5G from Theory to Practice (5GToP) Workshop

In 2014, the ITU started drafting a timeline for defining the International Mobile Telecommunication system for 2020 and beyond (IMT for 2020 and beyond). This timeline was envisioning that the IMT-2020 to be ready by this year. In accordance to this plan the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is planning the freeze Release 16 of the 5G Specification by Q1 of 2020 followed by an ASN.1 by Q2 of 2020.

However, the 5G network provides different features that need to be optimized, in particular, for specific verticals. Thus, 3GPP started the focus on specific applications and leverages on field performance evaluations in Release 17. Currently, 5G is moving from research to deployment in the field. E.g., in 2018 Winter Olympics (Korea), some trials were showcased and in 2020 Olympics (Japan) some additional 5G deployments are expected to be showcased. In Italy, some carriers are announcing the deployment of 5G in the main metropolitan areas.

The “5G from Theory to Practice (5GToP)” workshop aims at gathering experts worldwide to discuss about current and planned 5G experimental trials, real deployments, and use cases including the management aspects of 5G networks (RAN/Core Network/Applications). Particular attention will be dedicated to different verticals and how these verticals can benefit from the 5G technologies. This gathering will also be a chance to discuss about future generation mobile network (6G) based on what 5G is lacking and what different verticals need.

For this workshop, original and high quality papers are invited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:

  • Experience and results from 5G field trials / 5G testbeds / 5G deployment
  • 5G deployment models and scenarios
  • Performance study of 5G RAN and 5G Core
  • Open solution for radio access networks (e.g., O-RAN)
  • Front-haul, mid-haul, and back-haul issues in 5G deployment
  • RAN and core network slicing and orchestration
  • 5G network management
  • Vertical applications in 5G
  • Performance of 5G on different vertical applications
  • 5G service/slice life cycle management
  • Energy efficiency in 5G networks

Papers submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of SIX (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, tables, without incurring additional page charges (maximum of ONE additional page with over length page charge if the paper is accepted). All submitted papers should follow the general paper guidelines of 5G-WF. Papers to be submitted using EDAS system given in the below link.

Papers will be fully peer reviewed. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html

How to submit
Technical paper submissions can be up to 6 pages long and should be written either in an MS Word format or in a Latex format using the templates available at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. All papers must be submitted electronically.

Submission link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26958&track=101409

Important Dates: 

Deadline for paper submission: May 1, 2020  June 30, 2020
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2020 July 15, 2020
Camera-Ready Submission: July 31, 2020


General Chairs 

Luca Valcarenghi
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Antony Franklin
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

TPC Chairs 

Piero Castoldi
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

Koteswararao Kondepu
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Alessio Giorgetti, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Nicola Andriolli, IEIIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Abhinav Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Thomas Vallerrian Pasca, Qualcomm, USA
Anand Madhav Baswade, Samsung R&D, India
Andrea Marotta, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Sai Deeraj, Wisig Networks, India
Du Ping, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jiong Jin, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
Paolo Monti, Chalmers University, Sweden
Aamir Mohmood, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Andres Garcia-Saavedra, NEC, Germany
Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, CTTC, Spain


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