December 2017 NEWLETTER

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NEWSLETTER
December 2017

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2nd Workshop on “5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” (5G-PINE 2017)

Athens, Greece, August 25-26, 2017

Also this year SESAME organized the 5G-PINE workshop (Workshop on 5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge). Its second edition took place at the end of August in Athens during the 18th EANN Engineering Applications of Neural Networks Conference. The 2nd 5G-PINE Workshop has been established to disseminate knowledge obtained from actual EU projects as well as from any other action of EU-funded research, in the wider thematic area of “5G Innovative Activities – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” and with the aim of focusing on Artifical Intelligence (AI) in modern 5G telecommunications infrastructures.During the workshop, seven papers were presented and they have been published in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017. The Proceedings were published in the book "Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. EANN 2017" (Boracchi G., Iliadis L., Jayne C., Likas A. editors) in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series, vol 744 (ISBN 978-3-319-65171-2).

 

SESAME at the 3rd Meeting of the COCOM Working Group (WG) 
Brussels, Belgium, on November 30, 2017

SESAME has joined after direct invitation coming from the European Commission and the Communications Committee (COCOM) the 3rd  Meeting of the COCOM Working Group (WG) on  Exchange of Best Practice regarding National Broadband Plans to reflect the new gigabit objectives and national 5G "path-to-deployment" (COCOM WG 5G), that took place in Brussels, Belgium, on November 30, 2017. SESAME has been represented by Dr Ioannis Chochliouros from OTE (project coordinator), who has presented the main actual progress and findings of the project and has particularly focused upon relevant business and regulatory aspects, potentially affecting small cells deployment and effective use in the European telecommunications market. 

Following to the SESAME presentation the discussion with the COCOM experts, representatives of EU member states, was quite interactive and fully productive, offering the possibility to assess a great range of experiences and “lessons learnt” from SESAME original works.

For more information on the COCOM events and activities: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/communications-committee 

SESAME at the Connected Stadium Summit - 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 07-08, 2017

SESAME has joined the “Connected Stadium Summit -2017” that has been held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on November 07-08, 2017, via a dedicated Session organised by INCITES Consulting SARL (represented by Dr Ioannis Neokosmidis) and supported by OTE (represented by Dr Ioannis Chochliouros, project coordinator). The related presentation was about “How to monetize a 5G Small Cells network using the SESAME network infrastructure. The case of connected stadiums”. The Connected Stadium Summit provides a uniquely focused and realistic view on how to ensure ICT investments deliver. It is an opportunity to find inspiration and business partners around best practice ICT strategies, how to lure fans away from home big-screen TVs, boost revenues and “meet”/“exceed” expectations across the board with the latest technologies. 

In this context, SESAME had the opportunity to provide information about its recent progress and related findings as well as to exchange information with experts about forthcoming activities. Potential business- and technical-related issues of interest have been identified and discussed.

The Connected Stadium summit provides a uniquely focused and realistic view on how to ensure ICT investments deliver. It is an opportunity to find inspiration and business partners around best practice ICT strategies, how to lure fans away from home big-screen TVs, boost revenues and meet/exceed expectations across the board with the latest technologies. For more information on the event: https://tmt.knect365.com/connected-stadium-summit/

 


FITCE Workshop: “Advanced technologies, optical, 5G, satellite and their role in future developments”
Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 15, 2017

OTE has joined the FITCE Workshop (“Advanced technologies, optical, 5G, satellite and their role in future developments”) that has been held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 15, 2017. The event, organized in collaboration with 5G H2020 projects, provided a comprehensive vision of the emerging trends towards the upcoming 5G networks, optical and satellite backhauls, and advanced services. The workshop took into account also the vertical perspectives and presented the current activities from major companies of the ICT sector.
In the scope of his participation, OTE has presented one SESAME-related presentation and one 5G ESSENCE-related presentation, both focusing on the usage of small cells as real “enablers” of the 5G modern networking. The workshop was a networking and dissemination event, with a strong presence of industry, and offered the opportunity for academics and industrial people to meet and exchange ideas and information.

More relevant information can be found at https://www.fitce.gr/advanced-technologies-optical-5g-satellite-role-future-developments/


SESAME at the 19th Infocom World Conference 2017
Athens, Greece, on October 25, 2017,

The latest 19th Infocom World 2017 Conference that has been held in Athens, Greece, on October 25, 2017, has been considered as “the greatest ICT & Media Conference in South-Eastern Europe” and it is widely regarded as “the major annual meeting of all the digital market stakeholders” in order to implement Digital Transformation, following to current market needs and/or challenges.
 
OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP8-related context of the “SESAME” (GA No.671596) and “5G ESSENCE” (GA No.761592) Project effort under his duty as the Project Coordinator in both these projects, and also working in cooperation with the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD) and the ORION Innovations P.C. (ORION) has organized a major dedicated dissemination event, that is: “Small Cells in 5G Modern Era (The cases of “SESAME” and “5G ESSENCE” European projects)” Session of the 19th Infocom 2017 Conference. In this context, there have been many opportunities for interactivity and exchange of information and /or experiences between all involved EU-funded projects.

For more information on SESAME participation: http://www.sesame-h2020-5g-ppp.eu/News/tabid/95/mid/421/newsid421/48/Default.aspx

SESAME General Assembly met in Athens, Greece
4-8 September 2017, in Athens, Greece
 
The SESAME General Assembly was held on 4-8 September 2017, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Greek National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos". The partners met in Athens to review the progress of the project and prepare for the next activities of the project. During the meeting, all work packages were discussed in terms of status and upcoming actions.

Bournemouth University FlexNet Seminar Series
December 2017

In December the University of Brighton (UoB) presented a seminar at the University of Bournemouth, UK, presented by entitled: “SESAME Project: Security Challenges and Analysis.”


Recent Conferences Participation

SESAME partners were active disseminating the latest project results in International Conferences such as Globecom 2017 (4-8 Dec., in Singapore), ReConFig 2017(December 4-6, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico), the 13th Joint CTTE and 10th CMI Conference (3th-24th November 2017, Denmark) and 16th International Conference on WWW/INTERNET 2017 (October 18-20, 2017, Algarve, Portugal).

GRCM-Mobile Communications Research Group of the SESAME partner UPC was present at Globecom 2017 in Singapore presenting their work “Flexible Capacity Sharing in Multi-tenant Wireless Networks through Fuzzy Neural Controllers:”

  • J. Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Ferrús and R. Agustí, “Flexible Capacity Sharing in Multi-tenant Wireless Networks through Fuzzy Neural Controllers,” IEEE Globecom 2017, Dec. 04-08, 2017, Singapore, pp.1-6. [pdf]

SESAME partner VOSYS was present at 2017 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig 2017) held during December 4-6, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. VOSYS presented the paper entitled “FPGA virtualization with accelerators overcommitment for Network Function Virtualization:”

  • M.Paolino, S. Pinneterre, and D. Raho. “FPGA virtualization with accelerators overcommitment for Network Function Virtualization,” 2017 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGA (ReConFig 2017), December 4-6, 2017, Cancun, Mexico

SESAME was also present at the " 13th Joint CTTE and CMI conference 2017: Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks," held on 23th-24th November 2017 and organized by the Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. Two papers by SESAME partners were presented:

    SESAME participated in the 13th CTTE (Conference of Telecommunication, Media and Internet Techno-Economics) and the 10th CMI Conference (http://www.ctte-conference.com/), which took place in Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23th-24th November 2017. The discussed research topics were focused on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks. In particular, two papers were presented:

    • I. Neokosmidis and T. Rokkas, “Roadmap to 5G success: Influencing Factors and an Innovative Business Model,” Joint 13th CTTE and 10th CMI Conference 2017 on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users and Networks, Nov. 23-24, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • I.P. Chochliouros, A. Kostopoulos, A.S. Spiliopoulou, A. Dardamanis, I. Neokosmidis, T. Rokkas and L. Goratti, “Business and Market Perspectives in 5G Networks,” Joint 13th CTTE and 10th CMI Conference 2017 on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users and Networks, Nov. 23-24, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Finally, SESAME was present at the XIII Jornadas de Ingenería Telemática, held on Sep. 27-29, 2017, in València (Spain). The Project was represented by UPV/EHU with a paper on "Quality of Service (QoS) oriented management system in 5G Cloud-enabled RAN”. The "Jornadas de Ingeniería Telemática (JITEL)" was organized by the Asociación de Telemática (ATEL) and is a forum for networking, discussion and dissemination for the academic and researchers interested in the topics of data networks and telematic services. 

    The complete program of the event (with downloadable content) can be found here: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/JITEL/JITEL2017/schedConf/presentations

    SESAME partners also participated to the 5G Pine 2007 with the following papers:

    • "Implications of Multi-tenancy upon RRM/Self-x Functions Supporting Mobility Control"
      Ioannis Chochliouros, Oriol Sallent, Jordi Pérez-Romero, Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou, Athanassios Dardamanis
    • "Design of Virtual Infrastructure Manager with Novel VNF Placement Features for Edge Clouds in 5G"
      Ruben Solozabal, Bego Blanco, Jose Oscar Fajardo, Ianire Taboada, Fidel Liberal, Elisa Jimeno et al.
    • "On Introducing Knowledge Discovery Capabilities in Cloud-Enabled Small Cells"
      Jordi Pérez-Romero, Juan Sánchez-González, Oriol Sallent, Alan Whitehead
    • "Are Small Cells and Network Intelligence at the Edge the Drivers for 5G Market Adoption? The SESAME Case"
      Ioannis Neokosmidis, Theodoros Rokkas, Ioannis P. Chochliouros, Leonardo Goratti, Haralambos Mouratidis, Karim M. Nasr et al.
    • "Putting Intelligence in the Network Edge Through NFV and Cloud Computing: The SESAME Approach"
      Ioannis P. Chochliouros, Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou, Alexandros Kostopoulos, Maria Belesioti, Evangelos Sfakianakis, Philippos Georgantas et al.
    • "Inclusion of “Self-x” Properties in the SESAME-Based Wireless Backhaul for Support of Higher Performance"
      Ioannis P. Chochliouros, Alan Whitehead, Oriol Sallent, Jordi Pérez-Romero, Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou, Athanassios Dardamanis
    • "Role The of Virtualization in the Small Cell Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Ecosystem"
      Leonardo Goratti, C. E. Costa, Jordi Perez-Romero, P. S. Khodashenas, Alan Whitehead, Ioannis Chochliouros

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