6G BRAINS

6G BRAINS Bringing Reinforcement learning Into Radio Light Network for Massive Connections

6G BRAINS aims to bring AI-driven multi-agent Deep Reinforcement learning (DRL) to perform resource allocation over and beyond massive machine-type communications with new spectrum links including THz and optical wireless communications (OWC) to enhance the performance with regard to capacity, reliability and latency for future industrial networks.
The project proposes a novel comprehensive cross-layer DRL driven resource allocation solution to support the massive connections over device-to-device (D2D) assisted highly dynamic cell-free network enabled by Sub-6 GHz/mmWave/THz/OWC and high resolution 3D Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of up to 1 mm accuracy.
The enabling technologies in 6G BRAINS focus on four major aspects including disruptive new spectral links, highly dynamic D2D cell-free network modelling, intelligent end-to-end network architecture integrating the multi-agent DRL scheme and AI-enhanced high-resolution 3D SLAM data fusion.
The developed technologies will be widely applicable to various vertical sectors such as Industry 4.0, intelligent transportation, eHealth, etc.

Main Objectives:

  • An AI-driven D2D cell free network architecture for highly dynamic and ultra-dense connectivity
  • AI-based End-to-End (E2E) Directional network slicing with guaranteed QoS over highly dynamic network
  • AI-driven data fusion for the 3D indoor position map through heterogeneous location methods enabling 1cm location position accuracy and 1o orientation accuracy
  • Enhanced new spectrum links: OWC and THzo.

Bringing Reinforcement learning Into Radio Light Network for Massive Connections 6G BRANSEnhanced new spectrum links: OWC and THzo.

ALTERNATIVE

ALTERNATIVE will develop an innovative platform able to detect the cardiotoxicity of chemicals and their biotransformation products. The novel platform will enable regulators and industry to identify, quantify and prevent cardiotoxic co-exposures to industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals in a cost-effective way. ALTERNATIVE will particularly focus on cardiotoxic effects on older people, which is of high relevance in view of the ageing EU population and the high spread of cardiovascular diseases.

 

ARIADNE

The ARIADNE Pillars:

1) The ARIADNE project will develop new radio technologies for communications using the above 100Ghz D-Band frequency ranges

2) ARIDANE will exploit the opportunities emerging for advanced connectivity based on metasurfaces where objects in the environment can become tuneable reflectors for shaping the propagation environment in D-band

3) ARIDANE will employ Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to management necessary for the high-frequency communications and dynamic assignment and reconfiguration of the metasurfaces to provide continuous reliable High Bandwidth connections in the Beyond 5G scenario

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CHARITY

Horizon 2020 project CHARITY develops an open source framework and tools for enabling immersive communication through the intelligent use of network resources. The project started in January 2021 and will end in June 2024. It is performed by a consortium of 15 European partners from industry and academia.

NGI Aatlantic

NGI Aatlantic aims to bridge EU-US research on Next Generation Internet (NGI).

We will push Next Generation Internet technologies a step further, by funding, through a series of open calls for proposals, EU-based researchers and innovators to carry out NGI-related experiments, in collaboration with US research teams.

NGIatlantic.eu is led by 3 European and 2 American partners with complementary skills and expertise

5-Alive

5-ALIVE Support action for driving the 2020 infrastructure evolution towards holistic 5G networks

5-Alive will build up momentum within and beyond the European networking community and related application areas for driving the 2020 infrastructure evolution towards holistic 5G networks.This concept of holistic 5G networks is much more comprehensive than any previous network evolution generation as it will fully integrate all network technologies fixed, mobile, satellite, optical etc., into a very dynamic, software enabled, infrastructure that is capable of supporting massive increases in availability, reliability and throughput while dramatically reducing the energy requirements for the provision of such advanced communications services.

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5G DRIVE

5G DRIVE – 5G HarmoniseD Research and TrIals for serVice Evolution between EU and China

The Horizon 2020 project 5G HarmoniseD Research and TrIals for serVice Evolution between EU and China (2018-2021) will trial and validate the interoperability between EU & China 5G networks operating at 3.5 GHz bands for enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and 3.5 & 5.9 GHz bands for V2X scenarios.

Project Coordinator Eurescom: Uwe Herzog

Duration: 30 months, start: 1 Sep 2018

Total budget: 5,999,130 €

Coordinator: Eurescom

Number of partners: 17 partners

5G EVE

5G EVE – 5G European Validation platform for Extensive trials (RIA)

5G EVE is the European 5G validation platform for extensive trials. It is one of three 5G PPP infrastructure projects started on 1st July 2018. The goal is to implement and test advanced 5G infrastructures in Europe. The 5G-EVE concept is based on further developing and interconnecting existing European sites in in Greece, Spain, France, and Italy to form a unique 5G end-to-end facility.

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5GinFIRE

Key industrial sectors e.g. automotive, are rapidly transformed by digital and communication technologies leading to the fourth industrial revolution. New ones are in the making, e.g. Smart Cities, which inspire a new breed of applications and services. The salient characteristic of these sectors, known as verticals, is that they are rapidly becoming open ecosystems built on top of common physical infrastructures and resources. This requires a high degree of technological convergence among vertical industries empowering them with enhanced technical capacity to trigger the development of new, innovative products, applications and services. 5G network infrastructures and embodied technologies are destined to “become a stakeholder driven, holistic environment for technical and business innovation integrating networking, computing and storage resources into one programmable and unified infrastructure”. It is this 5G vision that when it is further projected to accommodate verticals raises a number of technical issues Motivated by them, 5GinFIRE project aspires to address two interlinked questions:
– Q1: How such a holistic and unified environment should look like?
– Q2: How can 5GinFIRE host and integrate verticals and concurrently deal with reconciling their competing and opposing requirements?
Addressing these key questions, 5GinFIRE main technical objective is to build and operate an Open, and Extensible 5G NFV-based Reference (Open5G-NFV) ecosystem of Experimental Facilities that integrates existing FIRE facilities with new vertical-specific ones and enables experimentation of vertical industries. In order to guarantee architectural and technological convergence the proposed environment will be built in alignment with on-going standardization and open source activities. Accordingly, the Open5G-NFV FIRE ecosystem may serve as the forerunner experimental playground wherein innovations may be proposed before they are ported to emerging “mainstream”

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5G VINNI

5G VINNI – 5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure

5G-VINNI will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end to end (E2E) facility that lowers the entry barrier for vertical industries to pilot use cases and supports the pilots as the infrastructure evolves.

To achieve this, the objectives of 5G-VINNI are:

  1. Design an advanced and accessible 5G end to end facility.
  2. Build several interworking sites of the 5G-VINNI end to end facility.
  3. Provide user friendly zero-touch orchestration, operations and management systems for the 5G-VINNI facility.
  4. Validate the 5G KPIs and support the execution of E2E trial of vertical use cases to prove the 5G-VINNI capabilities.
  5. Develop a viable business and ecosystem model to support the life of the 5G-VINNI facility during and beyond the span of the project.
  6. Demonstrate the value of 5G solutions to the 5G community particularly to relevant standards and open source communities with a view to securing widespread adoption of these solutions.