The research project Adaptive Management of 5G Services to Support Critical Events in Cities (5GCity) is a granted project of the Spanish's Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad through the National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research, Sub-Programme "Proyectos de I+D orientados a Retos de la Sociedad". This is a collaborative project coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and developed in collaboration with the i2CAT Foundation (i2CAT), the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Universidad de Granada (UGR) and the Universidad del Pais Vasco Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU).

The general objective of this project is to provide adequate support for the smart city paradigm in the most challenging scenarios, namely unexpected, critical events involving a large number of citizens concentrating in a small geographic area. The approach is to develop an adaptive solution to control 5G technologies and configure communication services, maintaining low-latency requirements, adequate scalability characteristics and high dependability.