Speaker: Prof. Sandoche Balakrichenan (AFNIC, France)
Title: Towards Connecting everything safely and securely using the DNS
Abstract: Identity is the core for any communication. From the age old postal communication to the current Internet, a source and destination identifier plays an integral part. Unlike in the postal communication, the Internet does not have an human interface which ensures identity based access management. In the Internet, the human interface is replaced with technology and that is the reason Identity and access management is a billion dollar industry. This talk will focus on explaining how the open DNS (Domain Naming System) infrastructure could be used as an Identity management system towards connecting everything. Further, it will explain how the DNS Security standards could be used for connecting everything securely (i.e. access management) and conclude on how the DNS infrastructure could also be connecting everything without infringing privacy.
Sandoche Balakrichenan is the head of Research & Development Partnerships at AFNIC. His research is in networked computer systems, with current interests in IoT identity management, security and privacy. He has been an invited IoT expert at the European Commission representing the European ccTLD community, IoT expert reviewer at Cap Digital, RIPE IoT Working Group Co-Chair, LoRa Alliance Academic Working Group Chair. He actively participates/contributes to standardisation and associated organisations such as GS1, LoRa-alliance, IETF, RIPE, AIOTI. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Networks from the “Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie” and is an advisor for PhD students.
Speaker: Prof. Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Title: Vision, use cases and the role of distributed large MIMO and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces in 6G
Abstract: Research towards the 6th generation (6G) of mobile communications is ongoing. To put 6G in perspective I will start with a short overview of key challenges and opportunities with 4G and 5G, followed by an introduction to the vision and key use cases in 6G from our ongoing EU H2020 6G Flagship Hexa-X project. Then I will present some of our ongoing research towards 6G at Chalmers with a special focus on distributed large MIMO (D-MIMO) and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS). D-MIMO and RISs are promising techniques to meet the envisioned required capabilities in 6G on communications, localization and sensing due to their potential of densification that will enable both more efficient, reliable, high capacity and low latency communications, as well as more accurate localization and sensing.
[S’98, M’03, SM’10] is Full Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is leading the Wireless Systems research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems.
He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products.
He was involved in the European WINNER and ARTIST4G projects that made important contributions to the 3GPP LTE standards, the EU FP7 METIS and the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC and 5GCar projects towards 5G and currently the Hexa-X, RISE-6G and SEMANTIC projects towards 6G, as well as in the ChaseOn antenna systems excellence center at Chalmers targeting mm-wave and (sub)-THz solutions for 5G/6G access, backhaul/ fronthaul and V2X scenarios.
His research interests include design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks, and satellite networks. He has co-authored 5 books, 103 journal papers, 135 conference papers and 67 public EU projects deliverables. He is founding editorial board member and editor of IEEE JSAC Series on Machine Learning in Communications and Networks, has been Chairman of the awards winning IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/ Communications/ Information Theory Societies chapter, editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, EEE Wireless Communications Letters, Guest editor of several top journals, organized several tutorials and workshops at top IEEE conferences, and served as coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master’s Program at Chalmers.
Speaker: Prof. Akihiro Nakao (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Title: Beyond5G/6G R&D for Resilient Infrastructure
Akihiro Nakao received B.S. (1991) in Physics, M.E. (1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has been teaching as an associate professor (2005-2014) and as a professor (2014-2021) in Applied Computer Science, at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. From 2019 to present, he has served as Vice Dean of the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (2019-2021). In April 2021, he has moved to School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2021-present). He was appointed as an adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo in 2019 and as a special adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo (2020- present). He is serving as Director, Collaborative Research Institute for NGCI, (Next-Generation Cyber Infrastructure, the University of Tokyo (2021-present).
For social services, he has been playing several important roles in Japanese government and also at research societies. He has also been appointed Chairman of the 5G Mobile Network Promotion Forum (5GMF) Network Architecture Committee by Japanese government. He has been appointed as Chairman of 5G/Beyond 5G committee, Space ICT Promotion Initiative Forum, International Committee, and Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium as well (2020-present). From 2020 to present, he is a chair of IEICE technical committee on network systems (NS) as well as a chair of IEICE technical committee on cross-field research association of super-intelligent networking (RISING).
Speaker: Dr. Slawomir Kuklinski (Orange Poland, Poland)
Title: Simulation of 5G/6G networks – selected issues
Abstract: Currently there are many activities concerning 5G network and its evolution towards the 6G network. Many research projects build a testbed or try to simulate the behaviour of developed extensions to the 5G network. It has been noticed that simulations and testbeds require a lot of efforts to demonstrate the proposed mechanisms or system extensions. At the system level it has already been proposed to use of AI-driven mechanisms in every system layer. In the talk selected issues related to simulations of AI-driven 5G+ network management and virtualization (including RAN specific issues) as well as simulations of the 6G network seen as ‘network of networks’ will be discussed. In the context of AI the usage the applicability of the Digital Twins paradigm will be outlined.
In 1994, Sławomir received a PhD with honours from Warsaw University of Technology, and since then, he has been an assistant professor. His PhD thesis concerned neural networks (now part of AI). For about 20 years, he also works for Orange Polska as Research Expert. At the beginning of his career, he was involved in digital signal processing for military (radar systems) and non-military applications (voice compression and recognition). Later, he worked on wireless mesh networks (MANET), VANET (V2X), and SDN. For about 15 years, he has been involved in research concerning autonomic network management and mobile networks. Actually, he is working on network slicing 5G, 6G and autonomic and cognitive techniques applied to network management and control. As a principal investigator, he was involved in more than ten EU-funded projects, including FP6 MIDAS, FP7 4WARD, FP7 EFIPSANS, Celtic COMMUNE (Cognitive Network Management under Uncertainty), 5G!Pagoda, 5G-DRIVE, 5G!Drones, MonB5G and Hexa-X (6G flagship project in Europe). He has been involved in ITU-T standardization concerning future networks (SG13). Slawomir Kukliński has published more than 80 scientific papers, has been a TPC member of many conferences and has given several invited keynotes.