On Friday November 15 we welcomed Afif Osseiran, Coordinator of EU project METIS at Ericsson, as our Wireless Friday speaker.
Topic: Challenges and Scenarios of the fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Communications System
Abstract: The overall goal of the METIS consortium is to lay the foundation for the 5G wireless communication systems by ensuring an early global consensus and providing the technical enablers needed to address the very challenging requirements foreseen for this time frame.
The mobile and wireless traffic volume will increase a thousand-fold over 2010 figures. The number of wirelessly-connected devices will count in tens of billions and in several hundred billions by 2030. The variety of applications and data traffic will be significantly larger than today, and will result in more diverse requirements on services and devices.
In this talk we will give a short introduction of the project, explain its objectives and in particular describe the last METIS finding about of the 5G future scenarios and requirements. More specifically the METIS five scenarios will be explained.
Afif Osseiran: Dr. Afif Osseiran received a DEA (B.Sc.E.E) degree in Electrical Engineering from Université de Rennes I and INSA Rennes in 1997. His research interests include many aspects of wireless communications with a special emphasis on advanced antenna systems, on relaying, on radio resource management, network coding and cooperative communications. Dr. Osseiran is listed in the Who’s Who in the World, the Who’s Who in Science & Engineering. Dr. Osseiran has published over 50 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two books on IMT-Advanced: “Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced” and “Mobile and Wireless
Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond”, published in 2009 and 2011, respectively with John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Osseiran is a senior member of IEEE.and a M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, in 1999. In 2006, he defended successfully his Ph.D thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999 he has been with Ericsson, Sweden. From April 2008 to June 2010, he was the technical manager of the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+. Since 2011, he is responsible to coordinate Beyond 2020 mobile and wireless communications activities toward EU research programs. He is currently the coordinator of the EU project METIS.