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Keynote 1: WI FIve-G

John M. Cioffi (Chairman/CEO ASSIA Inc. , EE Professor Emeritus (recalled) Stanford University, USA)

Auditorium 1, Wednesday 19th 9:00 - 9:45


5G networks emerge through leverage of unlicensed frequency spectra. A stunning eighty percent of today's mobile internet data traffic is off-loaded to Wi-Fi, which in turn is largely backhauled by copper or fiber access technologies. Successful fifth-generation networks will be based on a convergence of mobile and fixed technologies through this Wi-Fi hybrid of mobile and fixed access. This creates very important and technically exciting challenges for dynamic managing/optimizing space, time, and frequency dimensions for cost-effective delivery of all services with acceptable quality, across both Wi-Fi and 5G LTE. This talk will examine these trends and explore technological evolutionary steps and challenges that may well define the true emergency of high-speed internet connectivity reliably to all future internet data consumers.

Short Bio:

John M. Cioffi - BSEE, 1978, Illinois; PhDEE, 1984, Stanford; Bell Laboratories, 1978-1984; IBM Research, 1984-1986; EE Prof., Stanford, 1986-present, now emeritus. founded Amati 1991 (became TI in 1997). Chairman and CEO), ASSIA INc. BoD of Alto Beam, Tinoq, Collinear, and the Marconi Foundation, Specific interests is high-performance digital transmission. IEEE AG Bell, Kirchmayer, and Millenium Medals (2010, 2014, and 2000); Internet (2014) and Consumer Electronics (2018) Halls of Fame; Economist Magazine 2010 Innovations Award; International Marconi Fellow (2006); Member, US National and UK Royal Academies of Engineering (2001, 2009); IEEE Kobayashi and Armstrong Awards (2001 and 2013); BBWF Lifetime Achievement (2014), IEEE Fellow (1996); IEE JJ Tomson Medal (2000); over 600 papers and 100+ patents, in the areas of MIMO, DSL, Wi-Fi, LTE, and disk storage.

Keynote 2: 5G in Automotive - Pioneering the digital transformation in the automotive industry

Johannes Springer (Lead 5G@Automotive Program Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International and 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), Director General, Germany)

Auditorium 1, Wednesday 19th 9:45 - 10:30


C-V2X communication is the state-of-the-art, high-speed cellular communications platform that enables vehicles to communicate with one another, with roadside infrastructure, with other road users (such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists) using either direct short-range communications or cellular networks. While C-V2X network-based solutions are already widely deployed, direct communication solutions will be commercially available as of this year. As such the C-V2X platform delivers safety, mobility, traffic efficiency, and environmental benefits. C-V2X is designed with an evolutionary path to 5G and supports safe and efficient operations of autonomous vehicles. The presentation gives insights into various examples of C-V2X applications for the next generation of connected mobility for advanced driving and automated vehicle solutions.

Short Bio:

Johannes Springer is responsible for the 5G Automotive Program at Deutsche Telekom in Group Technology and Innovation Headquarter. Johannes studied Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering at Berlin Technical University. After his doctorate in 1992 he was in charge at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) as head of department in the Institute of Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering. In 1998 he joined Deutsche Telekom Group in various management positions. From 2004 to 2010 he worked as CTO/COO for Toll Collect, the GNSS and mobile networks based electronic tolling operator for trucks in Germany. From 2011 to 2016 he was Vice President Technology and Solution Design within the Strategic Business Unit Connected Car in T-Systems.

Johannes is active in various organizations, e.g. NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Network, Co-Lead in V2X Task Force) and DGON (German Association of Navigation, Advisory Board).

In 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) he works in the Working Groups "Use Cases" and "Business Models", and since July 2018, he is the Director General of the 5GAA.

Keynote 3: 5G - A Door Opener for 6G?

Gerhard P. Fettweis (Vodafone Chair Professor - TU Dresden, and CEO Barkhausen Institut, Germany)

Auditorium 2, Thursday 20th 9:00 - 9:45


As we see 5G unfold, expectations on the economic and societal impact are very high. Many new opportunities shall emerge for new business opportunities. Besides Gb/s data rates, the Tactile Internet being the most highlighted promise of 5G, enabling remote control applications over cellular. We shall review opportunities and their technical requirements. This helps to build an understanding to detect missing pieces.

1G was a great step creating the vision of ubiquitous voice telephony, but we needed 2G to deliver (like international roaming). 3G was a great step towards ubiquitous cellular data, but we needed 4G to fix the challenges. 5G will be an infliction point in bringing cellular to new applications. However, do we need to use the 5G system to understand what is really needed, and have to wait for 6G as a fix? And is this fix required to make the Tactile Internet a reality?

Short Bio:

Gerhard P. Fettweis is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, and heads the Barkhausen Institute. He earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. He coordinates the 5G Lab Germany, and 2 German Science Foundation (DFG) centers at TU Dresden (cfaed and HAEC). His research focusses on wireless transmission and chip design for wireless/IoT platforms, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research.

Gerhard is IEEE Fellow, member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the German Academy of Engineering (acatech). He received multiple IEEE recognitions as well has the VDE ring of honor. In Dresden his team has spun-out sixteen start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He co-chairs the IEEE 5G Initiative, and has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014, and of IEEE 5G Summits.

Keynote 4: Completing the 5G vision - Overview of the Industry Roadmap

Ulrich Dropmann (Head of Standardization, Bell Labs - CTO, Nokia, Germany)

Auditorium 2, Thursday 20th 9:45 - 10:30


First 5G networks are launched - mission accomplished?

While the commercial launch of the first 5G networks is a significant mile-stone it merely represents the completion of the basement of the 5G House, and that house will only be complete when the full 5G vision has turned into a reality for all. The 5G vision, capabilities, target architecture and transformational properties are well understood in the community of networks and communication professionals. So, in this key note provide an overview on key initiatives the industry engages on to complete the 5G House. Standardization and Industry Initiatives often are tightly linked to prior work as done in funded research. Hence a broad landscape overview of the standard and Industry Initiatives is highly relevant for EuCNC conference. We will cover three main dimensions:

1. Toward a full 5G standard with all enabling capabilities
By mid-2019, the second phase of 5G standard is fully worked on with 3GPP Rel 16, the evaluation of IMT-2020 is ongoing in the ITU-R. The further priorities of the next 5G Release (3GPP Rel 17) are also take shape. Even certain key enhancements for subsequent releases are clear. We give an overview of that work program highlighting key work items which complement 5G vision capabilities.

2. Transformation toward open, agile and fully automated network
The promise of 5G will only be realized with open, agile and fully automated networks. Starting with the virtualization of network functions some years ago, several key initiatives have been undertaken in Industry standard and open source projects to address various aspect of opening the network as well as to automate its operation, such as ONAP, O-RAN, ZSM, only to name a few. We highlight which problems these initiatives are solving and how, the relationship among them as well as their status and program ahead.

3. Beyond telecom ecosystem
One defining characteristic of 5G is the ubiquity of relevance beyond the direct telco sector. That has led to numerous activities to collaborate with different such sectors, understand the requirements and make sure the technology will finally address their needs. There are initiatives around automotive and autonomous mobility (5GAA), Public Safety (TCCA BIG) and more. Further there are groups working on 5G for satellite links, use in future railway systems, as a means to deliver terrestrial broadcast and more. Addressing the needs of Connected Industries and Automation for 5G enabled Industry 4.0 has lead to the creation of the 5G-ACIA (Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation). As 5G enabled Industrial IoT will represent one of the largest opportunities we will elaborate on this further.

Short Bio:

Ulrich heads the Standardization activities for Nokia. He is responsible for global and regional standardization and technical regulation as spectrum. The team is part of the Nokia BellLabs CTO group. Ulrich is board member of the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA). He also is a VP and Executive Committee member of the Global Mobile Supplier Association (GSA).

Prior to that Ulrich was responsible for Nokia Networks Industry Environment activities. Between 2007 and 2012 Ulrich lead the NSN 3GPP standardization team and has served as Head of Delegation to 3GPP. In that role he also chaired the Industry Group "European Friends of 3GPP".

Between 1996 and 2007, Ulrich held various positions in R&D of Siemens Mobile Networks unit. He was responsible for standardization activities of the core network business unit and managed Siemens 3GPP activities. Ulrich had instrumental role in the definition of the UMTS architecture as well as in set up of project management in 3GPP.

Ulrich holds a Ph.D. from Télécom ParisTech (ENST) from 1996; research area was the definition of 3G Radio Interface and his research was part of EU collaborative research program (RACE ATDMA).