5G Mobile Edge and Fog Computing – 議程

5G Mobile Edge and Fog Computing

2017/1/11 交大電子與資訊研究大樓  國際會議廳


Time Topic Speaker
13:00-13:30 Welcome & Registration
13:30-13:40 Opening Remarks Prof. Bao-Shuh Paul Lin
Chief Director of MIRC, NCTU
13:40-14:25 Enabling 5G through Enhanced and Converged RAN Virtualization at the Edge Dr. Arturo Azcorra
Prof. of UC3M
Director of IMDEA Networks
14:25-15:10 From SDN-NFV and 5G-MEC to Their Modeling and Optimization Prof. Ying-Dar Lin
Distinguished Prof. of NCTU
Director of NBL
IEEE Fellow
15:10-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:15 Making Fog and MEC Computing Happen: A Platform Perspective Dr. Angelo Corsaro
Chief Technology Officer of ADLINK Tech. Inc.
16:15-17:00 Panel Discussion: 5G Shaped by Edge and Fog Computing Moderator: Prof. Ying-Dar Lin

Enabling 5G through Enhanced and Converged RAN Virtualization at the Edge

Speaker: Prof. Arturo Azcorra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


5G is typically conceived as a disruption of current networks providing unprecedented speeds and lower delays, making a reality interactive applications requiring of almost instant access to computing capabilities in the network. These expectations are not free of challenges in the technical and economical domains, new developments and infrastructure is required in a scenario where the ARPU continuously decreases. Current research approaches look at the combination of Cloud-RAN (C-RAN) technologies (which improve the performance of the network while possibly reducing its CAPEX) and mobile edge computing (MEC) which further reduces the latency, increases the bandwidth and reduce the cost of providing bandwidth hungry low latency applications. Nevertheless, the combination of both technologies does not fully exploit available computing resources at the edge across multiple domains. This talk will explore current research trends on the combination of computing and networking resources at the transport (C-RAN+MEC—> the Crosshaul approach) and its evolution towards the orchestration of resource at the very edge of the network (Fog and Cloud).


Arturo Azcorra graduated in 1980 from Loy-Norrix High School, Michigan. He received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1986, and the Doctor degree in 1989 from the same University. In 1992 he graduated as Master in Bussiness Administration from Instituto de Empresa, one of the most prestigious Business School in the World. He has been an associate professor at the Telematics Systems Engineering Department (DIT) of UPM since 1990 until 1998, when he moved to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he currently is a full professor. He has been also a professor in the Programa de Postgrado of UPM, and in different programs of the Escuela de Organización Industrial, as well as member of the Academic Comittee of Master en Comercio Electronico of Univ. Carlos III. He has participated in the management of Univ. Carlos III through different posts and activities: he has served as deputy Vice-Provost, Department Director, member of the university board, and member of the councils of the Departament, the School of Engineering and the University. On 2006 he was appointed the Director of the International Research Institute IMDEA Networks, a very relevant research institution in Europe. On the professional area, Arturo Azcorra is an IEEE Communications Society Senior Member, an Internet Society member, an ACM-SIGCOMM member, a founding member of the Association for Telematics, and also president of the said Association.

He has participated in a large number of European research projects in the frame of ESPRIT, RACE, COMETT, Telematics, ACTS, IST and ICT programs. Among them, he has been the coordinator of the E-NEXT NoE EU Network of Excellence (45 member institutios), the CONTENT NoE EU Network of Excellence (11 member institutions) and CARMEN EU Project. Consulting activities carried out include companies and organizations such as the European Space Agency, Repsol, RENFE (national railway company), Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid (regional government), Ministry of Science, Ministry of Industry, WorldCom-MFS, Servicom and Ericsson Telebit.

From SDN-NFV and 5G-MEC to Their Modeling and Optimization

Speaker: Prof. Ying-Dar Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


The second wave of cloud computing, named network cloudification, in the forms of SDN (Software Defined Networking), NFV (Network Function Virtualization), and 5G-MEC (Mobile Edge Computing), is to centralize and virtualize networking into data centers. It enables operators to offer NaaS (Networking as a Service) with much lower CAPEX and OPEX with larger flexibility because devices become simpler, the number of administrators is less, and service orchestration is easier. It turns parts of communications currently done in hardware into computing done in software. However, the host of these data centers would not be Google-like super data centers as they are too far away from subscribers. The latency requirement of 10ms and 1ms pushes the computing facilities down to CORD (central offices re-architected as data centers) and cellular base stations for SDN-NFV and 5G-MEC, respectively. In this talk, we first argue why, where and when SDN, NFV, 5G-MEC would prevail, and then illustrate how to make it happen with OpenFlow, SC (Service Chaining), NSH (Network Service header), etc. Then we examine how latency requirement dominates this virtualization game by listing key questions to answer in modeling and optimizing server resource allocation in the architectures of SDN, NFV, and 5G-MEC. Their answers are mostly unknown now but would benefit the architects and developers of OpenFlow switches, SDN controllers, SDN-NFV apps, NFV data centers, MEC-enabled base stations, and operator’s infrastructure in general.


YING-DAR LIN is a Distinguished Professor of NCTU, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA in 1993. He was a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose (2007–2008) and the CEO at Telecom Technology Center, Taipei (2010-2011). Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL), which reviews network products with real traffic and has been an approved test lab of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) since July 2014. He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. His research interests include network security, wireless communications, and network cloudification. His work on multihop cellular was the first along this line, and has been cited over 750 times and standardized into IEEE 802.11s, IEEE 802.15.5, IEEE 802.16j, and 3GPP LTE-Advanced. He is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and ONF Research Associate. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Computer, IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine – Network Testing Series, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, Computer Communications, Computer Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, and IEICE Transactions on Communications, and is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST). He published a textbook, Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach, with Ren-Hung Hwang and Fred Baker (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Making Fog and MEC Computing Happen: A Platform Perspective

Speaker: Dr. Angelo Corsaro, ADLINK Technology Inc.


Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) have emerged from the realisation that to make  happen IoT  and 5G, respectively,  cloud-centric and any in general  back-end centric architecture aren’t fit for purpose. For instance, back-end centric architectures  (1) are harder to scale, (2) can’t provide the latency/throughput necessary to an increasing number of applications, and (3) are unable to deal with the connectivity density required by emerging applications in IoT and 5G.

This presentation will (1) investigate the needs of Fog and MEC computing platforms, (2) establish the areas of convergence and divergence,   (3)  identify technology gaps, and (4) propose a unified platform  to address the needs of Fog Computing and MEC.


Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he leads the Advanced Technology Office and looks after corporate technology strategy and innovation. Angelo also serves as PrismTech’s (an ADLINK Company)  CTO where he directs the technology strategy innovation for the Vortex IIoT platform.

Before joining PrismTech, Angelo served as Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA (now Leonardo) Strategy and Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities.

Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems and with 100s of publications on referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines.


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