18th AIAI 2022, 17 - 20 June 2022, Greece

Fundamental Features of the Smart5Grid Platform Towards Realizing 5G Implementation

Ioannis Chochliouros, Daniele Porcu, Sonia Castro, Borja Otura, Paula Encinar, Antonello Corsi, Irina Ciornei, Rita Santiago, Angelos Antonopoulos, Nicola Cadenelli, Nicola di Pietro, August Betzler, Inmaculada Prieto, Fabrizio Battista, Elisavet Grigorio


  Based on the original framework of the Smart5Grid EU-funded project, the present paper examines some fundamental features of the related platform that can be able to affect 5G implementation as well as the intended NetApps. Thus we examine: (i) the specific context of smart energy grids, enhanced by the inclusion of ICT and also supported by 5G connectivity; (ii) the cloud native context, together with the example of the cloud native VNF modelling, and; (iii) the MEC context as a 5G enabler for integrating management, control and orchestration processes. Each one is assessed compared to the state of the design and the implementation of the Smart5Grid platform. As a step further, we propose a preliminary framework for the definition of the NetApps, following to the way how the previous essential features are specifically incorporated within the project processes.  

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