Panel 1: Technology and Business Panel I: Recent Advances in LTE-A

Monday 19 April, 11:00 – 12:30

Organizer: Dr. Tarik TALEB, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Chair: Dr. Bin Li, Advanced Wireless Research Labs, Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China

LTE-Advanced, or LTE Release 10 and beyond as known within the 3GPP community, represents an evolution of LTE and is motivated by different requirements from both operators and end-users. A major requirement of LTE-A consists in achieving peak data rates equal to 1Gbps and 500 Mbps on downlink and uplink, respectively and that is via an extensive usage of advanced MIMO technologies and transmission bandwidth wider than 70 MHz. The peak spectrum efficiency is also required to be doubled in comparison with Rel. 8 LTE. Spectrum flexibility, backward compatibility, reduction of control plane delay, relaying, and vast deployment of indoor eNB and Home NB are all important requirements that feature LTE-A.

This panel hosts panelists from two major vendors, namely NEC and Huawei, one panelist from Telstra, the largest mobile operator in Australia, and a panelist from CSIRO, an internationally-notable research institute in Australia. The panelists will be discussing the need for LTE-A, the potential that it offers to the different stakeholders and the end-users, and highlight the hurdles that are still to be overcome to make of the LTE-A vision a reality.
(1) Dr. Boon Loong Ng, NEC-A RAN1 3GPP delegate, NEC Australia
(2) Mr. Phong Nguyen, Principal Engineer, NEC Australia.
(3) Mr. Ganesh Bharatula, Emerging Technology Manager, CTO, Telstra, Australia
(4) Dr. Iain Collings, Research Director, Wireless Networking Lab, CSIRO, Australia
(5) Dr. Lei Wan, Manager, Huawei Technologies

Panel 2: Technology and Business Panel II: Radio Access & Network Technologies beyond 4G

Tuesday 20 April, 11:00 – 12:30

Organizer: Prof. Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, China
Chair: Prof. Jing WANG, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

This year is very important to the global wireless communications development. IMT-Advanced research has started system design, evaluation and testing stage. Relevant research institutes and organizations all over the world are speeding up their researches in 4G and beyond 4G. LTE and WiMAX are the two routes of the evolution towards IMT-Advanced. In the stinging competition of technology and standards, LTE successive evolution technology, LTE-Advanced, has become the mainstream one among all 4G candidates. Major international mobile communications manufacturers and operators have switched their focus to LTE. Manufacturers are expecting the technology with higher and higher performance indexes, operators are expecting a high speed high quality low cost network and users are longing for an inexpensive enriched customer-centered ubiquitous service. In this panel, we will discuss some hot topics about key technology, standard and industry of 4G or beyond 4G. This panel session will provide a platform for discussion on all areas of future wireless and mobile communications between the colleagues from industry and academia all over the world.

(1) Dr. Luoning GUI. Senior Vice President of Alcatel Lucent Shanghai Bell, China
(2) Dr. Naoto KADOWAKI, Director General, Yokosuka Research Laboratories, NICT, Japan
(3) Dr. Eisuke Fukuda, Vice President, Network System Laboratories, Fujitsu Labs Ltd., Japan

Panel 3: Technology and Business Panel III: Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

Wednesday 21 April, 11:00 – 12:30

Organizer: Dr. Raja Jurdak, CSIRO, Australia
Chair: Dr. Raja Jurdak, CSIRO, Australia

The Internet of Things concept envisions that nearly all physical objects will embed processing, sensing, and actuation capabilities. The interfacing of the physical and virtual spaces will unveil new business opportunities, and impact social interactions as well. However, there are many technical and practical challenges to reaching that vision, including the definition of appropriate business models for this technology. This panel will discuss the potential and challenges that lie ahead for the Internet of Things.

(1) Prof. Peter Corke, QUT, Australia
(2) Mr. Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant, Ovum, Australia
(3) Dr. Ian Oppermann, ICT Centre Director, CSIRO, Australia