IEEE ComSoc 5G Summit

thursday, june 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dallas, as part of TIA Connectivity Jam,
Stemmons A, Renaissance Hotel, Dallas

Theme: Making 5G a reality -- Issues & Challenges

5G will usher in new types of applications requiring unprecedented bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and massive sensing. The IEEE 5G Summit Dallas, in collaboration with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), will focus on these applications as well as the systems, standards, and policies needed to bring the next generation to market. Perspectives, challenges, and solutions from equipment manufacturers, chip makers, operators, test and measurement companies, policymakers, and academics will be shared in a series of talks, and in an interactive exchange where the audience will be challenged to work with panelists to identify key hurdles and how to overcome them.

Target Audience: 5G technology vendors, operators, startups, policymakers, academics


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM – Introductions - IEEE and TIA

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM – Keynote: Massive MIMO for the New Radio – Overview and Performance - Dr. Mark Cudak, Nokia

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM - Prospect of 5G Air Interface: Opportunities and Challenges - Dr. Yongxing Zhou, Huawei

10:10 AM - 10:35 AMThoreau: An Experimental, Low-Power Wireless Underground Sensor Network for Soil Sensing and Agriculture - Prof. Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM – 5G Development for Digital Transformation - Dr. Sean Cai, ZTE

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Coffee Break

11:15 AM – 11:40 AM – WWRF - (B5G) Systems: Expectations, Realities and Disruptions - Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Fellow and Evangelist, Basic Internet Foundation & Board Member WWRF

11:40 AM – 12:05 PM – Demystifying the 5G New Radio Standard: Waveforms, MIMO, and mmWave - Dr. Ian Wong, National Instruments

12: 05 PM – 12:20 PM – IEEE 5G Initiative - Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T, IEEE Initiative Co-Chair

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM - Lunch

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM- Keynote: Rolling out 5G in 2017 - Dr. Farooq Khan, PHAZR

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM – A Hyper Connected World & Society – Evolution to 5G - Dr. Sukant Mohapatra, Ericsson

2:15 PM  - 2:40 PM - Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) Technology in 3GPP – from 3G to 5G - Dr. Eko Onggosanusi, Samsung

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM - Break

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM - Round Table: Making 5G a Reality – Issues and Challenges - Moderator: Dr. Christian Makaya, IBM

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM – Concluding Remarks


dr. Ashutosh Dutta

Lead Member, Technical Staff

IEEE 5G Initiative

dr. Sean Cai

Vice President, General Manager of CTO Group


dr. Mark cudak

Department Head, Small Cells Research Group

Nokia Bell Labs


Dr. Sudhir Dixit

Fellow and Evangelist, Basic Internet Foundation & Board Member WWRF


dr. Monisha Ghosh

Research Professor

University of Chicago

dr. eko onggosanusi

Director, Standards & Standardization and Multimedia Innovation (SMI) Lab


dr. ian wong

Senior Manager, Advanced Wireless Research Group

National Instruments

yongxing zhou

Vice President, Wireless Radio Access Technology