CTTE & FITCE joint congress
Early bird discount: register before 31 August


Wed 25 Sep
Thu 26 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
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Fri 27 Sep

09:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Business models for smart cities
Session moderated by Frederic Vannieuwenborg, IDLab - Ghent University - imec
Role of the mobile operator, business case for smart waste, city strategies
A smarter city, boosted by 5G
Followed by presentations:
Public Private Partnership in Smart city waste management – a Business Case 
presented by Morten Falch, Associate Professor at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
paper by Morten Falch
City strategies for a 5G small cell network on light poles
presented by Jaume Benseny, Researcher in Network Economics at Aalto University, Finland
paper by Jaume Benseny, Jaspreet Singh Walia, Heikki Hämmäinen and Juha Salmelin
5G Business Models: Evolving Mobile Network Operator Roles in New Ecosystems
presented by Pol Camps-Aragó, Researcher at VUB-imec-SMIT, Belgium
paper by Pol Camps-Aragó, Simon Delaere and Pieter Ballon
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 6: Techno-economics for smart cities
Cost modelling for different aspects of smart cities
A smarter city, boosted by 5G
Followed by presentations:
Assessment of CAPEX and OPEX for Media Services in Cloud Enabled 5G Networks
presented by Ioannis Neokosmidis, CEO at inCITES Consulting, Luxembourg
paper by Ioannis Neokosmidis, Theodoros Rokkas, Pietro Paglierani, Claudio Meani, Karim Nasr, Klaus Moessner and Pouria S. Khodashenas
Serendipity for Smart Cities, Industries and Rural Areas
presented by Jacques Vermeulen, Go To Market Lead for Nokia Smart City, Belgium
paper by Jacques Vermeulen
Cost model for a 5G light pole system
presented by Oliver Landertshamer, Research Assistant at Aalto University, Finland
paper by Oliver Landertshamer, Jaume Benseny, Heikki Hämmäinen and Pekka Wainio
12:30 - 13:00 Congress Closing

For the partner programme, a bit more information, including pictures, can be found in this PDF document. This information will soon be added to the online schedule.

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019

Why Ghent...

Because Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination, and more recently “a city small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant”.

Because National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed our city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Because you must witness with your own eyes what Napoleon and the mysterious thief of “the Just Judges” panel already knew: The Mystic Lamb really is key to European art history.

Because Ghent is at the crossroads of the most important inland waterways in Flanders.

Because the city comes to life again after sunset.

And of course because you like to get off the beaten track.

Congress Sponsors

Gold sponsor - City of Ghent

Technical sponsor - IEEE

Gold sponsor - Post Luxembourg

Partner - Agoria

Partner - FITCE Luxembourg

Silver sponsor - Comsof

Silver sponsor - Deloitte

Partner - imec

Partner - Ghent University