5G New Radio User Plane Simulation Model for INET & OMNeT++

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Description of Simu5G

A detailed description of Simu5G is given in the following papers. If you use Simu5G for your research, a citation to the most pertinent work(s) below would be sincerely appreciated.

Simu5G general architecture

  1. G. Nardini, D. Sabella, G. Stea, P. Thakkar, A. Virdis "Simu5G – An OMNeT++ library for end-to-end performance evaluation of 5G networks", IEEE Access (2020), DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3028550
  2. G. Nardini, G. Stea, A. Virdis, D. Sabella, "Simu5G: a system-level simulator for 5G networks", Best Paper Award at SIMULTECH 2020, online conference, July 2020

Simu5G as a real-time emulator

  1. G. Nardini, G. Stea, A. Virdis, "Scalable Real-time Emulation of 5G Networks with Simu5G", IEEE Access, 2021, DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3123873
  2. G. Nardini, G. Stea, A. Virdis, D. Sabella, P. Thakkar, "Using Simu5G as a Real-time Network Emulator to Test MEC Apps in an End-To-End 5G Testbed", PiMRC 2020, London, UK, 1-3 September 2020

MEC modeling and evaluation with Simu5G

  1. A. Noferi, G. Nardini, G. Stea, A. Virdis "Rapid prototyping and performance evaluation of MEC-based applications", Elsevier Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Volume 123, February 2023, 102700, DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2022.102700
  2. A. Noferi, G. Nardini, G. Stea, A. Virdis "Deployment and configuration of MEC apps with Simu5G", 8th OMNeT++ summit, virtual, September 8-10 2021
  3. A. Virdis, G. Nardini, G. Stea, D. Sabella, "End-to-end performance evaluation of MEC deployments in 5G scenarios", MDPI Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 9(4), 57, 2020, DOI: 10.3390/jsan9040057

Other papers describing features of Simu5G

  1. G. Nardini, A. Noferi, P. Ducange, G. Stea, "Exploiting Simu5G for Generating Datasets for Training and Testing AI Models for 5G/6G Network Applications", Elsevier SoftwareX, Volume 21, February 2023, 101320, DOI: 10.1016/j.softx.2023.101320
  2. G. Nardini, G. Stea, "Using network simulators as digital twins of 5G/B5G mobile networks", TwinNets2022, Belfast, UK, 14-17 June 2022

You may also want to check the following papers on SimuLTE, the predecessor of Simu5G.
  1. A. Virdis, G. Stea, G. Nardini, "Simulating LTE/LTE-Advanced Networks with SimuLTE", DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-26470-7_5, in: M.S. Obaidat, J. Kacprzyk, T. Ören, J. Filipe, (eds.) "Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications", Volume 402 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 83-105, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-26469-1, 15 January 2016
  2. G. Nardini, A. Virdis, G. Stea, "Modeling network-controlled device-to-device communications in SimuLTE", MDPI Sensors, 18(10), 3551, 2018
  3. G. Nardini, A. Virdis, G. Stea, "Modeling X2 backhauling for LTE-Advanced and assessing its effect on CoMP Coordinated Scheduling", IWSLS2 2016, Vienna, July 1st, 2016
  4. A. Virdis, G. Nardini, G. Stea, "Modeling unicast device-to-device communications with SimuLTE", IWSLS2 2016, Vienna, July 1st, 2016
  5. G. Nardini, A. Virdis, G. Stea, "Simulating device-to-device communications in OMNeT++ with SimuLTE: scenarios and configurations", OMNeT++ Community Summit 2016, Brno, CZ, September 15-16, 2016

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