ETSI New Internet Forum

ETSI and the NGP ISG are pleased to invite you to the ETSI New Internet Forum taking place on 12 October 2018 in the Hague (NL) in co-location with SDN NFV World Congress.

The purpose of the ETSI NGP ISG (Industry Specification Group on Next Generation Protocols) is to review the future landscape of Internet Protocols, and network architectures, analyze their applicability to future use cases, identify and document future requirements and trigger coordinated follow up activities. The driving vision is a much more efficient system that is far more responsive to its users.

The ETSI New Internet Forum is intended to provide an open platform for users and operators to explore technical issues with the current network technologies and the capabilities of new protocols, while constructing a more powerful and intelligent network that can support more future application scenarios.

Emerging technology requirements from different market segments, such as Holography, industrial networks, vehicular networks, IoT, and 5G networks and services, offer initial scenarios where the next generation protocols should significantly simplify solutions.

How you may benefit

  • Meet the industry leaders and experts
  • Exchange and expand your own knowledge on next generation protocols
  • Develop a clearer understanding of the innovation in technology and applications
  • Expand the connection with potential various partners
  • Improve the influence in vertical industry

Target Audience

The event will be of particular interest to technologists, engineers, researchers in digital society who can provide inputs to new IP.

The event audience from communications field such as below will particularly find it interesting:

  • Operators, looking for ‘network technologies’ to help them solve limitations of current Internet – complexity, security, IoT, scale better integration of fixed and mobile infrastructures.
  • Operators looking for new vertical solutions (such as edge services, vehicle to infrastructure, smart-cities and other smart society scenarios).
  • Vendors, interested in innovation and collaboration on new packet forwarding, processing, scheduling technologies. (e.g protocols, NPUs, memories).
  • Researchers, keen on sharing their ideas – from research to commercial landscape on the topics of Internet architecture, protocols (e.g. Future Internet architectures)
  • Application and content providers, who generate content that need new communication mechanisms (such as live or connected AR/VR).

09:00 Opening Remarks
John Grant, ETSI ISG NGP Chair, UK

09:05 Session 1: Network Challenges and Requirements for Future Applications
Chaired by John Grant, ETSI ISG NGP Chair, UK

New applications (Vehicular networks, tactile networks, industrial networks, holography, remote surgery, etc.) propose many challenges and requirements to the network, such as massive connections, ultra-high bandwidth, deterministic, ultra-low latency, inherent security, etc.

09:05 Defining requirements, challenges and technologies for next generation collaboration and entertainment applications
Prof. Filip De Turck, Ghent University

09:35 When is the best time to start talking about "N+1"G - A view on the driving forces
Prof. Ning Wang, University of Surrey

10:05 Factory Infrastructure Monitoring and Supervision
Karoly Farkas, Head of R&D, Director at NETvisor

10:35 Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 Session 2: Innovation on Network Architecture
Chaired by Kiran Makhijani, Huawei US

New network architectures, protocols and solutions for future applications that demand extremely low latencies, higher reliability and throughput.

11:00 Moving on from the steam age: packet forwarding for the 21st century
John Grant, ETSI ISG NGP Chair 

11:30 Next Generation Networks: Requirements and Research Directions
Richard Li, ETSI ISG NGP Vice Chair, Chief Scientist and VP of Future Networks at Huawei US

12:00 Towards Intent-based networking; a high-level Northbound interface for SDN
Marinos Charalambides, Senior Research Fellow, University College London

12:30 Lunch and Networking Break 

13:30 Session 3: Emerging Network Technologies
chaired by Richard Li, ETSI ISG NGP Vice Chair

Emerging network technologies, such as AI, Block chain, Security, etc.

13:30 Managing the security of IoT devices out of your control
Jérome François, INRIA

14:00 Analysis of Securing IP Prefix Allocation and Delegation with Blockchain
Albert Cabellos, Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya

14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: The New Internet: How do we get there? Rising to the challenge of supporting emerging applications
Moderated by Prof Nin Wang, University of Surrey

  • Prof. Filip De Turck, Ghent University
  • Dr. Richard Li, ETSI ISG NGP Vice Chair
  • Albert Cabellos, Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya
  • Eduard Grasa, Fundació i2CAT

15:15 Concluding Remarks
Richard Li, ETSI ISG NGP Vice Chair

15:20 Close of the event and Coffee

Marinos Charalambides, University College London
Dr Marinos Charalambides is a senior researcher at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London. He received a BEng (First Class Hons.) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, an MSc (Distinction) in Communications Networks and Software, and a PhD in Policy-based Network Management, all from the University of Surrey, in 2001, 2002 and 2009, respectively. He has been working in a number of European and UK national projects since 2005 and his current research interests include network programmability, content distribution, network monitoring, and dynamic resource management. He has been the technical program chair of several conferences and in 2016 he received the Young Professional Award for “outstanding research contributions and leadership in the field of network and service management”. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE TNSM.

Filip De Turck, Ghent University
Filip De Turck leads the network and service management research group at the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University, Belgium and imec. He (co-) authored over 500 peer reviewed papers and his research interests include telecommunication network and service management, and design of efficient virtualized network and big data systems. In this research area, he is involved in several research projects with industry and academia, serves as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), and is on the TPC of many network and service management conferences and workshops. Prof. Filip De Turck serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management (TNSM), and steering committee member of the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft).

Karoly Farkas, NETvisor
Prof. Dr. Karoly Farkas did his habilitation in 2017 at BME Budapest, Hungary, received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2007 from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1998 from BME. Currently he is working in parallel as an associate professor at BME, and as the head of R&D at NETvisor Ltd. in Budapest. His research interest covers the field of communication networks. He has published more than 90 scientific papers and has given a plenty of regular and invited talks. He acted as program committee member and organizer of numerous scientific conferences and workshops. He is the coordinator of the local Cisco Networking Academy and was the founding initiator of the Cisco IPv6 Training Laboratory and the BME NetSkills Challenge student competition at BME. Between 2012 - 2015 Dr. Farkas has been awarded the Bolyai Janos Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

John Grant, ETSI ISG NGP Chairman
John Grant chairs the ETSI Industry Strategy Group on Next Generation Protocols. He has been designing digital networks since 1981 when he created local area networking technology which was used in both industrial and commercial environments. Since then he has created products for carrying video and audio over digital networks, including network switching equipment; this has given him an insight into the requirements of audio and other live media, which are very different from those for data traffic. More recently he has been researching how packet networking can meet these requirements as well as avoiding the various problems that have been identified with Internet Protocol. He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and chairs their standards subcommittee SC-02 on digital audio. He is also editor of several international standards documents including ISO TR 29181-3 (Future Network switching and routing).

Eduard Grasa, Fundació i2CAT
Eduard Grasa graduated in Telecommunication Engineering at the TechnicalUniversity of Catalonia (UPC, July 2004) and got his Ph.D. (UPC, February 2009). In 2003 he joined the Optical Communications Group (GCO), where he did his thesis on software architectures for the management of virtual networks in collaboration with i2CAT, which he joined in 2008. He has participated in several national and international research projects, dealing with network virtualization, management and orchestration. His current interests are focused on the Recursive Internetwork Architecture (RINA), a fundamental new internetwork architecture that radically simplifies networking.
He has been the technical lead of the FP7 IRATI project, where a RINA Prototype for Linux over Ethernet was developed; and also the technical lead of the FP7 PRISTINE project, investigating the programmability and distributed management aspects of RINA.
He is currently the technical lead of the H2020 ARCFIRE project, experimenting with RINA prototypes at scale using FIRE+ testbeds.

Jérome François, INRIA
Jérome François is a research scientist at Inria. He received his Ph.D. on robustness and identification of communicating applications from the University of Lorraine, France, in December 2009.
He is now  the deputy leader of the RESIST research group. Relying on data analytics and the convergence between network and system, this group aims to make elastic and resilient networked systems thanks to powerful intelligent methods to analyze and orchestrate resources to enhance security and scalability.
He is also research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security Reliability and Trust, SnT, at the University of Luxembourg and  the leader of a joint team
between Inria and SnT on network softwarization.
His research area is the network management and cyber-security. He designed methods for monitoring and analyzing large scale networks in various scenarios, in particular traffic flow analysis, botnet detection, semantic phishing prevention techniques, large scale security analytics, encrypted traffic analysis, IoT security and SDN-based security.

Renwei Li, ETSI ISG NGP Vice Chair
Dr. Renwei Li (Richard Li) serves as Vice Chair of ETSI ISG NGP for Next-Generation Protocols. He works as Chief Scientist and VP of Future Networks at Huawei USA, where he leads a senior research team to design and develop next-generation network architectures, technologies, protocols, and solutions.  Before establishing the Future Networks Lab, Richard was Vice-President and Head of the Internet Technology Lab, Huawei USA, where he spearheaded network technology innovation and development encompassing several areas of networking such as Routing and MPLS, Cloud and Virtualization, SDN, and Orchestration. Prior to joining Huawei, he worked with Cisco and Ericsson in his various capacities. Richard also serves as Chairman of ITU FG on Network 2030 and co-chairs of some industrial or academic conferences and workshops. He also actively engages himself with the IARIA to bridge the academia and industry and mentor new engineers. Richard is extremely passionate about advances in communications and challenges himself by solving problems in their entirety thus creating a bigger and long-term impact on future networks.

Kiran Makhijani, Huawei USA
Kiran Makhijani is a Principal Engineer at Future Networks, Huawei USA. Her research applies to next-generation network architectures and forwarding protocols. Kiran is working on data plane innovations and mechanisms for defining resource assurances for emerging application scenarios. She has several years of experience in various areas of routing & switching platforms, designing cloud-scale virtualization, policy-based routing, and edge-services in provider networks. Kiran is an active contributor and rapporteur at ETSI NGP and now represents Huawei as charter member of ITU FG-NET-2030 study.

Ning Wang, University of Surrey
Prof. Ning Wang received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Surrey, and he is currently with the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) hosted at Surrey. He has been the principle investigator of EU and UK national research projects in the areas of future networks, 5G, content delivery, network management and smart-grid communications. Since 2013 Prof. Wang has been leading a team at 5GIC on the development of 5G network edge intelligence and core network development.  Till now Prof. Wang has published over 130 research papers and his research outputs have twice featured IEEE ComSoc Technology News. Prof. Wang’s research interests generally include future network design including 5G, content/information centric networking, SDN/NFV, Quality of Services/Experiences and Internet-of-Things applications.

  • Marcelo Bagnulo (UC3M, Spain)
  • Albert Cabellos (UPC, Spain) 
  • Izzat Darwazeh (UCL, UK) 
  • Liang Geng (China Mobile) 
  • John Grant (ETSI NGP Chair, UK)
  • Sheng Jiang (Rapporteur of two ETSI NGP projects, Huawei China)
  • Mark Handley (UCL)
  • Dirk Kutscher (Huawei Germany)
  • Richard Li (ETSI NGP Vice Chair, Huawei US)
  • John C.S. Lui (CUHK)
  • Yanhui Pang (Huawei China)
  • Tsang Peter (CityU)
  • Andy Sutton (BT, ex-NGP chair UK)
  • Rahim Tafazolli (5GIC, Surrey University UK)
  • Jiayao Tan (Huawei China)
  • Shen Yan (Huawei China)