During the EuCNC 2017 in Oulu, Finland, on June 12-15, 2017, the 5G ESSENCE has participated in the Special Session SPS10 organized by OTE, called “Designing and Developing a Cloud-enabled “Small Cell as a Service” concept, for Multi-Tenancy and Edge Services in the forthcoming 5G Framework”.
EuCNC 2017 has been the 26th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission, focusing on communication networks and systems, and reaching services and applications. The theme for EuCNC 2017 has been “5G – European Roadmap, Global Impact”. This has reflected well the systematic development of network connectivity technologies in Europe and provided a clear focus towards 5G technology validation and deployment, an area where Europe is a leader in the field.
This role is a “must” to ensure a sustainable economy, to improve quality of life and jobs of European Citizens, and to successfully compete in a global digital economy. Europe has to be active on 5G trials and pilot deployment and enable the new ecosystems and 5G business cases to arise in the area, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). To this end, on-going cooperation and partnerships with verticals industries are required, such as those initiated with the automotive industry. Initiatives are on-going worldwide, and the programme assembled for this EuCNC 2017 Conference has provided valuable views also on the global actions.
All this is valid regarding the policy objectives set by the Commission through the 5G Action Plan, targeting 5G deployment as early as 2020. Thus, EuCNC 2017 targeted to “bring together” researchers from all over the world to present their latest research results, being one of the main venues for showcasing, demonstrating and trialing the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programs.
The 5G ESSENCE has been invited to join, with a dedicated presentation, the Special Session 10 (SPS10) “Designing and Developing a Cloud-enabled “Small Cell as a Service” concept, for Multi-Tenancy and Edge Services in the forthcoming 5G Framework”, organised by the 5G-PPP SESAME. In addition, a paper has been accepted for publication after review, entitled as “The “5G ESSENCE” Architectural Approach for the Provision of Enhanced 5G Network Facilities”. The paper has been composed by OTE, in cooperation with NCSRD and ORION.
In this scope, the 5G ESSENCE project had the opportunity to exchange ideas not only with SESAME that has been the organiser of SPS10 but also with other EU-funded projects like:
(i) the COHERENT 5G-PPP project of Phase 1;
(ii) the CHARISMA 5G-PPP project of Phase 1;
(iii) the 5G-XHAUL 5G-PPP project of Phase 1, and;
(iv) the H2020 Privacy Flag project.
This has been important in the context of creating potential liaisons not only with SESAME but also with other EU-funded projects, since the early beginning of the 5G ESSENCE activities.
Figure 1: SPS10 Special Session’s Program
Figure 2: Special Session 10 (SPS10) organised by 5SESSENCE