Brandenburger Tor
Nov. 15–16, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Ivan Seskar

PAWR/Rutgers University, USA

Ivan Seskar is the Chief Technologist at WINLAB, Rutgers University, responsible for experimental systems and prototyping projects. He is currently the program director for the COSMOS project responsible for the New York City NSF PAWR deployment, the PI for the NSF GENI Wireless project, which resulted in campus deployments of LTE/WiMAX base stations at several US universities, and the PI for the NSF CloudLab deployment at Rutgers. He has also been the co-PI and project manager for all three phases of the NSF-supported ORBIT mid-scale testbed project at WINLAB, successfully leading technology development and operations since the testbed was released as a community resource in 2005 and for which the team received the 2008 NSF Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation. Ivan is a co-chair of the IEEE Future Networks Testbed Working Group, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of ACM and the co-founder and CTO of Upside Wireless Inc.

Abstract 1 (Track 4, WS 4, Session 3, 1. Vortrag)

Overview of the PAWR Initiative

This talk introduces PAWR, a $100M US public-private research partnership program to support creation of four city-scale experimental platforms for advancing fundamental wireless research beyond 5G. This program plans to blend cutting-edge wireless and network innovations with a large scale geographical community. We share our vision of creating a platform architecture, which is extremely agile, dynamic, cost-effective, adaptable, sliceable and extensible, giving unprecedented programmability and control to a broad set of researchers. The talk also details the first two platforms addressing mmWave and Massive MIMO radio technologies and an emerging edge computing paradigm supported by PAWR, where heterogeneous edge devices, new air interfaces and multi-tier end-to-end cloud architectures collaborate to sense, process, analyze data and create many novel applications.

Abstract 2 (Track 4, WS 4, Session 3, 2. Vortrag)

Overview of the Rutgers 5G Testbed

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Abstract 3 (Day 2, Session 4)

PAWR: Exploring 5G Use Cases for Industry Verticals

The Mobile Telecom Industry, from chipmakers to networking companies to software companies to application developers to vertical technology providers and users, are devoting significant efforts to "moving past science experiments" into 5G commercialization. The PAWR Initiative is setup as a public-private partnership to accelerate the 5G Ecosystem’s commercial realization. We realize that a business model or business case is a limiting factor in commercialization and not technology. This calls for fundamental rethinking of computing and networking architectures that can disrupt existing business models and reshape industry landscapes. We present a framework for onboarding disparate stakeholders to rapidly develop and test use cases such as IoT Security via Edge AI, Smart City and Machine Vision, AR/VR and Automotive Edge (safety, navigation, automation + infotainment) on PAWR Platforms.