EuCNC & 6G Summit 2022 - Workshop "Photonic integration as a key enabling technology for 6G and beyond"

JUN 2022


Grenoble, France

The 2022 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), and supported by the European Commission.  The conference addresses various aspects of Beyond 5G communications systems and networks, and looks already into 6G matters. It brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 1 300 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition with more than 70 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is involved as a proposer of a workshop on the EU project TERAWAY and as a member of the Workshop Technical Program Committee.

The conference program will include:

  • Keynotes
  • Panels
  • Regular oral sessions (papers from open call, to be submitted for uploading to IEEE Xplore)
  • Special sessions, with papers on specific topics
  • Workshops, with papers and presentations on specific topics
  • Poster sessions (papers from open call addressing latest results)
  • Tutorials
  • Demos and exhibitions, with pitches

In this setting, Dr.-Ing. David de Felipe Mesquida, Senior Project Manager in the Photonic Components Department of Fraunhofer HHI, together with his colleague Dr. Sani Paraskevopoulou, a senior engineer in telecommunications at the National Technical University of Athens, will hold a workshop entitled "Photonic integration as a key enabling technology for 6G and beyond". The central subject of the workshop will be the EU TERAWAY project, which aims to develop a new generation of THz transceivers that can overcome the current limitations of THz technology and enable its commercial deployment.

The proposed workshop aims, on one hand, at propagating the project’s advancements and novelties in photonic technology and their appliance in the future generations of wireless communications networks. On the other hand, it aims at contributing to the evolving dialogue regarding the concerned technologies among research, regulatory and  industry communities by means of sharing research findings as well as identifying chanllenges and gaps.


Workshop Program:


The half-day workshop will consist of three sessions with presentations to explore the topics in more detail.

Session A - mmW/THz communications’ landscape (1h 30min, incl. Q&A)

  • Keynote “Future outlook to Terahertz communications” Prof. Tadao Nagatsuma (Osaka U, Japan)
  • Keynote “Spectrum regulations for Terahertz communications: Trends and needs” Prof. Thomas Kürner (TU Braunschweig, Germany).
  • “mmWave & TeraHertz wireless network (transport) applications” Eduardo Yusta-Padilla (Telefónica, Spain)


Session B: Network architecture for mmWave & TeraHertz communications (45min, incl. Q&A)

  • THz integration into 3GPP network slicing (Dr. Jose Costa-Requena)
  • THz management controller (ONF) (Dr. Nicola Carapellese)


Session C: Photonics-enabled wireless transceivers (45min, incl. Q&A)

  • Novel photonic components for mmWave & THz communications (Prof. Guillermo Carpintero, UC3M)
  • From concept to reality: Packaging of Photonics-enabled wireless transceivers (Dr. Zerihun Tegegne, PHIX)
  • Experimental results for mmWave and beyond wireless systems based on photonic techniques (Dr. Nikolaos Lyras, ICCS/NTUA)


We will continue to update this website concerning further information on the workshop program.