During the opening ceremony of the prestigious 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), our paper entitled “5G-Slicer: An emulator for mobile IoT applications deployed over 5G network slices” won the Best Paper Award!

In a nutshell, 5G-Slicer is a framework designed to enhance the capabilities of modern edge/fog computing emulators so that the design barrier of assuming that emulated infrastructure is fixed in position, is overcome. Hence, fog infrastructure with computing and analytic capabilities can present mobility. With 5G-Slicer, users are provided with modeling abstractions for mobile entities, trajectory updating, and mobile connectivity. In turn, when mobility is involved in computations, the network connectivity varies and therefore, 5G-Slicer enhances the emulated network overlay so as to update signal strength based on various ML models and 5G connectivity protocols including massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) and antenna beamforming. 5G-Slicer currently features a connection interface with the Fogify emulator (also co-designed by our lab!).

If you want to try 5G-Slicer out, take a look at the getting started guide and demo here: https://ucy-linc-lab.github.io/fogify/5g-slicer.html