Special Session 2

Special Session 22024-05-31T14:07:51+00:00

Propelling EU-Taiwan 6G SNS Collaborations Forward

Tuesday, 4 June 2024, 11:00-13:00, Room Gorilla Room 5
Session Chair:
  • Pang-An Ting (General Director of Information and Communication Research Laboratories (ICL)/Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), TW)

Since 2016, EU and Taiwan have invested 18 million Euros in four joint projects (5G-CORAL, Clear5G, 5G-Dive, and 5G-CONNI), involving more than 30 teams from industry and academia across ten countries. These collaborations focused on Smart Manufacturing and Disaster Prevention and Relief with Drones; furthermore, the joint efforts had resulted in the development of new technologies and products in both Taiwan and the EU. The bilateral cooperation has been complementary and mutually beneficial.
In May 2023, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs facilitated a key collaboration between TAICS and the 6G-IA alliance to boost global 6G research. This paved the way for ITRI to achieve full membership in the 6G-IA, enabling increased participation in SNS projects.
The Special Session highlights the current collaboration in SNS projects like 6G Sandbox and 6G Senses, exploring further opportunities. It will provide an overview of Taiwan’s 6G R&I and feature leading Taiwanese ICT companies. Cutting-edge technologies like Joint Communications and Sensing (JCAS), AI-Native technologies, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS), and Video Coding will also be discussed. This collaboration enhances the 6G R&D partnership between Taiwan and the EU, refining studies with Taiwan’s ICT support to boost European expertise and leadership in enabling technologies.


Opening [10 min]

  • Pang-An Ting, General Director of the Information Communication Research Labs (ICL), ITRI
  • Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA)
  • Sheng-Lin Chou, Secretary General of Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS)

Session 1: Session 1: SNS Collaboration Projects Sharing [25 min]

  • 6G Sandbox (Michael Dieudonné, Project Coordinator of  6G-Sandbox)
  • 6G Senses (Jesús Gutiérrez Terán, Project Coordinator of 6G-Senses)

Session 2: Overview of 6G Industrial Research and Innovation in Taiwan [25 min]

  • Stride ahead into 6G! – Pragmatic and Innovative Approaches in Taiwan (Dr. Pang-An Ting, General Director of ICL, ITRI)
  • Overview of Taiwan’s 6G Academic Research (Dr. Sheng-Fuh Chang, Professor, National Chung Cheng University)

Session 3: Status and Use Cases of 6G Implementation in Taiwan [20 min]

  • Satellite and Terrestrial Network Convergence – from B5G towards 6G” (Dr. Cyril Valadon, Technical Director, MediaTek UK)
  • Beyond the Horizon: Chunghwa Telecom’s Satellite Communications and Future NTN (Charles Liu, Project Manager, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories)
  • 6G Technology and Satellite Communication in Focus (Jiangson Chen, CEO, YTTEK Technology)
  • Energy-Saving and Eco-Friendly 5G RAN Solution (Aaron Chuang, Senior Director, Compal Electronics, Inc.)
  • Cutting-edge mmWave phased array solution for 5G/6G – CloverCell™: Reduce Complex to Build Extremely Large Array Antennas (ELAAs) (Su-Wei Chang, Founder and President, TMY Technology, Inc.)

Conclusion: EU-TW Collaboration Opportunity & Subsidy Policy [5 min]

  • DY Hsu, Director of Next Generation Communication Technology Office, ICL, ITRI
  • Yu-Liang Chung, International Affairs Officer, Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI), ITRI

Q&A [5 min]

  • Mitch Tseng, Research Consultant, ICL, ITRI
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