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

WS1 – 1st Workshop on Dependable Connectivity in 6G

Scope 

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 

General Chair(s) 

Dr. Bjoern  Richerzhagen, Siemens, Germany, bjoern.richerzhagen@siemens.com  

Assist. Prof. Hirley Alves, University of Oulu, Finland, hirley.alves@oulu.fi  

Technical Program Committee Chairs 

Prof. Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italycasetti@polito.it   

Dr. Gweon Do Jo, ETRI, South Korea, gdjo@etri.re.kr 

Program

Invited Talks

“Reliable and resilient 6G connectivity for IIoT”
Anna Larmo, Ericsson, Finland

“On Dependable 6G Wireless Communications Systems”
Dr.-Ing. Norman Franchi, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

“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

Panel Discussion

Challenges Ahead Dependable Connectivity in 6G

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.

Moderator

Dr. Bjoern  Richerzhagen
Siemens, Germany

Panel Members

Anna Larmo
Ericsson, Finland

Dr. Ing. Norman Franchi (TBC)
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Prof. James Gross
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Dr. Osman Yilmaz
Nokia Bell Labs, Finland