15 October 2021


5G/B5G systems aim to provide personal and pro fessional services that will shape future connected society. These services will incorporate artificial intelligence techniques in the full-service stack by spanning different vertical domains such as agriculture, health, and industry. Cooperation between vertical domains specialists and the ICT community is mandatory to ideate, design, prototype, and roll out these services. The ”Dia logues between 5G/B5G and Vertical Domains: Towards Intelligent Services” session proposal goal is to put together specialist’s from vertical domains specialists and 5G to shed light on potential intelligent services that will arise, unleashing the potential of 5G/B5G systems.

Session Program

Introduction – 10’ – 11:00-11:10 EDT

Session 1 – “What can be achieved?” – 110′ – 11:10-13:00 EDT
Use cases realized with the obstacles faced and the achievements.
Sjaak Wolfert – Wageningen University, Netherlands
Manuel Lorenzo – Ericsson, Spain
Konstantinos Trichias – WINGS ICT 5G Mobix Project , Greece
Francisco Fernandez – International Telemedical Systems (ITMS), Chile

Session 2 – “What will we expect in the Future?” – 110’ – 14:00-15:50 EDT
The new use cases with a closer look at the role of AI in future networks and services and the opportunities.
Artur Hecker, Huawei Munich, Germany
Luciano Mendes, Inatel, Brazil
Daniel Camp, i2CAT, Spain
Guilherme Spina, Director, V2COM/WEG, Brazil

Wrap UP – 10’ – 15:50-16:00 EDT



Sjaak Wolfert – Wageningen University – Since 2001, Strategic Senior Scientist at Wageningen Economic Research. His main research areas are Information Management \& ICT, Systems Analysis and Sustainable Development with current topics Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Digital Innovation Hubs. He is involved in several projects such as SmartAgriHubs, FIspace, and IoF2020. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjaakwolfert/)



Manuel Lorenzo – Ericsson, Spain – Head of the Technology & Innovation at Ericsson Spain, leading initiatives all along the journey from early R&D in cooperation with technical universities and start-ups to Co-Innovation with lead customers, business, and technology partners. His main focus of innovation, currently, is on the opportunities arising at the intersection of 5G with Real-time Analytics, and through the approach of ecosystem-based innovation (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuellorenzo/)



Konstantinos Trichias – Senior Technical project manager at WINGS ICT 5G Mobix Project, responsible on automotive communications across countries. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktrichias/)




Francisco Fernandez – Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation at International Telemedical Systems (ITMS), Chile. Senior executive and entrepreneur, goal-focused with broad experience in healthcare services, medical devices, and IT solutions. Strengths include more than fifteen years of commercial and marketing experience in multi-cultural businesses. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fjfernandezm/)



Artur Hecker, Huawei Munich – Director of Future Network Technologies at Huawei MRC, Munich and Chair of the Vision Working Group at The 5G Infrastructure Association.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/artur-hecker-25027818/).



Luciano Mendes – Professor, Coordinator of the Communications Reference Center at INATEL. In addition, he coordinates the Research and Use Cases Commission for the 5G Brazil and was the Brazilian coordinator of the EU-BR project Remote Area Access Network for the 5th Generation (5G-RANGE). (https://www.linkedin.com/in/luciano-mendes-71606111/)



Daniel Camp – i2CAT, Spain – His interest lies generally in the wireless domain, and specifically on embedding wireless interfaces in devices constrained in power and energy; lead editor of the AI/ML white Paper from the 5G-PPP initiative. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcamps/)



Guilherme Spina – CEO at V2COM e Director at WEG, Brazil. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/guilherme-spina-6b165/)





Prof. Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Ph.D. – Rui Aguiar received his degree in telecommunication engineering in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, responsible for the networking area. He has been previously an adjunct professor at the INI, Carnegie Mellon University, and a visiting Research Scholar at Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil and an advisory for the Portuguese ˆ Communication Minister.
He is coordinating a research line nationwide in Instituto de Telecomunicac¸oes, on the area of Networks and Ser- ˜ vices. He is the current chair of the Steering Board of the Networld Europe ETP His current research interests are centered on the implementation of advanced wireless networks and systems, with special emphasis on B5G networks.
He has more than 500 published papers in those ar eas, including standardization contributions to IEEE and IETF. He has served as technical and general chair of several conferences, from IEEE, ACM, and IFIP, and is regularly invited for keynotes on 5G and Future Internet networks. He is a senior member of IEEE, Portugal ComSoc Chapter Chair, and a member of ACM.
He currently sits on the Advisory Board of several EU projects and research units from several countries and the editorial board of several journals.

Prof. Flavio de Oliveira Silva, Ph.D. – Holds a Ph.D. ´ from the University of Sao Paulo (2013) and a master’s in ˜ Computer Science, Federal University Uberlandia (2004). ˆ He is Graduated in Computer Science from the Federal University of Uberlandia (1993) and in Electrical Engi- ˆ neering from the Federal University of Uberlandia (1992). ˆ Associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science (FACOM) of the Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU). ˆ He holds over twenty-five years of experience in the software industry. Also, he has experience in project management using the PMI method, team building, and professional training.
Member of the IEEE, ACM, and SBC has several articles published and presented at conferences worldwide and is a reviewer of journals such as the Institute of Elec tronics and Telecommunications Research (ETRI) and the IEEE Network Magazine. Also, member of the Technical Program Committee (TCP) of several IEEE conferences, such as ICC and NETSOFT. He is an individual member of the FIWARE Foundation and a participant in FIWARE Mundus and FIWARE iHub (MSC) mission support com mittees.
Coordinator of several national and international projects involving several national and international collaborations funded by different sources such as CAPES, CNPq, FAPEMIG, FAPESP, BNDES, ABDI, Petrobras, SE BRAE / RJ, and NOKIA.
From 2017 to 2020, he was the local coordinator at UFU of the H2020 5GINFRE. Currently, he is the coordinator of the project “BRASIL5G and Beyond,” funded by MCTIC. Also, he is the local coordinator at UFU of the project “BRASIL 6G,” a consortium with other Brazilian members institutions funded by MCTIC. Currently also a principal investigator in the project Slicing Future Internet Infrastructure (SFI2) funded by FAPESP in Brasil.
His current research interests are related to Future Networks; Software Defined Networks; Network Func tion Virtualization; Autonomous and Intelligent Systems; Cloud Computing; Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing;
Software-Based Innovation.

Prof. Alexandros Kaloxylos, Ph.D. – received his Ph.D. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1999. Since 1994, he has participated, as a researcher, in more than 20 projects realized in the context of EU Programmes as well as national initiatives. In 2002 he joined the faculty of the University of Peloponnese, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications.
From 2014 until 2017, he worked as a Principal Re searcher in Huawei’s European Research Center in Mu nich, where he led the Radio Access Network team in the design of 5G networks. During 2016, he was the vice-chair of the European 5G Public Private partnership (5G PPP) Architecture Working Group. Since October 2019, he is the executive director of the 5G Infrastructure Association and the chairman of the Technology Board of the 5G PPP.
He has published over 140 papers in international jour nals, conferences and book chapters and received more than 2.400 citations. He is also an inventor in more than 20 filed patents for topics related to 5G networks, 8 of which are fully granted.
His current research interests are related to 5G and 6G cellular systems, V2X communications and advanced network management frameworks.