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COST ACROSS Summer School on Latency Control for Internet of Services, Karlstad, 26 June – 1 July 2017

The Summer School will be held at Karlstad University, Sweden, 26 June – 1 July 2017. For more information see ACROSS Summer School 2017.

COST ACROSS WG1-3 meeting in Rome, 20-21 April 2017.

Rome meeting information

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CNR Headquarters, Roma, Italy
20-21 April 2017

1. General Information

Location
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Registration Desk: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Roma
Meeting Room: Room “Bisogno”, 1st floor, via dei Ramni 19, 00185 Roma
Google Maps: http://bit.ly/2oNofT3

The meeting will be held at the headquarters of the Consiglio Nazionale delle
Ricerche (CNR, National Research Council), whose main entrance is in Piazzale
Aldo Moro 7, Roma.
On arrival, you have to register at the main entrance located in Piazzale Aldo
Moro 7; then go to the secondary entrance in via dei Ramni 19 (see the map
below), where the room “Bisogno” is on the first floor. Please plan to arrive some
minutes early because from the main building it can take up to 15 minutes to
register and reach the meeting room from the main building.

Local Contact
Valeria Cardellini
email: cardellini@ing.uniroma2.it
phone: +39 06 7259 7388 (office)

2. How to Reach the CNR Headquarters

Detailed instruction on how to reach the CNR headquarters can be found on the
CNR web site (http://bit.ly/2opMOJh).

The fastest way to get there from Fiumicino airport is by Leonardo Express.
This is a non-stop train service connecting Termini Station, Rome’s train hub,
with Fiumicino airport in only 32 minute. Trains depart every 15 minutes or every
30 minutes during certain times of the day. Service from Fiumicino Airport runs
from 6.23 a.m. to 23.23 p.m, while back from Rome Termini starts at 5.35 a.m.
with last train departing at 10.35 p.m. One-way ticket costs 14€ per person.
Tickets can be bought online from the Leonardo Express web site
(http://bit.ly/29xfpV8).

CNR headquarters are about 1.5 Km away from Termini Station (a 15-minutes
walk following the itinerary indicated in the map below).

A less direct alternative to reach the meeting venue from Fiumicino airport is to
take the regional train FM1 (direction Settebagni) and get off at Tiburtina station;
there take bus line 71 (direction S. Silvestro, 6 stops) and get off at Via dei
Marrucini (100 m away from the CNR headquarters).
You can buy the train ticket to Tiburtina station from the TreniItalia web site
(http://bit.ly/1K2cGO9). Select Regional and insert “Fiumicino Aeroporto” in the
From field and “Roma Tiburtina” in the To field. It takes 48 minutes and one-way
ticket costs 8€ per person.

From Ciampino airport, you can reach the Termini Station by bus (it takes 40
minutes with normal traffic) and then follow the itinerary shown in the above map.
One-way ticket costs 5€ per person.
Terravision bus (http://bit.ly/1RxZJvH)
SIT bus shuttle (http://bit.ly/2nZuPs8)
Rome airport bus (http://bit.ly/2nLbw3U)

If you arrive by car, please follow the directions on the CNR web site
(http://bit.ly/2opMOJh). Parking lots are not easily available in the area.

Taxi fare from Fiumicino Airport to the city centre is 48€, from Ciampino airport
35€. Take the white official taxis only.

3. Public Transportation

All local public transport is integrated in Rome. You have to purchase your tickets
before you board any public transport in Rome. Tickets for both the bus system
and metro can be purchased from tobacconists, bars, or vending machines at
metro stations and major bus stops. On buses, trams and metro there is a flat
fare, whether you go one stop or to the end of the line. On buses and trams your
ticket is valid for 100 minutes allowing you to change buses using a single ticket.
The BIT standard ticket is valid for one metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses
and trams and costs 1.50€.
Information on tickets and passes is available on the ATAC web site
(http://bit.ly/1Wgwg0C).

Besides Google Maps, you can plan your route for public transportation using the
ATAC web site (http://bit.ly/2n19nnj).

4. Accommodation

Some hotels and B&B at walking distance from the area of the meeting venue
are:
Hotels:

B&B:

You can also pick a hotel or a B&B close to a stop of either the line A or B/B1 of
the metro, like the two B&B:

Be aware that during rush hours the trains can be very crowded.

5. Social Event

A social dinner will take place on April 20. Logistic information will be provided
during the meeting day; if anyone has special dietary requirements (i.e., food
allergies or food intolerances), please let us know as soon as possible, by
sending an email to Valeria Cardellini (cardellini@ing.uniroma2.it).

COST ACROSS workshop at ITC29, Genoa, Italy, 4 September 2017

COST ACROSS organizes a workshop on “Management & Control for Reliable Softwarized Networks” in Genoa, Italy, 4 September, co-located with ITC29. For more information see: https://itc29.org/en/workshops/CostAcross.html.

The workshop programme can be found here: Programme

ACPROSS workshop in L’Aquila, Italy, 22 April 2017

COST ACROSS is organizing the International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance and Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services (ACPROSS 2017) to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, 22 April 2017. For more information see ACPROSS2017. It is co-located with the 2017 International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2017).

 

COST ACROSS MC and WG1-3 meeting, Bilbao, Spain, 13-14 October 2016

Venue:

The venue will be the Bizkaia Aretoa:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bizkaia+Aretoa+UPV%2FEHU/@43.2197118,-3.2109333,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd4e4fdecdf9dee3:0x529de363ac4a9d01!8m2!3d43.268446!4d-2.9377949

How to get there:
http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/bizkaia-aretoa/nola-heldu

Information:

Rooms:

  • Plenary:
    • Arriaga Aretoa (2nd Floor)
  • Coffee breaks/meals:
    • Laboa (2nd Floor)
  • “Parallel tracks”:
    • Barandiaran (Floor 0)
    • Elhuyar (Floor 0)

Technical presentations:

  1. Towards a Framework for Comparing Application-Network Interaction Mechanisms
    Susanna Schwarzmann, Thomas Zinner, Ognjen Dobrijevic
  2. Transport protocol performance over cellular access: adaptability issues and future steps
    Eneko Atxutegi, Ake Arvidsson
  3. Smart operation of the future power distribution grid
    Poul Heegaart
  4. On QoE Metrics and QoE Fairness for Network & Traffic Management
    Tobias Hossfeld, Lea Skorin-Kapov, Poul Heegaard
  5. Analysis and Measurement of BitTorrent
    Andri Lareida
  6. Energy aware server with setup delay: analysis and optimization
    Misikir Gebrehiwot and Samuli Aalto
  7. A Mobile IoT Device Simulator for IoT Cloud Systems
    Atilla Kertesz
  8. Evaluation of new efficient web caching strategies
    Gerhard Hasslinger
  9. Reference model for resource distribution in Cloud Federation
    Wojtek Burakowski
  10. Modeling fault behavior in evolving complex open software environments
    Tihana Grbac
  11. Generalized Aggregation Functions and Quality Indicators in Overall Telecommunication Network Models
    Stoyan Poryazov, Emilia Saranova

COST ACROSS Workshop on “Quality Engineering for a Reliable Internet of Services”

Co-located with ITC28, Würzburg, 13-15 September 2016

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Description:
The emergence of new, powerful network concepts like 5G and advanced cloud technologies – complemented with the nearly unlimited data access nowadays – will provide unbounded possibilities and flexibility in the creation and implementation of new, innovative services. A challenging factor in service reliability and quality provisioning is the highly dynamic nature of these complex environments, imposing a high degree of uncertainty in many respects (e.g., in terms of number and diversity of the service offerings, the system load of services suddenly jumping to temporary overload, demand for cloud resources, etc.). This raises the need for online control methods that quickly adapt to – or even anticipate to – changing circumstances. The workshop addresses fundamental scientific challenges for (autonomous) quality-driven control in such virtualized (through NFV, SDN), cloud-based network settings. Particular focus will be on: (i) quantitative methods and algorithms for quality control, and resource and energy efficiency (ii) concepts and methods for QoS monitoring and prediction, and (iii) pricing and competition in the future Internet of Services.

Programme COST-ACROSS workshop at ICT28

9.45 – 10.00 Hans van den Berg (workshop co-chair), TNO, The Hague, Netherlands Welcome and Introduction
10.00 – 10.30 Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden Energy-Aware Opportunistic Mobile Data Offloading
10.30 – 11.00 Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands Delivering stable high-quality video with DASH assisting network elements
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 Vasilios Siris, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece Exploiting Mobility Prediction for DASH Adaptation
12.00 – 12.30 Lucia D’Acunto, TNO, The Hague, Netherlands Auctioning In-Network Caching Capacity in ICN
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Andrea Araldo, Télécom ParisTech, France Enhanced Network Caching to Improve Video Delivery and Reduce ISP Cost
14.00 – 14.30 Åke Arvidsson, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden Challenges within Transport Protocols (tentative)
14.30 – 15.00 Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Characterizing Energy Consumption and Adaptation Strategies for Cloud Applications
15.00 – 15.15 Rob van der Mei (workshop co-chair), CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands Wrap-up and Closing

The workshop is organized by the European COST Action IC1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (COST ACROSS, http://www.cost-across.nl/).

For more information, please contact Hans van den Berg, J.L.vandenBerg@tno.nl, or Rob van der Mei, mei@cwi.nl.

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Warsaw MC, WG meeting and Industry Day

Info

More information about the Warsaw meeting can be found in this document:
Information about the Warsaw Meeting

Meeting schedule

May 11:
09.30-12.00: CoreGroup-meeting
13.00-16.00: MC-meeting
IC1304 COST ACROSS Minutes 5th MC Meeting (Lovran)

May 12:
09.00-16.00: WG1-3 meeting
COST ACROSS – Presentation schedule at WG1-3 meeting Warsaw May 12, 09.00-16


 

 

 

 

 

May 13:
09.00-15.00: Industry Day
Program COST ACROSS Industry Day – Warsaw 13 May 2016

Presentations Industry Day
Hans vd Berg – Introduction
Pierre Yves Plaza
Kurt Tutschku
Gerhard Hasslinger
Emil Kowalczyk
Spiros Spirou

 

 

 

COST ACROSS Workshop “Big Data for Reliable 5G Networking”

COST ACROSS Workshop “Big Data for Reliable 5G Networking”, co-located with EUCNC2016, Athens, Greece, 27 June 2016

5G aims at bringing new, distinctive network and service capabilities fulfilling the needs of the future Internet of Things. 5G networks will sustain enormous data volumes per geographical area, ensure user experience continuity in challenging situations such as high mobility and very densely populated areas, and support mission critical services requiring very high reliability, global coverage and/or very low latency. Network software-ization through emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is introduced to provide the means and flexibility needed to reach the required performance and scalability targets in an efficient way. However, to achieve the full potential of future 5G networks involving these complex technologies, huge challenges regarding network and system management are faced. Data analytics and Big Data techniques exploiting data coming from countless network devices in forms of device logs, usage histories, media contents delivered over networks and so on, provide a promising direction to prevail these problems. The workshop addresses fundamental scientific challenges regarding the use of Big Data techniques for 5G network management. Specific topics of interest include Big Data for resource and service optimization, Big Data for QoS/QoE driven self-management, Big Data for green networking, Big Data for network economics and pricing, QoS/QoE monitoring for Big Data analytics, monitoring behavioural data while guaranteeing the users’ privacy, etc.

Workshop Programme Big Data for Reliable 5G Networking (COST ACROSS) including abstracts

Contact: Hans van den Berg

SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

SECOND INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON

Autonomous Control for Reliable Future Networks and Services

OPATIJA, CROATIA

 27th MAY – 31st MAY 2016

Abstract:
Modern society is increasingly dependent on ICT systems that tend to evolve into global systems of systems, providing its services based on virtualization technologies to end users. The paradigm shift to Internet of Services (IoS) provisioned on the interconnected Cloud infrastructures opens up numerous possibilities combining and integrating the functionality of a multitude of services offered by third parties. These services are deployed and provisioned automatically and may form large scale service chains upon end user requests. Current technologies are lacking effective networking management mechanisms to cope with these large scale service chains. Dynamically and autonomously provisioned service chains interconnect computational (compute and storage) resources across system of systems, often transferring unpredictable streams of big data. At the same time, modern software and service engineering approaches offer unlimited innovation opportunities in new and open development environments. In this context the challenge is to guarantee quality and reliability of services satisfying the end users expectations.

Specific topics that will be addressed are:

  • QoS aware Service Composition (incl. performance modelling and prediction)
  • Content Distribution in the Future Internet – Architectures, Traffic and Performance Aspects
  • QoS/QoE Monitoring and Management with SDN
  • Efficient Cloud Management
  • Security & Energy efficiency
  • Open Source for NFV

Organization and dates:
The Summer School is organized as part of the EU COST Action IC 1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (ACROSS). The Action is focused on development of autonomous control methods and algorithms for a reliable, quality-aware and efficient IoS. The International Summer School will take place from 27th May to 31st May 2016, in Opatija, Croatia.

Special session at MIPRO 2016

The Summer School is co-located with the MIPRO 2016 conference MIPRO 2016. At the conference a special session for PhD students and early-career researchers working in the ACROSS project focus will be organized.   Aim of the special session is to provide the opportunity to Summer School participants to discuss their thesis project idea and early results. We welcome short papers with 6 page limit in IEEE format. Papers will be published in IEEE eXplore and indexed in Scopus database. Please find more information on the following website: http://www.mipro.hr/_Events_/tabid/110/language/en-US/Default.aspx?event=MIPRO2016.CTI-ACROSS

Funding:
Funding is available for PhD students and early-career researchers from Europe. Costs eligible for funding  are travel expenses and accommodation during the Summer School. Meals will be covered by local organization. Note that conference fee can not be covered from the ACROSS project funding. The MIPRO conference fee is 100 EUR for students including the conference banquet and access to all conference events.

Application procedure

Places are limited. Applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee. Up to 40 participants (PhD students and early-career researchers) from COST countries or near neighbor countries (list available at www.cost.eu) can be funded by COST Action IC1304. Other participants may attend at their own expense.

Please send your CV, a short statement of your current research topic and your interest in the summer school, and a supporting letter from your PhD supervisor or, in the case of early-career researchers, from a mentor, to Tihana Galinac Grbac (tihana.galinac@riteh.hr). If you want to request funding from COST Action IC1304 then please state this in your application and provide rough plan of expenses. Any enquiries can also be sent to Tihana Galinac Grbac.

Organizing Committee

  • Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Hans van den Berg, TNO / University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Rob van der Mei, CWI/ VU University, Netherlands

Lecturers

  • Joost Bosman, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Netherlands
  • Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Ognjen Dobrijević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
  • Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Tomislav Pavić, Croatian Telecom, Croatia
  • Francesco Lo Presti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Lea Skorin Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Denis Trček, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Thomas Zinner, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Miroslav Živković, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Important dates

Summer School application and funding requests:

  • Application deadline: 25th April 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 29th April 2016
  • Summer school: 27th May – 31st May 2016

Paper submission for special session at MIPRO 2016:

  • Abstract deadline: 10th April 2016,  April 22, 2016
  • Paper submission deadline: 19th April 2016,  April 25,2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2016, May 6, 2016
  • Special session: 1st June 2016 2016

Full information will be updated at:

Summer school web site: http://www.riteh.uniri.hr/across-summer-school-2016/

ACROSS project web site: http://www.cost-across.nl/

MIPRO conference web site: http://www.mipro.hr/_Events_/tabid/110/language/en-US/Default.aspx?event=MIPRO2016.CTI-ACROSS