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Education & Training

6G Communication and Wireless Technologies

Dates: 5-9 June 2023
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Organized By: The Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University and IEEE Student Branch at Northeastern University

Program Chairs: Prof. Josep M. Jornet (Committee Chair), Prof. Stefano Basagni, Dr. Vitaly Petrov, Prof. Elena Bernal Mor, Prof. Tommaso Melodia
The Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University

Co-Organizers: Logan Bader and Alexander Ingare
IEEE Student Branch at Northeastern University

About the Program

The focus of this school series is next-generation communication and networking technologies for 6G wireless systems. Lectures will mainly focus on the key technological enablers and innovations at physical and network layers, including, but not limited to: exploiting frequencies above 100 GHz; network sensing; Open Radio Access Network (ORAN), and artificial intelligence-driven communication algorithms and protocols. The program will also include discussions on breakthrough applications and services for 6G, such as the Metaverse, ubiquitous Extended Reality (XR), and intelligent connected robotics. As 6G is expected not to be the last generation of wireless systems to appear, the last day of the school will be focused on presenting trending research topics, still at the early stages of exploration. These areas provide pointers to research topics that could be tackled during the later stages of the 6G timeframe or within future systems (i.e., 7G). The content is set wide enough to cover all the essential elements of the 6G landscape while maintaining a clear focus on next-generation physical-layer, MAC and network-layer solutions for high-rate connectivity.  Participants will have opportunities to interact through hands-on exercises, demos, and lab visits.

The participants will be introduced to the use of:

  1. TeraNova, the world first communications and networking testbed operating at multiple sub-Terahertz and true Terahertz frequencies (up to 1050 GHz)
  2. X-Mili, the open, programmable platform for mmWave solutions
  3. Colosseum, the world largest wireless network emulator;
  4. state-of-the-art indoor (anechoic chamber) and outdoor drone flying cages, 5700sf and 30000sf, respectively, and
  5. connected intelligent robots

Program Topics

(Subject to change)

  • 6G is behind the corner
  • 6G physical layer essentials
  • 6G network layer essentials
  • 6G beyond transmitting bits
  • 6G is not the end! What’s next

Detailed program agenda along with confirmed speakers will be shared soon.

Student Applications

In-person participation is available for a limited number of ComSoc Student Members. Membership is not required to apply, however if your application is accepted to attend in-person, you will need to become a ComSoc Student Member in order to register and attend the event. 

Travel grants will be available to (at least partially) help support travel expenses for some participants. Lodging, meals and refreshments will be provided to students during the event free of charge. There is no registration fee to attend this event.

Apply Now

Deadline extended - Applications are now being accepted through 27 March 2023. Thanks to additional sponsorship and organizational support for this event, we can accommodate more students than originally planned. Students will be notified of application decisions about 2 weeks later via email. If your applications is accepted, you will be sent a link to register for the event. You will need to have active ComSoc Student Membership at that time in order to register. 

Please note: Participation is subject to applicable law.

Guidance for Submitting your Application

To help you prepare to submit your application, please have the following items ready:

Name of Your University/College
Program Currently Enrolled In At University
Years Spent In Advanced Degree Program
Short CV - Attached as a PDF
Recommender Name (This Is Usually A Professor Or IEEE ComSoc Member)
Recommender Email
Recommendation Letter  - Attached as a PDF
Student Application Letter - Attached as a PDF (This Is a one-page letter about why you want to participate in this program)

More details on this will be provided at a later date. Check back again soon!