CTTC participates at IEEE INFOCOM 2020 with two demonstrations


Jorge Baranda, Senior Researcher at COMNET-CTTC division, is presenting two demonstrations in Demo Session 3 of IEEE INFOCOM2020 conference, a top ranked conference on networking in the research community. Both demonstrations show advanced concepts related with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) and applied to vertical industries, namely, eHealth and automotive.

On one hand, the demonstration called “NFV Service Federation: enabling Multi-Provider eHealth Emergency Services” shows a Network Service Federation (NSF) solution to deploy an eHealth network service across multiple provider domains at different locations. The NSF feature is very relevant for the development of 5G/6G networks because it helps providing enlarged service coverage, flexibility and connectivity. NSF will enhance the business relations among different stakeholders, opening the door to the development of new business models.

On the other hand, the demonstration called “Arbitrating Network Services in 5G Networks for Automotive Vertical Industry”  shows the arbitration of vertical services. In this context, arbitration refers to the management of various network services belonging to the same given vertical customer according to their SLA requirements, service priorities and available resource budget.  In this demonstration, the arbitration is performed over multiple network services offered by an automotive vertical to its customers.

These demonstrations have been developed with the support of EU Commission H2020 5Growth project (Grant No. 856709) and H2020 5G-TRANSFORMER project (Grant No. 761536), Spanish MINECO grant TEC2017-88373-R (5G-REFINE) and Generalitat de Catalunya grant 2017 SGR 1195.