Telecommunications networks underpin practically all aspects of daily life. This has been clearly demonstrated during the current pandemic. From news and information to e-commerce, e-health, entertainment, education and even on-line dating. With the advent of more advanced automation, increasingly connected vehicles and the emerging virtual reality of the Multiverse, our reliance on networks, and our need to trust them, is becoming increasingly important.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s advances in semiconductors, photonics, real-time operating systems and object oriented computer languages such as Java, were rapidly integrated into telecommunications Networks. 40 years later, important advances in AI/ML, quantum technologies, block chain and satellite constellations, promise to usher in a radically new version of the Internet and the associated telecommunications networks.
While advances in telecommunications and information technologies have brought many benefits, there are major challengs due to cybersecurity breaches, loss of privacy and risks to national security.
What challenges and opportunities will Future Networks bring? Will the next decade be as transformative as those we have just been through? Will Canada continue to be a global leader in the sector?
CAE International Workshop on Sustainable, Intelligent Next G Systems (SINGS) – March 15, 2022
The Internet and the underlying telecommunication network are evolving under the influence of emerging technologies such as AI, quantum, block chain and new wireless, photonic and satellite technologies. Taken together, the CAE refers to the associated computation, communication and control requirements generically as “Next G Systems”.
This international workshop is the third in a series, the first two having been hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (US) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).
This workshop will feature Canadian and International speakers and panelists from industry, academia and government, who will share their perspectives on future directions for Next G Systems and the investments and collaborations in research and innovation required to achieve them.
Welcome, Opening Remarks and Opening Keynotes
Objective: Speakers will set the stage from the perspective of policy, research, industry
and international collaboration
Workshop Objectives and Agenda
Objective: Bring Industry thought leaders to discuss “the set of attributes necessary for
successful industry-academia-government partnerships in NextG Systems
Objective: Panelists highlight areas of international focus and opportunities for
Session III: Academic Leader Panel
Objective: Academic leaders from across Canada discuss areas of research, opportunities
for innovation and skills development
Session IV: Next Steps
Objective: Policy and program leaders reflect on panel discussions and consider
implications for future collaborations
Final Words – 14h45 – 15h00
Objective: Summary of the Day. A thank you to participants