Workshop 3

Workshop 32023-06-04T07:40:04+00:00

The 6G series workshop by Hexa-X and Hexa-X-II

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:00-10:30/11:00-12:30/14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30, Room G3
  • Patrik Rugeland (Ericsson Research, SE)
  • Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia Bell Labs, FI)
  • Mauro Boldi (Telecom Italia S.p.A., IT)
  • Hamed Farhadi (Ericsson Research, SE)

Motivation and Background

The European 6G flagship research project Hexa-X (H2020 ICT-52) have been leading the work towards building the foundation for a future 6G system and exploring a plethora of technical enablers. The research in the project have consolidating the views from the 25 partners from leading academic institutions and industry players and conducting leading edge technological exploration and development related to enhanced radio performance and combined communication and localization/sensing; Connected intelligence with integrated AI/ML; Network evolution expansion, exploring new network architectures and novel verticals. Hexa-X-II, the successor 6G flagship research project (HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-B-01-05) will continue the work with an expanded consortium of 44 partners, covering the entire value chain to create the blueprint system design of 6G. As such, the workshop will accurately address the conference tracks ‘Wireless, Optical and Satellite Networks’, ‘Network Softwarization’, ‘RAS – Radio Access and Softwarisation’ and ‘6G Visions and Sustainability’, by providing a consolidated view on the 6G research from the major European players. This workshop provides an opportunity to solidify Hexa-X’s position as a leading 6G project on a global scale, showcasing the work done with presentations and live demos, and to hand over the reins to Hexa-X-II, as well as provide an opportunity to connect and align with the 6G research perform elsewhere. This will be accomplished by inviting other ICT-52 and SNS-JU Stream B 6G technical enabler projects to present.


Session 1 – 6G system vision (90 min) (session host Mikko Uusitalo):

  • Keynotes, Ericsson’s view on 6G – Erik Dahlman (Ericsson) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Keynote#2 Nokia’s view on 6G – Harish Viswanathan (Nokia) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • European Vision for 6G networks – Colin Willcock (Nokia) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Update from Hexa-X, Hexa-X-II and global alignment – Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia) [12min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Hexa-X: Overview of 6G radio enablers – Hamed Farhadi (Ericsson) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Hexa-X-II: Draft foundation for 6G system design – Patrik Rugeland (Ericsson) and Sylvaine Kerboeuf (Nokia) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]

Session 2 – 6G and sustainability (90 min): (session host Patrik Rugeland)

  • Hexa-X: 6G for sustainability: the enablement effect – Mauro Boldi (Telecom Italia) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • SUPERIOT: Towards a truly sustainable internet of things: Concepts and technologies – Marcos Katz (U Oulu) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • RISE-6G: Sustainable RIS solutions – Petar Popovski (U Aalborg) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Enhancing standardized methodologies for assessing indirect effects to explore impacts of future systems – Pernilla Bergmark (Ericsson) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Panel discussion: 6G sustainability: a long-term challenge, [30 min]
    • Panel chair: Maurizio Cecchi (PIIU)
    • Panellists:
      • Marja Matinmikko-Blu (U Oulu)
      • Pernilla Bergmark (Ericsson)
      • Aimilia Bantouna (WINGS)
      • Esteban Selva (Orange)
      • Petar Popovski (U Aalborg)

Session 3 – 6G architecture (90 min): (session host Sylvaine Kerboeuf)

  • Hexa-X/Hexa-X-II: 6G E2E architecture, architectural components and enablers – Bahare Masood Khorsandi (Nokia) and Mårten Ericson (Ericsson) [15 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • A unified 6G architecture for vertical markets: the 6G-NT N vision – Mohamed El Jaafari (Thales Alenia Space), Nicolas Chuberre (Thales Alenia Space), and Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli (University di Bologna) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • B5G OPEN – Architectures for Multi-band optical continuum network– Oscar Gonzalez de Dios (Telefonica) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • DETERMINISTIC6G – a 6G architecture for deterministic communication – Joachim Sachs (Ericsson) [12 min + 3 min Q/A]
  • Hexa-X Demo overview: Flexible topologies for expanding the service offering and efficiency in 6G – Panagiotis Demestichas (WINGS) [20 min + 5 min Q/A]

Session 4 – Connecting intelligence (90 min): (session host Hamed Farhadi)

  • AI-driven communication & computation co-design, Nandana Rajatheva (U Oulu) [10 min + 2 min Q/A]
  • DESIRE6G – Employing deep programmability and distributed intelligence for real-time 6G networks – Chrysa Papagianni (U Amsterdam) [10 min + 2 min Q/A]
  • The DAEMON Network intelligence stratum and services – Andrés Garcia Saavedra (NEC Laboratories Europe) [10 min + 2 min Q/A]
  • CENTRIC – Towards an AI-native, user-centric air interface for 6G networks – Petar Popovski (U Aalborg) [10 min + 2 min Q/A]
  • AI@Edge – Intelligent network architecture – Neiva Linder (Ericsson) [10 min + 2 min Q/A]
  • Panel discussion: AI and 6G: opportunities and challenges [30 min]
    • Panel chair: Hamed Farhadi (Ericsson)
    • Panellists:
      • Dani Korpi (Nokia Bell Labs, Senior Specialist)
      • Emil Björnson (KTH, Host of the podcast Wireless Future)
      • Ather Gattami (Bitynamics, Host of the podcast AI-podden)
      • Petar Popovski (U Aalborg)
      • Nandana Rajatheva (U Oulu)
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