2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

7-13 May 2022
  • Virtual (all paper presentations)
22-27 May 2022
  • Main Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore
  • Satellite Venue: Shenzhen, China (Postponed)

IKN-4: Wen Tong - "6G Challenges and Technology Trends: Signal Processing Perspective"
Fri, 27 May, 11:00 - 12:00 Singapore Time (UTC +8)
Fri, 27 May, 05:00 - 06:00 France Time (UTC +2)
Fri, 27 May, 03:00 - 04:00 UTC
Thu, 26 May, 23:00 - 00:00 New York Time (UTC -4)
Location: Sands Ballroom E - L
Industry Keynote
Presented by: Dr. Wen Tong: Chief Technology Officer and Fellow, Huawei Technologies Co.

Chair: Sumei Sun, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. Wen Tong


The wireless research community has launched the 6G research effort and many large scale research programs have been established globally, with an unprecedented investment into early stage of 6G technologies research. Several progress in the 6G have been made in identify the use-cases research, the technology trends and developing the enabling wireless technologies. The research community in both academia and industries have shared common views in the key areas such as (1) the native AI, (2) integrated sensing and communication, (3) integrated terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks, (4) trustworthiness and (5) carbon-net-zero. However, from a vison concept to the technical practically, there are still gaps for the enabling technologies in the engineering feasibility aspects and how 6G technologies will enable the ICT markets in the time frame of 2030-2050. In this talk, we share our perspectives and the route to drive the 6G technologies into a reality.


Dr. Wen Tong is the CTO, Huawei Wireless. He is the head of Huawei wireless research. In 2011, Dr. Tong was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, currently, he is the Huawei 5G chief scientist and led Huawei’s 10-year-long 5G wireless technologies research and development.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada.

Dr. Tong is the industry recognized leader in invention of advanced wireless technologies, Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award in 2014, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award for “pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the mobile communications industry and innovation in 5G mobile communications technology” in 2018. He is also the recipient of R.A. Fessenden Medal. For the past three decades, he had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 5G wireless with more than 510 awarded US patents.

Dr. Tong is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and he serves as Board of Director of Wi-Fi Alliance.