June 18, 2019 all-day

EuCNC Workshop:

Empowering Transatlantic Platforms for Advance Wireless Research; a look at Pan-European end-to-end site facilities and vertical trials for 5G and their collaboration with NSF PAWR platforms.


8:30 – 9:15 Session 1: Opening
Chairs: Antonio de la Oliva(UC3M)

Challenges for developing future test platforms to support research in digital infrastructures, Serge Fdida, Sorbonne Université, France [Presentation]
Introduction to PAWR, Abhimanyu Gosain, Technical Program Director of PAWR Office,Northeastern University College of Engineering [Presentation]
The EU/USA collaboration programme by Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF [Presentation]
EU/USA Collaboration, Bernard Barani, European Commission [Presentation]

9:15 – 10:30 Session 2: E2E System view
Chairs: Serge Fdida (SU)
Round table focused on exploring E2E system level. The big question would be how to set-up an E2E open reference architecture. This might be a concern of mutual interest for Europe and USA as it goes beyond the wireless specific hardware components and target the issue related to the E2E architecture that should be encountered by most projects.
We will discuss among others, the role of Open Source for experimentation, production and infrastructures:
Radio platforms: use of OAI/O-RAN or other platforms for the developing of the RAN in an open reference platform.
Core platforms: possible use of ONF/OMEC or other platforms for the development of the Core part of the open reference platform.
The need of an NFV open framework to provide a relevant test framework and toolset to perform tests.

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Session 3: Wireless challenges for the future
Chairs: Alain Mourad (IDCC)

This session includes a talk of a renowned scientist on challenges for Beyond 5G wireless Technologies, followed by a round table.
Talk: Technical Challenges in future Wireless Technologies, the EMPOWER Technology Roadmap by Alain Mourad (IDCC) [Presentation]
Round Table: Round table of representatives of ICT-17, NSF PAWR projects and other stakeholders. Active discussion on the future of the platforms and their technology evolution is expected [Presentation]

12:00 – 13:00 Session 4: ICT-17 Platforms
Chairs: Pablo Serrano (UC3M)

This session will allow ICT-17 platforms to present their main characteristics and features:
5G-EVE: 5G European Validation platform for Extensive trails, Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia [Presentation]
5G-VINNI: An open large scale 5G end-to-end facility for KPI validation and verticals use case piloting, Pål Grønsund [Presentation]
5GENESIS: An Open 5G Experimental Facility for Testing, KPI Validation and Showcasing,Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR “Demokritos” [Presentation]

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:45 Session 5: Joint session with 5G Global Event (Session 5), Cross regional Projects

Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:30 Session 6: ICT-17/ICT-19 — dialogue with verticals
Chairs: Antonio de la Oliva(UC3M)

Short presentation of 5Growth, 5G-Tours, 5G-Solutions and 5G-HEART (5G!Drones to be confirmed) on the vertical scenarios to be addressed and their technological requirements [5Growth] [5G-Tours] [5G-Solutions] [5G-HEART] [5G!Drones] [5GVICTORI]
Presentations from:
The 5GINFIRE Platform – A facility for end-to-end 5G experimentation, Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH [Presentation]
EuWireless: Design of the European Mobile Network Operator for Research, Pedro Merino,University of Malaga [Presentation]
Open discussion on how to best address the vertical experimentation and requirements.

Abhimanyu Gosain, Northeastern University
Serge Fdida, Sorbonne University