Communications Futures - Research Vision Panel

Communications Futures - Research Vision 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Part 1: 11:00 - 12:30 • Part 2:  14:00 - 15:30
Room: Melati Main Ballroom 4002
The standardization of 5G is reaching maturity. At the same time, given the popularity of the wireless Internet, the tele-traffic predictions indicate further escalation University of Southern California of spectral demand, which has led to an ever-increasing carrier frequency in support of wider bandwidths. Hence innovative solutions are required for counteracting the deleterious effects of mm-wave-band propagation. Another intriguing technique operating in the 400 - 780 THz frequency region relies on visible light down-link transmissions. Simultaneous information and power transfer is also gaining momentum, but it requires a dedicated community-effort. Security remains at the forefront of investigations, given the rich spectrum of classical as well as quantum-domain solutions. Finally, a new horizon is opening up in the air with the proliferation of drones and wireless aircraft services. This panel will discuss many of the challenges ahead - please join this lively debate on the priorities of our close-knit research community.


Lajos Hanzo, Southampton Wireless
K.C. Chua, NUS
V. Chan, MIT
G. Fettweis, TU Dresden
R. Schober, Erlangen University
Andy Molisch, University of Southern California
Reinaldo Valenzuela, Nokia-Bell Labs