Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005 on Radio link control for improving the QoS of wireless packet transmission. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative which deals with design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Since December 2016 he is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. From 2017 to 2018 he was one of the three moderators of the 5G future network expert group. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GAllStar project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR).
E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 70 international invited talks and keynotes and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 patents. He has organized more than 70 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international conferences as IEEE GLOBCOM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, EuCnC, IFIP, EUCnC and European Wireless.
Air Interface Challenges and Solutions for future 6G Networks
Abstract—5G networks are expected to be deployed in 2020 and are considered as a global game changer from a technological, economic, societal and environmental perspective with very aggressive performance levels in terms of latency, energy efficiency, wireless broadband capacity, elasticity, etc. Many experts say that the next big step for cellular networks is not 5G but its cloudification that will support the explosion of radically new services and applications ranging from immersive five-sense media to ambient sensing intelligence and a pervasive introduction of artificial
intelligence. In our vision, the next generation of wireless systems will transform the 5G service-oriented networks into user and machine ad-hoc dynamic (re)configuration of network slices. This
will be enabled by software-defined end-to-end solutions from the core to the radio access network, including the air interface as well as the RF and antenna systems which are envisioned as one of the keys to meet the user/service requirements. Users and machines will be indeed able to dynamically (re)configure network slices thanks to intelligent personal edges. This paper presents our perspective of the 6G air interface and raise the concept of software defined artificial intelligence and air interface (SD-AI2) as a framework of 6G air interface. This concept is an extension of the one initially proposed for 5G . Instead of a global optimized air interface, we envisage to bring agility and flexibility to air interface with the help of artificial intelligence and learning techniques to improve efficiency. The paper describes the proposed context and highlights the technical challenges at different levels.