5G IA Work Groups

Within the 5G-PPP there are a number of cross-project work groups where the work of multiple projects can be converged into identifying the shared issues and developing supported program level position on technical and strategic items.

The currently active work groups have their origins in both 5G-Infrastructure Association activities and from decisions on needs by the 5G-PPP projects themselves.

Pre-Standardization WG

Responsible:
Olav Queseth, Ericson

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

Identify standardization and regulatory bodies to align with e.g. ETSI, 3GPP, IEEE and other relevant standards bodies, & ITU-R (incl. WPs) and WRC (including e.g. ECC PT1). Develop a roadmap of relevant standardization and regulatory topics for 5G: Evaluate existing roadmaps at international level; Propose own roadmap for 5G being aligned at international level. Influencing pre-standardization on 5G and related R&D: Potentially propose where topics should be standardized; Influence timing on R&D work programs (e.g. EC WPs)

Spectrum WG

Responsible:
Giovanna d’ Aria, TIM

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

Promote research results in the spectrum area obtained by 5G PPP/H2020 projects as well as relevant FP7 projects, Setting up of a dialogue between 5G PPP projects concerning potential synergies and common interests across projects in spectrum related issues, Pursue the convergence of results on spectrum topics from the different projects to maximize the achievable outcome towards relevant technical bodies, Establish a knowledge base from European and other Global project results concerning advances in spectrum research, Liaise with spectrum groups or entities in regulatory bodies and industry associations, Work for improved understanding of collaborative spectrum research importance.

Vision and Societal Challenges WG

Responsible:
Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA
Håkon Lønsethagen, Telenor

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

Develop a consensus in Europe on 5G systems / infrastructures / services, Identify vertical application domains which would benefit from 5G (views of other sectors   on 5G requirements) and associated challenges, Identify the societal, economic, environmental, business and technological benefits obtainable from the realization of 5G main concepts, Collect publicly available visions and major technical trends from industry, research community and available information from other regions, Identify commonalities, bottlenecks and differences in visions and technical trends, Prepare input documents for Pre-Standardization and Spectrum Working Groups and International Cooperation Activity, Develop H2020 call proposals for 5G PPP in partnership with the EC

Security WG

Responsible:
Jean-Philippe Wary, Orange
Pascal Bisson, Thales

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

This WG was officially launched on 5/4/2016 and results from an initiative created by a Phase 1 Security Project (5G-ENSURE). Since its creation this Working Group has been the place where the 5G Security topics and vision were discussed and also progressed. By the end of Year 2017 and per decision of the 5G Industry Association Board this WG was moved to 5G IA. As such this WG is not only open to Projects from any of the phases of 5G-PPP but also to 5G IA members interested in joining. The purpose of the group is to foster development of the 5G Security Community made of 5G security experts and practitioners who pro-actively discuss and share information to collectively progress and align on the field. This while organizing specific communications/events (e.g. Whitepaper, Workshop …), interacting with other WGs whenever Security input is needed and developing liaisons with other interested/interesting Security communities.

Trials WG

Responsible:
Didier Bourse, Nokia

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

The Trials Working Group was launched by 5G Infrastructure Association in September 2016 after the publication of the 5G Manifesto of industry in Europe and in the context of the 5G Action Plan of the EU Commission. According to the 5G Manifesto industry in Europe will develop by beginning of 2017 a European trial roadmap on technology trials and Pan-European trials with vertical sector use cases.

5G Infrastructure Association is hosting this Working Group in order to provide a neutral place for such discussions. The Working Group is open for

  • members of 5G Infrastructure Association members,
  • organisations from the European ICT domain and
  • vertical sector organisations.

Membership in 5G Infrastructure Association is not required to participate in the activities.

The objectives of the Working Group are as follows:

  • To develop the European Trial Roadmap based on the 5G Manifesto.
  • To facilitate the involvement of verticals in the trials roadmap.
  • To discuss and define business principles underpinning the economic viability of trials.
  • To consider and coordinate the activity on trials with other relevant initiatives at international level (e.g. proposal from China Mobile).
  • To investigate and propose how to link trials to Horizon 2020 5G PPP Phase 3 in order to get funding for parts of the overall trial roadmap.

Cooperation in the Working Group is by e-Mail, conference calls and where needed by physical meetings.

Expected deliverables are:

  • The European trial roadmap.
  • An intermediate deliverable on business viability of trials and how to leverage public funds.
  • A plan, how to use Horizon 2020 public funding for trial activities.
  • Feedback to trial proposals from international counterparts (e.g. from China).

The 5G Action Plan of the EU Commission is expecting the European Trial Roadmap by March 2017.

IMT-2020 Evaluation Group

Responsible:
Werner Mohr, Nokia

Origin:
5G Infrastructure Association

ITU-R WP5D launched an evaluation process for Radio Interface Technologies (RITs), which will be submitted by SDOs (Standards Developing Organisations) to ITU-R to be recognised as member of the IMT family of systems for mobile and wireless communications. In addition to the self-evaluation by SDOs ITU-R is looking for independent second opinions by independent Evaluation Groups. The final evaluation report is due in February 2020. The 5G PPP Evaluation Group is one of the 11 globally registered groups. The group has the following objectives:

  • To perform an independent evaluation of IMT-2020 proposals to support ITU-R WP5D for the finalisation of the IMT-2020 recommendation in 2020.
  • To prepare a complete evaluation report from the European perspective in the global context of other evaluation groups from other regions and to demonstrate the importance and global presence of communication technology industry and the research community in Europe.
  • To focus evaluation activities on the 3GPP Releases 15 and 16 to check, whether this proposal meets the minimum 5G requirements of ITU-R and whether this proposal can be regarded as an IMT-2020 system.

The Working Group is organised under the umbrella of 5G Infrastructure Association with participants from active 5G PPP projects. Additional support from further projects and 5G Infrastructure Association is welcome.

5G Architecture WG

Responsible:
Simone Redana, Nokia

Origin:
5G-PPP Projects

The goal of this Working Group is to serve as a common platform to facilitate the discussion between 5GPPP projects developing architectural concepts and components and foster the discussions on the basis of the KPI’s described in the 5GPPP contract. The group could also facilitate consensus building on the 5G architecture.

Software Networks WG

Responsible:
Bessem Sayadi, Nokia
Cristian Patachia, Orange

Origin:
5G-PPP Projects

The purpose of this WG is to analyse and address unification and applicability of key research topics related to Software Networking including software defined concepts, infrastructures, systems and components for Wire and- Wireless Networks, including Networked Clouds, IoT and Services, i.e. Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as developed and promoted by the 5G PPP projects.

Network Management & QoS WG

Responsible:
Kieran Sullivan, Waterford Institute of Technology
Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom

Origin:
5G-PPP Projects

Network Management, Quality of Service and Network Security are three themes closely correlated:

  • Network Management aims to maintain the operations of the network in a manner that ensures that the required services are properly delivered to the users, that an expected quality of service is enforced for delivering such services to the end user and that security is maintained. To do so, network management is mainly focused on the control plane of the network to make sure all the services and operations running in the data plane are working properly.
  • Network Security covers areas the overall resilience of the network to fraud and intrusion or efforts to undermine the operations or integrity of the network. The focus will be on security at the level of the control planes of the network.
  • Quality of Service covers areas such as networking, packet scheduling, traffic adaption and any other technique implemented in both data and control plane to make sure an expected quality of service is implemented for the delivery of services to the end user (bandwidth, low latency, mobility and availability)

5G Automotive WG

Responsible:
Mikael Fallgren, Ericsson
Konstantinos Manolakis, Huawei
Michele Paolino, Virtual Open Systems

Origin:
5G-PPP Projects

The 5G Automotive Working Group focuses on connected and automated mobility and serves as a common platform between 5G-PPP projects developing V2X and Vehicle-as-Infrastructure concepts and components. The aim is to consider a wide range of automotive related topics, such as use cases and KPIs, business aspects, spectrum usage, infrastructure capabilities, security and safety.

SME WG

Responsible:
Jacques Magen, Interinnov

Origin:
Networld2020

The main objectives of the SME Working Group are:
Help and support SMEs participation in the 5G PPP and more generally in EU R&D projects,
including (but not limited to) reaching the target of at least 20% of the 5G PPP funding going to SMEs.
Improve visibility of SMEs in the 5G PPP and in general in EU R&D programmes, and ease/promote participation in NetWorld2020.Activate channels that may enable, facilitate and promote SME contribution into the NetWorld2020 SRIA and
research topics, and SME involvement through other strategic documents related to NetWorld2020 and to the 5G PPP.
Ensure that the interests of SMEs, a key player in the EU economy, are adequately taken into account, more particularly in NetWorld2020 and in the 5G PPP.
Act as representative/interlocutor of SMEs in the telecom domain, more particularly in NetWorld2020 and in the 5G PPP.
Help SMEs access European funds, in the 5G PPP and beyond. The WG could e.g. “pre-digest” material and help SMEs find their way into 5G-PPP related funding and beyond.
Analyze the participation of SMEs in projects, potentially prepare questionnaire and transmit the conclusions and results to European Commission, for the 5G PPP in particular.

The 5G-PPP steering board reviews the activities and the mandates of these groups at regular intervals and decides on their status.

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