Skip to main content
Online Course

16 May 2024 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 14 May 2024 at 5:00pm EDT

Register Early and Save

(updated from Cloud-Native 5G Evolution to 5G-Advanced & Beyond)

Online via Zoom

Price

$279 IEEE ComSoc member
$349 IEEE member
$459 non-member

Not a member?  Join ComSoc Today
IEEE Members can add ComSoc to their membership.
Students can save on registration fees.

 

CEU Credits: 0.6 CEUs

Course Description

This updated course explores the pivotal aspects of the evolution of cloud-native 5G-Advanced and its path to 6G.  Participants will learn about the transformative journey of 5G-Advanced architecture, functions and features, energy efficiency, multi-access and non-terrestrial network integration, and the evolution of open interoperable networks.  Examples and use cases of massive machine-type communication, time-sensitive industrial control, immersive communication, extended reality and digital twinning, integration of sensing, and adaptive and native AI, will all be discussed and brought together in the context of what to expect in 6G.

The course is thoughtfully designed to help participants understand concepts through illustrations of real-world applications, trends, descriptions of technology and standards evolution, and industry direction. A clear and detailed emphasis on research, innovations, paradigms, educational and operational needs and challenges of the next 3 to 10+ years, on specific aspects and topics will be provided. More details on specific topics covered can be found in the below course outline and learning objectives.

Save on Courses

Student Discount
Students use promo code STUDENT24 during checkout to save 15% on your registration fee.*

*This promotion is only available to student members and cannot be combined with other course promotions or discounts.

Register Early and Save
Register by 30 April and save 10% on your registration fee when you use promo code CLOUD10 during the checkout process or add this course to your shopping cart with the discount applied.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for and can be of interest to a wide range of participants, from juniors to subject matter experts: industry / enterprise professionals, public or private, academia (researchers/ professors/ program developers), consultants, self-employed, and anyone impacted by or interested in this journey and on this outline. It can be of interest to gain insights, put pieces together, identify pointers for areas of greater interest, and to gain an understanding of concepts as well as applications, technologies, research and industry opportunities, challenges, and direction.

Instructor

Javan Erfanian

Javan Erfanian

IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker

IEEE WCP

Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will gain an understanding of:

  • 5G system, architecture, and functions, deployments, challenges and roadmap
  • Emphasis on 5G-Advanced technologies, user experience, use cases, new topologies, new device and interaction types, etc.
  • Current and emerging use cases and technologies, 5G-Advanced and other standardization studies and initiatives, as a path and bridge to 6G
  • Cloud native and digital transformation journey for networks or industries – pillars, principles, and functions; infrastructure, deployments and operating models.
  • Disaggregated, interoperable, intelligent and cloudified RAN evolution
  • Multi-access and service ubiquity and resilience, through integration of fixed/mobile, local/wide, terrestrial/non-terrestrial (including satellites)
  • Wide range of use cases, with case studies & examples, value creation and delivery to wide range of use cases with diverse requirements - Evolution of immersive, industrial and massive machine-type communication, into the next decade
  • End-to-end energy efficiency, Green & sustainability targets and path, for networks and industries
  • Security risks, requirements and framework - Technologies, initiatives and practices, and research
  • ITU-R framework for IMT towards 2030 and beyond
  • Beyond-5G / 6G – Distinct emphasis on path, key research areas and challenges, technologies, usage scenarios, timeline, global initiatives, and design requirements.
  • End-to-end context, aspects, challenges, prospects, initiatives, and evolution. To identify pointers and be empowered to go deeper on any aspect.

Course Content

  • Introduction to context and flow
  • Motivation and 5G / 5G-Advanced evolution characterization
    • Digital socio-economic transformation & increasingly automated industries, wide range of use cases, trust, inclusion, economic and environmental sustainability
    • Gaps and challenges
  • 5G system, architecture, and functions, deployments, challenges and roadmap
    • Emphasis on 5G-Advanced technologies, user experience, use cases, new topologies, new device and interaction types, etc.
    • Standardization evolution, studies, requirements, spectrum bands, timeline
  • Multi-Access service continuity and resilience - Fixed/mobile, local/wide, terrestrial/non-terrestrial
    • Satellite integration / interworking
  • Intelligence and machine learning
    • Generative, adaptive and embedded AI; for networks or as a service
  • Cloud native and digital transformation journey for networks or industries
    • Pillars, principles, and functions; infrastructure, deployments and operating models – Orchestration and intelligent automation, containerization of micro-services, APIs, intelligent edge
    • SDN and its usage scenarios
    • Cloud-native journey gaps, challenges and expected direction
  • Disaggregated, interoperable, intelligent and cloudified RAN evolution; O-RAN
  • Value creation and delivery to wide range of use cases with diverse requirements - Evolution of immersive, industrial and massive machine-type communication
  • End-to-end energy efficiency, Green & sustainability targets and path, for networks and industries
  • Security risks, requirements and framework - Technologies, initiatives and practices, and research
  • Beyond-5G / 6G
    • ITU-R framework for IMT towards 2030 and beyond
    • Emphasis on path, key research areas and challenges, technologies, usage scenarios, timeline, global initiatives, and design requirements
      • Integrated AI, integrated sensing and localization, multi-sensory immersive communication, merger of physical / virual worlds and digital twins, reflective intelligent surfaces, semantic communication, non-terrestrial network integration roadmap, hyper-connectivity, robotics, time-sensitive and autonomous systems
  • Wrap-up
    • End-to-end context, aspects, challenges, prospects, initiatives, and evolution – Cloud-native energy efficient multi-access and resilient systems for wide-range of use cases, and path to 6G
    • Conclusions, pointers, and way forward

Course Materials

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides is included. Access to the streaming video recording is provided for 20 business days after the course has been taught. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating and completing the post-course evaluation.

The web conference invitation is sent to each participant upon registration,  Course materials will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a course participant cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara McNally, Certification and Professional Education Manager.