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6G: Vision, Requirements, Technical Challenges, Standardization & Implementations
Shahid Mumtaz, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

LPWAN technologies: The use case of LoRa-based WSNs and its applications
Sandra Sendra, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

 

6G: Vision, Requirements, Technical Challenges, Standardization & Implementations

Shahid Mumtaz
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Portugal
 

Brief Bio

Shahid Mumtaz is an IET Fellow, IEEE and ACM Distinguished speaker, recipient of IEEE ComSoC Young Researcher Award (2020), IEEE Senior member, founder and EiC of IET “Journal of Quantum communication”, Vice-Chair: Europe/Africa Region- IEEE ComSoc: Green Communications & Computing society and Vice-chair for IEEE standard on P1932.1: Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Networks. He is also a Visiting Senior 5G Consultant at Huawei, Sweden.

He has more than 12 years of wireless industry/academic experience. He has received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, and University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2006 and 2011, respectively. From 2002 to 2003, he worked for Pak Telecom as System Engineer and from 2005 to 2006 for Ericsson and Huawei at Research Labs in Sweden. He has been with Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2011 where he currently holds the position of Auxiliary Researcher and adjunct positions with several universities across the Europe-Asian Region.

 He is the author of 4 technical books, 12 book chapters, 250+ technical papers (150+ Journal/transaction, 80+ conference, 2 IEEE best paper award- in the area of mobile communications. He had/has supervised/co-supervising several Ph.D. and Master Students. He uses mathematical and system-level tools to model and analyze emerging wireless communication architectures, leading to innovative Master's theoretically optimal new communication techniques. He is working closely with leading R&D groups in the industry to transition these ideas to practice. He secures the funding of around 2M Euro.


Abstract
6G is the next step in the evolution of mobile communication and will be a key component of the Networked Society. In particular, 5G will accelerate the development of the Virtual world. To enable connectivity for a wide range of applications and use cases, the capabilities of 6G wireless access must extend far beyond those of previous generations of mobile communications. Examples of these capabilities include ultra high data rates, ultra low latency, ultra-high reliability, energy efficiency and extreme device densities, and will be realized by the development of 5G in combination with new radio-access technologies. Therefore, this talk explains the different key technology components of 6G and from implementation to standardization.



 

 

LPWAN technologies: The use case of LoRa-based WSNs and its applications

Sandra Sendra
Univ. Politécnica de Valencia
Spain
 

Brief Bio

Dr. Sandra Sendra (ssendra@ugr.es) received her degree of Technical Engineering in Telecommunications in 2007. She received her M.Sc. of Electronic Systems Engineering in 2009 and her Ph.D. in electronic engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2013. Currently, she is associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). She is Cisco Certified Network Associate Instructor since 2009 and HP-ATA instructor since 2015. She is vocal inside the IEEE Spain Section for the term 2020-2021, member of the Membership Development group for the term 2018-2019 and active member inside the IEEE WIE Spain for the term 2016-2018. She has authored 6 book chapters and 2 books. She has more than 110 research papers published in national and international conferences, international journals (more than 45 with ISI Thomson JCR). She has been the co-editor of 8 conference proceedings and guest editor of several international journals. She is editor-in-chief of the international journal "WSEAS Transaction on Communications" since 2012, guest editor several SI in International Journals related to underwater communications, sensors and actuator networks (Sensors and Applied Science by MDPI and International Journal ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET) by ACM/Springer).She has been the co-editor of 9 conference proceedings and associate editor in 6 international journals: “Network Protocols and Algorithms”, “International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems”, “International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services”, “International Journal On Advances in Telecommunications”, “Designs”, “Signals” She has been involved in more than 100 Program committees of international conferences, and more than 50 organization and steering committees. She is currently leading a national project (˜590.000 €) and two local project related to the development of a WSN for environmental monitoring. She has been the general chair (or co-chair) of 3 International conferences. Her research interests, but no limited, include saving energy techniques in electronic circuits, sensor deployment, WSN, UWSN and the application of these technologies for environmental monitoring.


Abstract
Wireless sensor networks have been consecrated, over the years, as the integral solution to solve most of the daily problems. The field of application of the WSN ranges from basic tasks of monitoring single events to complex intelligent systems for monitoring large cities or industrial processes. IEEE 802.11 standard has been historically used to deploy this type of network. However, the intrinsic problems of this technology are relegating it to a background level in monitoring issues. In recent years, a new type of medium and long-range network has been developed for the Internet of Things: LPWAN networks (Low Power Wide Area Network) which were created to anticipate the planned obsolescence of GPRS networks. LPWAN networks are consolidating as the best solution to implement low-cost applications and to improve our daily lives. This keynote speech aims to present the main LPWAN technologies we can currently use for developing new applications that help us in our daily tasks. Special attention will be paid to the operating characteristics of LoRa/LoRaWAN that make this technology so attractive in the development of systems and applications for home and hospital environments, for monitoring in rural, urban or domestic areas, solutions for monitoring large cities or industrial processes, including very sensitive areas such as healthcare and the welfare of people. Finally, this keynote will discuss the challenges and open research issues in the area and LWPAN technology.



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