IEEE Standards Thessaloniki Summit 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 !
Venue: Virtual (online)


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The IEEE Standards Thessaloniki Summit 2021 is collocated with the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN 2021) is part of a successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in America, Asia and Europe, and will contribute to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment. Originally the event was planned to be held at the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, Greece. However, due to the pandemic will be organized virtually on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

The event is organized in Thessaloniki for the 4th time (virtual this time) and we hope to repeat previous success in 2020, 2018 and 2017.

The IEEE Standards Thessaloniki Summit 2021 is co-organized by the IEEE Communication Greece Chapter, the Communications, Cybersecurity and IoT Research Group (International Hellenic University), the Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (TCIIN) and the IEEE Student Branch IHU - Thessaloniki. The event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) , the IEEE ComSoc Industry Outreach Board and the IEEE Future Networks (5G) Initiative .






Keynote Speakers





Virtual (online)

Organizing Committee



09:00 – 09:05 (EST)
16:00 – 16:05 (EET)

Opening Session - Welcome from the IEEE Standards Thessaloniki Summit Chairs

Ed Tiedemann (Qualcomm Technologies Inc, USA) and Periklis Chatzimisios (International Hellenic University, Greece and University of New Mexico, USA)

09:05 – 10:00 (EST)
16:05 – 17:00 (EET)

Keynote Speech

James Matthews, President, IEEE Standards Association

10:00 – 10:45 (EST)
17:00 – 17:45 (EET)

Keynote Speech on "Simplify Your Path to 5G Private Networks"

Mazen Chymatelli, President, MulteFire Alliance

10:45 – 11:00 (EST)
17:45 – 18:00 (EET)


11:00 – 12:15 (EST)
18:00 – 19:15 (EET)

Panel on "Towards a full Verticals integration in 5G-Advanced and 6G systems and Standards"

Panel Moderator: Riccardo Trivisonno, Huawei

David González, Continental AG, Germany

Michael Kranzfelder, Technische Universität München, Germany

Mona Ghassemian, Interdigital, UK

Costas Samdanis, Nokia

Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC

Romano Giovanni, Telecom Italia, 5GSolutions, Italy

12:15 – 13:00 (EST)
19:15 – 20:00 (EET)

Keynote Speech on "3GPP Status of 5G Standards, ETSI Activity on Research and Standards for Beyond 5G"

David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies (NET), ETSI

13:00 – 13:30 (EST)
20:00 – 20:30 (EET)


13:30 – 15:00 (EST)
20:30 – 22:00 (EET)

Panel on "Current IEEE 802.11 Standards Activities"

Panel Moderator: Jon Rosdahl, IEEE 802 Executive Secretary, Qualcomm

Michael Montemurro, TGme Chair, Huawei

Jonathan Segev, TGaz Chair, Intel

Tuncer Baykas, TGbb Vice-Chair, Kadir Has University

Marc Emmelnmann, TGbc Chair, Koden-TI

Joseph Levy, TGbd Vice-Chair, Interdigital

Alfred Asterjadhi, TGbe Chair, Qualcomm

Assaf Kasher, TGbf Vice-Chair, Qualcomm

Mark Hamilton, TGbh/TGbi Chair, CommScope/Ruckus

15:00 – 16:00 (EST)
22:00 – 23:00 (EET)

Short Talks on "Standardization Activities by 5GPPP Research Projects"

Nazli Guney, Turkcell, Turkey (5G MOBIX project)

Diego Lopez, Telefonica (INSPIRE-5G project)

Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece (ARIADNE project)

Luis Miguel Contreras Murillo, Telefonica (5G EVE project)

Tezcan Cogalan, InterDigital Europe, UK (5GROWTH project)

16:00 – 16:15 (EST)
23:00 – 23:15 (EET)

Open discussion and Closing Session


There is no registration fee but it is essential to register in EDAS or here if no EDAS account in order to get admission!

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