Workshop "Trends in Wireless and Mobile Networking & Human Factors on Intelligent Interactive Systems"

The Smart Communications Systems Research Group invites you to a workshop on:
Trends in Wireless and Mobile Networking & Human Factors on Intelligent Interactive Systems

Workshop Dates: 3 and 6 April 2017
Venue: B2 Lab 219, Centre for Telecommunication Secretariat, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Please RSVP to Mrs Wendy Smith (E-mail: Thursday, March 30


Workshop Content:

The workshop focuses on the current trends in Wireless and Mobile Networking and
Technologies, such as the recent hype on 5G, the Internet of Things (IoTs), and the birth of Nano-networking.
The workshop will cover LTE and 5G and Nano-networking fundamentals. Intelligent interactive systems should
not ignore the individuality of the user. Each user has unique human cognitive processing styles and abilities.
How can an interactive system adapt to human cognitive and emotional factors with the aim to deliver a
personalized and more usable interface? The workshop will present some approaches on how individual
differences in human cognitive processing and emotional factors place the user in the center of every day


Workshop programme:

• Monday, April 3
• 13:30-14:00: Finger lunch
• 14:00-15:30: Internet of Things (IoTs): Fundamentals, Technologies and Protocols
• 15:30-15:45: Coffee break
• 15:45-17:00: Wireless Cellular Networks

Registration is at .

• Thursday, April 6
• 11:30-12:15: Finger lunch
• 12:15-13:45: Nanonetworks and the Internet of NanoThings (IoNTs)
• 13:45-14:00: Coffee break
• 14:00-15:30: Human Factors on Intelligent Interactive Systems
• 15:30-16:00: Discussion and Closing

Registration is at .



Prof Khmaies Ouahada:



Bio 1: Andreas Pitsillides is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of
Cyprus (UCY), and heads the Networks Research Laboratory, which he founded in 2002. Prof
Andreas is a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Department of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering Science, South Africa. His broad research interests include
communication networks, Nanonetworks and Software Defined Metamaterials/Metasurfaces.
Published over 250 referred papers in flagship journals, international conferences, and book
chapters. (CV:

Bio 2: Professor George Samaras is the founder and director of the DMAC Lab (Data
Management for Mobile and Adaptive Computing) and the SCRAT Group (Semantic and
Cognitive Research Adaptivity Technologies Research) at the University of Cyprus. His
research interests span the areas of mobile and emerging wearable technologies, Human-
Computer Interaction, User Modeling, Web Personalization Systems, Sensor Networks and
Databases. He has published more than 250 scientific articles and chapters and co-authored
two books. (CV:


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