Keynote Speaker

Mobile Broadband Killer Applications - Speed and Coverage

Dr. Håkan Eriksson
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and head of Group Function Technology
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Ericsson

Håkan Eriksson is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and head of Group Function Technology at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson since 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Eriksson served for five years as head of Ericsson Research.

Mr. Eriksson joined Ericsson in 1986, representing the company as a technical expert in GSM standardization work and he has held a number of senior positions in the Research and Development field for Ericsson in Sweden and internationally. Håkan Eriksson was born in Mjölby, Sweden in 1961. He graduated in 1985 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and in 2005 was awarded an Honorary Ph D, both from the Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Plenary Speakers

Technology Evolution Toward IMT-Advanced
Dr. Young Kyun Kim

Senior Vice President, Global Standards & Research, Telecommunication Network Business
Samsung Electronics

In our daily lives, we are living in a convergence age with mobile communication, internet, computing and broadcasting. 4G (in ITU-terms, IMT-Advanced) technology roadmap is generally conceived to have two major paths, namely a conventional cellular-based (2G, 3G and 3G Long Term Evolution) and an Internet protocol (IP) –based (IEEE 802.16d (WiMAX), 802.16e (mobile WiMAX) and 802,16m evolution). ITU-R undertakes its task of global broadband spectrum identification/allocation for IMT in WRC-07, and IMT-Advanced standards progress in 2008-1010 going through candidate IMT-Advanced technology evaluation and a consensus building process. New applications/services are crucial for differentiating IMT-Advanced from 3G. For cost-effective advanced high-speed multimedia services and applications, a more IP-centric simple network architecture is essential to reduce the infra cost and to provide fast connection time for users to easily access advanced IP multimedia services. In Korea, mobile WiMAX service will be fully deployed in major cities by mid 2008 and the industry is well prepared for user friendly mobile internet devices to offer advanced multimedia IP services in various network environments: public, corporate, in-building and home networks.
We respect both 3G LTE evolution and IEEE 802.16m evolution are promising standard paths toward IMT-Advanced.  Fast time-to-market with appealing applications/services is a key success factor for future end users to decide the best path toward IMT-Advanced.


Since August 1999, Dr. Kim has been Senior Vice President, Global Standards and Research, Telecommunication Networks, Samsung Electronics.  He has successfully managed global standards team, focusing on 3G evolution, mobile and broadcasting convergence services, and Mobile WiMAX evolution targeting IMT-Advanced systems.  He has a profound experience and network in global R&D outsourcing with world-class academia and research institutes.
Dr. Kim serves in several global standards leadership positions. He is a Chairman of APT Wireless Forum, a Vice Chair of WorldDMB Forum, ITU-T SG 19 and IEEE Standards Association Board Member. In 2007, he was nominated for the IEEE SA Board of Governors.
Before joining Samsung Electronics, Dr. Kim had 20 years wireless telecommunication industry R&D and standards experience in USA, which includes R&D Manager at GTE Corp. and ITU-R Program Director at INTELSAT, Washington, DC.
Dr. Kim has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 1984 and published 60 technical papers, presented more than 70 papers in IEEE and global conferences. In 2006, he published a book on “4G Roadmap and Emerging Communication Technologies” from Artech House, UK.
He holds a B.S. from Seoul National University, Korea, M.S. from Rutgers University, NJ and Ph.D. from Duke University, NC, USA, all in E.E.

IEEE 802.16: Blazing the 4G Technology Trail
Dr. Roger Marks

Senior Vice President
NextWave Wireless, Inc.
IEEE 802.16 Chair
Mobile broadband networks are driven by standards, and standards are driven by technology. Fueled by technologies such as OFDMA, MIMO, and IP networking, the IEEE 802.16 Working Group has brought forth trailblazing global standards with the power to transform the mobile wireless network industry. This transformation defines the next generation - the Fourth Generation - of mobile wireless standards and is leading to the creation of the first 4G mobile broadband networks. This talk overviews the current directions of the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN standard and the WiMAX products based on it.


Dr. Roger Marks (FIEEE) is Senior Vice President for Industry Relations with NextWave Wireless, Inc. He chairs the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access and has done so since he initiated the effort in 1998. From 1989-2006, he served as a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

He has authored or co-authored of over 80 publications, including the book "WirelessMAN: Inside the IEEE 802.16 Standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks" published by IEEE Press in 2006. His awards include the 1995 Morris E. Leeds Award (an IEEE Technical Field Award) and the 2003 Individual Governmental Vision Award from the Wireless Communications Association. He developed the IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference/Symposium and chaired it from 1996 through 1999. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for seven years.

Dr. Marks earned an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Utah, and a PhD in Applied Physics from Yale University.


The Future of Cognitive Radio
Dr. Joseph Mitola III

Consulting Scientist
The MITRE Corporation*
The radio research community has aggressively embraced cognitive radio for dynamic radio spectrum management to enhance spectrum usage, e.g. in ISM bands and as secondary users in unused TV bands, but the needs of the mobile wireless user have not been addressed as thoroughly on the question of high quality of information (QoI) as a function of place, time, and social setting (e.g. commuting, shopping, or in need of medical assistance). This talk considers cognitive radio in motivating use cases such as public safety, humanitarian aid, and disaster relief for an interdisciplinary perspective where machine perception in visual, acoustic, speech, and natural language text domains provide cues to the automatic detection of stereotypical situations, enabling the radio to more intelligently select from among radio bands and modes to deliver high QoI within social and technical constraints.

Dr. Mitola is an internationally recognized expert on software-defined and cognitive radio systems and technologies who addresses critical DoD communications and information processing challenges in MITRE‚s Department of Defense (DoD) Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC).  Between 2002 and 2005, he was on loan to the US DoD to develop trustable cognitive systems with DARPA where he was awarded the OSD medal for exceptional public service.  

In addition to having published the first paper on software radio architecture in 1991, he has taught short courses on software radio in the US, Asia, and Europe.  He was founding chair of the SDR Forum in 1996 and first to receive the Forum‚s Achievement Award.  In his 1999 Licentiate in Teleinformatics, he coined the term cognitive radio to refer to technologies integrating machine perception of vision and language with machine learning into software radio.  His doctoral dissertation, Cognitive Radio [KTH, June 2000], created the first teleinformatics framework for autonomous software radios.  Cognitive radio addresses the situation-dependent control of radio, power, network, and information resources in software-defined radio ( <> ).  Dr. Mitola published the first interdisciplinary graduate text on software radio, Software Radio Architecture and the first graduate text on Cognitive Radio Architecture [Wiley 2006].

Prior to MITRE, Dr. Mitola was the Chief Scientist of Electronic Systems, E-Systems Melpar Division culminating a career at E-Systems that began in 1976. He has also held positions of technical leadership with Harris Corporation, Advanced Decision Systems, and ITT Corporation.  He began his career with the US DoD in 1967.  

Dr. Mitola holds the BS in EE (Northeastern University Œ72); MSE (The Johns Hopkins University ‚74); Licentiate in Engineering (May 19999); and Doctorate in Teleinformatics (both from The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm) June 2000.

* NOTE: Dr. Mitola‚s affiliation with The MITRE Corporation is provided for identification purposes only.  His association does not imply the endorsement of MITRE nor its sponsors for his personal views.

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