27 September 2022

Hardly has 5G become a reality, when the question of what 6G will be like is asked? That was the starting point when the 2022 IEEE SPS - EURASIP Summer School was arranged at Linköping University.

The participants at 2022 IEEE SPS - EURASIP Summer School
The participants at 2022 IEEE SPS - EURASIP Summer School. Per Wistbo Nibell
It was packed to the last seat when 119 people from 20 countries gathered around the theme "Defining 6G: Theory, Applications, and Enabling Technologies". During a few intensive days there was a huge schedule with keynotes, technical lectures, poster presentations and talks with subsequent discussions about the sixth generation of mobile network.

Erik G. Larsson, Division of Communication Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering Photo credit Thor Balkhed - I am incredibly impressed by the energy we had for four days. With a packed lecture hall and with interesting lectures and discussions until the last minute, I sum it up as a huge success. That's says Erik G. Larsson, professor of communication systems at Linköping University. Together with Petar Popovski from Aalborg University in Denmark, he was mainly responsible for the arrangement.

- The recipe for success for the summer school is that it offered an extremely good program with lecturers who covered relevant topics, who are well known in the field and the best in their subjects. In addition, the timing was optimal with 6G as a theme. The fact that we were also one of the first events in the area where we could see each other physically after all the restrictions due to covid, made it so incredibly successful, says Erik G. Larsson.

Broad and extensive program around 6G

During the summer school there were keynotes from the companies Ericsson and Huawei. They were more comprehensive in its nature, where the respective companies pointed out their perspective and vision of the future. Then there were talks about applications that were more about what the needs looks like for new technology within 6G.

A key part was the lectures that covered a broad range of technology areas, where there is intense research activity on 6G around the world. Examples of themes included the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless communications, cyber-physical systems, semantic communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and massive access, security and reliability for 6G systems.

The participants also had the opportunity to take part in a poster session with around 30 posters, predominantly from PhD students, who presented their work.

Valuable to be able to meet

Assistant professor Zheng Chen at the Division of Communication Systems, Linköping University, was responsible for the technical program. She was very satisfied when she summed up the 2022 IEEE SPS - EURASIP Summer School.

Photo credit Karl Öfverström - It feels very good that we were able to offer such a broad program. Already in the planning stage we started from which subjects we wanted to focus on. Then we looked at who would be best suited to come and give a lecture, says Zheng Chen.

With invited guest speakers from countries such as France, Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Spain and Finland it was a highly appreciated and varied program with an international character.

- It was a very large program but also dynamic. I think one of the most important things was also that the participants had the opportunity to meet physically on site. It is very valuable. When I sum it up, it actually went better than I had hoped for and I am very satisfied, says Zheng Chen.

FACTS: 2022 IEEE SPS - EURASIP Summer School

Organization Committee

General Co-chairs:

Erik G. Larsson, ISY, Linköping University, Sweden

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark

Technical Chair:

Zheng Chen, ISY, Linköping University, Sweden

Keynote Chair:

Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden

Industry Chair:

Matti Latva-Aho, University of Oulu, Finland

Sponsors: IEEE Signal Processing Society and European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

Gold Sponsors: Ericsson and Huawei.


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