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Virtual Launch Event | IEEE Future Networks UK and Ireland Local Group

IEEE Future Networks UK and Ireland Local Group was founded in November 2020 to promote IEEE Future Networks activities in UK and Ireland. The group carries out various activities including workshops, technical seminars, standardisation, networking and social events, community development and outreach, public engagement and industrial liaison, and special projects for the IEEE UK and Ireland Section. The focus of the local group is to reflect the IEEE’s contribution to current and future generations of communication networks.

Our goals are mainly to:

  • publicise and support the IEEE UK and Ireland section community activities and efforts towards 5G/B5G/6G networks
  • build and to connect local active Industrial and academic technical communities in Future Networks research and development.

Invited Presentations

What Next in 5G and 6G

The talk will present research and standardised needed for full-5G and based on this understanding will present a unique vision and research challenges to be addressed for 6G in Beyond 2030.

About the Speaker

Professor Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, (FREng), FIET, Fellow of WWRF, Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC and ICS (Institute for Communication System) at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching.

Professor Rahim Tafazolli has authored and co-authored more than 1000 research publications and is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to international conferences and workshops. He has given advise to many governments on 5G technologies and strategy.

He was an Advisor to the Mayor of London in regard to the London Infrastructure Investment 2050 Plan. He has given many interviews to international media in the form of television, radio interviews, and articles in international press.

Aeronautical Ad Hoc Networking for the Internet Above the Clouds: Just Utopia or a Next-Generation Challenge? 

Thanks to the spectacular advances in signal processing and nanotechnology, five wireless generations have been conceived over the past five decades.  Indeed, near-capacity operation at a infinitesimally low error-rate has become feasible and flawless multimedia communications is supported in areas of high traffic-density, but how do we fill the huge coverage holes existing across the globe?

As a promising system-architecture, an integrated terrestrial, UAV-aided, airplane-assisted as well as satellite-based global coverage-solution will highlighted to pave the way for seamless next-generation service provision However, these links exhibit strongly heterogeneous properties, hence requiring different enabling techniques.

About the Speaker

Professor Lajos Hanzo is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), FIEEE, FIET and a EURASIP Fellow, Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science.

He holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh and the Technical University of Budapest.

He co-authored 19 IEEE Press – John Wiley books and 1900+ research contributions at IEEE Xplore.

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