2nd Systems Optimization Imperatives, Techniques, and Opportunities for Future Networks Workshop

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Free & Virtual | 13 December 2022

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This workshop will explore current technological advancements impacting systems such as autonomic/autonomous networking, Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches for Autonomics, related industry standards, industrial deployment of autonomics paradigms, e.g. Self-organizing Networks (SON) for radio access networks, autonomics use cases, as well as associated research challenges. The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts from the globe and create a joint platform for information exchanges, presentation of results, and fruitful discussions to identify gaps and future directions for the IEEE FNI Systems Optimization Working Group.

Event Schedule

 08:00-08:15   Introduction   Lyndon Ong, Ciena, IEEE SysOpt Working Group Co-chair
 08:15-09:30  Research Talks  Prof. Abdallah Shami, U. Western Ontario – AI/ML techniques for optimization
 Dr. Satish Ananthaiyer - Digital Transformation of Industries with Private 5G/LTE Networks 
 Kristen Young, Verizon - Multi-stage dynamic optimization using AI/ML
 Jie Chen, Durham University, UK - Quantum processing for energy efficient routing
 09:30-10:15  Energy Savings Use Case Panel Discussion:
 Optimization techniques applied for Energy Optimization 
 Dilip Krishnaswamy - moderator
 Joey Chou, Intel
 Manmeet Bhangu, Rakuten
 Brian Zahnstecher, Powerrox – IEEE EE WG
 Francesco Carobolante, Iotissimo – IEEE EE WG
 Research speakers invited to participate
 10:15-10:30  Break 
 10:30-11:15  Operator Data Sharing  Muslim Elkotob, Vodafone
 11:15-12:00  Standards/Interfaces Panel:
 Interface work needed for AI/ML optimization
 Ranganai Chaparadza - moderator
 Jorg Niemoller, Ericsson – TMF Intent Interface work and autonomous networking
 Nigel Davis, Ciena – Boundary representation in interfaces/IETF activities
 Muslim Elkotab

*Note: All times Pacific Time US.

Track Descriptions
Standards & Architecture
A key area of future Systems Optimization is the ability for autonomic/autonomous systems to communicate information such as policy, intent and performance indicators in both hierarchical and peer-to-peer relationships. Various standards bodies such as TMForum, ETSI and O-RAN have been looking into standardization of interfaces for such purposes. IEEE Systems Optimization Working Group is calling presenters to provide and share insights around progress and gaps in inter-system interface standards and architectures as relevant to systems optimization for 5G and beyond.

Industry Applications
In the Industry Applications track, we invite speakers to discuss the industrial deployments of autonomic/autonomous systems in networks and their adoption by stakeholders in the value chain, such as operators, vendors, integrators, and the like. The objective of this track is to understand stakeholders' concerns, use cases and alternatives for systems optimization in 5G and beyond networks. We encourage contributors to share their goals and experiences in this area.

Research Challenges
In the research topic area, the workshop seeks to expand discussions into newer and future topics related to future networks systems optimization. The goal of this track is to investigate innovative and advanced approaches to improve optimization in 5G and future networks using techniques such as distributed artificial intelligence/machine learning, and challenges to their application to future network problems.