Professor Koichi Asatani

Talk: Trends, Issues and Challenges in 5G Networking and Beyond
Abstract: 5G is being discussed and developed related to almost all areas of information and communications of the future.  5G network instalment has started in some countries. 
The Internet is evolving from human-to-human communications to machine to machine communications, which resulted in Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT will drastically reshape the framework of business, industries, administration, and many other areas of the society. 
This talk reviews trends in Global ICT and clarifies that 5G is a kind of goal in many ways in research and development on ICT.  It describes the expected features of 5G and beyond and discusses the issues and challenges in realization and in deployment as an infrastructure.
Speaker's Bio

Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor.  He is Adjunct Professor, Shanghai University from 2019. He was Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China for 2014 through2018. He is currently Guest Professor, Shanghai University, China. He is also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Life Fellow of IEEE and Life Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.

He is the founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling Symposium at IEEE ICCs and IEEE Globecoms.  He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004.  He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks.  He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He is currently Chair, IEEE Com Soc GIMS Committee and Fellow Evaluation Committee member. He has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.

He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored twenty books, and gave more than 130 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom. 

His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G Networking and their QoS aspects.

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