2021 International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Communications 2021 International Conference on Emerging Technologies
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Program at a Glance

November 29 (Wed.)

Main Hall (1F) Room 1040 (10F) Room 1060 (10F) Room 1070 (10F) Exhibition Hall (1F)
9:30-10:00 Opening
10:00-10:45 Keynote 1
10:45-11:30 Keynote 2
11:30-13:00 Lunch Break (90min)
13:00-14:40 Invite 1 Oral 1 Special 1
14:40-15:00 Break (20min, 10F)
15:00-16:20 Invite 2 Oral 2
16:20-16:30 Break (10min, 1F)
16:30-18:00 Poster 1

November 30 (Thu.)

Main Hall (1F) Room 1040 (10F) Room 1060 (10F) Room 1070 (10F) Exhibition Hall (1F)
10:00-10:45 Keynote 3
10:45-11:30 Keynote 4
11:30-13:00 Lunch Break (90min)
13:00-14:40 Oral 3 Special 2
14:40-15:00 Break (20min, 10F)
15:00-16:15 Invite 3 Special 3
16:15-16:30 Break (15min, 1F)
16:30-18:00 Poster 2
18:00-18:30 Break (30min)
18:30-21:00 Banquet (2nd floor, Tancho no Ma, Sapporo Garden Palace) [MAP]

December 1 (Fri.)

Main Hall (1F) Room 1040 (10F) Room 1060 (10F) Room 1070 (10F) Exhibition Hall (1F)
9:50-10:50 Oral 4
10:50-11:10 Break (20min, 10F)
11:10-12:30 Invite 4 Oral 5 Special 4
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break (90min)
14:00-14:45 Keynote 5
14:45-15:30 Keynote 6
15:30-15:50 Break (20min, 1F)
15:50-17:20 Poster 3
17:20-17:50 Closing (30min)

Keynote Speakers (Main Hall, 1F)

Date: Nov. 29 (Wed) 10:00-10:45
Chair: Yukari Tsuji (NTT)

tutorial Masafumi Masuda
General Manager, Radio Access Network Development Technology Promotion Office, NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Title: Global trend of Open RAN and OREX activities

Abstract: Various deployment scenarios for 5G have been considered to create new service and solve the social issues together with vertical players. Open RAN is one of the key technologies to realize these requirements by supporting multi-vendor NW with open interface, virtualized RAN with COTS server and Intelligent NW with SMO/RIC. NTT DOCOMO leads Open RAN from standardization to commercial deployment. To accelerate Open RAN commercial deployment in the world, DOCOMO established Open RAN ecosystem experience (OREX) together with multiple vendors. In this session, we explain global status of Open RAN and the activity of OREX.

Biography: Masafumi Masuda has become a General Manager of the Radio Access Network Development Technology Promotion Office at NTT DOCOMO, INC. as of July 2023. He has 25+ years of experience as an engineer and a senior technology executive in the mobile industry with deep and far-ranging expertise in network development and operations. He entered NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in 1998, and has taken various roles in the company since then. More recently, he served as the Manager of the Radio Access Development Department (from 2009), Manager of the R&D Strategy Department (from 2013), CTO of DOCOMO Pacific, Inc. (from 2015), and Director of Radio Access Network Development Strategy (from 2019). In 2022, he took the role of General Manager of the Radio Access Network Development Department, prior to taking his current role.

Date: Nov. 29 (Wed.) 10:45-11:30
Chair: Yukari Tsuji (NTT)

tutorial Tomoaki Otsuki
Professor, Department of Information and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Title: AI-based Smart Healthcare

Abstract:With the rapid aging of society in developed countries, particularly in Japan, social costs for nursing care and medical expenses are also rising. Meanwhile, the average family size has continued to shrink, resulting in an increase in the number of elderly people living alone. Smart healthcare is expected to support the aging society, where people can live healthy and peaceful lives while drastically reducing the cost of care. To realize such a society, intelligent technologies are needed. Now, AI is becoming more and more important in smart healthcare. In this talk, we will introduce AI-based smart healthcare. We will also introduce some techniques for detecting mental diseases.

Biography: Tomoaki Otsuki (Ohtsuki) received the B.E., M.E., and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1990, 1992, and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1995 he was a Post Doctoral Fellow and a Visiting Researcher in Electrical Engineering at Keio University. From 1993 to 1995 he was a Special Researcher of Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Japanese Junior Scientists. From 1995 to 2005 he was with Science University of Tokyo. In 2005 he joined Keio University. He is now a Professor at Keio University. From 1998 to 1999 he was with the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California, Berkeley. He is engaged in research on wireless communications, optical communications, signal processing, and information theory. Dr. Ohtsuki is a recipient of the 1997 Inoue Research Award for Young Scientist, the 1997 Hiroshi Ando Memorial Young Engineering Award, Ericsson Young Scientist Award 2000, 2002 Funai Information and Science Award for Young Scientist, IEEE the 1st Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award 2001, the 5th International Communication Foundation (ICF) Research Award, 2011 IEEE SPCE Outstanding Service Award, the 27th TELECOM System Technology Award, ETRI Journal’s 2012 Best Reviewer Award, 9th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China 2014 (CHINACOM ’14) Best Paper Award, 2020 Yagami Award, and The 26th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC2021) Best Paper Award. He has published more than 250 journal papers and 480 international conference papers. He served as a Chair of IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics Technical Committee. He served as a technical editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine and an editor of Elsevier Physical Communications. He is now serving as an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and an editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is also serving as the IEEE Communications Society, Asia Pacific Board Director. He has served as general-co chair, symposium co-chair, and TPC co-chair of many conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM 2008, SPC, IEEE ICC 2011, CTS, IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, SPC, IEEE ICC 2020, SPC, IEEE APWCS, IEEE SPAWC, and IEEE VTC. He gave tutorials and keynote speeches at many international conferences including IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, and so on. He was Vice President and President of the Communications Society of the IEICE, also he was a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE. He is a senior member and, a fellow of the IEICE, and a member of the Engineering Academy of Japan.

Date: Nov. 30 (Thu) 10:00-10:45
Chair: Shoji Kasahara (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

tutorial Onur Altintas
Toyota Motor North America R&D

Title: Communications as a Non-line-of-sight Sensor for Vehicles

Abstract: Communications as a Non-line-of-sight Sensor for Vehicles Abstract: Automotive and telecommunication companies together with academia have been working on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications since the early 2000s. In this talk, we will first look into how the design and application ideas have evolved into present day products and deployments. Next, we will touch upon how next generation highly automated vehicles can benefit from using V2X as a non-line-of-sight sensor. The talk will include relevant industry and standardization efforts in the V2X domain. We will conclude with showing challenges ahead as well as mentioning some potential future research directions.

Biography: Dr. Onur Altintas is the InfoTech Labs Fellow and a Senior Executive at InfoTech Labs, Toyota North America R&D, in Mountain View, California. He has been with the Toyota Group since 1999 in various roles in New Jersey, Tokyo, and California. He is the co-founder and has been the general co-chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (IEEE VNC) since 2009. He serves as an associate editor for IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE ITS Magazine and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, and M.S. and B.S. from ODTÜ in Ankara, Türkiye, all in Electrical Engineering. He is an IEEE VTS Distinguished Speaker.

Date: Nov. 30 (Thu) 10:45-11:30
Chair: Shoji Kasahara (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

tutorial Kunimasa Saitoh
Professor, Hokkaido University

Title: Sustainable scaling up by SDM in optical fiber communications

Abstract: With the development of 5G services and the Internet-of-Things (IoT), the current system capacity is expected to increase steadily, and in the 2020s, Peta-b/s class large-capacity systems will be required in optical fiber communications. However, the maximum transmission capacity of single-mode fiber (SMF) is estimated to be limited to about 100 Tb/s. Space division multiplexing (SDM) has been proposed as a next generation technology to extend transmission capacity beyond the limits of conventional SMFs over 15 years ago; it is a signal multiplexing technique that utilizes the spatial degree of freedom in an optical fiber. Currently, the research on SDM has been moving from the R&D stage to the practical application stage. In this presentation, the state-of-the-art of SDM transmission technology and its future prospect will be discussed.

Biography: Kunimasa Saitoh received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 1997, 1999, and 2001, respectively. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2001 to 2005, he was a Research Associate with the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University. From 2005 to 2013, he was an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, and in 2013, he became a Professor there. He has been involved in research on fiber optics, optical fiber communications, and optoelectronics. He is the author of more than 200 research papers in refereed international journals and 250 refereed conference presentations. He is a Member of the IEEE, OPTICA, and IEICE. He was a Chair of Subcommittee D4 of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) in 2016 and a Chair of Subcommittee SC1 of European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in 2018. He received the Excellent Paper Award and the Young Scientist Award from the IEICE, in 1999 and 2002, respectively, the Young Scientists’ Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan in 2008, the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2015, the Distinguished Lecturers Award from the IEEE Photonics Society in 2017, and the DOCOMO Mobile Science Award from the Mobile Communication Fund in 2020.

Date: Dec. 1 (Fri) 14:00-14:45
Chair: Joji Maeda (Tokyo Univ. of Science)

tutorial Sadao Kurohashi
Director-General of the National Institute of Informatics, Specially Appointed Professor at Kyoto University

Title:From Data Platform to Knowledge Infrastructure

Abstract: In the 21st century, the significance of data has been distinctly recognized as a major trend in both academia and society. The digitalization of data and its open dissemination have led to substantial academic advancements. In Japan, with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) at the forefront, there has been a continuous development of network infrastructure leading up to SINET6 and the establishment of research data platforms.
Moving forward, for academic research to delve deeper as comprehensive knowledge and address complex societal challenges, it is imperative to automate data interpretation, relate and systematize knowledge, and construct a knowledge infrastructure that fosters the creation of new insights across disciplines. Given that the data infrastructure is in place and the value of open data has begun to be recognized, and with the advent of large language models (LLMs) rooted in machine translation research enabling sophisticated interpretation of papers and multimedia data, we can say that the groundwork for building a knowledge infrastructure has been set. This presentation introduces efforts to structure LLM research, development, and operational systems under broad academic collaboration, aiming for the construction of a knowledge infrastructure.

Biography: Sadao Kurohashi received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University in 1994. He is currently the director-general of the National Institute of Informatics, Japan, and a specially appointed professor of the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University. His research interests include natural language processing, knowledge infrastructure, and open science. He received the 10th and 20th anniversary best paper awards from Journal of Natural Language Processing in 2004 and 2014 respectively, 2009 IBM faculty award, and 2010 NTT DOCOMO mobile science award, and 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education.

Date: Dec. 1 (Fri) 14:45-15:30
Chair: Joji Maeda (Tokyo Univ. of Science)

tutorial Hyungsoo Kim
Principle Researcher, Infra DX Lab, KT corp.

Title: The future ICT, Quantum Communications

Abstract: The development of new technologies using quantum physics is competitively underway in computing, sensing, and communication, which are core fields of the ICT industry. Quantum technology, which has remained in the realm of science for the past 100 years, is now moving toward industrialization. This presentation introduces an overview of quantum technology and the global trend of quantum cryptography communication, which is the first to be commercialized in the field of quantum communication. In addition, we will explain the current status of international standardization, which is an essential element for commercialization, and help you understand based on implementation cases promoted in Korea. Recently, quantum communication technology is heating up as competition for technology development toward the quantum Internet is underway, so we will also introduce this aspect.

Biography: Hyungsoo (Hans) Kim has worked at KT (Korea Telecom) corp. R&D part from 1993. He had successfully led outstanding projects in relation to B-ISDN (Broadband-Integrated Digital Network), NGN (Next Generation Network), IP QoS (Quality of Service), Green ICT, Smart Grid, 5G and AI. Now he is responsible for leading the Quantum Technologies, as a Director of Quantum Infra Innovation Project in KT. Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in electronics engineering from Kon-Kuk University. In addition to his role in KT, Dr. Kim has participated ITU-T based international standards activities, since 1997. Now he is working as a vice-chairman for ITU-T Study Group 13, Chairman of Working Party 1/SG13 and Editor of 10 more ITU Recommendation in elation to quantum technologies.