Monday 7 April 2014, 11:00 – 12:30
P1. Business opportunities in Smallcell Networks Provisioning, but for whom?
- Associate Prof. Jan Markendahl, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Dr. Salih Ergut, Department Manager, AveaLabs, AVEA, Turkey
- Dr. David Lopez-Perez, Researcher, Bell Laboratories Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland
- Dr. Afif Osseiran, Master Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden
- Dr. Mustafa Ergen, Chief Advisor/Architect - VP, ARGELA, Turkey
Monday 7 April 2014, 14:00 – 15:30
P2. 5G: from Scenarios to Technology Enablers
- Dr. Afif Osseiran, METIS project Coordinator and Master Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden
- Dr. Edward Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA
- Dr. Erik Dahlman, Senior Expert, Ericsson, Sweden
- Dr. Minseok Oh, Research Fellow (Executive Member), LG Electronics, Korea
- Mr. Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Director of Radio Access Network Development Department, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan
Monday 7 April 2014, 16:00 – 17:30
P3. The Dawn of Connected Machines: M2M in 5G Networks
- Prof. Mischa Dohler, King's College London, UK
- Mr. Pascal Thubert, Technical Leader, Cisco, France
- Dr. Edward Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA
- Dr. Omer Ileri, R&D Operations Manager, AVEA, Turkey
- Dr. Erik Dahlman, Senior Expert, Ericsson, Sweden
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 11:00 – 12:30
P4. Spectrum crunch for mobile broadband: More exclusive spectrum and/or shared spectrum access?
- Prof. Arturas Medeisis, Chair of COST Action IC0905 TERRA, Lithuania
- Mr. Emmanuel Faussurier, Chair of CEPT Project Team FM53 on RRS/LSA, L'Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR), France
- Dr. Ruprecht Niepold, EU Radio Spectrum Policy Expert
- Dr. Erol Hepsaydir, Head of Network Technology, Three UK
- Dr. Jamshid Khun-Jush, Senior Director, Qualcomm, Germany
- Prof. Jan Markendahl, Associate Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 14:00 – 15:30
P5. LTE-A Development and Deployment Strategies in Turkey
- Dr. Mustafa Ergen, Adj. Prof., Koç University
- Mr. Sedat Guldogan, VP, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM)
- Dr. Tayfun Cataltepe, Chief Regulation Officer, Turkcell
- Dr. Coskun Sahin, Chief Technical Officer, Avea
- Mr. Jorge Fernandez, Chief Technical Officer, Vodafone
- Mr. Bulent Kaytaz, CEO, Argela
- Mr. Alper Gercek, Director, Aselsan
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 16:00 – 17:30
P6. Management and Orchestration for Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
- Dr. David Soldani, VP, Huawei European Research Centre, Germany
- Mr. Antonio Manzalini, Research Manager, Telecom Italia, Italy
- Dr. Eliezer Dekel, Chief Architect, IBM, Israel
- Prof. Djamal Zeghlache, Professor, Telecom-Sudparis, France
- Dr. Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium
Wednesday 9 April 2014, 9:00 – 10:30
P7. Global research activities on 5G communication networks
- Dr. Werner Mohr, Head of Research Alliances, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Munich, Germany
- Prof. Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK on behalf of EU 5G PPP and new communication networks oriented European Technology Platform: “5G PPP in Horizon 2020”
- Prof. You Xiaohu, Southeast University, China and Madam Fu Jun on behalf of Future Forum, China: “5G research in the 863 program”
- Mr. Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Director of Radio Access Network Development Department, NTT DOCOMO, Japan; Chairman of 2020 and Beyond Ad-Hoc Group under ARIB‘s Advanced Wireless Communications Study Committee, Japan: “5G vision in Japan“
- Prof. Youngnam Han, KAIST, 5G Forum Steering Committee Chair, Korea: “Research activities in Korea”
- Mr. Johan Sköld, Principal Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden, ITU-R WP5D: “Visions activities on ITU-R level”
Wednesday 9 April 2014, 11:00 – 12:30
P8. “Beyond 10G”
- Prof. Marcos Katz, University of Oulu, Finland
- Prof. Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK
- Dr. Werner Mohr, Head of Research Alliances, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Germany
- Prof. Harald Haas, The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Dr. Egon Schulz, Huawei, Germany
- Dr Maziar Nevokee, Chief Engineer, Head of European 5G Research, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute, UK
P1. Business opportunities in Smallcell Networks Provisioning, but for whom?Abstract:
Shifting the business model perspectives in the Telecom Industry, from Value Added to Over The Top (OTT) services, is bringing new business opportunities. These opportunities are for historically involved actors as well as potential future actors of the Mobile Networks ecosystem. The emergence of new actors such as Facility Owners and Local Network Operators in comparison to traditional actors such as MNOs and Network Vendors is raising the question whether it is possible to implement exclusive wining models or not. By the advent of provisioning smallcell networks, it seems that the ecosystem needs to represent a win-win model that corresponds to all actors’ agendas. But still the question is remained; who is going to benefit more in the end?
This panel intends to discuss the impact of provisioning smallcell networks on the business models of future smallcell network operators. The migration from horizontal value chains towards vertically integrated ones for involved parties in deployment and operation of smallcell networks would be the highlight of the panel by focusing on different standpoints; for and against. Who can benefit from smallcell networks provisioning and how this would change their business models would be argued. The main theme is to resolve whether existing business models for involved actors are Cost efficient, Revenue efficient or Profit efficient.
P2. 5G: from Scenarios to Technology EnablersAbstract:
During the last 18 months, the world has seen the emergence of several 5G fora, following the first real attempt to identify the 5G scenarios by the EU METIS project. In addition, major telecom players started to present their initial 5G visions and drive it globally.
At the same time, LTE and other 4G technologies are being rolled out to provide more capacity and enable new features in the networking world. It is expected that these technologies will continue to expand and evolve over the next ten-year period. However there are other application areas where we foresee that the current technologies will have difficulties to meet the expected demands.
In this panel we will discuss what type of new applications areas future communication technologies will be required to meet the next mobile generation, 5G. More specifically the panelists will bring their views on which new technology enablers are going to be the pillars of the coming 5G mobile and wireless system. These enablers may be components of the protocol stack (PHY, MAC or upper layers), or new architectural models. The panel will provide on 5G the points of view of the main industry players from Asia, EU and US.
P3. The Dawn of Connected Machines: M2M in 5G NetworksAbstract:
A hyper-connected cyber-physical world, by some touted as the 4th Industrial Revolution with unprecedented economic and social opportunities, will heavily rely on a machine-to-machine (M2M) paradigm. It refers to the ability of machines to communicate with one another without human intervention. If predictions are to be believed, we will have some 50bn devices “speaking” to each other by 2020.
This paradigm, however, will come along with i) networking; ii) data; and iii) business challenges, which will be discussed in great details by the experts of this panel. In more details, we will expose latest developments in 5G design so that M2M networking requirements in terms of scalability, availability and delay in access & core networks are met. Furthermore, the data opportunities arising from M2M deployments will be debated, where specific emphasis will be on the Big Data & Open Data opportunity but also Data Privacy challenges. Finally, a strong business stance will be taken when discussing the barriers related to the very low average revenue per machine.
P4. Spectrum crunch for mobile broadband: More exclusive spectrum and/or shared spectrum access?Abstract:
Wireless Internet access that is used to provide an ever growing number of new and existing services has become a major trend in recent years. The rapid success of devices like smartphones, tablets, and mobile broadband dongles in combination with new pricing schemes results in an enormous traffic growth in mobile networks.
To meet this demand, the mobile industry is developing the next generation of mobile broadband communications networks based on cellular technologies with even more efficient and innovative radio resource management techniques. Even if the traffic growth projections are adjusted for the benefits provided by the new techniques, there will be still need for the allocation of more spectrum bandwidth to mobile broadband. However, there are forecasts that the planned availability of licensed spectrum might not be sufficient to satisfy the increased demand for mobile bandwidth before the decade's end, so that new techniques and additional regulatory measures would be required to resolve the spectrum crunch for mobile broadband.
One possibility is to use unlicensed/license-exempt frequency bands, e.g. those used by Wi-Fi. Another possibility is the shared use of spectrum, which has primarily been allocated to other services but is not utilized by such services in the entire time or over the full geographical area. An example of such shared use is TV White Spaces. However, such measures do not allow dedicated use which results in low level quality of service guarantees and low incentives for mobile network operators (MNOs) to make long term investments.
Another emerging concept of shared spectrum use is the so called Licensed/Authorized Shared Access (LSA/ASA), which has been received with large interest from the telecom industry since it promises a predictable quality of service for all spectrum users and enables long term contracts for MNOs. LSA/ASA is a complementary regulatory framework which allows access to spectrum through sharing between incumbent frequency user and a limited number of MNOs ("LSA licensees").
Different stakeholders of radio spectrum use, i.e. MNOs, Internet service providers, broadcasters, equipment vendors, as well as governments and telecommunications regulatory agencies, all see different benefits and obstacles with respect of various possible spectrum access strategies and this panel is going to discuss these different perspectives.
This panel is being supported by COST Action IC0905 TERRA (http://www.cost-terra.org/).
P5. LTE-A Development and Deployment Strategies in TurkeyAbstract:
What are the drivers for a new mobile technology? Any or all but not limited to: papidly increasing number of mobile broadband users, need for smarter networks, various applications that generates benefit for users and revenue for mobile operators, more effective utilization of available spectrum, hardened infrastructure against to cyber-attacks, need for cost efficient and at the same time reliable public safety and security services.
This Panel will bring together four most reputable speakers who will present their views on outlined drivers above and LTE-A based technology development vision supported by Turkish Government along with nation-wide deployment and use strategy including an operator’s perspective. This Panel will also provide further information on timeline and competitiveness approach of Turkey in next generation mobile technologies in the light of recently initiated SSM’s technology acquisition programs in such arena.
P6. Management and Orchestration for Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)Abstract:
Network programmability and dynamic re-configurability are essential requirements for future carrier networks. Software defined networking, along with network functions virtualization, is envisaged as one the key enabling technologies for meeting these necessities. The key ingredients of such platforms are algorithms to allocate physical resources to virtual requests, such as the optimal location of network functions, IT and CT resources, services and corresponding states, especially at the network edge. Equally important are the APIs at the different interfaces between individual resources and their controllers to implement the orchestration functionality. This panel discussion will shed light on the fundamental technologies for SDN management and orchestration, as the primary components of the network of the future.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Architectures, functions and interfaces for efficient management and orchestration
- Quality of Network: QoS/QoE in (future) networks supported by SDN
- Orchestration of SDN resources and related virtual requests embedding algorithms
- Network abstractions, node and link mapping problem description
- Embedding algorithm implementations, solutions for nodes and links mapping problem
- SLA composition for virtualized network functions
- Auto-X: auto-reconfiguration, auto-monitoring, auto-failure detection and migration, etc.
- Solutions driving priorities in Horizon 2020, major research framework programme in Europe
P7. Global research activities on 5G communication networksAbstract:
Globally, research activities have started on 5G communication networks. These research activities are triggered by the ongoing growth of mobile and wireless broadband communications traffic, the huge number of applications and new paradigms like sensor-, IoT- or M2M-based systems with a huge number of connected devices. Communication networks are also increasingly be used for vertical sectors to manage utility services like energy, gas and water systems and are critical infrastructures for our societies and economies.
The current traffic growth and the huge number of connected devices results in challenging requirements on the energy efficiency of future systems in order to keep the energy- and CO2-footprint of future systems as low as possible. The availability of sufficient frequency spectrum is a major concern to support the necessary system capacity. Additional challenges are significantly reduced latency for improved user experience, heterogeneous systems, self-organizing networks to cope with the system complexity, a more flexible use of the frequency spectrum and cloud-based architectures. Cognitive networks are complementing future systems in order to improve reliability, quality and to reduce operational and energy cost. This is creating huge challenges for research, design and deployment of future communication networks. The network architecture will have to undergo significant changes to meet requirements also to support economic service provision. It will become more flat, virtualization of network resources and cloud concepts reduce capital (CAPEX) investment and operational expenditures (OPEX) and will allow faster and easier introduction of new services and thereby innovation in service offering. Such Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts in combination with cognitive systems will support self-organized systems in order to manage the overall network complexity.
Future communication networks require a holistic approach in research, standardization, regulations and system development. In Europe a 5G Infrastructure Public-Private-Partnership is launched as part of the new research framework program Horizon 2020, which is providing a framework for cooperating research projects. The cooperation of different research initiatives in the different regions will support future standardization in order to develop globally accepted interoperable systems.
This panel will address the forthcoming developments and research activities and will discuss, how global cooperation can be achieved.
P8. “Beyond 10G”Abstract:
3G was looking for the “killer App”. Then came the smartphone with “The App” and 5G is now looking for “The Killer Tech” to avoid the “killed App”. This trend is a result of the data demand outstripping wireless transmission capabilities where the major limitations stem from the limited available spectrum in the preferred frequency range below 10 GHz. The spectrum crunch is a recognized issue driving 5G. It is inevitable that the solution will involve the use of radio spectrum beyond 10 GHz (“Beyond 10G”). In this context, there have been emerging activities around mmWave communication, tera Hertz communication, visible light communication, or ‘Li-Fi’. All these are potential candidate technologies which have gained significant interest recently. Underpinning all of them are large scale MIMO systems. A panel is assembled with representatives of these candidate technologies. This panel will critically review these emerging technologies, and contrast them against each other. The panel will discuss how these technologies fit into the trend of ever smaller cells. The small cell concept arguably has been the main contributor towards increased area spectral efficiency. In this context, the suitability of each of these technologies for application in heterogeneous networks will be discussed, and the panel will take a view on how these techniques might help in alleviating the problem of interference in current wireless networks. The panel will also aim at assessing the suitability of these techniques for energy efficient wireless communication. Lastly, there will be a critical discussion about open challenges of each of these technologies such as the availability of components, etc.