Preliminary IEEE ICEI 2018 Program Outline

Date(May) Time Activity Location (Second Floor of BUPT Hotel)
21st 15:30 - 17:00 Conference Sign Up Multifunctional Hall
17:30 - 20:00 Reception Buffet Chinese Restaurant
22nd 09:00 - 11:50 Keynote Speech Multifunctional Hall
12:00 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch Chinese Restaurant
14:00 - 16:40 Regular Session 1 Multifunctional Hall (Room A)
Regular Session 2 Multifunctional Hall (Room B)
23rd 09:00 - 11:20 Regular Session 3 Multifunctional Hall (Room A)
Regular Session 4 Multifunctional Hall (Room B)
12:00 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch Chinese Restaurant
14:00 - 17:00 Regular Session 5 Multifunctional Hall (Room A)
Regular Session 6 Multifunctional Hall (Room B)
17:30 - 20:00 Banquet Chinese Restaurant
24th 09:00 - 12:00 Regular Session 7 Multifunctional Hall (Room A)
Regular Session 8 Multifunctional Hall (Room B)

FINAL PROGRAM can be downloaded HERE! , updated at PM 20:00, 21st, May.
Keynote speech

5G Network Slicing Enabling Energy Internet

Wei Chen, Research Executive of China Mobile Research Institute.

Abstract: 5G Network Slicing is a brand-new technology of 5G network, and it is a basic service form that serves the Vertical Industry. This presentation introduces 5G Network Slicing enabling Energy Industry Applications and supporting Energy Internet.

Building a secure Internet of Things for Energy Industry

Jie Hu, CTO of IoT and Internet Plus R&D department in China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. Group leader of infrastructure & platform(WG3) in Technical Committee 10 at CCSA(China Communication Standards Association).

Abstract: It’s well recognized that the energy industry is being transformed by The Internet of Things (IoT). NB-IoT is a standards-based low power wide area technology, targeting to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services. This presentation will briefly describe a cloud-based end-to-end solution architecture which can meet the challenges from energy industry in future. Most of the devices used in energy industry consumes very little bandwidth for transmitting alarm signals and daily status about whether it is working or not. NB-IOT is a perfect wireless technology for such scenario. The distributed architecture of block chain will also be discussed as there will be many security and trust challenges related with energy industry applications.

Are Live Social Broadcasts Really Broadcasts?

Gareth Tyson, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. Visiting lecturer at University College London. Visiting researcher at Cambridge Computer Lab. Main research interests include user-facing networked systems, the interaction of users with such systems.

Abstract: The era of live-broadcast is back but with two major changes. First, unlike traditional TV broadcasts, content is now streamed over the Internet enabling it to reach a wider audience. Second, due to various user-generated content platforms it has become possible for anyone to get involved, streaming their own content to the world. This emerging trend of going live usually happens via social platforms, where users perform live social broadcasts predominantly from their mobile devices, allowing their friends (and the general public) to engage with the stream in real-time. With the growing popularity of such platforms, the burden on the current Internet infrastructure is therefore expected to multiply. With this in mind, we explore one such prominent platform — Facebook Live. We gather 3TB of data, representing one month of global activity and explore the characteristics of live social broadcast. From this, we derive simple yet effective principles which can decrease the network burden and energy costs. We then dissect global and hyper-local properties of the video while on-air, by capturing the geography of the broadcasters or the users who produce the video and the viewers or the users who interact with it.

Can 153 Years of Advancement in Wireless Communications be Continued into 5G and Beyond: Rethinking the Fundamentals

Norman C. Beaulieu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Thousand Plan Professor. IEEE Fellow. Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Research interests center on the basic theory of wireless communication.

Abstract: An abridged history of advancements in wireless communications recalls some interesting and perhaps sometimes lesser known landmarks of wireless communications in the broader context. Attention is then turned to the evolution of electromagnetic wireless communications from Maxwell's prediction of electromagnetic waves to 1G. A brief summary of the generations of wireless standards from 1G to 4G is given. Questions are then raised about the feasibility of some aspects on the 5G "wish list". In particular, the focus is on questioning whether substantial improvements in the number of supportable users can be achieved by 5G. This question is put into the context of the theme of the inaugural IEEE 5G Summit at Princeton University, "Rethink Fundamentals". We describe research being done in the Wireless Communications Theory Group of the Key Laboratory for Network System Architecture and Convergence at BUPT. This research is focused on rethinking fundamentals about the ways interference is managed and combated.