5G&Beyond

The telecommunications infrastructure, far from being a commodity, is nourished and developed on the basis of research and innovation.

5G&Beyond is a parallel and co-located program with 5G&Co that looks to the future through the eyes of the young researchers and PhD students of the RESTART program that co-organizes the event together with CNIT.

RESTART is a research program funded by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) within the PNRR call for proposals on extended partnerships.

5G&Beyond aims to launch a look at the future of telecommunications with a new format in which some keynote speakers will have the task of stimulating participants to generate ideas and new research directions that are really able to create impact on the industrial world and the scientific community in order to collaboratively generate visions of the future.

The starting point will be given by  the RESTART Grand Challenges, a list of the main current research challenges in the telecommunications sector that cross technologies, application areas and methodological approaches, grasping their unifying aspects and the transformative potential of reality.

Agenda

April 16th

08:30 Session 1: Foresighting the Future Telecommunications Technologies

  • Giovanni Corazza, University of Bologna
  • Moderators: Ilaria Rinaldi, Ilenia Tinnirello

10:00 Session 2 (part 1): Designing an Internet of Emotions

  • Carlo Ventura, Istituto Nazionale di Biostrutture e Biosistemi (INBB)
  • Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. / Huawei Canada R&D
  • Moderator: Roberto Verdone

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 2 (part 2): Designing an Internet of Emotions

  • Carlo Ventura, Istituto Nazionale di Biostrutture e Biosistemi (INBB)
  • Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. / Huawei Canada R&D
  • Moderator: Roberto Verdone

12:00  Session 3: Making the network programmable and able to orchestrate services and applications

  • Marco Chiesa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Moderators: Gianni Antichi, Gianluca Davoli, Marco Savi, Giacomo Verticale

13:30 Lunch Break 

14:30  Session 4: Digital Twins in Wireless Networks: Bridging Innovation and Convergence

Closing of the daily session


Supervisory Board seminar on Digital Networks Act

Entry will be permitted to 5G&Co and 5G&Beyond participants until the seats run out.

16:00: Greetings and introduction by Antonio Martusciello, President of TIM Supervisory Board

16:15: Thematic tables

  • From regulated competition to participatory regulation. The new European regulatory paradigm applied also to electronic communications by the European Commission
    Fabio Bassan (OdV) talks with Andrea Renda
  • From ex ante to ex post regulation. The new European regulatory framework for electronic communications: a 30 years long journey
    Fabrizio Dalle Nogare (OdV) talks with Laura Aria (AGCOM)
  • The age of fragmentation of the Internet and of consolidation of its actors
    Nicola Blefari Melazzi (OdV) talks with con Maurizio Decina (Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic of Milan)
  • Neo-protectionism, infrastructure investments and Golden Power
    Giacomo Vigna (OdV) talks with Col. Gian Luca Berruti (ACN)

17:00: Conclusions


April 17th

09:30 Session 5: Bending Propagation to the Needs of the Network with Smart Radio Environments

  • George Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
  • Moderator: Davide Dardari, Daniele Riccio

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 6: Adding connectivity to digital transformation for a sustainable industry

13:00 Lunch Break 

14:30  Session 7: Designing Optics Technologies for Future 6G Radio Systems

Speakers

George Alexandropoulos

Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Marco Chiesa

Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Giovanni Corazza

Professor, University of Bologna / CNIT

Antonio D’Errico

Senior Specialist in Photonics and telecommunication systems, Ericsson

Michele Ludovico

Head of Network Management Systems and Self Organizing Network, TIM

Daniele Munaretto

Head of Athonet R&I, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

David Plant

Professor, McGill University

Wen Tong

CTO, Wireless Network, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd and President, Huawei Canada R&D

Carlo Ventura

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering & VID art|science, Istituto Nazionale di Biostrutture e Biosistemi (INBB)

Andrea Viola

Head of Architecture (Technology), Windtre