International Conference on Beyond 3G Mobile Communications–2008 (ICB3G-2008)

 

ON-LINE RE GISTRATION (click here)

 

1.   Objectives and Significance of the Conference

 

International Conference on Beyond 3G Mobile Communications has been held alternately in the three countries of China, South Korea and Japan after its first meeting in Beijing, China, in November 2002.   Its sixth meeting, ICB3G-2008, will be convened in Tokyo, Japan.

 

At the October 2007 Radiocommunication Assembly 2007 (RA-07), a new draft resolution that defines the naming structure of IMT systems, including gIMT-Advancedh, and a new draft resolution that specifies the basic principles for the future standardization activities of gIMT-Advancedh were adopted.  Furthermore, in the subsequent World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07), concrete spectrum bands to be assigned for gIMT-Advancedh were identified as a result of deliberations pertaining to its spectrum-related issues.  It is therefore expected that standardization activities for gIMT-Advancedh systems will gain momentum on a global scale toward its commercialization in the future. 

 

Against this backdrop, it was decided to organize this international conference gathering experts from principal countries/regions to hold discussions on each countryfs standardization efforts for gIMT-Advancedh as Beyond 3G systems, its prospects for commercialization from a technical standpoint and its future expectations from the perspective of services, and thereby contribute to facilitating the research, development and standardization of gIMT-Advancedh.

 

2.   Organizers, Date and Venue of the Conference

 

Organized by   Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC),

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),

ICB3G-2008 Organizing Committee

Supported by  Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB),

The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC),

YRP R&D Promotion Committee

In cooperation with Mobile IT Forum (mITF)

 

Date:             March 27 (Thurs.) – March 28 (Fri.), 2008

Venue:          gBallroom Galaxyh

THE WESTIN TOKYO

1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8580

Japan

Phone +81-3-5423-7000

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1062&language=en_US

(Home page in English)

 

3.    ICB3G-2008 Conference Overview

Audience:                 General public

Conference format:   Symposium & panel discussions

 

4.   Preceding ICB3G Meetings (year, venue and organizers)

 

 

 

Year

Place

Organizer

1st Meeting

November 2002

Beijing, China

HTRDC (Note 1), 

FuTURE (Note 2)

 

2nd Meeting

March 2003

Seoul, Korea

MIC(Note 3),

Korea 4G Vision Committee

3rd

Meeting

May

2004

Tokyo,

Japan

MPHPT(Note 4),

NICT(Note 5),

ICB3G-2004 Organizing Committee

4th

Meeting

October

2005

Shanghai,

China

Hosted by FuTURE Mobile Communication Forum,

Organized by International Center for Wireless Cooperative Research

5th

Meeting

September

2006

Seoul,

Korea

Hosted by MIC(Note 3),

Organized by NGMC(Note 6)

 

(Note 1)  The High Technology Research and Development Center of MOST (HTRDC),

The Ministry of Science and Technology P.R. China (MOST)

(Note 2)   FuTURE Coordination Committee of 863 Program (FuTURE),

The Ministry of Information Industry P.R. China (MII)

(Note 3)   Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC)

(Note 4)   Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (MPHPT)

(currently known as Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC))

(Note 5)   National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

(Note 6)   Next Generation Mobile Communications Forum(NGMC)

 

5.   Registration

 

If you wish to participate in this conference, please make your registration

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION (click here)

 

The expected number of maximum participants will be approx. 350.

 

6.   Presentation Materials

 

A number of CD-ROMs containing the presentation materials will be available for participants at the registration desk of the meeting.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops (equipped with a CD-ROM drive) with them to the meeting. Please note that only the final version of the program would be available by papers at the meeting.

 

Program (click here)

 

7.   Transportation Information

 

THE WESTIN TOKYO is located nearby Ebisu Station of Yamanote Line (approx. 7 minutes via Moving Walkway from East Exit of the station) in Tokyo and you can easily access it from Narita Airport by Limousine Bus (3000yen).

The information how to access the hotel from Narita Airport is described in the following;

 

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1062&language=en_US

(home page in English)

 

http://www.westin-tokyo.co.jp

(home page in Japanese)

 

http://www.westin-tokyo.co.jp/access/index.html#en

(how to access)

 

8.   Secretariat Information

 

Should you need any further information, please contact icb3g-2008@arib.or.jp.