NGNI, Headerbild, FUSECO FORUM 2016
Thu., Nov. 03, 2016 to Fri., Nov. 04, 2016 , Fraunhofer-Forum, Berlin

The program will continuously be updated and expanded.

DAY 1 - Thursday, NOV 3, 2016 - Tutorials & Workshops

8:30 - 10:00 REGISTRATION

10:00 - 18:00 Tracks 1, 2 & 3 RUN CONCURRENTLY

10:00 - 18:00 Track 1 

5G-related Access Technologies

10:00 - 18:00 Track 2

Software-based 5G Core and Service Platforms

10:00 - 18:00 Track 3

5G & Industrial Internet Applications

10:00 - 13:00 Tutorial 1

Understanding Access Network Technology Options in 5G

Chairs: Prof. Giuseppe Caire, Technical University Berlin, Germany   PDF
Abdellatif Zaidi, Huawei R&D Center Paris, France   PDF
Dr. Thomas Haustein, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany   PDF

Next generation networks will have to cope with and support diverging sets of requirements for different use cases. Parameters set combination result into three main groups: the Massive Broadband, Massive Machine Type Communication & Mission Critical Communication.

While Massive Broadband targets the objective of a thousand-fold capacity per area, solutions for the wireless access have to make use of all capacity enhancing options including network densification, increased spectral efficiency and utilization of more spectrum.

Massive Machine Type Communication will have to handle tremendous numbers of devices per area with new communication characteristics including aspects of sporadic and/or event-driven traffic, energy efficiency constraints and in some use cases rather unsynchronized channel utilization. The third group of use cases requires Mission Critical Communication capabilities including low latency support in the order of 1ms or below to enable control loops of machines over the wireless network. Beside low latency reliability is of utmost importance for many industrial and safety applications.

Prof. Guiseppe Caire (Technical University Berlin, Germany)
Tutorial A: Millimeter Wave Spectrum & Massive MIMO - Improving spectral efficiency & new spectrum for radio access (50 min)

This tutorial presentation provides a review of the main concepts underlying the multiuser MIMO technology and specifically the case where the number of jointly processed infrastructure antennas is much larger than the number of simultaneously served users (the so-called "massive MIMO").

Then we shall also consider the consequences of scaling up the carrier frequency, in the range between 6 and 60 GHz, on the signal processing and architectural design of large multiuser MIMO systems. Overall we shall support the argument that a combination of massive MIMO macro-cells and mm-wave hotspots can deliver the 1000x wireless throughput increase that 5G systems are expected to deliver.

Dr. Merouane Debbah (Huawei R&D Center Paris, France)
Tutorial B: Massive MTC - connecting the many devices to the network (50 min)

Dr. Thomas Haustein (Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany)
Tutorial C: Mission Critical Communication - Low Latency and Ultra Reliable Communication (50 min)


10:00 - 13:00 TUTORIAL 2

Software Networks in 5G – an overview from the core, management, NFV, SDN, programmability and security

Chair: Dr. Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany   PDF
Giuseppe Carella, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany   PDF

While many are still wondering what 5G is, a strong push was made in the last year by leading research and industry in the direction of the standardization of the 5G system. Starting from the major impact of evolving towards software networks, this tutorial will disect a large number of new developments within the 5G system including: integration of mmWave radio, cellular developments for IoT, deep data plane programmability, edge networks, slicing, flexible backhaul and edge orchestration, 3GPP NextGen core network, role of machine learning as well as the advancements in the areas of vertical network customizations, 5G trial deployments, products development tools and benchmarking.

The softwarization of the network is addressed by a large number of new paradigms such as software defined radio, programmable networks, software networks, software defined networks (SDN), service function chaining (SFC), network functions virtualization (NFV), big data and analytics, machine learning. While the basic principle is the same, the network can be programmed using software only components, each of these R&D directions takes a different, customized approach. Through this, they provide a specific advantage to specific areas of the network architecture. 

This tutorial will address the topic in a coherent manner across the different domains, as reflected within the current advancements towards 5G networks. After settling down the basic principles which define “everything as a software" network, a detailed impact on the different areas of the 5G architecture is provided including radio, core, backhaul and software network functions and application servers. 

Following, the programmability of the system is underlined for both the networking direction (Software Defined Networks, Software Defined Radio, Service Function Chaining, etc.) as well as for the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment and for the dynamic network management and orchestration.

A detailed part of the tutorial will be given towards how the latest advancements in cognitive systems and machine learning can be easily docked to the network architecture in specific decision points in order to provide an added value in terms of network adaptability towards irregular and unforeseen events. 

Then careful and critical attention will be given to the impact and the needed customizations of the software architecture towards the different vertical markets: massive subscriber communication, industrial communication, massive M2M, automotive and multimedia delivery. As a result, a complete picture of the benefits and opportunities of the 5G software networks for the different industries is provided. 

The tutorial concludes with outlining how the new software technology can be brought in a relevant manner to the 5G R&D, the status of live 5G testbeds and later be exploited in the 5G ecosystem. Furthermore, the software toolkits and experimentation platforms of Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin will be introduced, namely Open5GCore, Open5GMTC, OpenSDNCore and the 5G Playground,  enabling demonstrations and hands-on know-how accumulation and comprehensive prototyping in the context of academic and industry research.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the 5G softwarization revolution
  • Advancements in the 5G network system (radio, core, network functions and application servers)
  • Virtualization and programmable networks (SDN, SDR, SFC, etc.)
  • Network management in NFV environment
  • The increasing role of machine learning systems in 5G
  • Impact on the vertical markets of the 5G software networks (industrial communication, eHealth, massive M2M, automotive, multimedia delivery and augmented reality)
  • Best practice into the development of software network architectures – Open5GCore, OpenSDNCore, Open5GMTC, OpenBaton and the 5G Playground
10:00 - 13:00 TUTORIAL 3

How the Industrial Internet of Things enables Future Smart Manufacturing/the Industrie 4.0

Chair: Dr. Florian Schreiner, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany PDF
Dr. Alexander Willner, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
David Boswarthick, Director of Committee Support Center at ETSI, France   PDF

How M2M/IoT, CPS, industrial Analytics and Fog/Mobile Edge/Cloud Computing technologies empower Factories of the Future


With an ever increasing global competition, factory operators are striving for increased levels of efficiency, automation, flexibility, manufacturing process insight and transparency as well as OpEx and CapEx savings. Internet-based Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are regarded as key enablers for bringing about the fourth industrial revolution/Industrie 4.0. A plethora of M2M/IoT solutions already enable a broad range of smart home, smart living, smart logistics and automotive applications steadily increasing the number of connected devices. Mission critical, Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications, however, require significantly higher levels of robustness, real-time responsiveness, resilience, bandwidth, responsiveness, accuracy and security.

This is where IIoT technologies come into play. IIoT technologies are smartening up manufacturing processes and environments in various dimensions.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) allow for generating a virtual representation of physical objects and are, therefore, regarded as key drivers for future smart manufacturing where every object, every machine, robot, tool and component is given a virtual representation which can be tracked, traced, sensed and controlled. Smart sensor/actuator networks, machine-to-machine gateways, Cloud-based M2M/IoT platforms as well as industrial data analytics applications can be regarded as key ingredients of industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. With the help of Fog and Mobile-Edge computing technologies, shorter latencies (allowing for real-time capabilities) as well as higher levels of CPS data protection can be achieved.

Highly secure, reliable and resource efficient cloud-based industrial data spaces, hybrid/multi-cloud network, resource and service orchestration mechanisms (incl. ETSI MANO based Network Function Virtualization Orchestration) and mobile/cloud edge computing (MEC)/edge clouds enable distributed production, logistics as well as various low latency, real-time industrial applications including real-time video analytics, location services, augmented reality, optimized local content distribution and data caching.

Industrial IoT applications are enabling agile, demand-driven supply chains, energy-efficient production, collaborative robotics, applications for real-time manufacturing process supervision allowing for a total view and a total recall of complete states of all elements within a factory for safety purposes, product and process analytics. Smart inventory (track & trace) applications, intelligent products and aftersales services enabled through various CPS technologies, are only a few examples of how CPS and IIoT allow future manufacturing to become more efficient, more flexible and more adaptive to changing factors.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:
  • An update on M2M and Industrial IoT (IIoT) standards and technological advancements
  • Economic M2M/IIoT perspective and enabled application domains
  • Challenges and requirements of M2M/IIoT-based smart manufacturing applications
  • M2M/CPS/IIoT devices, access technologies, transport protocols, APIs and platforms
  • Industrial data spaces, industrial Fog, Mobile-Edge and Cloud computing
  • Industrial analytics
  • Industrial IIoT application examples and best practices
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS' industrial wireless, M2M gateway, Fog/Mobile Edge and Cloud-based M2M/IoT platform solutions (OpenMTC.org)

13:00 - 13:45 LUNCH BREAK/DEMOS

13:45 - 17:15 Workshop 1

Prototyping 5G Access Network Technologies – Challenges and Opportunities

13:45 - 17:15 Workshop 2

Building the 5G Environment

Chairs: Dr. Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Giuseppe Carella, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

This workshop brings together innovative perspectives from the network operators towards developing the new 5G ecosystem, concentrating the most towards the most rewarding R&D activities with highly unexpected results. The workshop aims to mirror the developments towards 5G from the perspective of the network functions (radio, core network, application servers, CDNs) as well as from the perspective of the infrastructure usage (SDN, NFV, SFC, etc.) addressing the foreseen challenges as well as the potential benefits and opportunities starting from practical research up to trial facilities.  
13:45 - 17:15 WORKSHOP 3 

ICT for Industrie 4.0/Industrial Internet

Chairs: Dr. Florian Schreiner, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany 
Dr. Alexander Willner, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

This workshop looks at the Industrial Internet/Industrie 4.0 from various angles. As international standards are required for interoperability between involved systems within the IIoT, current alliances and architectures are discussed. Further, the latest ICT enablers that drive the current paradigm shift towards smart factories will be explored. Overall, the workshop brings together the most relevant key players in this area and allows to have a visionary sight into an exciting future of manufacturing.

13:45 - 15:15 Workshop 1 | Session 1

5G Design, Evaluation, and Prototyping

Chair: Dr. Satoshi Suyama, NTT Docomo, Japan

Toward IMT2020, namely 5G cellular networks, ITU-R has selected three use cases of 5G as Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC), and Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC). Based on these use cases, 3GPP has started their definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) such as peak data rate, spectrum efficiency, end-to-end latency, connection density, and network energy efficiency. Several network operators and vendors have launched prototyping works to show technologies to achieve such 5G KPIs. In this session, 3GPP and related experts are invited to show the latest 5G design and evaluation results on different 5G KPIs. Furthermore, they will show their prototyping works as a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) of 5G systems.

Ericsson 5G Testbed - Field Trial Results
Dr. Björn Halvarsson, Ericsson, Sweden   PDF

Development of massive element-antenna base station towards 5G
Dr. Naoto Ishii, NEC Corporation, Japan
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Radio hardware challenges for 5G systems
David Wessel, Huawei, Canada   PDF

Experimental Study of High-Capacity Technologies for 5G Ultra High-Density Distributed Antenna Systems
Dr. Hiroyuki Seki, Fujitsu, Japan
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Challenges and Techniques for Characterizing Massive MIMO Antenna Systems for 5G 
Dr. Taro Eichler, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany   PDF

13:45 - 15:15 WORKSHOP 2 | SESSION 1

5G Software Networks

Chair: Hans Einsiedler, T-Labs, Germany

This session will concentrate on the network functions developments towards the 5G environment including, radio, core, application servers and content distribution.
  • 5G radio advancements
  • Cell mobility
  • Fixed-Mobile-Satellite convergence and femto cells
  • Edge networks 
  • Backhaul advancements into SDN world
  • Connectivity management and security 
  • Ultra-configurable core networks
  • Next generation of M2M networks
  • What is a Minimal Viable Product in a software environment

Modularization and new systems concepts to efficiently support future services
Hans Einsiedler, T-Labs, Germany   PDF

SDN and NFV deployment and implications – Results from a Delphi Study
René Arnold, Head of Department Markets and Perspectives, WIK-Consult, Germany   PDF

Focussing into 5G
Hartmut Kremling, Vodafone Ambassador, Vodafone Group, Germany   PDF

Loltel, the software telco: Where we are near the end of 2016, and where we're going.
Bjørn Remseth, Telenor Digital, Norway   PDF

Multiple dimensions of slicing
Sławomir Kukliński, Orange Lab, Poland   PDF

13:45 - 15:15 Workshop 3 | Session 1

The Industrial Internet/Industrie 4.0: Alliances, Architectures, Standards and Testbeds

Chair: Prof. Christian Diedrich, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg/Institute for Automation and Communikation, Germany

This session will provide an overview of worldwide, European and German initiatives related to IIoT technologies (Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0) and will address the latest advancements of related alliances, reference architectures, standards and testbeds for Industrie 4.0/Industrial Internet/Factories of the Future.

Roadmap of OPC UA towards Industrie 4.0
Uwe Steinkrauss, Unified Automation GmbH, Germany   PDF

The Architecture of the Industrial Internet, an Update on IIC's Standardization Activities and Testbeds
Stephen J. Mellor, Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Australia   PDF

AIOTI: Building bridges with business community
Georgios Karagiannis, HUAWEI, Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation, The Netherlands   PDF

oneM2M and the Industrial Domain 
Hans Werner Bitzer, oneM2M, Germany
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Interoperability within the Industrial Internet - The need for Interface and Model Standardization
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gössling, Hilscher AG, Germany   PDF

15:15 - 15:45 COFFEE BREAK/DEMOS 

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

Challenge to mm-Wave & Edge Cloud

Chair: Kei Sakaguchi, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany

Millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies above 24GHz are promising spectrum to realize ultra high peak user rate and to boost overall system capacity of 5G networks. However, it is still challenging to deploy mmWave access since their coverage is limited and ideal backhaul cannot be expected everywhere. Recently, a combination of mmWave access and mobile edge cloud (MEC) with dynamic orchestration has attracted attention due to its potential to solve problems and to realize mmWave based cellular networks. In this session, excellent experts in the field of mmWave and MEC are invited and will discuss about the concept of mmWave Edge Cloud.

Computation Caching: a new frontier for Mobile Edge Cloud
Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati, CEA, France

Standardization and regulatory bodies aspects
Dr. Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany

Enabling low latency mobile edge computing through millimeter-wave links
Sergio Barbarossa, Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy   PDF

Multi-user Gigabit Wireless Access Technology: Evolution of WiGig-based high-speed network
Dr. Koji Takinami, Panasonic, Japan
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Interoperable control plane for enabling interworking of mmWave edge cloud and 5G mobile HetNets
Katsuo Yunoki, KDDI Research, Inc., Japan   PDF

mmWave Access/Backhaul Integrated 5G Heterogeneous Networks
Prof. Gia Khanh Tran, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
 PDF

15:45 - 17:15 Workshop 2 | session 2

Virtualization and Customization

Chair: Bruno Chatras, Orange, France

This session will concentrate on virtualization technologies as well as on network management and orchestration. 
  • Management and orchestration in NFV environment
  • Network management 
  • Advancements in NFV deployments
  • New approaches towards MVNOs
  • SDN usage for industrial environments
  • NFV usage for automotive
  • Content and multimedia distribution 
  • Ensuring network reliability in software environments

Reliability capabilities and requirements for an NFV Orchestrator
Andres Javier Gonzalez, Telenor, Norway   PDF 

NICT testbed for future network applications
Eiji Kawai, Director of Network Testbed Research and Development Laboratory, NICT, Japan
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The Whats, the Whys and the Hows. Telefonica's Activities in Software Network Open-Source Projects
Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain   PDF

Security Challenges and Opportunities in SDN/NFV Networks  
Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T, USA   PDF

Toward NFV Implementation in TELKOM Indonesia: Strategy & Roadmap
Angkoso Suryocahyono, Telkom Indonesia, Indonesia   PDF

SDN is real....what's next?
Eileen Healy, IEEE SDN Initiative, USA   PDF

15:45 - 17:15 Workshop 3 | Session 2

ICT Enablers for Industrie 4.0/Factories of the Future

Chair: Stephen J. Mellor, Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Australia

This session will address technological advancements in the field of ICT enablers for smart manufacturing/Industrie 4.0/ Industrial Internet such as industrial fog/edge and cloud computing technologies, industrial wireless, industrial M2M communication, IIoT platforms, industrial data/video analytics, industrial data security. Subsequently, Industrial Internet applications within the shop floor/factories and beyond (e.g., smart supply chain management, smart logistics and smart aftersales applications) will be addressed and best practices presented.

Plattform Industrie 4.0: Interaction model of I4.0 Components
Prof. Christian Diedrich, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Germany    PDF

Industrial Internet – Tales from the Coal Face
Dirk Slama, Director Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations, Germany   PDF

Industrie 4.0 from a Telco perspective
Jörg Diederichs, CTO/VP Carrier Solutions, Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH, Germany   PDF

Practical experience of digital industry in small and medium-sized businesses
Marco Bauer, 
Managing Director, BAM Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany   PDF

17:15 - 18:00 PANEL DISCUSSIONS 

17:15 - 18:00 Workshop 1 | Panel Discussion

RAN Technologies & Ecosystem for 5G

17:15 - 18:00 Workshop 2 | Panel Discussion

Opportunities and Benefits of Software 5G Networks 

17:15 - 18:00 Workshop 3 | Panel Discussion

Panel Industrie 4.0/Industrial Internet

19:00 GEt together

Startup Capital Berlin moving towards a real 5G Capital
Michael Stamm, Berlin Partner, Germany