5G Cloud Native Design Workshop

Date: Monday July 9
Time: 11:00 – 4:00
Room: TBD

Paper Title: 5G Cloud Native Design Workshop 
Cognitive Neural Network Delay Predictor for High Speed Mobility in 5G C-RAN Cellular Networks
Control Plane Fault Tolerance for Resilient Software-Defined Networking based Critical Infrastructure Communications
Creating Tailored and Adaptive Network Services with the Open Orchestration C-RAN Framework
Adaptive Multiplicity Codes based PIR Protocol for Multi-Cloud Plateform Services
5G-CORNET: Platform as a Service
Re-Factored Operational Support Systems for the Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS)

Keynote Speaker

Bill Snow is the Chief Development Officer with the Open Networking Foundation (formerly ON.Lab). He is responsible for all engineering and operations at ONF and leads the teams providing core engineering to the ONOS and CORD projects. Prior to joining ONF, Mr. Snow spent over 25 years in the industry building development teams and delivering innovative products. He has led engineering teams for both startups and public companies in the networking and security spaces. He was responsible for the routing and high availability teams delivering the Cisco CRS-1. He was also responsible for the Centillion LAN switching product line prior to Centillion’s acquisition by Bay Networks. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stanford University as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Scope and Motivation 

While bare metal deployment of applications seems fraught with problems and risk, the virtualization revolution, i.e. a layer of abstraction on top of the hardware, is transforming 5G software in “everything is a service”, that leads the Telco industry to cloud-native architectures.  Cloudification refers to Platform as a Service (PaaS) on top of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). PaaS is a platform that hides infrastructure details – typically IaaS details – from application development, build, ship, and deployment. PaaS promises to deliver network services and applications with higher agility and performance through “ancillary services” – scalability, high availability, state management, controllers, orchestrator… – provided once by the PaaS. Developers and service providers can therefore concentrate on their applications and businesses and improve time to market. An ideal 5G PaaS should not only facilitate building, shipping and running virtual network functions (VNF) with “telco-grade” quality, it should also combine those VNF with all sorts of third-party applications (from start-ups, FOSS, Verticals…) for creating new more versatile and powerful cloud objects breaking silos between connectivity and computing.

As 5G should be designed and implemented to run on public and/or private IaaS installations, the term “cloud-native 5G” describes the technology transformation that will essentially make 5G a platform. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Telco-grade PaaS: Design, Framework
  • Intent based programming
  • RAN microservices design
  • Platform abstraction and API
  • Open-source software and tools experimentation in cloud-native 5G
  • Cloud-RAN Architecture, functional aspects, design issues and protocols
  • Analysis, modelling and characterization of Cloud-RAN systems
  • 5G testbed implementation and deployment
  • Software defined hardware accelerators (FPGA, GPU)
  • New DevOps models with performance and quality enhancements
  • Virtualization technologies for cloud-native platforms
  • Distributed management system e.g. decentralized OSS
  • Multi-service and multi-tenancy and network slicing
  • Design principles and best practices for 5G application development
  • High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy)
  • Analytics based policy

The workshop is organized by the NGPaaS project (http://ngpaas.eu), a H2020 5G-PPP phase 2 project and endorsed by 5G-PPP Software Network working group (https://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-work-groups/).



  • Bessem Sayadi, Nokia Bell-Labs, FR
  • Jose Soler, DTU Fotonik, DK
  • Paul Veitch, BT, UK
  • Bela Berde, Nokia Bell-Labs, FR

Program Committee Members:

  • Marcus Brunner, Swisscom, Switzerland
  • Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
  • David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
  • Luis Tomas Bolivar, Redhat, Spain
  • Michael MacGrath, Intel Labs, Ireland
  • Chih-Lin I, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Danny Ras, Technion, Israel
  • Latré Steven, Antwerp University-IMEC, Belgium
  • Imran Latif, Nokia Bell-Labs, France
  • Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Vasilis Friderikos, Kings College London, UK
  • Robert Piechocki, University of Bristol, UK
  • Ning Wang, University of Surrey, UK
  • Rufael Mekuria, Unified streaming, Netherland
  • Michail Flouris, OnApp, UK
  • Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Erez Biton, Nokia, Israel