Waveforms and Network Architectures for the IoT in 5G
EuWIn School, Sophia Antipolis, France, Sept. 14-16, 2015
The school addresses the topic of “how 5G will integrate Machine Type Communications (MTC) and the Internet of Things (IoT). The two main streams considered are related to the design of 5G waveforms for MTC, and the integration of IoT network architectures into the 5G Radio Access.
The school follows the success of the previous EuWIn school organized in Barcelona on November 2013; attendees will be exposed both to theoretical and experimental sessions. Theoretical lectures will be given by instructors from Eurecom Institute, the University of Bologna and Technical University of Dresden. The two sites of EuWIn at Eurecom and in Bologna will manage the two lab sessions. Moreover, industry talks will be given by Alcatel Lucent, Cisco, Intel.
The two lab sessions will be dedicated to 5G waveforms and IoT Network Architectures:
- “Set up a 5G network using your own USRP”; OpenAirInterface is an open-source software that allows you to set up your own LTE network. In this lab session you will learn how to setup OpenAirInterface and how to do some basic experiments for 5G. You can even bring your own USRP and computer. In the experiment we will study the coexistence of a traditional 4G system with a 5G system using one of the new waveforms. We will thus setup a 4G LTE eNB with at least one UE connected to it. The other participants will use their USRPs to transmit and/or receive a signal using a new waveform, either UFMC or GFDM. The goal of the lab is to study the impact of the secondary system on the primary system in terms of throughput.
- “Network Architectures for IoT within 5G”; The laboratory will have two main objectives: from one hand to present a precise methodology to perform experimentation and to fairly compare different protocol solutions, and, on the other hand, to allow attendees to implement an example of application of such methodology. In particular, the laboratory activities will focus on the setup of a real wireless network, where nodes have to send data to a final coordinator. Two different protocol stacks will be compared: 1) A standard solution, based on Zigbee and using Many-to-One routing to establish and maintaining routes, and 2) A solution based on Software Defined Network approach, using a centralized network layer protocol, where routing policies are defined by an external controller that could be anywhere in the network.
 USRP B200 or B210 are recommended. Please check further hardware requirements here: https://twiki.eurecom.fr/twiki/bin/view/OpenAirInterface/OpenAirSystemRequirements
14-16 September 2015
EURECOM Sophia Antipolis (France)
- Keynote Speakers
Roberto Verdone (CNIT-University of Bologna)
David Lake (Cisco)
Raymond Knopp (Eurecom)
Dragan Samardzija (Alcatel Lucent)
Stefania Sesia (Intel)
Andreas Festag and Dan Zhang (T.U. Dresden)
Florian Kaltenberger (Eurecom)
Chiara Buratti (University of Bologna)
Download the program here
Monday, September 14th
9,30-10,30 Roberto Verdone
11,00-12,30 David Lake
14,00-15,30 Raymond Knopp
16,00-17,30 Dragan Samardzija
Tuesday, September 15th
9,30-10,30 Raymond Knopp
11,00-12,30 Andreas Festag and Dan Zhang
13,30-15.30 Florian Kaltenberger
16,00-18 Florian Kaltenberger
Wednesday, September 16th
9,30-11 Chiara Buratti
11,30-13,30 Chiara Buratti
14,30-16 Stefania Sesia
- Local information
- Organising Committee
Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom
Raymond Knopp, Eurecom
Roberto Verdone, CNIT-UniBO
- Local (Logistic) Organisers
Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom
- Supporting Institutions
EURACON - European Association of Communications and Networking
Newcom# - Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications
Register here and log in to the Euracon website, then click on 'Event Registration' at the top of this page.
- Registration fee and payment
Registration fee: 225 EUR (VAT included).
Early registration fee, before September 1: 190 EUR (VAT included).
Euracon members: 190 EUR (VAT included)
- Poster session
In order to participate in the poster session, participants in the Summer School should send a 1-page abstract to florian.kaltenberger(at)eurecom.fr before 5 September. Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than 10 September, in order to let early submitters get an early decision.
- ECTS credits
The Summer School participants will be provided with an attendance certificate.
Students requiring validation of the ECTS credits following their attendance of the summer school (possibly including the poster session participation) should check with their home institution about the required validation criteria ahead of the event and get in touch with the organizers to arrange a more formal type of examination if needed. Attendees requiring a certificate for ECTS credits will have to take a written test after the school. The test will consist in writing a report of the courses. This document (3 to 5 pages) should contain:
- a summary of two of the 9 lectures (the choice is left to the student);
- a short discussion about how these results can be used or applied by the student in the context of his/her own research work, if applicable.
The report should be submitted by email within the two weeks following the school, and will be given a grade (pass/fail) by the TPC members.