Kostas FIlis (COSMOTE, Greece)
Dr. Konstantinos Filis has more than 28 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He is currently a senior R&D engineer at COSMOTE Mobile Communications, Athens, Greece, where he works since its establishment in 1996 having been engaged with a variety of mobile technologies including WiMAX, Femto, 2G, 3G, 4G, and, currently, 5G through his active participation in many EU funded projects. Dr. Filis received the B.S.E.E degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, the M.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, and the Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He has held various technical, research and teaching positions in telecommunications companies, research and academic institutions in Greece including INTRACOM SA, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” and AUA (American University of Athens). Dr. Filis has authored several scientific papers in the area of mobile communications.
Kai Habel (HHI, Germany)
Kai Habel received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering, at Technical University Berlin in 2001. Afterwards he joined the Fraunhofer HHI, in Berlin, Germany, as a Research Assistant, where he works on optical metro, access and in-house networks as well as optical wireless systems. His expertise ranges from physical layer transmission technology to media access and higher layer protocols. During more than one decade, he was involved in numerous industry driven projects as well as in national and international R&D projects such as KomNet, MUSE, e-Photon/ONE, BONE, OMEGA, SODALES, OCEAN, Access2.0 (ATOB), STRAUSS and CHARISMA, where he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications. The two most recent implementation projects he has led are related to the physical and MAC layer real-time processing of 100 Gbit/s OFDM PON and of a 5 Gbit/s mm-wave wireless replacement for an optical fibre intended for disaster recovery
Michael Parker (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Dr. Michael Parker received his BA (first-class) degree in electrical and information sciences from Cambridge University, UK in 1992, and also his PhD from Cambridge University in 1996. In 1997 he joined Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, Ltd., Colchester, UK, and from 2000-2003 he was also with the Photonics Networking Laboratory, Fujitsu Network Communications, Richardson, Texas, USA. From 2003 to 2007, he was with Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Ltd. He was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, UK in 2004. Since 2008 he has been associated with Lexden Technologies Ltd. and the University of Essex. Over his research career, Dr. Parker has conducted extensive research into arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) design and theory, aperiodic photonic crystals and photonic band-gap structures, chromatic dispersion and polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) compensation techniques, novel microstructured (zoned and hollow-core) fibre designs, cryptographic transmission techniques, and next-generation optical networking (WDM-PON, RoF and converged wireless technologies), flexgrid (maximum entropy) architecture design, and 5G networking. He has filed over 20 patents, and has authored more than 150 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been involved with the e-photon/ONe and BONE European FP7 Networks of Excellence, as well as the FP7 OASE, STRONGEST FIVER, SODALES, and IDEALIST projects. Currently he is working in the NIRVANA (EPSRC), H2020 iCIRRUS, and 5G-PPP CHARISMA (as Technical Manager) research projects.
Jean-Charles Point (JCPC, France)
Theodoros Rokkas (inCITES, Luxembourg)
Theodoros is the CTO of inCITES Consulting SARL. He has been working in the telecom sector for more than ten years with operators, vendors, regulators, public and government authorities. He has participated in several European projects in the range of techno-economic analysis, business developing, cost reduction, government policy development, next-generation fixed and wireless access networks, network planning and regulatory. Some representative examples include evaluation of NGN business cases, evaluation of fixed mobile convergence, development of models for the calculation of cost for fixed and mobile networks, bottom up modeling, long run incremental modeling. Theodoros Rokkas holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics, a M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Radio-Communications and a Ph.D. degree on “Techno-Economic evaluation of Next Generation Networks” all from the University of Athens (Greece). He has more than 15 publications in Journals, conferences and 2 book chapters.
Marian Ulbricht (Innoroute, Germany)