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3 Day Workshop – Softwarization in Mobile Networks
June 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - June 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Register for a a short course (3 evenings from 6th to 8th of June)
Softwarization is recognized as one of the key features of the upcoming evolution of mobile cellular networks (5G networks) as it drives the paradigm shift of mobile network design and implementation. While softwarization plays this key role for 5G network deployment, management and service provisioning, it is important to note the variety of needs for softwarization in different segments of 5G networks (network segments include the radio access, core network, transport network, network cloud, mobile edge etc) based of the requirement of the specific segments.
SDN (Software-defined Networks) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) are the potential candidates to enable such paradigm shift in the design of 5G Networks. While NFV enables network infrastructure sharing and the “softwarization” of the network functions, SDN enable the decoupling of the control plane and data plane allowing dynamic network programmability. This workshop will provide an overview and analysis of the architectural evolution with the introduction of NFV and SDN in mobile networks. We also introduce different case studies of the impact of such architectural shift on different mobile network segments (radio access, mobile edge computing, mobile backhaul, multi-domain convergence). The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Day 1: Network Softwarization in 5G: Architectural evolution and NFV/SDN primers for mobile networks
- Day 2: NFV Management and Orchestration in 5G Networks
- Day 3: Case Studies of applying NFV/SDN in mobile network segments
Dr. Rasheed is a senior research staff member and department head at Create-Net Research, Italy, where he is program manager for 5G research and development. Dr. Rasheed has extensive industrial and academic research experience in the areas of mobile wireless communication and data technologies, end-to-end network architectures and services. His technological and research interests are mainly in the areas of radio architecture design, network resources optimization and management, virtualization of infrastructure and network functions, and ubiquitous
services for next generation mobile networks. He frequently consults for Service providers and Network operators on future TelCo strategies and Network architecture/technology evolution. Dr. Rasheed has participated in several collaborative research projects and has successfully managed/or manage multiple European projects (H2020 VITAL, FP7 NetIDE) and industrial contracts.