Industrial Session

Invited Talk 1
Preparation for LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) Satellite Networks

Dr. Yeo-Sun Yoon
Director/V.P., Hanwha Systems

These days, space is considered as the last field to explore. Since the success of Space X, aerospace industry changes its paradigm to ‘new space’ from ‘old space’ where the government led and controlled everything related to the space. In the center of this paradigm, LEO satellites play very important roles. While recent advanced technologies make LEO satellite network possible both practically and financially, many private companies are working toward this ‘new space.’ In this talk, the effort and preparation for LEO satellites of Hanwha group and Korean companies will be introduced
Dr. Yoon is a director of the fundamental technology R&D center at Hanwha Systems Company (HSC) which is one of the major defense companies in Korea. Before he became the director, he was a head of radar SW team and led many frontier development programs including an UWB radar, a MIMO radar, and an adaptive beamformer. He is now working on many new technologies from AI for a night vision to new heat transfers for next-generation radars. Prior to join HSC, he received his PhD degree at Georgia Tech, MS degree at Univ. of Michigan, and BS degree at Yonsei University, Korea, all in ECE.
Invited Talk 2
Ranging Based Services and Sidelink Positioning - Enlighten Your Life

Ms. Sherry Shen
Senior Standards Director, Xiaomi

Ranging refers to the determination of the distance between two UEs or more UEs and/or the direction and/or relative positioning of one UE from another UE via direct communication. Sidelink Positioning is to position a UE using PC5 direct communication.

Ranging based services and Sidelink Positioning technology can be used in a variety of verticals, such as smart home, smart city, smart transportation, smart retail, industry 4.0, V2X and public safety services for in-coverage, partial coverage and out of coverage use cases.

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), a standard organization for developing cellular telecommunication specifications, has identified the above use cases and the technical requirements, and has established several Release 18 study items on Ranging and Sidelink positioning to specify the radio enhancements, 5GC architectural enhancements and security impacts, which are parts of 5G-Advanced features.
Sherry Shen has about 20 years of telecommunication standardization experience in 3GPP, ITU-T, IETF, GSMA, CCSA, etc., as the delegate representing the employer company (15 years for Nokia and 2 years for Xiaomi). Her rich work experiences in the telecom operator, network equipment vendor and mobile device/IoT/vehicle vendor endow her a broad view of cutting-the-edge technologies in the telecom industry. She has contributed to the 3GPP 5GC work since the beginning of the 5G study, and she is now the rapporteur of FS_Ranging_SL in 3GPP SA2 Working Group.
Invited Talk 3
ACTN for Optical Networks Automation

Mr. Italo Busi
Principal Optical Transport Network Research Engineer, Huawei Italy

The presentation provides a short introduction to the Abstraction and Control of TE Networks (ACTN), being standardized in IETF, in the context of optical networks and some highlights on potential future topics related to network automation.
Italo Busi is currently a Principal Optical Transport Network Research Engineer at Huawei Milan Research Institute in Milan, Italy.

He joined Huawei in 2014 and he is mainly working on Abstraction and Control of TE Networks (ACTN) standardization in IETF and in particular on YANG models for optical networks control. He is also working on the standardization of information models and YANG data models in ITU-T SG15 for optical device management.

He worked previously in Alcatel-Lucent (1998-2014) as a System Engineer and CTO group member, focusing on packet (ATM, IP, MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet) implementations on MS-SDH and PTN platforms.

He received M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in June 1997.
Invited Talk 4
Model Equivalence and Impact on Interoperability

Mr. Scott Mansfield
Standards Researcher, Ericsson

Modeling is the backbone of interoperable systems. There is a common misconception that all modeling is created equal. This presentation covers the important differences between Information and Data Modeling, how not all modeling protocols and languages are the same, and how even when using the same modeling protocols and languages there are issues with system integrity and cross standards development organization (SDO) interoperability.
Scott Mansfield is a Standard Researcher at Ericsson focusing on wireline network standardization. Scott is Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 and the Chairman of the Joint Coordination Activity on IMT-2020 (JCA-ITM2020). Scott is the Associate Rapporteur of Question 14 in ITU-T Study Group 15 and the editor of the protocol neutral network management modeling recommendations for Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and OTN. Scott is active in IETF serving as the IETF - ITU-T liaison coordinator. Scott is a MEF Distinguished Fellow and serves as the chair of the YANGsters group in the IEEE 802.1 Working Group.
Invited Talk 5
Current Status and Plan for SK Telecom’s Network Transformation

Mr. Jong-Yoon Shin
Team Leader, SK Telecom

This presentation introduce two representatives development and commercialization cases of SK Telecom’s 5G transmission network transformation and present future plans. The first is the transformation of the 5G fronthaul network to an all-optical network as one of the network infrastructure transformations. The other is digital network transformation for 5G transport network automation. And it suggests the future direction of transport network for B5G/6G.
Jongyoon Shin joined SK Telecom in February 2012 and is currently responsible for the design, development and deployment of next-generation transport network and Wi-Fi network technologies for B5G/6G transport network of SK Telecom and wired core network of SK Broadband, including Carrier Software-defined networking for wired and wireless networks. His current interests include intelligent network automation, integrated wired and wireless network management, big data analytics, microservice architecture, and modernized network environment. He has also participated in global standardization activities through ITU, IETF, ETSI, and IOWN Global Forum. Prior to joining SK Telecom, he worked at ETRI (Electronics Telecommunications and Research Institute) as a Senior Researcher for 10 years of experiences designing, developing and networking embedded systems and communication systems. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He also has a Master of ITMS (IT Media & Strategy) from Yeonsei University in 2020.
Invited Talk 6
Development of Fine Bandwidth Granularity Transport Technology for 5G and other Slicing Applications

Dr. Han Li
Chief Expert, Director of Department of Basic Network Technology, China Mobile Research Institute

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With the continuous development of 5G network and other dedicated network applications, the multi vertical industries and customers requires to be sliced using fine bandwidth granularity hard pipes. The slice bandwidth of traditional MTN and OTN technologies was greater than 1Gbps. Therefore, the technology evolution for fine granularity slicing has recently become a hotspot. The ITU-T standard organization is also carrying out corresponding study. This report will introduce the application demand, design concept, key technology direction and standardization of fine granularity MTN and OTN.
Dr. Han Li is the Chief Expert of CMCC, and has a long career in optical communication strategy, standardization and R&D, involving various fields of SPN, 5G front-haul, 100G/400G, OTN, GPON and time synchronization. Dr. Li is also the leading talent of National High Level Talents Special Support Program, the leading talent of Middle-young Age Technology Innovation program, deputy director of CCSA transmission group, and editor of ITU-T and IETF standards.