Industrial Session

Industrial Session

Industrial Speech 1:
Evolution of 5G Standards Toward 2025: 5G_Advanced
Dr. Zukang Shen

Director of Wireless Standards and Patents Department, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
This presentation will comprise the following parts:
1) Overview of 3GPP progresses on 5G standards from Rel-15 to Rel-17;
2) Overview on 3GPP 5G evolution toward 2025, i.e. 5G-Advanced;
Overview of Huawei’s vision on 5G_Advanced

Dr. Zukang Shen currently serves as the Director of Huawei Wireless Standards and Patents Department, responsible for the development of wireless related standards in 3GPP, CCSA, ITU-R, and spectrum related activities.
Dr. Shen has been actively contributing to 3GPP standards work over the past 15 years, in the areas of 4G LTE and 5G NR. Dr. Shen currently serves as the Editor of “3GPP Technical Specification 38.212: Multiplexing and Channel Coding”.

Industrial Speech 2:
Connectivity and SDG, the Role of Space Segment
Dr. Kevin K. Choi

CTO, KTsat, Korea
From the prehistoric era through various stages of their recorded historic period, our civilization evolves now into another stage, the era of the cloud and connectivity.
Almost all new human knowledge and discoveries are now recorded and stored electronically in the cloud and made available to all who has the connectivity. Great technology democracy for some but unrecoverable gap for others without connectivity due to this ever-increasing digital divide. A community without connectivity can no longer be considered as member of the modern connected world.
Many philanthropic attempts to connect everyone on the planet failed so far. As it’s not the role of private companies to serve the under-served, it relies heavily on the local government or the international bodies such as UN to support the Universal Service Obligation (USO) projects in the needed countries and regions.
For such USO projects, the satellite plays a vital role, with its broadcast capability over large coverage areas with relatively easy-to-build network capabilities compared to its terrestrial counterpart. However, it has its own drawbacks and inconveniences.
In this talk, I’d like to address the current status of the GEO and LEO constellation projects and eventual alternative solutions that we may want to consider, in view of providing the USO connectivity to the needed communities, inviting them into the modern connected civilization.

Kevin Choi is one of the pioneer engineers in the Korean space exploration, having participated in Korea’s 1st satellite (Wooribyeul 1 & 2) project in SaTReC, KAIST with close collaboration with UoSAT lab, Univ. of Surrey, UK. He obtained his PhD in satellite communication systems in Telecom Paristech / CNES, France (1999). Since then, he developed his career exclusively in the space domain for more than 20 years in Europe (Eumetsat, Germany and Eutelsat, France) with various engineering and management responsibilities, including also a secondment to ISRO, Bengaluru, India for a joint satellite manufacturing project between France and India. Lately, he was responsible for system engineering in the Eutelsat 9B satellite with the EDRS-A (European Data Relay Satellite) hosting (launched in Jan. 2016) and served as NonGEO infrastructure manager for Eutelsat’s LEO ambition.
Kevin is appointed as CTO of KTsat in Aug. 2020, and responsible for all technical and operational matters of Korea’s unique satellite operator. His main interests include Flexible HTS satellite, hybrid cooperation of Space-Terrestrial telecom infrastructure, incorporating cutting edge technologies such as laser communication for the era of multi-planet connected humanity.

Industrial Speech 3:
6G Networks: Beyond Shannon Towards Semantic and Goal-Oriented Communications

CEA-LETI, MINATEC, Grenoble, France
This talk promotes the idea that including semantic and goal-oriented aspects in future 6G networks can produce a significant leap forward in terms of system effectiveness and sustainability. Semantic communication goes beyond the common Shannon paradigm of guaranteeing the correct reception of each single transmitted packet, irrespective of the meaning conveyed by the packet. The idea is that, whenever communication occurs to convey meaning or to accomplish a goal, what really matters is the impact that the correct reception/interpretation of a packet is going to have on the goal accomplishment. Focusing on semantic and goal-oriented aspects, and possibly combining them, helps to identify the relevant information, i.e. the information strictly necessary to recover the meaning intended by the transmitter or to accomplish a goal. Combining knowledge representation and reasoning tools with machine learning algorithms paves the way to build semantic learning strategies enabling current machine learning algorithms to achieve better interpretation capabilities and contrast adversarial attacks. 6G semantic networks can bring semantic learning mechanisms at the edge of the network and, at the same time, semantic learning can help 6G networks to improve their efficiency and sustainability.

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative which deals with design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Between December 2016 and January 2020 is was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. Since February 2020 he is the Nanotechnologies and Wireless for 6G (New-6G) Program Director focusing on future 6G technologies. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. From 2017 to 2018 he was one of the three moderators of the 5G future network expert group. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project that showcased at the 2018 winter Olympic Games, 5G technologies in realistic operational environments. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5G-AllStar project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR). In 2021 he started the coordination of the H2020 European project RISE-6G, focusing on the design and operation of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in future high frequency 6G networks. Since February 2021 he is also the director of the New-6G (Nano Electronic & Wireless for 6G) initiative , dedicated to the required convergence between microelectronic & telecom, hardware & software, network & equipment for upcoming 6G technologies

Industrial Speech 4:
5G will be a key driving force in the upcoming C-ITS era
Mr. Kahng, Jong-Oh

Vice president, LG Uplus
This presentation introduces the progress of C-ITS and autonomous driving pilot projects in Korea. In addition, it will cover LG U+ 5G technology and platform, which are indispensable for successful implementation of C-ITS and autonomous driving.

2020 ~ LG Uplus Vice President
2014 ~ LG Uplus R&D Managing Director
2009 ~ LG Telecom R&D Team Leader
2000 ~ LG Telecom Research Engineer

Industrial Speech 5:
Rising of Metaverse
Mr. Dillon Seo

Country Manager, DTCP
The presentation will examine why Metaverse is an inevitable trend and explain what major traits and trends within Metaverse we should be keeping our eyes on by examining some of the industry use cases and movements.

Dillon is a serial entrepreneur and investor who is known to be one of the co-founding members of Oculus, the VR HMD manufacturing company acquired by Facebook in 2014. After Oculus, Dillon found a VR game company called VoleR Creative and invested in number of early-stage startups including Shakr. Currently, Dillon is a country manager and managing director at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Korea and closely working with Deutsche Telekom to advise on various ICT trends including VR, AR and Gaming.

Industrial Speech 6:
Collaborative R&D Ecosystem for AI Platform
Dr. Soonmin Bae

Senior Vice President, KT
South Korea is well known for its ICT readiness, use, and capability. It has been ranked first or second in the ICT Development Index (IDI) for many years. Korea Telecom (KT) launched the world’s first nationwide commercial fifth-generation (5G) wireless network in April 2019 after showcasing the world’s first 5G services at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Moreover, South Korea Government has declared its vision to become an AI powerhouse beyond an IT powerhouse in 2019. Since then, many efforts have been made to develop infrastructure and ecosystems by planning national strategies and establishing AI graduate schools. Leading companies such as NAVER and KT are building collaborative R&D ecosystems connecting industries and universities.

In particular, KT has launched AI One Team. AI One Team consists of companies from different sectors including financial services firms, heavy industries, consumer electronics companies, food manufacturer, telecommunication companies and world leading universities and research institutes. They share on-going project issues and data, solve problems collectively, and develop AI employee training programs together.

In this talk, I will talk about how these collaborative effects are solving real-world problems.

Dr. Soonmin Bae aims to transform AI technology into meaningful services. To this end, she directed teams on Video Intelligence and Avatar at NAVER Clova and led Vision AI team for Robotics and security cameras at Samsung Techwin.

She recently joined KT to help its plan to transform itself from a telecommunication company to a digital platform company. KT is to further focus on artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing businesses.
Prior to industrial experiences, she worked on computational photography and received her Ph.D. and M.S. in EECS/CSAIL at MIT and earned her B.S. at KAIST

Industrial Speech 7:
How AI/ML Technology can be used in Mobile Communication Systems
Dr. Seungjoo Maeng

Master, Samsung Electronics
Recently, as AI / ML technology evolves rapidly, technology sectors to apply AI/ML are also increasing. The mobile communication sector is one of them.
Although it is still an early stage, there are various attempts to adopt AI / ML technology to improve the performance of mobile communication systems.
This talk provides a way to use AI / ML technology to improve the performance of mobile communication systems based on actual implementation. Also, it presents a candidate use cases in the communication system where AI / ML can be used.

Seungjoo Maeng is a Master of Samsung Electronics. He joined Samsung Electronics in 1998 and developed his career in the telecommunication domain for more than 20 years. He led the scheduler design of 2G, 3G, and 4G systems, and also led the development of massive MIMO system, which is the main RF system of 5G technology. His major interests include scheduler design, modem algorithm design and performance analysis using AI / ML. He received a Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering at Seoul National University in 1998.