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Keynote speakers

Mr. Takehiro Nakamura


Mr. Takehiro Nakamura Title: NTT DOCOMO 5G toward 2020 deployment

Abstract: In this talk, we will first explain about our vision related to the future services and deployment scenarios to be supported by 5G. Then, we will introduce our envisaged technical concept for 5G and its key enabling technologies. This will be followed by our views on the technology roadmap for standardization and system deployment toward 2020 and beyond. The latest status and results of our ongoing 5G experimental trials will also be presented at the end of the talk.

Biography: Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990.  He is now VP and Managing Director of 5G Laboratory in NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Mr. Nakamura has been working for research and development of the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. He has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He is currently the leader of 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc(20B AH) in ARIB and Acting Chairman of the Strategy & Planning Committee in 5G Mobile Communication Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan. He has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999. He had contributed to 3GPP TSG-RAN as a vice chairman during March 2005 to March 2009 and as a chairman during April 2009 to March 2013.


Dr. Shigeyuki Akiba

Project Leader
KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Dr. Shigeyuki Akiba Title: Happiness Co-Creation Society through Intelligent Communications - Center of Innovation (COI) Project at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Abstract: The Communications & Networking area has known tremendous progress in the last two decades. Yet, it has been solely about the delivery of bits and bytes. Feelings and emotions of users have been always overlooked in any communication platform. This keynote will introduce a revolutionary vision that aims for enabling communication services that can convey not only direct information but also feelings and emotions, and that is for smooth and better communication and understanding between people, taking into account multi-cultural, multi-generation, and multi-lingual factors. The overall objective is the building of a happiness co-creation society that yields new values so that all generations can increase youth and vitality regardless of population structure. Towards that end, the keynote will introduce the concept of happiness sensors that detect annoys and problems arising from, for example, differences in cultural and language background, lifestyle patterns, and age. Declined memory recollection capability seen in aged persons may be another annoying factor. The keynote will also elaborate on how to develop database of individual knowledge and experience as well as fuzzy search technologies to realize the "Ishin-Denshin" communication service, which can instantly provide instruction for the to-be-followed behaviors and responses as well as concierge services. To turn the “Ishin-Denshin” concept into reality, an all-band communication platform will be studied, focusing on terahertz proximity transmission and overall network optimization.

Biography: He received B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1974, 1976, and 1984, respectively. He joined KDD Research and Development Laboratories in 1976. From 1980 to 1981 he was a Fellow of CAES of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1988 to 1990 he worked at R&D Department of Intelsat, Washington D.C. In 1990-2000 he had been involved in the R&D projects toward optical amplifier undersea cable systems, especially ultra-high capacity advanced WDM systems, which include TPC-5 Cable Network, Japan-US, PC-1, and TAT-14. He had been President and Chief Executive Officer at KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc. in 2000-01 and 2005-11. Currently he is Advisor and Executive Principal Research Engineer of KDDI R&D Labs. and Director of Collaborative Research Center for Happiness Co-Creation Society through Intelligent Communications at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Akiba is a Fellow of IEEE and IEICE.


Dr. Kei Sakaguchi

Fraunhofer HHI / Tokyo Institute of Technology / Osaka University

Title: Millimeter-wave on Your Hand in 5G

Abstract: This talk shows the potential of using millimeter-wave for 5G by referring outcomes of several projects including MiWEBA. It becomes common view that using millimeter-wave for 5G access is only the way to achieve the requirement of more than 10Gbps peak user rate and more than 1000x system rate with energy efficient and cost effective manner. This talk also shows millimeter-wave technologies, such as channel measurements & modeling, millimeter-wave antennas, millimeter-wave devices, backhaul/fronthaul for millimeter-wave access, C-RAN based radio resource management, and several PoC demonstrators. Finally, the talk raises discussions about potential spectrum in millimeter-wave band for 5G that will be regulated in WRC19.

Biography: Kei Sakaguchi received the M.E. degree in Information Processing from Tokyo Institute Technology in 1998, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute Technology in 2006. Currently, he is working at Fraunhofer HHI in Germany as a Scientist and at the same time he is an Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. He is also working as a Specially Appointed Associate Professor in Osaka University in Japan. He received the Outstanding Paper Awards from SDR Forum and IEICE in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and three Best Paper Awards from IEICE communication society in 2012, 2013, and 2015. He also received the Tutorial Paper Award from IEICE communication society in 2006. He served as a TPC co-chair in the IEEE RFID-TA 2015 and as a General co-chair in the IEEE WDN-CN in 2015. His current research interests are in 5G cellular networks, millimeter-wave communications, and wireless energy transmission. He is a member of IEICE and IEEE.


Mr. Edward (Mingcheng) Zhou

Vice President
Director of Marketing & Solution Sales Division
Huawei Technologies Japan K.K.

Title: 5G, From Mobile Internet to Connected World

Abstract: With the quick devolopment of mobile internet and IoT (Internet of Things), mobile broadband will permeate all areas of the society and the users expect a better blueprint for a networked world. 5G will have fundamental impact on the ICT industrial transformation and human life. As to be a key enabler of the future digital world, 5G is to be an ultimate platform for a connected world to enable new ways of innovation and collaboration and to create new opportunities. In this talk, we will share Huawei’s vision and views on 5G, present Huawei 5G research progress, and introduce Huawei 5G progress with industry.

Biography:Mr. Edward (Mingcheng) Zhou is Vice President of Huawei Technologies Japan K.K., Director of Marketing & Solution Sales Division and also responsible for Huawei Carrier Network Business in Japan and Korea region. Since joined Huawei in 1996, starting from a software engineer for the public telephone switching system, Mr. Zhou has 19 years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to his current position, Mr. Zhou was Director of marketing department in European region. 7-year experience in Europe gave him a deep understanding of developed market and helped him contribute to the business growth, and market expansion successfully. Mr. Zhou also worked in US and China regions, several positions such as System Engineer, Chief Engineer, and Marketing Director of Fixed Product Line. Mr. Zhou graduated from Zhongshan University in China with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Software.


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