IEEE SIG on Artificial General Intelligence, Models, and Agents (AGILE) has been formally approved by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD). Dr. Li serves the founding chair.

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Chair: Rongpeng Li, Zhejiang University, China, lirongpeng AT
Vice Chair: Biao Zhang, Google DeepMind, UK, biaojiaxing AT
Vice Chair: Lan Zhang, Clemson University, USA, lan7 AT
Vice Chair: Charilaos Zarakovitis, Axon Logic, Greece, c.zarakovitis AT

Advisor: Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, dniyato AT
Advisor: Honggang Zhang, honggangzhang AT
Advisor: Jun Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, eejzhang AT
Advisor: Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland, mehdi.bennis AT
Advisor: Xianfu Chen, Shenzhen CyberAray Network Technology Company Ltd, China, xianfu.chen AT
Advisor: Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway, yanzhang AT
Advisor: Yonghui Li, University of Sydney, China, AT
Advisor: Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan, kei AT

Scope and Objectives

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is an implicit or explicit north-star goal since 1956 Dartmouth AI Conference. Given the rapid advancement of Machine Learning (ML) models, the concept of AGI has passed from being the subject of philosophical debate to one with near-term practical relevance. Nowadays, benefiting from the rapid progress and astonishing success in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computation Vision (CV), “sparks” of AGI are even regarded to be already present in the latest generation of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Large Vision Models (LVMs), with prominent examples like ChatGPT, Gemini, DALL-E and Sora. Meanwhile, techniques like generative Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Diffusion models as well as scalable Transformers not only boost the arrival of these amazing Foundation Models (FMs), but also are seen as a transformative technology beyond shaping the AI field:

  • FMs promise a tangible enhancement to wireless communications and networks by leveraging the generative capabilities as well as the multimodality nature of the data acquired in wireless networks. It promises to overcome long-standing difficulties such as low generality, limited performance gain, complicated
    management, and inconvenient collaboration.
  • The application of FMs for inference and decision-making purposes have demonstrated appealing results. It is widely anticipated that FM-empowered (connected) autonomous agents with embodied intelligence are expected to emerge with the astonishing capabilities of accomplishing tasks autonomously and coherently.

Given these facts and visions, there is a clear need to establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) on AGI, Models, and Agents (AGILE) to address the emerging technical challenges therein. On one hand, it still requires ongoing significant efforts to deliver cost-effective AGI solutions. On the other hand, how to tackle the bloated parameters in FMs in edge and user equipment remain under-investigated.

This SIG aims to organize and solicit researchers from both the academia and the industry to accelerate the study on AGILE. Tentative topics include, but are not limited to

  • Artificial general intelligence techniques for AGILE
  • Model design and training for AGILE
  • Communication techniques in AGILE
  • Communication and learning theory in AGILE
  • Performance evaluation metrics of AGILE
  • Collaboration mechanism in AGILE
  • Network architecture for AGILE
  • Security and privacy of AGILE
  • Data collection and governance of AGILE
  • Full-lifecycle management and orchestration of AGILE
  • Architecture and protocol design & standarization of AGILE

Founding Members

  • Changyang She, University of Sydney, Australia, changyang.she AT
  • Chengchao Liang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, liangcc AT
  • Chenghui Peng, Huawei Technologies, China, pengchenghui AT
  • Chungang Yang, Xidian University, China, chgyang2010 AT
  • Dong Wang, China Telecom, China, wangd5 AT
  • Guangxu Zhu, Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data, China, gxzhu AT
  • Gang Feng, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China, fenggang AT
  • Haijun Zhang, Beijing Science and Technology University, China, zhanghaijun AT
  • Jihong Park, Deakin University, Australia, jihong.park AT
  • Kai Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, yangkai AT
  • Qiang Liu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, qiang.liu AT
  • Qimei Chen, Wuhan University, China, chenqimei AT
  • Sai Mounika Errapotu, University of Texas at El Paso, serrapotu AT
  • Shangmin Guo, University of Edinburgh, UK, s.guo AT
  • Xinyue Zhang, Kennesaw State University, USA, xzhang48 AT
  • Xueli An, Huawei Technologies, Germany, AT
  • Yong Xiao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, yongxiao AT
  • Yuanming Shi, Shanghai Tech University, China, shiym AT
  • Yao Sun, University of Glasgow, UK, Yao.Sun AT
  • Yixiong Wei, Zhejiang Lab, China, yx_wei AT
  • Zhi Liu, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan, liuzhi AT
  • Zhijin Qin, Tsinghua University, China, qinzhijin AT