CITS 2016: The 2016 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems

July 6-8, 2016, Kunming, China

About the Conference

The 2016 International Conference on Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS 2016, is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS.

The conference will feature tutorials, technical paper presentations, and distinguished keynote speeches. All accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore digital library.

Selected extended versions of accepted papers will be considered for Special Issues of Scholarly International Journals.

CITS 2016 is over! See you in CITS 2017!

State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks (ISN) logoMinzu Univ. logoXidian Univ. logo CITS 2016 is sponsored by Xidian University, China and Yunnan Minzu University, China.

Technical co-sponsors

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Important Dates

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Final Paper Submission

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Important Notice

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Conference Registration

CITS 2016 Conference Registration

These are the available registration options. Authors can only register on-line with two payment options: credit card and bank wire (through EDAS).

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Non-author Student Registration€250€250
Extra Banquet Ticket€45€45
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All attendees at CITS 2016 should make the registration. One author per paper (up to 5 pages) MUST be accompanied by one mandatory registration and the registration fee must be paid by June 5th, 2016. Each extra page will be charged at a rate of €100. Each extra paper will be charged at a rate of €350 per each 5-page paper.


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Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  1. Mohammad S. Obaidat,
    Fordham Univ., USA
  2. Zan Li,
    Xidian Univ., China
  3. Fei Gao,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

Vice General Chair

  1. Kuei-Fang (Leila) Hsiao,
    Ming-Chuan Univ., Taiwan

Senior Program Chair

  1. Petros Nicopolitidis,
    Aristotle Univ., Greece

Program Chairs

  1. Imad Mahgoub,
    Florida Atlantic Univ., USA
  2. Feifei Gao,
    Tsinghua Univ., China
  3. Bo Ai,
    Beijing Jiaotong Univ., China
  4. Igor Bisio,
    Univ. of Genoa, Italy

Local Organization Comittee

  1. Jing Fan (chair),
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  2. Lingling Kong,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  3. Jingji Yang,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  4. Hongzhen Shi,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

Publicity Chairs

  1. Essia Hamouda,
    California State Univ. Chico, USA
  2. Lei Shu,
    Guangdong Univ. of Petrochemical Technology, China
  3. Der-Jiunn Deng,
    National Changhua Univ. of Education, Taiwan
  4. Moi Hoon Yap,
    Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK
  5. Seungmin (Charlie) Rho,
    Sungkyul Univ., Korea
  6. Junzhao Du,
    Xidian Univ., China
  7. Jingji Yang,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  8. Huiming Wang,
    Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., China

Publication Chairs

  1. Daniel Cascado,
    Univ. of Seville, Spain
  2. Chenxia Chang,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

International Liaisons

  1. Sang-Soo (Martin) Yeo,
    Mokwon Univ., Korea
  2. Balqies Sadoun,
    Al-Balqa' Applied Univ., Jordan
  3. Hong Ji,
    BUPT, China
  4. Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu,
    Chung Hua Univ., Taiwan
  5. Helen Karatza,
    Aristotle Univ., Greece
  6. Haifeng Wu,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

Registration Chairs

  1. Lingling Kong,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  2. Kuei-Fang (Leila) Hsiao,
    Ming-Chuan Univ., Taiwan

Finance Chairs

  1. Yongtao Dong,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  2. Kasim Al-Aubidy,
    Philadelphia Univ., Jordan


  1. Antonio Bueno,
    Univ. of Girona, Spain
  2. Wansheng Wang,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

Steering Committee

  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Mohammad S. Obaidat, Fordham Univ., NY, USA (Chair)
  • Jose L. Sevillano, Univ. of Seville, Spain
  • George A. Tsihrintzis, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada

Program Committee

  • Ozgur Akan, Koc Univ., Turkey
  • Betty Baziana, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
  • Igor Bisio, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Jalil Boukhobza, Univ. de Brest, France
  • Francisco Bulnes, Univ. of Oviedo, Spain
  • Yueming Cai, PLA Univ. of Science and Technology, China
  • Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical Univ., Turkey
  • Luca Caviglione, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan
  • Yuebin Chen, Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  • Andrea D'Ambrogio, Univ. of Rome TorVergata, Italy
  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Floriano De Rango, Univ. of Calabria, Italy
  • Josep Domenech, Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Guofang Dong, Key Laboratory of WSN of Yunnan, China
  • Jing Fan,Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  • Jihua Feng, Key Laboratory of Nationality Culture & Information Technology of Yunnan, China
  • Gianluigi Ferrari, Univ. of Parma, Italy
  • Panayotis Fouliras, Univ. of Macedonia, Greece
  • Manuel Garcia, Univ. of Oviedo, Spain
  • Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. of Trento, Italy
  • Francesco Gringoli, Univ. of Brescia, Italy
  • Jose Luis Guisado, Univ. de Sevilla, Spain
  • Sami Habib, Kuwait Univ., Kuwait
  • Aun Haider, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Pakistan
  • Haiping Huang, Nanjing Univ. of Post & Telecommunications, China
  • Georgios Kambourakis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
  • Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open Univ., Greece
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Paris Kitsos, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece
  • Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland
  • Chin-Feng Lai, National Ilan Univ., Taiwan
  • Nuno Laranjeiro, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carlos Leon, Univ. of Seville, IEEE Senior Member, Spain
  • Yan Li, Key Laboratory of WSN of Yunnan, China
  • Wen-Yen Lin, Vanung Univ., Taiwan
  • Jaime Lloret, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Malamati Louta, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Raimundo Macedo, UFBA, Brazil
  • Alvaro Marco, Univ. de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Zhenqiang Mi, Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Hussein Mouftah, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
  • Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
  • Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois Univ., USA
  • George Palaigeorgiou, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Florina School of Education, Greece
  • Evangelos Papapetrou, Univ. of Ioannina, Greece
  • Jun Peng, UTPA, USA
  • Kostas Psannis, Univ. of Macedonia, Greece
  • Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Texas A&M Univ. at Qatar (TAMUQ), Qatar
  • Harry Skianis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
  • Artemios Voyiatzis, SBA Research, Austria
  • Gabriel Wainer, Carleton Univ., Canada
  • Gang Wang, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc., USA
  • Huiming Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., China
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada
  • Sheng-Cheng Yeh, Ming Chuan Univ., Taiwan
  • Faouzi Zarai, Sfax Univ., Tunsia
  • Sherali Zeadally, Univ. of Kentucky, USA
  • Liming Zheng, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Keynote Speakers

A Big Data-as-a-Service Framework for Cyber-Physical-Social Systems


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Laurence T. Yang got his BE in Computer Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Victoria, Canada. He is a professor at School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, as well as with Department of Computer Science of St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. His research includes parallel and distributed computing, embedded and ubiquitous/pervasive computing, and big data.

He has published around 300 international journal papers in the above areas, of which half on IEEE/ACM Transactions and Journals, others mainly on Elsevier, Springer and Wiley Journals. He has been involved actively in conferences and workshops as a program/general/steering conference chair and numerous conference and workshops as a program committee member. He served as the vice-chair of IEEE CS Technical Committee of Supercomputing Applications (2001-2004), the chair of IEEE CS Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (2008-2011), and the chair of IEEE CIS Task force on Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (2009-2013). He was in the steering committee of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference series (2008-2011), and was in the National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) of Compute Canada (2009-2013), as well as the scientific committee chair (2012-2013) for Engineering, Mathematics and Computing Science of Compute Canada. He was the vice-chair (2014) and the chair (2015) of IEEE Canada Atlantic Section. Now he is the chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cybermatics (2016-) and vice-chair of IEEE CIS Task Force on Smart World (2016-).

In addition, he is the editors-in-chief of several international journals. He is serving as an editor for many international journals (such as IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Access, Future Generation of Computer Systems (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Information Fusion (Elsevier), Big Data Research (Elsevier), etc). He has been acting as an author/co-author or an editor/co-editor of more than 25 books from well-known publishers. The book “Mobile Intelligence” from Wiley 2010 received an Honorable Mention by the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). He has been invited to give around 32 keynote talks at various international conferences and symposia.


The booming growth and rapid development in embedded systems, wireless communications, sensing techniques and emerging support for cloud computing and social networks have enabled researchers and practitioners to create a wide variety of Cyber-Physical-Social (CPS) Systems that reason intelligently, act autonomously, and respond to the users' needs in a context and situation-aware manner. The CPS systems are the integration of computation, communication and control with the physical world, human knowledge and sociocultural elements. It is a novel emerging computing paradigm and has attracted wide concerns from both industry and academia in recent years.

Generally, CPS systems collect massive data (Volume) from the physical world by various physical perception devices (Variety) in structured/semistructured/unstructured format and respond the users' requirements immediately (Velocity) and provide the proactive services (Veracity) for them in physical space or social space. These collected big data are normally high dimensional, redundant and noisy, and beyond the processing capacity of the computer systems.

This talk will present our latest research about a Big Data-as-a-Service framework which includes data representation, dimensionality reduction, processing (securely) and proactive service layers (including deep computation) aiming at representing and processing the big data generated from CPS systems and providing more valued smart services. Corresponding case studies in some applications such as smart home, campus and traffics will be shown to demonstrate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed framework.

Internet of Things: From Hype to Reality


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Dr. Sudip Misra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Prior to this he was associated with Cornell University (USA), Yale University (USA), Nortel Networks (Canada) and the Government of Ontario (Canada). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada, and the masters and bachelor's degrees, respectively, from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Dr. Misra has several years of experience working in the academia, government, and the private sectors in research, teaching, consulting, project management, software design and product engineering roles.

His current research interests include mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, internet of things (IoT), computer networks, and learning systems. Dr. Misra is the author of over 260 scholarly research papers, of which over 150 of them are in distinguished journals. He has won nine research paper awards in different international conferences. He was awarded the 3rd Prize in the Samsung Innovation Award (2014) at IIT Kharagpur, and also the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, California, USA. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General's Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award). He was also awarded the Canadian Government's prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany.

Dr. Misra is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Inderscience, U.K.. He has also served (is serving) as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer), Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking. He is also an Editor/Editorial Board Member/Editorial Review Board Member of the IET Communications Journal, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, and Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal (Elsevier).

Dr. Misra has published 10 books in the areas of opportunistic networks, wireless ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, communication networks and distributed systems, network reliability and fault tolerance, and information and coding theory, published by reputed publishers such as Springer, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, and World Scientific.

He was invited to chair several international conference/workshop programs and sessions. He served in the program committees of several international conferences. Dr. Misra was also invited to deliver keynote/invited lectures in over 30 international conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.


The advent of IoT, a few years back, opened up new avenues for smart-technology deployment which posed newer research challenges, having wide ramifications, affecting application and deployment scenarios in transportation, logistics, energy, health, cities and even, homes. Initially, these domains seemed too futuristic and unrealizable. They seemed too good to be true, with most of them being signed off as hype. However, with rapid advances in technology, as well as exposure of the populace to these technologies, has enabled the realization of these myths into actual technologies. These technologies are rapidly challenging the traditional approaches of transportation, logistics, healthcare, living and business. The rise in popularity, advancements and rapid commercialization of technologies such as smartphones, wearables, 3D printing, drones, cyber-physical systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, among many others, have caused the rise in popularity of IoT and has made it an essential technology for functioning of these previously mentioned technologies. The world is on the brink of an explosion of fully connected, autonomous and intelligent devices, with the capability of sensing its surroundings, making decisions and acting upon the decisions made and communication using the Internet as its backbone. These devices not only need minimal human supervision but, they may do away with the human supervision completely, in the near future. This trend is clearly visible with the rapid indulgence of technology powerhouses such as Google, Microsoft, Baidu and others into the domain of IoT, cloud and autonomous devices. The hypes of the past are rapidly converging into reality, with the use of IoT as the main driving force.

Internet of Things: Wireless Sensor Networking, Sensorless Sensing, and Battery-less Networking


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Dr. Xiang-Yang Li is a professor and Dean at School of Computer Science and Technology, USTC. He is an IEEE fellow (2015), an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2014). He was a full professor at Computer Science Department of IIT, and an EMC Visiting Chair Professor at Tsinghua University (2013-2016). He is a recipient of China NSF Outstanding Overseas Young Researcher (B). Dr. Li received MS (2000) and PhD (2001) degree at Department of Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a Bachelor degree at Department of Computer Science from Tsinghua University, P.R. China, in 1995. He published a monograph "Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications". He also co-edited the book "Encyclopedia of Algorithms".

His research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, privacy and security, cyber physical systems, social networking, and algorithms. He has published more than 120 papers in top-tier journals, and 200 papers in well-known international conferences. His Google-scholar citation is more than 12,000, and H-index is 57. Dr. Li and his students won five best paper awards (IEEE GlobeCom 2016, IEEE IPCCC 2014, ACM MobiCom 2014, COCOON 2001, IEEE HICSS 2001), one best demo award (ACM MobiCom 2012) and was selected as best paper candidates three times (BigCom 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, ACM MobiCom 2005).

Dr. Li has served or is serving as an editor of several journals, including IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing. He served at various capacities (conference chair, TPC chair, or local arrangement chair) in a number of conferences, including TPC chair of ACM MobiHoc 2014. His research has been supported by NSF, NSFC, and RGC HongKong. He has graduated eleven PhD students since 2004. For more information about Prof. XiangYang Li, please check his webpage


Internet of Things was proposed about a decade ago, and since then has attracted many research interests in both academia and industry. In the last few years, the industry has picked up the steam and developed a number of real-world applications with specialized hardware and system development.

In this talk I will give a brief overview on our effort in designing some basic theory related Internet of Things (or wireless networking and mobile computing in general), developing related prototype systems for verifying the theoretical results, and visioning future research directions in this area. I will use sensing and localization as running examples to illustrate our effort and endeavors in this fast-growing area.

In this talk, I will first give a quick review of our collaborated projects on large scale wireless sensor networking systems. I will then present our object localization and tracking using COTS RFID tags and readers. Tracking mobile RFID tags in real time has been a daunting task, especially challenging for achieving millimeter-level accuracy. I present several RFID-based systems for locating objects. One category is device-based where RFID tag is attached to the object-to-be-localized, and the other category is device-free method where no RFID tag is attached the object at all. For lab environment, we can track the mobile tags in real time with accuracy to a median of 5mm along the moving direction. In our year-long large-scale trial studies in real luggage sortation systems of two airports, our results show that Tagoram can achieve accuracy to a median of 63.5mm in these real deployments. The results are collaborated with research groups at Tsinghua University.

Toward Efficient Radio Spectrum Utilization: User Cooperation in Cognitive Radio Networking


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Dr. Qinyu Zhang received the bachelor degree in Communication Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 1994, and PhD degree in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokushima, Japan, in 2003. From 1999 to 2003, he was an assistant professor at the University of Tokushima. From 2003 to 2005, he was an associated professor at HIT Shenzhen Graduate School, and was the founding director of Communication Engineering Research Center in the School of Electronic & Information Engineering (EIE). Since 2005, he has been a full professor, and serves as the Dean of EIE School.

He is an IEEE Senior Member and on the editorial-board of some academic journals, such as Journal on Communications, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Science China: Information Sciences, etc. He was the TPC Co-chair of IEEE/CIC ICCC'15, Symposium Co-chair of IEEE VTC'16 Spring, Associate Chair for Finance of ICMMT'12, Symposium Co-chair of CHINACOM'11, etc. He has been a TPC member for INFOCOM, ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC and other flagship conferences in communications. He was the Founding Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Shenzhen Chapter.

He has been awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Young and Middle-aged Leading Scientist of China, the Chinese New Century Excellent Talents in University, etc., and obtained three scientific and technological awards from governments.

His research interests include aerospace communications and networks, wireless communications and networks, cognitive radios, signal processing and biomedical engineering.


In a cooperative cognitive radio network, secondary users are able to negotiate with primary users for dedicated transmission opportunities through providing tangible service. Two novel and simple user cooperation frameworks are introduced to improve the spectral efficiency and utilization. To this end, an orthogonal signaling-based cooperation technology for leveraging the degrees of freedom in two-dimensional modulation is discussed. In the proposed framework, an SU is enabled to simultaneously transmit its own data and relay another user's packets in two orthogonal channels. Specifically, in the framework of user cooperation between PUs and SUs, a cross-layer design for cooperative communications between an active PU and an SU is first investigated. In the framework of cooperative spectrum leasing by a group of SUs, a cross-layer design for cooperation among SUs is then presented.

Invited Talks

Low-Cost Massive MIMO: From Theory to Practice


Shi Jin received the Ph.D. degree in communications and information systems from the Southeast University, Nanjing, in 2007. From June 2007 to October 2009, he was a Research Fellow with the Adastral Park Research Campus, University College London, London, U.K. He is currently with the faculty of the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University. His research interests include space time wireless communications, random matrix theory, and information theory. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Communications Letters, IET Communications, and a member in SPCOM-TC. Dr. Jin and his co-authors have been awarded the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award in the field of communication theory and a 2010 Young Author Best Paper Award by the IEEE Signal Processing Society.


5G mobile communication puts forward higher request to the wireless transmission rate, spectrum efficiency and power efficiency. Massive MIMO wireless communication in cellular networks can deeply exploit the spatial dimension wireless resources and thereby significantly improve frequency efficiency and power efficiency of wireless communications. In recent years, there has been substantial theoretical progress. However there exist challenging problems in both fundamental theory and key technique to be investigated. In this talk, we systematically investigate low-cost massive MIMO wireless communication in cellular networks by considering many important aspects which include hardware cost, power consumption, and computational complexity. We will firstly review the basic massive MIMO characteristics and clarify some fundamental limits that prevent the realization of this technology in practice. Then the framework of low-cost massive MIMO will be described based on our recent research findings. This talk will also introduce key components of low-cost massive MIMO which include hybrid precoding schemes, quantized OFDM, and low resolution receiver. We aim to make clear the new features of low-cost massive MIMO channels, and overcome the bottleneck problem for channel information acquisition, complexity problem for system implementation. In addition, we will also consider some key problems in low-cost massive MIMO systems with hardware imperfections. Performance limits and optimization will be investigated for this system in this talk.

Fog Computing Based Radio Access Networks for 5G


Mugen Peng received the B.E. degree in electronics engineering from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in communication and information systems from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2005. Afterward, he joined BUPT, where he has been a Full Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering since 2012. In 2014, he was an Academic Visiting Fellow with Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He leads a Research Group focusing on wireless transmission and networking technologies with the Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications (Ministry of Education), BUPT. His main research areas include wireless communication theory, radio signal processing, and convex optimizations, with a particular interest in cooperative communication, self-organization networking, heterogeneous networking, cloud communication, and internet of things. He has authored/coauthored over 60 refereed IEEE journal papers and over 200 conference proceeding papers.

Dr. Peng was a recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the best paper award in IEEE WCNC 2015, WASA 2015, GameNets 2014, IEEE CIT 2014, ICCTA 2011, IC-BNMT 2010, and IET CCWMC 2009. He received the First Grade Award of the Technological Invention Award in the Ministry of Education of China for the hierarchical cooperative communication theory and technologies, and the First Grade Award of Technological Invention Award from the China Institute of Communications for the contributions to the self-organizing networking technology in heterogeneous networks. He is on the Editorial/Associate Editorial Board of the IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE ACCESS, IET Communications, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (IJAP), and China Communications. He has been the guest leading editor for special issues in IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Access, and IET Communications.


Compared with the fourth generation cellular systems, the fifth generation (5G) wireless communication systems are anticipated to provide spectral and energy efficiency growth by a factor of at least 10, and the area throughput growth by a factor of at least 25. To achieve these goals, a fog computing based radio access network (F-RAN) is presented recently as the advanced wireless access network paradigm, where edge cloud computing is used to fulfill the distributed cooperative processing and delivering the local content for decreasing the latency and burdens on the fronthaul/backhaul. The state-of-the-art research achievements in aspects of system architecture and key technologies for F-RANs are briefly introduced in this talk. In particular, the system architecture evolution from C-RANs and H-CRANs to F-RANs will be discussed, and the key technologies including the edge cache driven performance analysis and cooperative radio resource allocation will be presented. Some challenges and open issues will be discussed.

Topics of Interest

Track I: Computer Systems

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud management
  • Cloud services
  • Computer architectures
  • Computer hardware technology
  • Computer-aided designs and technology
  • Display technology
  • Digital circuits, systems and logic design
  • Embedded systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms and computing
  • Fuzzy systems and fuzzy logic
  • Green computing
  • Grid computing and architectures
  • Hardware and software co-design
  • High-performance computing
  • Input/Output systems
  • Low-power computer technology
  • Memory systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Object Oriented Languages
  • Operating system and middleware for mobile computing and networking
  • Performance evaluation
  • Pervasive computing
  • Real-time systems and simulations
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • System integration
  • Systems on chip (SoC)
  • Scientific computing algorithms
  • Soft computing
  • Software design, verification and validation
  • Software performance and engineering
  • Social networking and computing
  • VLSI design

Track II: Information Technology

  • Agents and multi-agents systems
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • Adaptive learning automata
  • Bioinformatics and biological computing and engineering
  • Database and data warehouses
  • Data mining
  • Future web
  • e-Government
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Health
  • e-Learning and adaptive learning
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Network systems, proxies and servers
  • Neural networks
  • Protocols and standards
  • RF technology and control error correction
  • Signal and image processing
  • System engineering
  • Telematics
  • Web-Based Simulation Applications

Track III: Web Technologies

  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Data Fusion
  • Digital Libraries
  • Content transformation and adaptation in proxy server
  • Metadata and metamodeling
  • Multimedia
  • Ontology and semantic web
  • Personalized web sites/Web site classification and optimization
  • Portal strategies
  • Quality recommendation for software service provisioning
  • Service oriented architecture
  • System integration
  • User modeling
  • Usability and ergonomics
  • Web analytics
  • Web services and engineering
  • Web interfaces and applications
  • Web searching, browsing and ranking
  • Web information retrieval
  • Web intelligence
  • Web performance measurement, modeling and caching
  • XML and data management

Track IV: Networking Systems

  • Bio-inspired and nature-inspired solutions in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Broadband access technologies
  • Cognitive radio
  • Cross-layer design for mobile and wireless networks
  • Dynamic spectrum management
  • Disruption tolerant networks
  • Energy-efficient networks
  • Future Internet
  • Hybrid networks
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Network management
  • Network services and protocols
  • Optical networks
  • Opportunistic networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Performance-oriented design and evaluation focused on networks and mobile applications
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Routing protocols
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart grids
  • Testbed design and implementation
  • Traffic Eng. & measurements
  • Under water networks
  • 60 GHz networking
  • Wireless networks

Track V: Telecommunications Systems

  • Adaptive communications
  • Channel estimation
  • Cognitive vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Cooperative communications
  • Channel coding
  • Interference management
  • Massive MIMO systems
  • Modulation techniques
  • MIMO systems
  • Novel applications enabled by telecommunication networking systems
  • OFDM communications
  • Power line communication
  • Satellite communication
  • Spread-spectrum communications
  • UWB communications
  • Wireless broadcasting
  • Wireless communication

Track VI: Security Systems

  • Authentication and access control
  • Biometrics systems
  • Computer and communication security
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Digital watermarking, fingerprinting, and traitor tracing schemes
  • Detection analysis and prevention of malware
  • Denial of service issues
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Information systems security
  • Keystroke dynamic systems
  • Multimedia security
  • Network security
  • Network systems forensics
  • Operating systems security
  • Program security
  • Physical security
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Public-key infrastructure systems
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Security of e-Systems and applications
  • Security modeling, tools & simulation
  • Security of personal area networks
  • Security of WiFi and WiMax systems
  • Security of web systems
  • Secure PHY and MAC protocols
  • User & location privacy
  • Virtual Private Network systems
  • Vulnerability and Virus analysis
  • Vulnerability and attack modeling
  • Web security and privacy
  • Web-based application security

Travel and Location🔗

Fly to Kunming

Kunming airport has opened lots of domestic and international routes now, including 210 domestic routes, 40 international routes and 6 regional routes (many flights to large and medium cities of the nation every day).

Map with routes from the airport to the university
  • Taxi: The rides are around 50 minutes and cost around ¥ 112
  • Public transit: This takes about 1 hour and 40minutes, fares range from ¥ 26
    1. Take line 919D bus towards the terminus at Kunming Changshui International Airport
    2. Exit the bus at terminus
    3. Take line 1 subway towards University town at the metro station named South Coach Station, which is around 250 m from where you exit the bus
    4. Exit the subway at University Town station, follow the signs for the Exit B
      1. To Maple Palace (FengYeWangFu) Hotel, you may either take our pick-up bus, which leaves every two hours, or take a taxi, which costs around ¥ 11. The pick-up bus will be available only on July 5th. Look for signs that read "For 2016 CITS Conference Attendees".
      2. To Fontaine Blanche (Kunming LiShui YunQuan) Hotel, we suggest that you take a taxi, which costs around ¥ 11
      3. To YuHua Hotel, you may either walk there since it's a fairly short walk of 400 m, or take a taxi at an expense of about ¥ 9

Take a train to Kunming

The railway in Kunming is an important transportation network in Yunnan to the province outside and the foreign country. The terrain of Yunnan is complex, it will take a relatively long time by train, if you want to take the opportunity to enjoy the scenery along the road by train, it will add fun to the journey.

Map with routes from the railway station to the university
  • Taxi: The rides are around 48 minutes and cost around ¥ 76
  • Public transit: This takes about 53 minutes, fares range from ¥ 15
    1. Take a taxi to South Ring Road metro station and take Line 1 subway towards University Town
    2. Exit the subway at University Town station and follow the signs for the exit B
      1. To Maple Palace (FengYeWangFu) Hotel, you may either take our shuttle bus, which operates every two hours, or take a taxi, which costs around ¥ 11 (the pick-up bus will be only available on July 5th)
      2. To Fontaine Blanche (Kunming LiShui YunQuan) Hotel, the recommendation is taking a taxi, which costs around ¥ 11
      3. To YuHua Hotel, you may either walk there since it's a fairly short walk of 400 m, or take a taxi at an expense of about ¥ 9

Take a bus to Kunming

The highway traffic is convenient in Kunming. There are accesses to the various regions in the province and outside the province, including the roads to Vietnam, Myanmar and other countries.

Tourism in Kunming and Yunnan🔗

There are two travel agencies enjoying the most popularity in Kunming, but we have confirmed that, unluckily, neither of them has an English website. Information regarding prices and further details of various travel routes their offer as well as their phone numbers is available on their Chinese website, which may serve as a reference. Names and websites of those agencies are:

You may also be interested in a promotional video about the Yunnan province.

Venue and Accomodation🔗

CITS2016 will be hosted together by Xidian University and Yunnan Minzu University. The venues of the conference will be The Golden Hall in Yunnan Minzu University Campus (July 6th) and the Maple Palace (FengYeWangFu) Hotel, Yunnan Minzu University (July 7-8).

The full addresses are:

  • The Golden Hall, Yunnan Minzu University, Yuehua Street, Wu Jiaying-Yuhua Area, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, China
  • Maple Palace (FengYeWangFu) Hotel, gate No.4 of Yunnan Minzu University, Yuehua Street, Wu Jiaying-Yuhua Area, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, China
  • Also, the address of the banquet restaurant is Chennong Ecological Park, Jingming North Road, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, China

The registration site is also the Maple Palace (FengYeWangFu) Hotel. A pick-up bus will take conference attendees from the Exit B of University Town line 1 metro station to the registration site. This bus will be available from 10am to 6pm by 5 July, leaving every two hours. Look for signs that read "For 2016 CITS Conference Attendees". Those whose arrivals won't meet this bus schedule may adopt one of the routes indicated in the following map.

Map with routes to conference site

Hotels information

Hotel Double Room Address Phone
Kunming Maple Palace Hotel ★★★★ 2681 RMB Zhiyuan Road, Chengong District, Kunming (in YMU campus) +86 871 6804 9800
Yuhua Hotel2 ★★★★ from3 300 RMB South Caiyun Road, Chengong District, Kunming (1 km away from YMU campus) +86 871 6591 5666
Fontaine Blanche Hotel ★★★★ from3 370 RMB 768 Juxian Road, Chenggong District, Kunming (2 km away from YMU campus) +86 871 6746 8888
  • Breakfast included in all rates. Also, unless indicated, VAT included. The same rates are applied for either Single or Double Use.
  • Rates per day subject to room types and availability. Take into account that July is high season. Make your reservations as soon as possible.
  • (1) Rates only valid to book directly with the hotels indicating the code "CITS 2016".
  • (2) Website only in chinese.
  • (3) Subject to room types.

Promote CITS 2016

Help to promote CITS 2016

Help us make CITS 2016 a success!

More attendees means better discussions and a richer experience for everyone.

  • Pass the word about CITS 2016 to your colleagues and friends and encourage them to participate or simply attend
  • Announce CITS 2016 through your contacts, mailing lists, blogs, newsgroups and online forums

Linking to the conference website

You can use the following code to link to us from your site:

<a href="" title="CITS 2016 - July 6-8, 2016, Kunming, China"><img alt="CITS 2016" border="0" src="" srcset="images/CITS2016_promo_2x.png 2x" title="2016 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems" height="60" width="240"></a>

It will show this colorful 240×60-pixel linked image:
CITS 2016

Or you can simply use the following code to create a text link:

<a href="" title="2016 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems - July 6-8, 2016, Kunming, China">CITS 2016</a>

CITS 2016

Mentioning CITS 2016 in social media

Please use "CITS2016" (one word) if you refer the conference (e.g. use the hashtag #CITS2016 in Twitter) and link to the main webpage:

Thank you so much for your help!

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