5G NORMA Summer School – supported by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society UK and Ireland Chapter and the IEEE Communications Society UK and Ireland Chapter.
In the arena of mobile communications, the need for increased network capacity together with the ever-increasing user demand for advanced services has motivated research on 5G. The emerging 5G technologies aim to provide a revolution in the overall network architecture to allow for efficient and seamless connectivity of a highly heterogeneous set of devices and for dynamic creation of new services and applications. In addition to that, 5G networks will enable a whole new ecosystem, where new (vertical) players, business models and modes of operating and managing mobile networks will emerge. The enabler and catalyst in this change is network virtualisation via Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and network programmability via Software Defined Networking (SDN).
The aim of the 5G NORMA Summer School is 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 is to touch upon on issues related to network softwarisation, wireless access and core network virtualisation, 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.