Keynote speakers

Prof. Toshitaka Tsuda

Prof. Toshitaka Tsuda

Waseda University

Core network in 5G Mobile era and ICN

Abstract: Mobile communication is heading to 5G era, and intensive efforts are going on to make it reality. It is expected that the 5G mobile network will provide Ultra wide bandwidth, Ultra terminal density, and Ultra short response time, which meet to the social requirements to networks.

One of the important aspects of 5G mobile network discussion is that not only the radio access part of the network but also the evolution of core network part are included within the scope, which is new for mobile network discussion. 3GPP is discussing both aspects, and ITU-T focus group FG IMT-2020 which I myself participated made an output document recommending the possible standardization discussion topics of the core network part. One of the key of the core network discussion is the introduction of the Slice concept.

Slice is a logical network configured of virtualized network resources and functions. Plural number of slices having different service characteristics can be simultaneously provided on a common platform in dynamic manner. Introduction of Slice make it possible for an emerging network paradigm such as ICN(Information Centric Networking) to be realized as one of the Slice.

In my talk, I will touch upon the possible core network evolution in 5G mobile era, and in this context the possible introduction of ICN with some benefits that ICN will provide to make the fundamental targets of 5G mobile network become the reality.

Biography: Dr. 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 engaged in R&D of digital signal processing, micro-processor architecture, video coding, ISDN transmission, optical communication, packet switching, and network architecture. In Fujitsu Laboratories, he worked as Senior Vice President, Member of the Board, Managing Director of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, and Chairman of the Board of Fujitsu Laboratories of America. 2012-2015 he was a Professor of Waseda University, and currently he is a Guest Professor of Waseda University, an associate Member of Science Council of Japan, IEICE Publication Director, and IEEE Japan Council chair. He is a Fellow of IEEE, an Honorary member and Fellow of IEICE. He is former President of IEICE and former IEEE Tokyo Section chair. He made several keynote speeches, ICC2011 and NOMS2012 being some examples.

Dr Yuji Inoue

Dr. Yuji Inoue

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

VaaSI; Vehicle as a Social Infrastructure

Abstract: ITS, Intelligent Transport System, with DSRC, Dedicated Short Range Communications, was launched in Japan in 2015 as the first DSRC system in the world. Car2car communications became available among some models of new cars with DSRC to avoid such as inter-section accidents and rear-end collisions. Car2Infrastructure (traffic signals) was also introduced at the same time and will be expanded gradually to assist, for an example, handicapped pedestrians by extending traffic light-length. Automated driving and/or ADAS, Advanced Driving Assist System, will further renovate social infrastructures by its powerful wireless communications and information processing capability. Its capability will not be limited only to the mobility aspects but to new social activities. One of them will be IoT, Internet of Things, based society and industry supported by vehicles. Some examples will be explained in this address.

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 former President of IEICE (2013-2014). He wrote and edited many technical books.

Dr Kazue Sako

Dr Kazue Sako

Security Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation Vice President of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

How Blockchain Works, and How It Helps

Abstract: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency scheme said to be invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. It uses a technology called blockchain where transactions are accumulated in a format called 'block' and are chained to be used as a distributed ledger. Since then, many types of blockchain are introduced, and used in various applications other than cryptocurrency. We will discuss how blockchain works, and how it would benefit the society.

Biography: Kazue Sako is an Innovation Producer at NEC. She received B.S. degree in Science (Mathematics) and Ph. D degree in Technology from Kyoto University. Her research interest lies in how to benefit from cryptographic protocols in real life. She is currently a Director of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications. Detailed biography can be found here.