PHY – Physical Layer and Fundamentals

  • Beyond 5G & 6G and THz communications
  • Reconfigurable radios and new radio heads
  • Massive and Ultra-Massive MIMO
  • AI/ML in the PHY Layer
  • Propagation & channels at cm, mm Waves & THz
  • New air interfaces, waveforms, modulation&coding techniques
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
  • Semantic communications
  • Radio based localization, sensing and mapping
  • Integrated sensing and communication
  • Physical layer security
  • 6G Spectrum

WOS – Wireless, Optical and Satellite Networks

  • Beyond 5G & 6G access and core networks
  • Advances in M2M, WSN, IoT networks
  • Novel architectures and protocols for passive optical networks
  • Control planes for access/metro/wireless (converged) networks
  • Inter-satellite optical networks
  • Satellite and terrestrial networks convergence
  • VLEO satellite systems and networks
  • Communications for unmanned platforms (UxV)
  • TSN for industrial communications
  • Communications for navigation and observation
  • Green wireless/optical/satellite networks
  • AI/ML for wireless/optical/satellite networks
  • Quantum communications networks
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Integrated Sensing and Communication
  • Sensing and optical performance monitoring techniques
  • Radio over fibre
  • DSP Algorithms in optical and wireless transmission systems

RAS – Radio Access and Softwarisation

  • Spectrum management and reutilisation
  • RAN intelligence and data-driven networking
  • 3D RAN and non-Terrestrial Networking
  • RAN Slicing & QoS, Reconfigurable RAN & RADIO
  • Observability and Business intelligence in RAN
  • Cloud-Native RAN, OAMs and Edge Computing
  • CI/CD/DevOps methodology for RAN
  • Open RAN and Realtime RAN Control
  • Open Radio Access

AIU – Applications, IoT, Use cases

  • Environmental sensing in rural and extreme environments
  • IoT architectures and management techniques
  • Critical communications and public safety
  • Digital health and wellbeing
  • Emerging Trends in IoT Applications
  • Augmented and mixed reality
  • Autonomous driving and V2X solutions
  • Factory automation and industrial IoT solutions

NET – Network Softwarisation

  • Full-stack automation and orchestration
  • Programmable networking
  • Network and Connectivity as a Service
  • Network digital twin
  • AI/ML-driven communications
  • Event-driven network programming
  • Dynamic network slice management
  • Quality and energy-aware networking
  • Zero-touch management of Beyond 5G/6G services
  • Cloud networking and infrastructure
  • User-edge-cloud computing continuum in Beyond 5G/6G era
  • Open-source virtualized service platforms
  • Quantum networking
  • Blockchain in networking
  • Network security and cybersecurity trends
  • Network troubleshooting and diagnostic tools
  • Monitoring and analytics in softwarized networks

OPE – Operational & Experimental Insights

  • Beyond 5G and 6G trials and experiments
  • Open implementations, testbeds and experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
  • Deployment and integration insights from verticals
  • Plug-and-play deployments and experiments
  • Network forensics & network instrumentation
  • Next Generation Internet architectures and experimentation

CMA – Components, Microelectronics & Antennas

  • Antenna system, design, packaging & integration
  • RIS components & integration
  • RF front-end and mmwave/THz techniques
  • Low power silicon RF, including wake-up
  • Next generations DSP, incl. RISC V & ASIP
  • Edge AI component technologies
  • Digital HW architecture for ultra-high speed and/or ultra-low latency PHY
  • New component technologies and materials
  • MIMO, OTA and 6G antenna testing
  • Circuits, techniques and architectures for full-duplex
  • Transceivers and architectures for ICAS
  • CMOS and III-V co-integration
  • Hardware design for sustainability and energy-efficiency

NVS – Next-Generation Visions & Sustainability

  • Key performance indicators and key value indicators for 6G
  • Visions, requirements and/or emerging technology trends for 6G
  • Use cases, business studies and/or regulatory perspectives for 6G
  • Environmental, social and/or economic sustainability aspects of 6G
  • Techniques for reducing 6G’s environmental impact (e.g., energy, green-house gases, water)
  • Life cycle assessment techniques for 6G
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