Program of the Workshop

New Telecom Network Architectures for the Cloud Era
Workshop Chair: Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Workshop scope Tremendous changes in telecom networks are required to enable the Gigabit cloud society, leading to enormous investments in network infrastructures. Novel telecom network solutions must be identified to enable scalable access to cloud services, a real challenge for all experts working in the field of ICT. Several European projects dealing with different aspects of this problem are currently active. The main goal of this workshop is to present the current activities carried on in 5 of these ongoing European projects and to explore possible synergies. The 5 projects are: COMBO (http://www.ict‐ COMBO investigates new integrated approaches for Fixed / Mobile Converged (FMC) broadband access / aggregation networks . IDEALIST (http://www.ict‐ The key objective behind IDEALIST is to research in detail a cost and power efficient transport network architecture able to carry a wide range of signal bandwidths. DISCUS (http://www.discus‐ DISCUS goal is to develop a new radical network architectural concept that can enable an integrated wireless and FTTP future network. ERMES (http://www.ermes‐ ERMES proposes a disruptive approach to the ONU transmitter for the Next Generation Access Network (NGAN) wavelength division multiplexed passive optical networks. CONTENT (http://content‐ CONTENT focuses on developing a next generation ubiquitous converged network infrastructure to support the network of the future based on the IaaS paradigm. Workshop Program (Location Room Rogers) 14.00 Introduction: Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 14.05 COMBO Speaker: Dirk Breuer, Deutsche Telekom, Germany (substituted by M. Tornatore) Title: Important network scenarios for fixed mobile convergence – COMBO view 14.30 IDEALIST Speaker: Luis Velasco, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña , Spain Title: Flexgrid: from telecom networks to cloud infrastructures 14.55 DISCUS Speaker: Marco Ruffini, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Title: DISCUS approach to end‐to‐end network modeling: an update on access and core architecture and technology 15.20 Coffee break (Room 15.40 ERMES Speaker: Paola Parolari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Title: ERMES self tuning transmitter for optical access applications 16.05 CONTENT Speaker: Markos Anastasopoulos, University of Bristol, UK Title: A Converged Wireless Optical Network Architecture for Cloud and Mobile Cloud Services: The CONTENT approach 16.30 Panel Discussion 16.30 Adjourn