The Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks will be held, as a hybrid event, in the scope of Globecom 2022 - IEEE Global Communications Conference, with the theme "Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications", on December 4-8, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Workshop will focus on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks (FutureUDNs) including vehicular environments, smart cities, and buildings, and envisage the most important components in future networks: frequency spectrum usage and underlying Radio Access Network (RAN) techniques. FutureUDNs consider aspects such as applying intelligence-based algorithms for energy-efficient communication systems, radio resource management, optimization of cellular and cell-free networks, as well as software-defined networking. Challenges encompass research on dual connectivity, carrier aggregation, and shared spectrum while exploring unlicensed spectrum. Future wireless networks will mainly consider centralized solutions, where virtualized-RANs are implemented to enhance 5G New Radio sustainability. Beyond 5G networks are being designed for a broad range of usage: enterprises and future mission-critical applications, virtual/augmented reality, and enhanced wireless usage for many verticals.
The Workshop on Sustainable Future Ultra-Dense Networks aims to bring researchers together to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the research, design, and optimization of future mobile and wireless networks that comprise UDNs, especially energy efficiency and business-oriented strategies. This event will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following subjects of interest:
(1) Use cases that include terrestrial and flying heterogeneous networks with small cells supporting URLLC, mMTC, and eMBB, e.g., in dense public and industrial environments;
(2) RAN techniques in future cellular and cell-free massive MIMO networks;
(3) Case studies that consider a diverse set of services, enabling sustainable cities and infrastructures: e.g., safe autonomous transportation, reliable access to remote health care;
(4) Radio resource management and capacity enhancement;
(5) Challenges in the optimization of networks with flying UAVs;
(6) Field trials and test beds in real setups, e.g., with Open RAN (and eCPRI) solutions, with Remote Units and UEs;
(7) Innovative models delivered through virtualization principles;
(8) Next-Generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11be/ax/ay) and interworking with 5G/LTE;
(9) Machine learning techniques to reach sustainable and efficient spectrum management solutions;
(10) Application of business planning strategies to evaluate the radio technologies and their deployments for innovative services and products;
(11) Aspects of privacy and security;
(12) Optimization of energy efficiency and sustainable techno-economic issues;
(13) Contribution to public policies for spectrum management;
(14) Standards and standardization activities.
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2022
Paper Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2022
Camera-Ready: 1 October 2022
Fernando J. Velez (Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal, email@example.com), Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org), Pedro Sebastião (Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal, email@example.com), Maria Julia Fernández-Getino García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org), Periklis Chatzimisios (International Hellenic University, Greece, email@example.com) and Christos Masouros (University College London, United Kingdom, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further info on the conference's page: https://globecom2022.ieee-globecom.org/workshop/ws18-sustainable-future-ultra-dense-networks-futureudns
For the submission details, please download the CfP brochure:
IT researcher Daniel Corujo is co-organizing the MOBISLICE Workshop –5th edition of Mobility Support in Slice-based Network Control for Heterogeneous Environments – that will take place in conjunction with VIII IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, on 14th November 2022, Chandler, AZ, at USA.
Rui Aguiar, Networld Europe Seering Board Chair, Full Professor at Universidade de Aveiro is one of the invited keynote speakers.
Network slicing has been a key capability brought forward by the novel 5G mobile architecture. Supported by the integration of novel mechanisms and tools, such as Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and RAN enhancements, this capability has triggered a broad spectrum of technological and technical work. This work was able to produce not only important findings for better service provisioning in mobile environments, but also manifested an unprecedented degree of interest from vertical players who see this as a definitive game-changer for evolving their operations to new levels, in addition to providing important insight for the technological landscape realization in future generations of mobile networks.
The MOBISLICE Workshop has open calls for papers running until September 16th, 2022, on the following topics:
Use cases and architectures evaluation: Slices in constrained environments (IoT, Edge, etc.) Vertical-based scenarios (e.g., Factories of the future including manufacturing automation and process automation; Automotive service and ITS; Telco Operator and enterprise-based environments) Smart-X slice mobility, assisted by AI/ML, fog, and edge Reliability and security Experimental, real trials, and their impact on vertical performance.
Network, Computation, and other enablers Main operations and API: Inter- and intra-slice mobility procedures Lifecycle management and impact Heterogeneous access convergence or abstraction High availability and reliability techniques Experimental and real trials Secure-enabled, AI/ML-enabled, and Fog/Edge-enabled slices.
Standardization efforts and activities: Status and progress in 3GPP/ETSI/IETF/ONF and other SDOs Proposals and standardization direction for advanced slicing SDN/NFV/Cloud/Edge/Fog initiatives Slice-enhanced Networking and telecommunication protocols AI/ML and Security-based slice standardization.
Daniel Corujo (University of Aveiro and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
Augusto Neto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
Seil Jeon (Huawei Technologies, Sweden)
James McCabe (Sun Corridor Network, Arizona)
Check for more submission information at the workshop’s website: More Information..