Monday 13 September, 10:00-13:00 (UTC/GMT +3)
We are experiencing, prompted by continuous wireless innovations, a transformation towards a data-driven networked society and digitalized industry, ever more connected, automated, and smart while requiring demanding services, such as digital twin, industrial automation, remote surgery, XR, pervasive connectivity, and tactile communications. 6G shall aggregate multiple resources connected at different scales, highly complex and heterogeneous, coexisting in a single ecosystem. To perform well, such ecosystem demands high availability, high reliability, low latency and secure, in other words dependable, connectivity within and among systems posing a cumbersome challenge. In the recent years, industry and academia have investigated and experimented with several promising technologies. Nonetheless, a common framework for dependable connectivity is yet inexistent. Therefore, this workshop provides a timely opportunity to allow relevant stakeholder to discuss and address the challenges to dependable connectivity through peer-reviewed papers and keynotes talks and discussions.
The 1st Workshop on Dependable Connectivity in 6G aims to promote knowledge sharing and advance the state-of-the-art in dependable connectivity in 6G. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Use-cases and requirements for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Quantifying dependability in 6G
- Frameworks and metrics for Dependability in 6G
- Time synchronization for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- E2E Dependability and optimization in 6G
- Cross-layer and optimization techniques for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Communication-control co-design for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Location information for Dependability in 6G
- Novel PHY techniques for availability and reliability enhancements (e.g. URLLC evolution) in Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Novel MAC layer techniques for spatially multiplexed dependable transmissions
- Dependability through network densification
- MEC framework for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- AI for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Novel technologies for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Novel security solutions for Dependable Connectivity in 6G
- Dependable Human Machine Interaction (HMI)
- Dependable Connectivity test beds and experimental deployments
Workshop chairs / organizers
Dr. Bjoern Richerzhagen, Siemens, Germany, email@example.com
Assist. Prof. Hirley Alves, University of Oulu, Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Program Committee Chairs
Prof. Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, email@example.com
Dr. Gweon Do Jo, ETRI, South Korea, firstname.lastname@example.org
“From Massive Cooperation to Semantic Analytics: On the Future of URLLC Systems”
Prof. James Gross, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
“Scalable and Efficient Positioning Solutions Toward 6G”
Mikko Säily, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
Keynote 1: “Reliable and resilient 6G connectivity for IIoT”
Monday 13 September, 10:00-10:45 (UTC/GMT +3)
Anna Larmo, Ericsson, Finland
6G will expand on the connectivity for industrial devices in many vertical domains that 5G provides today. As a Society critical Network, 6G needs to ensure highly available and reliable service delivery, with in-built resilience towards unforeseen disturbances. In this talk, we will discuss the requirements that Dependable Connectivity puts on the 6G system and sketch on possible solutions. Besides reliability, which is a key part of the URLLC features in current standards, we will discuss how requirements on service availability and resilience turn into features for future standards. Furthermore, we will touch upon the roles of digital twins and industry 4.0 in 6G.
Anna Larmo is a Strategic Product Manager for Ericsson Dedicated Networks. In her new role, she bridges research, product development, and end customers to ensure a future proof long term product roadmap towards 6G. With over 15 years in Ericsson Research, Anna has experience in standardization, concept and simulator development, project management, research strategy, and IPR. Anna has led research on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as, 5G for manufacturing and industrial IoT. Anna holds a M.Sc. from Helsinki University of Technology.
Keynote 2: “Dependability and Resilience in Future Wireless Communication Systems: Let’s Abandon the Death Star Design Approach”
Monday 13 September, 10:45-11:30 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
The success of wireless communication systems during the last decades is second to none. The evolution of cellular networks until 5G followed what I call a “Death Star Design Approach”, resulting in an interconnected system of systems of incredible and unparalleled complexity.
At the same time, security and privacy had a rather rocky history in all kinds of wireless communication systems, with severe issues repeatedly discovered.
In this talk, I argue that with the increasing criticality of such systems in our connected world, a paradigm shift in system design is imperative to build dependable and resilient future wireless communication systems.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick is heading the Secure Mobile Networking Lab (SEEMOO) at the Computer Science Department of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. After receiving the Ph.D. degree from TU Darmstadt in 2004, he has been researching and teaching at TU Darmstadt, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focus is on resilient, secure, privacy-preserving, and quality-of-service-aware communication for mobile and wireless systems and networks.
Challenges Ahead Dependable Connectivity in 6G
Monday 13 September, 11:30-13:00 (UTC/GMT +3)
We are experiencing a transformation towards a data-driven networked society and digitalized industry. 6G shall aggregate multiple resources connected at different scales, highly complex and heterogeneous, coexisting in a single ecosystem. To perform well, such ecosystem demands high availability, high reliability, low latency and secure, in other words dependable, connectivity within and among systems posing a cumbersome challenge. A common framework for dependable connectivity is yet inexistent despite recent advance by industry and academia. This panel brings together experts from industry and academia for a discussion on the challenging path of the 6G research on dependable connectivity.
Dr. Bjoern Richerzhagen
Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. James Gross
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Osman Yilmaz
Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
Deep Neural Network-Based Blind Multiple User Detection for Grant-Free Multi-User Shared Access
Sivalingam Thushan, Samad Ali, Nurul Huda Mahmood, Nandana Rajatheva and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)
Positioning Technology Trends and Solutions Toward 6G
Mikko Säily (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Osman N. C. Yilmaz (Nokia Standards, Finland); Diomidis S. Michalopoulos and Eva Perez (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Ryan Keating (Nokia Bell Labs, USA); Joerg Schaepperle (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)
Towards an Internet of Reality
James Gross (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)