IEEE Future Networking Workshop for 5G and Beyond Testbed and Trials

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Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2019

Organized by: IEEE 5G Initiative Testbed Working Group
Date & Time: April 15th, 2019 | 8:30 - 17:00 (GMT+1)
Location: Marrakech, Morocco


Call For Papers

Paper Submission Due – February 16, 2019 (Final Deadline)

Notification of Acceptance Due – February 25, 2019

Final Manuscript due – March 4, 2019

Length of the paper will be limited to 5 Pages

Submit your paper through EDAS here



• 5G testbed implementation and deployment including real-world lessons learnt• Experimentation with integrated Cloud/MEC/Fog computing
• Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul with multi-tenancy and federation
• Support for infrastructure slicing and isolation
• Role of common and open source software tools
• 5G Security
• Network Slicing
• Cloud RAN

• Large scale experiment design and deployment
• Testbed design for repeatability and reproducibility
• Tools and services for testbed users and operators (including prototyping)
• Experiments on federated testbeds
• Experimentation with future wireless platforms including: Full duplex, Massive and distributed MIMO, cmWave and mmWave, D2D, V2V, V2I, Cognitive Radio

About the Workshop

IEEE Future Network Initiative (Previously known as IEEE 5G Initiative) was formed in 2017 to provide a neutral and all-inclusive platform for 5G evolution by involving multiple societies within IEEE. This initiative has been developing a roadmap for 5G and beyond with an eye to a phase-wise evolution spanning over a period of 3 year, 5 year and 10 year. Its Roadmap working group has been working on several areas including Standardization blocks, MIMO, mmWave, Security, Applications, Satellite, Optics, and Testbeds among others. The testbed working group has already organized three different workshops since 2017 with invited speakers who discussed about the lessons learnt from building those testbeds. As the operators across the world have started deploying 5G there is much benefit from the lessons learnt and experimental results derived from building these testbeds. Hence, it is important to have a workshop that will allow to discuss peer-reviewed papers in addition to invited papers. The objective of this workshop is to bring together developers, practitioners, technical experts and researchers to share experiences and advance the state of the art in all aspects of 5G systems prototyping, evaluation and testing. Given the increased complexity of next generation of communication systems and skyrocketing development costs, the importance of publicly available testbeds is quickly becoming critical for researchers and developers to get access to state-of-the-art infrastructures, in order to prototype and validate their ideas.

In addition to informing the community on the capabilities and usage modalities of existing testbeds, the workshop also aims to solicit contributions and promote discussion on the future experimental platforms as well as to facilitate discussions on co-development and co- deployment of experimental platforms. Of particular interest are ideas on extending publicly available testbeds with 5G-related technologies as they become available, and how they can be used to address common technological and scientific problems that are related to advanced wireless systems. The workshop will offer a spectrum of distinguished speakers from all over the world, who will share their experiences about building testbed and experimental results.

Contact Ashutosh Dutta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information. 


Organizing Committee  


Ashutosh Dutta is currently Senior Wireless Communication Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL). Most recently he served as Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Middletown, New Jersey. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design,Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into Chinese Language. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh currently serves as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society and is the founding co-chair for IEEE 5G initiative. He also serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.


BT Maharaj

Dr Sunil (BT) Maharaj holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering with specialization in wireless communications. He is a Professional Engineer (Pr Eng), IEEE Senior Member and a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE). Dr Maharaj is the current Dean of Engineering and is a full Professor and Head of the SENTECH Chair in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Communications (BWMC) in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria. He is the South African Chapter Chair for IEEE VTS Society and has been the previous Chapter Chair for IEEE ComSoc in South Africa as was responsible for arranging Africa's first IEEE 5G Summit in 2017. He has over 120 IEEE conference publications and journal articles.


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Ivan Seskar is an Associate Director at WINLAB, Rutgers University responsible for experimental systems and prototyping projects. He is currently the program director for the COSMOS project responsible for the New York City NSF PAWR deployment, the PI for the NSF GENI Wireless project, which resulted in campus deployments of LTE/WiMAX base stations at several US universities, and the PI for the NSF CloudLab deployment at Rutgers. He has also been the co-PI and project manager for all three phases of the NSF-supported ORBIT mid-scale testbed project at WINLAB, successfully leading technology development and operations since the testbed was released as a community resource in 2005 and for which the team received the 2008 NSF Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation.  Ivan is a co-chair of the IEEE 5G Testbed Working Group, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of ACM and the co-founder and CTO of Upside Wireless Inc.


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Mithun Mukherjee is the Publicity Chair for the event. Mithun received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering from University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University, India in 2007, the M.E. degree in information and communication engineering from Indian Institute of Science and Technology, Shibpur, India in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India in 2015. Currently, he is a Specially Assigned Researcher in the Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Petrochemical Equipment Fault Diagnosis, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China. He was a faculty in the department of electronics and communication engineering, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, India (2014-2015).