INFOCOM 2019 @ Paris
Apr 29 – May 2 all-day


Experimentation Meets Platforms: A Survey of macro trends in mobile communication research and its impact on future testbed development

“Softwarization” is often referred to as a general paradigm shift in telecom architecture from “boxes” to “functions”, and from “protocols” to “APIs”. This has profound impact on research testbed platform architecture and its components. The panel begins with exploration of such fundamental advances at all layers and by delving into investigations of the research infrastructures suitable for hosting at-scale experimentation in future mobile architectures, services, and applications, and use of such infrastructures for experimental research using practical examples. The distillation of the lessons learned above are laid out as requirements for future at-scale platforms.

The panelists represent a global view of efforts underway to implement platforms for experimenting on 5G and Beyond Technologies across radio, network and compute to be built on top of convergent RF/network/IT infrastructure to provide well defined abstractions and modularity to end users (eg. researchers, developers and testers).

Questions to Explore
1. What are the key wireless challenges for the future
2. Regarding these challenges, where could a test platform better support the discovery process
3. How can we best balance very advanced test platforms for core wireless technologies and more integrated verticals (service driven) platforms
4. Data management and security plan, how to get started?
5. Reproducability and Repeatability of research. Is it a must?
6. Discussion of Sustainability of the platforms


  • Abhimanyu Gosain, Northeastern University
  • Serge Fdida, Sorbonne University


  • Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University, USA
  • Edward Knightly, Rice University, USA
  • David Schruig, University of Utah, USA
  • Raymond Knopp, Eurecom, France
  • Orange Labs, France

More info: http://infocom2019.ieee-infocom.org



IEEE-ICC @ Shanghai
May 20 – May 24 all-day



IEEE ICC 2019 will be held in Shanghai, China, which now ranks as the top tech innovation international hub, according to a survey by KPMG. This internationally friendly city is a hub of innovation attracting major corporations from around the world as well as blossoming into a startup heaven.

More info: https://www.advancedwireless.eu/index.php/event/ieee-icc/?instance_id=4

EuCNC 2019 @ Valencia
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day


EuCNC 2019 is the 28th edition of a successful series of a conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission. This conference is one of the most prominent communications and networking conferences in Europe, which efficiently brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses. EuCNC attracts more than 600 delegates each year and an exhibition space of more than 1,500 m2. The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.

EuCNC 2019 will be co-located with the Global 5G Event, which brings together the world 5G industrial associations: 5G-IA, IMT-2020, 5G-Forum, 5G-MF, 5G-Brasil and 5G-Americas.


More info: https://www.eucnc.eu/

Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) 2019 Workshop @ Coimbra, Portugal
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) 2019 Workshop

Coimbra, Portugal November 7-8, 2019, in conjunction with IEEE CloudNet 2019

Chair(s): Abhimanyu Gosain (Northeastern Univ., US), Ivan Seskar (WINLAB, Rutgers, US), Serge Fdida (Sorbonne Univ, Paris, France)


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The Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) community connects researchers and research sponsors in the EU, US, Japan, Korea, and Brazil to advance international collaboration for experimental research in future networks. GEFI 2019 is the third workshop in the GEFI series, which expands on several previous bilateral and regional international collaborations. Information on GEFI 2018 is available from the workshop web page.
 Potential participants in GEFI 2019 are invited to submit position statements and proposed session topics. Position statements should describe recent, current, and/or planned research in areas of interest. Proposed session topics should identify important challenges in research where international collaboration can significantly increase scope, pace, and impact. Participants will be selected based both on the content of submissions and on their ability to participate in discussion and planning of current and future international collaborative efforts to advance the GEFI mission. Past events in the GEFI and predecessor series have included a mixture of junior and more senior researchers.
The format of GEFI 2019 is designed to encourage both information dissemination and the cultivation of new international collaborations. Participants are expected to attend the entire 1.5-day workshop, which will be divided into approximately four technical sessions. Each session is conducted in plenary format, with all interested participants given the opportunity to deliver brief presentations and substantial time reserved for group discussion.