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5G-TRANSFORMER: 5G Mobile Transport Platform for Verticals

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Project "5G-TRANSFORMER" data sheet

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Organization address
address: CALLE MADRID 126
postcode: 28903

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 8˙510˙582 €
 EC max contribution 7˙985˙582 € (94%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2016-2
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2019-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    B-COM FR (CESSON SEVIGNE) participant 653˙825.00
5    ATOS SPAIN SA ES (MADRID) participant 548˙125.00
7    ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA IT (ROMA) participant 457˙750.00
8    NEXTWORKS IT (PISA) participant 450˙203.00
9    INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD UK (LONDON) participant 428˙750.00
11    CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA IT (ORBASSANO) participant 410˙000.00
13    ORANGE SA FR (PARIS) participant 370˙733.00
14    POLITECNICO DI TORINO IT (TORINO) participant 340˙911.00
16    EURECOM FR (BIOT) participant 283˙022.00
17    AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID ES (MADRID) participant 72˙355.00
19    NEC EUROPE LTD UK (LONDON) participant 0.00


 Project objective

The vision of the 5G-TRANSFORMER project is that Mobile Transport Networks shall transform from today’s rigid interconnection solutions into an SDN/NFV-based 5G Mobile Transport and Computing Platform (MTP) able of simultaneously supporting an extremely diverse range of networking and computing requirements to meet in particular the specific needs of vertical industries. A new networking paradigm known as Network Slicing has emerged for 5G as the most promising approach to address this challenge by enabling per slice management of virtualized resources. 5G-TRANSFORMER aims to bring the “Network Slicing” paradigm into mobile transport networks by provisioning and managing MTP slices tailored to the needs of vertical industries. Specifically: automotive, healthcare and media. The technical approach is twofold: (1) Enable Vertical Industries to meet their service requirements within customised MTP slices; and (2) Aggregate and Federate transport networking and computing fabric, from the edge up to the core and cloud, to create and manage MTP slices throughout a federated virtualized infrastructure. The proposed solution defines three novel building blocks that will be developed and demonstrated integrating the aforementioned three vertical industries: (1) Vertical Slicer as the logical entry point (i.e., one stop shop) for verticals to support the creation of their respective transport slices in a short time-scale (in the order of minutes). (2) Service Orchestrator to orchestrate the federation of transport networking and computing resources from multiple domains and manage their allocation to slices. (3) Mobile Transport and Computing Platform as the underlying unified transport stratum for integrated fronthaul and backhaul networks. The 5G-TRANSFORMER project addresses “ICT 07–2017: 5G PPP Research and Validation of critical technologies and systems” with a special focus on the TA11: Converged 5G FlexHaul Network objectives of the pre-structuring model.


List of deliverables.
D7.5 – Final Project Report Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:29
D5.3 – Experimentation results and evaluation of achievements in terms of KPIs Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:15
D1.3 – 5G-TRANSFORMER refined architecture Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:28
D6.4 – Technical and Exploitation Workshops held during second year Other 2020-02-27 15:02:17
D3.3 – Final design and implementation report on the Vertical Slicer (report) Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:13
D5.4 – 5G-TRANSFORMER Report on trials results Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:18
D4.3 – Final design and implementation report on service orchestration, federation and monitoring platform (report) Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:15
D1.4 – 5G-TRANSFORMER final system design and Techno-Economic Analysis Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:29
D5.2 – Integration and proofs of concept plan Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:18
D6.6 – Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress’19 and EUCNC’19 or equivalent Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-27 15:02:16
D2.3 – Final design and implementation report on the MTP (report) Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:38
D6.7 – Communication, Dissemination, and Exploitation achievements through the project, exploitation plan after the end of the project and assessment of the contribution of 5G-TRANSFORMER in support of the 5G standard Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:21
D6.5 – Report on WP6 progress and update of CoDEP Documents, reports 2020-02-27 15:02:20
D7.3 – First periodic report of the project Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D4.1 – Definition of service orchestration and federation algorithms, service monitoring algorithms Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D3.1 – Definition of vertical service descriptors and SO NBI Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D6.2 – Communication, Dissemination, and Exploitation achievements of Y1 and plan for Y2 Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D6.3 – Demonstrations at EUCNC’18 or equivalent Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-17 11:39:38
D1.2 – 5G-TRANSFORMER initial system design Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:38
D2.1 – Definition of the Mobile Transport and Computing Platform Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D5.1 – Definition of vertical testbeds and initial integration plans Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D1.1 – Report on vertical requirements and use cases Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D6.1 – Initial Communication, Dissemination, and Exploitation Plan (CoDEP) draft including Standardization roadmap Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:37
D7.1 – Project handbook Documents, reports 2020-02-17 11:39:38

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of 5G-TRANSFORMER deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Xavier Costa-Perez, Albert Banchs
RL-NSB: Reinforcement Learning-Based 5G Network Slice Broker
published pages: 1543-1557, ISSN: 1063-6692, DOI: 10.1109/tnet.2019.2924471
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 27/4 2020-02-17
2019 Tarik Taleb, Pantelis A. Frangoudis, Ilias Benkacem, Adlen Ksentini
CDN Slicing over a Multi-Domain Edge Cloud
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1233, DOI: 10.1109/tmc.2019.2921712
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2020-02-17
2019 Francesco Malandrino, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Giada Landi
Service Shifting: A Paradigm for Service Resilience in 5G
published pages: 120-125, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/mcom.2019.1800986
IEEE Communications Magazine 57/9 2020-02-17
2019 Cristina Marquez, Marco Gramaglia, Marco Fiore, Albert Banchs, Xavier Costa-Perez
Resource Sharing Efficiency in Network Slicing
published pages: 909-923, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2019.2923265
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 16/3 2020-02-17
2018 Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Paul Patras, Victor Valls, Xavier Costa-Perez, Douglas J. Leith
ORLA/OLAA: Orthogonal Coexistence of LAA and WiFi in Unlicensed Spectrum
published pages: 2665-2678, ISSN: 1063-6692, DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2018.2876590
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 26/6 2020-02-17
2018 K. Kondepu, A. Sgambelluri, N. Sambo, F. Giannone, P. Castoldi, L. Valcarenghi
Orchestrating Lightpath Recovery and Flexible Functional Split to Preserve Virtualized RAN Connectivity
published pages: 843, ISSN: 1943-0620, DOI: 10.1364/jocn.10.000843
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 10/11 2020-02-17
2018 Contreras, L.M., López, D.R.
A Network Service Provider Perspective on Network Slicing
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE Softwarization: A Collection of Short Technical Articles 2020-02-17
2019 F. Giannone, K. Kondepu, H. Gupta, F. Civerchia, P. Castoldi, A. Antony Franklin, L. Valcarenghi
Impact of Virtualization Technologies on Virtualized RAN Midhaul Latency Budget: A Quantitative Experimental Evaluation
published pages: 604-607, ISSN: 1089-7798, DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2899308
IEEE Communications Letters 23/4 2020-02-17
2019 Mahmood, A., Casetti, C.E., Chiasserini, C.F, Giaccone, P. y Härri, J.
The RICH Prefetching in Edge Caches for In-Order Delivery to Connected Cars
published pages: 4-18, ISSN: 0018-9545, DOI:
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 68(1) 2020-02-17
2018 Andres Garcia-Saavedra, George Iosifidis, Xavier Costa-Perez, Douglas J. Leith
Joint Optimization of Edge Computing Architectures and Radio Access Networks
published pages: 2433-2443, ISSN: 0733-8716, DOI: 10.1109/jsac.2018.2874142
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 36/11 2020-02-17
2019 Jose Mendes, XianJun Jiao, Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Felipe Huici, Ingrid Moerman
Cellular access multi-tenancy through small-cell virtualization and common RF front-end sharing
published pages: 59-66, ISSN: 0140-3664, DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2018.10.010
Computer Communications 133 2020-02-17
2019 Dario Bega, Marco Gramaglia, Albert Banchs, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Xavier Costa-Perez
A Machine Learning approach to 5G Infrastructure Market optimization
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1233, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2019.2896950
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2019-03-20 2020-02-17
2019 Fichera, S.; Martini, B.; Martínez, R.; Casellas, R.; Vilalta, R.; Muñoz, R.; Castoldi, P.
Experimental Evaluation of Dynamic Resource Orchestration in Multi-Layer (Packet over Flexi-Grid Optical) Networks?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ONDM 2019 23rd Conference on Op 2020-02-17
2019 S. Fichera, R. Martínez, B. Martini, M. Gharbaoui, R. Casellas, R. Vilalta, R. Muñoz, P. Castoldi
Latency-Aware Resource Orchestration in SDN-Based Packet Over Optical Flexi-Grid Transport Networks
published pages: B83, ISSN: 1943-0620, DOI: 10.1364/jocn.11.000b83
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 11/4 2020-02-17
2019 Koteswararao Kondepu, Shunmugapriya Ramanathan, Marco Tacca, Miguel Razo, and Behzad Mirkhanzadeh, Francesco Giannone, Luca Valcarenghi, Andrea Fumagalli
Experimental Demonstration of a Packet-based Protection for Seamlessly Recovering a Multi-layer Metro Network Fronthaul Failure
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
5th IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds 2019 (IEEE CNERT 2019) 2020-02-17
2019 Jorge Martin-Perez, Luca Cominardi, Carlos J. Bernardos, Antonio de la Oliva, Arturo Azcorra
Modeling Mobile Edge Computing Deployments for Low Latency Multimedia Services
published pages: 464-474, ISSN: 0018-9316, DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2019.2901406
IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 65/2 2020-02-17
2019 Francesco Malandrino, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Giuseppe Avino, Marco Malinverno, Scott Kirkpatrick
From Megabits to CPU Ticks: Enriching a Demand Trace in the Age of MEC
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2332-7790, DOI: 10.1109/TBDATA.2018.2867025
IEEE Transactions on Big Data 2019-05-24 2020-02-17
2018 Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Faqir Zarrar Yousaf, Xavier Costa-Perez
z-TORCH: An Automated NFV Orchestration and Monitoring Solution
published pages: 1292-1306, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2018.2867827
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 15/4 2020-02-17
2019 Bega, Dario; Gramaglia, Marco; Fiore, Marco; Banchs Roca, Albert; Costa Perez, Xavier
DeepCog: cognitive network management in sliced 5G Networks with deep learning
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE INFOCOM, Apr 2019, Paris, France 42, 2019-04-30 2020-02-17
2019 Thomas Deiß, Bertold Dickhaus, Dereje Kifle
On the Deployment of Large Scale NSaaS
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC\'19) 2020-02-17
2019 Molner, Nuria; Oliva Delgado, Antonio de la; Stavrakakis, Ioannis; Azcorra Saloña, Arturo
Optimizing 5GNetworks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Boubakr Nour, Adlen Ksentini, Nicolas Herbaut, Pantelis A. Frangoudis, Hassine Moungla
A Blockchain-Based Network Slice Broker for 5G Services
published pages: 99-102, ISSN: 2576-3156, DOI: 10.1109/lnet.2019.2915117
IEEE Networking Letters 1/3 2020-02-17
2018 Kondepu, N. Sambo, F. Giannone, P. Castoldi, L. Valcarenghi
Orchestrating Lightpath Adaptation and Flexible Functional Split to Recover Virtualized RAN Connectivity
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Abdelkader Aissioui, Adlen Ksentini, Abdelhak Mourad Gueroui, Tarik Taleb
On Enabling 5G Automotive Systems Using Follow Me Edge-Cloud Concept
published pages: 5302-5316, ISSN: 0018-9545, DOI: 10.1109/tvt.2018.2805369
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 67/6 2020-02-17
2018 Francesco Malandrino, Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Claudio Casetti
Virtualization-based evaluation of backhaul performance in vehicular applications
published pages: 93-104, ISSN: 1389-1286, DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2018.01.018
Computer Networks 134 2020-02-17
2018 A. Mahmood, C. Casetti, C. F. Chiasserini, P. Giaccone, J. Härri
Efficient caching through stateful SDN in named data networking
published pages: e3271, ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3271
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 29/1 2020-02-17
2018 Agarwal, Satyam; Malandrino, Francesco; Chiasserini, Carla Fabiana; De, Swades
Joint VNF Placement and CPU Allocation in 5G
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Josep Xavier Salvat, Xi Li, Xavier Costa-Perez
WizHaul: On the Centralization Degree of Cloud RAN Next Generation Fronthaul
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1233, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2793859
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2020-02-17
2018 Antonio de la Oliva, Xi Li, Xavier Costa-Perez, Carlos J. Bernardos, Philippe Bertin, Paola Iovanna, Thomas Deiss, Josep Mangues, Alain Mourad, Claudio Casetti, Jose Enrique Gonzalez, Arturo Azcorra
5G-TRANSFORMER: Slicing and Orchestrating Transport Networks for Industry Verticals
published pages: 78-84, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1700990
IEEE Communications Magazine 56/8 2020-02-17
2018 Senay Semu Tadesse, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Francesco Malandrino
Characterizing the power cost of virtualization environments
published pages: e3462, ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3462
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 29/8 2020-02-17
2018 Gil Einziger, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Francesco Malandrino
Scheduling Advertisement Delivery in Vehicular Networks
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1233, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2829517
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2020-02-17
2018 Sambo, Nicolas; Valcarenghi, Lucca; García-Saavedra, Andrés; Pascual, Iñaki; Martínez, Ricardo; Mangues-Bafalluy, Josep; Ksentini, Adfen; Iovanna, Paola; Imbarlina, Giuseppe; Ubaldi, Fabio; Pepe, Teresa; Landi, Giada; Vitale, Christian; Chiasserini, C.; Klamm, Frederic; Turyagyenda, Charles
Mobile Transport and Computing Platform for 5G Verticals: Resource Abstraction and Implementation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2531535
IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Define Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN\'18) 2 2020-02-17
2018 To-Euro-5G Consortium Parties
5G-TRANSFORMER: 5G Mobile Transport Platform for Verticals 
published pages: 38, ISSN: , DOI:
The 5G European Annual Journal 2018 2020-02-17
2019 Satyam Agarwal, Francesco Malandrino, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Swades De
VNF Placement and Resource Allocation for the Support of Vertical Services in 5G Networks
published pages: 433-446, ISSN: 1063-6692, DOI: 10.1109/tnet.2018.2890631
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 27/1 2020-02-17
2019 Nuria Molner, Antonio de la Oliva, Ioannis Stavrakakis, Arturo Azcorra
Optimization of an integrated fronthaul/backhaul network under path and delay constraints
published pages: 41-54, ISSN: 1570-8705, DOI: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.08.025
Ad Hoc Networks 83 2020-02-17

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