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5GIC presents smart 5G solutions at major international conference

The IEEE International Conference on Communications provided 5GIC academics the opportunity to present the Centre's latest research in the development of 5G, playing a leading role in furthering discussions on 5G architecture development.

From Left: Burak Kantarci, Wesley Armour, Ali Zaidi, Periklis Chatzimisios, Elhadj Benkhelifa, Chuan Heng Foh

Dr Muhammmad Imran delivered a workshop on Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks. It provided an opportunity for exchanging ideas for innovative game-changing backhaul solutions, with Howard Benn from 5GIC's partner Samsung delivering a keynote to participants.

Mona Jaber, a 5GIC student jointly working with BT presented her recent paper 'An Adaptive Backhaul-aware Cell Range Extension Approach' which explored joint radio and backhaul optimisation, to improve end-to-end user quality of experience, compared to a radio only schemes. 

Dr Imran commented, "IEEE ICC this year focused on smart cities and a smart world. The solutions we are collaboratively developing with our partners will power numerous applications in this emerging 'smart' world. Collaborating internationally with academics and industry, we will help to design the architecture that will enable smarter living."

Chuan Heng Foh also led the conference workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications. The sessions aimed to address challenges of cloud computing; heavy computation resources, massive storage resources, high-capacity network resources and others. The workshop looked to address some of the challenges of holistic design of a robust Cloud system which can oversee and handle the diverse needs of numerous types of applications.

The workshop featured two keynote speeches. Professor Jean Bacon from University of Cambridge shared her recent work on 'Information Flow Control for Cloud and Internet of Things'. Dr Wesley Armour from University of Oxford talked about Scientific Big Data with focus on 'Addressing the Big Data Challenge Posed by the World's Largest Telescope'.

To learn more about 5GIC's research, visit our research pages.