This University of Strathclyde led workshop, supported by DCMS and UK SPF, will focus on software defined radio architectures and algorithms and physical layer implementation.

09:00-09:50: Introduction

  • Workshop Welcome and Overview - Bob Stewart, University of Strathclyde

  • Welcome to Strathclyde - Engineering - Academic, Government and Industry Partnerships - Sir Jim McDonald, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

  • The continuing importance of “mobile generation” changes and the spectrum policy challenges of the coming 6G age - Stephen Temple, Chair of  Cluster 2, UK SPF / University of Surrey

  • Keynote: Richard Moore, Ofcom

  • The work of UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) - David Meyer, Chairperson, UK SPF

09:50-10:50: Security and Sustainability

Session Chair: Paul Coffey, Scotland 5G Centre

  • Security, Resilience and sustainability: the benefits and challenges brought by SDR - James Irvine, and Grieg Paul, University of Strathclyde

  • RF Finger Printing to Aid Cyber Security in Low Cost Wireless IoT Systems - Mark Beach, University of Bristol

  • Digital net zero – Mapping the challenge - Chris Preist, University of Bristol

10:50: Coffee

11:00-12:00: Software Defined Radio

Session Chair: Paul Coffey, Scotland 5G Centre

  • 5G/6G Private networks for vertical markets: just add some SDR and spectrum - Dani Anderson, University of Strathclyde

  • Software defined radio as a vehicle for commercialisation of university research: lessons learned in 5G and opportunities for 6G - Rob Maunder, University of Southampton

  • Enabling efficient spectrum usage with cognitive software defined radio - Kenneth Barlee, University of Strathclyde

12:00-13:00: RF Sampling

Session Chair: H Nwana, Cenerva Ltd

  • GHz Bandwidth sensing by sub-Nyquist signal processing - Yue Gao, University of Surrey

  • RF Sampling in Multiband Receivers for 5G: Analysis and Performance - Tim O'Farrell, University of Sheffield

  • Low Power Analog Processing with RF Correlation for Ultra-High-Speed Receivers - Jaswinder Lota, University of East London

13:00: Lunch

13:35-14:15: Spectrum Sharing

Session Chair: H Nwana, Cenerva Ltd

  • Spectrum Monitoring for Sharing - first principles SDR design and implementation - Louise Crockett and David Northcote, University of Strathclyde

  • Autonomous Spectrum Awareness for Smart Spectrum Access and Sharing - Miguel López-Benítez, University of Liverpool

14:15-15:15: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enabled SDR

Session Chair: David Crawford, University of Strathclyde

  • Quirks and Opportunities of Training Deep Learning Systems for Future Wireless Networks - Sarunas Kalade, University of Strathclyde

  • Spectrum-efficient Beamforming beyond 5G: Model-driven AI Algorithms and SDR Testbed - Gan Zheng, Loughborugh University

  • Machine Learning for 6G Physical Layer Design and Interference Control - Maziar Nekovee, University of Sussex

15:15: Coffee

15:25-16:45: Candidate Bands for 6G Comms

Session Chair: David Crawford, University of Strathclyde

  • Enabling Technologies for Satellite Systems in 6G - George Goussetis, Heriot-Watt University

  • The Role of LiFi in 6G - Harald Haas, University of Strathclyde

  • Exploiting rarely capitalised spectrum - Future technologies using THz and beyond THz bands - Muhammad Imran and Qammer Abbasi, University of Glasgow

  • D band offering the next frontier and path forward for 6G communications for civil and defence - Amit Mehta and Ben Falkner, Swansea University

16:45: Review and Next Steps

  • Chair of Spectrum Policy Forum: Review, next steps and closing comments, Abhaya Sumanasena, Real Wireless and Steering Board Chair, UK SPF

This event will be recorded. By signing up you agree to your name and organisation being added to the delegate list.

We thank all those who have helped us promote this series of events, including CW.

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) and DCMS are supporting a series of University-run workshops to showcase the current research projects having the best potential to address 6G wireless research priorities. Bristol, Surrey and Strathclyde have been selected to run the workshops but the intention is for these workshops to be a platform for all UK universities having relevant wireless research. Each hosting University has been entrusted by the SPF and DCMS to identify outstanding research projects from other Universities to showcase at their workshops. The output from this series of workshops will be a White Paper for the UK SPF to present to government that validates the research projects as relevant to UK 6G research priorities, identifies gaps, suggests opportunities for collaboration, looks at the adequacy of research funding streams and flag potential  implications for 6G spectrum policy.

This event will be recorded. By registering you consent with your name, job title and organisation being included on the delegate list. The agenda is subject to change without notice.