3 Nov. 2023
New York, USA
The Workshop on Intelligent Cloud Continuum for B5G Services will be held as part of IEEE CloudNet, on November 3 2023, in New York, United States of America.
Paper Submission Deadline:
September 15, 2023
Notification of Acceptance:
September 27, 2023
Camera-Ready Paper Deadline:
September 30, 2023
We look forward to your submissions and participation in the "Intelligent Cloud Continuum for B5G Services" workshop.
Beyond 5G (B5G) applications and services offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation and progress.
Nonetheless, achieving such a vision requires a new breed of intelligent mechanisms, protocols and autonomous
architectures capable of truly taking advantage of the entire edge-to-cloud computing spectrum.
In particular, cross-domain scenarios, which include multi-cloud and multi-provider, are mostly comprised of heterogeneous technological domains requiring intelligent, efficient and close coordination among all the parts. Such a federated and collaborative view has been set as the path forward for unlocking the required automation and flexibility and achieving the extreme requirements and constraints of such next generation of applications. In that sense, this workshop intends to cover four key strands:
Cross-domain edge-to-cloud continuum management:
This strand focuses on architectures, mechanisms, protocols, and automated approaches for having and coordinating closed loops across multi-domain scenarios. This includes zero-touch-like strategies for dealing with a heterogeneous edge-to-cloud continuum across multiple domains. This also includes supporting tools for composing and coordinating closed loops spanning several domains.
Cloud continuum for B5G services, applications, and enablers:
This strand focuses on the various services, applications, and enablers allowing the realization of the various Beyond 5G (B5G) applications and services, including complex Internet of Things (IoT) verticals, Mixed Reality, Extended Reality (XR) collaborative applications, next generation of holographic applications, and tactile Internet scenarios. This strand covers B5G services and applications experiments, pilots and evaluation of novel mechanisms and approaches for enabling such scenarios over the cloud continuum.
AI nativeness in cloud-continuum:
This strand focuses on the network and service intelligence. Intelligence can be introduced in network elements or by interacting across network elements. Alternatively, intelligence can be achieved via a dedicated intelligence plane that would deal with selecting AI/ML algorithms and the associated AI/ML life cycle management, e.g., inference and training. Intelligence can be also applied in deciding and orchestrating how to manage, configure and coordinate AI/ML in different parts of the network. This includes formal methods for creating, selecting and applying closed-loops to achieve automation and assist the network management and control in planning, deployment and optimization phases.
Privacy, security, and trust in cross-domain cloud continuum:
This strand focuses on specific privacy, security, and trust challenges, such as cutting-edge proposals and solutions for ensuring privacy, security, and trust targeting cross-domain B5G scenarios running on cloud continuum. This includes formal methods for attesting and establishing trust liaisons in cross-domain scenarios, and novel AI-powered mechanisms for timely responding and addressing incidents such as cyber-attacks or privacy violations in these cloud-continuum scenarios.
The proposed workshop topics specifically target cutting-edge and novel approaches for dealing with the emerging challenges of B5G Services and applications spanning multiple-domain cloud continuum and the intrinsical need to abstract and manage the underlying infrastructure to make those scenarios viable. This is a less explored topic of the leading conference. This workshop will be a platform to discuss the latest advancements in cloud-continuum B5G services and cross-domain computing management.
We welcome high-quality, original, and unpublished submissions on the above strands. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
University of Oulu, Finland
University of Tokyo, Japan
ETRI, South Korea
Technical Paper Sessions
Technical Session #1: Supporting services for cloud continuum management
Chair: Namseok Ko, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea
A Brief Review of Population-based Methods for Task Offloading in Cloud-to-Edge Continuum
Athanasios Chourlias (Harokopio University, Greece); Theodoros Theodoropoulos (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece); John Violos and Aris Leivadeas (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada); Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece); Christos-Kyprianos Zalachoris (Harokopio University, Greece)
Autonomous Choreography of WebAssembly Workloads in the Federated Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum
Piotr Sowiński (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland); Ignacio Lacalle (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Rafael Vaño (Universitat Politècnica De València, Spain); Carlos Palau (Politècnica de València, Spain)
Pedestrian-centric Augmented Reality Visualization of Real-time Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics
Yiwei Cheng (The University of Tokyo, Japan); Jin Nakazato (University of Tokyo, Japan); Ehsan Javanmardi and Chia-Ming Chang (The University of Tokyo, Japan); Manabu Tsukada (the University of Tokyo, Japan)
A Multi-stakeholder Cloud-continuum framework for 6G Networks security & service management
Rodrigo Asensio-Garriga, Alejandro Molina Zarca and Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez (University of Murcia, Spain)
Technical Session #2: Cloud native beyond 5G system
Chair: Jin Nakazato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Co-Scheduling of Radio and Computing Resources for Resource-Efficient Latency Guarantee in 6G
Sunghyun Jin, Serae Kim and Kyunghan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea (South))
On design and implementation of a cloud-native B5G mobile core network
Quang Tung Thai and Namseok Ko (ETRI, Korea (South)); Myung-Eun Kim (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea (South))
Decentralized Identity Management for Secure Resource Sharing in O-RAN
Engin Zeydan (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Luis Blanco (Centre Tecnològic de les Telecommunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Suayb S. Arslan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Quantum Corporation, USA); Yekta Turk (Aselsan, Turkey)
Flexible Composition of 6G Networks atop Cloud Continuum
Slawomir Kuklinski (Orange Polska & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Key Note Speakers
University of Murcia
Secure and distributed computing in the Continuum
Abstract: IoT devices and the emergence of 5G in our daily lives are bringing new data- driven and increasingly autonomous scenarios. Next generation networks and the strength of the distributed computing paradigm (edge/cloud) are transforming how services are provisioned, mainly when solutions focus on collaboration and aggregation of resources provided by different entities or organisations, that becomes essential to satisfy the most demanding computation and storage service requirements. However, it also entails challenges such as infrastructure and technologies heterogeneity, which directly impacts infrastructure management and especially security, that usually tends to be relegated to a second place. In this talk we will describe the work carried on several EU project were we use an Intent based/policy-based orchestration paradigm for dealing with heterogeneity, allowing users to request service deployments securely without requiring knowledge about the underlying distributed infrastructure.
Cloud For Holography and Augmented Reality - insights on the CHARITY project
Abstract: Advanced media applications enabling immersive communication are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. There is a global trend to adopt virtual solutions, e.g. Virtual Reality or Holography, to support day-to-day business operations, social events, and general lifestyle. The requirements for the computing platform and the underlying network are extreme and not easily achievable with today’s technologies. The CHARITY project has set off to address this challenge and to develop a complete framework that will meet the requirements of such applications. In this talk we will address the work we have been doing towards an intelligent and automated orchestration of next generation applications in multi-domain cloud infrastructure.
Unleashing the Intelligent Continuum: Cross-Domain Cloud Opportunities
Moderator: Luis Cordeiro, OneSource, Portugal
Abstract: This panel will address various aspects of the next generation of AI-powered edge-to-cloud continuum, including cross-domain continuum management, B5G enablers and applications, the role of AI and emerging security, trust, and privacy challenges.
ETRI, South Korea
University of Tokyo, Japan
Politècnica de València, Spain
Program Committee Members
Technically Sponsored by:
EUCharity, EU AerOS, EU 6GSandbox, EU RIGOUROUS and 6GFlagship.