Smart network Technologies and Edge computing for the Tactile Internet (STET 2018)

Workshop of IEEE NetSoft 2018

Montreal, Canada

June 25, 2018

tactile internet

Location: Montreal, Canada

Important Dates:

  • Workshop Abstract Registration: March 23rd, 2018 (final)
  • Workshop Paper Submission: March 23rd, 2018 (final)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 April, 2018
  • Camera-ready Submission: 20 April, 2018

Camera Ready Submission

Please refer to the main conference:

Program and List of Accepted Papers

Monday, June 25, 2018

Design, Management and Orchestration of Edge Computing and Tactile Internet

2:00pm - 3:30 pm: Room TBD

Session Chair: tbd
  • Balancing Delay and Cost in Virtual Network Function Placement and Chaining
    Aris Leivadeas, Ioannis Lambadaris, Mohamed Ibnkahla, Carleton University - Canada
    Matthias Falkner, Cisco Systems - Canada
    George Kesidis, Pennsylvania State University - USA

  • A Clustering-based Consistency Adaptation Strategy for Distributed SDN Controllers
    Mohamed Aslan, Ashraf Matrawy, Carleton University - Canada

  • Design of a UAV-based videosurveillance system with Tactile Internet constraints in a 5G ecosystem
    Christian Grasso, Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania

Edge Computing and Tactile Internet for User Applications

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Room tbd

Session Chair: TBD
  • Scalable Video Transmission in Software Defined Wireless Mesh Network
    Chaojie Yu, Zhipeng Yang, Xiang Chen, Jian Yang, University of Science and Technology of China - P.R. China

  • Quality-of-Service Assessment of Live Video Streaming with a Remote-Controlled Drone
    Frank Loh, Florian Wamser, Tobias Hoßfeld, Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wurzburg, Institute of Computer Science - Germany

  • The Tactile Internet for the flight control of UAV flocks
    Fabio D'Urso, Christian Grasso, Corrado Santoro, Federico Fausto Santoro, Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania

Workshop Description

In the recent years we have witnessed an increasing interest towards new networking trends, such as cloud and edge computing, providing virtually unlimited resources for enterprises and end-users, and smart systems, such as sensors, smartphones or other ``things”, used to generate and elaborate human-generated data. The massive amount of data has led to new Big Data processing and resilient storage challenges. Additionally, the introduction of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are deeply modifying the Internet towards the new concept of softwarized network, where network nodes are deployed with general-purpose standard servers, and network functions are implemented as software within data centers. These technologies, combined with the emerging standard of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), will be the enablers of the forthcoming 5G mobile network for the Tactile Internet, a framework that has potential impact in every segment of the society in the immediate future. The Tactile Internet paradigm is foreseen to represent the next step in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.

Applications need support for extremely low latency, high availability, reliability and security challenges need to be addressed. Relevant application areas for Tactile Internet include real-time gaming, disaster handling, smart health and smart city applications, industrial automation, transportation systems and education, to name a few. The interest towards Tactile Internet is also witnessed by the initiative of the ITU-T Group that elaborated an ITU-T Technology Watch Report published in 2014. Large companies have been attracted towards this new technology; as an example, the Tactile Internet demonstration presented by Huawei at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai 2015. The STET 2018 Workshop aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss the latest advances on the main aspects of the Tactile Internet, ranging between architectural, theoretical and practical aspects for the realization of the Tactile Internet vision in future 5G smart systems. As it clearly emerges from the previous discussion, the topics addressed by the workshop are still becoming, hence expected to catalyze a keen interest from professionals of the academic and industrial networking and computer science communities.

Authors Information

The manuscripts must be prepared in English, IEEE 2-column US-Letter style using IEEE Conference template (available at THIS LINK ) with a maximum length of eight (8) printed pages, including figures. All papers need to be submitted in PDF format via JEMS. All submitted papers will be peer‐reviewed. To be published in the Workshop Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register and present the paper at the workshop. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Explore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications Society will take action against any author who engages in either practice.

Technical Program Committee

Arif Ahmed – IRISA, France
Adnan Aijaz – Centre for Telecommunications Research King’s College London, Great Britain
Rodolfo Alvizu – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carlos Astudillo – State University of Campinas, Brazil
Paolo Bellavista – University of Bologna, Italy
Emmanuel Bertin – Orange Labs, France
Chiara Buratti – University of Bologna, Italy
Maurizio Casoni – University of Modena, Italy
Walter Cerroni – University of Bologna, Italy
Sandip Chakraborty – IIT Kharagpur, India
Bruno Chatras – Orange Labs, France
Mohammad Chaudhry – Soptimizer, Canada
Carla Chiasserini – Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Daniel Corujo – Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Salvatore D'Oro – Northeastern University, USA
Vincenzo Eramo – University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Paulo Ferreira – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gerhard Fettweis – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Ramon Fontes – IFBA, Brazil
Amjad Gawanmah – ECE, Concordia University, Canada
Frank den Hartog – DoVes Research, Australia
Neminath Hubballi – Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Vatche Ishakian – Bentley University, USA
Wolfang Kellerer – Technische Universität München, Germany
Toumi Khalifa – Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
Pinar Kirci – Istanbul University, Turkey
Diego Kreutz – University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tian Lan – George Washington University, USA
Zbigniew Leonowicz – Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Hongxing Li – Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P. R. China
Luis Lopes – University of Porto, Portugal
Pascal Lorenz – University of Haute Alsace, France
Bala Krishna Maddali – GGS Indraprastha University, India
Chathura Madhusanka Sarathchandra Magurawalage – University of Essex, Great Britain
Martin Maier – Optical Zeitgeist Laboratory INRS, Canada
Barbara Martini – CNIT, Italy
Rolando Martins – University of Porto, Portugal
Ibrahim Matta – Boston University, USA
Samir Medjiah – LAAS-CNRS, France
Gabriele Mencagli – University of Pisa, Italy
Odorico Mendizabal – FURG, Brazil
Roberto Morabito – Ericsson Research, Finland
Ahmad Nagib – Queen's University, Canada
Amiya Nayak – University of Ottawa, Canada
Federica Paganelli – University of Firenze, Italy
Sergio Palazzo – University of Catania, Italy
Bhaskar Prasad Rimal – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Ioannis Psaras – University College London, Great Britain
Martin Reed – University of Essex, Great Britain
Wolfgang Richter – Soroco, USA
Giuseppe Ruggeri – University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Yasir Saleem – Telecom Sud Paris, France
Stefano Salsano – University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marco Savi – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Reinhard Scholl – International Telecommunication Union, France
Michael Seufert – University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Nadir Shah – COMSATS Institute of Information Technology – Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Meryem Simsek – Technical University Dresden Dresden, Germany
Kurt Tutschku – BTH - Belkinge Technical University, Sweden
Florian Wamser – University of Wuerzburg, Germany

  • Co-Organizers (in alphabetical order)

    Flavio Esposito Saint Louis University, USA
  • Co-Organizers (in alphabetical order)

    Laura Galluccio University of Catania, Italy
  • Co-Organizers (in alphabetical order)

    Giovanni Schembra University of Catania, Italy

A Workshop of IEEE NetSoft 2018