System Optimization for the 5G Era Workshop


Thursday 18 April 2019 
Time: 11:00 - 18:30 p.m.


IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things
Location: Room C1060 


A key objective of IEEE Future Network Initiative (FNI) is to explore beyond 5G technologies for 3, 5 and ultimately 10 years into future. The IEEE Future Network Initiative is developing a roadmap covering technologies from 12 different working groups addressing standardization, mmWave, hardware, MIMO, Security, Application, Edge Automation, Satellite, Optics, and Testbeds among others.

The Systems Optimization working group within the IEEE FNI has been recently formed to explore various approaches for optimization of complex systems. We are engaged in assessment of future scenarios that are difficult to address (if not impossible) with traditional approaches. For example, Distributed Security and Mobility Management across heterogenous RATs for ultra-reliable low latency applications, and optimization of handoffs for the same is the most pertinent area that needs immediate attention.  We are exploring various approaches to address such complex scenarios with non-traditional design and operational methodologies, e.g., employing use for emergence for self-organization and self-optimization.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and scientists from academia and industry, who are actively engaged in activities related to use of Complex System Design, Federated AI, and other novel techniques for optimization of 5G era systems. The day will be spent in informal interactive dialogue around topics of related research submitted for discussion in the workshop, with an objective to share research, identify synergies and explore possibility of collaboration to inform the research roadmap being developed by the IEEE FNI.

If you have any question about this workshop regarding speaking opportunity or sponsorship, and exhibits oportunity, please feel free to reach out to Ashutosh Dutta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 908-642-8593.



  • Kaniz Mahdi - Ciena, USA
  • Ashutosh Dutta -JHU/APL, USA
  • Mämmelä Aarne - VTT, Finland
  • Mohammad Patwary - BCU, UK
  • Sven van der Meer - Ericsson
  • Narang Kishor - NARNIX TECHNOLABS, India