12th CONASENSE Symposium 2022

27-29 June, Highlight Towers, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown rooms and hybrid mode
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6, 80807 Munich, Germany


The CONASENSE2022 symposium is focused on 6G as a paradigm that can be addressed by working together in 4 different computational areas: communications; satellites and navigation; sensing; services. CONASENSE stands for Communication, Navigation, Sensing, and Services. It aims to foster the total integration of all these research fields for prosperous humanity based on the digital society. The symposium comprises: i) keynote speeches by international experts from industry and academia; ii) a student forum, therefore bringing together gifted students together with relevant research and development stakeholders; iii) technical tracks with multiple peer-reviewed papers focusing on the proposed CONASENSE topics; iv) the co-located EU-IoT Hackathon, with focus on Mobile Sustainable IoT solutions and jointly organised by fortiss and UnternehmerTUM Makerspace.



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The CONASENSE2022 symposium takes place in the Highlight Towers, Munich, Germany, from the 27th to the 29th of June.

Day 1: June 27th 2022, Student Forum, Main Track, Hackathon Opening



Time (CET)

Tracks - IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Rooms

9:00-9:30

Registration period – Munich Highlight towers, groundfloor

9:00-09:30

Welcoming Session

09:30-13:00

Student Forum

Yorktown North

CONASENSE Main Track

Yorktown South

09:30-10:30

Session 1

Keynote speech session I

IBM Labs Overview

Unternhemer TUM Makerspace, Florian Küster

Eclipse, Gael Blondelle

Infineon

10:30-11:00

Coffee-break

11:00-12:00

Session 2

 

Technical session I – Communications

 

 

12:00-13:00

Session 3

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch Break – 21st floor

14:00-14:30

Hackathon registrations and welcoming – 21st floor, Hallway

14:30-15:45

Keynote speech session II – Next Generation IoT Projects- Yorktown South

ASSIST-IoT, Ignacio Lacalle Ubela, Universidad Politecnica di Valencia

IntellIoT, Arne Bröring, Siemens AG

iNGENIOUS, Giacomo Bernini and Erin Seder, Nextworks (remote)

TERMINET, Panagiotis Sariagiannidis, University Western Macedonia

VEDL-IoT, Jens Hagemeyer, University of Bielefeld

IOT-NGIN, Jonathan Klimt, RWTH, Aachen

EFPF, Usman Wajid, Information Catalyst

15:45-16:00

Coffee-break

16:00-20:00

Hackathon

Conference

16:00-18:00

Hackathon session 1

Material and team setup

Tutorials to specific teams on specific challenges

Technical Session II – Sensing

18:00-19:00

Hackathon session 2

Development of projects

 

19:00-21:00 Social Dinner

 



Day 2: June 28th 2022, CONASENSE2022 Main Track, Hackathon Development



Time (CET)

Tracks

09:30-13:00

EU-IoT Hackathon

Fortiss Labs, 15th floor

CONASENSE Main Track

Yorktown South

09:30-10:30

Session 1

Development of projects

Keynote speech session III

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee-break

11:00-12:00

Session 2

Development of projects

Technical Session II: Sensing

12:00-13:00

Session 3

Development of projects

 

Technical Session III: Navigation and Satellites

13:00-14:30

Lunch Break – 21st floor

14:30-15:30

Keynote speech session IV

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee-break -21st floor

16:00-20:00

Hackathon

Conference

16:00-18:00

Hackathon session 1

Technical Session IV – 6G Services and Sustainability

 

18:00-20:00

Hackathon session 2

 

 



Day 3: June 29th 2022, CONASENSE meeting, Hackathon, and Best Paper and Hackathon Awards Session



Time (CET)

Topic

09:30-13:00

EU-IoT Hackathon

Fortiss Labs, 15th floor

CONASENSE Society Meeting – 10-12:00

13:00-14:30

Lunch Break

14:30-16:00

Hackathon Pitching – 15th floor, fortiss Labs

16:00-17:00

Awards session: Best paper awards and Hackathon Awards – 15th floor, fortiss Labs

17:00-17:30

Closure and announcement of next event – 15th floor, fortiss Labs

 



Call for Papers

6G is currently under definition, being often addressed from a plain telecommunications perspective, as an evolutionary paradigm that represents an extension of 5G. Having as horizon 2030, 6G initiatives are being deployed across the globe, to further ignite the development of 6G services. In its philosophy core, 6G embodies the “human in the loop” principle. The research effort being developed towards 6G requires an interdisciplinary approach that ignites discussion across different key technological sectors, ranging from communications until services and business cases. CONASENSE2022 provides an interdisciplinary view, based on the CONASENSE vision, which considers 6G as a paradigm that can be addressed by working together 4 different computational areas: communications; satellites and navigation; sensing; services.

The symposium accepts 3 types of papers: i) student papers, format of extended abstract; ii) short-paper, 4-6 pages; iii) full papers, 8-12 pages:
  • Student papers: 2 pages max, format of extended abstract. Refer to student work (MSc, PhD) that address research under development and cover the following aspects at least: i) problem space: to which problem does this research contribute to; ii) research approach: what is the basic idea, how is it being developed and which part of the problem space it serves; iii) related work, which alternatives are there, and what are the contributions of this specific work towards related work; iv) status and Key performance indicators. Student papers must have as first author the student, and as co-authors the supervisor(s)
  • Short papers: 4-6 pages; 2-column, IEEE template for conferences. Short papers relate with novel work, that may still be in a development phase of research.
  • Full papers: 8-12 pages; 2-column, e.g., IEEE template for conferences. Long papers should have a maximum of 12 pages; should focus on solid technical work.

  • Submissions are handled via EDAS: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=29300
    CONASENSE2022 will be held in Munich, Germany and also allows authors to participate remotely (hybrid mode). Authors may opt, after paper acceptance and during registration, on the type of presentation: in-person in Munich, or remotely.
    Accepted papers must be registered and presented at the symposium by at the least the correspond author. All papers will be in the symposium proceedings (River Publisher, Open Access and submitted to Scopus for indexing); authors of best papers will be invited to a special issue of the MDPI Future Internet (Scimago Q2 in Computer Networks and Communications)
    Deadlines:
    • Full paper submission Deadline: 15th May 2022
    • Acceptance Notification: 31st May 2022
    • Camera-Ready Submission: 10th June 2022
    • Symposium Date: 27th-29th June 2022


    The proposed topics include but are not limited to:
    • Communications: Unified architectural communications involving ground to spaceborne infrastructures; quantum communications and their role and challenges in 6G; Machine-to-machine and device-to-device communication aspects; security aspects in 6G, including mitigation of attacks and architectural challenges; network architectures and protocols for 6G;
    • Navigation and Satellite Integration: AR/VR advanced navigation approaches, considering both indoor and outdoor scenarios; new navigation applications, e.g., navigation systems for visually impaired people; navigation based on wireless systems; the role of satellite systems and space communications in supporting future IoT systems; geolocalization services and challenges; Data verification, data curation aspects, data privacy aspects.
    • Sensing: Internet of Things and its integration in different vertical markets; Internet of Everything and AIoT; Interfacing to the real world, in particular tactile interfacing, user-centric, context-aware man-machine interfacing.
    • Services: The role of the Metaverse, AR/VR development towards 6G; Semantic technologies and their role in the development of a 6G unified architectural communications vision; ML application, in particular federated learning and decentralised learning approaches (e.g., swarm, hybrid federated learning approaches) required to support 6G services; new services and use-cases, e.g., emergency services, remote surgery, smart manufacturing, space exploration, underwater communications; New Edge-based services and the role of Edge computing
    • Sustainability and Greenness: methodological analysis and research focused on automated evaluation of sustainable solutions towards 6G; analysis of 6G business advantages, proposal of business models and green business frameworks, etc.


Committees

General Chairs, Email Us

  • Rute C. Sofia, fortiss GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Ramjee Prasad, CGC, Aarhus University, Denmark

Publicity Chair and Treasurer:

  • Paulo Rufino, CGC, Aarhus University, Denmark

Student Forum Chairs:

  • Ernestina Cianca, University of Rome, Italy
  • Manel Khelifi, fortiss GmbH, Munich

EU-IoT Hackathon Chairs - E-mail the EU-IoT Hackathon organizers

  • Mitula Donga, Rute C. Sofia, fortiss GmbH

Technical Programme Commitee:

  • Albena Mihovksa, CGC, Aarhus University, Denmark (Chair)
  • Ernestina Cianca, University of Rome, Italy
  • Tomaso de Cola, DLR, Germany
  • Eduardo Cerqueira, UFPA, Brazil
  • Augusto Casaca, INESC-ID, Portugal
  • Elefteris Mamathas, Democritus University, Greece
  • Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, USA
  • Anand Prasad, Deloitte, Japan
  • Valeria Loscri, INRIA, France
  • Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulo, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
  • Jonathan Fürst, NEC, Germany
  • Simone Morosi, University of Florence, Italy
  • Pedro Sebastião, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Xiaoming Fu, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Maria Papadopouli, FORTH, Greece
  • John Soldatos, Intrasoft, Luxembourg
  • Jorge Sá Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Democritus University, Greece
  • Artur Hecker, Huawei, Germany
  • Marica Amadeo, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Laura Feeney, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Ignacio Lacalle, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Dianne Medeiros, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Evsen Yanmaz, Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Huiling Zhu, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Jose Sallent, Universitat Politecnica de Madrid
  • Anna Triantafyllou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • David Jimenez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Raniery Paula Dos Santos, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
  • Arne Bröring, Siemens AG, Germany


Awards



Venue

The CONASENSE2022 symposium is organised in hybrid mode.

In Munich, it takes place in the Highlight Towers, IBM Watson Research Center and in fortiss. The conference main tracks and student forum take place on the 21st floor, rooms Yorktown North and South. Coffee-breaks, Lunch breaks, and keynote sessions occur on IBM Watson Center, 21st floor, rooms Yorktown North and South and entrance.

The Munich Highlight Towers

CONASENSE2022 symposium rooms

CONASENSE2022 symposium rooms

fortiss Labs, 15th floor - Hackathon sessions

Venue address

Munich Highlight Towers, Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6, 80807 München

How to Reach

From the Airport: Take the Lufthansa Airport Bus (for passengers of all airlines) from Munich Airport to the first stop Schwabing Nord (Nordfriedhof). Travel time is approx. 25 minutes. The walk from there to the Munich Highlight Towers is approximately 10 minutes - Further information: Airport Bus
Train/Metro From Odeonsplatz take the U6 (towards Münchner Freiheit / Garching-Forschungszentrum) to the Nordfriedhof station. Travel time is approx. 7 minutes. Take the northern exit towards Schenkendorfstraße / AOK / Orthodox Church. - Further information: Mvv
Car From the Mittlerer Ring (Schenkendorfstraße or Isarring) follow the Ungererstraße (B11) out of town towards Landshut. Turn left into Fröttmaninger Straße and left again into Guerickestraße. There are usually parking spaces available at the end of the street. From the A9 coming from Nuremberg: go to the end of the motorway (München-Schwabing), then onto the Mittlerer Ring (West). Take the next left into Ungererstraße, then follow as above.


Hotels in Walking Distance - Suggestions

Ibis Munich City North - Ungererstrasse 139, 80805 Munich
Munich Marriott Hotel - Berliner Strasse 93, 80805 Munich
Pullman Munich - Theodor-Dombart-Strasse 4, 80805 Munich
INNSIDE Munich Mies-van-der-Rohe-Strasse 10, 80807 Munich

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Become a CONASENSE2022 Sponsor!

The 12th edition of CONASENSE2022 is expected to attract a large number of entities, both from industry and academia worldwide. Therefore, by sponsoring CONASENSE2022, we offer you the possibility to promote your business within a top-level European community of stakeholders, reaching to industry, SMEs, and academic partners. We currently offer specific sponsorship levels as detailed in the next table. Contact the organizers for sponsorship opportunities at: conasense at conasense dot org.




Level Nr of free registrations On-site Logo Website banner Merchandising Poster Keynote Awards session Sponsorship fee (Euros)
Gold 2 X X X A0 (91x183cm) X 3500
Silver 1 X X X A0 (91x183cm) - 2000
Bronze 1 X X - - - 1000

History

The CONASENSE scientific society stands for Communication, Navigation, Sensing, and Services. It aims to foster the total integration of all these research fields for prosperous humanity based on the digital society. Established in 2011 as CNSS, CONASENSE was first presented by Ramjee Prasad and Marina Ruggieri with the support of Ernestina Cianca, at a Defense event in Italy. In 2012, CNSS has been redefined to become CONASENSE, and established as a worlwide scientific society, as one of the 12 research arms of the CTIF GLOBAL CAPSULE CLOCK , established in 2004.


Prior Events

Among other activities, CONASENSE has developed, since 2012, a regular workshop. In 2021, with the development of a Memorandum of Agreement between CGC and fortiss, the CONASENSE workshop was transformed into a symposium with the aim to further assist the CONASENSE vision and scientific discussions, jointly coordinated by Ramjee Prasad (CGC, Aarhus University) and Rute C. Sofia (fortiss GmbH, Munich, Germany).

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