IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking
15–17 December 2021 // Virtual Conference


James Matthews, President, IEEE Standards Association

Title: Spotlight on standards for the new era of communications and networking

Abstract: The future of communications is calling and it is being brought to us by standardization. We have seen rapid advances in equipment, networking speed, novel architectures, and convergence of services facilitated through standards. The arrival of 5G opens important doors to the future. This talk addresses ways that the IEEE Standards association facilitates standards development to support communications standards. Not only does the IEEE SA operate as a global standardization platform, but there are several programs which provide key impact to communications technology developers. Examples are highlighted for Industry connections, growing a community of Telecom & connectivity practice, and Important standards of note.

Bio: James (Jim) Matthews is currently the President of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. Previously, Jim was Vice-President of the IEC, and Chair of the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB). Jim was a member of the ANSI Board of Directors from 2001 – 2020. He also served as an ITU-T Rapporteur for over 10 years in Study Group 15 on Optical Transport.

Jim joined Corning at the debut of Optical Fiber technology. His roles have included product & customer engineering, metrology, and network architecture for fiber optics, followed by optical amplifiers, and optical components, including optical components developed at Corning’s European Research Center (France). Throughout his career at Corning, Jim has represented Corning business areas in global standards, starting with IEEE networking standards in IEEE 802, followed by a broad range of standardization projects.

Jim is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology (B.E.E./M.S.E.E.) and was a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Jim has received several industry and Corning awards and recognition for standardization leadership including:

  • Corning Incorporated Distinguished Associate
  • Corning Incorporated Division People Development Award
  • ANSI Howard Coonley Medal
  • ANSI Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal
  • Society For Standards Professionals (SES) Leo B. Moore award
  • ANSI Astin-Polk International Standards Medal


Mazen Chymatelli, President, MulteFire Alliance

Title: Simplify Your Path to 5G Private Networks

Abstract: In the age of Industry 4.0, 5G private networks are the clear solution for enterprises that require ultra-low latency, reliability and security, and enterprises can now deploy their own 5G private networks in unlicensed, shared and locally licensed spectrum. This enables enterprises to reap the benefits of 5G private networks, including high performance and providing complete control over their data and network, while removing the high cost of investing in licensed spectrum.
Deployment guides such as Uni5G™ Technology Blueprints, based on 3GPP 5G standards, can help enterprises take advantage of the private 5G opportunity. These blueprints will assist enterprises in selecting and implementing the key features from existing 3GPP standards to fit their specific deployment needs.
This presentation will cover:
• The business case for 5G private networks
• Private 5G standards-based initiatives
• How to take advantage of the 5G private network opportunity today

Bio: Mazen Chmaytelli joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer, and currently serves as Senior Director, Business Development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Over the past 20+ years, he has a proven record of wireless technology leadership spanning technical marketing, product management and global business development roles. Recently, he worked on the continued evolution and adoption of Cellular-based technology for unlicensed and shared spectrum such as 4G-LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), CBRS, MulteFire™, Internet of Things (eMTC-U, NB-IoT-U) and 5G-NR U.
Mazen is also appointed as MFA President, holding responsibility for the overall functions and management of the global ecosystem and operations to support development of MulteFire technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.
Mazen also serves as a Board Member for the CBRS Alliance, driving the evangelization of LTE-based OnGo™ technology, use cases, and business opportunities.
Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 40 USPTO granted patents covering a range of telecommunications and software inventions. Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.


David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies (NET), ETSI

Title: 3GPP Status of 5G Standards, ETSI Activity on Research and Standards for Beyond 5G

Abstract: The presentation will highlight the following aspects of 3GPP and ETSI activities for 5G Standards and Standards for Beyond 5G:
– Status of 3GPP 5G Standards work
– ETSI’s approach to innovation and research
– ETSI’s work on Technology mapping resulting in the ETSI Technology Radar
– Some of the possible technologies we envisage may be important as 6G building blocks

Bio: David Boswarthick is currently the ETSI Director of New Technologies (NET), which involves tracking the latest ICT technology and business trends and all relevant research initiatives in order to identify appropriate technology standards needs and future opportunities for ETSI.
In addition, he works on outreach initiatives towards the research and academic communities, both in Europe and globally, as well as engaging with key European research programs such as Horizon Europe.
David has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, which includes over 20 years’ working in ICT standardization supporting both 3GPP and ETSI Technical and strategic groups.


Bilel Jamousi, Standardization Bureau (TSB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Title: International Standards to enable 5G networks and digital transformation

Abstract: The presentation will highlight the key role played by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in shaping the 5G landscape and driving 5G revolution through standardization. As a cross-cutting topic, 5G standardization work is carried out by ITU-R (Radiocommunication Sector) and ITU-T (Standardization Sector), covering various aspects including security, quantum key distribution, performance, signalling requirements, and environmental requirements. These efforts build on the work of the Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 (FG-IMT2020) and other Study Groups by developing standards on softwarization, slicing, and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), architectural frameworks for machine-learning in network, etc. The presentation will also examine the existing challenges in the design, implementation and synchronization for 5G and beyond networks. It will chart out the potential of the 5G wave in reshaping business models across sectors, and launching innovative solutions to facilitate digital transformation in key domains including smart cities, finance, e-health and intelligent transportation systems.

Bio: Bilel Jamoussi is a distinguished engineer, leader, and diplomat; multilingual standardization expert and holder of 22 patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi has been Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU Standardization Bureau (TSB) in Geneva Switzerland since 2010. He has led the coordination of the bureau’s standards moving activities into a new era characterized by digital transformation that needs an increased collaboration with vertical sectors such as healthcare, transportation, utility, and banking. His innovative approach has served as a catalyst to launch new standards initiatives related to emerging technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, AI and Quantum, attracting a new wave of memberships from non-traditional players.
He has also been credited with bringing the telco and financial sectors together to develop digital payments guidelines and standards with the aim of advancing financial inclusion globally. Bilel is recognized as a key figure in the ICT industry. Key achievements under his tenure have been important new standards while effectively managing staff by recruiting new talent, improving gender balance, delivering new work methods, and staying within budget. Prior to 2010, he worked in the private sector for 15 years and held senior executive positions such as Director of Standards for Nortel. In this role he participated in over 90 standards making bodies worldwide. In the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), he authored a number of Internet standards. As an IEEE Senior Member, he was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Bilel has lived in Tunisia, Canada, USA, and Switzerland, giving him a unique global viewpoint. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and speaks some Spanish and German.


Dorothy Stanley, Hewlett Packard, USA

Title: IEEE 802.11 standards: Wi-Fi 6 and beyond

Abstract: IEEE 802.11 standards enable significant economic growth and societal development by providing the technical foundations of Wi-Fi products, now deployed globally in billions of units per year. This talk describes recently completed 802.11 standards and those under development. Enhancements supporting convergence between 5G and Wi-Fi RAN networks, operation in the 6GHz frequency band and new applications including positioning services, IoT, and rural connectivity are highlighted.

Bio: Dorothy Stanley is an HPE Fellow and head of standards strategy at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. She currently serves as Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. She has chaired several task groups in the 802.11 Working Group and has served in numerous leadership roles in Wi-Fi Alliance. Previous to joining Aruba Networks in 2005, Stanley was a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Agere Systems for Wavelan products and a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Among Dorothy’s awards are 5 patents, a Wi-Fi Alliance Members Achievement Award, and numerous IEEE Standards Association awards.


Andreas Mueller, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) and Bosch Corporate Research, Germany

Title: On the way to Industrial 5G – Are we all set?

Abstract: Manufacturing is one of the most promising new application domains of 5G, as 5G may enable unprecedented levels of flexibility, productivity, efficiency and ease-of-use. However, while industrial use cases and applications have been considered for quite some time already, the market adoption of Industrial 5G is still rather limited. This talk will shed some light on where we are on the Industrial 5G journey and especially which standards really matter in this respect. In addition, some important challenges will be highlighted, including the way we are currently doing standardization and what aspects should be considered as part of future work.

Bio: Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany and at the same time the Bosch Chief Expert for Communication Technologies for the IoT.
In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G activities of Bosch across the different business units and plants. He also serves as General Chair of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), the globally leading initiative for driving and shaping Industrial 5G., USA


Wanshi Chen, Qualcomm, USA

Title: 5G NR in 3GPP RAN: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Abstract: Despite the extreme challenges caused by COVID-19, 5G NR standardization in 3GPP is now entering a second phase with an official name: 5G-advanced, whose official logo was approved in April 2021. In this talk, we will first present the current status of 5G NR in 3GPP, followed by a detailed introduction of what’s lying ahead. It is expected that 5G advanced would not only continue evolving the traditional mobile broadband, but also provide further expansion to vertical domains. In addition, a good balance of device evolution vs. network evolution is necessary. Moreover, the evolutions would target commercial deployments not simply for an immediate commercial need, but also for longer-term commercial potentials, which is necessary in laying a solid foundation for future advances including 6G.

Bio: Wanshi Chen is currently 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Chair appointed in April 2021. From August 2017 to May 2021, he was 3GPP TSG RAN1 Chair, where under this position, he has successfully managed and led successful delivery of the first and the second 5G New Radio (NR) releases. He was a RAN1 vice chair from August 2013 to August 2017. Wanshi has over 20 years of experiences in telecommunications in leading telecom companies including operators, infrastructure vendors, and chipset vendors. He has been with Qualcomm since 2006. The highest degree that Wanshi has received is a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Wanshi is an avid Marathon runner with a personal best time of 2 hours and 54 minutes.