Location: Leganes hosted by UC3M

Date: 20 Feb 13:00 – 21 Feb 15:30

Attendance by invitation only

Motivation and objectives

With the increasing pressure for an evolution of the mobile network, several views are being discussed in the academic, industry, and especially standardization communities. It is now clear that the upcoming 5G network, whose first deployment on carrier grade will start in 2019, will not be a fixed static design, since it will be expected to support a wide range of diverse requirements coming from verticals, service providers, and customers, but it will also entail an evolution path, with some design choices dominant on a first stage, and probably reconsidered in later years.

At this point it is also clear that standardisation did  not yet cover all capabilities and functionality anticipated to support services in the scope for example of URLLC or mMTC. Starting from capabilities and functionality gaps in latest 5G standards, the workshop aims at providing insight on possible evolutionary paths.

The topics for the workshop are open and the experts are invited to present the topic they think are the critical main challenges in realizing the various use cases that 5G promises to solve. The following – non exhaustive – topics are seen as possible starting points or subjects for discussion:

  • Automation in the Core, RAN, management plane;
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies’ impact on 5G RAN, Core and Management systems;
  • Radio Access and Core Network enhancements for low complexity and low power MTC;
  • Radio Access and Core Network enhancements for vehicular communications (including enhanced V2X communications, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) communications);
  • Radio Access and Core Network enhancements for ultra-reliable low latency communications in industrial environments;
  • Coverage enhancements for rural areas;
  • Enhancements for trusted networking/extreme resilience, for mission critical use cases;
  • High accuracy time service;
  • Evolved Service Based Architecture;
  • Security requirements and enhancements for critical communications, smart factories.
  • New services and new requirements from vertical industries;


Working workshop, bringing together elements actively involved  in the design of 5G network architectures, in order to reflect on the  different pros-and cons. Participants – albeit representatives of  different companies and institutions – will be covered during the  discussion by the Chatham House Rule.

A summary of the conclusions will be provided after the event.


The workshop is organized under the auspices of the 5G-VINNI project  (https://www.5g-vinni.eu/), a joint undertaking by several telecommunication operators, equipment vendors, research institutes and other organisations. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815279.


The details of each session will be advertised on short notice via e-mail and 5G-VINNI web-site.

Sessions 20 Feb. 2019Start TimeEnd TimePossible invited speakers/ topics
Welcome13:0013:30Welcome by Carmen Guerrero, UC3M
Introduction to 5G-VINNI by Kashif Mahmood, Telenor
Introduction to 5G facilities at IMDEA, Overview of 5TONIC13:3013:50Arturo Azcorra IMDEA/UC3M
Session Verticals13:5015:30Speakers from Volkswagen, Efacec, PSCE and panel

Session Core

16:0018:00Speakers from Telefonica, Samsung, NTT DOCOMO and panel
Sessions 21 Feb. 2019Start TimeEnd TimePossible invited speakers/ topics

Session Core/RAN

8:3010:30Speakers from Telenor, BT, Instituto de Telecomunicações and panel



Session RAN

11:0013:00Speakers from Huawei, Telecom Italia TIM, ESA and panel

Lunch break


Concluding panel
Closing session
(Summary / Conclusions)

14:0015:30Moderated by Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom GmbH
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