APMC 2018 Opening
- 11/6 (Tue) Workshops
- 11/6 (Tue) Short Courses
- 11/7 (Wed) Opening Ceremony
- 11/7 (Wed) Special Talk & Keynote Address
- 11/9 (Fri) Closing and Award Ceremony
Date and Time
2018/11/7 (Wed) 13:30-14:00
The APMC 2018 Opening starts with a welcome address from the APMC 2018 Organizing Committee Chair and a brief introduction of the event by the APMC 2018 Steering Committee Chair, followed by greetings from technical cosponsor representatives of IEICE, IEEE MTT-S, IEEE AP-S, EuMA, and URSI. Then, a special talk celebrating 30th APMC is given by Prof. Tatsuo Itoh, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. A keynote speech is also given by Dr. Takehiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO, Japan as an official launch of APMC 2018.
Special TalkBirth and Growth of APMC
Date and Time
2018/11/7 (Wed) 14:00-14:30
Tatsuo Itoh (UCLA, USA)
The birth of the APMC and its progress to date will be presented. Starting from heroic effort of Indian scholars who provided the foundation, there were Chinese scholars with a futuristic vision which has eventually formed the starting point of APMC in the present format. The competitiveness of the APMC has been grown when Japanese scholastic fathers responded to Chinese suggestion to make the APMC one of three most important international microwave science and engineering events. This talk will be used for soliciting historical and unique experiences from each of all organizing committees. The unique aspects of the APMC distinct from IEEE IMS and EuMC are that the organization and operation are chosen to be most efficient for each organizer. Operations and organization vary from country to country and city to city. Cultural difference is advantageously exploited except in the area of technical contents. After several rounds of execution, it was decided that the technical contents of each APMC should not allow any compromise. This type of operation has contributed to nurture the capability of generation after generation of microwave engineers and scientists.
Tatsuo Itoh received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1969. From 1976 to 1977, he was with SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. From 1977 to 1978, he was Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. In 1978, he joined The University of Texas at Austin, and became Hayden Head Centennial Professor of Engineering. In 1991, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles as Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and holder of the TRW Endowed Chair in Microwave Electronics (currently Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair).
He received several awards including IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator Award (2000), and Microwave Career Award from IEEE MTT Society (2011). He was elected to a member of National Academy of Engineering in 2003. In 2009, he received Outstanding Career Award from European Microwave Association. He received Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from College of Engineering, University of Illinois in 2012. In 2018, he received IEEE Electromagnetics Award.
Dr. Itoh is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He was the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (1983-85) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters (1991-94). He was President of the MTT Society in 1990 and was elected an Honorary Life Member of MTT Society in 1994. He was Chairman of Commission D of URSI for 1993-1996. He received Doctor Honoris Causa, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, Oct 14, 2015.
He has 450 journal publications, 910 refereed conference presentations in the areas of microwaves, millimeter-waves, antennas and numerical electromagnetics. He generated 82 Ph.D. students and hosted more than 100 visiting scholars and postdocs from various countries.
Keynote AddressThe Future Outlook and Applications Opened up by 5G
Date and Time
2018/11/7 (Wed) 14:30-15:30
Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan)
In this presentation, DOCOMO's views on time plan, NW deployment & migration scenarios, spectrum deployment scenarios for 5G deployment in 2020 will be provided. And updates on DOCOMO's 5G trial activities with variety of vertical industry players will be presented, also.
Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan since October 2014.
Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999, including as a contributor to 3GPP TSG-RAN as chairman from April 2009 to March 2013.
He is also very active in standardization of C-V2X/Connected Car in ARIB and ITS Info-communications Forum in Japan. He is now a leader of Cellular System Application Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum.