Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA
Monday, 7 Nov, 08:30AM EST

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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 fifth workshop in this series on 7 November 2022 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD, USA. In 2021, it was 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.

This event is co-located with the IEEE Public Safety Technology (PST) Initiative's Advances in Public Safety Technology Workshop taking place on 8 November at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. For more information about the initiative and event, please visit the initiative website.

For any questions, please contact:
Ashutosh Dutta
Phone +1 908-642-8593


Event Schedule

 08:30-08:40   IEEE Future Networks  Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE Future Networks Co-Chair
 08:40-08:50  Welcome Remarks   Louis A. Colangelo, JHU/APL Mission Area Executive
 08:50-09:20  Keynote Presentation   Debra K Stanislawski, OUSD 
 09:20-09:40   The Evolution of Priority Access in the 5G Environment and Beyond   Billy Bob Brown, Jr, DHS ECD
 09:40-10:00   PAWR Platforms: Advancing Wireless Comms for Tactical Response   Mari Silby, NSF/PAWR
 10:00-10:20  Network Reliability of 5G First Responder and Tactical Networks  Bob Stephens, KeySight Technologies
 10:20-10:40  Technical Presentation  Salvadore D'Itri, NSC
 10:40-10:50  Morning Break 
 10:50-11:10  How can we leverage 5G to enhance tactical communication capabilities?   Venkatesh Ramaswamy, MITRE 
 11:10-11:30  A simulation study of 5G New Radio Sidelink in Public Safety Communications   Chunmei Liu, NIST
 11:30-11:50  5G Tactical Networks - Considerations  Brian Kassa, Ericsson
 11:50-12:10  5G non-terrestrial networks   Qiang Wu, Qualcomm
 12:10-12:30  Features and Gaps in a Deployable Wireless Video & Sensor Network: A Field Study Review   Gordon Beattie, Viavi Solutions
 12:30-13:00  Lunch Break
 13:00-13:30  Keynote Presentation: Examining DHS 5G Mission Use Cases and other
 Interoperability & Standards Conformance efforts
 Sridhar Kowdley, DHS S&T
 13:30-13:50  The Connected First Responder  Mike Varney, FirstNet
 13:50-14:10  INDIGO: Intelligent 5G Networks Designed and Integrated for Globalized Operations  Tracy Van Brakle, AT&T
 14:10-14:30  Advanced communication (5G) and (AI/ML/DL) to meet mission objectives for
 Situational Awareness and Response
 Stan Mo, Gretchen Stewart, Leland Brown, Intel
 14:30-14:50  Technical Presentation  Kamakshi Sridhar, Mavenir
 14:50-15:10  Information Trust Environment and possibilities in 5G  Gabriel A Martinez, DHS, CISA ECD
 15:10-15:20  Coffee Break
 15:20-15:30  Accelerating 5G Innovations in Tactical Networks  Raymond Shen, KeySight Technologies
 15:30-15:50  Experimentation with Urban Situational Awareness Related Services  Ivan Seskar, Rutgers WINLAB
 15:50-16:10  5G on the Moon - and how it relates to tactical and first responder networks  Oscar Somerlock, Johns Hopkins Univ/Applied Physics Lab 
 16:10-16:20  5G Tactical Network Deployment Challenges  Andrew Bolka, Booz-Allen-Hamilton
 16:20-16:30  QoS Nudging App for critical communication  Eugene Gomes and Deepak Kataria, Ericsson
 16:30-16:40  NextG RAN-sharing for Disaster-Recovery and Tactical Mission Partners  Praveen Gupta, MITRE
 16:40-16:50  Roadmap for a Digital-Twin Enabled Testbed for
 Public Safety Communication Technologies
 Jian Tao, Texas A&M
 16:50-17:00  Closing Remarks  Robert Bartholet, JHU/APL
 17:00-18:00  Reception

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