Recently, IEEE Communications Society has developed a strategic framework based on the principles that embrace Industry's interests and priorities while integrating IEEE and ComSoc's objectives. In order to engage industry members with high value and innovative technologies, IEEE Communications Society plans to hold a series of high impact one day Summits in emerging technology areas (e.g., SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Big Data, and Cybersecurity). The first summit was held at Princeton University in May 2015 (see photos, slides, and videos) followed by 5G summits at Toronto and Silicon Valley in 2015. The upcoming IEEE Montreal 5G Summit is twenty-eighth one in the series, and will be held in conjunction with 28th edition of PIMRC on Monday, October 9, 2017. This one day summit will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.
The Montreal 5G Summit is co-sponsored by the IEEE, the IEEE Communications Society, and PERSWADE and is locally co-organized by IEEE PIMRC 2017, PERSWADE, and the Wireless Lab.
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through its more than 400,000 members in 150 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide.
The IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) is a leading global community comprised of a diverse set of professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications and networking technologies. IEEE ComSoc has over 28,000 members in more than 149 countries.
The IEEE 5G initiative is an FDC initiative aimed at contributing to the evolution of 5G and Beyond. The charter includes, Education, Publication, Standards, Conferences, Industry Engagement among others. There are currently 18 IEEE societies that are contributing to 5G evolution.
The NSERC CREATE Research Training program in Pervasive and Smart Wireless Applications for the Digital Economy (PERSWADE) is a unique interdisciplinary industry-oriented applied research training program collaboratively supervised by top-notch researchers from five Montreal universities and ten industry partners, with upwards of M$1.6 in funding from NSERC, out of a budget of M$3.8 for 2013-2019. The PERSWADE program addresses the specific needs and new challenges arising from the pervasive and smart applications of wireless networks and systems (WNS) in the 21st-century digital economy. The research scope of the program covers three main thrusts: smart communications, smart monitoring, and smart management.
PIMRC is one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and has a long history of a long history of bringing together academia, industry and regulatory bodies. Today, it has become one of IEEE Communication Society’s flagship conferences in telecommunications. PIMRC 2017 will include technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, and technology and business panels. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
The Wireless Lab, located at the heart of downtown Montreal, is part of the Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications (EMT) Centre of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), an affiliate university of the University of Quebec network.
The Wireless Lab has established itself as a leading national research Lab dedicated to the application of Signal Processing in the global field of wireless communications. It has brought with that application a particular focus on wireless technologies, statistical processing of multi-dimensional signals, MIMO, multi-user detection & synchronization, interference cancellation, etc. By offering a platform to pursue innovative research programs, the Wireless Lab has created a significant archive of critical knowledge to benefit students, researchers, and industrials.
A lot of people see Montreal as a Parisian New York or vice versa. The city has a spirited, bold and complex mix of contrasts that completely defies comparison. Sure, Montréal’s renowned duality of Old World charm infused with North American energy lies at its very heart; however, it is the plurality of cultures that really makes this metropolis tick.
Several exciting sociocultural events are meant to offer an unforgettable taste of Montreal's distinctive joie de vivre and creativeness (cf. Cool Things to Do & See While Attending).
Early October is the perfect time to host an event in Montreal (cf. Montreal in the Fall), a vibrant multicultural, multilingual and welcoming city that offers visitors a unique and well-blended taste of Europe in North America (cf. Montreal in the Eyes of Visitors ). And 2017 will mark the 375th anniversary of Montreal's founding and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, making IEEE 5G MONTREAL SUMMIT a special celebration edition!
Bring along family members and attend the finals of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (cf. above) on the very same weekend IEEE 5G MONTREAL SUMMIT is due to occur! Embrace the spirit of reunion, gratitude, and shared happiness of Canadian Thanksgiving on 9 October with its unique French “Action de Grâce” taste in Montreal. Get a feel of the warm-up fun mood and partying atmosphere for upcoming Halloween by finding pleasure in many free exciting activities happening in town. Or enjoy the exceptional shopping deals very famous Sainte-Catherine Street - with its highest density of shops and boutiques in North America - will offer you on Thanksgiving day!
Discover as a student or fresh graduate the largest university city in Canada and the second in North America, officially ranked this year - based on university rankings, affordability, student mix, desirability, and employer activity (cf. below) - as THE WORLD’S BEST STUDENT CITY! Get a true feel of how Montreal is indeed pretty much a haven for students by visiting the largest education and carrier fairs in Canada scheduled on 12–13 October, at the very same conference venue’s Place Bonaventure business complex.
All conference activities will take place at the five-star Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal is an Urban Oasis offering a rooftop sanctuary in the heart of downtown Montreal. This contemporary hotel is home to premier conference facilities specializing in hosting large and small meetings, exhibitions and conventions. With 397 bedrooms and 2.5 acres of stunning landscaped rooftop gardens, It offers a choice of garden or city skyline views and free WiFi. And you can swim all year round in the outdoor heated rooftop pool and enjoy a refreshing cool drink in summer at poolside bar. Located only steps away from many major attractions, Central train station, the Underground City, the business and shopping districts, this hotel is the ideal place for your next stay in Montreal.
With over 26,500 hotel rooms, of which 15,000 are located in the downtown core, Montréal provides a wide range of accommodations to meet every budget and taste. With a mid-range accommodation budget, however, we offer you though a unique no-headache deal of enjoying your stay at a luxurious hotel , the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, our PIMRC 2017 conference venue hotel.
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|Program at a Glance|
|Welcome and Session I||AM Coffee Break||Session II||Luncheon||Session II||PM Coffee Break||Session IV||Break||Welcome Reception|
|9:00- 10:30||Session I: 5G Initiative and Distinguished Keynote|
|09:10-09:30||5G Initiative Talk|
|09:30-10:30||Yasser Nafei||Senior Vice President , LG Electronics, USA||KS-01: Accelerating the Adoption of 5G by Balancing the Technical Jargon with Customer-Centric Vocabulary|
|10:30-11:00||AM Coffee Break|
|11:00-12:30||Session II: Theme – 5G Challenges|
|11:00-11:15||Muquid Ali||VP of Operations, AWTG Limited, UK||KS-02: Challenges of Deploying 5G|
|11:15-11:30||Bosco Eduardo Fernandes||Senior Strategic Advisor, COMCON, Germany||KS-03: 5G the “One Size Fits it All” Technology for the Near Future?|
|11:30-11:45||Li Li||Senior Research Scientist, Communications Research Centre, Canada||KS-04 Challenges and Innovations in Sustainable Spectrum Management for 5G|
|11:45-12:00||Stefano Buzzi||Associate Professor, University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy||KS-05: Putting the Citizens at the Centre of the Network: Cell-Free architectures|
|12:00-12:30||Panel for Session II|
|14:00-15:30||Session III: Theme – 5G Architecture|
|14:00-14:15||Toktam Mahmoodi||Associate Professor, King’s College London, UK||KS-06: Shaving the Milliseconds of Communication and Networking Protocols|
|14:15-14:30||Michael Starsinic||Principle Engineer , InterDigital, USA||KS-07: Leveraging the Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF) in NB-IoT Device Deployments|
|14:30-14:45||Faqir Zarrar Yousaf||Senior Researcher , NEC Labs, Germany||KS-08: NFV/SDN: Technology Enablers for 5G - The Twain Shall Meet!|
|14:45-15:00||Yang Yang||Professor, SIMIT, and Director, WiCO, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China||KS-09: Open 5G Platform|
|15:00-15:30||Panel for Session III|
|15:30-16:00||PM Coffee Break|
|16:00–17:30||Session IV: Theme – 5G Applications|
|16:00-16:15||Stan Wong||5G Testbed Manager, Digital Catapult, UK||KS-10: 5G Security in Risks and Vulnerabilities|
|16:15-16:30||Belkacem Mouhouche||Principal Standards Engineer, Samsung Research, UK||KS-11: The Challenge of Broadcast Support in 5G Systems|
|16:30-16:45||Doru Calin||Director & Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs, USA||KS-12: The Future X Network, A Bell Labs Perspective|
|16:45-17:00||Klaus David||Full University Professor, Kassel University, Germany||KS-13: Is There any Room or Need for Beyond 5G: 6G Requirements|
|17:00-17:30||Panel for Session IV|
There's a lot of expectation around 5G and the promise of what it can deliver. To cater for the diverse requirements and high expectations, 5G will require a paradigm shift in our understanding of service conception, capability and delivery. Vendors, operators and standardisation bodies across the world are all working towards developing the necessary technologies and standards that will be needed to deliver the next generation of networks beyond LTE. AWTG has been working with one of the pre-eminent 5G research organisations in the world at the University of Surrey in the UK to understand what the challenges will be to deploying the next generation of 5G networks. Additionally, we are working with government institutions, local enterprise partnerships and industry partners in an advisory capacity looking to deliver 5G trials and testbeds. Based on our experiences, we hope to share some of our key findings and thoughts on what we perceive to be the gap is between the existing LTE deployments and what would be needed to deliver the key 5G uses cases such as Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Massive Machine to Machine Connectivity and Enhanced Mobile Broadband. Critically we have developed a business model to understand the financial commitment, investment hurdles and bottlenecks that operators would face as they look to upgrade their existing capability and migrate towards a 5G architecture.
Monday, October 9, 11:00-11:15, Verdun
5G systems will bring an unprecedented advance and revolution in the way we use cellular networks. Wireless networks will be finally capable of providing residential broadband access with speeds similar to those of ADSL technology, will enable the advent of the tactile Internet, and will serve mobile users with extremely large data-rates. For the first time, citizens will be placed at the center of the network, and mobile-edge-computing will expand the capabilities of their devices. This talk provides an overview of user-centric cell-free architectures, from the CoMP technology up to recent advances in the field of cell-free massive MIMO systems.
Monday, October 9, 11:45-12:00, Verdun
The talk will provide perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of a new era in networking, which will be defined by the digitalization and connection of everyone and everything with the goal of automating much of life, effectively creating time, by maximizing the efficiency of everything we do. These perspectives are articulated in Nokia Bell Labs’s Future X network vision, as we anticipate that the formation of new networks is a driving force for a new technological revolution that has the potential to define a new phase of human existence.
Monday, October 9, 16:30-16:45, Verdun
To be announced ASAP…
Monday, October 9, 16:45-17:00, Verdun
The sky-high expectations of 5G to be the one size Technology fits all services across industry verticals, public and private networks is complicated and certainly will not achieve this with a wide range of features and capabilities. There are many opportunities, but also challenges and questions surrounding 5G development/deployment, e.g., from infrastructure and spectrum to devices and use cases. Also, crucial is to be able to identify the relevant issues across industry verticals as well as Challenges and barriers to upgrading to 5G. While 5G is still evolving it is anticipated to have a preliminary 5G standard specifications in 2018, standards implementation and deployment is expected to reach into 2022 and beyond. Hence, 5G will have to co-exist with 4G for sometime. The hype around 5G is already building — similar to what was seen for 3G and 4G. This talk will point out some of these issues from an Industry perspective and the possible solutions).
Monday, October 9, 11:15-11:30, Verdun
The 5G and its promised smart society, consisting of billions of connected devices, will be fuelled by the radio spectrum, which is a limited and highly shared resource. How can we innovate future spectrum management to support the 5G spectrum requirements and demands? How can we manage the spectrum to facilitate the deployment and operation of new services and devices from anywhere, anytime and for all different users? This talk will discuss new technology directions and opportunities for spectrum management, including cloud-based spectrum monitoring and characterization, machine-learning-enabled spectrum management decision making, and preparations for service deployment in higher frequency bands. The latest work from the Communications Research Centre (CRC), the approaches, the testbed system prototypes, and experimental results will be described. CRC is the federal research lab under the Spectrum and Telecommunications Sector (STS) of the Government of Canada.
Monday, October 9, 11:30-11:45, Verdun
Among the major transitions in 5G, is the enablement of mega scale utilities such as extremely higher data rate, significantly lower latency, and close-to-perfect coverage and reliability. The most challenging of these utilities is achieving ultra-low latency together with extreme reliability. While there are various developments on the wireless air interface, getting to milliseconds latencies throughout global connectivity is only possible if end-to-end communication protocols are leaned and extra delays are carved out. This talk overview number of techniques for leaning the communication and networking protocols and shaving the extra milliseconds, with examples of ultra-low latency use cases that are enabled through these techniques.
Monday, October 9, 14:00-14:15, Verdun
Audio-visual media services generate very large volumes of data traffic on networks, which is unevenly distributed over time and geographical areas. At the same time, Quality of Experience (QoE) is strongly dependent on sustained minimum data rates and low latencies to all regardless of the total number of concurrent users. This is particularly challenging for very popular live content (e.g. sports) or unpredictable events (e.g. breaking news) that tend to cause large traffic spikes. The increasing bit-rate demands of 4k UHDTV and, in the future 8k UHDTV, and the emerging new interactive services (e.g. augmented reality, virtual reality and 360º visual media) will further increase the demand on network capacity and performance. None of the existing networks, whether fixed, mobile or broadcast, has the capability to support this type of future demand on their own due to limitations associated with capacity, delay and cost of deployment. Furthermore, the fractured landscape of protocols and APIs across them severely limits their ability to cooperate in addressing this demand. Point to Multipoint technologies will be addressed once the standardization of broadband and mission critical is finalized. In Order to prepare the point to multipoint standardization, a 5G-PPP project was launched recently, the 5G-Xcast, that will develop a solution that targets the aforementioned limitations and therefore addresses future demand, based on the key capabilities of 5G that by far exceed those of the legacy systems.
Monday, October 9, 16:15-16:30, Verdun
Fifth-generation wireless technology promises to open-up a new horizon of applications and use cases well beyond the conventional mobile and personal communications. For consumers, mobile communication is associated with bandwidth, transmission speed and increased data consumption and applications’ usage. Yet for 5G, the value proposition aims to target new industries, secure diverse users and enable the digitalization of our humanity, society and economy. The promise of 5G is to connect the building blocks of our existence including healthcare, energy, transportation, education, manufacturing and even entertainment. The true issue facing 5G is not the technical challenge but rather the wide gap between its lingo and the consumers it wishes to serve. Technologists are increasingly speaking of Massive multiple-input, multiple-output (M-MIMO), beamforming, millimeter-waves, device-to-device (D2D) communications, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), small cell deployment, latency, IoT, software defined networks, network function virtualization, cloud RAN and mobile edge computing. Consumers on the other hand are concerned with the health risks of antennas, the architecture eye-sore of those antennas on top of light poles and buildings, the security nightmare of these billions of connected devices, the data protection of their medical records and more important the dwindling of their privacy in the new age of Robocalls. This presentation will focus on further highlighting this gap challenge and explore techniques, tools and research opportunities to address them to secure the smooth deployment and adoption of 5G.
Monday, October 9, 09:30-10:30, Verdun
The SCEF (Service Capability Exposure Function) is a core network node that exposes network services to IoT Servers via a set of APIs. The SCEF APIs provide IoT Servers with access to a set of services that can be used to simplify IoT Device applications, extended battery life, and avoid network congestion. IoT Servers will need to properly leverage these API’s if we are going to achieve battery lifetimes of up to 10 years in 5G. In his presentation, Michael will give an overview of exposed services, what they are and how they can be used to create successful IoT deployments.
Monday, October 9, 14:15-14:30, Verdun
Virtualization, containerization and softwarization technologies enable telecommunication systems to realize multi-tenancy, multi-network slicing and multi-level services. However, the use of these technologies to such ends requires a redesign of the telecommunications network architecture that goes beyond the current long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A). This talk gives the view of fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications systems and architecture risk and vulnerability, and how to conceive to handle multi-tenancy, multi-network slicing and multi-level services securely. On one hand, 5G telecommunication systems require to deliver the network flexibility, elasticity and traffic fluctuation in the network design. On the other hand, 5G convey two independent standard systems into one unify system using cryptograph and tokenisation technique to secure the subscribers, tenants, physical network elements and virtual network entities. A currently overview of 5G security is given in this talk.
Monday, October 9, 16:00-16:15, Verdun
Facebook has recently announced its OpenCellular platform for promoting open-source wireless access technology developments and broader applications. In this talk, we will give an introduction of an open 5G platform, which applies SDN and NFV techniques to realize the key functions of a telecom operator according to the 3GPP standard on general CPU/GPU computing platform. It is very adaptive and flexible for supporting a variety of internet of things (IoT) applications in vertical industries. New technical challenges and potential applications of this open platform in delay-sensitive control areas will be fully discussed.
Monday, October 9, 14:45-15:00, Verdun
Communication networks’ architecture and technologies are undergoing through their next evolutionary phase towards 5G. This evolutional phase is markedly different from the previous phases in that the complete concept of networking is undergoing a paradigm shift. Networks are now moving beyond as mere bit-pipe providers towards a highly agile and programmable entity that can be tailored to the varying demands of the vertical industry while ensuring conformance to stringent performance requirements and expectations. New technologies and architectures are being developed that will provide the customers their own isolated network “slices” over the same infrastructure thus creating new use cases and business models. In this context, NFV/SDN technologies are widely being considered as one of the key technology enablers to realize this new concept of communication networks to address the network and traffic management challenges posed by 5G. However, as the two technological platforms are being developed there is now a greater need to bring the two together in a complementary manner to enable a truly agile, programmable and performing 5G network infrastructures. The aim of this talk is thus to inform the audience of the technological progress made in the NFV and SDN domains, highlight the different integration/deployment options, challenges and gaps in making the twain meet.
Monday, October 9, 14:30-14:45, Verdun
|MONDAY 9 OCTOBER IEEE 5G SUMMIT REGISTRATION FEES|
|IEEE PIMRC 2017 Attendees (IN CAD)|
|R35||Student/IEEE Life Member||30|
|5G Summit-Only Attendees (IN USD)|
|R36||IEEE ComSoc Member||150|
|R39||IEEE Student/Life Member||75|