Workshop/Industry Panel: 5G Validation Trials Across Multiple Vertical Industries – 2020


The Workshop and Industry Panel on “5G trials across multiple vertical industries” will be held on 10 September 2020 in Bangalore, India, in conjunction with the IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’20, which is the major annual conference of the IEEE Future Networks – Enabling 5G and Beyond. The Workshop targets transport (V2X), healthcare, aquaculture, logistics, energy, manufacture and other sectors. It presents most recent R&D results of related projects on 5G for multiple vertical industries. The workshop also features an Industry Panel with experts from related vertical industries, which will foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.

Commercial rollout of 5G systems in 2020 is expected. While the 5G standard is in place, the gap to bring 5G into business remains huge. Currently 5G trials have been conducted intensively around the World. 5G aims to natively support enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communication (mMTC) and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) services in a single infrastructure. It brings enormous opportunities for many vertical sectors, such as, automobile, industry automation, media, and health, just to list a few, to expand and renew their business, or make it more efficient. To allow the coexistence of services with a very different nature, 5G has introduced innovations from spectrum access, air interface, system architecture, network function virtualization in radio and core network, end-to-end network slicing, security, privacy, service orchestration etc. All new 5G features and functions need to be extensively verified and optimized before the commercial rollout of 5G networks. It is essential to test 5G features in complex deployed environments, identifying and solving coverage, interoperability, compatibility and service provisioning problems, and to ensure that 5G can meet the requirements of the various vertical sectors. In particular, the support to vertical sector services will need new measurement and test methods. Due to the complexity of 5G systems, many practical and theoretical challenges will need to be verified and solved during 5G trials.and define the way forward and immediate next steps to ensure ubiquitous adoption of 5G globally.

The workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials in vertical industries, and new business development. The workshop will call for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models. The target topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • 5G research in multiple vertical industries
    • Healthcare
    • Energy
    • Aquaculture
    • Automative / Transport
    • Logistics
    • Other sectors
  • Spectrum
    • 5G spectrum evaluation
    • Spectrum sharing
  • 5G trial development
    • 5G trial cases and results
    • 5G testbed implementation
    • New test technologies
  • Verticals and new services
    • C-V2X
    • Applications of mMTC
    • Applications of URLLC
    • New/innovative services enabled by 5G
  • Measurement and evaluation
    • 5G new radio
    • Radio access network
    • Core network
    • Backhaul
    • Fronthaul
    • NFV/SDN implementation
    • Network slicing
    • D2D communications
    • Mobile edge computing
    • Test result analysis
  • Network deployment and optimization
    • 5G network planning
    • Network deployment optimization
    • End-to-end performance optimization
  • Security and privacy aspects
  • 5G business model evaluation
  • 5G standards and implementation

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:

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 All papers must be submitted electronically.

Submissions accepted through

Important dates for paper submissions

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


Name(s) of organizer(s) / Moderator(s)

Meng Lu
Dr. Meng Lu
Dynniq Nederland B.V., The Netherlands

Latif Ladid
Prof. Latif Ladid
University of Luxemburg

Tao Chen

Uwe Herzog



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