Wireless communication has become the dominant mode by which devices, whether human operated or not, access modern networks. The increasingly diverse communication needs of these devices – from ever increasing bandwidth, to bursty traffic, to low latency – are resulting in an industry-wide need to rethink communication architectures for the “5G world” This task is being taken up by the 2 primary players in the wireless standards arena – 3GPP and IEEE 802. However, it is likely that other standards, e.g. IEEE 1609, IEEE 1419, etc. are likely to play an increasingly important role in this diverse ecosystem.
The track solicits new and previously unpublished papers that address these emerging architecture and the standardization approaches and strategies that these may take.
Paper topics may include (but are not limited to):
Internet of Thing (IoT) is progressing fast in the industry and various standardization bodies and attracts huge interest in academia. 3GPP is now exploring solutions for cellular systems for ultra-low complexity and low throughput Internet of Things devices and is enhancing existing features for Machine Type Communication (MTC). oneM2M has published Release 1 of its specification which is focused on M2M/IoT interworking. It is now specifying various new service layer features including semantic capabilities and interworking with local area standards (such as AllJoyn and OIC). IETF is focused developing protocol specifications for constraint IoT devices and actively building standards to do secure authentication and authorisation to IoT devices. In addition, IEEE P2413 is specifying standards to develop a robust architectural framework for IoT, reducing market fragmentation, improving interoperability, and serving as a catalyst for continued IoT growth.
This track invites original articles on the following topics, but are not limited to:
Network Softwarization is a new approach to manage network services. Two main components are currently driving software networks: SDN and NFV. The Software Defined Networking (SDN) is driving the decoupling of the data and control planes, supporting an open interface between them able to support programmability. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is applying technologies inspired in current cloud infrastructures to virtualize traditional network functions and building network services by interconnecting these virtualized functions.
This track is looking for discussing standards-related topics on network softwarization. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, aspects related with standardization in:
The Web is now widely recognized as a powerful platform to provide highly intuitive and user friendly applications. Thus, continuing development of web interfaces and standardization of the same is a central enabler of the emergent interactive communications world. For example, HTML5 is being positioned as a potential unification language for the entire future web, including web services and applications. In addition to HTML5, W3C is also working on other key components of the web, e.g CSS, SVG, WOFF, the Semantic Web stack and XML, while other SDOs such as IETF and OMA are defining the underlying components that allow applications and platforms to communicate, offer and consume services.
This track addresses the above issues. The following topic are of interest, but are not limited to:
The evolving 5G systems introduce tight requirements for service quality, scalability and reliability. Such requirements significantly influence the mobile network design pushing the barrier towards network decentralization, higher radio access densification and network agnostic access. A key enabler to support this evolving 5G network design is the introduction of edge-cloud platforms or cloudlets, which can bring applications, e.g. content, as well as application services, such as computer processing, performance feedback, etc., and virtual network functions closer to the user. Besides the performance enhancements, edge-cloud platforms or cloudlets can also provide open access for Over-The-Top providers and vertical market players supporting multi-tenancy. The technical and business potential of edge-cloud and cloudlets has attracted the industry interest, introducing various standardization efforts across different bodies including ETSI Mobile Edge Computing, Small Cell Forum, IETF Distributed Mobility Management and the Broadband Forum. The objective of this track is to bring together the state-of-the-art research and standardization that address challenges related to edge-cloud or cloudlets in the mobile network design evolution towards 5G. Topics of interest include but not limited to: