WS-21: International Workshop on 5G Test-Beds & Trials - Learnings from implementing 5G (5G-Testbed 2017)

"5G Test-Beds & Trials – Learnings from implementing 5G (5G-Testbed)" Workshop Scope:


Early stage 5G prototyping and proof-of-concept has been successfully completed. First generation 5G technology is now moving towards productization. Test-bed experiments and trials are further pursued for three reasons: first, final fine-tuning of first stage products is performed with a focus on specific technical challenges; second, equipment in a pre-production stage is tested in massive deployment scenarios through suitable trials; and third, innovation continues towards second generation 5G features and corresponding new ideas are implemented and tested. The objective of this Workshop is to address the above mentioned challenges. 5G Experts will be to meet and exchange findings, views and opinions on current test-beds, trials, early phase products and next generation 5G features and functionalities. The key objective is to exchange learnings encountered during practical tests in order to understand where the real challenges, weaknesses but also strengths of 5G lie and how they can be addressed in the future evolution of the technology.

Contributions were solicited on the following topics:
  • 5G applications, use cases and business models
  • 5G test-beds and trials
  • Prototyping of 5G evolution features
  • Implementation and operation of mmWave technology
  • Implementation and operation of heterogeneous technologies and networks
  • Implementation and operation of vertical services including vehicular, medical, Internet-of-Things and Machine-to-Machine applications
  • Implementation and operation of spectrum sharing, including Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Spectrum Access System (SAS)
  • Low latency strategies and related implementations Energy efficiency vs. QoS vs cost-efficiency trade-offs
  • Architectural evolution of mobile networks
  • Virtualization across the entire 5G ecosystem including backbone and access network as well as user devices
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and related test-beds
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and related test-beds
  • Software Reconfiguration of radio features
  • Lessons learned from 5G test-beds and trials, including required standards changes, gaps to be filled, etc.
  • Regulation framework and required evolution

Workshop Schedule (8 December 2017, 9am):
  • 09:00 - 09:05: Introduction by Workshop Chairs
  • 09:05 - 09:30: Keynote Speech #1 on "5G Standardization in 3GPP and All Japan Prototyping toward 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games"
  • 09:30 - 10:30: Paper Session #1
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Keynote Speech #2 on "5G Theory to Practice: Lessons Learned from Massive MIMO and mmWave Early Trials"
  • 11:15 - 12:30: Paper Session #2

  • General Chairs
    • Markus Mueck (INTEL Germany)
    • Taesang Choi (ETRI, Korea)
    • Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA LETI, France)
  • Technical co-chair
    • Antonio Clemente (CEA LETI, France)
    • Kei Sakaguchi (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute, Germany)
  • Publicity chair
    • Zdenek Becvar (Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic)
    • Eryk Dutkiewicz (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
    • Thomas Haustein (Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Germany)