OpenAirInterface 10th Anniversary Workshop

The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance is pleased to invite you to the OpenAirInterface 10th Anniversary Workshop hosted by EURECOM, the founding member of OAI, on 12-13 September 2024 in Biot, France.

For the past ten years, you, the OAI community, have developed 4G and 5G software and made it available to tens of thousands of users worldwide. As the pioneering platform driving open-source software-defined radio solutions, OAI has undoubtedly contributed to accelerating innovation. OAI has also built a culture of engagement, and today works with the most prestigious technology companies and research organizations.

We shall take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the past ten years and to think through the challenges ahead. From fruitful projects to impactful collaborations, we will share insights into the progress made across various initiatives within the OAI ecosystem with our partners.

Expect two days packed with networking, insightful talks, captivating keynotes, and interactive demos highlighting the latest developments of OAI, its main activities, and future prospects.

Demo & Poster Proposals

We invite you to share your work through demos and posters. Selected submissions will become part of the workshop program. If you want to present a demo or a poster at the OAI 10th Anniversary Workshop, please submit your proposal here before the 5th of August, 2024.

REGISTRATION

Early registration opens on June 28th. Secure your spot by booking your ticket in advance for the workshop. Seats are limited.

Keynote Speakers

Cédric Gégout – CANONICAL: Cedric has more than 26 years of professional experience in the IT and Telco industries. He started his career at Mitsubishi Electric and then at Orange Labs, where he contributed to multiple industrial standards including 3GPP, W3C, and MPEG. As an entrepreneur, he founded a mobile multimedia company acquired by Amdocs Ltd. in 2010. He then took the lead in Amdocs’ cloud-native strategy until he joined Canonical in February 2023. He owns more than 27 patents and holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He is a seasoned innovation catalyst and a passionate promoter of open source and intrapreneurship in large organizations.

Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez – ERICSSON:  Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez is a team leader at Ericsson Research, where he investigates standard and proprietary artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) techniques for 5G Advanced and 6G air interfaces. For his work in this area, he was recognized with the Ericsson Impact Award in 2023 and as a Key Ericsson Contributor for his potential to drive long-term strategic priorities in 2022. Adrian is a co-inventor of over 50 filed patent families, for which he received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for co-authoring the highest number of filed patents in 2019. He is a recipient of the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA and the Best Paper Award at PIMRC’19 for his work on “UAV-to-UAV Cellular Communications.” Adrian has been an active contributor to IEEE conferences, having organized nine workshops and delivered 20 keynotes, tutorials, and industrial seminars.

Lorenzo Casaccia – QUALCOMM: Lorenzo Casaccia, Head of Technology Standards at Qualcomm, leads a global team across 20 countries, focusing on cellular/3GPP, video research/standards, regional standards organizations, spectrum engineering, and standards in semiconductors, AI, wired connectivity, automotive, multimedia, and the internet. With over two decades at Qualcomm, he has a broad understanding of the mobile and standardization ecosystem, interfacing with the CTO office, product development, licensing, and legal teams. A recognized industry figure with a long history in 5G standards leadership, Lorenzo has significantly impacted cellular roadmaps. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from Turin Polytechnic, Telecommunications from the Eurecom Institute, and Philosophy from Rome University, and is the author or co-author of over 40 approved patents. Based in Barcelona he frequently travels to California.

Workshop sponsor

The workshop is organized with the sponsorship of Qualcomm.

Tentative Agenda

Day 1 (2024/09/12):
Time Slot (CET) Speaker Affiliation Title
09:00 – 09:15 Raymond Knopp
David Gesbert
Christian Bonnet
OpenAirInterface
EURECOM
OAI Founding President
Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop 
09:15 – 09:45 Lorenzo Casaccia Qualcomm Perspectives on 6G
09:45 – 10:15 TBD TBD Keynote n°2
10:15 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK 
10:30 – 11:00 OAI Team OpenAirInterface OpenAirInterface: Recent Developments & News
11:00 – 12:00 Special Session: OAI Products
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
Special Session: O-RAN Testing
13:00 – 13:15 Tommaso Melodia Northeastern University TBD
13:15 – 13:30 Hongwei Zhang Iowa State University TBD
13:30 – 13:45 Ray-Guang Cheng NTUST TBD
13:45 – 14:00 Ian Wong VIAVI TBD
14:00 – 15:00 Special Session: Nephio & Sylva
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK 
15:30 – 17:00 POSTER SESSION & DEMO VISITS
17:00  SOCIAL EVENT
CLOSING OF DAY – 1
Day 2 (2024/09/13):
Time Slot (CET) Speaker Affiliation Title
09:00 – 09:30 Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez Ericsson The Road of Artificial Intelligence Towards 6G Air Interface
09:30 – 10:00 Cédric Gégout Canonical  Open Source in Telecoms
10:00 – 11:00 Jimmy Alberg
Tommaso Melodia
Doug Knisely
Ericsson
Northeastern University
Qualcomm
Panel: What are the Roles of the Different Standardization Bodies
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 
11:30 – 12:30 Special Session: FR2
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
Special Session: NTN
13:30 – 13:45 Thomas Schlichter Fraunhofer TBD
13:45 – 14:00 Daniel Zimmer Lasting Software TBD
14:00 – 14:15 Frank Zeppenfeld European Space Agency TBD
14:15 – 14:30 TBD TBD TBD
14:30 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK 
15:00 – 17:00 POSTER SESSION, DEMO VISITS & NETWORKING
17:00  CLOSING