5G PPP ICT-41 projects 5G EPICENTRE and 5GMediaHUB invites to submit papers for the Workshop on 5G experimentation facilities, vertical trials and cross-testbed service orchestration’, held as part of the inaugural IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom), a new annual conference of the IEEE Communications Society for the Mediterranean region. The event will be held on 7 – 10 September 2021, in Athens, Greece.
As a result of almost a decade of research, 5G services are gradually being rolled out while facilities for 5G experimentation have come in various shapes and sizes. Such developments have opened up new possibilities for a broad range of vertical sectors, delivering transformative impact in terms of ultra-highspeed connectivity. Moving forward, the federation of constituent 5G testbed platforms will enable infrastructure owners to greatly reduce complexity, particularly for SMEs in the targeted vertical industries, by enabling cross-testbed and cross-site management and orchestration via carefully defined software interfaces. Such interfaces should ideally allow testbeds to federate without losing control of their individual resources; enable the calibration of individual testbed components from a singular control point; allow experimenters to combine the available resources to achieve different 5G experimentation conditions of varying scale and diversity; and ensure these configurations are easily repeatable by supporting reproducible experimentation conditions.
This workshop represents a coordinated initiative by 5G-PPP ICT-41 projects 5G MediaHUB and 5G-EPICENTRE, which will enable stakeholders in the 5G ecosystem to understand existing and future challenges in cross-site 5G testbed unification, identify key tasks ahead and evaluate the current state of the art in the specific domain. The workshop will thus facilitate timely collection of related work as well as latest updates toward the benefit of telecommunications and networking researchers and practitioners, encouraging the contribution of both original research work and survey papers addressing the topics discussed.
The conference proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore®
Paper Submissions Due: 21 May 2021
Acceptance Notification: 21 June 2021
Camera-Ready Submission: 21 July 2021
Khaled B. Letaief, HKUST, Hong Kong
Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain
George Margetis, FORTH, Greece (5G MediaHUB Project)
Konstantinos C. Apostolakis, FORTH, Greece (5G-EPICENTRE Project)