5G smart city vertical slice

Bogdan Rusti, Horia Stefanescu, Marius Iordache, Jean Ghenta, Cristian Patachia, Panagiotis Gouvas, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Eleni Fotopoulou, Qi Wang, Jose M. Alcaraz Calero

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5G is the key enabler for new business and digital transformation initiatives to integrate vertical industries (e.g., automotive, energy, manufacturing, entertainment) into the network slice concept, maximizing the sharing of network resources and creating dedicated logical networks with personalized customer specific functions. In this paper we present a unique concept for the development, deployment and management of a Smart City 5G cloud native application network as a result of synergy between two 5G-PPP EU projects, namely MATILDA and SliceNet. The application development and deployment lifecycle starts with the design and composition of the application graph in MATILDA development kit, followed by on boarding of the developed application into a vertical applications orchestrator and the preparation of a "slice intent" description for the creation of an application-aware network slice. The latter is provided to the SliceNet One-Stop API to create the application-aware network slice to be deployed further over a programmable network infrastructure. The overall Smart City use case is presented, including plans for further enhancements as a collaborative activity between the two research projects. All functions and integration activities will be tested in a dedicated testbed platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783903176157
ISBN (Print)9781728106182
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019
EventIFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management: Intelligent Management for the Next Wave of Cyber and Social Networks - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1573-0077


ConferenceIFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
Abbreviated titleIM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Internet address


  • 5G mobile communication
  • Application program interfaces
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobility management (mobile radio)
  • Smart cities
  • Telecommunication computing


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