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S. Yrjölä, P. Ahokangas and M. Matinmikko-Blue, "Visions for 6G Futures: a Causal Layered Analysis," 2022 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit), Grenoble, France, 2022, pp. 535-540, doi: 10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit54941.2022.9815809

Visions for 6G futures : a causal layered analysis

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Author: Yrjölä, Seppo1,2; Ahokangas, Petri3; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja2
Organizations: 1Nokia
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-02-10


This study extends and deepens the joint 6G vision building stemming from use cases, enabling technologies, key performance indicators (KPIs), key value indicators (KVIs), and business scenario litanies towards the social, the worldview, and the metaphors layers utilizing causal layered analysis (CLA) method. 6G visions are explored from different national perspectives assessing future initiatives from China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and the US. The multiple ideologies and epistemes of the stakeholders are mapped to create a transformed future vision emphasizing the importance of 6G design from the triple bottom line of sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental perspectives. Collaborative research, harmonized standardization, and anticipatory regulation efforts were found essential in developing trustworthy and general-purpose 6G technologies for users and developers.

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Series: European Conference on Networks and Communications
ISSN: 2475-6490
ISSN-E: 2575-4912
ISSN-L: 2475-6490
ISBN: 978-1-6654-9871-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-9872-2
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/eucnc/6gsummit54941.2022.9815809
Host publication: 2022 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit)
Conference: Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
512 Business and management
Funding: The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the 6G Flagship program at the University of Oulu (no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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