3rd International Workshop on 5G RAN Design

While 5G research has already started some years ago, and 3GPP standardization for NR in Rel. 15 is in full swing, there is still a long way to go before the successful roll-out of commercial 5G deployments. In particular, there is still the need to find consensus on key design aspects related to the final 5G system, expected to cover eMBB, URLLC and mMTC and carrier frequencies up to 100 GHz, as for instance how tightly novel air interfaces variants in the final 5G system will be integrated with each other and with legacy technology, to which extent functionality on different protocol stack layers can be harmonized for all bands, services and cell types, or how network slicing will be exactly realized in the RAN.

This workshop is co-organized by the 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware, all of which have the aim to take the 5G design one step further in level of detail, find consensus on key design aspects such as mentioned above, and hence enable an efficient further progress of 3GPP standardization activities. The workshop will build upon its successful predecessors, and provide the opportunity to share and discuss final results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop scope includes:
  • Physical layer and hardware implementation concepts related to 5G
  • MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts
  • Backhaul/fronthaul design
  • RAN Architecture concepts
  • Energy efficiency
  • Business models
Please find the tentative program of the workshop under the respective link on the right side, or further information on the entire workshop series under http://www.5g-ran-design.org