IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
14–17 December 2020 // Virtual Conference

A Special Message

The COVID-19 global pandemic is a unique challenge that has impacted many members of the IEEE family and some of you are directly or indirectly engaged in the fight against it. We would like to express our concern and support for all members of the IEEE community, our staff, our families and others affected by this health crisis. These are difficult times, but we will get through them by working together. Thank you for your support of our shared mission to advance technology for humanity.


Chief Guest and Conference Inauguration Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, USA will be IEEE ANTS 2020 Chief Guest and Conference Inauguration Speaker.

Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. He is the inventor and a pioneer of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) wireless technology, the key to all modern wireless networks.

He has authored over 400 research publications, several text books and a co-inventor in 80 US patents. He founded three technology companies in the US which were later acquired by Intel, Broadcom and Hewlett Packard Enterprises.
His recognitions include the Friendship Award from Govt. of PR China, US Govt. National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Padma Bhushan from Govt. of India, the Marconi Prize and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He is a fellow of several National Academies in Arts, Eng. and Sciences in the US, China, and Europe.

Paulraj served in Indian Navy for 25 years where he developed ASW Sonar Technology and set up new Govt. R&D labs CDAC (DEITY), CAIR (DRDO) and CRL (BEL/ MoD). He joined Stanford University in 1991 after prematurely retiring from the Indian Navy

Keynote/Invited Speakers

Prof. Abhay Karandikar
Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India

Dr. Robert Doverspike
Director, Network Evolution Strategies, LLC, IEEE Fellow, INFORMS Fellow

Dr. Sujata Banerjee
Sr. Director of Research at VMware

Prof. Y. Narahari
Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Mr. Andrew Lord
Senior Manager, Optical Research at BT

Prof. Klaus David
Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), University of Kassel

Prof. Joseph Noll
Secretary General at the Basic Internet Foundation, Professor at the University of Oslo

Sarav Radhakrishnan
Architecture Lead, CISCO

Sadaf Arif Siddiqui
Marketing Manager with Keysight Technologies India

WiE Keynote/Invited Speakers

Dr. Sharayu Moharir
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Dr. Chetna Singhal
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Dr. Ranjita Bhagwan
Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India

Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian
Faculty, Stony Brook University

Tutorial Speakers

Dr. Anubha Gupta
Professor, IIIT-Delhi

Dr. Vimal Bhatia
Professor, IIT-Indore

Dr. Anshuman Kalla
Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher, Centre of Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland.

Dr. Madhusanka Liyanage
Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

Senior Research Engineer, C-DOT, Bangalore

Mr. Shailesh Prabhu
Senior Project Engineer, Wipro Limited

Mr. Ramneek Kalra
Project Engineer, Wipro Limited

Workshop Speakers

Prof. Anil Prabhakar
Professor, IIT-Madras

Dr. Santu Sardar
Director, DRDO Young Scientists’ Laboratory for Quantum Technologies (DYSL-QT)

Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy
VP, R&D related to emerging technologies at Jio Platforms

Prof. Andrew Lord
Heads BT’s optical core,

Prof. Anirban Pathak
Prof. Anirban Pathak, Theoretical Physicist,

Dr. Abdelaali Chaoub
Associate Professor, National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Morocco,

Dr. Harri Saarnisaari
Adjunct Professor, University of Oulu, Finland

Dr. Sudhir Dixit
Co-Founder, Senior Fellow and Evangelist at the Basic Internet Foundation in Oslo, Norway

Dr. Sandeep Agrawal
Team Leader, C-DOT Bangalore

Dr. Sanjram Premjit Khanganba
Associate Professor, IIT Indore

Prof. Nelson Fonseca
University of Campinas Institute of Computing, Brazil

Prof. Maria Papadopouli
Professor, University of Crete

Prof. Manav R. Bhatnagar
Professor, IIT Delhi

Prof. Shekhar Verma
Professor, IIIT Allahabad

Dr. A. Chockalingam
Professor, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. Zhengguo Sheng
Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex

Dr. G. G. Md. Nawaz Ali
Assistant Professor, University of Charleston, WV, USA

Dr. Haeyoung Lee
Research fellow at 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey in UK

Dr. Seshadri Mohan
Professor, University of Arkansas

Bryn Balcombe
Chief Strategy Officer, Roborace & Founder of, London, England, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Ing. Klaus David
Professor, University of Kassel, Germany

Prof. Pradipta Biswas
I3DLab, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. Marcus Wong
Wireless Standard Department, Futurewei Technologies

Sayon Karmakar
ENSS Doctoral Scholar, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

Panel Speakers

Dr. Sudip Misra
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Prof. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Mr. A.T. Kishore
Lead, WG 02, WG 04- UAV of BIS TED 14.1

Prof. M. P. Gupta
Professor, IIT Delhi

Mr. Vadiraja Bhatt
Lead, UCS Analytics

Gnanapriya Chidambaranathan
Associate Vice President, Infosys

Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy
Vice President-Reliance Jio Ltd

Dr. Aloknath De
Corporate CTO / VP, Samsung Electronics

Dr. Navin Kumar
Professor, Amrita University, Blore

Mr. Subhas Mondal
Chief Architect, Wipro, Blore

Dr. Anurag Agrawal
Director, IGIB

Dr. Oomen John
Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute

Mr. Rajesh Ranjan Singh
CEO, Wish Foundation

Nishi Mathur
Senior Principal Technology Architect, Infosys

Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi
Assistant Professor, IIIT-Delhi

Satish Jamadagni
Vice President and head of standards in Reliance Jio

Nagendra Bykampadi
Director for Product Management and Standards (Security) at Altiostar

Alok De
SVP/CTO-Samsung India FICCI Science and Technology Committee

Manish Gangey
Head – Network R&D, Airtel

A.K. Mittal
Advisor, TSDSI

Panel Moderator

Prof. Vijay Janyani
HoD (ECE), Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

Mr. Subodh Gajare
Lead Architect-CISCO R&D, Blore

Dr. Ranjitha Prasad
Assistant Professor, IIIT-Delhi

Mr. Prakash R
Technical Expert, (C-DOT)

Conference Organisers

Prof. Ranjan Bose

Prof. Anand Srivastava
IEEE ANTS 2020 General Chair

Dr. Vivek Bohara
TPC Chairs

Dr. Gourab Ghatak
TPC Chairs

Prof. Zilong Liu
TPC Chairs

COVID-19 Updates

The ANTS 2020 Organizing Committee, with support of IEEE, has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We have been studying the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant global and national organizations, such as, the World Health Organization (WHO). The safety and well-being of all conference participants is a top priority and any changes will be announced promptly.

IEEE ANTS 2020 will now be held as a Virtual Conference (IST).The Virtual Conference will be organized by IEEE ComSoc, IEEE ANTS Committee and IIIT-Delhi.

Further details for authors/presenters and attendees will be notified once confirmed. We look forward to everyone’s virtual attendance!


IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE forum on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks, and industry exhibits, where academia is exposed to state-of-the-practice and results from trials and inter-operability experiments. The industry, in turn, benefits from exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well as the opportunity to communicate with academic researchers regarding practical problems.

This year the theme for ANTS 2020 is “ICT for Connecting Humanity”. Future wireless networks will be characterized by augmented data-rates, improved latency, and enhanced connectivity. In addition, the reliability-constrained wireless applications, especially those pertaining to disaster-relief are becoming more important every day. The current COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example, where information and communication technologies will prove to be even more vital, be it for critical applications such as remote diagnosis, e-commerce, online content delivery, massive surveillance, and broadcasting. Such use cases often require cyber-physical systems capable of operating with wireless links of high resilience, for which today’s wireless networks are not optimized. Additionally, this would involve innovations in every other aspect of engineering such as the development of devices, sensing techniques, networking and data processing algorithms, energy utilization, safety and security considerations and so on. ANTS 2020 will be focussed on addressing several of these services and technologies addressing these requirements. In addition to the diverse plethora of topics in this year’s ANTS, technical papers are invited which have a special focus on technologies for connecting humanity. IEEE ANTS 2020 will be held in the sprawling green campus of IIIT Delhi located at the heart of the capital and promises to be a unique platform for deliberating research aspects on the said topics.

About IIIT-Delhi

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (aka. IIIT-Delhi or IIIT-D) was created as a State University by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007) empowering it to do research and development, and grant degrees. In a relatively short time, it has earned an excellent reputation in India and abroad for being a center of quality education and research in IT and interdisciplinary areas.

Established in 2008, the institute has grown to be recognized as one of the most promising young institutions for education and research in India. Governed by the able leadership of a distinguished Board of Governors and equipped with highly qualified and accomplished faculty members, the institute has, in a short span of time, established a strong research culture, focused research groups, and innovative education programs. The institute is accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and has been accorded 12-B status by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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