3rd ETSI Future Networks Workshop

  • 9-11 April 2013Add this to my calendar
  • Sophia Antipolis, Franceexpand

Future Networks will integrate existing and upcoming technologies into a heterogeneous and highly dynamic resource pool. Virtualization and federation will allow operation of multiple distinguished networked services, tailored to different needs, on the same physical infrastructure.

The 3rd ETSI Future Networks Technologies Workshop, April 9-11, 2013 at Sophia Antipolis, was dedicated to "Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Driven Networks (SDN)" presenting emerging approaches and technical solutions with a focus on standardization opportunities for Future Networks. Aggregating resources such as processing, storage and communication interfaces across multiple domains to provide any end-to-end service at different abstraction levels in a pervasive manner, entails not only technological challenges, but also new business models in order to capture the value of new network technologies.

Target Audience

This workshop aimed at bringing together technology and business innovators from both academia and industry.  It served as a platform for experts from various disciplines to establish common ground on major challenges with respect to Future Networks. 125 people attended the event. 

Key Goals of this Workshop 

  • Identify and discuss novel technologies, taking into account major industry initiatives. Identify and discuss market drivers and requirements for different technologies.
  • Identify and discuss the relationship between virtualisation technologies and other areas of technology development including areas of critical commercial and/or technical interdependencies (e.g. Smartphones and‘Apps')
  • Identify and discuss related standardization and/or pre-standardization needs to be considered and developed by ETSI, highlighting benefits and value of standardized technologies.
  • Identity and discuss the role of open source initiatives and their relationship to standardisation.

Related topics of interest included:

  • Drivers for SDN development from access and end user networks.
  • Autonomic and self organizing systems.
  • Identity management and federation.
  • Further separation of concerns, e.g. control and user plane at bearer level.
  • Programmable networks and elastic infrastructures. 
  • Virtualization and federation techniques.
  • Self-optimization.
  • Information and Content-centric networking.
  • New information models, meta-models and ontologies. 
  • Open-flow based networks.
  • Autonomic management in IPv6-based networks, computing and storage in cloud environments.
  • Fault-propagation systems and models for heterogeneous software driven networks and semantic alarm models.
  • Inverse infrastructures.
  • Practical applications of SDNs, e.g. network-hosted virtual home gateways. 
  • Metrics, experimentation, and testing issues.
  • Open source solutions and testbeds.

Programme Committee

Ranganai Chaparadza, AFI & IPv6 Forum
Bruno Chatras, Orange 
Alex Galis, UCL
Gaby Lenhart, ETSI 
Jorge E. López de Vergara Méndez, UAM
Julien Maisonneuve, Alcatel-Lucent
Luca Pesando, Telecom Italia
Andy Reid, British Telecom