5GENESIS experimentation methodology at Global 5G Event in Valencia

In mid-June Valencia hosted two major ICT events, the Global 5G Event and the EuCNC conference. The so-called #Valencia5Gweek had a great success, since scientists and engineers all over the world gathered and presented their latest advances in the 5G field.

Among the various topics presented, I honored to be invited in the main track of the Global 5G Event in order to present the principles of the 5GENESIS experimentation methodology, which has been successfully used in phase 1 of the planned experiments.

The session was dedicated to 5G KPI measurement and how 5G KPIs can be measured in real environments, which is one of the core topics of 5GENESIS project. Moreover, the same methodology will be also used as part of some vertical industries tests that will be executed in the framework of ICT-19 projects on top of 5GENESIS infrastructure, such as 5G!Drones project.

The defined methodology is based on a modular and hierarchical approach, as presented in slide #4.

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More specifically, an experiment is directly related to a target metric, which impacts the achieved QoE. Each metric in turn is dependent on one or more KPIs, from which on should be the target KPI and the rest are complementary ones that may have an indirect impact on the target KPI. Finally, in order to measure the KPI, specific test cases are defined under different usage scenarios, which are also dependent on the various flavors and configurations of the underlying slice.

The whole presentation is available here.

Also the presentation has been recorded and is available on YouTube.

2nd workshop on 5G-Trials โ€“ From 5G Experiments to Business Validation

Adjunct with IEEE 5G World Forum (http://sites.ieee.org/wf-5g)

30 September to 2 October 2019, Dresden Germany

Scope

5G aims at natively supporting enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communication (mMTC) and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) services in a single infrastructure. It brings enormous opportunities for many vertical sectors, such as, automobile, industry automation, media, and health, just to list a few, to expand and renew their business, or make it more efficient. To allow the coexistence of services with a very different nature, 5G has introduced innovations from spectrum access, air interface, system architecture, network function virtualization in radio and core network, end-to-end network slicing, security, privacy, service orchestration etc. All new 5G features and functions need to be extensively verified and optimized before the commercial rollout of 5G networks. It is essential to test 5G features in complex deployed environments, identifying and solving coverage, interoperability, compatibility and service provisioning problems, and to ensure that 5G can meet the requirements of the various vertical sectors. In particular, the support to vertical sector services will need new measurement and test methods. Due to the complexity of 5G systems, many practical and theoretical challenges will need to be verified and solved during 5G trials.

This workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials and new business development. The workshop will call for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models.

 

The target topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Spectrum
    • 5G spectrum evaluation
    • Spectrum sharing
  • 5G trial development
    • 5G trial cases and results
    • 5G testbed implementation
    • New test technologies
  • Verticals and new services
    • C-V2X
    • Applications of mMTC
    • Applications of URLLC
    • New/innovative services enabled by 5G
  • Measurement and evaluation
    • 5G new radio
    • Radio access network
    • Core network
    • Backhaul
    • Fronthaul
    • NFV/SDN implementation
    • Network slicing
    • D2D communications
    • Mobile edge computing
    • Test result analysis
  • Network deployment and optimization
    • 5G network planning
    • Network deployment optimization
    • End-to-end performance optimization
  • Security and privacy aspects
  • 5G business model evaluation
  • 5G standards and implementation

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: May 15, 2019

Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2019

Camera-Ready Submission: July 31, 2019

 

Workshop Website:

http://sites.ieee.org/wf-5g/from-5g-experiments-to-business-validation/

 

Submissions accepted through this EDAS link.

 

Workshop Chairs

Uwe Herzog, EURESCOM

Tao Chen, VTT

Latif Ladid, University of Luxemburg

Mauro Boldi, TIM

Kashif Mahmood, Telenor Norway

Qi Wang, University of the West of Scotland

Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos