3rd Workshop on 5G Technologies for First Responder and Tactical Networks
Virtual Event || Friday 23 October 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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5G is not just the next evolution of 4G technology; it’s a paradigm shift. 5G is revolutionary—because it is expected to enable fundamentally new applications with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth, and provide resiliency and flexibility to the underlying network. Today, several standards organizations and forums, namely IEEE, 3GPP, and ITU, are working on defining the architecture and standardizing various aspects of 5G technologies. However, little has been studied to explore how 5G and beyond technologies can be useful to tactical and first responder networks. It is important to investigate how tactical and first responder communities can take advantage of 5G and beyond technologies to support massive bandwidth, massive sensing, and massive control type applications.
IEEE is hosting the third workshop in this series on October 23, 2020. It is the result of partnership and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). The workshop's focus is to discuss the applicability of 5G technologies for tactical and first responder networks, solutions, use cases, and investigate research opportunities and challenges. The workshop will provide a platform to bring together 5G experts from industry, academia, and the standards, regulator, and defense communities to collaborate.
All speakers for the event will be presenting remotely.
We solicit proposals from potential speakers who wish to speak in the workshop. All speakers will be presenting remotely.
Each proposal (maximum 2 pages) must include:
- Title and Abstract of the Proposal
- Specific track (out of four tracks listed below)
- Short biography (up to 200 words) of the speakers
- Motivation, background, objective, description of the challenges to be covered, relevance, and timeliness
The proposal will be reviewed based on the relevance, importance of the proposed topic to the workshop as well as the diversity it offers in terms of the problem, proposed solution, and evaluation approach. The tracks that we plan to cover in this workshop can be broadly divided into four categories:
- Technology: It covers the 5G and beyond technologies that are available today to solve various challenges associated with first responder and tactical networks. The technologies could cover a wide variety but not limited to 5G hardware, millimeter wave (mmW) communication, 5G network security, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna technology, non-terrestrial architectures and supporting hardware/software, optics, New Radio (NR), edge cloud computing, core network architecture and management, network slicing, and 5G applications and services.
- First Responder Networks: It solicits proposals covering use cases and solutions applicable to the First Responder community. Use cases could include some of the real-life use cases that can identify the gaps in current technologies and how 5G can augment the capabilities. Solutions could include various integrated systems, platforms, frameworks, and testbeds that can provide the desired features, functionalities, and service level agreements (SLAs) to meet the needs of the first responders including fire fighters, EMTs, police etc.
- Tactical Networks: It solicits proposals with use cases and solutions applicable to Tactical Networks. Use cases could include some of the real-life scenarios that can identify the gaps in current technologies and how 5G can augment the capabilities. Solutions could include various integrated systems, platforms, frameworks, and testbeds that can provide the desired features, functionalities, and service level agreements (SLAs) to meet the needs of the tactical networks such as Army, Air Force or Navy type Networks. Proposals could also include results from initial deployments and trials.
- Research: It covers new developments in technologies, novel solutions, ongoing research, and prototypes that look toward 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year horizons. Talks could cover fundamental research on technologies beyond 5G, results from initial experimentation, proof-of-concept, field tests, and systems optimization.
Proposal submissions Deadline August 15, 2020
Acceptance Notification: August 25, 2020