6G Research Visions Webinar Series:

Deep Dive into the 6G White Paper on Validation and Trials for Verticals towards 2030’s

Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 1:00–2:30 PM (Helsinki, UTC/GMT +02:00, CET +01:00)

About the Event

As part of the 6G Research Visions Webinar Series, this webinar will explore what are the drivers behind the different verticals that necessitate even higher capacity, lower latency, extreme localization, sensing, imaging and more flexible ICT systems in general. The verticals to be discussed include industry, mobility, health, energy and agribusiness. Furthermore, some of the key performance indicators within different verticals are discussed in conjunction with the notion that novel ways of trialling and validation of system designs for verticals are required.

The webinar is moderated by Prof. Ari Pouttu who led the Expert Group that compiled the 6G Whitepaper on Validation and Trials for Verticals towards 2030’s.

Talks by Expert Group representatives (to be confirmed):

Adj. Prof. Susanna Pirttikangas, University of Oulu, Finland:
“Vision of Future Services of Mobility towards 2030”

Dr. Emery Jou, NCU, Taiwan:
“Vision of eHealth services toward 2030”

Prof. Ari Pouttu, University of Oulu, Finland:
“Vision of energy services toward 2030”

Prof. Luciano Mendes, Inatel, Brazil:
“Vision of agribusiness services toward 2030”

Group Manager Frank Burkhardt, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany:
“Vision of Industry 4.0 services toward 2030”

Prof. Ari Pouttu, University of Oulu, Finland:
”Vertical KPI assessment and validation”

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.

Research director Susanna Pirttikangas received her D.Sc. (tech) on intelligent and embedded system 2004 and made her postdoctoral visits to Waseda university (3rd Japan) and Tsinghua university (1st in China). She leads the interactive edge research team focusing on developing adaptive, reliable and trusted edge intelligence under Center for Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP) at the University of Oulu. She also acts as a freelancer lead AI scientist in a Finnish company silo.AI with a group of 100 experts. She leads several digitalization projects for verticals such as digitalized manufacturing and smart transport.

Emery Jou received his B.S. in Physics from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He received his M.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. He worked in academia and industry in the United States and Europe for more than 20 years. His primary research interests include the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Fog Computing, Video Playback Technology, Key Management (PKI), Security Transaction System (SSO) and Application Performance Testing.

Dr. Jou is now a professor for excellent technical skills at the International College of Ming Chuan University. Dr. Jou co-leaded the H2020 EU Taiwan Clear5G project (MOEA) which was officially ended on May 31st , 2020. Dr. Jou currently participate in the Smart Healthcare B5G project (MOST) with NTU on edge intelligence for AR/VR streaming and NCU on interactive multi user wireless AR/VR healthcare system.

Prof. Ari Pouttu has scientific and engineering experience as a researcher, project manager and research manager in various domains of ICT development. The projects under his command have resulted in waveforms and system designs for military radio communication, radar systems, embedded device networks, future wireless radio communications including cellular systems, cognitive networks and navigation applications.

He has published more than 60 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications and he holds two patents. He was the Director of Centre for Wireless Communications in the University of Oulu from 2006 to 2012. Currently he is heading as a professor a research group targeting dependable wireless solutions for business verticals such as energy, industry, health and automotive including solutions for 5G. He is the principal investigator of 5G test network (5GTN) experimental research, co-PI of H2020 SLICES-SC, 5G!Drones, Inspire5Gplus and 5G-ENHANCE projects and is acting as vice-director of the national 6Genesis flagship targeting 6G solutions.

Luciano Leonel Mendes received the BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Inatel, Brazil in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2007, he received the Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering from Unicamp, Brazil. Since 2001 he is a professor at Inatel, where he has acted as the technical manager of the hardware development laboratory from 2006 to 2012. He has coordinated the Master Program at Inatel from 2010 to 2013 and he has led several research projects funded by FAPEMIG, FINEP and BNDES. From 2013 to 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Dresden in the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, where he has developed his post-doctoral. Since 2015, he acts as the Research Coordinator of the Radiocommunication Reference Center at Inatel, which is a research project aiming at addressing the main challenges for the Brazilian society regarding wireless, satellite and terrestrial communications. His main area of interest is solutions for the physical layer of the future generations of mobile communication systems, a research field where he has published several papers in the last years.

Frank Burkhardt received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in 2001. He joined Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (IIS) that same year. Over the years, he has worked in the fields of software defined radio systems, satellite communication, radio channel measurement, and channel modeling. Since the beginning of 2019 he holds the position as group manager of the Industrial Communications Group at IIS, where he focuses on the topic of wireless, ultra reliable, low latency networks for industrial applications.


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 6G White Paper on Validation and Trials for Verticals towards 2030’s

We take a close look on 6G drivers within selected verticals and propose a set of key performance and value indicators.

We propose golden references for trialing within different verticals for commonly measurable results