< ICIIS 2017

Invited Speakers


Prof. Ari Pouttu

University of Oulu, Finland

“5 G and Verticals: the case of Energy - P2P Approach”

Abstract - In 5G, energy, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and automotive are thought of as verticals or vertical industries in the new user space, facilitating new applications, markets and businesses. This talk provides a view to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) ap­proach enabling user inclusion for smart grid operation as adopted in EU H2020 P2P-SmarTest project. The user or prosumer nowadays may be a provider of micro generation based on renewable energy sources (RES), storage or demand response activity, i.e. flexibility in the grid. The talk gives an overview of solutions proposed for distributed P2P energy trading, P2P grid control and existing wireless communications enabling the proposed P2P operation. The talk proposes some business models that can be adopted in a P2P setting. The talk also discusses the barriers and enablers against and for adopting local or regional P2P based electricity operations. In addition how the 5G test network being developed at University of Oulu will be utilized to realize some of these objectives will be discussed. Full-scale 5G test network will support using 5G devices, higher frequency bands, cognitive management functionalities, system testing tools for new solutions.


Prof. Nandana Rajathevaa

University of Oulu, Finland.

" Channel Coding methods for 5G "

Abstract - New radio (NR) for 5G system is used in three main scenarios; enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Ultra reliable low latency communications (URLLC) and Massive machine type communications (mMTC). URLLC and mMTC are latency sensitive and need highly reliable communication. On the other hand, eMBB demands much higher data rates and capacities. In this talk we discuss how channel coding schemes to be used in 5G mobile communication standard address these challenges. The selected channel codes must have excellent block error rate (BLER) performances in a range of block lengths and code rates. Low computational complexity, low latency, low cost and higher flexibility are also desired in the coding schemes. Furthermore, reduced energy per bit and improved area energy efficiency play significant roles.


Prof. Anil Fernando

University of Surrey.

Challenges of 5G in high Quality Video Transmission for Emerging Applications”


Abstract - Different video formats such as 4K, 8K and HDR are being introduced to the consumer domain as at now. On the other hand, it is predicted that 98% of the Internet traffic will be video by 2019. Out of this traffic, 75% traffic will be carried by mobile networks. Moreover, new emerging vision based applications such as AR, VR, media streaming, autonomous cars, robotics and socialised services have posed significant threats to the communication industry. Therefore, real time video processing and transmission will still have lots of challenges irrespective of the new 5G standard. Therefore, in this invited talk, we will be discussing the challenges for the 5G communication systems in transmitting high quality video transmission for new and emerging applications.