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Tuesday 03 September 2013, 09:15–10:30 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

The dawn of 5G

Moderator:   Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, Sweden
Panelists:
 Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and CTO at NTT DoCoMo, Japan
 Jan Färjh, Vice President Head of Standardization and Industry, Ericsson, Sweden
 Ed Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA

 

Tuesday 03 September 2013, 18:30–20:00 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

Wireless Futures

Moderator:   Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK
Panelists:
 Gerhard P. Fettweis, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
 Ted Rappaport

 

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 08:40–10:00 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

Releasing the Steering Wheel: Learning to Let the Car Drive by Itself

Moderator:   Javier J. Sanchez-Medina, Innovation Centre for the Information Society (CICEI), ULPGC. Spain
Panelists:
 John Beck, Chief Principal Engineer, Advanced Products. Oshkosh Corporation
 Frank A. Drews, University of Utah
 Alberto Broggi, VisLab - University of Parma
 Walton Fehr, Manager, Systems Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

 

Thursday 05 September 2013, 10:30–12:20 (Chopin 2)

Next Generation WiFi: 802.11ac/af/ah/ad/aj and High Efficiency WiFi (HEW)

Moderator:   Monisha Ghosh, Principal Engineer, InterDigital, USA
Panelists:
 Ron Porat, Senior Principal Engineer, Broadcom Corporation, USA
 Hemanth Sampath, Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., USA
 Carlos Cordeiro, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation, USA
 Yasuhiko Inoue, Senior Research Engineer, NTT, Japan

 

The dawn of 5G

Tuesday 03 September 2013, 09:15–10:30 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

Currently LTE and other 4G technologies are being rolled out to provide more capacity and enable new features in the networking world. It is expected that these technologies will continue to expand and evolve over the next ten-year period. However there are other application areas where we foresee that the current technologies will have difficulties to meet the expected demands. In this panel we will discuss what type of applications areas future communication technologies will be required to meet the next mobile generation, 5G. We will also discuss some of the more interesting and challenging research problems that need to be addressed in order to meet these requirements. METIS is a research Consortium of global major telecoms players, funded by the EU, focusing on the 5G wireless challenges (year 2020 and beyond). The panel will provide the points of view of the main industry players that participate in this project as well the US and Japanese visions on 5G.

Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, Sweden (Moderator)

Dr. Afif Osseiran received a DEA (B.Sc.E.E) degree in Electrical Engineering from Université de Rennes I and INSA Rennes in 1997, and a M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, in 1999. In 2006, he defended successfully his Ph.D thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999 he has been with Ericsson, Sweden. From April 2008 to June 2010, he was the technical manager of the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+. Since 2011, he is responsible to coordinate Beyond 2020 mobile and wireless communications activities toward EU research programs. He is currently the coordinator of the EU project METIS. His research interests include many aspects of wireless communications with a special emphasis on advanced antenna systems, on relaying, on radio resource management, network coding and cooperative communications. Dr. Osseiran is listed in the Who's Who in the World, the Who's Who in Science & Engineering. Dr. Osseiran has published over 50 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two books on IMT-Advanced: "Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced" and "Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond", published in 2009 and 2011, respectively with John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Osseiran is a senior member of IEEE.

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Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and CTO at NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Seizo Onoe was named Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, a Member of the Board of Directors, and Managing Director of the R&D Center in June 2012.

Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President in July 2008 while retaining his position as Managing Director of the R&D Strategy Department since June 2008. He was a Vice President and took positions as Managing Director of the Radio Access Network related development departments from July 2002 to June 2008. He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the radio access networks for the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/ HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and beyond. He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices, and mobile communication services.

He has worked for NTT and NTT DoCoMo since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Onoe has a master's degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering.

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Jan Färjh, Vice President Head of Standardization and Industry, Ericsson, Sweden

Jan Färjh took his M.Sc in telecommunication at the royal institute of Technology in Stockholm,1985. After his graduation he developed signal processing algorithms for airborne radar systems. In 1990 he joined Ericsson and started to work with radio access technologies. He has a strong background in wireless research and was part of Ericsson's pioneering activities in WCDMA in the early 90's. In 1996 he became manager of the unit responsible for radio access research. The research performed in this unit has substantially contributed to the evolution of WCDMA, HSPA and LTE, technologies that today provide Mobile Broadband on global base. Between 2007 and 2012 he was Head of Ericsson Research. Ericsson Research is a global organization consisting of 600 researchers in ten different countries present in North America, Europe and Asia. Since November 2012 Jan is heading Ericsson's global Standardisation and Industry unit within the Group Function Technology, headed by Ericsson's CTO.

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Ed Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA

Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a QUALCOMM Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering at QUALCOMM. He leads QUALCOMM’s worldwide standardization activities. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led QUALCOMM's and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. He was instrumental in getting QUALCOMM involved in WCDMA and in embedded modules. Recently he led the industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M. Dr. Tiedemann chairs 3GPP2 TSG-AC, which is responsible for the cdma2000® (1x and 1xEV-DO) air interface. Dr. Tiedemann holds over 200 US patents and has participated in many papers, conference lectures, and industry panels. Prior to becoming involved with wireless communications, Dr. Tiedemann was involved with numerous commercial and military satellite programs. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT. He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University. Dr. Tiedemann currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is on the Board of Directors of the Open Mobile Alliance.

In 2008, Dr. Tiedemann received the 3G-CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Industry Leadership from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) for his "long-running contribution to CDMA development and standardization." He received the Global IT Innovator and Leadership Award from Yonsei University in Korea in 2009 and the 2010 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Dr. Tiedemann is General Chair for GLOBECOM 2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.

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Wireless Futures

Tuesday 03 September 2013, 18:30–20:00 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

Whilst the 4G system is being rolled out across much of the globe, the scientific dialogue concerning the next-generation wireless systems and their key features has intensified. This panel embarks on discussing a range of related subjects, including their major differentiating factors, their components, such as large-scale MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications and - further down the line - visible-light communications in the unlicensed electromagnetic band.

Lajos Hanzo, University of 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 37-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 1300+ 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. Recently he won the European Research Council's Advanced Fellow Grant and the Royal Society's Wolfson Rresearch Merit Award. 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 and the EU's Concerto Project. 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 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 P. Fettweis, Technical University of 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

Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chaired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is a Professor of Computer Science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a Professor of Radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. He also serves as national center director of the NSF I/UCRC Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) and founding director of NYU WIRELESS. Professor Rappaport is also an active teacher, researcher and entrepreneur.

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Releasing the Steering Wheel: Learning to Let the Car Drive by Itself

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 08:40–10:00 (Encore Ballroom 4-8)

When the Otis Brothers dared to develop the automatic elevator in 1924, where no human operator was needed anymore, it took more than two decades before these kind of elevators became widely used. We are living technology fast changing times, in particular regarding mobility. More and more research groups are taking big steps towards autonomous driving. Also car manufacturers are already including amazing safety and comfort automatic systems within their highest range products. On the front of all of this, US Defense Department is amazing the world with unmanned or remotely controlled aircraft, and also terrestrial unmanned vehicles. However, when will we humans accept being transported by a car that can do the job by itself. What are the challenges behind that big step in transportation? What are the risks that may hinder this transformation process? We have two representatives from the Academia: Professor Alberto Broggi from University of Parma in Italy, who is an expert on autonomous driving; and a Human Factors Specialist, Professor Frank Drews from the Psychology Department of the University of Utah. We also have the chief principal engineer of unmanned systems at Oshkosh Corporation, Mr. John Beck. Finally, we have also Walton Fehr coming from government. He is Systems Engineering Program Manager at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, within the US Department of Transportation. We will discuss on these topics and many more in a friendly, question driven session, where the public participation is more than welcome.

Javier J. Sanchez-Medina, Innovation Centre for the Information Society (CICEI), ULPGC. Spain (Moderator)

Dr. Javier Sanchez-Medina is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain.

Dr. Sanchez-Medina earned his Engineering Master Degree at the Telecommunications Faculty on 2002, and his PhD at the Computer Science Department on 2008. His PhD dissertation versed on the use of Genetic Algorithms, Parallel Computing and Cellular Automata based Traffic Microsimulation to optimize the Traffic Lights Programming within an Urban Traffic Network.

His research interests include mainly the application of Evolutionary Computation and Parallel Computing to Intelligent Tranportation Systems. Javier Sanchez-Medina has been volunteering for several years at many international conferences related to Intelligent Tranportation, Computer Science, Evolutionary Computation, etc. He is reviewer for some Transportation related journals like the IEEE ITSS Transactions, or the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
Since 2010, we has served for the IEEE ITS Society organizing the TBMO 2010 Workshop at ITSC2010, co-organizing the "Travel Behavior Research: Bounded Rationality and Behavioral Response" Special Session at ITSC2011, being Publications Chair at the FISTS2011, Registration Chair at the ITSC2012 and Workshops and Tutorials Chair for the forthcoming ITSC 2013. Looking into future, he is already involved as general chair for the ITSC2015, that will happen at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) on September 2015, and he is also involved in the organization of ITSC 2016 which will be located at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He is also leading a new Publication for the IEEE ITS Society, launch on May 2013, consisting on a regular Podcast series. The Intelligent Transportation Systems Podcast is a new publication of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society aiming to take the Intelligent Transportation Science to the big public in an attractive format. The goal is to offer monthly insightful and entertaining interviews with the leaders in Intelligent Transportation Science.
He has widely published his research with more than 15 international conference articles and more than 7 international journal articles.

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John Beck, Chief Principal Engineer, Advanced Products. Oshkosh Corporation

John Beck is chief principal engineer of unmanned systems for the Advanced Products Engineering Group within Oshkosh Corporation. He has responsibility for the company’s autonomous vehicle developments and technology partners.
Beck has led Oshkosh’s efforts to develop its TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) system, working with technology partners and organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC), Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE) and Marine Corps Warfighter Lab (MCWL).
Prior to joining Oshkosh in August 2006, Beck worked at the Rockwell Automation sales office in Appleton, Wis., where he was the technical specialist for programmable controllers, human-machine interface products and the software supporting those products. He provided proof-of-concept designs and technical application support for Rockwell Automation customers in a variety of markets and applications.
While at Rockwell Automation, he also worked with the Oshkosh Advanced Products group during the early development stages of the ProPulse programming, network design and graphical user-interface solutions.
Beck previously worked at American National Can Company in the flexible packaging staff engineering group. He also had sales and engineering positions at Process Control Corporation, Eurotherm Controls Inc. and MarketView Software.
Beck graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Lombard, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering.

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Frank A. Drews, University of Utah

Frank A. Drews, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University Utah received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Drews has a strong research background in human factors, engineering psychology, and human information processing in complex, naturalistic decision-making contexts like surface transportation and heath care. His work has been published and presented nationally and internationally.

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Alberto Broggi, VisLab - University of Parma

VisLab has been active in the field of intelligent vehicles for the last two decades: after the first test (2000+ km in semi-autonomous mode in 1998), VisLab designed and realized the perception system of TerraMax, the largest entry in the DARPA Challenges, and was the only vehicle that reached the end of the DARPA Grand Challenge with vision as primary sensor.
In 2010 VisLab conceived and realized the longest ever test for autonomous driving: 13000 km from Italy to China.

On July 12, 2013, VisLab tested downtown driving in a real environment for the first time ever; BRAiVE, VisLab's most advanced intelligent vehicle, drove in downtown Parma, negotiating two-way narrow rural roads, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, artificial bumps, pedestrian areas, and tight roundabouts.

The presentation will discuss the results of those tests and will discuss VisLab’s vision on environmental sensing.

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Walton Fehr, Manager, Systems Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Walton Fehr has been the Manager of Systems Engineering for the Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) since May 2009. At the ITS JPO, Mr. Fehr leads the research into how the Connected Vehicle Core System will support applications for safety, mobility, and sustainability for all modes including passenger vehicles, transit, and heavy trucks.

Mr. Fehr has over 30 years of engineering experience. Before joining the ITS JPO, he was a Principal with the WFET Group, where he implemented systems engineering practices for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC). The VIIC is a business alliance established by eight of the world’s leading automobile manufactures to develop short-range communication between vehicles and infrastructure. Mr. Fehr developed the concept for how VIIC applications would be implemented during the US Department of Transportation’s DSRC Proof-of-Concept program phase and was the VIIC’s lead in the Applications Systems Engineering team.

Mr. Fehr also worked at Motorola for several years, serving in various positions such as Engineering Manager, Program Manager, and Senior Engineer. As an Engineering Manager, he managed up to 10 people architecting advanced vehicle communication and control systems and driver controls. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Fehr was a Senior Engineer at Caterpillar, where he designed and developed electronic controls for heavy vehicles including on-highway trucks.

Mr. Fehr is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned master’s degrees in electrical engineering and in business administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a certified Project Management Professional, named inventor on 22 US patents, and author of several papers.

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Next Generation WiFi: 802.11ac/af/ah/ad/aj and High Efficiency WiFi (HEW)

Thursday 05 September 2013, 10:30–12:20 (Chopin 2)

In recent years IEEE 802.11 has completed a number of major standardization efforts that have significantly improved the throughput in new and existing frequency bands. For example, 802.11ad is a completed specification for operation in 60 GHz, 802.11ac is in sponsor ballot for extending throughput in the 5 GHz band and 802.11af for operation in the TV White Spaces. However, there are emerging new use cases and frequency bands that are under active consideration within 802.11 with ongoing standardization efforts. This panel will focus on recent developments in 802.11 standards, specifically the developments in 802.11ac (5 GHz Very High Throughput), 802.11af (TV White Spaces), 802.11ah (Sub -1 GHz, non TV White Spaces), 802.11aj/ad (45 and 60 GHz) and the newly formed study group High Efficiency WiFi (HEW). These different groups have different objectives and scopes and hence different requirements of the PHY and MAC layers. The panelists are all experts in the above areas and will share their views on these emerging standards.

Monisha Ghosh, Principal Engineer, InterDigital, USA (Moderator)

Dr. Monisha Ghosh is a Principal Engineer at Interdigital, working on standardization for next generation 802.11 systems. Previously she has worked in Philips Research and Bell Labs on various wired and wireless systems, most recently on cognitive radio for the TV White Spaces. Her research interests include estimation and information theory, error correction, and digital signal processing for communication systems. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Ron Porat, Senior Principal Engineer, Broadcom Corporation, USA

Ron Porat - Member IEEE. Currently with Broadcom WiFi group in San Diego California leading the PHY group for standards R&D.
Previously with InterDigital, Nextwave, Entropic and Qualcomm working on product development and standards R&D for LTE, WiMAX, 802.16m, MoCA, Gigabit Ethernet and Globalstar.

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Hemanth Sampath, Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., USA

Dr. Hemanth Sampath is a Principal Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Diego. He leads the WLAN research group at Qualcomm Research Center that focuses on design, standardization, prototype & product support for next generation WLAN technologies. Prior to the current role, he was the systems lead for pre-LTE (UMB) chip development project within Qualcomm. From 2001-2004, he held technical positions at Iospan Wireless Inc., and Marvell Semiconductor. Dr. Sampath graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, where he published several well-cited papers in the areas of MIMO and precoding. He has 45 US patents in the field of wireless communications.

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Carlos Cordeiro, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation, USA

Dr. Carlos Cordeiro is a Principal Engineer in the Mobile and Communications Group within Intel Corporation. He leads Intel’s technology and standards development in the area of multi-Gbps wireless systems using millimeter frequencies. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was the technical editor to both the IEEE 802.11ad standard and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance MAC/PHY specification. In the Wi-Fi Alliance, Dr. Cordeiro is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance Board of Directors and also chairs the technical task group on 60 GHz. Due to his contributions to wireless communications, he received several awards including the prestigious Global Telecom Business 40 under 40 in 2012 and 2013, the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award in 2011, and the IEEE New Face of Engineering Award in 2007. He is the co-author of two textbooks on wireless published in March/2006 and March/2011, has published about 100 papers in the wireless area alone, and holds dozens of patents. He has served as Editor of various journals including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Wireless Communication Letters and the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review journal.

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Yasuhiko Inoue, Senior Research Engineer, NTT, Japan

Yasuhiko Inoue received B.E. degree and M.E. in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He joined NTT Wireless Systems Laboratories in 1994 where he engaged in research and development of a Personal Handy Phone (PHS) packet data communication system. Since 1997, he has been working on R&D of the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN systems and has been participated standardization activity since 2001. Currently, he is working on research, development and standardization of high efficiency wireless LAN system. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University from 2005 to 2006. He received Young Engineer Award from IEICE in 2001 and received contributor award for the IEEE 802.11j standard from IEEE Standards Association in 2004. He is currently serving as the secretary of the IEEE 802.11 High Efficiency Wireless LAN Study Group. He is a member of IEICE and IEEE.

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