BalkanCom 2023 Special Session:

Accelerating Open RAN adoption and deployment

Organizers and Chairs:

  • Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University, USA

Scope of the Papers

The theme of this special session is “Accelerating Open RAN adoption and deployment” and we are looking for presentations that highlight the latest developments, trends, and innovations in Open RAN technology. We welcome submissions from a wide range of organizations and individuals, including technology vendors, service providers, research institutions, and government agencies.

Potential topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Open RAN standardization and interoperability
  • Open RAN performance optimization including metrics such as energy efficiency, latency, overhead, cost, among others
  • Open RAN architectures, use cases and deployments
  • Open RAN testbeds and trials
  • Use of AI/ML techniques in Open RAN
  • Open RAN ecosystem and partnerships
  • Open RAN fronthaul networks and interfaces design
  • Design and implementation of open source Open RAN solutions
  • Open RAN security and privacy
  • Service and Management Orchestration (SMO) frameworks for the Open RAN

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted. Submissions are now accepted through EDAS.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will NOT be published in the conference proceedings).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 5, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2023
  • Camera-ready papers due: May 10, 2023