Keynote speeches from worldwide experts in industry and academia

Special sessions on hot topic in communications and networking beyond 5G

Panel session on the future of cellular communications

Focus on European research from the DG CONNECNT and from ERC

Tutorial Session especially geared towards young researchers and PhD students

Organizing committee

General co-chairs

Marco Luise
Luca Sanguinetti
University of Pisa, Italy 

Technical Program Committee

Giuseppe Bianchi
Emil Björnson
Marco Di Renzo
Guido Ferrante
Raymond Knopp
Mari Kobayashi
Tony Quek
Sergio Palazzo
Ivan Stupia
Luc Vanderdorpe
Roberto Verdone
Antonella Bogoni
Antonio D’Errico
Dirk Slock
Antti Tölli
Stefano Buzzi

Local arrangement

Andrea Pizzo
Carmine Vitiello

About the Conference

Today, cellular networks stakeholders are ramping up their activities on “5G”; and, as for previous generations of cellular systems, we witness an ongoing vibrant discussion to examine new ways to plan, deploy, and manage cellular and wireless networks for improving coverage, boosting the network’s capacity, and reducing the deployment and maintenance costs. 5G promises radically higher capacity and lower latency, which will enable virtual-reality, tactile internet, and control of vehicles in real time. Whilst the actual architecture and technologies that will make 5G are still unspecified to a large extent, researchers are already investigating a number of topics that qualify as “Beyond 5G” or B5G like massive cooperation, infrastructureless device-to-device networking, physical security, and so on.

This workshop cordially invites researchers to share their latest research insights, and to present key and emerging results on the new B5G mobile communications technology enablers, including novel networking protocols, wireless techniques, hardware designs, and network architecture.

The workshop will be characterized by an informal and highly interactive atmosphere and will feature world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and technical sessions consisting of oral presentations. Invited lectures will be given by leaders in both academia and industry to describe recent research results and controversial but substantiated opinions that may influence the direction of future R&D.

The contributions will mainly be invited – researchers are nonetheless encouraged to submit extended abstract on particularly hot topics, that will be considered by special sessions organizers to be possibly included into the technical program. Dedicated tutorial afternoon session will be directed to young researchers and PhD students on one track, and to experienced researchers wishing to know more about ongoing large research projects and initiatives in the field on the other.



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