09 Jul 2021

Slides and presentation recordings: Radio Access Network Techniques for 6G

This event took place on 1 July 2021.

This University of Surrey led workshop, supported by DCMS and UK SPF, focused on energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and coverage. 

This was the second in a series of three University-led 6G focused workshops supported by UK SPF and DCMS. 

The slides from the first event is this series. led by University of Bristol, can be found here:


The third event in this series will be led by University of Strathclyde on 16 September:


You can find the presentation recordings below. More slides may follow. 

Title, Speaker, Institution

Welcome Speech,

6GIC Vision and Overview of the workshop: Prof Rahim Tafazolli - Video


Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, DIT and Visiting professor, The University of Surrey – Video

UK capabilities: Looking back to look forward

Joe McGeehan, Emeritus Professor, The University of Bristol – Video and Slides

Introduction of 6G requirements (6GIC Vision) and Workshop objectives

Rahim Tafazolli, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey  – Video

Morning Technical Sessions Chair:

Ian Corden, Visiting Professor, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey - Video

Session 1-Radio Waves modelling

Spectrum allocation from a propagation perspective

Sana Salous, Durham University – Video and Slides

A Non-Stationary Channel Model and Capacity Behaviour of ELAA-mMIMO Systems

Yi Ma, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

6G Technologies; Radio Waves and Health

Dr. Azadeh Peyman, Public Health England – Video and Slides

Session 2: New Physical layer Techniques

Non-orthogonal signals for spectral and energy efficient transmission; are these the ideal candidates for 6G?

Izzat Darwazeh, The University College London– Video and Slides

Rate Splitting Multiple Access for 6G Communications and Sensing

Bruno Clerckx, Imperial College – Video and Slides

Exploiting Electromagnetic Degrees of Freedom for Spectrum Efficiency Enhancements

Pei Xiao, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Session 3: New Frequency Bands and towards Tbps

The optical spectrum and Tb/s wireless systems in the 6G era

Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani, The University of Leeds – Video and Slides

Power-efficient waveforms for visible light communication

Fabien Heliot, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

RF Sampling and Software Defined Radio – Working with a 4 GHz Baseband using the Multichannel RFSoC

Louise Crockett and David Northcote, The University of Strathclyde – Video and Slides

Lunch Break

Afternoon Technical Sessions Chair:

David Hendon, Visiting Professor, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

Session 4: RAN

Self-Organised Radio and Core Networks: Achieving end-to-end optimal resource utilisation

Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow – Video and Slides

On the energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and coverage of cell-free massive MIMO

Hien Quoc Ngo, The Queen University of Belfast – Video and Slides

Cell Sweeping - A New Paradigm for Cells Deployment and Cell-edge Enhancement 

Atta Quddus, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Session 5: Co-existence

Spectrum co-existence for satellite and terrestrial systems

Barry Evans, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Blind Spectrum Sensing Using Stochastic Resonance

Seiamak Vahid, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

OpenRAN Lab at Surrey

Konstantinos Nikitopoulos and Yogaratnam Rahulan, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video

Coffee Break

Session 6: Enabling Techniques

A glimpse of next-generation wireless enabling techniques

Lajos Hanzo, Southampton University – Video and Slides

Green and Secure Networks; Will 6G deliver the Duo?

Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei, King's College London – Video and Slides

Coverage enhancement with power efficient Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Mohsen Khalily, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Discussions: All

Overview of Next Workshop: Robert Stewart, The University of Strathclyde Video and Slides