Tutorial 1

Title: Edge Computing in 5G: bridging vertical applications and networking environments

Abstract: This tutorial will focus on the foundation of both the Fifth Generation (5G) of radio mobile networks and the Edge Computing paradigm. The objective is analyzing the state-of-the-art architectural solutions for integrating Vertical Applications within highly-softwarized 5G Network Slices. The role of the key building blocks in the 5G network platforms (e.g., the Business/Operations Support Systems – BSS/OSS, the NFV Orchestrator, the Virtual Infrastructure Manager – VIM, the Wide-area Infrastructure Manager – WIM, etc.) will be discussed by outlining the current limitations and the possible areas for future research. The discussion will be supported by live experiments performed on the MATILDA 5G-PPP project testbed.

Speaker: Roberto Bruschi, University of Genoa (Italy)


Bio: Roberto Bruschi, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor of Telecommunication Networks at the University of Genoa (Italy). He is member of DITEN and CNIT. Roberto has been the Project Coordinator of the RIA INPUT project, funded by H2020 Programme, and of the GreenNet Project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education under the program FIRB “Futuro in ricerca”. He took part in the activities of many national and European projects (e.g., H2020 TRIANGLE, H2020 SPIDER, FP7 IP ECONET, FP7 NoE TREND). In the ECONET project, he served as Coordination Project Manager. Roberto actively collaborates with many industries, such as Telecom Italia, Ericsson, Broadcom, Freescale, etc., and industrial forums, like GeSI. He has co-authored over 110 papers in international journals, book chapters and international conference proceedings, and he was the recipient of two Best Paper Awards (at IEEE ICC 2009 and at the 3rd IEEE Internat. Workshop on Green Communications) and a best demo award at IM 2017. He has been invited to a number of scientific international conferences and seminars for talks, tutorials and panels (e.g., IEEE INFOCOM 2012, IEEE HPSR 2011, etc.). He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Communication Magazine and for IEEE Trans. on Green Comm. and Netw. His research interests spans form 5G networks and NFV, to green networking and Edge Computing.

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