The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit took place from the 6th to the 9th of June 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Combining two of Europe’s premier events in communication networks: the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 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 event has become one of the most important in the sector. It brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses to present, discuss and showcase the latest developments in the sector.

PREDICT-6G attended numerous exciting keynotes, panels, sessions, workshops, tutorials, as well as the outstanding social programme. It also visited the exhibition, gathering  more than 70 exhibitors, many of which were projects funded by EU R&I programmes displaying their scientific and technological achievements. 

On the 6th of June, Dr. Valerio Frascolla had the pleasure to chair the workshop “Future deterministic programmable networks for 6G”, a joint endeavour of PREDICT-6G and its two sister projects DESIRE6G and DETERMINISTIC6G. With the aim of opening a space for debate on the different approaches to determinism being pursued, the workshop brought together speakers from the three projects to present the main research topics being investigated to an audience of 70 people. 

Dr Afif Osseiran, vice-chair of 5G-ACIA, gave a keynote address ¨5G-ACIA: learnings on 5G for industries” highlighting the lessons learnt on 5G networks for the industry, which provided a great perspective in the development of 6G. 

The workshop wrapped up with a panel discussion enlightening how the future deterministic 6G networks will be realised. “The workshop was important not only for the PREDICT-6G team, but also for a broader audience as it reported the work of several EU-funded projects”, says Dr Frascolla. 

On behalf of PREDICT-6G, Milan Groshev presented an special session on the importance of predictability determinism in 6G in the Speakers’ Corner set up in the exhibition. “It was an enormous pleasure to represent our project and see the interesting presentations from different researchers that work on deterministic networks. We had a great discussion regarding what predictability and determinism are and the existing open challenges that have to be addressed in order to bring this concept to the wireless domain” stated Groshev. 

As the event concluded, Antonio de la Oliva, PREDICT-6G coordinator weighed in on the last days: “I have been very happy to participate in the 2023 edition of EuCNC, tightening relations with our peer research projects and the overall ecosystem. Worth to say, this has been one of the best organised EuCNCs I have participated in”.

You can find the workshop presentations here.

The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) 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.

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