The Samsung 6G Forum, the opportunity to discover what to expect from 6G technology and how it will evolve
Samsung Electronics announced that the company is hosting its first-ever Samsung 6G Forum (S6GF) online today.
Under the theme “The next hyper-connected experience for everyone”, the forum is divided into two sessions and broadcast live online via Samsung’s YouTube channel. Each session consists of presentations by experts from academia and industry specializing in next-generation communication technologies, followed by a panel discussion.
“We envision 6G to provide ultimate experiences for humans and everything that goes through the next level of hyper-connectivity, and this idea serves as the foundation of our 6G vision,” said Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung. Research.1 “We think now is the right time to start preparing for 6G. Shaping 6G will take many years, as we have seen with previous generations, and will require many discussions and collaborations between industry and academia.
Morning Session — 6G Air Interface
The morning session takes place under the theme “6G Air Interface”. During this session, Jeffrey Andrews, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, delivers a keynote, titled “Deep Learning in the 6G Air Interface,” highlighting that deep learning (DL) will be a technology key enabling 6G, which can provide significant advances to many layers of the air interface.
After the keynote, Charlie Zhang, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Samsung Research America, Takehiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NTT DOCOMO, and John Smee, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in-depth expert lectures.
SVP Charlie Zhang of Samsung Research America gives a presentation on “The Evolution of Radio Technology Beyond 5G and 6G”. He explains that while 6G technologies are still in their infancy, a few emerging directions are taking shape and gaining momentum in academia and industry, including support for new spectrum such as the upper midband in the range from 7 to 24 GHz. and Terahertz (THz) band, new antenna technologies, evolution of duplex technology and network topology, spectrum sharing, artificial intelligence (AI) as a native part of protocol design , etc.
SVP Takehiro Nakamura of NTT DOCOMO talks about “the evolution of 5G and 6G”, highlighting the technology and service-oriented research for 5G evolution and 6G is accelerating worldwide. SVP John Smee of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. talks about “Driving Air Interface Innovation Toward 6G”, emphasizing advanced wireless research and development along multiple vectors that will bring disruptive innovations and push the boundaries of technology to enable new and improved user experiences with 6G.
After the presentations, Juho Lee, Fellow at Samsung Research, moderates a panel discussion on 6G RAN technology. Afterwards, Sunghyun Choi, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, shares Samsung’s progress in 6G research along with demonstration videos.
Afternoon session — Smart grid for 6G
The afternoon session is under the theme “Smart Grid for 6G”. Tarik Taleb, Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, begins with a keynote on “6G Network — The Journey to a New Vision of ‘Service of Services’”. He points out that AI, Network Functions Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, and Edge/Cloud Computing have brought significant benefits in terms of reduced operational expenses and costs, deployment flexibility, and accelerating time to market, and mentions that 6G will likely enable a new breeze of cloud-native mobile networking.
After the keynote speech, Seungjoo Maeng, Master at Samsung Electronics, Byonghyo Shim, Professor at Seoul National University, and Shi Jin, Professor at Southeast University, China, deliver in-depth expert presentations .
Master Seungjoo Maeng of Samsung Electronics speaks on “Challenges of applying AI/ML technology to improve the performance of mobile communication systems”, highlighting the challenges of applying AI and ML (machine learning) to improve the performance of wireless mobile communication systems and how to solve them.
Prof. Byonghyo Shim of Seoul National University lectures on “Deep Learning-Assisted Mobile Sensing and Beamforming for mmWave and THz Communications”, introducing the new paradigm for controlling DL-based mmWave and THz communications . Professor Shi Jin of Southeastern University, China, presents “Deep Learning-Based CSI Feedback in Massive MIMO Systems,” discussing the challenges and potential research directions associated with the implementation of DL-based CSI (channel state information) feedback in future wireless communication systems.
After these presentations, EVP Sunghyun Choi of Samsung Research moderates a panel discussion on networked AI.
For more information on the “Samsung Tech Forum”, please visit the Samsung Research website at research.samsung.com.
1 Samsung Research, acting as Samsung Electronics’ advanced R&D center, leads the development of future technologies for the company’s DX (Device eXperience) division.