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Monday, 5 June 2017

Meeting the Technical, Political and Economic Aims of 5G

Monday, 5 June 2017, 9:00–9:45 (Parkside 1)

Adrian Scrase, ETSI, France

Standards for the 5G Mobile Communications System are being developed by 3GPP with increased urgency, as operators accelerate their deployment ambitions. Architectural plans are maturing and technology choices are being made, based on the results of regional and national research activities. This presentation will consider the resulting characteristics of the new radio interface and core network, the timeline for standards completion and operator priorities. The substantial 5G building blocks under preparation within ETSI will also be addressed, together with the impact they will have on 5G system performance. Since the digital transformation of industry (resulting in increased GDP) remains an overall objective for 5G, this presentation will also consider the extent to which the ICT industry is engaging other industry sectors in the 5G design process, to ensure that their requirements are properly captured.

Biography—Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the "3rd Generation Partnership Project" (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPP's Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project. He was also principally involved in the formation of the recently created "oneM2M" Partnership Project and oversees ETSI's support to that initiative. He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI's standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

The Perfect Storm: IT + CT + DT

Monday, 5 June 2017, 9:45–10:30 (Parkside 1)

Chih-Lin I, China Mobile, China

The notion of ICT convergence has been around since the 1980’s. However until recent years that convergence has been superficial. For the most part, IT and CT have been evolving on distinct paths with their respective nature: Soft and Agile v.s. Hard and High Performance. As we seek solutions to meet diversified scenarios and various extreme requirements in 5G era, it is clear that we must build on the deep and true convergence of IT, CT and a younger revolutionary power, the data technology (DT). This talk will share the exciting and challenging journey of the deep CT+IT+DT convergence, and CMCC’s perspectives on the E2E 5G solutions threading through the core network, the access network, and the air interface.

Biography—Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has led R&D in AT&T Bell Labs; as 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 NOC Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, the Publication Chair and ComSoc Rep of IEEE 5G Initiative, 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”.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

No Cell Networks

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:00–9:45 (Parkside 1)

Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Inc.

In this talk, we present the latest 5G new radio (NR) air-interface technologies and new radio access networks architecture. The migration of the wireless networks with the latest cloud-edge-computing infrastructure opens the opportunity for user-centric access networking protocol to remove the classical cellular networking principle. Furthermore, for out-door macro-cell deployment, such a cloud RAN based the architecture will enable the Ahlsewde multi-user theoretical optimal scheduling methodologies to further enhance the average cell spectral efficiency and cell edge throughput. For indoor micro-cell networks, we present a novel mmWave-pencil-beam access architecture, based on the latest multi-user channel measurement results; we show that spatial re-use factor can be increased by more than 8 times while minimizing the beam-switching and beam-searching gap time, in particular, for the use the unlicensed spectrum, this architecture can minimize the need for carrier-sensing-multiple-access protocol. The user-centric-no-cell (UCNC) architecture can also drastically reduce the access latency, access protocol signaling and increase the number of connection links.

Biography—Dr. Wen Tong is the Huawei Fellow, CTO, Huawei Wireless. Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and global head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995. He had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 4G wireless with 350 granted US patents. Since 2010, Dr. Tong is the vice president of Huawei wireless research. In 2011, He was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, currently, he spearhead to lead Huawei’s 5G wireless research and development. Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. In 2014, he was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award for “the leadership and contributions in development of 3G and 4G wireless systems”. Dr. Tong serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance and he is the fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering.

How Soon Can We Achieve a Fully Autonomous Transport System?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:45–10:30 (Parkside 1)

Hugh Bradlow, Telstra Corporation, Australia

Human drivers kill. Eliminating the human element from our transport systems will save lives and remove a significant burden from our health system (approximately 10% of hospitalisation injuries are due to road accidents). Global investment dictates that autonomous vehicle (Level 4) technology will be available within the next decade. This raises the important question as to how soon we can eliminate all human control from our road system and what regulations and infrastructure will be required to achieve this desirable goal. This presentation will examine some of the key considerations required to achieve a fully autonomous road system and how quickly we can feasibly bring this about.

Biography—Hugh S. Bradlow is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation. In the latter role he acts as a “forward scout” looking at the longer term technology directions and technology disruption that will impact Telstra and its customers. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist he was Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation at Telstra, responsible for the introduction of new technologies into Telstra’s business. Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town. Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia. He is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications and was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year, named by Global Telecom Business as one of the most 100 most influential telecommunications executives in the world and Smart Company designated him as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Ways of Thinking about Smart Cities

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:00–9:45 (Parkside 1)

Ian Oppermann, NSW Data Analytics Centre, Australia

In the world of ever increasing data sources, there are new ways of thinking about smart cities. The challenges faced in future cities are complex, subtle and ultimately have people’s behaviour at their heart. From rapidly increasing levels of urbanisation to the need to deliver smart services through ever more complex systems, science gives us a way of understanding these challenges. Data is a way of observing the world around us, ecosystems and behaviours. Combining data and science gives us new tools to describe, analyse and tackle these complex problems. This presentation will frame some of the major challenges we face and the opportunities within our grasp when we consider “Smart Cities”. It takes a data driven view of smart cities and provides examples of how we are tackling these challenges from the NSW Data Analytics Centre working in conjunction with Infrastructure NSW.

Biography—Dr. Ian Oppermann is the Chief Data Scientist and CEO and the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Ian has 25 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.
Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3200 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an incoming Vice President of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian is also president of the Australia National Committee of the IEC and the incoming president of the JTC1.

Enabling IoT for a Multitude of Vertical Applications

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:45–10:30 (Parkside 1)

Markus Mueck, Intel, Germany

The market of IoT devices is expected to be vast – including diverse target applications related to metering, medical, sports, gaming, etc. It is obvious that a large number of different modem chipset features will be required addressing various application domains, form factors and user interfaces. This environment is a serious challenge for Chipset manufacturers since it will be impossible to serve each target use case with a tailored solution. Rather, a small number of generic components need to be designed which are finally reconfigured to optimally fit their market needs. This reconfiguration will rely in particular of software component provision – affecting radio parameters as will as higher layer functionalities. This talk will explain how a recent change in European Regulation (the introduction of the Radio Equipment Directive) and related ETSI standards will address precisely this problem and provide an agreed technical approach to the problem.

Biography—Dr. Markus Mueck oversees Intel’s technology development, standardization and partnerships in the field of spectrum sharing. In this capacity, he has contributed to standardization and regulatory efforts on various topics including spectrum sharing within numerous industry standards/regulation bodies, including ETSI, 3GPP, IEEE, the Wireless Innovation Forum and CEPT. Dr. Mueck is an adjunct professor of engineering at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, he acts as ETSI Board Member supported by INTEL and as general Chairman of ETSI RRS Technical Body (Software Radio and Cognitive Radio Standardization). He has earned engineering degrees from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris, France, as well as a doctorate degree of ENST in Communications.


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