IEEE International Workshop on 5G Networks for Public Safety and Disaster Management

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5G networks will provide huge potentials in realizing high-data rate, low latency mobile data services within the next five years when more and more people and devices set to be connected. The trend will obviously move towards smart and autonomous devices.

Despite the growing research activities surrounding the 5G, utilizing its potential on offer for public safety and emergency services in disaster situations remains an attractive and unfulfilled area. The number of victims and the scale of damage from disaster events worldwide, such as earthquakes, mining disasters, flooding and avalanches are depressingly significant every year. During those events, it was very often that the communication means are completely destroyed and may only be partially available, which leads to difficulty in rescuing activities.

It is thus very relevant that much more effort in research in the latest mobile 5G technologies is required to investigate how the public safety and emergency management systems can be improved further in the event the disaster strikes. Telecommunication can obviously save lives.

This workshop aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers and industrial engineers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of investigating 5G communication networks for disaster and emergency management systems.

Schedule - Friday, May 5

Panorama room - 14:00-15:30
Keynote: Disaster Resilient Telematics in Public Safety Networks
Dr Panayiotis Kolios (KIOS Research Centre, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

On Context-Aware Proxy in Mobile Cloud Computing for Emergency Services
Manfred Sneps-Sneppe (Ventspils UniversityCollege & VIRAC, Latvia); Dmitry Namiot (Moscow State University, Russia)

D2D Multi-hop Relaying Services Towards Disaster Communication System
Kamran Ali; Huan Nguyen; Purav Shah; Quoc-Tuan Vien (Middlesex University, London, UK); Enver Ever (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

A SWIPT-based Device-to-Device Cooperative Network
Rafay Iqbal Ansari (Frederick University & SEECS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Cyprus); Syed Ali Hassan (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan); Chrysostomos Chrysostomou (Frederick University, Cyprus)

Workshop Chairs

  • Huan X. Nguyen, Middlesex University, UK
  • Tuan Anh Le, Middlesex University, UK

TPC Members

  • Dr. Weisi Guo, University of Warwich, UK
  • Dr. Ngoc-Dzung Dao, Huawei, Canada
  • Dr. Duy Ngo, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Dr. Nur Idora Abdul Razra, University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ivan Ku Chui Choon, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Dr. Purav Shah, Middlesex University, UK
  • Dr. Quoc-Tuan Vien, Middlesex University, UK
  • Dr. Zheng Chu, Middlesex University, UK
  • Dr. Hung Viet Nguyen, University of Southampton, UK
  • Dr. Duc To, Cobham Wireless, UK
  • Dr. Enve Ever, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Dr. Hoa Le-Minh, Northumbria University, UK
  • Prof. Mohammad Patwary, Birmingham City University, UK