Network slicing has been a key capability brought forward by the novel 5G mobile architecture. Supported by the integration of novel mechanisms and tools, such as Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization and RAN enhancements, this capability has triggered a broad spectrum of technological and technical work. This work was able to produce not only important findings for better service provisioning in mobile environments, but also manifested an unprecedented degree of interest from vertical players who see this as a definitive game-changer for evolving their operations to new levels, in addition to providing important insight for the technological landscape realization in future generations of mobile networks. While these considerations were explored in previous editions of this workshop, two important aspects were raised in regard to the full-fledged support of mobile slices. First, mobility of slices involves important multi-level security considerations, that cross different technical and technological domains. Ensuring that the security considerations are maintained when the network slice has been moved are not only mandatory but involve the concertation of security procedures and mechanisms in different components and technologies in the affected ecosystem. This ranges from radio, edge, mobile core network, to cloud-based procedures involving virtualization, orchestration and software defined capabilities. Second, the timely enactment of network slice mobility procedures exercises a highly dynamic and volatile resource evaluation and utilization, due to the stringent conditions placed by the mobile nature of users and services involved. Not only the continuously changing network conditions, but also the dynamics of new types of services (e.g., augmented reality) can demand constant changes to the network requirements that were established at network slice provisioning time. Therefore, automated control procedures must be available, supported by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities, assisting on the optimal, fluid and predictable mobile network slice performance. In this edition, MOBISLICE V will focus on the novel application of security and smart mechanisms, addressing the full potential of mobile network slices, and their deployment. What have been the key contributions with security and AI/ML developments for networking, and how are they able to be deployed for mobile slices? What are the shortcomings evidenced by such mechanisms and which enhancements should the underlying fabric of the network/computing continuum have to optimally support mobile network slicing? MOBISLICE V will allow IEEE NFV-SDN to complement the different technological landscape of mobile slicing mechanisms, by empowering Mobile Network Slicing with the necessary secure and automated capabilities, required for proper deployment in concrete network solutions.
The MOBISLICE workshop focuses, but is not limited to, the following topics targeting slicing:
You can find the IEEE NFV SDN conference program here.
|Workshop day:||14th November|
|Workshop paper submission:||30th September
|Acceptance notification:||5th October
|Camera-ready papers:||9th October|
Prof. Dr. Violet R. Syrotiuk, CIDSE, ASU
Short bio: Violet Syrotiuk is an associate professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University. She studies complex engineered networks. One of her interests is medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks and their implementation on the new programmable radio platforms. Another major interest is in dynamic optimization of the radio and/or network parameters to find the best configuration given the wireless network’s operating environment. She serves on the editorial boards of the Elsevier journals Computer Networks and Computer Communications, and on the technical program committees of major conferences sponsored by the IEEE and ACM.
Keynote Topic: Delay-aware Slicing and MAC Management
Prof. Dr. Rui L. Aguiar, Networld Europe Seeting Board Chair, Full Professor (Universidade de Aveiro)
Short bio: Rui L. Aguiar (born 1967) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has supervised more than than 20 PhD and 100 Master students. He was the founder of the ATNOG research group, an advanced telecommunication research group at the Universidade de Aveiro and is currently co-coordinating a research line in Instituto de Telecomunicações, on the area of Networks. He has been an advisory for the portuguese Secretaria de Estado das Comunicações and member of the task force for 5G cybersecurity. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He is serving as the Portugal Chapter Chair of IEEE Communications Society and has been serving as Steering Board Chair of Networld Europe, the European ETP representing the telecommunications community, engaged in the discussions of the future European R&D workprogrames for telecommunications. As further community engagement, he has served as Technical and General (co)Chair of several conferences (ICNS, ICT, ISCC, Mobiarch, Monami, NTMS, etc). He is a regular keynote speaker in the future of mobile communications and digital society, with dozens of talks across the whole world. He is an associated editor of Wiley’s Emerging Telecommunication Technologies and Springers’ Wireless Networks. He has more than 500 papers published.
Keynote Topic: What will be the mobility challenges in 6G networks?
The workshop will be held on the 14th November, 2022, in conjunction with the VII IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
Improved versions of selected published papers will be invited for possible inclusion in one of the following Special Issues:
Our top quality TPC will sellect a BEST PAPER and present the respective Award Certificate at a ceremony during the workshop session.