Next generation telecommunications

Telecommunication technologies are continuously evolving due to the rapid change of imposed functional requirements. Specifically, a quarter-century ago, most problems actual for that time were successfully solved by wired networks connecting desktop computers. Then there was the need for the Internet access anytime and anywhere. Nowadays, we are witnessing the emergence of the Internet of Things, the ecosystem of billions (according to some estimations, even trillions) of autonomous devices (sensors, controllers, robots, household appliances, automobiles, machine tools, etc) interacting with each other. Thus, the future Internet will connect people and "things" becoming the Internet of Everything.

The practical development of this concept is determined by the development of wireless networking technologies which are facing a number of challenges: the exponential growth of traffic, the increase of the number and density of wireless network devices, the rapid development of a new type of communications between autonomous systems, physical objects and manufacturing processes. The development of these technologies is impossible without a substantial progress in the field of coding theory, modulation and coding schemes, channel access methods, theory and recommended practice of reliable data delivery in multihop wireless networks (wireless mesh networks), mathematical methods for modelling and performance evaluation of networks and their protocols. The Future Internet platform aims to disscuss the fruitful ideas favourable for the next generation communication.

Topics of the Platform

  • Next generation networks and their architectures,
  • Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications,
  • Cross-layer design and optimization,
  • QoS and resource management,
  • Network modeling, performance evaluation, testbeds,
  • Codes for Next-generation communication.