Hexa-X workshop on 6G vision

The EU commission recently granted the 2.5 y Hexa-X project (H2020 ICT-52) to be the European Flagship project on explorative research towards 6G. With 25 partners from leading academic institutions and industry players, the project aims to lay the foundation for 6G, an area that will be of key importance in the technical evolution in the coming decade. The project will establish a vision for the future networks of 2030 addressing the envisioned use cases and services. The 6G networks will be designed based on the fundamental principles of trustworthiness, sustainability and digital inclusion. The project will explore a plethora of technical enablers related to e.g. 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.

As the Hexa-X project will be the European 6G flagship project, interactions with other projects and initiatives will be crucial and the workshop presents an important venue for initiating collaboration and sharing of results. The project is not directly conducting research on optical networks but foresees that the technology will be an integral part in providing high performance and low latency backhaul and fronthaul to the core and access network and the workshop has invited leading experts in the field of optical networks to present the academic and industrial view point.

The workshop will also provide an overview of the Hexa-X vision for 6G for 2030, including use cases and key performance and value indicators. In addition, the workshop will host a panel discussing the aspects brought by the Hexa-X project and the invited speakers.


Time: Monday, June 28, 14-16 CET

If you want to attend this workshop, please register for the conference. The registration is free of charge for attendees.

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The full conference program is also available.


Organizers

  • Dr. Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Dr. Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
  • Prof. Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University, Sweden

Talks and Speakers

Hexa-X project overview and 6G vision
Dr. Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

6G use cases and key value and performance indicators
Dr. Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Optical technologies for new generation mobile transport networks
Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson Research, Italy

Efficient Optical Core Networks
Dr. Carmen Mas Machuca, TU Munich, Germany

Industry view on optical network aspects
Dr. Rene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Panel discussion

Chair: Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Panelists:

  • Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
  • Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson Research, Italy
  • Carmen Mas Machuca, TU Munich, Germany
  • Rene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Each talk will have 15 minutes plus 3 minutes for Q&A. The panel discussion will have 30 minutes.


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