Mobile connectivity: How will the ‘edge’ look like in 2027
With 5G on the verge of delivering mobile broadband connectivity for all, the impact of heterogeneity in terms of Radio Access Networks (heterogeneous radio edge) but also in terms of distributed intelligence (from Cloud-RAN to localized cloud to fog) starts to be felt. This heterogeneity, which extends also to ownership and licencing regimes, translates into flexibility but also complex business models with literally myriads of players holding more or less control over their piece of the pie, but little to no direct control of the delivery mechanisms. How to make this ecosystem successful, not forgetting the growing importance of the sharing economy, empowering experimentation whilst still guaranteeing Quality of Experience, remains a challenge.
This session brings together experts in connectivity with experts in sharing economy and open-ended business models.
Detailed Workshop Outline
Introduction - Mobile connectivity: How will the ‘edge’ look like in 2027
DG CONNECT, Directorate E - Jorge Pereira,
• The power of unlicensed - Frank Fitzek, TU Dresden, DE
• mmWaves and up: beyond nomadic - Ingrid Moerman, imec & Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven, BE
• From Cloud to Fog (The power of locality) - Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol, UK
• The networked vehicle - Antonio Fuganti, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IT
• The edge economy - Linda Doyle, TCD, IE
Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and head of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany.
He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology – Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) – Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy in the same year. In 2003 he joined Aalborg University as Associate Professor and later became Professor.
He co-founded several start-up companies starting with acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005 he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award s
imec - Ghent University, group leader
Ingrid Moerman received her degree in Electrical Engineering (1987) and the Ph.D. degree (1992) from the Ghent University, where she became a part-time professor in 2000. She is a staff member at IDLab, a core research group of imec with research activities embedded in Ghent University and University of Antwerp. Ingrid Moerman is coordinating the research activities on mobile and wireless networking, and she is leading a research team of about 30 members at Ghent University. Her main research interests include: Internet of Things, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), High-density wireless access networks, collaborative and cooperative networks, intelligent cognitive radio networks, real-time software defined radio, flexible hardware/software architectures for radio/network control and management, and experimentally-supported research. Ingrid Moerman has a longstanding experience in running and coordinating national and EU research funded projects.
FCA - Product Development - CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat) Trento Branch Director
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - Product Development
Head of CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat) Trento Branch finalized to:
- V2X features development and applications to support emerging cooperative systems
- Light materials (composites, light alloys, sandwich structures) applications through a multi-material approach, with focus on structural applications.
Program manager for advanced vehicle concepts
Recent Past experience
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Product Development
- Head of EMEA C/D Vehicle Architecture
- Head of EMEA Standardization & Benchmarking
- Program management for development of advanced vehicle systems
KU Leuven professor
I am passionate about mobile and wireless communication. The Internet-of-Things promises ever more devices to be connected, so we need solutions that scale nicely with node density, are smart, self-learning, heterogeneous. The complex wireless scene consists of swarm networks, LTE cellular networks as well as future aerial mobile sensor networks. Many interesting challenges and opportunities combined!
CONNECT Trinity College Dublin / Professor of Engineering & the Arts
Linda Doyle is the Director of CONNECT and is the Professor of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland. CONNECT is the national research in future networks and communications, and is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry. Her expertise is in the fields of Internet-of-Things, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management, digital markets, and creative arts practices. Linda is a member of the National Broadband Steering Committee in Ireland, and is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK. She is on the advisory board of Wireless@KTH in Sweden. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is on the Board of the Festival of Curiosity - a STEM outreach activity for children based on a city-centre yearly science festival. She is a judge in the BT Young Scientist, Ireland’s premier science competition for school children. She is on the Boards of the Douglas Hyde Gallery and Pallas Studios.