Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research [EXCITING Organised]

Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research [EXCITING Organised]

09/03/2017 all-day
北京粤财金威万豪酒店 JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central
西城区宣外大街 18 号
北京 100052 中国; 18 Xuanwumenwai Street, Xicheng District
Beijing 100052 China
Ms. Kai (Grace) Zhang - Martel Innovate

Project EXCITING (EU-China Study on IoT and 5G) is proudly announcing the first conference that will be held on March 9th, 2017 in Beijing, China with strong support from Huawei, one of the partners of the project consortium. The event is also endorsed by the IEEE 5G Initiative

Event concept

The one-day event aims to present and showcase some of the latest development of 5G and IoT in both the EU and China, covering topics including EU-China S&T cooperation priorities in the fields of ICT, standardisation, cooperation on large scale pilots and testbeds, as well as to identify potential ways forward towards better cooperation between both sides in these two fields.

Registration for the event is free, and can be done here.


  1. Policy Perspectives
  2. Technology Perspectives
  3. Application
  4. Final Panel on Joint Future Actions


Item Moderator Speaker Time
Registration /Reception 8:00-9:00am
Welcome Mr. Pearse O’Donohue, Acting Director, DG CONNECT Directorate E, Future Networks (DG CONNECT) 9:00-9:10am
Opening Address Mr. Wei Li (Vice director of High technology division, Department of Science and Technology, MIIT) 9:10-9:20am
Overview of the Conference and EXCITING Mr. Martin Potts (General Director and Founder, Martel – EXCITNG Project Coordinator) 9:20-9:30am
Policy Session
  • Mrs. Xia He (Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications Policy and Economics Research Institute, CAICT) – The ICT development trends and policies in China
  • Ms. Xiaoying Wang (Officer, CONNECT Section – Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia) EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT
  • Ms. Caroline Chen (Vice Chair of Information and Communication Technology, EU Chambers of Commerce in China) – European Chamber Point of View on EU-China ICT Collaboration
Tea Break 11:00-11:15am
Technology Development (5G)
  • Mr. Latif Ladid (IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Chair)
  • Prof. Xiaohu Ge (HUST)
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Bienaimé (Secretary General of the 5G PPP Association) – The views of Europe: 5G PPP global strategy: 5G Innovations and Developments: business models & platforms, standards & spectrum, trials roadmap & international cooperation
  • Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (UNIS) – 5G LSPs in Europe
  • Dr. Chih-Lin I (Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile) – IoT’s Journey from 2G to 4G to 5G
  • Dr. Betty Xu (Seconded European Standardization Expert in China (SESEC III)) – Europe 5G and IoT Standardization Landscape
  • Dr. Egon Schulz (Director of Wireless Innovation) – topic?
Networking Lunch     1:15-2:15pm
Application (IoT)
  • Mr. Martin Potts (Martel Innovate)
  • Prof. Xiaoguang Huang (Institute of Microelectronics, CAS)
  • Prof. Jian Song (Director of DTV Technology R&D Center, Tsinghua University) – Integration of Powerline and Visible Light Communications, Excellent Infrastructure for IoT Applications
  • Mr. Martin Potts (General Director and Founder, Martel Innovate) – Overview of the five IoT LSPs funded by the European Commission and U4IoT Project
  • Mr. Antonio Graziano (Vice-President of the European Public Affairs and Communications Office, Huawei Europe) – Overview on AIOTI activities
  • Prof. Ziqin Sang (Vice chairman of ITU-T SG20) – Paving the way to Smart Sustainable Cities
  • Prof. Yan Ma (BUPT) – IoT LSPs in China
Tea Break 4:15-4:30pm
Joint Actions towards Future Cooperation
  • Mr. Martin Potts (Martel Innovate)
  • Mrs. Xueli Zhang (CAICT)
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Bienaimé (Secretary General of the 5G PPP Association)
  • Prof. Ziqin Sang (Vice chairman of ITU-T SG20)
  • Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (UNIS)
  • Prof. Yan Ma (BUPT)
  • Dr. Chih-Lin I (Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile)
  • Mr. Antonio Graziano (Huawei)
  • Prof. Jian Song (Director of DTV Technology R&D Center, Tsinghua University)
Closing Speech Martel Innovate 5:50-6:00pm
Social Apero 6:00-6:30pm
Special Session 2:00 – 3:30pm
Global IPv6 Forum Press Conference and Jim Bound IPv6 Award Ceremony Mr. Latif Ladid

Mr. Liu Dong

This session features an Award Ceremony presented by the IPv6 Forum and The China IPv6 Council, where the Jim Bound IPv6 Award will be extended to three outstanding organisations in China which have contributed to the deployment of IPv6. Mr. Latif Ladid (IPv6 Forum President) and Mr. Liu Dong (CEO of Beijing Internet Institute), both are partners in the EXCITING project, will host this session and the press conference. An overview of the EXCITING project will be given prior to the Ceremony. Grand Ballroom 3, Floor 5

Expected Outcomes

The conference will serve as the first key project event where the project partners and its Advisory Board members interact directly with and get the first-hand information on IoT and 5G development in both the EU and China from its target stakeholder groups (research community, industry, policy makers, media, general audience, etc.). It will raise awareness of the importance of joint actions and collaboration, collect useful inputs for project activities in terms of standardisation, testbeds and LSP specifications and best practices, as well as valuable opinions on how the project can move forwards to best support and facilitate concrete collaboration in the near future.

The conference will be followed immediately on the next day with a non-public, intensive Round Table discussion between the invited speakers/experts and the project partners on concrete ideas to move forward on bilateral cooperation in the fields of IoT and 5G.

Public presentations from speakers, major outcomes of the conference and highlights of the discussion of the Round Table will be made available within the event proceedings that will be published on the project website.

We look forward to having you on the journey of creating a better, more cooperative environment for the Future Internet, raise your voice! Join us in Beijing this March! Register here

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