SmartCom 2017 -The 4th International Workshop on Smart Wireless Communications-
SmartCom 2017 is organized by IEICE Technical Committee on Smart Radio (SR), IEICE Technical Committee on Short Range Wireless Communications (SRW) and IEICE Technical Committee on Radio Communication Systems (RCS).


  • 09:30 - 10:15, October 23 (Keynote Speech 1)

  • Title: Spectrum sharing and networking issues in 5G mmWave cellular networks

  • Speaker: Prof. Michele Zorzi, The University of Padova, Italy

  • Biography:

    Michele Zorzi received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padova in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992/1993 he was on leave at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). After being affiliated with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, and the University of Ferrara, in November 2003 he joined the faculty of the Information Engineering Department of the University of Padova, where he is currently a professor. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks and IoT, energy constrained communications protocols, 5G millimeter-wave cellular systems, and underwater communications and networking. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2003 to 2005, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, and is currently the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He was Guest Editor for several Special Issues in IEEE Personal Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Network, and IEEE JSAC. He served as a Member-at-Large in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2011, and as its Director of Education from 2014 to 2015. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
  • Abstract:

    This talk will discuss some relevant networking issues for 5G mmWave cellular systems. First, we will give an extensive discussion on the potential benefits and technical challenges of spectrum sharing in a mmWave context. We will show that from this points of view this scenario is much more promising than traditional cellular systems in sub-6 GHz bands. We will also discuss the role of coordination between different operators for the purpose of managing the inter- and intra-system interference, which is shown to be the ultimate limiting factor in spectrum sharing. Second, we will discuss how directionality makes it more difficult to implement and operate network management functionalities, with specific reference to Initial Access and Cell Search, where the energy/latency/detection tradeoff is of particular interest. Finally, we will briefly describe our full-stack 5G mmWave cellular simulator, which includes the whole protocol suite as well as detailed mmWave channel models, and present some examples of system-level results it can provide.
  • 11:10 - 11:55, October 24 (Keynote Speech 2)

  • Title: 5G, paving a way to transform the world

  • Speaker: Dr. Eisuke Fukuda, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan

  • Biography:

    Eisuke Fukuda graduated from the faculty of electrical engineering of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1979 and joined Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, where he started research and development on fundamental technologies such as modems and multi-path equalizers for terrestrial digital microwave communication systems. Since 1993, he had been engaged in research work for the 3rd generation mobile communications system such as W-CDMA system, and since 2005 the 4th generation such as LTE and LTE-Advanced. In parallel, since 1993 he had actively been involved in global standardization of mobile communication systems, and played a role of Vice Chairman of TSG-RAN of 3GPP from 2001 to 2005. During the period of time, he had also been a regular member of Japan’s delegates of ITU-R SG8 WP8F, where made contribution in drafting some recommendation related to RF parameters and conformance test of mobile base stations as well as user terminals. He received his doctorate from the Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Tokyo. He is a member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan. His current interest includes the 5G systems as well as a various wireless networks for the IoT system.
  • Abstract:

    5G wireless technology tremendously expands its capabilities and performances compared to current 4G technology. The data rate is expected to increase to 10 Gbps, which means people can enjoy exchanging rich contents without any stress. The latency is drastically shortened to less than 1 ms, by which new real-time applications such as augmented reality, various kinds of robots, and autonomous driving would be realized. And the number of connected devices of 1 M/km^2 allows full accessibility of all kinds of sensors and industrial IoT devices. All of these enhanced wireless capabilities allow us to open up the new era of “Digital Transformation.” This would drastically change our society and human life. For example, things, matters, phenomenon, experiences and behaviors on the physical world where human-being resides are projected as a form of digitalized data onto the cyber world through a series of process of sensing, collecting, converting and copying. On the cyber world, the data are categorized, correlated, analyzed, and used for forecast in order to provide the optimum feedback to the physical world. This process of the digital transformation would change our social life and a way of business into completely different ones with new values. The enhanced wireless features of 5G accelerate the digital transformation in three corresponding viewpoints. Firstly, low latency enables quick synchronization between the physical world and the cyber world. It makes speedup the cycle from sensing to actuation. Secondly, high connection density enables accommodation of massive objects of the physical world. Thirdly, extremely high data rate releases any restriction in transport of data of a various types, amount, and profiles. The ICT world is on the way toward the digital transformation from a cloud-centric world. This promotes frameworks for co-creation such as Industry 4.0 in Europe, IIC in US as well as Society 5.0 in Japan. Combined with technologies as analytics, AI, IoT and robotics, 5G is expected to transforms our business, society, human-life, and the world.