IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence

Industry Forum

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All times in local Taipei time.


11:00-12:30, 16:00-17:30
Industry Forum 1 (Live): 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform, 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring, and 5G Wireless Technology & Testing


11:00-12:30, 16:00-17:30
Industry Forum 2 (Live): 6G Vision, Requirements and Technology Trend


09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30
Industry Forum 3 (Live): Fighting Misinformation on Social Network

Industry Forum 4 (Live): Intelligence at Radio Access Network

Industry Forum 1 (Live): 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform, 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring, and 5G Wireless Technology & Testing

Date/Time: 8 December 2020, Tuesday: 14:00-16:30
Room: 201A + 201F


  1. Chi-Yu Li, Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  2. Yu-Chee Tseng, Life Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  3. Kin-Lu Wong, Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Chair: Alice Chou (on-site)

Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
14:00-14:10 Alice Chou Opening Remarks
14:10-14:40 Prof. Chi-Yu Li A Transparent Deployment Solution for 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform
14:40-15:10 Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng Application and Prospect of 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring
15:10-15:40 Prof. Kin-Lu Wong Research Project Report on 5G Wireless Technology & Testing (2014-2016) and 5G mm-wave Technology & Testing (2017-2019)
15:40-16:10 Prof. Chi-Yu Li
Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng
Prof. Kin-Lu Wong
Visit to demonstration machine in the fields of Open 5G、IoT and mmWave
16:10-16:30   Communication Time

Alice Chou

Prof. Chi-Yu Li

Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng

Prof. Kin-Lu Wong


Topic 1:A Transparent Deployment Solution for 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform

  • MEC deployment in 4G LTE networks
  • MEC deployment in 5G NSA/SA networks
  • MEC virtualization and application deployment
  • MEC security

Topic 2:Application and Prospect of 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring

  • Massive connectivity technology to support 5G IoT
  • 5G dedicated network and technologies for intelligent agriculture
  • 5G network slicing and intruder detecion technologies for agricultural Internet-of-Things
  • Egde computing for UAV flight planning and agricultural image collection
  • Smart surveillance in 5G networks

Topic 3:5G Wireless Technology & Testing and 5G mm-wave Technology & Testing

  • 5G wireless technology & testing
  • 5G mm-wave technology & testing
  • ITRI and industrial collaborations
  • 5G MIMO and mm-wave system throughput testbed development
  • New concepts for 5G/6G MIMO antennas


Industry Forum 2 (Live): 6G Vision, Requirements and Technology Trend

Date/Time: 9 December 2020, Wednesday: 11:00-12:30 and 16:00-17:30
Room: R102

I-Kang Fu, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan

Chair: Dr. I-Kang Fu, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan (on-site)

Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
11:00-11:30 Prof. Andreas Molisch, University of Southern California Sub-THz Wireless Propagation Channels and Their Impact on System Design
11:30-12:00 Dr. Guanyin Liu, Fellow, China Mobile Research Institute ICDT Convergence Driven 6G Network
12:00-12:30 Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang, General Manager, Communication System Design, MediaTek Opportunity and Challenge to 6th Generation Mobile Communications
16:00-16:30 Mikael Höök, Director, Ericsson Research 6G at the Horizon
16:30-17:00 Dr. Volker Ziegler, 6G Leadership, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO 6G Technology and Architecture to Connect the Worlds and Unify Human Experience
17:00-17:30 Dr. Juho Lee, Senior VP, Samsung Electronics Evolution of mobile communications towards 6G

Topic: Sub-THz Wireless Propagation Channels and Their Impact on System Design


Speaker Biography: Andreas F. Molisch received his PhD and habilitation from TU Vienna in 1994 and 1999, respectively. After 10 years in industry he joined the University of Southern California, where he is now the Solomon Golomb – Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair Professor. His research interest is wireless communications, with emphasis on wireless propagation channels, multi-antenna systems, ultrawideband signaling and localization, novel modulation methods, caching for wireless content distribution, and edge computing. He is the author of four books, 21 book chapters, more than 260 journal papers, 360 conference papers, as well as 70 granted patents; his work has been cited more than 50,000 times. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, AAAS, and IET, as well as Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and recipient of numerous awards.

Topic: ICDT Convergence Driven 6G Network

Abstract: 5G has been commercialized globally in large scale since 2019. The new era of 'Internet of Everything' has been started, which will stimulate the new demand for improved capabilities of mobile network from the perspective of data rate, efficiency and reliability, etc. These demands will drive the mobile communication evolve towards 6G. Now the research of 6G is still in the stage of vision requirements definition and technical exploration, and the 6G key technical directions are still divergent and far from consensus. With the deep integration of ICDT, 6G will fully support the digitization of the world to realize the vision of “digital twin, ubiquitous intelligences”. The drivers of 6G network architecture innovation comes from three aspects: new usage scenarios and new requirements, new technology trend of ICDT convergence, lessons and challenges faced by 5G network. Taken all these aspects into account, 6G network tends to have several basic features: on-demand fulfillment, lite network, soft network, native AI, native security and digital twin, which will bring innovations to the wireless communication network and realize more efficient and intelligent network development. Network architecture is the cornerstone and framework of the 6G mobile system. We need to further explore it and wish to reach consensus with the industry. So that the future network can be deeply integrated into people's daily life, work and entertainment, empower thousands of industries, and achieve the grand goal of '6G rebuild a new world'.

Speaker Biography: Dr. GUANGYI LIU, received his Ph.D. degrees in circuits and systems from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006. Since 2006, he has joined in China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). Now he is the leading specialist of wireless network in China Mobile communication Corporation (CMCC) and 6G director of CMRI. He has been the 5G director of CMRI and lead the 5G’s standardization, industrialization and commercialization from 2014 to 2019. He has also acted as the Spectrum Working Group Chair, 5G eMBB Program coordinator and LTE Evolution Program coordinator of GTI (Global TD-LTE Initiative) and led the industrialization of TD-LTE evolution and 5G eMBB there from 2013 to 2020. Before he joined CMRI, he had worked in Siemens and Shanghai Bell (Now Nokia) for 4 years on 3G R&D.

Topic: Opportunity and Challenge to 6th Generation Mobile Communications


Speaker Biography: Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang received a Ph.D. degree in 1999 from Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a researcher to study advanced receiver architecture for WCDMA communication system at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. He joined Mediatek after leaving ITRI, and he is now the General Manager of Communication System Design. He leads the team in the technology research and product development for the wireless communication systems, including cellular (2/3/4/5G) and connectivity (Wi-Fi and BT) systems. His research area consists of DSP algorithm development and digital baseband design for transmitter and receiver, like channel estimation and equalization. Digital signal processing for handling RF impairments and antenna issues is also within the scope of his research interest.

Topic: 6G at the Horizon

Abstract: 5G is now strongly expanded on global scale creating networks having capabilities that are set to transform society. Even with the built-in flexibility in 5G that supports not only mobile broadband but also a wide-range of emerging use-cases, we are beginning to see the horizon where further capabilities are needed. As networks are becoming a fundamental component for industrial applications as well as in society, this calls for a continued technology evolution and a common vision for a 6G era around 2030. In this presentation we will discuss drivers for 6G, what 6G should deliver and some potential enabling technology components.

Speaker Biography: Mikael Höök joined Ericsson in 1994 and has held various positions targeting the research and standardization of 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. He is currently Research Area Director for Radio-research within Ericsson Research and based in Kista, Stockholm. The responsibility covers research on air-interface design, advanced signal processing, multi-antenna systems, radio network performance and propagation. Results are fed into standardization, regulation and product development. The work addresses 5G and 6G technologies and wireless backhaul. He was born 1968 and received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 1995.

Topic: 6G Technology and Architecture to Connect the Worlds and Unify Human Experience

Abstract: The post-pandemic future will offer tremendous opportunity and challenge from transformation of the human experience, this is the time for a 6G vision to expand and unify human experience. Our vision is about physical world and the digital worlds deeply intertwined; human biological systems seamlessly coupled and new human sensory and cognitive dimension for 2030 and beyond. We will need to rethink experience: 6G for creating and consuming new digital worlds, augmenting our intelligence and controlling our automatons. At Nokia Bell Labs we have successfully started our 6G research, since we will need to rethink technology: to customize the air-interface framework, expand the use of spectrum to higher bands beyond 5G and to co-design systems for communication and sensing. We will need to rethink architecture: novel architecture concepts for the 6G era will be driven by a decomposition of the architecture into platform, functions, orchestration and specialization aspects. With 6G, we associate an open, scalable, elastic, and platform agnostic het-cloud, with converged applications and services decomposed into micro-services and serverless functions, specialized architecture for extreme attributes, as well as open service orchestration architecture.

Speaker Biography: Volker is an energetic leader with 25+ years of broad and international experience in the telecommunications industry. He is known for his strong commitment to customer and team achievements. Throughout his career he has demonstrated an ability to meet and exceed targets through strong intellectual grasp, excellent leadership skills, and a strong focus on creating new opportunities and business development impact. In his current role of 6G leadership with Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research and scientific development arm of Nokia, he leads Nokia digital transformation initiatives aimed at exploring and leveraging innovations with customers and partners in the fledgling ecosystem for the 6G era. In his previous role as Head of 5G Leadership and Chief Architect of Nokia Mobile Networks, Volker played a key role in defining Nokia e2e 5G offering and positioning Nokia strongly in 5G and associated innovation, technologies and architecture. Prior to this, Volker served in Head of Strategy roles of the company and as Head of the North East region, helping gain market share in many key markets, including Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey.

Topic: Evolution of mobile communications towards 6G

Abstract: While the mobile industry is mainly focusing on the realization of what 5G technologies promised since the start of commercial deployments of 5G communication systems in 2019, we can see that initial consideration about the next generation of mobile communications, i.e., 6G, is already happening. This presentation will discuss technical and social trends that would motivate evolution of mobile communications towards 6G and initial views about vision, requirements, and technologies for 6G. The expected timeline for standardization of 6G will also be discussed.

Speaker Biography: Juho Lee is currently a Fellow (technical SVP) with Samsung Electronics, where he is leading research and standardization for mobile communications. He has worked on 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and is leading research on future technologies for 5G evolution and 6G. He was a vice chairman of 3GPP RAN WG1 from February 2003 to August 2009 and chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE.


Industry Forum 3 (Live): Fighting Misinformation on Social network

Date/Time: 10 December 2020, Thursday: 09:00-10:30 and 11:00-12:30
Room: North Lounge


  1. Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, University of West Attica, Greece
  2. Willie Yang, eLand Technologies, Taiwan
  3. Maria R. Lee, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan
  4. Neeli Prasad, Chair, IEEE Social Networks Technical Committee

Program: (Leaflet is available here):
Chair: Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis (virtual), Prof. Maria R. Lee (on-site)


Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
09:00-09:10 Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis and Prof. Maria R. Lee Opening and Introduction
09:10-09:40 Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis EUNOMIA project: A decentralized approach on fighting fake news
09:40-10:10 Prof. Neeli Prasad Empathic Intelligence in Social Networks
10:10-10:30   Q&A and Discussion
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-11:30 Dr. Willie Yang Social Listening for Risk reduction and Market prediction
11:30-12:20 Prof. Maria R. Lee From Neurofeedback and AI To Social Network
12:20-12:30   Discussion and Closing

Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis

Dr. Willie Yang

Prof. Maria R. Lee

Prof. Neeli Prasad

Abstract: Social Media have become a dominant, direct and highly effective form of news generation and sharing at a global scale, in a manner that influences, enhances, but also challenges and often antagonizes traditional media corporations. However, paradoxically, it has led to the further accumulation of power to a relatively short list of central intermediaries. As news passes to users, the news passes through the hands of actors whose credibility and goals are unknown, with even less is known about the information cascades they trigger.

It is already evident that deliberate misinformation, as exemplified by fake news, is not being tackled effectively. Relying on large-scale detection of disinformation on third party professional would effectively introduce a new type of intermediary, while relying solely on static machine learning, is unsuitable for the dynamic and extremely fast-paced information cascades of social media, especially as fake news adapts and spreads much faster than real news. Voices advocating for the need for an intermediary-free and democratic approach, where what is true and what is false is not left to third party experts or entirely on computer algorithms are sounding louder and louder. The successful paradigm of Mastodon is an excellent example of this, while the announcement by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey of the Bluesky project in 2019 is characteristic of the trend towards decentralization of social networks.

In this Forum, a discussion on the ways misinformation on social networks can be battled will be hosted, featuring presentations by academics and industry representatives, and an open discussion.


Industry Forum 4 (Live): Intelligence at Radio Access Network

Date/Time: 10 December 2020, Thursday: 09:00-12:00
Room: South Lounge


  1. Leifeng Ruan, Intel Corporation, PRC
  2. Qi Sun, China Mobile Research Institute, PRC
  3. Fanjing Meng, IBM, PRC

Abstract: RAN (Radio Access Networks) become increasingly complex with the advent of 5G by flexible network architecture, discrete frequencies, densification and richer demanding applications. To tame this complexity, traditional human designed ways of deploying, optimizing and operating a network lead to pretty high TCO (Total Cost Of Owners) and gets very low ROI (Return of Investment).

The fast development of AI/ML technologies obviously influenced and changed the world (including traditional telecom industry) a lot in the recent years, leveraging AI/ML based technologies to build self-driving networks to reduce OPEX and increase network gains becomes possible and essentially the expanded eco-system may bring to new business model as well. The expanded RAN eco-system with AI/ML, IT (Information Technology), CT (Communication Technology) and DT (Data Technology) industry players have worked closely to leverage emerging deep learning techniques to enable intelligence in every layer of the RAN architecture.

In this Industry forum, we will bring industry leaders and experts who are driving and leading the RAN intelligence development to share their key findings, challenges and future directions with the Globecom 2020 audience, these experts’ companies play diverse roles in the RAN intelligence eco-system thus we expect they will share lots of useful information to form an overall technical picture of RAN intelligence. It is also expected to leverage this interactive communication chance to gather feedback from Globecom 2020 audience and also broaden the RAN intelligence eco-system.