Beyond 5G Expert Days 2021

6G Expert Days 2022


November 14 - 15, 2022

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Rohde & Schwarz Munich, Germany


6G Expert Days 2022 by Rohde & Schwarz

Two days of technical insights, inspiration and networking

We continue our well-established industry workshop series of Beyond 5G and 5G Expert Days events we run in the past. Take the chance at this face-to-face event to meet and discuss technical and implementation challenges related to 5G-Advanced as studied and ultimately standardized in 3GPP Release 18 and its subsequent releases.

Academia and key industry players have kicked off the fundamental research for the next generation of wireless communication, the event will continue to explore technology components that eventually manifest in what we will call 6G.

The technically focused presentations are grouped in the following topic clusters:

  • 5G-Advanced – The next frontier: 3GPP Release 18 and beyond
  • On the verge of 6G? We will take another look at THz communication and photonics, joint communication & sensing, the potential of an AI and ML-native interface for 6G and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)

Leading industry experts share their firsthand experience related to the above topics. Presentations will be provided by China Mobile, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Nokia Bell Labs, Ericsson, Samsung, Technical University in Munich, and many others. Find answers together with our local technology experts to specific test and measurement questions in live, interactive demonstrations, seminars, and one-on-one discussions.

Participation is free of charge– face-2-face event
Date: November 14 - 15, 2022
Place: Rohde & Schwarz Munich, Germany

Come and join us for the 6G Expert Days in Munich.

Please see our latest agenda here for download.

Speakers Day 1
Dr. Liu Guangyi

Dr. Liu Guangyi, China Mobile

Dr. Guangyi Liu, Leading Specialist and 6G Director of China Mobile Communication Corporation (CMCC), co-chair of the 6G Alliance of Network AI (6GANA),Vice-chair of THz industry alliance in China, co-chair of the wireless technology working group and trial&test group of IMT-2030 (6G) promotion group supported by Ministry of Information and Industry Technology of China. He is leading the 6G R&D of CMCC since 2018. He has led the 5G R&D during 2014~2020, R&D of 4G’s evolution during 2006~2016 in CMCC. He has acted as spectrum working group chair and project coordinator of LTE evolution and 5G eMBB in Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) from 2013~2020 and led the industrialization and globalization of TD-LTE evolution and 5G eMBB there.

Marco Hoffmann

Rastin Pries, Nokia Bell Labs

Rastin Pries is a research project manager at Nokia. He currently leads the German BMBF lighthouse project 6G-ANNA together with his colleague Marco Hoffmann. Rastin holds a master and Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He has more than 10 years of experience in the telecommunication industry and joined Nokia in 2015. He was the consortium leader of several national and international research projects. His research focuses on everything related to extended reality such as edge computing, localization and mapping, and digital twinning. He is the author of numerous scientific conference and journal papers as well as patents.

Uwe Loewenstein

Uwe Loewenstein, ITU

Uwe Löwenstein joined ITU in 04/2020 as the Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 5 in the Radio Communications Bureau (BR) of ITU-R. Before that engagement, he worked for more than 20 years at Telefónica (o2) Germany, starting there in 1997, when “VIAG Interkom” built up the 4th GSM network in Germany. Based in Munich, he was responsible for the Telefónica activities in terms of spectrum management, frequency coordination and Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC). In his role, he supported the Telefónica local operating businesses in their representation towards the national Regulatory Authorities (BNetzA) and participated at the German UMTS auction (2000), the German 4G/LTE-auction (2010 & 2015) as well as the 5G-auction in 2019. Furthermore, he was the lead Telefónica representative at ITU-R WP5D and ECC/CEPT PT1 (both responsible for IMT) and member of the German delegation at WRC-03 / WRC-07 / WRC-12 / WRC-15 and WRC-19.

Michael Peeters

Michael Peeters, VP Connectivity imec

Michael Peeters is VP of R&D for Connectivity at imec. Imec builds the enabling platforms for the next generation of communication systems, from the materials, devices, circuits, and signal processing all the way up to the orchestration engines.

Nils Roseboom

Nils Rosenboom, Ericsson Antenna Technology Germany

Nils Rosenboom received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany in 2014. Afterwards he joined Kathrein, a manufacturer of antenna systems and related electronics, working as antenna system engineer. Since 2019 he is with Ericsson Antenna Technology Germany in Rosenheim. His research interests include rf-engineering, passive base station antennas and advanced antenna systems for the next generation of mobile networks.

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser, Fraunhofer IZM

Michael Kaiser received his B.Sc. and the M.Sc. in electrical and computer engineering from Technical University Munich, Germany in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Since 2017, he is working as a research scientist in the department RF & Smart Sensor Systems at Fraunhofer – Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), Germany. His research interests include packaging-oriented design of RF and mmWave front-end modules for wireless communication applications.

Speakers Day 2
Howard Benn

Howard Benn, Samsung

Howard Benn started his career in the fixed telecommunication sector (Plessey) back in 1982, did his degree and PhD at Bradford University, moving into radio based communications in 1989. He started working in ETSI GSM standards committees in 1993, helping create 3GPP and chairing 3GPP RAN 4 from 1998 to 2007. He has been a board member of ETSI since 2008, is currently advising the ICANN board on mobile technology, and a member of a number of advisory boards for UK universities and research programs. His current role is ‘Vice President Communications Research’ for Samsung Electronics R&D Institute in the UK, managing a team of engineers covering ETSI, 3GPP, and GSMA. Recently has become a visiting Professor at Bristol University. He also sits on the UK5G government advisory committee looking at the future of communications technology in the UK, and an advisor to the UK government on international free trade agreements.

Shailesh Patil

Shailesh Patil, Qualcomm

Shailesh Patil leads research into automotive connectivity at Qualcomm Technologies. This includes modem enhancements (5G & 6G) and cloud services. His role includes leading the development of new concepts, intellectual property generation, standardization, prototyping, and commercialization support. Previously, as a rapporteur, he led the standardization of device-to-device communication in 3GPP LTE. This was for the first time that device-to-device communication was standardized in any cellular standard. He has 205 granted U.S. patents (total of 1000+ granted patents worldwide). Shailesh got his PhD and MS from University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and 2004 respectively. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies since 2006.

Oliver Wueck

Oliver Wick, BMW Group

Oliver Wick is a technology scout and futurist, who has promoted future technologies and established forward thinking innovation concepts at BMW since 2012. He began his career as an engineer at Electrolux where he was soon appointed Lead of Electrolux’s Washing Machine Lab. During his time at Electrolux Labs, Oliver successfully led an international team through the application of fuzzy logic into washing machines. Quickly establishing himself as a lead engineer, Oliver then moved to BMW where he focused on E/E development before taking on the role of Technology Scout. Today, Oliver is recognized for taking a humanistic approach to address the automotive industry’s most pressing challenges. His vision of future technologies has lifted BMW to the forefront of automotive technology through future sensing, connectivity and computing technologies. Oliver received his Diploma from TU Ilmenau where he focused on neural networks through his studies in technical cybernetics and control algorithms.

Dr. Mythri Hunukumbure

Dr. Mythri Hunukumbure, Samsung

Dr. Mythri Hunukumbure is a Chief Engineer and a Project Lead at Samsung R&D Institute UK. He currently leads Samsung research in the LOCUS EU project and have previously played similar roles in ONE5G and mmMAGIC projects. He also supports 3GPP standardization activities in SA2 and RAN2 in topics related to Localization. Mythri holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in wireless communications from University of Bristol, UK. In an industry career spanning over 15 years, he has contributed to and later led mobile communications research, standardisation and product development activities. He has filed over 45 patents and has also published extensively in leading IEEE conferences and journals. He is the lead author of the recent book ‘The Technology and Business of Mobile Communications – An Introduction’, published by Wiley/IEEE.

Ramez Askar, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute (HHI)

Ramez Askar received B.Eng degree in electrical engineering (electronics and communications) from Albaath university, Homs, Syria, in 2008, and an M.Sc. degree in communications and signal processing from Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany, in 2013. He joined the Wireless Communications and Networks Department at Fraunhofer Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), in 2012, where he was promoted to occupy his current position as a research associate. Between 2014 and 2015, he was with the Institute of Digital Signal Processing at the University of Duisburg-Essen as a research fellow. His current research interests include full-duplex communication systems, self-interference channels, self-interference cancellation, transceiver hardware impairments, over-the-air (OTA) testing, and THz communication systems. He published numerous papers and patents in his area of expertise. Mr. Askar received a doctoral scholarship from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014 and the IEICE SmartCom Conference Best Paper Award in 2017

Speakers Day 2

Prof. Wolfgang Utschick, Technical University Munich

Wolfgang Utschick (Fellow, IEEE) received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electrical engineering with distinction, on machine learning from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. Prior to that, he completed several years of certified industrial training programs. Since 2002, he has been a Professor with TUM for Signal Processing and since 2011, he hasbeen a TUM Asia faculty member in Singapore and a regular Guest Professor with Singapore Institute of Technology, and in 2021 he became a core member of the newly founded Munich Data Science Institute. From 2017 to 2022, he served as the Dean of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at TUM.

An Xueli

An Xueli, Huawei

Dr. Xueli An is the Head of 6G Network Architecture Research Group at Huawei Technologies, Munich Research Center. Within Huawei, she leads the next generation mobile communication enabled vertical industry related research and corresponding industry development related activities. She has long experience in 5G research and deep engagement with the 5G enabled Industry 4.0 ecosystem. She serves as 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) working group “Use cases and Requirements” vice chair since 2018. She is the vice chair of NetworldEurope Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation Working Group since 2020. Her current research focuses on 6G network architecture design and she also takes the role as Working Group chair position in one6G Association since 2021. She has over 50 peer-reviewed international journal/conference publications and many filed/granted patent applications in the field of wireless communication, networking, etc. She received her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands.

Sebastian Cammerer

Sebastian Cammerer, Nvidia

Sebastian Cammerer is a Research Scientist at NVIDIA. Before joining NVIDIA, he received his PhD in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2021. He is one of the maintainers and core developers of the Sionna open-source link-level simulator. His main research topics are machine learning for wireless communications and channel coding. Further research interests include modulation, parallel computing for signal processing, and information theory. He is recipient of the VDE ITG Dissertationsaward 2022, the IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award 2019, the Best Paper Award of the University of Stuttgart 2018, the Anton- und Klara Röser Preis 2016, the Rohde&Schwarz Best Bachelor Award 2015, and third prize winner of the Nokia Bell Labs Prize 2019.

Dr. Arman Shojaeifard

Dr. Arman Shojaeifard, Interdigital

Dr Arman Shojaeifard has extensive experience in research, development, and standardization of radio transmission technologies and architectures. He is currently a R&I Senior Manager at InterDigital, responsible for the radio interface R&D at the Future Wireless Europe lab. He also serves as the Chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (ISG RIS) and the Technical Manager of the Innovate-UK/CELTIC-NEXT European collaborative R&D project on AIMM (AI-enabled Massive MIMO). Prior to InterDigital, he was a Principal Researcher and 3GPP RAN1 WG Delegate at British Telecommunications plc. He received his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from King’s College London in 2012.

Tian Dao , ZTE

Dao TIAN is the Senior Director of Wireless Standardization and Industry Relations in Europe. His coverages including ITU, CEPT, ETSI, and industry alliance such as GSA, GSMA.

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