To strengthen global collaborations and promote joint research activities a first research workshop on Beyond 5G/6G was held in Tokio in April 2023, attended by German and Japanese wireless network researchers from academia and industry. The workshop was hosted by NICT, the leading Japanese research institute in telecommunications.
Prof. Christian Wietfeld represented both 6GEM as well as 5G.NRW at the workshop. In a poster, recent CNI research results were presented (specifically on the CNI concepts SAMUS, HELIOS, DraGon, and STING). In a panel discussion on German-Japanese cooperation potentials, he proposed an agile innovation process towards 6G, leveraging software-defined systems, open interfaces, and test fields, as they are used in 6GEM throughout NRW (Aachen, Aldenhoven, Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen).
The cooperation will be further explored at the upcoming 6GEM meeting in Dortmund as well as during the 6G week in Berlin (both to take place in June 2023).