5G Applications Tutorials

TUT01, 5G Security and Privacy: Issues, Potential Solutions and Future Directions

Authors: Madhusanka Liyanage (University College Dublin, Ireland & University of Oulu, Finland)

Abstract:  In present digital societies, telecommunication networks provide connectivity, which is crucial for the operation and management of many other critical infrastructures and services such as healthcare, industrial operations and public safety. This situation is expected to be exacerbated with the incorporation of the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless services such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC), and massive machine-type communications (mMTC).  Security and Privacy have become the primary concern in 5G and Beyond 5G (B5G) network as risks can have high consequences. Thus, this tutorial will explains the potential security attacks and breaches of privacy that the emerging 5G networking paradigm is facing. It will present a comprehensive detail on the core and enabling technologies, which are used to build the 5G security model; network softwarization security, PHY (Physical) layer security and 5G privacy concerns, among others. Moreover, tutorial will explain the possible ways of  developing novel security and privacy solutions to protect the 5G telecommunication networks to strengthen critical infrastructures. Finally,  a future directions and open challenges will be discussed to encourage future research.


TUT02, Critical issues, myth and reality of self-driving vehicles empowered by 5G

Authors: Amruthur Narasimhan (Retired, USA)

Abstract: The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) in connected automobile system has created severe challenges to technologists, manufacturers, people, government and other entities. The sheer scope of IoT carries countless security and privacy implications for businesses, individuals and organizations. The proliferation of IoT devices imposes challenges of harnessing large data empowered by 5G while maintaining security and confidentiality, imposes business, social and legal challenges. In this tutorial some use cases of autonomous vehicles will be discussed for their implications on security, privacy, social and legal challenges. Some of the myth and reality of these challenges will be described. Proliferation of large scale deployment of IoT devices without proper design for solutions to security, privacy and big-data challenges has put the auto industry on attention. Proper administrative, social and legal changes are needed by people, government and businesses.


TUT03, Role of Blockchain in Beyond 5G Networks

Authors: Madhusanka Liyanage (University College Dublin, Ireland & University of Oulu, Finland); Anshuman Kalla (Manipal University Jaipur, India)

Abstract: While, the end-users are awaiting to witness the thrill of next-level of applications and the industries along with the regulatory bodies are engrossed to roll-out 5G mobile networks across the globe, it would be interesting to investigate how security and privacy requirements are fulfilled and how they scale to voluminous and heterogeneous data traffic. The current models of operation, maintenance and security management used for mobile networks are in principle centralized. Up till now, such models are able to adequately meet the expectation, however, it is anticipated that in future they will face tremendous challenges to scale-up. Further, as per the trend, 5G and beyond 5G networks are going to be increasingly softwarized, virtualized, cloudified and edgified. The reason being such networks allow efficient monitoring and management, provide resiliency and self-configurability, facilitates agile creation of vertical services, offer flexible level of services and many more advantages. Nevertheless, softwarization of future wireless networks will also increase the possibilities of security breaches, date privacy vulnerabilities, malicious access control, illicit utilization of resources, installation of unauthentic virtual network functions, etc.

In this regard, blockchain technology has emerged as vital technology that has potential to reconcile the issues in a decentralized manner. Thus the tutorial aims to elaborate and emphasize the key aspects of the use of blockchain for softwarized networks (5G and 6G) and will provide the opportunity for the attendees to ponder on the latest emerging use cases of blockchain along with the challenges to be encountered in its adaptation.


TUT04, Neighborhood Discovery for Autonomous Driving in Connected and Non-Connected Vehicles

Authors: Hrishikesh Venkataraman (Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) & Center for Smart Cities, India); Jaswanth N (Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City AP, India)

Abstract: Over the last decade, there has been tremendous work in the area of autonomous and self-driving vehicles. Though a complete autonomous driven vehicle is still few years away, there has been already various applications like automatic parking, cruise control, etc. that is offered by car manufacturers. However, as defined by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), car manufacturers are still at level 1 or level 2 of the possible levels of autonomous driving. One of the biggest challenge in an autonomous driving is the existence of both autonomous and normal driver-driven vehicle. Given the heterogeneity in the vehicular model and capabilities, it is imperative to discover other vehicles in the road network. Importantly, it is essential to obtain information of other vehicles in the immediate neighborhood irrespective of the kind of vehicles. In this regard, the tutorial will begin with the importance of next generation network (4G, 5G) and data connectivity for vehicular communication. The tutorial will then present the importance of wireless V2V for neighborhood discovery along with the challenges in achieving the same. Importantly, it would talk about the combination of different technologies for neighborhood discovery – V2V, RADAR, LIDAR and camera-based solution. Further, it would talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each technique; while also providing details on open challenges. Finally, the tutorial will present the integration of these techniques; and importantly, the use of machine learning (ML) to gather neighborhood information with hard real-time constraint and illustrate with real time applications.


TUT05, eHealth over 5G: A Signal Processing-based approach

Authors: Andrea Sciarrone (University of Genoa, Italy)

Abstract: Traditional healthcare systems cannot satisfy anymore the needs of a continuously growing and developing society. The world today needs to face problems such as the aging of population, and the inherent need of assisted-living environments for elderly people. The upcoming 5G network, along with the rapid proliferation of IoT devices, will provide unprecedented benefits and innovations in several areas like data science, machine learning and signal processing which will boost many healthcare solutions. The goal of this tutorial is three-fold: i) to discuss the impact of 5G on the latest eHealth advancements by presenting innovative and efficient solutions; ii) to illustrate the aspects of applying 5G in healthcare systems by showing some practical applications and the response to technology-assisted medical care and treatments; iii) to provide further directions for research posing new problems and challenges in the eHealth field.Bio: Andrea Sciarrone was born in Livorno, Italy in 1984. He got his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2007 and the master’s degree Cum Laude in Telecommunication Engineering in 2009 in the same University. In 2014 Andrea Sciarrone got the Ph. D. degree in Ambient Intelligence at University of Genoa with a thesis on Signal Processing Algorithms for Context-Aware applications over mobile platforms. He is currently Assistant Professor and member of the research staff of the Telecommunication Research Group and, of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory at the University of Genoa.


TUT07, 5G Technology Survey for Industry 4.0 to cater to Smart Manufacturing Industry

Authors: Nishant Tiwari (Wipro Limited, India)

Abstract: Presently manufacturers are relying on fixed networks and 2G,3G,4G wireless network but these networks are not capable to accomplish the requirements in the manufacturing and 5G is a key connectivity solution for smart manufacturing, as many of its technical capabilities have been designed with Industry 4.0 applications in mind such as ultra-reliable low latency communications vital for real-time communications, greater bandwidth and higher device density support for use-cases that generate more data traffic and host a greater number of devices / sensors between machines, network slicing feature that facilitates virtual separation of networks for enhanced security and reliability of operational networks. It also inherently supports mobile edge computing which allows critical network functionality to be retained at the edge providing better resilience and operational continuity. In this 5G technology survey tutorial, we are going to review the present network connectivity and its technological limitations in meeting the requirement of manufacturing industry and how 5G is a key connectivity solution for smart manufacturing with practical use cases, 5G Wireless Wire-line convergence, 5G Non-Public network and other recent developments in telecommunication standards.


TUT08, Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications for Industry 4.0

Authors: Zhibo Pang (ABB AB Corporate Research, Sweden); Guodong Zhao (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Yonghui Li (University of Sydney, Australia)

Abstract: Future wireless networks need to provide Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) for Industry 4.0, which is also one of the major goals in the fifth generation (5G) communication systems. In this tutorial, we will discuss some fundamental design aspects and challenges to enable real-time industrial applications in future wireless networks. In particular, we will show our remote robotic control testbed in Glasgow University, UK. Specifically, we start from industrial perspective to introduce the basic requirements of wireless communications for Industry 4.0, which covers several industrial use cases. Then, we discuss the inter-dependencies between wireless communication and industrial control systems, and introduce the system design from the perspective of communication-control co-design. Finally, we discuss the URLLC design, open problems, and potential research directions from academic perspective, which covers physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers.


Tutorials Co-Chairs:

Bala Krishna Maddali
USICT, GGS Indraprastha
University, India

Amruthur Narasimhan
Global 5G Tutorial Coordinator/Chair

Christopher Udeagha
University of Technology, Jamaica

Alireza Ghasempour
University of Applied Science and Technology