5G NORMA is organising the 4th International Workshop on 5G Architecture to be held in Paris on 25 May 2017 alongside with the IEEE ICC 2017.
It is essential to introduce a 5G End-to-End Architecture that allows for a cost- and time-efficient introduction of 5G, that integrates a variety of novel technologies rolled out in various stages, and that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate applications and services that are yet to be envisioned. For example, to allow 5G to support low latency, it is not sufficient to design a low latency RAN, since latency is an end-to-end factor and hence requires the joint design of RAN, Core and Transport Networks. Hence, the new E2E Architecture will have to be programmable, software driven and managed holistically to enable a diverse services in a profitable way. This requires novel ways of designing the mobile network architecture (radio access, core and transport network), operating the network, and offering interfaces. A number of topics will be considered and should be the center focus of a paper:
General Chair: Dr Peter Rost, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Program chairs: Dr. Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Spain – Prof. Alexandros Kaloxylos, Huawei, Germany – Prof. Matthew C. Valenti, West Virginia University, USA
Paper Submission: initially 18 November 2016, extended to 18 December 2016
Notification Date: 17 February 2017
Final Paper: 10 March 2017