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Monday September 5, 14:10 – 15:50 pm

P1: What is relevant research for 5G Advanced ?

Organizer & Chair: Dr. Olav Queseth (METIS-II/Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden)

  • Dr. Magnus Frodigh (Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Dr. Maziar Nekovee (mmMAGIC/Samsung R&D, Staines, Surrey, UK)
  • Dr. Christian Mannweiler (Nokia Bell Labs, Munich, Germany)
  • Sébastien Hémard (Magneti Marelli, China)
More information about the participants, here.

Motivation and Background:

At the time of PIMRC the standardisation of 5G has been running for some time and the first deployments are only one and a half year into the future. What is clear though is that this first wave will be followed by a number of innovations and improvements. At this time it is important to start thinking about initiating research on topics that will be important in the future but at the moment may have taken a back seat to the standardisation efforts.

The panel will provide the view of a number of industry and academic leaders on the topics that will shape the development of 5G advanced and make a guess at important emerging fields.

  1. What research areas do you see to be important in 3-5 years?
  2. What services will be important that we cannot imagine today?
  3. When would you expect the first 5G system to be fully deployed?
  4. What would be the most important feature for the first 5G system to be considered 5G?
  5. What do you expect will not be standardised in the first wave of standards?

Monday September 5, 16:20 – 18:00 pm

P2: mmWave – The Path to 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband

Organizer & Chair: James Kimery, Director of Marketing – SDR / Wireless Research (National Instruments, Texas, USA)

  • Prof. Fredrik Tufvesson (Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden)
  • Prof. Mark Beach (Bristol Univ., Bristol, UK)
  • Dr. Laurent Dussopt (Research Director, CEA-LETI, Lyon, Francia)
  • Jyri Putkonen (Lead Researcher, Nokia, Espoo, Finland)
  • Alternate: Prof. Nuria González Prelcic (Vigo Univ., Vigo, Spain)
More information about the participants, here.

Motivation and Background:

The world’s standardization bodies are moving to define the next generation of wireless access including the 3GPP. Enhanced Mobile Broadband with a goal of peak data rates exceeding 10 Gbit/s has been proposed as one goal but other objectives touch on latency, supporting billions of new types of devices, enhanced communication at the cell edge, and improved spectral efficiency. Many researchers are investigating cmWave and mmWave technologies as possible options for addressing these goals. However, research as these frequencies has really just begun and many questions remain including the use, deployment strategy, viability and potential integration with existing 4G structure. This panel will discuss cmWave and mmWave technologies for addressing the goals and objectives for next generation wireless and access to support a broad range of new applications.

  1. Are mmWave and cmWave frequencies possible for next generation wireless access?
  2. If so, what applications are better for communication in these frequencies?
  3. What frequencies could be possible for cmWave and mmWave frequencies for next generation wireless access?
  4. How can cmWave and mmWave be used in a mobile access network?
  5. What are the challenges for cmWave and mmWave for wide adoption?

Tuesday September 6, 11:10 – 12:50 pm

P3: Wireless Communications for the Internet of Things

Organizer & Chair: John Thompson (Univ. of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)

  • Prof Angeliki Alexiou (Digital Systems Department, Univ. of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece)
  • Dr Jesus Alonso-Zarate (CTTC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Henrik Lund Staermose (Neogrid Technologies ApS, Northern Region, Denmark)
  • Prof Mahesh Sooriyabandara (Associate Managing Director of Toshiba TRL, Bristol, UK)
More information about the participants, here.

Motivation and Background:

One of the major growth application areas for future wireless communications is in the area of the Internet of Things. Enabling connectivity between different electronic devices and systems will open up many new application areas in different industries and different aspects of life. This panel is sponsored by the European Project ADVANTAGE which studies communications and power technologies for the emerging “smart grid”. The smart grid will provide a more intelligent power grid in the future, which should provide a better match between supply and demand, as well as integrating increasing levels of renewable energy sources which are intermittent in terms of the power provided. Wireless communications and the internet of things is a key building block in enabling better sharing of information within the smart grid to support improved control and decision making. The first wave of this technology can be seen in smart meters which are currently being rolled out across Europe. This panel will discuss in detail the technology requirements for the internet of things in general as well as focussing on the application to smart grid technology in more detail.

  1. What are the key steps to move towards mass deployment of Internet of Things technology?
  2. What the stumbling blocks and problems that still need to be overcome to enable this vision?
  3. How will the Internet of Things be used in the Smart Grid in future?
  4. How will our lives be changed when the Smart Grid is fully deployed?
  5. What are the future research challenges in this area?

Tuesday September 6, 14:10 – 15:50 pm

P4: From Vehicular Networks to the Internet of Vehicles

Organizers: Dr. Jorge Pereira (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium) and Dr. Javier Gozálvez (Univ. Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain)

Chair: Dr. Jorge Pereira (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium)

  • Dino Flore (Qualcomm, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Angela Doufexi (Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
  • Leonardo Goratti (CREATE-NET, Varese, Italy)
  • Álvaro Arrúe (Applus IDIADA, Barcelona, Spain)
More information about the participants, here.

Motivation and Background:

Vehicular Networks pose some still open challenges, but their potential is well recognized. As we move towards the so-called Internet of Vehicles, the problems compound with the need to up-scale to the level of a city, region, even continent, and to integrate the whole range of legacy (i.e., dumb) to semi-autonomous and eventually autonomous, as well as unmanned, vehicles. (This Panel will not focus on Autonomous Driving per se.)

The critical aspects of interaction with humans (pedestrians and drivers) and with infrastructure (built or self-organizing) also need to be taken into consideration. In this regard, large-scale deployments are essential to test and validate solutions in context. Complex Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) approaches need also to be explored.

  1. What are the major open challenges in Vehicular Networks? How can these scale up as needed for example in the context of Smart Cities? What underlying technologies will be needed?
  2. What role for Unmanned Vehicles (land, air, see and underwater) in the future Internet of Everything? How to optimally combine them to extract real-time system information, including in emergency situations? How to secure their interaction with humans and other vehicles?
  3. What role for large-scale deployments extending from Intelligent Transportation Systems to Smart Cities? How to address the challenge of multi-vendor offerings and of complex system integration?
  4. As we move towards connected vehicles, how expensive will on-board technology be, versus handheld solutions, and what impact in terms of coexistence with legacy and varying levels of smart public infrastructure, versus ad hoc solutions?

Tuesday September 6, 16:20 – 18:00 pm

P5: Smart Cities and the Internet Of Things

Organizer & Chair: Gema Roig (InnDEA, Valencia, Spain)

  • Ramón Ferri (VLCi Smart City Platform, Valencia, Spain)
  • Miguel Ángel Llorente (Prodevelop, Valencia, Spain)
  • Francisco Sanchis (PayIn, Valencia, Spain)
  • Javier Ferrer (WiTraC, Valencia, Spain)













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