Friday, May 12th, 2017

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Address by Workshop Chairs
09:15 - 10:30 Keynote: Programmability, Softwarization and Management in 5G networking
Alex Galis (UCL)
Abstract: Network programmability and softwarization is an overall transformation trend for designing, deploying, managing and network systems and components by software programming, exploiting characteristics of software such as flexibility and rapidity of design, development and deployment throughout the lifecycle of network systems and components. I will discuss the recent challenges, design and development in the architecture, E2E management and orchestration of 5G Networking systems utilizing the concept of network programmability, softwarization and network slicing. I will also discuss 5G Networks that are seen as an extremely flexible and highly programmable e2e compute & connect infrastructures that are also application & service aware as well as time, location and context aware. 5G Networks are representing an evolution in the Radio networks as far as capacity, performance and spectrum access is concerned as well as an evolution as far as native flexibility and programmability conversion is concerned in all non-radio 5G network segments: Front & Back Haul Networks / Access Networks/ Aggregation Networks/ Core Network / Mobile Edge Networks and Network Clouds/ Software Networks.
Bio: Alex Galis is a Professor In Networked and Service Systems at University College London (UCL). He has co-authored 10 research books including and more that 250 publications in the Future Internet areas: system management, networks and services, networking clouds, 5G virtualisation and programmability. He participated in a number of EU research projects including overall technical leadership of the MISA - Management of IP networks, FAIN – programmable networks, CONTEXT – context aware networking and AUTONOMIC INTERET – autonomic networking projects. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and he led the Management and Service–aware Networking Architecture (MANA) working group at FIA. He acted as PTC chair of 14 IEEE conferences including TPC co-chair of IEEE Network Softwarization 2015 (NetSoft 2015) and reviewer in more than 100 IEEE conferences. He is also a co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on Advances In Networking Software. He acted as a Vice Chair of the ITU-T SG13 Group on Future Networking. He is involved in IETF and ITU-T SG13 network slicing activities and he is also involved in IEEE SDN initiative including co-chairing of the IEEE SDN publication committee.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Technical Session 1
Q-Learning for Policy Based SON Management in Wireless Access Networks
Tony Daher (Orange Labs), Sana Ben Jemaa (Orange Labs), and Laurent Decreusefond (Telecom Paris Tech)
Towards Location Management in SDN-based MCN
Maja Sulovic (Huawei Technologies), Clarissa Marquezan (Huawei Technologies), and Artur Hecker (Huawei ERC)
Efficient RRH Assignments for Mobile Network Operators in Shared Cellular Network Architecture
Omer Narmanlioglu (PhD Candidate, Product & UAT Engineer), and Engin Zeydan (AVEA)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Technical Session 2 (Short Papers)
Meeting the Observability Challenges for VNFs in 5G systems
Wolfgang John (Ericsson), Farnaz Moradi (Ericsson Research), Bertrand Pechenot (Acreo Swedish ICT), and Pontus Sköldström (Acreo Swedish ICT)
Cache peering in multi-tenant 5G networks
Konstantinos Katsaros (Intracom Telecom), Vasilis Glykantzis (Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions), George Petropoulos (Intracom SA Telecom Solutions)
A framework to facilitate management of services in cloud based 5G environments
Nikos Koutsouris (WINGS ICT Solutions), Apostolos Voulkidis (WINGS ICT Solutions), and Kostas Tsagkaris (WINGS ICT Solutions)
On Non-parametric Models for Detecting Outages in the Mobile Network
Eric Falk (SnT, University of Luxembourg), Ramiro Camino (SnT, University of Luxembourg), Radu State (University of Luxembourg), and Vijay Gurbani (Bell Laboratories)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Technical Session 3
Capacity Self-Planning in Small Cell Multi-Tenant 5G Networks
Pablo Muñoz (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Oriol Sallent (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), and Jordi Pérez-Romero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Demystifying Network Slicing: From Theory to Practice
Thomas Soenen (UGENT - imec), Ratul Banerjee (University of Ghent), Wouter Tavernier (Ghent University), Didier Colle (Ghent University - iMinds), and Mario Pickavet (Ghent University - IMEC - IBBT)
Cost-efficient Method for Managing Network Slices in a Multi-service 5G Core Network
Takuya Shimojo (NTT DOCOMO, INC.), Malla Sama (DOCOMO Comm. Labs), Ashiq Khan (NTT DOCOMO Inc.), and Shigeru Iwashina (NTT DOCOMO, INC.)
17:30 - 18:00 Wrapup + Best paper award