Tutorial Speaker

Dr. Anass Benjebbour
NTT docomo Research Laboratories, Japan 

Tutorial title:
An overview on 5G and its enabling key radio access technologies. 

Studies on 5G have gained interest worldwide as evidenced by the acceleration of efforts by governmental entities and several research bodies from both academia and industry, e.g., ITU-R, METIS/METIS-II, 5GMF, NGMN, etc. In 3GPP, 5G standardization is expected to gain real momentum starting from LTE Release 14 and 15. In this tutorial, we will introduce about 5G expected capabilities, enabling key radio access technologies, and DOCOMO ongoing proof-of-concept activities and experimental trials over a wide range of frequency bands and technologies. In more details we will explain about the possible evolutions toward a new radio access technology (RAT), including new multiple access and waveform designs, in order to address future requirements. In particular, we will explain in details about our concept, design, and performance evaluations related to non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA).

Anass Benjebbour obtained his PhD and MSc in Telecommunications in 2004 and 2001, respectively, and his Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1999, all from Kyoto University, Japan. In 2004, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. Since 2010, he has been an active member of the 5G team within NTT DOCOMO, INC. His research interests include system design and new radio access techniques for next generation mobile communication systems (5G), such as Massive MIMO, NOMA, and waveform design.
Dr. Benjebbour served as 3GPP RAN1 standardization delegate during LTE Release 11, secretary of the IEICE RCS conference, and editor for the IEICE Communications Magazine. He received the Young Researchers' Award from IEICE in 2006 and the Best Paper award from the PIMRC conference in 2002. He is a senior member of IEEE and IEICE.