Third Global 5G Event: “Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G-Eco-Society”
Tokyo, Japan – May 24-25
The 5GMF (The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum), the leading 5G visionary organization in Japan, organized the third Global 5G Event with world’s 5G promotion organizations : 5G Forum, 5G Americas, IMT-2020 (5G) PG, 5G-IA.
The 3rd Global 5G Event was held at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba on 24-25 May 2017, with the theme of ‘Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G Eco-Society’. About 700 attendees, from both Japan and abroad, participated in fruitful and meaningful discussions at the Event.
Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza stated that the 3rd Global 5G Event has clearly shown the worldwide momentum in the development of the future 5G eco-system, with current emphasis placed on four areas: standardisation actions in 3GPP, spectrum harmonisation at regional and global level, trials with international cooperation, and integration with vertical industries. Europe has confirmed its positive ability for coordinated action and is going to display a wide set of 5G technology demonstrations in a large number of cities, although other regions might achieve slightly faster roll-out for specific features. Notwithstanding this race for early demonstrations, 5G research shall continue for several years, as these systems require continuous evolution to reach full maturity. Finally, it must be noted that operators are in general favourable to a gradual approach leading to the full exploitation of both 4G and 5G opportunities.
In addition, the 5GMF, 5G Forum, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and 5G-IA welcomed Telebrasil – Projeto “5G Brasil” as a party to the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the “Global 5G Event” with 5G Forum (Korea), 5G Americas (Americas), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA, Europe) and the Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan).
Prof. Jose Marcos C. Brito, Secretary General of Telebrasil – Projeto “5G Brasil” signed an accession agreement for the MoU on 24 May 2017 during the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo, Japan hosted by 5GMF.
Signing Ceremony in the 3rd Global 5G Event on 24 May 2017, Tokyo
The event is held twice a year in rotation. Last year, the 1st Global 5G Event was held in Beijing, China by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and the 2nd event was held in Rome, Italy by 5G-IA. The next 4th Global 5G Event organized by 5G Forum will take place in Seoul Korea on 22-24 November 2017. It will focus on “Building a Bridge to 5G Reality”.
“Inviting leaders and industry experts from all over the world, it is an honor to be organized the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo Japan. In this Event, 5GMF proposed a theme “Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G Eco-Society”. The Crossover Collaboration means a barrier-less cooperation between various industries on the 5G platform that has enhanced capabilities. 5GMF believes that this is a key to maximize the true value of 5G. We expect exciting discussion and the strengthening of relationships and collaboration to realize a 5G Eco-Society. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”
DongKu KIM, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum, stated
“The theme of the 3rd Global 5G Event, ‘Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G Eco-Society’ is very timely on the course of on-going development of 5G networks. 5G would be a business driven network, where much of its demands are expected to come from other industries. 5G networks shall be designed as an open architecture to embrace open innovations from various industries, including small and medium sized enterprises. We believe that Global 5G Event with WTP2017 will show not only 5G networks but also how 5G could be leveraged by other industries to create greater value.”
“5G has made great progress over the past year including the work on standards, trials, infrastructure, devices and chipsets. The 5G ecosystem is gaining significant momentum toward the realization of commercial 5G deployments due to the output of collaboration from conferences such as the 5G Global MOU Events.”
“First of all, we sincerely congratulate the third Global 5G Event is successfully held in Japan. IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group is committed to promoting 5G R&D, standardization, spectrum planning, trials, and deployments in a globally open manner, and thus creating a globally unified 5G technology and industry ecosystem. By strengthening the deep integration of 5G and vertical industry applications, we will be able to make 5G a key cornerstone of social and economic development. ”
“The 3rd 5G Global event takes place in Tokyo this week, illustrating the success of this multilateral partnership & cooperation between Europe, Japan, China, South Korea and North America, that will shortly be extended to Brazil and other regions of the world. A highlight is the diversity of the topics covered at this event, putting an accent on new domains such as collaboration with verticals, 5G trials roadmaps and security in 5G. Moreover, this series of global events has an unique advantage in offering a benchmark of 5G developments around the world, enabling on the one hand to be informed on what is being done elsewhere by our peers, and on the other hand to encourage the convergence of solutions and roadmaps between the actors & partners, towards a globally harmonized standard. The 5G-IA, in conjunction with the associated 5G PPP projects are ready to take an active part in this way towards ubiquitous and powerful future communications systems.”
Besides this, what can be taken away? Euro-5G reports:
Hot news on “5G Field Trial Project in Japan” that will be started in 2017 were shared. Latest global topics on the 5G spectrum harmonization, collaboration with verticals were also discussed.
5G field trials were one of the hottest topic discussed.5G field trials were highlighted by 5G organisations, by MNOs and leading equipment vendors.
In Europe, the 5G Pan-EU Trials Roadmap was shown by Didier Bourse, Chair of 5G-IA Trials Working Group.
China 5G Evaluation Work Plan, Zhiqin Wang, May 24th, 2017
Spectrum harmonisation was another key item.The 11 candidate bands of WRC-19 AI 1.13 and 27.5-29.5 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz, 37-40.5 GHz, 42.5-43.5 GHz, 45.5-47 GHz, 47.2-50.2 GHz, 50.4-52.6 GHz, 66-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz, 31.8-33.4 GHz, 40.5-42.5 GHz and 47-47.2 GHz) are evaluated at country levels considering the harmonisation with the other countries. The 5GMF indicated its preference for partial of whole of the following bands for initial use: 24.25-27.5 GHz, 27.5-29.5 GHZ, 31.8-33.4 GHz, 37.0-40.5 GHz, 40.5-42.5 GHz. In Europe, three pioneer bands have been identified. The region expects to be deploying trials in each of these bands in the 2018-2020 time frame: 700 MHz, 3.4-3.8 GHz, 24.25-27.5 GHz.
Consensus is growing around a number of bands, including the 24.25-27.5 GHz, 31-34 GHz and 37-40.5 GHz.
CHARISMA Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM) @AGM SIGCOMM
Los Angeles, USA – August 21-25
CHARISMA project is co-organizing the first workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM), to be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGCOMM Conference on UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA, USA on August 21-25, 2017.
The workshop focuses on mobile edge communications and in particular the challenges and opportunities arising by the introduction of virtualization at the edge of the network, in accordance to the emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigms.
The workshop is organized in collaboration with the H2020 POINT Project.
The 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN’17), going to be held in Helsinki. The dates of CSCN’17 were deliberately chosen to have the conference right after the Q3 Broadband Forum meeting that will take place in Helsinki, Finland (11– 14 Sep. 2017). IEEE CSCN 2017 will be collocated with the IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Helsinki, together forming the Helsinki5GWeek.
CSCN’17 will deliver a rich technical program discussing the future of mobile communications systems, offering distinguished keynotes, panels and technical sessions. The technical sessions will consist of technical papers reviewed and selected by an international technical program committee representing both academia and industry, with a strong standardization background.
➧The track on 5G Radio and Wireless Communications co-chaired by METIS-II solicits new and previously unpublished papers on (but not limited to) the following topics:
-Physical layer and MAC layer design for cellular and other wireless networks
-Dynamic scheduling, power control, interference management, and QoS management in 5G wireless networks
-Resource Management and Control in 5G RAN (e.g. RAN Moderation, Traffic Steering, Mobility Control)
-Service-oriented user-plane design concepts (novel functions, functional placements, RAN/CN interface)
-Topology, deployment, and optimization of wireless networks, including heterogeneous, ultra dense, and mesh networks, device to device (D2D) communication, relays and wireless backhaul
-Dynamic radio access and backhaul topologies based on moving and unplanned small cells
-mmWave access, backhaul and self-backhauling
-Application of SDN, NFV, and cloud computing to 5G (and legacy) RAN and core network architectures and implementations, such as network slicing
-C-RAN and flexible fronthaul / backhaul
-R&D and standardization activities towards 5G and IMT-2020
-Green and energy efficient wireless networks
-Massive and FD-MIMO communications, hybrid and coordinated beamforming technology
-New control signaling for heterogeneous networks
-Next-Generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ax/ay)
-LTE/Wi-Fi/Wi-Gig interworking and aggregation
-5G operation and coexistence in unlicensed and shared spectrum bands
-Massive MTC (mMTC), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and long distance communications
-Automotive/V2X and ultra-reliable communications
-Next-generation non-RF communications systems (Visible light, molecular, acoustic systems)
-Spectrum regulation above 24GHz
-Results from simulation, prototyping, and experiments
➧This track on IoT, massice MTC and V2X invites original articles on the following topics, but are not limited to:
-IoT architecture design and optimizations
-IoT security and privacy of IoT devices and services
-System optimization to support Ultra-Low complexity devices
-Standardised semantic data description framework and technologies
-IoT communication procedure enhancements
-Experience and lessons learnt for standards based IoT large scale pilots
-IoT standards platforms interworking
-IoT interoperability methodologies
-IoT standards gap analysis
-5G Networks and IoT
-Software Defined Network (SDN) and IoT
-Industrial Internet of Things
-Factory of Things
-Edge Computing, Fog Computing and IoT
-IPv6-based IoT Networks
-IoT protocols such as IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, WoT
-IoT security in the sense of massive IoT deployments, e.g., embedded SIM management
-URLLC for mission critical IoT
-V2X standards and architectures
➧The track on Softwarisation and Virtualisation co-chaired by Flex5Gware is looking to discuss standards-related topics on Softwarization and Network Slicing. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Programmable Architecture for 5G services and verticals.
-Central Cloud Computing vs Edge-Fog Computing.
-5G Functional Decomposition and Deployment.
-Secure Operations in Future Virtualized Networks.
-Resource Management for Network Slicing.
-Dedicated core network functions and shared network slices.
-Network slicing issues with multi-RATs devices.
-Cross-slice management for End-to- end QoS.
-Elastic Resource sharing in Virtualized Networks.
-Joint storage, computational, and communication resource optimization.
-Fundamental trade-offs in Network Softwarization.
-Experimentation experience in Softwarization and Network Slicing.
-SDN and NFV frameworks and architectures
-SDN northbound, southbound and east-west interfaces.
-SDN programming languages and data models.
-Progress and future challenges in ETSI NFV.
-Progress and future challenges in IETF/IRTF related WGs/RGs.
-SDN and NFV in wireless and mobile networks.
-Orchestration and Management in SDN and NFV.
-Multi-domain considerations in SDN and NFV.
-SDN and NFV in multi-tenancy environment.
-Open Source efforts (e.g., ETSI NFV, OPNFV, OpenStack, OpenMANO).
-QoS/QoE aspects related to SDN and NFV based network services.
-Inter/Intra Data Center considerations for hosting SDN and NFV based network services.
-Performance, Fault and Lifecycle management of virtualized network functions and network services.
-Infrastructure resource/capacity management.
-Carrier-grade performance considerations in SDN and NFV based infrastructures.
➧The track on 5G Fixed Carrier and Converged Networks invites contributions of unpublished papers in there of 5G Fixed Carrier andConverged Networks, addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:
-Architectural approaches addressing convergence of fixed and mobile heterogeneous network solution
-Analysis and considerations for common VNFs across fixed and mobile networks
-SDN solutions and control/data plane separation in converged fixed-mobile networks
-Network slicing for converged fixed-mobile networks
-Multi-tenancy and control of heterogeneous infrastructures
-Transporting 5G mobile services over optical access networks
-SDN solutions for mobile networks and fixed IP cross layer transport and routing
-Convergence of access and metro networks for cost effective support of 5G services
-Convergence of multiple and diverse services over a shared, multi-tenant network architecture
-5G architectures supporting Cloud-RAN and functional split options
-5G architectures supporting fronthaul/backhaul integration
-End-to- end resource optimization for 5G mobile services: from radio head to data centre
-Backhauk/fronthaul considerations for dynamic capacity and mobility management
-Delivering services over ICN in 5G within a framework enabling network slicing
-Enhancing 5G backhauk/fronthaul with ICN
-Mechanisms and protocol enhancements for Hybrid Access networks
➧The track on Verticals, Services and Applications co-chaired by Flex5Gware addresses the following issues. The following topics are of interest, but are not limited to:
-Specific applications/services for automotive and cooperative vehicles
-Specific applications/services for robotics and factories of the future
-Specific applications/services for eHealth and mHealth
-Specific applications/services for media and entertainment vertical
-Specific applications/services for the energy industry
-Introduction of ETSI MEC technology and applications on vertical market segments
-New introduction of end-user applications at the edge of the communication network
-Standardization under W3C and standards for future web interoperability
-Web standardization for interactivity and human interactions with web platforms
-Specific applications/services for eEducation
-Interoperability for end-to- end mobile services
-Standard architectures for service enablers including integrated networks such as mobile, fixed,satellite and optical
-Open interfaces and open source platforms
-IETF standardization for CPS
-Development of mobile service enablers specifications & Standards
-Standard architectures for delivery of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and/or Object-Based-Broadcasting by next generation communication systems
Berlin 5G Week’17
Berlin, Germany – November 6-10
The Berlin 5G Week’17 (6-10 November 2017) will deal with 5G hot topics, such as software-defined networks, network virtualization, network slicing for 5G verticals, Industrial Internet/IoT, 5G multi-access network support, and 5G testbeds and most recent technology PoCs. Three of the most solid events related to software-based networks and 5G technologies are scheduled during the week 3rd IEEE NFV-SDN Conference (6-8 November 2017), Industrial IoT Forum (8 November 2017) and the 8th FOKUS FUSECO FORUM (9-10 November 2017).
5G PPP phase 2 projects MATILDA and 5GTANGO co-organise the4th Workshop on Network Function Virtualization and Programmable Networks (NFVPN) in conjunction with the 3rd IEEE NFV-SDN conference. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
Management and orchestration of NFV and SDN elements
NFV-SDN deployment cases across vertical sectors
Virtualization of resources, services and functions in SDN and NFV
Efficient deployment of Service Function Chains (SFCs)
Management of federated SDN/NFV infrastructures
Dynamic migration of network functions in NFV-based systems
Efficient deployment of Service Function Chains (SFCs)
Management of telco cloud computing infrastructures
Network Edge and it’s role in 5G use Cases
Emergency Communication in the 5G Scenarios
Workshop Chairs: Ioannis Giannoulakis, NCSRD Greece – Evangelos Markakis, TEIC Greece – Josep Martrat, ATOS Spain – George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos Greece – Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, UBITECH Greece – Carlos Jesus Bernardos Cano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain.
The 4th Workshop on NFVPN takes place at Fraunhofer-Forum, Anna-Louisa Karsch Strasse 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
5G PPP phase 1 projects SONATA and 5GEx jointly organise the third IEEE Workshop on Orchestration for Software-Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI) with 5G PPP phase 2 project 5G-T. It addresses the challenges that will facilitate orchestration and programmability of generalized virtual functions in Software Defined Infrastructures (SDI), enabling cloud and network providers to deploy integrated services across different resource domains. Orchestration mechanisms will facilitate the live deployment and lifecycle management of these virtual elements, at the application level, the server level, and the network level within a single domain and across multiple domains. Without such orchestration it will not be possible to enable dynamic establishment of generalized virtual functions chains, according to service requirements. These challenges of orchestration are many-fold, with many open questions that need to be addressed in the areas of:
Network “softwarization,” which requires unified management of computing, storage, and network resources for the effective deployment, lifecycle management, and run-time configuration of generalized virtual functions
Abstraction models and open standard interfaces, needed for assuring vendor interoperability
Adaptation and optimization mechanisms, which must be enforced at global and/or local level for coping with user demand, application requirements, resource unavailability, etc.
Workshop chairs: Stuart Clayman, University College London, UK -Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy – Barbara Martini, CNIT, Pisa, Italy – Federica Paganelli, CNIT, Firenze, Italy.
The 3rd IEEE Workshop in O4SDI takes place at Fraunhofer-Forum, Anna-Louisa Karsch Strasse 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
In addition, 5G-IA was asked to give a talk on 5G testbeds.