APCC2015

The 21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications

October 14-16, 2015
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Wednesday, October 14 09:20 - 11:00 (Rooms: HALL-1, HALL-2)
14-AM1-P: Opening Plenary & Keynote Speech

Keynote Speakers:
Seizo Onoe (NTT DOCOMO)
Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun (Samsung)



Friday, October 16 09:20 - 11:00 (Rooms: HALL-1, HALL-2)
16-AM1-P: Invited Talk

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Hiroyuki Morikawa (University of Tokyo)
Dr. Norihiro Hagita (ATR)



Seizo Onoe (NTT DOCOMO)
Title: Evolution from the past to the future beyond 5G
Dr. Seizo Onoe

Abstract:

Mobile communications systems have the history of evolution from 1G analogue cellular systems to today's 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced. LTE was launched around 2010 and is now being deployed rapidly all over the world. LTE has become the mainstream of mobile technologies.

Up to the generation of 4G, a concrete system concept and technology for each generation emerged immediately after the commercial launch of the previous generation's technology. In fact, there was a 4G technology in the early 2000s when few people were interested in 4G. In this context, there must be a concrete concept already now for 5G targeting 2020. Actually we see some candidate technologies but those are not necessarily a single technology representing 5G, while everyone talks about 5G. However, combinations of the technologies will create new technologies and solutions for 5G and beyond.

In the talk, the current status of LTE and LTE-Advanced are presented first. Then, the history of mobile system evolution is reviewed. And finally, the 5G technologies, spectrum, use cases, launch timing and technology divergence trends are discussed.

Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun (Samsung)
Title: 5G Mobile Communications - Key Enabling Technologies and Recent R&D Results
Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun

Abstract:

This talk presents the vision, requirements, and the key technologies envisaged for the 5G mobile communications in 2020 and beyond era. The requirements emerged for the 5G era include massive capacity with order of magnitude data rate improvement as well as uniform Gbps experience, reduced latency for delay sensitive services, massive connectivity supporting innumerable simultaneous connections, and all these demands with energy efficient as well as cost effective solutions. The talk will put forth a few key technologies ranging from air technologies and network design to services along with the recent R&D achievements proving the feasibility of the proposed technologies and showing a bright prospect of 5G.

Prof. Hiroyuki Morikawa (University of Tokyo)
Title: The Internet of Things: Leveraging Data to Transform Our Societies
Hiroyuki Morikawa
Dr. Norihiro Hagita (ATR)
Title: Networked Robot Systems with Human-Machine "Harmonious" Collaboration
Norihiro Hagita

Special Program

Thursday, October 15 09:40 - 11:00 (Room: Centennial Hall, 1st floor) 15-AM1-P: Special Program

Special Program Speaker:
Someta Hayashiya

Someta Hayashiya
Title: English RAKUGO
Someta Hayashiya

Abstract:

Rakugo is a Japanese traditional comedy with a history of 400 years. Rakugo is a very simple performance. It has no scenery or makeup, but one performer in a kimono just sitting and acting. A rakugo performer plays a lot of roles all by him/herself such as a man, a woman, an animal, a child, a samurai, a geisha, and a ghost. A rakugo performer uses no other props than sensu, a folding fan, and tenugui, a piece of thin cotton cloth. He/She expresses a variety of things such as chopsticks, a paint brush, scissors, a book, and tokkuri, a sake bottle. Also, a rakugo story always finishes with a punch line. This way, rakugo is performed on zabuton, a seat cushion that is the smallest stage in the world. In recent years, English rakugo, performing classical rakugo in English, is attracting attention. It is an entertainment enjoyed together from beginners of English to native English speakers. These days, it has become familiar as a teaching material of English studies for both children and adults. English rakugo is performed not only in Japan but also overseas and is gaining popularity.