Mobile Networking and Cloud Computing: What Potential When Merged?

Pr. Tarik TALEB, Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standarisation Expert at NEC europe Ltd, Heidelberg, germany

Tarik Taleb is currently working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standardization Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. He is leading the NEC Europe Labs Team working on R&D projects on carrier cloud platforms. He is also serving as technical leader of the main work package, Mobile Core Network Cloud, in EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking project, coordinating among 9 partners including NEC, France Telecom, British Telecom, Telecom Italia, and Portugal Telecom Innovation. Prior to his current position and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest network operator in Japan. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he was working as research fellow with the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. He received his B. E degree in Information Engineering with distinction, MSc and PhD degrees in Information Sciences from GSIS, Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Taleb's research interests lie in the field of architectural enhancements to mobile core networks (particularly 3GPP's), mobile cloud networking, mobile multimedia streaming, congestion control protocols, handoff and mobility management, inter-vehicular communications, and social media networking. Dr. Taleb has been also directly engaged in the development and standardization of the Evolved Packet System as a member of 3GPP's System Architecture working group. Dr. Taleb is a board member of the IEEE Communications Society Standardization Program Development Board. As an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, Dr. Taleb has founded and has been the general chair of the "IEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Standards: from Research to Standards", a successful event that got awarded "best workshop award" by IEEE Communication Society (ComSoC).

Dr. Taleb is/was on the editorial board of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and a number of Wiley journals. He is serving as vice-chair of the Wireless Communications Technical Committee, the largest in IEEE ComSoC. He also served as Secretary and then as Vice Chair of the Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee of IEEE ComSoc (2006 - 2010). He has been on the technical program committee of different IEEE conferences, including Globecom, ICC, and WCNC, and chaired some of their symposia.

Dr. Taleb is the recipient of the 2009 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher award (Jun. 2009), the 2008 TELECOM System Technology Award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (Mar. 2008), the 2007 Funai Foundation Science Promotion Award (Apr. 2007), the 2006 IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Young Author Award (Dec. 2006), the Niwa Yasujirou Memorial Award (Feb. 2005), and the Young Researcher's Encouragement Award from the Japan chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) (Oct. 2003). Some of Dr. Taleb's research work has been also awarded best paper awards at prestigious conferences. Dr. Taleb is a senior IEEE member.


Software Defined Radio: Paradigms, Applications and Challenges

Essaid Sabir, ENSEM, UH2, Casablanca

Essaid Sabir received the B.Sc. degree in Informatique Electronique Eletrotechnique et Automatique (2004) and the Diplome d'études Supérieures Approfondies (2007) from the Mohammed V University and National Institute of Post and Telecommunications (Rabat, Morocco). In 2010, he received the Ph.D degree in Networking and Computer Sciences from University of Avignon (France) and the Mohammed V University (Rabat, Morocco). He served as a contractual associate professor at University of Avignon, from 2009 to 2012. He acts as a reviewer for professional publications, prestigious international journals and international conferences. He has/is been involved in several national and international/European projects. Currently, he is a full-time associate professor at the National Higher School of Electricity and mechanics (ENSEM). His current research interests include performance evaluation, protocols design, ad hoc networking, flexible radio, stochastic learning, networking games, pricing and network neutrality.