11/10/2016 12:19:54 AM


  • Keynote 1

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Wide-Area Deployment

Kenichi Mase

Niigata University, Niigata, Japan


An overview of the evolution of intelligent transport system supported by advances in information and communication technologies is presented. A concept and conditions of wide-area ad hoc network (WANET) are presented.  Routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks are reviewed with regard to WANET. Various node networking including fixed node networking, balloon node networking, automobile node networking, and unmanned aircraft (UA) node networking are described. With regard to fixed node networking and balloon node networking, implementation examples and operation experiences are discussed. With regard to automobile node networking, routing protocols are discussed based on a survey of geographic routing protocols for vehicular ad hoc networks. With regard to UA node networking, a system for surveillance of a wide disaster-affected area from the air supported by electric vehicle is considered. Finally a perspective on the evolution of WANET is presented.


Kenichi Mase received the B. E., M. E., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1970, 1972, and 1983, respectively. He joined Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratories of NTT Public Corporation in 1972. He was Executive Manager, Communications Quality Laboratory, NTT Telecommunications Networks Laboratories from 1994 to 1996 and Communications Assessment Laboratory, NTT Multimedia Networks Laboratories from 1996 to 1998. He was Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University from 1999 to 2013. He is now Professor Emeritus, Niigata University. He received IEICE Best Paper Award in 1994, Best Letter Award in 2014, Achievement Award in 2014, Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award in 2016, the Telecommunications Advanced Foundation Award in 1998, IEEE CQR Chairman's Award in 2010, and Best Paper Award, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association in 2013. His research interests include communications network design and traffic control, quality of service, mobile ad hoc networks and wireless mesh networks. He is an IEEE and IEICE Fellow.


  • Keynote 2


Distributed MIMO Cooperative Signal Transmission for 5G

Fumiyuki Adachi

Research Organization of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan



After 35 years from its birth in 1979, mobile wireless communications networks have evolved into the 4th generation (4G). The mobile data traffic volume is growing explosively and therefore, significantly advanced spectrum- and energy-efficient wireless communication technology needs to be developed for the 5th generation (5G) mobile wireless communications networks. One promising approach is to adopt a distributed antenna small-cell network, in which a number of distributed antennas are deployed over a macro-cell area. Distributed antennas surrounding a user and user antennas form distributed MIMO channel. In this presentation, two types of distributed MIMO cooperative signal transmission technique are presented. One is space-time block coded (STBC) diversity, which aims to improve the macro-cell edge users’ throughput. The other is multi-user joint transmit/receive filtering, which aims to improve the sum-throughput of users in a good channel condition. When using cooperative signal transmission, peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the transmit signal is increased. Therefore, PAPR reduction will be still necessary for battery-operated user terminal transmit power amplifiers. Blind selected mapping (blind SLM) which can effectively suppress the PAPR and requires no side information sharing is presented.


Fumiyuki Adachi received the B.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. In April 1973, he joined the Electrical Communications Laboratories of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (now NTT) and conducted various researches on digital cellular mobile communications. From July 1992 to December 1999, he was with NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (now NTT DoCoMo, Inc.), where he led a research group on Wideband CDMA for 3G systems. Since January 2000, he has been with Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His research interest is in the area of wireless signal processing (multi-access, equalization, antenna diversity, adaptive transmission, channel coding, etc.) and networking.

He is an IEICE Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was a recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Avant Garde Award 2000, IEICE Achievement Award 2002, Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2004, Ericsson Telecommunications Award 2008, Telecom System Technology Award 2009, Prime Minister Invention Award 2010, British Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship 2011, KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award 2012, VTS Conference Chair Award 2014, C&C Prize 2014, and Rintaro Shida Award 2016. He is listed in Highly Cited Researchers 2001 (