When

October 18-20, 2016

Where

Starhotels Majestic Turin

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 54
10123 Torino Italia
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Register

Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open All IWPC Members


Introduction

IoT remains an ambiguous term, in need of clarity for the numerous use-cases identified. In order to address first market requests, different technologies have emerged using non licensed bands, and more recently 3GPP has pushed the standardization of solutions which could be used in licensed bands for machine type communication, targeting very low data rate and very low power consumption services. The full range of IoT applications however goes beyond what has been considered so far, and it will impact numerous vertical sectors, including Agriculture, Automotive, E-Health, Multimedia, Medical and more. While some use cases could be addressed with existing technologies, others require a further evolution of mobile networks to embrace the full potential of the IoT market, a step which will be one of the fundamental pillars for 5G.

Workshop Goals

  • Clarify which verticals will be impacted by the introduction of IoT connectivity and identify new business opportunities
  • Identify which use cases are currently considered for the internet of things, identifying the key requirements for each use case in terms of data rate, battery life, latency, number of connections, mobility, device cost, etc.
  • Assess current proprietary, unlicensed and 3GPP technologies for the Internet of Things, clarifying roadmaps for deployment, and understanding which use cases can be addressed by these technologies
  • Discuss advancement of IoT proposed as part of 5G: mMTC and uMTC. Clarify which new use cases will be enabled by 5G
  • Clarify priorities and the time frame for IoT in 5G and which use cases should be addressed first?

Agenda

DAY 1

October 18

Tuesday

 

14:00 - tour registration

14:30 - bus to depart from hotel

15:00 - Tour of TI Wireless Innovation Lab and visit to Open Air Lab

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19:00

 

Registration

Evening Reception

Hotel

DAY 2

October 19

Wednesday

07:30

 

Continued Registration, Morning Coffee

Hotel

08:30

Welcome and Introductions

 

Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and show how they can contribute to this process.

 

Host Keynote

  • Applications, Use-cases and opportunities
  • Which verticals will be impacted by the introduction of internet of things connectivity?

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Radio Access Engineer

 

10:00

Networking Break

 

10:40

Services Provider Perspectives

  • What current services are identified?
  • Which use cases are currently considered for the internet of things?
  • Which use cases could be addressed with existing technologies?

  • Specific use cases and opportunities for NB-IoT / CAT NB1

  • What is the range of throughput and latency needed for the various IOT use cases? Which use cases are viewed as low hanging fruit from a business case validation perspective?

  • Assessing success to date, learnings, opportunities and challenges

  • NB-IoT use cases and planned network architecture and evolution
  • Identifying the key requirements for each use case in terms of data rate, battery life, latency, number of connections, mobility, device cost, etc.
  • What 2G/3G/4G RAN network interfaces will service providers need in a 5G IoT environment and what is the expected timeline to remove legacy interfaces from the service?

IoT Terminal and Market Conditions

 

Project Manager

 

 

 

SK Telecom's Status on LPWA IoT

Manager

 

 

 


12:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00

Services Provider Perspectives, continued

Softbank's Move Towards the IoT Era: From an engineer's viewpoint, network to robots

 

Senior Engineer

 

13:40

Vertical markets

  • Where are the new business opportunities?

  • Exploring business cases, opportunities, roadblocks and actions needed

  •  Assessing users expectations on service price models

  • Requirements of IoT verticals on LTE-A Pro and 5G
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Charging management & scheduling V2I & I2V
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Vehicle Charging management & scheduling V2I & I2V
  • Traffic Management - real-time intelligent construction zones, railway crossings, etc.
  • IoT application wireless performance requirements
  • High speed vehicle handover challenges

High Speed Transportation Trial Results

 

Research Engineer

 

 

Lab Manager, Testing Manager

 

 

 

 


15:00

Networking Break

 

15:40

Vertical markets, continued

 

Utility and Industrial Application Needs and Requirements when Utilizing the Public Cellular Networks

 

Senior Specialist

 

 

 

IoT: Connecting Industries

 

Systems Manager

 

17:00

 

End of Day Panel

  • Which verticals will be impacted by the introduction of internet of things connectivity?
  • Agriculture, Automotive, E-Health, Energy, Industrial, Multimedia, Medical, Smart Cities, etc.

 

   
17:45 Adjourn for Day  

20:00

 

Networking Dinner 
"Ristorante C'era una Volta"

 

DAY 3

October 20

Thursday

08:30

Morning coffee

 

Hotel

09:00

 

Radio Access Technologies

  • Exploring current licensed and unlicensed technologies and roadmaps
  • Standardized vs. proprietary LPWA connectivity technologies for IoT
  • Differentiators between NB-IoT, LoRa, SigFox. Is there a market for each initiative?
  • Alignment and or consolidation of conflicting pre-standards initiatives
  • Considering Mobile IOT including EC-GSM-IoT , LTE Cat M1 and NB-IOT (Cat M2)
  • Performance of the NB-IoT standard
  • Assessing 3GPP technologies and roadmaps for deployment - Which use cases can be addressed by these technologies?
  • What is needed for the advancement of IoT proposed as part of 5G: mMTC and uMTC.
  • Which new use cases will be enabled by 5G?
  • What is the time frame for IoT in 5G and which use cases can be addressed first?
  • Spectrum and frequency allocation issues - what is the global scheme for frequency coordination emerging from 5G?
  • Interference and EMC standards schemes for IoT
  • Standards coordination: which groups are taking the lead?
  • Considering IEEE’s emerging IoT committee formed under COMSOC - Is there a "3GPP" industry group that is advancing the IoT standards issues?
  • Network Engineering Challenges
  • Evolution of commercial SoC solutions for IoT

5G for people and things: Expanding the human possibilities of technology

 

Principal Engineer

 

 

RF connectivity for IOT Devices and Applications

 

Industrial Applications Manager

 

 

 

 

10:20

Networking Break

 

11:00

 

Radio Access Technologies, continued

  • Current technologies for low bandwidth applications
  • Considering evolution of machine connectivity for low latency, critical communications use-cases

Creating the Living Network - Radio Access Technologies for IoT Connectivity

 

Director, R&D

 

 

 

 

Addressing Low Power Consumption for Cellular IoT Devices

 

Director, System Engineering

 

 

 

LTE Machine Connectivity Choices

 

Product Marketing Manager

 

12:30 Networking Lunch  

13:30

 

System architectures (present and available with 5G)

  • Differences between the 3GPP standards Category M1 and NB-IoT (“Cat-M2”). Assessing strengths and weaknesses of complementary technologies for the cellular IoT industry
  • Considering coverage/cell range, throughput, latency and power consumption
  • How can the evolution of mobile networks exploit the full potential of the IoT market?
  • How can the evolution of mobile networks exploit the full potential of the IoT market?
  • Assessing fixed mobile convergence and how this serves the internet of things
  • How will network densification with small cells support the future IoT?
  • Connectivity, security, and availability of devices etc.
  • How can SDN optimize deployment of IoT devices and services?
  • Network performance monitoring in the context of IoT
  • Considering “DevOps” best practices in support of IoT connectivity

 

Exploring Ultra Low Power IoT Radio Technology towards 5G

 

Programme Manager Ultra Low Lower Wireless

 

 

 

Enabling Low Cost LTE Front Ends for Half Duplex Systems

 

Technical Director, Systems and Standards Group

 

 

 

IoT and FDX™ Rising

 

Staff Account Manager

 

15:00

Networking Break

 

15:30

 

Enabling Technologies

  • Reverberation chamber testing for IoT devices
  • How can performance of ultrareliable and/or very low energy communications units be assured?
  • Testing large IoT and M2M devices and systems
  • Addressing the lack of standardization for ’IoT devices and systems’
  • Results from application testing
  • Ensuring consistent device implementation and behavior
  • Multi-layer testing to ensure proper functionality on commercial deployments

NB-IoT: from coverage to analytics

 

Director Strategic & Technical Marketing

 

 

 

OTA Testing for IoT

 

VP Sales and Business Development

 

 

 

IoT Testing Challenges 

 

Project Manager

 

 

17:00

 

Closing Discussion

  • Review of key points

Host, invited carriers/vendors

         

17:30

 

Takeaways and Closing Remarks

18:00 Adjourn for Day  

18:30

Dutch Dinner

* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.   

 

FAQs

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  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, October 7th.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • We do not permit the Press.
    • We do not permit Analysts.
    • We do not permit Consultants.
    • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.
    • We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out-of-pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $999.00 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check. Make checks payable to IWPC.

  5. Hotel information?

    Starhotels Majestic Turin
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 54
    10123 Torino Italia
    Phone: +39 011 539153
    The IWPC room block rate 189 Euros single room, 180 Euros superior room. The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, September 19th. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. Hotel reservations can be made by sending an email to reservations.majestic.to@starhotels.it .


  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Directions and transportation options will be posted as soon as possible.

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

    In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

    For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

    You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

    These materials will be included on the IWPC website Research Library.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.

    SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATION:

    • Go to www.iwpc.org
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshops: Radio Access Networks Active Antenna Evolution
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.

    AS BACKUP, PLEASE BRING AN ELECTRONIC COPY USB STICK WITH YOU!