an ERC Advanced Grant in the area of future networks. In 2020, he was also awarded funding by the French Interdisciplinary Institute on Artificial Intelligence for a Chair in the area of AI for the future IoT. In 2021, he received the Grand Prix in Research jointly from IMT and the French Academy of Sciences.


Sinem Coleri, Koc University

Talk title: AI Based Ultra-Reliable Wireless Networked Control Systems in 6G

Thursday 11th July

Abstract: Unlike previous generations of networks, which were primarily designed to meet the requirements of human communications, 5G networks enable the collection of data from the machines as well. As per the Ericsson Mobility Report, the estimated number of connected devices is projected to reach 26 billion in 2026. Looking forward to 6G systems, the focus shifts towards leveraging this data for a new spectrum of control applications, including extended reality, remote surgery and autonomous vehicle platoons. Designing communication systems for these control applications poses unique challenges. It requires meeting stringent requirements for delay and reliability, addressing the semantics of control systems and ensuring robust resource management. In the first part of this talk, we delve into ultra-reliable channel modeling and communication techniques based on extreme value theory and generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI enables predicting the channel parameters with higher accuracy while incorporating various system inputs and providing adaptivity to dynamic scenarios. In the second part of the talk, we explore the benefits of employing optimization theory based, explainable and safe AI in radio resource management for the joint design of control and communication systems in 6G networks. These approaches offer a systematic methodology to enhance robustness and interpret decisions made by black-box AI models. 

Bio: Sinem Coleri is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. She is also the founding director of Wireless Networks Laboratory (WNL) and director of Ford Otosan Automotive Technologies Laboratory.

She received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2000, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California Berkeley in 2002 and 2005. She worked as a research scientist in Wireless Sensor Networks Berkeley Lab under sponsorship of Pirelli and Telecom Italia from 2006 to 2009. Since September 2009, she has been a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University.

Her research interests are in 6G wireless communications and networking, machine learning for wireless networks, machine-to-machine communications, wireless networked control systems and vehicular networks. Dr. Coleri has more than 150 publications with citations over 10700 (Google scholar profile). She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications in 2022; TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award in 2020.

She currently holds the position of Editor-in-Chief at the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Dr. Coleri is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.


Chris Murphy, Viavi

Talk title: TBC

Wednesday 10th July

Abstract: TBC

Bio: Chris has nearly 25 years of commercial experience in telecommunications covering network performance measurement, optimization, automation, geolocation and SON, particularly in cellular RAN including 5G, LTE and UMTS.  His focus has been on the modelling, simulation and optimization of next generation technologies to build a revenue stream early in the life cycle of each new generation of telecommunication systems.  He has contributed to various industry and standardisation bodies including 3GPP, O-RAN, TIP, ATIS and NGMN.

Chris joined VIAVI through their acquisition of Arieso. Prior to that he worked for Motorola and Nokia developing new capabilities for their services portfolio.

Chris holds a degree in Mathematics and Computing and a Ph.D. in the calibration of oceanic remote sensing satellites for improved models of climate change. He has authored various journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, including "Understanding 5G: A Practical Guide to Deploying and Operating 5G Networks." Chris has filed over 20 patent applications.


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