Call for Papers

Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) is growing in importance owing to its capability to deliver the novel unmanned and autonomous applications of next-to-come sixth-generation (6G) networks anywhere and anytime and also provide coverage in areas that are unreachable by any conventional Terrestrial Network (TN). Spaceborne (i.e., GEO, MEO, and LEO satellites) or airborne (i.e., Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UASs and High Altitude Platforms or HAPs) vehicles constituting the NTN may act either as a relay node or as a base station and can be leveraged to complement TNs.

Compared to terrestrial wireless networks, NTNs have many distinctive features, such as specific channel models, highly dynamic network topologies, and weakly connected communication links. As a consequence, solutions tailored to terrestrial networks cannot be directly applied to NTNs. Hence, new techniques suitable for NTNs need to be developed.
Furthermore, various satellite systems on different orbits remain isolated ‘islands’, and they are also disconnected from the ground networks. Therefore, integrating all existing networks in air, space, and on ground into a unified system will be essential for 6G.
The purpose of the NTN-6G Workshop is to provide a platform for the discussion of the major research challenges, latest developments and recent advances in Non-Terrestrial Networks in 6G Wireless Networks.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


Submissions may be up to 6 pages in length (including figures and references), formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater. For the camera-ready (accepted) papers, authors can buy one additional page, for a total length of up to 7 pages.

Papers must be submitted electronically to EDAS by March 20, 2023.

For guidelines regarding formatting, please refer to the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.



Important Dates

Papers due March 20, 2023 (extended)
Paper selection due April 1, 2023
Camera Ready April 25, 2023


Workshop Organizers:

Sara Pizzi
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Helka-Liina Määttänen
Ericsson Research, Finland

Giuseppe Araniti
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Technical Program Committee:








9.00-9.45: Keynote NTN-6G (remote)

Toward 6G: Following on the Footsteps of NTN in 3GPP

Keynote speaker: Gino Masini

9.45: Session

Paper presentation 1

Satellite-Assisted Multi-Connectivity in Beyond 5G

Mikko Majamaa (Magister Solutions Ltd, Finland); Henrik M J Martikainen (Magister Solutions Ltd. & Nokia, Finland); Jani Puttonen (Magister Solutions Ltd., Finland); Timo Hämäläinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Paper presentation 2

Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Between Terrestrial and Non-Terrestrial Networks in 5G and Beyond

Henrik M J Martikainen (Magister Solutions Ltd. & Nokia, Finland); Mikko Majamaa (Magister Solutions Ltd, Finland); Jani Puttonen (Magister Solutions Ltd., Finland)

10.30-11.00: Coffee Break