Keynote Speaker

Prof. Sureswaran Ramadass
(Malaysian University of Science and Technology, Malaysia)


The Future Internet


The Internet is fast evolving into a dimension of its own. Each day sees new technologies and new ideas being created and evolving into the Internet Domain.

The Internet in itself is a growing, a self contained Virtual Universe, comparable to the physical planet we live in today. Most of what we can see and experience in the real physical world today can be moved into this Parallel Virtual Universe, with a potential to increase the experience, provide better flexibility, deepen accessibility and allow seamless expandability.

This Virtual Universe covers almost every domain in the physical world today. This includes the Social Media, eCommerce, Cybersecurity, Governance, Communications, and Gaming, just to name a few. This talk will focus on the Future Internet, starting with the past, present and eventually focusing on the future of what the Internet will look like in this Virtual Universe. What the future brings is only limited by the power of imagination.

Short Bio

Professor Sureswaran Ramadass is Professor Emeritus at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). He is also the Chairman (Steering Committee) of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) IPv6 and IOT Center of Expertise, and focuses on 5G technology. Prior to this, he was the founding Director and Professor at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6), Universiti Sains Malaysia. In Industry, he is the Chief Scientist at NLTVC Sdn Bhd. (NLTVC is a Next Generation Internet Communications research and development company) He obtained his BsEE/CE (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He graduated top student in the College of Engineering. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2000 while serving as a full time faculty .

Some of his recognitions include being awarded :

  • The “Anugerah Tokoh Negara” (National Academic Leader) for Innovation and Commercialization in 2008 by the Minister of Higher Education. This award is given in recognition to contributions to Innovation and commercialisation in the area of science and technology

  • Emeritus Chair, IPv6 Forum Education Programme.

  • The Wireless World Research Forum Fellow in April 2010. This fellowship award was presented in recognition to his contribution in the area of Next Generation Networks and IPv6.

  • Malaysian Innovation Award by the Prime Minister in 2007 and again by the Minister of Science and Technology in 2009. These Awards were given in recognition for his contribution towards innovations in the areas of Multimedia Conferencing Systems and Real-time Advanced Security Monitoring

Satoshi Nagata
(NTT DoCoMo, Japan)


5G standardization and NTT DOCOMO’s activity


5G is expected to provide new value as a basic technology supporting future industry and society, along with artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as further upgrading of the multimedia communication services with its technical features such as high speed, high capacity, low latency, and massive connectivity. In this presentation, we show the latest status of 5G standardization and also show NTT DOCOMO’s activity towards 5G and also 6G.

Short Bio

He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2003, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. He worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. He is currently a manager working for 5G and 3GPP standardization. He had contributed to 3GPP over 10 years, and contributed 3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 as a vice chairman during November 2011 to August 2013, and also contributed as a chairman during August 2013 to August 2017. He is currently a vice chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN since March 2017.

DR. Will LIU
(Industry Development Director in Data Communication Network Area at Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd)


IPv6 Networking & IPv6 Enhanced Innovation for 5G and Cloud Era


This presentation will summarize the progress of IPv6 standard activity in ETSI IP6 and discuss about the IPv6 Enhanced Innovation for 5G and Cloud Era.

Short Bio

Dr. LIU currently serves as Industry Development Director in Data Communication Network Area at Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. His research interests include Network AI, NFV/SDN, ICN, IPv6 and IoT. He is responsible for industry standard activity in Network AI and IPv6 related area. He has been actively contributing in organizations of standards and technical professional. He served as Co-founder and Technical Manager of ETSI ISG ENI, Vice-Chairman of ETSI ISG IP6, Secretary of IRTF SDNRG, Member of IETF OPS area Directorates, key Proponent of IETF SUPA WG, Author of 9 RFCs, Rapporteur of 1 work item in ETSI; Guest Editors of Special Issue on Intelligent Network Management in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, NFV Special Issue in IEEE Network Magazine and Architecture For Next Generation Wireless Networks Special Issue in IEEE Communications Magazine, and Referees/TPCs for several conferences and journals in computer networking area. As the Vice-Chairman and previous sectary of ETSI ISG IP6, the core team of IPv6 development and practice, he published one important group report GR IP6 006 Generic migration steps from IPv4 to IPv6, which summarized the migration guidance for IPv6 deployment. He also co-authored one white paper ETSI WP35 IPv6 Best Practices Benefits Transition Challenges and the Way Forward, summarized the IPv6 practice and look the way forward. He made efforts in steering this core group to make it more influence, reviewing the documents, inviting more member to join the group as well as set up webinars to promote the group deliverables.

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