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7 November 2022 || Free || Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA

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The 2022 5th IEEE 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks will take place at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics lab on 7 November 2022 at the Kossiakoff Conference Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723 USA (Google Map). More information about the traveling to the center can be found on the Applied Physics Laboratory webpage.


5G is not just the next evolution of 4G technology; it’s a paradigm shift. It is expected to enable fundamentally new applications — with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth — and provide resiliency and flexibility to the underlying network. Several standards organizations and forums, namely IEEE, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, and the International Telecommunication Union, are working on defining the architecture and standardizing aspects of 5G technologies. However, few organizations are focusing on how such technologies can be useful to tactical and first responder networks.

IEEE is hosting the fifth workshop in this series on 7 November 2022 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD, USA. In 2021, it was the result of partnership and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), and the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for research and Engineering (OUSD R&E) – 5G. This workshop will explore the applicability of 5G technologies for tactical and first responder networks, offer solutions, share use cases, and investigate research opportunities and challenges. The event will also provide an opportunity for 5G experts from industry and academia, as well as the standards, regulatory, homeland security, public safety and defense communities, to collaborate.

Event Schedule

 08:30-08:40  FNI Introduction  Ashutosh Dutta, FNI Chair
 08:40-08:50  Welcome Remarks  Louis A. Colangelo, JHU/APL Mission Area Executive
 08:50-09:20  Keynote Presentation   Debra K Stanislawski, OUSD 
 09:20-09:40  Technical Presentation  Billy Bob Brown, Jr, DHS ECD
 09:40-10:00  Technical Presentation  Mari Silby, NSF/PAWR
 10:00-10:20  Technical Presentation  Raymond Shen, KeySight
 10:20-10:40  Technical Presentation  Salvadore D’Itri, NSC
 10:40-10:50  Morning Break
 10:50-11:10  Technical Presentation  Venkatesh Ramaswamy, MITRE
 11:10-11:30  Technical Presentation  Chunmei Liu, NIST
 11:30-11:50  Technical Presentation  Brian Kassa, Ericsson
 11:50-12:10  5G non-terrestrial networks  Qiang Wu, Qualcomm
 12:10-13:00  Lunch Break
 13:00-13:30  Keynote Presentation  Sridhar Kowdley, DHS S&T
 13:30-13:50  Technical Presentation  Mike Varney, FirstNet
 13:50-14:10  Technical Presentation  Gordon Beattie, Viavi Solutions
 14:10-14:30  Technical Presentation  Stan Mo, Gretchen Stewart, Leland Brown, Intel
 14:30-14:50  Technical Presentation  FCC
 14:50-15:10  Technical Presentation  Gabriel A Martinez, DHS, CISA ECD
 15:10-15:30  Coffee Break
 15:30-15:50  Technical Presentation  AT&T
 15:50-16:10  Technical Presentation  Oscar Somerlock, Johns Hopkins Univ/Applied Physics Lab
 16:10-16:20  Lightning Talk  Andrew Bolka, Booz-Allen-Hamilton
 16:20-16:30  Lightning Talk  Eugene Gomes, Ericsson
 16:30-16:40  Lightning Talk  Praveen Gupta (MITRE, USA)
 16:40-16:50  Lightning Talk  Ivan Seskar, Rutgers WINLAB
 16:50-17:00  Lightning Talk  Jian Tao, Texas A&M
 17:00-17:00  Closing Remarks  Robert Bartholet (JHU/APL)
 17:00-18:00  Reception

*NOTE: All times Eastern Time US

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