MoU signed between 5GAA and 6G-IA
The 5G Automotive Association and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a result of their mutual interest in strengthening the liaison between EU-funded projects on V2X and Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) with the relevant industry players, along with their wish to ensure the successful exploitation of V2X and CAD EU-funded project results.
The 6G-IA is the voice of European Industry and Research for next-generation networks and services. Its primary objective is to contribute to Europe’s leadership on 5G, 5G evolution and SNS/6G research. This aim brings together a global industry community of telecoms and digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, associations, universities, verticals, and SMEs. The 6G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas, including standardisation, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors —notably for the development of trials— and international cooperation. It represents the private sector in both the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) and the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU), where the European Commission represents the public side.
5GAA, on the other hand, is a global cross-industry organisation of companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT). The association’s objectives are to develop, test and promote cellular technology-based communications solutions, initiate their standardisation, and accelerate their commercial availability and global market penetration to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs.
Under this MoU, both parties agreed to cooperate for the benefit of the connected and automated mobility sector and society as a whole.
5G-TOURS main results and achievements
|5G-TOURS concluded after 3 years of fruitful collaboration, which resulted in the achievement of the objectives set and overcoming challenges, primarily its development almost always during the pandemic. 5G-TOURS deployed full end-to-end trials to bring 5G to real users for thirteen representative use cases. The project provided efficient and reliable close-to commercial services for tourists, citizens, and patients in three different types of cities:
In Turin, 5G-TOURS deployed three use cases dedicated to tourists:
In Rennes, 5G-TOURS deployed four health-driven use cases:
In Athens, 5G-TOURS also deployed four use cases, dedicated to the transportation sector:
Read and view more here.
Seven 5G PPP projects @ 7th Workshop on “5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” (5GPINE 2022)
|The 7th Workshop on “5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” (5GPINE 2022) took place in Crete, Greece on June 17-20.
It was held in conjunction with the recent 18th Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2022) International Conference, under the organizational framework of the Smart5Grid project and by the supervision and the coordination of OTE. The 5G-PINE 2022 Workshop was a joint effort for the dissemination of research-based results as well as for the exchange of knowledge between several H2020 EU-funded projects.
In more detail, three 5G PPP projects (Smart5Grid, 5G-ERA and MARSAL) and one MCSA-RISE EU-funded project (i.e.: RECOMBINE) joined their effort towards creating the core context so that to “attract” participation of other projects as well. Smart5Grid project’s partner OTE, was responsible for the organization of the entire Workshop. Thirteen papers were presented and discussed interactively in three distinct sessions, promoting progress originating from seven ongoing 5G PPP projects (Smart5Grid, 5G-ERA, MARSAL, 5G!Drones, LOCUS, 5G-COMPLETE &Int5Gent), two H2020 projects emphasizing also on 5G aspects (RECOMBINE, DataPorts) and one national Spanish project (ARTIST).
Collaboration links and “paths” for exchanging knowledge between the participating projects (especially between Smart5Grid and 5G-ERA, as both belong in the same ICT-41 Call) could be established.
Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros from OTE (also 5G-PINE Program Chair) presented a synergetic Smart5Grid paper where several features of the project architecture were discussed and further assessed.
In the same framework, Mr. Michalis Rantopoulos from OTE also presented a second synergetic paper discussing the context and the progress of two Smart5Grid uses cases related to the Bulgarian pilot and the joint Greek-Bulgarian pilot.
The Workshop organizational process has also been supported by the Smart5Grid Project Coordinator, Mr. Daniele Porcu from ENEL.
Many European projects @ Virtual ICT-52 Workshop on 6G organised by Hexa-X
|The workshop was organised back in February 2022 by the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X together with other ICT-52 6G projects: the European projects HEXA-X, REINDEER, TeraFlow, 6G-BRAINS, MARSAL, DAEMON, COREnect, AI@EDGE, RISE-6G and B5G-OPEN took part in the workshop.
Among others, Mikko Uusitalo, from Nokia Bell Labs gave the European vision for the 6G Network Ecosystem and draw key conclusions:
Mikko Uusitalo also shared his key recommendations:
Read more here.
SCoDIHNet monthly activity report
|The Smart Connectivity Digital Innovation Hub Network (SCoDIHNet) has performed a number of activities in July-August 2022 among those, we can highlight the following ones:
Progress Monitoring Report (PMR) 2021
|The 5G PPP Annual Progress Monitoring 2021 (PMR 2021) reports the progress achieved by the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) during 2021. It also presents the activities that were performed in the framework of the 5G PPP in 202 by the 5G Initiative (i.e., 5G PPP Projects, 5G PPP working groups, Steering and Technology Boards), the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association 6G-IA (i.e., Verticals Engagement Task Force, 5G IA working groups and specific activities) and the European Commission.
PMR 2021 is available here.
Call for Demos
IEEE MeditCom 2022 Demo track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. They should focus on:
A best demo award will be discerned to recompense the best idea and demonstration.
Demo submissions should be made via EDAS by following this link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=29854&track=112241
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2022 (Extended)
NGMN Exhibition and Conference
The NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition is a highly recognized bi-annual global industry event, where CTO/CTIOs & other top management level participants share their perspectives on today’s and tomorrow´s opportunities and challenges and the future of mobile communication. It is a great networking platform and first IC&E since 2018, providing a great opportunity to re-connect again in person.
Expect a great line-up of speakers, exhibitors, and a packed agenda around our strategic focus topics
with a particular focus on Green Future Networks.
The NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition offers unique networking opportunities with world’s top leaders from operators, telco & IT vendors, academia. At the Exhibition our international industry Partners demonstrate state of the art concepts and solutions.
For more information and registration please visit: https://ice2022.ngmn.org/
CELTIC-NEXT Proposers Day
CELTIC-NEXT organises a Proposers day to foster new project ideas for the upcoming CELTIC-NEXT Autumn Call is planned as an online workshop on the 7th September. The aim of this Proposers Day is for you to learn about CELTIC, discuss project ideas with potential partners and to find out about the funding opportunities in your countries. You can present your proposal idea(s) or simply listen to the other ideas being presented as you wish.
For full information please go to https://www.celticnext.eu/event/next-proposers-day-autumn-call-2022/
5G-MOBIX final event
CTAG, Spain – September 13-14
The project will hold their final event on 13-14 September 2022 in CTAG, Porriño / International Bridge Tui-Valença (Spain-Portugal). Join us to learn all about the trials outcome, tested solutions and experiences gained from all Trial Sites and cross-border corridors. Participants will also enjoy live demonstrations, including across the border between Spain and Portugal.
The first day will have a more technical focus and will provide the opportunity to interact with the project experts on the detailed outcomes of the trials.
The second day will target the press, public and high-level stakeholders.
Save the date and stay tuned for further details regarding the programme and registration (which will be posted here).
Download the final event here.
6G Global Summit
Online – September 15-16
The online 6G Global Summit will bring together top-level industry and policy representatives from across the globe and provide a platform to help enable the co-ordination and collaboration that is required as stakeholders in different regions start to explore the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
The event will take place virtually, for more information on the agenda, speakers and to register for your free place, please visit www.global6gsummit.com.
Themes to be discussed include:
9th Global Event
The Global 5G Event is a unique series of summits organized by the world’s leading 5G organizations committed to bringing 5G technology successfully to their country or region. It has been developed in the framework of a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding in the interest of building global consensus on 5G and achieving efficiencies in the roll-out of 5G technology between 6G-IA (EU), 5G Americas, 5G Forum (Korea), 5G MF (Japan), 5G Brasil, IMT-2020 (China) and TSDSI (India).
Open Living Lab Days 2022
ENoLL supported by the City of Turin, the House of Emerging Technologies and CTE NEXT organises the Open Living Lab Days 2022 – “The city as a Lab, but now for real! Re-working open innovation environments for inclusive, green, and digital transition through emerging technologies” on September 20-23 in Turin (Italy).
About 400 innovators from Europe and around the world are expected for this annual Living Lab event. The event program he re.
The event is really a great international showcase, and for this reason, please consider reserving a booth. This way you will surely can exchange ideas and insights with professionals, international researchers, representatives of the European Union, city institutions and MISE. The booths can be of two sizes with different prices. You can find the details here.
For any information about the event, tickets and registration please visit the official website which is constantly being updated.
Workshop on 6G KPI and how to measure them
The 5G PPP Test Measurement and KPI Validation work group (TMV WG) invites you to join a workshop to reflect on 6G KPIs and how to measure them.
Before EUCNC, the 5G PPP TMV released a white paper on “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values” based on input from 5G PPP ICT-52-2020 (ICT-52) projects. In this paper, KPIs from the ICT-52 projects were collected, described, and related to existing 5G KPIs. Where available, the target values for 6G were provided.
In the paper, the KPIs were clustered in KPI families based on type and the area that the KPI concerns. As most of the ICT-52 projects were in an early stage at the time of the paper creation, some of the KPI definitions and the target values and measurement techniques were often not fully defined.
The target of this workshop is to discuss the KPI definitions and which measurement techniques exist to monitor them. The workshops also intend to identify potential support for the ICT-52 projects. The workshop will also be the kick-off of the next iteration of the white paper on “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values” where the aim is to further refine target values and the measurement techniques, again based on input from the ICT-52 projects and the 5GPPP TMV working group.
We invite all participants to inform us if they would like to contribute to the workshop by September 9th.
CfP Smart5Grid@IEEE International Smart Cities Conference
Paphos, Cyprus – September 26-29
AIOTI Signature Event: Societal Impact and Opportunities for the Green Digital Twin Transition
Brussels, Belgium – September 27 @08:00-17:00 CEST
The Green Deal wants to decouple economic growth from resource use by 2050 and transform ‘linear’ take-make-discard industrial value chains into virtuous models that design waste and pollution out of the process, keeping products and materials in use for longer and helping to regenerate ecosystems.
At this event, we will explore how digital solutions enable sustainability gains? Are they contributing to the EU’s green growth now? And what more can be done to stimulate green growth through digitisation? How can IoT and Edge computing contribute achieving to Green Deal and digital twin transition objectives?
For more details, please visit the event webpage: https://aioti.eu/aioti-signature-event-2022/. The event will take place in the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91/93, 1050 Brussels.
European Research and Innovation Days 2022
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.
The event will take place online on 28 and 29 September 2022, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.
5G-LOGINNOV and ALICE Collaboration Innovation Day
The 5G-LOGINNOV and ALICE Collaborative Innovation Day that will be held as virtual event on 4th October 2022: the event aims at showcasing how 5G is revolutionising the logistics sector in Europe and at deepening how 5G and the green and digital transition represent a “game-changer” for the creation of market opportunities for new emerging actors.
Two interactive workshops will close the event where stakeholders, policymakers, Europe-wide industry associations and other experts will discuss about “Emerging 5G business opportunities and models” and get acquainted with Athens Living Lab and the operation of the developed 5G systems and services.
ETSI IoT Week
The ETSI IoT Week (www.etsi.org/IoTweek) will take place physically on 10-14 October 2022 in ETSI’s Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, South of France.
This gathering of IoT experts has become a must-attend event for anyone involved in IoT and who understands the importance of standard-enabled technologies for IoT service deployments.
This event is free of charge and open to all upon registration.
Do not miss this opportunity to network again with your fellow professionals and register now!
CfP Next Generation networking and Internet @ The 5G IEEE Future Networks World Forum
Brussels, Belgium – October 12-15 @08:00-17:00 CEST
Papers are called for “Next Generation networking and Internet” @ The 5G IEEE Future Networks World Forum
More details here.
8th IEEE World Forum IoT – ASSIST-IoT CfP
Yokohama, Japan – October 26-November 11
ASSIST-IoT will be at the 8th IEEE World Forum IoT and calls for papers for its Special Session entitled “Future Platforms for Edge-Cloud Continuum–Theoretical Foundations and Practical Considerations”. Call for papers is open. Deadline 13 June 2022. Contributions addressing theoretical and practical aspects of the following topics are invited (this list is, obviously, not exhaustive). See here for more details.
IEEE Global Communication Conference: Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – December 4-8
The 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 4 to 8 December 2022. Themed “Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications,” this flagship hybrid (both in-person and online) conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops.
IEEE GLOBECOM 2022 will also include an attractive Industry program, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.
“Native NI – The 1st International Workshop on Native Network Intelligence”
Roma, Italy – December 9
The “NativeNI – The 1st International Workshop on Native Network Intelligence” is co-located with ACM CoNEXT 2022, held in Rome, Italy on December 9, 2022.
This workshop aims to bringing together researchers from academia and industry who are committed to making AI in networks a reality. We call for contributions from researchers working in the areas of network systems, applied machine learning and data science. We seek contributions that range from visionary position papers to promising ideas and prototypes, all the way to fully deployed solutions. All submissions should contribute to the common goal of making AI a viable and native technology for mobile networks.
Please see the workshop website at https://nativeni.github.io/ for full information.
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy – January 30-Feb. 2n, 2023
The 18th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference (WONS) 2023 will be held on 30th January – 1st February 2023 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.
This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems. See more details here.
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