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COREnect’s Deliverables and Participation at the EuCNC & 6G Summit

The following COREnect (European Core Technologies for future connectivity systems and components) – Deliverables:

  • D3.2 Report on 2nd Expert Groups Workshop
  • D3.3 Initial COREnect industry roadmap
  • D4.2 Interim report on community building and outreach

are available at

Furthermore, an article on COREnect participation at the EuCNC & 6G Summit, including the organisation of a panel titled “Components and hardware on the road to 6G” and a dedicated workshop on “Hardware enabling technologies for 6G networks” is available at

The article includes links to the presentations.

Summary of 5G User Workshop on RAN Rel-18

The 5G User Workshop on 23 June 2021 was designed to help industry verticals prepare ahead for Release 18 in 3GPP Radio Access Network technical specification working groups. Organised by 5G-IA, 5GAA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE, the workshop brought together a wide range of associations, spanning automotive, broadcasting and media, energy and utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, maritime, rail and satellite communications as an enabler for verticals.

The workshop opened with a fireside chat with newly elected RAN Chair, Wanshi Chen, on Advanced 5G as topics are being define for standardisation in Release 18, thereby opening up opportunities for consensus-driven inputs. Panellists from each association then took the floor to present their priority requirements: Maxime Flament (CTO, 5GAA), Michael Bahr (Siemens and 5G-ACIA), David Vargas (BBC and 5G-MAG), Julian Stafford (technical director of EUTC) supported by former SA TSG Chair Eric Guttman (Samsung), Nicolas Chuberre (Thales Alenia Space and member of ESOA), Ingo Wendler (UIC) and Hyhounee Koo (IALA). Inputs from 5G PPP came from 5G-SOLUTIONS with Andrea Di Giglio (Telecom Italia SpA) presenting living labs use cases using EU-funded 5G network infrastructures, 5G-EVE and 5G-VINNI. Other examples of EU leadership came from the French SME, Novamint, whose work in 3GPP is supporting multiple verticals while Mathew Webb from Huawei is a RAN specialist presented work on Passive IoT, which is applicable to diverse verticals.

Overall, the workshop showcased EU-led public and private investments in 5G standardisation in a truly global context.

Watch the video recording here:

5G PPP video of  eWS on RAN Rel-18 for Industry Verticals

This video of the virtual workshop on RAN Release 18 for Industry Verticals features a fireside chat with new RAN TSG Chair, Wanshi Chen.

It then gives a deep dive on new requirements from verticals, spanning automotive (5GAA), manufacturing (5G-ACIA), critical communications and public safety (TCCA with PSCE), broadcasting and media (5G-MAG), satellite (ESOA), rail (UIC), maritime (IALA) and energy (EUTC).

5G-SOLUTIONS came on board as a 5G PPP project supporting verticals with the 5G-EVE and 5G-VINNI 5G network infrastructures alongside RAN specialists doing standardisation work applicable to multiple verticals.

The video also gives some tips and tricks for verticals on why to join 3GPP and how to stay the course. The workshop was organised by 3GPP MRPs: 5G-IA, 5GAA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE.

The video is featured on the 5G PPP web site video channel ( and on the 5G PPP YouTube channel (

5G-MAG joins 5G User Forum

The number of industry verticals joining 3GPP has grown exponentially in recent years as more companies see the value 5G creates in terms of driving digital transformation as efficiently as possible.

Run by a group of market representation partners in 3GPP, the 5G User Forum was quick to see the value of supporting verticals in contributing to 5G standardisation when it hosted its first event back in early 2019. Roll on to 2021 and the Forum has grown into a global community connecting verticals and the telecom industry to lower barriers and drive common and priority requirements.

Run by the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE), the Forum organises timely deep dives into new standardisation work, where verticals can get involved in the all-important drive around global standards.

The Forum has now welcomed on board the 5G Media Action group, “with the development of 5G and the paradigm shift with respect to industry engagement, new services and business opportunities in many market sectors, we believe that the media industry is one of those where benefits along the entire value chain can be expected”, says 5G-MAG Chair, Antonio Arcidiacono.

The Forum is key to keeping companies up to date on 5G technologies and supporting coordination of standards globally. “Global standards benefit everyone in industry. We have not only worked towards lowering entry barriers for industry verticals but have also helped them build consensus by focusing on their common and priority requirements”, says Stephanie Parker, Vice Chair of the 5G-IA Pre-Standardization Working Group and 5G User Forum.

Antonio Arcidiacono concludes, “with 5G-MAG, the media and ICT industries have an opportunity to collaborate on the implementation of 5G to face the challenges and needs of the global media landscape”.


About 5G-MAG

The 5G Media Action Group,, is an association bridging the global media and ICT industries. Our members, drawn from the entire value chain, work together to understand and shape future technologies for media production, contribution and distribution. We analyse what 3GPP standards can do for media; define new use cases and applications for the technologies coming to the market; develop requirements to improve 5G specifications; and offer a collaborative framework to foster discussion, consensus towards standardisation and a market-driven implementation of the 5G specifications for media.

New SME brochure and new “Find your SME” webpage

The SME brochure and the “Find your SME” web page have been updated by the NetworldEurope SME Working Group.

More SMEs to discover with their skills and expertise in technological terms as well as in verticals, and more SME success stories! All available here.


The new edition of the brochure and of the web page have been released thanks to the support of the Full5G project.

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IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking

Online event – September 7-10

The inaugural IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom) will take place 7-10 September 2021 in Athens, Greece.

IEEE MeditCom will bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with programming that will address many of the outstanding challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking. The conference will solicit research papers on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research along with vertical technologies.

There will be a Special Session co-organized by 5G-Routes, ICT4CART and 5G-Croco on the topic of ‘AI Assisted Technologies for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM)’.

Further information on IEEE MeditCom website.


5G-ACIA 2nd Web Seminar Series – “Exposure of 5G Capabilities for Connected Industry and Automation Applications”

Online event – September 14

5G-ACIA’s mission is to ensure the best possible application of 5G technology and of 5G networks for the industrial domain. Join this last 5G-ACIA Webinar to explore how 5G-ACIA is working on the framework design for Industrial 5G and ask your questions to the experts from 5G-ACIA.

5G-ACIA organises its 2nd webinar series with four seminars, one per month from 26th May to 13th September 2021. The 26 May session was on “Industrial 5G – Where are we?”. The 14 July session was on “Using Digital Twins to integrate 5G into Production Networks”.

The next event will take place on September 13, 2021 and focus on “Exposure of 5G Capabilities for Connected Industry and Automation Applications”. More information here.

You can register online here.

Joint Workshop on 5G, Edge computing and IoT organised by the European Digital SME Alliance and the NetworldEurope SME Working Group

Online event – September 16, 10:00-13:00 CEST

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance and NetworldEurope’s SME Working Group share a common understanding of the importance of cooperation and knowledge sharing for benefits of digital SMEs. They agreed to organize this joint workshop, aiming to highlight SMEs work on some of the enabling technology, namely 5G, Edge Computing and IoT. The workshop consists of two panels on (1) Market Access and uptake of SMEs solution and (2) Technical aspects of 5G.

On Thursday, September 16, from 10.00 to 13.00 CET, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and the NetworldEurope SME Working Group invite you to their first joint online workshop on 5G, Edge Computing and IoT. The workshop will discuss issues related to opportunities and challenges of market access and uptake of SME solutions. It will also discuss security-related issues in 5G, IoT, Edge computing, Machine Learning, Quantum computing and other enabling technologies, with focus on cybersecurity standards and certification. Participation is free of charge.

Registration and agenda here.

5GIA and TSDSI joint webinar on 5G Tests & Pilots

5G-IA and TSDSI are pleased to jointly invite you to an online webinar on 5G Tests & Pilots (T&P) on September 22nd, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm CEST / 14:30-16:30 IST.
The objective of this webinar is to enable the sharing of information, data, lessons learnt and areas for collaborative 5G Tests and Pilots. It will present examples of 5G T&Ps implemented in 5G “hot verticals”, such as smart city, smart grid, media broadcast and media production from Europe and India. It is structured as a succession of 10 minutes presentations of T&P projects in both Europe and India with two brief Q&A sessions.
The webinar will be co-chaired by Baruch Altman, LiveU’s AVP Technologies and Projects, and Chair of the 5G International Cooperation Stream of the 5G-IA Trials Working Group, and Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Senior Advisor International Relations, TSDSI.

The webinar is open to all, pre-registration is kindly requested. A Zoom link will be provided (the session will be recorded and published).

5GAA Workshop on  “5G: Connected Mobility in the Digital Age”

Online event – September 28, 9:00 am-3:00 pm CEST

This event is intended to advance the dialogue between high-level institutional and industry stakeholders on current challenges in the field of connected and automated mobility. Representatives from the European institutions, local and national authorities, and 5GAA members will discuss ongoing challenges for connected and automated mobility and provide solutions by presenting the capabilities and deployment models of the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (“C-V2X”) technology.




  • 09:00 – 09:30: Connected Mobility in the Digital Decade
  • 09:30 – 10:00: 5GAA C-V2X visionary roadmap 2030
  • 10:00 – 11:00: The global progress of C-V2X
  • 11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15: Panel discussion: Digitalisation of connected transport – Quo vadis, Europe?
  • 12:15 – 13:00: Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – 14:00: The path towards road digitalisation
  • 14:00 – 14:45: Panel discussion: Connected Mobility For Climate Neutrality
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Closing keynote speech

Confirmed speakers:

  • Wang Xuemin, Vice-President for Standardization & Industry Development ,Huawei
  • Michael Bültmann, Managing Director & Vice President External Affairs, HERE Technologies Gmbh
  • Daniele Franceschini, Head of Technology Innovation, Standardization & Portfolio Department, TIM
  • Henna Virkkunen, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Finland
  • Daniel Mes, Member of Frans Timmermans’ Cabinet, European Commission
  • Jill Warren, Chief Executive Office, European Cyclists’ Federation
  • Johannes Springer, CTO Connected Car T-Systems & Director General of the 5G Automotive Association
  • Maxime Flament, CTO of the 5G Automotive Association

 IEEE/ACM 25th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT)

Online event – September 27-29

The 2021 edition of the IEEE/ACM 25th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT) will be held in Valencia, Spain. DS-RT 2021 serves as a forum for simulationists from academia, industry and research labs, for presenting recent research results in Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications. DS-RT 2021 targets the growing overlap between large distributed simulations and real time applications, such as mirror world simulations and collaborative virtual environments.
The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2021 will include contributed technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be published by IEEE-CS press.


ITS World Congress 2021

Hamburg, Germany – October 11-15
The Congresses are the yearly celebration of smart mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted, and provide an excellent platform that supports the education, thought-leadership, business development, and the overall steady growth of the smart mobility industrial growth. They include live, interactive and thought-provoking sessions where industry experts present the latest developments in ITS, showcasing and demonstrating cutting-edge technology within the event’s spacious exhibition, technical tours and live demonstration opportunities.

Further information on ITS World Congress website.


IEEE 5G World Forum

Virtual + Montreal, Canada – October 13-15

The 2021 IEEE Fourth 5G World Forum will bring together representatives from industry, academia, and research to share their insights and discuss advances in 5G and beyond as well as address challenges in future networks deployment.


While there is uncertainty about the state of travel and convening in October 2021 in Montreal, the event has been planned as a predominantly face-to-face meeting that includes provisions for remote participation and attendance for those who cannot attend in person

For more information:

5G-HEART and 5G-TOURS Tele Health Workshop on TeleHealth Solutions powered by 5G

Virtual, October 22 – 9:00-13:00 CEST

The 5G-HEART and 5G-TOURS Joint Workshop on Tele-Health Solutions Powered by 5G, that will take place on 22nd October 2021, 09:00 – 13:00 CEST.

The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss upcoming opportunities in the healthcare sector enabled by technology developments in 5G.

Register online here.

TCCA’S Critical Communications World 2021

Madrid, Spain – November 3-5

Critical Communications World brings mission-critical and business-critical end-users and manufacturers all together,
under one roof, all for free. Lessons learnt from the Abu Dhabi Police and from Norway will be disclosed. Insights from the BDBOS Task Force will be released and discussed. The use of AI will also be debated.

More information at:

IEEE Global Communications Conference 2021

Madrid, Spain – December 7-11
The 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 7 -11 December 2021. Themed “Connecting Cultures around the Globe,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 12 symposia, selected areas in communications track and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 will also include an attractive Industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.

More information here.


Shijiazhuang, China – December 10-12

CROWNCOM 2021 aims at presenting new research results and perspectives of cognitive radio systems for 5G and beyond 5G networks, and will provide a forum for exchanging ideas, discussing solutions, and sharing experiences among researchers and experts from academia, industry, standards, and policy.

Following the success of last edition, the main scope of CROWNCOM 2021 is on innovations and applications with the cognitive-based solutions in the context of 5G and beyond. Cognitive Radio and Sharing mechanisms have been considered for sub 6GHz bands broadband systems mainly. Hotspot research topics on Cognitive Radio in various contexts include spectrum sharing, dynamic spectrum access, increased system flexibility through access to rich context information, virtualization and management, etc.

With the development of intelligent algorithms, the new 5G paradigm and its expected evolutions into 6G raised unprecedented expectations in terms of broadband services, latency and convergence of broadband systems with IoT networks.

In this context, CROWNCOM 2021 will encompass all research aspects related to 5G and beyond systems that may benefit from the introduction of cognitive mechanisms, including most recent innovations, trends, examples of state-of-the-art industrial deployments, contributions to standards and policies. Besides, to provide a forum for the world-class researchers to gather and share their research achievements and ideas, all papers related to communication signal processing, satellite communications and networking, aerial communications networking and protocols, IoT and IoE, electronic countermeasures, and artificial intelligence are solicited.

EAI CROWNCOM 2021 will be held by Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang City, capital of the Hebei Province. Shijiazhuang City is ‘National Advanced City of Science and Education’, with strong scientific and technological capability. Starting from 2020, 5G will be commercially available on a large scale, and the coverage of 5G networks in cities and hot spots will be improved, gradually extending to rural areas. In Shijiazhuang, there are 36 scenic areas of Class A and 33 demonstration sites for industrial and agricultural tourism. The people of Shijiazhuang welcome friends from all over the world.

More information here. 

The editor of the 5G PPP newsflash on behalf of the Full5G Project is Carole Manero, IDATE DigiWorld, CS94167 – 34092 Montpellier Cedex 5, France. This document reflects -only the views of its authors.

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