Introducing the new SNS projects through dynamic presentations
Presentations of the new SNS projects at the ETSI Research Conference and through a series of webinars
|The ETSI Research Conference took place on the 6th to 8th February 2023 in ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France. The event included poster sessions presenting several of the new SNS JU projects.
This face-to-face event provided an exceptional opportunity for the research community to come together with industry representatives and standardization experts to discuss future technology research and links to standardization developments.
At the beginning of 2023, the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) launched the first phase of 5G / 6G research projects, which are critical in establishing a solid research and innovation (R&I) foundation for Europe, defining the next generation networks. The ETSI Research Conference provided the perfect platform for these new projects to present their purpose and plans and exchange with the standards experts on their standardization roadmaps. More information about SNS JU projects is available here.
In addition, the ETSI Research Conference provided guidance to researchers on how to get involved in standardization, present success stories and examples of research being integrated into standards, as well as indications from the standards community as to where they would seek research input to help move next generation standardization forward.
The event enabled a fully interactive exchange between researchers, projects, industry and standards experts, with an overall objective of increasing visibility of European research initiatives and accelerating the journey from innovation / research, standards and on to global market deployments.
You can access the presentations of the event here.
A series of 4 lunchtime webinars to provide an overview of the SNS JU projects’ activities and ambitions started on the 15th of February.
SNS Lunchtime Webinar 1:
SNS Lunchtime Webinar 2:
SNS Lunchtime Webinar 3:
SNS Lunchtime Webinar 4:
6G Architecture Landscape – European Perspective
|A white paper from the 5G Architecture Working Group (February 2023)
This white paper summarizes the main findings from the European research landscape on the vision of the 6G architecture. Such a design vision is derived from around 45 projects starting from October 2020 in all relevant areas of 5G while paving the way towards 6G, within the 5G Public Private-Partnership (5G PPP) in the scope of the European Framework for Research and Innovation (the list of contributing projects can be obtained from the 5G PPP website at https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-phase-3-projects/.). At present, the European networking research community has started a new program along with 33 projects on the Smart Networks and Service (SNS) programme that will focus on 5G advanced and 6G. The 5G/B5G Architecture Working Group (WG), as part of the 5G PPP Initiative, is identifying and capturing novel trends and key technological enablers for the realization of the 5G and 6G architecture. The main findings and results of the Architecture WG are now captured in this white paper, which presents a consolidated view from European perspective on the technical directions for the architecture design in the 6G era.Download the white paper here.
5G-IANA: 5G Intelligent Automotive Network Applications
|5G-IANA project is about to officially announce the launch of the project’s first Open call. 5G-IANA’s Deputy Coordinator, Eirini Liotou, provided at 5G-PPP SMEs Working Group an overview of the project and presented the Open Call and the available opportunities for SMEs and start-ups in the automotive sector.
The 5G-IANA Open Calls will take place in two phases: the first one between February and May 2023, and the second one between December23 and March 24, coinciding with the finalisation of the integration processes in the two development phases.
The full presentation is available here. Stay tuned for the official announcement of Open Call 1!
5GSC 2nd Info Day
|The DG Connect of the European Commission and the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) organized an Info Day on the second CEF Digital call for the 5G for Smart Communities action on February 15 (the call #2 is open until 21 March 2023).
It aimed to support and guide call applicants for their upcoming projects submissions as well as invite new potential stakeholders to submit project proposals with the new extended call 2 deadline of 21 March.
The session was introduced by Franco Accordino (Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks) and Eric Gaudillat (Head of Sector, DG Connect High-Capacity Networks). They set the context of Digital Compass goals and objectives and gave an overview of the expectations from 5G for Smart Communities Call #2.
HaDEA briefly presented the 7 selected call #1 projects which all started operation at the beginning of 2023. HaDEA emphasized how open the call for projects was. The profile of the selected projects is indeed very varied, in many terms (grant values, use cases, partners involved, verticals concerned, coverage expected, Member States engaged…).
The Info Day gave also online attendants the opportunity to get answers to their specific questions on how to technically and administratively apply. HaDEA presented selected projects from call #1 and gave useful tips based on admissibility and eligibility checks in 2021 calls.
During the Info Day, the 5G for Smart Communities Support Platform (5GSC) was also presented followed by a Q&A session. The 5GSC is an EU project dedicated to supporting stakeholders of the European Commission’s funding programme, ‘Connecting Europe Facility – Digital’, under the calls for project proposals for ‘5G for Smart Communities’.
The material is available online here. The event was recorded and streamed: watching it will be possible very soon on the same page.
5G-LOGINNOV – Transferability Survey
|The 5G-LOGINNOV Transferability Survey is now live: click here to start.
Here below a couple of information that can help to better understand the context:
More information about the project.
SCoDIHNet monthly news
|In February, SCoDIHNet activities have targeted the following subjects:
CfP – Special Issue on Network Enablers for 6G Use Cases
December 15, 2022 – March 15, 2023
IEEE Networking Letters – Special Issue on Networking Enablers for 6G Use Cases
Call For Papers
Thanks to its three major enablers, i.e., enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communications (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC), 5G communications paved the way to use cases such as networked robotics and autonomous systems, distributed and collaborative sensor/actuator technologies, personalized user experience and extended reality. These applications seek lower latency (100 microseconds at peak rate), faster speed (i.e., 100x), and higher penetration per square kilometer (i.e., 10x).
Expected to become a reality in 2030, 6G communications call for efficient and effective solutions that align with the 6G roadmap. With this in mind, the Special Issue on Network Enablers for 6G Use Cases invites researchers to submit their original contributions leveraging transformational methods, techniques, and platforms to advance state-of-the-art and address open issues and challenges from the standpoint of networking in the realization of 6G Use Cases.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Manuscripts should conform to the standard format indicated in the Manuscript Submission Guidelines on the IEEE Networking Letters website. Please, check these guidelines carefully before submitting since submissions not complying with them will be administratively rejected without review.
All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through the Author Portal. Select the “SI:6G” topic from the drop-down menu at the time of submission.
Barcelona, Spain – February 27 – March 2, 2023
MWC is the most significant international summit of the mobile connectivity industry. MWC 2023 is scheduled from 27th February to 2nd March at Fira Barcelona Gran Via.
Over 61 000 attendees from 168 countries will gather in Barcelona to explore the latest trendsetting connectivity technology, foster valuable B2B connections and gain insight into the solutions to the current challenges to cross-industry connectivity. Exhibiting companies come from various backgrounds, on the forefront are influential tech and mobile providers, supplemented by device manufacturers, vendors, and content owners. The exhibition is arranged through Digital planet, Company Spotlights, Industry City sections giving each influential player in the telecom ecosystem maximum exposure prospects. Experts, keynotes researchers will grace the stage at MWC 2023, headlining forums, conference sessions and speeches bringing valuable insight into all aspects of connectivity and digital media.
ARIADNE Webinar on project results
Online event – March 15, 2023
The public ARIADNE Webinar will be held on 15 March 2023, at 14:30 – 16:30 CET and will focus on presentation and discussion of the results achieved during the project life time.
The ARIADNE project has been working around the following three pillars:
– Development of new radio technologies for communications using the above 100GHz D-Band frequency ranges.
– Exploitation of the opportunities emerging for advanced connectivity based on metasurfaces where objects in the environment can become tuneable reflectors for shaping the propagation environment in D-band.
– Employment of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to management necessary for high-frequency communications together with dynamic assignment and reconfiguration of the metasurfaces, so as to provide continuous and reliable high-bandwidth connections in the Beyond-5G scenarios.
The detailed agenda for the ARIADNE Webinar will be provided soon. Please, mark the Webinar date in your calendars!
IEEE ICC: Sustainable Communications for Renaissance
Rome, Italy – May 28 – June 1, 2023
This year IEEE ICC 2023 will focus on “Sustainable Communications for Renaissance“. The event will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE ICC 2023 will also include an attractive industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and technological exhibits.
IEEE ICC 2023 conference will be held in person from 28 May to 1 June 2023, in Rome, Italy.
Those authors which will not be allowed to travel abroad by strict national rules in force at the time of the conference will be given the opportunity to present their accepted work remotely.
IEEE ICC is one of two IEEE Communications Society’s flagship conferences (ICC and Globecom). Each year, close to 2,000 attendees from over 70 countries attend IEEE ICC to take advantage of a program which consists of the exciting keynote session, robust technical paper sessions, innovative tutorials and workshops, and engaging industry sessions. This 5-day event is known for bringing together audiences from both industry and academia to learn about the latest research and innovations in communications and networking technology, share ideas and best practices, and collaborate on future projects.
On 25 April (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CEST) the 5G for Smart Communities Support Platform, on behalf of the European Commission would like to invite you to the 5G for Smart Communities launch event.
This event will bring together interested stakeholders from mobile network operators, alternative operators, equipment manufacturers, and public authorities to share ideas and insights on Europe’s Digital Decade and policy objectives for 5G for Smart Communities.
The day will feature presentations by DG CNECT and HaDEA outlining the policy objectives for 5G for Smart Communities in the context of digital targets for 2030. A roundtable discussion will follow, in which we will explore why should a 5G provider/operator and a public service provider/ public authority collaborate in order to get funded under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 5G for Smart Communities call.
After a networking lunch, breakout sessions will be organized according to thematic areas of Health, Education and Agriculture, Smart City, Emergency and Disaster Relief. The selected projects from CEF Digital call 1 on 5G for Smart Communities will present their projects and share useful tips and lessons learned from the application projects with the interested stakeholders. The event will conclude with a wrap-up session, featuring final remarks by DG CNECT.
See you in Brussels!
“AI/ML-driven Autonomous 6G Networks” Workshop
Rome, Italy – May 29, 2023 @4:15 pm CEST
6G-IA organises a Workshop on “AI/ML-driven Autonomous 6G networks” that will take place in the prestigious IEEE ICC’23 conference in Rome, on Monday May 29th, 2023, from 16.15 to 18.00.
The selected projects, the title of their presentations and the speakers are as follows:
The workshop will be moderated by Alex Kaloxylos – Executive Director of the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA).
1st IEEE ICASSP Signal and Data Processing for Next Generation Satellites (SDP-NGS) workshop
Rhodes Island, Greece. – June 4 – 9, 2023
You’re invited to submit your recent and original work on topics related to signal processing for satellite communications to the 1st IEEE ICASSP Signal and Data Processing for Next Generation Satellites (SDP-NGS) workshop, 4 – 9 June, to take place at the beautiful Rhodes Island, Greece.
So far, the developments in the New Space era have focused on achieving efficient broadband connectivity for fixed mobile terminals through low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. However, recent advances in communications technology and standardization, backed up by important industrial industry players, have opened the door for advanced direct mobile-to-satellite connectivity scenarios that include global broadband, Internet of Things (IoT), and emergency applications.
The developments towards these ambitious goals must be supported by exhaustive research activities in signal processing for satellite communications, ranging from physical layer designs to satellite mission definition. Breakthroughs in these areas will unleash significantly higher data rates, a seamless integration with the terrestrial networks, and an economically sustainable infrastructure.
This workshop aims to fill the gap between the identification of current signal processing challenges faced by the space industry and researchers. Thus, we aim to have a comprehensive set of technical activities embracing numerous aspects including:
Workshop Camera Ready Paper Deadline: 28 April 2023
2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit
Gothenburg, Sweden – June 6 – 9, 2023
The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit builds on putting together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications: EuCNC (European Conference on Networks and Communications), supported by the European Commission, and the 6G Summit, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and by the European Association for Signal Processing, and focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services. It brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 1 300 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition with more than 70 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes.
Best Papers and Booth Awards will be granted. Accepted and presented papers for regular sessions will be published in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
Accepted and presented papers for regular sessions will be published in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
The conference is organised by the Coordination and Support Action EuConNeCts 4, Project H2020-ICT-2018-3-856 641.
IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization 2023 – Call for Papers
Madrid, Spain – June 13 – 23, 2023
Call for Papers – IEEE NetSoft 2023
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization “Boosting Future Networks through Advanced Softwarization” – June 19 – 23, 2023, Madrid, Spain
Aims and Scope
IEEE NetSoft, the premier International Conference on Network Softwarization, addresses the advanced research challenges and opportunities raised by the overall transformation trend of network “softwarization”, which has been revolutionizing the networking field and has accelerated its convergence with adjacent industries.
Network Softwarization refers to the transition of traditional network infrastructure and functionalities, provided via hardware appliances developed by equipment and service vendors, to new ones that have been propelled over the last 15 years by the maturity of widespread technologies such as network function virtualization, software-defined networking, and service function chaining.
In particular, the ability to program, manage and operate network and service infrastructures more freely makes it possible to reinvent network and cloud architectures, customize services, accelerate service deployment, and facilitate greater operational efficiencies with guarantees. The need for further advances in these topics is reflected in the overall theme of NetSoft 2023: Boosting Future Networks through Advanced Softwarization.
NetSoft 2023 will feature technical paper presentations, keynotes, tutorials, workshops, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading experts representing service providers, vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia. This year, a PhD symposium will also be initiated.
Topics of NetSoft 2023
The conference is soliciting paper submissions with significant research contributions to the field of network softwarization. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2023 Proceedings. All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template that can be downloaded from
Technical Papers can be of two types: Full or Short papers, up to 9 and 5 pages respectively, including references and all other material. If accepted, a paper will be published in the category (long/short) of its submission. Long papers are the more traditional form to present technical work. Long papers should emphasize not only novelty and vision, but execution and thoroughness of the contribution (design, evaluation). Short papers are the preferred vehicle for visionary papers or traditional technical papers whose description fits within a smaller number of pages. Short papers may not yet be ‘fully baked’ in terms of execution and evaluation. In both Full and Short papers, author names and affiliations should be included after the title, as provided in the templates.
Papers submitted should describe original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Papers not meeting the length and formatting requirements or violating IEEE’s guidelines on plagiarized content will be rejected without review. All other submitted papers will be reviewed. Selected papers for NetSoft 2023 may be conditionally accepted and subjected to shepherding before final acceptance.
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all manuscripts must be electronically submitted through EDAS: https://edas.info/N30268
Important: NetSoft 2023 is enforcing a strict publication and no-show policy as stated by IEEE. By submitting a contribution, you agree with the terms of the publication and no-show policy as mentioned in https://netsoft2023.ieee-netsoft.org/authors/publication-and-no-show-policy
Call for Workshops: GLOBECOM 2023 Workshop proposals Submission 15 March 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – December 4 – 8, 2023
The 2023 IEEE GLOBECOM will be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-8 December 2023. Themed “Intelligent Communications for Shared Prosperity,” the conference will offer five full days of original paper presentations, tutorials, workshops, industry program with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and technological exhibits. In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, we solicit proposals for half-day or full-day workshops, to be held on 4 or 8 December 2023.
The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics that are not specifically covered in the main symposia. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, keynotes and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.
Please address your questions to Workshop Program Co-Chairs Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Guanyi Liu, Christos Verikoukis.
== Workshop Program Co-Chairs ==
· Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, University of La Rochelle, France. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Guanyi Liu, China Mobile, China. <email@example.com>
· Christos Verikoukis, ISI/ATH and University of Patras, Greece. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
== Recommended Outline of Proposals ==
The proposal should concisely and clearly describe the content and objectives of the workshop, and must include (maximum 5 pages):
· Title of the workshop
· Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop topics not covered or specifically addressed by the main conference symposia (1 page maximum)
· Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
· A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words), highlighting any conferences/workshops chaired, especially in IEEE Globecom/ICC
· Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers have accepted to participate is a plus)
· Planned format of the workshop, including
– duration of the workshop (Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule)
– preferred day of workshop (Sunday December 4 or Thursday December 8, 2023)
– number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels (and panel formats) etc.
– plan for the review of the refereed papers according to the ComSoc’s academic best-practices
– unique, creative and novel workshop formats are strongly encouraged and will be given particular consideration.
· Draft Call for Papers (max 1 page)
· A description of the publicity and promotion plan
· The workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal – will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
· If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.
== How to Submit Proposals ==
Workshop proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file online via EDAS here.
Proposals that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions among participants are highly encouraged. Examples include facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners and policy makers leading to high impact and transformative research. Papers will be added to the IEEE GLOBECOM Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.
== Timeline ==
· Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 March 2023
· Acceptance Notification: 15 April 2023
· CFP for Web Posting: 25 April 2023
· Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2023
· Paper Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2023
· Camera Ready: 1 October 2023
Full instructions and important deadlines are posted here.
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