IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Industry Program

Industry Program at a Glance

Industry Program at a Glance

Industry Panels
IP01: Challenges of RF Propagation and Channel Modeling in the 5G Era
IP02: Promise Meets Reality: mmWave and Massive MIMO in Future Wireless Systems
IP03: 5G Millimeter-wave Channel Measurements and Models
IP04: 5G – Recent Advance and Future Evolution
IP05: Massive Wireless Video Surveillance: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

Executive/CTO Forum
IF01: Executive/CTO Forum 1
IF02: Executive/CTO Forum 2

Distinguished Industry Speakers Forum

Distinguished Industry Speakers

Industry Seminars
IS01: Radio Communications in a Hostile Environment
IS03: 5G Development with MATLAB

Industry Panels

IP01: Challenges of RF Propagation and Channel Modeling in the 5G Era

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018: 08:30 – 10:15
Organizer: Houman Zarrinkoub, PhD., MathWorks

The panel discusses new challenges and advances in development of RF propagation and channel modeling for 5G and future wireless communications systems. In this modern era, wireless applications will go well beyond traditional cellular communications and will include applications such as IoT, machine-type communications, remote medicine, augmented reality, autonomous driving and V2X. These applications take place in new RF propagation environments and require characterizations by new channel models.  Disruptive technologies such as Massive MIMO and mmWave further complicate the picture. They introduce novel requirements including support for larger frequency bands and handling directional and beamforming antenna arrays and spatially-concentrated beam patterns. Since accurate channel characterizations are crucial in realistic system performance evaluations, wireless research community, equipment manufacturers and service providers are looking to perform large scale field measurements to develop and validate new channel models. As a result, new algorithms and techniques based on ray tracing, quasi-deterministic or map-based propagation models are being proposed and new visualization and characterization tools are being developed.

Dr. Houman Zarrinkoub is a senior wireless product manager at MathWorks, based in Massachusetts, USA. During his 17 years service at MathWorks he has served as a development manager responsible for multiple signal processing and communications software tools. Prior to MathWorks, he was a research scientist at Nortel Networks, where he contributed to multiple standardization projects for mobile and voice coding technologies. He has been awarded multiple patents on computer simulations of signal processing applications. Houman is the author of the book Understanding LTE with MATLAB: From Mathematical Modeling to Simulation and Prototyping (Wiley, 2014). He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, in Canada.

IP02: Promise Meets Reality: mmWave and Massive MIMO in Future Wireless Systems      

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018: 16:15 – 18:00
Organizer: Bingyu Qu, Huawei

Panelists:

  • Chair: Bingyu Qu, Senior Expert, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Andrea Goldsmith, Professor, Stanford University
  • Arunabha Ghosh, Director of Advanced Wireless Technology Group with AT&T Labs
  • Charlie Zhang, VP, Samsung
  • Ian Wong, Senior Manager of the Advanced Wireless Research group, National Instruments

5G is accelerating a better connected world with high data rate, low latency, high reliability and massive connections. Massive MIMO (M-MIMO) in the mmW range is considered to be one of the key technologies that will enable 5G capacity increases. How much of the hype surrounding M-MIMO is wishful thinking and how much is reality is a critical question for the future of 5G. Many challenges remain in performance evaluation and implementation. In this panel we examine the critical issues surrounding M-MIMO for mmW, how to address those challenges and in what areas further research is needed. This exciting panel hopes to bring the audience a little closer to understanding this critical technology.
Dr. Bingyu Qu graduated from Mathematic Department of Peking University, China. He joined Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd in 1998. He led the WCDMA UE baseband algorithm development in Huawei from 1998 to 2004. Since 2004, he worked as research leader of LTE and NR physical layer standardization and chief expert of millimeter wave communications. He has more than 100 granted patents. His current research interest includes millimeter wave, massive MIMO and new waveform/sequences.

IP03: 5G Millimeter-wave Channel Measurements and Models

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018: 08:30 – 10:15
Organizer: Nada Golmie, Chief Wireless Networks Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Panelists:

  • Charlie Zhang, VP, Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab, Samsung Research America, USA
  • Andy Molish, Professor, University of Southern California, USA
  • Saeed Ghassemzadeh, AT&T Labs, USA
  • Yves Lostanlen, CEO, Siradel, Canada

While higher frequencies represent the next frontier in wireless spectrum, their utilization for various applications and usage scenarios has been somewhat limited to date due to the high propagation loss observed and the many unknowns related to signal propagation properties. New radio and antenna designs are emerging to take advantage of higher frequency propagation properties provided these are well understood, characterized, and documented into usable channel models. Industry and the research community have been developing channel propagation models for the millimeter wave band for a decade now and there are several efforts worldwide including the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance, NYU-Wireless, METIS2020, COST1004, ETSI mmWave SIG among others. This panel addresses the progress made to date on this important front and the challenges that remain to be addressed to fully take advantage of the higher frequency bands.

Nada Golmie (nada@nist.gov) received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Since 1993, she has been a research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She is currently the chief of the wireless networks division in the Communications Technology Laboratory. Her research in media access control and protocols for wireless networks led to over 100 technical papers presented at professional conferences, journals, and contributed to international standard organizations and industry led consortia. She is the author of “Coexistence in Wireless Networks: Challenges and System-level Solutions in the Unlicensed Bands," published by Cambridge University Press (2006). She leads several projects related to the modeling and evaluation of future generation wireless systems and protocols and serves as a co-chair for the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance.

IP04: 5G – Recent Advance and Future Evolution

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018: 16:15 – 18:00
Organizer: Juho Lee and Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Research America

Panelists:

  • Arda Aksu, Associate Fellow, Verizon
  • Balazs Bertenyi, 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Chair, Senior Standardization Manager, Nokia
  • Geng Wu, Intel Fellow and Head of Wireless Standards, Intel Corporation
  • Miguel Dajer, VP/CTO of North America Wireless R&D, Huawei
  • Nada Golmie, Chief, Wireless Network Division, NIST

In March 2017, 3GPP finalized the feasibility study on New Radio (NR) for 5G and started the normative work for developing 5G NR specifications by June 2018 for inclusion in Rel-15. 3GPP also agreed to an intermediate milestone to complete the specifications for non-standalone 5G NR, where a mobile device should connect to both LTE and 5G NR, by December 2017 to meet the industry interest for early deployments in 2019 in several regions in the world. Following completion of 5G NR specifications in Rel-15, 3GPP will specify additional features for 5G NR in Rel-16 that would be released in December 2019.

Currently many people are wondering what is going to happen with 5G, and whether or not 5G can really generate the amount of interest/business impact that it was hyped to do. At the time of ICC 2018, the mobile industry should have learned lessons from trials and initial commercialization effort of 5G. For example, there will be 5G trials during PyeongChang Winter Olympics in Korea in February 2018. In addition, there will be significant amount of effort for commercial deployments of 5G networks in the US during year 2018.

This proposed panel will be a very timely opportunity to discuss about lessons learned from trials and initial commercialization efforts, ongoing challenges, business impacts, and features to be included in future releases of 5G NR standards to address identified issues and to improve the ecosystem. In this proposed panel, we will bring together leading experts from major operators, infrastructure, terminal and chipset vendors as well as other key members of wireless communications industry ecosystem. These experts will provide views and insights to pave the way realizing the vision of 5G and business impact that 5G has been expected to do.

Dr. Juho Lee is currently a Master (technical VP) with Samsung Electronics, where he is leading research on standardization of wireless communications and Samsung’s standardization activity in 3GPP. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has been working on standardization of mobile communications for 3G and 4G such as WCDMA, HSDPA, HUSPA, LTE, and LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, and is also actively working on research and standardization for 5G. He was a vice chairman of TSG RAN WG1 from February 2003 to August 2009, chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions, and served as the rapporteur for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced Rel-11 CoMP work item.

Dr. Charlie is a VP and head of Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab with Samsung Research America, where he leads research, prototyping and standards for 5G cellular systems and future multimedia networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison. From August 2009 to August 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE, etc. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007 working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receivers. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IEEE.

IP05: Massive Wireless Video Surveillance: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions          

Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018: 08:30 – 10:15
Organizer: Shaoshi Yang, Huawei

Panelists:

  • Bernd Girod, Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, US
  • Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile, China
  • Qi Bi, President of China Telecom Technology Innovation Center and the CTO of China Telecom Research Institute, China

Wireless video surveillance (WVS) systems play a unique role in connecting inaccessible points to surveillance equipment, and are particularly important for improving public and private security. We are seeing a rapid shift from analog CCTV to digital IP cameras by various enterprises, aiming to provide surveillance service to stadiums, transportation, hotels, and city management with lower costs as well as higher flexibility. Furthermore, with the increasing adoption of the Internet of Things, it is anticipated that there will be a significant increase in the demand for networked WVS systems in the coming years.

Massive WVS poses a range of significant technical challenges, which have to be conquered for successful commercial deployment. It does not seem to fit into any of the three pillar use cases of 5G, namely eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) and URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications). Massive WVS requires significantly higher uplink throughput, as well as heterogeneous delay and reliability requirements. In addition, it seems to be a perfect playground for joint innovation efforts from video codec, intelligent video analysis, wireless communications, edge/cloud storage and computing, as well as security.
On this panel, we aim to discuss major technical challenges, research opportunities and potential solutions for massive WVS deployment.

Shaoshi Yang is a Principal Engineer with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. He is leading Huawei’s research efforts in wireless video transmission optimization. Before joining Huawei, he held research positions in University of Southampton, UK and Intel Labs, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from University of Southampton in 2013, UK. His research interests include wireless video transmission, large-scale MIMO signal processing, artificial intelligence enabled wireless networks, and cross-layer radio resource management. He has published 50+ research papers on top-tier IEEE journals and conferences, and is a member of Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University.

 

Executive/CTO Forum

 

IF01: Executive/CTO Forum 1

Date: Monday, 21 May, 2018:  14:00 – 15:45
Title: 5G Technology Revelation

Presenters:

Jim Thompson, CTO Qualcomm

James Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

Yongxing Zhou, VP & CTO, Huawei Technologies

Yongxing Zhou

 

 

 

 


Abstract:
In this Forum, executives from Qualcomm and Huawei will present and discuss their vision on 5G technology and its revelation.

IF02: Executive/CTO Forum 2

Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018: 14:00 – 15:45
Title: 5G Technology Opportunities and Challenges

Presenters:        

  • Gee Rittenhouse, Senior Vice President of Engineering, CISCO
  • Qi Bi, President and CTO China Telecom Research Institute
  • Wonil Roh, VP, Samsung

Gee Rittenhouse, Senior Vice President of Engineering, CISCO

Gee Rittenhouse

 

 

 

 

 

Qi Bi, President and CTO China Telecom Research Institute

Qi Bi

 

 

 

 

 

Wonil Roh, VP, Samsung

Wonil Roh

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract:
5G is intended to impact every industry, every service provider, and every person on the planet. It promises to extend the global success of 4G-LTE to underpin new use-cases, such as the “industrial Internet” and enhanced mobile broadband. The revolution from 4G to 5G is unprecedented, it stretches the spectrum, device and network technology. This panel will discuss the business and technology opportunities and challenges of 5G Network. The panel will discuss the latest 5G progress in standard and research, learning from trials and remaining gaps and challenges.

 

Distinguished Industry Speakers Forum

Distinguished Industry Speakers

Date: Tuesday, 22 May, 2018: Time: 14:00 – 15:45

Presenters:        

  • Ed Tiedemann, SVP, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

  • Thomas Marzetta, NYU Wireless

Ed Tiedemann, SVP, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Ed Tiedemann

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Marzetta, NYU Wireless

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry Seminars

IS01: Radio Communications in a Hostile Environment

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018: 08:30 – 10:15
Presenter: Stefano Agosta

This seminar presents the communication services deployed in the hostile environment of CERN’s underground tunnels where equipment is exposed to significant levels of radiation and high magnetic fields and is expected to operate if exposed to cryogenic temperatures—environmental conditions that not only potentially impact the equipment but which also lead to technical and logistic difficulties.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research is the World’s leading particle physics laboratory. In order to provide particle beams to various experiments, CERN operates a series of particle accelerators in an extensive network of tunnels and caverns under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. For much of the year, these tunnels, home to by far the world’s volume of superfluid liquid helium, are exposed to high magnetic fields and ionising radiation. This hostile environment, along with the stringent access restrictions imposed for safety reasons, make it challenging to deploy, operate and maintain any kind of telecom services not least because of the impossibility of deploying active electronic devices in the exposed areas.

This seminar introduces CERN’s telecom services and infrastructure, underlying the complexity of running such systems in indoor hostile environments with the implied technical and logistic difficulties.

The seminar addresses the challenges of deploying and running telecom services is hostile environments, exposed to ionizing radiations, strict access constraints, and logistic matters. The choice of technical solutions available in the market is treated as well.

Stefano Agosta started working at CERN telecom section 5 years ago. He is responsible for indoor mobile networks deployments.

IS03: 5G Development with MATLAB

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018: 08:30 – 10:15
Presenter: Houman Zarrinkoub, PhD., MathWorks

This seminar introduces MATLAB’s 5G Library. It enables you to explore the behavior and performance of 5G radio access technologies as defined by the Release 15 3GPP NR standard V15.0. Using this library, you can simulate the following aspects of 5G:

  • 5G NR PDSCH Transport Channel
  • 5G NR Polar Coding
  • TR 38.901 Propagation Channels
  • Physical Channels and Signals Generation
  • OFDM Waveforms with NR Subcarrier Spacings

5G Library also provides functions and link level reference designs that allow you to perform 3GPP 5G NR PDSCH Throughput Simulation.

Dr. Houman Zarrinkoub is a senior wireless product manager at MathWorks, based in Massachusetts, USA. During his 17 years service at MathWorks he has served as a development manager responsible for multiple signal processing and communications software tools. Prior to MathWorks, he was a research scientist at Nortel Networks, where he contributed to multiple standardization projects for mobile and voice coding technologies. He has been awarded multiple patents on computer simulations of signal processing applications. Houman is the author of the book Understanding LTE with MATLAB: From Mathematical Modeling to Simulation and Prototyping (Wiley, 2014). He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, in Canada.

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