Oliver Holland IEEE VTS UKRI Chapter meeting Introduction - July 2012, Dublin, Ireland
CTVR / Trinity College Dublin, Ireland July 26, 2012 www.vts-ukri.org
The second dedicated event of the VTS-UKRI (aside from supported events) Investigating issues around the volumes of data in mobile and wireless networks ◦ Moore’s law: Transistor density doubles every 2 years (often quoted as 18 months) ◦ Nielsen’s law: High-end home user data capacity doubles every 21 months ◦ Edholms Law: Capacities of the three telecommunications categories (wired, nomadic, wireless) also increase exponentially Show convergence around 2030? One of many extensions/extrapolations/inferences from Edholm’s Law: Demand for point-to-point bandwidth in wireless short-range communications has doubled every 18 months over the last 25 years ◦ LTE: ~300 Mbps (peak) ◦ IMT-Advanced/4G (LTE-Advanced a candidate): 1Gbps (low mobility) ◦ 5G…?!
Clearly predictable trend illustration courtesy of IEEE Spectrum
Severe challenges ◦ Capacity provision Rate per bandwidth (radio interface performance / spectral efficiency) Overall bandwidth (amount of spectrum) Densification—backhaul and other issues Management/control of such dense networks (e.g., RRM) ◦ Energy efficiency Gazillions of access points—latent energy consumption Inefficiency BIG heat output Gazillions more chips (take BIG energy to produce) Gazillions of deployment/maintenance requirements (take big fossil fuels) Backhaul solutions (also take energy to deploy/maintain/operate) There are many imaginative solutions that can help address both the data capacity and energy efficiency challenges in future networks table courtesy of Wireless@KTH
Prof. David Goodman: “Can cellular networks keep up with the growth of big data? Technology trends in industry and research directions” ◦ Professor Emeritus at Polytechnic Institute of NYU - until 2008 he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) ◦ Until 1999 at Rutgers, founding director of the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) ◦ Prior to this Head of the Radio Research Department at Bell Labs, Crawford Hill ◦ Earned Bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer, Master’s at NYU and Ph. D. at Imperial College, London ◦ Member of National Academy of Engineering, Foreign Member of RAEng, Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, Member of LMAG of IEEE NY Section, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE VTS Prof. Alex Wyglinski: “Cognitive Radio: A Panacea for RF Spectrum Scarcity” ◦ Internationally recognized as expert in wireless communications, specializing in cognitive and software-defined radio, cyber-physical systems / security, wireless system optimization/adaptation ◦ Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI); Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab); Director of the WPI Limerick Project Center ◦ Published 30 journal papers, 73 conference papers, 9 book chapters, and first-ever textbook on CR ◦ Research activities have been/are sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory – Space Vehicles Directorate, Mathworks, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., National Science Foundation ◦ Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE VTS
First Name Surname Present? As per registrations Gintare Sukareviciene on eventbrite.ie Raul Chavez-Santiago Bo Ye Meftah Mehdawi Hamed Ahmadi Sean Abraham John Doyle Luiz Da Silva Ahmed Selim Diarmuid Collins Nicola Marchetti Arman Farhang Keith Nolan Adnan Aijaz Shaswar Baban Vanessa Silva Marystela Lopes Rodrigo Paim Mairtin O’Droma Oliver Holland
The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) comprises engineers, scientists, students and technicians interested in advancing the theory and practice of electrical engineering as it applies to the following areas ◦ Mobile and Wireless Communications ◦ Land Transportation ◦ Railroad/Mass Transit ◦ Vehicular Electrotechnology Equipment and Systems ◦ Land, Airborne and Maritime Mobile Services Chapter aims to serve the VTS members in the UK and Republic of Ireland Section of the IEEE ◦ Meetings with key speakers and presentations ◦ Networking /collaboration and expertise sharing ◦ Highlight and promote the work of the membership ◦ Representations and support for member initiatives ◦ Driven by the members
A geographically-based group of the members of an IEEE society (VTS in this case) Has to have at least 12 supporting signatures from members of the society within the geographic area of the Chapter Must maintain at least 10 members Must hold at least two meetings per year Helps for administrative reasons if a chapter corresponds to the local “section” of the IEEE ◦ Relevant Section of the IEEE is UKRI UKRI VTS Chapter ◦ Good collaborative links between UK and RI, so also makes sense from this perspective for VTS Chapter to be UKRI
Count of Members IEEE Current Grade 97 Member 20 Senior Member 17 Graduate Student Member 2 Fellow 2 Student Member Total: 138
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Meetings can take a (very) wide variety of forms, e.g., ◦ Formal lectures ◦ Dinner meetings with an after dinner speaker ◦ Field trips to industry sites ◦ Breakfast meetings with a speaker ◦ Tutorial sessions ◦ Social/networking events ◦ Workshops or symposia technical visits ◦ Technical lectures to electrical engineering and computer students ◦ Joint meetings with other technical groups ◦ Among others...
In autumn timeframe? Any of the aforementioned formats? Networking/collaboration events (given aforementioned interest areas…)? Contact Chapter leadership: firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as through meetings, VTS-UKRI aims to use other means to facilitate collaboration between its members on particular topics Tools ◦ Linkedin group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/IEEE-Vehicular- Technology-Society-UKRI-4447953 (simpler: search “VTS-UKRI” in “groups”) ◦ Twitter may be useful? ◦ Proposed to set up dedicated open mailing lists for interest groups as specified using the IEEE account (slide 14). Suggestion of some initial groups Wireless/Mobile Communications Vehicular Communications/ITS Vehicular Technologies
Not member of the IEEE? ◦ Go to www.ieee.org and join! ◦ There are numerous benefits of being an IEEE member Not member of the VTS-UKRI? ◦ Opt for VTS membership when joining the IEEE; you are then automatically in the Chapter ◦ VTS membership can also be added to your IEEE account at a later stage ◦ We aim to support and facilitate the VTS community in the UK and RI