5G-CORAL co-organised The First International Workshop on Edge and Fog Systems for 5G & Beyond (IWEF)

The First International Workshop on Edge and Fog Systems for 5G & Beyond (IWEF) will be held in Barcelona, Spain on April 15, 2018 in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2018.


Prof. Ying-Dar Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Prof. Ying-Dar Lin is a distinguished professor of Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (2014~2017), and a research associate of ONF. He has been the editor-in-chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials since 2017 and is currently on the editorial boards of many IEEE journals. He has co-chaired symposia at IEEE Globecom’13 and IEEE ICC’15.

Dr. Arturo Azcorra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
Dr. Arturo Azcorra is currently full professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and is also an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM SIGCOMM Member. He has served as a TPC member in many international conferences, including several editions of IEEE PROMS, IDMS, QofIS, ACM CoNEXT and IEEE INFOCOM.

Dr. Alain Mourad, InterDigital Europe Ltd, UK
Dr. Alain Mourad is currently leading the research and development of Next-Generation RAN at InterDigital Europe Ltd. Prior to joining InterDigital, Alain was a Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, he has been active in the research and standardization of recent wireless communication and broadcasting systems (3GPP-LTE, WiMAX 16m, DVB-T2/NGH, ATSC 3.0). Alain has several inventions and authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Samsung Electronics R&D UK twice in 2012 and 2013, and in 2016 InterDigital Non-Patent Innovation Award for the “idea, creation and execution of InterDigital Europe”.


Submission deadline: 2 November 2017
Author Notification: 15 December 2017
Final Manuscript: 12 January 2018

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • 5G-EFS/MEC architecture and system framework
  • 5G-EFS/MEC use cases, deployment scenarios, and requirements
  • 5G-EFS/MEC experiments, testbeds and demonstrations
  • Business models involving all stakeholders of the 5G-EFS/MEC value chain
  • Cloud federation in 5G-EFS/MEC
  • Integration and interaction between EFS/MEC and central clouds
  • EFS/MEC applications and service provisioning
  • EFS/MEC function provisioning
  • Orchestration and control algorithms for EFS/MEC functions
  • Resource management and allocations for EFS/MEC
  • Network function virtualization (NFV) at EFS/MEC
  • Network slicing and multi-tenancy of EFS/MEC
  • EFS/SDN/NFV integration
  • Virtualization of radio access network functions in EFS/MEC
  • Multi-RAT convergence and network offloading
  • Software defined networking (SDN) for EFS/MEC
  • Switching designs to support 5G-EFS/MEC architectures
  • QoS and traffic engineering in EFS/MEC
  • Service mobility under the EFS/MEC framework
  • Security and privacy issues in EFS/MEC
  • Authentication, authorization and billing issues in EFS/MEC
  • Performance analysis and evaluation of EFS/MEC system

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5G-CORAL Kick-off Meeting

5G-CORAL: A 5G Convergent Virtualised Radio Access Network Living at the Edge, part of the European H2020 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) Infrastructure, held the Kick-off meeting in Taiwan on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September, 2017.

The 5G-CORAL consortium comprises 10 partners, including leading international vendors, operators, SMEs, and research institutes and universities:  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Ericsson AB, InterDigital Europe, Telecom Italia, Telcaria Ideas, SICS Swedish ICT AB, Azcom Technology, Industrial Technology Research Institute Incorporated, ADLINK and National Chiao Tung University.

5G-CORAL connect to the 5G world at TAIPEI 5G SUMMIT

Arturo Azcorra, full professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Institute IMDEA Networks director and one of the leading European experts in the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), had been invited by the 5G Office of the Ministry of Economy of Taiwan to participate in the 4th Taipei 5G Summit “The Power of New Radio & Edge Intelligence”.

Arturo Azcorra presented 5G-Crosshaul Architecture, a key element of the 5G architecture at a global level that has being developed in this European project and is the basis of two other European projects: 5G-TRANSFORMER and 5G-CORAL.

The guest speaker program places Dr. Azcorra with other world 5G communications experts such as Dr. Ali Sadri, Senior Director of Intel, Pearse O’Donohue, Acting Director of Future Networks at DG Connect and Luis Jorge Romero, Director of ETSI.

Arturo Azcorra has an important role in European decision-making bodies working on the design of advanced next generation communication systems. He is Chairman of the European Technology Platform NetWorld2020 Expert Group, Member of the Board and Member of the Vision Group within the Infrastructure Partnership 5G, Vice President of 5TONIC Lab and Director of IMDEA Networks. The Institute is an associate member of the 5G PPP, an association that Azcorra helped to found, having been a member of its board during its initial period (2013-2015).

The fourth edition of the Taipei 5G summit took place in Taiwan the 12th and 13th of September 2017, in conjunction with the 21st World Information Technology Congress (WCIT). The summit introduced the current global 5G status and the development on Edge Computing, by bringing in notable industry specialists to share their vision on Edge Intelligence and the roadmap to 5G. In addition to how edge computing and applications will be enhanced in the 5G era, there was a stimulating panel discussion on topics as Automotive applications, IIoT, 5G Access, and how 5G collaboration with European standard institutes can contribute to realizing Edge Intelligence.