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Prof. Gian Paolo Rossi, Dr. Christian Quadri, Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy - "Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)", 14,15,21,22,23 June 2021

18 hours (4 credits)


From remote by using Microsoft Teams. The link will be sent in due time to all students who registered to the seminar.

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Short Abstract:

The advent of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is radically transforming the design of network infrastructure and enabling the feasibility and the success of several industrial verticals, including healthcare, IoT, automotive, smart cities, media and entertainment. MEC relies on the flexible use of a pool of shared network and computing resources, which need to be placed at the edge of the network, and on the softwarization of hardware network functions (NFV) to achieve the different and the stringent network requirements.

MEC is today a very hot research topic in networking, it is subject to a strong standardization process, and is at the heart of 5G network, which has been holistically designed with MEC.  The course focuses on all these issues organizing the contents according to the sequence briefly described below.

Course Contents in brief:

  1. Why: analysis of the main industrial verticals requiring and benefiting from a MEC approach. This section will be helpful to an audience with different background in engineering;
  2. How: comprehensive description of most important ETSI standardization contributions to MEC, mainly focusing on the emerging network architecture and the integration with 5G networks;
  3. Where should MEC facilities be deployed: analysis of MEC provisioning in terms of flexible resource deployment, which is achieved through Network Function Virtualization, and agile migration of several Virtual Network Functions;
  4. Case studies: in-depth analysis of realistic scenarios in two industrial verticals (automotive and media gaming) to show how they can leverage on MEC to achieve bandwidth, latency and computing requirements.


  1. Day1 – 14 June 2021 - 9.30-13.00
  2. Day2 – 15 June 2021 - 9.30-13.00
  3. Day3 – 21 June 2021 - 9.30-13.00
  4. Day4 – 22 June 2021 - 9.30-13.00
  5. Day5 – 23 June 2021 - 9.00-13.00