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23rd Edition 05/07 April 2022

Call for Proposals

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

Security aspects

  • Routing security
  • RPKI
  • Anti-spoofing
  • MANRS

Segment Routing

  • SR deployments and standard update
  • SRv6 for mobility
  • SRv6 for Cloud
  • 5G deployments : slicing and service chaining
  • SDWAN with 5G slicing leverage

MPLS extensions

  • In-situ OAM
  • Time sensitive networking
  • Network slicing & programming

EVPN

  • OAM
  • New services (egg Multi-homing)
  • New extensions

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 & ML

  • Distributed AI & ML 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
  • QoS: difference between 5G & 4G
  • 5G for verticals: challenges & solutions
  • 5G for time sensitive network (TSN): challenges and solutions

MPLS vs SD-WAN & SASE

  • 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
Abstracts must be submitted by email to contact@uppersideconferences.com or remi.scavenius@wanadoo.fr

Deadline for turning in abstracts: November 30th, 2021.