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Secure 5G Network Slicing for Elderly Care

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In the time of an ageing world, aging at home is both an economically and socially viable and sustainable solution which may also improve the elderly’s well-being. There are currently a few Home-based Elderly Care systems which although operational are not yet optimal in terms of efficiency and security. The paper propose a Home-based Elderly Care solution which makes use of the 5G mobile network slicing with two secure and isolated slices, namely the Health Care slice and the Smart Home slice to provide an inherent secure connection. Further, the solution includes an efficient and secure Emergency Call which ensures that the appropriate caregivers can dispatched and provide help in shorter times. A proof-of-concept implementation is described thoroughly.

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    QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed in 1994 for the automotive industry in Japan.

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    The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) is a non-profit consortium fostering a community of industrial as well as research contributors for open source software and hardware development for the core network (EPC), access network and user equipment (EUTRAN) of 3GPP cellular networks. https://www.openairinterface.org/.

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    5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure, an European H2020-ICT-2017 research project which aims at accelerating the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end (E2E) facility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services.

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This paper is a result of the SCOTT project (www.scott-project.eu) which has received funding from the Electronic Component Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No. 737422. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the EU H2020 research and innovation programme and Austria, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway.

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Feng, B. et al. (2019). Secure 5G Network Slicing for Elderly Care. In: Awan, I., Younas, M., Ünal, P., Aleksy, M. (eds) Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems. MobiWIS 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11673. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27192-3_16

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