The IEEE 5G Greece Summit took place on July 11, 2017, in Thessaloniki (Greece), co-located with Emerging Technologies for 5G and Internet of Things. As part of the successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in America, Asia and Europe, the IEEE 5G Greece Summit contributed to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.
The Summit brought together a rich blend of speakers from industry, academia, research labs, standardization and regulation bodies, covering different main topics, including a session dedicated to European Research Projects on 5G (Session 4, cf. the program here). Representatives from several European projects on the 5G domain had the opportunity to present their initiatives and showcase their main achievements to a wide audience composed of European Commission representatives, 5G PPP Phase I and II projects, as well as private companies.
During his speech entitled Main aspects and impact of 5G-Phase II projects Bluespace, 5G-Media and Slicenet, Dr. George Agapiou, Head of Wireless & Optical Lab at OTE Group SA (Greece), presented the use cases and technical challenges that 5G-MEDIA Project will undertake in the next 2 years. 5G-MEDIA is an initiative that aims at innovating media-related applications by investigating how these applications and the underlying 5G network should be coupled and interwork to the benefit of both.
For further references, the presentation is available here.