Prof. Dr. Ismail Khalil

Deputy Head of the Institute of Telecooperation

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


Title: AI at the Edge: Unleashing the Power of Intelligent Telecommunications


Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the telecommunications industry by enhancing network performance, improving customer experience, and enabling innovative services. However, the traditional centralized approach to AI deployment may not be adequate for the emerging era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices generate massive amounts of data and require real-time decision-making.

This keynote talk will focus on the role of AI at the edge in enabling intelligent telecommunications. By moving AI processing closer to the source of data generation, the edge can reduce latency, improve reliability, and enhance security. The talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities of deploying AI at the edge, including the need for new hardware and software architectures, as well as the importance of data privacy and ethical considerations.

The talk will also showcase use cases of AI at the edge in telecommunications, including network optimization, predictive maintenance, and personalized services. By leveraging AI at the edge, telecommunications providers can unlock new revenue streams, increase operational efficiency, and deliver superior customer experience.

The talk will conclude by highlighting the future trends and directions of AI at the edge in telecommunications, including the emergence of 5G networks, the proliferation of IoT devices, and the growing importance of edge computing in a data-driven world. Attendees will gain insights into the transformative potential of AI at the edge and learn how to leverage it to create a competitive advantage in the telecommunications industry.



Ismail Khalil is currently serving as the deputy head of the institute of telecooperation at Johanes Kepler University Linz, Austria, since October 2002. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Syarif Hidayatullah State University Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the president of the Web Applications Society (@WAS). Dr. Khalil is a distinguished scholar with an impressive academic background. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and received his habilitation degree in Applied Computer Science for his work on agents interaction in ubiquitous environments in May 2008. He has extensive experience teaching, consulting, and conducting research in artificial Intelligence, mobile, cloud, edge Computing, agent technologies, and web intelligence, with a keen interest in the broader business, social, and policy implications associated with emerging information technologies. Prior to joining Johannes Kepler University Linz, he was a research fellow at the Intelligent Systems Group at Utrecht University, Netherlands from 2001-2002, and the project manager of the AgenCom project at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg Austria from 2000-2001. Dr. Khalil has authored around 150 scientific publications, books, and book chapters, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of five international journals and two book series. His work has been published and presented at various conferences and workshops and received widespread recognition and acclaim. Dr. Khalil’s significant contributions to the field of computer engineering have earned him a reputation as a thought leader in the industry. He continues to inspire and motivate students and researchers alike, and his work has helped shape the direction of the field.