IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe



On-site workshop will take place Tuesday, December 7, 16:00-17:30, in room N109 of the North Convention Center of the IFEMA MADRID Trade Fair

Virtual (on-line) program - Tuesday, December 7

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote 1: Mirco Musolesi


10:00 - 12:00 Session 1: sensing 

Ensemble Learning for Seated People Counting using WiFi Signals: Performance Study

José Ramón Merino Bernaola (UPV/EHU 48013 Bilbao, Spain); Iker Sobron (University of the Basque Country, Spain); Javier Del Ser (TECNALIA, Spain); Iratxe Landa and Iñaki Eizmendi (University of the Basque Country, Spain); Manuel Vélez (University of Basque Country, Spain)

Evaluating the practical limitations of TinyML: an experimental approach

Giovanni Delnevo (Università di Bologna, Italy); Catia Prandi (University of Bologna - ITI/LARSyS, Italy); Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna, Italy); Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

TinyML in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

Samson Otieno Ooko (African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things & University of Rwanda, Rwanda); Marvin Muyonga Ogore (African Center of Excellence-University of Rwanda, Rwanda); Jimmy Nsenga (African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things); Marco Zennaro (ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy)

A Novel System Architecture for Small-Scale Motion Sensing Exploiting 5G mmWave Channels

Simon Häger and Stefan Böcker (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Shahin Jamali and Thomas Reinsch (Fraunhofer IEG, Germany); Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Sensor-Based Satellite IoT for Early Wildfire Detection

How-Hang LiuRonald Y. Chang and Yi-Ying Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan); I-Kang Fu (MediaTek Inc., Taiwan)

Toward Sustainable Cycling: Modelling and Visualization Issues of Cycle Paths for IoT-based Sensing

Franklin Oliveira and Daniel G. Costa (State University of Feira de Santana, Brazil)


15:00 - 16:00 Keynote 2: Vijay Janapa Reddi


16:00 - 18:00 Session 2: applications 

Crowd Safety Sensing (CroSS) for the Post Pandemic Era

Khalid J Almalki and Muhammad Mohzary (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA); Baek-Young Choi (University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA); Sejun Song (University of Missouri Kansas City, USA); Yu Chen (Binghamton University, USA)

Primary Activity Awareness Based Secondary Transmission Gains in Smart Sensing CR

Arifa Ahmed (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India); Deepak Mishra (University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia); Ganesh Prasad (NIT Silchar, India); Krishana Lal Baishnab (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India); Kamel Tourki (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & France Research Center, France)

A deep learning approach to anthropogenic load assessment for sustainable coastal tourism

Giovanni Delnevo (Università di Bologna, Italy); Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna, Italy); Mariella Sole and Daniele Giusto (University of Cagliari, Italy); Roberto Girau (University of Bologna, Italy)

Participatory Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling over Knowledge Graphs

Anastasios Zafeiropoulos (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems/National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Eleni Fotopoulou (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems / National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Symeon Papavassiliou (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems/National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Insect biodiversity in agriculture using IoT: opportunities and needs for further research

Jorge Zapico and Fredrik Ahlgren (Linnaeus University, Sweden); Marco Zennaro (ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy)

Offline Prediction of Cholera in Rural Communal Tap Waters Using Edge AI inference

Marvin Muyonga Ogore (African Center of Excellence-University of Rwanda, Rwanda); Jimmy Nsenga (Self-employed & Jimmy NSENGA, Belgium); Kizito Nkurikiyeyezu (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)