Joint ETSI - OSA Workshop: Open Implementations and Standardization

  • 11-13 December 2018Add this to my calendar
  • There is no charge for this event
  • Sophia Antipolis, France expand

ETSI and the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) in association with EURECOM are pleased to announce a Joint ETSI - OSA Event on Open Implementations and Standardization. Preceded by a one day training on 11 December, the Joint ETSI - OSA Workshop: Open Implementations and Standardization will take place on 12-13 December 2018 at ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The workshop will bring the 5G standardization and implementation communities together to reflect on the role of open implementations such as OpenAirInterface in support of the development of standards. The event comes at a time when collaborative and open initiatives for wireless 5G are influencing how state of the art wireless networks can be designed and implemented. This in turn is impacting the work of standards groups.

This workshop is organized on the premise that open implementations can help promote innovation in wireless technologies by speeding up testing and validation of new functionality proposed through standardization.

A one day pre event training on Open implementation of 5G on General Purpose Processors will take place on 11 December 2018.

The training, addressed to engineers and software developers will be a combination of tutorials and hands-on on the OpenAirInterface Software Stack and PHY software. The training will allow participants new to OpenAirInterface to understand its functions, features and extent to which it can serve standards.


Objectives of the training

  • learn how 4G/5G features are implemented and optimized on general purpose processors and Commercial Over The Shelf hardware as well as how open projects are managed and code quality ensured;
  • kick start work on tools such as OpenAirInterface;
  • cover basic software elements, installation and start-up procedure, brief overview of current test framework and deployment possibilities of the platform;
  • cover coding guidelines and continuous integration topics and why they are of key importance in open community-based projects.

09:00 Basics of the OpenAirInterface: Status of current develop code and OAI Tools
Florian Kaltenberger, OSA / François Taburet, EURECOM

10:00 OpenAirInterface SW architecture and design
Laurent Thomas, OPEN CELLS

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 Implementation and testing of TM4 into OAI softModem
Saaifan, Khodr

12:00 Recent progress in improvements in OAI code base: the Code cleanup initiative
François Taburet, NOKIA BELL-LABS

12:45 Lunch Break 

14:00 Training of OpenAirInterface L1–L2 procedures
Raymond Knopp, OSA/EURECOM

15:00 Training of OpenAirInterface Core Network: Recent enhancements in OAI-CN, MME, SPGW, HSS
Lionel Gauthier, EURECOM / Beken Dincer, BLACKNED.

15:45 Coffee Break

16:15 Training of OpenAirInterface 5G Core Network
Olivier Choisy, B-COM / Michel Trefcon, B-COM / Tien-Thinh Nguyen, EURECOM / Luhan Wang, BUPT

17:00 Training of the Continuous Integration bench at OSA
Raphael Defosseaux, OSA

18:00 Close of the Training 


09:00 Opening Session & Keynotes
Session Chair: Anthony Wiles, ETSI

Welcome on behalf of OpenAirInterface Software Alliance
Christian Bonnet, OSA/EURECOM

Welcome on behalf of ETSI
Anthony Wiles, ETSI

Event Introduction
Raymond Knopp, Secretary General, OSA

09:30 Keynote : O-RAN related topic
Chih-Lin I, China Mobile

10:00 Coffee Break 

10:30 Keynote: The Making of 5G
Mischa Dohler, Kings College London

11:00 Keynote
Akihiro Nakao, University of Tokyo

11:30 Questions & Answers with all three keynote speakers 

12:00 Lunch Break and Demonstration Visits

13:30 Session 01: Prototyping of 5G wireless technologies based on OpenAirInterface and other open projects
Session Chair: Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom

13:30 Ulak Communications’ View On Open Source Code and Interfaces As An End-To-End Network Solutions Provider
Akin Soysal, ULAK Haberlesme

13:50 Cognitive Radio Networks
Parag Naik, Anindya Saha, Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd

14:10 Porting the Open Air Interface protocol stack to NI Linux Real-Time OS on USRP-2974
Markus Ullmann, National Instruments

14:30 A Real-Time SDR Modem for Early LTE-V2X Testing: Development Activities & First Field Tests in Vehicles.

14:50  Panel: Open Implementations for Cellular Standards and Commercial Deployments
Moderated by Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom


  • Pierre Bonnard, TCL
  • Harald Welte, OSMOCOM
  •  Yuko Akiyama, Fujitsu
  •  Kashif Ali, OpenCellular
  •  Fred Schreider, InterDigital Corp.

15:30: Coffee Break and Demonstration Visits

16:30 Session 02: (Pre-)commercial and experimental deployments of 5G based on open platforms
Session Chair: Raymond Knopp, Eurecom

16:30 Blackned ridux networking solution
Timo Haas, Blackned

16:50 Skylark Iris: Massive MIMO Prototyping and Commercialization
Clayton Shepard, Skylark Wireless

17:10 Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research: Enabling Convergence of Open, Modular, and Intelligent Future Networks
Abhimanyu Gosain, PAWR Project Office

17:30 - 18:00 Demonstration Visits

Keynote Session:
Session Chair: Irfan Ghauri, OSA

09:00 Keynote: Mansoor Hanif, OFCOM

09:30 Keynote: Collaboration between standards and open source via testing
Pierre Lynch, Keysight Inc.

10:00 Questions and Answers with Keynote Speakers

10:15 Coffee Break and Demonstration Visits

10:45 Session 03: Applications of 5G open implementations in commercial solutions, prototyping and standardization
Session Chair: to be named

10:45 Business use cases of OAI
Kobayashi Kazunari, Fujitsu

11:05 Orange vision on open source for telecoms
Marion Duprez, Orange

11:25 5G NR platform for research based on standardized interfaces
Francois Périard, InterDigital Corporation

11:45 Assessing compliance of 5G device implementations to 3GPP standards
Olivier Genoud, ETSI

12:05 Lunch Break and Demonstration Visits

14:00 Session 04: Open platforms as an early testing and validation tool
Session Chair: Olivier Genoud, ETSI 

14:00 RAN Dynamic Reconfiguration using Controller Interfaces
Michele Gucciardo, University Of Palermo / Gian-Michele, Dell’Aera, Telecom Italia

14:20 5G Massive MIMO mm-wave software radio
Pierre Bonnard, TCL

14:40 RENEW: Programmable and Observable Massive-MIMO Networks
Rahman Doost-Mohammad, Rice University

15:00 Standards Based Testing, Emulation and next generation AI
Samit Ghosh, Abot Rebaca

15:20 Mobile Edge Computing and OAI enabled Autonomous Driving
Luhan Wang, BUPT

15:40 Coffee Break and Demonstration Visits

16:30 Session 05: Open implementations and coding methodologies
Session Chair: Luhan Wang

16:30 OpenAirInterface as a research and prototyping platform
Francois Taburet, Nokia Bell-Labs

16:50 3GPP SBA Architecture toward Micro-Services Control Plane Implementation
Olivier Choisy, B-COM

17:10 NB-IoT implementation on the OpenAirInterface
Mathieu Kanj, B-COM

17:30 Offload solutions for 5G-NR
Patrick Robert, Syrtem

17:50 Conclusions of the Workshop
Anthony Wiles ETSI / Christian Bonnet, OSA

18:00 Close of the Event

The workshop will host 10 demonstrations of technology showcasing 4G and 5G features. Advanced implementations in step with or in advance of latest releases of standards are also welcome to underline how open platforms can serve as a pre-standardization study tool.  

The demonstrations will take place during the coffee and lunch breaks of the OSA Workshop: Open Implementations and Standardization on 12-13 December 2018.

  • Augmented Reality exploiting the Multi-Access Edge Computing in OpenAirInterface testbed 
    Jan Plachy, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • 5G Massive MIMO mm-wave software radio
    Pierre Bonnard, TCL/Syrtem
  • 5G NR Radio demonstation
    Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom
  • NR FAPI  design for UE and gNB targeting a multi-processor design between L1 and L2
    Francois Pierard, InterDigital Corporation
  • LTE coverage extension based on repetitions in OAI
    Khalid HAMDY and Mohammed ABDELKHALEK, Orange Labs
  • Flexible and Repeatable Bare-Metal Wireless Experimentation on the POWDER Platform
    Kirk Webb, University of Utah
  • A standards-compliant, OAI-compatible MEC platform and its applications
    Pantelis Frangoudis EURECOM
  • Flexible Network Slicing with QoS support for 5G Verticals
    Navid Nikaein, EURECOM
  • General 5G Radio and Compute Units for OAI
    Luhan Wang, BUPT
  • Running the Open Air Interface protocol stack on the new embedded USRP-2974
    Markus Ullmann, National Instruments
  • Live Demo for mmwave module of 5G technology solution
    Ren-Jr Chen, ITRI Taiwan
  • OpenAirInterface on the Skylark Iris Platform
    Clayton Shephard, Skylark Wireless

Due to the different nature of the audience for the Training and Workshop, two different registrations are provided.
Attendance to these events is open to all and free of charge upon registration. 

Pre event training on Open implementation of 5G on General Purpose Processors
11 December 2018 

Joint ETSI - OSA Workshop on Open Implementations and Standardization
12-13 December 2018
  • Yuko Akiyama (FUJITSU)
  • Pierre Bonnard (TCL)
  • Christian Gallard (Orange) 
  • Florian Kaltenberger (EURECOM/OSA)
  • Raymond Knopp (EURECOM/OSA) 
  • Laurent Roullet (Nokia Bell Labs) 
  • Adrian Scrase (ETSI) 
  • Anthony Wiles (ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability)