In 2015, the IEEE Communications Society developed a 5G strategic framework based on the principles that embrace Industry’s interests and priorities while integrating IEEE and ComSoc’s objectives. In order to engage industry members with high value and innovative technologies, IEEE Communications Society is organising a series of global high impact one-day summits in relevant technology areas (e.g., SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Big Data, Cybersecurity, and so on).
The first IEEE 5G Summit was held at Princeton University in May 2015 and has been followed by a global series of follow-on events. The 5G Summit in Glasgow, Scotland will be held at the University of Strathclyde on Monday, May 14th, 2018. This one day summit will provide a platform for attendees from industry, academia, and government office and agencies to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology. The objectives of this Glasgow event are to provide a platform to educate, integrate and elucidate the various communities to support the evolution of standards and systems leading to the rapid deployment of new technologies and potentially new business models for 5G.
The 5G Summit will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde in the Technology Innovation Centre. The University is actively working in the areas of 5G, IoT, Dynamic Spectrum Access, SDR and TVWS and was recently awarded a UK DCMS government grant for the £7.3m ($10.3 USD) 5GRuralfirst project with Strathclyde a leading partner alongside Cisco.