Network Disaggregation and Network Softwarization is radically changing the way Networks are Designed, Deployed, Managed and Operated. The goal of End-to-End Network Automation is to help Service Providers achieve their desired target of “Zero Touch Provisioning” across the entire Network, spanning physical and virtual domains, and covering the Transport and Data Center Networks. The increased maturity in SDN and NFV technologies and adoption of Open Source and DevOps principles is contributing towards an Open End-to-End Network Automation framework. Intent-based Networking is driving the need for higher level of Network abstraction, while Network Slicing – especially in the context of 5G - is requiring automation to be supported at the granular level of Slices. Finally, Service Providers are leveraging Artificial Intelligence to improve Network efficiency, lower their operating costs, and improve both the quality of service and customer experience.
Underpinning these trends and advances, the IEEE Workshop on Network Automation is bringing together leading experts from telecom service providers, cable service providers, mobile service providers, software service providers, open source network automation projects and industry consortiums as well as leading researchers from academia to discuss the latest technical innovations, opportunities and challenges in Network Automation.
The following industries, open source projects, industry consortiums and academia are scheduled to present:
This single-day workshop is being co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Princeton Central Jersey Section. This will provide a unique forum for Architects, Developers, Testers, and Business Leaders as well as students and researchers from academia to be informed about the evolving landscape of Network Automation technologies, deployment use cases and business models and an opportunity to network and share their learnings and experiences.
The following hotels are very close to the workshop venue. It is strongly recommended that you make your reservations as early as possible. Those desiring a more “downtown” experience with a variety of restaurants to choose from might consider staying in one of the New Brunswick hotels. The Embassy Suites in Piscataway is the closest hotel to the workshop venue. Those staying at the Embassy Suites or the Homewood Suites in Somerset will likely require a taxi or rental car (available at the airport) to travel to places off the hotel premises.
Hotels The following hotels are very close to the workshop venue. It is strongly recommended that you make your reservations as early as possible. Those desiring a more “downtown” experience with a variety of restaurants to choose from might consider staying in one of the New Brunswick hotels. The Embassy Suites in Piscataway is the closest hotel to the workshop venue. Those staying at the Embassy Suites or the Homewood Suites in Somerset will likely require a taxi or rental car (available at the airport) to travel to places off the hotel premises. 1. Embassy Suites by Hilton 121 Centennial Ave. Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA +1-732-980-0500 http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/embassy-suites-by-hilton-piscataway-somerset-PISNJES/about/amenities.html This hotel is 2.7 miles away from the venue There is on-site parking at the Embassy Suites as follows. · Self-parking is complimentary at no additional cost. · Valet parking is not available. 2. Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset 101 Pierce Street Somerset, New Jersey 08873 +1-732-868-9155 http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/homewood-suites-by-hilton-somerset-FKTHWHW/maps-directions/index.html This hotel is approximately 5 miles away from the workshop venue There is on-site parking at the Homewood Suites as follows. · Self-parking is complimentary at no additional cost. · Valet parking is not available. 3. The Heldrich Hotel 10 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA +1-732-729-4670 https://reservations.travelclick.com/15423?&rateplanID=1310758 This hotel is approximately 5 miles away from the workshop venue There is on-site parking at The Heldrich Hotel and the cost is as follows. · $25.00 per day for valet parking with in and out privileges for NO extra charge or · $20.00 per day for self-parking and this cost is applied every time the hotel guest takes her/his car out. Note: The Heldrich Hotel can provide courtesy transportation to/from the workshop venue for up to 6 attendees in the morning and 5 attendees in the evening. 4. Radisson Hotel Piscataway - Somerset 21 Kingsbridge Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 +1-732-980-0400 www.radisson.com/Piscataway/NJ The hotel will provide shuttle service, if needed. Nearest Local Airport and Public Transportation The closest international airport is Newark Liberty International Airport, International Air Transport Association (IATA) code EWR (https://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html). Taxis are available outside the airport terminals. The distance between the workshop venue and EWR is 27-30 miles, depending on route. The drive time can range between 30 minutes and one hour, depending on traffic conditions. Taxis in the Piscataway area The following taxi services are available to travel from the hotels to sites in the Piscataway, Somerset, and New Brunswick, New Jersey area. 1. Yellow Cab: +1 732-246-2222 2. Checkered Cab: +1-732-545-2300 Note that these taxis are not available for passenger pick-up at Newark Liberty International Airport. Limo Service from Newark Liberty International Airport Hurley Limousine (+1-908-654-9000) is available for passenger pick-up from Newark Liberty International Airport to the following cities. 1. Piscataway, New Jersey = $68.00 USD plus fuel surcharge for that day 2. New Brunswick, New Jersey = $79.00 USD plus fuel surcharge for that day 3. Somerset, New Jersey = $80.00 USD plus fuel surcharge for that day Reservations must be made in advance of travel date. New Brunswick, New Jersey Local Information New Brunswick is just a few miles away from the workshop venue. New Brunswick is home to Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey. According to http://www.visitnj.org/city/new-brunswick, In the 15-block downtown New Brunswick area, there are nearly 50 restaurants. New York City Information It is about 50 minutes by car under low traffic conditions from Piscataway to New York City. New York City attractions can be found at http://www.nycgo.com/.
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration, Coffee 8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks - Workshop Chair, ComSoc Leadership 9:00 – 9:20 AM Trends and Issues in Softwarization of Networks: What’s In What’s Out ? Raj Jain, Washington University in Saint Louis 9:20 – 9:40 AM Network Automation – Opportunities & Challenges Hansraj Nahata, Verizon 9:40 – 10:00 AM Network Service/Slice Orchestration Himanshu Shukla, Ericsson 10:00 – 10:20 AM Implementation Approach for Network Automation Projects Manish Jain, Cisco 10:20 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break 10:30 - 10:50 AM Network Slicing: Enabling Statistical Multiplexing of Multi-tenant Spatial Loads Gustavo de Veciana, University of Texas, Austin 10:50 – 11:10 AM Network Automation in a Service Provider Environment Sunil Maloo, AT&T 11:10 – 11:30 AM Automation for Deploying and Managing Large Scale Network! Gulrukh Ahanger, Comcast 11:30 – 11:50 AM Network Virtualization, 5G Slice Management, Standards and Open Source Raquel Morera, Verizon 11:50 - 12:10 PM Creating the Self-provisioning, Self-optimizing and Self-healing Network Richard Dunsmore, Fujitsu Network Communications 12:10 - 12:30 PM Policy Driven Closed Loop Automation Balaji Subramaniam, Ciena 12:30 - 1:10 PM Lunch 1:10 - 1:30 PM End-to-end Network and Service Automation Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell Labs 1:30 – 1:50 PM Programming Hybrid Networks Nate Foster, Cornell University 1:50 – 2:10 PM A Flexible RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and its Applications in 5G Rittwik Jana, AT&T 2:10 – 2:30 PM Reconfigurable Network for Next Generation Seong-Hwan Kim, Xilinx 2:30 – 2:50 PM Intent Based Networking - the technology behind the hype Jeff Tantsura, Apstra 2:50 - 3:10 PM Elastic Metro Ethernet and Elastic Cloud Services Mehmet Toy, Verizon 3:10 - 3:20 PM Coffee Break 3:20 – 3:40 PM VNFs: Evolution Testing and Certification Steven A Wright, ONAP 3:40 – 4:00 PM Stuart Mackie, Juniper Networks 4:00 – 4:20 PM In search for a “LIDAR for Self-Driving Networking” Walter Willinger, NIKSUN 4:20 – 4:40 PM Extending OpenDaylight Using Microservices Architecture Shaleen Saxena, Lumina Networks 4:40 – 6:00 PM Panel: Network Automation -- Opportunities and Challenges Anwar Walid, Nokia Bell Labs, Panel Moderator Brian Freeman, AT&T Mehmet Toy, Verizon Balaji Subramaniam, Ciena Stuart Mackie, Juniper Networks Shaleen Saxena, Lumina Networks Nate Foster, Cornell University 6:00 – 6:05 PM Closing Remarks
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