SEP 2022

The theme of this year’s conference is:

5-6G Mobile Networks, Technology that will change the world?

Term:    Thursday 3rd November 2022, 14-18 o’clock, vstup volný, Week of Inovations, VŠE Praha

Location:  Aula NB C, VŠE Praha, nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4, 120 00 Praha 3-Žižkov

Agenda konference

14:00 – 14:40      5G, 6G mobile networks – Technologies that will change our world?

Ing. Richard A. Novák, Ph.D., Chairman Prague Data Ethics Lab, CEO OmniCrane

14:40 – 15:00      An ethical perspective on the motivation to deploy 5G, 6G – impacts

Ing. Mgr. Tomáš Sigmund, Ph.D, Vice-Chairman Prague Data Ethics Lab

15:00 – 15:20      What does the Telco operator expect from 5G networks?

Ing. Tomáš Verner, Development of 5G services, T-Mobile Czech Republic

15:20 – 15.40    Legislative perspective on 5G, 6G – Digital Services Act

Judr. Roman Kramařík, Ph.D., LLM, partner JŠK law firm

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:20      Facebook Metaverse and 5G, 6G as enabler for new services

Ing. Mgr. Antonín Pavlíček, Ph.D, VŠE Praha, Department of System Analysis

16:20 – 16:40      The impact of 5G, 6G on society – a sociological perspective

Mgr. Kamil Matula, Ph.D. a Mgr. Anna Novotná, Ph.D., Silesian University Opava

16:40 – 17:00      Using 5G networks for diagnostics in ITS

Doc. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D., MBA, ČVUT FD, Transport Management and Modelling Laboratory

17:00 – 17:20      Ethical dilemmas associated with 5G, 6G networks

Ing. Jiří Korčák, VŠE Praha

17:20 – 18:00    Discussion and Networking of Participants


External visitors have free entry during the Innovation Week at the University of Economics in Prague. VŠE students are kindly requested to register at intranetu KSA.

Popis akce:

We know from history that the introduction of each new generation of mobile networks has had a huge impact on global society, and not just from a technological perspective. The proliferation of the Internet and new services, the increase in people’s mobility, the change in access to privacy or the emergence of new business and working models are examples of how third and fourth generation telecommunications networks have recently changed our lives.

Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks are networks that, for the first time in history, are primarily dedicated to IoT technologies and devices, as all people already have their mobile phones where the transmission speed is sufficient for their needs. The B2C lay public often mistakenly thinks that 5G and 6G mobile networks are all about increasing data speeds from nx100 Mbps to nx100Gbps, and appreciates the greater convenience of streaming movies, music and other multimedia. Operators see these new technologies as a new source of revenue and differentiation from competing local ISPs. Business customers expect legacy LAN and Wifi solutions to be replaced by new 5G campus networks at lower prices.

In our view, however, this is a very different world that we are heading into without realising what we are gaining and losing in it. In the new 5-6G world, autonomous vehicles are communicating and making decisions in real time without human influence, holograms supported by the Metaverse platform are replacing physical encounters, and the sky is littered with transmitters that spread milli- and microwaves we know nothing about.

From a technical perspective, terms like real-time AI control (IoT & Industry 4.0), connection density (devices/km2), latency (ms-micro/s), reliability (99.99%), user data rate (Gb/s), peak data rate (Tb/s), energy efficiency, spectral efficiency, microchip density sound attractive. Tento nový svět připomíná epizodu Star Treku, kde nám jeho autoři Qualcomm, Huawei či Samsung slibují pozitivní budoucnost v sítích 5G a 6G.

But the question remains one of practical philosophy, i.e. ethics: why do we do it? What do we hope to get out of it? What do we hope for from 5-6G networks?Do we know all the possible scenarios? And how do we live our private lives properly in this futuristic era?

If, like us, you are interested in the balanced perspectives of engineers, philosophers, sociologists, lawyers and economists, come to this year’s SEP 2022 conference to hear how different professional groups view the issue of 5-6G mobile networks.

On behalf of the conference preparatory team: Dr. Richard A. Novak, Dr. Tomáš Sigmund a Dr. Antonín Pavlíček


SEP 2022