ENI#8 was held on 3-5 December in 5Tonic labs in Madrid, hosted by UC3M (University Carlos III of Madrid) and Telefonica: the host gave a presentation of the 5tonic laboratory. Attendees included members and participants of the group including Government Ministry Institutes. It was a fruitful meeting with over 80 documents handled.

This meeting was important to discuss the ISG ENI extension terms of reference for Release 2 going into its second term. The group updated the Terms of Reference accordingly and will ask ETSI’s Director General for an extension from April 2019 to March 2021, based on the growing ongoing and future work of the group.

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Expected and Future work of ETSI ISG ENI

The ongoing activities of ISG ENI are spread over the following broad areas:

Some examples of Proofs of Concept:

Today we have a China Telecom led PoC (Proof of Concept) underway (a further mid-time) report was approved at ENI#8. The PoC description and presentation is on the public ETSI ENI WiKi Pages (ENI Wiki). The PoC had an impressive presentation at the Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) in November with a multi node AI slicing reconfiguration. The Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) invited experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, network technology pioneers of countries, and selected experts of the Internet Hall of Fame to deliver speeches. In addition, the conference collaborated with experts and contributors from ONF, MEF, APNIC, IPv6 Forum, OPNFV, ONAP, 3GPP and other communities to communicate with the audience on the latest technological achievements.

After its creation a second 5G-MoNArch Led a PoC – based on an electric network slicing the progress was noted and accepted. The PoC description and presentation is on the public ETSI ENI WiKi Pages (ENI Wiki). A demonstration is expected in the spring on 2019.

A New PoC is proposed by Portugal Telecom related to the H2020 Slicenet project. It is a SliceNet draft PoC proposal for Predictive Fault Management of E2E Multi-Domain Network Slices. It is expected that a formal proposal will be available after ENI#8. Once approved it will be added to the PoC description and presentation on the public ETSI ENI WiKi Pages (ENI Wiki).

A New PoC is proposed by Telefónica related to the H2020 Shield project. The Shield PoC draft proposal deals with Securing Against Intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment.

It is expected that a formal proposal will be available after ENI#8. Once approved it will be added to the PoC description and presentation on the public ETSI ENI WiKi Pages (ENI Wiki).

Other ongoing work

Other work topics were discussed during the meeting, they include work on AI network categorization and the progress on the System Architecture and external reference points, included in ENI 005 system architecture, will lead to a new specification. The use case specification will be revised, to add a new Wireless use case and to select 3 priority Use cases.

Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) Work Items:

The six work items with numbers 005, 007, 008, 010, 011 and 012 are open and active. A new Report or Group Specification on ENI PoC Framework was opened.

ISG ENI has presently 45 Members, the full list is available on the ETSI Member Portal.