This one-day session provides an opportunity for Young Professionals and Industry Professionals to meet and to better understand future networks. This session is designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn about 5G and Beyond. 5G may be described as a network of networks with applications and services that may transform several adjacent industries. Prior knowledge of the mobility ecosystem is not required.

The IEEE Future Networks Education Working Group (WG) provides recurring winter and summer sessions where speakers from industry, government, or academia discuss diverse topics related to technology, business, governance, regulatory, etc. The intent is to provide the attendees with an appreciation of the technologies and enablers, issues and the key benefits. Collaboration and the exchange of ideas from different perspectives are strongly encouraged.


University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

Building 56, Room 113A – Ballroom A






Metro - This location is metro accessible. It is located by the Van Ness Metro Station on the Red line.

On Site Garage Parking – Free parking is available at the UDC campus for this event

Street Parking – Limited residential street parking may also be available within a short walk

  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 Feb 2020
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
  • 4200 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • United States 20008
  • Building: Building 56
  • Room Number: Room 113A – Ballroom A

  • Co-sponsored by COMSOC Washington DC
  • Starts 15 January 2020 10:33 AM
  • Ends 08 February 2020 08:33 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Narendra Mangra


IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition

IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition

Future network technologies (5G, 6G, etc.) are expected to enable fundamentally new applications that will transform the way humanity lives, works, and engages with its environment. The IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) is created to stimulate an industry-wide dialogue to address the many facets and challenges of the development and deployment of 5G in a well-coordinated and comprehensive manner, while also looking beyond 5G. The INGR is designed to help guide operators, regulators, manufacturers, researchers, and other interested parties involved in developing these new communication technology ecosystems by laying out a technology roadmap with 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year horizons.


The INGR working groups include Applications and Services, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Connecting the Unconnected, Deployment, Edge Automation Platform (EAP), Energy Efficiency, Hardware, Massive MIMO, Millimeter Wave and Signal Processing, Optics, Satellite, Security, Standardization Building Blocks, Systems Optimization, and Testbed. New experts are encouraged to participate as work continues with the Second Edition of the INGR.


Access the INGR at https://futurenetworks.ieee.org/roadmap



Narendra Mangra is the Principal at GlobeNet, LLC. His experience extends across commercial mobile satellite and cellular communications, public safety communications, information technology, higher education, and federal & local government sectors.


Narendra is the IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) Co Chair, INGR Applications and Services Working Group Co-Chair, and Future Networks Education Co-Chair. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University. He has an MBA, MSEE/BSEE and a PMP Certificate. His current interests include the 5G ecosystem, smart cities, and related sustainable interconnected ecosystems.


Dr Reza Vaez-Ghaemi


Evolution of optical and transport technologies for 5G xhaul network

Emerging 5G services place stringent requirements on optical and transport networks. Much higher bandwidth and ultra-reliable and low latency are examples of these requirements that drive a set of new technologies and architectures in backhaul, fronthaul and the new midhaul networks. Next generation passive optical networks (NG-PON), Timing Sensitive Networks (TSN), Radio over Ethernet (RoE), and enhanced Common Public Radio Interface (eCPRI) represent some of these key emerging technologies. The presentation starts with a short introduction of the 5G services and their network requirements, and focuses on describing the main features and benefits of the new technologies.

Dr Reza Vaez-Ghaemi has held positions in research, engineering, marketing, and management in telecommunications industry in Germany and the United States.  Reza is employed by Viavi Solutions as a senior Manager for Product Line Management responsible for research in emerging technologies and development of product roadmaps for Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul and Optical Transport networks. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Berlin (Germany).


Date:  Saturday, Feb 8th, 2020

Tentative Agenda

  • Welcome Remarks
  • 2020 Winter Program Description
  • IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) - Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet LLC
  • 5G Core Network – Dr Srini Gottumukkala
  • Evolution of optical and transport technologies for 5G xhaul network - Dr Reza Vaez-Ghami, Viavi Solutions
  • IEEE Future Networks Applications and Services Roadmap (Smart Cities Ecosystems) – Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet LLC
  • (Demo) Microcontroller Radar Stations utilizing Software Defined Radio (SDR) - Keenan Leatham, UDC
  • Closing Remarks