• “Network Slices Towards 5G Communications: Slicing the LTE Network”, K. Katsalis, E. Schiller, N. Nikaein, A. Ksentini, T. Braun, in IEEE Communications Magazines, Special Issue on Network Slicing In 5G Systems, Sept. 2017.

  • “Towards enforcing Network Slicing on RAN: Flexibility and Resources abstraction”, A. Ksentini, N. Nikaein, in IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Agile Radio Resource Management Techniques For 5G New Radio, June 2017.

  • Presentation in Global 5G Event Tokyo about "Facilitation of 5G Field Trials"

  • Tutorial on “On Network Slicing and Network Softwarisation: Enablers for 5G Mobile Systems,” IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017

  • S. Retal, M. Bagaa, T. Taleb, and H. Flinck, “Content Delivery Network Slicing: QoE and Cost Awareness,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

  • I. Farris, T. Taleb, M. Bagaa, and H. Flinck, “Optimizing Service Replication for Mobile Delay-sensitive Applications in 5G Edge Network,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

  • L. Koskimies, T. Taleb, and M. Bagaa, “QoE estimation-based server benchmarking for virtual video delivery platform,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

  • I. Farris, T. Taleb, A. Iera, H. Flinck, “Lightweight Service Replication for Ultra-Short Latency Applications in Mobile Edge Networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

  • N. Nikeain, A. Ksentini, R. Knopp, “Programmable and Cloud-Native RAN: Challenges, Solutions, Enabling Technologies, and Tools”, Tutorial in IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France.

  • “Low Latency MEC Framework for SDN-based LTE/LTE-A Networks”, A. Huang, N. Nikaein, A. Ksentini, C. Bonnet, in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France.

  • A. Ksentini, “Towards programmable Mobile Networks”, Tutorial in IEEE/IFIP IM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Application-Specific End-to-End Network Slicing for Mobile Networks at IEICE Gen. Conf 2017

  • IEEE JSAC Series on Network Softwarization & Enablers


  • Network Softwarization and Slicing technologies for 5th generation mobile networks, ITU Journal

  • T. Taleb, K. Samdani, B. Mada, H. Flinck, S. Dutta, and D. Sabella, “Towards Mobile Edge Computing: A Survey of the Emerging 5G Network Edge Architecture,” to appear in IEEE COMST.

  • I. Afolabi, A. Ksentini, M. Bagaa, T. Taleb, M. Corici, and A. Nakao, “Towards 5G Network Slicing over Multiple-Domains,” to appear in IEICE Transactions on Communications.

  • I. Farris, T. Taleb, H. Flinck, and A. Iera, "Sustaining Ultra-Short Latency for 5G Mobile Applications in Mobile Edge Network,” to appear in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT).

  • T. Taleb, B. Mada, M. Corici, A. Nakao, and H. Flinck, “PERMIT: Network Slicing for Personalized 5G Mobile Telecommunications," in IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 5, May 2017, pp. 88 – 93

  • A. Nakao, P. Du, Y. Kiriha, F. Granelli, A. A. Gebremariam, T. Taleb, and M. Bagaa, “End-to-End Network Slicing for 5G Mobile Networks,” in J. Information Processing, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan. 2017.


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