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Visions for Future Communications

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Visions for Future Communications
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Mon, 23. October 2017 - Tue, 24. October 2017
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During the last years communications researchers have made great progress in all aspects of communications. Breakthroughs in optical communications, enhancements of the Internet architecture and novel data exploitation technologies, have enabled the high-capacity converged networks supporting highly diverse services. These advances have caused profound changes in the life of human beings worldwide. The perspectives for the future are of even more disruptive changes improving the quality of life our society.

As we are approaching the end of this decade, the fifth generation mobile network (5G) technology, providing mobile communication services of unprecedented quality, is on the path to become a commercial reality. This recent progress towards 5G has been enabled by a clear focus of research organizations, governmental research programs and the communications industry at large on this target. This is the critical time when researchers are starting to think about the next big steps in communications. How will people and machines communicate in the future? What kind of new communication services and data usage will impact our lives towards the end of the next decade? What will be the directions and challenges in communications and networking after 5G? What disruptive transmission technologies, network architectures, management and control schemes will allow us to take communications yet another step further?

The Visions for Future Communications Summit, sharing the vision pursued by the IEEE 5G Initiative, will bring together thought leaders from research, industry and governments, to discuss their visions of the future of communications. The 2 day event will consist of keynote presentations, invited presentations as well as submissions from open call addressing future challenges and opportunities in communications. Contributions will be selected based on visionary appeal rather than proven results. Emphasis will be put on disruptive ideas that can change the world. The conference will address network architectures and control, physical layer and transmission technologies as well as service related aspects in 3 parallel tracks.

In the services track we will discuss new communications services, their requirements and their impact on a changing society, including aspects such as cloudification and protection against cyber crime and cyber war. The network architecture and control track will (among other points) address radically new network architecture, the use of big data to manage networks effectively, self-organizing and maintenance free ubiquitous networks. The physical layer track will include radically new approaches such as quantum based communications, nano-scale communications or new materials such as graphene enabled communications.

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