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Plenary 1 (Part I) - Monday 5 September, 11:10-12:50

Peiying Zhu
Huawei, Ottawa, Canada


Talk Title: Leap Forward to 5G Commercialization

Abstract: It is envisioned that 5G will embrace machine to machine and machine to human communication in addition to human to human communication. To enable this vision, extreme high throughput,ultra low latency/high reliability and massive connectivities are the design target of 5G. This talk will present the framework and a set of enabling technologies to build such a system including some latest Huawei's field trial efforts and results. In addition, a high level view of standardization efforts will be given to provide a roadmap toward the commercialization of 5G system.

Short Bio: Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies with more than 150 granted patents. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and co-chaired for various 5G workshops. She is actively involved in IEEE 802 and 3GPP standards development. She is currently a WiFi Alliance Board member.
Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying Zhu received the Master of Science degree and Doctor Degree from Southeast University and Concordia University in 1985 and 1993 respectively.

Plenary 1 (Part II) - Monday 5 September, 11:10-12:50

Prokar Dasgupta
King's College London, London, UK


Talk Title: Remote Tele-surgery via Haptic Communications- Potential and Challenges

Abstract: A number of important developments have taken place in the evolving field of robotic surgery. This includes the Touch and Image guided robotic surgery (TIGERS) project. Haptics is expected to play an important role in the future. In addition we have seen the development of a number of soft robots which learn to avoid danger from a surgeons movements. In parallel to this the imminent arrival of 5G will hopefully improve the underpinning communication between these hi tech devices. Finally it is expected that the cost to providers and patients will be cheaper in coming years.

Short Bio: Professor Prokar Dasgupta is the Editor-in-Chief of the BJUI. He leads academic urology at Guy's Hospital, King's College London. He has over 500 publications and a highly productive team of clinician-scientists developing novel robotics for the delivery of cytotopic therapies in prostate cancer. He is credited with the "Dasgupta technique" of injecting Botulinum toxin in overactive bladders. He was awarded the Golden Telescope by BAUS for a significant and lasting contribution to urology.

Plenary 2 (Part I) - Tuesday 6 September, 09:00-10:40

Erik Luther
National Instruments, Texas, USA

Talk Title: The Road to Massive MIMO mmWave Mobile Communications Systems

Abstract: Massive MIMO promises to increase the the capacity of wireless systems through high-channel count multi-user MIMO techniques. mmWave offers new spectrum above 24 GHz that offer multi GHz of bandwidth. The inevitable marriage of these techniques promise to revolutionize next generation wireless communications systems enabling efficient, low power, high data rate communications solutions. In this talk we discuss the evolution of bands being considered at mmWave frequencies and the obstacles research must overcome on the road to making this a commercially viable technology. Discussion includes the need for open, reconfigurable platforms that enable both early channel sounding research and advanced prototyping of real-time 2-way communications protocols that accelerate the prototyping process. New advances in RF, ADC and DAC, FPGA, and RFIC technologies provide the building blocks necessary to fully exercise this new spectrum.

Short Bio: Mr. Erik Luther (KF5LTV), Senior Group Manager - 5G Prototyping Solutions, leads the 5G product marketing team at National Instruments (NI) focused on accelerating next generation wireless research. Over the last 5 years he has managed product marketing for NI and Ettus Research software defined radio solutions including product roadmaps, outbound marketing, and collaborations with leading industry, academic, and government wireless research teams. Since joining NI in 2002, Luther has held positions across applications engineering and product marketing focused on advancing NI design platforms, specifically making prototyping and experimentation more accessible for both research and education. Early in his career, Luther pioneered NI’s efforts to support universities with curriculum and textbooks, launching NI's independent textbook publishing arm NTS Press. His accomplishments include collaboration on more than 50 published textbooks and lab related materials on topics that include RF/communications, DSP, circuit design, and real-time control which have been utilized by more than 100,000 engineering students around the world. Luther led the IEEE Communication Society Education and Training initiative to establish a community focused on establishing best practices for hands-on education and teaching resources for wireless communications. Luther holds a bachelors degree from the University of Missouri in Electrical Engineering.

Plenary 2 (Part II) - Tuesday 6 September, 09:00-10:40

Joseph Paradiso
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA USA


Talk Title: Beyond IoT - Ubiquitous Sensing and Human Experience

Abstract: This talk will overview the broad theme of interfacing humans to the ubiquitous electronic "nervous system" that sensor networks will soon extend across things, places, and people, going well beyond the ‘Internet of Things,’ and in different ways challenging the notion of physical presence. I'll illustrate this through two avenues of research - one looking at a new kind of digital "omniscience" (e.g., different kinds of browsers for sensor network data & agile frameworks for sensor representation) and the other looking at buildings & tools as "prosthetic" extensions of humans (e.g., making HVAC and lighting systems an extension of your natural activity and sense of comfort, or smart tools as human-robot cooperation in the hand), drawing from many projects that are running in my group at the MIT Media Lab.

Short Bio: Joe Paradiso is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos (1954) Professor in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction and perception. He received his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1981 and a BSEE from Tufts University in 1977. After two years developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory in 1984, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors. He joined the Media Lab in 1994, where his current research interests include embedded sensing systems and sensor networks, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management for embedded sensors, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, human-computer interfaces, & interactive media.

Plenary 3 (Part I) - Wednesday 7 September, 09:00-10:40

Mabel Pous-Fenollar
New Technologies & Innovation Manager at VF Group, London, UK


Talk Title: Enabling the Internet of Things with NB-IoT

Abstract: Today’s M2M technologies only partially address some key verticals, limiting new IoT business opportunities. Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a radio access technology that has been standardised in 3GPP Rel13 that will enable telecom industry to extend the existing products and services to address the key Low Power Wide Area requirements, battery, coverage and cost. In the last two year Vodafone has champion the technology with Huawei and has become the industry thought leaders, completing the first pre-standard NB-IoT field trial and developing a 3GPP global standard. Vodafone will present their experience on the technology and plans to continue to lead in this space.

Short Bio: Mabel has recently been appointed to Head of Strategy in Group Technology. Mabel’s career with Vodafone began nearly 10 years ago when she joined Vodafone Ireland as a network optimisation engineer, later moving into customer experience management and the introduction of Vodafone first CEM system. Mabel became optimisation manager, and played a major role in helping Ireland to achieve network leadership – Vodafone Ireland’s data performance moved from last to 1st within 3 months of Mabel taking on the role. Following a year spent helping VHA to improve network performance in Australia, Mabel joined Vodafone UK to manage network performance in London, including optimisation of 4G when it was first launched. In 2015 she moved to Vodafone Group to manage the New Technologies and Innovation team within the Networks organisation where she has been critical to the success of 4GFi, Crowd Cell and other key initiatives such as Narrow Band IoT. Prior to joining Vodafone, Mabel was an Accenture Consultant in Madrid and London. Mabel earned her first degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad de Valencia, Spain, and then undertook a two year Masters by Research with the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Plenary 3 (Part II) - Wednesday 7 September, 09:00-10:40

Javier Gozálvez
Univ. Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain


Talk Title: Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Abstract: Connected vehicles will rely on V2X communications to improve traffic safety and management. V2X communications can also facilitate the development of cooperative driving and sensing applications for automated vehicles. The automotive industry is currently working to deploy connected vehicles that will initially rely on the IEEE802.11p/ITS-G5 standard. At the same time, the cellular industry has started the evolution of 4G LTE standards to integrate V2X communications, and has identified the automotive sector as one of the key verticals in the development of 5G. A massive deployment of connected and automated vehicles demand the capacity to provide reliable, scalable, and low-latency V2X communications. Providing such levels of quality of service is a challenge, and this keynote will discuss the need, opportunities and challenges for heterogeneous V2X networks to support connected and automated vehicles.

Short Bio: Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the UWICORE laboratory. At UWICORE, he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, multi-hop cellular networks and D2D communications, and wireless industrial networks. He has published over 125 papers in international conferences and journals. He has received several awards at international and national conferences, the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) in 2014, and the Runner-up prize for the "Juan López de Peñalver" award of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Spain that recognizes the most notable Spanish engineers aged below 40. He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2016) and 2016 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (IEEE VTS). He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE VTS, and currently serves as Distinguished Speaker. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012 and ISWCS 2006, and TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring.












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