Industry Seminars

Tuesday, 5 December, 14:00 - 17:30
5G & Beyond Research through Industry-University Collaboration 
5G Heterogeneous and Small Cell Networks (HetSNets)

Wednesday, 6 December, 14:00 - 17:30
5G Vision to Reality - Near Standardization & Commercialization
Towards 5G Internet-of-Things – URLLC in Automotive and Industrial IoT Applications

Thursday, 7 December, 14:00 - 17:30
V2X for Automated Driving in 4G, 5G and beyond



IPS-01 5G & Beyond Research through Industry-University Collaboration
Tuesday, 5 December, 14:00 - 17:30
Room: Workshop Room 1

Organizers:
Rath Vannithamby, Intel, USA
Ye Wu, Intel, USA
Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, China

Partnerships between universities and industries have become very important in the face of increasing economic pressure and the need for interdisciplinary approaches and the growing complexity of the problems. In recent years, there has been a lot of interesting and fundamental research in 5G and beyond conducted through partnerships between academic institutions and industries addressing many challenges in advanced research, innovation and technological development.
 
Industries and Universities are important participants as well as partners in 5G and beyond research, development and production. However, university research and industry requirement are not always well aligned. How to enable smooth and effective collaborations, how to guarantee the academic research can fulfill the industry and customer needs and how to transfer the academic research into production is key to promote and accelerate the 5G and beyond industry.
 
One objective for this workshop is to build a bridge between academy and industry, providing a platform for universities and industry partners to discuss the issues and problems encountered during collaborations, also share experience, learnings and best known methods for collaboration. The intention is to help audience to understand the academic research as well as industry directions and requirements, learn experience from successful collaboration centers. This will help them to be more effective in future industry-university collaborations.
 
In this workshop, we will bring experts from academia and industry who are leading the ongoing major 5G research collaborations around the world to share their key findings and future directions with the GC’17 audience. We will also arrange a panel discussion with the panelists representing the major 5G industry-university collaboration centers. The expected title for the panel is “What industry-university collaboration model works well and what don’t?”
 
We expect the seminar will bring a lot of insight on the fundamental research activities happening in major 5G and beyond research centers; and the audience can learn on the best working research collaboration modes.



IPS-02 V2X for Automated Driving in 4G, 5G and beyond
Thursday, 7 December, 14:00 - 17:30
Room: Workshop  Room 1

Organizers:
Robert Heath Jr., The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kim Mahler, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
Kei Sakaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Fredrik Tufvesson, Lund University, Sweden

Automated driving is a game changer in the automotive industry. Current autonomous vehicles are based on sensor fusion and can maneuver so far in scenarios of limited complexity. However, automated driving in realistically more complex scenarios will require additional capabilities to perceive and predict the surrounding environment of vehicles with help of telecom technologies.  Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications together with cooperative sensor approaches are considered to become an important enabler in these efforts. This panel will gather experts from both automotive and telecom industries to discuss current activities and to find future research directions related to V2X communications to realize end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.
 
The first phase of V2X communications aims at driver assistance systems and message exchange either directly between vehicles or via appropriate infrastructure. These messages are transmitted in case of an emergency or as so-called awareness messages, which contain information such as location, speed and heading direction. The second phase of 5G V2X aims for automated driving applications, where automated control software become primarily responsible for monitoring the environment and the driving vehicles.
 
Automated driving systems require highly resolved and dynamic maps to maneuver the vehicles safely, in particular as a means to provide decimeter localization, which is not achieved by typical consumer-grade satellite navigation equipment. As the resolution of current 2D maps coupled with inaccurate position information is not sufficient, high resolution and real-time maps, also called dynamic High Definition (HD) maps, become indispensable. Currently, a LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensor mounted on a self-driving vehicle is used to create the HD maps by monitoring the car surroundings as a high-resolution and real-time point cloud. However, surrounding vehicles and buildings easily block the perception range of such self-monitored HD maps. Cooperative perception is realized by exchanging sensor data between vehicles and Roadside Units via V2X communications and is necessary in order to widen or enhance the visibility area of HD maps. Sensors within a RSU mounted at a lamppost allow, due to the bird's eye view, a more accurate localization of objects. More important, different from the low height of sensors mounted on the vehicle, the bird's eye view prevents that objects remain hidden behind other objects and therefore undetected. This external object detection capability is critical for a safe realization of automated driving in complex urban environments and in particular during the initial transition phase where many “conventional” vehicles and other non-sensor tagged traffic participants like pedestrians, cyclists and pets are part of the surrounding environment to be included dynamically in these HD maps.
 
Recent discussions within 3GPP and the newly established 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) show the importance of V2X communications both in the automotive and the telecom industries. However, there are many open issues for the realization of end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services, such as requirements on enhanced V2X, business model for 4G/5G V2X (deployment strategy, cost, etc.), coexistence with legacy DSRC and 4G/5G V2X, spectrum regulation for 5G V2X and beyond, and so on. 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.



IPS-03 5G Vision to Reality - Near Standardization & Commercialization
Wednesday, 6 December, 14:00 - 17:30
Room: Workshop  Room 1

Organizers:
Wonil Roh, Samsung Electronics Corp., Korea
Sung Soo Hwang, Samsung Electronics Corp., Korea

The 5G mobile communications is getting materialized by the standards activities in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and the commercialization efforts by the leading operators/vendors to realize innovative technologies into new vertical services. Since April 2016, 3GPP has officially started standardization study of 5G NR (New Radio interface), followed by the NR specification works from March 2017 targeting its finalization by middle of 2018. Moreover, 5G is expecting its further enhancement and evolution to support new verticals such as non-terrestrials, V2X, and broadcast. In parallel, governments in different parts of the world are working on new spectrum allocation (such as 28GHz mmWave and 3.5GHz sub-6GHz) for 5G networks and applications. With these 5G technology, standards and spectrum gradually getting in place, several major carriers are working on pre-commercial 5G trials towards early commercialization of 5G NR.
 
In the recent IEEE GLOBECOM conferences (2013~2016), Samsung had successfully organized industry forums on 5G, where the experts from the leading cellular companies gathered together to share 5G visions, requirements, and key technologies. The previous industry forums organized by Samsung show initiatives of 5G research activities, growth of the key technology maturity, and the realization of the key technologies with PoC/testbed developments.
 
With the recent progresses on 5G standards and activities by the leading operators/vendors towards the 5G commercialization, this session aims to bring together the experts from the mobile communications industry worldwide for presentations and discussion on the 5G standards status and expectation for 5G initial commercialization. The discussion is expected to share views on the key features of 5G NR distinguishing from 4G LTE, deployment and service scenarios from the initial 5G commercialization as well as pre-5G trials, new verticals expected in 5G and beyond.
 



IPS-04 5G Heterogeneous and Small Cell Networks (HetSNets)
Tuesday, 5 December, 14:00 - 17:30
Room: Workshop  Room 2

Organizers:
Ming Ding, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
David López-Pérez, Bell Labs, Nokia, Ireland
Ismail Güvenç, North Carolina State University, USA

The continuing growth in demand from subscribers for better mobile broadband experiences is encouraging the industry to look ahead at how networks can be readied to meet future extreme capacity and performance demands. The telecommunication industry believes that communications beyond 2020 will involve a combination of existing and evolving systems, like LTE-Advanced and Wi-Fi, coupled with new, revolutionary technologies designed to meet new requirements, such as virtually zero latency to support tactile Internet, machine control or augmented reality. 5G will be the set of technical components and systems needed to handle these requirements and overcome the limits of current systems.
 
Unlike 2G, 3G and 4G, it is unlikely that 5G will be a single new Radio Access Technology (RAT) or it will replace macro cells. It will be a combination of existing RATs in both licensed and unlicensed bands, plus one or more novel RATs optimized for specific deployments, scenarios and use cases. In particular, the need for a new RAT for ultra-dense deployments, with the aim of providing a virtual zero latency gigabit experience.
 
The research community is already undertaking extensive research to map out the scope of 5G and has a clear vision of the three key pillars that will make this future network a reality.
 
1) Networks will become much denser with many more cells
The fist pillar of 5G will be to use many more base stations, deployed in a heterogeneous network (HetNet), combining macrocell sites with smaller base stations and using a range of radio technologies. These will include LTE-A, Wi-Fi, their combination in the form of LWIP, LWA or LAA and any future 5G technologies, integrated flexibly in any combination.
 
2) More spectrum must be called into service
The second pillar will be to use more radio spectrum for mobile networks to meet the increased capacity and coverage demand. New spectrum will need to be allocated and put into use quickly. Without sufficient spectrum, communities beyond the reach of wired broadband will miss out on the benefits of future services and entire countries could lose ground. The amount of spectrum available needs to be expanded by adopting new frequency bands and by using available spectrum more efficiently, both in terms of frequency and with regard to when and where it is employed.
 
3) Raising the overall performance of networks
The third major goal will be to get the best possible network performance by evolving existing radio access technologies and building new 5G wireless access technologies. A key technology in this space will be the usage of multiple antennas at the base station to leverage spatial multiplexing and beamforming gains, e.g. massive MIMO. Moreover, it is generally accepted that latency must decrease in line with rising data rates, which demands a more flexible radio structure with shorter TTIs and more efficient network protocols at all layer. The introduction of the internet of things (IoT) also demands for a new network able to support massive connectivity with thousands of devises connected per base.
 
Sustained research and development in these three areas will be necessary to create a 5G environment that can meet market demands such as 1000x more traffic, virtually zero latency and a much more diverse range of applications. What’s more, all this must be achieved at an affordable cost to enable operators to maintain and improve their profitability. This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to 5G HetSNets. Topics of interest main include but are not restricted to, ultra-dense networks, sub-6GHz unlicensed band technologies and co-existence, massive MIMO, millimeter Wave, internet of things and new network devices as well as the for new network architectures and standards to accommodate all these technologies.

 


IPS-05 Towards 5G Internet-of-Things – URLLC in Automotive and Industrial IoT Applications
Wednesday, 6 December, 14:00 - 17:30
Room: Workshop  Room 2

Organizers:
Sabine Roessel, Intel, USA
Rao Yallapragada, Intel, USA

5G is approaching fast and the era of 5G Internet-of-Things has begun: soon billions of “things”: drones and robots, wearable devices of all form factors, self-driving cars and embedded sensors, will connect seamlessly and tap the Cloud or the Mobile Edge for massive compute power. 5G Internet-of-Things enables a manifold of verticals and a multiplicity of innovations transforming our world and our daily lives. Two prominent verticals will be covered in this seminar: Automotive and Industrial IoT. Autonomous driving, platoon transportation of goods, remote control of vehicles on the ground and in the air, and last but not least cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) constitute human safety and environmental sustainability in mobility and transportation. Likewise, robots and humans teaming up on the industrial shopfloor, augmented reality (AR) devices for on-site workers, fully automated logistics and manufacturing, latency-critical factory automation and industrial control give a face to the industrial revolution of the 21st century.
 
This industry seminar has been designed by representatives of Intel’s 5G modem R&D and standardization research teams and will provide a profound introduction of 5G technology components relevant for Automotive and Industrial IoT. Critical use cases rely on ultra-reliable communication links often combined with the need of very low latency, expansion of the communication range for delay-tolerant applications, as well as accurate positioning. Following an overview of representative use cases and related key performance indicators (KPI), this seminar will first lay the foundation by guiding through ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC), cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), and massive machine-type communication (mMTC) features of the (4G and) 5G 3GPP standard. The second and third part of the seminar cover the Automotive and the Industrial IoT verticals offering a deep dive into the respective use cases and challenges, technology and applications, network deployment and socio-economic aspects.