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Keynote Speakers

Time 11:15 – 12:00 (JST)

tutorial Takehiro Nakamura
Chief Technology Architect, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Title: 5G evolution and 6G powered by IOWN

Abstract: Study, development and standardization for technologies toward the evolution of 5G are ongoing, taking into account issues in early 5G services and emerging market needs. In parallel, research focused on technologies and services for 6G is accelerating throughout the world. NTT DOCOMO is very aggressive for 5G Evolution and 6G. And NTT group is promoting IOWN, Innovative Optical and Wireless Network. Both of 6G and IOWN are targeting common future communication society in 2030s. In this presentation, our vision and latest activities for 5G Evolution and 6G powered by IOWN will be explained.

Biography: Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now Chief Technology Architect in NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G. Mr. Nakamura has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999, including as vice chair and chair of 3GPP TSG-RAN from 2005 to 2013. He has also been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF), the leader of Cellular System Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum, and the leader of White Paper Subcommittee in Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium in Japan.

Time 12:00 – 12:45 (JST) (Online)

tutorial Sun Sumei
Principal Scientist, Deputy Executive Director (Research), and Head of the Communications and Networks Dept at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

Title: 5G to 6G: Driving applications, enabling technologies, research and standardization

Abstract: The fifth generation (5G) network, promising to provide enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), mission-critical internet of things (IoT), and massive IoT, aims to be the digital transformation enabler in all industry sectors. Moving to 2030, the physical world, digital world, and human world will be even more seamlessly connected and interacted, creating brand new experiences in work, leisure, learning, study, and social activities, accelerating the digital transformation in processes and practices in all industry sectors and public services. These will form the core driver for 6G innovation. Drive for sustainability, represented by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 also calls for 6G’s contribution. In this talk, we will start with a brief review on a few strategic 5G vertical clusters in Singapore, analyze some of the unaddressed gaps from 5G, and discuss the driving needs for 6G technologies. The 6G vision and research initiatives will then be shared. As examples, we will present some selected research in massive ultra-reliability low-latency communications (M-URLLC), joint sensing and communication (JSAC), intelligent and software-defined agile aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrums, artificial intelligence-supported system, network, and radio environment. Finally, we will provide an overview of the 6G standardization frontlines and the roadmap.

Biography: Sumei Sun (F’16) is a Principal Scientist, Deputy Executive Director (Research), and Head of the Communications and Networks Dept at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. She is also holding a joint appointment with the Singapore Institute of Technology, and an adjunct appointment with the National University of Singapore, both as a full professor. Her current research interests are in next-generation wireless communications, joint sensing-communication-computing-control design, and industrial internet of things. She is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018-2024, Chair of the IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking, a member at large (MAL) with the IEEE Communications Society (2021-2023), and a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors (2022-2024). She is also the Chairperson of Special 5G Strategy Task Force, Telecommunication Standards Advisory Committee (TSAC) of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore, and Chairperson of TASC’s Future Networks Work Group, leading the TSAC’s standard development activities in future networks.

Time 16:45 – 17:30 (JST) (Online)

tutorial Jim Kurose
Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: The Software-ization of Networking: Protocols, People, Pedagogy

Abstract: It has been said that “software is eating the world.” With the arrival of software-defined networking (SDN), software is “eating” networking as well. In this talk, we consider the impact of SDN on the evolution of network protocols, on network management and “people in the loop”, and on how and what we will teach to future generations of networking students.

Biography: Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University and BA in Physics from Wesleyan University. His research interests include computer network architecture and protocols, network measurement, and multimedia communication. He has been a visiting researcher at IBM Research, Technicolor Research, INRIA, and Sorbonne University in France. From 2015 to 2019, Jim served as Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation, where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and in 2018, served as an Assistant Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has received a number of awards for his research, teaching and service, including the IEEE Infocom Award, ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal, and the CRA Distinguished Service Award. He is the co-author of the best-selling textbook, Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (Pearson). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an ACM and IEEE Fellow.

Time 17:30 – 18:15 (JST)

tutorial Morio Toyoshima
Director General, Wireless Networks Research Center
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Title: New Frontiers in Space Laser Communications for Beyond 5G/6G

Abstract: Currently, as discussions on the way how the information and communication technology (ICT) should be in Beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G are accelerating, the space laser communication is becoming more advanced and active in the field of space communications. The satellite quantum key distribution (QKD) also gathers more attention for the future secure network. The realization of the advanced communication network is expected to connect the terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) seamlessly. B5G/6G will require further global spatial expansion of the network than the current 5G, which direction is toward not only two-dimensional so far but also three-dimensional expansion for the mobile platforms called NTN in the future. In this talk, the trend and future vision of the space laser communication technology in the B5G/6G era will be introduced.

Biography: Morio Toyoshima received a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) in 2003. He joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications) in 1994 and shortly after was engaged in research for the Engineering Test Satellite VI (ETS-VI) optical communication experiment. He joined the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA; formerly, NASDA) to assist in the development of the Optical Inter-orbit Communications Engineering Test Satellite (OICETS) from 1999 to 2003. He spent one year as a guest scientist at Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2004. In April 2006, he returned to NICT, where he performed ground-to-OICETS laser communication experiments in 2006. He was involved in the development of the Small Optical TrAnsponder (SOTA) for 50-kg-class satellites and conducted the satellite-to-ground quantum communication experiments. He was also involved in the development of the communication payloads for the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9). He is now the Director General of the Wireless Networks Research Center in NICT, since April 2021.

Time 11:00 – 11:45 (JST)

tutorial Yoshihiro Kawahara
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo

Title: Did Contact Tracing Work? -- Mobile Sensing and Social Design

Abstract: The time lag between infection and the onset of the disease led to the explosive spread of COVID-19. Finding and isolating infected persons with no symptoms was considered critical, and many measures were taken worldwide. A number of systems were proposed to record human-to-human contact information using a ranging mechanism based on Bluetooth radio on mobile devices. Now, two years after the start of the pandemic, reports are coming in one after another on whether these systems have actually worked. It is clear that the way contact tracking systems are implemented and operated largely reflects the social design within a country or organization. This talk will discuss how mobile sensing is implemented worldwide for contact tracking and its use in society.

Biography: Yoshihiro Kawahara is a Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in ubiquitous computing systems. In 2022, he developed MOCHA, an on-campus contact notification application, and is leading its operation on campus. He is the founder and Director of the Research Institute for Inclusive Society through Innovation (RIISE). He also serves as the Head of Research at mercari R4D since 2022. He received Ph.D. in Information Communication Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2005.

Time 11:45 – 12:30 (JST)

tutorial Yutaka Arakawa
Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Kyushu University

Title: ICT-based Behavior Change Support System

Abstract: Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are becoming a reality. Our human activities and psychological states are already being estimated by data from various sensors in our smartphones and wearables. Interestingly, we already believe the results displayed on our smartphones and make decisions and take actions based on them. This can work in a bad way, such as fake news, but it is also being used in the field of behavior change support. As a matter of fact, an application called Digital Medicine has been used this year to treat lifestyle-related diseases in Japan. This talk introduces the latest research on human activity recognition and behavior change support systems using ICT technology.

Biography: Yutaka Arakawa is a Professor at Kyushu University. He received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University, Japan in 2001, 2003, and 2006. He was an assistant professor at Keio University (2006-2009), and at Kyushu University (2009-2013). After working as an associate professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2013-2019), he became a professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan in 2019. He studied as a visiting researcher at ENSEEIHT (France) in 2011, at DFKI (Germany) in 2012, and at UCLA (US) in 2018. He received the IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award in 2011, the 24th Hiroshi Ando Memorial Award in 2011, the 2nd prize in the mobile app competition held in MobiCom2014, the IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2015, UbiComp/ISWC Best Demo Award in 2016, IPSJ/IEEE-CS Young Computer Researcher Award in 2018, and IEEE PerCom Best Demonstration Award in 2019. His current research interests are human activity recognition and behavior change support system. He is a member of IEICE, IPSJ, IEEE, and ACM.

Invited Special Session Speakers

Invited special talk by the 2021 IEICE Best Paper Award winners and 2021 IEICE Communications Society Excellent Paper Award winners.

Special Session 1
Time 9:00 - 10:45

Sophomore Created VHF Wireless Power Exciter for Medium Wave AM Radio Broadcasting Receiver
Yuri Kitagawa and Takashi Ohira (Toyohashi University of Technology)

Modern Channel Coding for Synchronization Errors (Online)
Ryo Shibata (Tokyo University of Science)

Miniaturization and Test Results of Shinkansen Antenna for Overhead Line Voltage Detection and Wireless Communication
Yoshihiro Matsumura, Takeshi Nishiyama, Eishi Sasaki (Central Japan Railway Company), Kengo Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Akutsu (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), Yukitoshi Sanada (Keio University)

Special Session 2
Time 9:00 - 10:30

Resource allocation models for efficient and fault-tolerant software-defined networks
Takehiro Sato (Kyoto University), Seiki Kotachi (Kyoto University), Ryoichi Shinkuma (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Eiji Oki (Kyoto University)

5G NR features Realizing Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communication
Tetsuya Yamamoto (Panasonic Holdings Corporation)

Beyond 5G Network Architecture and its state-of-the-art Research for Access Network
Naoaki Yamanaka (Keio University)

Special Session 3
Time 9:00 - 10:30
Room: Room 1

Improved monitoring of Flex Ethernet over OTN links
Takafumi Tanaka (NTT)

Field Trial of Dynamic Mode Switching for 5G New Radio Sidelink Communications towards Application to Truck Platooning (Online)
Manabu Mikami, Kohei Moto, Koichi Serizawa, and Hitoshi Yoshino (Softbank)

Wireless Access Technology Based on Factor Analysis of Communication Quality Using Redundant Information
Koji Yamamoto (Kyoto University), Takayuki Nishio (Kyoto University), Akihito Taya (Kyoto University), Mai Ohta (Fukuoka University), Makoto Taromaru (Fukuoka University), Kazuto Yano (ATR), Babatunde Ojetunde (ATR), and Keiichiro Mori (ATR)

Invited Speakers

Invited talk recommended by Technical Committees of IEICE Communications Society and IEICE International Sections.

Invite Session 1
Time 16:15 - 17:45

The switching system of WPT and communication for B5G/6G
Naoki Hasegawa (SoftBank Corp.)

Future life in 2030s realized by Beyond 5G
Kentaro Ishizu (NICT)

Utilization of space communications for evolving 6G system
Eiji Okamoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Invite Session 2
Time 16:15 - 17:45
Room: Room 1

Real-time MIMO transmission experiments using FPGA based MIMO DSP
Shohei Beppu (KDDI Research, Inc.)

Future Challenges for EMC Research in Telecommunication Service aimed Innovative Sustainable Society in 2040
Kimihiro Tajima (NTT Advanced Technology Corporation)

Optical network nodes for high mode count multi-mode fiber networks
Ruben S. Luis (NICT)

Invite Session 3
Time 9:00 - 10:45
Room: Room 1

Antennas Measurement for Beyond 5G and 6G Wireless Applications using Radio over Fiber Technologies (Online)
Satoru Kurokawa (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

LED lighting considering circadian rhythm by melanopic illuminance control (Online)
Akane Aoki, Saeko Oshiba (Kyoto Institute of Technology)

Digital Native Infrastructure Implementation based on Internet-by-Design
Hiroshi Esaki (The University of Tokyo)

Wireless communication and its problems in healthcare / hospitals in Japan
Eisuke Hanada (Saga University)

Invite Session 4
Time 14:00 - 15:45

Distillation-based Serverless Federated Learning over Sensor Networks
Akihito Taya (the University of Tokyo)

Distributed acoustic sensing using frequency division multiplexing technique for deployed optical fiber networks
Hiroshi Takahashi (NTT Corporation)

Probabilistic Digital-Twin
Hideyuki Shimonihi (Osaka University)

Weakly coupled 3-mode 4-core fiber with standard cladding diameter
Yuto Sagae (NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories)

Invite Session 5
Time 14:00 - 15:45
Room: Room 1

Recycling Smartphone based sensor Networks for Civil Infrastructures Monitoring (Online)
Arturo Buscarino (University of Catania)

Study of Disaster-Resilient Network-Cloud Ecosystem with Open Disaggregation and Cooperation Technologies (Online)
Sugang Xu (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT))

Quantum Optimization
Prabhas Chongstitvatana (Chulalongkorn University)

Role of Terahertz Semiconductor Devices for Applications
Kyung Hyun Park (Future & Basic Technology Research Division, ETRI)

ICETC 2022 Awards

Best Paper Award

"An ESL-cancelling circuit for a film capacitor using vertically stacked coupled square loops"
Satoshi Yoneda (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), Akihito Kobayashi (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), Norihiko Akashi (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), Eiji Taniguchi (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)

"Novel Wavelength-Multiplexed AMCC Insertion and Detection Method with Single Receiver for Protocol-Independent End-to-End User Connections in APN"
Takuya Kanai (NTT Access Network Services System Laboratories), Shin Kaneko (NTT Access Network Services System Laboratories), Jun-ichi Kani (NTT Access Network Services System Laboratories), Tomoaki Yoshida (NTT Access Network Services System Laboratories)

Best Short Presentation

"DOA Estimation of Direct Wave in Multipath Environments Using FFT-FOCUSS with Multiple Thinned Arrays"
Kazuya Ota (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Nobuyoshi Kikuma (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Kunio Sakakibara (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Yoshiki Sugimoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

"An Experimental Study on Modeling Accuracy of Digital Twin for Cloud-Based Remote Vehicle Path Tracking Control"
Masaki Minagawa (National Defense Academy of Japan), Yudai Yoshimoto (National Defense Academy of Japan), Ryohei Nakamura (National Defense Academy of Japan), Hisaya Hadama (National Defense Academy of Japan)

"Study on Visible Light Communication System Using Low-Speed Camera and Circular Scanning"
Ryosuke Izumi (University of Tsukuba), Tadashi Ebihara (University of Tsukuba), Naoto Wakatsuki (University of Tsukuba), Yuka Maeda (University of Tsukuba), Koichi Mizutani (University of Tsukuba)

"A Novel Automatic Checkout System without Relearning Additional Item Information"
Daisuke Hanamitsu (Kindai University), Kimihiro Mizutani (Kindai University)

Outstanding Contribution Award

Prof. Hiroyuki Ohsaki (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Prof. Saneyasu Yamaguchi (Kogakuin University)
Prof. Shinichiro Yamamoto (University of Hyogo)

Student Presentation Award

Minh Quang Vu (The University of Aizu)
Takaaki Kasai (Tokyo Denki University)
Koichi Shirahata (Tohoku University)
Kento Kataoka (Tokai Rika Co., Ltd./Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Ren Kawamura (Tohoku Institute of Technology)
Ryoga Ozaki (University of Hyogo)
Saeko Maeda (Keio University)
Yuya Suga (Tokai University)
Maho Ono (OMU)
Jingyu Liu (Keio University)
Naoki Ito (Keio University)
Shun Yoneda (Tokyo City University)
Koki Iijima (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Kai Ikuta (Meiji University)
Shinnosuke Kagekawa (University of Hyogo)
Shota Muroki (Waseda University)
Keita Takeda (Shinshu University)
Mefina Yulias Rofianingrum (Mie University/National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia)
ZELIN XING (Keio University)