The project closed on 30-Jun-2022.
[ThoR papers will be presented at several events after the project; see this news item.]
ThoR Final Workshop and Demo
29-30 Jun-2022; TU Braunschweig, Germany
[Postponed from 24-25 Mar-2022]
The final ThoR workshop and demo (a live demonstration of a high speed THz link between campus buildings using hardware from the project) was held at TU Braunschweig. This was co-located with the METERACOM First Workshop on Metrology for THz Communications. Further details may be found on the event page.
URSI AT-AP-RASC 2022
URSI combined Atlantic / Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference 2022
29-May to 03-Jun-2022; Gran Canaria, Spain
The combined 2022 AT-AP-RASC event, hosted in Gran Canaria, will offer a hybrid format, offering on-site as well as online participation and aims to receive submissions from worldwide within the domains covered by all ten Commissions of URSI.
Prof. Kawanishi (WUT) and Prof. Kuerner (TU Braunschweig) hosted session D07: Electronic and photonic components for THz Communications
IEEE ICC 2022
International Conference on Communications 2022
16–20 May-2022; Seoul, South Korea/ online
Each year, close to 2,000 attendees from over 70 countries attend IEEE ICC to learn about the latest research and innovations in communications and networking technology. Of particular interest to ThoR is the Workshop on Synergies of communication, localization, and sensing towards 6G co-organised by several of the B5G Cluster partners.
European Microwave Week 2021
02-07 Apr-2022; London, UK (rescheduled from Feb-2022)
European Microwave Week 2021 is a six day event, including three conferences, three fora and a trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2021 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector. It also offers the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with those driving the future of microwave technology.
16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
27-Mar to 01-Apr-2022; Madrid, Spain
EuCAP is Europe’s largest and most significant antennas and propagation conference attracting more than 1400 participants from academia and industry, and more than 50 industrial exhibitors, from all over the world. It is a great forum for exchange of new technical-scientific achievements, for demonstrating state of-the-art technology, and for establishing and strengthening professional networks.
IEEE Radio & Wireless Week 2022
16-19 Jan-2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA
RWW consists of five related conferences focusing on the intersection between wireless communication theory, systems, circuits, and devices technologies.
Dominik Wrana (University of Stuttgart) presented a paper at this event.
XXXIV General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI)
28-Aug to 04-Sep-2021; Rome, Italy
URSI-GASS 2021 will be held at Sapienza Faculty of Engineering. The GASS of URSI are held at intervals of three years to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for the future research and special projects in all areas of radio science.
Included ThoR paper on, “Automatic Planning of NLOS Backhaul Links at 300 GHz arranged in Star Topology.”
4th IEEE International Workshop on THz Communications
14-18 Jun-2021; Montreal, Canada
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in Montreal, Canada. Topics include but are not limited to: THz transceivers, antennas and antenna arrays; information theoretic analysis of THz communication systems, THz channel modelling, estimation and equalization techniques; ultra-broadband modulation and waveform design; beamforming, precoding and space-time coding schemes; MAC design and interference management; relaying and routing in ultra- broadband networks; system-level modelling and experimental platforms and demonstrations.
2021 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit
Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications and 6G Summit 2021
08-11 Jun-2021; Porto, Portugal
The 2021 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit, initiated this year, builds on putting together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications: EuCNC, in its 30th edition of a series, supported by the European Commission; the 6G Summit, in its 3rd edition, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and by the European Association for Signal Processing. This year’s motto is “On the Road to 6G”. It focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services.
TERAPOD Final Workshop and Demo
The TERAPOD project held its final workshop and demonstration on 26-May-2021. This event included reports on the latest THz comms hardware, including resonant tunnelling diodes, Schottky barrier diode detectors and steerable THz antennas, as well as simulations of realistic use cases based on channel sounder measurements made in a real data centre and device characterisation. In addition to the presentations there were live demonstrations of various THz links. Registration for this free event was found on the workshop webpage.
This year, due to COVID-19, EuCAP was held online. It was planned to be hosted in Germany, which has a strong antennas and propagation community both in academia and industry. Moreover, antennas and propagation play a central role in the current transition of Germany’s strong automotive industry towards digitally connected cars and autonomous driving. The event still benefited from this focus of expertise, and visitors from outside were able to join more easily.
Prof. Thomas Kuerner (TUBS), the ThoR EU Coordinator was the General Chair of the conference. ThoR had a joint virtual booth with the projects TERAPOD and Meteracom. In addition ThoR organised workshop SW03 Antennas and Propagation Aspects for THz Communications on FRI 26-Mar-2021.
3rd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop
12 Mar-2021; online
The B5G Cluster held the 3rd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop (postponed due to COVID-19). Due to COVID restrictions, the event was held online. The workshop was a great success with c. 200 participants and lots of valuable discussions on the future for THz comms:
Presentations from some presenters are available on the TERAPOD website!
2020 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
25-28 Jan-2021; Osaka, Japan
The rescheduled 2020 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on the progress of research and development in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic wave theory, and related fields.
There were five ThoR papers at the workshop 3G4: OS: MW Wave and Tera Hertz Propagation starting 16:40 WED 27-Jan-2021 and two other ThoR papers on THz in the session 3G3: Short Presentation Session B2. ThoR won best paper at the conference, with two other nominations too!
European Microwave Week 2020
10-15 Jan-2021; online
The rescheduled EuMW 2020 was to take place in the historic city of Utrecht but had to be moved to an online event due to the coronavirus restrictions. Bringing industry and academia together, European Microwave Week 2020 is a SIX day event, including THREE cutting edge conferences, TWO Forums and ONE exciting trade and technology Exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe.
ThoR had a joint virtual booth with the TERAPOD project (Hall 4)!
07-11 Dec-2020; Taipei, Taiwan
Themed “Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 will also include an attractive industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and technological exhibits.
2020 International Meeting on Microwave Photonics
24-26 Nov-2020; online
This international conference on microwave photonics covers several topics relevant to ThoR including: THz device technology and system applications, high-speed photomixers and optoelectronic converters and novel device technologies for emerging systems.
ThoR had a poster at this event!
International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 2020
08-13 Nov-2020; online
IRMMW-THz is the oldest and largest continuous forum devoted to the science and technology of long-wavelength radiation. The scope of the conference includes all scientific and technological activities from millimeter-waves to the THz regime and on to the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This covers a very wide range of disciplines, encompassing everything from micro- and nano-scale devices and structures to large-scale accelerators and tokamaks and their applications. Presentations at this conference address issues ranging from basic physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science to problems in high frequency circuits and systems, communications, antennas and optics, imaging and spectroscopy, and much, much more.
The demand for wireless communications is growing exponentially, leading to a ‘spectrum crunch’. The optical and THz regions of the spectrum can provide orders of magnitude more capacity than is currently available, for applications such as virtual reality and wireless data centres. In this event we will showcase technologies from the WORTECS project and other projects in the Beyond 5G cluster and include demonstrations, posters, and presentations.
There was an online poster session at this event, featuring the B5G Cluster projects, including ThoR.
2nd European 5G Observatory Stakeholder Workshop
-5G for growth and recovery
This workshop was an opportunity to review the main findings of the second year of the 5G Observatory and to exchange views on the current state of play of 5G deployment, the latest market trends and in particular the impact of the current crisis on the 5G progress. It also served as input for the planned update of the Action Plan for 5G and 6G as announced in the Commission’s Digital Strategy last February.
IEEE 5G World Forum 2020
10-12 Sep-2020; online
The 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum (5GWF’20) aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.
International Microwave Symposium
04-06 Aug-2020; online
The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centrepiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 9,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.
Third International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems
02-03 Jul-2020; online
The workshop provides a forum for scientists and engineers in this emerging field to present and exchange the outcome of their research. Technical papers describing original contributions to the science, technology (classical or additive manufacturing), and applications of millimeter and terahertz waves are welcome.
A ThoR paper “On the Impact of the Results of WRC 2019
on THz Communications” by Prof. Kuerner (TUBS) and Prof. Hirata (CIT) was presented at this online event.
NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 2020
08-10 Sep-2020; Paris, France Cancelled
This event was postponed from Mar-2020 to September and finally cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. This event aims to allow visitors to get insights from first class speakers, thought leaders and key players from ICT and vertical industries, see hands-on demonstrations on latest technology, innovative product and exciting applications and understand in which ways 5G is a game changer, shifting paradigms and changing all of our lives.
ThoR planned to have a booth and live demonstration at this event!
European Conference on Networks and Communications
15-18 Jun-2020 (online)
EuCNC 2020 is the 29th edition of a successful series of a conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission. This conference is one of the most prominent communications and networking conferences in Europe, and focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas.
The B5G Cluster planned to have a booth and Special Session at this event, but due to the coronavirus restrictions these were cancelled.
6G Wireless Summit
6G Summit 2020 is proud to offer keynotes and invited talks from the global vendors and operators who will share their views of future connectivity and network services. The program also includes future-outlook talks from European Commission, national regulators and standardization organizations and future-oriented tech talks from the leading academic players in the field.
IEEE Global Communications Conference 2019
09-13 Dec-2019; Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Themed “Revolutionizing Communications,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society featured a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops. This included WS-06: High Capacity Point-to-Point Wireless Communications which is of particular relevance to ThoR.
3rd International Workshop on Photonics applied to Electromagnetic Measurement
18-19 Nov-2019; Ise, Mie, Japan
At this conference, experts in fields including antennas, electromagnetic compatibility and optical sensors will consider photonics-applied electromagnetic measurement in various research areas.
ThoR had three papers at this event:
Evaluation of antenna radiation characteristics at terahertz frequency band based on an electrooptic near-field measurement; Yusuke Tanaka and Shintaro Hisatake
Characterisation of Terahertz Antenna for beyond 5G Systems; Akihiko Hirata, Katsumi Fujii, N. Sekine, I. Watanabe, A. Kasamatsu
Short-Focus Lens Design for Terahertz Ray; Keita Miyazawa, Atsushi Kanno, Shingo Saito, Keizo Inagaki and Tetsuya Kawanishi
World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
28-Oct to 22-Nov-2019; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. It is the job of WRC to review, and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. Revisions are made on the basis of an agenda determined by the ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous world radiocommunication conferences.
Important decisions regarding allocation of the THz spectrum which are directly relevant to ThoR were made at this event.
International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
27-30 Oct-2019; Xi’an, China
The 2019 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2019) is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on the progress of research and development in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic wave theory, and related fields as shown in the Topics.
Akihiko Hirata from CIT presented a ThoR paper at this event: Measurement of Reflection and Transmission Characteristics of Glasses at 300 GHz
IEEE 5G World Forum
30-Sep to 02-Oct-2019; Dresden, Germany
This conference aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.
On 01-Oct-2019, the Cluster held a Workshop From Evolution to Revolution, a Roadmap for Beyond 5G at this event.
European Microwave Week 2019
29-Sep to 04-Oct-2019; Paris, France
European Microwave Week 2019 is a six day event, including three conferences and a trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2019 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector. The 22nd European Microwave Week combines. In addition, Exhibitor Workshops and Seminars will be provided by several top organisations with superior expertise in Microwave, RF, Wireless or Radar.
There was a ThoR paper as this event:
A Superheterodyne >300 GHz Wireless Link for Ultra-Fast Terahertz Communication Systems (EuMC38-1)
44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
01-06 Sep-2019; Paris, France
Since 2000, the IRMMW-THz conference series has alternated between Asia, Europe and America on a continuous three year cycle. In 2019, the conference returns to the European leg, and will be held in Paris, France, for the first time, from September 1 to 6, at the Maison de la Chimie Conference Center, Paris. Topics include: sources, detectors, and receivers; modeling and analysis techniques; mm and sub-mm-wave systems, radar and communications.
There were two ThoR papers at this event:
-Towards Super-heterodyne THz Links Pumped By Photonic Local Oscillators (Tu-AM-4-5)
-Simulation and Automatic Planning of 300 GHz Backhaul Links (Tu-AM-4-1)
Also Prof. Guillaume Ducournau from University of Lille was on Booth 31 (PSL), with some ThoR material.
16th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems
27-30 August, Oulu, Finland
The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 16th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.
There was a special session at this event organised by B5G Cluster partner TERRANOVA: Terahertz wireless communication for beyond 5G.
OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
29-Jul to 02-Aug-2019; San Francisco, USA
The OSA Advanced Photonics Congress addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks. Topics include: Integrated Photonics Research, Signal Processing in Photonic Communications and Nonlinear Photonics (NP).
Tetsuya Kawanashi from Waseda University presented on “THz and Photonic Seamless Networks for Easy-deployable High-speed Access” at the Symposium A Light in Digital Darkness: Optical Wireless Communications to Connect the Unconnected
21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
09-13 Jul-2019; Angers, France
The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing, sensing, and novel applications. Conference topics of relevance to ThoR include: next generation networking, wireless and optical networking and microwave photonics.
2019 Second International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems
01-3 Jul-2019; Bad Neuenahr, Germany
This workshop provides a forum for scientists and engineers in this emerging field to present and exchange the outcome of their research. The workshop aims to serve as a catalyst in bringing together participants from academia and industry to help foster new connections and ideas among a heterogeneous community ranging from senior researchers, PhD students, and engineers. The workshop will feature a comprehensive technical program with technical tracks on various aspects related to terahertz research, technology, and applications. In addition, expanded industry exhibitions showcasing the latest advances in THz technology will also provide opportunities for industry professionals to communicate with academics.
European Conference on Networks and Communications
18-21 Jun-2019; Valencia, Spain
EuCNC attracts more than 600 delegates each year and an exhibition space of more than 1500 sq m. The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.
ThoR was part of the H2020 Beyond 5G Cluster booth (#60) and Prof. Kuerner (TUBS) gave a presentation on “Regulatory Aspects of THz Communications and Related Activities Towards WRC 2019.”
International Microwave Symposium
02-07 Jun-2019; Boston, USA
The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centerpiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 10,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.
Benajmin Schoch (University of Stuttgart) presented a ThoR-related paper on “300 GHz broadband power amplifier with 508 GHz gain-bandwidth product and 8 dBm output power” at this symposium.
Wireless Technology Park 2019
29-31 May-2019; Tokyo, Japan
Wireless Technology Park (WTP) is Japan’s largest-scale annual event that focuses on the latest R&D of wireless communication technologies. In cooperation with public and private sectors including educational and research institutes, WTP, which consists of an exhibition, seminars, and Academia programs, will introduce state-of-the-art technologies that expand the possibility of new business such as 5G and IoT, in order to help promote world-leading R&D.
Prof. Kawanashi from Wasada University of Technology presented on ThoR at this event.
4th International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics
27-31 May-2019; Lecce, Italy
TERAMETANANO is an annual conference that gathers physicists studying a wide variety of phenomena in the areas of nano-structures, nano-photonics and meta-materials, with special attention to the coupling between light and matter and in a broad range of wavelengths, going from the visible up to the terahertz. The presentations will cover, both from an experimental and theoretical point of view, the optical and electrical properties of advanced nano-scale systems, such as two-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, nano-crystals, transition metal dichalcogenides, hybrid systems and heterostructures.
European Microwave Conference in Central Europe
13-15 May-2019; Prague, Czech Republic
The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is launching the European Microwave Conference in Central Europe, with associated Workshops and an Exhibition. EuMCE is a new series of events, modelled on European Microwave Week that will be held every two years, visiting the major cities of Central Europe. The aim of EuMCE is to better serve the microwave community in the Central Europe region and promote related microwave activities. Thanks to the associated Exhibition, which will attract companies not only from Central Europe but also from the rest of the world, the microwave industry will be an essential part of this new event, alongside academia and research centres.
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29-Apr to 02-May-2019; Paris, France
IEEE INFOCOM is a top ranked conference on networking in the research community. It is a major conference venue for researchers to present and exchange significant and innovative contributions and ideas in the field of networking and closely related areas. IEEE INFOCOM covers both theoretical and systems research. For INFOCOM 2019, the conference includes a main technical program, a number of workshops, a keynote speech, panels, a student poster session, and demo/poster sessions.
This event included a Workshop on Ultra-high Broadband Terahertz Communication for 5G and Beyond networks (UBTCN’19) which was organised by Cluster partner TERAPOD and had a keynote from ThoR EU Coordinator Prof. Thomas Kuerner.
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
31-Mar to 05-Apr-2019; Krakow, Poland
EuCAP has now become one of the flagship conferences on antennas and propagation, attracting researchers from across the world. With approximately 1200 to 1500 attendees, it is one of the largest conferences of its type.
2nd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop
07-Mar-2019; Brussels, Belgium
This EC-supported event was hosted by the ICT-09-2017 Cluster and included sessions on “THz Communication Electronic and Photonic Components and Systems”, “Networks, Protocols and Architectures and User Cases” and “Spectrum and Physical Layer”. There were presentations from ten prestigious invited speakers as well as overviews of the Networking Research Beyond 5G Cluster H2020 projects.
More info here (on the Cluster partner TERAPOD webpage)!
IEEE Global Communications Conference
09-13 Dec-2018; Abu Dhabi, UAE
Themed “Gateway to a Connected World,” the conference will offer five full days of original paper presentations, tutorials, workshops, keynotes, demonstrations, industry sessions and social events designed to further career opportunities and the in-depth understanding of the latest communications advancements worldwide.
8th EU-Japan Digital Strategies workshop
04-Dec-2018; Vienna, Austria
The 8th EU-Japan workshop on digital strategies was co-organised by the DG CONNECT and the Japanese government. This side event at ICT 2018 had the objective to deepen EU-Japan cooperation with the involvement of governments, industry and academia on subjects of common interest in the area of 5G, Platforms, Data Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Electronic Authentication or Connected & Automated Driving.
Thomas Kuerner gave a presentation on ThoR to the meeting.
European Microwave Week 2018
23-28 Sep-2018; Madrid, Spain
The European Microwave Exhibition (25-27 Sep-2018) is the largest trade show dedicated to Microwaves and RF in Europe, providing: 8000 sqm of gross exhibition space, around 4000 visitors from around the globe, >1500 conference delegates and in excess of 300 international exhibitors. In parallel there are three world class conferences: European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the largest event in Europe dedicated to microwave components, systems and technology, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) and European Radar Conference (EuRAD).
43rd International Conference on Infrared, mm-wave and THz waves
09-14 Sep-2018; Nagoya, Japan
The conference and its long standing accompanying monthly publication, now known as the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (JIMT), were among the very first scientific outlets for the burgeoning field of far infrared research. Since 2000, the IRMMW-THz conference series has alternated between Asia, Europe and America on a continuous three year cycle. In 2018, the conference returned to the Asian leg, and was held in Nagoya, Japan.
There were two ThoR papers presented at this conference:
Compact Antennas Pattern Measurement Setup at 240 GHz
Considerations on Local Oscillator Isolation in a Terahertz Wireless Link Used for Future Communication Systems and a keynote address from project Coordinator Prof. Thomas Kuerner
Turning THz Communications Into Reality: Status On Technology, Standardization And Regulation