Monday, 5 December 2016 

11:15 – 12:45 14:30 – 16:00  16:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 6 December 2016  

11:00 – 12:30 
14:00 – 15:30  16:00 – 17:30

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

11:00 – 12:30

Monday, 5 December 2016  
11:45 – 12:45 ● International Ballroom West
IP3: Operational and Management Challenges in 5G

Haris Gacanin, Customer Experience Management, Applications and Analytics, Nokia
Puranik Gagan, Director, SDN Architecture Planning, Verizon Wireless
Maziar Nekovee, 5G Group Leader/Chief Engineer, Samsung
David Soldani, Head, 5G Technology, E2E, Global, Nokia
Benoît Pelletier, InterDigital
Sunil Vadgama, Head of Future Networking Research, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
The customer experience is gaining significant momentum as the major design and deployment driver in 5G. Telecom operator’s major revenues are strongly related to customer experience management which in 5G will be more than ever dependent on different technologies such as radio, networking, cloud, analytics, etc. This panel will discuss potential research directions related to aforementioned 5G service and network operational aspects and their implications to customer experience. The panel will also address customer experience management, considered as an important and integral part of 5G design. In order to accomplish this goal different technologies need to be understood in the context of network and customer experience management, which further need to be addressed across different domains (i.e., networks, services and devices). The aim of this panel is to bring different dimensions in comparison with the traditional network (technology)-centric thinking of the design and operational aspects, and focus to outline the associated research challenges related to service- and customer-centric designs in 5G.

Monday, 5 December 2016
11:15 – 12:45 ● International Ballroom East
IP4: Machine-Type Communications (MTC)/Internet of Things (IoT) via Cellular Networks

Wanshi Chen, QUALCOMM Inc.
Jin Yang, Verizon
Ye Chen, AT&T
Johan Bergman, Ericsson
Brian Classon, Huawei
The provision of Machine-Type Communications (MTC) or internet of things (IoT) via cellular networks is providing a significant opportunity for new revenue generation for mobile operators. Cellular technologies not only provide ubiquitous coverage, both outdoors and indoors, but also bring numerous advantages for different MTC/IoT use cases. Two versions of standardization, namely, enhanced MTC (eMTC), and narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT), were introduced and finalized earlier this year as part of LTE Advanced Pro in Release 13, in order to address varying needs of wide range of IoT applications.  This also paves the path to narrowband 5G, which will be a critical part of the overall 5G platform for massive Internet of Things. This panel will focus on the challenges, insights and solutions in 3GPP standardization, and future trends for MTC/IoT.

Monday, 5 December 2016
14:30 – 16:00 ● International Ballroom East
IP1: Joint SDOs/Fora Industry Harmonization Initiative on Unified Standards, Architectures, and PoCs Programs: on SDN, NFV, Autonomics, Model-Driven E2E Service Management & Orchestration, and Information Models

Ranganai Chaparadza, IPv6 Forum, ETSI NTECH AFI WG
John Strassner, Huawei
Tayeb Ben Meriem, Orange, ETSI NTECH AFI WG, TMF, NGMN

Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum
Ralph Droms, Cisco, IETF
Scott Mansfield, Ericsson, Metro Ethernet Forum 
George Dobrowski, Broadband Forum
Said Soulhi, Verizon
This session presents a progress report from an initiative that is bringing together various SDOs/Fora to work towards harmonization of architectures and standards for the emerging complementary networking paradigms. The initiative is called Joint SDOs/Fora Industry Harmonization on Standards for SDN (Software-Defined-Networking), NFV (Network-Functions-Virtualization), AMC (Autonomic Management & Control of Networks and Services using closed control-loops for real-time and predictive analytics and self-adaptation/dynamic-policing of network resources and services), E2E Orchestration of Services and Resources, and Big-Data Analytics for AMC. The aim of the industry harmonization initiative is to break from “silos” and embrace a “Cross-SDO/Fora Coordinated Approach” for Unified Standards and Architectural Frameworks. Harmonization and coordination by SDOs/Fora reduce standards overlaps and collisions being seen with SDN, NFV, AMC, and E2E Orchestration in environments that combine physical and virtual networks, and lower the costs of standardization and R&D. The industry has been calling for efforts on harmonization that address these problems, hence this session presents ongoing progress.

Monday, 5 December 2016
16:30 – 18:00 ● International Ballroom East
IP2: Millimeter Wave vs. Below 5 GHz Massive MIMO: Which Technology Can Give Greater Value?

Thomas Marzetta, Nokia Bell Labs
Robert Heath, University of Texas, Austin
Chih-Lin I, China Mobile
Charlie Zhang, Samsung
Erik Larsson, Linköping University
Liesbet Van der Perre, KU Leuven
Ted Rappaport, NYU
Kei Sakaguchi, Fraunhofer HHI
The purpose of this panel is to discuss and debate the inherent technical merits of the two most prominent fifth-generation (5G) wireless physical layer technologies: millimeter wave, and below 5 GHz Massive MIMO. Despite the fact that the efficacy of wireless technology is thoroughly testable by controlled, reproducible experiments, there is apparently little consensus within the wireless industry as to the best direction future technology should take. Too often technical discussions are diluted by the introduction of extraneous nontechnical factors, such as spectrum licensing policy, the reluctance of service providers to replace wireless infrastructure ahead of its projected lifespan, entrenched thinking that has the force of dogma, and the pressure of “not invented here”. Attaching excessive importance to merely subsidiary considerations ignores that fact that the wireless industry is exceedingly wealthy (service providers spent more than $40 billion on 65 MHz of spectrum in the 2015 FCC AWS-3 auction) and that advanced communications are of ever increasing importance to young people for which they can be expected to pay increasing fractions of their income.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016  
11:00 – 12:30 ● International Ballroom West
IP7: Towards 5G Networking 

Rao Yallapragada and Rath Vannithamby, Intel Corp.
Amitava Gosh, IEEE Fellow, Nokia
Anthony Soong, IEEE Fellow, Chief Scientist, Huawei
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile
Mingxi Fan, VP, Engineering, QUALCOMM Inc.
Steve Martin, SVP & GM, Emerging Technologies, Ruckus Wireless
Densification has been one of the most significant techniques considered to achieve greater data rates and capacity in the current and past generations of cellular networks. The 5G data rates in the order of 10 Gbps may be met in localized environments by ultra-dense networks (UDN). UDNs are expected to operate in the millimeter-wave band, where wide bandwidth signals needed for such high data rates can be designed, and will rely on high-gain beamforming to mitigate path loss and ensure low interference. In the interim, LTE-based technology options such as LWA, LWIP, LAA and MulteFire are considered by the industry to address the spiking data needs by tapping into unlicensed spectrum in local area network deployments. There are even new interest shown in other technology options in shared spectrum opportunities in CBRS 3.5 GHz and further down the road with 5G cellular opportunities in unlicensed spectrum in higher bands as well. This panel will bring experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in UDN architecture and review the pros and cons of different cellular options in new spectrum sub 6 GHz and higher bands (> 6 GHz), licensed and unlicensed.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 
11:00 – 12:30 ● International Ballroom East
IP8: 5G Systems: Integration of Existing and New Technologies

Amal Ekbal, National Instruments
Simone Redana, Nokia
Bernard Barani, European Commission

Josephy Levy
, InterDigital
Arunabha Ghosh, AT&T
Andreas Müller, Bosch
David M. Gutierrez Estevez, Samsung

5G is going far beyond radio. 5G radio will complement LTE and WiFi because it will integrate existing and new technologies. With no need to replace 4G, 5G will include existing systems like LTE-Advanced and Wi-Fi, coupled with new, revolutionary technologies designed e.g., for ultra dense deployments and highly reliable communication, as well as minimal latency. 5G will provide high quality and consistent connectivity for people and things, creating the perception of infinite capacity. 5G networks will combine existing mobile radio generations, as well as Wi-Fi, into a new system. Different RAN technologies and layers will be managed as one system.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
14:00 – 15:30 ● International Ballroom East
IP5: Leveraging the Full Potential of 5G Networks with Network Slicing and NFV

Caroline Chan, Intel Corp.

Peter Rost, Nokia
Gavin Horn, Principal Engineer, QUALCOMM Technologies Inc.
Udayan Mukherjee, Fellow, Intel Corp.
Jin Yang, Fellow, Verizon 
Chih-Lin I, China Mobile
5G will have to meet a wide variety, even contradictory use case demands, from verticals that span far beyond 3G and 4G networks. Therefore, 5G needs to be designed as soft, flexible and scalable network from the beginning. In this panel, we will discuss technologies such as vertical and horizontal slicing, virtualized network, and mobile edge computing that influence radio access network and core network design. One particular promising technology is network slicing: In late 4G and early 5G, wireless industry started to vertically slice big mobile broadband network into multiple virtual networks to more cost effectively serve vertical industry and application. Each network slice can have different network architecture, control plane and user plane communication and signal processing capacity to achieve optimum return on investment. A new industry or type of service can be added to an existing network instead of deploying a new network. The experts discuss recent progress and outlook.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016  
16:00 – 17:30 ● International Ballroom East
IP6: How Vertical Markets and IOT Interoperability Standards are pushing the Envelope towards the Future Connected Society

Shawn Covell, Vice President, Intel Corp.
Rob Havasy, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance and Executive Director, Continua
Reza Jafari, Connected Cities Advisory Board – Wireless Broadband Alliance, Chairman & CEO, e-Development International
Tom SawanoboriSenior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CTIA
Kiva Allgood, Managing Director, GE Ventures
Many new and emerging applications that are currently under extensive development by so-called “vertical industries” rely on existence of a high-performance, reliable, and ubiquitous 5G system and, in turn, are contributing to the development of 5G in both network and radio aspects towards fulfilling the future connected society vision. In particular, requirements for support of many applications under development in these vertical industries have been significant drivers in technological leap-frogs such as transition into 5G in ways we have not witnessed before. These applications cover a wide array of use cases, including massively connected IoT applications, healthcare, automotive, public safety, education, smart cities, wearables, etc. The extent and scope of vertical markets being developed based on the vision of a massively inter-connected society reveals the critical role they play through fostering a thriving 5G ecosystem in support of creating economies of scale through standards based technologies, thus providing cost-effective solutions to consumers and governments alike.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
11:00 – 12:30 ● Georgetown West
IP9: 5G Networks Prototyping: Entering the Next Phase of Experimentation for Future Radio Access Technologies

Vincent Kotzsch and Amal Ekbal, National Instruments
Mark Cudak, Nokia Bell Labs
Shangbin Wu, Samsung
Emilio Calvanese Strinati, CEA-LETI
Raymond Knopp, Eurecom
The ITU has announced three pillar applications (enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine type communications and ultra-reliable and low latency communications) which the new IMT-2020 5G standard needs to support. This panel will identify the key requirements of the MAC as well as higher layers in a 5G protocol stack to enable these use cases and discuss the high level design elements and ideas that provide a path to create such a stack. The panel will further discuss the necessity of prototyping these promising new technologies to ensure that the theoretical performance indicators translate into practice and to enable iterative improvements. The discussion will provide insight into how the rich set of existing and new technologies can enable us to create an efficient 5G network, the requirements for prototyping and what sort of platforms are available to verify and improve individual network components.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
11:00 – 12:30 ● International Ballroom West
IP10: 5G mmWave Fixed Wireless Access

Charlie Zhang, VP, Head, Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab, Samsung Research America

Pingping Zong
, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
Amitava Ghosh, Head, North America Radio Systems Research, Technology and Innovation Office, Nokia
Ozge Koymen, Principal Engineer, QUALCOMM
Boon Loong, Research Engineer, Standards and Mobility Innovation LAb, Samsung Research America
Jeff Andrews, Professor, UT Austin
5G is graduating from research labs and rapidly getting closer to commercial reality. Since April 2016, 3GPP has officially started standardization of 5G NR (New Radio) to capture all the exciting new 5G technologies developed in the last few years, with a plan to finish an initial version of 5G specification in the middle of 2018. On the spectrum side, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted in mid-July on new regulations to open 5G mmWave spectrums for next-generation 5G networks and applications.  With these 5G technology, standards and spectrum gradually getting in place, several major carriers in different parts of the world have announced pre-commercial 5G trials with their infra and equipment partners.  There is growing consensus that the first 5G commercial trial will likely focus on the mmWave FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) service in the U.S market, followed by trials in other countries and enhancement for mobility service and application at a later date. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
11:00 – 12:30 ● International Ballroom East
IP11: IoT Industrial Deployment

Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology
Roberto Minerva, IEEE IoT Initiative
Sebastien Ziegler, IoT Forum
James St Pierre, NIST
Hassnaa Moustafa, Intel Corporation
This panel discusses several models to guarantee the “Internet of Things” is scalable, inclusive of several communication media, secure, future proof and viable for businesses and end-users. A proprietary or monolithic protocol installation requires the upgrade of all networking components when moving to new technologies. In the meanwhile, markets remain fragmented with no interoperability unless done on the obvious protocol of choice.  The Big Data of the future will be generated by Internet of Things (IoT) i.e., billions of “things” connected to the Internet. Additionally, the IoT Data is different from the traditional “Static Data”. It is “Data in Flight”, “Data in Motion”, also called “Streaming Data” i.e., data arrives in streams continuously and so rapidly that it is not feasible or useful to store it in a conventional database and then analyze it at the time of our choosing. If it is not processed immediately, then it is lost forever. The Biggest Challenge of the current IoT and Big Data Era is: management and mining of ever-increasing streams of data generated by IoT.