The 9th International Conference on Networks of the Future (NoF 2018) was held in Poznań, Poland on November 19-21, 2018.
Networks are currently witnessing a significant transformation that is resulting in new ways to address the deployment of applications and services in a digital society. Major trends like softwarization leveraged by Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud & Edge Computing, and the introduction of new radio techniques are shaping the evolution in the Telecom and ICT industries, today emphasized by the current developments regarding 5G networks and services. Other paradigms like Information-centric networking are also impacting the way content can be delivered to customers. As such, besides technological advances, networking requires further research from architecture to operations, that would alleviate complexity and allow smart and reliable automation of service delivery.
NoF 2018 is addressing the challenges and latest issues raised in the design of future networks in all their dimensions. The program includes:
Being located in the Center of Europe, Poznań is certainly the right place to organize NoF 2018. The city has a long history from the early rise of Poland, and it has been at crossroads of many economical relationships for centuries. It has also undergone major transformation towards the digital world, hosting many ICT companies, especially because of its famous universities. The conference took place in Poznań University of Technology, located right in the center of the city, within walking distance from the train station and offering quick access to the medium-sized airport, just a few miles away.
(Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
(Independent Advisor, France)
"MDTCP: Towards a Practical Multipath Transport Protocol for Telco Cloud Datacenters"
Dejene Boru Oljira, Karl-Johan Grinnemo, Anna Brunstrom, and Javid Taheri (Karlstad University, Sweden)