Complex networks and telecommunications
2nd edition: Towards 6G



The school takes its origin in the evolution of telecommunications networks from complex but vertically integrated architecture to an infrastructure permeating every aspect of our everyday life and supports a variety of applications and services with a wide variety requirements. As a consequence, the architecture of the new 5G system is that of a “flat” network with programmable nodes and with intelligence being pushed to the edges of the network. These topics have been covered in the successful first edition of the school held in 2018 when primary speakers provided talks on distributed cooperative systems and techniques.

Now, with 5G moving from lab activities to commercial status, the topics above become even more important as the future 6G system will be called to support human communications but, with greater and greater emphasis, machine communications enabling services in support of a better life in many directions enlarging the concept of ‘network user’. The 6G system will not only increase the data rate or extend coverage although these will remain fundamental aspects. Exploitation of new frequency bands and novel transmission techniques will have to be matched with distributed ‘smart’ control techniques able to anticipate somehow ‘user’ needs to reduce latency and adapt to the varying requirement and mixes. 6G will not only be related to ‘moving data around’ but will require the integration of sensing, localization, mobility management in the distributed control engine calling for the need of an intrinsically secure and privacy preserving eco-system.

This second edition of the school will bring together recognized experts which will be able to provide insights on the future trends and the most relevant research topics. As such, it will provide a unique opportunities for young researchers but also for experienced ones willing to challenge themselves with the friendly and interactive atmosphere provided by the location which

School organizing committee

  • Favalli, Lorenzo, Associate Professor, University of Pavia, Italy, email favalli@unipv.it
  • Calvanese Strinati, Emilio, Smart Devices & Telecomm. Strategy Program Director Internat. Research Programs CEA-LETI, MINATEC email calvanese-strinati@cea.fr
  • Zorzi Michele, Full Professor, University of Padova, Italy, email zorzi@dei.unipd.it

Technical sponsors

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Financial support

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