5G : Automotive_Transport Vertical

Key researchers in TSSG :

Dr Rashid Mijumbi , Dr Steven Davy , Micheal Crotty Frances Cleary

“TSSG are currently undertaking research in this innovative research domain with respect to the challenges and issues relating to connected vehicle communications , 5G transport requirements, innovative modular network design suitable for ITS requirements ( VNF, SDN, Open source frameworks, third party applications and frameworks), performance, distributed QoS and state”


  • Bram Naudts, Mario Flores, Rashid Mijumbi, Sofie Verbrugge, Joan Serrat and Didier Colle,A Dynamic Pricing Algorithm for a Network of Virtual Resources, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seol Korea, June 6 – 10, 2016.
  • Rashid Mijumbi, Niels Bouten, Network Functions Virtualisation: Conception, Present and Future, Tutorial at IEEE/IFIP Network and Operations Management Symposium (NOMS), Istanbul, Turkey, April, 2016. Slides for the tutorial can be download from here .
  • Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Steven Latre, Marinos Charalambides, Diego Lopez, “Management and Orchestration Challenges in Network Function Virtualization”, IEEE Communications Magazine. January 2016.
  • Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Niels Bouten, Filip De Turck, Raouf Boutaba, “Network Function Virtualization: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. First Quarter 2016
  • Davy, S., Famaey, J., Serrat, J., Gorricho, J. L., Miron, A., Dramitinos, M., Goshen, E. (2014). Challenges to support Edge-as-a-Service. IEEE Communication Magazine, 1(1), 132–139. doi:10.1109/MCOM.2014.6710075
  • Davy, S., Barron, J., Shi, L., Butler, B., Jennings, B., Griffin, K., & Collins, K. (2013). A Language Driven Approach to Multi-System Access Control. In IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management.
  • Davy, S., Jennings, B., Serrat, J., Rubio-Loyola, J., & Astorga, A. (2011). Policy Assisted Planning and Deployment of Virtual Networks. In IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (pp. 1–8). Paris: IEEE.
  • Rubio-Loyola, J., Merida-Campos, C., Serrat, J., Macedo, D., Davy, S., Movahedi, Z., & Pujolle, G. (2011). A service-centric orchestration protocol for self-organizing autonomic management systems. IEEE Network, 25(6), 16–23. doi:10.1109/MNET.2011.6085638
  • Davy, S., Fahy, C., Boudjemil, Z., Griffin, L., & Strassner, J. (2009). A model based approach to autonomic management of virtual networks. In 2009 IFIPIEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (pp. 761–774). Ieee. doi:10.1109/INM.2009.518888


TSSG News Articles Of Interest:

TSSG news article        Europe’s 5G charge will be led by Irish researchers

TSSG news article        e-Drive Group engage with TSSG on its upward trajectory


5G: Automotive Use Case 

Automotive is one of the key verticals of the 5G focus currently. 5G is expected to enhance the various aspects of the automotive sector such as safety, convenience, available new and innovative third party services, environmental impact etc  having a revolutionary impact on the every day citizen vehicle driver. Research focusing on ‘Flexible network applications’ leveraging (VNF) Virtualised Network Functions, (SDN) software Defined Network, cloud like 5G infrastructure, open source development frameworks   to support control applications and application development  is at the forefront currently.

5G Challenges relating directly to the automotive domain include

  • QoS ( CPU resources etc)
  • Orchestration ( ineventory/event/log mgmt/configuration mgmt/monitoring)
  • Low latency / low jitter ( voice / gaming/M2M/small packets)
  • throughput
  • high packet per second
  • Network QoS
  • Geo – dependency of workloads to connections