SmartCom 2019 - The 6th International Workshop on Smart Wireless Communications -
SmartCom 2019 is organized by IEICE Technical Committee on Smart Radio (SR) and Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


  • Time: Nov. 4 (Mon) 13:00-13:50 (Keynote Session 1)

  • Title: Delivering 5/6G Performance: mmWave Spectrum Opportunities and Challenges

  • Speaker: Dr. Reinaldo Valenzuela (Nokia Bell Labs)

  • Biography:

    Reinaldo A. Valenzuela: Member NAE. Fellow IEEE. IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Bell Labs Fellow. WWRF Fellow, 2014 IEEE CTTC Technical Achievement Award, 2015 IEEE VTS Avant Garde Award. B.Sc. U. of Chile, Ph.D. Imperial College. Director, Communication Theory Department, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories. Engaged in propagation measurements and models, MIMO/space time systems achieving high capacities using transmit and receive antenna arrays, HetNets, small cells and next generation air interface techniques and architectures. He has published 210 papers and 44 patents. He has over 29,000 Google Scholar citations and is a 'Highly Cited Author' In Thomson ISI and a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
  • Abstruct:

    The insatiable demand for media rich content and the increasing availability of advanced devices such as smart phones, tablets, etc., has forced the mobile communications eco system to consider the next generation solutions to address these needs. 5G, already in early commercial deployment, is responding to these needs with options such as Small Cells, HetNets, Carrier Aggregation, Internet-of-Things, Relays, Device-to-Device, massive MIMO and operation in the vast spectrum available in the millimeter wave range, among others. In this talk, I will review some of the opportunities and challenges inherent to these higher bands, such as increased propagation loss, maintaining antenna gain, beam spreading, channel dynamics and how they can be best addressed to deliver practical solutions to the challenges facing 5G and beyond.
  • Time: Nov. 5 (The) 12:50-13:40 (Keynote Session 2)

  • Title: 5G - Hype, spectrum and beyond

  • Speaker: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University)

  • Biography:

    Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories; associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and EE departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009 and as Engineering Fellow, Technical Advisor and Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2010 until 2017.
    Protocol standards co-developed by him, including RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.
  • Abstruct:

    5G has become the single most potent communication-related buzzword since the Internet, having everybody from farmers and factory owners to presidents get excited. Some of the promises seem unlikely to be realized and ignore some of the key attributes of the telecom industry. While the future of 5G may be cloudier than many industry pundits think, spectrum will most likely play a central role. With all the easy sources of spectrum mined, co-existence, semi-dynamic allocation, hierarchical use structures and unconventional auction models are likely to dominate. I will review some of the recent and planned FCC spectrum actions and auctions, including for Wi-Fi use.


  • Time: Nov. 4 (Mon) 14:10-16:10 (Special Session 1)

  • Title: How Millimeter-Wave is deployed in 5G and Beyond

  • Organizers: Prof. Kei Sakaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Dr. Ashwin Sampath (Qualcomm)

  • Scope:

    Millimeter-wave 5G has been deployed both in US and Japan. However, novel deployment strategies are needed to overcome blocking and mobility problems existing in millimeter-wave bands. In this special session, four distinguished speakers are invited from US and Japan to discuss about how millimeter-wave is deployed in both countries in terms of coverage, mobility, data rate, and new services.
  • Speakers:

    1. Dr. Navid Abedini (Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated)

    2. Dr. Tatsuki Okuyama (NTT docomo)

    3. Dr. Marco Mezzavilla (New York University)

    4. Prof. Kei Sakaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Time: Nov. 5 (Tue) 8:30-10:30 (Special Session 2)

  • Title: Connected Vehicles Landscape

  • Organizers: Prof. Takeo Fujii (The University of Electro-Communication), Dr. Onur Altintas (Toyota USA)

  • Scope:

    This session will bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the status and the most recent developments surrounding V2X communications, along with recent relevant developments both in IEEE and 3GPP standards domains.
  • Chairs: Prof. Takeo Fujii (The University of Electro-Communication), Dr. John Kenney (Toyota USA)

  • Speakers:

    1. Dr. John Kenney (Toyota USA)

    2. Prof. Eiji Okamoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

    3. Dr. Larry Head (The University of Arizona)

    4. Dr. Hitoshi Yoshino (Softbank Corp.)

  • Time: Nov. 5 (Tue) 14:00-16:00 (Special Session 3)

  • Title: Dynamic Spectrum Management

  • Organizers: Prof. Kenta Umebayashi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Dr. Milind M. Buddhikot (Nokia Bell Labs)

  • Scope:

    Future wireless communication services will require more spectrum resource since the number of users and required data-rate will be increased drastically. In addition, there will be various types of wireless communication networks designed for individual requirements, such as local 5G and private 5G. For this issue, efficient and flexible spectrum resource management is required for the future wireless communications. In this special session, there will be talks in terms of dynamic spectrum access/management/spectrum sharing from industry, academy and regulator.
  • Speakers:

    1. Dr. Issei Kanno (KDDI Research, Inc.)

    2. Dr. Kamran Etemad (US Federal Communications Commission)

    3. Prof. Osamu Takyu (Shinshu University)

    4. Dr. Harish Viswanathan (Nokia Bell Labs)