IEEE 5G World Forum 2019

International Congress Center Dresden

The 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF’19), was jointly organized by IEEE and 5G Lab Germany in conjunction with the IEEE 4th 5G Summit Dresden, which was held in Dresden, Germany, from September 30 through October 2, 2019.

Topics discussed include 5G system design, ranging from silicon hardware, wireless interfaces, networks, edge clouds all the way up to Tactile Internet applications. This three-day event offered a unique platform for industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from industry and academia to collaborate and exchange ideas that help drive standards and rapid deployment forward.

Plenary Sessions: 30 September, 2019

5G is the Greatest Technology Ever (Marketing Meets Engineering) - Henning Schulzrinne - 5G World Forum Dresden, 2019

Professor Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, uses his sense of humor with his tongue-in-cheek presentation title to draw attention to the fact that 5G gets a lot of hype for something still in development. Prof. Schulzrinne discusses the transition from 4G to 5G, and what defines 5G both locally and globally. Questioning all aspects of 5G as a platform, a service, and in relation to computing and applications for the IoT is also on the table.


Is It Time for 6G Yet? - Thyaga Nandagopal - 5G World Forum Dresden, 2019

Thyaga Nandagopal, National Science Foundation, looks back on the mobile generations to gather an understanding of how we got to where 5G is now, and a vision for the future of mobile communications. Nandagopal considers the challenges of 5G applications and working in high-band spectrum, emphasizing the need for experimentation, flexibility, and infrastructure.

Plenary Sessions: 2 October, 2019

5G++ the Journey Continues - Chih-Lin I - 5G World Forum Dresden, 2019

Dr. Chih-Lin I, China Mobile, paints an immersive picture of what the network looks like from 4G changing lives to 5G changing society. Dr. I discusses the timeline and trials beyond today’s 5G environment, including China’s spectrum status, licensing, standards and the all-encompassing capabilities from entertainment to medical services to open-source architecture, that the cutting edge 5G has to offer.