Event description

The Vehicular Technology and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Joint Chapter of the IEEE Greece Section would like to invite you to the online Panel on “Satellite Communications in the 5G Era and Beyond.” The Panel is co-organized by the IEEE Greece Section and the IEEE National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Student Branch.


When: 22 April 2021

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Greek Time)

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The presentations will be delivered in Greek


(a) Dr. Konstantinos Liolis, SES S.A., Luxembourg
Title: “Satellite Integration into 5G: Use Cases and Testbed Solutions”.


(b) Dr. Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
Title: “Optical Communications in Space”.


(c) Dr. Charilaos Kourogiorgas, Atheras Analytics Ltd, UK
Title: “Artificial Intelligence in Satellite Communications”.


(d) Prof. Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Title: “Satellite Communications in Greece”.


Dr. Nektarios Moraitis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


We are looking forward to welcome you to our Panel!


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Short bios


Dr. Konstantinos Liolis is Project Manager at SES S.A., Luxembourg. Previously, he was employed as R&D Project Manager at Space Hellas S.A., Greece; Communication Systems Engineer at the European Space Agency, Research and Technology Centre (ESA/ESTEC), The Netherlands; and Research Assistant at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Cal-IT2), San Diego, USA. He has over 15 years of experience, both technical and managerial, in more than 40 contracted EU, ESA and National R&D&I projects in ICT with major focus on satellite communications. He has published more than 70 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters, in areas mainly related to satellite communications. He has also numerous contributions to the ETSI, 3GPP, DVB and ITU-R international standardization bodies. He received the Dipl.-Eng. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece; and the MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), USA. He is PMI PMP® certified project manager and Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE). He currently serves the Editorial Board of the Wiley’s International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking.


Dr. Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou is a Telecommunications System Engineer at European Space Agency Research and Technology Centre (ESA/ESTEC), The Netherlands, where he is technically supporting R&D activities and developments in the areas of satellite telecommunications, digital & optical communications, and high data rate telemetry for Earth observation applications. Since 2012 he is following the CCSDS Optical Working Group, which develops standards that can be applied by the space agencies (NASA, JAXA, DLR, ESA, …) for space optical communications interoperability and optical cross support.


Dr. Charilaos Kourogiorgas is a co-founder of Atheras Analytics Ltd with the responsibility of developing software products, also AI-based, in Satellite Communication systems. He received the Diploma Engineering and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, in 2009 and May 2015, respectively. From January to October 2016, he served at the CyberSecurity unit of the Hellenic Army IT Support Center, Athens, Greece. From April 2017 until March 2019, he was with RAL Space as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, working on the application of Artificial Intelligence for physical layer techniques and resource allocation. He has experience on the product development and productionization of Machine Learning in different industries, including telecommunications. He has authored/coauthored more than 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. His research interests include channel modeling for satellite and terrestrial communication systems, the evaluation of system’s performance and the application of Artificial Intelligence. He was the recipient of the Chorafas Scholarship for his Ph.D. studies and the URSI Young Scientist Award for 2014.


Prof. Athanasios D. Panagopoulos is Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in National Technical University of Athens (since May 2017). His has great expertise in radio propagation, communication systems design, wireless and satellite communications networks and mobile computing systems. He has published more than 180 papers in International Journals and IEEE Transactions and more than 220 papers in conference proceedings. He has also published more than 35 Book Chapters in International Books. He is Editor of two Book Chapters Collections. He is the recipient of URSI General Assembly Young Scientist Awards in 2002 and 2005. He is co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards in IEEE RAWCON 2006 and IEEE ISWCS 2015.  He has participated to ITU-R and to ETSI Study Groups, and he is member of Technical Chamber of Greece and Senior Member of IEEE. He was Chairman of the IEEE Greek Communication Chapter for 8 years. He has led as Principal Investigator numerous R&D programs funded by EU and European Space Agency. Finally, he has served on the Editorial boards in Elsevier Physical Communication, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and in IEEE Communication Letters.


Dr. Nektarios Moraitis received the Diploma, and the Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical and computer engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1998, and 2005, respectively. In 1997 he joined the Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory of National Technical University of Athens and in 2014 he became a teaching and research associate (faculty staff), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. He has involved in many research projects, including channel measurements, modeling, and characterization for wireless communication systems, and mobile satellite communication systems. He has also participated in European projects such as SatNEx I and II as well as in COST 273, 259, 2100 and IC0802 activities. He has more than 80 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. His current research interests include millimeter wave propagation for next generation wireless communications systems, channel measurements, characterization, simulation and modeling for fixed and mobile communications systems, MIMO technology for mobile satellite systems, and biological effects of electromagnetic radiation. He is a senior member of IEEE.