Delivering low latency services at the edge

Delivering low latency services at the edge

The history of network computing is a continuous up-and-down between the edge and the center. First we had computer terminals connected to mainframes. Then applications and services migrated down to the microcomputers. After that, they once again moved up to the center with the apparition and deployment of clouds. Today applications and services must climb down again on edge devices.

Indeed, current cloud-based networks rely on centralized architecture. The problem is that new revenue streams desired by the operators lie with new IoT and 5G low Latency services. These pose significant challenges to the operators who need to examine how to deploy these services and what network re-engineering aspects they need to act on.

Therefore, cloud capabilities must be distributed across the network to form an edge cloud, which places computing resources where the traffic is - at the edge of the network.
  • How can these services be delivered by a software defined edge cloud?
  • What network re-engineering needs to be done?
  • Where should the edge cloud be deployed?
  • How to insure network security and service chaining?
These questions will be addressed during the Edge Cloud Summit, to be held in Paris Roissy CDG, from 4 to 6 June, 2019.

Call for Proposals

The following list of topics is not exhaustive and authors may propose other subjects in keeping within the thematic framework.
  • Network architectures
  • Low latency services
  • 5G next generation core
  • IoT impact
  • Computing capacity distribution
  • Matching mobile protocols
  • Cloud RAN
  • MEC
  • Use cases
  • OpenStack distribution
  • Which customer model?
  • Physical and virtual network functions
  • Availability and flexible scalability
  • Software components
  • Connectivity aspects
  • Security issues
  • Processing and performance
  • Management and planning

Abstracts must be submitted by email at: or

The deadline for turning in abstracts has been extended to January 15th, 2019.