International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking
6–9 July 2021 // Virtual Conference


Keynote: Gerhard P. Fettweis – Vodafone Chair Professor, DE

6 July 17:40-18:40 CEST / UTC+2

6G Joint Communications and Sensing

Over the generations of cellular, services have gone from pure voice service delivery to today’s integrated wireless Internet. With 5G and it’s ultra-reliable low-latency (URLLC) mode, for the first time cellular based remote controlled real and virtual object shall become feasible: The Tactile Internet. However, focusing primarily on business applications. The vision of 6G is that personal mobile robotic helpers controlled by the infrastructure will become wide-spread.

Robotic systems, even when connected to the infrastructure, require to know their ambience through sensing. As relying on cameras alone is not an option, and lidar has its limits as well, radio sensing will become increasingly important. This seemingly creates a competition for new spectrum between sensing and communications!

Here we want to shed light on integrating both into one 6G radio access network by joint communication and sensing. Some theoretical as well as experimental results will be given. As a consequence, sensing can become another service delivered by a cellular communications system.

Joining up the terminal and infrastructure based sensing plus acknowledging the power of networking will create new opportunities. This can include empowering a “level-2” car to be driven at “level-5” with the help of 6G, but will also open completely new opportunities for your home/fitness/gaming/assistance robotic helpers as well!

Biography: Gerhard P. Fettweis, F’09, earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden. Since 2018 he heads the new Barkhausen Institute. 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate. He researches wireless transmission and chip design, coordinates 5GLab Germany, spun-out 17 tech and 3 non-tech startups, and is member of the German Academy of Sciences/“Leopoldina”, and German Academy of Engineering/“acatech”.




Keynote: Fredrik Gunnarsson – Ericsson Research

7 July 17:40-18:40 CEST / UTC+2

5G positioning for applications – opportunities and challenges

5G and digitalization are often seen as closely related, and with position information being central in digitalization, the introduction of 5G positioning is a vital step. It exploits the 5G enablers such as wide signal bandwidths, multiple antennas, low latency and flexible architecture. In this talk the focus will be on application aspects and both opportunities and challenges will be discussed.

Biography: Dr. Fredrik Gunnarsson is an expert in positioning and RAN automation at Ericsson Research. He works on research, concepts, standardization, prototyping, use case adaptation and realization aspects of RAN automation and positioning. He also holds a part-time position as adjunct professor at Linköping University, Sweden. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Linköping University in 1996 and 2000 respectively. Dr. Gunnarsson is a senior member of IEEE.