Invited/keynote speakers

Dr. Igor Brusic, Vice President at Lower Austrian Fiber Infrastructure Ltd, Austria

 The title: “Why and how to build open public FTTH networks – the Lower Austrian model” 

Abstract: In theory its called the 3LOM-Model, when separating the passive, active and service layer of a telecommunication network. Lower Austria as the biggest Austrian province with the most sparse populated countryside is realizing the 3LOM-Model for a sustainable solution of broadband coverage. The practical implementation is called the Lower Austrian model and this work is giving details about considerations and realization aspects of organizing, financing and implementing one of the most important infrastructure project of the public sector in the years coming. It’s also a blueprint for solving the issue of comprehensive broadband coverage in rural areas. 

Professor Makoto Kawashima, College of Engineering, Chubu University, Japan.

The title: "Construction of Healthcare Network Based on Proposed Wearable Vital Sensor Introducing Energy-harvest Power feeding Technologies" 

Abstract: Recently, ubiquitous vital signs sensing using wireless medical sensors has become essential, not only for in-hospital diagnosis but for healthcare at home. In this work, the most advanced electrocardiography (ECG) sensor is proposed. This sensor system makes it possible to eliminate the use of both batteries and self-adhesive electrodes by introducing energy harvesting technology and newly developed unwoven fabric electrodes, respectively. By realizing smaller and thinner implementation and easy handling, the complete sensors may be easily mounted on underwear and allow long term wearable usage for vital signs monitoring. The sensor has the capability of transmitting ECG data to a cloud-based data processing server set up in the Internet via a smartphone or other ubiquitous tools. This paper describes the configuration of the ECG sensor, which adopts cutting edge technologies, and also the constitution of the acquired ECG data transmitting and processing systems.

Damir Breskovic, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia;

"Optical access networks deployment in Croatian telecommunications market" 

Abstract: Optical access network development in Croatia has been put into a global as well as in the European Union context. All the challenges and the driving factors for optical access networks deployment are considered. Optical access network architectures that have been deployed by most of the investors in Croatian telecommunication market are presented, as well as the architectures that are in early phase of deployment. 

Dr. Jonathan Ma, OpenCon Systems Inc, USA

The title: Network Virtualization for Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN)

Abstract: Through the network virtualization, a number of Base-Band Units (BBUs) can be grouped together to form a BBU pool to support a large number of Remote Radio Heads (RRHs). Such a mobile front-haul technology is essential for a Cloud Radio Access Network.

The advent of the next generation Passive Optical Network (PON) technology, such as XGS-PON and NG-PON2, makes the satisfaction of the requirement in strict timing constraint and delivering capacity imposed by mobile front-haul networks to become reachable. The emergence of virtualized Optical Line Termination (vOLT) makes virtualized Access Networks to become feasible. The combination of next generation PON technology and vOLT scheme would form the foundation of the future C-RAN infrastructure.