2021 IEEE 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks

 

Virtual & Onsite (Hybrid) || 14 December 2021

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  • Deadline: 30 September 2021

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Overview 

5G is not just the next evolution of 4G technology; it's a paradigm shift. 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. Several standards organizations and forums, namely IEEE, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, and the International Telecommunication Union, are working on defining the architecture and standardizing aspects of 5G technologies. However, few organizations are focusing on how such technologies can be useful to tactical and first responder networks.

IEEE is hosting the fourth workshop in this series on 14 December 2021. It is the result of partnership and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), and the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for research and Engineering (OUSD R&E) - 5G. This workshop will explore the applicability of 5G technologies for tactical and first responder networks, offer solutions, share use cases, and investigate research opportunities and challenges. The event will also provide an opportunity for 5G experts from industry and academia, as well as the standards, regulatory, homeland security, public safety and defense communities, to collaborate.

 

Call for Speaking Proposals

Speaking Proposal Submission Deadline: 5 September 2021 (2 Page Max)
Acceptance Notification: October 1 2021

This workshop will explore the applicability of 5G technologies for tactical and first responder networks, offer solutions, share use cases, and investigate research opportunities and challenges. The event will also provide an opportunity for 5G experts from industry, academia, standards, regulatory, homeland security, public safety and department of defense communities to collaborate.

Each proposal should be no more than two pages, and must include:

  • A title and abstract
  • A Specific track: Technology, First Responder Network, Tactical Networks, or Research
  • A biography of no more than 200 words of each speaker
  • An explanation of the motivation, background, objective, description of the challenges to be covered, relevance, and timeliness

The proposal will be reviewed based on its relevance, the topic’s importance to the workshop, and the diversity it offers in terms of the problem, proposed solution, and evaluation approach

Track Descriptions
Technology
Covering 5G and beyond technologies currently available to solve challenges associated with first responder and tactical networks. The technologies could cover a wide variety, but are 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
Covering use cases and solutions applicable to First Responder community, including case studies that illustrate the gaps in current technologies and how 5G can augment operational capabilities. Solutions could also 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 rescue services, law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical service and other public safety entities.

Tactical Networks
Covering use cases and solutions applicable to Tactical Networks, including case studies of real life scenarios that illustrate 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
Covering new development in technologies, novel solutions, ongoing research, and prototypes that look well beyond three-, five- 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.

Proposals should be submitted via EDAS.


Past Events

2020 IEEE 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks (WFRTN)

2019 IEEE 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks (WFRTN)

2018 IEEE 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks (WFRTN)

 

Free Registration coming soon

Submit Speaking Proposals today!

  • Please create an account at EDAS.info if you do not have an account.
  • Deadline: 30 September 2021

*Please create an account at EDAS.info if you do not have any account.