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Slice-aware 5G Dynamic Small Cells

Bulacki, Ömer; Pateromichelakis, Emmanouil

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3269298", 
  "title": "Slice-aware 5G Dynamic Small Cells", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Network Slicing has become one of the fundamental pillars of the fifth generation (5G) mobile and wireless communications systems, which promises integration of a plethora of new vertical industries with tailored network design. To this end, 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) Release 15 has provided the basis of the network slicing support including radio access network (RAN). Nevertheless, for the realization of native end-to-end (E2E) network slicing, further features and optimizations shall still be introduced. This paper places the focus on enabling network slicing operation in small cell deployments. In particular, the flexible network deployment capitalizing on unplanned dynamic small cells (DSCs) is analyzed, and the associated slice-aware operation is highlighted. Under the light of evaluations, key design recommendations are provided. In addition, architectural enhancements are discussed along with the required signaling procedures to support such slice-aware DSC operation.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Bulacki, \u00d6mer"
      "family": "Pateromichelakis, Emmanouil"
  "id": "3269298", 
  "note": "\u00a9 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.", 
  "event-place": "Marrakech, Morocco", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)"
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