Four Seasons Lecture Series - Fall: Exploring 6G Next Generation Communications

Oct 29, 2019

As the world is ready to embrace 5G technology, the international research community estimated that we will soon enter the era of 6G in 2030.

To explore the trend of new generation mobile wireless communications, MOST Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement (GASE) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) hosted Four Seasons Lecture Series – Fall: Exploring 6G Next Generation Communications. The event featured two expert guests, Dr. Erol Gelenbe and Dr. Tony Q.S. Quek, to share their expertise on the topic.

Dr. Erol Gelenbe, FACM, FIEEE, FRSS, FIET,  Professor of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, shared his expertise on the topic of “Machine Learning for Cognitive Network Routing to Optimize QoS, Minimize Energy Consumption and Maximize Security.”

Dr. Gelenbe said that the area of their work focuses on the design principles and experimental results regarding the use of ML to optimize composite Goal functions that include the QoS, Security and Energy Consumption in Packet Networks. The work has been documented in several journal and conferences by the researchers, including the Communications of ACM, July 2009, Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAS) 2016, two other papers from 2016 ICC and in IEEE/Mascots Conference. He also expressed that a recent application to IoT network security will be illustrated from the 5M Euro SerIoT Project that Dr. Gelenbe’s group are coordinating with funding from the European Commission.

Dr. Tony Q.S. Quek, the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the General Chair for IEEE ICCC 2020,talked to the audience on “Looking at 5G and Start Thinking About 6G”.

In Dr. Quek's talk, he shared about the current 5G systems, predictions about 6G and some of his preliminary works in this area. With 5G cellular technologies that are now being developed and applied around the world, the research community has embarked on the pathway to define the sixth generation (6G) wireless system aiming to launch in year 2030. The market demands of 2030 will likely to introduce new applications.

Event panelists including Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu, Vice President of NCKU, Dr. Ai-Chun Pang, Associate Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of NTU, Dr. Sun-Yuan Hsieh, Vice President of Office of Research and Development, NCKU, and Dr. K-H. Liu, Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU also  offered their professional insights about this trend. 

To elevate international academic exchange and enhance multinational conversation on science and technology, Four Seasons Lecture Series thrive to provide students, scholars, and leaders a gateway to world’s latest trends and innovations.

In view of industries upgrading and transformation, Taiwan is in need for a more forward-looking cyber and communications policies. Dr. Hsiao-Wei Yuan, Director of GASE, said that by inviting international  distinguished experts to come to Taiwan, the Four Seasons Lecture Series give the audience opportunities to understanding the importance about 5G and AI, also meet world renounced scholars and expert face to face.