Plenary Session
Monday, 5 June 2017
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Coral Ballroom
Time: 17:30-19:00

The IMS2017 Plenary Session will include an overview of the technical program, introductory remarks by the MTT-S President, presentation of the 2017 IEEE Fellow Awards, and finally two keynote addresses.

Please join us for the IMS2017 Welcome Reception immediately following the Plenary Session.


***Transportation Note*** 
Don’t forget that the IMS2017 Plenary Session and Welcome Reception will be located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (not at the Hawai‘i Convention Center). Shuttle service for the Plenary and Welcome Reception will only be provided from the Hawai‘i Convention Center to the Hilton Hawaiian Village from 15:30 to 19:00. All shuttle service will end at 19:00 and attendees will be responsible for their own transportation at that time. Also note that the Hawai‘i Convention Center parking garage will be open until 21:00.


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Levi Professor of Computer Science,
Columbia University

5G: Enabled by Technology, With Public Policy Assist

In keeping with our Hawai‘i 5G theme, Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technologist of the US Federal Communications Commission and Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, will present a keynote address sharing his insight on the future of wireless data and the role of public policy.

Prof. Schulzrinne received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was an MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009, as Engineering Fellow at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2010 and 2011, and as Chief Technology Officer at the FCC from 2012 until 2014. He returned to the FCC as CTO and senior advisor for technology at the agency's office of strategic planning and policy analysis. Protocols that he co-developed, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. Prof. Schulzrinne is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.


Dr. Wen Tong
Huawei Fellow,
CTO, Wireless Network, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

5G: The New Radio Technology Connecting Everything

The second keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Wen Tong, Vice President of Wireless Research and CTO at Huawei Technologies. Dr. Tong will present the key enabling technologies for 5G new radio technology, the associated proof-of-concept trials, and progress toward industrial standardization. He will present the challenges and new directions for 5G radio, and the timeline for market roll-out.

Dr. Tong is a Huawei Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In 2014, he was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award for "leadership and contributions in development of 3G and 4G wireless systems". Dr. Tong is well known in the 5G community as a leader, playing key roles in the evolution of massive capacity wireless networking. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, he was Global Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel and a Nortel Fellow. He has pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 4G wireless with 350 granted US patents.