Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pascal Thubert

Talk Title: Reliable and Available Wireless: The IPv6 contribution towards end-to-end determinism over 5G and beyond

Abstract: Over the 25 years of existence of IPv6, networking and applications have evolved dramatically and deprecated the premises that sustained the designs of Y2K. IPv6 has evolved simultaneously and continuously to serve the new needs and operations. This keynote presents how IPv6 has evolved to serve Operational technology and Industrial IoT use case, and the latest embodiment with Reliable and Available Wireless (RAW) that extends DetNet over Wireless.

Pascal Thubert has been actively involved in research, development and standards efforts on Internet mobility and wireless technologies since joining Cisco in Y2K. He currently works at ENB CTO – Innovation labs, where he focuses on products and standards in the general context of IPv6, wireless, and the Internet of Things. He co-chairs 6TiSCH, the IETF Working Group focusing on IPv6 over the 802.15.4 TSCH deterministic MAC, and LPWAN, that applies IETF protocols over low power wide area networking technologies. He’s also participating to deterministic networking and DC routing activities, including the formation of a new WG on Reliable and Available Wireless (RAW) Networking. Earlier, he specialized in IPv6 as applied to mobility and wireless devices and developed routers and switches microcode in Cisco’s core IPv6 product development group. In parallel with his R&D missions, he has authored 10+ IETF RFCs (10+ more pending as WG documents) and multiple draft standards dealing with IPv6, wireless, mobility and the Internet of Things. He has 200+ patents issued at USPTO and a H-Index of 48.

Dr. Jorge Pereira

Talk Title: Challenges of 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

Abstract: The promise of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) are Safer (enhanced road safety), More Efficient (lower emissions and reduced congestion) and Connected (infotainment) Rides, not forgetting a significant impact on productivity, jobs and growth, as well as on global competitiveness. The scope of autonomy spans road, rail, waterways and coastal maritime, and the implementation scenarios extend from urban to remote rural areas, transcending national borders, to ensure critical cross-border service continuity for autonomous vehicles. Considerable effort and funding has been put in Europe into large-scale testing and validation, and even pre-deployment, of 5G for CAM. Many challenges and gaps have been identified, extending beyond funding. Namely, maximizing the impact of CAM will only be possibly through building a complete ecosystem around infrastructure, equipment and services on top of 5G advanced connectivity, whilst mutualizing the huge investments in mobile and fixed broadband. This presentation will present achievements thus far and planned actions aiming at large-scale deployment of 5G for CAM

Dr. Jorge Pereira has been with the European Commission since 1996, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He works, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, being responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility; and Public Protection and Disaster Relief.

He obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993.

Prof. Ari Pouttu

Talk Title: 6G Future Perspectives

Prof. Ari Pouttu has scientific and engineering experience as a researcher, project manager and research manager in various domains of ICT development. The projects under his command have resulted in waveforms and system designs for military radio communication, radar systems, embedded device networks, future wireless radio communications including cellular systems, cognitive networks and navigation applications.

He has published more than 60 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications and he holds two patents.

He was the Director of Centre for Wireless Communications in the University of Oulu from 2006 to 2012.

Currently he is heading as a professor a research group targeting dependable wireless solutions for business verticals such as energy, industry, health and automotive including solutions for 5G.

He is the principal investigator of 5G test network (5GTN) experimental research, co-PI of H2020 Sat5G project and is acting as vice-director of the national 6Genesis flagship targeting 6G solutions.