Ce topic appartient à l'appel HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Identifiant du topic: HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-A-01-04

Evolved Architecture for Global Green Systems

Type d'action : HORIZON JU Research and Innovation Actions
Nombre d'étapes : Single stage
Date d'ouverture : 18 janvier 2022
Date de clôture : 26 avril 2022 17:00
Budget : €6 000 000
Call : HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Call Identifier : HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Description :


  • Reduced energy and carbon footprint of the evolved 5G network, through de-carbonisation of the evolved networks and increased renewable penetration capabilities within SNS user “vertical” domains.
  • Extension of the 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA) applicability to an extensive value chain covering a holistic system covering data communication, distributed computing, and data storage, extending the communication infrastructure into a sustainable, interconnected, greener end-to-end intercompute system, supporting all types of services and interconnected networks.


Please refer to the "Specific Challenges and Objectives" section for Stream A in the Work Programme, available under ‘Topic Conditions and Documents - Additional Documents’.


The work focus is on an architectural transformation, targeting energy-efficiency, using the flexibility that the Service-Based Architecture (SBA), introduced in Rel15 (TS23.501), is offering.

  • Improved architectures considering all elements of the future SNS systems, from the terminal to the data centre, how these will communicate efficiently with each other and how the overall system will be capable to jointly optimize their energy consumption.
  • Extensions of the current SBA focus on the core network control plane, towards a unified coverage of system design and runtime composition/resolution, including multicast/broadcast services, cross-plane (i.e., from user plane to the management planes), and incorporation of new types of compute resources (e.g., at the edge).
  • Definition of adequate interfaces for integrating compute, transport and RAN considerations in a globally optimized system.
  • Beyond the architectural extensions of the SBA as mentioned above, the work may cover the transport extensions of the underlying infrastructure and the consistency and distribution effects for the involved databases.
  • The efficient collection of increasing volumes of data to facilitate the use of AI, expanding on trends considered by standardization organizations (e.g., 3GPP and ETSI), while maintaining the necessary consistency to provide optimized and energy-efficient infrastructures, and enable public and private networks to jointly interconnect and operate towards a common efficiency goal.

The challenges posed by the expected novel services requiring strict timing, fast mobility, and highly dynamic situations (such as trains, moving vehicles, etc.), and by the security aspects of the overall service chains possible to establish with this architecture are in scope. Solutions for bridging the control, management and operational divide that needs to be addressed for seamless operation of joint Public and Non-Public interconnected networks (e.g., campus or emergency service networks, local, regional or even universal and global smart interconnected networks and services) are also in scope. In that evolving context, digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, programmable and energy optimized cloud and edge computing solutions may be considered.

The above topics listed in the scope represent the core focus of SNS-2022-STREAM-A-01-04, without precluding the potential inclusion of other related technologies still contributing to the listed Expected Outcomes.