Industry Program

Industry Panels and Forums

Monday 22 May, 11:00 – 12:30

Monday 22 May, 14:00 – 15:30

Monday 22 May, 16:00 – 17:30

Tuesday 23 May, 09:00 – 10:30

Tuesday 23 May, 14:00 – 15:30

Tuesday 23 May, 16:00 – 17:30

Wednesday 24 May, 09:00 – 10:30

Wednesday 24 May, 14:00 – 15:30

Wednesday 24 May, 16:00 – 17:30

Industry Seminars

Monday 22 May, 16:00 – 17:30

Tuesday 23 May, 16:00 – 17:30


P01. 5G Research, Standardization, and Development

Date: Monday 22 May, 11:00 – 12:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  Adrian Scrase, ETSI, France
Moderator:  Adrian Scrase, ETSI, France
  • Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
  • Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G Infrastructure Association, Belgium
  • Erik Guttman, 3GPP TSG SA, USA
  • Dirk Weiler, ETSI, Germany
  • Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE 5G Initiative, USA
Abstract: Much investment has been made worldwide in 5G Research.  Standardization activities are running at full speed in order to meet the demanding timeline set by certain mobile operators.  But in order to meet that demanding timeline there is a risk that the latest research results will not be taken into account in the design of the 5G system.  This could result in a 5G system that just represents a series of minor improvements over 4G systems and, inevitably, that the ambitions use cases that characterize 5G will not be fully met.  Moreover, given the operator “rush to be first”, standardization activities are emerging outside of the main stream.  This has the risk of fragmenting the 5G landscape and diluting the economies of scale that are essential for 5G success.  This panel session will debate the risks exposed above, in order to determine the extent to which 5G standards will leverage the latest technology advances and how standards fragmentation can be avoided.

Adrian Scrase is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization. He 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 3GPPs’ 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.
Rahim Tafazolli is the Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications since April 2000, Director of ICS since January 2010 and the founder and Director of 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, UK. He has over 25 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching.  He has authored and co-authored more than 500 research publications. He is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to International conferences and workshops. He is co-inventor on more than 30 granted patents, all in the field of digital communications. He was advisor to the Mayor of London in regard to the London Infrastructure Investment 2050 Plan during May and June 2014. Prof. Tafazolli has given many interviews to International media in the form of television, radio interviews and articles in international press. In 2011, he was appointed as Fellow of Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in recognition of his personal contributions to the wireless world as well as heading one of Europe’s leading research groups.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé has been Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association, representing the digital & telecommunications industry (operators, manufacturers, research and academic institutes, SMEs) in the Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) with the European Commission, since October 2016.  Jean-Pierre was Chairman of mobile industry association The UMTS Forum from 2003 until 2016, with a mission to promote a common vision of the development of 3G UMTS and 4G LTE and evolutions, and to ensure their worldwide commercial success.  Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, Bienaimé has had responsibilities including Advisor to the General Director of Moroccan Telecommunications in Rabat, Director of Marketing and Product Development for International Business Networks & Services at FT, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and VP International Mobile Support for Orange Group. From 2009 until September 2016, Jean-Pierre has been Senior VP Strategy, Communications and Wholesale Community at Orange. Jean-Pierre is the chairman of IREST (Institute of Economic and Social Research on Telecommunications), an influent think tank based in Paris. He is graduated from ESSEC Business School – Paris, from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes & Télécommunications – Paris, and from INSEAD – Fontainebleau.
Erik Guttman, employed by Samsung Electronics, has been actively involved in networking and telecommunications standardization for over 20 years. He currently serves as the 3GPP Service and System Aspects Technical Specification Group Chairman. Preceding this, he held the position of 3GPP System Architecture working group for two terms. He has also chaired and actively contributed to numerous IETF working groups including SVRLOC (Service Location Protocol) and ZEROCONF (Zero Configuration Networking). Erik's background includes leading research and product development projects that introduced emerging network application and system functions to operating environments. Erik developed frameworks and tools for distributed installation, testing and deployment. Erik served Chief Technical Officers as system architect and requirements researcher. Erik obtained a BA in Philosophy and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Dirk Weiler is Chairman of the ETSI Board and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, the ETSI representative to the European Commission's ICT Standardization Multi-Stakeholder Platform, Vice Chairman of the German BITKOM Working Group Standardization, member of the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Joint Presidents' Group and a member of the German DIN Presidential Committee FOKUS.ICT. He is Head of Standards Policy in Nokia Bell Labs CTO, responsible for standardization policy and membership portfolio. From 2010-2014 he was Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. Until 2006 he held various management positions in development, research, intellectual property, standardization and marketing in Siemens. Since 1988 he has been working actively in standardization on technical as well as board level in various organizations. He graduated in 1985 as Diplomphysiker from the University of Cologne and the Institute of Nuclear research in Jülich, Germany. He is an IEEE Senior Member.
Ashutosh Dutta is currently Lead Member of Technical Staff (LMTS) at AT&T’s Security and Mobility Organization within Chief Security Office where he leads the design and architecture of security for next generation mobility networks. His 25 years of career include CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Senior Scientist in Telcordia Applied Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 80 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, 30 issued patents, and has given tutorials in mobility management at various conferences. Ashutosh’s research interests include wireless Internet, multimedia signaling, mobility management, 4G networks, IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems), VoIP and session control protocols. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,” under publication by John & Wiley. He serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Cybersecurity and Mobility published by River Publishers. As a senior member of IEEE and ACM, Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and chair for Ad Hoc Committee for Public Visibility for ComSoc. As the vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS, he co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) in 2011. Ashutosh currently serves as the director of Marketing and Industry Relations for IEEE ComSoc. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in EE from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT and earned his M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne.

P02. The Path to Successful IoT: From Need of Standards to Security Threats

Date: Monday 22 May, 11:00 – 12:30
Room: Room 241
Organizer: Pascal Thubert, Cisco Systems, France
Moderator: Pascal Thubert, Cisco Systems, France
  • Patrick Wetterwald, Cisco Systems, France
  • Toktam Mahmoodi, King’s College London, UK
  • Thomas Watteyne, INRIA, France
  • Alexander Pelov, ACKLIO, France
Abstract: IoT is still topping the Gartner hype curve ( Yet, it is not meeting the initial volume projections and fails to enter some markets such as home / consumers. Whether it is going to be as successfully and widely deployed as projected in the longer run is still uncertain. Headwinds include the lack of standards and the lack of trust in particular in the face of internet hacking and botnets such as MIRAI. The panel will discuss approaches to solve these issues and maintain high perspectives for IoT to help sustain both the growth of the economy and the quality of life for human beings. What is the impact of MIRAI botnet? How can we build trust in IoT?

Pascal Thubert has been actively involved in research, development and standards efforts on Internet mobility and wireless technologies since joining Cisco in Y2K. He currently works at Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture office, where he focuses on products and standards in the general context of IPv6, wireless, and the Internet of Things. He co-chairs 6TiSCH, the IETF Working Group focusing on IPv6 over the 802.15.4 TSCH deterministic MAC, and LPWAN, that applies IETF protocols over low power wide area networking technologies. Earlier, he specialized in IPv6 as applied to mobility and wireless devices and developed routers and switches microcode in Cisco’s core IPv6 product development group. In parallel with his R&D missions, he has authored multiple IETF RFCs and draft standards dealing with IPv6, mobility and the Internet of Things.
Toktam Mahmoodi is with the academic faculty of the centre for telecommunications research in King’s College London. She is a member of the Tactile Internet Lab and principal and co-investigator on projects in 5G and SDN as well as in eHealth, and industrial networks. Previously, Toktam was visiting research scientist at F5 Networks, in San Jose, post-doctoral research associate in Imperial College London, Mobile VCE researcher, and R&D engineer in Siemens. Her research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes ultra-low latency networking, network virtualization, mobility management, network modelling and optimization. She also works on applications of mobile communications in the healthcare, smart cities, industrial networks and intelligent transportation.
Patrick Wetterwald is a thought leader in Architecture and Standardization for the Smart Grid, Industrial Automation, and Internet of Things (IoT). He held various Engineering Manager positions within Cisco where he successfully led advanced technology projects in the domain of wireless sensor networks, wireless communication, layer 3 mesh and IPv6 network mobility. He is now focusing on Deterministic Networking technologies (also called Time Sensitive Network). He is actively participating to several IEC standardization efforts in the domain of the IOT (Smart Grid, Industrial Automation and Specific task forces on telecommunications). He is also participating to different IETF working groups related to deterministic networking (Wired and Wireless) and the IOT; and  he is Vice-Chairman of the ETSI ISG IP6 dealing with the transition to IPv6 as well as the rapporteur of the IOT IPv6 best practices guidelines.
Thomas Watteyne is an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. He is a researcher at INRIA in Paris, in the new EVA research team, where he designs, models and builds networking solutions based on a variety of Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards. He is Senior Networking Design Engineer at Linear Technology, in the Dust Networks product group, the undisputed leader in supplying low power wireless mesh networks for demanding industrial process automation applications. Since 2013, he co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH working group, which standardizes how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks, and recently joined the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate. Prior to that, Thomas was a postdoctoral research lead in Prof. Kristofer Pister’s team at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and co-leads Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks for the IoT. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2008), an MSc in Networking (2005) and an MEng in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He is Senior member of IEEE. He is fluent in 4 languages.
Alexander Pelov is the CEO and co-founder of ACKLIO. ACKLIO develops software for operating LoRaWAN networks and to make LPWANs (such as SIGFOX, LoRaWAN, and NB-IoT) part of the Internet to facilitate application development. Alexander obtained his MsC from the University de Provence in 2005, and PhD from the University of Strasbourg in 2009, before joining Télécom Bretagne as Associate Professor. His research and teaching activities focused on wireless network energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and protocols for Smart Grids, M2M and IoT. He has co-authored of more than 30 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, a book, and has pioneered one of the first MOOCs in France, with more than 30,000 students attending the online lectures since 2013. Alexander is co-chair of the LPWAN work group at the IETF.

P03. CTO Forum - From Myth to Reality: Rapid Deployment at Scale toward 5G Global Success

Date: Monday 22 May, 14:00 – 15:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  Jamshid Khun-Jush, Qualcomm, Germany
Moderator:  Jamshid Khun-Jush, Qualcomm, Germany
  • Jan Färjh, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Christian Luginbuhl, Orange, France
  • John Smee, Qualcomm, USA
Abstract: The 5th generation of mobile communication networks (5G) has attracted in the recent years a huge amount of attention from industry, policy makers, research centers and academia. Among an array of innovative services, which 5G is intended to support, three specific classes of use cases have emerged as priority candidates for early consideration: enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine type communications and ultra-reliable/low latency communications. The potentials of these use cases from a socioeconomic and technological perspective have been an essential factor for such consideration. In particular and in the first stage, it is assumed that 5G is urgently needed to meet the ever-increasing global mobile broadband needs.
Since the emergence of 5G debates, the question permanently accompanied such debates has been “is 5G all myth or does it reflect a real need with the potential to become a reality in the years to come?”. Meanwhile, ITU-R and 3GPP have defined requirements for the use cases envisaged for IMT-2020/5G. Also, 3GPP has started with the specification of the global 5G standard capable of serving as a platform for innovation to these and expectedly more use cases in the next decade and beyond. All these manifest that 5G has become an evolving reality and therefore, the attention has been recently shifted to the measures required for enabling a global success of 5G, potentially first to meet demand for the enhanced mobile broadband
This Forum brings together high-level representatives from leading mobile operators and manufacturers to critically assess such measures, from standardization pace to over-the-air trials and interoperability testing for validation, in order to drive the ecosystem toward rapid and wide-scale commercialization which is the basis for making 5G success. Another main goal of this session is to encourage frank and open debate about the timeline and potentials for 5G to address the larger vision beyond 2020.

Jamshid Khun-Jush received his BS, Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. Degrees in electrical engineering. Since 2003, he is with Qualcomm in Nuremberg, Germany. He was Qualcomm representative at 3GPP TSG RAN4 till 2008 and afterwards has been leading Qualcomm’s overall ETSI activities. In this capacity, he coordinates activities of Qualcomm in different technical bodies. In addition, he is technical lead for Qualcomm’s Spectrum Engineering work in international and regional organizations as CEPT ECC, ITU-R, Asia-Pacific Wireless Group, etc. Before joining Qualcomm, he was with Ericsson Research, Corporate Unit in Nuremberg, Germany leading physical layer research and engineering work related to broadband wireless local area networks and acted as company’s representative for standardization activities on broadband wireless networks in relevant standards bodies and fora. He chaired ETSI Technical Committee BRAN from 1999 to 2002 and is an ETSI Board member since 2011. He has served during the last 20 years as a Technical Program Committee member of international conferences such as IEEE ICC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC etc., has given lectures or organized panels at these conferences.
Jan Färjh is Vice President, Head of Standardization and Industry at Ericsson. He received his M.Sc. in Telecommunications at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (1985). In 1990 he joined Ericsson and started to work with radio access technologies. He has a strong background in wireless research and was part of Ericsson's pioneering activities in 3G/WCDMA in the early 90's.
In 1996 he became manager of the unit responsible for radio access research. The research performed in this unit has substantially contributed to the evolution of WCDMA, HSPA and 4G/LTE technologies which today provide Mobile Broadband globally. Between 2007 and 2012 he was Head of Ericsson Research, a global organization consisting of 600 researchers in ten different countries present in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since November 2012, Jan is heading Ericsson's global Standardization and Industry unit within Group Function Technology reporting to the CTO of Ericsson AB.
Christian Luginbühl, is Senior Vice President Technology Europe (CTIO Europe) since October 2010. Christian is responsible for the functional management of Technology (Network, IT and platforms) in 7 countries of the Europe Region (outside of France).
Christian has extensive international experience within the Orange Group. He joined the company in 2000 and since then held various management positions. In 2000, he became Vice President Human Resources at Orange Switzerland and then took over as Group Director Performance & Change Management in 2004 at the Orange Group Technical Headquarters in London. From 2006 to 2010, Christian held the position of Vice President of Strategic Planning & Performance Management at the Orange Technical Headquarters in Paris.
Before joining the telecommunications industry, Christian has held during 15 years Executive roles with various industry leaders in fast moving consumer goods (Nestlé, Swatch Group, Mondelèz).
John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds 54 US Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 4G LTE, and 5G.  His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s research and development group.  John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

P04. Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Health

Date: Monday 22 May, 14:00 – 15:30
Room: Room 241
Organizer: Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Moderator: Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  • Kathy Grise, IEEE Big Data Initiative, USA
  • Hua Fang, UMass Medical School, USA
  • Honggang Wang, UMass Darmouth, USA
  • May D. Wang, Georgia Tech and Emory University, USA
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, ATEITHE, Greece
Abstract: Digital healthcare infrastructure including sensing, communications and intelligent techniques has enabled smart and connected health, where personalized health monitoring can be done anytime and anywhere for patients and users. However, significant research challenges still remain in the area of smart and connected health. Especially, when real time and huge size data from biomedical sensors are collected to serves or cloud, it is very challenging to process them in real time and give users appropriate online recommendation. Therefore, the techniques of the stream data analytics that analyze data online as they arrive are required to learn from data in real time or near real time and deliver healthcare suggestions/decision. This panel will discuss all these challenges related to the Big Data stream analytics and present some potential solutions from multiple prospective. The panel aims to foster new research in stream data analytics, including new theory, algorithms, innovation in methodologies, and benefits from smart and connected health applications.  The panel discussion will mainly focus on the following topics for smart and connected health: Real time streaming platform for Big Data; Data stream mining techniques and methodologies; Machine learning and computational statistics for Big Data; Real-world applications using streaming data analytics in Internet of Things; Interoperability including semantics support (e.g. semantic query, semantic mashup, semantic reasoning, semantic analysis, etc.); Data streams visualization.
Mahmoud Daneshmand is Professor of Department of Business Intelligence & Analytics as well as Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has more than 35 years of Industry & University experience as Professor, Researcher, Assistant Chief Scientist, Executive Director, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Technology Leader, Chairman of Department, and Dean of School at: Bell Laboratories; AT&T Shannon Labs–Research; University of California, Berkeley; University of Texas, Austin; Sharif University of Technology; University of Tehran; New York University; and Stevens Institute of Technology. He has Ph.D and M.S. degrees in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley; M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Tehran. He is the steering committee chair of the IEEE IoT Journal.
Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director - IEEE Future Directions, supports new technology initiatives, and is the IEEE staff program director for the Big Data Initiative, Smart Materials Initiative, the IEEE Technology Navigator, Future Directions and Industry Advisory Board Committees, manages the digital presence team for Future Directions, and serves as the Technical Program Chair of COMPSAC 2017 Symposium - Data Sciences, Analytics, & Technologies (DSAT). Prior to joining the IEEE staff, Ms. Grise held numerous positions at IBM, and most recently was a Senior Engineering Manager for Process Design Kit Enablement in the IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center.  Ms. Grise led the overall IT infrastructure implementation, and software development in support of semiconductor device modeling verification, packaging, and delivery; device measurement and characterization data collection and management, and automation for device modeling engineers. Ms. Grise is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, and an IEEE Senior member.

Hua Fang is Associate Professor in Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research, Department of Quantitative Health Science since 2014. She won a paper award at the 2006 Joint Research Conference on Statistics in quality industry and technology. She won Layman Awards for missing data modeling and growth trajectory pattern recognition via UNL research council competition in 2008.  She is a recipient of the 2012 UMass CTSA Pilot Project award for modeling heterogeneity of treatment effects (HTE) in longitudinal RCT and observational studies, including 3 RCTs and 2 observational studies for comparative effectiveness research.  Dr. Fang has been a statistical consultant in health, medicine, economics, and bio-engineering areas for years. She also participated in large-scale multi-disciplinary projects at both state and federal levels. She is PI/Co-I/Statistician on several extramural grants: NIH, VA or PCORI.   Dr. Fang's research interests include computational statistics, behavioral trajectory pattern recognition, research design, statistical modeling and analyses in clinical and translational research. She is interested in developing novel methods and applying emerging robust techniques to enable or improve the health studies that can have potential impact on the treatment or prevention of human diseases. Her research applications are in data science, substance use, infectious diseases, immunology, nutritional epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and E-/M-health.
Honggang Wang received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. He is an associate professor at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth. He is also the faculty member of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Ph.D. program (BMEBT) at UMass Dartmouth. He has been a faculty member of Data Science master program of UMass Dartmouth since 2015. His research interests include Wireless Health, Body Area Networks (BAN), and BIG DATA in mHealth, Cyber and Multimedia Security, Mobile Multimedia and Cloud, Wireless Networks and Cyber-physical System. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, an Associate Editor of IEEE transactions on Big Data, an Area &Associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine (2014-2015), a Guest Editor of IEEE IoT Journal special issue on "IoT for Smart and Connected Health". He also serves as TPC Chair or Co-Chair for several conferences such as TPC Chair of 8th ICST/ACM International Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS 2013), TPC symposium Co-Chair of IEEE conference on communications 2015 (ICC 2015, Mobile and Wireless Networking symposium), TPC Chair of IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015, and TPC co-chair of IEEE ISCC 2015 and TPC track co-chair for the "Cognitive, Cellular and Mobile Networks (CCM)"of IEEE ICCCN 2014-2015. He also serves as the steering committee co-chair of IEEE CHASE (IEEE Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies) and TPC co-chair of IEEE CHASE 2016, which is a leading international conference in the field of connected health He received IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Outstanding Leadership Award (2015), and IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015 Outstanding Service Award. He is the secretary of IEEE COMSOC e-Health Committee. His research is supported by DoT, UMass President Office, and UMass Healey Grant. His research is reported by media such as USA ABC 6 TV and Standard Times Newspaper. He received UMass Dartmouth Sponsored Research Recognition Award in 2015
May D. Wang’s primary research interest is in biomedical and health informatics for systems medicine, with the goal to accelerate and enable the discovery, development, and translation in modern biology, medicine, and healthcare. She has been publishing in journals such as Annals of Biomedical Eng, BMC Bioinformatics, Trends in Biotechnology, Nature Protocols, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Annual Review of Medicine, The Pharmacogenomics Journal, Nature Biotechnology, and Genome Biology etc. Her team has developed multiple informatics software systems. Among these, caCORRECT and omniBiomarker have been certified by NCI caBIG as silver-level compatible. During 2005-2010, Dr. Wang has served as the director of Bioinformatics and Biocomputing Core in NCI sponsored Emory-Georgia Tech Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. In addition, she has played an active role in working groups of National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH) cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) on nanoinformatics, and FDA-led Microarray Quality Control Consortium (MAQC) on investigating regulatory guideline for biomarker. Currently, she serves as co-chair of Information Technology for Health (ITH) Technical Committee (TC) in IEEE EMBS. Dr. Wang received Distinguished Cancer Scholar Award from Georgia Cancer Coalition in 2004, an Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award from Georgia Tech in 2005, and an Outstanding Service Award from IEEE BIBE in 2007. Dr. Wang received Ph.D.EE, multidisciplinary MS degrees (EE, Applied Math, and CS) from Georgia Institute of Technology in USA, and BEng from Tsinghua University in China. In addition, Dr. Wang has several years of industrial R&D experience in the former AT&T Bell Labs, Intel Architecture Labs, Hughes Research Labs, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, and Agere Systems.
Periklis Chatzimisios serves as an Associate Professor, the Director of the Computing Systems, Security and Networks (CSSN) Research Lab and a Division Head in the Department of Informatics at the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE), Greece. Dr. Chatzimisios is involved in several standardization and IEEE activities serving as a Member of the Standards Development Board for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), IEEE ComSoc Standards Program Development Board and IEEE ComSoC Education & Training Board as well as Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TSCBD) and Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee in Information Infrastructure and Networking (TCIIN). He is the editor/author of 8 books and more than 110 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics of performance evaluation and standardization activities of mobile/wireless communications, Internet of Things, Big Data and vehicular networking. His published research work has received more than 2200 citations by other researchers. Dr. Chatzimisios obtained his Ph.D. from Bournemouth University (UK) in 2005 and his B.Sc. from ATEITHE in 2000.

P05. Practical Issues on mmWave Communications: Current Status and Future Technologies

Date: Monday 22 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer: Jaeweon Kim, National Instruments, USA
Moderator: Jaeweon Kim, National Instruments, USA
  • Chan-Byoung Chae, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Amitava Ghosh, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • Robert Heath, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Valerio Frascolla, INTEL, Germany
  • Fabien Clermidy, CEA-Leti, France
Abstract: Millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications are one of the most promising technologies for the next generation (5G) wireless services. Thanks to the higher bandwidth, the mmWave band offers a wide range of applications such as ultra-high speed cellular service (eMBB), vehicular communications, low latency connections, etc. However, unlike sub-6GHz communications which have been studied and used for decades, the mmWaves are a fairly new area that requires extensive studies and breaking technologies to be used in practice. The main objective of this panel is to gain an insight on 1) the challenges of the mmWave communications, 2) current status or state-of-the art technologies, and 3) future prospects that can bring the mmWave into reality.

Jaeweon Kim received the B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1994 and 1996 respectively, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. From 1996 to 2002, he was with SK Telecom, Seoul, Korea, where he was working for 2G and 3G code division multiple access (CDMA) systems and their applications. He received the patent champion of the year in 1998 and the excellent employee award in 2001. During his Ph.D. program, he held a member of technical staff position at Bandspeed, Inc., Austin, Tx, from 2006 to 2008 and senior member of technical staff position at MediaExcel, Inc., Austin, Tx, from 2008 to 2011. Currently he is with National Instruments, Austin, Tx, as a senior wireless platform architect. Dr. Kim was awarded Information and Telecommunication National Scholarship by Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Korea from 2002 to 2005. He issued several technical papers at international conferences, journals and book chapters as well as patents with wireless communication background. His current research interests include 5G wireless communications, mainly mmWave system design and prototyping.
Chan-Byoung Chae is Underwood Distinguished Professor in the School of Integrated Technology, College of Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea. He was a Member of Technical Staff (Research Scientist) at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ, USA from June 2009 to Feb 2011. He was with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas (UT), Austin, TX, USA in 2008. Prior to joining UT, he was a Research Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea, from 2001 to 2005. His current research interests include capacity analysis and interference management in energy-efficient wireless mobile networks and nano (molecular) communications.
Dr. Chae was the recipient/co-recipient of the Yonsei Underwood Distinguished Professor Award (2016), the Yonam Research Award from LG Yonam Foundation (2016), the Outstanding Professor Award from IITP (2016), the Best Young Professor Award from the College of Engineering, Yonsei University (2015), the IEEE INFOCOM Best Demo Award (2015), the IEIE/IEEE Joint Award for Young IT Engineer of the Year (2014), the KICS Haedong Young Scholar Award (2013), the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award (2013), the IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2012), the IEEE VTS Dan. E. Noble Fellowship Award (2008), two Gold Prizes (1st) in the 14th/19th Humantech Paper Contest, and the KSEA-KUSCO scholarship (2007). He also received the Korea Government Fellowship (KOSEF) during his Ph.D. studies.
Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh is a Nokia Fellow and Head, Small Cell Research at Nokia Bell Labs. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.  Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, recipient of 2016 IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize and co-author of the book titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A”. 
Robert W. Heath Jr.  received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1996 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002, all in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff then a Senior Consultant at Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, CA where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. Since January 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor, and is a Member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. He is a co-author of the book Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications published by Prentice Hall in 2014 and author of Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP published by the National Technology and Science Press in 2012. Dr. Heath has been a co-author of several best paper award recipients including recently the 2010 and 2013 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking best paper awards, the 2012 Signal Processing Magazine best paper award, a 2013 Signal Processing Society best paper award, 2014 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing best paper award, the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks best paper award, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and the 2016 IEEE Communications and  Information Theory Societies Joint Paper Award. He was a distinguished lecturer in the IEEE Signal Processing Society and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. He is also an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a Private Pilot, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Valerio Frascolla obtained the MSc and the PhD in electrical engineering from Ancona University, Italy, where he worked as research fellow till 2006, when he moved to Germany to join Comneon as concept engineer, focusing on SW architectures for mobile phones and attending 3GPP CT1 and CT Plenary standardization bodies. In 2010 he moved to Munich and joined Infineon Technologies as funding and research project manager, focusing on design and requirement management of wireless platforms. Since 2011 he is the European responsible person for funding activities and innovation manager at Intel Mobile Communications. Dr. Frascolla is an experienced project and program manager, obtained the CSM and CSPO certifications in 2013, has been contributing in different roles to several European and national funded projects and acts as facilitator of innovation using agile methodologies. He has a track record of technical excellence, is author of several papers, invited speaker and member of numerous TPC. His research interests are in Hw/Sw co-design, 5G wireless communications and low-power system design.
Fabien Clermidy obtained his Ph’D from INPG, Grenoble in 1999. He joined CEA-LETI in 2002. Fabien is a pioneer in designing Network-on-Chip based multi-core. From 2007 to 2010, he was the leader of the second generation of Network-on-Chip based multicore dedicated to 4G communications. From August 2012 to September 2016, Fabien was managing the digital circuit laboratory in the Design Division involved in the development of IoT devices and new multi-core architectures. Fabien Clermidy is now the head of the Wireless Communication Department in the System Division of CEA LETI. Fabien has published 2 books, more than 75 journal and conferences papers and is author or co-author of 15 patents.

P06. 5G C-RAN and X-Haul

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 09:00 – 10:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  David T. Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Moderator:  David T. Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • János Farkas, Ericsson Research, Hungary
  • Nader Zein, NEC Europe, UK
  • Steinar Bjørnstad, TransPacket, Norway
  • Esa Metsala, Nokia, Finland
  • Daniel Philip Venmani, Orange Labs, France
Abstract: The development of 5G cellular infrastructure technology needs to address a wide range of use cases of multiple industries. It also needs to manage and optimize end-to-end services and utilization of network resources across all domains of the underlying network architecture. To meet the needs of 5G, we have witnessed Radio Access Network (RAN) evolving from dedicated and distributed processing towards C-RAN (Centralized RAN including aspects of Cloud RAN), with centralized baseband processing and resource pooling that can support thousands of cells. Centralized and cloudified architecture requires enhanced communication between network components and the support of different technologies at the same time. It also points toward the need for a converged packet transport network among the distributed RAN functionalities to support different radio interfaces in the fronthaul and backhaul domains, which are referred to as X-haul together. Developing X-haul solutions for 5G puts us in front of new challenges, with requirements for very high capacity and low latency. These requirements can be addressed by new transport technologies and standards. During this early stage in the development of the technology and its standardization phase, some questions need to be addressed and discussed by the scientific and engineering community to ensure the industry adopt the best solutions for the end users and the community as a whole.

David Chen has more than twenty years of industrial experiences in advanced technologies and the wireless industry. He is currently the Senior Transport Architect at Nokia with a focus on C-RAN transport architecture and X-haul design. Dr. Chen has been actively participating and contributing in standardization bodies, such as IEEE802.16, 802.1, 802.3, 1588, 1904, and CPRI. He has also been the invited speaker in various industrial forums such as 4G World, IWPC, ITSF, WSTS, and many more. He was the merger and acquisition technical advisor and worked closely with the venture capital branch to recommend and evaluate multiple innovative wireless backhaul startup companies, many of which led to successful acquisitions. He has numerous patents and papers in various journals, conferences, symposiums, and standard bodies. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and both his Master’s degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University (USA).
János Farkas is senior specialist of deterministic networking at Ericsson Research. He is the Chair of the IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Task Group and the Editor of the P802.1CM TSN for Fronthaul project. He was the Editor of the IEEE 802.1Qca Path Control and Reservation, one of the main contributors to IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging, and an active contributor to various IEEE 802.1 standards. He is an active contributor to the IETF Deterministic Networking Working Group. His recent focus is deterministic networking. He has been also working on carrier networks based on Ethernet. His former research activities include IP QoS solutions for radio access networks and network traffic management. He has a number of patents and research papers in the area of telecommunications networks. He has Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Nader Zein is a recognized expert in Advanced Mobile, Wireless and Multimedia Communications Technologies with over 32 years of experience. Dr. Zein has been a Chief Engineer at NEC Europe since 2000. Prior to joining NEC, he was an academic senior lecturer in the Department of Communications at Lancaster University. He is also the Vice Chair of ETSI ATTM/TM4 WG and the Vice Chair of ETSI millimeter Wave Transmission ISG. He is a three-time winner of NEC Telecom Standards Special Activity Awards and 1st Grade Contribution Award on 4G R&D project as well as two-time winner of the NEC Official Appointment Award for outstanding activities. He holds several official positions in standards organizations and forums. He is a renowned speaker and panelist in Global Telecom Exhibitions and Market Trade-shows and Events. He is a lecturer on Advanced Courses and Tutorials on DVB Systems, OFDM/OFDMA, and future wireless technologies. He has held honorary Professor and external Lecturer positions at the University of Lancaster. His reputation has been cemented by his publications – over 200 standards contributions – in national and international professional journals and by his election to a number of national and international professional committees.
Steinar Bjørnstad (TransPacket CTO / founder / board member) has a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Oslo (1991) and a Ph.D. in telecommunication from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway (2004). He was involved in multiple EU projects during his work at Telenor R&D (senior scientist, 10-year period) doing research on optical networks. He was then responsible for development of Video over IP products at Network Electronics (now Nevion) before joining Ericsson Norway, where he was responsible for system design of Ethernet switches. From 2004 he has also been assistant professor at NTNU addressing optical networking topics. He founded TransPacket in 2009, and since 2015 he has been involved in IEEE 802.1 Ethernet standardization. He is a member of the ECOC technical program committee and author/co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and has several international patent-families.
Esa Metsala holds an MSc from Helsinki University of Technology, Dept. of EE, a Master’s degree in telecommunications (1990), and another Master’s degree from Helsinki School of Economics, Dept. of Accounting (2008). He is currently responsible for transport system specifications in Nokia 5G System Engineering, having worked for more than 15 years with transport, synchronization and security system specifications for different mobile network generations, including GSM, 3G, 4G LTE and now 5G. He also has previous experience in embedded systems design, audio coding, and business case development in Nokia. He is a co-editor with Juha Salmelin and contributing author for mobile network transport titles “Mobile Backhaul” (Wiley, 2008) and “LTE Backhaul – Planning and Optimization” (Wiley, 2015). He joined Nokia in 1990.
Daniel Philip ( Venmani is a senior research and standardization engineer at Orange Labs, Lannion. Currently, his primary research activities focus towards the development of future mobile network systems architectural design, recently focusing on 5G mobile network architectures. He is very actively involved in Standardization activities - representing Orange at ITU‐T Study Group 15 - Question 13 (Network Synchronization and Time Distribution Performance group), Question 12 (Transport Network Architecture Group), 3GPP, IETF, IEEE1588, IEEE802.1CM etc. He has been involved in several EU funded research projects over the years and has published his research results in several renounced conferences and journals (IEEE ComMag., IEEE Globecom, ACM MobiCoM, etc)). He obtained his Ph.D from UPMC-Paris VI (France).

P07. Spectrum Sharing in Future Wireless Communications Systems

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 09:00 – 10:30
Room: Room 241
Organizer:  Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, Italy
Moderator:  Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, Italy
  • Federico Boccardi, Ofcom, UK
  • Aleksandar D. Damnjanovic, Qualcomm Research, USA
  • Luiz DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Robert Heath, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Abstract: In this panel we discuss the role of spectrum sharing to promote a more efficient use of the radio spectrum, and to enable innovative services and business models. Recent studies have contended that traditional spectrum allocation models (notably the exclusive allocation model, typical of cellular systems, and the unlicensed model, exemplified by WiFi) may not be optimal, from both a technical and an economical point of view, and regulators are facing the important question of what may be an appropriate model, especially when considering new bands being discussed (e.g., mmWave bands), as well as bands that are not fully utilized (e.g., TV white spaces) or for which sharing may soon be used (e.g., 3.5 GHz radar bands or mmWave bands of Fixed Satellite Services). In such a diverse and still dynamically evolving scenario, this is the right time to promote a discussion among industry, academia, and regulators, in an attempt to highlight the pros and cons of the various approaches and to clearly identify the key research questions that need to be answered. Such a discussion is the purpose of this panel.

Michele Zorzi received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padova in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992/1993, he was on leave at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). After being affiliated with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, and the University of Ferrara, in November 2003 he joined the faculty of the Information Engineering Department of the University of Padova, where he is currently a professor. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks and IoT, energy constrained communications protocols, 5G millimeter-wave cellular systems, and underwater communications and networking. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2003 to 2005, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, and is currently the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He was Guest Editor for several Special Issues in IEEE Personal Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Network, and IEEE JSAC. He served as a Member-at-Large in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2011, and as its Director of Education from 2014 to 2015.
Federico Boccardi is a Principal Technology Advisor in Ofcom (the UK communication regulator), where he is leading the technical works to release new spectrum for 5G and WiFi. He received the M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002 and 2007 respectively, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Oxford Saïd Business School in 2014. Before joining Ofcom, he was with Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent) from 2006 to 2013 and with Vodafone R&D in 2014. During his career he held leadership positions in different EU collaborative projects and in the 3GPP standardisation activity for LTE and LTE-Advanced. He received several awards including the 2014 IEEE Globecom Best Paper Award and the 2016 IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE on Cognitive Communications and Networking. His current interests fall at the intersection between technology and strategy.
Aleksandar D. Damnjanovic received Diploma in electrical engineering from University of Nis, Serbia in 1994 and Doctor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the George Washington University in 2000. In July of 2000, he joined Ericsson Wireless Communications Inc in San Diego, where he worked on cdma2000 Base Station Controller development, focusing on the radio resource management and MAC scheduler. In February of 2003, he joined QUALCOMM Incorporated in San Diego, where he initially worked on the evolution of 3G cellular standards, such as cdma2000 1xEVDV and UMTS HSPA. His contribution to the standards development included physical layer system design and MAC algorithms. From 2005 until 2016 he had been working on radio access network standardization and prototyping of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) for 4th generation wireless cellular systems, including heterogenous networks, small cells and unlicensed spectrum. Since 2016 he has focused on the standardization and prototyping of 5G New Radio (NR) wireless systems for unlicensed and shared spectrum. His research interests include physical layer design, MAC algorithms, mobility algorithms and radio resource management. Dr. Damnjanovic is a co-author of a book "The cdma2000 System for Mobile Communications". He has published a number of scientific papers and has more than 100 granted patents in the area of wireless cellular communications.
Luiz A. DaSilva holds the chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College Dublin. He also has an adjunct research professor appointment in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. His research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular wireless resource sharing, dynamic spectrum access, and the application of game theory to wireless networks. He is currently a principal investigator on research projects funded by the US National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission under Horizon 2020 and FP7. He is a co-principal Investigator of CONNECT, the Telecommunications Research Centre in Ireland. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, for contributions to cognitive networking and resource management for wireless networks, and an IEEE Communications Society distinguished lecturer.
Robert W. Heath Jr. (S'96 - M'01 - SM'06 - F'11) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, in 1996 and 1997, and the Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2002, all in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff then a Senior Consultant at Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, CA where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. Since January 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor, and is a Member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. He is a co-author of the book Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications published by Prentice Hall in 2014 and author of Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP published by the National Technology and Science Press in 2012. Dr. Heath has been a co-author of fifteen award winning conference and journal papers, a distinguished lecturer in the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. He is also an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a Private Pilot, and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

P08. ComTech Innovation and Trends towards Smart Connected Car Environment

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 14:00 – 15:30
Room: Room 241
Organizer: Fawzi Behmann, TelNet Management Consulting, USA
Moderator: Latif Ladid, 5G World Alliance and IPv6 Forum, Luxemburg
  • Minerva Roberto, IEEE IoT Initiaitve, Italy
  • Slawomir Pietrzyk, IS-Wireles, Poland
  • Aurel Machalek, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg
  • Thierry Blévinal, RATP DEV, France
Abstract: Today we witness an accelerated growth and advancement in various technologies and standards such as IoT, wireless and 5G, IPv6, mobile/wearables, 3-D, robot, and drone. Advancement in computing processing power, cloud based services and virtualization have resulted in an environment and platform for creative applications and services in multiple markets such as  Smart Homes, Smart Car, smart energy, health and infrastructure. A distinguished panel of subject matter experts will explore current and emerging technologies and standards such as wireless/5G, IoT, IPv6, and others in rapid impact in accelerating the development of smart car environment including smart car, smart transportation, smart infrastructure support and commercialized scalable and trusted solutions and services. The workshop offers opportunity for a dialogue with the audience. Some of the key topics that will be addressed include: Integrating the IoT and Cultural Heritage in the Smart Car Environments; Analyse the transformative impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and the solutions moving forward; 5G small cells as enablers for smart car environment and applications, such as e.g., safe/autonomous driving, realtime & supportive services, mission critical  services for public safety and first responders, smart supportive environment , and others; The need for smart transportation and  Assessment of Risks for Critical Infrastructure and Crisis Management.
Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc. Vice Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society. Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author and Consultant. Fawzi spent over 30 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning semiconductor, communication systems and service provider. Responsibilities include Product & system development, Business and market development. Fawzi is passionate about technology automation and has founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of technology trends and positioning for smart networking and IoT/GIS solutions. Fawzi is a co-authored book on the subject of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley, June 2015,subjectCd-EEJ0.html. Fawzi is active in international forums and standards activities with ITU, ITRS and IEEE Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE, and is currently the ComSoc NA vice chair, and ComSoc/SP/CS Austin chapter chair. He was the recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE including CEO Freescale Diamond Chip Award in 2008, and IEEE ComSoc Chapter of the year award in 2015 and Outstanding R5 member award for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction; Masters in Computer Science and Executive MBA.
Latif Ladid Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM ( Founding Chair, 5G World Alliance ( Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group : IEEE Steering Committee Member: 5G, IoT, SD; and Industry. Chair, IEEE ComSoC IoT subcommittee ( Chair, IEEE ComSoC 5G subcommittee ( Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV subcommittee: Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society - ISOC ( IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board ( World summit Award Board Member ( Research Fellow @ University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects. Member of 3GPP PCG (Board)  (
Roberto Minerva holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy. He is the Chairman of the IEEE IoT Initiative, an effort to nurture a technical community and to foster research in IoT.  Roberto is in TIMLab, involved in activities on SDN/NFV, 5G, Big Data, architectures for IoT. He is authors of papers published in international conferences, books and magazines.
Slawomir Pietrzyk, CEO, IS-Wireless. Slawomir Pietrzyk acts as CEO and CTO at IS-Wireless. Slawomir is an expert in wireless technologies and the author of the first book on OFDMA, entitled “OFDMA for Broadband Wireless Access”, and published in 2006 by Artech House. He started working on key LTE component technologies at Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) in the Netherlands, already in 1998. He holds Ph.D. degree from TUDelft and postgraduate diploma in management from Warsaw School of Economics. Prior to IS-Wireless, Dr. Pietrzyk worked for T-Mobile and Ubiquitous Communication Program at the Delft University of Technology.
Aurel Machalek, Dipl. Ing. Aurel Machalek is working for University of Luxembourg, Interdisciplinary Centre Security and Trust as a Research Assistant. He was involved in various EU FP6/FP7 research projects e.g. u-2010, Secricom, FREESIC and ReDIRNET. His domain is developing communications systems for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), working with end users, testing research results with end users and working as dissemination manager of European research projects.
Thierry Blevinal, Manager and Lead,  Autonomous Vehicles projects for RatpDev.   Thierry BLEVINAL is currently a Project Manager in RatpDev since 2009 for all required technical expertise and assistance to Business Development and operational subsidiaries, both in France and abroad, he leads the Autonomous Vehicles projects for RatpDev.  Thierry BLEVINAL is a 25 year experienced senior expert in operations and maintenance for light and heavy Railway systems, including day-to-day operation management and track works including new infrastructure construction and maintenance. He has been Project and Contract Manager in major innovative projects such as the construction of the new Bordeaux tramway network where Alstom’s catenary free system (APS) was first experienced worldwide. For 4 years, he has been in charge of contracts for design and construction of the transit system, reporting to the Boards of elected representatives, and expertise and management of technical and juridical claims.

P09. Challenges and Opportunities in SDN/NFV and 5G Security

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 14:00 – 15:30
Room: Room Maillot
  • Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T and IEEE 5G Initiative, USA
  • Kapil Sood, Intel, USA
Moderator: Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T and IEEE 5G Initiative, USA
  • Anand Prasad, NEC, Japan
  • Francois Cosquer, Nokia, France
  • Alec Brusilovsky, Interdigital, USA
  • Galina Pildush, Palo Alto Networks, USA
Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function virtualization (NFV) are becoming the key pillars of future networks leading to the evolution of 5G.  Service providers can leverage these to provide flexible and cost effective service without compromising the end user quality of service. The goal is to remove the dependencies of custom made hardware by abstracting the underlining networking components into software applications that can run on common of the shelf (COTS) computing platform. The advantages are many-fold: Operators can save their equipment costs, power consumption, specialized maintenance costs and enable network services quicker which are mainly controlled by programmable software. Many standards organizations, namely ETSI NFV, ONF, ITU, 3GPP, IETF, DMTF, and IEEE are actively working in ratifying standards for interoperability and ease of deployment for these networks. While network function virtualization, software defined networking and 5G open up the door for flexible service creation and rapid deployment, it also adds additional security challenges attributed by edge cloud computing, RAN and Core virtualization and software defined network aspects of the network. The panel will consist of operators, vendors and security experts who are actively involved in research, standards and trial deployment. The audience will benefit from learning the technology and industry trends, security threats, challenges and possible mitigation techniques along with the opportunity to interact with the industry experts.

Ashutosh Dutta is currently Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T’s Chief Security Office in Middletown, New Jersey. His more than 25 years of career includes Director of Technology Security at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 80 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents.  Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA. As the vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS, he co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) in 2011 and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) in the high schools within PCJS. Ashutosh currently serves as the director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors and is the co-lead for IEEE 5G initiative. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. Ashutosh is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.
Kapil Sood is Cloud Platforms Security Architect at Intel’s Data Center Group, driving security and manageability technologies innovation and setting strategic direction for Intel’s SDN and NFV platforms. Kapil is a recipient of the prestigious Intel Achievement Award (IAA).  Kapil has 20 years of technology leadership experience, spanning Telecom, Mobile and Networking systems.  Most recently, he was Chief Security Architect for Intel SoC Tablets and Smartphones on Android and Windows. Previously, he was Director Software at Corrent, a startup focused on Multi-Gig Networking Security SoCs, and was Systems Architect at AG Communication Systems which was acquired by Lucent.  Kapil is helping define NFV security specifications at ETSI NFV, and was a key contributor at IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards (802.11r/w/z) and Ecma Network Proxy. Kapil earned MS (CS), MBA, and BS (CS), with multiple patents, publications, and open source contributions.
François Cosquer is currently CTO Security for Applications and Analytics division at NOKIA with particular focus on NFV security. In close collaboration with elite customers, his responsibilities cover defining guidelines and best practices for end to end solutions including supporting security R&D lifecycle from security requirements to security testing and validation. He also supports audits, incidents response and root cause analysis activities. In collaboration with Bell Labs research he develops technical direction, provides design and architecture expertise to end to end solutions. Over the past 25 years, he has held senior positions with research institutions, equipment vendors and telecommunications operators in France, UK, Germany, Portugal and Canada. He draws on extensive experience in security architecture, networking, operating systems, middleware and multimedia applications. He has been speaker, panelist and chair at key industry events and conferences. Serving as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Concordia, Montreal since 2006.
Anand R. Prasad, Fellow IET and IETE, is Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, at NEC Corporation, Japan, where he leads the mobile communications security activity. Anand is the chairman of 3GPP SA3 and GISFI Security & Privacy group. He has 20+ years of experience in all aspects mobile networking industry in companies around the globe.
Anand has published 6 books, authored 50+ peer reviewed papers, is editor-in-chief of the “Journal of ICT Standardization” published by River Publishers and, most of all, he is a passionate speaker on information security. He is recipient of the 2014 ITU-AJ “Encouragement Award: ICT Accomplishment Field” and the 2012 (ISC)² “Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements” (ISLA) Award as a Senior Information Security Professional.
Alec Brusilovsky is Manager, Security Standardization at Interdigital. He has extensive experience in security architecture, design, consulting, and applications development for wireline, wireless and IP networks for the key operator, as well as the major vendor. His interests include NFV security, platform integrity, security and privacy for 4G/5G Wireless Networks and associated standardization issues. Alec joined Interdigital Communications in 2012. Prior to that Alec was with Bell Labs / Alcatel-Lucent for 15 years as well as with US Cellular (wireless operator). Mr. Brusilovsky is a co-chair of Trusted Mobility Solutions (TMS) WG in Trusted Computing Group (TCG), active in 3GPP SA3 (security) WG, and ETSI NFV SEC. In the past, Alec served as a co-chair of the IETF SPIRITS Working Group.  Alec is IEEE Senior Member and is active in the IEEE Communication Society. He holds multiple US and international Patents.
Galina D. Pildush has been active in computer networking and cyber security industry for more than twenty years. She holds a PhD in Organization and Management, specializing in IT, an MSc and BSc, both – in Computer Science. Over seven years ago, Galina’s passion had expanded into Mobile Service Provider infrastructure protection, cloud security, and virtualization. Throughout the years, Galina held various engineering roles, product management & architecture, and strategy & planning with various high-tech companies. Galina is an active industry standards contributor (3GPP, IETF, ETSI). One of her contributions in 3GPP was Security Services for Flexible Mobile Service Steering (FMSS) in (S)Gi-LAN. Galina is an author of computer networking books and articles and is a frequent speaker/panelist at various security conferences, evangelizing Mobile Service Providers’ infrastructure security and services. At Palo Alto Networks, Galina’s current role is World Wide Consulting Engineering, focusing on Mobile Service Providers’ infrastructure security and services.

P10. 5G: What Architecture to Serve Vertical Industries?

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer: Bernard Barani, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium
Moderator: Jorge Pereira, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium
  • Simone Redana, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Johannes Riedel, Siemens, Germany
  • Christoph Thuemmler, University of Napier, UK
  • Antonio Fernandez Barciela, PSA Group, Spain
Abstract: 5G offers the promise to dynamically satisfy a multiplicity of concurrent requirements originating from various business models of vertical industries. The 5G PPP has published a White Paper on 5G empowering vertical industries and has further worked on an innovative 5G architectural model to enable those new business opportunities. In practice, the 5G infrastructure (RAN, EPC, Core) will often be shared among multiple verticals with a variety of mission-critical applications, each asking for independent service guarantees. Very low latency application from the "tactile Internet" or massive usages in the mMTC domain may have quite different service requirements. In that context, events pertaining to one application in one vertical domain should not affect the service guarantees for other domains/applications. Network slicing and virtualization technologies are called upon to cater for these concurrent resource usages and allow them to coexist on the same network infrastructure. However, further work is needed to refine the architectural elements enabling multi-domain management of resources, beyond the ETSI ISG NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO), with cross domain orchestration capabilities. The proposed panel will hence review the key requirements in a variety of vertical and discuss views on how these can be served within a unified end to end 5G architecture.

Bernard Barani  is Acting head of unit in charge of research and innovation on "Future Connectivity Systems" in the CONNECT DG of the European Commission. He is responsible for the research strategy and related policy issues in the field of 5G networks. Current responsibilities include the implementation of the 5G Public Private Partnership, standardisation, international cooperation, demonstration and pilot programmes, and the implementation of the 5G action Plan recently presented by the Commission.
He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne in 1982.
Jorge Pereira obtained his Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University in 1983 and 1987 respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems at the University of Southern California, in 1993. He worked at GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA from 1993 to 1996, in the areas of Wireless Data and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He has been working in the European Commission since 1996 and, currently, is Principal Scientific Officer at the European Commission in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the area of Connectivity/Networking, including 5G and beyond.
Simone Redana is Head of Mobile Network Architecture & Systems Research Group in Nokia Bell Labs and Chairman of the 5G-PPP Architecture Working Group. Simone 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 where he worked as consultant during 2005. Since 2008 he has been with Nokia in Munich, Germany. Simone contributed and leaded relay concept design in various EU research projects (WINNER II, WINNER+ and ARTIST4G). He contributed to the business case analysis of relay deployments and to the standardisation of Relays for Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 10. Simone has coordinated the EU funded project 5G NORMA (Novel Architecture for the 5G era) till end of 2015. His current research interests are on novel architecture solutions for 5G era.
Johannes Riedl finalized his PhD in mathematics in Munich in 2001. Afterwards he joined Siemens Information and Communication Networks as R&D engineer. There he was responsible for the development of innovative carrier network design concepts focusing on IP/Ethernet technologies. Joining Siemens Corporate Technology in July 2005, he is heading since mid of 2006 the research group ‚Industrial Networks’ focusing on wireline communication network technologies for industrial control networks addressing many different industrial domains, like smart grid, factory/process automation, mobility, railway automation, etc. Since 2008 he is representing Siemens on a European level in the Future Internet context and in the area of 5G.
Christoph Thuemmler is an industry consultant and a Professor of eHealth at Edinburgh Napier University in the United Kingdom. He studied Medicine, Political Science and Education and completed his PhD thesis on “Cerebral hemodynamic autoregulation” at Heidelberg University, Germany. After undergoing specialist training in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine he worked in Germany and the UK. Having worked in the field since the late 90ies Christoph is one of the pioneers of eHealth in Europe. He has been involved in collaborative research on Radio Frequency Identification, the Internet of Things, serialization, the Future Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data and 5G. Dr. Thuemmler has been working as a consultant with companies such as Teva, Huawei, VDI/VDE, Siemens, AOK but also with the European Commission as adviser to the EU-China Round Table on the Internet of Things. He has been involved in the 5G PPP as the convener of the health domain and to organise the collection of the requirements from the health domain leading up to the 5G AP. He is an IEEE Senior Member and keen application researcher. His current interests include 5G implementation and demonstration in the health domain, Health 4.0, the Medical Internet of Things, Smart Pharmaceuticals and e-connectivity, Hospital at Home and LPWA . He is the co-editor of 2 Springer editorials (Requirements Engineering for Digital Health (2015) and Health 4.0 (2017)) and author / co-author of more than 70 peer reviewed scientific papers and review articles.
Antonio Fernandez Barciela, a R&D connected vehicle leader at the PSA Group, is a telecom engineer with long experience in mobile oriented projects and a strong IT background in network, security and protocols. Experience as a voice and data architecture for corporate mobile enviroments. Leading the pan European mobile contract for PSA groupe (20 countries and more than 10.000 lines). From 2012 working in the R&D department for connectivity project mainly related to the interaction between the vehicle and the smartphone. Leader of the 5G impact in automotive for PSA. Project leader and contributor in national and international granted projects, working closely with companies from the automotive and the IT world.

P11. The Path to and Obstacles in Network Virtualization

Date: Wednesday 24 May, 09:00 – 10:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  Diego R. Lopez, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Moderator:  Luis M. Correia, IST - U. Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hannu Flinck, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
  • Sandra Scott-Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Orange, France
  • Roberto Riggio, FBK CREATE-NET, Italy
Abstract: Network virtualization has become the essential paradigm for the evolution of networking technologies, addressing the problems caused by the current “ossification” of network infrastructures and protocols, and able to support the new application environments within a growing demand in capacity, availability and pervasiveness of networking. Network abstraction through virtualization is acknowledged as one of the essential pillars for 5G, and current virtualization technologies (SDN and NFV) are starting to converge in a common approach, aligned with the rise of intent- and policy-based network management and use. There are many promising open paths starting from the virtualization principles, but there are still challenges that can act as obstacles for the achievement of the Software Networks promise. This panel will address the interplay between SDN and NFV, going beyond the current simplistic models; the security and trust models for network management and use APIs, especially in their connection with multi-tenancy and traceability; the new network function design patterns and the coexistence of virtual and physical functions and services; the application of software engineering practices to networking, and the possibility of network-application co-design; the emerging new business models for network service and function (licensing, XaaS, open-source, etc).

Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them. During this period, he was appointed as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission. Dr Lopez is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network management, new network architectures, and network security. He chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization, and the NFVRG within the IRTF. He has published more than 100 papers and supervised several PhD theses on the matters related to Software Networks, network security and network middleware.
Luis M. Correia was born in Portugal, in 1958.  He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST (University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and applications, with the research activities developed in the INESC-ID institute.  He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese mobile communications operators and the telecommunications regulator, besides other public and private entities, and he has been in the Board of Directors of a telecommunications company.  Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has participated in 34 projects within the European frameworks of COST, RACE, ACTS, IST, ICT and H2020, where he also served as evaluator and auditor, having coordinated 4 of them and taken leadership responsibilities at various levels in many others.  He has supervised more than 180 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, having edited 6 books, contribute to European strategic documents, and authored more than 400 papers in international and national journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, editor, and board member.  At the international level, he has been part of 30 Ph.D. juries, and of 29 research projects and institutions evaluation committees for funding agencies in 8 countries and the European Commission.  He has been the Chairman of Conference, of the Technical Programme Committee and of the Steering Committee of several major conferences, besides other several duties.  He was a National Delegate to the COST Domain Committee on ICT.  He was active in the European Net!Works platform, by being an elected member of its Expert Advisory Group and of its Steering Board, and the Chairman of its Working Group on Applications, and was also elected to the European 5G PPP Association.
Hannu Flinck is a Research Manager at Nokia Bell Labs Espoo, Finland. Before moving to Nokia Bell Labs he was with Nokia Research Center and with Technology and Innovation unit of NSN. He received his M.Sc. degree (1986) and Lic.Tech. degree (1993) in Computer Science and Communication Systems from Aalto University (at that time known as Helsinki University of Technology). His current research topics in the Nokia Bell Labs include mobile edge computing, SDN and  5G network architecture.  He is an active participant to the IETF and has been lecturing related topics in Aalto university.
Sandra Scott-Hayward, CEng, is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Queen’s University Belfast. She has experience in both research and industry, having worked as a Systems Engineer and Engineering Group Leader with Airbus before returning to complete her Ph.D. at Queen’s University Belfast. In the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at QUB, Sandra leads research and development of network security architectures and security functions for software-defined networks (SDN). She has presented her research globally and has published a series of IEEE papers on performance and security designs for SDN. Sandra is Vice-Chair of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Security Working Group and has received Outstanding Technical Contributor and Outstanding Leadership awards from the ONF in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Imen Grida Ben Yahia is currently with Orange Labs, France, as a Research Project Leader on Autonomic & Cognitive Management. She received her PhD degree in Telecommunication Networks from Pierre et Marie Curie University in conjunction with Télécom SudParis in 2008. Imen joined Orange in 2010 as Senior Research Engineer on Autonomic Networking. Her current research interests are autonomic and cognitive management for software and programmable networks that include artificial intelligence for SLA and fault management, knowledge and abstraction for management operations, intent- and policy-based management. As such, she contributed to several European research projects like Servery, UniverSelf and CogNet and authored several scientific conference and journal papers in the field of autonomic and cognitive management. Imen is a Vice-Chair of IEEE TCAC (Technical Committee on Autonomic Communications) and she is also a member of several TPCs and conference organizing committees.
Roberto Riggio is currently Chief Scientist at FBK CREATE-NET where he is leading the Future Networks Research Unit efforts on 5G Systems. His research interests include Mobile Network Operating Systems for 5G Networks, Performance Isolation in Multi-tenant 5G Networks, 5G Radio Access Network Slicing, and Multi-domain Network Service Orchestration. He is the creator of 5G-EmPOWER the first Network Operating System for Mobile Networks which is now used in several 5G-PPP Projects. He has 2 granted patents, 70 papers published in internationally refereed journals and conferences, and has generated more than 1 M€ in competitive funding. He received several awards including: the IEEE INFOCOM 2013 Best Demo Award, the IEEE ManFI 2015 Best Paper Award, and the IEEE CNSM 2015 Best Paper Award. He serves in the TPC/OC of leading conferences in the networking field and he is associate editor for the Wiley International Journal of Network Management, the Springer Wireless Networks journal, and the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. He is the co-founder of the IEEE 5GMan workshop. He is a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

P12. Propagation Challenges in New 5G Use Cases

Date: Wednesday 24 May, 09:00 – 10:30
Room: Room 241
  • Preben Morgensen, Nokia Bell Labs, Denmark
  • Reinaldo Valenzuela, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Moderator: Reinaldo Valenzuela, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • Henrik Asplund, Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Dinh-Thuy Phan Huy, Orange Labs, France
  • David W. Matolak, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Chih-Lin I, China Mobile, China
  • John E. Smee, Qualcomm Research, USA
Abstract: The panel will discuss some of the most urgent and interesting propagation scenarios that will arise in 5G systems. The unbounded human creativity coupled with ever more powerful technological advances is creating a fertile environment for rapid innovation in wireless systems and applications. In particular, 5G will provide a unique opportunity for the implementation of vast array of new applications and services in the current classical cellular communications systems such as IoT V2V, drones, AR, mMTC, industrial grade URLLC as well as many new market segments such as industrial, agricultural, medical, mining, etc.  These new services and applications will happen in a wide variety of novel propagation environments and broad range of frequency bands such as short range-high speed as in Vehicle-to-Vehicle, ultra reliable-low latency for industrial automation, ultra long range-low power for sensor networks, etc. At the same time, little is known about some of these new propagation environments and there are significant challenges to collect statistically significant measurements and generate accurate yet simple models, as urgently as needed in order to perform realistic performance evaluations and deployment analysis

Reinaldo A. Valenzuela: Fellow IEEE.  IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Bell Labs Fellow. WWRF Fellow, 2014 IEEE CTTC Technical Achievement Award, 2015 IEEE VTS Avant Garde Award. B.Sc. U. of Chile, Ph.D. Imperial College. Director, Wireless Communications Research Department, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories. Engaged in propagation measurements and models, MIMO/space time systems achieving high capacities using transmit and receive antenna arrays, HetNets, small cells and next generation air interface techniques and architectures. He has published 190 papers and 44 patents. He has over 24,000 Google Scholar citations and is a 'Highly Cited Author' In Thomson ISI and a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
Henrik Asplund is with Ericsson Research where he has been working in the field of antennas and propagation for more than 20 years, including channel modeling and channel measurements supporting pre-development and standardization of all major wireless technologies from 2G to 5G. His current position is Master Researcher, Antennas and Propagation, with responsibility for propagation measurements and modeling within the company and towards external fora such as 3GPP and ITU-R. He has been an active participant in the European series of COST actions related to radio propagation for wireless networks (COST 231, COST 259, COST 273, COST 2100, IC 1004, IRACON). Henrik is a named inventor on 30 granted patents. His current research interests are antenna techniques, radio channel measurements and modeling, and deployment options for 5G including higher frequencies.
Dinh-Thuy PHAN HUY is a Research Engineer in Orange since 2001 and member of the "Future Networks" community of Orange Experts since 2011. She received her engineering degree from Supélec in 2001 and her Ph.D. from INSA in 2015. Since 2015, she leads the French project SpatialModulation on 5G for the IoT and participates to EU 5G-PPP projects mmMAGIC and Fantastic-5G. From 2011 to 2014, she led the French project TRIMARAN on Time Reversal focusing, for which she received the “Economic Impact” prize from the French Research Agency, and contributed to the EU project METIS2020 on 5G. Before 2011, she has contributed to 5 French & EU projects on 4G and has been 3GPP RAN1 delegate. She built the reference system level simulation tool for Orange to predict the performance of future standards (used for 3G+, 4G, WiMAX and now 5G). She is co-author of more than 40 publications and 18 patents. Her main research interests are multiple antenna techniques for wireless communications.
David W. Matolak has over 20 years of experience in communication system research, development, design, and deployment, with private companies, government institutions, and academia, including AT&T Bell Labs, L3 Communication Systems, MITRE, and Lockheed Martin. He has over 180 publications, eight patents, and expertise in wireless channel characterization, spread spectrum, ad hoc networking, and their application in civil and military terrestrial, aeronautical, and satellite communication systems. He was with Ohio University from 1999-2012, and is now a professor at the University of South Carolina. His research interests are radio channel modeling and communication techniques for non-stationary fading channels, multicarrier transmission, and mobile ad hoc networks. Prof. Matolak is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, URSI, ASEE, AIAA, and a senior member of IEEE.
Chih-Lin I is the China Mobile Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, in charge of advanced wireless communication R&D effort of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading major initiatives including 5G Key Technologies R&D; high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; green energy; C-RAN and soft base station. Chih-Lin received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, has almost 30 years of experience in wireless communication area. She has worked in various world-class companies and research institutes, including wireless communication fundamental research department of AT&T Bell Labs; Headquarter of AT&T, as Director of Wireless Communications Infrastructure and Access Technology; ITRI of Taiwan, as Director of Wireless Communication Technology; Hong Kong ASTRI, as VP and the Founding GD of Communications Technology Domain. Chih-Lin received the Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, and is a winner of CCCP “National 1000 talent” program. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of ComSoc Meeting and Conference Board, and the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She is currently an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, and a Network Operator Council Member of ETSI NFV.
John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds 54 US Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 3GPP LTE and 5G.  His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s research and development group.  John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

P13. 5G Progress and Challenges

Date: Wednesday 24 May, 14:00 – 15:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  Peiying Zhu, Huawei, Canada
Moderator:  Peiying Zhu, Huawei, Canada
  • Luke Ibbetson, Vodafone, UK
  • Bi Qi, China Telecom, China
  • Stefan Parkvall, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Wen Tong, Huawei, Canada
Abstract: 5G has been a hot topic in the past few years both in academics and industries. 3GPP will finish Phase 1 5G study item in March 2017 and proceed with the work item. It is expected the first release of 5G standard will be completed around the end of 2017. There are many announcements on 5G pre-commercial trials and deployment plans. Several government regulatory bodies announced various potential frequency bands for 5G. It is common understanding that 5G will utilize a broad spectrum bands ranging from 0.5GHz to 100GHz to provide various services for enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-low latency communication and massive machine type of communication. The strong desire from industry is a unified design for a full spectrum access solution. In this panel, we will invite several key 5G experts serve as panelists from operator(s), vendor(s), and academic(s). The panel will discuss the latest 5G progress in standard and research, learning from trials and remaining gaps and challenges.

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. 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 Doctorate Degree from Southeast University and Concordia University in 1985 and 1993, respectively.
Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently heads the Vodafone Group Strategy and R&D organization, responsible for all aspects of network research and strategy including Vodafone’s participation in international standards & industry alliances, definition of the architectural blueprint for future networks, trials of emerging / disruptive technologies and concepts and long term spectrum planning. Luke is leading Vodafone's 5G program, Chairs the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks alliance) 5G Requirements and Architecture work, and is Vice Chair of the NGMN 5G “Board Committee” charged with overseeing the entire 5G program. Luke is also a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology for Low Power Wide Area networks, and is Chairman of the GSMA’s NB-IoT Forum.
Bi Qi is currently the President of China Telecom Technology Innovation Center and the Chief Technical Officer of China Telecom Research Institute, managing forward looking R&D organizations with responsibilities in wireless communications. Most recently, he is focusing on leading innovation activities related to 5G within China Telecom responsible for technologies, standards and trials. Dr. Bi received his M.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to his current position, he worked at Bell Labs for 20+ years. There he received Awards of Excellence in 1996 and 1997, Bell Labs President’s Gold Awards in 2000 & 2002, and the Bell Labs Innovation Team Award in 2003. For his contributions in wireless, he was awarded the prestigious Bell Labs Fellow in 2002. Dr. Bi is an IEEE Fellow, holds 36 US patents, 63 European patents and 77 pending Chinese patents.  He also serves as a senior advisor for the Major Protects Department of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. While in China Telecom, his 4G multiple antenna project resulted in successfully deployment in 80% of China Telecom’s markets, and won the GTB Innovation Award in 2014 in London.
Wen Tong is the Huawei Fellow, Head of Huawei Wireless Research, 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, 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”.
Stefan Parkvall 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”,  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.

P14. Network AI

Date: Wednesday 24 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room: Room Maillot
Organizer:  Christian Jacquenet, Orange, France
Moderator:  Christian Jacquenet, Orange, France
  • Stefano Secci, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Ray Forbes, Huawei, UK
  • Olivier Augizeau, B-Com, France
  • Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks, USA
Abstract: Early SDN/NFV-labelled architectures are being deployed by several operators (e.g., AT&T’s ECOMP initiative). While SDN controller technology has become available for the past couple of years (especially through Opensource initiatives), the level of automation that is introduced by such technology remains embryonic: for example, how inputs from different origins – network-originated notifications, but also network planning policies, customer (including 3rd parties and apps) requirements and corresponding service parameter negotiation outcomes, etc., can feed the SDN computation logic and assist its decision-making process in terms of resource allocation, traffic load balancing, etc. is hardly addressed so far. Yet, such artificial intelligence is seen as the cornerstone of deterministic SDN-based architectures where feedback and mechanisms and control loops can also assess (1) how efficient is the SDN computation logic (from both a pro- and re-active standpoints) and (2) how compliant is what has been allocated compared to what has been negotiated. The proposed panel is meant to encourage discussions around topics like truly automated SDN-based service delivery procedures, service-inferred scalability and performance of such SDN architectures (e.g., in terms of the amount of signalling traffic to be exchanged between the control plane and the forwarding plane components), hierarchical designs and inter-SDN controller cooperation (including subsequent security issues), etc. This panel aims at discussing the foreseeable evolution of SDN-based networking architectures towards the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques for truly automated service delivery procedures.

Christian Jacquenet graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, a French school of engineers. He joined Orange in 1989, and he’s currently the Director of the Strategic Program Office for advanced IP networking within Orange Labs. In particular, he’s responsible of Orange’s IPv6 Program that aims at defining and driving the enforcement of the Group’s IPv6 strategy and conducts development activities in the area of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and service function chaining. He’s current Referent Expert for the Networks of the Future Orange Expert’s community. He authored and co-authored several Internet drafts and RFC documents in the field of dynamic routing protocols and resource allocation techniques, as well as multiple papers and books in the areas of IP multicast, traffic engineering and automated IP service delivery techniques. He also holds several patents in the areas of home and IP networking.
Stefano Secci is associate professor at UPMC Sorbonne since 2010. He holds a Ph.D. from Telecom ParisTech, France, and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His professional experience includes postdoctoral appointments in Norway and USA and a position as network management engineer in Fastweb, Italy. He is chairing the IEEE/ISOC Internet Technical Committee. His research activities currently cover network virtualization and mobile edge computing.
Ray Forbes: Educated at Loughborough University of Technology between 1977 and 1984, Ray FORBES joined Plessey Telecommunications where he worked on Software Engineering and Analysis.  In 1987 he moved to GEC Telecommunications to work on network development and later joined GPT to work on Network Design for GSM.  Since 1990 he has worked on network development in the area of Intelligent Networks and the standardisation thereof.  In 1993 he became chairman of ETSI NA7, in 1995 ETSI NA6 was also in 1996 elected to be Rapporteur of Question 5 (Requirements for Intelligent Network Capability Sets); these groups being requirements setting bodies for the standardisation of Intelligent Networks.  He later chaired the Architecture Group in ETSI SPAN.  Since it’s creation he has chaired the NGN Protocols in Work TISPAN WG3 (which included the IMS adaptation to fixed network access) and with the Common IMS programme he was elected as 3GPP SA2 IMS Sub Working Group Vice Chairman in 2006. In 2010 he was elected as ETSI TC M2M Protocols WG Chairman. Also has been actively involved in the ITU-T Smart Focus Group.
He is appointed as Vice Chairman of the ETSI TC M2M and Working Group chairman of the WG3 in oneM2M on M2M Protocols in the global Standards Partnership Project. Also he is appointed as Leader of the M2M Service Enablement & Utilities Standardization in LM Ericsson. Currently, he is working for Huawei Technologies to setup the ETSI ISG ENI (Experiential Networked intelligence).
Kireeti Kompella: Currently CTO for JDI, Juniper Networks, Kireeti Kompella was formerly CTO at Contrail Systems, and before that, CTO and Chief Architect, JunOS at Juniper Networks.  He has deep experience in Packet Transport, large-scale MPLS, VPNs, VPLS, and Layer 1 to Layer 3 networking, and has been very active in the IETF, both as a former co-chair of the CCAMP Working Group and as author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs (in the CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, NVO3, OSPF, and TE WGs).
His current passion is to realize The Self-Driving Network™.  Kireeti wants to harness the technologies of real-time telemetry, multi-faceted views and intent-guided machine learning to create a self-contained closed-loop system for effective decision making in networks.
Prior to Juniper, Kireeti worked on file systems at NetApp, SGI, and ACSC (acquired by Veritas).  Kireeti received his BS EE and MS CS at IIT, Kanpur, and his PhD in Computer Science at USC, specializing in Computational Number Theory and cryptography.
Olivier Augizeau is a network architect at the b-com Institute of Research and Technology. This French institute was created 4 years ago, and co-funded by Orange, the incumbent French operator. At Orange, Olivier has been working for many years with the network operations division. He is currently the head of the French IP network security and automation. Olivier is sharing his time between b-com and Orange, and his current activities primarily focus on the improvement of IP/MPLS network automation, agility and flexibility thanks to SDN techniques. At b-com, Olivier is the technical leader of a research project focused on legacy-to-SDN transition architectures, modeling and orchestration, as well as the introduction of Artificial Intelligence techniques in SDN environments.

S1. The Road to 5G: Design, Simulate and Prototype Wireless Systems using MATLAB and Simulink

Date: Monday 22 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room: Room 241
Organizers:  Ken Karnofsky and Iain Stirling, MathWorks, USA
Abstract: Wireless engineers are pursuing 5G on top of LTE/WLAN to achieve gigabit data rates, ubiquitous coverage, and massive connectivity for many applications such as IoT and V2X. These applications present numerous technical challenges that require coordinated design of DSP, RF, and antenna components, as well as their implementations.  This talk discusses how MATLAB® and Simulink® provide an integrated environment for designing, simulating, and prototyping 5G wireless systems. The main goal to give the up to-date progress on MATLAB and Simulink in the 5G area and how it can address engineers’ and researchers’ challenge in the 5G area such as mmWave, Massive MIMO and prototyping.

S2. Real-Time Prototyping of Massive MIMO

Date: Tuesday 23 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room: Room 241
Organizer:  Douglas Kim, National Instruments, USA
Abstract: This industry seminar will provide attendees with insights into Massive MIMO and rarely shared information on the implementation of such a complex system. Attendees new to Massive MIMO will be given an introduction to the topic from a theoretical perspective, but will also be presented information on the practical challenges associated with the implementation of such systems that are not addressed fully in the majority of published theoretical studies. With a close examination of the National Instruments Massive MIMO test bed, attendees will be taken on a journey from theory to reality to understand what is actually achievable not just in computer based simulations, but in practice using real-world over-the-air channels and at true real-time data rates.