Call for Papers: MobiHoc 2023

In the scope of the MobiHoc 2023 -the 24th International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing-, which will be held in Washington DC, October 23-26, 2023, DESIRE6G and PREDICT-6G will co-organise the “6G-PDN (6G Programmable Deterministic Networking with AI)” workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the roadmap and challenges in the technological areas of deterministic communications and deep network programmability in 6G, to support future end-to- end time-critical applications. It also aims to bring together academic and industry researchers to stimulate discussions, introduce news ideas and technical solutions in the aforementioned areas and therefore contribute to the progress of 6G networking research.

Submitted papers may cover any of the following topics:

  • Programmable data planes for TSN
  • Network softwarization for 6G
  • Programmable Networking Protocols
  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures (P4 and others)
  • Hardware acceleration for programmable network functions
  • Multitenant data planes
  • Orchestration and Management of Software-Defined Deterministic Networks
  • Control and Management of Data plane programmable devices
  • Artificial intelligence for deterministic networks
  • In network Machine Learning
  • In-network service level tuning and optimization; QoS
  • High precision traffic monitoring/telemetry
  • Service assurance and fulfillment programmability
  • Slicing for 6G
  • Intent-based systems and Digital twinning applied in 6G.
  • Reliability, time sensitiveness and predictability in 3GPP and WiFi systems.

Paper Submission deadline is July 12, 2023

You can read all the detailed information here.

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PREDICT-6G hosts its second plenary meeting

The 23rd and 24th of May, the PREDICT-6G Consortium met in Madrid to host its second plenary meeting . Two fruitful days used by the members of the  team to review what we have accomplished over the past five months and to set the roadmap for the coming months.

The meeting, hosted at the premises of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (the coordinator of the Project), took place over two days, during which the Work Package and Tasks leaders presented the progress made to date, as well as the future impulses needed to achieve each of the objectives set. There was also time to plan for PREDICT-6G's upcoming participation in international conferences, such as the European Conference on Networks and Communications 2023 (EuCNC) where the project will organize the joint workshop titled “Future deterministic programmable networks for 6G”.

“During the Madrid May meeting we have pushed substantially the work on PREDICT-6G, clarifying the key technical aspects on the control and data plane to realise multi-domain, multi-technology determinism”, said Antonio de la Oliva, the coordinator of PREDICT-6G.

Finally, the consortium visited the 5Tonic Open Lab, where two of the project’s use cases will be tested: the Multi-domain deterministic communication use case and the Smart Manufacturing use case.

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Future deterministic programmable networks for 6G, a joint workshop

The three EU funded project DESIRE6G, DETERMINISTIC6G and PREDICT6G are developing new technologies to tackle determinism at a global scale in the yet to be defined 6G architecture.

A joint workshop titled "Future deterministic programmable networks for 6G" is organized by these projects at the European Conference on Networks and Communications 2023 (EuCNC). EuCNC focuses on telecommunications aspects ranging from 5G deployment to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks. The aim of this workshop is to open a space for discussion of the different approaches to determinism that these projects are choosing while discussing open points and possible collaboration topics. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 14:00-17:30 where Dr. Afif Osseiran, vice-chair 5G-ACIA gives a Keynote on the “learnings on 5G for industries”. Members of the three projects will present key research topics being investigated under these projects. A panel discussion will wrap up the workshop enlightening how the future deterministic 6G networks will be realized.

Check the programme here.

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Introducing DESIRE6G, a sister project of PREDICT-6G

One of the main intentions of PREDICT-6G is to quickly harness the multiplier capacity of initiatives advocating for 6G in Europe. Creating synergies with other projects funded by Horizon Europe under the same topic is a unique opportunity to build a real impactful European 6G landscape. Let’s discover one of them: DESIRE6G!

Promoting the 6G vision, the DESIRE6G project will design and develop a novel zero touch control, management, and orchestration platform, with native integration of AI, to support verticals with extreme requirements (e.g., eXtreme URLLC services) over a performant, measurable and programmable data plane. 

From zero power to extreme low latency or ultra-high reliability: the 6G system should not limit its future use cases, yet it should be simpler and more autonomous than the previous generation. The two key components that will allow DESIRE6G achieving these goals are the following:

  1. A lightweight centralised Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) layer, with distributed and coordinated intelligent control employing Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). This functional split promotes service assurance through enabling faster control loops, ensuring the scalability of the system as its self-operation relies mainly on the autonomous coordinated operation of the agents.
  2. An end-to-end programmable user plane supporting multitenancy, using a hardware abstraction layer to interact with the heterogeneous devices e.g., GPUs, TPUs, FPGAs, SOCs. This will facilitate increased flexibility in function placement and offloading while using simple and abstract control plane APIs. It will also allow simpler customization of end-to-end network behaviour without sacrificing performance and power efficiency.

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PREDICT-6G supports Open Science

PREDICT-6G is committed to the Open Science practices defined by the European Commission to improve the “quality, efficiency and responsiveness of research”.

Early and open sharing of research

PREDICT-6G has pledged to ensure that data produced during the course of the project is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) and open, as well as being early available. 

Research output management and measures to ensure reproducibility of research outputs

PREDICT-6G guarantees the reproducibility of project outputs by covering the reproduction, replication and reuse research processes. Any research output will be made available to the community in Open Access repositories.

Open access to research outputs and participation in open peer-review

Open Access contributes to the circulation of knowledge and their re-usability, which in turn has proved to drive innovation. PREDICT-6G fully embraces this vision. The project relies on all major international publishers that provide several models for Open Access, with two major options on what license to place on the published documents:

  1. 'Green' Open Access: The publisher's policy allows the authors to archive the final manuscript in an institutional or subject-based repository, before or after peer review. We use the Zenodo Community “PREDICT-6G PROJECT” as our ‘Green’ repository.
  2. 'Gold' Open Access: Authors can publish in open access journals, or in hybrid journals that both sell subscriptions and offer the option of making individual articles openly accessible. Articles published under this license will also be made available in the project’s Zenodo Community.

Go visit our Zenodo repository!

Other ways to use and contribute to the open science practices

PREDICT-6G will leverage the services provided by the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE), which is an active service provider of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This European initiative, which lists 37+ million publications and 9+ million research data, has the mission to promote open scholarship and improve the discoverability, accessibility, shareability, reusability, reproducibility and monitoring of data-driven research results, across scientific disciplines.

In addition, PREDICT-6G will rely on complementary open access channels including:

  • The release of pre-publication versions through the website.
  • The release of paper presentations in conferences through the website.
  • The use of social media to provide links to publications and presentation files.

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PREDICT-6G hosts its kick-off meeting in Madrid

The 10th and 11th of January, the PREDICT-6G consortium met in Madrid to host its kick-off meeting. Two fruitful days used by the members of the  team to set the roadmap to achieve the goals of the coming months.

The meeting marked the official start of this ambitious project funded by Horizon Europe, under the Smart Networks and Systems Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). 30 months of work begin in which PREDICT-6G aims to develop a novel Multi-Technology Multi-Domain Data-Plane (MDP) overhauling the reliability and time sensitiveness design features existing in current wired and wireless standards. A challenge that the partners involved face with enthusiasm and determination.

PREDICT-6G consortium, led by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), consists of 17 prominent partners from seven European countries: Spain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Ericsson España S.A., Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A., ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia S.L., ATOS Spain S.A., GESTAMP Servicios S.A., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Hungary (Nokia Solutions and Networks KFT), Germany (Intel Deutschland GMBH), Italy (Nextworks, Politecnico di Torino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Universita degli Estudi di Padova), Greece (Cognitive Innovations Private Company), Romania (Software Imagination & Vision SRL), Estonia (MTU AUSTRALO Alpha Lab), UK (Interdigital Europe LTD).

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