Prof. Dr.-Ing. Slawomir Stanczak will give an invited talk at NVIDIA, Santa Clara, U.S.A. on 03 November.
Title: Towards 6G: Key Directions and Research Questions
Abstract: This talk will introduce the "6G Research and Innovation Cluster" (6G-RIC), which is undertaking an ambitious and comprehensive interdisciplinary research program to address the technical challenges associated with 6G. The evolution towards 6G networks must reconcile the expected explosive growth in data traffic, the integration of sensor services with real-time analytics (Network as a Sensor), and massive network densification with the demand for global sustainability and fairness. Therefore, radical reductions in energy consumption in 6G are not only a sensible economic goal, but also of particular societal importance. Similarly, security will play a critical role in social acceptance, but also in averting economic harm. Finally, virtualization, openess and artificial intelligence (AI) will be key technology drivers for 6G. While AI undeniably has great potential, it does not come at zero cost. The gains achieved through AI must be put in relation to the corresponding effort and resources required. Therefore, we need to approach the transition from 5G to 6G holistically and consider AI as an integral part of the overall system (integrated AI).