WWRF 38, March 2017 in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Theme "5G – Enabling the Connected Society"

The fast pace of digitization is having a major impact on the society and hence we now often hear the term “Connected Society”.  This “Connected Society” will become pervasive throughout our daily lives in the future that that includes health, transportation, manufacturing, energy management, and in environments such as smart cities. It provides opportunities for the ICT industry together with vertical industries and new players to bring forth new and innovative solutions that meet the needs of societies in the future.

5G will be a key enabler in this transformation, accommodating the diverse connectivity, storage and processing needs in each of these vertical sectors. New capabilities of 5G, from enhanced mobile broadband to massive connectivity supporting the Internet of Things, and high-reliability low-latency connections to provide secure real-time control applications are required to achieve the goals of “Connected Society”.

To rise to the challenges there will be a new community of developers and entrepreneurs to implement a new wave of technology innovation of the vertical applications. WWRF is at the heart of this process, with its Vertical Industry Platforms creating a bridge between the ICT and vertical industries, providing opportunities in its meetings to promote and discuss new developments.

Programme 5G Day Programme Day 2 and 3

Day 1, 28 March 2017

Dr.Nigel Jefferies - Chair WWRF

Overview of Taiwan's MoEA 5G Program
Dr. Li Fung Chang, Chief Architect of 5G Program Office

5G activities toward vertical integration
Dr. Lee HyeonWoo

R&D Status of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group
Dr. I Chin-Lin

Meeting the Technical, Political and Economic Aims of 5G
Adrian Scrase

Overview of 5GMF Current Activities
K. Satoh

5G/IMT-2020 for Public Safety and Disaster Relief
Bharat Bhatia

Security Considerations in 5G
Marcus Wong

The views of Europe: 5G PPP global strategy
Jean-Pierre Bienaime

Final Thoughts
Dr. Nigel Jefferies - Chair of WWRF

Day 2, 29 March 2017

Millennial Users in a 5G Context
Prof.Knud Erik Skouby

Healthcare Perspective: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Christos Bakaritz

Remotely-Operated Autonomous Drone (ROAD)

Mobile internet on Taiwan High Speed Rail
Hsien-Wen Chang

5G for Trains
Bharat Bhatia


Privacy and the Connected Society – A Focus on Privacy Use Cases 
Lene Sørensen

Implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Enterprises
Samant Khajuria

Day 3, 30 March 2017

Emerging ioT trend and applications
Jui-Lin (Ray) Yang

A Highly Coordinated Ultra Dense Network
Dr. Shawkang Wu

Intelligent Wireless Network
Hua Hang


Invited talk: Perspective: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis
Christof Bakirtzis, AUTH and AHEPA Hospital, Greece, Healthcare

Closing of Meeting
Dr. Nigel Jefferies - Chair of WWRF