Empowering Transatlantic Platforms for Advance Wireless Research

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:30 -13:00/16:15-18:00, room R6
  • Serge Fdida (Sorbonne University & CNRS, France)
  • Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain (IEEE SM, USA)
  • Arturo Azcorra(University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
  • Didier Bourse (Nokia, France)
  • Antonio de la Oliva (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
  • Jaime Garcia-Reinoso (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)

Motivation and Background

The European Commission has created the CSA EMPOWER in order to foster the collaboration between Europe and USA on Advance Wireless Platforms, which include ICT-17 End-to-End 5G platforms and NSF PAWR projects. The overarching aim of EMPOWER is to reinforce the cooperation between the EU and the US towards establishing a collaborative transatlantic community on the new connectivity frontiers beyond 5G with the ambition to accelerate the joint development of the associated advanced wireless platforms. EMPOWER follows and builds on the recurrent dialogue between the EU and the US regarding collaboration for Advanced Wireless Platforms as presented in the “Report from the EU/US Future Networks Workshop”, dated November 11, 2017.
EMPOWER targets the creation of a joint EU-US advanced Wireless ecosystem for (i) bridging the relevant EU-US Wireless communities and stakeholders, such as scientific researchers, platform engineers, standardization experts, regulators, and product incubators; and (ii) developing a strategic EU-US collaboration agenda and supporting its execution ahead of worldwide competition for beyond 5G connectivity standards, based on common EU-US roadmaps spanning advances in scientific knowledge, platforms and testbeds, standards and
This workshop objective is to put in contact key persons on Europe and USA to start a track record of collaborations and to discuss posible joint activities and evolution of the wireless platforms at both sides of the Atlantic towards beyond 5G technologies. The workshop will be mainly driven by ICT-17 and NSF PAWR representatives, although projects planning to use the Wireless platforms, such as ICT-19 winning consortiums and projects with already established experience on collaboration with USA such as 5GinFire, will also be invited.
Web page: https://www.advancedwireless.eu/index.php/event/eucnc-workshop/

The projects sponsoring this event are: EMPOWER+PAWR and at a second level 5G-EVE, 5G-VINNI and 5GENESIS


8:30 – 9:15 Session 1: Opening 

  • Challenges for developing future test platforms to support research in digital infrastructures, Serge Fdida, Sorbonne Université, France
  • Introduction to PAWR, Abhimanyu Gosain, Technical Program Director of PAWR Office, Northeastern University College of Engineering
  • The EU/USA collaboration programme by Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF

9:15 – 10:30 Session 2: Presentation of the different platforms 

  • 5G-EVE: 5G European Validation platform for Extensive trails, Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia.
  • 5G-VINNI: An open large scale 5G end-to-end facility for KPI validation and verticals use case piloting, Pål Grønsund
  • 5GENESIS: An Open 5G Experimental Facility for Testing, KPI Validation and Showcasing, Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR “Demokritos”.
  • Presentation from COSMOS platform, by Ivan Seskar (Rutgers)
  • POWDER (Platform for Open Wireless Data-driven Experimental
    Research), Robert Ricci, University of Utah
  • The 5GINFIRE Platform – A facility for end-to-end 5G experimentation, Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH
  • EuWireless: Design of the European Mobile Network Operator for Research, Pedro Merino, University of Malaga.

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:50 Session 3: Wireless challenges for the future

This session includes a talk of a renowned scientist of challenges for Beyond 5G wireless Technologies, followed by a round table.

  • EMPOWER B5G technology roadmap, Alain Mourad, InterDigital
  • Wireless challenges talk by USA scientist (possibly Edward Knightly, to be confirmed).

Round Table: Composed of representatives from ICT-17, NSF PAWR projects and other stakeholders. Active discussion on the future of the platforms and their technology evolution is expected.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:45 Session 4: Joint session with 5G Global Event (Session 5), Cross regional Projects

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30 Session 5: Requirements from platform users

This session will cover presentations from ICT-19 projects, followed by a round table. Topics to be covered include Data Management, Software Tools, Security, Scientific method and repeatability of the experiments.

  • 5G-enabled Growth in Vertical Industries, Carlos J. Bernardos, 5GROWTH Project
  • 5G smarT mObility, media and e-health for toURists and citizenS, Marco Gramaglia, 5G-Tours

17:30 – 18:30 Session 6: Possible joint experimentation

Round table on plans for possible join experimentation. On this session we will explicitly invite ICT-19 and other projects such as 5GinFire to discuss possibilities of joint experimentation.