• Tuesday, 13 June, 16:30-18:00, Room Theatre Piki Hall
  • Session Chair: Carlos A Pomalaza-Ráez (University of Oulu, Finland)



16:30 Internet of Skills, Where Robotics Meets AI, 5G and the Tactile Internet

Mischa Dohler, Toktam Mahmoodi, Maria Lema, Massimo Condoluci, Fragkiskos Sardis, Konstantinos Antonakoglou and Hamid Aghvami (King's College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Capitalizing on the latest developments in 5G and ultra-low delay networking as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, we advocate here for the emergence of an entirely novel Internet which will enable the delivery of skills in digital form. We outline the technical challenges which need to be overcome to enable such a vision, i.e., on the development of a 5G Tactile Internet, standardized haptic codecs, and AI to enable the perception of zero delay networks. The paper is concluded with an overview on the current capabilities, and the standardization initiatives in the IEEE 5G Tactile Internet standards working group as well as the IEEE 5G Initiative


16:48 Identifying Mosquito Species Using Smart-Phone Cameras

Mona Minakshi, Pratool Bharti and Sriram Chellappan (University of South Florida, USA)

An important component in combating spread of mosquito borne diseases in any region is to identify the type of species prevalent there. To do so, dedicated personnel lay traps to capture samples, and then, each sample is identified via visual inspection. In this paper, we propose a system to automate this process. Specifically, we demonstrate results of an experiment we conducted where learning algorithms were designed to process images (taken via a smart-phone) of trapped mosquito samples in order to identify the actual species. Using a total sample size of 60 images that included 7 species trapped by the Hillsborough County Mosquito and Aquatic Weed Control Unit (in the city of Tampa) our proposed technique using Random Forests achieved an overall accuracy of 83.3% in correctly identifying the species of mosquito with good precision and recall. We believe that both experts, and also common citizens can use our proposed system to improve existing mosquito control programs across the globe.


17:06 Verifying Large-Scale Networks Using NetCheck

Matei Popovici (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)

We present NetCheck, a network policy language for verifying large-scale networked infrastructures. NetCheck is expressive enough to capture basic network properties such as reachability and maintenance, as well as more complex behaviours such as end-to-end connectivity, traffic isolation or tunnel invariance. NetCheck is deployed on a model of the network data plane, which is written in the SEFL language. It relies on symbolic execution for exploring all feasible paths through the network.


17:24 Group Communication in the reTHINK Framework

Jamal Boulmal and Frédéric Luart (Apizee, France); Ahmed Bouabdallah (Institut Mines Telecom / IMT Atlantique & IRISA, France); Michel L'Hostis (Apizee, France)

The reTHINK project has the ambition to help Telecom operators to leverage their own strengths by coupling them with the WebRTC principles and its own original and innovative concepts. It describes a framework that provides a set of solutions to manage global real time communication services through the execution in the browser of a dedicated runtime environment. We propose to technically extend the actual scope of the reTHINK framework by implementing this runtime environment in edge servers. The feasibility and the soundness of our approach is validated and illustrated by the implementation in the reTHINK framework of a sophisticated multimedia communication service requiring such an architecture. This contribution to reTHINK also opens up wide doors for its extension to non-human communications like the ones involved in IoT/M2M.


17:42 Decentralized Communications: Trustworthy Interoperability in Peer-To-Peer Networks

Paulo Chainho (Altice Labs, Portugal); Steffen Druesedow (Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany); Kay Haensge (Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany); Ricardo Jorge Fernandes Chaves (IST - TULisbon/INESC-ID, Portugal); Ricardo Lopes Pereira (INESC-ID/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal); Nuno Santos (INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal); Anton Roman-Portabales (Quobis Networks SLU, Spain)

This paper introduces a new communication paradigm called Decentralized Communications, which enables cross-domain communication services to trustfully use peer-to-peer networks. Decentralized Communications are inherently inter-operable without having to standardize protocols or service APIs, by using the Protocol on-the-fly concept and the Reporter - Observer communication pattern. Users are empowered to select Identity Providers that are used to mutually authenticate users and secure communications, independently of the Communication Service Provider. Decentralized Communications can be applied on any kind of communication including human-to-human, human-to-things and things-to-things communication. The reTHINK project has developed an Open Source reference implementation of a Decentralized Communications framework, which was successfully used in various challenging scenarios. The reTHINK results demonstrate the feasibility to address interoperability and Users' privacy and freedom to select whom to trust, without slowing down ICT innovation pace. It is expected Decentralized Communications concepts impact the design of more agile Service Delivery frameworks for Internet of Things and 5G networks.