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

Panels

PN-01: Future Trends and Technologies for 6G Security

PN-02: Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communications Networks, 5G to 6G Challenges and Opportunities

PN-03: Digital Twin-enabled Industrial Wireless Control

PN-04: Towards Autonomous 6G Networks: Requirements, Standards, and Challenges

PN-05: Standardization and Industrialization for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS): The Story for the Second Half

 


PN-01: Future Trends and Technologies for 6G Security

(Monday, 22 April, 16:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Grand Ballroom CD, 2nd Floor

This papel proposes an industry panel proposal on future trends and technologies for network security. With the standardization and commercialization completed at an unforeseen pace for the 5G wireless networks, researchers, engineers and executives from the academia and industry are now exploring new technologies that can support 6G wireless networks. These emerging technologies bring 6G networks high-performance capacities yet pose different challenges to security at the same time. To secure the 6G network, the traditional external and passive security mechanism driven by security events and equal guarantee compliance cannot satisfy the needs of the business. A novel security architecture that enables 6G security systems to be self-sensing, self-adaptive, and self-growing is required. To achieve this goal, quantum communication, zero trust, artificial intelligence (AI)/ machine learning (ML), and other emerging technologies can act as candidates to meet the security requirements and ensure the reliability and functionality of the upcoming 6G system.

This panel brings together speakers from academia and industry to exchange visions on the challenges and opportunities expected to be encountered in 6G networks and discuss novel security architecture, applications, and candidate technologies that will help secure 6G networks.

PN-02: Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communications Networks, 5G to 6G Challenges and Opportunities

(Tuesday, 23 April, 14:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Ballroom B, 4th Floor

The panel will discuss following topics: 
• Energy efficiency in wireless network, discuss the challenges and opportunities. 
• Major energy consumers in wireless network and their evolution from 5G to 6G 
• Metrics of energy efficiency in current and future mobile networks 
• Challenges of using AI for improving network energy efficiency: AI sustainability, AI energy consumption  
• Evolution of the service-based architecture (SBA), from 5G to 6G, to improve energy efficiency
• What could be the role of Open RAN paradigm in sustainability and energy efficiency enhancement of the network?

PN-03: Digital Twin-enabled Industrial Wireless Control

(Tuesday, 23 April, 16:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Ballroom B, 4th Floor

The future of industrial world is tightly integrated with digitalization. While digital automation is anticipated to massively increase productivity and efficiency, as is the promise of industry 4.0 revolution, the Digital Twin of the industrial world is envisioned as the core element of such digitalization process. The industrial digital twin helps with visualization of the processes, control process monitoring, optimization, and orchestration of the operations in the physical 
industrial world, with near zero latency, and with massive potential for customizability and efficiency of the production.

PN-04: Towards Autonomous 6G Networks: Requirements, Standards, and Challenges

(Wednesday, 24 April, 14:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Ballroom B, 4th Floor

In today's ever more interconnected global landscape, the telecommunications industry assumes a pivotal role in facilitating seamless communication and propelling the digital transformation of businesses and societies alike. As we set our sights on the future, the forthcoming phase of telecom network development promises an intriguing voyage towards increased autonomy and enhanced convergence. This panel endeavors to scrutinize the potential technological advancements and transformative shifts that will undoubtedly define the telecom network ecosystem in the forthcoming years with the experts from academia and industry.

PN-05: Standardization and Industrialization for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS): The Story for the Second Half

(Wednesday, 24 April, 16:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Ballroom B, 4th Floor

With the start of standardizing 5G-Advanced, both academia and industry are exploring actively into future technologies for next generation networks. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) have been envisioned to reduce energy consumption and improve the spectral efficiency of wireless networks by artificially re-configuring the propagation environment of electromagnetic waves. RIS-based transmission, in which the large number of small, low-cost, and passive elements on RIS only reflect the incident signal with an adjustable reflection amplitude and phase shift without requiring a dedicated energy source for radio frequency processing, decoding or encoding, is completely different from existing active relays and open up a new area of research for wireless communications. 

The extensive research efforts devoted into this area can be seen as the first half of the game, while the second half will open the door for standardization and industrialization. How will RIS be standardized? What are the impacts to current 3GPP standards? What are the killer applications of RIS? Many questions are worth thinking of during this second half. This panel of experts will be engaged in discussions of:

 • Analysis of RIS-assisted communication capacities, with a focus on the typical scenarios identified by early standardization efforts
 • Practical use cases for RIS in future networks, especially the ones which can bring practical values to network operators
 • Design, testing and trials of RIS which will make impact to standardization of this particular technology
 • Communication protocols for RIS-assisted communication systems
 • Autonomous deployment of RIS in coherence with current 5G/5G-A networks

Patrons