Abstract: The deployment of vertical services at the edge of communication networks and the effective design of network slices are critical aspects of 5G and next-generation cellular networks. Although several works exist in the literature, few real implementations exist and a number of issues still need to be solved.
This talk will describe the NFV-based testbed that we developed within recent, prominent EU projects, implementing challenging services in the automotive domain. We will present the main hurdles we faced when services, hence network slices, need to be scaled, the solutions we found, and some experimental results. Additionally, we will show how such experimental work highlighted the need for resource sharing among network slices, a problem that we analytically modeled and solved through efficient algorithms.
Bio: Carla Fabiana Chiasserini is Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a Research Associate with the Italian National Research Council (CNR). She was a Visiting Researcher at UC San Diego from 1998 to 2003, and a Visiting Professor at Monash University in 2012 and 2016. She is a Fellow of the IEEE. Her research interests include 5G Networks, Mobile Edge Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Connected Vehicles. She published over 300 journal articles and referred conference papers. Currently, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Communications journal and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Carla has been involved in may national and International research projects, either as a coordinator or a PI, including the EU H2020 5G-Crosshaul, 5G-TRANSFORMER, I-REACT, 5GROWTH projects. For more information, please refer to: http://www.telematica.polito.it/public/faculty/carla-fabiana-chiasserini/ and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=np0OO24AAAAJ&hl=en