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Special Session on Beyond 5G Technologies at EuCNC 2019

Published 6/28/2019

The IAS team co-organized a special session on advanced THz technologies towards Terabit/s wireless communications at EuCNC 2019.

The special session speakers
The special session speakers

Advanced THz technologies towards terabit/s wireless communications

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Session Chair:
  • Angeliki Alexiou (University of Piraeus, Greece)
  • Catherine Douillard (IMT Atlantique, Lab-STICC, France)

While the wireless world is moving towards the 5G era and many technological advances have been proposed, there seem to be significant limitations in the capability to efficiently and flexibly handle the massive amount of QoS/QoE-oriented data that will be exchanged in a future Big-Data-driven society along with the super-high data rate and almost zero latency requirements.
Thus, wireless Tbit/s communications and the supporting backhaul network infrastructure are expected to become the main technology trend within the next ten years and beyond. Terahertz (THz) transmission as a wireless backhaul extension of the optical fibre is an important building block to close this gap and guarantee high-speed internet access everywhere beyond 5G. Together with extraordinary promises, THz communication brings unique and novel challenges that require rethinking classic communications and networking mechanisms. Motivated by the potential of THz technologies to transform the future of ICT, this Special Session aspires to reveal and discuss the critical technology gaps as well as the appropriate enablers, in terms of baseband processing RF frontend, channel models and waveforms, signals and coding, beam-patterns and medium access schemes. This special session brings together experts in information and coding theory, in advanced hardware design and ASIC integration and wireless access technologies and algorithms to present the main implementation challenges to be faced and to describe specific designs, algorithms and architectures, designed towards Terabit/s throughputs.

The European Conference on Networks Communications (EuCNC) is supported by the European Commission and brings together every year world academics and representatives of major organisations in the domain of network communications and systems.

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