Latif Ladid, 3GPP PCG Member, 3GPP2 PCG member, President, IPv6 Forum, Chair IoT subC, Senior Researcher, University of Luxembourg

Latif Ladid holds the following positions: President, IPv6 FORUM, Emeritus Trustee, Internet  Society, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program,and Board Member World Summit Award. He is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT, – First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT,; Euro6IX,; Eurov6,; NGNi,; Project initiator SEINIT,, and Project initiator SecurIST,  He is also Board Member of 3GPP PCG (, 3GPP2 PCG (, Chair, IEEE ComSoc 5G MWI subTC, member of UN Strategy Council, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg).




Fredrik Garneij, Senior Specialist, IPv6 Program, Ericsson, Sweden

Fredrik Garneij studied Automation Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. His work with IPv6 has been focused at application level as well as the network level, recognizing the necessity of IPv6 deployment for the near future Internet evolution.

Fredrik has extensive experience in early deployment of upcoming key Internet technologies and is a champion for IPv6 and end2end. In 2001 working at Telia, he deployed the first commercial IPv6 network in Europe. In year 2000 he engineered a SIP based solution making all Telia employees reachable via their email/SIP address.

He participated in several EC projects related to IPv6 and served as expert in project audits. Now at Ericsson as a Senior Specialist, he works with IPv6 as area responsible for Ericsson Mobile Packet Core products. He is involved in 3GPP and IETF IPv6 standardization where he has been contributing to and tracking IPv6 related Specs in 3GPP WGs such as IPv6 Migration TR 23.975, introduction of DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation into TS 23.060 TS 23.401 and supporting IETF specs, addition of PCC architecture TFT filters IPv6 extensions and also initiated the deprecation of IPv4 for 3GPP m2m usage mandating IPv6 to become baseline address architecture for m2m. His responsibilities also include customer deployment discussions and rollout as an expert on IPv6 deployment in mobile networks.

His passion for hands-on and IPv6 dissemination has lead to several “firsts” like IPv6@Mona Lisa and IPv6 on Android over 3G. Fredrik has been a well-seen speaker on the area at both international and national conferences.



Pascal Thubert, Tech lead, IPv6 enginerring at Cisco System

Pascal Thubert is (both) an R&D engineer, who designed and implemented networking standards and products for more than 25 years with IBM and then Cisco, oscillating between the R and the D over the years. He joined Cisco’s Technology Center in 2000, moved to IPv6 Core engineering 5 years ago, and is now refocusing on advanced technology within Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Labs. Pascal’s interests lay in the interactions between IPv6, routing, mobility and radios, with currently a focus on the Internet of Things; he co-authored the ISA100.11a industrial WSN specification as well as the NEMO, 6LoWPAN and RPL related RFCs at the IETF and some of their implementations in Cisco Products. Pascal now participates at the IETF as co-chair to the new 6TiSCH effort to specify Deterministic IPv6 over IEEE802.15.4e TSCH.



  Prof. Tarik Taleb is an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer and a senior member of IEEE. He is currently a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prior to his current position, he was working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standards Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. He was then leading the NEC Europe Labs Team working on R&D projects on carrier cloud platforms. He was also serving as technical leader of the main work package, Mobile Core Network Cloud, in EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking project, coordinating among 9 partners including NEC, France Telecom, British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Portugal Telecom Innovation, SAP, & Intel. Before joining NEC Europe and till Mar. 2009, Prof. Taleb worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest mobile network operator in Japan.. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he was working as research fellow with the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. Prof. Taleb received his B.E. degree in Information Engineering with distinction, MSc and Ph.D degrees in Information Sciences from GSIS, Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively.



Dr. Xiahu Ge, Professor at HUST

Xiaohu Ge is currently a full Professor with the School of Electronic Information and Communications at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He is an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He received his PhD degree in Communication and Information Engineering from HUST in 2003. He has worked at HUST since Nov. 2005. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher at Ajou University (Korea) and Politecnico Di Torino (Italy) from Jan. 2004 to Oct. 2005. His research interests are in the area of mobile communications, traffic modeling in wireless networks, green communications, and interference modeling in wireless communications. He has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has been granted about 15 patents in China. He received the Best Paper Awards from IEEE Globecom 2010. Moreover, he served as the guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine Special Issue on 5G Wireless Communication Systems.




Maria Rita Palattella, Dr., Research Associate, University of Luxembourg

Maria Rita Palattella is a Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), part of the Universtity of Luxembourg. She obtained her PhD in Electronics Engineering from “Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato” (SIPD) and “Politecnico di Bari,” Italy, in February 2011. She is/has been involved in several EU FP7 projects, including OUTSMART, IoT6, which focused on: the development of secure and smart Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the exploitation of the potential of IPv6 and related standards (IEEE802.15.4e, IETF RPL, etc.).
She is currently a member of the  IETF 6TiSCH WG, which aims at bonding the TimeSlotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) MAC technology and IPv6 networking approaches to yield a robust industrial IoT protocol stack.