ARIADNE participates at EuCNC & 6G Summit

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The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit was an exciting event that took place from June 6th to 9th in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, and served as a hub for telecommunications professionals from around the world. Supported by the European Commission and sponsored by prestigious organizations like IEEE ComSoc, EURASIP, and EurAAP, the summit covered a wide range of telecom topics, from 5G deployment to future communications systems and networks.
Project ARIADNE participated at the event in multiple ways, the Project organized a workshop on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces from sub-6GHz to THz: Recent Advances and Open Challenges” organized by George C. Alexandropoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR), Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom GmbH, DE & ARIADNE Project co-ordinator) and Stefano Buzzi (University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, IT) which attracted curious participants and involved 4 sessions ranging from RIS Modelling and Simulators to Open Challenges. Project Technical coordinator Angeliki Alexioualso presented on “Study of optimal RIS position and orientation: From partially to fully illuminated RIS,” and was supported by Georgios Stratidakis and Sotiris Droulias.
Pooja Mohnani (Eurescom GmbH, DE) participant in WP6 dissemination & communication of the project participated in a session organized by the working group WiTAR(Women in Telecommunications & Research) and presented about the several initiatives in Europe and globe to Inclusion & Diversity.
In addition, there were 3 demonstrations from ARIADNE at the technology exhibition that showcased innovations from EU R&I projects. This covered software and hardware involved in the project and led to engaging discussions by the visitors. The demonstrations were:
i) Management of high-frequency communications resources by applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with the goal to develop predictive Machine Learning (ML) model for environment-specific wireless channels.
ii) Beam Prediction applying Proximal Policy Optimization based Distributed Deep Reinforcement Learning with the goal to develop beam prediction method where the base station interacts with environment and perform training real-time.
iii) Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces(RIS) showcasing anomalously reflecting metasurfaces to direct millimeter-band waves towards receivers in the shadow of walls or other obstacles.
The event attracted renowned industry experts, cutting-edge researchers, more than 1,300 delegates from over 40 countries and more than 70 exhibitors. We had a lot of networking opportunities and connected with many motivated and visionary people around the world. The next step now is to build on those encounters.

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