9h Workshop on “5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” (5G-PINE 2024)

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Specific Topics and Possible Application Areas of the “5G-PINE” Workshop

Papers coming from the industry and the academia about EU policies and applied research measures regarding “5G/6G options and challenges” in the following areas are also strongly encouraged:


- Software-Defined Infrastructures

Network function virtualization advances; Software defined networking (SDN) challenges; SDN-based switch/router architectures; QoS-related aspects; energy-efficiency; Network overlays and federation; QoS-related aspects; Infrastructure and Platform-as-a-Service (IaaS & PaaS), Emerging Software-as-a-Service (ESaaS).


- Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, Machine Learning (ML) applications and agents in telecommunications

Service-oriented agent-based architectures, protocols and deployment environments; Multi-agent uses; Algorithms for internet traffic analysis, intrusion detection and anomaly detection; Swarm intelligence and ant colony optimization models; Supervised and unsupervised learning, support vector machines (SVMs); transition towards “smarter” networks.


-   Modern Network Management Technologies

“Self-x” properties in modern 5G telecommunications infrastructures; Management architectures and frameworks; Management of resources, services and customer experience; Autonomic network management; Cognitive and self-learning mechanisms; Self-Organising Network (SON) functionalities; Security, trust, and privacy; Energy-efficient networks/infrastructures and power management; Resilience and network reliability; challenges towards beyond 5G (B5G).

- V2X applications and eMBB solutions, within specific frequency bands

Spectrum management and availability issues; management and evaluation (5G/B5G New Radio (NR); NFV/SDN implementation; network slicing; end-to-end performance optimization; radio access network (RAN)); new services in vertical industries (C-V2X, mMTC, URLLC); virtual reality and augmented reality issues; trial use cases and platforms; specific applications in the automotive sector; KPIs coming from experimental results.


- 5G-based Trials for Vertical Industries

Selected 5G/6G-based use cases serving needs of the vertical industries (such as health, transportation, tourism, agriculture, robotics, industry 4.0, etc.); description of trials and of related validation actions in the context of dedicated platforms; network and services interoperability; validation metrics (KPIs) together with their relationship with the associated vertical requirements; preliminary results and lessons learned.


- European Union’s policies and regulatory issues, business aspects and related market practices
Techno-Economics for 5G/B5G Next-Generation-Networks; Business trends and market requirements; Market 5G/6G ecosystems; New market segments and vertical industries; Cost models and service pricing; 5G/B5G Access regulation and migration strategies; Regulatory challenges and assessment of related applied legal measures; Strategic challenges and current European initiatives for research and innovation in the context of 5G/6G; Experimental results from specific research platforms and of related pilots; Societal and environmental aspects of proposed corresponding solutions; Future plans for new use cases, test-beds and local initiatives within the scope of an Internet-based 5G/B5G modern society; other Internet-based 5G/6G ecosystems.


- Distributed signal processing, grid computing, cloud computing and virtualization

Architectures, resource management and protocols, M2M (machine-to-machine) interaction/SDNs and cloud telematics, brokering, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), special cloud computing-based applications emphasizing upon service assurance and critical infrastructure; Smart cities and smart grids.


- Internet of the Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous and pervasive services - Applications and interaction for social networking

Array processing; Future technologies bridging the physical and virtual worlds; Internet-based ecosystems; Internet services and applications, home area networks, smart home, personal area networks; Impacts on the security, privacy and risks on the physical world.


- Video-to-video and other multimedia-based communications, IPv6 and mobile networks
IPv6 protocol and next generation networks; HEVC and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Multimedia Services and Applications; Mobile TV, multimedia delivery and LTE/Long Term Evolution; Rate-distortion control in heterogeneous networks; Multipoint-to-Multipoint delivery; interactive advertisement; IPTV and IMS; 3D Internet and 3D TV; Immersive multimedia; Enhanced and augmented reality; Virtualization.

-   5G/B5G innovations for verticals with potential third-party services, together covering issues about the intended deployment and offering of various NetApps

Discussion on 5G/B5G developments within a great variety of verticals (smart grid, eHealth, transportation, logistics, etc.); identification of use cases of interest and innovative challenges; modern architectural approaches; design and deployment of selected NetApps; inclusion of NetApps within selected frameworks; options for market growth.

- The way towards “Beyond 5G/6G”
Challenges and market trends towards B5G/6G; identification of new use cases; “zero-touch” operation and maintenance of the network; policy measures for supporting evolution to next generation of mobile communications.