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3rd Towards TeraHertz Communication Workshop

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Future mobile networks and connectivity systems will require ultra-high speed and seamless performance for a huge number of connected devices and applications. Higher frequencies, and more specifically the TeraHertz range (0.1 THz – 10 THz) is seen as one of the promising way to address these requirements. But today, many fundamental scientific and technological challenges are still to be explored and overcome.

At the same time, allocation of the bands for THz communication is not yet done. It is thus also important to start, as early as possible, the identification of candidate bands which will be optimal from a technological point of view, while at the same time answering to the needs in the most promising and highly desirable verticals applications and use cases.

This 3rd workshop (being organised by the Beyond5G Cluster) aims at bringing together key actors currently working on, or having interest, in THz communications in order to explore future R&I challenges for beyond 5G. The main goal of the workshop will be to have an overview of the current state of the art and emerging results of the research in this area, to discuss the main challenges still to be explored, to highlight key research directions for future R&I actions and discern Industry uptake and advances in the area of THz Communications.


12th March 2020: Day 1

17:00 - Welcoming Keynote Speech [TBD]

17:30 - Q&A and Reception (+ poster setup).

19:00 - TICKETED Social Event (Please purchase a ticket to attend this event.)

13th March 2020: Day 2

08:00 - 08:30 - Registration (+ poster setup)

08:30 - 09:00 - Opening Keynote, IMEC (Prof. Piet Wambacq)

09:00 - 10:20 - Session 1: Latest THz Communications Results

TERAPOD - "Integration and Testing of Terahertz Uni-travelling Carrier Photodiodes in a Datacentre Network" - Dr. Alan Davy - (www.terapod-project.eu)

Thor - Prof. Thomas Kurner - (www.thorproject.eu)

DREAM - "Integration of THz electronics" - Dr. Vladimir Ermolov - (www.h2020-dream.eu)

EPIC - Dr. Onur Sahin - (www.epic-h2020.eu)

TERRANOVA - Dr. Angeliki Alexiou - (www.ict-terranova.eu)

Car2Tera - Dr. Joachim Oberhammer - (www.car2tera.eu)

Ultrawave - "Advancements to D-band Point to multipoint wireless distribution" - Prof. Claudio Paoloni - (www.ultrawave2020.eu)

Wortecs - Dr. Oliver Brochet - (wortecs.eurestools.eu)

10:20 - 11:00 - Coffee Break, Poster Session

11:00 - 12:00 - Session 2: Future THz Communication Challenges

6G Flagship - Prof. Matti Latva-aho - (www.oulu.fi/6gflagship/)

TERAWAY - "Terahertz technology for ultra-broadband and ultra-wideband operation of backhaul and fronthaul links in systems with SDN management of network and radio resources" - Dr. Muhsin Ali - (www.ict-teraway.eu)

WIPLASH -"From macro to micro: metasurface-enabled and wireless on-chip communications in the THz band" - Dr. Akshay Jain

Joint Brianshorm Session

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch Break, Poster Session

13:00 - 14:20 - Session 3: Industry Perspective on THz Communications

Nokia - "THz World - moving beyond 5G." - Dr. Volker Ziegler

CEA - Eric Mercier

14:20 - 14:50 - Coffee Break, Poster Session

14:50 - 15:30 - Panel Discussion on Future of THz Communication

15:30 - Finish

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