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CfP open for NGPaaS workshop on ‘5G Cloud Native Design’

July 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 12, 2018 @ 2:00 am CEST

NGPaasThe NGPaaS  Phase 2 project organises a Workshop on ‘5G Cloud Native Design’ within the framework of IEEE 5G WF 2018 Conference (9-11 July 2018, Santa Clara, CA USA). The workshop is also endorsed by the 5G PPP Software Network working group. The Call for Papers is open.


Scope and Motivation
While bare metal deployment of applications seems fraught with problems and risk, the virtualization revolution, i.e. a layer of abstraction on top of the hardware, is transforming 5G software in “everything is a service”, that leads the Telco industry to cloud-native architectures.  Cloudification refers to Platform as a Service (PaaS) on top of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). PaaS is a platform that hides infrastructure details – typically IaaS details – from application development, build, ship, and deployment. PaaS promises to deliver network services and applications with higher agility and performance through “ancillary services” – scalability, high availability, state management, controllers, orchestrator… – provided once by the PaaS. Developers and service providers can therefore concentrate on their applications and businesses and improve time to market. An ideal 5G PaaS should not only facilitate building, shipping and running virtual network functions (VNF) with “telco-grade” quality, it should also combine those VNF with all sorts of third-party applications (from start-ups, FOSS, Verticals…) for creating new more versatile and powerful cloud objects breaking silos between connectivity and computing.

As 5G should be designed and implemented to run on public and/or private IaaS installations, the term “cloud-native 5G” describes the technology transformation that will essentially make 5G a platform. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

-Carrier-grade PaaS
-Intent based programming
-RAN microservices design
-Platform abstraction and API
-Open-source software and tools experimentation in cloud-native 5G
-Cloud-RAN Architecture, functional aspects, design issues and protocols
-Analysis, modelling and characterization of Cloud-RAN systems
-5G testbed implementation and deployment
-Virtualization technologies for cloud-native platforms
-Software defined hardware accelerators (FPGA, GPU)
-New DevOps models with performance and quality enhancements
-Distributed management system e.g. decentralized OSS
-Multi-service and multi-tenancy and network slicing
-High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy)
-Design principles and best practices for 5G application development
-Analytics based policy

Do not miss the keynote speech on Platform transformation by George Glass (BT, UK)!

Important dates
-Paper Submission Deadline:   extended to 14 April 2018
-Notification of Acceptance: 30 April 2018
-Camera Ready Paper: 15 May 2018

Contact: Bessem Sayadi, bessem.sayadi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nokia-bell-labs.com

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July 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CEST
July 12, 2018 @ 2:00 am CEST



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