IEEE International Conference on Communications
16–20 May 2022 // Seoul, South Korea // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Intelligent Connectivity for Smart World

Executive Forums

Program Contents :

▪ Global Trend & Future Plan on 5G Vertical Industry Convergence

▪ Opportunities & Challenges for Future 6G Wireless

▪ Roll-out Vision for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 Based on 5G

Wen Tong

CTO, Wireless Network, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Canada

Talk Title: The Progress of 6G: A Check Point

Abstract: The wireless research community has launched the 6G research effort and many large scale research programs have been established globally, with an unprecedented investment into early stage of 6G technologies. Several progress in the 6G have been made in identify the use-cases, the technology trends and developing the enabling wireless technologies. The research community in both academia and industries have shared common views in the six key areas such as the native AI, integrated sensing and communication, integrated terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks, trustworthiness and carbon-net-zero. However, from a vison concept to the technical practically, there are still gaps for the enabling technologies in the engineering feasibility aspects and how 6G technologies will enable the ICT markets in the time frame of 2030-2050. In this talk, we share our perspectives and the route to drive the 6G technologies into a reality.

Bio: Dr. Wen Tong is the CTO, Huawei Wireless. He is the head of Huawei wireless research. In 2011, Dr. Tong was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, currently, he is the Huawei 5G chief scientist and led Huawei’s 10-year-long 5G wireless technologies research and development. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada. Dr. Tong is the industry recognized leader in invention of advanced wireless technologies, Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award in 2014, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award for “pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the mobile communications industry and innovation in 5G mobile communications technology” in 2018. He is also the recipient of R.A. Fessenden Medal. For the past three decades, he had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 5G wireless and Wi-Fi with more than 510 awarded US patents. Dr. Tong is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and he serves as Board of Director of Wi-Fi Alliance.

Yoon Kim

CTO, SK Telecom, South Korea

Talk Title: Human. Machine. Experience Together: AI Agent 2.0 Revolution in the Metaverse Era

Abstract: Since the launch of Siri on the iPhone 10 years ago, we have witnessed a proliferation of voice-enabled digital assistants for use for mobile, home, car and other use cases. Yet one cannot say that AI agents have profoundly changed the way we live. In this talk, I will review the recent advances in conversational AI agents, relevant core technologies and hype as well as social impact/issues. I will also provide a subjective vision featuring the next-generation agent (“AI 2.0”) as part of the “Metaverse Revolution”, and discuss opportunities, pitfalls and challenges.

Bio: Yoon Kim is currently serving as CTO, Executive Vice President and Head of the T3K Center at SK telecom. In this role, he leads the development of AI and 5G technologies, as well as the latest advanced technologies in security, data analytics, media, cloud and new mobility. He is now focusing on driving innovations in end user experience with the integration of AI and 5G. Having been at SK telecom since 2018, Yoon served as the Head of AI Center managing AI R&D strategy and commercialization of AI products & services. He has been involved in the academic and commercial research and development of machine learning technologies for conversational interfaces for the past 20 years. Prior to SK telecom, he served as the Head of Speech Engineering at Apple, leading teams that build on-device and cloud-based speech technologies for Siri and iOS dictation. Most recently at Apple, he led AI development for HomePod from inception to launch. He joined Apple in 2013 through the acquisition of Novauris Technologies, a pioneer in mobile speech recognition technology, where he served as CEO. Prior to Novauris, he led two Silicon Valley startups and was a researcher at SRI International, the incubator of Siri’s original AI technology. Yoon holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Ozge Koymen

Senior Director, Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., USA

Talk Title: 5G-Advanced mmWave: Evolving towards 6G

Abstract: After more than a decade of advanced R&D and ecosystem trials, commercial 5G mmWave service is now being deployed in 16+ counties/territories by 28+ operators. Looking forward, we expect 5G mmWave to expand into new geographic regions across the globe, and new device types and tiers will emerge to take full advantage of mmWave’s virtually unlimited capacity. On the research front, Qualcomm continues to push the technology boundaries of mmWave for 5G/6G by bringing new capabilities and enhancements. Join this keynote to: ▪ Track the latest update on the global commercial rollout of 5G mmWave networks and devices  See our vision for 5G mmWave and the new opportunities it poises to bring for the broader ecosystem  Learn about the mmWave capabilities and enhancements coming in 3GPP 5G-Advanced and 6G 

Bio: Ozge Koymen is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he has been since 2006.  He has led the 5G millimeter-wave program within Qualcomm R&D since early 2015, from early conceptual evaluation to commercial deployment. His previous areas as a technical contributor includes Wireless Backhaul, Small Cells, LTE-D, LTE and UMB. Prior to Qualcomm, he was a member of Flarion Technologies developing a pioneering OFDMA cellular system, Flash-OFDM, during 2003-2006. His earlier work experience includes full-time and consulting work for Impinj, Inc. (2000-2003) and TRW (1996-2000). He received the B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997 and 2003, respectively.

Gao Yin

Senior Expert, ZTE Corporation, China

Talk Title: Future Evolution of Wireless Network for AI

Abstract: 5G communication system is a service-based architecture, providing a modular framework for meeting stringent latency and reliability requirements. Barely introducing AI technology in wireless network to solve a certain network optimization problem does not enable network self-optimization. Future communication is not only considered to apply AI to enhance the certain function, e.g., network energy saving, mobility management, load balancing, (which is being discussed in the 3GPP), but also is designed to integrate AI into every aspect of wireless communication system to depict vision of the intrinsic AI. Therefore, to bring autonomous learning, autonomous decision-making, self-optimization and self-evolution, in the furture, AI-Native radio network will be an intelligent loop, in which is intelligent data perception, intelligent modeling, AI-assisted architecture, and intelligent monitor.

Bio: Yin Gao is a senior expert in Wireless Communication Standardization and Industrial Relationship of ZTE and 3GPP RAN3 Chair. She possesses 16 plus years experience in the telecommunication industry and 14 plus years in 3GPP RAN3 working group. Yin received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Xi'dian University of China. She joined ZTE and worked on software development and system design of the wireless communication system as early as  2005. Starting in 2007, she has been focusing on advanced radio access technology research and standardization with over 500 3GPP contributions and over 50 granted patents globally. She has been served as  RAN3 vice chair of 3GPP RAN3 since 2017 and elected as chair of 3GPP RAN3 in May 2021.

Jeongho Park

VP of Network Business Unit R&D Team at Samsung Electronics

Talk Title: Redefining Networks of the Future

Abstract: After the pandemic, our lifestyles have undergone rapid transformation. Our homes have become the new schools, new workplaces, and new gyms. They have even become the new movie theaters and new restaurants. The core enabler of this paradigm shift is the connectivity. Previously connectivity has been mostly delivered via PC over wireline. Now wireless connectivity via smartphones is driving an explosion in data traffic. More technology, more bandwidth and more sites have been the keys to managing this explosion in mobile data traffic. However, this solution is also directly driving up costs – so what is the answer for a sustainable future of networks? Samsung believes one answer to this is RAN Virtualization(vRAN), the digital transformation of networks. With vRAN, new services will have more flexibility and scalability. In this presentation, we will be sharing Samsung’s vision for redefining and growing the networks of the future, and the technological advances that enable it.

Bio: Jeongho Park received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering at Yonsei University in 1997, 2000 and 2005 respectively. Since he joined Samsung Electronics in 2005, he has been engaged in research and development of wireless communications systems. His current interests include vRAN, Massive MIMO, millimeter-wave, load balancing technologies. Currently, he is a VP of Network Business Unit R&D team at Samsung Electronics and takes the lead of mobile network technologies that enhances the performance of commercial wireless networks.

Taesik Cheung

Director of Ultra-low Latency Network Research Section, ETRI

Talk Title: End-to-End Time-Deterministic Networking Technologies

Abstract: With the advent of 5G era, interest in time-sensitive services is growing, and even more so with upcoming 6G. Hyper-immersive interactive service such as hologram communication, and high-precision vertical service such as remote control of machine/ robot/drone are two representative time-sensitive service types. In order to realize the services end-to-end, not only mobile communication but also packet network technology must be considered together. This presentation will briefly introduce recent packet network technologies guaranteeing in-time/on-time and lossless delivery of data to meet the service requirements, discuss their limitations and issues, and share ETRI’s approach to solve them.

Bio: Taesik Cheung received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Since 2000, he has been with ETRI, where he was involved in the development of network systems such as Carrier Ethernet switches, flow QoS routers, and packet/optical integrated transport network systems. Since 2005, he has been participating in ITU-T and IETF, and contributed to the standardization of protection mechanisms for transport networks. He is the co-editor of ITU-T Rec. G.873.2, and G.808.2, and the co-author of IETF RFC 7271 and RFC 8234. He is currently serving as a director of Ultra-low Latency Network Research Section of ETRI. His current work focuses on enhancing time-deterministic packet network technologies such as IEEE TSN and IETF DetNet in terms of performance and scalability.


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