04 Oct 2017
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When your life depends on the internet: from best effort internet to tactile internet

General info

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Organised by Leuven MindGate in cooperation with imec

°135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc / Leuven MindGate
°175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
°Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated and billable to KU Leuven or other universities. Please contact us by e-mail.

Registrations before 28 September,
preferably via the online registration form or by email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be
(including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

imec auditorium
Kapeldreef 75
3000 Leuven
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The tactile internet is heralded as the next generation of internet technology, with reaction times in the order of milliseconds. This equals the visual response time of humans, typically around 10 milliseconds. It will thus enable and drive applications that have much more humanlike reactions, for example in industrial automation, autonomous driving, city transportation systems, health and serious games. It will combine extremely low latency in combination with high availability, reliability, security and increased network capacity and throughput.

The concept of the tactile internet was first introduced by Gerhard Fettweis, professor of the Technical University Dresden in Germany. It is today foremost associated with the changes needed to adapt the current technology to the requirements of the Internet of Things and the Industry 4.0.

This visionary seminar will address some of the key enabling technologies for the tactile internet. It will be illustrated with two specific use cases: the need for tactile technologies in smart cities and in the automotive industry.



Welcome coffee


Welcome by Thomas Kallstenius, Chairman of the programme

Program Director Security and Privacy imec


5G is more than (4+1)G: the tactile internet as enabler for the industrial use of the internet

Rudy Lauwereins, Vice President imec


Ready – Set – Go: the race for the 5G use case

Michael Peeters, Head of Innovation Portfolio Nokia


Disruptive innovations within the City of Things environment

John Baekelmans, Managing Director & Vice President imec


Coffee break


Applying the tactile internet for industrial applications: a virtualization approach

Steven Latré, Lead IDLab Antwerp


Case: Connected cars at Ford

Martin Sommer, Research Engineer Automated Driving Europe Ford-Werke GmbH




Networking with drinks and snacks

The interventions will be held in English.

Concept and content programme © Leuven.Inc