September 9, 2020 - Webinar: Perspectives on 5G and IoT connectivity: Ultra-reliability, massiveness and distributed ledgers

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    Perspectives on 5G and IoT connectivity: Ultra-reliability, massiveness and distributed ledgers

    The future wireless landscape, often associated with 5G, envisions three types of connectivity: enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC), and massive Machine Type Communication (MTC). The latter two are seen as two generic types that support the Internet of Things (IoT) communication, putting forward new types of requirements and research challenges, such as protocols that operate with short packets, techniques to achieve and assess extremely high reliability, tradeoffs between massiveness and high-reliability, etc. This set of challenges is further enriched by the advent of distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchain, and smart contracts that allow autonomous interaction among IoT devices. The consensus protocols that set the basis for blockchain systems are critically reliant on communication, but they change the traffic pattern that has been envisioned for pre-blockchain IoT communication systems. This talk will shed light on the way this connectivity will transform various vertical sectors (energy, industrial production, or similar), provide a perspective on the communication engineering challenges related to the emerging systems for IoT connectivity, and elaborate on the fundamental tradeoffs and outline methods and architectures to solve them.


    About the Presenter:


    Prof. Petar Popovski

    Aalborg University, Denmark

    Petar Popovski is a Professor Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), and Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019). He is currently a Member at Large at the Board of Governors in the IEEE Communication Society. Prof. Popovski is a Steering Committee Member of IEEE SmartGridComm and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He previously served as a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL. He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication and communication theory. His book “Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide” will be published by Wiley in April 2020.


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