Professor Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA Networks’ director and one of the top European experts on the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), has been invited by the 5G office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to participate in the 4th Taipei 5G Summit, «The Power of New Radio & Edge Intelligence».
Joining this international effort to promote public awareness of 5G and its potential to generate new and improved applications, Arturo Azcorra has chosen to present the “5G Crosshaul Architecture”, a key element of the overall 5G architecture that is currently being developed by the European project 5G-CROSSHAUL and which is also the basis for the EU projects 5G-TRANSFORMER and 5G-CORAL.
The Taipei 5G Summit 2017 will introduce the current global status on the development of 5G technologies and Edge Computing, by bringing in leading telecom operators (such as KDDI, T-Mobile and Vodafone), IoT experts, major equipment suppliers and leading chipset manufacturers, to share their vision on Edge Intelligence and the roadmap to 5G. The lineup of invited speakers therefore brings Dr. Azcorra on a par with other renowned global experts in 5G communications, such as Dr. Ali Sadri, Senior Director at Intel, Pearse O’donohue, Area Director of Future Networks at DG Connect (European Commission) and Luis Jorge Romero, Director General at ETSI.
Arturo Azcorra holds a preeminent role in European decision-making bodies working towards the design of next-generation advanced communication systems. He is Chairman of the Expert Advisory Group of the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), Partnership Board member and member of the Vision Group within the 5G Infrastructure Association, and Director of IMDEA Networks. The Institute is an associated member of the 5G PPP, which Azcorra contributed to launching, having being a member of its Steering Board during its inception period (2013-2015).
The fourth edition of the Taipei 5G Summit will take place in Taiwan’s capital city on September 12-13, 2017, and is co-located with the 21st edition of the annual World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). In addition to how edge computing and applications will be enhanced in the 5G era, the Summit will also draw discussion on topics ranging from automotive applications, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and 5G access, to how 5G collaboration with European standard institutes can contribute to realizing Edge Intelligence.