Sixth Workshop Agenda

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Day 1: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 

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Meeting ID: 647 863 179

8:00 am-8:45 am: Registration (NIST Building 1 Lobby) and Breakfast (Tent Outdoors)

8:45 am-9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Auditorium) slides

9:00 am-9:30 amKeynote 1 (Auditorium): Emil Olbrich, Founder, PrimeLime and VP for Networks, Signals Research Group slides

9:30 am-11:00 am:  Panel 1 (Auditorium): State of mmW Technology and Outlook: A View from Industry 

Moderators: Ismail Guvenc (NCSU) and  Parmesh Ramanathan (UW-Madison)

Panelists: Charlie Zhang (Samsung, slides), Vasanthan Raghavan (Qualcomm, slides), Sarah Yost (NI, slides), Tommy Svensson (Chalmers, slides), and Emil Olbrich (PrimeLime)

Industry updates and discussion on technology advances, use cases, business models, regulations, and standardization.

Discussion Items

11:00 am-11:30 am: Coffee Break (Tent)

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Poster/Demo Session 1 (Lobby)

12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch (Tent)

1:30 pm-2:30 pm: Poster/Demo Session 2 (Lobby)

2:30 pm-4:00 pm: Breakout Sessions: Research and Technology Development Roadmap 

Three Parallel Sessions

A. HW-CSP Interface: Hardware, Circuits, Antennas & Communication/Signal Processing &  Prototypes/Testbeds (Auditorium)

Discussion leaders: Arun Natarajan (Oregon State), Michael Marcus (VTech), and Jeyanandh Paramesh  (Carnegie Mellon U.)

Overview Slides

Research problems to be addressed at the intersection of hardware and antenna design and communication and signal processing techniques, including development of prototypes and testbeds. Build on the discussions from previous workshops as part of the Technology Roadmap;  

B. CSP-NET Interface: Communication and Signal Processing & Networking (Room 1-1103)

Discussion Leaders: Marco Mezzavilla (NYU), Tanguy Ropitault (NIST), Michele Polese (U. Padova), and David Matolak (U. South Carolina)

Overview Slides

Discussion items

Research problems to be addressed at the intersection of communication and signal processing and networking techniques; including the role of channel models and testbeds. In particular, the role of accurate physical layer and channel models in end-to-end network simulations (using the ns-3 platform, e.g.). Builds on the issues and challenges identified in the previous workshops; 

C. Development of Cost-Effective Community Testbeds for Research and Experimentation (Room 1-1107)

Discussion leaders: Ismail Guvenc (NCSU), Aditya Dhananjay (NYU), Sarah Yost (NI), and Arup Bhuyan (Idaho National Lab)

Discussion of the feasible pathways for developing flexible and cost-effective testbeds to enable research and experimentation in mmWave. The testbed would: i) enable experimentation  and optimization at all layers, ii) have a modular structure to swap different components (e.g, antennas, RF chains), iii) enable end-to-end experimentation in a network setting; and iv) have an intuitive graphical user interface. The objective is for the RCN community to create a roadmap of activities  to generate a concrete proposal and a team of researchers to execute it.  Builds on discussions from earlier workshops;; video link of the breakout sessions at the 4th (NYU) and 5th (NCSU) workshops

4:00 pm-4:30 pm: Coffee Break (Tent)

4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Poster/Demo Session 3 (Lobby)

6:00 pm: Dinner (Millenium Harvest House Outdoor Patio)


Day 2: Wedesday, July 24, 2019

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Meeting ID: 647 863 179

8:00 am-8:30 am: Registration (NIST Building 1 Lobby) and Breakfast (Tent Outdoors)

8:30 am-9:00 am: Special presentation (Auditorium) – reflections on RCN’s accomplishments and shortcomings since the kickoff workshop in Dec. 2016, and future directions and possibilities. slides

Overview of NIST’s related work

9:00 am-10:00 am: Readout from Breakout Sessions (Auditorium)

CSP-NET Breakout, Community Testbed Breakout, HW-CSP Breakout

10:00 am-10:30 am: Coffee Break (Tent)

10:30 am-noon: Panel 2 (Auditorium):  Academic-Industry Collaboration for “Moonshot” mmW RCN Contributions

Moderators:  Nada Golmie (NIST) and Akbar Sayeed (UW-Madison) 

Panelists: Charlie Zhang (Samsung, slides), Kira Theuer (NI), Michele Zorzi (U. Padova, slides), Thyaga Nandagopal (NSF), Ali Niknejad (UC-Berkeley, slides)

Future trends and RCN goals (seeded by the preceding readout from breakouts)

noon-12:15 pm: Closing Remarks 

12:15 pm: Boxed lunch (tent) – RCN workshop adjourns.

1:00-4:00 pm: NIST 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance Meeting; Agenda