Open Lecture 6 – Sustainability in 6G


To share the progress and results of the 6G research work and knowledge with the extended one6G community, in 2022 one6G launched a series of open lectures. These interactive 2-hour online events are open to anyone interested in the world’s journey toward 6G.

Following the success of the previous lectures, the Association is happy to confirm that Open Lecture 6 will take place on June 15, 2023, at 14h00 CEST, covering the subject of sustainability in 6G

It is evident that 6G will play a major part in the transformation of our economy and society. 6G focuses not only on increasing network capacity, thus enabling a whole new set of applications and services, but because it has a direct impact on so many different fields, it will be a major contributing factor to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable ecosystem.

Open Lecture 6 – Sustainability in 6G will feature presentations delivered by five distinguished speakers, followed by a panel discussion and an interactive Q&A session. The experts will explain how and why 6G technology will play a pivotal role in shaping a healthier and more prosperous future while also addressing challenges and potential negative impacts caused by the ongoing transformation.

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. Please click the button below to fill in your registration form.


14:00   Welcome & opening

Artur Hecker

Director, Future Network Technologies, Huawei MRC

Bio: Artur Hecker received an M.Sc. degree from the University of Karlsruhe in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree from ENST in 2005. He has almost 20 years of entrepreneurial, academic, and industry experience in networks, systems, and systems' security. From 2006 to 2013, he was a full-time Associate Professor at Télécom ParisTech, where he led the Security and Networking Research Group. He is currently the Director of Networking Research at the Advanced Wireless Technology Laboratory and an Expert at Huawei Munich Research Center. In addition, Artur has served as a Chair of the Vision and Societal Challenges Working Group of 6G IA since 2021.

14:05   Envisioning a green 6G ecosystem: challenges, objectives and pathway

Chiara Lombardo

Researcher, University of Genoa

Chiara Lombardo received her Ph.D. in Electronics, Informatics, Robotics, and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2014. Chiara currently works as a researcher at the University of Genoa, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN). She was previously with the CNIT S2N National Laboratory, where she is still involved in most of its research and technical activities. In addition, Chiara is currently the technical coordinator of the HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022 Research and Innovation Action 6Green and has previously worked across several H2020 and FP7 projects, including MATILDA, INPUT, and ECONET. She has co-authored over 40 papers in international journals, book chapters, and international conference proceedings. Her current research interests cover green networking, NFV, and edge computing.

14:25   Next-generation networks – the green enablers?

Christian Maasem

Partner, Head of Hyperconnectivity – Detecon Consulting

Christian Maasem is a partner at Detecon Consulting, where he is responsible for hyperconnectivity. After studying physics and economics, he headed the Information Technology Management group and the Innovation Labs at the FIR at RWTH Aachen University. In 2016, he founded and led the Center Connected Industry at the RWTH Aachen Campus as the center director. In 2018, he was appointed managing director of the Enterprise Integration Center Aachen GmbH. In the course of his activities, he was responsible for a large number of innovation, research, and consulting projects in digitalization with a focus on Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT, Automotive, Future Logistics, eMobility, Smart Grid, Health, and Smart Cities. Following the vision of the RWTH Aachen Campus, he is driven by the ecosystem idea to bring together technology providers and users from different industries to create new use case-centered ICT solutions and data ecosystems for productive and economic use. Following the modular principle, he incorporates experience from knowledge of different technology areas (IoT, 5G, Edge Cloud, Big Data, AI, and automation, among others).

14:45   ‘Greening’ for the wireless cellular networks of the future

Ljupco Jorguseski

Senior Consultant Wireless Access, TNO

Ljupčo Jorgušeski has obtained his Ph.D. degree in telecommunication from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2002. Before joining TNO in 2003 he worked at TU Delft (1997-1999) as researcher on the ETSI standard proposal for 3G and in the research and development laboratory at KPN (1999-2003) on 3G optimization and planning. He has been actively involved in various European research projects on wireless networks (e.g., SOCRATES, SEMAFOR, SUNSEED, Clear5G, COMMECT) on 4G and 5G development. His current position focuses on radio planning and optimization of wireless networks, development of 5G networks for particular verticals, 6G networks, and providing input toward 3GPP standardization. He has co-authored 15+ scientific publications, three book chapters, and 10+ patents.

15:05   Paving the way toward sustainable next-generation networks

Monique Calisti

President and Founder of Digital for Planet

Dr Monique Calisti is the CEO of Martel Innovate and the President of the non-profit Digital for Planet she recently founded. She is a passionate entrepreneur and ICT expert featuring a digital soul and consolidated hands-on experience in research and innovation funding, strategic consulting, training, communication, social media marketing, as well as business development of sustainable and innovative software solutions across several industry segments. Specialized in European Commission funding, with extensive domain knowledge in Artificial Intelligence and Next Generation Internet technologies (IoT, 5G, Cloud/Edge, etc.), Monique helps Martel’s customers and partners in developing agile and efficient innovation strategies and plans. Dr Calisti has been serving the European Commission as an expert evaluator and reviewer for many years and is currently a member of the board of Directors of the European AI, Data and Robotics Association, she is the Director of the European Next Generation Internet Outreach Office, as well as the Coordinator of the European Next Generation Internet of Things Coordination and Support Action. In the last 20 years, Monique has been a speaker and moderator at several major scientific, technology, and policy events, she authored and edited many professional publications and many R&D project proposals and served as a Program Committee member of several international conferences. Monique holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.

15:25   Can 6G be the game-changer to accelerate the sustainable development agenda?

Luis Neves

CEO of the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Luis Neves has been the CEO of the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) since 2017. Before that, from 2008 to 2017, he held the position of GeSI Chairman. Under Luis' leadership, GeSI has become a globally recognized “thought industry leader” organization in the field of ICT- sustainability with a strong focus on the enabling role and positive contribution of digital technologies to climate protection. Before GeSI, Luis worked at Deutsche Telekom for over 15 years holding positions such as Head of Sustainable Development and Environment, VP of Corporate Responsibility, and Chief Sustainability and Climate Protection Officer. Luis has also held positions and played relevant roles at European and international levels in organizations, such as the UN Global Compact Lead Group, Econsense -the German Sustainability Association, World Resources Forum Association, and UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative. Luis was born in Portugal and obtained a degree in History from the University of Lisbon.

15:45   Q&A session and closing remarks


15 Jun 2023


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