6G Research Visions Webinar Series:

6G Networking

Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 5:00–6:30 PM (Helsinki, UTC/GMT +02:00, CET +01:00)

About the Event

The webinar in the 6G Research Visions Webinar Series “6G Research Visions Webinar Series: 6G Networking” will present the findings by the expert group members who prepared the 6G White Paper on Networking.

The webinar is moderated by Prof. Tarik Taleb, Aalto University/Oulu University, Finland, who led the Expert Group.

Talks by Expert Group representatives:

Prof. Hiroshi Esaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan:
Challenges & Opportunities of Internet and 5G/6G

Dr. Richard Li, FutureWei, USA:
Having IP Networks Ready for 5G/6G

Dr. Simone Redana, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany:
Beyond 5G / 6G Architecture Vision and Enablers

Dr. Stuart Clayman, University College London, UK:
New Transport Networks & AI in support of Immersive Services

After the talks, a minimum of 30 minutes is reserved for open discussion with the distinguished presenters. A recorded video of the webinar will be openly available after the event.

Prof. Tarik Taleb is Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. He is the founder and director of the MOSA!C Lab (www.mosaic-lab.org). He is also Professor at the Center of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. Prior to his current positions, he was working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standards Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. Before joining NEC and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he worked as research fellow at the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. He received his B. E degree in Information Engineering with distinction, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Sciences from Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Richard Li is Chief Scientist of Network Technologies at Futurewei, USA. Richard served as the Chairman of the ITU-T FG Network 2030 from 2018 to 2020, and as the Vice Chairman of the Europe ETSI ISG NGP (Next-Generation Protocols) from 2016 to 2019. He has also served as Chair of steering committees and technical program committees of some academic and industrial conferences. Richard is extremely passionate about advancing ICT infrastructure technologies and solving problems in their entirety, thus creating a bigger and long-term impact on the networking industry. During his career, Richard spearheaded network technology innovation and development in Routing and MPLS, Mobile Backhaul, Metro and Core Networks, Data Center, Cloud and Virtualization. Currently he leads a team of scientists and engineers to develop technologies for next-generation network architectures, protocols, algorithms, and systems in the support of forward-looking applications and industry verticals in the context of New IP and Network 2030.

Prof. Hiroshi Esaki received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. And, he received Ph.D from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998.

In 1987, he joined Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, where he engaged in the research of ATM systems. From 1990 to 1991, he has been at Applied Research Laboratory of Bellcore Inc., New Jersey (USA), as a residential researcher. From 1994 to 1996, he has been at CTR (Center for Telecommunication Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA). During his staying at Columbia University, he has proposed the CSR architecture, that is the origin of MPLS(Multi-Protocol Label Switching), to the IETF and to the ATM Forum. From 1996 to 1998, he has conducted the CSR project in Toshiba, as a chief architect.

He is an executive director of IPv6 promotion council, which is cross ministry and cross industry council to promote the IPv6 technology. He is a vice chair of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center), since 2006, and has served as an IPv6 Forum Fellow. From 2006-2010, he served as BoT(Board of Trustee) for ISOC (Internet Society). He is a director of WIDE Project since 2010, director of Japan Data Center Council since 2009, and director of Green University of Tokyo Project since 2008.

Dr. Simone Redana is Head of Architecture and Management Standardization & Research in Nokia Bell Labs and Chairman of the 5GPPP Architecture Working Group. He is responsible for the Standardization Research and Delegation in Nokia on Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core Network (CN) Architecture, Protocols, Security, Network Automation and creating Nokia IP portfolio in those areas.
Simone is also driving several enterprise business acceleration activities with industry partners in Germany and Japan with particular focus on industrial automation.

Simone is Chairman of the 5GPPP Architecture WG since January 2016 with the publication of three White Papers in June 2016, January 2018 and February 2020. He coordinated the EU funded project 5G NORMA (Novel Architecture for the 5G era) during the 1st year. Simone contributed and leaded relay concept design in various EU research projects (WINNER II, WINNER+ and ARTIST4G).
Simone received the MSc and PhD degree from Politecnico di Milano in 2001 and 2005. He joined Siemens Communication in 2006 and since 2008 he has been with Nokia in Munich, Germany.

Stuart Clayman received his PhD in Computer Science from University College London in 1994. He is currently a Principal Research Fellow at UCL EEE department, and he has worked as a Research Lecturer at Kingston University and at UCL. He co-authored over 60 conference and journal papers. His research interests and expertise lie in the areas of software engineering and programming paradigms; distributed systems; virtualised compute and network systems, network and systems management; sensor systems and smart city platforms, and artificial intelligence systems. He is looking at new techniques for large-scale sensor systems in Industry 4.0, and at end-to-end systems for Computational Genomics. He also has extensive experience in the commercial arena undertaking architecture and development for software engineering, distributed systems and networking systems.


The webinar series is organized by the Finnish 6G Flagship program and representatives of the 6G White Paper Expert Groups. For more information please contact us via 6gflagship@oulu.fi.

Highlights of the White Paper on 6G Networking

This white paper is one of the twelve new themed 6G White Papers led by the 6G Flagship program. It involved the participation of more than 50 experts and enthusiasts of future 6G technologies. In this white paper, we intend to shed light on advanced features relevant to networking that would shape the evolution beyond 5G, ultimately leading to the 6G mobile system.

Hereby, we study the advancements and implications introduced by the evolution of softwarization and service based architecture. We also overview the key technologies that constitute the pillars for the evolution towards 6G networking, considering the evolution toward a cloud native mobile communication system and the adoption of a new IP architecture that supports high precision services. In this white paper, we explore the different analytics that can be gained from the different segments involved in the delivery of a particular communication service. We also discuss the utility of high-precision end-to-end telemetry and cross-segment analytics.