Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture to be held in conjunction with MobiCom 2021
New Orleans, United States, February 4, 2022
Duration: 9:00 - 16:15
|9:00 - 9:15||Welcome|
|9:15 - 10:15||Keynote 1|
|Session Chair: TBD.|
On the Path to Limitless Connectivity: From 5G Evolution to 6G
Our vision is a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines business, and pioneers a sustainable future. Since the completion of the first 5G specifications in 2018, there has been a substantial expansion of commercial 5G deployments happening throughout the world, with networks providing new communication capabilities and services set to transform society. Undoubtedly, the ongoing transformation will eventually give rise to challenges beyond what 5G can meet. In 2030, for instance, society will have been shaped by 5G for ten years, and new needs and services will have appeared. This calls for continued evolution towards limitless connectivity — following the pull from society’s requirements and the push from more advanced technological tools becoming available — that must be addressed for a 6G era around 2030. This talk will discuss the journey towards limitless connectivity from 5G evolution to 6G.
Xingqin Lin is a Master Researcher and Standardization Delegate at Ericsson Research Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Ericsson NextGen Advisory Board, collaborating with Ericsson Executive Team on strategic projects. He is an expert in wireless communications and technology strategy. He has been a pivotal contributor to 5G NR, NB-IoT, and LTE standards. His pioneering work has led to strategic opportunities, products, and real-world deployments in the telecom industry, enabling major network transitions from 4G to 5G. He has garnered a number of awards, including the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional Award in Industry, the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award, the 2021 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, among others. He is co-author of the book “Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” and the lead editor of the book “5G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Standards.” He is an IET Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and an IET Fellow Assessor. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
|10:30 - 11:30||Session 1|
|Session chair: TBD|
- Network Intelligence in 6G: challenges and opportunities (invited paper)
by Albert Banchs, Marco Fiore, Andres Garcia-Saavedra and Marco Gramaglia
- Learning Based Congestion Control Simulator for Mobile Internet Education
by Junqin Huang, Linghe Kong, Jiejian Wu, Yutong Liu, Yuchen Li and Zhe Wang.
|14:00 - 15:00||Keynote 2|
|Session chair: TBD.|
Revisit Mobility in the 5G Era: New and Old Challenges
Mobility support is a prominent utility service provided by cellular networks to mobile Internet. As the only large-scale wireless network with seamless wide-area mobility support, 5G/4G and its predecessor networks ensure always-connected experience for billions of mobile phones and tens of billions of things no matter where they are and where they go.
In this talk, I would like to talk about technical challenges and progresses for 5G and beyond mobility. With advanced wireless techniques (e.g., wider spectrum, massive MIMO, small cells) and increasing demands (e.g., extreme mobility, 3D coverage, ultra-high availability), 5G mobility faces with not only new problems in emerging scenarios but also old problems which are deteriorated with the mitigation from 4G to 5G. I will first present our recent efforts to reveal and characterize the negative impacts of legacy mechanisms and policies for mobility support, and then discuss potential solutions and ongoing efforts in the community. There is no end for mobile network evolution, which pushes us to even revisit the fundamental limit of next-generation mobility support.
Chunyi Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. Her research interests are on the broad areas of mobile networking, system and security, with a focus on enhancing performance, reliability and security of operational 5G/4G mobile networks and beyond. Her recent research seeks to renovate 5G networks and beyond through AI for networks and formal methods. She is a recipient of NSF CAREER award. She has received several best paper awards including ACM MobiCom Best Community Paper Award in 2016 and in 2017. She is an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) and Computer Networks. She has been active in the program committees of networking conferences like MobiCom, MobiSys, NSDI, and INFOCOM. She served as Technical Program Co-Chair for ACM MobiCom 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles.
|15:15 - 16:15||Session 2|
|Session chair: TBD|
- Internet Islands: First Class Networked Communities in Isolated Regions
by Abdullahi Kutiriko Abubakar, Nishanth Sastry and Mohamed Kassem.
- Meeting 5G Application Requirements - It’s Not Just about Bandwidth
by Kwame-Lante Wright and Peter Steenkiste.