Technological Gaps and Opportunities for Realizing Open Source based end-to-end Network Architecture

15 October 2017, 9.00 AM - 16 October 2017, 6.00 PM

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah

This event, to be held in October 2017 at the dramatic Cliff Lodge ski resort in Utah, brings together researchers at a range of key institutes and businesses, including the University of Bristol’s High Performance Network Research Group, to explore the possibilities and challenges of open-source forms of network architecture. Researchers interested in this broad theme are encouraged to attend and participate.

 The workshop aims to drive architectural convergence in the open source community projects across the domains and layers of wireless and wired networking research. The aim is to provide a forum for both industry and academia to exchange views and visions on end-to-end network architectures. We will discuss cutting-edge network function virtualization (NFV) for wireless communication over the vertical experimental platforms’ point of view including: architecture, systems and applications as well as alternatives and trade-offs in developing technologies for successful deployment. The workshop will overview key network related open source projects, standardization efforts, early implementations, use cases, and commercial products. The workshop will also leverage the potential collaborations between USA and EU/UK taking into account the core NFV architecture and its relationship with complementary fields such as software defined networking (SDN) and dispersed (cloud and edge) computing and their integration and operation as part of real infrastructures e.g. PAWR. In this context, the workshop aspires to lay down the foundations for identifying key technologies and best practices for building network infrastructure through open hardware and software recommendations and designs that will enable edge research, large-scale trials, and interoperability events. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Open Source Software
  • Open Hardware and White Boxes
  • 5G Environment Integration and Standardization
  • Gap Analysis and Roadmap towards joint research program
  • Outcome and action points

Dates and Location: The two-day event is to be held on October 15-16, 2017 in Snowbird, Utah, at the The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Anyone interested in attending can visit the event webpage here to register before 1st October.

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