Keynote speakers

Dr Yuji Inoue

Dr. Yuji Inoue

The Chairman of the Board, Toyota Info-Technology Center, Co. Ltd., The President of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

Opening speech

Biography: Yuji Inoue was born in 1948 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received the B.E., M.E. and Ph. D degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1971, 1973 and 1986, respectively, and was made an Honorary Professor of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in 1999.

He joined NTT Laboratories in 1973 and served there for 34 years. While he was in NTT, he was active in ITU-T standardization on ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and TNA (Transport Network Architecture) during 1982 – 1992. After new business development in NTT Data, he was a board member of NTT in 5 years as CTO and the head of NTT group’s R&D with 6000 researchers and engineers.

He moved to The Telecommunication Technology Committee, TTC in 2007 as the President and CEO, then to Toyota IT Development Center. He is currently the Chairman of the Board. He is a fellow of IEICE and IEEE and is currently President of IEICE. He wrote and edited many technical books.

Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi

Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi

Dept. of Communications Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 Japan

Recent Advances in Distributed Antenna Network for Gigabit Communications

Abstract: Wireless networks must be restructured to cope with recent rapid popularity of smart phones. In the near future, everyone will be always connected to the network and will enjoy a variety of cloud computing data services (throughput per user ranges from a few kbps to close-to-giga bps) including voice/video conversation. Gigabit data services need prohibitively high transmit power and broad bandwidth if the present network architecture is employed. The available frequency bandwidth and power are too limited to provide gigabit data services to everyone. A new wireless network architecture that can efficiently utilize the limited bandwidth and significantly reduce the transmit power is required. One promising architecture is the distributed antenna network (DAN). In this talk, we will overview the concept of DAN and recent advances in dynamic frequency reusing, massive MIMO, multiple access, frequency-domain signal processing, etc., which are important elements in realizing DAN.

Biography: Fumiyuki Adachi received the B.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. In April 1973, he joined the Electrical Communications Laboratories of NTT and conducted various types of research related to digital cellular mobile communications. From July 1992 to December 1999, he was with NTT DoCoMo, where he led a research group on Wideband CDMA for 3G systems. Since January 2000, he has been with Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Communications Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering.

Professor Fumiyuki Adachi is an IEEE Fellow and an IEICE Fellow. He is listed on ISIHighlyCited.com and is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer since 2012. He is a vice president of IEICE Japan since 2013. He was a recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Avant Garde Award 2000, IEICE Achievement Award 2002, Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2004, Ericsson Telecommunications Award 2008, Telecom System Technology Award 2010, Prime Minister Invention Award 2010, and KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award 2012. His research interests include wireless signal processing for wireless access, equalization, transmit/receive antenna diversity, MIMO, adaptive transmission, channel coding, and wireless systems.

Prof. Toshitaka Tsuda

Prof. Toshitaka Tsuda

Waseda University

ICT for the Resilient Society

Abstract: For more than 10 years, I have been working towards the realization of the “Human Centric ICT System”, which is now becoming the reality. On March 11th, 2011, Japan was attacked sever disaster named Eastern Japan earthquake and Tsunami, and about 20,000 people lost their lives. ICT system was also damaged, and made it difficult to carry out quick restoration and recovery process. This strongly reminded ICT engineers that the ICT system is the life line of the society, and many discussions started about “How the ICT system should be”. I have been deeply involved to one of the committee activities whose theme is to realize an ICT system to contribute creating a safe and secure resilient society. The direction of the system paradigm is in good match with the Human Centric ICT System. In my talk, I will introduce the major outcomes of the committee activities together with the concept of the Human Centric ICT System.

Biography: Toshitaka Tsuda received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1970, 1972 and 1975, respectively. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1975, where he was engaged in R&D of digital signal processing, DSP LSI development, video coding, ISDN subscriber loop transmission systems, broadband ISDN, photonic network systems, packet switched network, and micro processor architecture with LSI development. From 1978 to 1979, he was with the University of California, Berkeley, as a research associate. In 2000, he was assigned as Member of the Board of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, Senior Vice President in 2005, and Fellow in 2010. He also worked as Managing Director of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe and the Chairman of the board of Fujitsu Laboratories of America. In 2012 he joined Waseda University and teaching ICT service platform architecture and technologies. He gave several keynote speeches in IEEE conferences, ICC2011 and NOMS2012 being the recent examples. He is a Fellow member of IEEE, and honorary member and Fellow of IEICE. He worked as a President of IEICE in 2010. Currently, he is the IEEE Tokyo section chairman.

Prof. Maciej Stasiak

Prof. Maciej Stasiak

Poznan University of Technology

Queuing Models for the Internet

Abstract: The analysis of modern networks, especially 3G and 4G mobile networks supporting multi-service traffic, requires the development of relevant analytical models of network-based systems. One of the more important problems currently faced by engineers is the need for designing simple and efficient queueing models for multi-service traffic. So far, no satisfactory solutions were invented, such that would allow the assessment of queue parameters for various classes of calls with diverse QoS parameters. Only approximate results were obtained for borderline cases. In traffic theory, the problem is formulated as the “Erlang formula for the Internet”, and it is considered by scientific and engineering circles.

In the presentation, the author will describe the results of recent works on ulti-service queuing systems. An approximate approach based on the single-service Erlang model will be discussed, along with proposals of precise models with a variable bitrate of a multi-service server. In such models, the quantity of the resources handled in a given state of occupancy depends on the division of this state between different classes of calls, i.e., on the number of calls of individual classes in a given occupancy state. Therefore, the bitrate assigned by a server to a selected class of calls changes along with the system change.

Biography: Prof. Maciej Stasiak received MSc and PhD degrees in telecommunication from the Institute of Communications Engineering, Moscow, Russia, in 1979 and 1984, respectively. In 1996 he received DSc degree (habilitation) from Poznan University of Technology in telecommunication. In 2006 he was nominated as full professor. Between 1983-92 he worked in Polish industry as a designer of electronic and microprocessor systems. In 1992, he joined the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Poznan University of Technology. He is currently a head of the Chair of Communications and Computer Networks at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at Poznan University of Technology.

Prof. Maciej Stasiak is the author or co-author of 5 books and more than 200 scientific papers, which have been published in scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. He is engaged in research and teaching in the area of performance analysis and modeling of multi-service networks and switching systems, in particular, resource allocation, call admission control, quality of service, multi-rate systems and queuing systems. He was a supervisor of 6 PhD dissertations and about 50 MSc projects. Prof. Maciej Stasiak is a Member of Communications Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, a Member of Communications Society, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, and a Member of Association for Computing Machinery.

Prof. Maciej Stasiak has been involved in many national and international projects dealing with network and resources optimization. Since 2004 he has been actively carrying out research on modeling and dimensioning cellular networks 2/3/4G. The relevant research results obtained so far have been implemented in software used by cellular operators to handle tasks such as the analysis of the capacity and optimization of the 2/3G/4G network.