NICT Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Unit


The 1st Germany-Japan Beyond 5G/6G Research Workshop

The 1st Germany-Japan Beyond 5G/6G Research Workshop
Co-organized by NICT and the 6G Platform Germany


Research and development projects on Beyond 5G/6G are quite active in Germany and Japan.
To strengthen global collaborations and promote joint activities from fundamental technologies to demonstrations, a research workshop on Beyond 5G/6G is going to be held between Germany and Japan. Any participants who are interested in Beyond 5G/6G research activities are welcome to join.
Also, poster presentations are appreciated to seek for research partners and potential collaboration topics.


Apr. 24-25, 2023


Headquarters of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Address: 4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795

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Day 1 April 24(Mon) 9:30 - 19:00

9:30 - 9:45 Opening & Greetings
 - Dr. Tokuda Hideyuki (President of NICT)
15 min
9:45 - 10:30 Overview of Germany/Japan B5G/6G projects
“Introduction of the German 6G Program and the 6G Platform Germany”
 - Dr. Michael Meyer (Ericsson)
“Updates on 5G Evolution and 6G in Japan”
 - Dr. Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DOCOMO)
45 min
10:30 - 11:00 Break 30 min
11:00 - 12:00 Highlighting 6G technologies 1
“5G and 6G to Realize Super Smart Society”
 - Prof. Kei Sakaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“6G-RIC Research and Innovation Cluster”
 - Prof. Slawomir Stanczak (TU Berlin)
“Digital Twin as a use case of B5G/6G and Digital Twin as an enabler of B5G/6G”
 - Prof. Hideyuki Shimonishi (Osaka univ.)
60 min
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break 60 min
13:00 - 13:30 Academic research activities in Japan
“Activities of IEICE Technical Committee on Smart Radio”
 - Prof. Suguru Kameda (Hiroshima Univ.)
“Introduction of R&D Activities for B5G/6G in IEICE Technical Committee on Radio Communicarion Systems (RCS)”
 - Prof. Kennichi Higuchi (Tokyo Univ. of Science)
30 min
13:30 - 14:00 Lightning talks 30 min
14:00 - 15:30 Poster session 90 min
15:30 - 16:30 Highlighting 6G technologies 2
“6G Architecture: building blocks”
 - Dr. Simone Redana (Nokia)
“The Road to 6G”
 - Dr. Michael Meyer (Ericsson)
“6G technologies”
 - Dr. Hanako Noda (Anritsu)
“High-Speed and Energy-Efficient Stream Processing with Direct Data Transfer between Accelerators”
 - Mr. Ken Iizawa (Fujitsu)
60 min
16:30 - 17:00 Break 30 min
17:00 - 19:00 Networking Dinner 120 min

Day 2 April 25(Tue) 9:30 – 16:30

9:30 - 11:30 Introduction of outstanding global activities in Japan
“Global Collaboration for 5G/Beyond5G R&D”
 - Prof. Akihiro Nakao (Univ. of Tokyo)
“Wireless Challenges for the Evolution of Mobile Communications: ~ Past and Future ~”
 - Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi (Tohoku univ.)
“R&D activities on Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) toward 5G/Beyond 5G in Wireless Networks Research Center”
 - Dr. Morio Toyoshima (NICT)
“NICT’s R&D and Promotion Activities on the Testbed Development and Evolution toward Beyond 5G/6G Systems and Services”
 - Dr. Fumihide Kojima (NICT)
120 min
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Break 90 min
13:00 - 14:00 Highlighting 6G technologies 3
“Towards THz Communications in 6G: Combining electronic and photonic technologies”
 - Dr. Taro Eichler (Rohde & Schwarz)
"Proposal of Error-Free Plastic Optical Fiber for Beyond 5G Society"
 - Prof. Yasuhiro Koike (Keio univ.)
“The journey towards resilient 6G: The 6GEM Hub paradigm”
 - Prof. Aydin Sezgin (Ruhr University Bochum)
“New lifestyles and technologies toward 6G”
 - Dr. Satoshi Konishi (KDDI)
60 min
14:00 - 14:30 Break 30 min
14:30 - 16:00 Panel on future research collaborations
(Moderator : Dr. Naoto Kadowaki (NICT))
 - Dr. Simone Redana (Nokia)
 - Prof. Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund Univ.)
 - Prof. Haris Gačanin (RWTH Aachen)
 - Dr. Satoshi Konishi (KDDI)
 - Prof. Tetsuya Kawanishi (Waseda Univ.)
90 min
16:00 - 16:30 Closing remarks
 - Dr. Iwao Hosako (NICT)
 Way forward to future actions
 - Invitation to the 2nd workshop in Berlin
30 min


Registration has been closed.
Thank you very much for your participation.


Each poster presentation will be assigned to either 24th or 25th of April, 2023.Please set up your poster before the start of poster presentation.
A partition board is ready for each poster.
The size of the board is 90cm x 180cm.
A0 size poster is available to be attached on the board vertically.
The poster can be attached on the board by the sticky tape or drawing pins, which will be prepared by the organizer.


For any questions, please send an e-mail to the following.

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Unit