5G and intelligent computing (5G&SC) workshop

Start time

30 MARCH, 2022
The Ecole Polytechnique Internationale Privée de Tunis (Polytech Intl) is organising on 30 March 2022 a scientific day focused on 5G mobile radio networks, security and intelligent computing. This day is the end of a whole process of submission of a new request for accreditation of a new Master's programme to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The new Master's programme offers a professional training to acquire expertise in the field of 5G mobile radio communications, security, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and massive data. This Master's degree has been co-constructed with a major player in the economic sector, namely Tunisie Télécom. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks. It is starting to be deployed around the world and is the successor to 4G, which many people use on a daily basis via their smartphone. The 5G network brings many advantages, including
  • A speed 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G. More data is therefore exchanged more quickly.
  • Very high responsiveness, virtually eliminating latency (the time between when an action is requested and when it is performed).
  • Internet connection from many more devices, without the risk of saturation, thanks to a connection density 10 times higher (up to one million devices per km²) allowing the current mobile network to be decongested. Given these qualities, 5G is an ideal medium for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for the collaboration of the latter with artificial intelligence (AI), so that they work together in an optimal way. Indeed, 5G offers a dynamic and reliable vector for the rapid transmission of massive data generated by the IoT and its instantaneous processing by AI. More than just a network evolution, 5G is in fact a real technological change. It will accelerate and multiply tenfold the current trend of decentralisation of IT infrastructures, which we are already seeing with the development of cloud computing. This trend is known as "distributed intelligence". With so much network power, 5G will make the latest AI technologies even more accessible to smaller organisations, such as SMEs. It will also open up entirely new technological possibilities that were previously unimagined. Many sectors will benefit from it to be able to innovate: Health: the use of telemedicine will be increased and it will even be possible to perform telesurgery. Transport: 5G will enable the large-scale deployment of autonomous connected vehicles (cars, buses, etc.), ensuring greater reliability thanks in particular to the responsiveness of the network, which is synonymous with greater safety for users. Industry: robots and machines on production lines will communicate more thoroughly, reinforcing automation. These innovative services therefore concentrate all the benefits of 5G, but they are not without a downside. The real risk is data security. With 4G, operators did not store data. Now they will be able to. And since data is the oil of the 21st century, they may want to use it to make money.