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H. Ahmadi, A. Nag, Z. Khar, K. Sayrafian and S. Rahardja, "Networked Twins and Twins of Networks: An Overview on the Relationship Between Digital Twins and 6G," in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 154-160, December 2021, doi: 10.1109/MCOMSTD.0001.2000041

Networked twins and twins of networks : an overview on the relationship between digital twins and 6G

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Author: Ahmadi, Hamed1; Nag, Avishek2; Khan, Zaheer3;
Organizations: 1University of York, UK
2University College Dublin, Ireland
36G centre, University of Oulu, Finland
4National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
5Institute for Infocomm Reseasech, Singapore
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-02-23


Digital twin (DT) is a promising technology for the new immersive digital life with a variety of applications in areas such as Industry 4.0, aviation, and healthcare. Proliferation of this technology requires higher data rates, reliability, resilience, and lower latency beyond what is currently offered by 5G. Thus, DT can become a major driver for 6G research and development. Alternatively, 6G network development can benefit from DT technology and its powerful features such as modularity and remote intelligence. Using DT, a 6G network (or some of its components) will have the opportunity to use artificial intelligence more proactively in order to enhance its resilience. DT’s application in telecommunications is still in its infancy. In this article, we highlight some of the most promising research and development directions for this technology.

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Series: IEEE communications standards magazine
ISSN: 2471-2825
ISSN-E: 2471-2833
ISSN-L: 2471-2825
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Pages: 154 - 160
DOI: 10.1109/MCOMSTD.0001.2000041
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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