ACM MSWiM 2016
The 19th ACM MSWiM Conference includes the following tutorials:
Title: "Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11-based Multihop Wireless Networks: From modeling to experimentations"
Topic and description: This tutorial is devoted to the performance evaluation of multihop wireless networks based on IEEE 802.11. The goal is to discuss the different possible approaches for evaluating this kind of networks and the main pitfalls that must be avoided. The tutorial is divided in three parts. The first one concerns the modeling of IEEE 802.11-based multihop wireless networks, specifically when the network size is limited. The challenge is to design a simple model while being realistic enough. A hierarchical model will be presented. The second part concerns the simulation of IEEE 802.11-based multihop wireless networks. The main shortcomings to avoid will be discussed. The third part concerns the experimental evaluation of these networks. We will discuss the tools that can be developed to evaluate parameters useful to experimentations of multihop wireless networks of limited size.
Dr. Isabelle Guérin Lassous
Isabelle Lassous is currently a professor in the computer science department of Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. She conducts her research in the LIP laboratory (UMR 5668, ENSL, CNRS, Inria, UCBL). Before this position, she obtained her PhD in computer science in 1999 in Université Paris Descartes and was an Inria researcher from 2000 to 2006.
Title: "Virtualization and Network Slicing Solutions in 5G Wireless Networks"
Topic and description:
Network virtualization has led to significant benefits in terms of infrastructure and operational costs for 5G network design but, at the same time, it has brought significant technical challenges. On the one hand, the network virtualization paradigm revolutionizes the networking perspective by abstracting and separating logical network behaviors from the underlying physical network resources. This significantly impacts on the reduction of the operations expenditures which, in turn, drive the network operators to foster the programmability and automation of network facilities in order to enable the evolution of a wider range of business services. On the other hand, the separation and creation of a network of virtualized functions, which are flexibly deployed into the network, gives rise to technical issues that must be technologically faced.
Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore and Dr. Konstantinos Samdanis
Vincenzo Sciancalepore received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Telematics Engineering in 2011 and 2012, respectively, whereas in 2015, he received a double Ph.D. degree from Politecnico di Milano and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. From 2011 to 2015 he was Research Assistant at IMDEA Networks, focusing on inter-cell coordinated scheduling for LTE-Advanced networks and device-to-device communication. Currently, he is a Research Scientist at NEC Europe Ltd. in Heidelberg, focusing his activity in the area of network virtualization and network slicing challenges. He has been involved in a number of European Projects and several published international research papers.