IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications

Industry Program

IEEE ICC 2019 Industry Program consists of Industry Executive Forums (IEF), Industry Seminars (IS), Industry Panels (IP), Industry Posters (IPST), and Exhibitions.

IEEE ICC 2019 Industry Program

 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

09:00-10:30
IP01: AI/ML in 5G PHY and Low MAC
IS01A: Blockchain Technology: Empowering Emerging Services and Applications
IS02: New IP: Design for Future Internet with New Service Capabilities Envisioned

14:00-15:30
IEF01: Future Telecom - Service Providers’ Perspectives

16:00-17:30
IP02: Open the Radio Access Network: O-RAN from Concept to Reality
IS01B: Blockchain Technology: Empowering Emerging Services and Applications

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

09:00-10:30
IS03: Next-Generation Wi-Fi: Extreme High Throughput and Real Time Applications
IP03: 5G Deployment
IP04: Upscaling the IoT: 5G Device Empowering Vertical Business

14:00-15:30
IEF02: Future Telecom – Product Suppliers’ Perspectives

16:00-17:30
IP05: 5G: The Catalyzer of the Next Internet Transformation
IP06: Beyond 5G – Moving Forward from 5G to 6G
IP07: C-V2X for Future Automated Driving and Cooperative-ITS

Thursday, 23 May 2019

09:00-10:30
IP08: The State of AI for Wireless
IP09: Directions of 5G Evolution & Beyond 5G

14:00-15:30
IP10: AI for Wireless: Current Status and the Future
IP11: 5G mm-Wave Technologies and Commercialization

16:00-17:30
IP12: Application of AI Techniques in Mobile Devices
IP13: Future of Wireless: Beyond 5G

 


 

Industry Executive Forums (IEF)

Tuesday, 21 May, 14:00-15:30

IEF01: Future Telecom - Service Providers' Perspectives
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th Floor

Wednesday, 22 May, 14:00-15:30

IEF02: Future Telecom - Product Suppliers' Perspectives
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th Floor

 

Industry Seminars (IS)

Tuesday, 21 May, 09:00-10:30

IS01A: Blockchain Technology: Empowering Emerging Services and Applications
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th Floor
Organizer: T. Russell Hsing, IEEE Fellow, National Chiao Tung University and (Retired) Executive Director of Applied Research, Ericsson/Telcordia/Bellcore, USA.
Presenters:

  • T. Russell Hsing, IEEE Fellow, National Chiao Tung University and (Retired) Executive Director of Applied Research, Ericsson/Telcordia/Bellcore, USA
  • James Won-Ki Hong, Professor of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  • Yonggang Wen, Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Lei Zhang, Co-Founder of Nakamoto & Turing Labs, Chief Scientist of Canonchain, Adjunct Professor of Columbia University, USA

The Blockchain is now becoming one of the key technological innovations which have been recognized to empower future emerging applications and services in many industries. It is a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be both tangible (such as house, car, and cash) and intangible (such as copy rights, patents, Intellectual Properties). Although the first Blockchain was arguably introduced by Bitcoin, but it has been recognized as an easily accessible new technologies with a wide range of potential applications. In addition, the other benefits of Blockchain Technology are: Transparency, Removal of Intermediaries, Decentralization, Trust, Security, Reduced Costs, and Increased Transaction Speed. Blockchain has been recognized as the next frontier in technology which could change almost every industry in the world.

The intended audience for this seminar includes researchers, engineers, practitioners, students and managers who would like to learn how this key technological innovation, Blockchain Technology, works and why it has been recognized to empower next generation IoT Applications and services in many industries. In this tutorial course, it could provide you some insightful thoughts on how the Blockchain Technology could lead you to a paradigm shift in decentralized applications scenarios.

Tuesday, 21 May, 16:00-17:30

IS01B: Blockchain Technology: Empowering Emerging Services and Applications
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th Floor
Organizer: T. Russell Hsing, IEEE Fellow, National Chiao Tung University and (Retired) Executive Director of Applied Research, Ericsson/Telcordia/Bellcore, USA.
Presenters:

  • T. Russell Hsing, IEEE Fellow, National Chiao Tung University and (Retired) Executive Director of Applied Research, Ericsson/Telcordia/Bellcore, USA
  • James Won-Ki Hong, Professor of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  • Yonggang Wen, Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Lei Zhang, Co-Founder of Nakamoto & Turing Labs, Chief Scientist of Canonchain, Adjunct Professor of Columbia University, USA

The Blockchain is now becoming one of the key technological innovations which have been recognized to empower future emerging applications and services in many industries. It is a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be both tangible (such as house, car, and cash) and intangible (such as copy rights, patents, Intellectual Properties). Although the first Blockchain was arguably introduced by Bitcoin, but it has been recognized as an easily accessible new technologies with a wide range of potential applications. In addition, the other benefits of Blockchain Technology are: Transparency, Removal of Intermediaries, Decentralization, Trust, Security, Reduced Costs, and Increased Transaction Speed. Blockchain has been recognized as the next frontier in technology which could change almost every industry in the world.

The intended audience for this seminar includes researchers, engineers, practitioners, students and managers who would like to learn how this key technological innovation, Blockchain Technology, works and why it has been recognized to empower next generation IoT Applications and services in many industries. In this tutorial course, it could provide you some insightful thoughts on how the Blockchain Technology could lead you to a paradigm shift in decentralized applications scenarios.

Tuesday, 21 May, 09:00-10:30

IS02: New IP: Design for Future Internet with New Service Capabilities Envisioned
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Lijun Dong, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA
Presenters:

  • Lijun Dong, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA
  • Alexander Clemn, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA

The current Internet based on the TCP/TP protocol stack was designed and became commercialized in the 80s of last century, and its success is witnessed by its explosively increasing usage ever since. Despite its success in providing the services such as best effort packet transmission, traffic engineering, and QoS differentiation, the emerging applications that require extremely low latency, fast response cannot be satisfied precisely. The current TCP/IP protocol stack is too heavy for ultra-lightweight IoT devices and the current solutions that use heterogeneous protocols and translation gateways potentially increase the complexity of networking. Thus, the new service capabilities are envisioned to be provided in the future Internet architecture, such as better support on heterogeneous communications, deterministic forwarding and inherent security, in-time and on-time guarantees, and qualitative communication.  In order to enable those new service capabilities, a unified framework is designed that evolutionally extends to the current IP protocol to bring the intelligence of user experience, continuity and awareness of services into the network.

The seminar will first discuss the boundaries and limitations of the services provided by today’s Internet, which prepare for the introduction of the new data communication services envisioned for the future Internet as well as the New IP frameworks and features. Several use cases will be discussed to demonstrate how the framework can be leveraged in the areas of Vehicular Networking, Cloud Computing, Mobile Edge Cloud, and Internet of Things for better user experience and performance improvement. Beyond New IP itself, we hope to stimulate research by pointing out ways in which networking technology can be rethought to address future networking challenges.

Wednesday, 22 May, 09:00-10:30

IS03: Next-Generation Wi-Fi: Extreme High Throughput and Real Time Applications
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Lorenzo Galati Giordano, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
Presenters:

  • Lorenzo Galati Giordano, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
  • Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
  • David Lopez-Perez, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
  • Giovanni Geraci, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland

Factories and enterprises in all fields are heading towards the so-called Industry 4.0, a digital transformation aiming at more efficient, automated, and flexible processes, which will in turn enable better services and increased productivity. A key requirement of this fourth industrial revolution is the interoperability and reliable exchange of information between smart sensors, controllers, actuators, and mobile devices, made possible by a ubiquitous high-performance wireless connectivity. Due to the cost of purchasing licensed spectrum as well as data confidentiality concerns, private and public institutions alike might deem it strategically important to guarantee a site-wide fast connectivity by leveraging the unlicensed spectrum and independently running their own networks. In light of this exciting prospect, designing technologies and understanding the more suitable network deployment strategies for high-performance, ultra-reliable and low latency operations in the unlicensed spectrum, ensuring their coexistence and inter-working, becomes a timely and pivotal issue.

The proposed industrial seminar will cover in detail and provide a better understanding of current and recently proposed Wi-Fi enhancements beyond IEEE 802.11ax to support these new requirements in the sub-7GHz frequency bands. On the basis of their key principles, we will identify the key IEEE standardization efforts in the IEEE 802.11 extreme high throughput (EHT) study and task groups (SG/TG), and the rich open research opportunities, tackling the fundamental challenges that arise when operating in the unlicensed spectrum.

 

Industry Panels (IP)

Tuesday, 21 May, 09:00-10:30

IP01: AI/ML in 5G PHY and Low MAC
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Canada
Moderator: Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Canada
Panelists:

  • Zhi Ding, University of California Davis, USA
  • Haris Gacanin, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium
  • Slawomir Stanczak, Fraunhofer HHI and TU Berlin, Germany
  • Jean-Claude Belfiore, Huawei, France

The rise of 5G together with artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize technology, create new business opportunities and change society. Research works have illustrated the benefits of applying AI/ML to wireless network and radio resource management. Some researchers also show promising results by replacing/redesigning individual or joint modules in conventional communication networks with methods developed in AI. Besides applying AI to the upper layers of wireless communication systems, AI-based PHY- and low-MAC- layer wireless communications has recently attracted a wide range of interests. In particular, autoencoder-based full end-to-end system reveals a fundamental change in the architecture of the communication systems and faces great challenges in conventional communication theories. In this panel, leading experts are invited to discuss the major benefits and challenges in bringing AI to 5G PHY and low MAC layers as well as to share their insights on how the forward path might evolve.

Tuesday, 21 May, 16:00-17:30

IP02: Open the Radio Access Network: O-RAN from Concept to Reality
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Moderator: Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Panelists:

  • Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute, USA
  • Tong Li, Principal Researcher and Director, Lenovo, China
  • Jingyi Zhou, Director of 5G Standards, ZTE, China
  • Colin Willcock, Open RAN and EU Research Alliance, Nokia, Finland
  • Lixin Sun, Chairman and CEO, Baicells, China

Traditional telecom equipments are built based on vendors’ proprietary platform. Such closed systems not only make interoperability difficult among multi-vendors, which increases operators cost indirectly, but also keeps entry to telecom industry relatively high. Founded in 2018 with features of “open” and “smart”, O-RAN Alliance is targeting to bring the carrier networks to a new level of openness. There are several folds of meaning behind the concept, including open interface, open source, open software, open (white-box) hardware etc. This panel will examine the key issues and challenges surrounding openness, how to address them, and in what areas development/study/research needs enhancement.

Wednesday, 22 May, 09:00-10:30

IP03: 5G Deployment
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th floor
Organizer: Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Canada
Moderator: Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Canada
Panelists:

  • Guangyi Liu, Fellow and 5G Director of China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Robert Heath, Professor at University of Texas and Austin, USA
  • Anthony C.K. Soong, Chief Scientist at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., USA
  • Sumei Sun, Head of CNC at I2R, Singapore

Wednesday, 22 May, 16:00-17:30

IP04: Upscaling the IoT: 5G Device Empowering Vertical Business
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Yuhong Huang, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Moderator: Yuhong Huang, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Panelists:

  • Yuhong Huang, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Jiye Wang, Vice President of China Electric Power Research Institute, China
  • Volker Sauer, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering of Bosch
  • Tibor Lee, CEO of Shanghai Top Smart Technology Co., Ltd., China
  • Doron Zhang, Board Member and Deputy GM of Quectel Wireless Solutions, China
  • Denis Chabot, Certification Senior Manager of Sierra Wireless and Director of the Board of the Global Certification Forum (GCF)

5G, the next generation communication technology, is regarded as a new way to shape people’s life and diverse industries. Different requirements from vertical industries can be integrated into three scenarios: eMBB, mMTC and uRLLC, which are included in 5G applications. 5G will increase the production efficiency and bring significant changes in vertical industries. The progress of 5G commercialization depends on maturity of 5G devices and the blooming of vertical business, which requires 5G modules and devices to empower the convergence of 5G and vertical industries. It is of importance to accelerate the development of 5G modules and devices to facilitate 5G application in vertical industries.

This panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities in current industries which May require 5G technology and the requirements from verticals on 5G modules and devices. It will also discuss the potential of new form-factors of 5G devices in increasing the production efficiency as well as 5G universal modules to expand the application of IoT technology and to enable the convergence of 5G and verticals.

Wednesday, 22 May, 16:00-17:30

IP05: 5G: The Catalyzer of the Next Internet Transformation
Room: Pearl Hall, 7th Floor
Organizer: Eric Zhou, SVP of Marketing Department, UniSoC, China
Moderator: Eric Zhou, SVP of Marketing Department, UniSoC, China
Panelists:

  • Caroline Chan, VP of DCG, GM of 5G Infra. Division, Intel, USA
  • Yunzhen Wang, Chief Innovation Officer, China Wanxiang Holding, China
  • Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Canada
  • Lifang Kirchgessner, VP of Regional Support Management, R&S, Germany
  • Chen Hong, Director of Autonomous Driving, Horizon Robot, China

The first release of 5G standard, 3GPP R15, is finalized in time in June 2018. It is expected that the first Pre-commercial network following 3GPP R15 standard will be rolled out in later 2019. Meanwhile, the growth of mobile Internet is slow down after almost 10 years fast growing since the last Internet Transformation where it is migrated from desktop PC to mobile terminal. It’s time for the Internet to tune itself for further development. The “Industrial Internet”, as opposed to the “consuming Internet”, has been raised as the new direction of next wave Internet Transformation where players from vertical markets will play a key role over the Internet. 5G, traced back to the day it is defined, has been treated as the catalyzer of this transformation.

IP06: Beyond 5G - Moving Forward from 5G to 6G
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizers: Juho Lee, Samsung Electronics; Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Research America
Moderators: Juho Lee, Samsung Electronics; Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Research America
Panelists:

  • Juho Lee, Master (Technical VP), Samsung Electronics, Korea
  • Eduardo Esteves, VP, Qualcomm, US
  • Gerhard Fettweis, Professor, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Matti Latva-aho, Professor, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Guangyi Liu, Fellow and 5G Director, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO, Japan
  • Yifei Yuan, Technical Director and Chief Engineer, ZTE

In 2018, 3GPP finalized the development of 5G NR specifications for inclusion in Rel-15. Following the completion of 5G NR specifications in Rel-15, 3GPP has started work on additional features for 5G NR in Rel-16 that would be released in December 2019. The mobile industry is now working on early deployments of 5G based on the non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR, where a mobile device should connect to both LTE and 5G NR. For example, Korea has started 5G service on December 1st, 2018 based on the NSA 5G NR standard. The standalone (SA) 5G NR system, which doesn’t require a UE to have a simultaneous connection to LTE, is expected to start its commercial operation around late 2019 or early 2020. With the start of commercial deployments, many people are wondering what is going to happen with 5G and whether 5G will be able to create meaningful business impacts. Those include the provisioning of new media experiences such as AR and VR over mobile networks, the support of new vertical services such as connected vehicles and smart factories, etc. While the mobile industry is mainly focusing on the realization of 5G technologies, we can see that initial consideration about the next generation of mobile communication beyond 5G, i.e., 6G, is already happening.

This panel will be a very timely opportunity to discuss about the challenges, limitations, and even myths that were found out during development and deployment of 5G technologies. We can also discuss about new services and business impacts that would be enabled by 5G. Further, initial views about vision, requirements, and technologies for 6G can be discussed. The panel can serve as a good opportunity to share the views of technology leaders from the mobile industry as well as the academia about how to move forward beyond 5G.

IP07: C-V2X for Future Automated Driving and Cooperative-ITS
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Jinling Hu, Datang Gohigh Data Networks Technology, China
Moderator: Yuming Ge, Senior Engineer, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China
Panelists:

  • Hongwei Zhang, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, USA
  • Xichan Zhu, Professor of Tongji University, China
  • Shanzhi Chen, Vice President of China Information and Communication Technology Group Co., Ltd. (CICT ), China
  • Edward Tiedemann, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Fellow, Qualcomm, USA

3GPP has completed phase1 V2X specifications - Release 14 in 2017, phase2 V2X specifications -Release 15 in 2018, and currently began the study on NR V2X. However, there are many open issues for the commercialization of C-V2X, such as Deployment strategy, business model, cost, etc. And how to provide end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services become an important issue and attracted attention from many people. This panel will provide an opportunity for participants to understand the latest activities of both automotive and telecom industries and to find future research directions related to V2X communications for automated driving and C-ITS.

Thursday, 23 May, 09:00-10:30

IP08: The State of AI for Wireless
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Jingyi Zhou, ZTE (TX), USA
Moderator: Jingyi Zhou (ZTE (TX), USA
Panelists:

  • Xiao-Hu You, Southeast University, China
  • Eduardo Esteves, VP Product Management, Qualcomm, USA
  • Luoning Gui, Head of Bell Labs & CTO China EVP of Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd., China
  • Mehdi Bennis, Head of the Intelligent Connectivity and Networks/Systems Group (ICON), University of Oulu, Finland

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a phenomenon sweeping through every industry sectors that often resulting in landscape changes in the industry. The wireless/communication industry also started aggressive engagement in AI and applying ML/AI in various areas such as physical layer – autoencoder for analytical channel modes and Receiver fine tune, online label recovery with error correction codes, learned channel model, reinforcement learning, etc. Wireless network operations can be optimized through AI training for cell association, radio access technology selection in a heterogeneous network.  Al can also help to improve spectrum management, power control, and intelligent beamforming. Using AI, wireless industry embarking on end-2-end network and application operation which include identify and isolate problem quickly, predicting network problem with high competency and potentially auto resolution/healing/ orchestration.

This panel is designed to engage wireless industry players to reveal the requirements, industry engagement, and direction of wireless AI research, product, and implementation. This panel also intends to invite world-leading academic scholars who are conducting leading wireless AI research in PHY layer that is showing promise to become a product in near, medium and long terms.

IP09: Directions of 5G Evolution & Beyond 5G
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Satoshi Suyama, Manager of NTT DOCOMO Inc., Vice Chair of IEICE Radio Communication System (RCS) Committee, Japan
Moderator: Satoshi Suyama, Manager of NTT DOCOMO Inc., Vice Chair of IEICE Radio Communication System (RCS) Committee, Japan
Panelists:

  • Satoshi Suyama, Manager of NTT DOCOMO Inc., Vice Chair of IEICE Radio Communication System (RCS) Committee, Japan
  • Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Manager, NTT DOCOMO INC., Japan
  • Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow, Head of Wireless Research and Head of Communications Technologies Laboratories, Huawei 2012 LAB, Canada
  • Preben E. Mogensen, Principal Scientist and Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs, Denmark

While 5G standardization is progressing steadily in the 3GPP, several 5G prototypes, test-beds, and experimental trials have been developed by various operators, vendors and projects during the last years with the goal to confirm the performance of key technologies in real radio propagation environments. Pre-commercial trials are also being conducted in order to confirm the gains of 5G from both system and user experience perspectives. In 2020 and beyond, mobile communications are expected to continue to evolve driven by market demands and technical progress. In this industry panel, we will discuss the potential requirements of next generation mobile communications in 2025 and beyond and the potential technical directions of evolution.

Thursday, 23 May, 14:00-15:30

IP10: AI for Wireless: Current Status and the Future
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Shugong XU, Professor of Shanghai University, China
Moderator: Shugong XU, Professor of Shanghai University, China
Panelists:

  • Gerhard Fettweis, IEEE Fellow, Vodafone Chair Professor of TU Dresden, Germany
  • Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Mérouane Debbah, IEEE Fellow, Research Director of Huawei France, France
  • Haris Gacanin, Research Director, Nokia Bell Labs

There have been quite some studies in academia and developments from industry on AI for wireless, with a goal to utilize new tools from AI to improve wireless system efficiency and communication/networking performance. As an example, currently 5G networks are being designed and are beginning to be deployed, which are significantly more complex than previous generations and are far more flexible than any other existing wireless systems. AI has been considered to be one of the tools to make the network design and deployment choices more suitable to different scenarios. No need to mention that the future wireless systems will be more than 5G, the domain space and complexity will be much bigger.

IP11: 5G mm-Wave Technologies and Commercialization
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Huan-Chu Huang, Senior Antenna Technical Director, Vivo Mobile Communication, China
Moderator: Huan-Chu Huang, Senior Antenna Technical Director, Vivo Mobile Communication, China
Panelists:

  • Huan-Chu Huang, Senior Antenna Technical Director, Vivo Mobile Communication, China
  • Shuangfeng Han, Deputy Research Staff & Fellow, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Chengjun Sun, Senior Director and Head of Standard & Research Team, Samsung Research Institute, China
  • Hongliang Gu, Wireless Application Engineering Manager, Keysight Technologies, China

The motivation of this panel is to share some latest updates focusing on 5G mm-Wave technologies and commercialization progress, including the novel 5G mm-Wave antenna designs, energy efficiency of 5G mm-Wave MIMO, 5G mm-Wave products, and 5G mm-Wave measurement. In other words, the panel well covers from the component level, system behaviour level, the product level, and the measurement level. Through the proposed industry panel, the audience from the communication society is able to quickly get and enjoy more information and understanding of the 5G mm-Wave technologies, commercialization, and its related hardware perspectives to trigger ignitions and inspirations for future researches or product development.

Thursday, 23 May, 16:00-17:30

IP12: Application of AI Techniques in Mobile Device
Room: Yangtze Hall, 5th Floor
Organizer: Shanpeng Xiao, Deputy Director, Department of Wireless & Terminal Technology, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Moderator: Shanpeng Xiao, Deputy Director, Department of Wireless & Terminal Technology, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Panelists:

  • Shanpeng Xiao, Deputy Director, Department of Wireless & Terminal Technology, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • James Lu, Head of AI Product Management, Software Engineering Department, Consumer Business Group of Huawei, China
  • Johnson Lu, Deputy Director of Artificial Intelligence Technology, Mediatek
  • Way-Shing Lee, Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI)
  • Daijun Zhang, Vice Manager of Samsung and the President of Samsung Electronics China Research Institute, China

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is wielding a profound impact on almost every industry field. The combination of AI and mobile devices has attracted the attention of device manufacturers, and initially formed a complete industrial chain from chip to operating system and application ecology. AI has begun to empower mobile device, enhance the added value of the mobile device industry chain, and promote the development of the entire mobile device industry, including smart phones, consumer IoT, industrial IoT, etc.

In the field of mobile phone, the flagship models of various mainstream mobile phone manufacturers have basically popularized the AI functions. The AI functions will fundamentally change the phone from smart to intelligent, and provide better user experience. The intelligent phone cannot only improve efficiencies between the user and their phone across text, voice, image, video, and sensors, but also provide various and personalized services and aggregated information across apps, content, third-party features, and native features. In the field of IoT, smart wearable devices have been moving towards customization and personalization. Industrial IoT, like logistics robots, can significantly improve the classification and delivery of goods. Although the use scenarios of AI in mobile devices are still limited at present, with the development of AI technology and the maturity of the ecology, more and more intelligent devices will be integrated with AI functions to improve efficiency, optimize performance and upgrade application experience in the future. These improvements will be revolutionary for mobile devices.

However, there are some challenges in the mobile intelligent device industry under the AI ecology, like the AI ecological opening ability and system of various enterprises is not unified, the collaboration between device AI and cloud AI, and the contradiction between user big data and privacy protection, etc. These issues require constant research and the search for solutions or balance.

IP13: Future of Wireless: Beyond 5G
Room: Yellow River Hall, 3rd Floor
Organizer: Sarah Yost, National Instruments, USA
Moderator: Sarah Yost, National Instruments, USA
Panelists:

  • TBD

5G wireless networks are being deployed in 2019. While there is still work to be done on vertical applications for 5G release 16, 5G is largely defined. Wireless standards typically have a 10-year life span from initial ideation to deployment and given the timeline for 5G, we are on the cusp of the initial research phase of what will likely end up being considered at 6G technologies. This panel aims to bring together leaders in the wireless field to see what technologies they think hold the promise for wireless communications after 5G officially wraps up in 2020. Topics for discussion include but are not limited to: vision of use cases and requirements for beyond 5G, new technologies being explored for beyond 5G, and impacts of said technologies on the industrial standardization process.

 

Industry Posters (IPST)

IPST01: 5G Technology Posters

Patrons

Exhibitors

Supporters