Seminar “Design and Development of Novel Smart City Network over Fifth Generation Cellular (5G) Systems”
28 April at 15.00 (Moscow time)
Shrouk Abdelfatah Ali Mohamed , Zagazig university
There is no doubt that the fifth-generation cellular system, 5G, makes a revolution in the industry of Information and Communications Technology, ICT, which comes with an enormous number of use cases and applications in all life fields. This includes enhanced mobile broadband services, eMBB, massive machine type communications, mMTC, and ultra-reliable and low latency applications, uRLL. The smart city is one of the main announced use cases of 5G as per the 3rd-Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP, and the International telecommunication union, ITU. The vision of smart city is to provide heterogeneous applications over a common paradigm to enhance citizens’ quality of life. There are many design challenges associated with the design and development of smart cities such as dense deployment, network congestion, heterogeneity of applications, and latency, availability, reliability and scalability requirements; these challenges are still under research.
To this end, we consider designing and developing a novel, scalable, reliable smart city network that supports heterogenous applications in many fields and meets the announced 3GPP and ITU requirements. The network will be run over the 5G systems. The work mainly considers deploying recent technologies for building reliable and scalable smart city networks with heterogeneous applications. The first considered technology will be the Internet of Things, IoT, which provides the coverage for heterogenous distributed sensors. IoT enables the machine-to-machine, M2M, communication and interaction, which can be used to handle a part of smart city applications and represents a part of the access network of the smart city network.
The second main technology is the unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs. Micro-UAVs, e.g., drones and quadcopters, can be used to support smart city networks and applications; mainly to support dense deployment. During rush-hours and events, UAVs can provide computing resources for citizens. Furthermore, many surveillance and lifeline communication applications can be developed using UAVs. The third and fourth technologies are the Mobile edge computing, MEC, and Software-Defined networking, SDN, that will be used to integrate access network of smart city network with the core network and furthermore, to integrate the smart city applications with the 5G network. The work considers providing a novel network structure for the smart city and provide a framework for heterogenous applications that can be implemented over the developed structure. The proposed system and algorithms were evaluated over reliable environments for multiple scenarios