Invited Speakers

Prof. Natasa Zivic, University of Siegen, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Habil. Natasa Zivic is a lecturer and researcher in area of robust real-time image and message communications, as well as security expert in a car industry. She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Automatics, University of Belgrade in 1999 and defended her Magister Thesis in 2002. She started her PhD Thesis at the Institute for Data Communication Systems, University of Siegen, Germany in 2004 and defended it in 2007. She defended her Postdoctoral Thesis (Habilitation) at 2013. Her main research areas are robust communications algorithms in realtime for improvement of message and image correction and authentication usable in smart technologies., as well as in distributed ledger technologies. She takes part at international conferences and journals and works as a paper reviewer and editor of one scientific journal. She is an author of 9 books, more than 100 conference and journal papers and 3 (2 German and 1 USA) patents.

Prof. F. John Dian, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, Canada

Prof. F. John Dian is a faculty at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004. Dr. Dian has more than 20 years of experience in design and implementation of telecommunication circuits and systems. He holds a certificate in business analytics from Harvard Business school, USA and co-chairs the center of excellence in analytics at BCIT. He has been recognized with several excellence in teaching and research awards. Dr. Dian is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an active member of Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). He is the author of the following books: “IoT use cases and technologies”, “Cellular IoT for practitioners”, and “physical system modeling using MATLAB”.


Prof. Nan Wang, California State University Fresno, USA

Prof. Nan Wang is a full professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in California State University Fresno. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana in 2008. He has worked as hardware engineer both in Beijing and San Diego during 1990-2002 before join California State University Fresno. He has been working actively in many conferences and journals, being keynote speakers and program chairs, as well as reviewers. Prof. Wang is also an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research interests including System-on-chip/network-on-chip communication architecture, Embedded system, FPGA/ASIC design and implementation, Real-time computing and VLSI design etc. He is the author of over 30 conference and journal papers in related areas.


Prof. Andrew Ellis, Aston University, UK

Andrew D. Ellis received the B.Sc. degree in physics with a minor in mathematics from the University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K., in 1987. He received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from The University of Aston in Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., in 1997 for his study on all optical networking beyond 10 Gb/s. He previously worked for British Telecom Research Laboratories as a Senior Research Engineer investigating the use of optical amplifiers and advanced modulation formats in optical networks and the Corning Research Centre as a Senior Research Fellow where he led activities in optical component characterization. From 2003, he headed the Transmission and Sensors Group at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, where he was also a Member of the Department of Physics, University College Cork and his research interests included the evolution of core and metro networks, and the application of photonics to sensing. He has published more than 200 journal papers and more than 30 patents in the field of photonics, primarily targeted at increasing capacity, reach and functionality in the optical layer.



Dr. Simon Rommel, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Simon Rommel (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2011 and the M.Sc. degree in photonic networks engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K., in 2014, and Scuola Superiore Sant-Anna, Pisa, Italy. He completed the Ph.D. degree in 2017 with the Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark with research focused on photonic-wireless convergence and millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber links. In the same year he visited the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan for a research stay. Since 2017, he is with Eindhoven University of Technology, currently as an Assistant Professor, continuing his work on photonic and radio frequency technologies with a strong focus on implementations beyond 5G. His research interests include the fields of fiber-optic and wireless communications and the associated digital signal processing. He has contributed to multiple national and European research projects, incl. H2020 blueSPACE as a Technical Manager. Dr. Rommel is a Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Optical Society (OSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V (VDE).


Dr. Filipe Ferreira, University College London, UK

Dr. Filipe Ferreira is currently a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London – exploring massive spatial parallelism in optical fibres by merging spatial light modulation with machine learning. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Coimbra, in 2014, for his work in high-capacity optical transmission in multipath fibres with the aim of exceeding the limits of conventional single-mode fibres. During that time, he worked as a research engineer at Nokia Siemens Networks leading several research advances on mode-division multiplexing in the EU-FP7 project MODEGAP. He was then awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to continue his research at Aston University. During this period, he advanced the understanding of the interplay between linear and nonlinear impairments in multi-mode fibres and its impact on the achievable transmission capacity. In 2019, Filipe joined University College London, and during the 2019-2020 period he worked on the development of intelligent transceivers capable for better approaching the Shannon limit by adapting to the characteristics of the transmission link. He is the author and co-author of over 100 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers with numerous prestigious invited papers. He has also given over 15 invited talks at several international conferences and industrial workshops including ECOC/OFC. He is also the lead inventor in 4 active WO patents. His research interests lie in the fields of high-capacity optical fibre transmission, spatially multiplexed systems, digital nonlinear compensation, and optical fibre design.


Contact Method

Ms. Samantha Liu

IECC 2022 conference secretary


Submission Method

Electronic Submission System (PDF format)


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Venue Location

International Conference Center
Waseda University
Address: 1 Chome-20-14 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to 169-0051 Japan

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