Tentative Programme

11.00 – 11.15

Welcome and presentation of the ITC Beyond 5G cluster  –  Claudio Paoloni, Lancaster University, UK

11.15 – 12.30 Session 1 – 5G Evolution – Session Chair – Claudio Paoloni, Lancaster University, UK

Part 1 Invited talk and regular papers

11.15 Invited talk, “What’s after 5G Phase 1 and 2?”,  Valerio Frascolla, Intel Germany, 

11.40 “Stratification of 5G evolution and Beyond 5G”
Volker Ziegler (Nokia Bell Labs & CTO, Germany); Thorsten Wild (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Mikko Uusitalo, Hannu Flinck and Vilho Räisänen (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Kimmo Hatonen (Nokia, Finland)

Part 2 ICT Beyond 5G cluster latest updates
12.00 TERRANOVA- A THz Communications system concept for beyond 5G wireless networks, Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece

12.10 DREAM D-Band Transport Solutions For Beyond 5G Reconfigurable Meshed Cellular Networks, Vladimir Ermolov, VTT, Finland 

12.20 Evolution: session chair invites for questions for panel

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Session 2 – 5G Revolution – Session Chair – Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece

Part 1 Invited talk and regular papers

14.00 Invited talk “Networking Imperatives in 5G Evolution and Beyond”, Theodore Sizer, EVP, Smart Optical Fabric and Devices Research, Bell Labs, Nokia

14.25 “Integrating THz Wireless Communication Links in a Data Centre Network”
Sean Ahearne and Niamh O’ Mahony (Dell EMC, Ireland); Boujnah Noureddine (TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); Saim Ghafoor (Waterford Institute of Technology & TSSG, Ireland); Alan Davy (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); Luis Gonzalez Guerrero and Cyril Renaud (University College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

14.45 “100 Gbit/s Terahertz-Wireless Real-Time Transmission Using a Broadband Digital-Coherent Modem”
Carlos Castro (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Robert Elschner (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Herz-Institut, Germany); Thomas Merkle (Fraunhofer IAF, Germany); Colja Schubert (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany)

Part 2 ICT Beyond 5G cluster latest updates
15.05 THOR, TeraHertz end-to-end wireless systems supporting ultra high data Rate applications, Thomas KürnerTU Braunschweig, Germany

15.15 TERAPOD – Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks, Alan Davy, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

15.25 Revolution: session chair invites for questions for panel

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 18.30 Evolution or revolution or both? Session Chair – Thomas KürnerTU Braunschweig, Germany

Part 1 ICT Beyond 5G cluster latest updates
16.10 ULTRAWAVE “Ultracapacity layers for 5G novel backhaul architectures”, Claudio Paoloni, Lancaster University, UK

16.20 WORTEX “Wireless Optical/Radio TErabit Communications”, Marcin Brzozowski, IHP – Microelectronics, Germany

16.30 EPIC “Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding”, Jhon Jimenez, Creonic GMBH,  Germany

Part 2 16.45 Panel session

The two invited speakers and panelists from industry and academia will confront with the audience to debate on evolution and revolution of networking and technology beyond 5G.


Valerio Frascolla, Intel Germany

Maziar Nekovee, University of Sussex, UK

Thomas KürnerTU Braunschweig, Germany

Theodore Sizer, Bell Labs, Nokia, US,

Claudio Paoloni and Angeliki Alexiou will moderate the panel.

18.00 Evolution or revolution or both? Wrap up and concluding remarks