16 mars 2018

Michele Luglio

Michele Luglio

Professor at University of Rome, Italy


Title: 5G: the (r)evolution is in the air


Abstract: Although the 5G innovative key concepts concern both mobile and fixed networks, it is known as the next generation MOBILE system. In this respect, it is expected that the (r)evolutionary aspects are concentrated in the air interface and physical layer technology.

Actually, this aspects represent the focus of the release 15 of the 3GPP standard, of the first experimental trials and of the preliminary implementations (Korea). Nevertheless, the network management aspects, which strongly concern the whole network, will be the focus of the release 16 but the key concepts have been already declared (Network as a service, Slice, MEC, Fog Computing, Orchestration, NFV, Softwarization, SDN, Autonomicmanagement/Cognitive management, Sustainability, Micro segmentation, Multitenancy, etc.).

Anyway, without any doubt it is reasonable to state that the radio systems will provide a fundamental contribution for the realization of the system because among the most (likely the most) important requirements are mobility and really full coverage. In this respect, the great improvement in transmission capacity (it seems up to 3 Gbit/s) is for sure a pillar of the implementation, while satellite systems, not considered in the development of the physical layer standard due to the intrinsic impossibility to reach such performance in terms of bit rate, can surely contribute to meet the requirement of the full coverage (and also to eliminate the digital divide) but, unexpectedly, even to meet other requirements such as the “zero latency” for a subset of services.

The keynote speech will offer a brief updated overview on 5G development emphasizing the contribution that the wireless systems will provide with particular attention to the satellite systems despite they are far from the target technical performance, also through the outcomes of some ongoing projects in Europe.


Biography: Luglio Michele received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 1990. He received the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 1994. From August to December 1992 he worked, as visiting Staff Engineering at Comsat Laboratories (USA). From 1995 to 2004 he was research and teaching assistant at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He received the Young Scientist Award from ISSSE ‘95.

In 2001 and 2002 he was visiting Professor at the Computer Science department of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to teach Satellite Networks class.

From 2004 to present he is associate professor of telecommunications at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. In 2009 he received the Innovation Award from Telespazio.

He teaches “Internet via Satellite” and “Telecommunications Fundamentals”.

He works in the frame of ESA, ASI, EC, MIUR, MISE projects on designing innovative satellite communications systems for multimedia services, both mobile and fixed, and coordinates the laboratory of the Satellite Multimedia Group at University of Rome Tor Vergata (www.tlcsat.uniroma2.it). In particular, his research is focused on network protocols, resource management, heterogeneous networks both in terms of architectures and quality of service, and on 5G development with particular regard to satellite systems.

He was the opening keynote speaker at AICT 2016 (Baku – Arzebaijan) on “IP Platforms and Satellite Networks as a booster for Smart City Capabilities”.

He is general co-chair of the conference IEEE ISNCC 2018. He is member of the editorial board of China Communications and of IAENG Engineering letters.

Since February 2018 he is affiliated also to the Italian Space Agency.

He is member of the advisory committee 5JAC of the European Space Agency as expert appointed by the Italian Space Agency on 5G. He is author of more than 160 international publications.