Edward Knightly - The Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
Bio : Edward Knightly is the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. from Auburn University. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a Sloan Fellow. He received the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Award for Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received best paper awards from ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE Communications and Network Security (CNS), IEEE SECON (twice), and the IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband. He served as general chair or technical chair for ACM MobiHoc, ACM MobiSys, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE SECON. He serves as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and serves on the IMDEA Networks Scientific Council.
Talk : New and Diverse Spectrum: Application Drivers and Open Challenges
New spectrum bands are emerging spanning from MHz to THz. Such unprecedented diversity of spectrum provides the opportunity to develop systems with previously impossible capabilities spanning from communication to sensing. In this talk, I will highlight three aspects of diverse spectrum systems: First, what are the technical hurdles in accessing new and diverse spectrum for communication and sensing? Second, how can diverse bands be fused together to provide features that no band can independently provide? And finally, what are the application drivers that can make use of such functionality? Throughout, I will draw on recent experiences from experimental systems to highlight early results and open challenges.
Wonil Roh - Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Group at Networks Business Division, Samsung Electronics
Bio : Dr. Roh is currently a Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Group at Networks Business Division of Samsung Electronics in Korea, responsible for R&D strategy for mobile infrastructure products and solutions. He started working at Samsung Electronics in 2003 in research and development of CDMA and Mobile WiMAX base-stations with the main focus on multi-antenna algorithms and system analysis. Then he led overall WiMAX standard activities and strategy in Samsung including IEEE, the WiMAX Forum and ITU-R, and served as Chair of Technical Working Group (TWG) of the WiMAX Forum from 2006 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been leading research efforts for the next generation cellular (Beyond 4G or 5G) technologies at Samsung with a focus on development of disruptive technologies, feasibility studies and related standardization including 3GPP. As a result, Samsung becomes one of the largest contributors to 3GPP 5G NR (New Radio) standards. Starting December 2017 he leads R&D strategy and technology innovation for Samsung Networks 4G/5G mobile infrastructure products and solutions. Dr. Roh holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in USA.
Talk : 5G Technology and Realization for Unlicensed Spectrum
First 5G standard for cellular communication is released at June 2018. The feature of 5G is identified by the key technologies including mmWave for the higher capacity which is targeted to IMT-2020 requirement. It also supports various deployments, services in licensed spectrums. It can be extended to support shared/unlicensed spectrums easily thanks to the technical features such as coexistence mechanism with legacy technologies, multiple numerologies support, asynchronous HARQ/scheduling mechanism, robustness support including packet duplication, and so on. In addition to existing 5 GHz unlicensed band, 60 GHz and 3.5 GHz CBRS bands are expected to be serviced based on the common 5G technologies across spectrums
Dae Su Park - Senior Vice President, KT
Bio: Dae Su Park is currently a Senior Vice President at KT’s Corporate Relations Office and is responsible for overall regulatory policies on telecommunications/broadcasting and ICT sectors. He has diverse experiences in regulation, research and field as a Senior Vice President at Corporate Relations Office, Economics & Management Research Institute, Public Consulting Unit, and Jeonbuk Customer Sales Headquarter. He also served as a board member of “Next Generation Mobile Communication Forum,” Vice President of “The Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society,” “Korean Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies,” committee member of “The Chief Regulatory Officer Group in GSMA,” and moderator at “World Knowledge Forum ‘Wearable 2.0’.” Throughout his career as a Vice President of Economics & Management Research Institute, Mr. Park was in charge of responding to major issues including the response to competitor’s M&A, establishment of spectrum auction bid strategy. He also supervised proactive detection of key tasks (Media, M&A, Next Big Thing, etc) for future development of KT. Mr. Park is a graduate of the Seoul National University earning a BS/MS in Statistics and a PhD in Operation Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Talk : An Efficient Policy Plan to Commercialize 5G Service
5G technology, the core of the 4th Industrial Revolution era, is expected to provide differentiated services through the high-capacity data transmission, ultra connectivity, and ultra-low latency. KT, who successfully demonstrated 5G network operation and 5G pilot service at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February this year, is now preparing for the world’s first commercialization of 5G service in March, 2019. In order to commercialize 5G service, government must put in place the necessary policies for the efficient utilization of limited resources.
In this speech, Mr. Park concentrates on KT’s continuous effort to lead the global 5G network, plans to commercialize world first 5G service, government policies related to commercialization of 5G services such as joint development/use of infrastructure, spectrum sharing, and etc.
Matti Latva-aho - Professor of Digital Transmission Techniques, the University of Oulu
Bio: Matti Latva-aho received the M.Sc., Lic.Tech. and Dr. Tech (Hons.) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland in 1992, 1996 and 1998, respectively. From 1992 to 1993, he was a Research Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones, Oulu, Finland after which he joined Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu. Prof. Latva-aho was Director of CWC during the years 1998-2006 and Head of Department for Communication Engineering until August 2014. Currently he is Professor of Digital Transmission Techniques at the University of Oulu. He serves as Academy of Finland Professor in 2017 – 2022. His research interests are related to mobile broadband communication systems and currently his group focuses on 5G and beyond systems research. Prof. Latva-aho has published 350+ conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications. He received Nokia Foundation Award in 2015 for his achievements in mobile communications research.
Talk : Could local micro-operators be a key driver towards 6G?
Our future society is data-driven, enabled by near-instant, unlimited wireless connectivity. 6G will emerge around 2030 to satisfy the expectations not met with 5G, as well as, the new ones fusing AI inspired applications in every field of society with ubiquitous wireless connectivity. The future wireless systems are driven by network densification, spectrum sharing and the increasing amounts and diversifying nature of data will be calling for fundamentally new and innovative network operator and ownership models. The needs of various different verticals cannot be easily satisfied by the same MNO centric models. The solutions to these challenges require changes in telecommunications legislation, mobile communications market structures and network technologies. The micro operator (uOP) concept with local spectrum micro licensing model has recently been introduced for local network deployments serving both its own restricted customer set and acting as a neutral host for the customers of the overlying MNOs. It could significantly speed up digitalization of society through different verticals operating both in public and private spaces.