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Scientific LargeScale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies – Starting Community

SLICES-SC Summer School

Place: Volos - Tsalapata Building

Open-RAN/Core/Edge Solutions for Cloud-Native Telco Experimental Platforms

This three-day school will take a deep-dive into some of the available open-software and hardware solutions for building experimental telco networks that can be used by researchers to develop innovations leading to 6G network architectures in initiatives such as SLICES-RI, PAWR, Fabric and Horizon Europe SNS JU. A key objective of the school is to highlight cloud-native tools leading to fully converged cloud and telecommunication infrastructures. We will cover initiatives including O-RAN, ONF Aether/SD-Fabric/SD-RAN, OpenAirInterface RAN and Core, Mosaic5G, Magma and related cloud-native frameworks based on Kubernetes. In addition, for newcomers to the 3GPP ecosystem, we will also provide a crash course on 3GPP networks and protocols. Current lecturers are from key players in the experimental wireless research community : Sorbonne Université, NITOS, EURECOM, INRIA, CNR, PAWR, FABRIC, ONF, …

Examples of seminars include:

• An overview of Cloud-native tools for Telco Networks (1h)
• Inside O-RAN E2, RIC and xAPPs (1h)
• ONF I : SD-Fabric (incl. P4 basics) and Aether (1.5h, incl. Lab session on INRIAs SOPHIA-NODE cluster)
• ONF II : SD-RAN and ONOS (1h)
• E2E OAI/FlexRIC deployment (1h incl. remote demo using EURECOM’s SOPHIA-NODE clusters)
• SDR tools for experimentation: An Overview of NI USRPs and their use in experimental platforms (1h)
• Service and Edge platforms and paradigms (1h)
• 3GPP 5G RAN architecture (3h, split over 3 days, including illustrations with OAI RAN)
• 3GPP 5G Core architecture (3h, split over 3 days, including illustrations with OAI 5GC)


Day 1 – 19/7

12:00 – 12:15
Thanasis Korakis, Univ. Of Thessaly
12:15 – 12:30
Intruduction to SLICES and its activities
Serge Fdida, Sorbonne Université
12:30 – 12:45
Introduction to PAWR nodes towards 6G
Manu Gosain, PAWR Office
12:45 – 13:45
Rafael Vicente Rosa, Intel
13:45 – 14:45
Lunch Break
14:45 – 15:45
Inside O-RAN E2, RIC and xAPPs
Navid Nikein, EURECOM
15:45 – 17:15
Cloud native technologies and cloud based services development and management (including DevOps tools on cloud)
Yuri Demchenko, Univ. of Amsterdam

Day 2 – 20/7

09:00 – 10:00
E2E OAI/FlexRIC deployment (incl. remote demo using EURECOM’s SOPHIA-NODE clusters)
Navid Nikein, EURECOM
10:00 – 11:00
PAWR nodes
Manu Gosain, PAWR Office
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30
SD-Core and Aether
Rafael Vicente Rosa, Intel
12:30 – 13:30
“Experiences from deploying the AETHER framework” (SU/UTH)
Sorbonne Université /Univ. of Thessaly
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30
SDR tools for experimentation: And Overview of the use of NI USRPs and emerging O-RU
Raymond Knopp, EURECOM
15:30 – 17:30
3GPP 5G Core architecture (including illustrations with OAI 5GC)
Thien-Thinh Nguyen, EURECOM
17:30 – 23:00
Social event by the beach side

Day 3 – 21/7

09:00 – 11:00
SD-Fabric, K8S-infrastructure @ Sophia Node
Damien Saucez, Inria
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 14:00
3GPP 5G RAN architecture (including illustrations with OAI RAN)
Raymond Knopp, EURECOM
14:00 – 15:00
Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00
Cloud Security and Compliance for cloud services development and assessment
Yuri Demchenko, Univ. of Amsterdam
16:00 – 16:30
Conclusions – Closing of the Summer School
Serge Fdida, Sorbonne Université

Detailed Agenda: Draft Agenda


Jul 19 - 21 2022


All Day


Tsalapata Building