METRICS Industrial Workshop in Heidelberg


NEC will host METRICS Industrial Workshop in Heidelberg on February 5th and 6th 2015.

Location: Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, NEC Europe Ltd

Registration: here

Info for participants: here


Day 1: Thursday February 5th

8:30 – 8:50 Participants Registration
  2nd floor. Kurfürsten-Anlage 36, 69115 Heidelberg (Germany)
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction
  Saverio Niccolini
9:00 – 9:45 Standardization overview (including 3GPP and ETSI)
  Hans van der Veen
  • Introduction to Standardisation
  • European Standardisation
  • High level overview of ETSI
  • High level overview of 3GPP
9:45 – 10:30 SDN-related Standardization
  Sibylle Schaller
  • SDN-related SDOs
  • ONF Overview
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 IETF Overview
  Jan Seedorf
  • Overview of working Groups
  • Emerging topics
11:45 – 12:30 Understanding patents and patent examination
  Bernd Lamparter
  • What is a Patent?
  • What is patentable?
  • Structure of patent applications
  • Overview of the patent process
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Standards Essential Patents (SEPs)
  Lindsay Frost
  • What are Standards Essential Patents?
  • What’s their importance for the industry?
  • How do SDOs and industry fora handle SEPs?
  • Why are they special/different to “normal” IPRs?
  • Impacts on the industry – the good and the bad
14:45 – 15:15 How to find patent-related documents online
  Juliane Grueneberg
  • Overview of some useful databases
  • Examples in patent search
15:15 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 The inventive step
  Bernd Lamparter
  • Concepts of novelty and inventive step

Day 2: Friday February 6th

8:30 – 8:50 Participants arrival
  2nd floor. Kurfürsten-Anlage 36, 69115 Heidelberg (Germany)
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction
  Saverio Niccolini
9:00 – 9:40 Network measurements and analytics for service management frameworks
  Gian Paolo Mattellini and Sannino Andrea(FastWeb)
  Network measurements are essential to feed most of the fundamental processes that a service oriented network provider needs to run.
The attention to every single customer and to the quality of service delivered are already in the spotlight and recognized as indispensable to retain customer in today’s strong competitive landscape.
Advanced network analytics enables service providers to gain insight on the service offered to their customers paving the way for a more efficient service and capacity planning.
We will give some example on how network measurements are used for some of the most important process in service management frameworks.
In particular we will bring some relevant use cases from our experience ; we will present some of the technical challenges we face in network monitoring and possibly give some highlight on the latest industry trends in network performance monitoring.

9:40 – 10:20 The Cost of the S in HTTPS and the Privacy Tangle in the Internet
  Marco Mellia (Narus)
  Increased user concern over security and privacy on the Internet has led towidespread adoption of HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP. HTTPS authenticatesthe communicating end points and provides confidentiality for the ensuingcommunication. However, as with any security solution, it does not come forfree. HTTPS may introduce overhead in terms of infrastructure costs,communication latency, data usage, and energy consumption. Moreover, given theopaqueness of the encrypted communication, any in-network value added servicesrequiring visibility into application layer content, such as caches and virusscanners, become ineffective.This talk attempts to shed some light on these costs. This work thus aims to stimulate discussion on technologies that can mitigate the costs of HTTPS while still protecting the user’s privacy, by presenting also a snapshot of the tracking technologies that we face everyday when connencted to the internet.

10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 QoS-based dimensioning of IP networks: the role of measurements
  Raluca Indre (Orange)
  When dimensioning their networks, network operators need to ensure that a certain level of Quality of Service is provided to their customers. The talk is focused on presenting a QoS-based dimensioning approach based on a queuing network model. The types of measurements that are required as input to the proposed QoS-based dimensioning approach are also discussed. We underline the importance of having accurate network measurements and highlight the impact of these measurements on QoS-based dimensioning.

11:30 – 12:10 The vision for a Data Transparency Lab
  Nikolaos Laoutaris (Telefonica)
  In this talk I will introduce the vision behind the recently created Data Transparency Lab (DTL) and its supporting community. I will give examples of the constantly eroding trust that users have for online websites and service, and how this can eventually lead to the de-throning of the web as the communication medium of choice for people around the world. I’ll draw parallels between today’s privacy problems of the web and events that have plagued TV and newspapers in the past, and show how all of the above are instances of the basic “Tragedy of the Commons” occurring in multiple efforts of human societies. I’ll summarize the mission of DTL as “using transparency to avoid a Tragedy of the Commons in the web due to privacy and loss of trust”.
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12:10 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:00 Lightning Talks

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