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.

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5G!DRONES Kick-off Meeting at Thales in France

The 5G!Drones kick off meeting took place 10-12 June in Paris, France.

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5G!Drones aim is to test and validate several UAV use-cases (https://5gdrones.eu/use-case-scenarios/) covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. The project will drive the UAV verticals and 5G networks to a win-win position, on one hand by showing that 5G is able to guarantee UAV vertical KPIs, and on the other hand by demonstrating that 5G can support challenging use-cases that put pressure on network resources, such as low-latency and reliable communication, massive number of connections and high bandwidth requirements, simultaneously. 5G!Drones (https://5gdrones.eu/) will build on top of the 5G facilities provided by the ICT-17 projects and a number of support sites, while identifying and developing the missing components to trial UAV use-cases.

More info is available at 5G!Drones social media channels:

Website: https://5gdrones.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5gdrones
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5gdrones
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/5gdrones
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5grones_project

Participating in the annual review of H2020 SMESEC project

On 5 July 2018 I had the chance to participate in the annual review of H2020 SMESEC project at FORTH in Heraklion, Crete as independent expert of EU. SMESEC aims at providing a unified security framework for Small Medium Enterprises (SME). Since SME’s are one of the most important drivers for innovation, but they often tend not properly to plan their cybersecurity defence, either by underestimating the risks and consequences of cyber attacks or by not being capable of keeping pace with the progress in this ever-evolving field, the main goal of SMESEC is to identify what are the needs from the SME perspective and translate them into requirements for a unified framework, which will eventually consist of the SMESEC partners’ contributed products.

The SEMSEC products can cover a wide range of security market segments, and it is expected that the unification will bring even higher added value to the products and the project framework itself.

It was really an interesting review meeting, which showcased the added value of SMESEC framework. I would like to thank the consortium for the hospitality and the great organization of the meeting.

 

Guest Editor at IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter (July Issue) on SDN/NFV

The July Issue of IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter has just been published on-line and is for downloading here. The issue has been guest editored by Xiaoqing Zhu (Cisco Systems) and Harilaos Koumaras and provides the latest advances on SDN/NFV. More specifically, the special issue brings to our readers a collection of invited articles that address various aspects of SDN/NFV-enabled architectures for media content delivery. Authors from academia and industry share their individual perspectives regarding the opportunities and challenges brought forth by the rapid spread of SDN/NFV technologies, outlooks for the future of media content delivery in an increasingly mobile and heterogeneous environment, as well as ongoing research efforts in leveraging SDN/NFV for enhanced media content delivery.

It was really a pleasure collaborating with Xiaoqing and I believe that the outcome of our collaboration on this special issue is very good. Happy reading!!