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5th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management

September 23–25, 2013 | Cork, Republic of Ireland


Tuesday, 24 September, 9:30-10:30

Machine-to-Machine in Smart Cities & Smart Grids: Vision, Technologies & Applications

by Prof. Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor in Wireless Communications, King's College London, UK


The unprecedented communication paradigm of machine-to-machine (M2M), facilitating 24/7 ultra-reliable connectivity between a prior unseen number of automated devices, is currently gripping both industrial as well as academic communities. Whilst applications are diverse, the in-home market is of particular interest since undergoing a fundamental shift of machine-to-human communications towards fully automatized M2M. The aim of this keynote is thus to provide academic, technical and industrial insights into latest key aspects of wireless M2M networks, with particular application to the emerging smart city and smart grid verticals.

Notably, I will provide an introduction to the particularities of M2M systems. Architectural, technical and privacy requirements, and thus applicable technologies will be discussed. Notably, we will dwell on the capillary and cellular embodiments of M2M. The focus of capillary M2M, useful for real-time data gathering in homes, will be on IEEE (.15.4e) and IETF (6LoWPAN, ROLL, COAP) standards compliant low-power multihop networking designs; furthermore, low power Wifi will be dealt with and positioned into the eco-system of capillary M2M. The focus of cellular M2M will be on latest activities, status and trends in leading M2M standardization bodies with technical focus on ETSI M2M and 3GPP LTE-MTC.

Open technical challenges, along with the industry’s vision on M2M and its shift of industries, will be discussed during the talk.

Mischa Dohler


Mischa Dohler is Chair Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, UK. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He frequently features as keynote speaker and had press coverage by BBC and Wall Street Journal. He is a tech company investor and also entrepreneur, being the cofounder, former CTO and now with the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. He is fluent in 6 languages.

In the framework of the Mobile VCE, he has pioneered research on distributed cooperative space-time encoded communication systems, dating back to December 1999 and holding some early key patents. He has published more than 160 technical journal and conference papers at a citation h-index of 32 and citation g-index of 67, holds a dozen patents, authored, co-edited and contributed to 19 books, has given more than 30 international short-courses, and participated in ETSI, IETF and other standardisation activities. He has been TPC member and co-chair of various conferences, such as technical chair of IEEE PIMRC 2008 held in Cannes, France. He is/has been holding various editorial positions for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and special issues.

From 2008-2013, he held various roles at CTTC such as Director of Research, Head of Intelligent Energy [IQe] and Senior Researcher. From 2010-2012, he has been the CTO of Worldsensing. From 2005 to 2008, he has been Senior Research Expert in the R&D division of France Telecom, France. From 2003 to 2005, he has been lecturer at King's College London, UK. At that time, he has also been London Technology Network Business Fellow receiving Anglo-Saxon business training, as well as Student Representative of the IEEE UKRI Section and member of the Student Activity Committee of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Russia). He obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 2003, his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 2000, and his MSc degree in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 1999. Prior to Telecommunications, he studied Physics in Moscow. He has won various competitions in Mathematics and Physics, and participated in the 3rd round of the International Physics Olympics for Germany.

Wednesday, 25 September, 9:30-10:30

Spectrum without Bounds, Networks without Borders

by Prof. Linda Doyle, Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain Research (CTVR), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


The talk will focus on future mobile and wireless communications systems. There will be a strong focus on two key elements of those systems, namely spectrum and infrastructure. Spectrum is an essential resource in any wireless communication system and is a resource that has traditionally been managed into scarcity. There is a strong link between the kind of network infrastructure that is deployed and the type of spectrum in use. Large investment in centrally planned infrastructure and exclusive access to spectrum have been seen as essential aspects of providing a high quality service. The talk will question this historic pattern and look at the growing role of shared spectrum, user-deployed infrastructure, new forms of virtualisation and the potential for new types of mobile operator.


Professor Linda Doyle is director of CTVR /the telecommunications research centre and a faculty member in the School of Engineering in Trinity College, University of Dublin. Linda is an international leader in cognitive radio research and her group has built an international reputation in experimental cognitive radio work and shown how these new kinds of communications systems can strongly impact on society. As Director of CTVR Linda's interests go beyond the wireless domain and she is responsible for driving and realising the CTVR vision for fixed and wireless networks of the future. Prof Doyle is also strongly interested in communications policy and is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. Linda is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is a Director of Xcelerit and SRS, two recent CTVR spin-outs.