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Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant Networks

Objective

The vision of future 5G networks encompasses a heterogeneous communication landscape in which existing Radio Access Technologies (RATs) will be integrated with evolving wireless technologies and systems, software-design network architectures and cloud-enabled services. Effectively harnessing the potential of all these innovative and heterogeneous features and providing a programmable multi-tenant network architectural framework will be the key to the success of 5G, and will be the main objective of the 5G-AURA project. Instead of focusing separately on the optimization of the diverse technological and architectural components, our efforts will be concentrated on providing a unifying framework that will sustain the coexistence and coordination of networking, software and cloud technologies, ensure network programmability and efficient resource orchestration, minimize control and signalling overhead, support multi-tenancy and scalability, and promote the development of new business models for emerging services. To efficiently achieve these objectives, 5G-AURA has identified 12 specific research challenges which have been mapped to 14 individual projects that will be carried out by 14 recruited ESRs. The project’s consortium, formed by four academic institutions and four industrial partners, has the necessary expertise and available infrastructures to form a high quality training network across multiple disciplines, sectors and countries. Considering that 5G is currently in an early development state and there are multiple open issues on 5G protocols, network architectures and technologies and standardization efforts, the timing of 5G-AURA is perfect, and the project has a strong potential to have significant impact on academia and industry and enhance the European innovation capacity in terms of technical contributions, intersectoral training of scientists and professional and novel business opportunities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 634 417,07
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDUCATIONAL OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
1 Pelika Kai Spartis
15122 Maroussi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 357 074,77
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FASMETRICS YPIRESIES KAI PROIONTA ILEKTROMAGNITIKON PEDION ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Perikleous 17
15344 Gerakas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)