2nd Multi-provider, multi-vendor, multi-player orchestration: from distributed cloud to edge and fog environments in 5G

Monday, 18 June 2018, 09:00-18:00, M3 hall
  • Róbert Szabó (Ericsson, Sweden)
  • Arturo Azcorra (UC3M and IMDEA Networks, Spain)
  • Antonio de la Oliva (UC3M, Spain)
  • Sergi Figuerola (Fundacio i2CAT, Spain)
  • Jesus Gutierrez Teran (IHP Microelectronics, Germany)
  • Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy)
  • Theo Lynn (DCU, Ireland)


Motivation and Background

Network Service Providers are limited in maximizing usage efficiency of their resources and limited in revenue generation capability from rigid service offerings which often take long to provision. A first step towards improving this situation requires mechanisms for contracting, invoking and settling for the wholesale consumption of resources and virtual network services, in a way that these services can be rapidly provisioned and invoked. Services (multi-vendor) will be programmed, as opposed to physically deployed and configured, on top of virtual resources, from multiple operators, that can now be flexibly allocated and sliced. This conglomerate of federated resources should simultaneously support an extremely diverse range of networking and computing requirements to meet the specific needs of vertical industries. Some 5G applications impose quite challenging requirements (e.g., very low latency), stressing the network and cloud infrastructures needing to relax the initial assumption of pure centralized resources, to enable resources being closer to the end users. In this scenario, to efficiently address the increasing computing requirements of 5G services, satisfying at the same time other service specific constraints such very low latency, there is a clear need for new architectural approaches for 5G. In this context, edge computing promises to enable a certain level of centralisation and, as such, efficiency gains, addressing at the same time the high bandwidth and very low latency requirements of 5G services. Edge computing is inspired by the computing cloud paradigm, but aims to minimise the service delay associated with the transportation of data through the cloud, where the distance between end devices and compute resources is large or/and the network resources are limited. To address these issues, edge computing has been proposed to deploy computing resources closer to end users. Fog and Edge computing allows end devices to perform computation offloading of their tasks to edge servers, which execute the computational tasks on behalf of the end devices.
This workshop aims at putting in common the results in the area of multi-actor orchestration, fog and edge computing, by strengthening the liaison between the participating projects, facilitating the exchange of ideas and helping each research group to take advantage of the results produced by other projects, improving focus of innovation and aligning towards common goals and milestones, thus maximising the overall impact. The workshop will provide the links between 5G-PPP phase 1 projects and new 5G-PPP projects conducting research in the areas of SDN and NFV multi-domain orchestration and federation, fog, edge and distributed cloud computing, empowering effective knowledge transfer, potent partnerships and mutual collaboration amongst them. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share hands-on experience and solutions and discuss research results. The workshop will aim in extending collaborations and paving common exploitation strategies.

Participating Projects:
• 5G-Exchange: http://www.5g-ex.eu/
• 5G-TRANSFORMER: http://www.5g-transformer.eu/
• 5G-CORAL: http://www.5g-coral.eu/
• NECOS: https://intrig.dca.fee.unicamp.br/necos/
• 5G!Pagoda: https://5g-pagoda.aalto.fi/
• 5G-MONARCH: https://5g-monarch.eu/
• NG-PAAS: http://ngpaas.eu/
• SliceNet: https://slicenet.eu/
• 5GCity: https://www.5gcity.eu/
• 5G-PICTURE: http://www.5g-picture-project.eu/
• MATILDA: http://www.matilda-5g.eu/
• One5G: https://one5g.eu/
• 5GMEDIA: http://www.5gmedia.eu/
• RECAP: https://recap-project.eu/



    The workshop will be structured as follows:

  • Keynote presentation.
    The new Open Source MANO (OSM) architecture, Diego López (Telefónica, ETSI NFV chairman).
  • Session 1 of invited project presentation.
    5G-TRANSFORMER: enabling multi-domain network slicing at the mobile transport for verticals, Antonio de la Oliva (UC3M, 5G-TRANSFORMER).
    Recursive Orchestration for Platform of Platform Approach, Lionel Natarianni (Nokia Bell-Labs France, NGPaaS).
    5G!Pagoda Network Slicing Reference Architecture, Adlen Ksentini (EURECOM, 5G!Pagoda).
    Roaming in an NFV-enabled multi-operator world, Carlos J. Bernardos (UC3M, 5GEx).
  • Coffee break.
  • Session 2 of invited project presentations.
    Federating MEC and Telco Cloud environments for multi-domain slice provision, Luis M. Contreras (Telefonica, NECOS).
    5G MoNArch: providing resource elasticity through network slicing, Albert Banchs (UC3M, 5G-Monarch).
    Multi-domain network slicing for vertical businesses in 5G, Qi Wang (University of the West of Scotland, SliceNet).
    Multi-RAT convergence in 5G – A new spin through the Edge, Alain Mourad (Interdigital, 5G-CORAL).
    5G-CORAL Business Perspectives regarding Edge and Fog, Chenguang Lu (EAB, 5G-CORAL).
    Ultra-reliable communications in Factories of the Future – the Clear5G approach, Klaus Moessner (Surrey, 5GClear project).
  • Lunch break.
  • Session 3 of invited project presentations.
    Telco Grade Mobile Edge Platform, Lionel Natarianni, Bessem Sayadi (NGPaaS).
    Enabling Edge Computing for 5G Verticals, Roberto Bruschi (MATILDA).
    Edge Computing – Empowering Cities infrastructures, Shuaib Siddiqui (5GCity).
    HW based Offloading of Transport layer functions on SmartNICs, Angelo Tulumello (5G-PICTURE).
    A service platform architecture enabling programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization for the 5G Media industry, Dr Stamatia Rizou (5G-MEDIA).
    fog05: Converging MEC and Fog Computing, Angelo Corsaro (5GCIty).
  • Coffee break.
  • Session 4 of invited project presentations.
    Licensing and Entitlement Issues in Fog and Edge Computing – A Business Perspective, Aidan Gallagher (InishTech).
    Reliable Capacity Provisioning in Cloud/Edge/Fog Environments: The RECAP Approach, Theo Lynn (DCU Business School).
  • Closing panel, speakers + chair.
  • Q&A.