Workshop: 2nd workshop on 5G-Trials – From 5G Experiments to Business Validation

Paper Titles: 2nd workshop on 5G-Trials – From 5G Experiments to Business Validation

Date: Tuesday October 1
Time: 11:00 – 18:00
Room: Seminar room 4

Time  Presentation
11:00 Opening

Uwe Herzog, EURESCOM

11:10 Keynote 1 – Experiencing 5G in Early Trials
Dr. Michael Meyer, Ericsson
11:40 Paper Session 1 (3 papers with 12 minute presentation and 3 minute Q&A)

The 5G EVE Multi-site Experimental Architecture and Experimentation Workflow

Milon Gupta (Eurescom GmbH, Germany); Jaime Garcia-Reinoso (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Marc Mollà Roselló (Ericsson Spain, Spain); Evangelos Kosmatos (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece); Giada Landi and Giacomo Bernini (Nextworks, Italy); Rodolphe Legouable (Orange, France); Luis M. Contreras (Telefonica, Spain); Lorenzo Manuel (Ericsson, Spain); Konstantinos Trichias (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece)

Design of 5G End-to-End Facility for Performance Evaluation and Use Case Trials

Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom GmbH, Germany); Kashif Mahmood (Telenor, Norway); Pål R. Grønsund (Telenor & University of Oslo, Norway); Maria Barros Weiss (Eurescom GmbH, Germany); Dan Warren (Samsung, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Christos Tranoris (University of Patras, Greece); Andrea F. Cattoni (Keysight Technologies, Denmark); Paul Muschamp (British Telecom, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

The potential of 5G experimentation-as-a-service paradigm for operators and vertical industries: the case of 5G-VINNI facility

Costas Kalogiros (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Georgios Zois (Athens University Economics and Business, Greece); George Darzanos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Håkon Lønsethagen (Telenor Research, Norway); Hanne Kristine Hallingby (Telenor, Norway); Maria Barros Weiss and Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom GmbH, Germany)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 Keynote 2: 5G Trials Overview

Prof. Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus

14:20 Paper Session 2 (3 papers with 12 minute presentation and 3 minute Q&A)

Enabling Safe Wireless Harbor Automation via 5G URLLC

Heli Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, European Union); Seppo Horsmanheimo (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Artjom Grudnitsky (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Martti Moisio, Zexian Li and Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Dragan Samardzija (Nokia Bell Labs, USA); Teemu Härkönen and Pekka Yli-Paunu (Kalmar Cargotec, Finland)

5G Network Slicing for Mission-critical use cases

Mark F Roddy (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland); Thuy Truong (Dell EMC, Ireland); Paul Walsh (CIT Infinite, Ireland); Mustafa Albado and Sean Ahearne (DellEMC, Ireland); Michael Healy and Yanxin Wu (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)

15:05 Panel 1: Results from 5G Trials, Verticals and Business Opportunities

Moderator: Uwe Herzog, EURESCOM


Dr. Michael Meyer, Ericsson

Dr. Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia

Prof Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bienaime, IREST

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 Paper Session 3 (3 papers with 12 minute presentation and 3 minute Q&A)

Embedding 5G solutions enabling new business scenarios in Media and Entertainment Industry

Giuseppa Caruso and Francesco Nucci (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy); Stamatia Rizou (Singular Logic, Greece); Jacques Magen (InterInnov, France); Panagiotis Trakadas (University of Athens, Greece); George Agapiou (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Greece); Oscar Prieto Gordo (Radiotelevisión Española & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Evaluating the Real-World Performance of 5G Fixed Wireless Broadband in Rural Areas

Raouf Abozariba, Eleanor Davies, Matthew Broadbent and Nicholas Race (Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Enhancing Tourist Experiences through 5G – The 5G Smart Tourism Case Study

Konstantinos Katsaros and Dimitrios Gkounis (Digital Catapult, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Dritan Kaleshi (Catapult, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ben Thomas, John Harris, Hamid Falaki and Dimitra Simeonidou (University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

16:45 Panel 2:Challenges for further trialling and beyond 5G researchModerator: Anastasius Gavras, EURESCOM


Prof Riku Jäntti, Aalto University

Prof Sławomir Kukliński, Orange

Dr. Ville Niemelä, University of Oulu

Prof Maziar Nekovee – University of Sussex

Dr. Maria Guta, ESA

17:25 Concluding Remarks

Tao Chen, VTT

17:30 Workshop end

Dr. Michael Meyer
, Ericsson

Dr. Michael Meyer holds the position of a Research Manager at the Ericsson Eurolab, Aachen. Within the global Ericsson Research organization, he is responsible for the research on Radio Network Architecture and Protocols. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 1996. The same year he started as research engineer at Ericsson Eurolab. In 2004 he was awarded the Ericsson Inventor of the Year award. Dr. Meyer has an extensive background in mobile communication systems due to his work on 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G systems. He was deeply involved in the LTE concept development and standardization in 3GPP. In addition, he has been active in establishing various research projects on German (5GNetMobil) or EU level (METIS, 5GCAR, 5GCroCo). His current research interests focus around 5G and its relevance for vertical applications. He published more than 30 publications and holds more than 90 patents.

Prof. Panagiotis Demestichas holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. degree on Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is a Professor at the University of Piraeus, School of ICT, Department of Digital Systems, Greece. He conducts research on 5G, cloud and IoT, nanosystems, big data and artificial intelligence, SDN/NFV. Currently, he also focuses on the development technology for his expertise lead him to work on system development for WINGS ICT Solutions ( and its spin-off Incelligent ( He has published numerous articles and research papers and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Senior Member at IEEE.

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