Summer School

Frontier Technologies for “Space 2.0” Communications

PhD Summer School - 3rd edition
29 August 2023
30 August 2023
31 August 2023
1 September 2023
on Zoom
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, with IEEE AESS
Target audience: 
University community
UniTrento students
Online – Registration required
Registration email: 
Registration deadline: 
21 August 2023, 12:00
Contact person: 
prof. Claudio Sacchi, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

The recent change of perspective known also as “Space 2.0” will revolutionize the paradigms of satellite and, more in general, aerospace communications. The old role of “sky repeaters” attributed to Space network nodes no longer copes with the emerging requirements of flexibility, global and ubiquitous connectivity already emerged in the 5G vision. In such a perspective, the role of satellites will be reconsidered in the framework of "softwarized", reconfigurable and sustainable network infrastructures.

The Ph.D. Summer School Frontier Technologies for “Space 2.0” Communications (third edition) organized by the University of Trento (Italy) in collaboration with the Università di Genova and the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" under the patronage of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), aims at offering an overview of the most advanced technologies concerning a renewed vision of Space connectivity for the next decades.

The School is mainly addressed to PhD students in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies, Physical Science, Earth and Space Exploration.
The event will be held in English.


Tuesday August 29th, 2023

H. 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CEST  Welcome to the participants
Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)

H. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CEST  “Space 2.0”: the new Space Revolution
Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, Italy), Marina Ruggieri (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy), and Cosimo Stallo (Thales, Rome, Italy)

H. 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CEST  End-to-End System Considerations for Space Communications Systems
Kar-Ming Cheung (JPL, Pasadena, CA)

Wednesday August 30th, 2023

H. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CEST  Space Softwarization: from Physical Layer to Services: a new paradigmatic vision of Space networks 
Fabrizio Granelli, Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, Trento, Italy) and Alessandro Guidotti (University of Bologna, Italy)

H. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CEST  Space Quantum Communications
R. Bassoli, R. Ferrara and J. Notzel (Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany)

Thursday August 31st, 2023

H. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CEST EHF for Satellite Communications: the latest developments and experimentations
Giorgia Parca, Giuseppe Codispoti (Italian Space Agency – ASI, Rome, Italy) and Tommaso Rossi (University of Rome”Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

H. 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CEST  Software Defined Radio for Satellite Communications: applications for on board and ground processing and Internet of Remote Things
Eugene Grayver (Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA) and Vlad Popescu (University of Transylvania, Brasov, Romania)

Friday September 1st, 2023

 H. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CEST Satellite networking in “5G and beyond 5G” scenarios
Mohammed Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), Mario Marchese and Fabio Patrone (University of Genoa, DITEN, Italy)

H. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CEST  Final exam


The participation at the Summer School is free of charge. Please register to the school by sending an e-mail to Prof. Claudio Sacchi (claudio.sacchi [at]

Registration deadline: August 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CEST.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. An exam is foreseen for the students that can earn credits from the attendance of the Summer School.

More information at the event website