Slicenet control plane for 5G network slicing in evolving future networks

Luca Baldini, Qi Wang, Jose Alcaraz Calero, Maria Barros Weiss, Anastasius Gavras, Giacomo Bernini, Pietro G. Giardina

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Future networks including the Fifth Generation (5G) and beyond mobile networks shall manage, control and orchestrate the new services for users especially vertical sectors, thereby they shall maximize the potential of 5G infrastructures and their services. Network slicing has emerged as a major new networking paradigm for meeting the diverse requirements of various vertical businesses in virtualized and softwarised 5G networks. SliceNet is a project of the EU 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) and focuses on network slicing as a cornerstone technology in 5G networks. This article describes how the SliceNet Control Plane shall evolve to meet the end-to-end needs of many different vertical businesses. SliceNet Control Plane shall span across multiple administrative domains, by integrating different technologies in each involved segments (RAN, MEC, CN, inter-connectivity). Moreover, SliceNet Control Plane is able to allow verticals to plug their own control logic on top of provisioned slices and specialize their services characteristics while optimizing the use of shared resources, providing dynamic configuration, dynamic management, resource isolation and scalability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
Subtitle of host publicationUnleashing the Power of Network Softwarization, NetSoft 2019
EditorsChristian Jacquenet, Filip De Turck, Prosper Chemouil, Flavio Esposito, Olivier Festor, Walter Cerroni, Stefano Secci
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693766
ISBN (Print)9781538693773
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
Event2019 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization: Unleashing the Power of Network Softwarization - Paris, France
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
Abbreviated titleNetSoft 2019


  • Network slicing
  • Slice management
  • Cognitive network management
  • Verticals
  • Control plane
  • Softwarization
  • Virtualization


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