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Tuesday 04 September 2012, 18:00–19:30 (2000AB)

A Glimpse Beyond the Wireless Horizon

Moderator:   Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton
Panelists:
 Gerhard Fetweiss, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
 Ted Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Chair of Electrical Engineering, NYU-Poly
 Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, Director, Wireless Comms. Research Dept., Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

 

Wednesday 05 September 2012, 17:00–18:30 (2000AB)

The Myths and Realities of Green Wireless

Moderator:   Lajos Hanzo, University Southampton, UK
Panelists:
 Charles Despins, President, Prompt-Quebec
 Friedrich K. Jondral, Telecommunications, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
 Wen Tong, CTO, Global Wireless, Huawei

 

A Glimpse Beyond the Wireless Horizon

Tuesday 04 September 2012, 18:00–19:30 (2000AB)

Whilst the operators and service providers are engaged in rolling out the LTE network, researchers are aiming for further enriching the wireless landscape and for enhancing the achievable performance of the existing standards. Numerous advanced techniques are combined for the sake of approaching the theoretically achievable performance, but accurate measurements indicate that the practical systems operate at a fraction of their theoretical capacity estimated under the idealized simplifying assumptions perfect channel estimation and synchronization. Massive MIMOs, small cells, COMP, cognitive radios and other cooperative solutions combined with carrier aggregation techniques potentially operating even across different standard systems have the promise of substantial further capacity gains, leading to the concept of heterogeneous networks (HetNets). However, an abundance of spectral resources are available at higher carrier frequencies, towards the upper end of the RF band. This panel will aim for predicting the medium to long-term evolution of the wireless information infra-structure, which has become such a vital component of a vibrant global economy.

Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton (Moderator)

Lajos Hanzo (http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk) FREng, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate ``Doctor Honoris Causa'' by the Technical University of
Budapest. During his 35-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has successfully supervised 80 PhD students, co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totalling in excess of 10 000 pages, published 1250+ research entries at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing a 100-strong academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. During 2008 - 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and since 2009 he has been a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk

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Gerhard Fetweiss, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Gerhard Fettweis earned his PhD degree from Aachen University of Technololgy (RWTH) in 1990. He is IEEE Fellow, and active in organizing conferences (e.g. IEEE ICC 2009) and workshops. From 1990 to 1991, he was Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, developing signal processing innovations for IBM’s disk drive products. From 1991 to 1994, he was a Scientist with TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA, responsible for signal processor development projects for cellular phone chip-sets. Since 1994 he holds the Vodafone Chair at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. During this time the chair has spunout nine start-ups: Systemonic, Radioplan, Signalion, InCircuit, Dresden Silicon, Freedelity, RadioOpt, Blue Wonder Communications, InRadios.

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Ted Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Chair of Electrical Engineering, NYU-Poly

Theodore (Ted) Rappaport currently serves as the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU-Poly, and is a professor at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the NYU School of Medicine. Rappaport is founding director of NYU WIRELESS, a new kind of academic research center that combines wireless communications engineering and computer science with the practice of medicine and health care. Earlier in his career, he founded two of the largest and most highly regarded research programs in wireless communications at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and The University of Texas at Austin (UTA). He also launched two companies that were instrumental in the deployment of modern day cellular telephone networks. Rappaport holds more than 100 patents that are issued or pending, and has authored numerous books including the most popular textbook in the wireless engineering field. In 1990 at Virginia Tech, he founded the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG, now Wireless@VT), a center that became a leading producer of research and young engineers for the booming cellular telephone industry, and founded the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at UTA in 2002. He received the Marconi Young Scientist Award in 1990, the Terman Award from ASEE in 2002, The IET Sir Monty Finniston Medal in 2011, and the IEEE William E. Sayle Education Award in 2012. He was recently named a Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Purdue University.

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Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, Director, Wireless Comms. Research Dept., Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

Reinaldo A. Valenzuela obtained his B.Sc. at the University of Chile, and his Ph.D. from Imperial College of Sc. and Tech., U. of London, England. At Bell Laboratories, he carried out indoor microwave propagation measurements and developed statistical models. He also worked on packet reservation multiple access for wireless systems and optical WDM networks. He became Manager, Voice Research Dept., at Motorola Codex, involved in the implementation integrated voice and data packet systems. On returning to Bell Laboratories he was involved in propagation measurements and ray tracing propagation prediction. He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff award and is Director of the Wireless Communications Research Department. He is currently engaged in MIMO / space time systems achieving high capacities using transmit and receive antenna arrays. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless. He has published over 130 papers and has 12 patents. He has over 10 000 Google Scholar citations and he is a 'Highly Cited Author' In Thomson ISI and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. He is the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award.

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The Myths and Realities of Green Wireless

Wednesday 05 September 2012, 17:00–18:30 (2000AB)

There are over four billion wireless devices across the globe and the achievable data rate increased more than three orders of magnitude over the past three decades. This was achieved with the aid of sophisticated adaptive modulation, coding, MIMOs, cell-size reduction, cooperation and a host of other radical enabling techniques. However, the required bit-energy/noise ratio cannot be reduced below the minimum value predetermined by the capacity and approaching the capacity necessitates an ever-increasing processing complexity, whilst additionally imposing an increased delay. The cell-size reduction has been shown to be one of the most efficient technique of reducing the energy consumption, but this potentially increases the infrastructure costs and the number of hand-overs to be carried out in haterogeneous networks. This panel will embark on discussing the realistic potential of a range of techniques that may be invoked in the interest of improving the energy-efficiency of wireless networks.

Lajos Hanzo, University Southampton, UK (Moderator)

Lajos Hanzo (http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk) FREng, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate ``Doctor Honoris Causa'' by the Technical University of
Budapest. During his 35-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has successfully supervised 80 PhD students, co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totalling in excess of 10 000 pages, published 1250+ research entries at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing a 100-strong academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. During 2008 - 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and since 2009 he has been a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk

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Charles Despins, President, Prompt-Quebec

Charles Despins’ career has spanned more than 25 years in both the academic and industry segments of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. In addition to his academic research work in the Université du Québec network, he has held various posts in the private sector, namely at CAE Electronics, Microcell Telecommunications (Canadian cellular operator) and at Bell Nordiq Group (a network operator in rural and northern areas of Canada) as vice-president and chief technology officer. He has also worked as a consultant for wireless network deployments in India and China. Since January 2003, he has been President and CEO of Prompt inc., an ICT university-industry research and development consortium. In addition, he is a faculty member at École de Technologie Supérieure (Université du Québec) in Montreal, with research interests in wireless communications. He is also a guest lecturer at the Desautels faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Despins is a Fellow (2005) of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a recipient (2006) of the Outstanding Engineer award from IEEE Canada. He is currently a frequent advocate on Green ICT issues.

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Friedrich K. Jondral, Telecommunications, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Friedrich K. Jondral received a Diploma in mathematics and a Doctoral degree in natural sciences from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, in 1975 and 1979, respectively. During the winter semester 1977/78 he was a visiting researcher to the Department of Mathematics, Nagoya University, Japan. From 1979 to 1992 Dr. Jondral was an employee of AEG-Telefunken (now European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, EADS), Ulm, Germany, where he held various research, development and management positions. His main activities during this time were in the fields of shortwave radio, signal analysis and radio direction finding. Besides his job, from 1981 to 1992 Dr. Jondral lectured on applied mathematics at the Universität Ulm where he was appointed Adjunct Professor in 1991. Since 1993 he has been Full Professor and Director of the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Here, from 2000 to 2002, he served as the Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. During a sabbatical in the summer semester 2004, Dr. Jondral was a visiting faculty to the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. His current research interests are in the fields of ultra wideband communications, software defined and cognitive radio, signal analysis, pattern recognition, network capacity optimization and dynamic spectrum sharing.

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Wen Tong, CTO, Global Wireless, Huawei

Dr. Wen Tong is the vice president of Wireless Research and CTO of Wireless of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009. Dr. Wen Tong was the Nortel Fellow and Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He received the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1993 and joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995. He has pioneered fundamental technologies in wireless with 90 granted US patents and more than 200 patents filings.
Dr. Tong has conducted the advanced research work spanning from 1G to 4G wireless at Nortel. From 1997 to 1999, he was responsible for the prototyping of advanced CDMA technology which led industry’s first 3G wireless packet data sessions using CDMA2000 1xRTT technology in the field. He was one of the critical inventors of turbo coding interleaver, a key enabler that boosts speed and efficiency of 3G networks, which has been adopted for all 3G/4G standards. From 1998 to 2006, he had been a driving force in developing foundational technologies for all the 4G wireless networks–OFDM-MIMO. He is an industry-recognized pioneer on OFDM-MIMO. He has been a key contributor and initiator to 3GPP (UMTS and LTE), 3GPP2 (CDMA 1xRTT 1xEV-DO and UMB), and IEEE802.16e (WiMAX), IEEE802.16j (Mobile Multi-Hop Relay) standards.In 2006, and 2007, his team was twice-winner of Nortel Technology Excellent Award (highest level R&D award). Since 2007, Dr. Tong had been the director of Wireless Technology Labs. In 2008, Dr. Tong was the head of Network Technology Labs, responsible for Nortel’s global strategic technologies research and development. He was member of Executive Edge team.
In 2007, Dr. Tong was inducted as Nortel Fellow, a lifetime honor bestowed to selected 5 individuals in Nortel’s R&D community in Nortel’s 114 years history. Dr. Tong was Nortel’s most prolific inventor. Dr. Tong serves at the NSERC discovery grant committee.

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