Application-aware User-centric pRogrammable Architectures for 5G multi-tenant networks

5G-AuRA is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which aims to support the career development and training of young researchers through international and inter-sector mobility.

The vision of future 5G networks encompasses a heterogeneous communication landscape in which existing Radio Access Technologies (RATs) will be integrated with evolving wireless technologies and systems, software-design network architectures and cloud-enabled services. The ambition towards 5G systems is to provide customized user-centric services at an affordable price, in an effort to strengthen key societal needs in heterogeneous domains such as transportation, health, environment, etc. We expect that the emerging 5G ecosystem will consist of ultra-dense, heterogeneous deployments of multiple RATs with a wide range of backhauling options (microwave, E-band, optical, etc.), owned and shared by multiple stakeholders and supporting highly diverse applications and services, from Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, to proximity services and Machine Type Communications (MTC).

Effectively harnessing the potential of all these innovative and heterogeneous features and providing a programmable multi-tenant network architectural framework will be the key to the success of 5G, and it will be the main objective of 5G-Aura.



The 5GAuRA Project at a Glance



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48 months

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Project Coordinator:

Marco Di Renzo - CNRS

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  • September, 30th, 2017: 

A fourth newsletter is available here

  • October, 04th, 2017:

Matteo gave a Public Talk at the “Iot Solutions World Congress” in Barcelona. The presentation was entitled: “Business model & mechanisms for efficient networks towards 5G”. You can find the presentation here and the pictures here.

  • October, 05th, 2017:

Mikel also gave a Public Talk at the “Iot Solutions World Congress” in Barcelona. The presentation was entitled: “Software Defined Networking: a necessary tool for 5G”. You can find the presentation here and his pictures here

  • October, 07th - 15th, 2017:

Xiaojun visited the Science Festival ’17, an event organised all over France. He went to Paris-Saclay University and had the opportunity to visit different laboratories, discover various projects and meet several researchers. You can find the program here and some pictures here.

  • October, 18th, 2017:

Yingjie made a Public Talk at the Institute of Physics & Institute of Engineering Technology of the University of Derby. The talk was entitled: "Base Station Reconfigurable Antennas for 5G Network Solutions". You can find the program here and look at the presentation here and her pictures here

  • October, 31th, 2017:

The second 5G-AuRA Brochure is available. Read it here

  • November, 1st, 2017:

Asif has started his secondment at the OTE Academy in Athens, Greece. The objectives are to research on the designing of Service Level Agreement (SLA) between tenant and service provider of 5G slice-based network and to receive trainings on the CAPEX and OPEX analysis of sliced-based network. In addition, he plans to work on a survey paper in the sidelines of his secondment. Here are some pictures of his arrival.

  • November, 17th, 2017:

Asif and Meysam wrote an article entitled "Be ready! 5G is coming...", which was published in UNISCEPTRUM, the magazine of the University of Kaiserlautern. You can download the article here and look at the whole magazine here.

  • November, 29th, 2017:

The Mid-term Review Meeting took place at CNRS premises. The purpose was to review and evaluate the project two years after its start (at mid-term). Each ESRs made a presentation about their current work progress and their next steps. At the end, the whole consortium, the Project Officer and the external experts, concord on the fact that the 5GAuRA project is well on track, especially thanks to the active commitment of every member of the team. Click here to see the pictures.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 675806.