The IEEE International Workshop on on 5G & Beyond - Enabling Technologies and Applications ith focus on the Tactile Internet (5G TACNET) will be held in San Francisco, CA on March 19, 2017 in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2017.

Workshop Chairs

  • Adnan Aijaz, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK.
  • Toktam Mahmoodi, King’s College London, UK.
  • Mischa Dohler, King’s College London, UK.
  • Meryem Simsek, TU Dresden, Germany.
  • Gerhard Fettweis, TU Dresden, Germany.
  • Joachim Sachs, Ericsson Research, Sweden.

Keynote Speakers

  • Eckehard Steinbach, Technical University of Munich (TUM).
  • Emilio Calvanese Strinati, CEA-LETI.
  • Eric Wang, Ericsson Research.

Workshop Programme

13.45 - 14:00 Opening & Welcome by Chairs

14.00 - 14.40 Keynote#1: Eckehard Steinbach, Technical University of Munich

14.40 - 15.15 Keynote#2: Emilio Calvanese Strinati, CEA-LETI

15.15 - 15.30 Networking Break

15.30 - 16.00 Keynote#3: Eric Wang, Ericsson Research
"5G as Enabler for connected Industrial Applications"

16:00 - 17:00 Technical Session

paper#1. On CoMP transmission for device-to-device communications in mobile social network, by Fan Yang, Qi Mei Cui and Min Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

paper#2. Are Today's Video Communication Solutions Ready for the Tactile Internet?, by Christoph Bachhuber, Eckehard Steinbach (Technische Universität München, Germany)

paper#3. Computation Caching for Local Cloud Computing, by Jessica Oueis (CEA-LETI & University of Grenoble, France); Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA-LETI, France)

paper#4. On Modeling and QoE Evaluation of Buffered Video Streaming in Multi-Cellular Networks, by Philipp Schulz, Henrik Klessig and Gerhard Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

17:00 Remarks and Closing of Workshop by Chairs


In a natural evolution to different Internet embodiments, the notion of Tactile Internet is emerging, which is envisioned to transport touch and actuation in real-time. The Tactile Internet will provide a true paradigm shift from content-delivery to real-time interactive and skill-set delivery networks, thereby revolutionizing every segment of the society. Some of the most exciting Tactile Internet application areas include industrial remote operation, remote diagnostics and surgery, remote education and training, networked control systems, immersive entertainment, remote driving, etc. The 5G mobile communications networks will play a critical role in realizing the Tactile Internet through ultra-reliable, ultra-responsive, and intelligent connectivity.

To this end, the 5G TACNET workshop cordially invites researchers to share latest research insights and present key and emerging results on the Tactile Internet enablers, including novel networking protocols, wireless techniques, new hardware designs, and novel data processing methods. Technical papers describing recent research results and controversial but substantiated opinions that may influence the direction of future research and development are solicited. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following.

Topics of Interest

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Networking and Cloud Technologies

  • Edge-computing and edge-intelligence
  • Network function virtualization
  • Multi-service network slicing
  • Cloud and Fog technologies
  • Network functional decomposition
Wireless Communications
  • Low-latency and high-availability protocol design
  • New Physical layer techniques
  • Novel Architecture Design
  • Fine-grained and Dynamic QoS/QoE
  • Radio Resource management
Applications and Platforms
  • Tactile Internet use-cases and scenarios
  • Wireless robotics and control systems
  • Prototypes, test-beds, and demos
  • Silicon systems and hardware revolutions
  • Tactile Internet standardization
Data Processing
  • Digitizing tactile signals
  • Tactile codecs design
  • Multi-modal data multiplexing
  • Error-resilient data compression
  • Big-data and machine learning

Submitted papers must be tailored to the problems of Tactile Internet. Only originally unpublished contributions and invited articles will be considered for the workshop. Papers should be formatted according to the IEEE WCNC 2017 guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete paper via EDAS according to the timetable below:

  • Submission deadline: EXTENDED to 7 November 2016
  • Author Notification: 15 December 2016
  • Final Manuscript: 12 January 2017

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions is now open on EDAS, through the following link.

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The accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE WCNC 2017 workshop proceedings and appear in IEEE Xplore.


  • Paper submissions is now open on EDAS, through the following link.