|Integration of Optical and Satellite Communication Systems into 5G Edge Networks (OSCto5G) – In conjunction with ICTON
21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks,Angers, France, July 9-13, 2019
Technically (co-)sponsored by the IEEE
Scope of the workshop: Mobile data traffic forecasts predict an enormous growth of traffic volume-driven mainly by the increase in the number of connected devices and popularity of innovative applications such as personalized media mobility in urban environments, disaster recovery and first responder applications, factories of future and autonomous vehicles. This calls for a fundamental change in network infrastructures, architecture, management and orchestration to offer features such as extremely high data rates and capacities, low latency, on-demand service-oriented resource allocation, network scaling, and automation. 5G attempts to address these issues and it is expected to overcome the challenges of the next generation communication systems, featuring capabilities beyond what 4G is offering. Heterogeneous technologies convergence is one of the main enablers of 5G where different technologies come together in an orchestrated way to realize 5G vision.
Optical fiber, satellite systems and enablers like Network Softwarization (NS) are key technologies to support the 5G vertical requirements. It triggers an enormous effort, at different levels, ranging from the definition of use cases and architectures, physical layer integration, network management and orchestration up to standardization actions, to integrate inhomogeneous communication technologies under a single uniform umbrella. The aim of this workshop is to present recent research results targeting the integration of the optical and satellite communication systems into 5G edge networks. Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:
The workshop was well-received by the audience. 5 invited papers and 1 regular paper were presented, out of which 2 were from SaT5G (TALENT/i2CAT and 5GNR/UOULU).