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5G-IANA Zenodo Community

The 5G-IANA Zenodo Community has been created in month 14 of the project. The site is available here. 

The scope of this community is to make freely available and under open access status all public deliverablesscientific publications and publicly available results of the 5G-IANA H2020 Project. The first items have been uploaded on this community where all the dissemination material produced up to date has been published: conference papers already published, the project’s Newsletters, and communication materials.

This community will be regularly updated with new content throughout the lifetime of the project.


5G-IANA Zenodo Community2022-08-04T12:37:59+00:00

ViSNext 2022

ViSNext 2022 – the 2nd ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Design, Deployment, and Evaluation of Network-assisted Video Streaming – will take place from 6th to 9th December 2022 in Rome, Italy.

Eirini Liotou, Deputy Project Coordinator of 5G-IANA, will be co-chairing this event. Furthermore, the Professor of Computer Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Amr Rizk, also a member of the 5G-IANA project, will be delivering the keynote speech titled “Live Video Streaming through the ML Lens”.

This workshop is organised by The Christian Doppler laboratory ATHENA (AdapTive Streaming over HTTP and Emerging Networked MultimediA Services) and the call for papers is now open.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: Sep. 17th, 2022.
  • Notification of Acceptance: Oct. 18th, 2022.
  • Camera-ready: Oct. 25th, 2022.
  • Workshop Date: Dec. 9th, 2022.

More information about this workshop is available on the event’s website.

ViSNext 20222022-08-03T11:12:04+00:00

IEEE MeditCom 2022 in Athens

The Second IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom) will take place from 5-8 September 2022 in Athens, Greece.

IEEE MeditCom will bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with a program that will address many of the outstanding challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking.

The 5G-IANA project will participate in the workshop “NetApps into Beyond 5G and 6G Networks”. This workshop will take place on September 5th, during two sessions on the topic of “NetApp Platforms into Beyond 5G and 6G Networks” between 14:00-17:30.  Konstantinos Katsaros from ICCS will represent 5G-IANA and give a presentation during Workshop Session I.

The full programme of the Conference is available here.

IEEE MeditCom will be a hybrid event so do not miss the opportunity to register here!

All information about this event is available on their website.

IEEE MeditCom 2022 in Athens2022-08-03T10:53:53+00:00

5G backed Situational Awareness for improved road tunnel safety

We all recognize a road tunnel as an elegant way for passing mountain massifs, an underwater passage or anything similar. Next to many advantages tunnels are providing, there are also a couple of drawbacks related to tunnels – safety is one of the most crucial in that context. Due to the fact the tunnel is a tube-shaped structure that can extend for several kilometres in distance (e.g., Laerdal Tunnel in Norway – 24,5 km, St Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland – 16,9 km), we may assume that in case of an accident inside the tunnel, it would be difficult for people to evacuate, and it would be also difficult for the rescuers to reach the point of the accident. As well, closed structure of the tunnel would be problematic in case of fire, i.e., limited possibilities for removing smoke and heat may cause quick increase of the temperature inside the tunnel causing further implications. In fact, fire has been involved in most of the major tunnel accident in Europe [1]: Mont Blanc (fire in year 1999 caused 39 fatalities), Tauern (collision and fire in year 1999 caused 12 fatalities), St Gotthard (collision and fire in year 2001 caused 11 fatalities), etc.

In modern road tunnels, safety issues have been addressed by using multiple active and passive safety systems. Tunnels are equipped by various sensors (e.g., smoke and flame detectors, temperature sensors, CO sensors, visibility sensors, etc.), video surveillance systems, air ventilation, fire hydrants, fire doors and service/evacuation corridors, etc. Data collected by various sensors and video surveillance serve as a data input for other tunnel systems and, as most important, for maintaining stable traffic conditions with the help of (smart) traffic signalization.

Although currently available systems described above already provide high level of safety, 5G can provide further improvements. Based on the 3GPP V2X standards, one of the main benefits would be collecting additional data – as of today most data collected in the tunnel come from sensors installed in the tunnel, while data sent by cars (e.g., V2X) and potentially also from the individuals can improve insight into the situation in the tunnel, being in normal conditions or in case of an accident (see also 5G-IANA blog post https://www.5g-iana.eu/2022/03/11/role-of-5g-networks-in-vehicle-to-infrastructure-telecommunications/ on 5G and V2X communications). Next to this, 5G as a global standard supporting industry requirements, enables applying many functionalities in standardized way (cyber security, distributed cloud-edge architecture, network automation, AI/ML, V2X, precise positioning, etc.) and enables unified data exchange among all stakeholders relevant to the tunnel security and safety, i.e., tunnel operator, traffic control centre, Police, fire-fighters, ambulance, Civil Protection especially in case they are located cross-border. Today, data exchange among various stakeholders still remains an issue. In particular, data exchange among Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services is recognized and addressed as a major issue on the EU level mainly due to the cross-border incompatibility of communication systems [2, 3].

For the tunnel operator, it is required to be aware of situation in the tunnel at any time – to detect anomalies as soon as possible and to act with the goal of minimizing the (potential) damage. The perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time and/or space is called a “Situational Awareness” [4], which is a critical, yet often elusive, foundation for successful decision-making we want to improve by introducing 5G and therefore extend collecting data and enable access to data for multiple stakeholders, including those located cross-border.

Some situations, however, require first responders’ units to intervene. E.g., in case of a traffic accident in the tunnel, alarm notification would be forwarded to the public-safety answering point, as well, other relevant data and video streams should be forwarded to first responders to help them create “situational awareness” and to effectively commence the intervention. When first responders leaving station building, the system may also start collecting certain data related to the first responders’ unit (e.g., location of vehicles, speed, vehicle diagnostics) in order to complement data related to the incident itself. “Situational awareness” is of great importance for the intervention planning from its very beginning until its completion. In the beginning, incident commander can decide how many rescuers, what kind of vehicles and how many vehicles should be dispatched and also whether additional units are required (e.g., cross-border units). During the rescue phase, the incident commander can observe how the rescuing is progressing, what operations should follow at certain time, and whether additional resources should be activated. Based on the situation, the incident commander also instructs tunnel control centre operator to commit certain action, e.g., stop the traffic through the tunnel, stop or increase air circulation in the tunnel, etc. When the intervention is over, data collected and stored can be later of great importance for the intervention analysis.


[1] Malmtorp J, Lundin J, Lundman, P, Vedin P. Safety in Road Tunnels – Safety Target Proposal. International  Journal  of  Applied  Science;  Vol.  2,  No.  3;  2019.

[2] Broadmap project, http://www.broadmap.eu/.

[3] Broadway project, https://www.broadway-info.eu/.

[4] Situation awareness, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation_awareness.




5G backed Situational Awareness for improved road tunnel safety2022-08-03T08:13:05+00:00

5G-IANA at the Connecting Europe Days 2022

The 5G-IANA project participated at this year’s edition of the CINEA Connecting Europe Days held last week in Lyon. The event, that took place on 28-30 June 2022 in the Centre de Congrès de Lyon, successfully hosted more than 2000 participants from 44 countries.

Politicians, industry stakeholders and representatives from the European Commission met to discuss recent developments in the transport and mobility fields as well as their role in contributing to the European Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

The exhibition aimed to showcase the successes of CEF, TEN-T, Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and related EU funded programs that work towards developing transport infrastructure and research in Europe.

Among many other EU-funded projects that choose the event to showcase their work, 5G-IANA also took part with a project booth where our project coordinator, ICCS introduced the project, its concept and objectives to a large number of visitors.

5G-IANA at the Connecting Europe Days 20222022-08-02T11:35:53+00:00

5G-IANA at the 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing

The 5G-IANA project is committed to promote and address gender issues. In this context, Deputy Project Coordinator Eirini Liotou from ICCS participated in the “4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing”, held on June 16-17 in Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. This event aims at promoting gender-equal access to the computer-related scientific frontiers, as well as to present and share technical achievements and experiences in the computing field.

During this year’s event, the poster “Distributed Machine learning for Network Monitoring and predictive QoS in Automotive Applications” by 5G-IANA partners Konstantinos Katsaros, Eirini Liotou, Giorgos Drainakis, Amr Rizk and Nehal Baganal-Krishna was presented. Moreover, Eirini Liotou was a facilitator during the Workshop: “Becoming better together – learning through mentoring”, with the goal to provide mentoring advice to young students and professionals.

All information about this event is available at their webpage https://gec22.auth.gr/.

5G-IANA at the 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing2022-08-02T11:36:20+00:00

5G-IANA Interim Review Meeting

The 5G-IANA consortium physically met on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 for the first Interim Project Review. The meeting took place in Athens and was organised by ICCS, our project coordinator.

In a friendly atmosphere, partners presented in detail the progress and advancements achieved during the first year of the project as well as the planning for the upcoming period. Specifically, the meeting opened with an introduction from the Project Officer, setting the objectives and focus of this review, and continued by a project overview presentation by the Project Coordinator deputy Eirini Liotou, setting the trigger for technical discussions. Then, Francesca Moscatelli (NXW) explained the concept of a NetApp in 5G-IANA, as well as the 5G-IANA NetApps toolkit. Then, the Technical Coordinator of the project, Dimitris Klonidis (UBI) presented the Specifications and Architecture of the 5G-IANA platform, followed by the presentation of Thanos Xirofotos (UBI) on the 5G-IANA architecture development and integration. In the continuation of the first day, Theodoros Rokkas (INCITES) presented the market strategy of the project, Andrea Suarez (VICOM) presented the dissemination activities and Eirini Liotou (ICCS) described the project management and ethics aspects of the project. During the second day, the discussions were centred around the seven project use cases and two testbeds (Germany, Slovenia). The meeting concluded with a summary of the main recommendations of the Project Officer and the experts, which the 5G-IANA consortium will carefully integrate into the overall project workplan.

As a general outcome, the Project Officer and the Expert Reviewers representing the European Commission, provided very constructive and valuable feedback and recommendations for the next period of the project.

Congratulations to 5G-IANA team, let’s continue the hard work!

5G-IANA Interim Review Meeting2022-08-02T11:36:39+00:00

5G-IANA at the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit

After two years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit will be organised on a hybrid conference from the city of Grenoble from 7th to 10th June 2022.

5G-IANA will be present at this edition, in collaboration with 5GASP project. Our partner Nextworks will introduce the Connected and Automated Mobility during the Special Session 10 “Netapps for Verticals”, where 5G-IANA Use Cases will be presented, providing insights about the major challenges in orchestrating NetApps with different purposes (e.g., infotainment, manoeuvres coordination etc.) for the Automotive Industry.

This session will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 16:00 to 17:30 CET and will focus on discussing how NetApp empowers the verticals on-boarding on 5G. It aims to bring together all the NetApp stakeholders, discuss their experiences so far and pave the way for NetApps into 6G to span all domains RAN/CORE/Transport/Devices/Applications.

The session targets to:

  • Highlight experiences and lessons learned with NetApp development and its Lifecycle management.
  • Investigate how Standards include related information to realize the NetApps vision.
  • Understanding of all related stakeholders.
  • Investigate cross-industry cooperation opportunities.
  • Promote the innovative services and new business models introduced by the NetApp concept and their evolution towards 6G.

All information about this event is available on the website https://www.eucnc.eu/.

5G-IANA at the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit2022-08-03T11:39:35+00:00

5G-IANA General Assembly (25th May 2022)

5G-IANA third General Assembly has taken place on 25th May 2022 on a virtual session. This General Assembly marked an important milestone, taking place after almost achieving the first year of the project. The partners reviewed the progress made during the first 12 months of the project implementation and addressed successful discussions on the next steps to take on.

Partners also took this opportunity to work on the preparation of the first Interim Project Review to be held in Athens, Greece, on 2nd and 3rd June 2022.

5G-IANA General Assembly (25th May 2022)2022-07-28T07:50:53+00:00
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