IT Vision in Asia "Beyond 5G, paving a path toward 6G"
Monday, November 8
Software-Defined Beyond 5GAkihiro NakaoThe University of TokyoProf. Akihiro Nakao received B.S. (1991) in Physics, M.E. (1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Japan, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has been teaching as an associate professor (2005-2014) and as a professor (2014-present) in Applied Computer Science, at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University. From 2019 to 2021, he has served as Vice Dean of the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies. He was appointed as an adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo in 2019 and has been a special adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo in 2020 and present. He was appointed as Chairman of 5G/Beyond 5G committee, Space ICT Promotion Initiative Forum and as Chairman of International Committee, Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium (2020-present). In April 2021, he has moved to School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2021-present) He is serving as Director, Collaborative Research Institute for NGCI, (Next-Generation Cyber Infrastructure), the University of Tokyo (2021-present).The need for robust communication infrastructure development to ensure the continuation of our socio-economic activities is being reaffirmed as a viable counter-measure to the new coronavirus infection that occurred simultaneously around the world. After the commercialization of 5G in 2020, the investment in the R&D of the next-generation cyber infrastructure has begun towards 2030. The aim of building next-generation cyber infrastructure is to transform socio-economic activities into more convenient and affluent ones by collecting and analyzing a large amount of data in real-time and draw high level predictions beyond human knowledge and uniting physical and cyber worlds together, by utilizing advanced features of communications such as high capacity, low-latency, and high-density connectivity. In this presentation, we posit that the enabling the prompt and flexible customizability in communication infrastructure in response to the social requirements is one of the key strategies towards defining a new generation cyber infrastructure and that democratizing end-to-end communication technologies using software-defined techniques plays an even further significant role in near future than present. We introduce our research activities towards software defined Beyond5G, the next generation cyber infrastructure.
Marching toward 6G: National Research Program in TaiwanTzong-Lin WuNational Taiwan UniversityTzong-Lin Wu received the B.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. He was with National Sun Yat-Sen University from 1998 to 2005. He joined NTU in 2005 and is currently a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and an Associate Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NTU, since 2018. His research interests include EMC/EMI and signal/power integrity design for high-speed digital/optical systems. Dr. Wu served the IEEE EMC Society as a Distinguished Lecturer in 2008–2009 and a Member of Board of Directors (BoD) during 2016–2022. Dr. Wu is an IEEE fellow, and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EMC. He is now the Chair of National Research Program for Next Generation Communication Systems initiated by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan.Mobile communication has become an important infrastructure that must constantly evolve to meet the requirements of emerging applications. As 5G systems are just being rolled out, researchers from academia and industry have begun to conceptualize the next generation mobile communication (6G). In Taiwan, a government-sponsored program for 6G researches was kicked off in June, 2021. The program aims at developing breakthrough technologies, cultivating communication talents, integrating academic and industrial R&D resources, building collaboration with international research teams and standard organizations. This talk will also briefly introduce the program scope which covers the core technologies to enable the 6G communication with extreme high speed, extreme coverage, and intelligent and diverse capability.
A Perspective of China’s 6G ResearchesZhisheng NiuTsinghua UniversityZhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-94, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. His major research interest is wireless communications and networking. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009, Best Paper Awards from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013, and Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award from IEEE Communications Society Green Communications and Computing Technical Committee in 2018. Currently he is serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks. He was selected as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society (2012-2015) as well as IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society (2014-2018). He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.As one of the leading markets in the world, Chinese operators have started to build their 5G trial networks since December 2018, reaching to 900K+ 5G BSs and 360M+ 5G users today. As a result, research focus has been shifting from 5G to 5.5G as well as 6G technologies. Several nationwide promotion groups on 6G technologies have been established and tens of 6G-related R&D projects have been funded. This talk will highlight such R&D activities in China and discuss about their potential challenges and research directions.
Public-Private 6G Lifetime Collaboration in KoreaDong Ku Kim5G Forum (Yonsei University)DONG KU KIM received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1992. He worked on CDMA systems in the cellular infrastructure group of Motorola at Fort Worth, Texas. He has been a professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, since 1994. He was a founding chair of the 5G Forum in 2013, which is a think thank for 5G strategy, 5G commercialization, SME promotion, 5G vertical trial and promotion, and future technologies. He is a chair of the 5G Forum executive committee and a member of the 5G+ strategy committee of the Ministry of Science and ICT. He is also co-chair of the 6G R&D strategy committee of MSIT. He received the Yellow Stripes of the Order of Service Merit from the Korean government for the contribution of the world's first commercialization of 5G, ecosystem creation, and the diffusion of convergence among 5G-based industries in April 2020. He received IEEE Communication Society Career Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunication on Dec. 2020. He also received the Award of Excellence in the leadership of 100 Leading Technologies for Korea 2020 from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in Dec. 2013. His current research interests are 5G mobile communication systems, full-duplex MIMO, tactile internet, 5G-V2X technologies using lens-based MIMO, and smart ocean buoy communication.In April 2019 just after Korea rolled out the world first 5G commercialization, the MSIT put out a series of moves to ramp up the 5G diffusion opportunities to a variety of vertical industry. The 5G+ strategy drives cross-ministerial public private collaboration to promote 5G for industry. In 2020, the digital new deal projects started to adopt 5G and AI to public administration and public-infrastructure. Last August, the ministry put out the 6G R&D strategy and its public-private collaboration. In this talk, we will share some of lessons from 5G, and how we would do better in 6G in Korea.
IT Vision in Asia Sub-committee Chair/Co-chair
Kazuko Nishimura, Chair Panasonic Corporation
Minjae Lee, Co-Chair Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology