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Introduction to fortiss, Harald Rueß, Scientific Manager, fortiss

After studying mathematics in Ulm, Germany, and computer science in San Diego, California, Harald Rueß earned a doctorate from the University of Ulm. He worked at SRI International in Menlo Park, California between 1995 and 2005, first as an international fellow, then since 1998 as a staff researcher in SRI’s computer science lab, including stints as a visiting professor in Mannheim in 2001 and longer research assignments in Cambridge in 1999 and Manchester in 2005. His research interests encompass the fields of dependable and safe embedded systems, symbolic analysis and synthesis, as well as decision processes. He worked as a systems consultant and program manager in the automotive and aerospace industries in southern Germany between 2006 and 2008. Harald Rueß has been scientific managing director at fortiss – the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services – since 2009.

Connected Smart Lighting to provide IoT Connectivity, Sensing and Positioning, Jean-Paul Linnartz, Signify

Jean-Paul M. G. Linnartz (Fellow, IEEE) currently is a Research Fellow with Signify (Philips Lighting) Research, and a Part-time Professor with TU Eindhoven, addressing Personalized Human Centric Lighting and optical wireless communication. His inventions led to more than 75 granted patent families and have been a basis for three ventures. From 1992 to 1995, he was an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. In 1994, he was an Associate Professor with TU Delft. From 1988 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor with the TU Delft. He was Senior Director with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he headed Security, Connectivity, and IC Design Research Groups.

Abstract: The transition from incandescent to LED lighting has “digitized” lighting, lighting control and the lighting IoT infrastructure. To enhance comfort, wellness and productivity, the trend towards personalized Human Centric Lighting calls not only for dimming and colour control of (usually many) light sources but also for the real-time connectivity of many sensors. Similarly, rooms inside buildings can be used more efficiently if sensor data is collected about occupancy, people traffic flow or asset location. This can save energy, control ventilation, air purification, UV virus disinfection, or can schedule maintenance and cleaning more efficiently. The central point in the ceiling, traditionally occupied by an only one large light bulb, now increasingly becomes a key point in the IoT infrastructure. It is a suitable sensor location. If used for advanced wireless communication with adaptive beam steering, it allows the definition of atto cells that can re-use the available radio spectrum every few meters. In fact, wireless communication has shown a constant densification. From Marconi crossing oceans, to having one global user per frequency, to co-channel planning of radio stations, to cellular reuse densified into micro and pico cells, to potentially the footprint of a communication signal shrinking to the width of a laser beam. In that migration from massive, phased arrays to RF MIMO to targeting a light beam can simplify wireless technology and can reduce power consumption. In other words, the ceiling central point not only becomes an IoT end-point but also a vital communications hub towards human users and IoT devices. In this presentation, Jean-Paul Linnartz sketches the convergence of Communication, Navigation, Sensing, and Services from the perspective of Signify (Philips Lighting), the world’s leading light company. Indoor positioning with centimetre accuracy by using light sources as beacons was commercially rolled out about a decade ago. Today, we see an uptake of indoor wireless communication light, predominantly because directed light gives interference-free, thus guaranteed low latencies, as demanded in virtual reality and autonomous industrial machines and vehicle. As the technical leader of the EU project Enhanced Lighting for the Internet of Things, he reports on distributed MIMO to ensure reliable blockage-free coverage, and a fibre fronthaul network to ceiling access points. The vision of a convergence of sensing, communication and positioning is embodied by Signify in the Interact portfolio of connected lighting software applications for the IoT. While Jean-Paul will focus on indoor application, outdoors, the ubiquitous presence of light poles gives another opportunity to leverage the presence of a connected lighting infrastructure.

The Green Wall, Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University and Vice President of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC)

Peter Lindgren holds a full Professorship in Multi business model and Technology innovation at Aarhus University, Denmark – Business development and technology innovation and is Vice President of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) He is founder of the Multi Business Model Innovation Approach. He is Director of CTIF Global Capsule/MBIT Research Center at Aarhus University – Business Development and Technology and is member of Research Committee at Aarhus University – BSS. He is cofounder of five start-up businesses amongst others – ,,

Abstract: SENSEMI is contemplated as a novel aggregation of technical methods to transform business models into competent businesses in a “never before seen” way to Greener, Sustainable and Tangible economies. A promising business must have a robust business model, which is a defined way of modelling the business by resolving challenges and enhancing the value creations into well-demarcated dimensions, such as value propositions, competencies, value formula, etc. By assimilating the “Artificial Intelligence Sensing” dimension in the business modelling process it involves developing the sensing, transmission, reception, and recreation of the information beyond the present state-of the-art technologies (audio and video) by involving other forms of sensing such as touch, taste, and smell, and bind them with the Business Model Process. Hence, the talk put forward an innovative and tangible feedback and dissemination approach to cascaded BMI processes.

From Cloud-native 5G to 6G Security, Anand Prasad, Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber

Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Partner at Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber (DTCY) where he leads connectivity security. Prior to DTCY Anand was Founder & CEO, Wenovator LLC that now forms part of Deloitte and Senior Security Advisor, NTT DOCOMO. He was CISO, Board Member, of Rakuten Mobile, where he led all aspects of enterprise and mobile network security (4G, 5G, IoT, Cloud, device, IT, SOC, GRC, assurance etc.) from design, deployment to operations. Anand was Chairman of 3GPP SA3 where, among others, he led the standardization of 5G security. He is also advisor to several organizations such as CTIF Global Capsule, Guardrails and German Entrepreneurship Asia. Anand is an innovator with 50+ patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, MWC etc.), and a prolific writer with 6 books and 50+ publications. He is a Fellow of IET and IETE.

Abstract: In this talk, we will a dive into cloud-native security aspects of 5G. With that as base, we will discuss security aspects for next steps of mobile communications system in the form of 6G.

Basic considerations on Terahertz communication systems, Werner Mohr, consultant

Werner Mohr graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany, with the master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and with the Ph.D. degree in 1987. Dr. Werner Mohr joined Siemens AG, Mobile Network Division in Munich, Germany in 1991. He was involved in several EU funded projects and ETSI standardization groups on UMTS and systems beyond 3G. Werner Mohr coordinated several EU and Eureka Celtic funded projects on 3G (FRAMES project), LTE and IMT-Advanced radio interface (WINNER I, II and WINNER+ projects), which developed the basic concepts for future radio standards. Since April 2007 he was with Nokia Solutions and Networks (now Nokia) in Munich Germany, where he was Head of Research Alliances. In addition, he was chairperson of the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform until December 2016. Werner Mohr was Chair of the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in 5G PPP of the EU Commission from its launch until December 2016. He was chair of the “Wireless World Research Forum – WWRF” from its launch in August 2001 up to December 2003. He was member of the board of ITG in VDE from 2006 to 2014. He is co-author of a book on “Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems” a book on “Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced” and a book “Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond”. In December 2016 Werner Mohr received the IEEE Communications Society Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunications and in November 2018 he received the VDE ITG Fellowship 2018. In May 2019 Werner Mohr received the WWRF Fellowship. In March 2021 he retired from Nokia and is now active as consultant.

Abstract: Discussions on research directions towards systems beyond 5G/6G have started. One of the potential elements of future mobile and wireless systems are new radio systems in the (sub)-Terahertz domain. These are new frequency ranges for mobile and wireless systems to support very high throughput data links and the huge growth of data traffic in the coming years. The main purpose of this paper is to get an understanding from a system perspective of the relation between achievable data throughput versus range and system bandwidth for different propagation conditions, carrier frequency ranges and to investigate basic physical limits. Radiation limits of electromagnetic power with respect to effects on the human body are considered. Compared to the currently used frequency bands below 10 GHz additional effects like rain, atmospheric and foliage attenuation must be considered in the (sub)-Terahertz frequency range, which have a significant impact on system performance. The possible throughput is dropping very fast with range. Therefore, wideband Terahertz systems are only applicable for short range communication especially if radiation limits need to be respected to avoid effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body. Especially point-to-point links could be applied for backhaul connections and to replace optical fibres in data centres. This investigation does only provide basic ideas, which need further research. However, it shows that there is a reasonable potential for system implementation and deployment.