IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
21–24 April 2024 // Conrad Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Wireless Communications for Growing Opportunities

PN-03: Research Trends in the 6G Era and Beyond


Over the past few year of discussion and brainstorming the vision for future generation of communication systems have been evolving. The promise of 6G is a technology framework that enables the interconnection and symbiosis among physical, biological and digital worlds and provides a unified experience across those worlds. This panel offers a closer look at the wireless communication systems in the 6G era and the applications that drive 6G technologies. We address the research trends and open research problems on the path to shaping the future telecommunication networks.


16:00 - 16:30 – Invited talk by the panelists
17:30 - 17:20 – Panel Discussion
17:20 - 17:30 – Q&A with the audience

Panel Discussion Topics

- 6G Applications: faster? more reliable? What is the catch?
- New PHY technologies
- Infrastructure and technologies (enablers and users)
- Working with data and data-driven models
- Integrating services with communication




  • Saeed R. Khosravirad (Senior Member, IEEE) is a Member of Technical Staff at Nokia Bell Labs, NJ, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2015 from McGill University, Canada. Prior to that, he received the B.Sc. degree from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, and the M.Sc. degree from the department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran. During 2018-2019, he was with the Electrical & Computer Engineering department of University of Toronto, Canada as a Visiting Scholar. He is a co-editor of the book Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) Theory and Practice: Advances in 5G and Beyond (Wiley 2023), editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and guest editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications magazine. He is interested in interdisciplinary research, understanding the interworking between wireless communications theory, control theory, artificial intelligence, and circuit theory.


  • Marco Di Renzo is a CNRS Research Director and the Head of the Intelligent Physical Communications group in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems at Paris-Saclay University – CNRS and CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, IET, EURASIP, AAIA; an Academician of AIIA; an Ordinary Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea; and a Highly Cited Researcher. He holds the 2023 France-Nokia Chair of Excellence in ICT (Finland), the 2023 Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and is the 2024 Ambassador of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters in 2019-2023, and he is currently serving as the Director of Journals of the IEEE Communications Society. He is also a Founder, Vice-Chair and Rapporteur of the Industry Specification Group on RIS in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. In 2022, he was awarded the Michel Monpetit Prize by the French Academy of Sciences for his research work on metamaterials for wireless communications.


  • Zhiguo Ding received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005. He is currently a Professor in Communications at University of Manchester and Khalifa University. Previously, he had been working in Queen's University Belfast, Imperial College, Newcastle University and Lancaster University. From Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2024, he has also been an academic visitor in Prof. Vincent Poor's group at Princeton University. Dr Ding' research interests are machine learning, B5G networks, cooperative and energy harvesting networks and statistical signal processing. His h-index is over 110 and his work receives 50,000+ Google citations. He is serving as an Area Editor for the IEEE TWC and OJ-COMS, an Editor for IEEE TVT, COMST, and OJ-SP, and was an Editor for IEEE TCOM, IEEE WCL, IEEE CL and WCMC. He received the best paper award of IET ICWMC-2009 and IEEE WCSP-2014, the EU Marie Curie Fellowship 2012-2014, the Top IEEE TVT Editor 2017, IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award 2018, IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award 2018, IEEE Best Signal Processing Letter Award 2018, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award 2020, IEEE SPCC Technical Recognition Award 2021, and IEEE VTS Best Magazine Paper Award 2023. He is a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in two disciplines (2019-2023), an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, and a Fellow of the IEEE.


  • Ana García Armada is currently a Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, where she has served in a variety of management positions (Head of Signal Theory and Communications Department, Vice-dean of Electrical Engineering, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of International Relations, among others). She is leading the Communications Research Group at this university. She has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs and University of Southampton. She has participated and coordinated a large number national and international research projects as well as contracts with the industry, all of them related to wireless communications. She is the co-author of eight book chapters on wireless communications and signal processing. She has published more than 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and she holds six granted patents. She has contributed to international standards organizations, such as ITU and ETSI, she is a member of the expert group of NetworldEurope European Technology Platform and was Vice-Chair of the advisory committee 5JAC of the ESA as expert appointed by Spain on 5G (2019-2023). She is serving on the editorial board of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (Associate Editor in Chief since 2024) and ITU Journal on Future and Evolving. She has been a member of the organizing committee of IEEE MeditCom 2024 (General Chair), IEEE MeditCom 2023, IEEE WNCN 2024, IEEE Globecom 2022, IEEE Globecom 2021 (General Chair), IEEE Globecom 2019, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2018, Spring 2018 and 2019, among others. She is now the VP of Member and Global Activities of IEEE Communications Society. She is an IEEE Fellow. She has received the Young Researchers Excellence Award from University Carlos III of Madrid. She was awarded the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014 for shaping the future of information and communications technology. She received the Outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee in 2019 and the Outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee in 2020. She received the IEEE ComSoc/KICS Exemplary Global Service Award in 2022.