Industry Workshops

GC 2015 offers an exciting and extensive list of workshops covering a broad range of topics.

All-day workshops and morning (AM) half-day workshops commence at 8:15 with a coffee break from 09:45 to 10:15 and morning (AM) half-day workshops finish at 12:00.

All-day workshops continueat 13:30 with a coffee break from 15:15 to 15:45 and finish at 17:15.

All-day workshops offer lunch from 12:15.

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Sunday, December 6 2015

Full Day (8:15 –17:15)

Half Day - Morning (8:15 – 12:00)

WIF-1: The Second International Workshop on Mobile Communications in Higher Frequency Bands (MCHFB) [Joint TPC/IFE Workshop]

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 8:15 – 17:15 • Indigo D

  • Dr. Wen Tong, Head of Wireless Research, Huawei
  • Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Managing Director of the 5G Laboratory of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
  • Dr. Yi Wang, Principal Engineer for 5G Technologies, Huawei
  • Dr. Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh, Head of North American Radio Systems, Nokia Technology/Innovation
  • Dr. Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher for 5G at Ericsson
  • Juho Lee, Lead Executive for Wireless Standardization Research, Samsung
  • Prof. Tho Le-Ngoc, McGill University, Canada
Frequency bands above 6 GHz, and especially above 30 GHz, are becoming promising candidate for 5G mobile communications because there are up to tens of GHz of spectrum available. Although higher frequencies have been widely applied to point-to-point communications, their application to mobile communication is still at a very early stage, and challenges include high path loss and body loss, higher penetration and foliage loss, mobility issues, multiple user access, coverage, adaptive access and backhaul and deployment issues in dense network, etc. Promising techniques include novel beamforming techniques using massive antenna arrays, low form factor chip-scale antennas for base stations and user devices, and adaptive backhauling. This workshop will discuss spectrum and regulatory issues, areas of technical challenge for these higher frequencies, and promising enabling approaches and solutions to address these critical challenges.
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Session 1, chaired by Dr. Wen Tong
    • Keynote speech 1 (1 hour) - Takehiro Nakamura, NTT DoCoMo
    • Keynote speech 2 (30 min) - Mr. Michal Ha, FCC
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Session 2, Chaired by Stefan Parkvall & Juho Lee ( in parallel with poster session with 4 posters)
  1. Yuki Inoue, NTT DoCoMo, Field Experiments of 5G mmW Radio Access with Beam Tracking in Small Cell Environment
  2. Yi Wang, Huawei, An introduction to 5G mmWave communications
  3. Daisuke Kurita, NTT DoCoMo, Field Experiments on 5G Radio Access Using Multi-Point Transmission
  4. Namjeong Lee, Samsung, A New Codebook Structure for Enhanced Multi-user MIMO Transmission in MmWave Hybrid-beamforming System
  5. Timothy Thomas, Nokia Broadcast Control Strategies for mmWave Massive MIMO Leveraging Orthogonal Basis Functions
  • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch time
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Session 3, Chaired by Takehiro Nakamura
    • Keynote speech 3 (45 min) - Dave Wolters, AT&T
    • Keynote speech 4 (45 min) - TBD
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:30 Session 4, Chaired by Amitava Gosh
    • Panel (Panelist are from organizers and invited speakers)

WIF-2: 5G Security Challenges and Solutions

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00  • Indigo H/Level 2

Organizing Committee Chairs
  • Chair: Feng Bao, Director of the Shield Lab at Huawei
  • Co-Chair: Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Co-Chair: Kui Ren, SUNY Buffalo
  • Co-Chair: Marcus Wong, Security Standard Engineer of America Wireless Access Laboratory, Huawei
Organizing committee members
  • Ms. Lu Gan, 5G Security Project Manager of Huawei Shield Lab.
  • Mr. Jing Chen, Security Standard Engineer of Huawei Wireless Access Lab.
  • Dr. Haiguang Wang, Senior Researcher of Huawei Shield Lab.
  • Dr. Guilin Wang, Senior Researcher of Huawei Shield Lab.
  • Dr. Xin Kang, Senior Researcher of Huawei Shield Lab. 
The advent of 5G broadband, low latency, communication anywhere/anytime with enabling approaches for extreme densification, dynamic radio topology, and flexible function allocation present challenges to the protection of subscriber data/location/identity and general network security. For example, techniques that limit initial communication latency like multi-hop security, where intermediate nodes need to decrypt and re-encrypt data, must be avoided. Just the sheer number of expected connected devices becomes a burden to maintaining the spectral efficiency, data rate, and capacity support along with security concerns. The Workshop on 5G Security will address a broad array of wireless security topics from the network perspective including the preferred security architectures and key security technologies, security for network function virtualization, privacy protections, secure support for machine type communications, and future research directions for the security mechanisms of 5G.

  • Mr. Donald Purdy Jr (Chief Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer of Huawei USA)
  • Dr. Feng Bao (Director of Huawei Shield Lab): 5G Security & Privacy - Huawei 5G Security White Paper Release
  • Prof. Valtteri Niemi (Prof. of Helsinki Univ.): Towards solutions for 5G security
  • Dr. Anand R. Prasad (Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, NEC Japan Corporation; Chairman of 3GPP SA3): I will get the star for you “securely”
The workshop will conclude with a Panel Discussion on 5G security opportunities and challenges. Participants: All workshop attendees.