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Education & Training

During an intensive 4-day program, a select group of 30 students will:

  • Network with technical experts and business executives
  • Collaborate with like-minded engineers
  • Experienced lectures by international communications technology experts
  • Visit world leading wireless laboratories
  • Engage in varied learning opportunities including case studies, tutorials, and hands-on experiences

Focus areas for the 2019 ComSoc Autumn School include:

  • End-to-End network slicing solutions
  • Data-driven network control and configuration based on artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML)
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Automated network service placement and functional chaining
  • Next generation wireless in vertical application areas

Confirmed speakers for this program include:

  • Prof. Adlen Ksentini, Eurecom, France
  • Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. of Trento, Italy
  • Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC, Germany
  • Prof. Stefan Schmid, TU Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericsson, Ireland
  • Victor Lopez, Telefonica I+D

Lunch and coffee breaks will be made available free of charge throughout the day.

IEEE ComSoc Autumn School Agenda*

  Tuesday,
5 November
Wednesday,
6 November
Thursday,
7 November
Friday,
8 November
09:30-11:00 Algorithmic Nuggets in Network Slicing and Resource Allocation
Prof. Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria
The Road to 5G: An Overview of Challenges and Emerging AI Technologies in Telecommunications Industry
Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericsson, Ireland
Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization: Theory and Practice
Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
Wireless Solutions for Industry Verticals
Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Algorithmic Nuggets in Network Slicing and Resource Allocation
Prof. Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria
Leveraging Machine Learning in Telecommunication Networks
Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericsson, Ireland
Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization: Theory and Practice
Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
Network Slicing in Theory and Practice: Takeaways from the 5G-MoNArch Project
Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Lab Visit Evolving Management in Network Operators: SDN and Telemetry
Dr. Victor Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
An Intelligent End-to-end Network Slicing Orchestration for Verticals Industries
Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC, Germany
Network Slicing in the Era of 5G and Beyond
Prof. Adlen Ksentini, EURECOM, France
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Lab Visit Applying Artificial Intelligence in Network Operators
Dr. Victor Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
An Intelligent End-to-end Network Slicing Orchestration for Verticals Industries
Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC, Germany
Network Slicing in the Era of 5G and Beyond
Prof. Adlen Ksentini, EURECOM, France

*Agenda subject to change.

Local IEEE ComSoc Autumn School Organizers:

Organizer: Christos Verikoukis, PhD (CTTC)

Local Organizing Committee: Adriano Pastore, PhD (CTTC) and Josep Fabregas, PhD (CTTC)

Local Arrangement: Ms. Monterrat Prat (CTTC)