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W10: Technologies and Proof-of-Concept Activities for 6G 2024 (TPoC6G 2024) - VTC2024-Spring Singapore

W10: Technologies and Proof-of-Concept Activities for 6G 2024 (TPoC6G 2024)

Co-chair: Kenichi Higuchi, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Co-chair: Satoshi Suyama, NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan
Co-chair: Koichi Adachi, The University of Electra-Communications, Japan
Co-chair: Yuichi Kawamoto, Tohoku University, Japan

Abstract: The 5th generation (5G) mobile communication system was just launched in 2019. New technologies and their technical concepts for 5G Evolution (5GE) (5G-Advanced in 3GPP) and the 6th generation (6G) mobile communication system are about to be investigated in many research entities. On top of them, research and development activities for 6G are about to be initiated. This workshop is aiming to provide opportunities to present the latest wireless and mobile network technologies and the proof-of-concept (PoC) activities for 5GE and 6G. Distinguished speakers from industry and academia will present their latest research and development results and discuss their perspectives regarding the new directions towards 6G. The discussion at the workshop is also expected to promote the exchange of new ideas among researchers.

Co-chair Bios:

Kenichi Higuchi

Bio: Kenichi Higuchi received the B.E. degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994, and received the Dr.Eng. degree from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 2002. In 1994, he joined NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (now, NTT DOCOMO, INC.). While with NTT DOCOMO, INC., he was engaged in the research and standardization of wireless access technologies for wideband DS-CDMA mobile radio, HSPA, LTE, and broadband wireless packet access technologies for systems beyond IMT-2000. In 2007, he joined the faculty of the Tokyo University of Science and currently holds the position of Professor. His current research interests are in the areas of wireless technologies and mobile communication systems, including advanced multiple access, radio resource allocation, inter-cell interference coordination, multiple-antenna transmission techniques, signal processing such as interference cancellation and turbo equalization, and issues related to heterogeneous networks using small cells. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of the International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications in 2004 and 2007, the Best Paper Award from the IEICE in 2021, a recipient of the Young Researcher’s Award from the IEICE in 2003, the 5th YRP Award in 2007, the Prime Minister Invention Prize in 2010, and the Invention Prize of Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office in 2015. He is a member of the IEEE.

Satoshi Suyama

Bio: Satoshi Suyama received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering, the M.S. degree in information processing, and the Dr. Eng. degree in communications and integrated systems, all from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999, 2001, and 2010, respectively. From 2001 to 2013, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications and Integrated Systems at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been engaged in research on OFDM mobile communications systems and applications of the adaptive signal processing, including turbo equalization, interference cancellation, and channel estimation. Since April 2013, he has joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. and has been involved in research and development of 5G and 6G mobile communications systems. He is currently Senior Manager of 6G Network Innovation Department in NTT DOCOMO. He received the Best Paper Prize from the European Wireless Technology Conference (EuWiT) in 2009, the Paper Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) in 2012, Best Paper Award from International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) in 2016, and the Best Paper Award from IEICE Communications Society in 2022. He is a member of the IEEE and a senior member of the IEICE.

Koichi Adachi

Bio: Koichi Adachi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2009, respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher with the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in April 2009 and a Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K., from June to August 2009. From May 2010 to May 2016, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore. He is currently an Associate Professor with The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. His research interests include cooperative communications and energy efficient communication technologies. Dr. Adachi was awarded the Excellent Editor Award from IEEE ComSoc MMTC in 2013. He was recognized as the Exemplary Reviewer from IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS from 2012 to 2015. He is a coauthor of the WPMC2020 Best Student Paper Award. He served as the General Co-Chair for the 10th and 11th IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, the Track Co-Chair for Transmission Technologies and Communication Theory of the 78th and 80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in 2013 and 2014, respectively, the Symposium Co-Chair for Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE Globecom 2018 and Wireless Communications Symposium of IEEE Globecom 2020, and the Tutorial Co-Chair for IEEE ICC 2019. He was an Associate Editor of IET Transactions on Communications from 2015 to 2017 and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2016 to 2018. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS since 2016, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING since 2016, and IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY since 2019. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IEICE.

Yuichi Kawamoto

Bio: Yuichi Kawamoto is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS) at Tohoku University in Japan. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Science from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, including several high-quality publications in prestigious IEEE journals and conferences. He has received the best paper awards at several international conferences, including IEEE flagship events, such as the IEEE Global Communications Conference in 2013 (GLOBECOM’13), the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in 2014 (WCNC’14), and the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2018 (ICC’18). He is also a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s award and President’s award from Tohoku University in 2016. His research interests cover a wide range of areas including satellite communications, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) networks, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, green networking, and network security. He is also a member of the IEEE, and a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE).


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