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COST ACROSS MC meeting and final workshop, 9 -10 November 2017 at CWI in Amsterdam.

The final COST ACROSS MC meeting and workshop took place on 9 en 10 November 2017 at CWI in Amsterdam

Program at a glance  (details below)

Thursday, November 9:
09.00-13.00: Final MC meeting
– standard agenda points
– preparation of final report
– ACROSS book
– follow-up of ACROSS
13.00-14.00: Lunch
14.00-17.00: Technical visit to TNO The Hague
18.00-21.00: Dinner

Friday, November 10:
09.00-12.30: Technical presentations
12.30-13.30: Lunch
13.30-16.00: Technical presentations and wrap-up
16.00-17.00: Drinks

Detailed program COST ACROSS MC Meeting 9 Nov 2017

Detailed program COST ACROSS Final Workshop 10 Nov 2017

Slides of presentations MC meeting 9 November:
Rob van der Mei – Agenda final MC meeting + Action status
Valeria Cardellini – Summary ACROSS workshop at ICPE 2017
Hans van den Berg – Summary ACROSS workshop at ITC-29
Andreas Kassler – Summary ACROSS Summerschool 2017
Technical visit to TNO

Ake Arvidsson – TF06 Summary
Fidel Liberal – TF05 Summary
Valeria Cardellini – TF13 Summary
Peter Pocta – TF02 Summary
Ralph Stubner – IC1304 MC Meeting Amsterdam 20171005

Slides of presentations Final Workshop 10 November:
Eric Smeitink (KPN) – Creating Reliable and Secure Digital Platforms with 5G
Joost Bosman (ING Bank) – Towards Financial Eco systems: Science, Engineering, Economics
Gerard Hoekstra – Reliable and Efficient Mobile Communication

Other presentations:
Yoram Haddad, Lea Skorin-Kapov, Fidel Liberal, Aleksandar Karadimce, Sema OktugJamal RaiynAttila Kertesz, Andreas Kassler, Valeria CardelliniStoyan PoryazovGerhard Hasslinger, Francesco Lo Presti


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

The Summer School was held at Karlstad University, Sweden, 26 June – 1 July 2017. The organizers are Andreas Kassler (Karlstad University, Sweden) and Tihana Galinac Grbac (University of Rijeka, Croatia). For more information see ACROSS Summer School 2017.

A report on the Summer School can be found here:
COST ACROSS Summer School 2017 Summary


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

General Information

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Google Maps:

Local Contact
Valeria Cardellini
phone: +39 06 7259 7388 (office)

Additional meeting information

Program at a glance + slides

Thursday 20 April
13.00-14.00 Organizational matters
14.00-14.30 Break
14.30-16.00 Preparation final book

Friday 21 April
09.00-13.00 Technical presentations
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Technical presentations

Slides meeting 20 April:
Rob van der Mei – Agenda and Action status summary
Ivan Ganchev – ACROSS Book preparations

Slides technical presentations 21 April:
Program Technical Presentations
Sema Oktug, Patrick Poullie, Pasi Lassila, Poul Heegaard, Francesco Lo Presti, Emiliano Casalicchio, Nearchos Paspallis, Susanne Schwarzmann, Emiliya Saranova, Stoyan Poryazov


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

COST ACROSS organized a workshop on “Management & Control for Reliable Softwarized Networks” in Genoa, Italy, 4 September, co-located with ITC29. For more information see:

Workshop programme:
Workshop Programme

Welcome and Introduction by the workshop co-chairs
Glenn Ricart, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Ensar Zeljkovic, Roberto Riggio, Florian Wamser, Niels van Adrichem, Attila Kertesz


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

COST ACROSS organized the International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance and Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services (ACPROSS 2017) held in L’Aquila, Italy, 22 April 2017. For more information see ACPROSS2017. It was co-located with the 2017 International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2017). The workshop organizers are Valeria Cardellini and Francesco Lo Presti (University of Rome Tor Vergata).

Workshop Programme:
Programme ACPROSS 2017 workshop

A report on the ACPROSS workshop can be found here:
ACPROSS Workshop report


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

Venue: Bizkaia Aretoa.

Organizer: Fidel Liberal (University of the Basque Country , Bilbao)


Overview technical presentations WG1-3 meeting + links to slides:

  1. Towards a Framework for Comparing Application-Network Interaction Mechanisms
    Susanna Schwarzmann, Thomas Zinner, Ognjen Dobrijevic  slides
  2. Transport protocol performance over cellular access: adaptability issues and future steps
    Eneko Atxutegi, Ake Arvidsson slides1, slides2
  3. On QoE Metrics and QoE Fairness for Network & Traffic Management
    Tobias Hossfeld, Lea Skorin-Kapov, Poul Heegaard slides
  4. Analysis and Measurement of BitTorrent
    Andri Lareida
  5. Energy aware server with setup delay: analysis and optimization
    Misikir Gebrehiwot and Samuli Aalto slides
  6. A Mobile IoT Device Simulator for IoT Cloud Systems
    Attila Kertesz slides
  7. Evaluation of new efficient web caching strategies
    Gerhard Hasslinger slides
  8. Reference model for resource distribution in Cloud Federation
    Wojtek Burakowski slides
  9. Modeling fault behavior in evolving complex open software environments
    Tihana Grbac slides
  10. 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

Workshop description and programme


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


Summer School 2016, Opatija, Croatia,

Summer School Programme

Slides of each course or lecture are provided below.

Excursion Photo.


Friday, 27 May

Saturday, 28 May (only morning session)

Monday, 30 May

Warsaw MC, WG meeting and Industry Day, 11-13 May 2017

Meeting schedule

May 11:
09.30-12.00: CoreGroup-meeting
13.00-16.00: MC-meeting
Agenda MC meeting Warsaw
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 van den Berg – Introduction
Pierre Yves Plaza – “Are networks prepared to withstand the Internet of Things paradigm” 
Kurt Tutschku – “On Resource Description Capabilities of On-Board Tools for Resource Management in Cloud Networking and NFV Infrastructures” 
Gerhard Hasslinger – “Challenges in IP Traffic & Service Management Across Clouds, CDNs & ISP Networks” 
Emil Kowalczyk – “Inter-cloud computing challenges from telecom perspective”
Spiros Spirou – “Reliability at the edge: Elastic resources for the 5G access network”


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

Workshop Description and Programme, including abstracts

Contact: Hans van den Berg