The 5G-PPP Working Group on ‘Software Network SDN/NFV’ hosts its 4th workshop at EuCNC-2018

Monday, 18 June 2018, 09:00-13:00, E1 hall



The agenda is available here

The Workshop will bring together various contributing projects within the Software Network Working Group and as well as other interested projects and parties to stimulate the discussion  and share views/results about open network, SDN & Virtualization towards Telco-Cloud, Service based architecture (SOA, microservices, SBA), Role of Cloud Native Architecture & Micro services in Stack Readiness for 5G Rollout,  Assuring 5G Services, Co-Creation and Ecosystem Play of 5G in a Telco Cloud Environment, Challenges with deploying telecom workloads in a distributed cloud, Hybrid clouds (public cloud + network edge clouds) and workload migration, High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy), lifecycle management in the cloud with appropriately redesigned OSS/BSS, etc.

The Workshop will centralize not only, inter alia, the 5G application, software- and hardware-centric, policy/regulation-oriented, and technology-based innovation, but will also propose an ideal place for sharing opinions and insights from experts on how 5G could be given a physical form in a highly innovative techno-industrial-economic environment.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Low latency and high performance requirements addressed by 5G
  • Service based RAN architecture
  • 5G testbed implementation and deployment
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Service Programmability and Orchestration
  • Software defined hardware accelerators (FPGA, GPU)
  • DevOps models with performance and quality enhancements
  • Distributed management system
  • Multi-service and multi-tenancy and network slicing
  • High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy)
  • Design principles and best practices for 5G application development
  • Analytics based policy
  • Automation
  • Edge cloud brokers (edge nodes available across different network operators)
  • The role of MEC services and their APIs
  • Edge computing and acceleration offload from devices, offload APIs
  • Resilience at the network edge, enabling service level agreements
  • Technology enabler  – Open source and standards (Open Source, ONAP, OPNFV, ONOS, CORD, Linux Foundation / TMF / ETSI / MEF)
  • Declarative Models
  • Standardised APIs, Models, modeling languages


  • Bessem Sayadi, Nokia- Bell Labs, France
  • Cristian Patachia, Orange, Romania

Technical Program Committee

  • David Breitgand , IBM, Israel 
  • Marius Iordache, Orange, Romania
  • David Griffin, UCL, UK
  • Ricard Vilalta, CTTC, Spain
  • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, UBITECH, Greece
  • Thomas Deiss, NOKIA, Germany
  • Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Alain Mourad, INTERDIGITAL, UK
  • Erez Biton, NOKIA, Israel
  • Lionel Natarianni, NOKIA Bell-Labs, France
  • Carlos J. Bernardos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Paris Flegkas, UTH, Greece

Paper Submission

Workshop contributions can be:

  • Presentations
  • Extended Abstracts (2 pages)
  • Full Papers (up to 5 pages with possibility of 1 additional page at an extra charge of €80)
  • Papers must be written in double-column IEEE format (cf. Authors Guidelines).
  • All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Technical Program Committee.

The deadline for submission of Workshop papers is 23-April. Papers must be submitted  to


The workshop will be structured as follows:

  • Session 1
    • Keynote presentation: Softwarization of infrastructures and virtualization: Challenges, Solutions, and Remaining hurdles from a security perspective, Marc Lacoste (ORANGE, FR)
    • From Webscale to Telco: The Cloud Native journey, Bessem Sayadi (Nokia Bell-Labs France, 5GPPP Software Network WG Chair, NGPaaS)

    Session 2

    • Future network transformation. 5G cloud architectures, Marius Iordache, (ORANGE, RO, SLICENET)
    • NGPaaS: A cloud native solution, Bessem Sayadi (Nokia Bell-Labs France, NGPaaS)
    • Cloud native for vertical services, Thomas Deiss (NOKIA, DE, 5G-TRANSFORMER)
    • Separation of concerns among application and network services orchestration in a 5G ecosystem, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, (Ubitech, GR, MATILDA)

    Coffee Break

    Session 3

    • Platform for 5G services and functions from multiple infrastructure and service providers, Dimitrios Gkounis, (University of Bristol, UK, Metro-Haul)
    • SONATA 4.0 Service Platform experience in ETSI plugtests, Ricard Vilalta (CTTC, ES, 5G TANGO)
    • Towards Using FaaS for Network Functions Virtualization, David Breitgand (IBM Research-Haifa, IL, 5G-MEDIA)
    • Roaming solution for multi-domain virtualized environments, Luca Cominardi, (UC3M, ES, 5GEX)
    • Towards SDN-based resource and mobility management in cloudified RANs, Panagiotis Demestichas and Andreas Georgakopoulos, (Incelligent, GR, 5G-PHOS)
    • Microservices cloud native architecture enabling 5G smart energy, Antonello Corsi, (ENG, IT, NRG5)

    Closing panel (wrap up/potential collaborations identified/conclusions):

    • Panel composed of all speakers and moderated by chairs