25th EuCNC 2016 (European Conference on Networks and Communications)

The next generation of communication systems, as pursued in 5G, will be the first instance of a truly converged network environment, where wired and wireless communications will use the same infrastructure, driving the future networked society. It will provide virtually ubiquitousultra-high bandwidth"connectivity" not only to individual users, but also to connected objects.


5G has set very ambitious goals, denoting the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards. To this end, 5G technology has begun to mature, in terms of:


·         architecture,

·         spectrum,

·         standards

·         access networks,

·         virtualisation,

·         management technologies,

·         business aspects,

·         vertical markets.

In 5G, verticals like energy, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive are envisioned as the new user space, enabling new applications, markets and businesses. The key message is that "5G holds promise of improved performance in terms of reduced latency, increased reliability and higher throughput under higher mobility and connectivity density. We want 5G communication networks to be programmable, energy efficient, resilient and secure innovation platforms, providing tailored level of service quality end-to-end.  "As we progress with the implementation of the European 5G Research, we will have extended opportunities to demonstrate with vertical sectors at scale the most demanding performance requirements of 5G.


In order to live "the Dawn of 5G" in the era of the global challenges of the digital age, Europe has to be ready to create and pursue opportunities focused on and centered around digital technologies, and develop a common strategy for 5G deployment. EuCNC2016 is the main venue for showcasing and getting the latest insights on European respective results.


The above paragraphs describe the scope of the 25th European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2016.


More information about the event can be provided by accessing the respective conference’s website: http://www.eucnc.eu/2016/

EuCNC 2016 (European Conference on Networks and Communications) is the 25th edition of a successful series of technical/scientific conferences, open to the world research community, sponsored also by the European Commission, with a focus that ranges from the physical layer to all types of supported applications. Particular focus in this edition is on 5G technologies. 

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP8 -related context of the SESAME effort, and also working in cooperation with CREATE-NET (Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSRD) has organized an event, the “SESAME”- based Session on the 25th EuCNC 2016.

The following figure presents the Workshop Program and the Events shorted agenda

                                                Figure 1: EuCNC 2016

Figure 1 depicts the EuCNC’s detailed Agenda which can be found online at:



                        Figure 2: SESAME-based Session’s Program

SESAME partners as well as other invited speaker accomplished successfully their presentations, so the following table shows an overview of the first page of the Session’s respective presentations.

In the Session, apart from “SESAME”, there were also presentations from other H2020/5G-PPP projects such as “CHARISMA”, “COHERENT” and “SPEED-5G”. There were also two presentations from the H2020 “Privacy Flag” project.

All presentations (apart from the final one relevant to the “Privacy Flag”) have also been accompanied by papers, included in the Proceedings of the EuCNC-2016.

                                    Figure 3: SESAME-EuCNC 2016 – SESAME Presentations