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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  • June, 2017:

A third newsletter is available here.

  • June, 15th, 2017:

Xiaojun Xi from CNRS, under the supervision of Marco Di Renzo, participated to the Doctoral Students’ Day, organized by CentraleSupelec. Presenting his research activities, Xiaojun talked on “The channel modeling analysis of millimeter wave and visible light communication by stochastic geometry”. You can find the programme here, Xiaojun's slides here, the video here and the pictures here.

  • June, 30th - July, 1st, 2017:

The 2nd 5g-AURA Open Days was organized by the Univeristy of York and was co-located with the University Open Days. Mahmu created and presented a poster called “Exploiting Mobile Edge Computing for Proximity based services”. Rony created and presented a poster called “Towards 5G: Applications, research challenges and a new architecture”. You can find the leaflet here, the agenda here, the pictures here and the videos here.

  • August, 28th, 2017: 

The first 5gAURA Workshop has taken place in Bologna, Italy during the 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWSC 2017). This workshop was entitled “Ultra-Dense Cell-Less 5G Cellular Networks: Wireless Access and Programmable Network Architecture (5G Cell-Less Nets)”. You can read the Call for papers here, the programme here, the ESRs' presentations here, the pictures here and the videos here.

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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.