Friday, 10th June 2016

9:15 - 9:30

Welcome Message from Workshop Chairs

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote 1: How should operators challenge for the Soft-5G?

Dr. Fumio Watanabe (KDDI)


“5G” mobile networks are required to cope with diverse requirements not only enhanced mobile broadband but also massive-machine type communication and ultra-reliable/low latency communication.  How “5G” network can be super flexible would be the most essential.   Software defined networking is undoubtedly one of the key for next generation network expecting flexibility, scalability, cost reduction, rapid service provisioning, and etc. However, SDN is really challenging from a view point of operators to handle huge scale of the network and devices.  

This talk will examine these expectations and challenges from an operator perspective. And it will cover typical approaches how to effectively apply SDN to commercial networks.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote 2: Network-wide Distributed computing for IoT era

  • Jun Ogawa M.S. (Fujitsu)
11:30 - 12:30

Technical Session 1

Chair: Prof. Alex Galis (UCL)

  • Lightweight Container-Based OpenEPC Deployment and its Evaluation
    Jorge Fontenla-Gonzalez (University of Vigo), Carlos Perez-Garrido (University of Vigo), Felipe Gil-Castiñeira (Universidade de Vigo), Francisco Javier Gonzalez Castaño (University of Vigo), Carlos Giraldo-Rodriguez (Gradiant)
  • 802.11ah LPWA Interworking
    Mukesh Taneja (Cisco)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote 3: Mobile Cloud Networking - The Pioneer of Virtualized Mobile Networks

  • Thomas Bohnert (ZHAW) 


Mobile Cloud Networking was the first project proposing virtualization of mobile networks, long before ETSI NFV and all related activities. The project was defined in 2008, started in 2012, and finished in May 2016. This talk will present the project and its impacts, and will conclude on the future of NFV.
14:30 - 15:30

Technical Session 2

Chair: Prof. Alex Galis (UCL)

  • System architecture and aspects of SESAME: Small cEllS coordinAtion for Multi-tenancy and Edge services
    Ioannis Giannoulakis (Demokritos), George Xilouris (N.C.S.R Demokritos), Michail Alexandros Kourtis (NCSR Demokritos), Emmanouil Kafetzakis (Orion innovations), Jose Oscar Fajardo (University of the Basque Country), Pouria Sayyad Khodashenas (i2CAT Foundation), Antonino Albanese (Italtel), Haralambos Mouratidis(Univ. of Brighton), Vassilios Vassilakis (Univ. of Brighton)
  • Empirical Comparison of Virtualised and Bare-Metal Switching for SDN-based 5G Communication in Critical Infrastructures
    Fabian Kurtz, Nils Dorsch, Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion: “Towards distributed SDN/NFV/MEC Testbeds for 5G Prototyping”

Panel Chair: Dr. Stefan Covaci (TU Berlin)

  • How important will be SDN/NFV/MEC concepts and technologies for 5G?
  • How to test and prototype 5G without existing standards?
  • What is the status of definition and deployment of 5G Testbeds around the globe?
  • Local versus distributed versus federated testbeds - What might be the Role of the IEEE Federated SDN Testbed Initiative?
  • Questions from the audience


  • Jun Ogawa M.S. (Fujitsu)
  • Dr. Fumio Watanabe (KDDI)
  • Prof. Alex Galis (UCL)