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“Highlights of the 5G PPP Arch. White Paper V4.0: A European View on 5G Architecture and Beyond”

October 13 @ 15:00 - 18:15

Call for participation to a virtual workshop:  Introduction to the 5G PPP Architecture

The workshop is organised in two parts:
The first part is organised as a webinar, which will be hosted by the 5G PPP, is to present the 5G PPP architecture white paper version 4.0.

The second part is a regular workshop included in the programme of the IEEE 5G World Forum conference.

Please note that the two parts have separate registration requirements.


3GPP standardization has been progressing at an astonishingly rapid phase, where Release 15 and Release 16 have set the foundations of the 5G system, while Release 17 provides enhancements and optimizations to enable support for further use cases. In parallel to 5G standardization efforts, several initiatives worldwide endeavour to drive and support the evolution of smart networks and services. Among others Europe is establishing the Joint Undertaking on Smart Networks and Services in the frame of the Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation. Other initiatives are complementing the European initiative, such as Secure 5G & Beyond Act in the U.S., roadmap towards 6G in Japan, MSIT 6G programme in S. Korea, and MIIT 6G programme in China.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion about requirements and architectural considerations for future generations of mobile systems. The focus will be on presenting version 4.0 of the Architecture white paper developed by the 5G PPP architecture working group. It will allow to move from 5G and beyond towards a fully-fledged 6G architecture.

Date / Time

Part 1:    Wednesday 13 October 2021, 15:00-18:15 CEST – Hosted by the 5G-PPP –  register at bottom of page

Part 2:    Wednesday 13 October 2021, 22:30-00:30 CEST – Hosted by the 5G World Forum – register via 5G World Forum  https://ieee-wf-5g.org/registration/
UPDATE:  The second session has been postponed to Thursday 14 October  22:30 – 00:30 (next day) CEST (  16:30-18:30 EDT )



PART 1:  5G PPP Architecture White Paper version 4.0 Highlights

15:00-15:05      Welcome by Ömer Bulakci, Nokia, Vice-chairman of 5GPPP Architecture WG

15:05-15:55      Keynotes

  • “On the path toward 6G System: Forming the Foundation”  Mikko Uusitalo Nokia Bell Labs, Hexa-X Project Manager
  • Bringing Reinforcement learning Into Radio Light Network for Massive Connections”  Yue Zhang (Univ. of Leicester), John Cosmas (Brunel Univ.), Project 6G BRAINS,

Short Break (5 min)

16:00-16:50     5G PPP Architecture White Paper session 1
  • Overall introduction to the white paper,  Marco Gramaglia (UC3M) (5 min)
  • Overall architecture,  Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom GmbH) (15 min)
  • Radio and Edge architecture,  Mir Ghoraishi (Gigasys Solutions) (15 min)
  • Core and Transport architecture,  Jesus Gutiérrez, (IHP microelectronics),  (15 min)

Break (10 min)

17:00-17:45    5G PPP Architecture White Paper session 2
  • Automated Management & Orchestration Architecture,  Xi Li, (NEC Labs Europe) (15 min)
  • Cross-Domain Aspects,  Valerio Frascolla (Intel) (15 min)
  • Architecture instantiations and validations, Haeyoung Lee (Univ. of Surrey) (15 min)
  • Joint Panel/Q&A with Presenters (17:45-18:15)

Closing remarks for part 1 by Ömer Bulakci Nokia, Vice-chairman of 5GPPP Architecture WG.

PART 2:   IEEE 5G WF  WS#2:
“Architectural Evolution toward 6G Networks: A European View” Technical Papers: 14 October 22:30-00:30 CEST

Programme of IEEE 5G World Forum:    https://ieee-wf-5g.org/program/

Part 1 Registration Form

    First Name:

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    Your Project (if applicable)

    Research programme (e.g. H2020, Celtic-Plus, ESA,...)

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must also also register at the   IEEE 5G World Forum (Click here) site if you wish to attend the second part of this virtual workshop.




    October 13
    15:00 - 18:15


    Online Event


    5G PPP