Friday, April 27th, 2018

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Message by Workshop Chairs
09:15 - 10:30 Keynote: The what, where, and how of 5G Management
Sven van der Meer (Ericsson NM Lab, Ireland)
Abstract: 5G networks will be the first real converged networks supporting a plethora of different services, each with their own requirements. A static best-effort approach is no longer sufficient. Extreme flexibility and dynamicity is required, yet costs must be drastically reduced. The only way that these conflicting goals can be achieved is with vastly increased automation in the provision and operation of our future 5G networks. In the keynote, we will discuss the facilitators, goals and challenges for 5G networks. This discussion will help to identify some of the places where automation is not just helpful, but is in fact required for 5G to become a reality. The last part of the keynote will develop a conceptual approach for modeling and achieving autonomic operations and management in 5G networks positioning modern policy-based management as a key enabler for autonomic 5G network management. One of the key findings is that what we are actually looking at is distributed computing, rather than classic networking.
Bio: Sven van der Meer received his degrees (Diplom - 1996, PhD - 2002) from Technical University Berlin, Germany. After working at Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Waterford Institute of Technology he joined Ericsson in 2011. Sven is currently a Master Engineer and Team Leader in the Ericsson Network Management Lab. Most of his current time is dedicated to integrating complex event processing with network management, and consequently pushing the boundaries of both of them.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Technical Session 1: Orchestration
Lessons from Operating Systems for Layering and Abstractions in 5G Networks
Stuart Clayman (University College London), Daphné Tuncer (University College of London)
Probabilistic multi-RAT performance abstractions
Akhila Rao (RISE SICS), Rebecca Steinert (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
AI-assisted Workflow Management Framework for Automated Closed-loop Operation
Tatsuji Miyamoto (KDDI Research, Inc.), Keisuke Kuroki (KDDI Research, Inc.), Masanori Miyazawa (KDDI Research, Inc.), Michiaki Hayashi (KDDI Research, Inc.)
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 Technical Session 2: Slicing
DASMO: A Scalable Approach to Network Slices Management and Orchestration
Slawomir Kuklinski (Orange Polska and Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw), Lechosław Tomaszewski (Orange Polska)
On the Configuration of Radio Resource Management in a Sliced RAN
Jordi Pérez-Romero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Oriol Sallent (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Ramon Ferrus (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Ramon Agusti (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
15:30 - 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 - 17:00 Technical Session 3: Programmable Data Plane
Telephony Denial of Service Defense at Data Plane (TDoS@DP)
Implementing Service-centric Model with P4: A Fully-programmable Approach
17:00 - 17:30 Wrapup + Best paper award