Invited Talk 1

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takeshi Higashino
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan

Abstract: This talk introduces distinctive features in the 5th generation mobile communication system and its beyond. In the 5G system, network service and control technology is diversified. Different kind of services can be provided based on radio access network slicing technique. While the fronthaul network is typically configured by the digital fiber communication link such as CPRI, it is reported that analog fiber-radio link is able to apply to mobile fronthaul. This talk shows recent research of key technologies in 5G and its beyond.

Invited Talk  2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md. Yusuf Sarwar Uddin
University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

Abstract: In the era of data, extracting values from data is of great importance where a massive amount of data is being collected, analyzed, and disseminated to end-users for wellness, safety, and other social good. This value proposition is in part due to the proliferation of heavily instrumented physical spaces with a rich and diversified set of sensors constituting the Internet of Things (IoT) or Cyber-physical Systems (CPS). One of the objectives of these data systems is to derive actionable information from raw data and deliver them to a large number of end-users, realizing the so-called Observe-Analyze-and-Act (OOA) paradigm. In this realm, the traditional approach of pushing *all* data to the cloud or to centralized data centers is neither viable nor economical. Instead, recent efforts suggested an edge-centric approach that brings computation closer to both data and users thus giving rise to an edge computing paradigm for data-driven systems. Arguably, the edge can manifest itself in two possible directions: (a) as data moves toward the cloud and gets processed en route to the cloud (data-facing edge) and (b) as data moves toward the end-users and gets processed on its way (user-facing edge). In this talk, I will discuss a couple of recent works in these two directions.