November 05, 2019
Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany

Are you ready to be a part of the change of tomorrow’s intelligent communication?

AI and Machine Learning are disrupting whole industries and are expanding their impact on the telecommunications sector as well. AI in the physical and network layers paves the way to automatic network configuration, increase of network efficiency and optimization of resources.

To prepare you for this revolution, Fraunhofer HHI hosts the ITU Workshop on Machine Learning for 5G and Beyond, this time within the #Berlin5GWeek on November 5th in Berlin. The workshop is organized by the ITU-T Focus Group on Machine Learning for Future Networks including 5G. Experts from various industries and academia show their latest developments. How the 5G future will be powered by AI is examined in a panel discussion with representatives from research, telecommunication providers and the startup scene.

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Preliminary Agenda

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and Opening of the Event

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and Introduction of HHI

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Slawomir Stanczak

Fraunhofer HHI

09:10 – 09:20


Dr. Reinhard Scholl


09:20 – 09:35


Dr. Leo Lehmann


09:15 – 09:55

Session 0 – ITU’s work on Machine Learning for 5G

09:35 – 09:55

Overview of ITU’s work on Machine Learning for 5G and beyond

Vishnu Ram


09:55 – 11:40

Session 1 – Research

09:55 – 10:20

Tactile Internet with Human-In-The-Loop

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek

TU Dresden

10:20 – 10:45

Federated Learning and its Applications in Communications

Dr. rer. nat. Wojciech Samek

Fraunhofer HHI

10:45 – 11:15

Deep Learning Meets Modeling: Taking the Best out of Both Worlds

Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok

TU Berlin

11:15 – 11:40

Machine Learning for RAN: Salvation or Delusion?

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Slawomir Stanczak

Fraunhofer HHI

11:40 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00

Session 2 – Telcos

12:00 – 12:20

AI for (B)5G Network Automation

Dr.-Ing. Henning Sanneck


12:20 – 12:40

Current Explorations into Machine „Education“ for Networking

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Holschke

Deutsche Telekom

12:40 – 13:00

Vodafone AI and ML

Mostafa Essa


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:40

Session 3 – Verticals, SMEs & Startups

14:00 – 14:20

Machine Learning on the Edge for 5G

Dr. Alexander Keller


14:20 – 14:40

Creating a Data Lake with ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform)

Alfons Mittermaier

highstreet technologies GmbH

14:40 – 15:00

Machine Learning for Resource Management in Access Networks

Dr. Henrike Wissing


15:00 – 15:20

AI for Industrial 5G – Challenges and Opportunities

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Müller


15:20 – 15:40

ML-Based QoE Testing in Mobile Networks

Arnd Sibila

Rohde & Schwarz

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Panel Discussion

16:00 – 17:00

Machine Learning for 5G – Delusion or Salvation?

Dr. Johannes Springer,
CTO Connected Car at T-Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Slawomir Stanczak,
Head of Wireless Communications and Networks Department, Head of Chair “Network Information Theory” at TU Berlin

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Müller,
Head of Communication and Network Technology at Bosch Corporate Research, Chairman of the 5G-ACIA

Wei Meng
Director of Standards and Open Source Planning at ZTE


Closing of Event

Hosted and organized by:

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin

General Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Slawomir Stanczak, Head of Wireless Communications and Networks Department at Fraunhofer HHI

Dr. Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director of the ITU-T