2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Seattle, WA

Chair: Riding the mobile traffic tsunami: Opportunities and threats in the making of 5G mobile broadband
Organizer: 5G is shaping up to be the solution to the explosive demand for mobile broadband in the next decade. From technology perspective, the change of carrier frequency from <3 GHz to mmWave frequencies is nothing short of a paradigm shift, which requires new RF systems with antenna arrays, power amplifiers, and RFICs that are completely different from 1/2/3/4G cellular systems. In addition, the economics of mobile broadband dictates that 5G networks must achieve wide area coverage with similar level of total cost of ownership as previous generation networks. In this talk, we explain how this mandate translates into key performance and cost metrics for 5G network architecture and radio air interface design, and how these requirements impact the design of key building blocks. In some cases, these new building blocks do not align well with the current cellular transceiver architecture and how the current mobile communication ecosystem is structured. On the one hand this misalignment presents exciting new business opportunities. On the other hand it may threaten some of the current businesses. We identify these areas where disruptions may occur and suggest strategies for incumbents and new entrants in these areas. In addition, 5G will also enable disruptive innovations beyond smartphones. We discuss a few possibilities that have the potential to leverage the power of wide area Gbps mobile broadband enabled by 5G.

Session Abstract:

Dates: October 8 - 11, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Web: http://www.ieeeghtc.org

Abstracts Due Date: Extended to April 14, 2015

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC invites presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.

The conferences focus is to create and promote appropriate, sustainable, and holistic solutions to humanitarian challenges by integrating technical science with broader disciplines such as economics, policy, culture, and environment. GHTC encourages practice and research oriented engineers, scientists, and practitioners with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Authors may submit content in the form of a technical paper, poster, or special tinction). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Bio: Gregory Van Wiggeren

Title: Greg VanWiggeren manages the physical measurements group in Keysight's central research laboratories. In that role, he oversees a diverse portfolio of research spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from RF to photonics. 5G and its related measurement challenges are an important research focus for Greg and his group. Prior to joining Keysight Technologies (then Agilent Technologies) in 2000, Greg earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from Georgia Tech. He also earned a B.S. in physics (summa cum laude) from the Univ. of Illinois in 1995.

Abstract: Characterizing mmWave Channels for 5G

Bio: Ming Lei

Title: Ming Lei received the B.Eng. degree from the Southeast University in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree from BUPT (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications) in 2003, all in Electrical Engineering. From April 2003 to February 2008, he was a research scientist with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, where he contributed to Japan’s national projects on 4G mobile communications (MIRAI projects) and IEEE standardization of 60-GHz multi-gigabit WPAN (IEEE 802.15.3c). From March 2008 to May 2009, he was a project lead of Intel Corporation, where he contributed to the standardization of WiGig (60-GHz WPAN), IEEE 802.11ad (60-GHz WLAN) and IEEE 802.16m (mobile WiMAX). From May 2009 to January 2014, he was with NEC Laboratories China, NEC Corporation, as the department head managing the wireless research & standardization projects on 4G cellular mobile communications (LTE and LTE-Advanced), 60-GHz and mobile backhaul. From February to September, 2013, he was with Stanford University as a distinguished visiting scholar. From February 2014 to February 2015, he was with Samsung Electronics as a research manager. In March 2015, he joined Huawei Technologies as the technical lead of 5G standards. In April 2015, he was appointed by WWRF as the vice chair. Dr. Ming Lei was elected to IEEE Senior Member in 2009.

Abstract: Vertical Industry Accelerator for 5G

Bio: 8AM - Registration
9AM - KeyNotes + Invited Speakers
12PM - Lunch
1PM - KeyNotes + Invited Speakers
5:30PM - Networking and Reception (Snacks and Drinks)

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