The main objectives and responsibilities of Expert Advisory Group are:

  1. to consult and give advice to NetworldEurope from the scientific perspective and
  2. to advocate for the interests of the research community.

Therefore this group should mainly represent R&D centres and the academic domain. However, representatives from other stakeholder groups are also welcome to contribute.

The composition of the group will be renewed latest in each election period of the Steering Board. The chair of the Expert Advisory Group is an invited participant to the Steering Board meetings.

The activities of the Expert Advisory Group are organised by:

  • Ari Pouttu, University of Oulu, Chair
  • Jyrki Huusko, VTT, Vice-Chair

How to Join? – It is Easy!

Joining the Expert Advisory Group:

  1. If your organisation is not already a NetworldEurope member: Ask for NetworldEurope Membership by filling the application form.
  2. If your organisation is already a NetworldEurope member (check List of Members) and click here to send an email requesting Expert Advisory Group membership.

Expert Advisory Group chairs process the applications and after acceptance of application, you will receive the notification and link to join the mailing list.

Our Current Activities

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

The final version of Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda: “Smart Networks in the context of NGI” was approved by the NetWorld2020 Steering Board in early September. This final document is the result from an open community consultation on the version 1.0, where we received 28 different comments through web form and direct emails.

The total number of contributors was more than 150 persons, coming from almost 90 organizations, of which about 60% where from the research domain. We received also two contributions in “aggregated vision format” from two European organizations (NESSI and AIoTI) and two external organizations (ITU and CCSA), besides the many contributions reflecting the views of different 5G PPP projects and researchers.

You can download the final SRIA document from here.

Past Meetings & Activities

NetWorld2020 2nd Visions for Future Communications Summit

The second Visions for Future Communication Summit was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 27-28.11.2019. The Summit gathered together top researchers from various communication technology fields, participating on discussion and providing the views to future beyond 5G and 6G research. During the Summit we covered multiple research lines, roughly structured along Physical Layer, Network and Control Plane, and Applications and Services. The discussions during the Summit provided also the foundations for the SRIA “Smart Networks in context of NGI”.

The Summit material can be found from here.

NetWorld2020 Visions for Future Communications Summit

Following our successful Expert Workshop at Bologna on March 2016, we organized a research workshop, with the support of IEEE, oriented to identify key research areas in information and communication technologies in the mid-future of 7 to 10 years. Workshop sessions were organized as panels of speakers from academia and industry.

This workshop took place on October 23rd and 24th, 2017 in Lisbon (Portugal).

The Expert Group has prepared a detailed report with conclusions from the Summit (download for NetWorld2020 members only).

Based on the presentations and contributions of the international experts at the Summit, a NetWorld2020 Expert Task Force has prepared a White Paper to propose a Strategic Research and Innovative Agenda for the period 2021-27, titled “Smart Networks in the context of NGI”. Download

Joint Expert Group and Vision Group Workshop

This joint Workshop took place 16 March 2016 in Bologna, Italy.  All Expert Group members were invited to participate.

Agenda, including presentations

Report from the workshop

Expert Advisory Group Workshops

The third Expert Advisory Group workshop was held on 29 June 2015 in Paris, collocated with EUCNC’15. The workshop had 3 relevant topics:

  1. “Looking Beyond 5G”, with the objective of identifying disruptive technologies and clean-slate approaches for new, very advanced communication systems.
  2. Experimental facilities
  3. 5G roadmap / TRL of 5G technologies

The workshop took place at Palais des Congrès of Issy les Moulineau, Paris, France. Participation was for Expert Group members only.

Workshop report including agenda

Photos from the Workshop

The second Expert Advisory Group workshop has been held on 23 June 2014 in Bologna/Italy, collocated with EUCNC’14.  About 100 participants attended. The goal of the workshop was to give a status overview of the whitepapers and to highlight further topics that are being considered for inclusion.

The slides presented at the workshop are available to NetWorld2020 members for download.
The whitepapers will be made available for public consultation with NetWorld2020 members in August 2014 here on this webpage.


The Expert Advisory Group had its first meeting in Stuttgart on 5-6 February 2014. There was a huge interest in attending and contributing but given the space constraints of the premises the participation had to be limited to about 70 attendees.
The goal of the workshop was to identify and agree on requirements and problems of Networking beyond 2020 and on a number of concrete strategic research topics. The meeting agreed to prepare a number of whitepapers, and the work on these was immediately started. The whitepapers will feed into an SRIA document which will be submitted as input for upcoming versions of the 5GPPP/H2020 R&I programme.

The slides presented at the meeting are available to NetWorld2020 members for download.

Output and results

Please check the SRIA and Whitepapers page for the latest documents

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