Second THz Communications Workshop



On Thursday 7th of March 2019, the second «Towards THz Communications Workshop» was held in Brussels (Belgium). It was organised by the ICT-09-2017 cluster of H2020 projects. The workshop was an opportunity to bring together key actors currently working on THz communications and discuss the future perspectives of this field. The official announcement can be download here.


The workshop programme was:

Plenary Session: Toward THz communications

Plenary chair: Claudio Paoloni, University of Lancaster (UK)

«Introduction to the ICT-09-2017 Cluster«, Dr. Alan Davy, Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)

«EC Perspective on the Challenges of THz Communications«, Speaker not confirmed (European Union)

«European Flagship on THz Science and Technology – TERAFLAG«, Dr. Ing. Yaning Zou, TU Desden (Germany)

«Recent Japanese Developments on THz Communications«, Prof. Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University (Japan)

«Terahertz Wireless Communications: a Photonics Perspective«, Prof. Daniel Mittleman, New York University (USA)

Session 1: THz Communication Electronic and Photonic Components and Systems

Session Chair: Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus (Greece)

«Photonic Approaches to THz Communications«, Prof. Guilleume Ducournau, Université de Lille (France)

«ULTRAWAVE – Technology for D-band Point to Multipoint Distribution«, Prof. Claudio Paoloni, University of Lancaster (UK)

«DREAM – D-band Radio Solution Enabling up to 100 Gbps Reconfigurable Approach for Meshed beyond 5G Networks«, Dr. Vladimir Ermolov, VTT (Finland)

«TERAPOD – Terahertz-based Ultra-high Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks«, Prof. Cyril Renaud, University College London (UK)

«THz Micromachining – Enabling the Large-Scale Exploitation of the THz Frequency Spectrum«, Prof. Joachim Oberhammer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Session 2: THz Communication Networks, Protocols and Architectures and User Cases

Session chair: Thomas Kürner, TU Braunschweig (Germany)

«Opening the THz-Spectrum for Communication for 5G and Beyond«, Dr. Wolfgang Templ, Nokia Bell Labs (Germany)

«EPIC – Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding«, Dr. Onur Sahin, InterDigital (UK)

«TERRANOVA – Terabit/s Wireless Connectivity by TeraHertz Innovatibve Technologies to deliver Optical Network Quality of Experience in Systems beyond 5G«, Prof. Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus (Greece)

«THz Communication Networks, Protocols and Architectures and User Cases«, Dr. Yinggang Li, Ericsson (Sweden)

Session 3: THz Communication Spectrum and Physical Layer

Session chair: Onur Sahin, InterDigital (UK)

«Standards Aspects of THz Communications«, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kürner, TU Braunschhweig (Germany)

«WORTECS – Wireless Optical/Radio Terabit Communications«, Mr Olivier Bouchet, Orange (France)

«End User Perspective on THz Communication Spectrum and Physical Layer«, Dr. Petr Jurčik, Deutsche Telekom (Czech Republic)