IEEE SIG on Artificial General Intelligence, Models, and Agents (AGILE)

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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. The relevant 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:

  1. Rongpeng Li, Zhejiang University, China
  2. Biao Zhang, Google DeepMind, UK
  3. Lan Zhang, Clemson University, USA
  4. Charilaos Zarakovitis, Axon Logic, Greece
  5. Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  6. Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
  7. Jun Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  8. Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland
  9. Xianfu Chen, Shenzhen CyberAray Network Technology Company Ltd,, China
  10. Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway
  11. Yonghui Li, University of Sydney, China
  12. Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  13. Changyang She, University of Sydney, Australia
  14. Chengchao Liang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  15. Chenghui Peng, Huawei Technologies, China
  16. Chungang Yang, Xidian University, China
  17. Dong Wang, China Telecom, China
  18. Guangxu Zhu, Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data, China
  19. Gang Feng, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
  20. Haijun Zhang, Beijing Science and Technology University, China
  21. Jihong Park, Deakin University, Australia
  22. Kai Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  23. Qiang Liu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  24. Qimei Chen, Wuhan University, China
  25. Sai Mounika Errapotu, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  26. Shangmin Guo, University of Edinburgh, UK
  27. Xinyue Zhang, Kennesaw State University, USA
  28. Xueli An, Huawei Technologies, Germany
  29. Yong Xiao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  30. Yuanming Shi, Shanghai Tech University, China
  31. Yao Sun, University of Glasgow, UK
  32. Yixiong Wei, Zhejiang Lab, China
  33. Zhi Liu, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  34. Zhijin Qin, Tsinghua University, China