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ITU Telecom World 2013 – Mobile Cloud Networking Session – Outcomes

About the Mobile Cloud Networking Session. In association with the Mobile Cloud Networking project.

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Mobile Cloud Networks combine mobile communications with computing to run network functions in the cloud, enabling new business models at the inflection point between mobile and internet technologies. Running mobile network functions in the cloud reduces costs, and provides elasticity, scalability, on-demand provisioning, calibration and better performance. Operators need to invest in research and human capacity, innovating to create value in-house on this new platform, developing new apps and protocols without being locked in to equipment so is now, to manufacturers. avoid the risk of The losing time market to do space as cloud computing providers begin to move into networks the fusion of telecommunications and IT is not a one-way street.

The full report can be found here http://tinyurl.com/ojhthzw

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Webcast: ITU Telecom World Forum 2013, Panel Session “Mobile Cloud Networks”, Thursday 21 November (16.15-17:45, Bangkok)

The panel sessions will be webcast (audio and video). Questions submitted via a Twitter feed using the hashtag #ITUWORLDLIVE  or by SMS or through the ITU Telecom webcast portal will be displayed on the Moderator’s laptop screen during the session.Screenshot from 2013-11-17 01:49:04

Mobile Cloud Networks
Thursday, 21 November 2013, 16:15 – 17:45, Jupiter 9

Innovative services and products over the next decade will be strongly driven by cloud computing technologies. Research communities on cloud technologies will need to address challenges such as radio access in the cloud, new opportunities for sharing of infrastructure, open source, SDN (software defined networks), new CDN (content delivery networks), and ICN (information centric networks). Globally, green requirements, performance and scalability studies and related impacts on policy, regulation and standardisation will also need to be addressed. Telecommunication networks need to be prepared for the requirements coming from cloud services, transporting the corresponding information in an effective and efficient way. The cloud concept is being brought into network architectures, by introducing virtualisation into all signal processing and information storage in the networks, and the service provision concept as a replacement for current network node functionalities. Game developers, network operators, OTT content providers and community operators will have a big role to play in these new paradigms. A broad view will be taken, addressing perspectives of innovation, standardisation, business models, implementation, roadmap, and so on.

Moderator

  • Dr Thomas Michael Bohnert,  Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Panellists

  • Prof. Luis M. Correia, Associate Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dr Neil Davies, Founder and Chief Scientist, Predictable Network Solutions, United Kingdom
  • Mr Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum, Luxembourg
  • Mr Peter Riedel, Executive Vice-President, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany
  • Dr Masao Sakauchi, President, NICT, Japan

Presenting MCN at the EU-Korea Workshop

Invited to the “Korea-EU Workshop: Exploring common research interests in the Future Internet”, 30 September, 1st and 2nd of October 2013

This event follows the 2012 ISTAG report having identified Korea as a relevant third country to jointly perform targeted research in the field of Future Internet. It also benefits from the fact that both Korea and the EU have started focused programmatic initiatives in the Future Internet domain. The purpose of this workshop is consequently: In the short term, to identify Korean and EU projects with similar scopes and objectives to favour “twinning” and information exchanges for the mutual benefits of the running activities; in the medium term, to identify a limited and focused set of research issues of common interests in the two regions which could form the basis of specific joint research in the various upcoming implementations of the Horizon 2020 research programme.

There is an extensive track on “Innovative Internet Architectures”, and this is a perfect place to present “Mobile Cloud Networking“.

Talk: OpenStack Technology and Ecosystem, Datacenter Dynamics Converged 2013

Was invited to talk at Datacenter Dynamics Converged 2013.

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Very interesting conference, indeed. Latest trends, issues, solutions, hard and software based around Data Centers – all from the perspective of Data Center Operators.

Cloud Computing in this case is the workload and there was frequent mentioning of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), a topic that we, the ICCLab, address in our new project GEYSER from an integrated Cloud Computing and Energy Efficiency perspective. This is a hot (pun?) topic these days and I am quite keen to see substance around this. Can’t tell much more at this stage, but with GEYSER and a new and excellent chap joining our team for that topic we should have all things together.

Here are the slides of the talk for download.

Talking at The Second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce

Topic: Most likely about Design for Dependability in the Cloud.

About the Event: The Second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce

The Second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce (NC4) is a free national conference on cloud computing and commerce taking place on Tuesday, 16th April at Dublin City University. The conference comprises three sessions, 8 tracks and a plenary featuring presentations and panel discussions from over 30 business leaders and experts on cloud computing. Attendees are welcome to register for individual tracks and/or the plenary.

The conference is organised by Techspectations and the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce both located at DCU Business School. The event brings together industry and academic experts to discuss how cloud technologies can address business problems and drive value. NC4 is designed to raise further awareness of the role that cloud computing can play in helping to drive economic growth, support job creation and to deliver savings and efficiencies in the public and private sector in Ireland.

Cloud Computing: Savior of the Telecom Industry?

Cloud Computing (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) services offered by Telco carriers are gaining momentum.

An excellent overview – from 2011 – is provided by KPMG’s “Telcos advance in cloud computing”. The following table is borrowed from this report.

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Meanwhile, some of these offerings materialized / matured and several others were added. Here is a list of a few very prominent ones.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

  • Telefónica invests in Joyent and runs an Infrastructure-as-a-Cloud (IaaS) service, the Telefonica Instant Servers
  • NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud runs a virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, with the availability of data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
  • AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is a pay-as-you-go cloud computing solution that lets you access virtualized servers in the AT&T cloud. AT&T was positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (December, 2010)
  • Cloud Computing Services by Verizon Terremark
  • Deutsche Telekom maintains a significant share in Zimory
  • Portugal Telecom launched its Smart Cloud service
  • AT&T is OpenStack platinum sponsor and member of the Board of Directors
  • Swisscom become major investor in Piston Cloud, an OpenStack Enterprise provider

Platform-as-a-Service

CFP – SI IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

CALL FOR PAPERS – IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

Special Issue on Wireless Networking for e-Health Applications
The confluence of electronics miniaturization, information proliferation in healthcare, and novel concepts for energy efficiency and energy scavenging, has pushed the application of Mobile Wireless Networks, such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and – perhaps more importantly so – Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) from the realm of theoretical exploration into healthcare reality. This advance heralds in a new era for patient monitoring, medical procedures, patient status awareness, outpatient treatment, and a plethora of other areas in modern healthcare.

Developments in component miniaturization of electronics and sensing devices, advances in low-power wireless communication, and the arrival of energy harvesting have led to the development of ultra-low power wireless communication and sensing devices that are ideally suited for mobile healthcare applications. These devices can be installed in medical facilities and equipment, or worn directly on a patient’s body, allowing for real-time data acquisition, data fusion, reporting, and alerting from a plethora of sources. This allows for an unprecedented level of insight into a patient’s health, with a similarly high level of fidelity of the collected data that in many cases is sufficient to allow biometric identification of
an individual.
With the advent of these new e-Health applications and their associated requirements and constraints, many vital topics of research need to be
explored to provide robustness, security, responsiveness, and longevity of the wireless network and patient health information. This special issue
focuses on the state-of-the-art in wireless networking for e-Health applications, associated technical and regulatory challenges, as well as
exploring deployments and implementations in real-world applications.

The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Applications of Wireless Networks in e-Health
- Real-World e-Health environments from design to operation – experiences, problems, and insights
- Cross-Layer Design for e-Health applications
- The PHY Layer of WSN, WBAN, and other e-Health Wireless Networks
- MAC and Routing in e-Health Wireless Networks
- Privacy, Security and Trust for e-Health applications
- Biometrics using WBANs and its applications
- Ensuring Energy Efficiency
- Energy Harvesting for low-power wireless networking in e-Health applications
- RF Interference and Coexistence
- Mobility in e-Health applications
- Modeling, Simulation, and Performance Evaluation for e-Health technologies
- Collaborative, Opportunistic, and Cognitive Wireless Technology in e-Health
- Trends, Future Applications and Research Challenges for Wireless Networks in e-Health
- Regulatory Challenges and Commercialization of e-Health solutions
- Data Collection, Data Storage, Data Sharing, and Cloud Services for e-Health
- Analysis of e-Health products for compliance, security, performance

Manuscript Submission
Authors are invited to submit original scientific articles for review. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication
elsewhere will be considered. Papers should be tutorial in nature to help non-expert readers gain a good understanding of the topic. The papers should also discuss recent advances and future research topics. For further details, please refer to “Submission Guidelines” in IEEE Wireless
Communications Magazine website at:
http://www.comsoc.org/wirelessmag/paper-submission-guidelines. Authors must follow the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine guidelines for preparation of the manuscript and submit it via Manuscript Central

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-wcm, selecting “Wireless Networking for e-Health Applications” as the topic.

Submission Schedule
Manuscript Submission: January 11, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2013
Final Manuscripts Due: July 1, 2013
Publication Date: August, 2013

Guest Editors
Hamid Sharif
Director, Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory University of
Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
email: hsharif@unl.edu

Michael Hempel
Associate Director, Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
email: mhempel2@unl.edu

Bernd Blobel
Director, eHealth Competence Center
University of Regensburg Medical Center, Germany
email:
bernd.blobel@klinik.uni-regensburg.de

Thomas Michael Bohnert
Director, ICCLab
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
email: thomas.bohnert@zhaw.ch

Ali Khoynezhad
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
email: ali.khoynezhad@cshs.org

On the TPC of the Second Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) Workshop (co-loc with ACM SIGCOM 2013)

Second Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) Workshop
Topics
MCC service architecture and designs
MCC data and storage architecture
MCC performance evaluation and measurement of MCC services and applications
MCC software development platform and enabled new applications
MCC service platform and Quality of Experience (QoE) studies
MCC content/context-based sensing, routing, and networking
MCC security and privacy protection
MCC data and information management for MCC service providers and users
MCC supported social media and networks, virtual community and virtual humans
MCC supported multimedia services, advertisements, games, and entertainments
MCC cloud-on-chip and chip-to-cloud designs and service models
MCC Virtualization and programmable infrastructure
MCC enabled individual, crowdsourcing-based sensing for application scenarios, such as environment monitoring, energy preservation, intelligent transportation, smart grid/home, healthcare and monitoring, personal cloud, ad hoc cloud, mission-critical cloud, collaborative surveillance, etc.

Submission Instructions
All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, so long as the promise of the approach is demonstrated. Radical ideas, potentially of a controversial nature, are strongly encouraged. Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a PDF file. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Papers should be submitted via the submission site: http://mcc13.mobicloud.asu.edu/. Papers must include the author name and affiliation for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Important Dates
Paper Registration March 18, 2013
Paper Submission March 25, 2013
Author Notification April 26, 2013
Camera Ready May 27, 2013
Workshop Date August 12, 2013

Presenting ICCLab, FI-WARE and the FI-PPP at ICTProposer’s Day 2012

After some hesitation I decided to attend the ICTProposer’s day 2012. This time in Warsaw.

At the end, tt was absolutely worth it. Sure, not so much for the presentations and proposal ideas presented – I doubt that any one with a good idea needs to stand up in front of 100 people in order to find partners. But the ICTProposer’s day is a perfect place to keep in touch with your community – only paralleled by the Future Internet Assembly, the Future Networks and Mobile Summit (my most preferred EC event) and the ICT Summit.

Most of my time I spent at the FI-PPP booth (little surprise). Good discussions, fairly controversial, and nice to see that community interest is still high.
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The FI-PPP intro session was well-attended but, in fairness, only few questions were raised. Perhaps due to the fact that there was a dedicated FI-PPP Call 2 Info Day just two weeks earlier.

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The slides of my talk are available for download at the ICPProposer’s Day website (local copy).

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P.S. Greetings to the Ambassador, Teacher, the Priest/Jesus/God, and the Artist.