First IEEE Next G Summit

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, Maryland, USA

Hybrid (In-person and Remote)

Sponsorship and Patronage     Agenda     Additional Resources
(Presentation Slides and Recorded Videos)

Since the launch of Second-Generation Networks (2G), there has been an evolution of next generation of networks every decade. The research and standardization for each future mobile service was initiated many years before its commercial launch. In 2019, 5G Networks began to be deployed commercially after almost ten years of planning. Similarly, the race for the 6G wireless networks that will be operational in 2030 has already started. To fulfill its potential in the upcoming decade, 6G will undoubtedly require an architectural orchestration based on the amalgamation of existing solutions and innovative technologies. Several standards bodies including 3GPP, ITU, IEEE, Next G Alliance and various research projects around the world are working towards evolution of next generation of network.

The upcoming IEEE Next G Summit is the first one in the series, and will be held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. This one day summit will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

The IEEE Next G Summit will focus on the following topics.

• Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

• Human Bond Communication Beyond 2050 (Knowledge Home)

• Communication, Navigation, Sensing, and Services (CONASENSE)

• Ultra-Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output Antennas (UM-MIMO)

• Optical wireless communications (OWC)

• Core Society 5.0

• Quantum Computing & Communications

• Security-as-a-Service

• Zero Trust

• Blockchain Orchestration

• Deep Space Communication

• Non Terrestrial Networks

• Open RAN

• Spectrum Sharing

• Digital Divide

• Tera Hertz Communication

• Autonomic Computing

• Network Slicing

• Mobile Edge Computing

• Experimental Testbeds

• Assured Autonomy

• Cellular and Wi-Fi Interoperability

In the program, we include the following five tracks.

Plenary Track

Track 1: Next G Research (I)

Track 2: Next G Research (II)

Track 3: Next G Technology (I)

Track 4: Next G Technology (II)



Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor


Keynote Speakers






Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)

201-117, 11091 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723

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Additional Resources

Presentation Slides and Video Recordings (getting updated)

• Welcome Address [Slides]
Ashutosh Dutta, JHU/APL, USA; Co-Chair, IEEE Future Networks Initiative; Chair, ACM Baltimore Chapter
Ramjee Prasad, CTIF Global Capsule (CGC), BTECH, Aarhus University, Denmark
Eman Hammad, University of Toronto, Canada; General Co-Chair, IEEE Next G Summit

Keynotes and Plenary Talks

• Scaling Networks up and down: New Network Architectures for 6G (Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University) [Slides]
• The Possibilities and Certainties of 6G (Chih-Lin I, China Mobile) [Slides]
• Killer Apps for NextG: Web3 and the Metaverse (Charles Clancy, MITRE) [Slides]
• From 5GTN to 6GTN - Three Pronged Approach (Ari Pouttu, 6G Flagship) [Slides]
• Now is a Perfect Time to Talk 6G! (Mischa Dohler, Ericsson) [Slides]
• An Overview of NSF’s Support for NextG Research (Alex Sprintson, NSF) [Slides]
• Moving Beyond 5G: Technologies and Trends (Ian Wong, Viavi Solutions) [Slides]
• A Testbed for 6G Non-terresterial Networks (Raymond Shen, Keysight) [Slides]
• 6th Generation: At what cost? (Vinay Shrivastava, TSDSI) [Slides]
• The Road to 6G (Reinaldo Valenzuela, Nokia Bell Labs) [Slides]
• Beyond 5G Network Customization for US DoD (Sumit Roy, OUSD R&E) [Slides]
• Foundational 5G Testbed for NextG/6G Framework Refinement and Implementation (Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network) [Slides]
• Towards Extreme Band Communications (Mohamed Slim Alouini, KAUST) [Slides]
•  What 6G Should Learn from 5G: A Measurement Study of 5G mmWave (Monisha Ghosh, University of Notre Dame) [Slides]
• Role of Dual Use Technology Approach in Next G (Salvador D’Itri, National Spectrum Consortium) [Slides]
• 6G: The Next Frontier of Wireless Innovation (Peiying Zhu, Huawei) [Slides]

Technical Track Talks

Technical Track 1: NEXT G Technology (I)

• Spectrum Sharing Requirements to Enable Wide Bandwidths above 100 GHz (Michael Marcus, Northeastern University) [Slides]
• Market Segmentation of State Broadband Delivery Approaches (Anna Grabek, MITRE) [Slides]
• The Case for Using Road Pavement as an Access Point (Tim Sylvester, Integrated Roadways)
• Green Business Model 6G Services: A New Perspective with Internet of Things Connected Green Business Models
    Empowered with Artificial Intelligence (Per Valter)
• Design and Development of Optical Antennas for Wireless Communication (S. Kannadhasan, Cheran College of Engineering) [Slides]
• The Analog RF-digital Interface: The VITA 49 Standard and Evolution Roadmap (Todor Cooklev, Purdue University)
• Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G Communication (Oscar F. Somerlock, JHU/APL)
• Next G: From Spectrum Agility to Network Agility (Apurva Mody, Airanaculus) [Slides]

Technical Track 2: NEXT G Technology (II)

• Network Design Employing a Quantum Processor (Jie Chen, Durham University) [Slides]
• Considerations using Machine Learning in Physical Layer Applications (Tamara Sobers, MITRE) [Slides]
• Fine-Grained, Application-Driven, Quality of Service (QoS) for IP and 5G Networks (Timothy Salo, University of Minnesota)
• Security as a Service, for Next Generation: 5G and 6G Challenge (Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras)
• Reflecting on Communication Paradigms - Dependability Demand as a Chance
    (Hans-Peter Bernhard, Silicon Austria Labs and Johannes Kepler University) [Slides]
• Potential of using Chaotic signals in 6G Communications (Nizar Naji, Middle East College)
• Post-quantum Security: Challenges and Opportunities (Ashish Kundu, Cisco)
• Towards the Grid - A distributed Compute and Communications Fabric (Meryem Simsek, VMWare)

Technical Track 3: NEXT G Research (I)

• Sustainable Zero-Energy Machine Type Communications for 6G (Riku Jäntti, Aalto University)
• Private 5G Sharing via Midhaul (Praveen Gupta, MITRE) [Slides]
• Future of Artificial Intelligence in IoT and Cyberizations: A Global Perspective (Bharat Rawal, Capitol Technology University) [Slides]
• 6G (six generation) - Optical Wireless Advancements using Chip Scale Beam Summing and Directing (John Joseph, OptiPulse Inc.)
• Leveraging AI/ML for Full Stack Autonomous Operation of 5G and Beyond Networks (Deepak Kataria, IEEE FNI) [Slides]
• Introduction to Zero Trust (Alana Scott, Ericsson) [Slides]
• Integrated Satellite Terrestrial Networks: A GEO-based Resource Provisioning Use-case (John Baras, UMD)
• Quantum Internet and 6G (Reza Najabati, University of Bristol)

Technical Track 4: NEXT G Research (II)

• Open AI Cellular (OAIC): Prototyping AI Controllers and Testing Framework for Cellular Communication Research
     (Vijay Shah, George Mason University) [Slides]
• Surprise-based Networking - Near the Edge (David Tennenhouse, Independent Researcher)
• Enabling Massive MIMO for Next-Generation Mobile Wireless Communication Systems (Adel Dabah, KAUST) [Slides]
• Real Time Tele-Medicine for Primary Prevention of Diseases to Improve Life Style via WBAN (Reza Khalilian, NUST) [Slides]
• 6G: Does it need to be Evolutionary (Ajay Rajkumar, AT&T) [Slides]
• AERPAW: A real-world testbed for NextG applications on NextG networks (Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University) [Slides]
• CCI xG Testbed: End-to-End Open-Source Open-RAN Platform for Experimentation, Testing, and Workforce Development
    (Aloizio P. DaSilva, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Virginia Tech) [Slides]
• Future Networks Roadmap (Narendra Mangra, IEEE FNI) [Slides]
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Registration is closed now, free on-demand information is available.

For additional questions regarding this summit or future summits, please contact or call Ashutosh Dutta at +1 908-642-8593.