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Telecommunication and Network Engineering Research Group

2017 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends in Telecommunications Research (RTTR)

Technically co-sponsored by IEEE

Organized by: TNE Research Group, Massey University
Funded by: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

When: 10 Feb 2017
Where: RCC 2.143 (Presentation Lab),
Palmerston North Campus, Massey University

The aim of this workshop is to bring active researchers in New Zealand and abroad on a single forum to discuss the emerging and most recent trends in telecommunications. The attendees will greatly benefit from this workshop as it covers the cutting edge of communication technology and engineering. The workshop features several invited talks from experts in academia and industry.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Wireless access and routing Cross-layer design optimization Energy efficient networking
Nature and bio-inspired networking Mobile positioning and tracking Cognitive and cooperative networking
Social and ambient networks Delay tolerant networks 4G and 5G networks
Wireless sensor networks Vehicular Ad-hoc networks Wireless Mesh networks
Network modeling & simulation Software defined networks Peer-to-peer networks
Device-to-Device Communication Wireless Internet Architectures IPv6 and its derivatives
QoS/QoE provisioning SaaS and IaaS Energy Harvesting

Steering Committee Imporant Dates
Dr. Faraz Hasan (General Chair)
Dr. Xiang Gui (Program Chair) Abstract submission closed
Dr. Fakhrul Alam (Publications Chair) Paper submission closed
Dr. Mohammad Rashid (Submissions) Peer review decision announced
Prof. Serge Demidenko (Publicity Chair) Camera ready submission closed

Program Committee Members

Yaw-Wen Kuo, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Xiang Gui, Massey University, New Zealand
Usman Ilyas, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Trong (Daniel) Dang, Animation College, New Zealand
Sheeraz Ahmed, University of Engg & Tech Kohat, Pakistan
Serge Demidenko, Massey University, New Zealand
Rashid Hussain, Innopolis University, Russia
Peter Chong, Auckland University of Technology
Navrati Saxena, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Nasim Ahmed, University of Malaysia, Perlis, Malaysia
Muhammad Rashid, Massey University, New Zealand
Muhammad Abrar, Multan University, Pakistan
Min Young Chung, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Melanie Ooi, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Jianxiong Wan, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China
Gabriel Adrian Deak, NantHealth, UK
Faraz Hasan, Massey University, New Zealand
Fakhrul Alam, Massey University, New Zealand
Debraj Basu, Trinity College, Dublin
Bryan Ng, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Boon-Chong Seet, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Asif Iqbal Zia, COMSATS Institute of Technology, Pakistan

Panel Discussion

The workshop hosts a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Boon-Chong Seet of Auckland University of Technology. The topic of the discussion is, 'Towards 5G: Challenges, Opportunities, and Risks'.

Panel members:
  • Dacia Herbulock (Science Media Centre)
  • Kevin Sowerby (University of Auckland)
  • Peter Chong (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Prasan De Silva (Spark New Zealand)
  • Richard Harris (Massey University)
  • Mary Redmayne (VUW/Monash)

Workshop Program

Click here.

Registration and Indexing

There is NO registration fee for this workshop, courtesy MBIE (NZ). The accepted papers must be presented in the workshop in order for them to be indexed in IEEEXplore.

Submission Instructions

Submissions are now closed.

Your paper should follow the IEEE Conference Format and must be submitted as .pdf (preferred) or .doc formats. It should not be more than 5 pages in total. The submitted papers must have the paper title, author list, correspondence address and keywords. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who have expertise in the area. The submitted paper should not be under review elsewhere and should be unpublished.
The authors who have not submitted their abstracts can still submit full papers for review. Please get in touch with Faraz Hasan ( to register your interest.

Contact Faraz Hasan ( for more information.