Visions for Future Communications Summit 2019

November 27, 2019 – November 28, 2019 all-day Europe/Zurich Timezone
ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon
Av. das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

2nd Visions for Future Communications Summit: Technologies and Services Towards 6G


Vision of Future Communications Summit is a top-quality research workshop, with the support of IEEE, oriented to identify key research areas in informatin and communication technologies in the mid-future of 7 to 10 years. It will follow from the previous event held in 2017, considering that now 5G is upon us.


The Summit will cover multiple research lines, roughly structured along Physical LayerNetwork and Control Plane, and Applications and Services. Each research line will have a keynote speaker, and a set of sessions. All sessions will be organized as panels of distinguished speakers from academia, industry and High-level European Commission officials presenting their viewpoints on a subarea within each track. Panels will be oriented to encourage interaction among the panelists and between the panelists and the audience.

The purpose of the Summit is not to show what each presenter knows, but to technically identify what would be promising and challenging to achieve, and will need work from our sector’s professionals.

Panels will be enriched with contributions from an open call to the community, and with sessions presenting long-term visions from different stakeholders.


Based on the public presentations and contributions of the international experts, a white paper on seminal research directions for the communications field will be produced. This white paper will be widely distributed to the community, and will be used as input by the European Commission, ITU-T and other relevant stake holders as a contribution to mid-term research directions.

In our past experience two years ago, the discussions have been very fruitful, and highlighted several areas which have been placed on the R&D roadmap in Europe and U.S. We do hope to have this year the same exciting time we had!