Federated 5G/SDN/NFV/MEC Testbed - Workshop

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BREAKTHROUGH COLLABORATION MODEL

FOR FUTURE NETWORKS

Federated 5G/SDN/NFV/MEC* Testbed


AGENDA:

1:00 pm Welcome & Introduction to the Workshop

Cagatay Buyukkoc, Workshop Technical Chair, Lead MTS at AT&T

1:30pm Overview of The World’s First Testbeds Catalog

Thomas Magedanz, Director of NGNI, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Christian-Esteve Rothenberg, Assistant Professor, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Giuseppe Carella, Researcher, Fraunhofer FOKUS

2:00pm Demand for an open testbed platform

Changes & Directions in Wireless Networks with Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, CMRI, China Mobile

Changes & Directions in IP Networks with András Császar, Manager at Ericsson Research

Panel + Q&A Open Testbed Platform Opportunities and Demand

Chih-Lin, András Császar, Antonio Manzalini and Cagatay. Buyukkoc

3:10pm Break

3:30pm Business Model for an open testbed platform

Funding Open Innovation with Peter Feil, Director of Research & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG

Sustainable Framework for Collaboration with Henrik Abramowicz, Action Line Leader Digital Infrastructure, EIT Digital

Panel + Q&A on Business Model

P. Feil, H. Abramowicz + ON Lab+ Equipment Vendors

4:30pm Open Federated Testbed - Live Demo

Fulvio Risso, Associate Professor Politecnico di Torino & Sebastiano Miano Ph.D Student

5:00pm Break

5:15pm Wrap up and Next Steps with (IEEE) and (EIT Digital)

Thomas Magedanz, Henrik Abramowicz, Tim Kostyk, Marko Turpeinen & Workshop Technical Chairs

5:45 pm Networks, Software, Technology and Entrepreneurship Mischa Dohler, Professor, King's College London

6:15-7:30 pm Networking Cocktail

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Access to ICT enabling technologies plays an important role for the creation of innovative products, services and solutions in the digital economy. Application domains, IT and networking technologies including radio are converging rapidly with increasing globalization leads to increased competition and shorter life cycles for innovation; it becomes more complex and costly for researchers and developers to get access to state‐of‐the‐art ICT infrastructures to prototype and validate their ideas.

Open source ICT solutions are a widely accepted approach for sharing costs and efforts in the development of innovative networking infrastructures and applications. These solutions are often configured and customized to specific needs in so‐called testbeds that allow experimentation, benchmarking, interoperability testing and certification of new technologies and applications.

The recent hype on emerging 5G networks is an excellent example to illustrate the extreme complexity of future networking and service environments. SDN, NFV, and MEC provide the architectural foundations for a new reliable scalable, secure and highly agile network slicing infrastructure with different physical fixed and mobile access network technologies where SDN/NFV must integrate tightly with IT and the upcoming 5G radio technologies to eventually deploy highly efficient applications for smart mobility, smart cities, digital health, smart energy, digital industry.

5G testbeds are very heterogeneous by nature. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to find one single unified testbed that offers all the functionalities needed. The concept of Federation (the joining of forces for the better) is not new but it offers the possibility to distribute across different sites and across organizational boundaries the same or similar capabilities and/or to integrate different technologies.

This workshop builds on the result of the first workshop held in San Francisco in May 2016

It will reveal the progress made in the implementation of 5G/SDN/NFV/MEC Testbeds based on open source technologies and their potential federation. The group of experts and stakeholders will present and discuss technical and legal challenges but also new business models based on experiences and best practices gained from major past and existing federated testbed programs, such as FIRE, GENI, EIT Digital, etc.

This will also show a set of requirements coming from the industry on the common infrastructure needed and required extensions to those in the 5G specific areas.

Participants will also get a unique preview of the new IEEE Testbed Toolkit and Federated Testbed Catalogue, a major resource allowing the international research community in academia and industry to find appropriate toolkits and instantly build their own SDN/NFV/MEC testbed and join existing (federated) testbeds.

This workshop will benefit industry and academic researchers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate ICT leaders and professional organizations interested in integrating breakthrough collaboration models for building future networks and developing new service ecosystems (e.g. related to Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cloud Robotics).

*MEC is a generic term to describe all efforts related at the edge, ETSI/MEC, openfog and IEEE's own OMEC addressing this specific need.

Any questions regarding registration contact Jennifer Lambert at: j.lambert@ieee.org


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