White Paper #1: Working Group Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation
November 2023: The Working Group on Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation has concluded the first of a series of planned whitepapers, creating the framework for reflections on the vertical markets. The whitepaper, “Technologies & Standards to Enable Vertical Ecosystem Transformation in 6G”, is an essential initial read for organizations looking to capitalize on the disruptive potential of 6G technology. The findings of this paper will provide valuable insights for industry stakeholders, policy makers and researchers, and in particular those looking to unlock the potential of 6G in transforming the future vertical ecosystem.
The whitepaper is available here
Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2022
December 2022: the NetworldEurope Steering Board approved for publication the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2022. This was the result of a large effort from the Expert Group, with around 200 experts from almost 100 institutions involved. The Steering Board would like to express its thanks to all this large team, and to provide a special mention to the different editors of the document, both global editors, and the chapter technical editors.
This SRIA is divided in two large and related parts. The main body (by simplification referred as “whitepaper”) consists of a simplified, higher level vision of our technological roadmap, with an additional deep section providing simplified metrics tables that identifies reference specifications for technology at different times (referred as nodes) and expected technological features associated with those nodes. A second part, the technical annex, provides a deeper reaching discussion on the technologies we envisage as key for the future, under the overall scope of ICT. The diversity of technological domains represented there, and required for future communication infrastructures, underlines the relevance of these different chapters for many initiatives in European Research, from optics to satellite, and NetworldEurope will be actively engaged in discussing these views with all interested stakeholders in the future. For simplification, in the whitepaper, we provide a summarized version of the technical annex.
SRIA Annex – Smart Networks in the context of NGI
January 2021: As a follow up to the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, Networld2020 developed an Annex for the purpose of providing an auxiliary summary to the development of the future workprogramme for the Smart Networks and Services joint undertaking. The Annex should only be used as an auxiliary tool for the key content on the main document, but provides a snapshot on the underlying implementation ideas. Download
SME Working Group Position Paper on the SNS Partnership
December 2020: the SME Working Group releases a position paper highlighting the recommendations, comments and questions from SMEs in relation with the upcoming Smart Networks & Services Partnership, planned for Horizon Europe. Download
Final version of SRIA “Smart Networks in the context of NGI”
September 2020: In early September, the Steering Board approved the final version of The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. This final document is the result from an open community consultation on the version 1.0, where we received 28 different comments, between web and direct email. The total number of contributors was larger 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, CCSA), besides the many contributions reflecting the views of 5G-PPP projects and researchers. Download
NEM NetWorld2020 5G Media slice definition White Paper
September 2019: This document is the outcome of a joined working group setup between the two European Technology Platforms, New European Media (NEM) and Networld2020. The objective was to combine expertise from the media sector which brought application requirements and the network domain which brought expertise in 5G. Download
Smart Networks and Services Partnership Stakeholder Workshop, 4 July 2019
August 2019: This document reports of the conclusions obtained from the “Smart Networks and Services Partnership Stakeholder Workshop”, a top‐level scientific event that took place in Brussels, Belgium, on the 4th of July, 2019. The workshop was organized by Networld2020 European Technology Platform. Download
White Paper proposing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2021-27
November 2018: The NetWorld2020 Expert Task Force has finalised a White Paper to propose a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the period 2021-27, titled “Smart Networks in the context of NGI”. Download
Whitepaper on media pilots in 5G PPP Phase 3
March 2018: The joint NEM – NetWorld2020 Working Group has prepared a whitepaper on media pilots in 5G PPP Phase 3. There are many use cases that could be developed in the Media & Content sector able to validate the 5G KPIs. This paper has the objective to describe potential pilots from the Media & Content domain that can be developed to take advantage of future 5G network capabilities. Download
Conclusions from the “Visions for Future Communications Summit”
January 2018: The Expert Group has prepared a detailed report with conclusions from the “Visions for Future Communications Summit”. Download (NetWorld2020 members only).
New SRIA on “Pervasive Mobile Virtual Services”
September 2016: The Expert Group has prepared a new version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) “Pervasive Mobile Virtual Services” (download). This document is the result of contributions received from more than 140 researchers from industry and academia. The SRIA has been approved by the NetWorld2020 Steering Board.
White paper on Service Level Awareness
July 2016: The Expert Group has prepared a White Paper on “Service Level Awareness and open multi-service internetworking” (download). This has been released after public consultation with the NetWorld2020 community during which feedback from the community has been collected – the deadline was 4 April 2016 – and integrated. The Whitepaper has been approved by the NetWorld2020 Steering Board.
White Paper on 5G Experimental Facilities
March 2016: The Expert Group has prepared a Whitepaper on “5G Experimental Facilities in Europe” (download). This has been released after public consultation with the NetWorld2020 community during which feedback from the community has been collected – the deadline was 15 January 2016 – and integrated. The Whitepaper has been approved by the NetWorld2020 Steering Board.
White Paper for Research Beyond 5G
February 2016: The Expert Group has prepared a Whitepaper on Research Beyond 5G (download). This has been released after public consultation with the NetWorld2020 community during which feedback from the community has been collected – the deadline was 30 November 2015 – and integrated. The Whitepaper has been approved by the NetWorld2020 Steering Board.
A whitepaper 5G: Challenges, Research Priorities, and Recommendations has been released in September 2014, following a public consultation of the draft whitepaper with the NetWorld2020 community which took place in August 2014.
The whitepaper was prepared based on a number of individual background papers. Link to background papers