Sunday, June 6, 2021
5:00 AM -
Johannes K. Fischer, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany
Lida Galdino, Univ. College London, UK
Paolo Monti, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Christine Tremblay, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada
5G and Beyond 5G services are expected to facilitate a transition towards smart communication infrastructures where network operations will account – in an automated fashion – for the specific end-user requirements and the network's status itself.
This workshop aims at stimulating a debate over which challenges should be overcome in the metro/core transport segment and what advantages can be foreseen when enabling this transition.
On the one hand, it is expected that network automation will help supporting dynamic and real-time provisioning of services (e.g., via cognitive, intent-based, zero-touch operations), optimizing the usage of infrastructure capacity (e.g., reactive/proactive re-routing, defragmentation, combining photonic layer programmable infrastructure with advanced software applications), and lowering CAPEX and OPEX costs. All these benefits will be achieved by a combination of intent-based operations, Artificial Intelligence (AI) mechanisms, and Machine Learning (ML) tools supported by a highly flexible and software-driven data plane providing detailed physical-layer information the data analytics framework.
On the other hand, it can be expected that the benefits brought by network automation will come at a cost in terms of an increased complexity to guarantee: (i) service quality, (ii) secure and reliable operations, and (iii) consistency of operations across the various technological and administrative domains.
Harald Bock, Infinera, Germany
Talk Title: A Path Towards a Smart Zero-touch Transport Network
David Côté, Ciena, Canada
Talk Title: Action Recommendation Engine: Using AI to Automate Network Operations
Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems, USA
Talk Title: How Smart Can Transport Networks Become Given the Realities of Service Provider Networks?
Takeshi Hoshida, Fujitsu, Japan
Talk Title: Advanced Optical Monitoring in DSP-based Receiver
Daniel Kilper, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Talk Title: Smarter Hardware vs Smarter Software: Where is the Sweet Spot?
Stefan Melin, Telia Company, Sweden
Talk Title: Key Areas for Improvements in Optical Networks –How Automation Can Help Us As an Operator
Stephan Neidlinger, ADVA, Germany
Talk Title: Real-life Achievements and Gaps in Autonomous Optical Networks
Yvan Pointurier, Huawei, France
Talk Title: Network Automation – an Equipment Maker's Perspective
Cristina Rottondi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Talk Title: ML-based QoT Estimation with Small Training Datasets and Under Measurement Uncertainty
Jesse Simsarian, Nokia, USA
Talk Title: Network Automation: Progress and Pitfalls