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Monday, 25 September 2017

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION & 5G DAY

11:00–12:30 (York)

5G Radio Design

Moderator:   Benoit Pelletier, InterDigital
 
Panelists:Amitava Ghosh, Nokia Bell Labs
 Peiying Zhu, Huawei
 Ali Sadri, Intel
 Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL N.A. and WISE

Biographies

Dr. Benoit Pelletier received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Signal Processing in 2007 from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. As system design engineer for InterDigital Canada Ltée., he has contributed from 2007 to 2011 to the evolution of HSPA/HSPA+ systems, specializing in L1/L2 protocol design aspects. Now Member of Technical Staff, his current work focuses on the evolution of LTE and on the design of 5G wireless systems. In addition to being an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, he also holds over 40 granted patents and 100 patent applications. He co-organized the Device-to-Device Wireless Communications for Mobile Cellular Network workshop at ICC 2015, acted as TPC for the Globecom Workshop on Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication With and Without Infrastructure and as a reviewer for IEEE conferences and journals. His current research interests include 5G system design, device-to-device communications, vehicular communications, Hybrid-ARQ and statistical signal processing.



Dr. Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh is a Nokia Fellow and Head of Small Cell Research, Nokia Bell Labs. Prior to this, he was Senior Director and Fellow of Technical Staff at Motorola Networks. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEVDV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE.
Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, recipient of 2016 Stephen O. Rice prize and co-author of the book titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A”.

Dr. Peiying Zhu is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies with more than 200 granted patents. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies.
Dr. Zhu served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and co-chaired for various 5G workshops. She is actively involved in IEEE 802 and 3GPP standards development. She is currently a WiFi Alliance Board member. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab.
She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying Zhu received the Master of Science degree and Doctor Degree from Southeast University and Concordia University in 1985 and 1993 respectively.



Ali Sadri is Sr. Director of mmWave Standards and Advanced Technologies at Intel Corporation and the Chairman and CEO of the WiGig Alliance. Ali has 25 years of engineering, Scientific and academic background in Wireless Communications system. His Professional work started at IBM in year 1990 and a Visiting Professor at the Duke University through year 2000. During years 2000-2002 he joined BOPS Inc., a startup company specialized in programmable DSP's as the Sr. Director of the Communications and Advanced Development. In 2002 Ali joined Intel Corporation's Mobile Wireless Division where he initiated and lead the standardization of the next generation High Throughput WLAN at Intel that became the IEEE 802.11n standards. Later Dr. Sadri founded and lead the Wireless Gigabit Alliance in 2008 that created the ground breaking WiGig 60 GHz technology. In June 2013 WiGig Alliance merged with WiFi Alliance to advance and certify the WiGig programs within WiFi alliance framework. Currently Dr. Sadri is leading the mmWave advanced technology development that includes the next generation WiGig standards and mmWave technology for 5G cellular systems. Ali holds more than 100 Issued and pending patent applications in wired and wireless communications systems.



Dr. Yves Lostanlen (SM’09) is Chief Technology Officer of SIRADEL (recently acquired by ENGIE) for wireless activities, leading the technology innovation for the related products and expert consulting.
Yves is also CEO of SIRADEL North America, and is based in Toronto, Canada where he directly supervises the business development and strategic alliances in Canada and USA.
Dr. Lostanlen oversees the Product Development and Management of the propagation prediction models, the radio planning and optimization tools. Under his leadership, SIRADEL’s teams have recently introduced innovative software cloud services for a pragmatic and innovative dimensioning and optimization of heterogeneous networks (4G/5G, small cells, wireless backhaul, IoT, WiFi).
An expert in physical phenomena modeling, simulation, wireless air interface and protocols, signal processing and data analytics, Dr. Lostanlen joined SIRADEL in 2001 and has initiated and supervised more than 40 collaborative research projects involving 100+ research stakeholders in the Wireless Industry.
Yves Lostanlen has more than 20 years-experience in delivering innovative products and consulting services to top-tier companies and stakeholders in the ICT, Energy, Broadcast & Media Industries.
Dr Lostanlen is also an Adjunct Research Professor at University of Toronto (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering), a Senior Executive Fellow at WISE (Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, Canada and a Senior Member of IEEE.
A frequent keynote speaker at international scientific and industrial conferences, Prof Lostanlen's talks combine academic & industrial insights, and technology & business challenge solving.
Yves Lostanlen holds a Habilitation (HDR) in Physics and Computer Science, a PhD and an MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and an Executive MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan (USA).

 

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14:00–15:30 (York)

5G Network Design

Moderator:   Klaus Doppler, Nokia Bell Labs, Sunnyvale, CA
 
Panelists:Simone Redana, Nokia
 Imed Frigui, Ericsson
 Benoit Pelletier, InterDigital
 Ishan Vaishnavi, Huawei Technologies
 Naseem A. Khan, Verizon

Summary—5G networks will enable extreme mobile broadband, transform industrial processes and enable autonomous operation of machines. The network changes from a human interaction centric design to a design for machine to machine interactions. These requirements are end to end and it is not sufficient to consider only the radio interface. Mission critical services require a network that is able to observe the achieved service level and to allocate appropriate end to end resources to these services. State-of-the-art cellular networks have been designed for human interactions and an end to end latency of 100ms which is typically unnoticeable for humans in a voice call. It allows operators to run network services through a limited number of data centers per country or even continent. However, the rise of wireless services such as remote operation of surgical equipment, remote operation of vehicles and machines in hazardous environment and the use of wireless interfaces to sensors and actuators in industrial and automotive use cases require reliable round trip times as low as 10ms. A network that can meet these will make heavy use of a mobile edge cloud that is within 100km of the user and provides the infrastructure to host these services. The network will make heavy use of software defined networking and network slicing to adapt the end to end network to meet the service guarantees. In this panel we will discuss the motivation and requirements for 5G networks, the 5G network architecture and services that will enable end to end service guarantees, the optimization and adaptation of 5G to service and user demands, the roadmap to 5G networks and available proof of concepts and demonstrators.

Biographies

Klaus Doppler joined Nokia Research Center in 2002. He has contributed to Nokia’s 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi research in multiple roles. Currently, he is heading the Connectivity Lab in Nokia Bell Labs and his research focus is on indoor networks. In the past, he has been responsible for the wireless research and standardization (4G, 5G, Wi-Fi) in Nokia Technologies, incubated a new business line, contributed to Nokia’s radio technology vision and has led various research projects. He has pioneered research on Device-to-Device Communications underlaying LTE networks. Klaus received his PhD. from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland in 2010 and his MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2003. He has more than 75 pending and granted patent applications and he has published 30 journal and conference publications and book chapters and received several inventor awards at Nokia.

Dr. Redana is Head of Mobile Network Architecture & Systems Research Group in Nokia Bell Labs and Chairman of the 5GPPP Architecture Working Group. Simone received the MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2005 respectively. In 2006, he joined Siemens Communication in Milan where he worked as consultant during 2005. Since 2008 he has been with Nokia in Munich, Germany.

Simone contributed and led relay concept design in various EU research projects (WINNER II, WINNER+ and ARTIST4G). He contributed to the business case analysis of relay deployments and to the standardization of Relays for Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 10. Simone has coordinated the EU funded project 5G NORMA (Novel Architecture for the 5G era). His current research interests are on novel architecture solutions for 5G era.

Imed Frigui is a Senior Information and Communications Technology Professional with varied experience in both technical and business roles and a Ph.D. in Operations Research. He started his professional carrier at Broadband Networks Inc. as a WiMax / IEEE802.16 Broadband System Architect which later became part of Nortel. Dr. Frigui served as a reviewer for the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council of the UK. While at Nortel, Dr. Frigui held various solutions architecture roles in Wireless and Fixed Broadband Access, IP/MPLS, value added services, and video/IPTV/OTT. Dr. Frigui joined Ericsson in 2011 as a Director, Technology Solutions in the CTO office focusing on cloud video solutions, IoT, SDN/NFV, and end to end service orchestration. He is currently working to provide solutions to communication providers to leverage 5G to address consumer video and IoT services. Dr. Frigui is part of Ericsson Canada Inc. and resides in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Benoît Pelletier received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Signal Processing in 2007 from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. As system design engineer for InterDigital Canada Ltée., he has contributed from 2007 to 2011 to the evolution of HSPA/HSPA+ systems, specializing in L1/L2 protocol design aspects. Now Member of Technical Staff, his current work focuses on the evolution of LTE and on the design of 5G wireless systems. In addition to being an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, he also holds over 40 granted patents and 100 patent applications. He co-organized the Device-to-Device Wireless Communications for Mobile Cellular Network workshop at ICC 2015, acted as TPC for the Globecom Workshop on Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication With and Without Infrastructure and as a reviewer for IEEE conferences and journals. His current research interests include 5G system design, device-to-device communications, vehicular communications, Hybrid-ARQ and statistical signal processing.

Ishan Vaishnavi finished his Bachelors and Masters in 2003 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He then joined the Solaris Development team at Sun Microsystems for three years after which he moved to work as a Researcher in Training at CWI, Amsterdam where he also received his PhD at VU Amsterdam in the field of multimedia networking. He then joined DoCoMo Research Labs in Munich where he started working in the field of 5G management plane design focusing on the concept of incorporating the advantages of NFV/SDN into the design of the 5G networks, focusing particularly on orchestration aspects. He worked in this area for DoCoMo for about two years after which he moved to Huawei to continue his work in Orchestration research focusing particularly on embedding algorithms and monitoring aspects eventually realizing the concept of network slicing that is now primary in 5G network design. He holds a number of publications, patents and is participating in various standardization activities related to 5G slice Orchestration and Management aspects with a particular focus on multi-domain and multi-operator slicing aspects. Currently he is still in Huawei working for the Applied Network Research Lab leading the team’s research directions in Multi-Domain Orchestration and Management area.

Dr. Naseem Khan is currently involved with wireless network strategy, architecture, planning, and standardization at Verizon focusing on 5G, SDN, NFV, IoT, mobile core, CPE, and spectrum sharing. His current responsibilities include defining 5G architecture and conducting 5G pre-commercial field trials. His previous work experience includes: wireless networks, network convergence, policy control/QoS, 3GPP IMS/VoLTE, IPTV, FTTP, and network performance, reliability, and management. He has led technology planning, evaluation, and implementation, industry partnerships and RFP initiatives. He has served on a number of standards committees and boards in leadership roles. Previously, he held management and senior technical positions at companies including AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs and Motorola. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and MS and BS in Electrical Engineering, and has received numerous awards including Verizon's Telecom Leaders Circle and Multiservice Forum's Senior Fellow.

 

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16:00–17:30 (York)

5G: A Critical Technology Enabler for Future Vertical Markets

Moderator:   Anthony Soong, Huawei
 
Panelists:Amitava Ghosh, Nokia
 Abhijit Navalekar, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
 Kund Erik Skouby, Aalborg University
 Takayuki Shimizu, Toyota ITC US
 Rath Vannithamby, Intel

Biographies

Anthony C. K. Soong (S'88-M'91-SM'02-F'14) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. He currently serves on the Engineering College Industrial Advisory Board of The University of North Texas. He had served as Secretary and the board member of OPNFV (2014-2016), the chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C NTAH (the next generation radio access network technology development group) from 2007-2009 and vice chair for 3GPP2 TSG-C WG3 (the physical layer development group for CDMA 2000) from 2006-2011. Prior to joining Huawei, he was with the systems group for Ericsson Inc and Qualcomm Inc. His research group is actively engaged in the research, development and standardization of the next generation cellular system. His research interests are in statistical signal processing, robust statistics, wireless communications, spread spectrum techniques, multicarrier signaling, multiple antenna techniques, network virtualization, SDN and physiological signal processing.

Dr. Soong is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has published numerous scientific papers and has more than 100 patents granted or pending. He received the 2017 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James R. Evans Avant Garde Award, the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award and the 2005 award of merit for his contribution to 3GPP2 and cdma2000 development. He has served on the advisory broad of 2014 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop, Steering Committee of IEEE Int. Workshop on HetSNet and on the technical program committee, as well as, chaired at numerous major conferences in the area of communications engineering. He has acted as guest editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Dr. Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh is a Nokia Fellow and Head of Small Cell Research, Nokia Bell Labs. Prior to this, he was Senior Director and Fellow of Technical Staff at Motorola Networks. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 3GPP LTEAdvanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, recipient of 2016 Stephen O. Rice prize and co-author of the book titled 'Essentials of LTE and LTE-A'.

Dr. Abhijit Navalekar is a Staff Engineer with Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). He received his B.E from University of Mumbai ('02) and MS ('05) and PhD ('09) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. He worked at several starts up before joining Qualcomm in 2012 where he currently works on commercialization of 4G/5G technologies on Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipsets. He has worked on multiple wireless/wireline technologies including DOCSIS, DAB, ATSC, 1X, EVDO and LTE. He is the author of several patents filed/issued and has won multiple of awards at Qualcomm. His research interests include mmWave communications, C-V2X and ADAS systems.

Professor Knud Erik Skouby is founding director of center for Communication, Media and Information technologies, Aalborg University-Copenhagen - a center providing a focal point for multi-disciplinary research and training in applications of CMI. Has a career as a university teacher and within consultancy since 1972. Working areas: Techno-economic Analyses; Development of mobile/ wireless applications and services: Regulation of telecommunications. Project manager and partner in a number of international, European and Danish research projects. Served on a number of public committees within telecom, IT and broadcasting; as a member of boards of professional societies; as a member of organizing boards, evaluation committees and as invited speaker on international conferences; published a number of Danish and international articles, books and conference proceedings. Editor in chief of Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communication Technologies (NBICT); Board member of the Danish Media Committee. Chair of WGA in Wireless World Research Forum; Dep. chair IEEE Denmark. Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU.

Dr. Takayuki Shimizu joined Toyota ITC US in 2012 and has been working on the research of wireless vehicular communications and the development of smart grid systems for plug-in electric vehicles. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2007, 2009, and 2012, respectively. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA. His current research interests include millimeter-wave vehicular communication, vehicular communications for automated driving, and LTE/5G for vehicular applications. He is a 3GPP standardization delegate in RAN WGs and SA1 WG and he is a member of the IEEE and IEICE.

Dr. Rath Vannithamby is a senior research scientist in Intel Labs, Intel Corporation, USA responsible for 5G research, a Senior Member of IEEE, an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2014-2017 and a two times recipient of Intel Top Inventor award in 2014 and 2016. Previously, he was a researcher at Ericsson, USA. He has published over 60 journal/conference papers and has over 250 patents granted/pending. He is an editor of a couple of books: (i) 'Towards 5G: Applications, Requirements and Candidate Technologies' by Wiley and (ii) 'Design and Deployment of Small Cell Networks' by Cambridge Press. He has also authored chapters of 3 books on 4G. He has given keynote speeches in numerous IEEE and other conferences and workshops. Dr. Vannithamby has been an associate editor for Journal of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials since 2012, and he was an editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal in the past. He was the lead-chair for workshops on (i) '5G Technologies' and (ii) 'M2M Communications for IoT' in IEEE ICC 2014; and co-chair for '5G HetNets' workshop in GC'16, and 'Main Trends in 5G Networks' workshop in ICC'17. He has given tutorials and hosted panels on 3G/4G/5G topics in numerous venues in IEEE conferences. He is a member and the Standards Liaison for IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee. He has also served on TPC for IEEE ICC, GC, VTC, WCNC, and PIMRC. His research interests are in the area of 5G radio access network, internet of things, ultra-dense networking, V2X, and ICN. Dr. Vannithamby received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EE from the University of Toronto, Canada.

 

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

ACE: AUTONOMOUS, CONNECTED AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES DAY

11:00–12:30 (York)

Electric Vehicles

Moderator:   Barrie Kirk, CAVCOE
 
Panelists:François Adam, Institut du Véhicule Innovant (IVI)
 Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC
 Neal Hemenover, Transdev

Summary—Although EVs have been around since the late 19th Century, the 20th Century was clearly the age of the internal combustion engine. Thought leaders predict that in the 21st Century, EVs will become dominant in many forms of transportation, leading to quieter vehicles that have zero emissions in operation and are therefore better for the environment. The panelists are from IVI, CUTRIC and Transdev, all organizations that are leaders in the EV ecosystem. They will describe what their organizations are doing in electric cars and public transportation, followed by discussion, questions and answers.

Biographies

Barrie Kirk Bio: Barrie Kirk, P.Eng. is the Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE). He has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including senior management positions in Ottawa-area companies. He is a well-known consultant, speaker and broadcaster on automated vehicles. His other roles include the Board of Directors of Unmanned Systems Canada and the Automotive Advisory Board of Centennial College, Ontario. Barrie received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from Coventry University, U.K. and is a Professional Engineer.

François Adam is the general manager of IVI since April 1st, 2015. Prior to that, he served as director of ITAQ from 2012 to 2015 and as electrical engineer from 2005 to 2011. Electrical engineering graduate from Sherbrooke University in 1992, he is working on electric vehicle development since 2002. Prior to joining ITAQ, he worked for Feel Good Cars and for Vehicle Nemo, where he participated on the elaboration of the first light car and light truck EV prototypes for these companies. His team has participated in the development of more than 10 different electric vehicle platforms over the last decade and is very proud to have received the 2016 Prix Génie Innovation by the OIQ (Quebec’s professional engineer association) for its work on the electric school bus eLion. He is also the academic vice-president of InnovÉÉ, Quebec sectorial industrial research group on EVs and is a board member since its creation in 2012.

Josipa G. Petrunic leading the formulation of several large-scale transportation technology trials through CUTRIC's consortium of private and public sector stakeholders, including the Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial. Dr. Petrunic has also served as the lead researcher in electric vehicle policy studies at McMaster University. She is currently completing the Ontario Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap slated for publication in the spring of 2017, funded by a federal Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) grant. Dr. Petrunic worked previously as a senior research fellow at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom focusing on Science and Technology Studies and the history of mathematics and engineering. She completed her PhD in the History of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) as a Commonwealth Scholar, after completing a Master's of Science in Science and Technology Studies (STS), also as a Commonwealth Scholar. She previously completed a Master's of Science in Political Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Journalism at Carleton University. Before pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Petrunic worked as a journalist at the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal. Dr. Petrunic continues to lecture in Globalization Studies at McMaster University as part of the Institute for Globalization, and she lectures in interdisciplinary research methods as part of the Master's of Arts in Integrated Studies program at Athabasca University.

As Chief Information Officer, Neal is responsible for the technological direction of the company and contributes in all areas of business management and growth strategies through leadership for all operating divisions in North America. This includes management of all traditional IT responsibilities including data centers, technical service centers, help desks, communication networks (voice and data), application development, and oversight of all IT projects in North America. Neal works as a member of the innovation department in Transdev to identify business issues and find solutions that can transform the transportation business. Addition to the traditional CIO duties Neal is in charge of, he has taken on a lead role of Autonomous Vehicle work in North America. Neal is responsible for helping drive the North America AV team for executing a roadmap that includes the integration of AV’s into the services that Transdev provides. Neal also works closely with the Transdev Global team to execute on the global AV roadmap.

 

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14:00–15:30 (York)

Autonomous Vehicles

Moderator:   Barrie Kirk, CAVCOE
 
Panelists:Laura Dierker, Neptec
 Sebastian Fischmeister, University of Waterloo
 Jack N. Endo, Toyota Research Institute
 Fahad Khan, City of Toronto

Summary—One of the exciting aspects of AVs is the tremendous breadth and depth of the subject. This panel includes: Neptec, a developer and manufacturer of LiDARS, used in robotics and autonomous systems. The University of Waterloo, which has a wide range of AV research and development activities. WatCAR is one of the research projects and will be on display. Toyota, as one of the top car manufacturers, has a major R&D program focused on AVs. AVs will have a substantial impact on municipalities. The City of Toronto will describe its examination of the impact of Non-Passenger AVs, such as sidewalk delivery robots and automated service vehicles.

Biographies

Barrie Kirk, P.Eng. is the Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE). He has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including senior management positions in Ottawa-area companies. He is a well-known consultant, speaker and broadcaster on automated vehicles. His other roles include the Board of Directors of Unmanned Systems Canada and the Automotive Advisory Board of Centennial College, Ontario. Barrie received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from Coventry University, U.K. and is a Professional Engineer.

Laura Dierker has over 25 year's experience in the development of sustainable revenue streams for high technology. She has held roles in research, product management, industrial sales and international market development. Ms. Dierker's experience includes creating new divisions and new markets for companies as diverse as telecommunications and consumer packaging. These efforts included program, product and contractual responsibility. She has successfully commercialized both new and relaunched products globally including several years living and working in Europe. Ms. Dierker holds an Applied Physics degree from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Sebastian Fischmeister performs systems research at the intersection of software technology, distributed systems, and formal methods. His preferred application area includes distributed real-time embedded systems in the domain of automotive systems, avionics, and medical devices. Key highlights of his research include a framework for scalable locationbased pervasive computing systems and tree communication schedules for verifiable but flexible real-time communication. A slightly modified version of his real-time communication framework has been used for the plug-and-play demonstration of medical devices and to promote the ASTM F29.21 standard. He is now working on (a) information extraction of timesensitive systems, (b) using data analytics of extracted information for system validation and security, (c) runtime monitoring of safety-critical systems, and (d) reliable and robust performance evaluation of embedded systems Sebastian Fischmeister has received the APART stipend in 2005, the Ontario Early Researcher Award (ERA) in 2014, and throughout the years several best paper and tool awards. Fischmeister received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in March 2000, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria in December 2002. He continued working at the University of Salzburg as researcher and lecturer and was awarded the Austrian APART stipend in 2005. He subsequently worked at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, as Post Graduate Research Associate until 2008. Sebastian Fischmeister is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Jack N. Endo joined Toyota Motor Corp.(TMC) and began his R&D work at Higashi Fuji Technical Center, Advanced Electronics Dev. division in 1986. Jack was involved in R&D of future EV system and motor control, an adaptive cruise control system(ACC), automotive radar and LIDAR, automated vehicle control system in early '90s and made a demonstration of automated driving and platooning at US I-15 in San Diego,CA in 1997. Jack was involved in establishing the new entity Toyota InfoTechnology Center (ITC) and led its expansion to the office in Palo Alto,CA in 2001. Then, Jack went back to Higashi Fuji to join BRIV to accelerate the R&D of Automated Driving, and heavily involved in promotion of Standardization and Gov-Industry collaboration as a member of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association(JAMA). In March, 2017 Jack joined Toyota Research Institute in Silicon Valley, CA to further promote the development of Artificial Intelligence into Automated Driving System and Connected Vehicle System as a Senior Staff.

Fahad Khan is currently working to investigate and forecast the impacts of Automated Vehicles for the City of Toronto. Previously, he has worked as a Transportation Planning EIT at the Province of Alberta. Khan is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Toronto and is the first staff person across North America to be assigned an Automated Vehicle portfolio. . He graduated from the Masters of Engineering and Public Policy program at McMaster University. He enjoys being involved with future technology and automobiles and is looking forward to a future where the car is not just a mule used to move society, but a tool that creates opportunities currently impossible.

 

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16:00–17:30 (York)

Connected Vehicles

Moderator:   Jim Lansford, Qualcomm
 
Panelists:Warren Ali, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA)
 Klaus David, University of Kassel
 Jose Duran, Nokia

Summary—The term 'CV' means different things to different people. In this session, the speakers will address the many facets of integrating communications and vehicles. The presentations will address a connected car platform, work on the new mobile phone system known as 5G, the many related initiatives by the Canadian auto supply chain, and pedestrian protection systems. The latter is key because in cities like Toronto, the majority of traffic deaths and serious injuries are not vehicle occupants but pedestrians and cyclists.

Biographies

Dr. Jim Lansford is in the standards group at Qualcomm, responsible for Wi-Fi standards and strategy. He has over 35 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. Prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm in August 2015, he was a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).

Dr. Lansford has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless startups (Momentum Microsystems, Mobilian, and Alereon) and held senior technical positions at Harris and Intel Corporation before CSR and Qualcomm. Dr. Lansford was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Coexistence) within IEEE 802, and was also a vice-chair of IEEE 802.15.2. He is currently chair of the Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee in IEEE 802.11. In the Wi-Fi Alliance, he chairs the Automotive Market Segment Task Group, the DSRC Marketing Task Group, and the Long Range Strategy Group. In addition to his experience with Qualcomm and other companies, Dr. Lansford has served on the teaching and/or research faculty of Georgia Tech, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma State University; he was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Texas State University. He is currently active as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado - Boulder. Dr. Lansford has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State, an MSEE from Georgia Tech, and a BSEE with highest honors from Auburn University.

Warren Ali, Director, Emerging Technologies Initiatives, APMA, Canada
Biography to be provided.

APMA is Canada's national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. APMA's fundamental objective is to promote the O.E. automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally. The Association provides important representation to both Federal and Provincial Governments, supports regional government initiatives and creates and executes global marketing initiatives in order to develop trade and business opportunities for the membership.

Prof Klaus David is full University Professor since 1998 and since 2000 head of the chair of communication technology (ComTec) at Kassel University, Germany. His research interests include mobile networks, applications and context awareness. He has 12 years of industrial experience in major companies like HP, Bell Northern Research, IMEC, T-Mobile (as Head of Group and UMTS project leader) and IHP (as Head of Department), with five years of international experience in the UK, Belgium, USA, and Japan. He has published over 200 scientific articles, including 3 books, and has registered over 10 patents. He is active in IEEE (Editor in Chief IEEE VT Magazine, BoG IEEE VT), ngmn (next generation mobile networks) as advisor, WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum) as publication manager and he is involved in many conferences, such as IST Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012 Berlin as TPC chair for 2013, 14, 15, 16 and 18 in IEEE PerCom as TPC member. Also Prof. David is a regular technology and strategy consultant to industry as well as co-founder of two startup companies.

Jose Duran is currently leading 5G initiatives in Nokia for early Cellular Operator deployments as well as for Verticals and Ecosystems. He has over thirty years experience in telecom, 27 of which in wireless fixed and mobile solutions and services, delivering and launching four generations of cellular systems. He has held a number of leadership positions in Product Management, Partner Management and Architecture, Research and Technology, while working in several parts of the world. He joined Nokia in 2016, and before worked at Bell-Northern Research, Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent. Jose holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada.

 

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CONNECTED WORLD DAY

11:00–12:30 (York)

IoT Connectivity - Standard Convergence of Market Battlefield

Moderator:   Ahmed Alsohaily, Assistant Director, Wireless Lab, University of Toronto
 
Panelists:Landon Garner, Chief Marketing Officer, Ingenu
 Fraser Gibbs, Chief Technology Officer, eleven-x
 Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL N.A.
 Rath Vannithamby, Senior Research Scientist, Intel

Summary—The emergence of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) applications has ignited a new gold rush era for wireless system design as existing wireless systems fall short in scaling to wireless IoT connectivity requirements. Numerous newly introduced wireless systems, standards and technologies aiming to cater to the requirements of wireless IoT connectivity scenarios are facing off in a battle royal fashion for wireless IoT dominance. This panel will discuss the current state of Low Power Wireless Access (LPWA) IoT connectivity along with the future of massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC).

Biographies

Dr. Ahmed Alsohaily is the assistant director of the Wireless Lab, University of Toronto and a member of the 5G Spectrum and Wireless Networks team at TELUS. He is also an adviser for the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) alliance and actively contributes to 3GPP, ITU and the IEEE ComSoc Standards Development. Ahmed received his Bachelors of Engineering from King Saud University and both his Masters of Engineering and PhD in Engineering from the University of Toronto.

As chief marketing officer, Landon Garner oversees the development and execution of all brand and marketing strategy for Ingenu. Prior to joining Ingenu, Mr. Garner served as director of marketing for RacoWireless, a leading enabler of cellular M2M connectivity solutions - helping guide the company through two major capital events, and closing with the company's final exit in late 2014. Mr. Garner also worked in a similar role for KORE, following its acquisition of RacoWireless. Earlier in his career, he worked for Nu Skin, a leading personal care product company, as part of their global product marketing team, managing its flagship brand as it grew to generate more than a billion dollars in revenue. Mr. Garner holds a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii's Shilder College of Business.

Fraser Gibbs has worked for 20 years in the telecommunications industry including 15 years guiding BlackBerry's wireless road map from GSM to LTE. As CTO of eleven-x, he heads both the LTE consulting and IoT network divisions as they lead the Canadian wireless industry into the future.

Dr. Yves Lostanlen (SM’09) is Chief Technology Officer of SIRADEL (recently acquired by ENGIE) for wireless activities, leading the technology innovation for the related products and expert consulting.
Yves is also CEO of SIRADEL North America, and is based in Toronto, Canada where he directly supervises the business development and strategic alliances in Canada and USA.
Dr. Lostanlen oversees the Product Development and Management of the propagation prediction models, the radio planning and optimization tools. Under his leadership, SIRADEL’s teams have recently introduced innovative software cloud services for a pragmatic and innovative dimensioning and optimization of heterogeneous networks (4G/5G, small cells, wireless backhaul, IoT, WiFi).
An expert in physical phenomena modeling, simulation, wireless air interface and protocols, signal processing and data analytics, Dr. Lostanlen joined SIRADEL in 2001 and has initiated and supervised more than 40 collaborative research projects involving 100+ research stakeholders in the Wireless Industry.
Yves Lostanlen has more than 20 years-experience in delivering innovative products and consulting services to top-tier companies and stakeholders in the ICT, Energy, Broadcast & Media Industries.
Dr Lostanlen is also an Adjunct Research Professor at University of Toronto (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering), a Senior Executive Fellow at WISE (Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, Canada and a Senior Member of IEEE.
A frequent keynote speaker at international scientific and industrial conferences, Prof Lostanlen's talks combine academic & industrial insights, and technology & business challenge solving.
Yves Lostanlen holds a Habilitation (HDR) in Physics and Computer Science, a PhD and an MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and an Executive MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan (USA).

Dr. Rath Vannithamby is a senior research scientist in Intel Labs, Intel Corporation, USA responsible for 5G research, a Senior Member of IEEE, an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2014-2017 and a two times recipient of Intel Top Inventor award in 2014 and 2016. Previously, he was a researcher at Ericsson, USA. He has published over 60 journal/conference papers and has over 250 patents granted/pending. He is an editor of a couple of books: (i) 'Towards 5G: Applications, Requirements and Candidate Technologies' by Wiley and (ii) 'Design and Deployment of Small Cell Networks' by Cambridge Press. He has also authored chapters of 3 books on 4G. He has given keynote speeches in numerous IEEE and other conferences and workshops. Dr. Vannithamby has been an associate editor for Journal of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials since 2012, and he was an editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal in the past. He was the lead-chair for workshops on (i) '5G Technologies' and (ii) 'M2M Communications for IoT' in IEEE ICC 2014; and co-chair for '5G HetNets' workshop in GC'16, and 'Main Trends in 5G Networks' workshop in ICC'17. He has given tutorials and hosted panels on 3G/4G/5G topics in numerous venues in IEEE conferences. He is a member and the Standards Liaison for IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee. He has also served on TPC for IEEE ICC, GC, VTC, WCNC, and PIMRC. His research interests are in the area of 5G radio access network, internet of things, ultra-dense networking, V2X, and ICN. Dr. Vannithamby received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EE from the University of Toronto, Canada.

 

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14:00–15:30 (York)

Smart Cities

Moderator:   Jeffrey Stanier, Head of Ottawa Wireless Development Site, Ericsson
 
Panelists:David Sonnenschein, VP of SAP IoT Accelerator
 Alvin Chin, Senior Researcher, BMW Group
 Harmke de Groot, Senior Director Intuitive IoT, IMEC
 Doru Calin, Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia Mobile Networks

Biographies

Jeff Stanier is the Head of Ericsson's Ottawa Wireless Development Site. He has more than 30 years of research and development experience within the wireless and telecommunications industry to his role. Stanier joined Ericsson in 2010, as part of the acquisition of Nortel Networks. During his career, he held various leadership positions and led development teams in many areas including wireless propagation, Basestation technology and RAN development. He has also managed development teams in multi-site environments including the USA, China, and Canada. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

David Sonnenschein brings more than 20 years experience in the connected enterprise from his work with both startups of Silicon Valley and his time with SAP driving solutions on emerging technology trends. Leading the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator since 2012, David has had exposure to some great early wins in relevant to the Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Cities. SAP brings 40+ years of software innovation to the topic of the Internet of Things.

Dr. Alvin Chin is a Senior Researcher in Machine Learning at BMW Technology Corporation, Chicago. His research interests include connected car, machine learning, big data, mobile social networking, and ubiquitous computing. Dr. Chin has authored more than 30 publications and 10 patents, including pending. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and previously worked for Nokia Research Center, Nokia and Microsoft in Beijing, China. He can be contacted at alvin.chin@bmwna.com and more about Dr. Chin can be found at his website http://www.alvinychin.com.

Harmke de Groot is Imec's I2oT and EC teams of more than 250 researchers are internationally recognized for their work on innovative algorithms, network, radio, and sensor solutions for person-centric IoT, smart cities, smart buildings and automotive applications. Because of this R&D scale the programs have a unique application oriented approach with real life validation, where mass production requirements are taken into account from the start. Together with a wide range of industrial and academic partners these R&D programs address the challenges of connectivity, limited autonomy, functionality, interoperability, ease of use, data fusion and security to enable a wide range of new applications and a truly intuitive user experience.

Harmke worked at Philips Semiconductors (now NXP), Philips Research and Microsoft before joining Imec and Holst Centre in 2008. She is (co-)author of more than 80 publications including a book on embedded system design. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Technology Eindhoven (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from TIAS Business school (2013).

Her personal research interest these days is focused on innovation management & leadership, specifically on organization characteristics and individual behavior which enhances chances that innovation partnerships are formed and executed successfully. Inspired by her daily work, she investigates this topic at the University of Tilburg.

Dr. Doru Calin (S'95,M'99,SM'05) is a Bell Labs Fellow, Director and Innovation Domain Leader with Nokia Mobile Networks CTO in Murray Hill, NJ, USA. He has broad responsibilities for accelerating innovations in 5G, mobile network virtualization, mobile edge cloud computing, cloud based technologies, IoT and verticals. Dr. Calin serves also as an Adjunct Professor with Columbia University, New York City, as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and as an Editorial Board Member of the Springer's Wireless Personal Communications International Journal. At Nokia he held a variety of positions in research, applied research, and management of research. He was a Technical Consultant with Bouygues Telecom, and a Senior Research Engineer with Motorola Research Labs, Paris. He holds 30 independent patents awarded in multiple countries, over 20 patents pending and has co-authored over 75 research publications. He is the recipient of an IEEE WCNC 2015 best paper award, IEEE Globecom 2013 HetNets Workshop best paper, two Bell Labs President's Gold Awards, four Bell Labs Teamwork awards and a Motorola 3GPP standards award. He received a Ph.D. (High Hons.) degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Versailles and TELECOM SudParis, France in 1998 and has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 2005.

 

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16:00–17:30 (York)

Technology Challenges in Enabling Safe Drones in Urban Environments

Moderator:   Ravi Pragada, InterDigital
 
Panelists:Attila Takacs, Ericsson Garage
 Alistair Munro, EUROCAE WG-105 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Focus Team
 Kyle Snyder, NextGen Air Transportation Program
 Zlatko Zahirovic, Bell Mobility
 Kamesh Namuduri , University of North Texas

Summary—Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are a profoundly disruptive technology poised to impact positively and substantially several industries. UAVs will reshape economic, social, security, environmental and political landscapes over the decades to come with PwC predicting that the addressable market value of drone powered solutions is over $127 billion. Current Air traffic control (ATC) systems cannot scale sufficiently to include UAV and provide command, control and communications (C3) infrastructure. NASA, with assistance from a confederation of industrial affiliates and partners, is developing an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) system to facilitate a framework for low altitude UAV operations and this is also being addressed at global level by GUTMA (Global UTM Association). It is envisioned that terrestrial cellular infrastructure will also provide coverage and C3 services to UAVs to enable beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations. There are several challenges from a communications perspective in integrating UAVs to the terrestrial cellular network and to ensure their coexistence with terrestrial, commercial cellular users. Low altitude UAV operational complexities and traffic management, detect-and-avoid (DAA) challenges in urban and suburban environments, enabling end-to-end security, remote identification and tracking, acute differences in propagation conditions and interference patterns between terrestrial base stations and UAVs compared with terrestrial mobiles, higher mobility and velocity, stringent obligations in reliability and safety, ultra-low latency link for C3 are some of the elemental themes that require convincing answers. We discuss core principles in communications, UTM, end-to-end security and DAA to facilitate safe integration of UAVs into National Air Space.

Biographies

Ravi Pragada is the Senior Principal Engineer at InterDigital where he is responsible for leading all incubation activities within the Future Wireless Business Unit. He currently leads research related to Unmanned systems and associated technologies. He has broad expertise covering incubation, pre-standards R&D, standardization, technology and product development. He has actively contributed to and held leadership positions in various next generation cellular system projects viz., millimeter wave air-interface design and development, device-to-device communications, millimeter wave backhaul and beyond 4G architectures. He also held engineering positions in product development including lead software architect for HSPA/UMTS and LTE protocol stack development projects covering handset and infrastructure products. He is a prolific inventor with 100+ granted or pending patent applications. He is a recipient of numerous innovation awards including InterDigital's Chairman's award, President's award, multiple CTO awards as well as Lucy Mahjobian distinguished publication award. Prior to InterDigital he has part of Tier 1 OEM team that developed RNC and NodeB infrastructure for 3GPP UMTS system. He received his M.S. in computer science and engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and B.E. from Andhra University, India.

Attila Takacs is the Director of Innovation, heading the Ericsson Garage, the corporate incubator in Silicon Valley. Currently, he is coordinating drone related IoT activities and in particular focuses on drone/UAV traffic management. He has broad experience in research, standardization, technology strategy, and innovation management; with a diverse background working with ecosystem partners and customers in US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a proven corporate entrepreneur with a track record of successfully introducing disruptive, as well as advanced technology innovations to products; from the idea phase, growing to multi-million-dollar initiatives. He was on the forefront of innovation initiatives that later culminated in the creation of two new, strategic product areas in Ericsson: Cloud and Software Defined Networking. Mr. Takacs is an accomplished inventor with about 30 granted patents and numerous conference and journal articles. He holds an M.Sc. in computer science and a post-graduate degree in banking informatics both from the Budapest University of Technology.

Dr. Alistair Munro has over 35 years experience in the design, implementation and validation of distributed systems and communications technologies. After a long career in academia, when he was Toshiba Professor of Communications Networks at Bristol University, UK, he worked at Airbus Defense and Space in the ASTRAEA program which addressed the integration of remotelypiloted aircraft in non-segregated airspace. He was technical lead for communications, spectrum management and security in ASTRAEA. He chairs the Focus Team in EUROCAE WG-105 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) which deals with these topics and is Advisor to UK CAA in the ICAO RPAS Panel. In these capacities he contributes to delivering regulatory standards, guidance material and technical system and equipment specifications for secure command and control of unmanned aircraft.

Kyle Snyder, Director, NextGen Air Transportation Program returned home to North Carolina in 2012 to lead the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ecosystem as part of an effort to transition the state to a modern air transportation system. Through his experiences in industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector, Kyle has developed a unique perspective and skill set for transitioning new aviation technologies from research laboratories and prototype phases into operational products. In the role as the NGAT Program Director, Kyle is reaching across North Carolina to connect researchers and educators with industry and government offices that are preparing for future aviation capabilities. Having seen the initial Space Shuttle launches from his backyard as kid, to standing on the flight line for a couple of the last SR-71 flights at NASA Dryden, to being a driving force in the domestic integration of UAS for civil and commercial operations, Kyle continues to be inspired by science of flight and seeks to share those moments with those around him (especially his wife and young son!). Kyle received his M.B.A in Aerospace from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S. in Mathematics from University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma and B.A. in Mathematics, Computer Science from Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.

Zlatko Zahirovic joined Bell working as a Technician and is now Senior Manager. Zlatko's passions include technology and finding more use cases for cellular connectivity; he also appreciates self-driving cars and also is an avid enthusiast of drone/quad-copter technology Our core function is to provide connectivity to cell towers, radio towers and switching centers. The team is focused on many projects related to those core needs but also have our own '20% time' which we've been successfully seeding for the last 3 years.

Prof. Kamesh Namuduri received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, in 1984, M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of South Florida in 1992. Over the past eight years, his research is focused on aerial networking and communications. He co-organized a series of workshops on 'Airborne Networking and Communications' in conjunction with AIAA, AUVSI, and ACM Conferences. He is serving as the chair for the IEEE Standards Working Group (IEEE 1920.1: Aerial Communications and Networking Standards). He is a co-editor for an upcoming book on 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks' that will be published by the Cambridge University Press in fall 2017. He has published over one hundred research articles during his career. He is leading the Smart and Connected Community project on 'Deployable Communication Systems' in collaboration with the Government, public, and private organizations. This living laboratory project was demonstrated thrice during the Global City Teams Challenge hosted jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

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