IP-1 : 5G-Advanced - technologies, timeline, and relation to 6G
Tuesday, May 17 11:00 - 12:30
Moderator : Stefan Parkvall (Ericsson)
Panelists : Matthew Baker (Nokia), Hiroki Harada (NTT DOCOMO), Peiying Zhu (Huawei), Juan Montojo (Qualcomm), Arda Aksu (Verizon), Younsun Kim (Samsung)
3GPP has named Release-18 as the starting point of 5G-Advanced, an intermediate step between current commercial 5G networks and future 6G networks. As such, it is expected that 5G-Advanced will introduce many technologies later being part of 6G. Some examples being mentioned as potential candidate for 5G-Advanced are AI/ML-based radio access and simultaneous transmission/reception on the same frequency (“full-duplex operation”). The content of 5G-Advanced is not yet decided upon although it is expected that 3GPP will have taken some decisions by the spring of 2022, making this panel a timely and highly relevant discussion for anyone interested in the evolution of 5G technologies towards 6G.
Stefan Parkvall is currently a Senior Expert at Ericsson Research working with research on 6G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and NR radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr Parkvall is a fellow of the IEEE, served as an IEEE Distinguished lecturer 2011-2012, and is co-author of several popular books such as “3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband”, “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband”, “4G, LTE Advanced Pro and the Road to 5G”, and “5G NR – The Next Generation Wireless Access”. 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 one of three finalists 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.
Matthew Baker is Head of Radio Physical Layer and Co-Existence Standardization at Nokia, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He has contributed to the standardization of UMTS/HSPA, LTE and 5G in 3GPP and held the posts of Chairman and subsequently Vice-Chairman of 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 between 2009 and 2017. He holds degrees in Engineering and Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, UK. He is co-editor of the book “LTE – The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice” (Wiley, Second Edition 2012), has authored many papers and holds several hundred patents in the field of mobile communications.
Hiroki Harada received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Yokohama National University, Kanagawa, Japan, in 2003, 2005 and 2008, respectively. From 2005 to 2008, he had been a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research fellow. He joined NTT DOCOMO in 2008 and has since been involved in research and development (R&D) activities related to wireless access technologies for LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, 5G, 5G evolution and 6G. He has been an active contributor to 3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 since 2012 and 3GPP TSG-RAN plenary since 2019. He is currently a manager of the standardization team in NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Dr. Peiying Zhu, Senior Vice President of Wireless Research, is a Huawei Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is currently leading 5G and beyond wireless research and standardization in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced radio access technologies. She is actively involved in 3GPP and IEEE 802 standards development. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G/B5G vision and enabling technologies. She led the team to contribute significantly to 5G technologies and standardization. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and IEEE JSAC on Deployment Issues and Performance Challenges for 5G. 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. Dr. Zhu has more than 200 granted patents.
Juan Montojo is VP of Engineering at Qualcomm's Corporate Standards group. He has Telecommunications Engineering degrees from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, and Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France, as well as, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California San Diego (UCSD), respectively. Dr. Montojo joined Qualcomm in San Diego in January 1997 and has worked in the system design and standardization of various communication systems including Globalstar, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi as part of the corporate R&D and Standards groups. He led the 3GPP PHY layer standardization of WCDMA Rel-7 and of LTE Rel-8, 9, 10, and part of 11. He led the Qualcomm Research Germany group from Nov '11 to July '15 working on Gbps cable modem design and IEEE standardization, as well as, 802.11ah modem design and implementation. Upon his return to San Diego, Dr. Montojo led the system design of 5G NR unlicensed and spectrum sharing until he moved back to the 3GPP team in January '17 where he helped with the execution of the 5G NR acceleration. Currently, Dr. Montojo leads Qualcomm's 3GPP team. Dr. Montojo has been a recipient of QCT's Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to LTE, Corporate R&D's Excellence award for Management of Qualcomm Research Germany, and IP Excellence award for his contributions to 5G. Dr. Montojo has over 600 granted US patents and over 5,000 granted patents world-wide.
Arda Aksu is a Fellow at Verizon, Global Network and Technology, where he is a key technical lead overseeing many 5G network and technology initiatives related to RAN technologies, RAN architecture and RF. He is also supporting industry standards (3GPP, ORAN), future release study and planning activities. In the past he had the opportunity to spearhead new technology introductions such as 5G technology forum (5GTF) specifications, LTE, VoLTE, femtocells and shared spectrum access in Verizon. Dr. Aksu has over 100 patents, and holds an MSc and PhD in Wireless Telecommunications from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is the author of many scientific and technical publications, panel/session chair, and invited speaker for various industry forums.
Younsun Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Yonsei University, in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, in 2009. In 1999, he joined Samsung Electronics, where he worked on the physical layer standardization of cdma2000, HRPD, LTE, and NR. He is currently a Master (VP of Technology) with Samsung Electronics and leads the research on physical layer standardization of wireless communications. From 2017 until 2021, he served as the vice-chair of 3GPP RAN1 (physical layer) working group contributing to the initial phase of 5G NR standardization. In 2021, he was elected as the chair of the same working group. Over the next few years, he will be leading the physical layer standardization for 5G-Advanced in his role as the RAN1 chair. Younsun Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Yonsei University, in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, in 2009. In 1999, he joined Samsung Electronics, where he worked on the physical layer standardization of cdma2000, HRPD, LTE, and NR. He is currently a Master (VP of Technology) with Samsung Electronics and leads the research on physical layer standardization of wireless communications. From 2017 until 2021, he served as the vice-chair of 3GPP RAN1 (physical layer) working group contributing to the initial phase of 5G NR standardization. In 2021, he was elected as the chair of the same working group. Over the next few years, he will be leading the physical layer standardization for 5G-Advanced in his role as the RAN1 chair.
IP-2 : 6G Vision, Technologies, and Roadmap
Tuesday, May 17 14:00 - 15:30
Moderator : Dr. Juho Lee (Fellow, Samsung Electronics, Korea)
Panelists : Mr. Takehiro Nakamura (Senior VP, NTT DOCOMO, Japan), Dr. Stefan Parkvall (Senior Expert, Ericsson Research, Sweden), Dr. John Smee (Senior VP Engineering, Qualcomm, USA), Dr. Jaehoon Chung (Research Fellow, LG Electronics, Korea), Dr. Young-Jo Ko (Director, ETRI, Korea)
While the mobile industry is now focusing on the realization of what 5G technologies promised, we can see that initial consideration about the next generation of mobile communications, i.e., 6G, is already happening. Considering the general trend of introducing new services with higher requirements over different generations of communication systems, it would be natural to expect that 6G technologies need to be developed to envision more advanced services than 5G. Examples of such new services include truly immersive XR, mobile hologram, and digital replica. Initial investigation already suggests rough estimates of performance requirements for 6G such as 1 Tbps peak rate, 1 Gbps user-experienced data rate, and 0.1 ms air latency. Use of terahertz spectrum would naturally be considered to provide such high data rate. Novel approaches, e.g., reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, further advanced duplex technologies, use of AI/ML, would need to be considered to satisfy the expected performance requirements. The proposed panel will be a good opportunity to exchange initial views about vision, technologies, and roadmap for 6G.
Juho Lee is currently a Fellow with Samsung Electronics, where he is leading research and standardization for mobile communications. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has worked on 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies. His current research focus is on preparation of future technologies such as 5G evolution and 6G. He was a vice chairman of 3GPP RAN WG1 from February 2003 to August 2009 and chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 2000. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE.
Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 6G-IOWN Promotion Department in NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) since October 2014, the leader of Cellular System Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum since 2016, and the leader of White Paper Subcommittee in Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium in Japan since February 2021. Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999, including as chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN from April 2009 to March 2013.
Stefan Parkvall is currently a Senior Expert at Ericsson Research working with research on 6G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and NR radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr. Parkvall is a fellow of the IEEE, served as an IEEE Distinguished lecturer 2011-2012, and is co-author of several popular books such as “3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband”, “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband”, “4G, LTE Advanced Pro and the Road to 5G”, and “5G NR – The Next Generation Wireless Access”. 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 one of three finalists 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.
John Smee is Senior VP of Engineering and Head of Wireless Research at Qualcomm, where he oversees all 5G/6G and Wi-Fi R&D projects including systems design, standards contributions, and advanced radio, hardware, and software research testbeds and technology trials with industry partners. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 175 U.S. Patents, and has focused on the innovation and commercial launches of wireless communications across 5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G CDMA, and IEEE 802.11. He also leads Qualcomm’s companywide academic collaboration program across technologies including wireless, semiconductor, automotive, multimedia, security, and machine learning. 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.
Jaehoon Chung is a research fellow at LG Electronics, Inc., where he is a leader of the R&D project for advanced wireless communication technologies. He received B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in 1997 and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from KAIST in 1999 and 2005, respectively. After joining LG Electronics in 2006, he has worked on 3GPP standardization by 2011 focusing on LTE & LTE-Advanced physical layer technologies. Since 2012, he has been mainly leading technology R&D and technical vision/strategy development of company and government for 5G wireless communication. Also he has been working for physical layer design on 3GPP 5G NR standardization since 2016. He is currently leading advanced technology R&D for 6G wireless communication in LG Electronics. He was awarded the Korea Presidential Citation and the Commendation of Korea MSIT Minister with contribution of R&D and standardization for LTE/LTE-A and 5G NR in 2011 and 2020, respectively. His research interests include full duplex radio, mmWave, massive MIMO, LDPC/Polar code, NoMA technologies, TeraHertz radio communication, Communication AI/ML, and so on.
Young-Jo Ko received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 1992, 1994, and 1998, respectively. He joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in March, 1998. Since 2002, he has been working on mobile communications at ETRI. From 2005 to 2014, he participated in the development of early versions of LTE/LTE-Advanced systems and also participated in the 3GPP standardization of LTE/LTE-Advanced as a main delegate of ETRI. He is currently Director of 6G Wireless Technology Research Section in Mobile Communication Research Division at ETRI, and serves as Chairman of the Technology Committee of 5G Forum in Korea. His research interests include 5G New Radio and beyond, and 6G technologies, with his main focus lying in the physical layer aspects of radio access.
IP-3 : 5G-enabled Smart Manufacturing
Tuesday, May 17 14:00 - 15:30
Moderator : Dr. Joachim Sachs (Senior Expert, Ericsson Research, Sweden)
Panelists : Dr. Andreas Müller (Head of Communication and Network Technology, Bosch Corporate Research, Germany/General Chair, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), Niels König (Head of Department Production Metrology, Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology IPT, Germany/Coordinator of 5G-Industry Campus Europe), Dr. Krister Landernäs (Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden/Technical Manager of 5G-SMART research project), Samita Chakrabarti (Distinguished Engineer, HQ Network Planning - Technology Standards, Verizon, USA), Prof. Seong-Lyun Kim (Professor at Yonsei University & Head of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Korea/Head of the Robotic and Mobile Networks laboratory and the Center for Flexible Radio/Chair of the Smart Factory Committee of the 5G Forum)
5G has from its early standardization been scoped to address new industrial use cases including smart manufacturing. To this end the communication requirements for industrial use cases have been analyzed and novel capabilities for 5G have been specified. Some of the new capabilities of 5G for smart manufacturing and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) are ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC), support for 5G non-public (campus) networks, support of Ethernet and Time-Sensitive Networking, inbuilt positioning and time synchronization. 5G for manufacturing is being investigated in several collaborative research activities. In the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), more than 80 members from the operational technology (OT) and the information and communication technology (ICT) industries have gathered to form a global forum to shape 5G for the industrial domain. 5G-ACIA has investigated industrial use cases, such as factory and process automation, advanced robotics, and defined requirements on the 5G system that have been fed into the 5G standardization process. Validation of 5G for such use cases is ongoing in 5G-ACIA endorsed testbeds. The panel will provide an overview of the Smart Manufacturing use cases and requirements, the capabilities of 5G for IIoT and its evolution and learnings from early testbeds.
Joachim Sachs is a Senior Expert at Ericsson Research and coordinates research activities on 5G for industrial Internet of Things and cross-industry research collaborations. After studies in Germany, Norway, France and Scotland he received a diploma degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and a PhD degree from the Technical University of Berlin and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He joined Ericsson in 1997 and has contributed to the standardization of 3G, 4G and 5G. Joachim is a co-chair of the Technical Committee on Communication Networks and Systems of the German VDE Information Technology Society (ITG). He is co-author of the book on Cellular IoT. He was awarded as Ericsson Inventor of the Year and received the Research Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Scientific Research.
Dr. Andreas Mueller is Co-Head of the competence cluster Distributed Systems in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany and at the same time the Bosch Chief Expert for Communication Technologies for the IoT. In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G / 6G activities of Bosch across the different business units and plants. He also serves as General Chair of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), the globally leading initiative for driving and shaping Industrial 5G. Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Niels König is the head and chief engineer of the department Production Metrology at Fraunhofer IPT since 2013. He received Diploma on Physics from RWTH Aachen majoring in solid state physics and biochemical engineering. After joining IPT in 2007 as a research scientist and contributing to several research projects in the field of fiber optic sensors, he took over the group Fiber Optics in 2010. He is assigned for lectureship for “Optical metrology and Imaging” at RWTH Aachen University. Niels König is representing the Fraunhofer IPT in the 5G-ACIA, while coordinating the 5G activities at Fraunhofer IPT since 2017. Since 2019 he is coordinating the 5G-Industry Campus Europe, a large-scale infrastructure for 5G in production.
Dr. Krister Landernäs has more than 15 years’ experience of applied research at ABB Corporate Research. His research in the area of industrial wireless communication has led to numerous publications and patents. He is currently the technical coordinator for the H2020-ICT19 project 5G-SMART.
Samita Chakrabarti works as a Standards Architect at Technology Strategy, HQ Network Planning, Verizon. She leads Industrial IoT standards vertical; she is Verizon’s lead technical delegate at 5G-ACIA and GSMA IoT Manufacturing. Her primary work interest areas are 5G Private networks, Industrial 5G/IoT services, TSN, architecture and standards evolution with Edge computing and AI. She has worked in the Networking Industry for many years in various R&D roles from Software development to Technology Architecture and Strategic Innovations. Before joining Verizon, she worked at Ericsson developing end-to-end architecture for IoT edge in Enterprise Networks. Samita co-chaired IETF 6lo Working group from 2013 to 2018 and currently co-chairing IOT-Directorate group at IETF. She holds a MS in Computer Science from State University in New York at Albany, USA.
Seong-Lyun Kim is a Professor and Head of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, heading the Robotic & Mobile Networks Laboratory (RAMO) and the Center for Flexible Radio (CFR+). He co-directed H2020 EUK PriMO-5G project, and leading Smart Factory Committee of 5G Forum, Korea. He was an Assistant Professor of Radio Communication Systems at the Department of Signals, Sensors & Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Visiting Professor at the Control Engineering Group, Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto), Finland, the KTH Center for Wireless Systems, and the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan. He served as a technical committee member or a chair for various conferences, and an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, Elsevier Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier ICT Express, and Journal of Communications and Network. He served as the leading guest editor of IEEE Wireless Communications and IEEE Network for wireless communications in networked robotics, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He also consulted various companies in the area of wireless systems both in Korea and abroad. His research interest includes radio resource management, information theory in wireless networks, collective intelligence, robotic networks, and smart/wireless factories of the future.
IP-4 : Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Wednesday, May 18 11:00 - 12:30
Hanbyul Seo, Research Fellow, LG Electronics
Takayuki Shimizu (Principal Researcher, Toyota Motor North America Inc., R&D InfoTech Labs), Chan Zhou (Principal Researcher, Leader of 5G RAN Group at Huawei Munich Research Center), Shailesh Patil (Engineer, Principal/Manager, Qualcomm), Qingqing Wu (Assistant Professor, State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, University of Macau)
Intelligent and autonomous driving has been emerging as one of the most prominent advances in the industry of vehicles. Road vehicles including passenger cars and trucks as well as aerial vehicles like drones are expected to be capable of sensing their environment and moving safely with little or no human input, thereby making people’s daily lives safer, more efficient, and more convenient. Connectivity is considered as a key component in enabling such an advance, and 5G has been designed from its beginning as a communication tool for intelligent and autonomous vehicles. 5G’s high data rate is suitable to deliver rich map and sensor information to the vehicles in order to enhance environment sensing. Support of ultra reliability and low latency communications (URLLC) in 5G allows the vehicles to send and receive critical information that should be delivered with a very short latency and almost zero error for the safe decision of vehicles’ maneuver and reaction to an emerging risk. There are a lot of efforts to launch successful commercialization of 5G-based intelligent/autonomous vehicles, and in parallel with it, evolution is ongoing towards Beyond-5G in the standardization organizations and academia to find out technical solutions that can address the industry requirements better.
Dr. Hanbyul Seo is a Research Fellow in LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea, and he is leading connected car standardization activities of the company in various organizations including 3GPP, ETSI, SAE, 5GAA, etc. He received B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Seoul National University, Korea in 2001, 2003, and 2008, respectively. He has been participating in LTE and 5G standardization in 3GPP since he joined LG Electronics in 2008, and led C-V2X standardization as the rapporteur of LTE- and 5G-based V2X work items in 3GPP TSG RAN. He received 3GPP Excellence Award in 2016 for his contribution to the standard organization and selected in 2017 as one of the 100 technology leaders for 2025 by the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.
Dr. Takayuki Shimizu is a Principal Researcher at Toyota Motor North America, Inc., R&D InfoTech Labs, where he works on the research and standardization of wireless vehicular communications. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2007, 2009, and 2012, respectively. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA. From 2012 to 2019, he worked at TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A., Inc. His current research interests include millimeter-wave vehicular communication, vehicular communications for cooperative automated driving, and LTE/5G for vehicular applications. He is a 3GPP RAN delegate for V2X standardization and a member of several SAE Technical Committees for V2X. He is a Workshop Co-Chair for the 2018 Fall IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. He received the 2010 TELECOM System Technology Award for Student from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation and the 2020 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference Best Paper Award. He is a member of the IEEE and IEICE.
Shailesh Patil leads 4G/5G & beyond research for automotive applications at Qualcomm Technologies. This includes leading research and 3GPP standardization of C-V2X and telematics enhancements. Previously, as a rapporteur, he led the standardization of device to device communication in 3GPP LTE. This was for the first time that device-to-device communication was standardized in any cellular standard. He has 144 granted U.S. patents (total of 693 granted patents worldwide). Shailesh got his PhD and MS from University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and 2004 respectively. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies since 2006.
Dr. Chan Zhou received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in computer science from the technical university Berlin, Germany, in 2003, and a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering in 2009. From 2003 to 2009 he worked at Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute for telecommunications, where he engaged in research activities with the focus on the realization of high speed data transmission in cellular networks. In 2010 he joined Huawei European Research Institute in Munich. His expertise spans from 5G research towards prototyping and demonstrations for various 5G use cases. He is currently the head of 5G radio access network group at Huawei European Research Institute in Munich, with focus on vertical industries including automotive. Since 2021, he is the chair of the System Architecture and Solution Development Working Group in 5G Automotive Association.
Qingqing Wu is currently an assistant professor with the State key laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, University of Macau. His current research interest includes intelligent reflecting surface (IRS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications, and MIMO transceiver design. He has coauthored more than 100 IEEE papers with 23 ESI highly cited papers and 8 ESI hot papers, which have received more than 10,000 Google citations. He was listed as Clarivate ESI Highly Cited Researcher in 2021 and World’s Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University in 2020. He was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award in 2021. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (OJ-COMS), and IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT). He is the Lead Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on "UAV Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks. He is the IEEE Communications Society Young Professional Chair in Asia Pacific Region.
IP-5 : 6G Green Communications
Wednesday, May 18 11:00 - 12:30
Moderator : Clara Li (Intel)
Panelists : Miguel Dajer (Futurewei, USA), Chan-Soo Hwang (Samsung, Korea), Guangyi Liu (China Mobile, China), Stefan Parkvall (Ericsson, Sweden), Geng Wu (Intel, USA), Jin Yang (Verizon, USA)
With the increasing impact of climate change globally, many nations have announced carbon neutrality goals by mid 21st century. As a leading industrial sector and a key driven force for social and economic progression/transformation, the ICT industry shall be a key contributor for global carbon neutrality and sustainable growth. In 4G and 5G, there have been efforts in making communications system more energy efficient such as minimizing always-on signaling, enable power saving mode, etc. But still, with the exponential growth of data volume, increasing complexity of communication systems, emergence of new services, we see a steady increase in power consumption over generations. As the industry started working on designing the B5G and 6G communications systems, sustainability and energy efficiency need to be considered as one of the foremost goals in system design. This session will gather experts to discuss green communications for B5G/6G. The discussion intents to address two main questions: 1) how to make the communication system itself more energy efficient and sustainable; 2) how can communication system better help the society and other industrials for achieving the global carbon neutrality goal. The session will discuss gaps, challenges and new air interface and network features needed in B5G/6G system to address these two questions. We expect a lively exchange of views as green communication is a very challenging and very important topic. It is hoped that new research and development activities will be stimulated by such discussions.
Dr. Clara Li is a Senior Principal Engineer with the Next Generation and Standards division of Intel. She also serves as the chair of the Technology Steering Committee of IOWN GF. Since joined Intel in 2012, Clara has been working on LTE and 5G communications system design and standardization in the area of air interface, radio access network, core network, and edge computing. Clara is currently leading 6G technology development in Intel. Clara has published more than 40 papers in IEEE journals and conferences, 4 book chapters and has been issued with 28 US patents.
Miguel A. Dajer is a veteran of the telecomm industry having spent the last 30 years working in different wireless technologies at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and Futurewei Technologies. Currently the USA wireless technologies R&D VP for Futurewei Technologies and Director or the Futurewei’s NJ Research Center. Mr. Dajer worked at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies and Alcatel Lucent for the 25 years prior to joining his current company. During his tenure at the wireless labs he occupied several key positions in Radio Access Network Hardware and Software product development and life cycle management, basestation platform development, systems engineering and architecture and technology introduction of wireless products and services. Since joining Futurewei, Mr. Dajer has worked towards establishing a strong wireless solutions presence in North America along with innovation and technology research that supports Huawei’s MBB wireless product and standards activities. The lab’s research focuses on 5G, and beyond 5G solutions for the support of massive connectivity, high bandwidth and delay sensitive applications, fundamental technologies to enable these solutions, including signal processing, antenna systems, the role of machine learning and AI on wireless communication and the standardization of these technologies into 3GPP and IEEE standards.
Chan-Soo Hwang received the Ph.D. degree in EE from Stanford University in 2007. He is currently a VP engineering at Samsung Electronics in Korea, responsible for network analytics SW R&D. His past positions include the head of R&D at Tinoq in CA, Sr. director at ASSIA in CA, and research scientist at Samsung Adv. Inst. of Technology in Korea. He received the Best Paper Awards from the IEEE ICC 2006 and 2008. His research interests include machine learning and communication systems.
Dr. Guangyi Liu, received his PhD. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006. He joined China Mobile since 2006, now he is the leading specialist and 6G director of China Mobile Group. Before he joined China Mobile, he has worked for Shanghai Bell and Siemens (Now Nokia) for 3 years. He has led the standardization and industrialization of 4G and 5G in China mobile from 2007 to 2019. Now he is leading the 6G R&D. He is also acting as the vice chair of THz and mm-wave industry alliance, and has acted as the chair of spectrum working group and coordinator of 5G eMBB program in Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI). He has been granted more than 150 patents, and authored and coauthored more than 8 books and published more than 150 papers in IEEE journal and conference.
Stefan Parkvall is currently a Senior Expert at Ericsson Research working with research on 6G and future radio access. He is one of the key persons in the development of HSPA, LTE and NR radio access and has been deeply involved in 3GPP standardization for many years. Dr Parkvall is a fellow of the IEEE, served as an IEEE Distinguished lecturer 2011-2012, and is co-author of several popular books such as “3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband”, “4G – LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband”, “4G, LTE Advanced Pro and the Road to 5G”, and “5G NR – The Next Generation Wireless Access”. He has more than 1500 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 one of three finalists 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.
Dr. Geng Wu is an Intel Fellow and chief technologist for wireless technologies and standards at Intel Corporation. He leads Intel’s 5G and 6G wireless technology and standards development, and ecosystem collaboration. He heads Intel’s delegation to 3GPP, as well as serves as a director of the board at IOWN Global Forum, MulteFire Alliance and Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. Dr. Wu has more than 30 years of research and development experience in the wireless industry. His current research interests include mobile computing and communication platforms for artificial intelligence, future radio access network architectures, channel modeling for high frequency bands, next-generation air interface technologies, and distributed computing and communication for mobile services and applications. Dr. Wu received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, and his Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
Dr. Jin Yang is a Fellow at Verizon Communications Inc., responsible for wireless technology and strategy. She is leading next generation wireless network architecture and technologies, including 5G NR, Evolved LTE, Critical Internet of Things (IoT) and massive IoT, Multi-access Edge Computing, Intelligent Autonomous Self-Organizing Network and virtualized network. She has played a key role in development and commercialization of 5G NR in 2019, LTE networks in 2010 and various CDMA networks since 1995 at Verizon, Vodafone and AirTouch Communications. Dr. Yang received the B.Sc. (Honors), and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University. She has more than 110 granted patents and 25 pending patents on wireless communications. She has published numerous papers, and co-authored 6 books on mobile communications.
IP-6 : Technical Maturity on Transceiver Implementation & Application Potentials for FDR
Wednesday, May 18 14:00 - 15:30
Moderator : Jaehoon Chung (Research Fellow, LG Electronics, Inc.)
Panelists : Dr. Eddy (Hwan-Joon) Kwon (Senior Director, Wireless Research & Development, Qualcomm, San Diego, USA), Dr. Peiying Zhu (Huawei Fellow/Senior Director, Wireless Technology Lab., Huawei Technologies, Canada), Dr.-Ing. Thomas Haustein (Head of Wireless Communications Department, Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany), Bin Yu (Principal Research Engineer, Samsung), Emilio Calvanese Strinati (6G Program Director, CEA Leti, Grenoble, France)
Full Duplex Radio (FDR) is one of promising radio transmission technologies toward 5G NR-advanced and 6G. The main benefits from FDR application are expected as spectral efficiency enhancement, radio link latency reduction, uplink coverage enhancement as well as mitigation of duplexing restriction issue for P2P and Communication/Sensor fusion, and so on. While the promised gain of FDR is expected to resolve the pain points for future wireless communication, there remains a doubt on technical maturity of FDR transceiver implementation in particular in terms of in-device self interference cancellation and inter-device cross-link interference mitigation/rejection capabilities. In addition, the way of implementation and the required KPIs for such capabilities in FDR transceiver may be different depending upon use cases and applied communication environments. In this session, the invited experts will briefly provide their view on FDR transceiver solutions and its application scenarios, and discuss the focused solution development topics and the expected phased approach in 5G NR-advanced and 6G.
Jaehoon Chung is a principal research engineer at LG Electronics, Inc., where he is a leader of the R&D project for advanced wireless communication technologies. After joining LG Electronics in 2006, he has worked on 3GPP standardization by 2011 focusing on LTE & LTE-Advanced physical layer technologies. Since 2012, he has been mainly leading technology R&D and technical vision/strategy development of company and government for 5G wireless communication. Also he has been working for physical layer design on 3GPP 5G NR standardization since 2016. He is currently leading advanced technology R&D for 6G wireless communication in LG Electronics. His research interests include full duplex radio, mmWave, massive MIMO, LDPC/Polar code, NoMA technologies, TeraHertz radio communication, Communication AI/ML, and so on.
Eddy Kwon is highly recognized telecommunication engineer/researcher with 20+ years' industry experience. He Has been working on research and standardization of cutting-edge wireless communications / broadcasting systems: 3GPP HSPA/LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE-Advanced-Pro, 5G NR, 5G NR-Advanced, 6G research; 3GPP2 cdma2000/EV-DO/EV-DV/BCMCS/UMB; ETSI DVB-T2, and ETSI BRAN Harmonized Standards; MulteFire (LTE in unlicensed bands). Also, he is currently the Chairman of Technology Working Group in Next Generation Alliance (NGA) - North American 6G alliance, and he has been the 3GPP Rapporteur role for '5G NR beyond 52.6GHz‘ and 'XR Evaluations for 5G NR'.
Dr. Peiying Zhu, Senior Vice President of Wireless Research, is a Huawei Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is currently leading 5G and beyond wireless research and standardization in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced radio access technologies. She is actively involved in 3GPP and IEEE 802 standards development. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G/B5G vision and enabling technologies. She led the team to contribute significantly to 5G technologies and standardization. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and IEEE JSAC on Deployment Issues and Performance Challenges for 5G.
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. Dr. Zhu has more than 200 granted patents.
Thomas Haustein received the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in mobile communications from the University of Technology Berlin, Germany, in 2006. Since 1997, he was with the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Berlin, where he worked on wireless infrared systems and radio communications with multiple antennas and OFDM. He focused on real-time algorithms for baseband processing and advanced multiuser resource allocation. From 2006 till 2008, he was with Nokia Siemens Networks, where he conducted research for 4G-LTE early prototyping. Since 2009 he is heading the Wireless Communications Department at Fraunhofer HHI focusing on 5G-NR and Industrial Wireless and is actively involved in 3GPP standardization.
Bin Yu received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southampton, UK in 2006. He has worked on various mobile communication systems in several companies for over 15 years. He joined in Samsung Electronics in 2013, and is currently a director in Samsung Research China –Beijing (SRC-B), where he is heading physical layer research & standardization for beyond 5G and 6G technologies.
Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati graduated (2001,Msc) from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, the obtained his Ph.D in 2005 (Telecom Paris). Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR). He started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joints CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Between December 2016 and January 2020 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. Since February 2020 he is the Nanotechnologies and Wireless for 6G (New-6G) Program Director focusing on future 6G technologies. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5G-AllStar project. In 2021 he started the coordination of the H2020 European project RISE-6G, focusing on the design and operation of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in future high frequency 6G networks. E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 150 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 200 international invited talks, keynotes and tutorials. He received several best paper awards and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 70 patents.
IP-7 : AI-enabled Communication Networks
Thursday, May 19 14:00 - 15:30
Moderator : Baoling Sheen (Principal engineer, Futurewei), Valerio Frascolla (Director of research and innovation, Intel Germany)
Panelists : Thorsten Wild (Head of ‘Next Generation Wireless’, Nokia), Miltiadis (Miltos) Filippou (Standards & Research Engineer, Lead of AI work of EU 6G Flagship project Hexa-X, Intel), Lindsay Frost (Board member of ETSI), Tae-sang Yoo (Sr. Director, Technology, in Wireless R&D, Qualcomm), Steve Liu (Vice President R&D, Chief Scientist, and Co-Director of the Samsung AI Center Montreal)
With the recent deployment of commercial 5G systems, the technology evolution is moving towards more autonomous, self-configuring, intelligent networks and devices to support the new forthcoming data- and process-hungry applications of the next generation of the communication system. AI is considered a good fit for complicated non-convex optimization problems that are lacking optimal analytical solutions, and computation-intensive problems that are too costly to solve in real-time. Research works have provided promising results in applying AI in different use cases, ranging from physical- to application-layers, from edge- to core network-services and applications. Taking also into consideration the advances in big data computing technology, AI applied to the wireless domain has the potential to reshape the design and deployment of wireless networks and enable the formation of a self-adaptive, more power-aware, smart, and resilient communication ecosystem. In the proposed panel, we will explore and discuss the potentials and challenges of leveraging AI for the next generation of communication networks.
Dr. Baoling Sheen (MS and PhD in Computer Science) is a Principal Engineer at Futurewei Wireless Research and Standards, based in Chicago, IL, USA. She develops AI/ML-based solutions for real-world wireless communication problems like intelligent automation of network performance monitoring, network traffic forecast, RRM parameter optimization, scenario-based network planning, V2X and ML-based causal discovery. Recently, her research is focusing on AI-enabled 5G and future networks. Prior to joining Futurewei, she was a System Engineer/Architect with Alcatel-Lucent Technologies from 1997-2011, working on performance management and E2E KPI budget allocation for 3G and 4G LTE systems.
Dr. Valerio Frascolla (MSc and PhD in Electronic Engineering) is Director of Research and Innovation at Intel and the responsible person for European research grants; he had been working in different roles at Ancona University, Comneon, Infineon, as reviewer for the European Commission, and as independent evaluator for the Portuguese and the Romanian science foundations. He is in the advisory board of 6 international research projects and has served in different roles in other 17. He represents Intel, mostly serving as chairman of several workgroups, in European associations (5G-IA, TCI, AIOTI, the NetworldEurope ETP, Digital Europe, and the German Bitkom) and is Board of Directors member of the BDVA association. Valerio has expertise in wireless systems architecture and protocols design, requirements management, standards bodies attendance, project and program management, mentor and coaching. He is author of 75+ publications, his main research interest being 5G and beyond system design, with focus on spectrum management, AI, and edge technologies. He serves as reviewer for 30+ journals, has participated in the TPC of 80+ conferences, and has a track record as organizer of Special Sessions, Workshops, and Panels at main international venues.
Thorsten Wild is Head of Next Generation Wireless Systems in Nokia Bell Labs, leading a research department in future radio access design since 2017. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Stuttgart, in 2015. Since 2001, he has been working in wireless communications. He achieved numerous patent awards, such as being top ten inventor in Nokia Stuttgart for granted patents for all time. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 conference papers contributed to 3GPP NR and LTE and holds more than 70 filed and granted patent families. He was an active contributor in several European projects, such as being the Technical Manager of the 5GNOW Research Project. His research interests include air interface design, joint design of communication and sensing, as well as multi-antenna and physical layer processing.
Miltiadis Filippou was born in Athens, Greece in 1984. He received his Dipl. Eng. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Telecom ParisTech, France in 2014. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM), University of Edinburgh, U.K., and since 2015 he is a Senior Standards and Research Engineer of the Next Generation and Standards Group at Intel Deutschland GmbH in Neubiberg, Germany. Dr. Filippou has authored and co-authored four book chapters and more than 40 technical papers, appearing in top notch IEEE journals and conference proceedings (1750+ citations), was a co-recipient of the IEEE EuCNC’18 Best Student Paper Award, he has accomplished more than 90 international patents and patent application filings, with several matters under consideration and he has been also awarded four Intel patent performance awards (2018-2021), as well as two Division Recognition Awards (2019, 2021). He has significant EU research project experience gained by contributing to and assuming leadership roles in various FP7 (SAPHYRE, ADEL), H2020/ 5G PPP (METIS-II, mmMAGIC, ONE5G) and French national ANR projects (LiCoRNe). Since 2021 he leads the AI/ML work of the EU 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. Since 2017 he has been serving as a delegate and WI Rapporteur of ETSI ISG MEC, where, he has (co)-sourced close to 100 technical contributions accepted by the standard so far. Since 2021 he has been involved as a delegate in ETSI ISG Securing AI (SAI), where he contributes to various Work Items.
Lindsay Frost is chairman of the ETSI Industry Specification Group for cross-cutting Context Information Management (ETSI ISG CIM) and of the ETSI Operational Co-ordination Group for AI, as well as member of the Board of ETSI. Dr. Lindsay Frost's career began as an experimental physics research manager in facilities in Germany, Italy and Australia, before joining NEC in 1999. From 2003 to 2009, he managed R&D teams for VoIP, 3GPP, WiMAX, fixed-mobile convergence and WLAN, while also working two years as chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliances' WiFi-Mobile Convergence Marketing Task Group. Elected in 2012 to the Board of Home Gateway Initiative, he later also became co-chair of the HGI Smart Home group, where he co-designed the XML-based template for device descriptions which was introduced in 2016 into mainstream oneM2M specifications. He was elected chairman of ETSI ISG CIM in February 2017, nominated to the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities in March 2017 and elected to the Board of ETSI in November 2017, then again in 2020. As part of his Board duties, he was delegate to the joint sub-committee of the EC Multistakeholder Platform and Digitising European Industry activities and is lead delegate to CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Coordination Group for Smart Manufacturing and to CEN/CLC JTC21 on AI. Since September 2020 he acts in the External Advisor Group of the StandICT.eu 2023 Project, ICT Standardization Observatory and Support Facility in Europe, with a focus on AI and Smart City standards.
Tae-sang Yoo is a Sr. Director, Technology, in Wireless R&D Qualcomm Research, San Diego, CA, USA. He received his B.S. degree (Hons.) in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, California, in 2003 and 2007. Since 2006, he has been with Qualcomm, where he has worked on LTE MIMO standards, LTE/LTE-A UE modem and advance receiver algorithms, baseband and RF interference cancellations, heterogeneous cellular networks, unlicensed system designs, CoMP Joint Transmission prototypes, precise indoor positioning, and machine learning for wireless communications and air-interface. He was one of the pioneers for multi-user MIMO and CRS interference cancellation. His expertise includes wireless communications, machine learning and deep learning, signal processing, and their applications to wireless systems design and 3gpp standards. He holds over 200 US granted patents and over 1000 internationally. He is currently leading wireless AI/ML research in Wireless R&D Qualcomm Research, focusing on wireless AI/ML air-interface and data-driven 5G/6G system design.
Dr. Xue (Steve) Liu is a Vice President R&D, Chief Scientist, and Co-Director of the Samsung AI Center Montreal. He is also a Full Professor in the School of Computer Science and William Dawson Scholar (Chair Professor) at McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a faculty associate member of the Quebec AI Institute (MILA). He is the chair of ACM SIGBED. He served as the Chief Scientist of Tinder Inc. from 2016 to 2019, leading the research and innovation for the world's largest dating and social discovery app valued at over 12 Billion US$ before he left. Previously, he also worked as the Samuel R. Thompson Chaired Associate Professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and as a visiting researcher at HP Labs in Palo Alto, California. His research interests include AI, machine learning and their applications, IoT, sustainability, and computer systems and networking. He has published over 300 research papers in major peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings in these areas and received six best paper awards from IEEE and ACM. He is serving or had served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST). He served as chair/co-chair or on the organizing committees of over 40 major international conferences and workshops.
IP-8 : Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) from Academic Research to Industrial Practice
Thursday, May 19 16:00 - 17:30
Moderator : Momtchil Peev (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Munich Research Center, Germany/Group Leader Quantum Communications, Optical and Quantum Communications Labs)
Panelists : Matthieu Legre (IdQuantiqie, Switzeland), Dong-Hi Sim (SKTelecom, Republic of Korea), Vicente Martin (UPM Madrid, Spain), Thomas Laenger (StandICT, Austria), Zhangchao Ma (CAS-Quantun, China)
With the significant publicity campaigns around Quantum Technologies and specifically Quantum Communication, and the flurry of Standardization and Certification as well as industrial cooperation activities (ETSI, ISO, ITU-T, CEN-CENELEC, GSMA) we intend to have a serious discussion on the practical applicability of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). On the one hand it is paramount to understand what are the realistic or to be anticipated risks against which QKD can ensure protection. On the other it is to be elaborated, how QKD can be compared to suggested alternatives, specifically Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC). Further the utilization strategy of QKD is to be discussed. Very often some partially unrealistic and often exaggerated requirements such as dedicated fiber infrastructures and trust centers at short distances plus expectations for a specific and very expensive technology are put forward that make QKD technology appear unaffordable financially, This is to be addressed critically in conjunction with issues such as authentication in these cases. It is to be understood what practically relevant but affordable use cases can be addressed using QKD.
Momtchil Peev has studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. There he received his PhD in theoretical Solid State Physics. He has conducted research in the theory and application of symmetry methods and, specifically, group theory to solid state systems. Later he focused on research in the field of mathematical methods, related to the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, more specifically phase-space representations of low dimensional quantum systems. Since 2001 he had been responsible for Quantum Information Theory support for practical QKD, development of QKD protocols, design and development of QKD networks at AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology. He participated actively in the management team of the FP6-IP SECOQC, and led the network implementation sub-project. Subsequently he led the AIT contribution to the Tokyo Network (2010, Japan Tokyo). He coauthors more than 80 publications, many on QKD Networks and security of QKD. Since September 2015, he is an Expert in Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH and heads the Quantum Communication Network project there. Together with his team he participated in the Telefonica-UPM-Huawei field demonstration, featuring seamless interoperation of CV QKD distribution and network management in the SDN (Software Defined Networks) paradigm. M.Peev participates also in Steering Committee of the present EU Quantum Flagship Project (CiViQ) and leads the Work Package “Specification of Networks and Systems” working in close collaboration with major European Telecommunication Operators. M.Peev is a founding member of ETSI, ISG QKD that has been initiated in October 2008. Since December 2012 he is a vice chairman of this group (together with N. Lutkenhaus – vice-chairman, A. Hasekioglu – vice chairman and A. Shields – chairman) putting strong emphasis on the analysis and potential standardization of QKD Networks.
Matthieu Legré started at IDQuantique in August 2007. As member of Strategy-&-Innovation department, he is presently in charge of standardization aspects of quantum technologies and of internal technical knowledge sharing. Before September 2018, Matthieu LEGRE was IDQ principal scientist within R&D department. In this position, he was involved within most quantum technology based products and was asked to provide technical expertise on aspects related to physics. Matthieu Legré studied Physics at Institut d’Optique, a graduate school in Paris, France. He started working on his thesis at the Group of Applied Physics (group of Prof. Nicolas Gisin), Geneva, in 2001. He worked on Optical Fibre Metrology and Quantum Physics. After getting his PhD, Matthieu Legré went on at the Group of Applied performing a two years postdoc. He managed the section of optical metrology of this group.
Dong-Hi Sim (a.k.a Donghee Shim) has been actively involved in the global standardization activities for more than 15 years including 3GPP, OMA, IEEE, ETSI, and ITU-T. For the last 7 years, he has been with SK Telecom to research emerging technologies to analyze future business landscapes and opportunities for strategic planning. For the last three to four years he has actively contributed to the development of quantum key distribution network standards. He is now the head of Global Standards and Ecosystem Development in 5GX Intelligence. Co. at SK Telecom.
Vicente Martin is Full Professor of Computational Sciences at the Technical University of Madrid, Director of the Center of Computational Simulation and Coordinates the Research Group on Quantum Information and Computation. He has been PI in over 20 research projects, national and international and coordinates the current Madrid Quantum Communications Infrastructure, built as a result of projects like the OpenQKD –Open European QKD testbed- or CiViQ -Continuous Variables Quantum Communications, from the European Quantum Flagship program. He has been also working in standards on QKD in the ETSI -European Telecommunications Standards Institute. His main research interest is the integration of Quantum Communications in Telecommunications Networks.
Thomas Länger is a computer scientist, and have been active in the field of quantum key distribution, specifically in QKD security certification and standardization, since 2004. It was in the EU FP6 SECOQC project (2004-2008) where he identified missing standards as a major roadblock on the way to an ISO/EN 15408 "Common Criteria" security certification for the QKD link, He initiated the ETSI Industry Specification Group for QKD, in which he was the founding chairman 2008-2012. Thomas is the main author of one of the first QKD standards "ETSI GS QKD 002 Use Cases" (2010). 2015-2018 I was in charge of the standardization work package of the H2020 PRISMACLOUD.eu project and transferred project results into standards in the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27. Currently, he is active in the ETSI ISG-QKD, as well as the CEN/CENELEC Focus Group Quantum Technology, on a grant of the StandICT.eu project. In the CEN/CENELEC FGQT, Thomas is contributing to the general quantum technologies standardization roadmap, specifically the section security certification of QKD.
Dr. Zhangchao Ma is an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) and a senior consultant in CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd. He also serves as the chairman of ITU-T FG-QIT4N WG2 (QKD network), the associate rapporteur of ITU-T Q16/13, and the vice chair of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) ST7 WG2 (Quantum Information Processing). He actively participates in the QKD standardization and industrialization activities, as the editor of several QKDN standards published by ITU-T and speaker in events including QCrypt 2017, ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Workshop 2018/2021, ITU-T workshops on QIT4N, etc.
IP-9 : Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) for 5G-Advanced
Thursday, May 19 16:00 - 17:30
Moderator : Richie Leo (ZTE)
Panelists : Vincenzo Sciancalepore (NEC Laboratories Europe), Chau Yuen (Singapore University of Technology and Design), Arman Shojaeifard (InterDigital Europe), Qiuyan Liu (China Unicom), Yuanwei Liu (Queen Mary University of London), Hiromi Matsuno (KDDI Research Inc.)
With the deployment of 5G networks and the start of standardizing 5G-Advanced, both academia and industry are exploring actively into future technologies for next generation wireless communication systems. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) have been envisioned to reduce the energy consumption and improve the spectral efficiency of wireless networks by artificially re-configuring the propagation environment of electromagnetic waves. RIS-based transmission, in which the large number of small, low-cost, and passive elements on RIS only reflect the incident signal with an adjustable reflection amplitude and phase shift without requiring a dedicated energy source for radio frequency processing, decoding or encoding, is completely different from existing active relays and open up a new area of research for wireless communications. RISs are being discussed actively in regional and global standardization development organizations and are likely to become a critical component of 5G-Advanced networks.
Richie Leo received the B.S. and M.S. degree (with honors) in electronic engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2016 and 2019 respectively. He is now a master researcher in the wireless research institute of ZTE Corporation, responsible for long-term research as well as standardization. His research interests include reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, wireless positioning, quantum communication and visible light communication. He is the author or co-author of one book and one book chapter. He has authored and submitted more than 400 technical documents to 3GPP TSG RAN4, where he served as the co-rapporteur of the work item (WI) on NR RRM enhancement and the feature lead of multiple features. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of ISG RIS in the ETSI. He actively participates in organizing committees, technical sessions, workshops, symposia and industrial panels in IEEE conferences as the chair, organizer, moderator or panelist. He serves as the Editor of ITU Journal of Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU J-FET) and the Associate Editor of IET Quantum Communication. He is the Standardization Officer for IEEE ComSoc ETI on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and the Standards Liaison Officer for IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCC-TC).
Vincenzo Sciancalepore received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Telematics Engineering in 2011 and 2012, respectively, whereas in 2015, he received a double Ph.D. degree. Currently, he is a principal researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, focusing his activity on network virtualization and smart surfaces. He is the Chair of the ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative (ETI) on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is the technical manager of the RISE-6G project.
Dr. Chau Yuen received the BEng and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Lucent Technologies Bell Labs at Murray Hill in 2005, and a Visiting Assistant Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. From 2006 to 2010, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, where he was involved in an industrial project on developing an 802.11n Wireless LAN system, and participated actively in 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) standardization. Since 2010, he has been with the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Dr Yuen was a recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, Institution of Electrical Engineers Book Prize, Institute of Engineering of Singapore Gold Medal, Merck Sharp & Dohme Gold Medal and twice the recipient of Hewlett Packard Prize. He received the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications and EURASIP Best Paper Award for JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING on 2021, IEEE Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award on 2012, and IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter Outstanding Service Award on 2019. Dr Yuen serves as an Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, awarded as Top Editor from 2009 - 2015. He also served as the guest editor for several special issues, including IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, IEEE VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, and ELSEVIER APPLIED ENERGY. Dr Yuen is currently an IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has 3 US patents and published over 500 research papers at international journals or conferences.
Dr. Arman Shojaeifard has +9 years of post-PhD experience in research, development, and standardization of radio transmission technologies and architectures. He is currently a Senior R&I Manager at InterDigital Europe where he serves as the Chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (ISG RIS) and the Technical Manager of the Innovate-UK/CELTIC-NEXT European collaborative R&D project on AIMM (AI-enabled Massive MIMO). Prior to InterDigital, he was a Senior Researcher and 3GPP RAN1 WG Delegate at British Telecommunications plc. He received his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from King’s College London in 2013.
Qiuyan Liu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University in 2007 and 2012 respectively. She is now a senior engineer in the wireless research Institute of China Unicom, responsible for next generation wireless technology research as well as standardization. Her research interests include reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, multiple access edge computing, blockchain and trusted network. She is the co-author of one book and tens of technology papers. She has solid working experience in multiple standard development organizations such as 3GPP TSG RAN1, TSG SA 1, TSG SA 5 and ITU-T SG 13.
Yuanwei Liu is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) since 2017, where he received the PhD degree in 2016. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King's College London (KCL) (Sep. 2016- Aug. 2017). His research interests are NOMA, RIS, UAV communications, and machine learning. He has over 170 refereed publications attributed, including 100+ IEEE journal papers, 4 book/book Chapters. He has over 13 ESI highly cited papers and 17 IEEE ComSoc Best Readings papers. He received over 8300 citations in Google Scholar with an h-index is 41. He received IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA in 2020. He is the recipient of the 2020 Early Achievement Award of the IEEE ComSoc - Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee. He is listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University. He is the Senior Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON Wireless COMMUNICATIONS and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. He serves as the leading Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC special issue on Next Generation Multiple Access, a Guest Editor for IEEE JSTSP special issue on Signal Processing Advances for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Next Generation Wireless Networks. He has served as a TPC Member for many IEEE conferences, such as GLOBECOM and ICC. He received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS in 2015, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS in 2016 and 2017, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS in 2017 and 2018. He has served as the Publicity Co-Chair for VTC 2019-Fall. He is the leading contributor for “Best Readings for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)” and the primary contributor for “Best Readings for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS)”. He serves as the chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee on the topic of signal processing Techniques for next generation multiple access (NGMA), the vice-chair of SIG Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) on the topic of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Smart Radio Environments (RISE), and the Tutorials and Invited Presentations Officer for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative.
Hiromi Matsuno received the B. E, M. E and Ph. degrees from Yokohama National University, Japan in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively. After he joined KDDI R&D Laboratories (currently KDDI Research Inc.) in 2010, he has engaged in R&D in the field of antenna for mobile communication systems. In 2015, he joined Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute International (ATR) where he engaged in R&D in the field of dynamic spectrum sharing. In 2018, he joined KDDI Research Inc. He is currently involved in R&D in the field of antennas and propagation for next generation mobile communication systems.