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Future 5G networks will give rise to a wide range of new services, including enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) applications, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and Internet of Things (IoT), addressing the needs of multiple vertical markets. The large variety of demanding applications and use case scenarios have been setting highly demanding end-user requirements, such as low latency, high traffic capacity, spectral efficiency, low energy consumption for the end-to-end communication, placing tremendous load on the underlying infrastructure of the fronthaul network. On the verge of the 5G era, Fiber Wireless technologies and Integrated Photonics will play a pivotal role in supporting the service and network requirements, while the emerging converged Fiber Wireless network architectures relying on PONs and Optical Transport Networks will certainly require enhanced Medium Access Control schemes and more efficient resource allocation mechanisms, stimulating intense Research & Development efforts in this direction.

Organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) within the frames of the EUIMWP Cost Action and the 5G-PHOS 5G-PPP Phase II IA, the European Training aims to cover all topics of Emerging Technologies for 5G, with the main focus being on

  1. Passive optical networks: architectures, Media Access Control and Resource Allocation techniques.
  2. Fiber-wireless (FiWi) access networks: Challenges and opportunities

The training will be hosted at the facilities of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I., http://kedek.auth.gr/ ) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which hosts the laboratory facilities of the Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks research group (WinPhos, http://winphos.web.auth.gr/ ) and its 5G testbed infrastructure. The training will include talks from both Industry and Academia and is mainly intended for Ph.D. students and Early Carrier Investigators.

Registration: Attendance to the Training School is free of charge, without any fee included, but requires registration. Registration can be done online in the following link: http://www.5g-phos.eu/index.php/add-sch-reg

The organizing committee:

  • Dr. Chris Vagionas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Dr. George Kalfas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Prof. Amalia Miliou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Grants for attending the Training School

The EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action will offer a fixed grant (amount still to be confirmed) to trainees coming from COST countries and Near Neighbour Countries (please check the eligibility conditions in the COST Vademecum, downloadable from the right menu of the COST website (https://www.cost.eu/cost-actions/cost-actions-networking-tools/). These grants are a contribution to travel, accommodation and meals expenses of trainees during their attendance to the course, but they will not necessarily cover the totality of the expenses. The grants will be given in a first come, first served basis, after checking that the eligibility criteria are met. The Grant Holder reserves the right to modify the number of grants according to budget availability. The grants will always be paid a posteriori, after checking that the grantee has attended the entire event and signed the attendance list every day.

How to apply for a grant by the EUIMWP COST Action?

Please send an email to Pepa Bayarri, the Grant Holder Manager of the EUIMWP COST Action (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) expressing your interest in getting a grant, with the following documents attached:

  • Document of your acceptance in the training school, signed by the organisers (a copy of their acceptation email will do).
  • Any kind of proof to show your affiliation to your institution (a letter signed by your supervisor, a copy of your contract/scholarship, etc.).

Should you have any question regarding the COST grants, please contact Pepa Bayarri.
Thank you and kind regards,

  • José Capmany (Chair and Grant Holder)
  • Chris Vagionas (Local Organiser)
  • Pepa Bayarri (Grant Holder Manager), email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



From the 10th to the 13th of September 2019

1st Day – 10th September 2019: Medium Access Control and Resource Allocation

2nd Day – 11th September 2019: 5G Use Cases, Demonstrations and Hardware

3rd Day – 12th September 2019: Emerging Technologies: A-RoF, X-Haul, IoT and Quantum Enhanced Communication

4th Day – 13th September 2019: Hands On Training Day