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Monday, 19 September 2016

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION & 5G DAY

Monday 19 September 2016, 11:00–12:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

Customer, Service and Network Design in 5G: Operational and Management Challenges

Moderator:   Haris Gacanin, Customer Experience Management, Applications and Analytics, Nokia, Belgium
 
Panelists:Benoit Pelletier, Member of Technical Staff, InterDigital, Canada
 Said Zaghloul, Director of Product Strategy, Sandvine, Canada

Summary—The customer experience is raising up as the major design and deployment driver in 5G. Telecom operator’s major revenues are strongly related to customer experience management which in 5G will be more than ever dependent on different technologies such as radio, networking, cloud, analytics, etc. The aim of this session is to bring different dimensions to the traditional thinking of the design and operational aspects, and focus to outline the associated research challenges related to service- and customer-centric designs in 5G. This session gives an overview of potential research directions related to aforementioned 5G service and network operational aspects and their implications to customer experience. We aim to outline different dimensions in comparison with the traditional network(technology)-centric thinking and focus on the associated research challenges.

Biographies

Haris Gačanin received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo in 2000. In 2005 and 2008, he received M.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. from Tohoku University, Japan. He was with Tohoku University from April 2008 until May 2010 first as Japan Society for Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow and then, as Assistant Professor. He is currently Research Director of Nokia’s Wireless Analytics Research Lab in Belgium. His professional interests research management with strong emphasis on product/solution development through applied research projects: advanced signal processing and algorithms with focus on mobile/wireless and wireline physical (L1) and media access (L2) layer technologies and network architectures. He has more than 120 scientific publications (journals, conferences and patent applications) and invited/tutorial talks. He is senior member of IEEE and IEICE. He is an Associate Editor of IET Communications and IEICE Transactions on Communications. He acted as a chair, review and technical program committee member of various technical journals and conferences. He is a recipient of IEICE Communication System Study Group (2015) Award, the 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence, the 2012 KDDI Foundation Research Award, the 2009 KDDI Foundation Research Grant Award, the 2008 Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, the 2005 Active Research Award in Radio Communications, 2005 Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2005-Fall) Student Paper Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter and the 2004 Institute of IEICE Society Young Researcher Award.



Dr. Benoît Pelletier received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Signal Processing in 2007 from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. As system design engineer for InterDigital Canada Ltée., he has contributed from 2007 to 2011 to the evolution of HSPA/HSPA+ systems, specializing in L1/L2 protocol design aspects. Now Member of Technical Staff, his current work focuses on the evolution of LTE and on the design of 5G wireless systems. In addition to being an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, he also holds over 40 granted patents and 100 patent applications. He co-organized the Device-to-Device Wireless Communications for Mobile Cellular Network workshop at ICC 2015, acted as TPC for the Globecom Workshop on Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication With and Without Infrastructure and as a reviewer for IEEE conferences and journals. His current research interests include 5G system design, device-to-device communications, vehicular communications, Hybrid-ARQ and statistical signal processing.



Said Zaghloul is Director of Product Strategy at Sandvine. In his role, Said focuses on Sandvine’s usage management and big data integration products and solutions. Said is also responsible for key OEM activities and works with other product managers to ensure roadmap alignment and implementation of product management best practices. Said has over 15 years of telecommunications industry and research experience. Prior to Sandvine, he served as product manager, systems architect, member of research staff, and design engineer for various institutions, including Flextronics, Redknee, Sprint, Siemens, and the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Said received his PhD and MSc degrees from the Technical-University of Braunschweig, Germany and the University of Kansas, USA in 2010 and 2005 respectively. Said is a Fulbright Alumnus and author of over 20 refereed IEEE and ACM journal and conference articles, and industry patents.

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Monday 19 September 2016, 14:00–15:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

5G Architecture: From Research and Standardization to Implementation

Moderator:   Simone Redana, Manager, Radio Research Nokia, Germany
 
Panelists:Naseem Khan,Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon, USA
 Vincent D. Park, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm

Summary—Mobile networks have become the main communication vehicle for the upcoming connected society. In addition to humans, billions of machines will be connected to the network in the future, leading to a massive traffic increase beyond 2020. However, such traffic increase does not necessarily lead to a similar increase in the revenue of mobile network operators, which need to make very high investments to manage this traffic. The challenge is thus to deploy a mobile network that can satisfy the requirements of the society and at the same time be sustainable for network operators.
A fundamental piece to address this challenge is the design of a novel mobile network architecture that provides the necessary flexibility to offer new services in an efficient way. This notably requires the sharing or distribution of infrastructure resources dynamically, such that operators can increase revenue through new services, while leveraging the efficiency of the architecture to do so in a cost-effective way.
Current mobile networks are not well suited to address the above challenge. While current architectures have been very successful in the last few years, they do not provide the required flexibility to cope with the service and traffic diversity targeted by 5G mobile networks nor do they address the current trends in terms of topologies.
Such trends (in terms of traffic and topologies) make networks increasingly heterogeneous and require tailored solutions to adapt to each specific scenario and service in an efficient way. The central goal of this panel is to discuss about future mobile network architectures that can flexibly adapt its operation to the specific characteristics and requirements of a given service and scenario. This panel explores, among others, the following novel concepts in the context of novel mobile network architecture for the 5G era:
• Flexible RAN architectures and C-RAN
• Functional split and function placement
• Multi-service architectures
• 5G wireless technologies
• Cloud-based 5G mobile architectures
• Network Function Virtualization NFV
• Multi-tenancy architectures
• Convergence of RAN and Core N

Biographies

Dr. Simone Redana received the MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2005 respectively. In 2006, he joined Siemens Communication in Milan. Since 2008, he has been with Nokia Networks in Germany, where he currently leads the Radio Research Group in Munich. He contributed to the relay concept design in the EU project WINNER II and the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+ as well as he led the work package on advanced relay concept design in the EU project ARTIST4G. He contributed to the business case analysis of relay deployments and to the standardization of Relays for Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 10. He led research and standardization projects on Self-Organizing Network (SON) for LTE Release 11. His current research interests are on novel architecture solutions for 5G era; Simone is coordinating the 5G NORMA (Novel Architecture for 5G era) project and chairing the 5G Architecture WG within the 5GPPP Initiative. He has been organizing the 5G Architecture workshop @ VTC Spring 2015 in Glasgow, and he has moderated the 5G Architecture panel @ ICC 2015 in London and @ GC 2015.

Naseem Khan is currently involved with wireless network strategy, architecture, planning, and standardization at Verizon focusing on 5G, SDN, NFV, IoT, mobile core, CPE, and spectrum sharing. His current responsibilities include defining 5G architecture and conducting 5G pre-commercial field trials. His previous work experience includes: wireless networks, network convergence, policy control/QoS, 3GPP IMS/VoLTE, IPTV, FTTP, and network performance, reliability, and management. He has led technology planning, evaluation, and implementation, industry partnerships and RFP initiatives. He has served on a number of standards committees and boards in leadership roles. Previously, he held management and senior technical positions at companies including AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs and Motorola. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and MS and BS in Electrical Engineering, and has received numerous awards including Verizons Telecom Leaders Circle and Multiservice Forum Senior Fellow.



VINCENT D. PARK is a Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he conducts research on mobile network architectures and protocols. His present research efforts are focused on 5G mobile networks and include work in the areas of mobility management, mobile edge computing, information-centric networking, and vehicular networking. He was an early innovator in the area of proximity-aware internetworking and led the networking design of the FlashLinQ system that preceded the standardization of 3GPP Proximity Services for LTE as well as the specification of Wi-Fi Alliance Neighbor Awareness Networking. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was a technical lead at Flarion Technologies Inc., where he was a key designer of the Flash-OFDM system, a truly all-IP cellular network. Prior to this, he was part of the Networks and Communications Systems Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where his research was primarily in the area of mobile ad hoc networking. He is an inventor of over 80 granted U.S. patents and has been a participant and contributor to various standards organizations, including both IETF and IEEE-SA. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Monday 19 September 2016, 16:00–17:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

LTE Advanced Pro

Moderator:   Anthony Soong,Chief Scientist at Huawei Technologies USA
 
Panelists:Robert W. Heath Jr., UT Austin
 Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher, Ericsson
 Eric Hardouin, director of Ambient Connectivity, Orange Labs
 Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, China Mobile

Summary—There is no dispute that the wide spread acceptance of smart phone has transformed our society. A critical enabler of this smart phone revolution is the wide spread deployment of 4G LTE systems. Currently there are 407 global LTE commercial networks in 142 countries serving half a billion subscribers. The LTE industry is growing rapidly and, in 2014, it grew at a rate of 142%. Given the enormous investments worldwide in LTE, there is a strong desideratum within the carrier community to continue to evolve their investments in order to meet the end-user experience expected in the foreseeable future and develop the LTE-Advanced Pro system. The panel of academic and industrial experts from both the vendor and carrier community will discuss the specific drivers and market needs, the technologies and capabilities, research directions as well as deployment strategies associated with LTE-Advanced Pro.

Biographies



Anthony C. K. Soong received the B.Sc. degree in animal physiology and physics from the University of Calgary, and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, the M.Sc. degree in biomedical physics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. His research group is actively engaged in the research, development and standardization of the next generation cellular system. He is on the board of OPNFV and served as the chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C NTAH (the next generation radio access network technology development group) from 2007-2009 and vice chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C WG3 (the physical layer development group for CDMA 2000) from 2006-2011. Prior to joining Huawei, he was with the systems group for Ericsson Inc and Qualcomm Inc. His research interests are in statistical signal processing, robust statistics, wireless communications, spread spectrum techniques, multicarrier signaling, multiple antenna techniques, network virtualization, SDN and physiological signal processing.
Dr. Soong is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has published numerous scientific papers and has more than 80 patents granted or pending. He was the co-recipient, with his co-authors, of the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He received the 2005 award of merit for his contribution to 3GPP2 and cdma2000 development. He is on the advisory broad of 2014 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop and has served on the technical program committee, as well as, chaired at numerous major conferences in the area of communications engineering. He has acted as guest editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Robert W. Heath Jr. received the Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. He is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also the President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc and Chief Innovation Officer at Kuma Signals LLC. He has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and lead guest editor for special issues on limited feedback (JSAC), heterogeneous networks (JSTSP), and most recently millimeter wave signal processing (JSTSP).s Prof. Heath is a recipient of the 2012 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper award, a 2013 Signal Processing Society best paper award, the 2014 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing best paper award, and the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks best paper award. He is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Stefan Parkvall (S’92-M’96-SM’05) is currently a principal researcher at Ericsson Research working with research on 5G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr Parkvall served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 2011-2012, and is co-author of the popular books “3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband”, “HSPA evolution – the Fundamentals for Mobile Broadband”, and “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband”. He has numerous patents in the area of mobile communication. In 2005, he received the Ericsson "Inventor of the Year" award, in 2009 the Swedish government’s Major Technical Award for his contributions to the success of HSPA, and in 2014 he and colleagues at Ericsson was nominated for the European Inventor Award, the most prestigious inventor award in Europe, for their contributions to LTE. Dr Parkvall received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1996. His previous positions include assistant professor in communication theory at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a visiting researcher at University of California, San Diego, USA.



Dr. Eric Hardouin is the director of the “Ambient Connectivity” research domain of Orange Labs, which investigates future access and transport networks and technologies, as well as related business models. Eric received his Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from Telecom Bretagne, France, in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with Orange Labs, where he has conducted or supervised research on interference mitigation for mobile networks. Between April 2008 and March 2009, Eric led the Innovations work package of the Celtic project WINNER+, whose goal was to propose innovative radio techniques for IMT-Advanced systems. Between 2008 and 2013 he represented Orange in the physical layer standardization group of 3GPP (RAN WG1) for HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced. From 2012 to 2015, Eric coordinated the research on wireless networks in Orange Labs. Eric had a leading role in the NGMN 5G White Paper, as co-lead of the work on 5G requirements. Eric is the author of the book “LTE et les réseaux 4G” (in French).

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.
In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee.
She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open”.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

AUTOMOTIVE DAY

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 11:00–12:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

LTE vs DSRC for Connected Vehicle: Competing or complementing ?

Moderator:   Sue Bai, Principal Engineer at Honda R&D, USA
 
Panelists:John Kenney,Director and Principal Researcher at Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
 Radovan Miucic, Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer at Changan US R&D Center, Inc.
 George Tsirtsis, Sr Director of Engineering at Qualcomm
 Anthony Soong, Chief Scientist at Huawei Technologies USA

Summary—This session will have industry experts from both DSRC and LTE side present the connected vehicle application needs, compare and contrast DSRC and LTE technology, and discuss the opportunity to co-exist and complement each other, vs one-or-the-other future direction.

Biographies

Sue Bai is a principal engineer in the Automobile Technology Research department at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Her area of research spans from in-vehicle navigation system with wireless communication, Telematics system design and development, to cooperative safety system research. Her current responsibilities are research on V2X communication systems for safety, mobility and automated vehicle systems. She has been the chair/vice chair woman of the SAE DSRC Vehicle Safety Technical Committee since for several years to develop the V2X over-the-air message standards including V2V, V2Infrastructure and V2Other road users such as pedestrian, cyclist and road workers.

Dr. John Kenney is Director of networking research and a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View, California. He represents Toyota in international standards organizations and industry research consortia. He also represents Toyota in DSRC Spectrum Sharing discussions with the US Government and the Wi-Fi industry. He served as General Co-Chair of the IEEE SmartVehicles workshops 2014-16, and of the ACM VANET workshops 2011-12. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.

Dr. Miucic is a Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer at Changan US R&D Center, Inc.
Radovan Miucic received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit MI, in 2001, 2002 and 2009, respectively. He worked as research engineer for Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (2007-2015) and as an embedded software engineer (2001-2007), working for Visteon, Delphi and Siemens. He joined Changan US R&D Center, Inc. in 2015, as a Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer in Connected and Autonomous Group. He is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wayne State University from 2012. In his previous role he represented Honda in various U.S. Department of Transportation sponsored projects: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (2007-2008), within Vehicle Safety Communication (VSC) consortium: VSC-Applications (2008-2009), VSC-Interoperability (2010–2014), and VSC- Security (2013-2014). His previous research interest was in optimization of in-vehicle networks and embedded software architecture. His current research is in wireless communication, sensors for autonomous driving, and development of cooperative safety applications.

George Tsirtsis is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Inc with over 20 years of experience in the Internet and Cellular industries. Mr Tsirtsis studied Electronics in TEI Piraeus in Greece in 1994, and then received an MSc in Telecommunication and Information Systems from University of Essex in the UK. From 1996 to 2000, he was in BT Labs in the UK working on networking research, IPv4/v6 protocol and mobility design, at which time he participated in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) authoring many RFCs. In 2000 he joint Flarion Technology and became responsible for the mobility management system design of the Flash-OFDM solution (a pre-LTE 4G system). In 2006 Flarion Technologies was acquired by Qualcomm Inc where George started by transferring his expertise into the 4G/LTE design and specification in 3GPP Release 8 and 9. In 2007 he started working on Device to Device (D2D) discovery and communication research project, and in 2011 he took over the project to standardize the technology (3GPP Release 12/13) and to then productize it. Since 2015 George and his research team have been working on extensions to D2D for vehicular communications resulting into the Cellular V2X (C-V2X) standards evolving today in 3GPP R14 and beyond.



Anthony C. K. Soong received the B.Sc. degree in animal physiology and physics from the University of Calgary, and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, the M.Sc. degree in biomedical physics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. His research group is actively engaged in the research, development and standardization of the next generation cellular system. He is on the board of OPNFV and served as the chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C NTAH (the next generation radio access network technology development group) from 2007-2009 and vice chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C WG3 (the physical layer development group for CDMA 2000) from 2006-2011. Prior to joining Huawei, he was with the systems group for Ericsson Inc and Qualcomm Inc. His research interests are in statistical signal processing, robust statistics, wireless communications, spread spectrum techniques, multicarrier signaling, multiple antenna techniques, network virtualization, SDN and physiological signal processing.
Dr. Soong is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has published numerous scientific papers and has more than 80 patents granted or pending. He was the co-recipient, with his co-authors, of the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He received the 2005 award of merit for his contribution to 3GPP2 and cdma2000 development. He is on the advisory broad of 2014 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop and has served on the technical program committee, as well as, chaired at numerous major conferences in the area of communications engineering. He has acted as guest editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

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Convergence of Broadcasting and Broadband Wireless System in 5G Environment

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 14:00–14:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

Yiyan Wu, Principal Research Scientist at Communications Research Centre Canada

Broadcasting, as an one-to-many communication system, has not been fully exploited in the current broadband wireless system. As the ever-increasing demands for high volumes of video over broadband services continue, there will be over-loading pressure on the core network of broadband wireless system. Broadcasting/multicasting is an efficient way to distribute the most watched video and multimedia services to a large number of audiences, which can reduce the pressure on network and preserve valuable spectrum resources. This presentation gives a brief introduction on the next generation digital TV system, a.k.a. ATSC 3.0, physical layer technologies, and the related R&D works conducted at CRC Canada. These technologies could greatly improve the LTE-Broadcast (eMBMS) and Point-to-Multipoint communication system in 5G ecosystem. In this presentation, the possible improvements of the eMBMS system are discussed. The future technology trends and possible road map toward the convergence of broadcasting system into a unified broadband wireless system are presented.

Dr. Yiyan Wu received PH. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1990. Currently, he is a principal research scientist with the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC). His research interests include broadband multimedia communications, signal processing, and communication systems engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, an adjunct professor of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Wu is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Board of Directors representing IEEE, and the Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting.


Tuesday 20 September 2016, 14:30–17:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

Mission-Critical 5G for Vehicle IoT

Moderator:   Naseem Khan,Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon, USA and Yin Liu, Ericsson
 
Panelists:Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, China Mobile
 Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher at Ericsson
 Vincent D. Park, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm
 Carlos Cordero, Director, Service Provider Transformation Group, Cisco
 Muthajah Venkatachalam, Director of System Architecture at Intel Corporation
 Preben Mogensen, Principal Engineer, Nokia – Bell Labs

Summary—As the next gen cellular technology, 5G is expected to play an important role in meeting mission critical communication needs of Vehicle IoT, which includes extremely low latency and highly reliable communication (both V2V and V2X) with the objective of improving safety of drivers, passengers, and other near-by road participants as well as controlling congestion. This session will provide perspectives on the status of the related activities in the industry. It will focus on mission critical vehicular 5G requirements, findings from research and standards, possible architectures and deployment models, co-existence with other types of communication networks, business models, promises and challenges.

Biographies



Naseem Khan is currently involved with wireless network strategy, architecture, planning, and standardization at Verizon focusing on 5G, SDN, NFV, IoT, mobile core, CPE, and spectrum sharing. His current responsibilities include defining 5G architecture and conducting 5G pre-commercial field trials. His previous work experience includes: wireless networks, network convergence, policy control/QoS, 3GPP IMS/VoLTE, IPTV, FTTP, and network performance, reliability, and management. He has led technology planning, evaluation, and implementation, industry partnerships and RFP initiatives. He has served on a number of standards committees and boards in leadership roles. Previously, he held management and senior technical positions at companies including AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs and Motorola. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and MS and BS in Electrical Engineering, and has received numerous awards including Verizons Telecom Leaders Circle and Multiservice Forum Senior Fellow.
Yin Liu works with Ericsson, and currently she is a Technical Subject Matter Expert on 5G aspects in Ericsson China. She is now the driver of 5G Technology activities in Ericsson China, including the 5G standardization, technology trials, 5G use case studies and customer engagement etc. Her focused areas include 5G RAN & Network architecture, V2X/ ITS, massive & mission- critical MTC etc. Dr. Liu joined Ericsson in 2005 and worked as Senior Researcher in Ericsson Research, Senior LTE Portfolio Manager in Region North East Asia. Her previous experiences include LTE standardization support, Regional LTE product planning and management, Network performance management. In addition, she has participated and driven technical sales support activities on LTE RAN for regional markets. She received the Ph.D degree from Dept. of Electrical Engineering of Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, & the bachelor degree of Dept. of Automation, Tsinghua University, China.

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.
In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee.
She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open”.



Stefan Parkvall (senior member, IEEE) is currently a principal researcher at Ericsson Research working with research on 5G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr Parkvall is a senior member of the IEEE, served as an IEEE Distinguished lecturer 2011-2012, and is co-author of the popular books “3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband”, “HSPA evolution – the Fundamentals for Mobile Broadband”, “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband”, and “4G, LTE Evolution and the Road to 5G”. He has numerous patents in the area of mobile communication. In 2005, he received the Ericsson "Inventor of the Year" award, in 2009 the Swedish government’s Major Technical Award for his contributions to the success of HSPA, and in 2014 he and colleagues at Ericsson was one of three finalists for the European Inventor Award, the most prestigious inventor award in Europe, for their contributions to LTE. Dr Parkvall received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1996. His previous positions include assistant professor in communication theory at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a visiting researcher at University of California, San Diego, USA.



VINCENT D. PARK is a Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he conducts research on mobile network architectures and protocols. His present research efforts are focused on 5G mobile networks and include work in the areas of mobility management, mobile edge computing, information-centric networking, and vehicular networking. He was an early innovator in the area of proximity-aware internetworking and led the networking design of the FlashLinQ system that preceded the standardization of 3GPP Proximity Services for LTE as well as the specification of Wi-Fi Alliance Neighbor Awareness Networking. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was a technical lead at Flarion Technologies Inc., where he was a key designer of the Flash-OFDM system, a truly all-IP cellular network. Prior to this, he was part of the Networks and Communications Systems Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where his research was primarily in the area of mobile ad hoc networking. He is an inventor of over 80 granted U.S. patents and has been a participant and contributor to various standards organizations, including both IETF and IEEE-SA. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.



Carlos Cordero is a Director at Cisco’s Service Provider Transformation Group (SPTG). SPTG works with major Service Providers (SPs) to accelerate their business success in using wireless, IP and Cloud technologies for competitive advantage. Carlos has over 20 years of strategy and management consulting experience. He works with Cisco’s SP customers on strategic programs to help them drive new services revenue, reduce operational costs and improve overall business agility. Carlos is responsible for leading customer engagements and developing Cisco thought leadership and best practices focusing on strategy execution, technology implications of business strategy, operational architectures and financial models, and business transformation. Prior to joining Cisco in 2005, Carlos was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, based in San Francisco, CA, and served SP clients throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Carlos holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.

Muthaiah Venkatachalam is a top technology innovator at Intel and the architect of the most successful Intel NPU. He is currently the director of technology management for Intel’s 5G partnerships in the industry. He also leads Intel’s standardization efforts in 3GPP SA/CT and adjacent SDOs driving network transformation.



Preben Mogensen received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Aalborg University in 1988 and 1996, respectively. Since 2000, he has been a professor at Aalborg University and now leading the Wireless Communication Networks (WCN) Section. He has co-authored more than 400 papers in various domains of wireless communication. Since 1995 Preben Mogensen has also been part time associated with Nokia; Currently in a position of Principal Engineer at Nokia – Bell Labs Aalborg. His current research focus is on 5G and MTC/IoT.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

CONNECTED WORLD DAY

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 11:00–12:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

IoT/M2M integration and design in 5G: Service, Technology and Customer aspect

Moderator:   Haris Gacanin and Preben Mogensen, Nokia
 
Panelists:Sunil Vadgama, Head of Future Networking Research, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, UK
 Christophe Cave, Director R&D, InterDigital Labs

Summary—The aim of this session is to bring different dimensions to the traditional thinking of the design and operational aspects of IoT/M2M integration and design in 5G networks. The session focus to outline the associated research challenges related to service, technology and customer designs of IoT/M2M in 5G networks. An overview of implementation timelines, key technologies, and future services for 5G networks related to IoT markets such as use cases of massive MTC and Ultra Reliable Low latency communication.

Biographies

Haris Gačanin received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo in 2000. In 2005 and 2008, he received M.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. from Tohoku University, Japan. He was with Tohoku University from April 2008 until May 2010 first as Japan Society for Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow and then, as Assistant Professor. He is currently Research Director of Nokia’s Wireless Analytics Research Lab in Belgium. His professional interests research management with strong emphasis on product/solution development through applied research projects: advanced signal processing and algorithms with focus on mobile/wireless and wireline physical (L1) and media access (L2) layer technologies and network architectures. He has more than 120 scientific publications (journals, conferences and patent applications) and invited/tutorial talks. He is senior member of IEEE and IEICE. He is an Associate Editor of IET Communications and IEICE Transactions on Communications. He acted as a chair, review and technical program committee member of various technical journals and conferences. He is a recipient of IEICE Communication System Study Group (2015) Award, the 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence, the 2012 KDDI Foundation Research Award, the 2009 KDDI Foundation Research Grant Award, the 2008 Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, the 2005 Active Research Award in Radio Communications, 2005 Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2005-Fall) Student Paper Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter and the 2004 Institute of IEICE Society Young Researcher Award.

Preben Mogensen received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Aalborg University in 1988 and 1996, respectively. Since 2000, he has been a professor at Aalborg University and leading the Wireless Communication Networks (WCN) Section. He has co-authored more than 300 papers in various domains of wireless communication. Since 1995 Preben Mogensen has also been part time associated with Nokia; currently in a position of Principal Engineer in Nokia – Bell Labs. His current research focus is on 5G and MTC/IoT.

Sunil is heading FLE’s research in 5G and IoT . He is a member of Strategic Advisory Board of 5G Innovation Centre hosted at University of Surrey. Additionally, his responsibilities include a portfolio of EU H2020 collaborative research projects in smart energy, network edge computing, and internet of things. Previously, has led a number of diverse communications research projects including 3G, LTE, WiMAX, sensor networks and self-optimising networks at FLE. Over last 20 years has been an active participant in 3G and 4G standardisation committees of ETSI, 3GPP and IEEE. In addition to Fujitsu’s own internal R&D projects, he has been actively involved in number of collaborative research projects both EU funded as well as UK/EPSRC funded projects & programmes Graduated in 1984 from Univ of Surrey. In 1984 joined Philips Research Labs where he was engaged in R&D of energy efficient TV transmission systems and 3rd generation mobile communications systems. In 1991 joined Fujitsu (UK) where initial work focused on R&D of GSM handsets and Advanced Beam-forming Antenna Systems for 3G. From 2001 he moved to Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe.

Mr. Christopher Cave is Director R&D at InterDigital Labs, where he leads the development of advanced wireless technologies and Standardization for 5G wireless systems, including connectivity for IoT devices. Since joining InterDigital in 2001, Mr. Cave has held a variety of engineering and R&D management positions, focusing on the design and development of 3G, 4G, 5G cellular and WiFi systems. As an innovative leader within InterDigital, Mr. Cave has been granted more than 150 patents for his inventions in the areas of wireless technologies and devices. Mr. Cave received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Wednesday 21 September 2016, 14:00–15:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

Urban Mobility and Smart Cities

Moderator:   Chris Borroni-Bird, VP, Strategic Development at Qualcomm, USA
 
Panelists:Susan Zielinski, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan
 George Wong, Director, Business Development, Smart Cities, Qualcomm
 Jean-François Tremblay, Mobility Innovation Group Leader, EY
 Paul Pebbles, Chief of Technology for Urban Active portfolio, General Motors

Summary—Developments in electrification, connectivity and automation not only promise to transform the automobile but also mobility, particularly in urban environments. This session will address technological developments and the impact these may have on how people move around in future cities and how mobility and its associated infrastructure can be provided if the public and private sector work together.

Biographies

Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird joined Qualcomm Technologies Inc. as a VP of Strategic Development in August 2012 and is responsible for developing and implementing a transportation vision around wireless technologies (both wireless power for electric vehicles and wireless communications between vehicles). Prior to this, Dr. Borroni-Bird was GM’s Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts and Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V) Program. The EN-V concepts are small battery powered urban mobility vehicles that can be driven autonomously and were demonstrated extensively at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Chris was selected as one of Automotive News’ Electrifying 100 in 2011. He also led GM’s Autonomy, Hy-wire and Sequel “skateboard” vehicle concepts. Before joining GM in 2000, he led Chrysler’s gasoline fuel cell vehicle development and was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame as a Young Leader in 2000. Dr. Borroni-Bird is co-author of “Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century”, with Larry Burns and the late Bill Mitchell, that was published by MIT Press in 2010.

Susan Zielinski is Managing Director of SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation) at the University of Michigan. In 2006 she was engaged to develop and fulfill SMART’s mission to build research, education, tech transfer, and a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary learning community as catalyst for transforming transportation and the emerging New Mobility industry that supplies it. Before joining SMART she spent a year as a Harvard Loeb Fellow focused on New Mobility innovation and leadership. Before that, she spent 15 years at the City of Toronto developing programs and policies advancing innovative, integrative, sustainable transport; healthy cities, green tourism, and green industry and economic development. While at the City she developed “Moving the Economy” (MTE), a “link tank” advancing regional New Mobility integration, innovation, and economic development. There she initiated the first international MTE summit in 1998 and then commissioned the first formal open study on the emerging global New Mobility industry. She has worked with a wide range of groups and businesses, including Ford Motor Company, the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, the OECD International Transport Forum Innovation Award jury, the National Academy of Sciences, the Transportation Research Board, and more.



George Wong is Director, Business Development, Smart Cities, at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In his role, he is responsible for transportation, energy and water related initiatives for the Smart Cities team. Wong joined Qualcomm Atheros in 2012 managing the latest advanced 802.11 ac Wi-Fi portfolio. Prior to Qualcomm, Wong led high density multi-Terabit Ethernet switch marketing for Broadcom.In addition to the extensive experience in the semiconductor space, Wong served in marketing and product management leadership roles at both startup and established system networking companies such as Juniper, Nortel and Coppercom. Wong holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, MS in Engineering from Cal State Los Angeles and BS in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.

Jean-François Tremblay is part of the EY Global Automotive and Transportation Center initiative that focuses on issues and technologies gradually shifting the automotive industry towards a business addressing broader mobility needs. As team member of this initiative, Jean-François supports client projects with companies, cities, and governments around the world to identify current and prospective opportunities emerging from the automotive market transition principally driven by the introduction of vehicle connectivity. Jean-François leads EY’s effort on the Urban Mobility Infrastructure (UMI) index, a tool designed to asses how cities can best articulate their mobility needs based on their strengths and weaknesses, thereby creating communication platform with vehicle manufacturers.
In his role, Jean-François comes across a broad range of new value propositions contributing to the evolving mobility value chain. For instance: revenue generating vehicle-to-grid applications, start ups proposing a white space solution, governments and city administrations implementing regional strategies to incentivize more energy and traffic friendly behaviours, vehicle manufacturers reconsidering their role in the world of transportation through the means of connected vehicle technologies. Jean-François holds an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan, USA (2012).

Paul Pebbles is the chief of technology for General Motors’ Urban Active portfolio, leading development of mobile, web and vehicle technologies for the Maven car-sharing brand. Paul manages development of global connectivity roadmaps and evaluates technology for partnerships to develop GM’s long-term vehicle connectivity strategy. Paul joined GM in 1999 and has held a series of positions in marketing, product development, IT implementation and program management. Paul led product development on a number of GM vehicle connectivity services including the OnStar RemoteLink App, unique emails for OnStar employees, and MyVolt.com, an OnStar-powered site that allows Volt owners to access the real-time data of their vehicle. Previously, Paul was an engineer at Motorola where he worked on automotive control modules for GM vehicles and managed engineering of the Iridium Satellite Phone, which connects to a system of 66 satellites for worldwide voice and data communication. Paul also worked at Amphenol engineering connectors for the International Space Station. Paul earned an associate’s degree in engineering science from the Alfred State University of New York College of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1999. Paul holds several patents for vehicle connectivity solutions.

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Wednesday 21 September 2016, 16:00–17:30 (Salon Bonaventure et Terrace)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones): Challenges Towards Mass Adoption

Moderator:   Ravid Pragada and Tanbir Haque, Interdigital
 
Panelists:Kyle Snyder, Director, NGAT Center @ ITRE
 Paul McDuffee, Vice President, Government Relations @ Insitu
 Kamesh Namuduri, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
 Manish Kumar, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Biographies

Ravi Pragada is a Principal Engineer at InterDigital Labs where he is currently research related to unmanned systems and related technologies. He has actively contributed to and held leadership positions in various next generation cellular system projects viz., millimeter wave air-interface design and development, device-to-device communications, millimeter wave backhaul and beyond 4G architectures. He also held engineering positions in product development including lead software architect for HSPA/UMTS and LTE protocol stack development projects covering handset and infrastructure products. He is a recipient of numerous innovation awards and Lucy Mahjobian distinguished publication award. Prior to InterDigital he has part of Motorola team (Arlington Heights, IL) that has developed RNC and NodeB infrastructure for 3GPP UMTS system. He received his M.S. in computer science and engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1999) and B.E. from Andhra University, India.
Tanbir Haque is a Principal Engineer with the Technology Evolution and Prototyping department at InterDigital Labs. His current responsibilities include technology incubation, technology road mapping and university relations development. During his 16 year tenure at InterDigital, Tanbir has developed numerous radio reference designs and technology platforms. His research interests include electronics, signal processing and system level techniques for communication and sensing applications. Prior to joining InterDigital in 2000, Tanbir was a Senior RF Engineer with the Wireless Technology Center at Motorola, Libertyville, IL and an Associate Staff Engineer with the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY. Tanbir received the B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, and Columbia University, New York, NY. He holds 11 patents granted in the U.S. and several others under review.

In 2012 Kyle Snyder returned home to North Carolina to lead the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ecosystem as part of an effort to transition the state to a modern air transportation system. Through his experiences in industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector, Kyle has developed a unique perspective and skill set for transitioning new aviation technologies from research laboratories and prototype phases into operational products. In the role as the NGAT Program Director, Kyle is reaching across North Carolina to connect researchers and educators with industry and government offices that are preparing for future aviation capabilities. Having seen the initial Space Shuttle launches from his backyard as kid, to standing on the flight line for a couple of the last SR-71 flights at NASA Dryden, to being a driving force in the domestic integration of UAS for civil and commercial operations, Kyle continues to be inspired by science of flight and seeks to share those moments with those around him (especially his wife and young son!). Kyle received his M.B.A in Aerospace from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S. in Mathematics from University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma and B.A. in Mathematics, Computer Science from Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.

Paul McDuffee is Insitu’s vice president of government relations responsible for regulation shaping and development supporting Insitu’s future in civilian and commercial use of unmanned aircraft. Paul serves as principal liaison with FAA in matters relating to regulatory matters for UAS operations and as advocate for UAS national airspace integration. Paul’s involvement in UAS regulatory development is extensive. Prior to joining Insitu in 2006, he transitioned from a 30 year career in academia as a full professor, Chief Pilot and Vice President of Aviation Training at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He joined Insitu as Vice President of Flight Operations and Training before moving on to his current role. He currently serves on the AUVSI Board of Directors and is also AUVSI’s technical representative to the ICAO RPAS Panel. Paul was a charter member of the FAA’s small Unmanned Aircraft System Aviation Rulemaking Committee and is a current member of the FAA UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is currently serving as co-chair of RTCA Special Committee 228 chartered by FAA to establish performance standards for UAS command and control and detect and avoid solutions. Paul recently ended his term as chair of the Aeronautical Industries Association UAS Committee.

Paul is an active pilot holding Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates, with jet type ratings, and has logged over 8000 flight hours. Paul holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.



Kamesh Namuduri received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, in 1984, M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of South Florida in 1992. Currently, he is with the Electrical Engineering Department at University of North Texas as an Associate Professor. Over the past eight years, his research is focused on aerial networking and communications. Along with several colleagues, he has been organizing a series of workshops in this domain since 2011. He is serving as the chair for the newly formed IEEE Standards Working Group (IEEE 1920.1: Aerial Communications and Networking Standards). He is serving as a co-editor for an upcoming book on “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks” that will be published by the Cambridge University Press in fall 2016. He has published over one hundred research articles during his career. He is leading the Smart and Connected Community project on “Deployable Communication Systems” in collaboration with the Government, public, and private organizations. This project has been demonstrated twice during the Global City Teams Challenge hosted jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite in 2015 and 2016.

Manish Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, NC, USA in 2002 and 2004 respectively. After finishing his Ph.D., he served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, the US Army Research Office, and General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA. Subsequently, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dynamic Systems at the University of Cincinnati, OH, USA where he directed the Cooperative Distributed Systems (CDS) Laboratory and co-directed the Center for Robotics Research. After working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering in the University of Toledo, OH, USA for three years, he returned back to the University of Cincinnati (UC) where he is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. At UC, he directs Cooperative Distributed Systems lab and Collaboratory for Medical Innovation and Implementation (CMII), and co-directs UAV Multi Agent Systems Research (UAV-MASTER) lab. He has served as a Principal Investigator on several National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and industrial projects related to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, robotics, decision-making and control in complex systems, multi-sensor data fusion, swarm systems, and multiple robot coordination and control. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Co-chair of the Robotics Technical Committee of the ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Control Division, and Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control.

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