IEEE VTS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM (DLP)
By Dr James Irvine
Reader, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland
Talk #2: Too Cheap to Meter? – Thoughts on Resource Management in a 5G Connected World
Date : 16thJuly 2014 (Wednesday)
Time : 2.30 – 4.00PM
Venue : Auditorium, MIMOS Berhad, Technology Park Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Speaker’s Biography – Dr James Irvine is a Reader in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, working on resource management and security for wireless communication systems. For much of the past 15 years, he acted as an Academic Co-ordinator for research programmes in the Mobile VCE consortium of universities, operators and manufacturers, including ‘Software Based Systems’, the ‘Personal Distributed Environment’, and ‘Instant Knowledge’ – secure context-aware networks. He was TPC chair of VTC2004-Spring in Milan, and is General Co-chair of VTC2015-Spring in Glasgow. Dr Irvine is a co-author of 3 books, 7 patents and over 120 research papers.
Dr Irvine is Vice-Chair of the User Needs and Requirements Working Group of the Wireless World Research Forum. He is also an active volunteer in IEEE, chairing the Standards Education Committee and Conference Publications Committee, and well as being Vice-President for Publications of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Vehicular Technology magazine, and currently chairs the VTS Technical Advisory Committee, which assists the technical programme committees of conferences the Society sponsors.
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Talk #2 – Too Cheap to Meter? – Thoughts on Resource Management in a 5G Connected World
Lewis Strauss once predicted fission reactors would make electricity too cheap to meter, resulting in significant changes in use. While the prediction has not become true in the sense he intended, electricity costs are not a constraint for many customers. In the voice and messaging worlds, existing networks have proved they can supply users demands to the point that cost is no loner a constraint, but the challenges of data services suggest this is the new constraint on mobile contracts. With 1 billion Android handsets all connecting to Google, existing approaches to resource management are strained, and given that the differentiator of proposed 5G networks is machine to machine communications, we need to think beyond centralised control to devolved autonomic approaches. This talk will look back at trends in resource management in current networks, lessons from past attempts to make heterogeneous networks work efficiently, both successful and less successful. It will look at novel RM approaches suitable for very high density networks.