KeyvisualFFF2019
Thu., Nov. 07, 2019 to Fri., Nov. 08, 2019 – Berlin, Germany

This agenda will be updated continuously. 

DAY 1 - THURSDAY, NOV 07, 2019

08.00 - 09.00 REGISTRATION

09.00-18.00 TRACK 1 - TUTORIAL & WORKSHOP

5G Technologies & Enablers – Core Networks, Edge Computing, Management & Slicing

Morning: Tutorial “5G Technologies“

Afternoon: Half-Day Workshop “5G Technologies – From Standards to Products and Solutions“  

5G Technologies Tutorial

This tutorial follows the evolution of the 5G technologies beyond the first commercial products available on the market, specifically concentrating on the foreseen impact of 5G within the digitalization of the various industries and on the equivalent standardization procedures within 3GPP Release 16. In particular, the concept of local networks addressing the needs of vertical markets and their integration into the global telecommunication infrastructure will be detailed.

The tutorial will cover a comprehensive number of telecommunication technologies, from the perspective of the 5G system as the basis for a highly flexible, customizable and automatic network infrastructure. Aiming to become a mirror on the path towards reaching the full potential of the 5G networks, this tutorial covers, from the perspective of software networks, the following topics: Local network requirements, core network architecture and edge-central split models, radio advancements and their impact on the core network, opportunities of AI, automation and management interfaces.

Being an anniversary edition, this tutorial will include a set of slides from previous tutorials, especially concentrating on how the technologies have realistically evolved, giving the audience a deep understanding on the R&D processes and expectations.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the impact of software platforms on telecommunications
  • 5G system standardization advancements
  • Customization and flexibility features to address use case needs
  • Impact of data-driven management and AI on end-to-end telecom infrastructure
  • Best practice developments of 5G networks and trials

09.00-18.00 TRACK 2 - WORKSHOP

5G Testbeds, Trials, and Best Practices Workshop

Morning: European 5G Testbeds, Trials, and Best Practices

Afternoon: International 5G Testbeds, Trials, and Best Practices

While operators schedule their commercial 5G rollouts, vertical industries are actively seeking means of testing their use cases and 5G-ready products to validate and evaluate key 5G features. Therein 5G testbeds and trials play an essential role. This workshop aims to bring together experts from all over the world who are engaged in bringing 5G technologies into real life by means of 5G testbeds and trials.

The track is structured into three sessions, organized in a workshop format, starting with topic-specific presentations followed by interactive discussions among participants and presenters.

09.00-18.00 TRACK 3 - WORKSHOP

Vertical Use Cases, Rollouts and Migration Towards 5G

National Operator 5G Deployment Options & 5G Business Cases


Opening: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany

Stimulation Talk:
Current Status Of 5G Rollouts In Regard To 4G Evolution
Georg Kopf, Detecon International GmbH, Germany

Stimulation Talk:
5G: Evolution Or Revolution?
Paul Wilson, TM Forum, UK

5G is becoming reality! But how is the past hype around the diverse breathtaking 5G capabilities matching with the first deployments? Many countries have meanwhile assigned the 5G frequencies to operators and many network operators are now starting to deploy 5G networks based on the first 5G products being or becoming available this year based on the last 3GPP Release 15 specifications. In this full-day workshop we want to discuss highly interactively with 5G pioneers and key international experts the current application drivers - such as Media, Automotive, Manufacturing, etc - as well as the technological options for deploying national 5G operator networks as well as new local/campus 5G networks. Of course major questions arising at this point in time are when, where and for what to deploy 5G at an early point in time, knowing that the products and end systems have limited capabilities and 4G/5G interworking and migration will be challenging. So will fixed wireless access and enhanced multimedia applications be the major drivers we will see in the market? And/or will we see already new industrial IoT applications and reduced latency infrastructures in some locations? So what is or what are the short-term 5G business cases and what are the long-term ones?

In the morning we will look at national/international network operator 5G deployments, whereas in the afternoon we want to focus on local 5G networks, including also the option of private 5G networks. The sessions will feature many short talks and a longer panel after the sessions in the morning and in the afternoon allowing for discussions among the speakers and the audience.

09.30-10.45 TRACK 1 | SESSION 1 | TUTORIAL

5G Technologies

Chair: Dr. Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

The tutorial will cover a comprehensive number of telecommunication technologies from the perspective of the 5G system as the basis for a highly flexible, customizable, and automatic network infrastructure. Aiming to become a mirror on the path towards reaching the full potential of the 5G networks, this tutorial covers, from the perspective of software networks, the following topics: Local network requirements, core network architecture and edge-central split models, radio advancements and their impact on the core network, opportunities of AI, automation and management interfaces.

09.00-13.00 TRACK 2 | SESSION 1 | WORKSHOP 1

From 5GINFIRE Towards Large-Scale European  Testbeds 

Chairs: Dr. Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH, & Marc Emmelmann, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

This session pitches from a 5GinFIRE perspective a handover of the experience to the ongoing 5G PPP testbed projects. For that Session 1a provides a few experience report presentations from 5GinFIRE, followed by Session 1b presentations summarizing the current deployment status of the 5G PPP ICT-17 testbed projects.


09.00-10.45 TRACK 2SESSION 1 | WORKSHOP 1


Chair: Dr. Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

Welcome
Dr. Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

5GINFIRE Project Achievements
Christos Tranoris, University of Patras, Greece

University Of Bristol 5G Testbed Overview And Capabilities. A Fully Fledged Smart City Experimental Testbed
Alex Mavromatis, University of Bristol, UK


PRESENTATIONS FROM 5GINFIRE EXPERIMENTS:

Offloading Virtual OBU As A 5G Service For C-ITS Solutions
Prof. Antonio SkarmetaOdin Solutions and Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Service Function Chaining For Low-Latency Guarantees
Prof. Federica Paganelli, University of Pisa, Italy


CONCLUDING PRESENTATION:

5G Experimentation – Business Opportunities
Xavier Priem, University of Bristol, UK

09.30-10.45 TRACK 3 | SESSION 1 | PRESENTATION

European 5G Rollouts: Challenges and Opportunities

Chairs: Prof. Thomas MagedanzFraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

The Future Of TV And Why 5G Can Help
Dr. Stefan Lietsch, Zattoo International Ltd., Switzerland

Automotive As Key Driver For 5G
Dr. Johannes Springer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany, on behalf of 5GAA

5G in Vodafone
Dr. Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, Germany

The Journey From 4G EPC To 5G Core
Tilo HeckmannTelefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany

5G in A1 Austria and A1 Group
Dr. Wolfgang Fleischer, A1 Telekom Austria, Austria

5G in the UK
Ruth Brown, British Telecom, UK

5G in Italy
Giovanni Romano, TIM, Italy

Some important features that are being deployed in 5G networks, such as network slicing, C-RAN, dynamic functional splits, and edge computing, require novel architectures as well as new radio technologies, both in the transport and in the access network.

Moreover, the new requirements on 5G networks coming from different verticals and new services do have a significant impact on the needed performance of the wireless access links.

Based on requirements and architectural considerations of the transport and access network, this workshop highlights implications on the convergence of wired and wireless technologies. New developments of high capacity and low latency wireless links will be presented and evaluated.

10.45 - 11.15 COFFEE BREAK & DEMOS

11.15-13.00 TRACK 1 | SESSION 2  | TUTORIAL

5G Technologies

Part 2 of the tutorial will include a set of slides from previous tutorials, especially concentrating on how the technologies have realistically evolved, giving the audience a deep understanding on the R&D processes and expectations. Furthermore, part 2 will concentrate on the impact of data-driven management and AI on end-to-end telecom infrastructure and best practice developments of 5G networks and trials.

11.15-12.30 TRACK 2 | SESSION 2 | WORKSHOP 2

European 5G Testbeds

Chair: Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

5G-EVE
Michel Corriou, b<>com, France

5G-VINNI
Dr. Pål Grønsund, Telenor, Norway

5Genesis
Dr. Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

ORCA
Martin Danneberg, TU Dresden, Germany

EuWireless
Prof. Pedro Merino, University of Málaga, Spain

11.15-12.30 TRACK 3 | SESSION 2 | PRESENTATION

International Rollout Challenges and Opportunities

Chairs: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

5G: Now And Tomorrow
Dr. Eric Hardouin, Orange, France

5G in the US
Michael Loushine, AT&T, USA

5G in Taiwan
Dr. Li Fung Chang, 5G Program Office, DoIT/MoEA, Taiwan

5G in Japan
Eisuke Endo, NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Practical Considerations For 5G
Hugo van Zyl, Openserve, South Africa

Manufacturing As Key Driver For 5G
Dr. Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, Sweden, on behalf of 5G-ACIA


12.30-13.00 TRACK 2 | SESSION 2 | PANEL

5G Experimentation For Vertical Industries

Chair: Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom GmbH/5GINFIRE, Germany

Michel Corriou, b<>com, France
Dr. Pål Grønsund, Telenor, Norway
Dr. Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Martin Danneberg, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Prof. Pedro Merino, University of Málaga, Spain
Xavier Priem, University of Bristol, UK

12.30-13.00  TRACK 3 | SESSION 2 | PANEL

Challenges & Opportunities In Rolling Out 5G Networks

Chairs: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

Georg Kopf, Detecon International GmbH, Germany
Paul Wilson, TM Forum, UK
Dr. Stefan Lietsch, Zattoo International Ltd., Switzerland
Dr. Johannes Springer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany, on behalf of 5GAA
Dr. Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, Sweden, on behalf of 5G-ACIA
Dr. Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, Germany
Tilo HeckmannTelefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Fleischer, A1 Telekom Austria, Austria
Dr. Eric Hardouin, Orange, France
Ruth Brown, British Telecom, UK
Giovanni Romano, TIM, Italy
Michael Loushine, AT&T, USA
Dr. Li Fung Chang, 5G Program Office, DoIT/MoEA, Taiwan
Michael Ashdown, Telecom26, Switzerland
Hugo van Zyl, Openserve, South Africa
Eisuke Endo, NTT DoCoMo, Japan

First food for thoughts/questions (to be extended over time)

  • Does 5G really work, i.e., fulfill the promises (specs)?
  • Are the customers (consumer vs. business) ready for 5G?
  • Who is the prime 5G user: consumer or business user?
  • Is the end system ecosystem ready (smartphones vs. IoT modems)
  • What is better: to start now with Rel 15 or to wait for Rel 16 products?
  • Are there additional 5G services in regard to FWA and capacity extensions?
  • What are the 5G prerequisites: SDN, NFV, EDGE??? How about the interoperability of 5G products?
  • How to best start with 5G. 5G from scratch vs. 5G as 4G extension?
  • Is 5G much more devops and are operators ready for the change?

13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH BREAK & DEMOS

14.00-15.30  TRACK 1 | SESSION 3 | WORKSHOP 1 

Radio And Network Technologies

Chair: Dr. Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

mmWave Technologies – Where Do They Make Sense
Prof. Eckhard GrassHumboldt University Berlin/IHP, Germany

Research And Development On Coordinated Management And Flexible Spectrum Utilization Toward 5G Era
Homare Murakami, NICT, Japan

Direct Access Of 5G New Radio Over Satellite - Status In 3GPP
Thomas Heyn and Thomas Schlichter, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

Optimizing RAN on Intel Architecture
Dr. Clare Somerville, Intel, UK

How To Bring A 5G Core In The Cloud To Fly?
Hans Joachim Einsiedler, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany

AT&T Perspective On 5G Core
Michael Loushine, AT&T, USA

14.00-15.30  TRACK 2 | SESSION 3 | WORKSHOP 3 

Global Testbeds and Initiatives

This session complements the European testbed perspective of the previous session by summarizing corresponding testbed activities and their interaction with European deployments.

Chair: Marc Emmelmann, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

NGIAtlantic.eu Initiative - An Opportunity For EU- And US-based Teams Working Together On NGI Experimental Platforms
James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Overview Of The ESA Initiatives
Maria Guta, ESA, The Netherlands

Results of SATis5 ESA Project
Adam Kapovits, Eurescom, Germany

Experimenting Along The Road To 5G Network Slicing In Brazil
Prof. Edmundo R.M. Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil

14.00-14.20  TRACK 3 | SESSION 3 | KEYNOTE

Private 5G Networking - Challenges & Opportunities

Local Edge Servers As Prerequisites
Dr. Sebastian Ritz, GEC, Germany


14.20-15.30 TRACK 3 | SESSION 3 | PRESENTATION


Application Domains Driving Local 5G Network Deployments


Chairs: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

Local Licences For 5G In 3700-3800 MHz In Germany
Josch Luxa, Federal Network Agency, Germany

Local 5G Factory Networks
Dr. Andreas Müller, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, and 5G-ACIA

Smart Factories
Linus Thrybom, ABB, Sweden

From An Exhibition Center Towards A “Smart Venue”
Marcus Eibach, Deutsche Messe AG, Germany

15.30 - 16.00 COFFEE BREAK & DEMOS

16.00-18.00 TRACK 1 | SESSION 4 | WORKSHOP 2

Testing, Network Management, and ML

Chair: Dr. Marius Corici, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Performance Validation Of 5G Core Networks With Keysight Test Tool
Ciprian Matei, Keysight, Romania

Bringing Actionable Reporting To Testing Environments
Prof. Francisco Gortázar, Project ElasTest/Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Advancements In Network Management - Implementation Of The In-Slice Management Concept
Dr. Lechosław Tomaszewski, Orange Labs, Poland

Slice And Expose - Enhancing Network Slice Applications By Means Of Capability Exposure
José A. Ordóñez-Lucena, Telefónica I+D, Spain

Satellite Integration With 5G And Edge Computing
Dr. Christos Politis, SES S.A., Luxembourg, and Joe Cahill, ST Engineering iDirect, Ireland

Cognitive Slice Management: It Takes A Village
Joanna Balcerzak, Orange Labs, France

Opportunities/Challenges For 5G+AI/ML
Vishnu Ram OV, India, on behalf of ITU-T FG ML5G

The Challenges And Opportunities Of Open Source In Telecom - The Story Of The Past 20 Years
Daniel-Constantin Mierla
Kamailio, Germany

16.00-17.30 TRACK 2 | SESSION 4 | PRESENTATION

From Testbed To Trials And Products

This session looks at various verticals as deployed and evaluated within the new ICT-19 projects, as well as the commercial perspective towards future, 5G-based telecommunication.

Chairs: Dr. Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH, Germany, & Marc Emmelmann, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany


The 5G-VICTORI Project – A Closer Look To The Berlin Platform And Use Cases
Dr. Jesús Gutiérrez Terán, IHP, Germany

UK's 5G Testbeds and Trial Program
Mohammad Lari, Government of the United Kingdom

In Search Of Value And Synergies With 5G-SOLUTIONS
Håkon Lønsethagen, Telenor, Norway

5G-TOURS: An Overview Of 5G-TOURS & Prioritised Challenges In Touristic, Safe & Mobile Efficient Cities
Anthony Dunne, Real Wireless, UK

5G!Drones Trials - How To Match UAV Business Cases, Drone Capabilities, and 5G Test Facilities
Dr. Lechosław Tomaszewski, Orange Labs, Poland, and Tanel Järvet, CAFA Tech OU, Estonia

16.00-17.30 TRACK 3 | SESSION 4 | PRESENTATION

Campus Network Options: Network Slicing Vs. Private Networking

Chairs: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

Drivers From GSMA Perspective
Michele Zarri, GSMA, UK

Use Case Experiences Empowered By 5G Network Slicing
Dr. Luigi Licciardi, Chairman of 5GSA, Italy

5G Campus Networks: Tailored Solutions For A Smarter Production
Ernst-Joachim Steffens, Ernst-Joachim Steffens Industrie 4.0, Germany

5G - Chances & Challenges For Operators
Dr. Helge Lüders, Telefónica, Germany

Vodafone Activities For Local Networks
Dr. Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, Germany

5G For Enterprise In Switzerland: From Campus To Mission Critical
Dr. Ruben Merz, Swisscom, Switzerland

17.30 - 18.00 TRACK 3 PANEL DISCUSSION

17.30-18.00 | TRACK 3 | PANEL DISCUSSION

Challenges & Opportunities In Local 5G Networks

Chairs: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Guy Redmill, Redmill Marketing Associates, UK

Dr. Sebastian Ritz, GEC, Germany
Paul Wilson, TM Forum, UK
Josch LuxaFederal Network Agency, Germany
Dr. Andreas Müller, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, and 5G-ACIA
Linus Thrybom, ABB, Sweden
Marcus Eibach, Deutsche Messe AG, Germany
Michele Zarri, GSMA, UK
Dr. Luigi LicciardiChairman of 5GSA, Italy
Ernst-Joachim SteffensErnst-Joachim Steffens Industrie 4.0, Germany
Dr. Helge Lüders, Telefónica, Germany
Dr. Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, Germany
Dr. Ruben Merz, Swisscom, Switzerland
Dr. Wolfgang Fleischer, A1 Telekom Austria, Austria

First food for thoughts/questions (to be extended over time)

  • Are the stakeholders within specific application domains aware of 5G capabilities and potentialities?
  • Are the current 5G products good enough to start deploying campus networks?
  • Are operators flexible enough to cope with the many specific requirements of different industry network types?
  • Will we see new market players in the future for planning, deploying, and running campus networks?
  • How important is local communication only?
  • How important is interworking with remote local and/or operator networks?

19.00 EVENING NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER