5G wireless is one of the most important research areas at present. International telecommunication union (ITU) is under standardization process of international mobile telecommunication (IMT-2020) 5G standard which is expected towards this year end. While, 5G research is still considered an early stage activity, the next generation, 6G activity has already started. Several working groups all over the world are investigating various aspects of 5G/6G wireless/cellular systems. To create a synergy and to enable the distribution of latest research, it is important to arrange detail and focused session in these areas. Furthermore, most of the important conferences cohost such dedicated and focused session/workshop. IEEE ANTS is an important annual event in India and therefore, it is an imperative to organize such value added session/workshop. The proposed full day workshop is focused on latest development and future scope. This will provide a forum for researchers. The one day workshop would cover a broad range of spectrum of 5G/6G investigation and some highlights of future wireless communication. The proposed workshop on 5G wireless/cellular and future wireless communication and technology is in the scope of ANTS.
Timeline and Intended Audience
The proposed workshop is being planned for full day. The workshop will make call for paper as well as few invited/key note speakers. The keynote speakers would be expert from industry such as Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, etc. If time permits, there would be possibility of panel discussion demo session on 5G testbed or development. The audience is expected to be working professional, PhD scholars and even master students. In India also, lot of people and research groups have been working and researching in this area. It is expected that it will not only draw these crowds but also many interested professionals from the industry. Based on the popularity and quality of the previous workshop, it is expected that the workshop will attract more audience and quality papers.
- Navin Kumar, PhD, C.Eng, FIE, SMIEEE (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Bangalore –INDIA
- Ashutosh Dutta, PhD, IEEE Fellow, FIE (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, USA)
Title: Introduction to the Workshop
Speaker: Dr. Navin Kumar
Dr Navin Kumar has over 24 years of working experience in Government, Industry and academia in IT and Telecommunication area. He has over 10 years of overseas experience in teaching, research and development. Currently, he is working as Professor and chairman ECE Dept. in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), Bangalore campus.
Dr. Navin has over 100 publications in peer reviewed international journals and IEEE conference proceedings. In addition, he has also authored and edited books and book chapters. Navin has been awarded the Fraunhofer Challenge award in academic year 2010-2011 for the best PhD thesis work. He also received research grant from foundation of science and technology (FCT) Govt. of Portugal towards his PhD research work. He is the recipient of Gowri Memorial award, India in year 2009 for the best journal paper. Many of his papers adjudged as best paper awards at International IEEE conferences outside India. He is Sr Member of IEEE, AIENG (HK), Life member of IETE and Fellow IE(India).
He is very active IEEE volunteer. Navin has been giving tutorial at IEEE flagship conferences like ICC, WCNC. He regularly speaks and delivers talk as key note, invited speakers in conferences and workshops. His research area includes, 5G (mmWave and Massive MIMO), Visible Light Communication, Optical Wireless Communication, IoT and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Title: Visionary Talk
Speaker: Dr Sudhir Dixit
Seasoned and a hands-on business leader, entrepreneur, engineering manager, innovator, strategist, and business developer with over 25 years of solid experience in networking and communications, computing, applications and services in the IT and communications industry.
Expertise: SaaS, PaaS, broadband access (wireless/mobile, optical, cable), mobile devices, IoT/M2M, computer communication and network protocols, content management (creation, distribution and consumption, including cloud storage and collaboration), web/Internet technologies, crowd and cloud computing, analytics, network virtualization, SDN, QoS/QoE, UX and UI through multimodal HCI technologies, mobile enterprise applications and value added services.
- Experienced in strategy and business development, product road-mapping backed by sustained execution
- Hands-on engineering management from ground-up to completed product and launch in the market
- Outsourcing and working with 3rd-party software and hardware developers
- Pre-sales and working with pursuit teams to generate product concepts and new business opportunities
- Global experience in USA, Finland, UK and India and in running geographically distributed organizations.
Title: 5G Security: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: Dr Ashutosh Dutta
Ashutosh Dutta is currently Senior Wireless Research Scientist, JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), and adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University, USA. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors.
He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into Chinese Language. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS.
He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh currently serves as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society and is the founding Co-Chair for IEEE Future Networks Initiative. He also serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2020. Ashutosh serves as the general Co-Chair for the premier IEEE 5G World Forum. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.
Title: Private 5G – Design principles & Use cases for Enterprise deployments
Speaker: Subodh Gajare
Core experience (17 years at Cisco):- Platform Development, testing, designing, troubleshooting and developing solutions across technologies.
He is responsible for innovating across architectures & deliver solutions to meet the customer outcomes. In his present role, he is focused on delivering Programmable solutions, with goals on Automation and Simplification. He is passionate to build/test solutions & intellectual capital, which serves the business goals of customers.
He is a mentor for Cisco Start-up program (Launchpad) & contributes by incubating 5 start-ups every year (for past 3 years). He also serves to advise start-ups and deliver industry relevant FDP at NSRCEL (IIMB), NIRD, IIM Lucknow Indore & Nagpur. He is actively engaged for FDP/start-up cells at IISC, IIT – Mumbai, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Indore, Patna.
He represents Cisco at industry summits (in domains of SDN, AI/ML, IoT, 5G and Security). He is a regular contributor to Cisco industry events like Cisco Live, Cisco Connect, Cisco Seccon, Cisco Partner Summit. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by Cisco IT and is an industry mentor for rolling out emerging technologies. He contributes to multiple events as NASSCOM, ITU, IEEE (ComSoc, WIECON SYP CS) , ITU summits, Ethernet Alliance, AI IoT congress, IoT SW congress, Grace Hopper , 5G World Forum, SDN/NFV Congress.
Subodh is inspired to develop Cisco development programs, for incubating Technical Leaders and Solution architects across Cisco. He contributes to Cisco Learning & Certifications in Enterprise, Mobility, Service Provider and SDN. He is passionate on developing industry Standards and contributes to SDO bodies – IEEE, TSDSI & IETF. He remains committed to developing standards which empowers society and benefits everyone.
Title: 5G Advanced – Journey towards 6G
Speaker: Ms. Neha Sharma
Ms Neha has completed her Masters in Electronics and Product design from Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh and have around 16 years’ experience in various wireless technologies. She started her career in 2005 with Sasken Technologies Limited and worked on development of 3G protocol Stack. Later in 2007, she has joined Samsung R&D Institute India-Bangalore and worked on 5G, LTE/LTE-A and UMTS Modem Protocol Development, Commercialization & Standardization. As part of this she has contributed towards delivering products, develop 3GPP standards and delivered essential patents in 5G, LTE-A, LTE and UMTS protocol. Currently having around more than 115 patent publication (investor/co-inventor) and among that 28 have been granted in various countries. Her current research work is in area of B5G and 6G. She has been recently featured in Times of India for leading Indian patent holders.
The talk will introduce the 5G Current Status, 5G Devices in Market, 5G Vision. Additionally, it will also cover the beyond 5G key Technologies. Towards the end, we will also touch upon the what lies beyond 5G such as aerial communications, expanding possibilities with beyond 5G and evolution towards 6G.
Title: RAN Disaggregation
Speaker: Subhas C Mondal
Subhas leads the R&D efforts for 5G product development at HFCL. In this role, Subhas works with academia, standards development organisations, open source and technology partners.
Prior to joining HFCL, Subhas served as the Chief Architect of Wipro’s organization-wide 5G initiative from 2018 to 2021. He was recognized as a Wipro Fellow for his technical contributions. He has over 30 years of engineering experience in Telecom Research & Development. He is responsible for driving standards contribution, academic collaboration, innovation partnership with technology partners, open source contribution and solution building in 5G. He is a passionate technologist and has developed a variety of solutions & frameworks in emerging technology areas such as 5G, SDN/NFV, Li-Fi, Cyber Security and AI for Network Automation.