Programme on Site

We are pleased to announce this programme, featuring an exciting mixture of keynote speeches, panel sessions and tutorials covering all more recent and interesting technological developments relevant to satellite communications.

The programme is still subject to last-minute to changes and modifications.

The invited speakers’ biography and short abstract of each session / talk will be published soon.

Day 1 (06/09/2022)

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Ceremony (Room Styria)

09:15 – 10:45

Keynotes (Room Styria)°


Setting off the 5G Advanced Evolution with 3GPP R18 

(Wanshi Chen, Qualcomm / 3GPP-RAN Group Chairman)


5G Advanced in 3GPP SA

(Georg Mayer, Huawei / 3GPP-SA Group Chairman)


 3GPP NTN Challenges and Success

(Johan Johansson, MediaTek / 3GPP-RAN2 Group Chairman)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break (Foyer)

11:15 – 12:45

Panel (Room Styria)

The Vision for 6G


Speakers: Franz Dielacher (Independent Consultant), Stefan Parkvall (Ericsson),
Reiner Stuhlfauth (Rohde&Schwarz), Armin Dekorsy (University of Bremen)


Moderator: Fabrizio De Paolis (European Space Agency)

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch-Break (Dining Room)

14:00 – 16:00 

Keynotes (Room Styria)°


Role of GEO within 6G Future Networks

(Glyn Thomas, Airbus Defence & Space)


The Road of GEO towards 6G

(Jorge García Hospital, Hispasat)


KONNECT VHTS: Delivering High-Speed Broadband across Europe
(Daniele Finocchiaro, Eutelsat)


HummingSat: a New Small SWISS GEO Satellite

(Peter Guggenbach, SWISSto12)


Paper Session (Room River Side)




Chair: Tomaso De Cola (DLR)

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee-Break (Foyer)

16:30 – 18:10

Panel (Room Styria)°

IoT Connectivity via NTN: Prospects and Challenges


Speakers: I-Kang Fu (MediaTek), Emre Yavuz (Ericsson), Thierry Berisot (Novamint), Marco Guadalupi (Sateliot), Svend Holme Sørensen (Gatehouse)


Moderator: Andrea Munari (DLR German Aerospace Center)

Panel (Room River Side)°

5G Antenna:  Commodity or Breakthrough? 


Speakers: Geoffroy Lerosey (Greenerwave), Mohammed Reza Dehghani (Alcan Systems), Divaydeep Sikri (SatixFy), Bo Göransson, (Ericsson)


 Moderator: Fabrizio De Paolis (European Space Agency)

18:30 – 20:00

Walking Guided Tour

(see Social Programme)

From 20:00

Conference Dinner

(see Social Programme)

Day 2 (07/09/2022)

09:15 – 10:30

Keynotes (Room Styria)


Laser Communication Terminals for Comm and Nav Applications

(Frank Heine, TESAT)


The Role and Importance of Optical Communications

(Maximilian Kögler, Mynaric)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee-Break (Foyer)

11:00 – 12:30

Panel (Room Styria)°

HydRON: Fiber in Space


Speakers: Wen Cheng Chong (Kepler Communications), Frank Heine (TESAT),
Paolo Conforto (Thales Alenia Space), Robert Hughes (Airbus Defence & Space)


Moderator: Daniel Arapoglou (European Space Agency)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch-Break (Dining Room)

14:00 – 16:00 

Tutorial (Room Galerie)


Ultra-Dense LEO Satellite-based
Communication Systems: a Novel Modelling Technique

(Mustafa A. Kishk, Maynooth University and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST )

Keynotes (Room Styria)°


LEO Constellation Design Considerations 

(Erwin Hudson, Telesat)


Terrestrial Meets Non-Terrestrial Networks: a Real-World Example and a Glimpse towards the Future

(Ben Allen, OneWeb)


LEO Constellation Systems for Governmental & Security Applications: Challenges and Rewards

(Jérôme Tronc, Airbus Defence and Space)


Benefits of Multi Orbit Satellite Systems

(Jean-Pierre Choffray, SES)

Paper Session (Room River Side)


Beamforming and Scheduling


Chair: Wilfried Gappmair (Graz Univ. of Technology)

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee-Break (Foyer)

16:30 – 18:30

Invited Talk (Room Galerie)


Technology Trends in Space-Based  VHF Data Exchange Systems for Maritime Applications

(Nader Alagha, European Space Agency)

 Paper Session (Room Galerie) – Start 16:55


Physical Layer


Chair: Alessandro Guidotti (University of Bologna)

Tutorial (Room Styria)


The Role of Information Freshness and Semantics in Next Generation Networks

(Elif Uysal, Middle East Technical University and Onur Kaya, Işık University)

 Keynote (Room Styria) – Start 18:00


How Monitoring of Satellite Communication Can Be Managed in the Era of LEO Mega-Constellations and HTS

(Erwin Greilinger, ATOS)

Paper Session (Room River Side)


Advanced Services and Technologies


Chair: Niccolò Mazzali (European Space Agency)

From 19:30

Cocktail-Reception hosted by the Styrian State Government

(see Social Programme)

Day 3 (08/09/2022)

09:15 – 10:45

Keynotes (Room Styria)°


Satellite Communications: Where Do We Go from Here

(Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU) 


Ubiquitous Connectivity. The enabler for an Immersive Experience for Connected Cars

(Oliver Wick, BMW) 


Connectivity from Space and Ground for Connected Cars and Future Mobility

(Hassan Aouisse, Stellar Telecommunications)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break (Foyer)

11:15 – 12:45

Panel (Room Styria)°

Direct Connectivity to Handhelds in 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks


 Speakers: Mohamed El Jaafari (Thales Alenia Space), Munira Jaffar (EchoStar), Gino Masini (Ericsson), Zheng Li (Orange)


 Moderator: Aarti Holla-Maini (GSOA)

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch-Break (Foyer)

14:00 – 16:00 

Paper Session (Room Galerie)

5G and Beyond NTN Systems


Chair: Stefano Cioni (European Space Agency)

Tutorial (Room Styria)°


Reconfigurable Intelligent and Holographic Surfaces for Wireless Communications

(Marco Di Renzo, CNRS)

Paper Session (Room River Side)


MAC Layer


Chair: Daniele Tarchi (University of Bologna)


16:00 – 16:15

Closing Ceremony and Best Paper Award Assignment (Room Styria)

NOTE: °Some speakers might joint remotely

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