Co-located with ITC28, Würzburg, 13-15 September 2016
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
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.
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/).