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, 18th - 26th, 2017: 

The second 5G-AuRA training event, organized by CNRS, took place at CentraleSupelec in France. This 1st School lasted 7 days and focused on "5G Transmission Technologies; Communication Protocols, and Tools". It encompassed Schools 1, 2 and 3. The ESRs had the opportunity to follow lectures on several subjects. More details are given here.

  • September, 27th, 2017: 

The second 5G-AuRA Plenary Meeting took place at CentraleSupelec in France. You can find the pictures here.

  • September, 29th, 2017: 

The 5G-AuRA ESRs participated to the European Researchers' Night all over Europe. You can find some pictures here

Jian made a Public Talk during the European Researchers’ Night in Paris.  He created a specific poster and focused his Talk on “Leading the World to 5G: Evolving the Cellular Networks with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)”. You can find the poster here, the videos here and here and the pictures here.

Akshay and Rony participated to the European Researchers’ Night in Madrid. You can see the videos of their Public Talks here and here. To better explain the project to the general public and to attract a larger audience, they made a FAQ in Spanish. You can find it here. They also made several pictures of this event and of the people visiting the project’s stand. You can see them here.

  • 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

  • November, 1st, 2017:

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