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EU-China FIRE Workshop on Autonomic Future Internet standardization & SDN, NFV & IPv6 impacts - Budapest, Hungary

The EU-China FIRE Workshop on Autonomic Future Internet standardization and SDN, NFV & IPv6 impacts took place on September 3, 2014 as part of EWSDN 2014 organised on September 1-3, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

The objectives of this 1st EU-China FIRE European workshop were to discuss global status of Autonomic Future Internet Standardisation as well as presenting Experimental Platforms (ie FIRE facilities), which could be used, on these topics by researchers in EU, China and worldwide.

This Workshop had brought together top IoT experts from EU-China Academic and Industries, the output of the workshop is fruitful.

Agenda + Proceedings

EU-China FIRE Workshop on Autonomic Future Internet standardization and SDN, NFV & IPv6 impacts

September 3, 2014

13:30 – 14:00 Session 1: Welcome Messages and Brief status on Standardization on SDN, NFV, Autonomic Future Internet and IPv6 as well as importance of FIRE / Experimental platforms

• About European Commission FIRE activities, and about the need for research projects to adopt Standards for Future Internet experiment platform Federation Nikolaos Isaris, EC DG CONNECT, Deputy head of unit , FIRE

• About the need for research projects to adopt emerging standards and contribute to Standards for Autonomic Future Internet Dr Ranganai Chaparadza (AMC, SDN and NFV Standardization Expert & Advisor )

14:00 – 15:40 Session 2: Contributing to Unified Standards for AMC, SDN and NFV Presenters: Dr Ranganai Chaparadza, PhD; and Tayeb Ben Meriem, PhD; PDTN representative & presenter Session Chair: Dr. Ranganai Chaparadza, IPv6 Forum, ETSI AFI

Scope of Session:

a) Latest status on SDN and NFV standardization and link to other areas • ETSI : Patrick Guillemin, ETSI • View of Telecom Operator including link to IPv6: Christian Jacquenet, Orange • View from China: Huang Yu, Ruije

b) PDTN Architecture, Standardization Roadmap and the need for Standardized Autonomics (AMC) in PDTN Dr Cao Jiguang Ministry of Industry  and Information Technology

c) Report on Harmonization for Unified Standards on Autonomic Management and Control (AMC) of Networks & Services, SDN & NFV, and related Groups/Fora collaborations Dr Ranganai Chaparadza, IPv6 Forum, ETSI AFI • Tutorial: Instantiation of the ETSI AFI GANA Reference Model onto the PDTN Architecture to create an Autonomicity - Enabled PDTN architecture

d) Experience in NFV Standardisation with NFV Proof of Concepts Spyros Denazis, Patras Platform for Experimentation University of Patras

15:45 – 16:45 Session 3: Experimental Platforms for Autonomic Future Internet and needs/possibilities for Federation Session Chair: Philippe Cousin, Project Manager of the EU-China FIRE Project

Scope of Session:

a) EU offers on FIRE/Experimental Platforms for Autonomic Future Internet, SDN, NFV (including report on NFV Proof of Concept): Hagen Woesner, Ofelia

b) China offers for experimental platforms, use of fed4fire specs:

Mrs Yan Zen, Ministry of Education, Internet Innovation Union

c) Other example of cooperation with China : Mediasense,  infrastructures and support for ultralow latency communication for realtime massive and scalable IoT Theo Kanter, University Stockholm

d) Research on key technologies of immersive media networking Prof Jinyao Yan Communication University of China, Beijing

16:30 -17:30 Session 4: Panel Session on Complementarities of AMC, SDN, NFV and IPv6, as Enablers for 5G; and Discussion on How Research Projects can contribute to new Standardization activities Session Chair: Dr. Ranganai Chaparadza (AMC, SDN and NFV Standardization Expert & Advisor

Scope of Session:

a) Complementarities of AMC, SDN, NFV and IPv6, as Enablers for 5G

b) Discussion on How Research Projects can contributed to Standardization activities on Unified Standards for AMC, SDN and NFV paradigms, and Network Resilience, Recovery and Autonomic Fault and Security Management

c) Needs for Standards for global federation of experimental platforms and issues related to it

Panelists: All presenters + Yan Zen, China Ministry of Education, IIU (Internet Innovation Union) Representative from CATR, BII

Workshop Report

The ECIAO (EUChina-FIRE) project held a Workshop entitled: “AUTONOMIC FUTURE INTERNET STANDARDISATION AND SDN, NFV & IPv6 IMPACTS “on 3rd September 2014, co-located with the EWSDN 2014 Workshop in Budapest.

The objectives of this Workshop were to discuss the global status of Autonomic Future Internet (AFI) standardisation, as well as presenting Experimental Platforms (i.e. FIRE facilities), which could be used for testing aspects of this topic by researchers in Europe, China and worldwide. The Workshop was organised in 3 sessions:

Session 1: Status of Standardisation on SDN, NFV, Autonomic Future Internet and IPv6, as well as the importance of FIRE / Experimental Platforms

  • Nikolaos ISARIS. EC DG CONNECT, Deputy Head of Unit FIRE opened the session with a presentation explaining how the origin of FIRE was founded on autonomic communication testbeds and which FIRE projects are currently active in the field. In addition, he informed about the FIRE Consultation activity (online feedback process and meeting on 1st October) and the upcoming ICT call Information Days in Florence (9-10 October). 
  • Dr. Ranganai Chaparadza (AMC, SDN and NFV Standardisation Expert & Advisor) then introduced the topic of Autonomic Future Internet standardisation and spoke about the need for research projects to adopt emerging standards and contribute to standards, but not to re-invent new standards solely for the Autonomic Future Internet. He described the Generic Autonomic Network Architecture (GANA) and its application to SDN, NFV and AFI.

Session 2: Contributing to Unified Standards for AMC, SDN and NFV

  • Christian Jacquenet presented the Telecom Operator’s view of SDN, NFV and IPv6, including the interesting ability to feed the results of negotiations with customers directly into the SDN Controller, and the Service Function Chaining (SFC) concept.
  • Patrick Guillemin presented the status of NFV standardisation in ETSI, the “Proof of Concept” activities and upcoming events. He mentioned the strong participation from Chinese organisations in ETSI/NFV and referred to an article in the next ETSI Newsletter on “How NFV is Changing the Telecoms Business”.
  • Cao Jiguang presented the Chinese Next Generation Internet network PTDN and informed about the status of its standardisation in ITU-T.

Ranganai suggested a link between the PTDN approach and AFI standards on the Autonomic Management and Control (AMC) of Networks & Services, SDN & NFV, and related Groups/Fora collaborations. Philippe suggested to expose PTDN to the FIRE community through a Workshop.

  • Yu Huang presented the view on SDN, NFV and IPv6 from China. 

Session 3: Experimental Platforms for Autonomic Future Internet and needs/possibilities for Federation

  • Hagen Woesner presented the status of OFELIA and its relationship to SDN/NFV. 
  • Spyros Denasis presented the current activities on the Patras Platform for Experimentation at the University of Patras and their work on the “Proof of Concept” for NFV. 

Dr. Ranganai Chaparadza wrapped up the Workshop by showing the complementarities of AMC, SDN, NFV and IPv6, as Enablers for 5G. He led a short discussion on how research projects can contribute to standardisation activities on unified standards for AMC, SDN and NFV paradigms, and network resilience, recovery and autonomic fault and security management. In particular, he showed how the PTDN Architecture could be integrated with the ETSI AFI GANA Reference Model to create an autonomicity-enabled PTDN architecture. Finally, he mentioned the need for standards for the global federation of experimental platforms and the related issues.

Audience

The audience of the EU-China FIRE Workshop was composed of:

•  Policy stakeholders: European Commission and Chinese Ministry of Eduction (MoE) officials, EU-China IoT Advisory Group
•  Main research stakeholders from Europe and China specialized in FIRE and Future Internet, (SDN, NFV and IPV6)
•  ECIAO project Advisory Board and project partners

Click here to download the full attendee list.

Photo Gallery

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EWSDN 2014

Following the success of the previous editions, the 3rd European Workshop on Software Defined Networks (EWSDN 2014) will take place in Budapest, Hungary on September 1-3, 2014. EWSDN 2014 will bring together industry and academia on the topics of SDN and feature an “industry forum”, i.e., a session with presentations of key industrial players. More info on the EWSDN 2104 and registration here.

Venue and accomodation

The EU-China FIRE Workshop on Autonomic Future Internet standardization and SDN, NFV & IPv6 impacts will take place at the Danubius Hotel Gellért in Budapest, Hungary: Danubius Hotel Gellért Szent Gellért tér 1. 1111 Budapest Hungary Click here to book your stay at the Danubius Hotel Gellért. Phone: +36-1-889-5500 E-Mail: [email protected]

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