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Network Programming Promises.
22ND EDITION ★ 31 MARCH/03 APRIL 2020 ★ MARRIOTT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER ★ PARIS

Call for Proposals

The following list of topics is not exhaustive and authors may propose other subjects in keeping within the thematic framework.

Abstracts must be submitted by email to info@upperside.fr or remi@uppersideconferences.com

Deadline for turning in abstracts: September 30th, 2019.

Self healing networks

  • Service assurance
  • Closed loop automation
  • Intent-based networking

Network programming

  • Full network programmability
  • SDN and NFV integration
  • Deploying functions on demand

AI

  • Distributed AI and knowledge aggregation
  • Application of digital twins
  • AI understandability
  • Levels of intent (in the layers from natural language to DSLs)
  • Data generation and provenance

5G transport network

  • 5G requirements on slicing (hard slicing)
  • Sync: new requirements from 5G
  • Low latency
  • Is 5G a good opportunity to introduce IPv6?
  • QoS: difference between 5G & 4G
  • 5G for verticals: challenges & solutions
  • 5G for time sensitive network (TSN): challenges and solutions

Segment Routing

  • 5G deployment : slicing and service chaining
  • DC
  • SDWAN with 5G slicing leverage
  • SRv6 deployment and standard update
  • New startups leveraging SRv6 with novel use-cases
  • Automation
  • Enhance performance monitoring
  • Scale and efficiency

MPLS vs SD-WAN

  • Internet underlay
  • Scalability and security issues
  • Management & orchestration
  • uCPE
  • Enterprises and SPs testimonies

Automation

  • New architectures
  • Automation at scale
  • YANG models
  • Use cases

Management & Orchestration

  • Cord, Onap reports
  • Inter-domain orchestration
  • Operational aspects
  • Automation
  • WAN agility
  • Network modeling
  • Containers

MPLS & SDN

  • Synonymous labels
  • EVPN use cases
  • MPLS and SDN Use cases
  • Flex Ethernet to MPLS
  • Deterministic network
  • Service assured network
  • SDN WAN
  • Engineering
  • Transport SDN
  • Virtualized routers (vPE, vRR)
  • Path Computation Element
  • Standardization
  • MPLS interactions
  • IEEE DCB
  • Resiliency, Performance and High-Availability issues

NFV

  • Docker for optimization
  • CPE virtualization
  • PoCs reports
  • Mobility
  • OP-NFV
  • Service chaining
  • L4-L7 services,
  • Gi LAN Services
  • Cloud Management
  • Virtual Network Infrastructure
  • VNF performance

Data center virtualization

  • Standardisation
  • Wan & virtualization
  • Ethernet virtual networks
  • NFV environments
  • Data center interconnection
  • Applications