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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Marco Di Renzo - CNRS

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  • January, 29th, 2018:

The third 5G-AuRA Plenary Meeting took place by visioconference. 

  • February, 1st, 2018: 

The second 5gAURA Workshop will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 28th August 2018, during the 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWSC 2018). The ESRs will submit workshop papers before the deadline for full paper submission on the 06th April 2018. You can find the Call for Papers here and look on the conference’s website here.

    • February, 12th - 13 th, 2018:

    Asif and Meysam participated to the European 5G Conference in Brussels. It was a very good opportunity for them to learn about the deployment of 5G in Europe and in the rest of the world. Moreover, they had the chance to meet senior officials from the European Commission, industries stakeholders and standardization organizations, with whom they discussed some of the 5GAuRA project activities. You can visit the conference website here and look at some pictures here

    • February, 13th, 2018: 

    Xiaojun participated to a festival called "Bouge la Science" ("Move the Science"). Hosted at CentraleSupelec in France, it aims to present scientific experiences and discoveries to more than 300 secondary-school pupils and high-school students. You can find the poster here and some pictures here

    • March, 1st, 2018:

    Christos has started his secondment at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. His initial objective is to investigate the virtualization benefits coming not only from the spectrum resource sharing. He will also work on spectrum trading, which is a mechanism that can improve spectrum efficiency through dynamic lease of spectrum. 

    • March, 1st, 2018:

    Akshay and Rony participated to the Edge Cloud Workhop during the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. They had the chance to learn more about Cloud technologies, meet several experts and discover the next trends in the mobile market. You can visit the conference website here and look at some pictures here

    • March, 5th, 2018:

    Matteo has started his secondment at Eurecom in Sophia Antipolis, France. His work will focus on researching on network slicing methodologies for flexible orchestration of end-to-end network resources among stakeholders and service providers with guarantees. He wil train on traffic profiling, real-time mobile network implementation on general purpose processors, network function virtualization and software defined networks. Here are some pictures of his arrival. 

    • March, 22th, 2018:

    Xiaojun and Jian participated to the colloque "Echos des Sciences : à l'écoute des ondes sonores" organised by the University Paris-Saclay. Xiaojun's Public Talk was entiled "Channel modeling analysis of visible light communication by stochastic geometry". You can watch the video here and see his poster hereJian's Public Talk was entitled "Leading the World to 5G: Evolving the Cellular Networks with UAVs". You can watch the video here and see his poster here. You can also find the program here and some pictures here.

    • April, 10th, 2018:

    The third 5gAURA Workshop entitled “Vertical-Oriented Service Programmability: Design and Optimization of 5G Cell-Less Networks (5G Cell-Less Nets) will take place in Bologna, Italy, on the 9th September 2019. It will be organized during the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 18). The ESRs will submit workshop papers before the deadline for full paper submission on the 18th May 2018. You can find the Call for Workshop Papers here and look on the symposium’s website here.

    • April, 15th - 18th, 2018:

    AkshayRony and Lanfranco participated to the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in Barcelona, Spain. They had the chance to learn more about wireless research, technologies and applications and meet several experts.. You can visit the conference website here and look at a picture here

    • April 2018: 

    Christos published an article in the February edition of a Greek Newspaper called: "Netweek". This article describes the network evolvement towards 5G, the requirements and the serivces of 5G. In the second paragraph, Christos speciafically presents the 5GAuRA project. You can read his article in Greek 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.