Panel 3

5G for Verticals: building and exploiting synergies

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 10:45-11:30 CEST, Recommended re-viewing,
Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 11:30-12:15 CEST, Live interaction, link sent only to Registered people


  • Markus Dillinger, Director for 5G Industry Communications, Huawei, DE


Motivation and Background

5G is the first wireless generation conceived with and for Verticals!
Various industry organizations, as well as 5G PPP H2020 research and innovation projects, were established over the last years to elicit vertical use cases requirements and develop first 5G solutions addressing a number of verticals. The requirements from Verticals are now partly addressed in 3GPP releases 15 and 16 and we expect future requirements will be addressed beyond R16. In parallel, many 5G trials, both EU-funded and private, were launched to better understand benefits and shortcomings of current 5G technology. The major concern from stakeholders is that highly specialized 5G requirements might prevent economy of scale in terms of 5G terminals and infrastructure, leading to high R&D, product engineering, capital and operational costs, resulting in a poor business case for all and much slower rates of adoption. Hence, our aim must be to bring together highly specialized sectors and to maximize common requirements for research, standardization and product development. In this panel, we address namely Agriculture, Automotive, eHealth, Industry 4.0 and PPDR, whilst identifying common R&D areas and feature requirements, as well as major implementation concerns and barriers, with a view towards using Verticals and 5G to accelerate the recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.



  • What are the lessons learnt from trials or early 5G deployments?
  • Which requirements are not yet addressed in 5G testbeds, products and 3GPP R15 and R16?
  • How to maximize synergies between vertical sectors?
  • How to accelerate the use of 5G in vertical sectors?
  • How can we use 5G and the Verticals to accelerate the recovery after the COVID-19 crisis?



The panel is composed of (see CVs below):

  • Chair: Markus Dillinger (Director for 5G Industry Communications, Huawei, DE)
  • Alicia Fuentes (CEO, QUATERNIUM, ES)
  • Luisa Andreone (FCA Product Development, FCA, IT ), Presentation available!
  • Adam Wolisz (TU Berlin & Fellow of Einstein Center for the Digital Future, DE ), Presentation available!
  • Andreas Mueller (Head of Communication and Network Technology, Corporate Research Department, Robert Bosch GmbH, DE), Presentation available!
  • Luís Cordeiro (CTO, OneSource, PT ), Presentation available!

Markus Dillinger

Markus Dillinger received his Diplom-Ing. degree in telecommunications in 1990 from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2010, he joined Huawei Germany and was director for enterprise solutions for smart grid. In 2013, he moved to Huawei European Research Centre as Head of Wireless Internet Technologies where he runs private and public R&D programmes for e.g. car-to-car and automation supporting 3GPP standardization and normative work for the vertical industry. He was the initiator of 5GAA and leads the Munich team for their technical contributions to Working Groups in 3GPP / 5GAA. In September 2016, he was appointed as Executive Committee member for the 5GAA and re-assigned in following years.

Alicia Fuentes

Alicia Fuentes is a serial entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience leading innovation projects in the tech sector. She is currently the CEO of Quaternium, a pioneer European drone manufacturer, selected as one of the 10 most innovative drone startups in the world. Quaternium Technologies provides state-of-the-art aerial solutions in the fields of agriculture, first response and aerial filming. Under her leadership, Quaternium has grown over 100% and it has achieved two World Records of performance, positioning as the leader in its niche.

Luisa Andreone

Luisa Andreone is Member of the Advanced Technology & Pre-Development Programs Collaboration & Network in FCA Product Development, coordinating collaborative projects on “Vehicle Automation & Connectivity”: she is currently working as FCA-CRF reference for public funded activities on connected vehicle technologies, vehicle automation and human machine interface. Her expertise includes the design and development of collision prevention systems, connected services and HMI solutions for vehicles. She coordinated the European co-funded projects DARWIN, EUCLIDE, EDEL, WATCH-OVER. Today she is Member of the Steering Committee of the European co-funded projects L3Pilot on vehicle automation testing and leader of the piloting tests. She is leader of the EUCAR Expert Group “Driver Vehicle Dialogue”, deputy leader of the EUCAR Expert Group “Automation” and Member of the Strategy Committee of ERTICO ITS Europe.

Adam Wolisz

Adam Wolisz received the Diploma, Ph.D., and Habilitation degrees from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, in 1972, 1976, and 1983, respectively. He joined the Technical University of Berlin in 1993 as Chaired Professor for telecommunication networks (1993-2018) and became Executive Director with the Institute for Telecommunication Systems (2001-2018). He has also been Adjunct Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (2005-2017). Since 2018, he is retired professor at TU Berlin and Fellow of the Einstein Center Digital Future. His research interests are in architectures and protocols of communication networks and their applications, as well as cyber physical systems.

Andreas Mueller

Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany and coordinates the 5G activities of Bosch in the context of Industry 4.0 across the different business units. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA.
Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He worked as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and an M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Luís Cordeiro

Luis Cordeiro is a Senior Researcher and Product System Architect at OneSource. He has been actively involved in European and national research projects (e.g. FP7 LiveCity, FP7 CityFlow, FP7 SALUS, FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking, H2020 EMPATIA, Eureka Catrene Mobitrust, P2020 Mobilizador 5G). He also led several software development and systems integration projects, as well as large-scale security certifications processes. Since 2012, he has been leading the development of a Public Protection and Disaster Recovery (PPDR) situational awareness platform that has been tackling the limitations of mobile communications for critical scenarios. Since 2018, he has been working on the integration of this platform with 5G and evaluating how this new communications paradigm can successfully address the current limitations.