As we approach the next year, more than half of 5G PPP Phase 1 project lifes have already lapsed. 2016 has been market by many positive achievements and publications.
Phase 2 is well underway. The Pre-structuring Model version 2.0 (final version) has been released by the 5G Infrastructure Association on 04.03.16. The Brokerage resource for the 5G PPP phase 2 call (H2020 ICT7 & ICT8) shows information about potential proposals that people may wish to contact and expertise offered by potential participants. The Phase 2 information paper is online. It gives an outline of the program level commitments they should consider integrating into their project plans and suggests the sort of activities they will be expected to actively contribute to.
The 2nd 5G Global Eventwas held in Rome, Italy in November 9 and 10. It was organised by the European 5G-Infrastructure-Association in co-operation with IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, the 5G Forum, the 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, and 5G Americas.
During this two-day event, government representatives from Brazil,China, Italy, Japan, the United States, South Korea and Sweden, high representatives from the European Commission, association leaders, more than 250 industry experts as well as more than 30 universities and research centers participated and shared the latest Research and Development achievements.
➧Presentations and photos are available on the event page here.
The European 5G Annual Journal which presents major innovations and achievements was distributed at the 2nd Global 5G Event in Rome.
The “SME Expertise and Skills in the 5G domain” brochure was released.
High level white papers have been released. We retained some of them:
METIS-II released a white paper with the Preliminary Views and Initial Considerations on 5G RAN Architecture and Functional Design. It summarizes the initial views and considerations of METIS-II on 5G RAN Architecture and Functional Design. The paper starts by listing the main service types that are considered for 5G, namely extreme mobile broadband (xMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTC) and ultra-reliable machine-type communications (uMTC), as well as the five specific use cases towards which METIS-II is performing the 5G RAN design, and which typical represent a mixture of services. It further describes the key requirements on the 5G RAN architecture that have been identified and derived from the diverse service and use case needs, and explicitly elaborates on the requirements posed by the notion of Network Slicing in 5G
The Network Management and QoS WG has issued a draft whitepaper on “cognitive network management for 5G” for the Global 5G Event in Rome.
SONATA disclosed a white paper on 5G Architecture. It discusses the key business and technical requirements that drive the evolution of 5G networks and introduces the key aspects of the new overall 5G architecture that will provide a framework to integrate all broadband connectivity concepts, using an innovative mix of new with existing technologies, to meet the demanding requirements of new 5G applications.
5G-ENSURE published a study on risk assessment, mitigation and requirements. It marks a first step towards defining a risk assessment and mitigation methodology to be followed for the specific task of evaluating the 5G security uses cases and architecture proposed by the project.
Euro-5G published the 5G PPP stakeholders survey. The Euro-5G project, in consultation with the other 18 5G PPP projects, has produced this overview of the domains and sectors being considered by the projects as the target consumers of the solutions and technologies being addressed by the projects.
The 5G PPP use cases and performance evaluation modeling_v1.0 was published. This document provides an overview of the use cases and models that were developed for an early evaluation of different 5G radio access network concepts originating from various 5G-PPP phase 1 projects.
5G-ENSURE takes part to the 9th International Cyber Security Forum scheduled on January 24-25, 2017 in Lille (France).
With the development of new uses, cybersecurity is no longer optional. The growing interconnectedness of cyberspace, the physical world and living beings multiplies the risks — and not just when it comes to IT. Material and human damages are no longer theoretical risks: operational safety is at stake.
At a time of digital transformation, security must be developed and incorporated into technologies « by design. »
However, new uses are turning security itself on its head: proliferation of sensors, artificial intelligence, quantum networks and computers, predictive analysis, the blockchain, homomorphic encryption and so on. Tomorrow’s security must be more intelligent to meet the challenges of an increasingly connected world.
2nd International Workshop on mmW5G San Francisco, USA – March 19
mmMAGIC is organising the 2nd International Workshop on Millimeter Wave-Based Integrated Mobile Communications for 5G Networks (mmW5G) on March 19, 2017 in San Francisco (USA). The workshop is co-located with IEEE WCNC 2017 (19-22 March 2017).
Millimeter wave communication has generally been acknowledged as one of the enablers to meet the requirements of future communication systems, in particular to provide the high bandwidth necessary to achieve the expected high data rates for extreme broadband. However, to overcome the adverse propagation conditions at higher frequencies, high gain beamforming at transmitter and receiver ends on multi-node co-ordination solutions are actively pursued now. This kind of directional, coordinated communication leads to a new design paradigm for future systems which is much more complex than their counterparts operating at lower frequencies. There are multiple challenges in properly understanding the mm-wave radio channel, designing radio systems with multiple RF chains at these higher frequencies, channel estimation and beam tracking under mobility, co-ordination and interference management in ultra-dense networks etc. However there have been significant advancements in the mm-wave technologies over the past few years, leading to prototype systems now being developed.
This workshop will bring together the leading names in industry, academia and research institutes to discuss and debate the latest developments in this area. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers in this field to disseminate their results in all areas of mm-wave communications to a diverse audience. The workshop invites authors to submit original and previously un-published research papers in the following and related topics:
Mm-wave channel sounding and modeling
Antenna design and characterization
Advanced multiple antenna systems (including massive MIMO)
Mm-wave beamforming techniques (Hybrid, Analog and Digital)
Efficient transceiver architectures and design
Advanced transceiver schemes for access, backhaul and self-backhaul
Novel channel estimation techniques considering the channel sparsity
Robust transceiver design taking into account hardware impairments and CSI imperfections
Multi-node/multi-beam coordination and cooperation at mm-wave frequencies
Coverage analysis of ultra-dense mm-wave networks
Mobility handling schemes in mm-wave networks
Mm-wave channel modelling and measurements
Mm-wave air interface and waveform candidates
Mm-wave prototyping efforts
Network architecture aspects (stand-alone, non-stand-alone) for mm-wave systems
The workshop, which is jointly organized by METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5GWare, will build upon its successful predecessors, focus on the 5G RAN design and provide the opportunity to share and discuss final results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop is col-located with IEEE ICC 2017 (21-25 May 2017). The workshop organizers solicit original, unpublished technical papers in particular in the following fields:
5G physical layer and hardware implementation concepts, e.g. waveforms, synchronization, numerology, unified frame structure concepts–effect of hardware impairments on the PHY design, means for ultra low-latency and ultra high-reliability, native support of D2D V2X and multi-cast, low-complexity massive MIMO solutions and enablers,solutions for contention-based acces (TDD/FDD, pilot contamination, antenna correlations etc)
MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts, in particular related to a an efficient integration of multiple novel 5G air interfaces among each other, and with evolved legacy technology. Examples:
Novel resource management concepts for a wider range of service and QoS requirements and novel communication forms such as D2D, or spectrum sharing (LSA, ASA
Novel initial access and mobility concepts, in particular in the context of the integration and co-location of multiple novel and legacy air interface in 5G
Novel multi-connectivity approaches and related enablers
Backhaul/fronthaul design and capabilities for multi-tier ultradense heterogeneous small cell networks
Joint design and optimization of radio access and backhaul/fronthaul networks
Optimized backhaul/ fronthaul integration (wireline or wireless) and control
Backhauling and fronthauling options for a split control and data plane
RAN Architecture concepts associated to the overall control plane and user plane design such as:
E2E Network slicing, in particular its impact to the RAN
Novel 5G RAN Interfaces, CN/RAN interface, functional placement
Concepts associated to the impact of SDN/NFV to the 5G RAN design
Energy efficiency assessment of the 5G RAN
Business models and techno-economic assessment
And also be prepared for the Mobile World Congress 2017!
Barcelona, Spain – February 27 – March 2
The Mobile World Congress is the world-leading industry conference in mobile radio. 5G PPP projects are obviously planning to be there.
Get ready for EuCNC2017!
Oulu, Finland – June 12-15
EuCNC 2017 is the 26th edition of a successful series of a technical and scientific conference open to the world research community, sponsored by the European Commission, in the area of Telecommunications, focusing on communication networks and systems, and reaching services and applications. It aims at showcasing the results of the consecutive programmes on R&D and projects co-financed by European programmes, as well as presenting the latest developments in this area. The conference will have regular oral and poster sessions, and well as panels, tutorials, workshops, keynotes, and demos.
Call for papers: Submission deadline: February 6, 2017
Call for workshops: Submission deadline: February 6, 2017