Table of Contents
4 de Fevereiro de 2021
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|09:30||Keynote: 5G LENA: An E2E Simulator for 5G NR Networks – Models and evaluations in licensed and unlicensed bands||Lorenza Giupponi, Senior Researcher, Mobile Networks Department, CTTC, Spain|
|10:20||Keynote: ns-3 as a Digital Twin for Wireless Testbeds||Helder Fontes, Assistant Researcher, Wireless Networks, CTM, INESC-TEC, Portugal|
|11:15||Traffic-aware Gateway Placement for High-capacity Flying Networks||André Coelho, Helder Fontes, Rui Campos, Manuel Ricardo, INESC-TEC and FEUP, Portugal|
|11:35||System Level Simulation of Urban Micro-Cellular 4G Scenarios in the sub-6 GHz Frequency Bands||Rui R. Paulo and Fernando J. Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade da Beira Interior|
|11:55||Zelar@CB – IoT System to Care for Elder People Living in Isolated Rural Areas||Fábio Gonçalves, Francisco Fernandes, Cassandra Jesus, Ana Rafaela Rosa and Rogério Dionísio, DISAC and Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal|
|12:15||Exploring Wi-Fi Network Diversity for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication||Rui Meireles, Vassar College,António Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações – Porto, Portugal, Andrei Stanciu, Vassar College, NY, USA, Ana Aguiar, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade do Porto, Peter Steenkiste, CMU, PA, USA|
|14:00||Keynote: UAV-Enabled Wireless-Powered Mobile Edge Computing System||Rose Hu, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Associate Dean for Research of College of Engineering, Utah State University, USA|
|15:00||Delay Guarantees of a Realistic WiFi-based First Responder Ad-Hoc Network||Orangel Contreras and Ana Aguiar, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade do Porto|
|15:20||Blockchain-based Scalable Authentication for Internet of Things||Munkenyi Mukhandi, Eduardo Andrade, CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Francisco Damião, PDMFC, Portugal, Jorge Granjal and João P. Vilela, CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal
(João P. Vilela is also with INESC-TEC and FCUP)
|15:40||Security in Open Network communications for Power Distribution Systems||Eduardo Andrade, Jorge Granjal, João P. Vilela, CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Carlos Arantes and Munkenyi Shomari, Protection, Automation and Control Division, Efacec, Portugal
(João P. Vilela is also with INESC-TEC and FCUP)
|16:10||UDMSim: A Simulation Platform for Underwater Data Muling Communications||Filipe B. Teixeira, Nuno Moreira, Nuno Abreu, Bruno Ferreira, Manuel Ricardo, Rui Campos, INESC-TEC and FEUP, Portugal|
|16:30||Comparison of anomaly detection techniques applied to different problems in the telecom industry||Pedro Rechena, NOVA University of Lisbon, Luís Bernardo, Associate Professor, NOVA University of Lisbon, Sabina Zejnilović, Ph.D|
|16:50||Improving short to medium range communication over water tides: Why does height matters?||Miguel Gaitán, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile, Luís Almeida, Pedro Santos, CISTER Research Centre, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, Luís Pinto, IFPN, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal|
|17:10||802.11ad Sector Selection for Vehicular Networks based on Fine-Grained Geolocation||António Rodrigues, Mateus Mattos, Rui Meireles, Ana Aguiar, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade do Porto|
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5G LENA: An E2E Simulator for 5G NR Networks – Models and evaluations in licensed and unlicensed bands
ABSTRACT: As 3GPP proceeds with its specification work for 5G and Beyond, the availability of a versatile, full-stack, end-to-end and open source simulator, to reproduce with high fidelity performance and behaviour of New Radio (NR) technology, becomes a necessity to bring forward research in the area of 5G and Beyond mobile neworks.
In this talk I will introduce an extension to the widely adopted ns-3 simulator, a well-known discrete-event network simulator, to support the NR Radio Access Network. I will focus on main design and implementation choices for the RAN, and introduce extensions to model NR-U for coexistence in unlicensed bands with IEEE 802.11 technologies. Finally, I will present a coexistence discussion and performance analysis between NR-U and IEEE 802.11ad Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) in mmWave unlicensed spectrum.
Short biography: Lorenza Giupponi is a Telecom engineer from University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2002) and a PhD from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (2007). She joined the Radio Communications Group of UPC in 2003 with a fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education. During 2006 and 2007 she was assistant professor in UPC. In September 2007 she joined the CTTC where she is currently a Senior Researcher in the Mobile Networks Department. Her research experience falls in the area of RAN and spectrum management, self-organizing networks (SON), LTE, NR, NR V2X, coexistence in unlicensed spectrum, O-RAN, mmWave, simulation modelling. Since 2015 she is a member of the Executive Committee of the ns3 consortium. She is the co-recipient of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2010 (IEEE CCNC 2010), of the IEEE third International workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells 2011 2011 and of 2018 IEEE Wireless Commun. and Networking Conference best paper awards. Over the years, she has led and participated in multiple EU (in FP6, FP7 and H2020, 5GPPP), national (she was the Principal Investigator of three projects funded by the Spanish national research program) and industrial projects (funded by the WiFi Alliance, Spidercloud Wireless, Interdigital, National Institute of Standards and Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)
ns-3 as a Digital Twin for Wireless Testbeds
ABSTRACT: In wireless networking R&D we typically depend on simulation and experimentation to evaluate and validate new networking solutions. In the one hand, simulation allows full control over the scenario conditions, although its accuracy is limited by the existing models which are inherently simplifications of the real world. On the other hand, real-world experimentation is influenced by external random phenomena and may produce hardly repeatable and reproducible results. Therefore, we may end up with a limited performance evaluation and validation of new networking solutions. To overcome this problem, we propose the use of ns-3 as a “digital twin” for wireless testbeds, by using SNR, PHY-rate and channel occupancy traces from real experiments to replicate the real-world conditions in ns-3. Having an ns-3 “digital twin” of the testbed allows, then, to reproduce the real experiments and related results in ns-3, and keep improving the solution under evaluation even if the real testbed is not available. The talk will briefly introduce ns-3, followed by a presentation of the three trace-based ns-3 simulation models developed by INESC TEC to achieve this goal (soon to be added to the ns-3 app store). The talk will focus on Wi-Fi experiments and include an overview on how to capture the necessary traces and run the related trace-based simulations in ns-3.
2021-02-04 RTCM_ns-3 as a Digital Twin for Wireless Testbeds_HelderFontes
Short biography: Helder Fontes has a Ph.D. degree in Informatics Engineering, from University of Porto, Portugal (2019). He has been part of the Wireless Networks area, from the Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia, at INESC TEC since 2009 and since then he has participated in national and EU research projects, including SITMe, HiperWireless, FP7 SUNNY, ResponDrone, SIMBED and SIMBED+. He has been advisor of 9 MSc theses on wireless networking simulation, emulation, and experimentation. His PhD focused on Simulation-Experimentation Synergy using ns-3. His research interests include wireless networking simulation, emulation, and experimentation in the scope of emerging scenarios such as airborne and maritime, with special focus on repeatability and reproducibility of experiments.
UAV-Enabled Wireless-Powered Mobile Edge Computing System
ABSTRACT: Motivated by the ever increasing computational capacity of wireless local devices as well as the ever increasing concerns on sharing data due to privacy and security, next-generation communications/computing networks has been encountering a paradigm shift from conventional cloud computing to edge computing, which largely deploys computational power to the network edge nodes and devices to meet the needs of applications that demand very high computations and low latency. Recently, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-enabled MEC architectures have been proposed by integrating UAV into MEC networks. In those architectures, an UAV can be considered as a user that has computation tasks to be executed, or a relay to assist users for ofﬂoading computation tasks, or an MEC server for executing computation tasks. This talk focuses on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-enabled MEC wireless-powered system by using UAV as the MEC server. The computation rate maximization problems in a UAV-enabled MEC wireless powered system are investigated under both partial and binary computation ofﬂoading modes, subject to the energy-harvesting causal constraint and the UAV’s speed constraint. A two-stage algorithm and a three-stage alternative algorithm are developed for solving the formulated problems. The optimal selection scheme decides whether users choose to locally compute or ofﬂoad computation tasks to the UAV.
Short biography: Rose Qingyang Hu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Associate Dean for Research of College of Engineering at Utah State University. Besides more than 12 years’ academia research experience, Prof. Rose Hu has more than 10 years R&D experience with Nortel, Blackberry and Intel as technical manager, senior research scientist, and senior wireless system architect, leading industrial wireless technology development and 3GPP/IEEE standardization. Her current research interests include next-generation wireless communications, wireless networking, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical System, AI/ML, Mobile Edge Computing. She has published over 260 papers in leading IEEE journals and conferences and holds over 30 patents in her research areas. Prof. Rose is a Fellow of IEEE, NIST Communication Technology Laboratory Innovator 2020, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer 2015-2018, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer 2020 – 2022, and a receipt of best paper Awards from IEEE Globecom 2012, IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE VTC Spring 2016, and IEEE ICC 2016. She has been holding various leadership roles in IEEE such as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE ICC 2018, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom 2023. She is currently serving on the editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.
Chamada para Contribuições / Call for Contributions
(PT) Caros colegas,
A Comissão Organizadora convida-vos à submissão de trabalhos para apresentação no 29.º Seminário da Rede Temática de Comunicações Móveis (RTCM). Os trabalhos podem ser apresentados em sessão oral, via Zoom.
A RTCM é uma rede de interesse em telecomunicações aberta a investigadores, profissionais da área e outros interessados, que realiza seminários duas vezes ao ano para partilhar experiências e resultados.
O 29.º Seminário da RTCM terá lugar no dia 4 de fevereiro 2021, online.
As submissões deverão estar enquadradas em tópicos da RTCM ou afins.
PRAZO: 21 de janeiro de 2021
Por favor utilize o seguinte formulário para registar o seu trabalho.
N.B. Prevemos ter duas palestras convidadas:
- E2E simulation of 5G New Radio Networks, Doutora Lorenza Giupponi, do CTTC, Espanha;
- Mobile Edge Computing in wireless networks/ V2X and UAV wireless resources allocations, Prof.ª Rose Hu, Utah State University, EUA.
Para mais detalhes visite: http://rtcm.inesctec.pt
Agradecemos a disseminação deste CFP junto dos vossos contactos.
Com os melhores cumprimentos e esperando as vossas submissões,
A Comissão Organizadora,
Fernando J. Velez, Rodolfo Oliveira, Rui Prior, Rogério Dionísio
IT/Univ. Nova de Lisboa
Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
The Organizing Committee invites you to submit relevant work to the 29th Seminar of the Mobile Communications Thematic Network (RTCM). We accept oral presentations, via Zoom.
The RTCM is a group of interest in telecommunications open to researchers, industry professionals and other interested parties, that holds seminars twice a year to share experiences and results.
The 29th RTCM Seminar will take place on 4th January 2021, online.
The submitted works should be framed in the scope of the areas addressed by RTCM.
DEADLINE: 21st January 2021
Please use the following form to register your contribution.
N.B. We foresee to have two keynote speeches:
- E2E simulation of 5G New Radio Networks, by Doctor Lorenza Giupponi, from CTTC, Spain;
- Mobile Edge Computing in wireless networks/ V2X and UAV wireless resources allocations, by Prof. Rose Hu, from Utah State University, USA.
For more details, please visit: http://rtcm.inesctec.pt
We appreciate if you forward this CFP to potentially interested parties.
Looking forward to your submissions and presence,
The Organizing Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, Rodolfo Oliveira, Rui Prior, Rogério Dionísio
IT/Univ. Nova de Lisboa
Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Tutorials Day on Simulation Tools for 5G New Radio
Joint organized by TeamUp5G MSCA ITN/ETN from Instituto de Telecomunicações, RTCM, IEEE VTS Portugal Chapter and ConfTele 2021
February 10th, 2021
9:00 am – 12:30 pm: 5G New Radio simulations with ns-3
Lorenza Giupponi, Senior Researcher, Mobile Networks Department, CTTC, Spain
Abstract and covered topics: This tutorial is designed as an introduction to the 5G New Radio modules of ns-3. By the end of the session, participants should have a basic understanding of the scope of the 5G New Radio module in ns-3, and of the capability that the module and its branches can offer.
The following elements are planned to be covered:
- Basics of 3GPP NR at PHY and MAC
- Evolution across releases
- NR model overview & architecture
- Modeling assumptions
- Channel model and antenna models
- NR Radio Protocol Stack model:
- PHY model
- MAC models
- MAC Scheduler models
- RLC and PDCP protocol models
- RRC model
- Other branches
Short bio: Lorenza Giupponi is a Telecom engineer from University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2002) and a PhD from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (2007). She joined the Radio Communications Group of UPC in 2003 with a fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education. During 2006 and 2007 she was assistant professor in UPC. In September 2007 she joined the CTTC where she is currently a Senior Researcher in the Mobile Networks Department. Her research experience falls in the area of RAN and spectrum management, self-organizing networks (SON), LTE, NR, NR V2X, coexistence in unlicensed spectrum, O-RAN, mmWave, simulation modelling. Since 2015 she is a member of the Executive Committee of the ns3 consortium. She is the co-recipient of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2010 (IEEE CCNC 2010), of the IEEE third International workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells 2011 2011 and of 2018 IEEE Wireless Commun. and Networking Conference best paper awards. Over the years, she has led and participated in multiple EU (in FP6, FP7 and H2020, 5GPPP), national (she was the Principal Investigator of three projects funded by the Spanish national research program) and industrial projects (funded by the WiFi Alliance, Spidercloud Wireless, Interdigital, National Institute of Standards and Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Understanding the 5G-air-simulator: A tutorial on design criteria, technical components, and reference use cases
Giuseppe Piro and Sergio Martiradonna, Politecnico di Bari
Abstract and covered topics: The 5G air interface, also known as New Radio, is providing a significant transformation in the mobile network landscape. It introduces flexible and heterogeneous capabilities to harmoniously blend numerous technical components since a variety of advanced services are being developed, each one entailing different requirements. Nonetheless, the effective management of such a broad diversity is a challenging task to accomplish.
As is well known, computer simulations are relentlessly engaged in the pursuit of existing research questions on how to design, evaluate, and optimize emerging communication technologies. In this context, the 5G-air-simulator aims to represent a significant step forward for the 5G simulation tools scene.
In particular, 5G-air-simulator is an open-source and event-driven tool modeling the key elements of the 5G air interface from a system-level perspective. It implements several network architectures with multiple cells and users, different mobility and application models, a calibrated link-to-system model for physical and data-link layers, and a wide range of features standardized for both control and user planes, as well as a set of technical components recently designed for the 5G air interface (such as massive Multiple Input Multiple Output, extended multicast and broadcast transmission schemes, predictor antennas, enhanced random access procedure, and NB-IoT). Moreover, it allows a flexible configuration, arrangement, and extension of its capabilities to model both new scenarios and new technical components, hence supporting advanced studies willing to address the research questions emerging from the deployment of current and upcoming mobile systems.
This tutorial will first present 5G-air-simulator and its general-purpose features. Then it will describe a series of simulation campaigns for typical 5G scenarios, recently investigated in scientific literature and European projects. Moreover, it will explain the syntax used to perform some simulations, as well as the steps to extract the main KPIs, in order to facilitate an immediate usage of 5G-air-simulator.
Presenters short bios
Giuseppe Piro is an Assistant Professor in Telecommunication at Politecnico di Bari since November 2018. In March 2018, he held the habilitation as “Associate Professor” in Telecommunications Engineering, according to the National Scientific Habilitation procedure (ASN 2016-2018). He received a first level degree and a second level degree (both cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from “Politecnico di Bari”, Italy, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from “Politecnico di Bari”, Italy, on March 2012. His main research interests include secure Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, 5G and B5G systems, data-centric and programmable architectures for the Future Internet, nano-networks, Internet models and network measurements. His research activity is documented in more than 100 peer-reviewed international journals and conference papers, accounting for more than 4200 citations and a H-index of 25 (Scholar Google). At the time of this writing, he is the local investigator of the PRIN project no. 2017NS9FEY entitled “Realtime Control of 5G Wireless Networks: Taming the Complexity of Future Transmission and Computation Challenges”. Moreover, he is involved in the European EU H2020 GUARD project and in the European Space Agency (ESA) project funded under the contract no. 4000129810/20/NL/CLP. He is also involved in Italian MIUR PON projects (Pico\&Pro, FURTHER, AGREED, RAFAEL) and in Apulia Region (Italy) Research project INTENTO. He founded 5G-air-simulator, LTE-Sim, and NANO-SIM projects and is a developer of Network Simulator 3. In the past, he was involved in EU H2020 projects, like FANTASTIC-5G, BONVOYAGE, and symbIoTe, in the “Apulia Israel joint Accelerator (AIJA)” project, and in the Italian MISE project entitled “Pre-commercial trials of 5G technology using spectrum in the 3.6 GHz-3.8 GHz range” – Area Milano (bando MISE), coordinated by Vodafone. He is also regularly involved as member of the TPC of many prestigious international conferences. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor for Sensors journal (MDPI), Internet Technology Letter (Wiley) and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal (Hindawi).
Sergio Martiradonna received a Double Degree in Internet Engineering from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, and from Universitè de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy. Previously, he was a researcher with the CNIT (Italian University Consortium for Telecommunications). In the past, he was involved in EU H2020 project symbIoTe as well as in the following National project: “Pre-commercial trials of 5G technology using spectrum in the 3.6 GHz-3.8 GHz range” – Area Milano (bando MISE), coordinated by Vodafone Italia. He is one of the main developers of both LTE-Sim and 5G-air-simulator projects. His research interests include 5G, 4G and NB-IoT networks, as well as system-level mobile network simulations.