5G-EPICENTRE webinar on “Innovative 5G services and experimentation or Public Protection and Disaster Relief”
On June 24, 2022, 5G-EPICENTRE organised the webinar titled “Innovative 5G services and experimentation for Public Protection and Disaster Relief” to present the project and its goals to Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) community practitioners. The main scope of the webinar was to examine the project from a domain-specific viewpoint and present interesting applications and 5G-based PPDR services enabled by the 5G-EPICENTRE tools for experimentation. DARLENE H2020 project has participated in the webinar, including its partners from Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). Therefore, four (4) out of the eight (8) use cases of 5G-EPICENTRE were presented from the end-users point of view, aiming to highlight the added value that the LEAs would gain from the proposed solutions.
More information regarding the webinar can be found here.
Innovative ideas from INSPIRE5G-Plus
|The European Commission through its European Commission Innovation Radar team has identified two innovative ideas developed and presented under the scope of the INSPIRE5G-plus project.
The work builds on the “Blockchain-based Management of Certified Network Slices” idea, which is aimed to study the possibility to evolve the Management of Network Slices by implementing a system in which only certified Network Slice elements would be accepted in a distribution-based system using Blockchain. Detailed information about the innovation is available at: https://www.innoradar.eu/innovation/41970
Whilst, the “Vehicle authentication enhanced with misbehaviour detection” innovation aims to: i) enhance authentication efficiency in highly dense vehicular scenarios with the use of probabilistic data signatures which keep the end-to-end latency and false positive rate at controllable levels; ii) identify (detect and localize) vehicular misbehaviour in real-time through the exploitation of spatiotemporal data (e.g., vehicle’s position, speed, acceleration, heading angle) cross-correlations and extraction of the underlying vehicle dynamics in a mobility model-agnostic manner. Detailed information about the innovation available at: https://www.innoradar.eu/innovation/41962
5G-RECORDS Field Trial
|Use Case 3, “Live Immersive Content Production”, was demonstrated by NOKIA, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Telefónica at Nokia Spain’s headquarters on July 7, 2022. The field trial consisted of a real-time free-viewpoint video production of a live music concert with two professional artists from the Spanish singing world with the FVV-Live system from UPM over NOKIA’s 5G network. The performance was captured using 9 stereo cameras connected to NOKIA millimeter-wave 5G network to the Virtual Renderers and Production Consoles, allowing two simultaneous and independent media productions. The immersive content was rendered in real time at the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) of the 5G infrastructure and was delivered globally to the final users through Telefónica’s transport network. Multiple users were able to enjoy both productions of the concert from anywhere in the world simply using their own devices.
This demonstration highlighted the hard work that NOKIA, Telefónica and UPM have put in over the past two years. UPM has evolved and optimized its FVV-Live system to be able to operate over a 5G infrastructure. Nokia has built a compact solution of 5G network and MEC able to support a variety of processing-demanding use cases, such as live immersive production. And Telefónica has developed a SDN solution to provide end-to-end QoS to the whole pipeline, enabling connectivity for both end users and producers.
Smart5Grid solutions for energy GRIDs
On the 21st of June 2022, Smart5Grid Project successfully organized a webinar on ‘5G Use cases for the Energy Vertical’. The webinar was attended by 44 people from different backgrounds mainly from Academia, energy, telecommunications, technological and security intelligence sectors.
Τhe aim of the workshop was to discuss the application of 5G technology in Smart Grids via the following Use Cases:
The webinar started with a presentation of the project by the Project Coordinator, Mr. Daniele Porcu, and the energy vertical vision. Then, four partners presented the 4 pilots
Read more here.
Synergies in European H2020 Research
|One2many, an Everbridge company, brings the Alerting Cell Broadcast Center Function (CBCF) developed in the FUDGE-5G project and the Alerting Prototype Chatbot developed in the ENGAGE project together. Both are Research Grants enabled by the European Union Horizon 2020 program, from different work programs. Peter Sanders from One2many reports.
One2many develops the Cell Broadcast Centre Function (CBCF) as a cloud-native system under the FUDGE-5G project. The key focus of the FUDGE-5G project efforts will be to enable highly customized alert and notification functions for industry-specific verticals in a 5G environment. The cloud-native deployment of CBCF on private 5G networks will help realise vertical use cases as pure cloud-based applications. CBCF in FUDGE 5G allows broadcasting of informational messages (e.g., coordination, warning, deployment, or any other) over the private 5G network to all mobile devices in an area.
One2many also develops a chatbot under the ENGAGE project. The chatbot blueprint is a thorough piece of comparative research of 45 chatbot types and functionalities applied in a variety of cultural and societal settings. The chatbot prototype is a machine-learning module, based on the blueprint specifications and interoperating within a Cell Broadcast (CB) public warning environment to reduce the congestion or the overload of emergency response centres when an emergency happens.
Research can be transferred to a real use case, the hospital case when the hospital is unable to address the surge in demand for assistance (increased number of patients needing enriched-oxygen treatment, hospital falling short of devices, of beds, and of medical support personnel). With the synergic technologies developed under Horizon 2020 projects, personnel will be able to notify the hospital management that a potential emergency may arrive.
The CBCF, in a few seconds, will disseminate the message by the management to all hospital staff in the impacted area/ function via a private 5G network. The PWC (Public Warning Center) will simultaneously send information about the event to the chatbot server, for helping to address the surge in inquiries the hospital staff may be having. The message that medical staff receive on their mobile device will contain a web link to the chatbot sever. The chatbot server will have been configured to provide several answers to questions the hospital staff may have as a reaction to the message received, reducing the surge in calls to hospital management while guiding the staff on what to do and how to do it.
CBCF and Chatbot Innovations will allow hospital staff to work more efficiently and effectively by facilitating the distribution of medical knowledge, relevant information, and expertise over a much wider area in a much faster time. This innovations in terms of network connectivity, IT security, and automation expands the hospitals’ capabilities, enables to mobilise more doctors to respond to remote consultations, to redeploy wards from one use (e.g. orthopedics) to another (e.g. respiratory emergency), to monitor the supply of oxygen-treatment machines, and to evaluate how the emergency is evolving. All this, over a broad geographical coverage (hospital buildings over an extended area, such as a region, or a large capital city).
This process of office digitalisation is expected to generate operational efficiencies and productivity improvements while ensuring the maximum security and privacy offered by a private network.
The Smart Connectivity Digital Innovation Hub Netwotk monthly activity report
SCoDIHNet has performed a number of activities in July 2022 among those, we can highlight the following ones:
Call for Demos
IEEE MeditCom 2022 Demo track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. They should focus on:
A best demo award will be discerned to recompense the best idea and demonstration.
Demo submissions should be made via EDAS by following this link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=29854&track=112241
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2022 (Extended)
NGMN Exhibition and Conference
The NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition is a highly recognized bi-annual global industry event, where CTO/CTIOs & other top management level participants share their perspectives on today’s and tomorrow´s opportunities and challenges and the future of mobile communication. It is a great networking platform and first IC&E since 2018, providing a great opportunity to re-connect again in person.
Expect a great line-up of speakers, exhibitors, and a packed agenda around our strategic focus topics
with a particular focus on Green Future Networks.
The NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition offers unique networking opportunities with world’s top leaders from operators, telco & IT vendors, academia. At the Exhibition our international industry Partners demonstrate state of the art concepts and solutions.
For more information and registration please visit: https://ice2022.ngmn.org/
5G-MOBIX final event
CTAG, Spain – September 13-14
The project will hold their final event on 13-14 September 2022 in CTAG, Porriño / International Bridge Tui-Valença (Spain-Portugal). Join us to learn all about the trials outcome, tested solutions and experiences gained from all Trial Sites and cross-border corridors. Participants will also enjoy live demonstrations, including across the border between Spain and Portugal.
The first day will have a more technical focus and will provide the opportunity to interact with the project experts on the detailed outcomes of the trials.
The second day will target the press, public and high-level stakeholders.
Save the date and stay tuned for further details regarding the programme and registration (which will be posted here).
Download the final event here.
6G Global Summit
Online – September 15-16
The online 6G Global Summit will bring together top-level industry and policy representatives from across the globe, and provide a platform to help enable the co-ordination and collaboration that is required as stakeholders in different regions start to explore the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
The event will take place virtually, for more information on the agenda, speakers and to register for your free place, please visit www.global6gsummit.com.
Themes to be discussed include:
9th Global Event
The Global 5G Event is a unique series of summits organized by the world’s leading 5G organizations committed to bringing 5G technology successfully to their country or region. It has been developed in the framework of a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding in the interest of building global consensus on 5G and achieving efficiencies in the roll-out of 5G technology between 6G-IA (EU), 5G Americas, 5G Forum (Korea), 5G MF (Japan), 5G Brasil, IMT-2020 (China) and TSDSI (India).
Workshop on 6G KPI and how to measure them
The 5G PPP Test Measurement and KPI Validation work group (TMV WG) invites you to join a workshop to reflect on 6G KPIs and how to measure them.
Before EUCNC, the 5G PPP TMV released a white paper on “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values” based on input from 5G PPP ICT-52-2020 (ICT-52) projects. In this paper, KPIs from the ICT-52 projects were collected, described, and related to existing 5G KPIs. Where available, the target values for 6G were provided.
In the paper, the KPIs were clustered in KPI families based on type and the area that the KPI concerns. As most of the ICT-52 projects were in an early stage at the time of the paper creation, some of the KPI definitions and the target values and measurement techniques were often not fully defined.
The target of this workshop is to discuss the KPI definitions and which measurement techniques exist to monitor them. The workshops also intend to identify potential support for the ICT-52 projects. The workshop will also be the kick-off of the next iteration of the white paper on “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values” where the aim is to further refine target values and the measurement techniques, again based on input from the ICT-52 projects and the 5GPPP TMV working group.
We invite all participants to inform us if they would like to contribute to the workshop by September 9th.
CfP Smart5Grid@IEEE International Smart Cities Conference
Paphos, Cyprus – September 26-29
AIOTI Signature Event: Societal Impact and Opportunities for the Green Digital Twin Transition
Brussels, Belgium – September 27 @08:00-17:00 CEST
The Green Deal wants to decouple economic growth from resource use by 2050 and transform ‘linear’ take-make-discard industrial value chains into virtuous models that design waste and pollution out of the process, keeping products and materials in use for longer and helping to regenerate ecosystems.
At this event, we will explore how digital solutions enable sustainability gains? Are they contributing to the EU’s green growth now? And what more can be done to stimulate green growth through digitisation? How can IoT and Edge computing contribute achieving to Green Deal and digital twin transition objectives?
For more details, please visit the event webpage: https://aioti.eu/aioti-signature-event-2022/. The event will take place in the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91/93, 1050 Brussels.
European Research and Innovation Days 2022
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.
The event will take place online on 28 and 29 September 2022, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.
ETSI IoT Week
The ETSI IoT Week (www.etsi.org/IoTweek) will take place physically on 10-14 October 2022 in ETSI’s Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, South of France.
This gathering of IoT experts has become a must-attend event for anyone involved in IoT and who understands the importance of standard-enabled technologies for IoT service deployments.
This event is free of charge and open to all upon registration.
Do not miss this opportunity to network again with your fellow professionals and register now!
CfP Next Generation networking and Internet @ The 5G IEEE Future Networks World Forum
Brussels, Belgium – October 12-15 @08:00-17:00 CEST
Papers are called for “Next Generation networking and Internet” @ The 5G IEEE Future Networks World Forum
More details here.
8th IEEE World Forum IoT – ASSIST-IoT CfP
Yokohama, Japan – October 26-November 11
ASSIST-IoT will be at the 8th IEEE World Forum IoT and calls for papers for its Special Session entitled “Future Platforms for Edge-Cloud Continuum–Theoretical Foundations and Practical Considerations”. Call for papers is open. Deadline 13 June 2022. Contributions addressing theoretical and practical aspects of the following topics are invited (this list is, obviously, not exhaustive). See here for more details.
IEEE Global Communication Conference: Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – December 4-8
The 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 4 to 8 December 2022. Themed “Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications,” this flagship hybrid (both in-person and online) conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops.
IEEE GLOBECOM 2022 will also include an attractive Industry program, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.
“Native NI – The 1st International Workshop on Native Network Intelligence”
Roma, Italy – December 9
The “NativeNI – The 1st International Workshop on Native Network Intelligence” is co-located with ACM CoNEXT 2022, held in Rome, Italy on December 9, 2022.
This workshop aims to bringing together researchers from academia and industry who are committed to making AI in networks a reality. We call for contributions from researchers working in the areas of network systems, applied machine learning and data science. We seek contributions that range from visionary position papers to promising ideas and prototypes, all the way to fully deployed solutions. All submissions should contribute to the common goal of making AI a viable and native technology for mobile networks.
Please see the workshop website at https://nativeni.github.io/ for full information.
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