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N. H. Mahmood et al., "Remote Monitoring of a Smart Factory Over an Intercontinental Link: Vistas from Etri-Oulu Collaboration Project," 2022 13th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC), Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of, 2022, pp. 708-713, doi: 10.1109/ICTC55196.2022.9952870.

Remote monitoring of a smart factory over an intercontinental link : vistas from Etri-Oulu collaboration project

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Author: Mahmood, Nurul Huda1; Rezaei, Hossein1; Pauanne, Antti1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, POBOX4500, Oulu 90014, Finland
2Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, 218 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34129, Korea
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-25


While the fifth generation (5G) New Radio wireless system is being deployed across the globe, the wireless research community has started exploring what will the sixth generation (6G) be? 6G is expected to cater to societal and economic needs by integrating the biological, physical, and virtual worlds with the networks. The notion of multi-service communication introduced in 5G will be further diversified and expanded to include new service classes representing novel and emerging use cases that were not considered as a part of the 5G landscape. Ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and their evolution in 6G are of particular interest given their prominent role in enabling future industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. During 2020‐2022, ETRI from South Korea and the University of Oulu from Finland convened a joint project to explore URLLC evolution towards the 6G era. This article summarizes the key highlights of the project and outlines its main findings. The project involved a study of future URLLC service classes and their potential enablers, along with a demonstration of remote monitoring of a smart factory over an intercontinental link. The project’s proof-of-concept was able to demonstrate remote monitoring of ETRI’s IIoT testbed from Finland at sub-300 ms service round trip time.

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Series: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence
ISSN: 2162-1233
ISSN-E: 2162-1241
ISSN-L: 2162-1233
ISBN: 978-1-6654-9939-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-9940-8
Pages: 708 - 713
DOI: 10.1109/ICTC55196.2022.9952870
Host publication: 2022 13th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC)
Conference: International Conference on ICT Convergence
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (No. 2020-0-01316, International cooperation and collaborative research on 5G+ technologies for ultra-reliability low latency communications), by partially by the Academy of Finland, 6G Flagship program under Grant 346208.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 346208
Detailed Information: 346208 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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