The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) is pleased to announce its first workshop on the North American continent in association with its Strategic Partners, Nokia Bell-Labs who is hosting this event at their prestigious Murray Hill premises, and the NSF PAWR Program who are supporting through local organization and outreach.
Peter Vetter heads of the A-Lab (or Access research lab) in Nokia Bell Labs and is a Bell Labs Fellow. He is leading an eminent global team with the mission to invent game changing innovations that define the future of mobile and fixed access. Under his leadership, he and his teams have realized several world-first system demonstrations in access and successfully transferred industry leading concepts into product. He was also co-founder of an internal venture that produced the first FTTH product in Alcatel.
He received the degree of Physics Engineer from Gent University (Belgium) in 1986 and a PhD with Prof. H. Pauwels in 1991. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. T. Uchida at Tohoku University (Japan), he joined the research center of Alcatel (now Nokia) in Antwerp in 1993. Since 2009, he works at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey. During his professional career, his broad range of research interests included liquid crystal displays, optical interconnections, optical access, access platforms, access network architectures, energy efficient access networks, copper and cable access, wireless access, and indoor networks. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred international papers and presentations, including several invited, tutorials, and keynotes.
Larry Peterson is the CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University.
He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach,” and has been the technical lead on several Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms, and the CoBlitz CDN (now commercially licensed by Akamai). He is currently working on the CORD access edge cloud, and leads CORD’s Tech Steering Team.
Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.
Lyle Bertz serves as a Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture at Sprint where he is responsible for long-term Core Network and Service System (wireline, enterprise, IOT, LTE & 5G) technology strategy and architecture as well as support of related standards and global ecosystem activities.
Mr. Bertz has over 20 years of experience with Sprint leading network and service research and development, orchestration and execution of key technology proofs of concept/demonstrations, vendor and open source solutions development. He has lead development efforts on open source mobile cores and is currently a member of ONF OMEC (Open Mobile Evolved Core).
His portfolio includes over 100 awarded US patents and is a co-author, editor and contributor to multiple IETF RFCs and drafts.
Azhar Sayeed is a Chief Technologist, at Red Hat. His role is to work with Telcos worldwide to define new architectures and develop deployment models and strategies for Cloud and Virtualization.
Azhar is active in open source communities such as OpenDaylight and OPNFV. Most recently Azhar drove a Virtualized Central Office Architecture as an OPNFV community project demonstrating how Central Offices can be virtualized to drive new cost effective way to deliver Residential, Business and Mobile services.
Azhar has more than 25 years of experience in the Networking, Telecommunications and Software industry. Prior to Red Hat Azhar, is a 17 year veteran of Cisco Systems where he ran many teams and projects from Software Product Management to Engineering development and Solutions delivery teams. He has 9 Patents and is author of a book – “MPLS and Next-Generation Networks: Foundations for NGN and Enterprise Virtualization”
Amar Padmanabhan is a lead developer on the magma project at Facebook.
Prior to Facebook Amar led the controller implementation at Nicira which was subsequently acquired by VMware and has been involved in software networking for over a decade.
Amar holds a masters from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an undergraduate degree from IIT Kharagpur.
The workshop will be organized as follows.
June 25, 2019: Hands-On Training of OpenAirInterface Software and Deployment Environment
The workshop will start with a full day of training on the OpenAirInterface Software, Testing Tools and Continuous Integration environments. A hands on session will be part of training day: Deploying OAI software (UE, 4G, 5G and Core Network) on PAWR Platform resources; POWDER-RENEW and COSMOS will allow experimenters to deploy their own experiments for use after the workshop. Detailed instructions and pre-work will be sent to registered attendees.
|Time Slot||Training Team||Affiliation||Title|
|09:00AM – 10:30AM||Florian Kaltenberger
|The Basics of OpenAirInterface|
|10:30AM – 11:00AM||COFFEE BREAK|
|11:00AM – 12:30PM||Raymond Knopp||EURECOM / OSA||OpenAirInterface L1-L2 Procedures|
|12:30PM – 01:30PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|01:30PM – 03:00PM||Lionel Gauthier
|The OpenAirInterface Core Network: 4G and 5G|
|03:00PM – 03:30PM||COFFEE BREAK|
|03:30PM – 04:30PM||Raphaël Defosseux||OPENAIRINTERFACE SOFTWARE ALLIANCE||The OAI Continuous Integration Framework|
|04:30PM – 06:30PM||Florian Kaltenberger
Kobus Van der Merwe
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
|OAI Hands-On Training: OAI-Enabled Research and Development on the COSMOS and POWDER Platforms*|
*Preparatory information for the hands-on training session will be provided to the registered participants before the event.
June 26-27, 2019: Talks and Demos on Latest Results and New Use-Cases with OpenAirInterface
The next two days of the workshop include keynotes, panels and technical topics. The two workshop days will also be an opportunity for teams working with OAI to show their results and meet other community members with similar interests. We shall also have a thorough discussion on software licenses and the OAI Public License V1.1 in particular during the course of a panel.
June 26, 2019: Workshop – Day 1
|09:00AM||Raymond Knopp||EURECOM / OSA||Welcome to the 1st OpenAirInterface North America Workshop|
|09:00AM – 09:45AM||Peter Vetter||NOKIA BELL LABS||Keynote: title coming soon|
|09:45AM – 10:30AM||Larry Peterson||OPEN NETWORKING FOUNDATION||Keynote: title coming soon|
|10:30AM – 11:00AM||COFFEE BREAK|
|11:00AM – 12:00PM||Panelists coming soon||PANEL DISCUSSION: How do the OAI Public License and other open source licenses influence use of such software in industry’s use-cases|
|12:00PM – 01:00PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|SESSION 1: USES OF OPENAIRINTERFACE IN DEPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL USES|
|01:00PM – 01:20PM||Kurtis Heimerl||UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON||CoLTE: Productizing OAI for Rural and Remote Internet Access|
|01:20PM – 01:50PM||Kazunari Kobayashi||FUJITSU||Title tbd|
|01:50PM – 02:10PM||Martin O’Shield||WINDYCITYSDR||How ‘OpenCells All-in-One OpenAirInterface 5G’ Creates Low Bandwidth Mobile Phone Data Networks|
|02:10PM – 02:30PM||Hongzhi Wang||TCL CORPORATION||5G UE Prototyping based on OpenAirInterface|
|02:30PM – 02:50PM||François Taburet||NOKIA BELL LABS||Getting Measurements from OAI eNodeB/gNodeB|
|02:50PM – 03:10PM||Salvatore D’Oro||NORTH EASTERN UNIVERSITY||Testing a Unified Cellular Network Management Framework on OpenAirInterface|
|03:10PM – 03:30PM||COFFEE BREAK|
|SESSION 2: USE OF OPENAIRINTERFACE IN RESEARCH AND PROTOTYPING|
|03:30PM – 03:50PM||Hongwei Zhang||IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY||Predictable URLLC: Algorithms and Prototyping|
|03:50PM – 04:10PM||Luhan Wang||BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMS||Microsecond-Level Timing Service by using OpenAirInterface|
|04:10PM – 04:30PM||Sudhir Pattar||INTERDIGITAL CORP.||OAI LTE support in EMANE|
|04:30PM – 04:50PM||Jacobus Van der Merwe||UNIVERSITY OF UTAH||RAN Research with OAI and the POWDER Platform|
|04:50PM – 05:10PM||Lus Felipe Ariza Vesga||UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA||Real-time Emulation Methodologies for Centralized Radio Access Networks|
|05:10PM – 07:00PM||APPETIZERS AND COCKTAIL|
June 27, 2019: Workshop – Day 2
|DAY-2 OPENING SESSION|
|09:00AM – 09:40AM||Amar Padmanabhan||FACEBOOK INC.||Keynote: A Systems Approach to Access Networks|
|09:40AM – 10:20AM||Lyle Bertz||SPRINT||Keynote: 4G / 5G Open Source Cores – Current State and the Future|
|10:20AM – 11:00AM||Azhar Sayeed||RED HAT INC.||Keynote: Journey to Cloud Native for 5G|
|11:00AM – 11:30AM||COFFEE BREAK|
|11:30AM – 12:30PM||Panelists coming soon||PANEL DISCUSSION: 5G Communities and Their Role in the Phase Changes in Telecom Industry|
|12:30PM – 01:30PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|SESSION 3: RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND NEW USE-CASES OF OPENAIRINTERFACE|
|01:30PM – 01:50PM||Yuko Akiyama||FUJITSU||Implementation and Evaluation for the Commercial Use of OAI|
|01:50PM – 02:10PM||Patrick Robert||SYRTEM||5G OTA Video DL TX Towards Two UEs at 3.5 & 26 GHz using Modular gNB and UE SDR Platforms Running OAI SW|
|02:10PM – 02:30PM||Dan Steinbach||INTERDIGITAL CORP.||Software Implementation of an NR LDPC on a GPU to Replace an FPGA Implementation|
|02:30PM – 02:50PM||Terng-Yin Hsu||TAIWAN CHIAO TUNG UNIVERISTY||Soft PHY Enhancement – GPU Offload and Distributed Computation|
|02:50PM – 03:10PM||Raymond Knopp||EURECOM / VENCORE||Device to Device Contributions to OAI|
|03:10PM – 03:30PM||Yacine El Mghazli||NOKIA BELL LABS||Continuous Integration Contributions from Nokia Bell-Labs France|
|03:30PM – 03:50PM||COFFEE BREAK|
|SESSION 4: OPENAIRINTERFACE CORE NETWORK, EXTERNAL INTERFACES AND APPLICATIONS|
|03:50PM – 04:10PM||Olivier Choisy||B-COM||5G-Core cloud-Ready Deployment based on Micro-Services Architecture|
|04:10PM – 04:30PM||Navid Nikaein||EURECOM / OSA||Open F1/E1/X2 Interfaces and RIC Controller in OAI|
|04:30PM – 04:50PM||Keliang Du||BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMS||Development Status of AMF in OAI 5G Core|
|04:50PM – 05:10PM||Tao Han||UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE||Learning-Assisted Network Slicing for Diverse Applications in 5G|
Demos will run concurrently with the coffee break and the 26th of June cocktail from 5pm to 7pm.
|Lisa Lam||INTERDIGITAL CORP.||28GHz NR Beam Steering Demo|
|Olivier Choisy||B-COM||AMF/SMF Demo in the 5G SBA Core|
|Rahman Doost-Mohammady||RICE UNIVERSITY||Experimentation with POWDER-RENEW Non-realtime Massive-MIMO Framework|
|Kirk Webb||UNIVERSITY OF UTAH||Mobile and Wireless Research with OAI and the POWDER Platform|
Please register here at your earliest. We have limited seats at the event.
Location and Accommodation
The workshop will take place at The Hamming Hall Auditorium & Oak Room at
Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, 600 Mountain Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636
For more information on the location, please click here.
The nearest hotel is the Best Western Plus Murray Hill Hotel and Suites located at 535 Central Avenue New Providence, New Jersey 07974 United States. The hotel provides a daily shuttle service to Nokia Bell Labs at 7:30am, 8:00am, and 8:30am. The evening pick-up time from the workshop venue is 5pm and 5:30pm. Other hotels are also available in the vicinity.
The hotel offers a special rate of $128 + taxes (around $146.72 per night) to the workshop participants. The reservation can be made by directly calling the hotel and providing the discount code for Nokia NOSN.
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