IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
15-18 April 2018 // Barcelona, Spain
Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond

Program

IEEE WCNCW - Compass 2018: 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW): The First Workshop on Control and management of Vertical slicing including the Edge and Fog Systems (COMPASS)

WS8-I: 5G Technologies supporting Vertical Industries

Session time: Sunday, 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm

Location: 125

Chair: Dr. Antonio de la Oliva (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

02:00 pm: Network Slices for Vertical Industries

Claudio E. Casetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); Thomas Deiss (Nokia, Germany, Germany); Pantelis A. Frangoudis (EURECOM, France, France); Adlen Ksentini (Eurecom, France, France); Giada Landi (Nextworks, Italy, Italy); Xi Li (NEC, Germany, Germany); Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain, Spain); Nuria Molner (IMDEA Networks Institute & Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Spain)

Abstract: Network Slicing allows to simultaneously support the specific needs of vertical industries with a diverse range of networking and computing requirements . Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has been defined to deploy multiple network services on a common infrastructure. We extend the NFV concept to vertical services, i.e. services implemented on top of network services and providing the applications of the verticals. We present a component of the 5G-Transformer system, named vertical slicer, which acts as the interface to verticals. The vertical slicer has two main functionalities: allowing verticals to define vertical services based on a set of service blueprints and arbitrating among several vertical services in case of resource shortage.

02:30 pm: Service Orchestration and Federation for Verticals

Xi Li (NEC, Germany, Germany); Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain, Spain); Giada Landi (Nextworks, Italy, Italy); Luca Valcarenghi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, Italy); Kiril Antevski (Universidad Carlos III, Spain, Spain); Carlos J. Bernardos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Spain); Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); F Moscatelli (Nextworks, Italy, Italy); Iñaki Pascual (CTTC, Spain, Spain); Barbara Martini (CNIT, Italy, Italy); Claudio E. Casetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); Dmitriy Andrushko (Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine, Ukraine); Nicolás Serrano (Telefónica I+D, Spain, Spain); Adlen Ksentini (Eurecom, France, France)

Abstract: Transport networks shall transform into flexible and agile SDN/NFV-based transport and computing platforms, capable of supporting the needs of different vertical industries by simultaneously meeting a diverse range of networking and computing requirements. Network slicing has emerged as the most promising approach to address this challenge by enabling per-slice management of virtualized resources. Service orchestration is the key enabler for slicing that allows efficient placement of virtual network functions over the infrastructure as well as optimal allocation of virtual resources among all network slices to deliver guaranteed, reliable and scalable services of different verticals, despite dynamically changing network and traffic conditions. Due to the limited footprint of infrastructure operators, it is also required to enable the interconnection and federation of multiple administrative domains, to effectively allow services to span across several providers. This paper presents the design of Service Orchestrator (SO) in the 5G- TRANSFORMER system, which deals with service orchestration and federation. The functionality and different architecture options of the SO are presented with the mapping to ETSI NFV.

03:00 pm: 5G Mobile Transport and Computing Platform for verticals

Paola Iovanna (Ericsson, Italy, Italy); Teresa Pepe (Ericsson, Italy, Italy); F Moscatelli (Nextworks, Italy, Italy); Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); Claudio E. Casetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Italy); Luca Valcarenghi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, Italy); Barbara Martini (CNIT, Italy, Italy); Xi Li (NEC, Germany, Germany); Carmen Guerrero (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, Spain); Adlen Ksentini (Eurecom, France, France); Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain, Spain); Giuliana Zennaro (Centro Ricerche Fiat S. C. p. A., Italy, Italy)

Abstract: The support of 5G verticals service requires to design an efficient Mobile Transport and Computing Platform where transport, mobile and MEC have to interact effectively. In this paper a novel architecture is proposed providing its mapping on ETSI NFV. Two relevant use cases, such as automotive and cloud robotics are presented to assess the novel architecture.

WS8-II: Technologies for the Edge and Fog

Session time: Sunday, 03:45 pm until 05:15 pm

Location: 125

Chair: Dr. Carlos J. Bernardos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

03:45 pm: MEC-aware Cell Association for 5G Heterogeneous Networks

Mustafa Emara (Intel Deutschland GmbH & Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, Germany); Miltiades C. Filippou (Intel Germany GmbH, Germany, Germany); Dario Sabella (Intel, Germany, Germany)03:45 pm: MEC-aware Cell Association for 5G Heterogeneous Networks

Abstract: The need for efficient use of network resources is continuously increasing with the grow of traffic demand, however, current mobile systems have been planned and deployed so far with the mere aim of enhancing radio coverage and capacity. Unfortunately, this approach is not sustainable anymore, as 5G communication systems will have to cope with huge amounts of traffic, heterogeneous in terms of latency among other Quality of Service (QoS) requirements, as well as variable in space and time. Moreover, the advent of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) brings up the need to more efficiently plan and dimension network deployment by means of jointly exploiting the available radio and processing resources. From this standpoint, advanced cell association of users can play a key role for 5G systems. Focusing on a heterogeneous network, this paper proposes a comparison between state-of-the-art (i.e., radio-only) and MEC aware cell association rules, taking the scenario of task offloading in the Uplink (UL) as an example. The observed latency-related performance shows that MEC-aware cell association provides clear gains from a system-wide point of view, as compared to its radio-exclusive counterpart.

04:15 pm: Opportunities and Challenges of Joint Edge and Fog Orchestration

Luca Cominardi (Universidad Carlos III, Spain, Spain); Osamah Ibrahiem Abdullaziz (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan); Kiril Antevski (Universidad Carlos III, Spain, Spain); Shahzoob Bilal Chundrigar (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Taiwan); Robert Gdowski (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Taiwan); Ping-Heng Kuo (InterDigital Europe, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Alain Abdel-Majid Mourad (Interdigital Europe Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Li-Hsing Yen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan); Aitor Zabala (Telcaria Ideas S. L., Spain, Spain)

Abstract: Pushing contents, applications, and network functions closer to end users is necessary to cope with the huge data volume and low latency required in future 5G networks. Edge and fog frameworks have emerged recently to address this challenge. Whilst the edge framework was more infrastructure-focused and more mobile operator-oriented, the fog was more pervasive and included any node (stationary or mobile), including terminal devices. This article analyzes the opportunities and challenges to integrate, federate, and jointly orchestrate the edge and fog resources into a unified framework.

04:45 pm: An Integrated Edge and Fog System for Future Communication Networks

Ping-Heng Kuo (InterDigital Europe, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Alain Abdel-Majid Mourad (Interdigital Europe Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Chenguang Lu (Ericsson Research, Sweden, Sweden); Miguel Berg (Ericsson AB, Sweden, Sweden); Simon Duquennoy (RISE, Sweden, Sweden); Ying-Yu Chen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan); Yi-Huai Hsu (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Taiwan); Aitor Zabala (Telcaria Ideas S. L., Spain, Spain); Riccardo Ferrari (Azcom Technology, Italy, Italy); Sergio González (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Spain); Chi-Yu Li (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan); Hsu Tung Chien (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan)

Abstract: Put together, the edge and fog form a large diverse pool of computing and networking resources from different owners that can be leveraged towards low latency applications as well as for alleviating high traffic volume in future networks including 5G and beyond. This paper sets out a framework for the integration of edge and fog computing and networking leveraging on ongoing specifications by ETSI MEC ISG and the OpenFog Consortium. It also presents the technological gaps that need to be addressed before such an integrated solution can be developed. These noticeably include challenges relating to the volatility of resources, heterogeneity of underlying technologies, virtualization of devices, and security issues. The framework presented is a Launchpad for a complete solution under development by the 5G-CORAL consortium.

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