Tuesday, 4th September, 9:00 - 10:00
Modeling and Analysis Issues in the Future Internet,
Hisashi Kobayashi, Princeton University & NICT
Wednesday, 5th September, 9:00 - 10:00
Future of Optics in Communications and Networking,
Jean-Pierre Hamaide, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Thursday, 6th September, 9:00 - 10:00
Information-Centric Networking and In-Network Caching: Overview, Trends and Challenges,
Prof. George Pavlou, Senior Member IEEE, University College London, UK
Modeling and Analysis Issues in the Future Internet
Hisashi Kobayashi, The Sherman Fairchild University Professor Emeritus, of Electrical, Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, and Executive Advisor, National Institute for Information & Communications Technology (NICT)
Title: Modeling and Analysis Issues in the Future Internet
Over the past several years there has been an increasing level of research activities worldwide to design an architecture and its protocols for the future Internet.
We first discuss the pros and cons of the TCP/IP protocol of the present Internet, focusing on its “end-to-end design” principle. We then give an overview of the New Generation Network (NwGN) project, a future Internet research project at NICT (National Institute of Information and Communication Technology), Japan. Its architecture, named AKARI, has four main features: cross-layer optimization, ID/Locator split, virtual nodes, and integrated optical packet switching and optical paths. JGN-X is a testbed that provides an environment to implement the AKARI and other future Internet architectures and to develop applications that run on these virtual networks.
Historically the Internet research community is not well equipped with quantitative characterizations of the network performance. We will discuss some performance modeling techniques that may be relevant to the design and analysis of the future Internet. They include processor sharing models, the loss network theory, and asymptotic analysis. There should be great opportunities for the ITC community to contribute to this important development.
Hisashi Kobayashi is the Sherman Fairchild University Professor Emeritus of Princeton University, where he was previously Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (1986-91). Currently he is Executive Advisor of NICT, Japan, for their New Generation Network. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, he spent 15 years at the IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (1967-82), and was the Founding Director of IBM Research-Tokyo (1982-86).
He is an IEEE Life Fellow, an IEICE Fellow, was elected to the Engineering Academy of Japan (1992), and received the 2005 Eduard Rhein Technology Award.
He is the author or coauthor of three books, “Modeling and Analysis: An Introduction to System Performance Evaluation Methodology” (Addison-Wesley, 1978), “System Modeling and Analysis: Foundations of System Performance Evaluation” (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009), and “Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis” (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He was the founding editor-in-chief of “An International Journal: Performance Evaluation” (North Holland/Elsevier).
Future of Optics in Communications and Networking
Jean-Pierre Hamaide, Head of Research Domain, Optical Technologies Research Domain, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Title: Future of Optics in Communications and Networking
The need for digital transport is growing exponentially at a rate of 100 every 10 years, driven by new video, mobile and data services. By the past, high-speed fiber optics has enabled this network traffic growth based on key optical technologies such as Wavelength Division Multiplexing, advanced signal processing and reconfigurable network nodes. In order to prepare the future, the optics community faces four “evolutionary” questions: How to make networks faster, How to make networks more transparent, How to make networks more dynamic, and How to make networks more sustainable?
We will show that information-theoretic and physical limitations are approaching, and revolutionary answers to these questions are requested. These solutions will be based on innovations and disruptions along technology, systems and networking axis. And with optics moving closer to the end user on one side and playing an increasing role at higher levels in the network on the other side, the future will depend on a cross and broad expertise approach, encompassing physics, optics, information theory, protocols and communication science. Exciting opportunities are in front of us.
Jean-Pierre Hamaide is currently head of the Bell Labs Research Domain dedicated to Optical Technologies, and is based in Nozay, France. His responsibilities include advanced research and innovation transfers to the Optics Product Portfolio. The Research Domain combines the forces of international teams and prepares future optical systems based on advanced architecture, networking and technology. The Team holds a large serie of world records and premieres.
His early research included experimental study of nonlinear effects in optical fibres and their influence on the design of transmission systems. In 1984 he has been with the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and in 1991 he joined Alcatel to launch novel research studies on optical nonlinearity impact in submarine transmission systems. He co-authored the first experimental demonstration of dark-soliton propagation in normal dispersion fibers. He also authored the first demonstration of system benefit of new large effective area optical fibre, the groundwork for a new generation of fibers.
Jean-Pierre holds a master’s degree and a Doctorate in Physics from the Free University of Brussels. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 papers in scientific journals or conferences, and more than 10 patents. He serves on the ECOC technical committee and is Bell Labs Fellow.
Information-Centric Networking and In-Network Caching: Overview, Trends and Challenges
Prof. George Pavlou, Senior Member IEEE, University College London, UK (http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~gpavlou/)
Title: Information-Centric Networking and In-Network Caching: Overview, Trends and Challenges
Information-Centric Networking (ICN), also referred to as content-centric, content-aware or data-oriented networking, is seen as an emerging paradigm that tries to re-focus communications, centering on content access rather than on host-to-host interaction as is the case today. The proliferation of user-generated content and the fact that the vast majority of interactions over the Internet concern media content access has led researchers to think of new communication models in which information/content comes on center stage and is accessed by name in a location-independent fashion; in addition, content chunks are cached in network routers, providing localized access, reducing overall network load and avoiding flash-crowd situations. The resulting communications paradigm is receiver-driven, with “time-phased” multicasting and access to content from in-network caches being the norm. This presentation will start with an overview of information-centric networking, it will present the state-of-the-art in the relevant research activities and will consider the current trends and challenges, focusing in particular on in-network caching.
George Pavlou is Professor of Communication Networks in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK, where he coordinates research activities in networking and network/service management. He holds a Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from University College London. His research interests focus on networking and network management. He has been instrumental in a number of flagship research projects that produced significant results, resulting in standards and widely deployed systems; in this context, he has contributed to standardization activities in ISO, ITU-T and the IETF.
Prof. Pavlou has been the Vice Chair of the IEEE Committee on Network Operations and Management. He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management, of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and of IEEE Communications. He has published extensively, with his publications having been widely cited, and has also given invited talks and tutorials in many major international conferences. For his technical contributions to network and service management, he received in 2011 the Dan Stokesberry award which is the highest distinction in the field, presented every two years to “an individual who has made particularly distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the field”. See his web pages for more details on his research activities.