The NetApps Certification Environment for 5G and beyond Vertical Ecosystems: The EVOLVED-5G Approach, Conference Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM 2022

The conference paper entitled “The NetApps Certification Environment for 5G and beyond Vertical Ecosystems: The EVOLVED-5G Approach” has been accepted in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2022.

Certification is the means to promote excellence through adherence to best practices, and ensure the appropriate security and transparency, in alignment to regulations set by the market and (various levels of) administrations. In the mobile telecommunications domain, certification for the radio equipment and user terminals has been a fundamental practice. With the 3GPP5G specifications, a novel core network (5GC) model comes to promote dynamic, open 5G services and enable network programmability through standard APIs unlocking the network intelligence to the vertical application needs. A consequence of this “openness” is the mandate for supplements in the established practices of the mobile network operators (MNOs) to include beyond device also software conformance and quality assessment certification. This study describes the work carried out by EU Horizon 2020 EVOLVED-5G project, to define the relevant certification framework for the NetApps, a novel concept introduced as an enabler for the 5G adoption from the vertical industries. The paper goes beyond the definition of the key constructs for the appropriate certification creation process, and explores the technical characteristics of the execution environment to support the certification auditing in an effective, automated and repeatable manner.

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Newsletter Issue 8

The latest issue of the EVOLVED-5G newsletter is now available! In this issue you may find all about the EVOLVED-5G activities for the October – December 2022 period. You may find the newsletter online here:

Find the SME new Brochure

The new “Find the SME” brochure is now available! Access it and find familiar enterprises in the catalog. INFOLYSiS, FOGUS, Internet Institute and 8Bells are representing our project. You may find more information available here:

InfoCom World 2022 video

The video from presentations of EVOLVED-5G during InfoCom 2022 is now available. In this video you may find Mr. Nikolalos Vrionis from INFOLYSiS and Mr. Dimitrios Fragkos from NCSR DEMOKRITOS  presenting “Internet-driven Chatbots for Precise Maintenance in 5G-enabled Industry 4.0 Environments” and “5G Network Programmability and Openness: A first Step towards 6G with native-AI capabilities” respectively. The video is available online here: . EVOLVED-5G presentations start at 6:19:30.