Advances in Intelligent Transportation System with mMTC and 5G NB-IoT Technologies


Professor Mouhamed Abdulla

School of Electrical Engineering, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Toronto, Canada)


14:00-15:00, Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Room 411, Building 2, Yunqi Campus

Abstract of seminar:

The general duration of the 5G standard will extend from 2020 to 2030. Over this period, the 3GPP standardization body is expected to gradually evolve the 5G technology from Rel. 15 to Rel. 21 and beyond. In the first half of the next decade, 5G promises to deliver tremendous technological changes that revolve around three key categories: (i) high throughput with enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB); (ii) uninterrupted mission critical applications with ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC); and (iii) connectivity of low power wide area network (LPWAN) devices with massive machine type communications (mMTC). Large scale deployment of internet of things (IoT) devices with mMTC capability will help to modernize our cities through high precision sensing and connectivity. One such example can be applied to improve today’s archaic parking systems with narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology. Although NB-IoT was initially introduced in Rel. 13 and 14 under 4G technology, it will remain vital with much greater reach for 5G LPWAN use cases. In this talk we will discuss real-world applications and deployment of 5G NB-IoT for smart cities with a specific focus on current advances in intelligent parking systems.

Biography of speaker:

Mouhamed Abdulla is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Sheridan. Since the fall-2015 he was an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (H2020-MSCA-IF) at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. In Europe, his research was funded by the European Commission and Ericsson Research Foundation. In 2017, he was a Visiting Fellow with the Dept. of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Until 2015, he was an NSERC PDF with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the University of Québec. Before that, he worked as a Systems Engineering Researcher in the Wireless Design Laboratory of the Dept. of ECE of Concordia University. Moreover, for nearly 7 years since 2003, he was with IBM Canada Ltd. as a Senior Technical Specialist. He received, respectively in 2003, 2006, and 2012, a B.Eng. (with Distinction) in Electrical Eng., an M.Eng. in Aerospace Eng., and a Ph.D. in Electrical Eng. all at Concordia University in Montréal. Currently, he is a member of the IEEE Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles Working Group mandated to draft the "IEEE P2040 Standard".