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

on Monday, 18-June.

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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission date: 23-April
  • Workshop date: 18-June