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From Network Functions to NetApps: The 5GASP Methodology

Jorge Gallego-Madrid1, Ramon Sanchez-Iborra2,*, Antonio Skarmeta1

1 University of Murcia, Murcia, 30100, Spain
2 University Center of Defense, General Air Force Academy, San Javier, 30720, Spain

* Corresponding Author: Ramon Sanchez-Iborra. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Security and Privacy Issues in Systems and Networks Beyond 5G)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 71(2), 4115-4134.


As the 5G ecosystem continues its consolidation, the testing and validation of the innovations achieved by integrators and verticals service providers is of preponderant importance. In this line, 5GASP is a European H2020-funded project that aims at easing the idea-to-market process through the creation of an European testbed that is fully automated and self-service, in order to foster rapid development and testing of new and innovative 5G Network Applications (NetApps). The main objective of this paper is to present the 5GASP's unified methodology to design, develop and onboard NetApps within the scope of different vertical services, letting them use specific 5G facilities. Besides, we examine the whole 5GASP process in a tutorial fashion by adopting a specific use case focusing on the integration of a virtual On-Board Unit (vOBU) service that permits offloading processing from the attached vehicle and serving data-access requests. As demonstrated, the presented workflow permits the agile, rigorous, and safe development, testing and certification of NetApps, which will enable valuable in-network services for 5G and beyond infrastructures.


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Gallego-Madrid, J., Sanchez-Iborra, R., Skarmeta, A. (2022). From network functions to netapps: the 5GASP methodology. Computers, Materials & Continua, 71(2), 4115-4134.
Vancouver Style
Gallego-Madrid J, Sanchez-Iborra R, Skarmeta A. From network functions to netapps: the 5GASP methodology. Comput Mater Contin. 2022;71(2):4115-4134
IEEE Style
J. Gallego-Madrid, R. Sanchez-Iborra, and A. Skarmeta "From Network Functions to NetApps: The 5GASP Methodology," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 4115-4134. 2022.

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