Plenary Talk: Crafting the Future of DVB – What is needed after mainstream DVB-x2?

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger
Executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
Description: DVB-S2, DVB-T2 and soon DVB-C2 are currently in the process of being widely adopted by the broadcast market. Based on the overwhelming success of the first generation DVB standards it is expected that these version 2.0 standards will further boost broadcast networks and will enable new applications and services.
However, demanding applications and the transformation of the mobile market will continue to impose new challenges on the broadcasting industry. These challenges are requiring answers beyond the current DVB-x2 standards. Steadily increasing display sizes and resolutions of television sets, the demand for high quality 3D, requests for a better integration of two-way communication systems into the broadcast world are obvious signs of this development.
This presentation will provide further insight into future developments of the DVB project by presenting three DVB standardization activities beyond DVB-x2: DVB-S2 wideband, DVB-NGH, and DVB-SH. The new concepts and technologies that are at the core of these standards will be explained and the presentation will give an outlook on how these new technologies will enable broadcasters to successfully respond to the market’s new challenges.
 About the Speaker:
Professor Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger (born 1959) received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Erlangen University before joining Fraunhofer IIS as research associate in the area Radio Frequency in 1987. He became head of the Communications department and was in charge of research on Localization and Communication. Receiving his doctorate in Erlangen in 2005 he was appointed university professor in 2008 at the Ilmenau University of Technology for the research area Wireless Distribution Systems / Digital Broadcasting. On October 1, 2011, Albert Heuberger was named Executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS which ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing.