The 5G NORMA Summer School took place from June 20-23, 2016, London, UK, at King’s College London, and managed to bring prominent people together to discuss the path towards 5G networks.

Its aim has been to provide architectural views as well as technical details on the challenges and potential solutions from key leading researchers across Europe in the scope area of 5G wireless communications. The aim was to touch upon on issues related to network softwarization, wireless access and core network virtualization, which undoubtedly constitute some of the most popular topics in the wired and the wireless networking domains among both the academic and the industrial communities.

The 5G NORMA Summer School has been tailored towards network and radio engineers and researchers active or interested in virtualized and programmable future mobile networks, targeting Post Doctoral researchers, PhD and Master students as well as participants from the mobile industry and other organizations (verticals) interested in the area of 5G networks and how this emerging technology can shape their business.

The event was sponsored by the UK & Republic of Ireland chapters of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, as well as by the Information Technology Society in the VDE; furthermore it was part of the London Tech Week.

Monday, 20th June 2016
Session 1Opening and 5G Environment
09:30 – 09:40 Mischa Dohler, Head of Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London, UK
Welcome and Opening of 5G NORMA Summer SchoolVideo
09:40 – 10:00Peter Rost, Project Manager 5G NORMA, Nokia, Germany
Overview on Summer School and 5G NORMASlides
10:00 – 10:30Mike Short, Vice President, Telefonica Europe
Towards 2025 Slides
10:30 – 11:00Simone Redana, Chairman of 5GPPP Architecture Working Group, Nokia, Germany
View on 5G ArchitectureSlides
11:00 – 11:30Jonathan Hart, BT TSO – Research & Technology, UK
What Mobile Core Network Architecture Concepts will have an impact on 5G Evolution?”Slides
Session 2Vertical Industries
12:00 – 12:30Linus Thrybom, ABB, Sweden, Virtuwind
Industrial IoT – 5G for Energy Slides
12:30 – 13:00Maria Lema Rosas, Research Associate, King’s College London, UK
5G: Transforming Industry, Arts & CultureVideo
Panel Discussion 1RAN Architecture
14:00 – 15:00Panellists:Federico Boccardi, Principal Technology, OFCOM, UK,
Gerry Foster, System Architect, 5GIC Slides
Michael Meyer, Ericsson Research, Germany, METIS-II
Simon Fletcher, CTO, RealWireless, UK, 5G NORMASlides
Moderator:Erol Hepsaydir, Three, UK
Panel Discussion 2Software Network ArchitectureVideo
15:30 – 16:55Panellists:Alex Galis, University College London, UK Slides
Reza Najabati, University of Bristol, UK
Jonathan Hart, BT, UK
Johannes Lessmann, NEC, Germany
Moderator:Uwe Janßen, Vice President, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
16:55 – 17:00Peter Rost, Project Manager 5G NORMA, Nokia, Germany
Day 1 Closing Note
Tuesday, 21st June 2016
Session 3 Data Plane
09:00 – 09:45Mark Doll, Work Package 4 Leader & Technical Manager 5G NORMA, Nokia, Germany
Adaptive Allocation of Network FunctionsSlides
09:45 – 10:30Michael Meyer, Ericsson Research, Germany, METIS-II
The METIS-II View on 5G RAN Architecture
11:00 – 12:00George Kamel, Research Fellow, 5G Innovation Center, University of Surrey, UK
Context-Aware Content Networking for 5GSlides
12:00 – 12:30Panellists:Mark Doll, Nokia, Germany
Michael Meyer, Ericsson Research, Germany
George Kamel , University of Surrey, UK
Moderator:Markus Breitbach, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Session 4 Architecture and Virtualization
13:30 – 14:30Christian Mannweiler, Work Package 3 Leader 5G NORMA, Nokia, Germany
5G NORMA Concepts and ArchitectureSlides
14:30 – 15:30Alejandro Aguado, Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK
Network Virtualization: From the core to the data centre Slides
Session 5Requirements
16:00 – 17:00 Charles Chambers, 5G NORMA, RealWireless, UK
The Economics of Mobile Communications – and the 5G Paradigm ShiftSlides
17:00Day 2 Closing Note
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Session 6SDN and NFV
09:00 – 10:00 Frederic Francois, Imperial College, UK
SDN and NFV Orchestration for Optimised Network Services in 5G Core NetworksSlides
Session 7Network Control, Orchestration and Management
10:30 – 11:30Marco Gramaglia, Work Package 5, 5G NORMA, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Software-Defined Mobile Network Control and OrchestrationSlides
11:30 – 12:30Francesco Tusa, University College London, UK
Monitoring of 5G Service in a Multi-Domain Scenario Using LatticeSlides
12:30 – 12:35Peter Rost, Project Manager 5G NORMA, Nokia, Germany
Wrap-up and Closing of Summer School