NGI Explorers - An EU-USA Webinar on Smart Cities & Regions for International Collaboration

The webinar is organised by NIST (USA) and NGI Explorers (EU) for the international smart cities and regions community. In this webinar, we are going to briefly discuss the future for Smart Cities in Europe and USA and introduce an initiative funded by NGI Explorers (EU Fellowships to the US) on how technologies like IoT, AI, Big Data and others can be used for smart city innovation. A focus part on this webinar is an introduction of innovative results in the field of Smart City KPI Methods for Measuring the impact of the technology in cities and also as a Self-Assessment method for evaluating community impact or digital inclusion. We will briefly discuss a roadmap for this innovation and finally how a smart city in Ireland (as an example) is following the methodology to advance in their Smart City development strategy.


More information related to this event can be found at the ScaleUp KPI Explorer Section at this website:


People interested in attending can register using the following Link:

FED4FIRE+ Webinar | Wireless testbed w-iLab.t

Fed4FIRE+ offers a heterogeneous set of facilities covering technologies ranging from Wired networking, Software Distribution Network (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Wireless networking testbeds, 5G testbeds, IoT testbeds, Cloud, Big Data that are accessible with a single account via the jFed tool.

Fed4FIRE+ launched a series of free webinars that aims at providing open and reliable access to the use of its federated facilities to execute tests on a variety of technologies with single access all around the world.

The next webinar, titled ‘WIRELESS TESTBED W-ILAB.T’, will be held on December 3rd at 10 am CET.

Registration to the webinar is free but mandatory. REGISTER NOW.

FED4FIRE+ Webinar | Wireless testbed w-iLab.t
The w-iLab.t testbed enables all kinds of wireless, IoT, and 5G research. It provides more than 200 nodes in various environments (industrial environment, office, datacenter) with up to data WIFI hardware, user-defined radios, mobile nodes and IoT devices. The experimenter has full control over all of them.
This webinar will provide an overview of the w-iLab.t resources such as wireless fixed and mobile nodes, IoT, officelab and portable testbed and a hands-on tutorial on using the testbed.

The intended audience is hands-on experimenters who want to use (large) testbeds to put their research on a higher level. Background required: basic Linux know-how and know-how to use ssh to log in on a remote computer.

All tutorial material is available online at and/or more

2021 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit

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; and 6G Wireless 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.

With this year’s motto "On the Road to 6G", the conference 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, as well as applications and services. 2021 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 1.300 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition space of more than 1.500 m2 with more than 70 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes.

The conference will be held in Porto, Portugal, from 8 to 11 June 2021. We invite you and your colleagues to submit a paper to the conference, as well as proposals for workshops, special sessions and tutorials, by 29 January 2021.

The key dates are:

·         2021 Jan 29 - Papers submission for regular oral sessions

·         2021 Jan 29 - Proposals for workshops, special sessions, and tutorials

·         2021 Mar 12 - Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for posters

·         2021 Mar 12 - Notification of acceptance of workshops, special sessions, and tutorials

·         2021 Apr 05 - Notification of acceptance of papers and posters

·         2021 Apr 16 - Final paper submission

The conference will include:

·         regular sessions with papers from the open call (to be submitted to IEEE Xplore), the call being at available at;

·         workshops, the call being at available at;

·         special sessions, the call being at available at;

·         poster sessions, the call being at available at;

·         tutorials, the call being at available at;

·         panels;

·         keynote talks;

·         demos and exhibitions, the call being at available at;

·         technical pitches at coffee breaks from exhibitors.

All the information is available at, and important updates will also be announced on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube accounts, and published in our newsletter.