Submit a paper – deadline 15 September

5G mobile communication systems provide strong Quality of Service (QoS), high capacity, and extremely low latency but traditional terrestrial networks can’t provide internet access to everyone especially on aircraft or trains, highways, and people in distant areas. Meanwhile, Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), including satellite systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) resolve the challenges of providing the connectivity. The interest in developing Non-GSO satellite systems is soaring and thousands of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite systems will create mega constellation to provide global communication services in the coming decade. Therefore, the role of Beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G systems, capable of implementing new technologies for mmWave frequency bands, space IoT, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence paradigms, quantum satellite based security schemes should be investigated. The 6G systems are highly intelligent, scalable, reliable and able to support societal needs which can’t be fulfilled by 5G but, there are still areas that need to be explored by the industry and scientific community in developing the B5G and 6G satellite systems such as, architecture design, spectrum sharing, QoS/QoE, network virtualization, joint communication & sensing and resource optimization.


This workshop welcomes the latest research results and innovative solutions in the fields of signal & information processing, optimization, prototyping, and field demonstration for:

  • Design and analysis of satellite mega-constellations and Inter-satellite links (ISLs)
  • Integrated terrestrial-satellite networks, satellite – 5G/6G coexistence
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) in 6G
  • Fractionated satellite architectures and Path aware networking
  • Physical layer technologies for satellite communications
  • AI/ML for satellite and non-terrestrial networks
  • Flexible payloads and adaptive resource management strategies
  • OAM(operations, administration, maintenance) in satellite networks
  • Communications for spectrum sharing over non-terrestrial segments
  • Channel Models for Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • Interference avoidance and mitigation in satellite networks
  • Non-Terrestrial networks with airborne, HAPS, and aerial platforms
  • Massive MIMO, advanced antenna architectures, and dynamic
  • beamforming
  • Very high throughput satellites and related technologies
  • OAM (operations, administration, maintenance) aspects in satellite
  • Optical Satellite (GEO/MEO/LEO) Networks & optical ground terminals
  • Free-Space Optical Communications for Satellite Applications
  • Satellite Quantum Key Distribution & 5G Networks
  • Satellite based internet of things, security and privacy


Workshop Organization Committee

General Workshop Chair:

  • Andreas Knopp (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany)

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Eva Lagunas (University of Luxembourg – SnT)
  • Athanasios D. Panagopoulos (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Nicolas Chuberre (Thales Alenia Space)
  • Marco Krondorf (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences)

Submit a paper by 15 September  2021