- Organizing Committee
IEEE 5G Summit Casablanca
Colocated with the International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet'17)
As Internet usages are proliferating, communications networks are faced with new shortcomings. Future networks will have to support in 2020 mobile traffic volumes 1000 times larger than today and a spectrum crunch is anticipated. Wireless access rates are today significantly lower than those of fixed access, which prevents the emergence of ubiquitous low cost integrated access continuum with context independent operational characteristics. Communication networks energy consumption is growing rapidly, especially in the radio part of mobile networks. The proliferation of connected devices makes it very difficult to maintain similar performance characteristics over an ever larger portfolio of technologies and requirements (i.e.Ultra High Definition TV vs. M2M, IoT). Heterogeneity of access technologies entails unsustainable cost with increasing difficulties to integrate an ever larger set of resources with reduced OPEX. Network infrastructure openness is still limited. It prevents the emergence of integrated OTT (cloud)-network integration with predictable end to end performance characteristics, and limits the possibility for networks to become programmable infrastructures for innovation with functionalities exposed to developers’ communities. This 5G SUMMIT focuses on exploring and elucidating all facets of the next generation of 5G technology, business and societal gaps and challenges between the current 3G-4G-LTE access-only Internet models and the proper vision of 5G, evolutionary or revolutionary, to go beyond just access by embracing and facilitating the upfront integration of all new technologies (IOT, SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing, ..) to be user-transparent, app-oriented, service-ready, ubiquitous and lowest cost. Some of the worldwide 5G experts have been invited and attracted to share their state-of-the-art knowledge with the emerging 5G community in Morocco and around the world in view of facilitating the worldwide harmonization of research and best practices for deployment of viable user scenarios in the global 5G ecosystem, the built-in security and privacy by design in 5G, and explore the different ways to enable Internet protocols over the next generation of empowered devices in order to reach convergence and end to end transparency led by the IEEE 5G Technical subCommittee which is supporting technically this event.
|Dr. Chi-Lin I. Chief Scientist China Mobile Research Institute||Prof. Akihiro Nakao University of Tokyo and 5GMF Network Architecture||Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia|
|Mr. Lars Bergendahl Director 5G Program Ericsson Sweden||Dr. Maziar Nekovee Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK||Prof. Noureddine Boudriga Head, CN&S Research Lab.SUP'COM, Tunisia|
|Dr. Diego Lopez Head, Technology ExplorationTelefonica I+D, Madrid, Spain||Dr. Heinz Thorsten Bernold The BOSTON Consulting Group USA||Dr. Ali Sadri Intel CorporationUSA|
|Prof. Tembine Hamidou New York UniversityAbu Dhabi, UAE||Prof. Mehdi Bennis Centre for Wireless CommunicationUniversity of Oulu, Finland||Dr. David Kravitz Vice President - Crypto Systems ResearchDarkMatter, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Dr. Said Soulhi VerizonUSA||Dr. AffiliationCity, Country||Dr. AffiliationCity, Country|
|Prof. Latif Ladid President-Founder IPv6 Forum University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg||Prof. Essaid Sabir ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca; IEEE MS, Morocco||Prof. Mounir Ghogho University of Leeds, UK; IEEE MS International University of Rabat|
|Prof. Mustapha Benjillali INPT, Rabat; IEEE MS Morocco||Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi Director, ENSIAS, Mohammed V UniversityFounder-Past Chair IEEE MS, Morocco|
|16:30-17:30||Summit Panel: Open Discussion|
|17:30-19:00||An Express Visit to Casa City|
|20:00-22:00||Gala Dinner (with UNet'17 social event)|
Casablanca 5G Summit will be co-located with the Third International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet'17), and will be held at the Grand Mogador City Center Casablanca hotel.
Close to the harbor, and the old medina, with an easy access to Mohammedia and Rabat highway, the Grand Mogador City Center is the latest creation of the group. This monumental hotel has it all, an Artdéco architecture combining luxury and modernity while keeping traditional architectural THE key pride for the group and Morocco.
Inside the highest five star luxury hotel of Casablanca, 420 spacious rooms and suites, many with stunning views of the Atlantic and the Casablanca port, others have an iconic city skyline. Some of the Mogador Grand City Center rooms and suites even offer both. An advanced level of facilities and equipment, the ultimate in terms of technology, sophistication and comfort at every level and each of the rooms and suites. An exceptional spa offering quality care in a relaxing atmosphere. Creative restaurants to satisfy all succulences.