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5G-IANA presented at the IEEE CSCN 2022

5G-IANA was presented at the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN 2022) that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 28–30 November.

Our project was presented by our Coordinator ICCS-NTUA during the session “Invited talks on Research Projects”, held on the second day of the Conference, on Tuesday 29th November. Dr Vasilis Sourlas presented the ongoing 5G-IANA standardisation activities and potential contributions to standardisation bodies like ISO TC204, ETSI ISG MEC, and ETSI TC ITS, among others.

All information about this event is available on the website https://cscn2022.ieee-cscn.org/. 


2022-12-02T09:06:13+00:00Categories: Project News|

5G-IANA Plenary Meeting (23-24 November 2022)

On November 23rd– 24th the 5G-IANA consortium physically met again for a two-day Plenary Meeting and was warmly welcomed to the city of Torino by our partner LINKS Foundation – Fondazione LINKS.

On the first day of the meeting, Work Package Leaders presented to the Consortium the work already addressed, the current status of the activities and the roadmap for the upcoming months. The second day was time to review the project’s seven Use Cases, the testbeds, and the plan for the engagement of third parties.

Furthermore, the consortium had the great opportunity to take part at the demos performed by our Italian partners: LINKS Foundation – Fondazione LINKS presented to the consortium the On-Board Unit (OBU) and Road-Side Unit (RSU) they have specifically developed for the project, while Bylogix introduced to the Consortium the car that will be used on Use Case 2 of the project.

Very fruitful discussions took place during the presentations that provided excellent feedback and resulted in specific actions towards project planning and execution.

Thank you to all 5G-IANA partners and a special thanks to LINKS for your warm hosting!


2022-11-29T14:39:35+00:00Categories: Project News|

Launch of 5G-IANA first video

5G-IANA first video was officially launched on 15th November 2022 at the TRA 2022 conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

5G-IANA team had the opportunity to present the video at the European Commission stand during the TRA 2022 conference. In parallel the video was launched on the project’s website through the project’s Youtube channel.

The first project-related video is animated and offers a short introduction to the project and its goals.


2022-11-23T16:39:03+00:00Categories: Project News|

5G-IANA accelerates the adoption of 5G enabled remote driving applications

5G communications have permitted the automotive industry to develop and test new
applications not possible with previous wireless technologies. Remote driving is considered one
of such applications, due to the ultra-low latency, high reliability or the bandwidth needed. The
objective of 5G-IANA is to demonstrate the viability of remote driving on real scenarios and the
capabilities that 5G may bring.

The 5G-IANA platform will permit to reduce latency as well as improve reliability, reduce costs
and improve scalability. The remote driving application is based on a web platform where,
through 5G, users can control the vehicle located in any place, connected from a browser.
For a safety driving, the vehicle is equipped with a front and rear camera which provide realtime video. This video is also used to implement a deep learning algorithm in object detection
trained to provide the user warnings related with traffic rules or obstacles on the road. In
addition, to increase driving safety, the vehicle is equipped with a laser that indicates the
distance between the vehicle and the obstacles.

For instance, there are a couple of scenarios where remote driving is useful:

  • Industrial control: The first scenario aims at having the possibility of control an AGV
    located on a manufacturing company via 5G connection. This will allow to avoid
    accidents between people and vehicles due to the controller will be placed out of the
    operation zone.
  • Transport in long journeys: The second scenario is related mainly in material transport
    but is also useful for other use cases. In case of long journeys, drivers would not need to
    stop the vehicle to rest. The remote driving control would take over from one driver to
    another, thus improving their service time.

In summary, remote driving aims to provide greater comfort to people when performing certain
types of activities that do not require human presence, such as taking the car from one place to
another, picking up another person or delivering objects. This NetApp can cause a great impact
on the transport industry, since it can be adapted to large vehicles to transport material to sites
in dangerous areas, transport dangerous substances, transport goods to places that are far
away. Automotive industries enabling such a NetApp would safeguard the safety of the driver,
thus saving resources, and in the case of long journeys they would not need to stop the vehicle
for the driver to rest, but would simply be taken over by another operator, thus improving their
service times.

2022-10-25T08:12:50+00:00Categories: Technical Blog|

5G-PPP SB and TB f2f Meetings


5G-PPP Steering Board and Technical Board meetings took place in Athens on 5-6 October 2022, respectively. Both meetings were hosted by our project coordinator, ICCS.

5G-IANA has actively participated during these meetings, represented by Eirini Liotou and Konstantinos Katsaros from ICCS, Dimitris Klonidis from UBI and Giada Landi from NXW.  Our Project Manager, Eirini Liotou, has been the organizer and moderator of a NetApps session during the Technical Board meeting where interesting cross-ICT-41 discussions took place and collaboration opportunities have been identified.

During this session, Giada Landi (NXW) also gave the presentation “NetApps modelling for automated orchestration and experimental validation of 5G-enabled services in the Transport & Logistics domain”, organised jointly by VITAL-5G & 5G-IANA.






2022-10-18T10:03:46+00:00Categories: Project News|

IZB International Suppliers Fair

11-13 October 2022, Wolfsburg (Germany)


From 11th to 13th October our partner Bylogix wil present 5G-IANA project at IZB (International Supplier Fair) 2022 in Wolfsburg. Bylogix will participate at this event with an information stand in Hall 4- Stand 4102- where they will introduce 5G-IANA project to participants of the event and will make available the project’s communication materials. 

IZB is the s Europe’s leading trade fair for the automotive supplier industry due to the location at the headquarters of Volkswagen AG. In a single location it’s possible to meet the entire automotive value chain and the decision makers in the industry. Innovation has a specific area where it’s possible new partner and build new R&D relationships.

2022-12-02T08:35:47+00:00Categories: Events|

5G-PPP Steering Board & Technology Board Meeting F2F

5-6 October 2022, Athens (Greece)

5G-PPP Steering Board f2f Meeting

5G-PPP Technology Board f2f Meeting

5G-IANA partners ICCS, UBITECH, and NEXTWORKS will participate in the 5G-PPP Steering Board and Technology Board meetings that will be held in Athens on 5th and 6th October, respectively.

ICCS, our project coordinator, is supporting the organisation of the two NetApps sessions that will take place during the Technology Board meeting. In the context of these sessions, interesting cross-ICT-41 discussions will be made regarding the NetApps recently released White Paper, a NetApp uniform definition, common marketplace, standardization aspects, and reachability to third parties, among others.

Furthermore, during the first NetApps session on 6th October, 5G-IANA partner NEXTWORKS will perform a joint presentation with VITAL-5G project: “NetApps modelling for automated orchestration and experimental validation of 5G-enabled services in the Transport & Logistics domain”.

2022-12-15T09:34:18+00:00Categories: Events|

IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22) – Symposium on 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

12-14 October 2022, Montreal (Canada)


The 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (formerly 5G World Forum) aims to bring experts from industry, academia, and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards future networks of 5G and beyond and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of future networks.

The 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22), will take place as a hybrid event based in Montreal, Canada, between 12th and 14th October 2022. The event seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate future networks technologies and applications for the benefit of society.


This first IEEE FNWF 5G for CAM conference will bring together researchers, implementers and planners in the area of CAM, to share their experiences and present results with a view towards large-scale deployment.

5G-IANA will participate in this Symposium, co-chaired by our Project Officer Jorge Pereira, where we will present the paper “5G-IANA platform: Bringing far-edge resources and ML potential to the disposal of automotive third parties”.

2022-12-07T13:02:19+00:00Categories: Events|

TRA Conference – Lisbon

14-17 November 2022, Lisbon (Portugal) 

Portugal is hosting the 2022 edition of the Transport Research Arena, TRA, Europe’s largest mobility and transport research and technology conference.

Under the theme “Moving together, reimagining mobility worldwide”, TRA 2022 will focus on innovative solutions for the global transport sector.

Taking place at the CCL (Lisbon Congress Center), from November 14th to 17th, TRA will bring together leading national and international experts to debate the present and future of mobility. On the agenda there will be four major themes: intelligent solutions and society; green mobility and decarbonization; innovative infrastructures for Europe 2030; policies and economics for a competitive Europe.

5G-IANA will participate with a video at the European Commission stand.

TRA 2022 is organized by NAI (National Innovation Agency) IMT (Institute for Mobility and Transport), CES (Consortium of Engineering Schools), NLCE (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering), and Magellan European Affairs Association. It is co-organized in partnership with the European Commission and in collaboration with the technological platforms and European associations ACARE, ALICE, CEDR, ECTP, ERTRAC, ERRAC, ETRA and WATERBORNE.

2022-12-15T09:34:52+00:00Categories: Events|

Service-driven orchestration of far edge resources to support advanced Automotive applications

5G technologies are becoming of primary importance to boost the Automotive market segment, where new advanced 5G-powered services can be introduced by third parties/SMEs that would like to exploit network performances together with end-to-end automations for such services’ provisioning. Indeed, network slicing, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and dynamic orchestration of resources are recognized as important platforms’ capabilities to enable the automated deployment of Vertical services on top of 5G-enabled infrastructure.

In particular, MEC is one of the most important technical aspects to be considered in Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) use cases, especially concerning strict performance requirements in terms of low latency and high reliability. Through the adoption of MEC, computing and storage resources can be moved out of the remote cloud and closer to end-users and data sources to meet the desired QoS requirements. Indeed, V2X use cases may bring different requirements, e.g., vehicle movement and hazard notification services are usually latency demanding, while infotainment and AR/VR services require high Uplink (UL)/Downlink (DL) throughput. One of the major challenges consists in how services running in the MEC should be designed to achieve the expected performances. The functionalities of the target service that require processing at the edge should be identified to enable a near-real-time exchange of information with the User Equipment (UE). Moreover, V2X use cases highly influences edge computing architectures due to the complex nature of targeted scenarios, where multiple vehicles, from different manufacturers, and other devices (e.g., sensors, actuators, smartphones etc.) should coexist and connect to the same infrastructure.

With respect to previous architectures, edge computing introduces a shift towards three-tier deployments, where UEs (i.e., client-side components) are expected to communicate with Application and Network Functions (AFs/NFs), i.e., service components, potentially distributed across edge and central cloud locations. In beyond 5G networks, a further challenge that 5G-IANA aims to address consists in extending the deployment of AFs/NFs to the UE side, which in V2X use cases means the integration of orchestration-enabled On-Board Units (OBUs) and Road-Side Units (RSUs) (see Figure). According to ETSI MEC002 [], on one hand, the possibility of executing AFs/NFs on top of OBUs brings an enhanced contextual awareness by exploiting radio network, location, and/or other information relevant to the changing environment during journey time. On the other hand, the fluctuation of connectivity conditions together with its possibly limited compute resources (i.e., processing, memory and storage capabilities) may impact the efficient management and orchestration of such AFs/NFs.


Figure 1: Form a three-tier deployment (client-edge-remote cloud) towards the orchestration of AFs/NFs on the client side

The solution adopted in 5G-IANA foresees the integration of Kubernetes as lightweight orchestration framework on top of OBU/RSU hosts. The 5G-IANA Automotive Open Experimental Platform (AOEP) coordinates the Lifecycle Management (LCM) of AFs/NFs deployed at the OBU/RSU’s Kubernetes cluster, facilitating the deployment of more extensive service-chains across multiple edge and far-edge locations. With respect to the potential discontinuity of mobile connectivity, 5G-IANA investigates different mitigation solutions: i) the execution of graceful roll-back procedures in case of LCM operation failures due to a connectivity issue, ii) the forwarding of notifications through the vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI) for taking over the control of the vehicle, e.g., in case of vehicle movement services, and iii) the design of distributed service-chain to have potentially independent sub-chains running on top of OBUs/RSUs, then for which is not mandatory to exchange data with service components running at the edge and/or central cloud. In addition, the AOEP executes a service-driven selection of OBUs and RSUs. The platform will provide a subscription functionality to create a data base of registered OBUs and RSUs that can be used to execute AFs/NFs. At the same time, a continuous resource discovery is applied to determine which OBUs are currently available in a given coverage area to perform LCM operations. The selection of OBUs and RSUs can be performed taking into account various parameters, including the ones specified by the Service Provider, e.g., the expected coverage area, for which the vehicle trajectory should be considered, and/or host-specific capabilities like the availability of data-sets for training/profiling, availability of connected sensors/actuators etc.


Author: Francesca Moscatelli.                         


2022-09-13T08:12:44+00:00Categories: Technical Blog|
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