5G as Innovation
12th April 2019 - Accenture BDC7 Tower A
No 7, Pritech Park SEZ, Varthur Hobli, Marathahalli - Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560103

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The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) community in Bangalore has, of late, led a series of workshops related to 5G technology research and development. The series was first conceived in Nov 2013 with a two day workshop on LTE and Beyond 4G. Since then, one or more events have been conducted every year focused on 5G. The workshop series has been very popular with tremendous support from both industry and academia. Recently, the 10th workshop in the series was completed to discuss various aspects of emerging directions in 5G research to increase awareness and to motivate original contributions from India in the 5G area.

This summit will illustrate innovations to be made by and within 5G networks including in the areas of smart cities and industries, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the evolution of medium access control (MAC) protocols from 4G-Advanced to 5G, and impacts on operations support systems/business support systems (OSS/BSS.)



Organizers and The Speakerss



Technical Session Speakers


Exploiting 5G Innovation opportunities


Venue and Accommodation

Accenture BDC7 Tower A
No 7, Pritech Park SEZ
Varthur Hobli, Marathahalli
Sarjapur Outer Ring Road
Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560103

Organizing Committee


Steering Committee




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    8:00 – 8:45 AM   Registration, Coffee
    8:45 - 9:00 AM   Welcoming Remarks - Workshop Chair, ComSoc Leadership
    9:00 – 9:20 AM   Trends and Issues in Softwarization of Networks: What’s In What’s Out ?
                        Raj Jain, Washington University in Saint Louis
    9:20 – 9:40 AM   Network Automation – Opportunities & Challenges
                        Hansraj Nahata, Verizon
    9:40 – 10:00 AM  Network Service/Slice Orchestration
                        Himanshu Shukla, Ericsson
    10:00 – 10:20 AM Implementation Approach for Network Automation Projects
                        Manish Jain, Cisco
    10:20 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
    10:30 - 10:50 AM Network Slicing: Enabling Statistical Multiplexing of Multi-tenant Spatial Loads
                        Gustavo de Veciana, University of Texas, Austin
    10:50 – 11:10 AM Network Automation in a Service Provider Environment
                        Sunil Maloo, AT&T
    11:10 – 11:30 AM Automation for Deploying and Managing Large Scale Network!
                        Gulrukh Ahanger, Comcast
    11:30 – 11:50 AM Network Virtualization, 5G Slice Management, Standards and Open Source
                        Raquel Morera, Verizon
    11:50 - 12:10 PM Creating the Self-provisioning, Self-optimizing and Self-healing Network
                        Richard Dunsmore, Fujitsu Network Communications
    12:10 - 12:30 PM Policy Driven Closed Loop Automation
                        Balaji Subramaniam, Ciena
    12:30 - 1:10 PM  Lunch
    1:10 - 1:30 PM   End-to-end Network and Service Automation
                        Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell Labs
    1:30 – 1:50 PM   Programming Hybrid Networks
                        Nate Foster, Cornell University
    1:50 – 2:10 PM   A Flexible RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and its Applications in 5G
                        Rittwik Jana, AT&T
    2:10 – 2:30 PM   Reconfigurable Network for Next Generation
                        Seong-Hwan Kim, Xilinx
    2:30 – 2:50 PM   Intent Based Networking - the technology behind the hype
                        Jeff Tantsura, Apstra
    2:50 - 3:10 PM   Elastic Metro Ethernet and Elastic Cloud Services 
                        Mehmet Toy, Verizon
    3:10 - 3:20 PM   Coffee Break
    3:20 – 3:40 PM   VNFs: Evolution Testing and Certification
                        Steven A Wright, ONAP
    3:40 – 4:00 PM   Stuart Mackie, Juniper Networks
    4:00 – 4:20 PM   In search for a “LIDAR for Self-Driving Networking”
                        Walter Willinger, NIKSUN
    4:20 – 4:40 PM   Extending OpenDaylight Using Microservices Architecture
                        Shaleen Saxena, Lumina Networks
    4:40 – 6:00 PM   Panel: Network Automation -- Opportunities and Challenges
                        Anwar Walid, Nokia Bell Labs, Panel Moderator
                        Brian Freeman, AT&T
                        Mehmet Toy, Verizon
                        Balaji Subramaniam, Ciena
                        Stuart Mackie, Juniper Networks
                        Shaleen Saxena, Lumina Networks
                        Nate Foster, Cornell University
    6:00 – 6:05 PM   Closing Remarks


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