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Thank you for joining us at the 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit in Gothenburg! We are excited to host this year’s conference, which combines two of Europe’s premier events in communication networks: the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and the 6G Summit.

After the challenging years of COVID-19 restrictions, we are excited to host this year’s conference exclusively for in-person attendance in the beautiful city of Gothenburg, known for its spirit of new horizons, trade, culture, knowledge, and discoveries.

This year’s conference is significant. It will showcase 6G visions and early technology following the launch of numerous regional 6G initiatives. It is rewarding to witness Europe’s prominent position in mobile communications research with the Smart Networks and Services (SNS) joint undertaking. It’s rewarding to see the start of multiple projects concentrating on radical technological advancements for 6G.

The SNS is led jointly by industry and the European Commission. It has set out both the strategy and the tools to develop technology capacities for 6G systems. Only recently, it has launched 35 projects with a combined EU funding of around EUR 250 million. And more is expected this year with a call for project proposals of EUR 132 million. These efforts involve experimental infrastructures, large-scale trials, and pilots for various industries.

At EuCNC & 6G Summit this year, we will showcase the state of the art of research in communication networks and associated topics, with numerous exciting keynotes, panels, sessions, workshops, tutorials, exhibitions with a Speakers’ Corner, and an outstanding social programme.

At Ericsson, we are thrilled to welcome EuCNC & 6G Summit back to Sweden after 15 years. In 2008, the event was known as ICT-Mobile Summit and was held in Stockholm. Back then, for every 100 people, there were about 60 mobile subscriptions, and the total number of broadband subscriptions was around 400 million. Today, mobile communications data global consumption has increased by approximately 7,000 times to a staggering 115 exabytes per month. This growth demonstrates the critical role of mobile connectivity not only for economic growth but also as a fundamental pillar of society. As a global ICT player with a strong research and technology development presence, Ericsson is proud to be part of the EuCNC & 6G Summit in Gothenburg. We have established several research centres in Sweden, including a significant one in Gothenburg. Our close collaboration with local institutions, such as Chalmers, KTH, LTH, and others, is vital to strengthen the local research ecosystem and contribute to the broader European research ecosystem. EU-funded programs, such as Framework, Horizon, and SNS programs, have been instrumental in propelling the EU to lead mobile communications research in the last two decades, with projects such as WINNER, METIS, Hexa-X, Hexa-X-II and 5G-SMART.

At the EuCNC & 6G Summit, we advocate for global dialogue and collaboration to develop mobile communications standards. The road to 6G extends beyond mobile communications technology and spans the entire value chain, from components and devices to AI, Cloud, and security. The 6G era will be driven by four important factors: trustworthy systems, sustainability, accelerated automation and digitalisation, and limitless connectivity. Each generation of mobile communications technology has moved beyond the sole purpose of increasing connectivity to prioritising the creation of essential infrastructure, energy efficiency, and positive societal impact. Our goal is to design mobile communications technology and systems that prioritise the well-being of both humanity and the planet.

We hope you enjoy the conference and your stay in Gothenburg. Let’s work together to shape the future of our connected world!

Pearse O’Donohue & Magnus Frodigh, Conference General Co-Chairs

Welcome to EuCNC & 6G Summit 2023!

It is our honour as the lead local organiser and chair/ vice chair of the Technical Programme of the 32nd edition of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) that for the third year is co-organized with the 6G Summit to welcome all patrons, authors, exhibitors and attendees. The conference will take place in Gothenburg June 6-9, 2023, at The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, a renowned Scandinavian centre for exhibitions, conferences, and meetings.

After many years of active contributions to the EU research community, we are thrilled to invite you again to the north of Europe, to Gothenburg, located on the beautiful West Coast of Sweden, which is celebrating its 400th Anniversary starting June 2. Gothenburg is the home of the Chalmers University of Technology, which is the lead local organiser of the conference this year, and several high-tech companies, such as the top patron Ericsson but also other technology companies such as Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, SKF, SAAB, Beyond Gravity, AstraZeneca, and prominent SMEs. We hope you will also seize the opportunity to discover what this green city can provide when it comes to dining, museums, sights and activities, as well as visit one of the World’s finest Archipelagos.

The motto for EuCNC & 6G Summit 2023 is “6G for a Green and Digital Transition”. 6G is in an excellent position to help address most of the societal needs as identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), targeted for 2030. To this end, 6G needs to be sustainable. It should look after its carbon footprint and enable other sectors to become sustainable, offering tools for increasing our handprint within the verticals. From a technical perspective, 6G should enable interactions between the human world of our senses, bodies, intelligence and values; a digital world of information, communication and computing; and a physical world of objects, processes, and organisms. To create such an internet of senses, it is foreseen that there will be a technical convergence in 6G of terrestrial and non-terrestrial communications, radio-based sensing, as well as computing and storage with artificial intelligence.

We are very proud of the technical program with top-level keynotes, panels, regular paper sessions, special sessions, convened sessions, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, exhibitions with a Speakers’ Corner, and an outstanding social programme. This exciting conference programme has been made possible thanks to exceptional contributions from the EU and global research community, the Technical committee with volunteering Co-chairs and TPC members, the Organizing Committee, Steering Committee, Conference general chairs, the Awards Committee, Meetx conference organiser, Chalmers staff and volunteers.  Specifically and with great gratitude, we would like to highlight the role of our Patrons − Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Technology Innovation Institute, Keysight, National Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz, IMEC, Qamcom, and Virginia Diodes, and our Sponsors − the European Commission, Gothenburg City, CEA-Leti, IEEE Comsoc, EURASIP and EurAAP, who have made significant contributions to make this extraordinary event a reality.

We look forward to hearing about latest research findings generated in 6G research programmes around the world at EuCNC & 6G Summit 2023.

Welcome, and looking forward to seeing you all in Gothenburg!

Tommy Svensson & Ari Pouttu, Conference Technical Programme Chairs

The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit builds on putting together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications: EuCNC (European Conference on Networks and Communications), supported by the European Commission, and the 6G Summit, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), and focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services. It brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 1 300 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition with more than 70 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes.

The conference has a not-for-profit organisation, hence, registration fees are as low as possible and all surplus will be made available in grants.  Best Papers and Booth Awards will be granted. Accepted and presented papers for regular sessions will be published in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

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