IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding


Consolidated program of the workshop:

  • The workshop is planned to be a half-day event and has the following programme agenda


Welcome and presentation by the workshop chair - Dario Sabella (Intel)


Keynote, 5G network functions optimized for automotive use cases  - pilot realization in France-Luxemburg-Germany corridor

(Dirk Hetzer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Technical Manager  in the 5GcroCo project)

Focus of the presentation will be an end-to-end architecture for cross-border network handover, end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) with network slicing, Mobile Edge Computing/Cloud (MEC) and positioning architecture in 5G networks. Teleoperated driving (ToD), dynamic HD map update service (HD mapping) and Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance (ACCA) are the use cases in the 5GCroCo project to present the power of new 5G solutions.



Session #1 (4 papers)

  • Distributed Cloud Association and Beamforming in Downlink Multi-cloud Radio Access Networks (Alaa Alameer Ahmad; Hayssam Dahrouj; Anas Chaaban; Aydin Sezgin; Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri; Mohamed-Slim Alouini)
  • Full Duplex Cloud Radio Access Networks: Performance Gains (Askar Mandali Kundu; Thazhathe Veetil Sreejith)
  • Joint Redundant MDS Codes and Cluster Cooperation Based Coded Caching in Fog Radio Access Networks (Bao Wang; Yanxiang Jiang; Fu-Chun Zheng; Mehdi Bennis; Xiqi Gao; Xiaohu You)
  • A co-simulation framework to evaluate edge deployment options and performance (Antonio Virdis; Giovanni Nardini; Giovanni Stea; Yuankun Shi; Bianny Bian)


Virtual Coffee Break


Invited talk, Automotive Trials for Make-Before-Break 5G Edge Cloud Handover – Results and Takeaways from Joint Trials of Toyota, Vodafone and Ericsson at the Aldenhoven Testing Center.

(Maciej Muehleisen, Senior Researcher, Ericsson)


Session #2 (5 papers)

  • MEC-enhanced Information Freshness for Safety-critical C-V2X Communications (Mustafa Emara; Miltiades C. Filippou; Dario Sabella)
  • Reinforcement Learning for Delay-Constrained Energy-Aware Small Cells with Multi-Sleeping Control (Ali El Amine; Paolo Dini; Loutfi Nuaymi)
  • Towards Very Low-Power Mobile Terminals through Optimized Computational Offloading (Hergys Rexha; Sebastien Lafond; Giovanni Rigazzi; Jani-Pekka Kainulainen)
  • An Analysis of Multicast Inefficiencies in Multi-tenant MEC Infrastructures for 5G Networks (Steve Eager; Antonio Matencio Escolar; Jose Maria Alcaraz Calero)
  • Design of MEC 5G Cellular Networks: Viewpoints from Telecom Operators and Backhaul Owners (Jin Nakazato; Makoto Nakamura; Tao Yu; Zongdian Li; Gia Khanh Tran; Kei Sakaguchi)


Closing by the Workshop Chair


End of the workshop