The 5G-IA highlithted its key role and new team to ensure European leadership in 5G global development and harmonization
The 5G-Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) has made a dramatic impact to European leadership in supporting European industrial 5G research and technology strategies leading notably to the launch and execution of 19 first-phase research projects. As the first phase of 5G-PPP projects draw to a close and the second phase of projects starts, the time is right to renew the governance and leadership of the 5G-PPP. In the new structure, the 5G Industry Association is the organisation representing and responsible for the private side of the 5G-PPP.
In this context, the 5G-IA has issued new statutes and renewed its Board, leading to a clarified and simpler governance. The 5G-IA formally interacts with the European Commission through a partnership Board, and closely coordinates its Policy Work Groups with the 5G Initiative Projects and Technical Work Groups. As for the Networld 2020 Experts and Task Groups, they no longer formally belong to the 5G PPP organization, however it is planned to continue actively collaborating in relevant areas.
The new leadership of the 5G-IA is as follows:
Dr. Colin Willcock, Head of Radio Network Standardization at Nokia, is the new Chairman of the Board of the 5G-IA.
Christine Leurquin, VP Institutional Relations and Communications at SES, is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the 5G-IA, after being Acting Chair in the first months of this year.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé is Secretary General, in charge of the overall visibility and management of the 5G-IA.
Alessandro Bedeschi is Head of Office, ensuring the operational well-functioning of the 5G-IA.
The 11 companies represented in the new Board – Orange, Telecom Italia, Telenor, SES, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Thales, Nextworks, Interinnov and CTTC (Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya) – are key stakeholders from the ecosystem and membership of 5G-IA: industry, research & academics, verticals and SMEs. The nearly 70 current members of the 5G Infrastructure Association represent various industry manufacturers, telecommunications operators, service providers, vertical industries, research institutes and universities, SMEs, providers of satellite and terrestrial infrastructure, with the aim of having a constructive dialogue and jointly interfacing with the Commission in shaping the future of 5G and developing the regulatory framework to make 5G a European success. This provides a globally unique platform for ensuring European leadership on 5G and investments needed to roll out essential 5G infrastructure.
Therefore, the 5G-IA highlights its objectives and action plan:
ensuring a clear European voice on 5G around the world
reaching out to vertical industry sectors (“verticals”) and ensuring the EU’s support/enforcement of the required policies and regulations to embrace 5G in the various vertical sectors in Europe
Steering the 5G PPP programme implementation through cross project cooperation in Europe, and targeting in a consistent way the exploitation of the 5G PPP results: phase 1 (research), phase 2 (optimization) beginning on 1st June 2017, and phase 3 (large scale trials)
promoting the availability of radio spectrum, as well as a holistic standardization roadmap with the aim of reaching a globally harmonized and interoperable 5G communications standard
defining its “5G trials roadmap strategy” for the implementation of advanced pre-commercial and pan-European trials to be launched in key sectors, promoted through European public events, with the aim of ensuring European leadership in the context of the accelerated global agenda for the introduction of 5G.
About the 5G Public-Private Partnership & the 5G Infrastructure Association
The 5G Public Private Partnership(5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.
In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G-IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.
Membership applications are open, and more information is available at http://5g-ppp.eu/.
The 5G-IA published “the Future of IoT” in Pan-European networks”
5G-IA Nicola Ciulli, Emmanuel Dotaro and Jacques Magen wrote an article for “Pan European Networks” entitled “The Future of IoT”.
The article will be published in “Pan European Networks: Smart Cities 1”, to be published in May 2017. It is however already available on Pan European Networks’ web site, both on the home page and here.
5G-ENSURE survey on “Human Trust and Network-related Threats”
5G-ENSURE has launched human trust in networks.
The survey aims to clarify how people, professional and non-professional, conceive network-related threats.
The survey starts by asking for some anonymous background information. It then goes on to collect respondent opinions about ten specific threat scenarios, such as:
Imagining that your geological location is followed (based on the location of your mobile device) by a burglar, planning to invade your house.
Imagining that your mobile device is infected with malware. For instance, you open an email attachment which looks like it was sent by a familiar person, after that the data in your device becomes encrypted. Later you are asked for money to get your data back.
Imagining that your operator bill is unexpectedly high because the usage of some application has resulted in high data transfer deliberately.
Imagining that your password is asked via mobile networks by an apparently legal party but later it turns out your money is in danger to be stolen.
The survey, which is very interesting, takes about 15 minutes to complete.
5G-ENSURE open consultation “What else needs to be one on 5G Security?”
The 5G-ENSURE open consultation has been launched: “Security in 5G: where we stand today and what else needs to be done?”
The survey is primarily for representatives from 5G-related standardisation organisations, 5G industry (including SMEs), business verticals, policy makers and regulators, relevant industry associations and users of future communication networks.
This wide-ranging survey covers security priorities and market drivers, industry perspectives, regulation and legal aspects, research and standardisation efforts, and user views. There is also a dedicated section for respondents to post their expert views on “the way forward for 5G security”.
Sample of Survey Questions
To what extent have we identified: security requirements, security needs of vertical industries, security risks and solutions?
Have requirements for trust between stakeholders to manage risks been clearly identified? What about security architecture?
What will make 5G systems sufficiently secure? What security priority areas still require a lot of effort?
What impact will 5G security-enabled innovations have? For example, on business models, economic and operational aspects.
What influence is the 5G PPP having on security?
From a vertical industry perspective, what do you think are the greatest security barriers for 5G adoption? What security functions do we need? What security topics most require industry collaboration?
What areas should regulation and regulatory policy focus on with the highest priority?
How can responsibilities and liabilities in completely new ecosystems be clarified?
Are there any legal barriers that might hold back the deployment of 5G?
What role is research playing in standardisation? What are the main challenges for work on security standardisation? Are we facing any major risks in the planned time line?
How can Cybersecurity standards contribute to 5G adoption?
➧To complete the survey, please click on the link here.
All findings will remain anonymous and will be presented at the 2nd International Workshop: From Research to Standardisation, 16 June during the ETSI Security Week in Sophia Antipolis.
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Third Global 5G Event
Tokyo, Japan – May 24-25
After the successful events of 2016, held in China (Beijing) and in Europe (Rome), the series of high level events on the 5G ecosystem continues this year in Japan (Tokyo), on May 24-25. The 3rd Global 5G Event is hosted by the 5G Mobile Forum (5GMF).
It will offer participants lively debates around 5G spectrum, standards and deployment as well as exciting showcases of the latest 5G developments from industrial players.
5GMF is also organising an exhibition, which will be held in the Tokyo Big Site, co-located with the Wireless Technology Park (WTP) 2017, a major event which in 2016 attracted more than 47,000 visitors.
The 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware all have the aim to take the 5G design one step further in level of detail, find consensus on key design aspects such as mentioned above, and prepare a smooth start of 3GPP study items in 2016 and work items in 2017. The workshop 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). Papers have been submitted by METIS-II so far.
5G-NORMA @4th International workshop on 5G Architecture @ICC 2017
Paris, France- May 25
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.
This workshop will present recent research results covering the need for 5G spectrum and the suitability of the frequency bands under consideration (sub-GHz to millimetre) for 5G to provide ambitious services and adequate coverage, especially leveraging the 5G PPP projects advancements. Special attention will be given to the vertical industry requirements.
As no wireless 5G service can be provided without satisfactory access to radio spectrum – regulatory spectrum availability for enabling timely trials and commercial roll-outs of 5G technology and service provision will be discussed. The availability and selection of the right 5G frequencies is of crucial importance to the current on-going international standardisation, to the European industry stakeholders 5G Manifesto and to the EC’s 5G Action Plan, as also pointed out in the RSPG opinion on 5G spectrum.
The Workshop is organised by the 5G PPP Spectrum Working Group.
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. 5G PPP Projects will be involved in the event with several synergic initiatives: In addition with the 13 Phase 1 projects booths, there will be:
➧The Euro-5G project will coordinate and support the demos presented by the 8 SMEs projects showcasing their demos, as following detail:
AICO Software intends to present methods and approaches to evaluate and test the performance of 5G components and services based on modelling.
InnoRoute will show its TrustNode research router and its programming along with later business applications.
JCP Connect will show our MoBcache router-server which performs in-network caching.
CityPassenger will present its innovative security approaches dedicated to IoT.
ARDIC will show their IoT Services capabilities with our platform and edge devices, including gateway.
Visiona Ingeniería de Proyectos will present its Broadcast Application taking advantage of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) capabilities and working as an Over-the-Top (OTT) service.
Nextworks will present two demonstrations (videos): a) Energy-efficient provisioning of vEPC service instances in 5G networks b) Dynamic reconfiguration of security chains in 5G mobile networks.
Montimage: will present its research work on monitoring virtualised environments applicable to Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualisation. A specific case study will be shown related to NDN (Named Data Networks).
➧FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare are co-organising the 2nd edition of the 5G PPP Workshop on “5G PHY/MAC Layers Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz” on June 12th, 2017.
FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED 5G and Flex5GWare will jointly organise the “2nd 5G PPP Workshop on 5G Physical Layer Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz” on June 12th. The scope of this workshop is to find the major conclusions and results of the FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare projects on the design of the new 5G air interface below 6 GHz account that supports all such application constraints. This will specifically include the specific findings regarding 5G new waveforms, flexible air interface for the 5G vertical market, coexistence issues, flexible and adaptive novel MAC design, and a much more dynamic management of the available spectrum resources and advanced sensing techniques. In addition, the workshop will present enabling technology solutions for massive machine-type communication, ultra-reliable communications as well as interference mitigation with FDD and TDD providing 7-10x higher spectral efficiency over LTE 4×4 outcome. Eventually, the workshop will highlight implementation issues of the new 5G air interface for bands below and above 6 GHz, which will pose stringent requirements on the hardware platforms. For this reason, an important topic in this workshop is related to new concepts and solutions for highly performant, energy efficient and flexible hardware (both analogue and digital) in 5G networks.
The workshop will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic-aspects of future 5G networks. It will provide insight on the business impacts and opportunities from the deployment of 5G networks for all actors in the telecommunications ecosystem such as verticals, incumbent and new operators, service providers, application developers, content providers, regulators, equipment manufacturers etc. The potential for new roles such as brokers, aggregators and marketplaces, will also be discussed.
➧5G-CROSSHAUL and 5G-XHAUL are co-organising (with iCIRRUS) a Workshop on “New XHaul solutions for the 5G transport challenge” on June 12th.
➧The Software Network Working Group (SONATA, 5GEx, 5G-Crosshaul, Superfluidity, Charisma, SESAME, Selfnet, Virtuwind, Coherent) is organising a Workshop on “Software Networks and 5G: from network programmability to SDN/NFV combination for effective network slicing” on June 12th. The name of this full-day workshop is Software Networks and 5G: from network programmability to SDN/NFV combination for effective network slicing, and will take place on Monday, June 12th. The Software Networks Working Group workshop will consist of a series of short and dynamic presentations with concrete technical outcomes of phase 1 5G PPP projects. The objective is to enable the liaison between projects and at the same time externalising the results of these projects to the research community for constructive feedback and interaction. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share hands-on experience and solutions and discuss research results.
➧SESAME, COHERENT, 5G-XHAUL and CHARISMA are preparing a Special Session on ”Development of a Cloud-enabled “Small Cell as a Service” concept, for Multi-Tenancy and Edge Services in the 5G Framework.”
➧FLEX5GWare and mmMAGIC, with 5G-Champion, 5G-MiEdge are working on a Workshop on “Prototyping the 5th Generation Cellular Wireless Technology”.
➧mmMAGIC is organising a Workshop on “Millimetre-wave technology for 5G access, fronthaul and backhaul”.
➧5G-ENSURE organises a workshop on 5G Security on June 12th with the Security WG.
➧COGNET and SELFNET are organising the “2nd Network Management, Quality of Service and Security for 5G Networks”where the work of the 5G PPP Working Group on Network Management, Quality of Service and Security will be presented. The reason for the workshop is to showcase te work of the Network Management Quality of Service and Security Wroking Group of the EU 5G PPP and alos to repsent the newly developed newspaper on these same topics as developed the projects involved in the WG. The Workshop will bring together the various contributing projects witin the 5G PPP that are involved in this working group and also interested parties (projects and/or organisations) which have a common interest in the development and progression of Network Management, Security of Network Management, Quality of Service, NFV/SDN, Network Management in the vertical industries.
➧5G-IA/Euro-5G are organising two separate sessions on Phase 2. Phase 2 projects will be presented on June 14th @ 4:00 and 15th @ 9:00 am in room Ainola, Radisson Blu Hotel in Oulu.
Session 1, June 14th, 4:00-5:30 pm
Embedded Network Services for 5G Experiences Ioannis Chochliouros, OTE Research
Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation Mikael Fallgren, Ericsson
5GCITY Sergi Figuerola, i2cat
5G Convergent Virtualised Radio Access Network Living at the Edge Antonio de la Olivia Delgardo, uc3m
Programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization fabric for the 5G Media industry by Pasquale Andriani, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa
5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond Diomidis Michalopoulos, Bell Labs Research, NOKIA
5G integrated Fiber-Wireless networks exploiting existing photonic technologies for high-density SDN-programmable network architectures George Kalfas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
5G Development and validation platform for global industry-specific network services and Apps Josep Martrat, ATOS
5G Mobile Transport Platform for Verticals Arturo Azcorra, UC3M
5G-Xcast Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth-Generation of Wireless Systems David Gomez-Barquero, Uni. Poli. de Valencia, iTEAM Research Institute
Session 2, June 15th, 9:00-10:30 am
To-Euro-5G: Supporting the European 5G Initiative
David Kennedy, Eurescom
Building on the Use of Spatial Multiplexing 5G Networks Infrastructures and Showcasing Advanced technologies and Networking Capabilities
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, fotonik.dtu.dk
Converged wireless access for reliable 5G MTC for factories of the future
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey
Global vision, standardisation stakeholder engagement in 5G
Silvana Muscella, Trust-itservices.com
Internet of Radio Light
John Cosmas, Brunel University
A holistic innovative framework for the design, development and operation of 5G-ready Applications and Network Services over sliced programmable Infrastructure.
Franco Davoli, CNIT
METRO High bandwidth, 5G Application-aware optical network, with edge storage, compUte and low Latency
Andrew Lord, BT
Next Generation Platform as a Service
Bessem Sayadi, Nokia Bell Labs
Enabling Smart Energy as a Service via 5G Mobile Network advances
Massimo Bertoncini, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa
E2E-aware Optimizations and advancements for the Network Edge of 5G New Radio
Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs
Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G
Georgia Poziopoulou, Avanti plc
End-to-End Cognitive Network Slicing and Slice Management Framework in Virtualised Multi-Domain, Multi-Tenant 5G Networks
Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom
5G World 2017: “Inspriring the Connected World through Next-Gen Networks” European roadmap, Global impact” @London Tech Week
London, UK – June 13-15
5G World is a part of London Tech week’s new festival of technology, TechXLR8. Join us in June for a unique event focused on shaping and defining the future of mobile networks. Hear from over 150 thought-provoking speakers on hot topics including: 5G in practice, 5G ready networks, Network slicing, Next-gen services and IoT. Enjoy the new enhanced demo zone, networking hub and network security focus day.
5G World received full endorsement from the 5G-IA. 5G World offers a 15% discount on tickets to 5G-IA members. Get in touch with 5G-IA Head of Office to take this opportunity!
The IEEE International Workshop on Multi-Provider Network Slicing and Virtualization (MPNSV’17) will be held on July 3-7, 2017 in Bologna, Italy along with the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2017). Network Service Providers today are limited in maximizing usage efficiency of their resources and limited in revenue generation capability from rigid service offerings which often take up to 90 days to provision. Market fragmentation has resulted in a multitude of network operators each focused on different countries and regions. This makes it difficult to create infrastructure services spanning multiple countries, such as virtual connectivity or compute resources, as no single operator has a footprint everywhere.
The Network “Softwarization” through Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) aims at providing a framework for contracting, invoking and settling for the wholesale consumption of resources and virtual network services which can be provisioned in less than 90 minutes and rapidly invoked. This will enable network operators, applications providers and other stakeholders in the 5G supply chain to deliver new service value for 5G customers and at the same creating and enhancing revenue-generating potential for 5G providers, third party verticals and others in the supply chain while extending their footprint through cooperation and co-competition with other providers. This will allow end-to-end network and service elements to be jointly orchestrated in multi-vendor, heterogeneous technology and resource environments.
5G-ENSURE & CHARISMA @ 2nd International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN (SNS’17)
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies are radically changing telecommunication networks. NFV virtualises network services to reduce the dependency on underlying hardware which aids resource management, provides faster service enablement and lowers OPEX and CAPEX. SDN separates the control functions from the underlying physical network by decoupling the control and data planes thereby offering improved programmability, ease of deployment, management, reduced costs, better scalability, availability, flexibility and fine‐grain control of traffic. But how does this widespread adoption of NVF‐SDN impact on network security, especially with an increased attack surface implied by virtualisation?
This workshop invites high‐quality submissions in the areas of NFV and SDN security and related areas. Submitted papers should highlight methods and approaches that can be used to analyse the security risks, requirements and techniques related to NFV and SDN and to provide methods and approaches to assure security and mitigate threats in NFV and SDN.
The workshop is co-chaired by 5G-ENSURE and CHARISMA projects.
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.
5G PPP @ Helsinki 5G Week-ENSURE & CHARISMA @ 2nd International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN (SNS’17)
Helsinki, Finland- September 18-21
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 topic 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