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

Workshop lead:

Professor Rahim Tafazolli FREng, Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Regius, FREng, FIET, WWRF Fellow, University of Surrey

Timing

Title, Speaker, Institution

09:00-09:40

Welcome Speech,

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

Keynote

Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade and Visiting professor, The University of Surrey

UK capabilities: Looking  back to look forward

Joe McGeehan, Emeritus Professor, The University of Bristol

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

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

Morning Technical Sessions Chair:

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

09:40-10:40

20min each inc Q&A

Session 1-Radio Waves modelling

Spectrum allocation from a propagation perspective

Sana Salous, Director of the Centre for Communication Systems, Professor of Communications Engineering, Department of Engineering, Durham University

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

Yi Ma, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

6G Technologies; Radio Waves and Health

Dr. Azadeh Peyman, Public Health England

10:40-10:55

Coffee Break

10:55-11:55

20min each inc Q&A

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

Rate Splitting Multiple Access for 6G Communications and Sensing

Bruno Clerckx, Imperial College

Exploiting Electromagnetic Degrees of Freedom for Spectrum Efficiency Enhancements

Pei Xiao, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

11:55-12:55

20min each inc Q&A

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

Power-efficient waveforms for visible light communication

Fabien Heliot, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey  

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

Louise Crockett, David Northcote, The University of Strathclyde 

12:55-13:25

Lunch Break

Afternoon Technical Sessions Chair:

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

13:25-14:25

20min each inc Q&A

Session 4: RAN

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

Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow

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

Hien Quoc Ngo, The Queen University of Belfast

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

Atta Quddus, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

14:25-15:25

20min each inc Q&A

Session 5: Co-existence

Spectrum co-existence for satellite and terrestrial systems

 Barry Evans, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

Blind Spectrum Sensing Using Stochastic Resonance

Seiamak Vahid, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

OpenRAN Lab at Surrey

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

15:25-15:40

Coffee Break

15:40-16:40

20min each inc Q&A

Session 6: Enabling Techniques

A glimpse of next-generation wireless enabling techniques

Lajos Hanzo , Southampton University

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

Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei, King's College London

Coverage enhancement with power efficient Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Mohsen Khalily, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

16:40-17:00

Discussions: All

Overview of Next Workshop: Robert Stewart, The University of Strathclyde 


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.

You can access the slides and presentation recordings from the first event in this series, led by Bristol University, here:

https://www.techuk.org/resource/slides-6g-technology-enablers-for-spectrum-energy-efficient-wireless-access.html 


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.

Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Jo leads the work of the UK SPF, the sounding board to government and Ofcom on medium to long-term spectrum issues in the UK and supports the delivery of the Communication Infrastructure Programme.

Prior to her appointment in 2018 Jo held positions at Islington Council, the Industry and Parliament Trust, Inside Government, and most recently at Smart Energy GB in policy and public affairs role. Here Jo predominately oversaw the organisations engagement with MPs and local government alongside external speaking opportunities.

Outside of work Jo likes spending as much time as possible with her dog Fudge, as well as cooking, watching live comedy, and running (but not that far or that fast). 

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2191
Twitter:
@JTORiordan
LinkedIn:
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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure with administrative and event support, research and communication.

Julia is bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-ofori-addo/,https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-ofori-addo/

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