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
6G: The next Frontier of Research
5G networks represent a breakthrough in the design of communication networks, for their ability to provide a single platform enabling a variety of different services, from enhanced mobile broadband communications to virtual reality, automated driving, Internet-of-Things, etc. Nevertheless, looking at the increasing requests for new services and predicting the development of new technologies within a decade from now, it is already possible to envision the need to move beyond 5G and design a new architecture incorporating new technologies to satisfy new needs at both individual and societal level. The goal of this talk is to motivate the need to move to a sixth generation (6G) of mobile communication networks, starting from a gap analysis of 5G, and predicting a new synthesis of near-future services, like holographic communications, high precision manufacturing, a pervasive introduction of artificial intelligence and the incorporation of new technologies, like sub-THz or Visible Light Communications (VLC), in a truly 3-dimensional (3D) coverage framework, incorporating terrestrial and aerial radio access points to bring cloud functionalities where and when needed on demand.