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W2: The 2nd Workshop on 5G and Beyond Technologies for Ultra-Dense Environments - VTC2020-Fall Victoria

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to 19 June 2020

W2: The 2nd Workshop on 5G and Beyond Technologies for Ultra-Dense Environments

Organizer: Haesik Kim,  VTT, Finland
Organizer: Kenta Umebayashi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Abstract: Due to increase the number of mobile devices and a mobile traffic growth, 5G and beyond architecture should include new requirements such as scalability and flexibility. Thus, we expect that 5G and beyond networks will be more flexible to meet various requirements than all their predecessors. Network densification will be unavoidable. 5G and beyond systems are expected to lead to the shift to ultra-dense small cell deployments, flexible network deployment and operation, multi connectivity, dynamic traffic steering and resource management, intelligent use of network data, users participating in storage, relaying, content delivery and computation within the network, coexistence of heterogeneous networks and local stand-alone 5G systems, and the use of smart antennas to help in capacity and interference mitigation, and operations in higher frequencies. In fact, very dense deployments of small cells that are connected with high capacity backhauls are expected to be a key operational mode in 5G and can be deployed by new stakeholders such as the facility owners. Addressing this increasing need for high target requirements in ultra-dense environments that adapts to the needs of 5G networks, this workshop covers 5G and beyond technologies topics in crowded environments and comes as the outcome of the close collaboration between EU and Japan. This workshop is organized by the EU-Japan joint funded project 5G-Enhance (www.5genhance.  eu , Grant number: 815056) under the 5G PPP initiative.

Bio: Dr. Haesik Kim (IEEE Senior Member, Series Editor and Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine) is Senior Scientist of 5G and beyond network team in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He received the M.Sc and Ph.D. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea, in 2000 and Lancaster University UK, in 2009, respectively. He was a visiting PhD student in University of Bergen, Norway and a visiting researcher in National Institute of Information and Communications (NICT) Japan. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) where he focused on physical layer system design and standardisation in 3G, SDR and UWB project. From 2008 to 2009, he was with NEC UK where he was involved in 4G WiMAX system design and standardisation. He joined in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in 2010 and is currently focusing on advanced PHY and MAC layer system design. He made significant contributions to wireless communication area. (Ex. the world fastest UWB chipset development, a major contributor to WiMedia standard, dozens of patents holder deriving from his research, journal and conference papers in wireless communication area, etc.) He is an author of the book “Wireless Communications Systems Design (Wiley)”. He is a vice-chair of 5G PPP steering board. He is a series editor of IEEE Communications Magazine: Design and Implementation of Devices, Circuits and Systems and also an associate technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. He served as a conference chair (ICC 2015, etc.), a session chair (VTC-fall 2017, etc) and a TPC member of many international journals (IEEE JSAC, etc.) and conferences (PIMRC2019, etc.). He is the recipient of the International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP) Best Paper Award in 2010. He as a coordinator, project manager and principle investigator has been involved in many research projects: EU, ESA, Finnish national projects. His current research interests include PHY and MAC layer system design, advanced coding theory, advanced MIMO, multicarrier system, interference mitigation techniques, resource allocation schemes, machine-type communications, ultra-reliable low latency communications, etc.

Bio: Prof. Kenta Umebayashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Yokohama National University, Japan, in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively, and the LL.B. degree from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in 1996. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Research Scientist with the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He was a Principal Investigator of four grants-in-aid for scientific research projects and four strategic information and communications research and development promotion programme projects, including EU-Japan project (5G-Enhance). His research interests lie in the areas of signal detection and estimation theories for wireless communication, signal processing for multiple antenna systems, cognitive radio networks, and terahertz band wireless communication. He received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE WCNC and the Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE WCNC Workshop from IWSS. He was an Associate Editor of the IEICE Transactions on Communications from 2015 to 2017.

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