DAY 3: SCIENTIFIC SECTION

More Than 5G!

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Infocom World 2021 (November 24-26, 2021)

Day 3: Friday November 26, 2021

 

 

Research-oriented Workshop:

“More than 5G!”

 

 

Organized and coordinated by:

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Telecommunications Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Member of IPv6 Hall of Fame

 

Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)

 

Τel.: (+30) 210-6114651

Email: ichochliouros@oteresearch.gr

 

Preface:

Today, Internet and communication networks are “critical” tools for most areas and sectors of our modern societies and economies and they are drastically transforming our world to an unprecedented level; actually, these networks constitute some among the fundamental “pillars” for any evolutionary process supporting effort for growth and development. According to recent market trends, as well as to actual European policy measures and/or related investment initiatives, it is assessed that the communications network and service environment of “2020 and beyond” will be infinitely richer and more complex than those of the previous decade. To realize this very much promising challenge, the “fifth generation of mobile communications” – or 5Gwill be the most critical building block of our “digital society” in all respective frameworks. In fact, as 5G is not assessed as a simple technological evolution of mobile broadband networks but as a something “more revolutionary”, it will bring new unique network and service capabilities thus creating a sustainable and scalable technology together with a proper ecosystem for technical and business innovation. In particular, 5G represents a significant shift for the industry to a level where mobility and computing “converge” and become indistinguishable. Wireless networks need to transform accordingly, to become more powerful, agile and intelligent so that to realize the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) and to enable richer experiences throughout our daily life. In this scope, 5G encompasses multiple application needs with different End-to-End (E2E) requirements (such as latency, throughput, security, mobility, etc.), offering concrete innovations and improvements. As it is not practical to implement separate networks for different QoS requirements, hence 5G networks also need to be flexible, scalable and reliable.

 

In addition, the corresponding user experiences will not only be more involving but also more immersive, supporting all aspects of social interaction, work communication, health monitoring, device and environment management, and even assisting our economic wellbeing, too. Here, the critical challenge for the market becomes the provision of appropriate 5G infrastructures that will have the inherent capacity, capability, reliability, availability and security to provide this seamless life support in a timely and sustainable way. This new network infrastructure has to be capable of connecting people, processes, hardware and computer centres, content, knowledge, information, goods, and other “things” at high speed according to a multiplicity of application specific requirements. For these reasons 5G is not just an evolution; it is a pure revolutionary process that implicates for appropriate plans and suitable applied measurements!

 

As already mentioned, 5G is expected to further enable socio-economic transformation, smart environments, and automated industries, among others. There will be a vast heterogeneity in number of use cases, diverse requirements, end-devices of all kinds and related ecosystem players. Besides, the current 5G vision appears to be towards a cloud-native business model, architecture and operation. In a parallel consideration, this is likewise accompanied with new paradigms such as service-based architecture and open interfaces, disaggregation and distribution of intelligence all the way to the edge of the network, separation of control and user planes and software-defined networking, containerization of micro-services, automation and AI-based operation, orchestration and network slicing, implicating for new technological applications and uses. Several new and evolving technology paradigms and building blocks enable a vast number of use cases in the full 5G vision, particularly related to the wide range of vertical markets. This sort of service enablement is surely about much greater service capabilities and possibilities, but also about full agility, flexibility, resilience and resource efficiency. However, the fast growth of technology also sets new needs/requirements, implicating for further growth and evolution regarding the existing 5G-related infrastructures, services and facilities, in general.

 

Although the first Releases of 5G specifications have been finalized and related commercial products are already available to a great extent in the global market, the evolution of what is called as “Beyond 5G” (“B5G”) networks is a continuous process that has considerable impact on the provision of novel services as well as on the wider electronic communications sector. The support of emerging applications that gradually appear (e.g., Internet of senses, holographic communications, full autonomous driving, etc.) will undoubtedly require the improvement of the offered capabilities of B5G systems in terms of some suitable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by at least an order of magnitude, if compared to existing 5G ones. Furthermore, new innovations are closely related to social inclusion and personal well-being, as well as the digital transformation of industries and businesses and are dependent upon the offering of appropriate NetApps. These changes implicate for a flexible and programmable architecture to satisfy the large diversity of use cases and of related applications, practically covering a broad framework of verticals in diverse market sectors. In addition, there are actual trends that the next generation of networks beyond 5G will go from “software-centric” towards the concept of “human-centric”, implicating that human skills, activities and behaviours shall be considered together with the use of automated functions to support them. The expected corresponding benefits can include, inter-alia, reduction of risks, higher rates of compliance, enhanced management support and improved interaction with the involved end-users. Such modern functionalities, however, need to be adopted to the underlying infrastructures in parallel with more advanced security and privacy schemes so that to safeguard sensitive information for the participating users.

 

During the ongoing 5G era, network operators will have a chance to dynamically create and deploy different use cases or services such as massive Internet of Things (mIoT), massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). This will be achieved via the concurrent support of several different logical networks (i.e., “network slices”) that will operate on top of the same physical infrastructure and will be fine-tuned to serve different requirements for different (vertical) sectors. To tackle this level of flexibility and network complexity, service providers should come up with solutions to ensure the security, reliability and allocation of the necessary resources to their customers in a dynamic, robust and – most importantly – trustworthy way. To this aim, 5G introduces the use of virtualization technology as a means to offer customized communication service capabilities over the same infrastructure by partitioning it into individualized slices. In this way, it is possible to satisfy the service requirements of different vertical industries. The slices consist of a set of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) that encapsulate specific sub-services that the slice needs to provide the service functionalities it was designed for. VNFs are mapped to physical nodes of the infrastructure, while the virtual links of the slice are mapped to physical links. In this framework, the future 5G networks are projected to support massive numbers of network slices with different performance requirements, functionality and timespans working concurrently, which together with the already high complexity of the network slicing solution, makes the tasks related to management and orchestration problematic.

 

Realization of the full benefits of virtualization, cloud and edge computing requires the adoption of an efficient autonomic management and control framework. Modern 5G networks can support more diverse service scenarios and applications; in addition they take into account the challenge of increasing complexity in network management, which requires adoption of autonomic management functions, encompassing both autonomous and automatic behaviours. The global market experience proposes that an autonomic management framework is an important enabler for the adoption and applicability of innovative business models. Autonomic management represents not only a benefit for the involved network operators but also enables customers to dynamically request and negotiate services and preferences for service customization and personalization. In this context, the telecommunications cloud is expected to be programmable end-to-end, where the customer service requirements are supported by an appropriate underlying network slice with the necessary and sufficient allocation of compute, storage and network resources. In turn, cognitive and programmable capabilities enable “zero-touch” operation and maintenance of the network through automation for network and service planning, deployment, maintenance and optimization phases, towards delivering “self-CHOP” (Configuration, Healing, Optimization, and Protection) qualities in a forward-looking system. The network and user equipment operate cooperatively within the autonomic management and control framework for closed-loop automation and optimization of system performance and behaviours, while allowing in deployment flexibility. Moreover, a context for automated network slicing procedures can offer improvements in security, privacy and fault tolerance, which are aligned with the self-CHOP characteristics of an end-to-end autonomic management and control framework. The characteristics of such an enabled system reflect a fundamental shift from the relatively cumbersome silos of manual operational and configuration procedures, to agile, programmable and autonomic capabilities for automating system operation and for better performance and service optimization in (almost) real-time in most of cases.

 

In frameworks such those described above, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as “key enablers” for future network development has very early been recognized at European –and global – level. The identified challenges and corresponding opportunities given by AI/ML will influence different network aspects, layers and functions and even create new requirements for the architecture of the future (mobile) networks. Cognitive capabilities embedded within an autonomic management and control subsystem will be realized in terms of various modes of AI. In this sense, both AI and ML do offer a variety of extensible methods to “meet” the connectivity, coverage, capacity, spectrum efficiency, energy efficiency and service demands of a virtualized, decentralized, distributed 5G system. Thus AI and ML are broadly viewed as a class of computer and algorithm assisted intelligence modalities that mimic human intelligence at a task level, characterized by analysing a given set of data or observations, while determining an optimized solution to meet a desired objective covering certain well-defined needs. Likewise, Deep Learning (DL) is also expected to contribute to this transition; it is an augmentation of ML rendered through the use of multilayer neural network algorithms to flexibly handle a diverse array of complex use cases, associated with structured data or unstructured data. The functions across any layer of the core network, radio access network, the user equipment as well as the management and orchestration level are potential reference points to serve as a source of data (and events) or as a target for control, behaving as an input or an output, for a given ML function. ML functions optimise the operation of a particular entity in the 5G system, a larger part of the network or an associated service. The application of a specific learning model, hinges on the nature of the optimization problem in the 5G system. A common framework of architectural building-blocks that are technology neutral is beneficial for harnessing a given ML function and its related interfaces, for technology-specific realizations.

 

Furthermore, in B5G we can easily expect thousands of User Equipments (UEs) and thousands of access points (including, inter-alia, base stations, relay nodes, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and street-level transceivers, etc.) to be placed within a square kilometer area, especially in urban dwellings. Here, AI techniques can play an effective role to ensure proper management and treatment of the related information.

 

Despite the related promotion at global level, the adoption of AI/ML methods in cellular networks is still at its early stages. A lot of work is still needed to identify the most suitable solutions for the dynamic network management and control via AI/ML mechanisms, especially within certain applicability contexts. To this aim, ongoing research activities need to take into consideration diverse aspects, such as the availability and usability of data sets needed for specification and testing of AI/ML solutions, regulatory aspects and practical implementation issues. AI is quickly becoming a key-feature in both network management and operational aspects of mobile networks. The wide availability of monitoring and operational data coming from heterogeneous networking domains allows gathering substantive insights on real-time networking processes. Decisions that previously took slow human interactions, based on traditional network characterization and optimization methods, can now be autonomously performed by ML algorithms with a holistic view of the network, enabling software components to directly contribute into decision-making activities related with the mobile network resource management. This not only improves the overall operational efficiency of the infrastructure, but also has significant impact into the reduction of management and energy related costs. Despite the general applicability of ML-based solutions, their practical application often relies on the possibility to access real-time data to perform analytics and diagnostics. Most of the solutions available nowadays derive from the combination of few well-known frameworks.

 

Of course, potential challenges towards intended 5BG deployment effort can be extended to a multiplicity of domains, under various assessments, per case (i.e., by considering not only technical challenges influencing the network as we did in the previous paragraphs, but also taking into account (joint) concerns from business, investment options, the regulation, social trends and many more). However, as technological innovations practically propose new directions and affect the profiling of the Internet-based 5G networks, thus making them “smarter logical entities” in a collaborating – but occasionally competing – environment, this delineates for further challenges and opportunities to be investigated in modern research frameworks.

 

Following to the above discussion, the present “More than 5G!” Workshop within the framework of the Infocom World 2021 Conference aims to deal with several challenges that may be further “identify” – or even to assess up to a certain level – the scope towards future network and services evolution.

 

 

The Workshop is organized in seven (-7-) distinct Sessions, so that to present both the scope and results of related 5G EU-funded projects as well as to identify further opportunities for growth.

 

Session 1, performs as a broader introduction and also focuses on the fundamental context of the 5G infrastructure. It assesses the challenges towards B5G and also provides information about two among the three of the core 5G platforms, used for interoperability and testing purposes (i.e. the 5GENESIS and the 5G-EVE projects).

 

Session 2, emphasizes on the verticals by presenting not only the context and/or the architectural framework but also advanced validation trials (including results and assessment of respective KPIs) from multiple vertical industries. Results from the ongoing 5G-TOURS and 5G-HEART projects are presented. In parallel, there will be focus on a specific 5G application in seaport (by assessing the scope of the DataPorts project together with MARVEL and CYRENE projects).

 

Session 3, is focused around the case of the LOCUS project that can be assessed as platform – or even as a tool – focusing on localization and analytics on-demand embedded in the 5G ecosystem, for serving vertical applications. This can be assessed an example for supporting innovation in verticals.

 

Session 4 discusses 5G innovations for verticals with potential third-party services, together covering issues about the intended deployment and offering of various NetApps. Some of the ongoing research initiatives are actually introduced (i.e., the cases of the 5G-ERA, Smart5Grid, 5G-INDUCE, VITAL-5G, EVOLVED-5G and 5GASP projects).

 

Session 5 covers the innovative scope of the ongoing MARSAL project, especially focusing on the development of Machine Learning-based solutions towards B5G.

 

Session 6 presents a broader approach on concerns for the inclusion of AI and ML techniques to achieve better network management in the context of the ongoing DAEMON and MonB5G projects, within the longer term vision, targeting the realization of pervasive mobile virtual services.

 

Session 7 discusses a variety of examples and market applications, by identifying results within dedicated business or scientific scenarios. Among others, it comprises presentations coming from the Int5Gent project, the RESPOND-A project, the C-ROADS Platform and the AEOLUS project. Other technical issues are about earth observation, the implementation of smart city applications in Egaleo, applications for cooperative and automated mobile cross-border environments.

 

 

Presentations and Speakers:

 

 

Session 1:       The Infrastructure – 5G Experimentation and Trials

Time-Slot: 10h00’ – 10h45’

 

P1.     “Τhe European Research Framework Towards the Transition to 6G: Overview and Challenges”

(Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P2.     “Athens 5G Node, an Efficient Mobility City in the Context of the 5G-EVE/5G-TOURS European Projects”

(Dr. Velissarios Gezerlis – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Velissarios Gezerlis

Technology Labs & Testing Department, Fixed & Mobile

Voice & VAS Network DevOps Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P3.     “5GENESIS: The GENESIS of a 5G experimentation Facility”

(Dr. Harilaos Koumaras – NCSRD, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Harilaos Koumaras

Research Assistant Professor in Media Networks Laboratory (MediaNet Lab)

Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications

NCSR “Demokritos” (NCSRD), Greece

 

 

 

Session 2: Applications in Vertical Markets – Defining Opportunities for Growth

                             Time-Slot: 10h45’ – 11h50’

 

P4.     “5G-TOURS – Mobility Efficient City Network Performance Monitoring”

(Dr. Ioannis Patsouras, Mr. Panayiotis Verrios, Dr. Tilemachos Doukoglou and Mr. Konstantinos Tzalas – ACTA, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Ioannis Patsouras

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Mr. Panayiotis Verrios

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Dr. Tilemachos Doukoglou

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Mr. Konstantinos Tzalas

R&D Engineer

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

P5.     “KPI Measurement Results in 5G Networks. H2020, 5G-HEART, Greek Aquaculture Use Case

(Mr. Panayiotis Verrios, Dr. Ioannis Patsouras, Dr. Tilemachos Doukoglou and Mr. Antonis Georgiou – ACTA, Greece) – 15’

 

Mr. Panayiotis Verrios

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis Patsouras

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Dr. Tilemachos Doukoglou

Project Manager

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

Mr. Antonis Georgiou

Managing Director

R&D Department

ACTA Ltd., Greece

 

P6.     “DataPorts: Data and Services for the Future of Seaports”

(Dr. Christos Gizelis – OTE, Greece and Dr. Vrettos Moulos – ICCS/NTUA, Greece) – 20’

 

Dr. Christos Gizelis

Senior Digital Transformation Analyst

IT Innovation Center

OTE Group of Companies

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Vrettos Moulos

Senior Researcher

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS)

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

 

P7.     “Challenges in Extreme Scale Multimodal Data Analytics and Visualisation for Cybersecurity Assessment. The Cases of MARVEL and CYRENE Projects”

(Mrs. Dora Kallipolitou – Zelus, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Dora Kallipolitou

Delivery Manager

Zelus P.C., Greece

 

 

 

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Break 1 –

Time-Slot: 11h50’ – 12h00’

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Session 3:       The Context of the LOCUS project used as a Platform for serving Vertical Applications

                            Time-Slot: 12h00’ – 13h50’

 

Session Coordinator:

Mrs. Maria Belesioti – Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

 

P8.     “The LOCUS Project: LOCalization and analytics on-demand embedded in the 5G ecosystem, for Ubiquitous vertical applicationS”

(Prof. Nicola Blefari-Melazzi – CNIT, Italy) – 15’

 

Prof. Nicola Blefari-Melazzi

Project Coordinator

University of Roma Tor Vergata – Director of CNIT

Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT)

University of Roma, Italy

 

P9.     “LOCUS: Overview of the Main Results”

(Dr. Stefania Bartoletti – CNIT, Italy) – 15’

 

Dr. Stefania Bartoletti

Researcher at the Natonal Research Council of Italy and CNIT

Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Italy

 

P10. “Localization Analytics as a Service Platform”

(Dr. Giacomo Bernini – NEXTWORKS, Italy) – 15’

 

Dr. Giacomo Bernini

Project Manager

Nextworks s.r.l. (NEXTWORKS), Italy

 

P11. “Deployment Scenarios and Business Exploitation of LOCUS Platform”

(Dr. Kostas Tsagkaris – INCELLIGENT, Greece) – 10’

 

Dr. Kostas Tsagkaris

Managing Director & Head of Technology

INCELLIGENT, Greece

 

P12. “People-centric Location and Context-based Analytics”

(Dr. Gürkan Solmaz – NECLE, Germany) – 15’

 

Dr. Gürkan Solmaz

Senior Researcher

NEC Laboratories Europe (NECLE), Germany

 

P13. “ML for Positioning and Geo-Analytics in LOCUS”

(Dr. Takai Kennouche – VIAVI, France) – 15’

 

Dr. Takai Kennouche

Senior Researcher

VIAVI Solutions SAS (VIAVI), France

 

P14. “Industry View and Samsung Role in LOCUS project”

(Dr. Tomasz Mach – Samsung, United Kingdom) – 15’

 

Dr. Tomasz Mach

Senior Researcher

Samsung R&D Institute, United Kingdom

 

P15. “Operators’ View on Location-based Services”

(Mrs. Maria Belesioti – OTE, Greece) – 10’

 

Mrs. Maria Belesioti

Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

 

 

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Break 2 –

Time-Slot: 13h50’ – 14h00’

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Session 4:       5G Innovations for Vertical Third Party Services & Smart Connectivity Beyond 5G

                            Time-Slot: 14h00’ – 15h30’

 

P16. “Platform KPIs meeting 5G-ERA Use Cases’ Requirements”

(Mrs. Christina Lessi – OTE, Greece and Dr. George Agapiou – WINGS, Greece) – 20’

 

Mrs. Christina Lessi

Core Network Testing Section

Technology Labs & Testing Department, Fixed & Mobile

Voice & VAS Network DevOps Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. George Agapiou

Senior Researcher

WINGS ICT Solutions Information & Communication Technologies, IKE, Greece

 

P17. “Smart5Grid: Demonstration of 5G Solutions for SMART energy GRIDs of the Future”

(Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P18. “Smart5Grid: OTE’s Contribution to Wide Area Monitoring”

(Mr. Michalis Rantopoulos – OTE/COSMOTE, Greece) – 10’

 

Mr. Michalis Rantopoulos

Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P19. “5G Networks in Industry 4.0: 5G-INDUCE and VITAL-5G Use Cases”

(Mrs. Christina Lessi – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Christina Lessi

Core Network Testing Section

Technology Labs & Testing Department, Fixed & Mobile

Voice & VAS Network DevOps Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P20. “EVOLVED-5G: The NetApps Certification Framework”

(Mrs. Foteini Setaki – COSMOTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Foteini Setaki

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

COSMOTE S.A., Greece

 

P21. “5GASP: A Platform for Supporting the 5G NetApps DevOps Cycle of Onboarding and Certification

(Dr. Christos Tranoris – University of Patras, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Christos Tranoris

Researcher

Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.

University of Patras, Greece

 

 

 

Session 5:       Machine-Learning- based Solutions towards B5G – The scope of the MARSAL Project”

                            Time-Slot: 15h30’ – 16h15’

 

P22. “Machine-Learning- based, Networking and Computing Infrastructure Resource Management on 5G and Beyond Intelligent Networks: The MARSAL Vision”

(Dr. John Vardakas – IQU, Spain) – 15’

 

Dr. John Vardakas

Senior Researcher

Iquadrat Informatica S.l. (IQU), Spain

 

P23. “PoCs and Experimentation Scenarios in the MARSAL Framework”

(Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos & Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos

Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P24. “Converged Computing and Networking Infrastructures in the City”

(Dr. Panagiotis Kokkinos & Prof. Manos Varvarigos – ICCS/NTUA, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Panagiotis Kokkinos

Senior Researcher

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS)

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

 

Prof. Manos Varvarigos

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

 

 

 

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Break 3 –

Time-Slot: 16h15’ – 16h25’

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Session 6:       5G Innovations towards Long Term Evolution

                            Time-Slot: 16h25’ – 17h10’

 

P25. “DAEMON: Network intelligence for aDAptive and sElf-Learning MObile Networks

(Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos

Telecommunications Engineer

Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P26. “MonB5G: Proposing an Innovative Architecture Able to Support Scalable and Autonomic Network Slice Management in B5G”

(Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros – OTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

P27. “Distributed Orchestration and Management with AI-Driven Techniques for the MonB5G MS/AE/DE”

(Mrs. Vasiliki Vlahodimitropoulou – OTE/COSMOTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Vasiliki Vlahodimitropoulou

Telecoms Engineer

Fixed Network R&D Programs Section

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

 

 

Session 7:       Examples and Market Applications

                            Time-Slot: 17h10’ – 19h00’

 

P28. “Int5Gent: A Portable 5G Mobile System for Reliable Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) Operations”

(Mrs. Ioanna Mesogiti – COSMOTE, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Ioanna Mesogiti

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

COSMOTE S.A., Greece

 

P29. “IoT/UAV and 5G for Earth Observation”

(Mrs. Betty Charalampopoulou – Geosystems Hellas, Greece) – 15’

 

Mrs. Betty Charalampopoulou

CEO / President

Geosystems Hellas S.A., Greece

 

P30. “Implementation of Smart City Applications in the City of Egaleo: “e-Egaleo””

(Dr. Dimitrios Tzempelikos – MoE, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Dimitrios Tzempelikos

Project Manager

Municipality of Egaleo (MoE), Greece

 

P31. “Enablers for Network Enhancement in Vehicle Environments”

(Dr. George Agapiou – WINGS, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. George Agapiou

Senior Researcher

WINGS ICT Solutions Information & Communication Technologies, IKE, Greece

 

P32. “C-ROADS: Testing and Implementing C-ITS Services in Greece”

(Dr. Konstantinos Filis – COSMOTE, Greece) – 10’

 

Dr. Konstantinos Filis

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Core Network DevOps & Technology Strategy Division, Fixed & Mobile

COSMOTE S.A., Greece

 

P33. “AEOLUS: An Affordable, miniaturised, cloud-connected system powered by deep learning algorithms for comprehensive air-quality measurements based on highly integrated mid-IR photonic

(Dr. Charalampos (Harry) Zervos – ICCS/NTUA, Greece) – 15’

 

Dr. Charalampos (Harry) Zervos

Senior Researcher

Photonics Communications Research Laboratory

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS)

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

 

P34. “Coexistence of DV-QDK and Mobile Transport Links over a Deployed Infrastructure”

(Mr. Dimitris Zavitsanos – NTUA, Greece) – 10’

 

Mr. Dimitrios Zavitsanos

Ph.D. Student

Photonics Communications Research Laboratory

National technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

 

P35. “RESPOND-A: Innovative Technologies for First Responders”

(Mr. Michail Batistatos – NCSRD, Greece) – 15’

 

Mr. Michail Batistatos

Senior Researcher

Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications

NCSR “Demokritos” (NCSRD), Greece

 

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