IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13–16 September 2021 // Virtual Conference // By 6G Flagship

WS4 – 5G Verticals: from 5G Trials towards 6G

Scope 

Since 5G, mobile communication has stepped into a brand new era, in which, vertical industry sectors are considered as the essential 5G customers, e.g. automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, smart grid, mining, smart building, logistic, etc. In 3GPP release 16 and upcoming release 17, many technical features have been introduced especially to support vertical industry use cases, e.g. to support integration with TSN, vertical LAN, predictive Quality oService (QoS), industrial positioning, etc. Even though 5G will still further evolve in the coming years, it is the right time to think and reflect what may happen in beyond 5G era. Global 6G initiatives have been emerging. For instance, Europe has proposed the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking to conduct research on key technologies for next-generation mobile communications towards 6G. Many industry and academic players already announced their 6G visions. Therefore, it is important to reflect the current vertical adoption based on 5G system and bring the lessons learned for 6G. This workshop aims to bring together the academia researchers as well as industry experts, in order to share their recent findings, especially on the topic how to take verticals from 5G towards 6G. This workshop would like to encourage academic researchers and industry experts to share their experience especially from vertical perspective.  

The potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Challenging vertical use cases and requirements for 6G 
  • Integrated communication and sensing  
  • 6G enabling technologies and 6G radio building blocks (waveform, coding and modulation)  
  • 6G network architecture 
  • Quality of service (QoS) framework for 6G  
  • Network operation, admission, management automation (e.g. based on AI)   
  • New human-machine interface and new material enabled by 6G  
  • Cooperative communication and device-to-device communication 
  • Cooperative drones and robots, swarm drones and robots   
  • Ultra-high accuracy and low power positioning technology  
  • Industry use cases proof of concept with beyond 5G technologies   
  • Passive IoT  
  • Exploiting artificial intelligence techniques to enable use cases requiring ultra-high reliability and ultra-low latency communication (e.g. motion control) 
  • Etc. 

Workshop chairs / organizers 

General Chair(s) 

Technical Program Committee Chairs 

  • Prof. Jose F. Monserrat, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Prof. Nancy Alonistioti, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof. Rui Aguiar, IT – Aveiro, Portugal
  • Joseph Eichinger, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Program 

Invited Talks 

“Opening remark from Representative of General Chairs”
Dr. Egon Schulz, Huawei Technologies

Keynote 1: “Do verticals really need yet another G?”
Dr. Andreas Müller, Bosch, Germany

  • Technical talk 1
  • Technical talk 2
  • Technical talk 3

Keynote 2: “A new G for new verticals?”
Prof. Roberto Verdone, Università di Bologna, Italy

  • Technical talk 4
  • Technical talk 5

Closing remarks
Dr. Afif Osseiran (alt Dr. Leefke Grosjean),  Ericsson, Sweden

Panel Discussion

“How to Take Industry from 5G towards 6G”

Abstract:
Since 5G, mobile communication has stepped into a brand new era, in which, vertical industry sectors are considered as the essential 5G customers, e.g. automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, smart grid, mining, smart building, logistic, etc. In 3GPP release 16 and upcoming release 17, many technical features have been introduced especially to support vertical industry use cases, e.g. to support integration with TSN, vertical LAN, predictive QoS, industrial positioning, etc. Even though 5G will still further evolve in the coming years, it is the right time to think and reflect what may happen in beyond 5G era. Global 6G initiatives have been emerging. For instance, Europe has proposed the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking to conduct research on key technologies for next-generation mobile communications towards 6G. Many industry and academic players already announced their 6G visions. Therefore, it is important to reflect the current vertical adoption based on 5G system and bring the lessons learned for 6G. In this panel, we will invite panelist from both industry sectors and academic fields to discuss what the view of industrial players is in terms of 6G. Are they ready to begin to discuss 6G? What are the key research challenges that cannot be tackled by 5G, so we will bring them to 6G? Which kinds of role verticals shall play in the entire 6G ecosystem?

Moderator

Joseph Eichinger
Huawei Technologies

Panel Members

Dr. Andreas Müller
Bosch, Germany (TBC)

Dr. Leefke Grosjean
Ericsson, Sweden

Dr. Krister Landernäs
ABB, Sweden

Prof. Hans Schotten
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (TBC)

Prof. Nancy Alonistioti
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (TBC)

Papers

Cloud-Controlled Autonomous Mobile Robot Platform
Marcell Balogh, Attila Vidács, Gabor Feher, Markosz Maliosz and Márton Horváth (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); Norbert Reider and Sandor Rácz (Ericsson Research, Hungary)

Open Source 5G-NSA Network for Industry 4.0 Applications
Elizabeth Palacios-Morocho and Pablo Picazo (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Saúl Inca (iTEAM Research Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Jose F Monserrat (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Power Allocation Strategy of Untrusted Relay Network Based on Stackelberg Game
Donghui Xu, Rugui Yao and Yuxin Zhang (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China); Ye Fan (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China); Xiaoya Zuo (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

Proactive Application Rate Requirement Adaptation Mechanism for Sidelinks
Ramya Panthangi Manjunath (Huawei German Research Center, Germany); Martin Schubert (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Munich Office, Germany); Renato L. G. Cavalcante (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Mate Boban (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany); Chan Zhou (Huawei European Research Center, Germany); Slawomir Stanczak (Technische Universität Berlin & Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)

Sidelink-Assisted URLLC Built on Cooperative Retransmissions With Optimum Power Control
Tapisha Soni (Huawei Technologies German Research Center & Germany, Germany); Malte Schellmann (Huawei Technologies German Research Center, Germany); Alois Knoll (Technical University Munich Garching, Germany)

Smart Manufacturing Multi-Site Testbed With 5G and Beyond Connectivity
Ilkka S. Harjula (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Mikko Uitto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Marko Jurmu (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland); Jukka Koskinen, Jukka Mäkelä, Stefan Walter and Markku Hentula (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Tapio Heikkilä (Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Marja Lintala (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Kyosti Rautiola (VTT, Spain)