Day 1, 13 November 2014 - Tutorials & Workshops

08:30 -10:00 REGISTRATION

13 NOVEMBER 2014, 10:00 - 13:00

Uniform IoT/M2M Service Development in Smart Cities

Adel Al-Hezmi, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Konrad Campowsky, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Increasingly, the networking world today includes more connected physical objects. Home appliances, machinery, infrastructure, and shipment are being equipped with network capable sensors and actuators that enable them to monitor their environment, report their status, receive instructions command and for configuration or taking actions. We are carrying mobile devices equipped with different sensors tracking our situation, location or health. This is the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), where the number of connected devices is estimated to increase dramatically within the next decade.
Machine-2-Machine (M2M) communication is a new paradigm in telecommunications, gaining momentum in the recent years. It enables to remotely sense, monitor, and control devices, where real and virtual objects communicate with each other without human intervention. M2M communication platforms will control the communication between all connected objects and systems.
As we evolve from the static web to social networking (Web 2.0) to a ubiquitous computing web (Web 3.0) the Internet is stepping toward as a fully integrated Future Internet, which significantly increases the need for sophisticated smart applications. The M2M communication aims to enable connecting everyday existing objects, and allows “non-human” content providers to feed the Internet with data in various formats frequently. Smart City services should have the capability to analyses data collected from various vertical domains and provide instant real time solutions for many applications in order to promote positive outcomes.
The M2M tutorial will cover the following topics:
  • M2M motivations and overview
  • Economic prospective and related business branches
  • The need for a flexible M2M communication infrastructure
  • Challenges and requirements of smart city applications
  • M2M Standard Landscape covering access technologies, transport protocols, networks and up to system architectures
  • Available M2M solutions and platforms
  • Introduction to Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenMTC (Open Machine-Type Communication)
  • Demos


13 NOVEMBER 2014, 10:00 - 13:00

5G Foundations and Core Network Evolution: Radio, Convergence Core, Cognitive Management and Virtualisation (SDN/NFV)

Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Giuseppe Carella, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

With the evolution towards 5G, the mobile communication ecosystem becomes even more complex, by the foreseen adoption of high levels of heterogeneity and automation mechanisms while aiming at a better subscriber service where the human is immersed into a communicating and actuating environment, as well as aiming at other markets such as industry and manufacturing, grid and energy, transportation, safety and security. With novel paradigms such as Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, a very high level of elasticity can be achieved, while common understanding and robustness of the overall system is still a major issue.
Before going towards the silo-ed research of the different domains: radio, core network, management and virtualisation, there is a stringent need for a common understanding from all stakeholders on which are the directions followed also in the other areas of the 5G ecosystem in order to be able to provide at the end meaningful results which can be directly mapped and integrated within the 5G software and equipment.
This half day workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the network architecture evolution towards 5G, including support of the new 5G radio access, LTE and WiFi, convergent core network support (integration of fixed, backhaul and satellite) and cognitive, self-adaptable management systems as well as the leveraging into operator networks of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) concepts and the support for highly heterogeneous devices and applications. The main focus will be on the evolution of the core network platform beyond the current 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as a network and service control including security, mobility support, QoS and connectivity management, monitoring and network management. A best practice architecture model, following the best-practice of 3G and LTE/EPC evolution will be analyzed and adapted to 5G requirements. Then, this tutorial will outline how the major concepts will affect the core network architecture and each other beyond EPC. Additionally, the scope of the SDOs (3GPP, ETSI NFV, IETF, ONF, etc.), their initial results and their future directions will be introduced. The tutorial terminates with outlining how the new technology can be brought in a relevant manner to the 5G R&D and later exploited in the 5G ecosystem. Furthermore, the software toolkits and experimentation platforms of Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin will be introduced, namely Open5GCore as evolution from the OpenEPC, OpenSDNCore and the 5G Berlin Testbed enabling demonstrations and hands-on know how accumulation and comprehensive prototyping in the context of academic and industry research.
  • Understanding the context: 5G revolution
  • 5G technology advancement directions
  • Virtualisation and software defined networks
  • Best practice research model and standardization activities
  • FOKUS Toolkits and practical examples


13 November 2014, 10:00 - 13:00

Emerging Cloud-based smart communication platforms for Smart Cities

Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin,Germany
Niklas Blum, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Due to the ongoing convergence of telecommunications, Internet and entertainment, and the increasing adoption of Internet technologies in our daily lives, we are moving rapidly into a world of total interconnection of humans and machines. This means that after Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and voice/data integration which has coined the evolution of telecommunication infrastructures in the last decade, we are now witnessing the start of a much broader convergence of quite different application domains with different value chains and technologies. This convergence is driven by the adoption and extension of Internet technologies in various application domains, which today is getting a lot of attention by the increasing notion of Smart Cities. Different transport and control platforms need to be integrated into a Smart City service platform enabling an open set of application domains by so-called common or generic enablers on top of different fixed and mobile network infrastructures.
This half-day tutorial will provide an overview of relevant control platforms and the related standards in the context of fixed and mobile Next Generation Network (NGN) evolution towards a common, cloud based transport and control layer. We will look at the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and the emerging 3GPP and ETSI/OneM2M Machine Type Communications (MTC) platforms. In addition, we look at relevant Service Delivery Platform (SDP) concepts and related service enablers and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for enabling seamlessly various applications on top of fixed and mobile networks. We also address the current state of the art in Smart City environments in Europe, US, and Asia.
Addressing the Over-The-Top (OTT) and IT evolution, this tutorial will provide an overview of current advances in cloud-based technologies and their integration with networks based on OpenFlow and current networking approaches. From a service layer perspective, an introduction into HTML5 and especially WebRTC will provide an overview of latest developments as currently under way by companies as Google for Android and hangouts and Mozilla for FirefoxOS.
We will illustrate that operators have the potential to play a dominant role in the Smart City context when providing the right infrastructures and appropriate interfaces to the right partners in the future. Finally, the tutorial terminates with an introduction to relevant toolkits and laboratories from Fraunhofer FOKUS and Technical University Berlin, enabling rapid prototyping for academic and industry research in the context of this tutorial. We will briefly introduce the Open5GCore and OpenSDNCore and OpenMTC/OpenXSP toolkits, as well as the FUSECO-Playground and the Smart Communications Playground enabling comprehensive prototyping in the context of academic and industry research.

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch Break / Demos

Workshops 1, 2, 3 run concurrently

Workshop 1 - 13:45 - 18:00

Communication Clouds enabling new Service Ecosystems

Chairs: Niklas Blum, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Serge Lachapelle, Google, Sweden

The amount and variety of communication services in the Internet is rapidly growing. With the deployment of LTE as an all-IP bearer, Telecom operators and Internet service providers will be in direct competition for real-time communication services. From a technical perspective service layer technologies for service development and deployment do not vary greatly any more between these two domains. To quickly adapt their service offering to market needs and technology evolution, service providers require a flexible, cloud-based infrastructure. This workshop addresses these topics from the perspective of the Telcos and new Internet players in the field of communication services that operators like to refer as over-the-top (OTT) players.

workshop 2 - 13:45 - 18:00

Towards 5G: SDN/NFV, Convergence & Applications Enablement

Chairs: Julius Müller, TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

This workshop aims at bringing together operators considering the evolution of the core network beyond the current LTE and EPC deployments towards 5G specifically concentrating on the two most pre-eminent technologies, the Software Defined Networks (SDN) and the Networks Function Virtualization (NFV), their foreseen challenges and their expected opportunities as well as the results from their initial trials. This focuses explicitly on the trends of SDN and NFV towards 5G in terms of research challenges, potential and opportunities.

Workshop 3 - 13:45 - 18:00

IoT/M2M Platform Convergence & Services for Smart Cities

Chair: Adel Al-Hezmi, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

This first session will cover the evolution of M2M towards the IoT and the related platforms and architecture. The workshop will address the challenges from business and technical perspectives. M2M platform developers and service providers will present their view from current development and deployment activities.

In the second session, various vertical domains are presented and the related challenges are discussed with experts from different domains. Innovative applications and practical experience are the key message of this session.
Workshop 1 | Session 1 - 13:45 - 15:15

Taking the Pulse on Innovation and Disruption in the Telco Service Domain
Chair: Niklas Blum, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

  • Tech & product based business strategies for European Telcos and ISPs /
    Jürgen Galler, Business angel & entrepreneur, Switzerland
  • “Imagine you landed from the moon today” - Dealing with Disruption in the Telco Industry
    Gil Rosen, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
  • Setting up a free, radical MVNO to speed up innovation processes in Telenor Digital /
    Bjørn Remseth, Telenor Digital, Norway
  • Adventures in VoLTE: The open-source VoLTE deployments in Bulgaria and South Africa /
    Carsten Bock, NG-Voice, Germany
  • An Update on Chrome and WebRTC /
    Serge Lachapelle, Google, Sweden
  • Evolution of Communication Infrastructures towards Web-based Technologies /
    Paulo Chainho, Portugal Telecom, Portugal
  • Facilitating an API federated platform to deliver a cross-operator Identity Network API proposition /
    Stefan Weil, GSMA, UK
Workshop 2 | Session 1 - 13:45 - 15:15

Core Networks and Applications enablement for 5G
Chair: Julius Müller, TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

  • SDN/NFV in the 5G Context, an EU R&D perspective /
    Rüdiger Martin, European Commission DG CONNECT, Belgium
  • Set Top Box Virtualization /
    Oliver Friedrich, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
  • SDN Evolution - Selected Issues /
    Sławomir Kukliński, Orange Lab, Poland
  • Overview/Update of the ONF Activities and Relationship between SDN/NFV and the Plans for 5G /
    Peter Feil, ONF, Germany
  • Software Defined Radio Access Architecture - Enabling a scalable and flexible 5G RAN /
    Thomas Haustein, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
  • The SDN/NFV puzzle and its missing pieces
    Pedro A. Aranda Gutiérrez, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Workshop 3 | Session 1 - 13:45 - 15:15

Innovative M2M/IoT applications and services
Chair: Enno Borchers, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany

  • Farming 4.0 - Data centric solution for intelligent and connected agriculture /
    Ernst-Joachim Steffens, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Germany
  • The evolution of M2M for enabling smart city /
    Daniel Godde, Ericsson GmbH, Germany
  • Needs for open and interoperable platforms to enable innovation
    Philippe Cousin, IERC Dissemination, IoT Support Action, FP7 Smart Action project, France
  • Turning it all profitable: Multiple revenue streams on data?
    Stefan Vaillant, Cumulocity GmbH, Germany
  • Where is the value of M2M and IoT data /
    Emil Berthelsen, Machina Research, UK

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break / Demos

Workshop 1 | Session 2 - 15:45 - 17:10

Deep Dive into Architecture, Media and Platforms for new Communication Services
Chair: Serge Lachapelle, Google, Sweden

  • The Internet Wasn't Built for This! - The Need for a New Bi-directional Communication Network /
    Dave Nugent, PubNub, USA
  • EVS – enabling VoLTE 2.0 /
    Jérémie Lecomte, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
  • Life of an Audio Packet in Chrome /
    Henrik Lundin, Google, Sweden
  • From home screen to app screen – how to address the evolving communication needs /
    Michail Rikakis, Sinch, Sweden
  • Firefox OS /
    Robert Nyman, Mozilla, Sweden
  • Hypervoice to Hypersense: Why we need to re-imagine privacy /
    Martin Geddes, Hypervoice Consortium, UK
  • Nubomedia: the cloud infrastructure for WebRTC and IMS multimedia real-time communications /
    Luis López Fernández,, Spain
Workshop 2 | Session 2 - 15:45 - 17:10

Core Networks and Applications enablement for 5G
Chair: Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

  • End-to-End SDN: A Unified Framework to Empower Diverse Services /
    Eiji Kawai, NICT, Japan
  • SDN and Virtualization: Service ChainingSDN /
    Volker Sebastian, Vodafone GmbH, Germany
  • Strategic Path to 5G /
    Mustafa Ergen,Türk Telekomünikasyon A.S., Turkey
  • NFV-based 5G Core Network design /
    Bruno Chatras, Orange Labs, France
  • VNF as a Service - beyond virtualization /
    Jorge Carapinha, Portugal Telecom, Portugal
  • EPCaaS in the MCN project /
    Simone Ruffino, Telecom Italia, Italy
Workshop 3 | Session 2 - 15:45 - 17:10

Innovative M2M/IoT applications and services
Chair: Manfred Hauswirth, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

  • The role of fog computing in IoT /
    Bernd Heinrichs, EMEAR Industrial IOT Solutions, CISCO, Germany
  • Bosch city platform solution as enabler for the Smart City /
    Gabriel Wetzel, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
  • M2M enablement in platform-centric eHealth service delivery: the FI-STAR approach /
    Stefan Covaci, Technische Universität, Berlin
  • Connect YOUR world of things: Why, What, and How?
    Sascha Wolter, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany

17:10 - 18:00 Panel discussions 

Workshop 1 | Panel Discussion 17:10 - 18:00

Communication Clouds enabling new Service Ecosystems

WorkShop 2 | Panel Discussion 17:10 - 18:00

Towards 5G: SDN/NFV, Convergence and Applications Enablement
Chair: Julius Müller, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Thomas Michael Bohnert, ZHAW, Switzerland

Chairs: Julius Müller, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Thomas Michael Bohnert, ZHAW, Switzerland
Volker Sebastian, Vodafone GmbH, Germany
Sławomir Kukliński, Orange Lab, Poland
Rüdiger Martin, European Commission DG CONNECT, Belgium
Bjørn Remseth, Telenor Digital, Norway
Erik Pras, Dialogic Corporation, USA
Oliver Friedrich, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Germany
Peter Feil, T-Labs/Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Germany
Thomas Haustein, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
Pedro A. Aranda Gutiérrez, Telefonica I+D, Spain

Mustafa Ergen, Turk Telekom Group, Turkey

Workshop 3 | Panel Discussion 17:10 - 18:00

M2M/IoT challenges and opportunities
Chair: Tarik Taleb, NEC Eruope Ltd, Germany

Peter Friess, European Commission Brussels, Belgium

Prem Kumar, Kontron, USA
Joachim Schonowski, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Enno Borchers, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Emil Berthelsen, Machina Research, UK

18:00 - 18:30 Departure of shuttle service to event location / Demos 

19:00 Social Event