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The Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (ΙIT), NCSR Demokritos dedicated the month of October to 5G Networks with activities which included online webinars and 5G flight trials.

Online workshop

In this context, almost 100 participants attended the online workshop that was successfully organised by the Media Networks Laboratory (MNL) on Wednesday 14 October, between 9:00-15:00 CEST, in the frame of H2020 projects 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones with the support of the 5G-PPP partnership.

Dr. Harilaos Koumaras, scientific responsible for 5G!Drones and Dr. Anastasios Kourtis, scientific responsible for 5GENESIS organised the workshop entitled 5G Trials in Europe: 5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials: Current Status and Future Perspectives, where recent developments of the ICT-17 5G experimentation facilities and the ICT-19 vertical trials were presented.

The workshop was further complemented with presentations by invited projects from the Secure Societies and the 5G Long Term Evolution calls, showing 5G trials in the framework of first-responder teams and discussing future perspectives.

Presentations and video recordings of the sessions are available below.

5G-IA/5G-PPP Session – Introductory Session, Moderator: Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos (video)

    1. Didier Arnaud Bourse, Nokia – 5G PPP Programmatic Perspectives
    2. Dan Warren, Samsung – 5G-PPP – The Beginning of the End and what comes next
    3. Alexandros Kaloxylos, 5G Infrastructure Association – 5G PPP Technology Board Current Status and future activities

5G Experimentation Platforms (5G-PPP ICT-17 Projects), Moderator: Pedro Merino Gomez, University of Malaga (video)

    1. Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos – 5GENESIS
    2. Pal Gronsund, Telenor – 5G-VINNI
    3. Boldi Mauro Renato, Telecom Italia – 5G-EVE

5G Vertical Experimentation (5G-PPP ICT-19 Projects), Moderator: David Kennedy, Eurescom (video)

    1. Jesus Gutierrez Teran, IHP – 5G-VICTORI
    2. Faouzi Bouali, University of Surrey – 5G-HEART
    3. Di Giglio Andrea, Telecom Italia – 5G-SOLUTIONS
    4. Jussi Hapola, Oulu University – 5G!Drones
    5. Carlos Jesus Bernardos Cano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – 5GROWTH
    6. Belkacem Mouhouche, Samsung – 5GTOURs
    7. Leefke Grosjean, Ericsson – 5G SMART
    8. David Kennedy, Eurescom – Full5G

5G Long Term Evolution, Moderator: Anastasios Kourtis, NCSR Demokritos (video)

    1. Uwe Herzog, Eurescom – INSPIRE-5Gplus
    2. Fotis Lazarakis, NCSR Demokritos – ARIADNE

5G In Security, Moderator: Dimitris Tsolkas, FOGUS Innovations (video)

    1. Anastasios Kourtis, NCSR Demokritos – RESPOND-A
    2. Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus – SPIDER

Feasibility tests

On 19-20 October 2020 in the frame of the 5G!Drones project, MNL’s researcher Dr. Harilaos Koumaras along with international consortium partners, i.e. Cosmote, HEPTA, CAFA Tech,, Municipality of Egaleo and INFOLYSiS conducted technical flight trials with drones in 5G network at the Stavros Mavrothalassitis municipal stadium of Egaleo.

More information and a video of the flight trials are available here.

The 5G Networks Month is organised by Dr Harilaos Koumaras, Associate Researcher of the Media Networks Laboratory of IIT, in collaboration with the IIT Communications team.

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