IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on RS-FCN: Resource Slicing for Future Clouds and Networks - Program

The First International Workshop on Resource Slicing for Future Clouds and Networks (RS-FCN 2018)


Monday, 16 April, 2018 ● 13:30 – 18:00 ● Room: IoIani 1


Virtualization is the key enabling technology both in Cloud and in NFV/SDN networking. From an operational point of view, physical resources must be allocated to support the virtual resources assigned to users in a way that allows full isolation of each resource consumer. Isolation means that actions of one user should not affect the service of others, and it requires, in addition to host level resource partitioning, the allocation of global networking and other functional services provided by the cloud operator -- this is referred to as resource slicing. In NFV/SDN, computation and communication resources can be allocated to a group of services in the form of virtual network slices that can be consumed on the fly, with fine granularity, serving a specific purpose during a specific period of time. Network slices can be independently and dynamically configured with surgical accuracy, deciding the proximity, availability, and scaling of resources that are required to meet each slice’s QoS requirements at any point in time. Similarly, in the cloud, slicing enables the elastic allocation of physical and lower level functionality resources (e.g., DNS, analytics) to each of the tenants of a data center. 

The RS-FCN 2018 workshop aims at bringing together the communities of cloud, networking, and theoretical resource allocation with the goal of discussing and designing novel models, protocols, and algorithms for the above-described ecosystem of future clouds and networks based on elastic resource slicing.



Jaime Llorca (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Eytan Modiano (MIT, USA)
Georgios Paschos (Huawei, France)
Danny Raz (Technion, Israel)
Antonia Tulino (Nokia Bell Labs, USA, and UNINA, Italy)




13:30 – 15:20

Session 1: System Aspects of Cloud and Network Slicing

Chair: Georgios Paschos

Keynote 1 (13:30 – 14:20)

Slicing Clouds and Networks: A System’s Perspective
Danny Raz (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Invited Talk 1 (14:20-14:40)
Micro-Slicing for Service Densification in 5G Clouds and Beyond
Ulas Kozat (Huawei, USA)

Invited Talk 2 (14:40-15:00)
Network Slicing for Verticals from a System’s Perspective
Andres Saavedra (NEC Labs, Germany)


15:00 – 16:00

Poster Session (and break)

Radio Access Network Resource Slicing for Flexible Service Execution
Chia-Yu Chang (EURECOM, France), Navid Nikaein (EURECOM, France), Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (EURECOM, France)

Business Network Formation Among 5G Providers
Mate Cserep (Ericsson, Hungary), Akos Recse (Ericsson, Hungary), Robert Szabo (Ericsson, Hungary), Laszlo Toka (Budapest University, Hungary)

On the Use of Network Coding as a Virtual Network Function in Satellite-Terrestrial CDNs
Simon Pietro Romano (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy), Fabio Giangrande (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)


16:00 – 17:50

Session 2: Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud and Network Slicing
Chair: Eytan Modiano

Keynote 2 (16:00 – 16:50):
End-to-End Configuration and Control of Cloud Network Slices
Jaime Llorca (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)

Invited Talk 3 (16:50-17:10)
Network Slicing: Predictable Performance in Unpredictable Environment?
Stefan Schmid (University of Vienna, Austria)

Invited Talk 4 (17:10-17:30)
Optimizing the Network Edge for Flexible Service Provisioning
Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)

Invited Talk 5 (17:20-17:40)
Communication-Aware Scheduling for Dispersed Computing
Ramtin Pedarsani (University of California Santa Brabara, USA)