PREDICT-6G presents at the Architecture WG

Continuing PREDICT-6G’s ambition to contribute to the different SNS-related Working Groups, José Luis Cárcel, R&D Engineer at the Smart Networks & Services unit of Eviden and member of the project, delivered a presentation in the last meeting of the Architecture WG, held on the 1 of March 2024.

The presentation provided an overview of PREDICT-6G System Architecture, describing the set of technologies and services integrated across the two main architectural planes - the Multi-Domain multi-technology data plane (MDP) and the and AI-driven inter-domain control plane (AICP) - to achieve determinism. 

The Working Groups offer a space to present the progress achieved whilst opening rich discussions amongst experts. These insights and feedback are extremely valuable to validate the developments of PREDICT-6G and help to define the next steps.

You can read the presentation here.

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6G SNS ICE Podcast: The role of evolving 5G and emerging 6G networks in Industry 4.0 era

Following the publication of the 5G-PPP Technology Board whitepaper on Innovation Trends in I4.0 enabled by 5G and Beyond Networks, the 6G SNS ICE project interviewed Manuel Lorenzo, Head of Technology & Innovation at Ericsson Spain, one of the PREDICT-6G partners, and editor and coordinator of this 5G-PPP whitepaper, for the latest episode of its podcast. 

In a 20-minute conversation with Professor Ioannis Tomkos, Manuel Lorenzo covers many of the highlights and insights from their research on the convergence of 5G and I4.0, along with our best estimates for what the future still holds for us in this context. This 5G-PPP whitepaper captures the collective experience and analysis of a broad range of 5G-PPP projects addressing I4.0 challenges  and scenarios, complemented with new views and perspectives from the SNS JU PREDICT-6G project.

The podcast is available on Spotify, don't miss it!

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Demo: Real time gesture based remote control of a digital twin

PREDICT-6G coordinator, Antonio de la Oliva, shows us the demo: Real time gesture based remote control of a digital twin, jointly developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and 5TONIC - Telefónica's Open Lab, one of the two open labs where PREDICT-6G tests its use cases.

This demonstration shows how the combination of three different key technological enablers, namely: physical system co-simulators, 5G and beyond, and sensing, perception and collaboration in the physical environment, can enable remote operation based on the robotic dog's gestures. 

The demo has been made possible thanks to the support of Horizon Europe's Smart Networks and Services (SNS) projects DESIRE6G and PREDICT-6G; and the UNICO R&D projects 6G-DATADRIVEN and 6G-EDGEDT

Watch the demo below.

UNICO is a Spanish programme to strengthen RDI activities to consolidate Spain´s leadership in European and national projects of cloud infrastructure, edge computing technology, semiconductors, and quantum communication.

PREDICT-6G demonstration at MWC Barcelona 2024

MWC Barcelona, the largest and most influential event in the connectivity sector, was held on the 26-29 February 2024. It brought together more than 28,000 organisations in a total of over 2,700 exhibitors, one of which was PREDICT-6G consortium member InterDigital. InterDigital had a strong presence at MWC, with a stand that included, among other things, several demos showing how innovation powers connected experiences at work, at play and at rest. 

At Work: Sensing-Enabled 6G Mobile Networks, was the space where InterDigital showcased sensing-enabled 6G mobile networks through a connected factory environment. Using InterDigital's sensing and communication technology to retrieve and send real-time information from network sensors and devices, the InterDigital team showed how their contributions to this fundamental 6G function can unlock new potential for consumers and businesses. One of these contributions is the PREDICT-6G demonstration called "Novel User Plane concepts for deterministic communications in an ISAC setting".

Dr. Sebastian Robitzsch from InterDigital, responsible for the standardisation of PREDICT-6G, showed our demo to the visitors of the MWC. The demonstration featured a mobile network for seamless wireless connectivity in a warehouse. An autonomous vehicle, equipped with distance and camera sensors, was connected to this network. Additionally, radar sensors on mobile devices enhanced security by detecting objects. Users controlled the vehicle remotely with a wireless glove, and sensor data was processed in the mobile network before being integrated into an application, enabling precise navigation in the warehouse.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

The 11 February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. A milestone adopted in 2013 by the UN General Assembly to recognise that "full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages is imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls". 

In PREDICT-6G, as could not be otherwise, we join the UN declaration. Our consortium  works towards the advancement of real equality within the academic and scientific world and ultimately, the society.

To understand better why this day is necessary, we refer to some data:

  • According to UIS data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women.
  • While women represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women, says the UN.
  • According to the UN, female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals and they are often passed over for promotion.

In the European Union, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) statistics underline the “glass ceiling” continues to be very present. Women in academic and research represent 42% of the total staff and the number only decreases as seniority increases, including the presence of women in decision-making positions. They also receive less research funding, have less papers and inventorships. Contrariwise, women are a majority in terms of part-time and precarious work. 

To celebrate, and also vindicate this day, PREDICT-6G interviewed Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino and our consortium partner. 

Q: What do you like most about your work as a scientist?

A: To be creative, envisioning new solutions. And, before that, to spot interesting aspects and pose problems whose solution can lead to technological advancements and have an impact on our daily life. It is always a challenge, but it’s what makes the work of a scientist exciting.

Q: Who were and are your female referents in the scientific world?

A: I learn something every time I meet and interact with a colleague. That said, I usually have lots to share with female researchers and lots to learn from them, from all of them, they are simply amazing.

Q: What advice would you give to a little girl who wants to pursue a career in science?

A: I can only encourage her to pursue it, and try and explore as many unexplored paths as possible. Not to fear them and not to get discouraged ever, mishaps of any kind are just part of the game.

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PREDICT-6G and DESIRE6G co-organise the “6G-PDN Workshop” at MobiHoc 2023

We are pleased to announce that PREDICT-6G and DESIRE6G successfully co-organised the "6G Programmable Deterministic Networking with AI" workshop (6G-PDN)” on the 23 of October 2023, at the prestigious 24th International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing (MobiHoc 2023) held in Washington  DC, United States.

The '6G-PDN Workshop' served as a platform for leading researchers, industry experts, and academics to come together and discuss the roadmap and challenges of the technological areas within deterministic communications and deep network programmability in the context of 6G technology to support future end-to- end time-critical applications.

Hosted by the project coordinators of PREDICT-6G and DESIRE6G, Dr. Antonio de la Oliva and Dr. Chrysa Papagianni, respectively, the workshop spanned an entire day. It featured two keynote presentations delivered by Professor John Baras from the University of Maryland and Professor Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University, along with three sessions dedicated to discussing academic papers around the following key topics:

  1. Deterministic Communications:

Exploring cutting-edge research on deterministic communication technologies that can provide ultra-reliable, low-latency communication links for critical applications such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, healthcare systems, and more. This is particularly relevant for PREDICT-6G, which focuses on creating a secure, modular, interoperable, and extensible deterministic network and management framework that automates the definition, provisioning, monitoring, fulfillment, and life-cycle management of end-to-end deterministic services over multiple network domains.

  1. Deep Network Programmability:

Delving into the advancements in deep network programmability, the ability to program the network fabric both vertically (control and data plane) and horizontally (end to end), that is expected to characterise the new generation of mobile networks, towards supporting extreme performance requirements and service-specific operations. DESIRE6G is in fact introducing deep programmability to the mobile network with the adoption of an end-to-end programmable data plane that supports multi-tenancy, using an abstraction layer to interact with the heterogeneous devices e.g., ASICs, CPUs, GPUS, DPUs etc.

  1. Transforming networking with AI

Native integration of AI is considered an integral feature of envisioned 6G systems both as a means for designing flexible, less complex, reconfigurable networks, as well as an intrinsic in-network intelligence feature.  This is relevant to DESIRE6G that aspires to natively integrate AI in the 6G system architecture to support adaptive decision-making at different time scales with expected impact on energy and performance efficiency gains.

The workshop's key findings include the definition of digital twins, AI and sensing as key areas where deterministic and programmable networks can work together to achieve extreme KPIs.

The standout aspect of the workshop was without any doubt the excellent quality of our keynotes: “Extreme Reconfigurability for 6G: From Programmable Wireless Networks to Programmable Environments” by Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and “Next Generation Hybrid Network (core, 5G/6G, non-terrestrial) Automation: Integrated Model-Based and Data-Driven Systems Engineering” by Professor Baras, which attracted top researchers attending the MobiHoc conference. 

The papers that were selected to be part of the workshop are listed below:

We extend our gratitude to all participants and to the esteemed keynotes, Professor John Baras and Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, for their invaluable contributions and insights shared during the event. Their expertise and perspectives significantly enriched our discussions, and we anticipate that they will continue to ignite further stimulating conversations in the future.

Stay tuned for future updates and events as we continue to strive towards shaping the future of 6G.

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PREDICT-6G's third plenary meeting in Bucharest

On the 17th and 18th of October, the PREDICT-6G Consortium gathered for its third plenary meeting in Bucharest, Romania. 

Over the course of these two days, the team looked back at the accomplishments achieved during the first 10 months of the project and set the roadmap to continue working towards the project’s main goal: to create a secure, modular, interoperable, and deterministic 6G network

During the meeting, the partners presented the current status of each work package, as well as the action plan for the next quarter of the project.  There was also room for fun - who said it was incompatible with research? - at the innovation session hosted by Dr. Valerio Frascolla (INTEL), PREDICT-6G innovation manager and WP5 “Impact creation” leader. 

Provided with simple premises and clear objectives, the team was challenged to think out of the box to complete a number of tasks. Afterwards, Dr Frascolla helped all participants to reflect on their different approaches and to extract some valuable lessons to implement when working on a new topic

Hosted by SIMAVI, the Consortium also enjoyed a traditional Romanian dinner where there was time for more informal exchanges that, without a doubt, strengthened the team bond.

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D3.1 - Release 1 of AI-driven inter-domain network control, management, and orchestration innovations

The PREDICT-6G deliverable 3.1 - Release 1 of AI-driven Inter-domain Network Control, Management, and Orchestration Innovations, is now available in Zenodo for public reading.

The document discusses the initial functional design of the AI-driven multi-stakeholder inter-domain control plane (AICP), the PREDICT-6G control plane solutions to seamlessly integrate a data plane building of a set of multi-technology deterministic domains. 

AICP relies on 4 key technological enablers:

  1. AI/ML, for smart resource allocation.
  2. Digital Twins, for system and (deterministic) service KPI predictably.
  3. Data Collection and Management, for continuous monitoring of the services.
  4. Inter-domain orchestration for the management of E2E deterministic service lifecycle.

The issue of how to represent the different technologies, by constructing the underlying networks, within the AICP is also discussed, as it is an issue that can be considered crucial for the proper lifecycle management of deterministic E2E services.

As part of PREDICT-6G’s commitment to open science, the project uses the Zenodo repository to contain and make publicly available all the information and data related to its development.

You can read and download the Deliverable 3.1 - Release 1 of AI-driven inter-domain network control, management, and orchestration innovations here.

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Deliverable 2.1 - Release 1 of PREDICT-6G MDP innovations

The PREDICT-6G deliverable 2.1 - Release 1 of PREDICT-6G MDP innovations, is now available in Zenodo for public reading.

One of the pillars of PREDICT-6G is the Deterministic Data Plane, which provides the determinism as a combination of three key concepts: Time sensitiveness, Reliability and Predictability. In this document, the PREDICT-6G consortium defines how it understands the determinism in the data plane and how it plans to enhance the determinism in different domains. It also includes the first achievements of the PREDICT-6G project and the short- and long-term plans for the WP2 -Multi-technology multi-domain Data-Plane (MDP)-. 

As part of PREDICT-6G’s commitment to open science, the project uses the Zenodo repository to contain and make publicly available all the information and data related to its development.

You can read and download the Deliverable 2.1 - Release 1 of PREDICT-6G MDP innovations here.

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PREDICT-6G & - Collaboration to Endorse Contributions to Standardisation in 6G

PISA – Italy, 01/08/2023 - & PREDICT-6G announce their collaboration with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). fosters the participation of European experts in international ICT standardisation. To reach this goal, it has three main axes:  firstly, it will fund 400+ European standardisation experts in a series of nine Open calls providing a total of almost EUR 3 million of funding. Secondly, it manages the European Observatory for ICT Standardisation (EUOS), which is an interactive online ecosystem including an up-to-date standards repository as well as working groups sharing insights about ongoing standardisation efforts across different initiatives. Thirdly, via its Academy, it trains future experts in ICT standardisation. focuses on horizontal and vertical ICT fields as defined in the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation [1]; 5G and 6G technologies are the key focus areas.

PREDICT-6G aims to change the networking paradigm creating a deterministic 6G network: time sensitive, reliable and predictable. The creation of a secure, modular, interoperable, and extensible deterministic network and management framework will enable to automate the definition, provisioning, monitoring, fulfilment, and life-cycle management of end-to-end (E2E) deterministic services over multiple network domains, ultimately advancing the industry digitalisation.

Standardisation is essential to PREDICT-6G objectives. The project’s ambition is to participate in and contribute to different Standards Development Organisations (SDOs), thus creating a tangible impact in the standardisation community and overall, supporting Europe`s role in global standards. To achieve this, a PREDICT-6G Standardisation Advisory Committee (SAC) was established to oversee the standardisation roadmap of the project, ensuring its timely execution, to steer and advise the project on technical opportunities within relevant SDOs Working Groups (WGs), and to recommend new opportunities to the project in pre-standard and industry fora, and SDOs to increase the standardisation of PREDICT-6G’s innovations.

The MoU can consolidate even further both project’s commitments to the international standardisation in 6G.

“Standardisation is one of the cornerstones to build a future 6G network that is secure and reliable.  In, 5G and beyond is one of the most funded areas in our fellowship programme, supporting the standardisation efforts engaged across different standardisation bodies. Now, we warmly welcome the collaboration with PREDICT-6G, and we aim to connect the standardisation experts of the two communities to leverage the contributions of both projects in 5G/6G related standardisation”, reflects Mona Marill, Project Manager in the programme.

“PREDICT-6G embraces this collaboration as a way of further increasing the standards outreach of the technical proposals of the project while helping to reach more researchers in the European ecosystem”, states Antonio de la Oliva, PREDICT-6G Coordinator.

In the coming autumn, will launch a technical working group that drafting a landscape of the existing 5G/ 6G standards and PREDICT-6G experts are invited to contribute.  Moreover, this effort is a follow-up of the already published EUOS landscape reports that are published and shared with thousands of readers across ICT standardisation stakeholder organisations (The European Commission, MultiSakeholder Platform, International Standardization Organisations, European Standardisation Organisations, National Standardisation Bodies, Research projects etc.). 2026

Consortium: Dublin City University (IE) - Financial and Administrative Coordinator, Trust-IT Srl (IT) - Technical Coordinator, OpenForum Europe (BE), AUSTRALO (ES), European Digital SME Alliance (BE), and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (DE).

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Consortium: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)–Coordinator, Nokia Solutions and Networks KFT (ES), Ericsson España SA (ES), Intel Deustchland GmBH (DE), Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA (ES), ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL (ES), ATOS SPAIN SA (ES), Gestamp Servicios SA (ES), Nextworks (IT), Cognitive Innovations Private Company (EL), Software Imagination & Vision SRL (RO), MTU AUSTRALO ALPHA LAB (EE), Politecnico di Torino (IT), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT), Universita degli Studi di Padova (IT), InterDigital Europe Ltd (UK).

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