Programme Online

The following programme, featuring an exciting mixture of keynote speeches, panel sessions and tutorials covering all more recent and interesting technological developments relevant to satellite communications, will be available in live interactive streaming and easily accessible with and internet connection and standard browser (we recommend Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox).

The programme is still subject to changes and modifications.

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

Please note all times are meant as CEST.

Day 1 (06/09/2022)

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Ceremony

09:15 – 10:45



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


11:15 – 12:45


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


14:00 – 16:00 



Role of GEO within 6G Future Networks

(Glyn Thomas, Airbus Defence and 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)

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 18:10


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)

Day 2 (07/09/2022)

09:15 – 10:30



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


11:00 – 12:30


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


14:00 – 16:00 



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)

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 18:00



The Role of Information Freshness and Semantics in Next Generation Networks

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

18:00 – 18:30



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

(Erwin Greilinger, ATOS)

Day 3 (08/09/2022)

09:15 – 10:45



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


11:15 – 12:45


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


14:00 – 15:30 



Reconfigurable Intelligent and Holographic Surfaces for Wireless Communications

(Marco Di Renzo, CNRS)

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:15

Closing Ceremony and Best Paper Award Assignment

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