The 2018 International Workshop on Future Advanced Networks Technology (FANT)

Monday, May 7th, 2018


Recent developments, such as machine to machine communications, the growth of user-generated content, the importance of video, the increasing use of mobile Internet access, social networking, increased device capabilities, have raised great challenges to today's network infrastructures and services. Practical issues such as managing the complexity of current networks, explosions in the numbers of connected devices with M2M and the Internet of Things, requirements on openness to new applications, external service providers and business models, the network as a critical infrastructure, demands for ubiquitous connectivity to support ambient intelligence systems, and of course cost reduction, call for future advanced networks technology. For instance, combined with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Space-Air-Ground (SAG) integrated networks make long-distance, high-speed wireless networking feasible; software-defined networking technology empowered by new Artificial Intelligence algorithms could bring profound evolutions of what networks are capable of. We also see Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) having recently evolved as an emerging technique by moving the computing and storage resources from the cloud to the edge of network.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and academics in the field of system, networking and communication to discuss major challenges, research problems, and potential applications of future advance networks. We are expected to share new findings, exchange ideas, discuss research challenges and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of topics. We gratefully thank the support of the NSFC Major International (Regional) Joint Research Project entitled "Research on Cooperative Active Safety Based on Vehicular Networks" and CCF Shanghai.


Jianguo Hotel Shanghai, Jiuzhou Hall B. (Attention!)

Address: No. 439, North Caoxi Rd.


Monday, May 7th, 2018

Brief Program

08:30-08:40 Opening
08:40-09:50 Keynote Speech Session I
09:50-10:20 Coffee Break
10:20-12:05 Keynote Speech Session II
12:05-13:00 Lunch Break
13:30-15:15 Keynote Speech Session III
15:15-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-17:25 Keynote Speech Session IV
17:25-18:00 Welcome Banquet of WiOpt'18


Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

University of Waterloo

Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Royal Society of Canada

IEEE Fellow

Quan Yu

Academy of Military Sciences PLA China

Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Minyi Guo

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

IEEE Fellow

The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Nei Kato

Tohoku University

IEEE Fellow

Junshan Zhang

Arizona State University

IEEE Fellow

Jianwei Huang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

IEEE Fellow

Xiangyang Li

University of Science and Technology of China

IEEE Fellow

The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Dean of the School of Computer Science and Technology

Xiuzhen Cheng

The George Washington University

IEEE Fellow

Shuguang Cui

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

IEEE Fellow

Chengshan Xiao

Lehigh University

IEEE Fellow

Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering

Yang Yang

Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai

IEEE Fellow

Wei Zhang

University of New South Wales

IEEE Fellow

Song Guo

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jiming Chen

Zhejiang University

Chang Jiang Scholars Program

Tian He

University of Minnesota

IEEE Fellow


General Chair

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo

Program Co-Chairs

Hongzi Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shan Chang, Donghua University

Local Arrangement Chairs

Yibo Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yifeng Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Publicity Chairs

Yunxiang Cai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mingran Peng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


The regular registration fee is $230. Please visit for more information about registration.

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