IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
8–11 January 2022 // Virtual Conference


Workshop Organizers:

Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia Bell Labs Finland

Mikko Uusitalo is Head of Research Department Wireless Advanced Technologies at Nokia Bell Labs Finland. Mikko is leading the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. He obtained a M.Sc. (Eng.) and Dr.Tech. in 1993 and 1997 and a B.Sc. (Economics) in 2003, all from predecessors of Aalto University. Mikko has been at Nokia since 2000 with various roles, including Principal Researcher and Head of International Cooperation at Nokia Research. Mikko is a founding member of the CELTIC EUREKA and WWRF, the latter one he chaired for 2004-2006. Mikko is a WWRF Fellow. Mikko has more than 70 granted patents or patent families and tens of more in the application phase.


Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson Research Sweden

Patrik Rugeland is a senior researcher at Ericsson Research Sweden. Patrik is the technical manager in the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. He received his M.Sc. in engineering physics in 2009 and Ph.D. in applied physics in 2013 from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. In 2014 he joined the Wireless Access Network department at Ericsson Research, Stockholm and has since been working on standardization and concept development for LTE-Advanced and NR with a focus on radio network architecture and protocols. primarily towards 3GPP RAN2 in a role as both individual contributor and as a team leader, and he currently holds more than 50 patents in the area. He joined the EU funded 5G research project mmMAGIC in 2015 working on network architecture.


Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Mauro Boldi is responsible of European Projects for 5G and Beyond in Telecom Italia and is currently the leader of Impact Creation in the project Hexa-X. He graduated at Politecnico di Torino in 1997 and then has been in Cselt, the research center of Telecom Italia, where he has been System Manager dealing with radio access, propagation, energy efficiency topics. Mauro is the editor of the book “5G System Design” published by Wiley in 2018. He is author of many patents and publications.



Technical Program Committee:

  • Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia
  • Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson
  • Mauro Boldi, TIM
  • Marie-Helene Hamon, Orange
  • Diego Lopez, Telefonica
  • Marco Hoffmann, Nokia
  • Hans Schotten, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Yaning Zou, TU Dresden
  • M Latva-aho, Uni. of Oulu
  • Aarno Parssinen, Uni. of Oulu
  • Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Uni. of Oulu
  • Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers
  • Miltiadis Filippou, Intel
  • Mårten Ericson, Ericsson
  • Josep Martrat, Atos
  • Ignacio Labrador, Atos
  • Bjoern Richerzhagen, Siemens