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VIrtualized hybrid satellite-TerrestriAl systems for resilient and fLexible future networks

Deliverables

Standardization and exploitation plan - Initial version

Standardization and exploitation plan - Initial version

Dissemination and communication plan

Dissemination and communication plan

Dissemination and promotion activities report (3)

Dissemination and promotion activities report (3)

System and Functional Requirements: Final report

This deliverable will provide the final version of the VITAL functional and system requirements. Additionally, the deliverable will include a revised version of the system architecture to be aligned to the first technical project review. (Report)

Federated Network Resource Manager (FNRM) Design

This deliverable will report the design of end-to-end network service manager (orchestrator/federator) in the hybrid network through the exploitation of both SDN controllers and VNF managers’ capabilities (Report)

Final validation and performance analysis report

System validation of the satellite network as a service demonstration case. (Report + Demonstration)

Standardization and exploitation plan - Final version

Standardization and exploitation plan - Final version

Project Final Report

Project Final Report

Final network resource management framework and performance assessment of algorithmic solutions

This deliverable will be the final version of the resource management framework and algorithmic solutions, covering all use cases considered in the project in a comprehensive manner. (Report)

Dissemination and promotion activities report (1)

Dissemination and promotion activities report (1)

Emulated testbed architecture design and specification

In this deliverable, the description of the emulated testbed motivation, specification and design: tools, features, components, terrestrial and satellite technologies. Definition of use cases to demonstrate and KPIs to evaluate the performance. In this deliverable, the guidelines to the integration of the system software and the platform will be reported (Report)

Interim Report on NFV Manager and performance assessment procedures – Report

This deliverable will provide an early report on the implementation of the modules of the NFV Manager and assessment on the procedures for the performance evaluation of the virtual functions. (Report)

Network Resource management framework and initial performance assessment of algorithmic solutions

This deliverable will describe in detail the algorithmic solutions for hybrid terrestrial/satellite networks addressed under tasks 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4. Each algorithm will be accompanied by performance evaluations, according to proper KPIs in representative scenarios. Evaluation of the algorithms will be presented for selected cases. The network resource management framework will be revisited and updated accordingly to ensure consistency with the progress achieved through the development of the algorithmic solutions. (Report)

Dissemination and promotion activities report (2)

Dissemination and promotion activities report (2)

System architecture: Final report

This deliverable will illustrate the final version of the system architecture. (Report)

Performance assessment and recommendations for optimisation

Performance evaluation of virtual network functions and recommendations for optimisation for each of them by means of simulations or prototype implementation. (Report)

Physical testbed architecture design and specifications

The deliverable will outline the description of the real testbed motivation, specification and design: features, components, terrestrial and satellite technologies. Definition of use cases to demonstrate and KPIs to evaluate the performance. In this deliverable, the guidelines to the integration of the system software and the platform will be reported (Report)

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Publications

On the Virtualization and Dynamic Orchestration of Satellite Communication Services

Author(s): 6. R. Ferrús, H. Koumaras, O. Sallent, T. Rasheed, E. Duros, R. Riggio, N. Kuhn, P. Gélard, T. Ahmed
Published in: Proc. IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: (VTC’16-Fall), 2016

SDN-based Media Service Provision Over Federated Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Author(s): Harilaos Koumaras, Christos Sakkas, Vaios Koumaras, Christos Xilouris, Michail Alexandros Kourtis Georgios Gardikis
Published in: Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications 2016, EuCNC 2016, 2016

Virtual network functions orchestration in wireless networks

Author(s): Roberto Riggio, Abbas Bradai, Tinku Rasheed, Julius Schulz-Zander, Slawomir Kuklinski, Toufik Ahmed
Published in: 2015 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2015, Page(s) 108-116
DOI: 10.1109/CNSM.2015.7367346

In-service Video Quality Assessment based on SDN/NFV techniques

Author(s): 2. H. Koumaras, M. A. Kourtis, C. Sakkas, G. Xilouris, S. Kolometsos
Published in: Proc. 23rd International Conference on Communications (ICT’16), 2016

Flexible Capacity and Traffic Management for Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Mobile Backhauling Networks

Author(s): F. Mendoza, R. Ferrús, O. Sallent
Published in: in Proc. Thirteenth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS’16), 2016

SDN/NFV-enabled Satellite Communications: Ground Segment Network Architecture for 5G Integration

Author(s): R. Ferrus, H. Koumaras, O. Sallent, T. Rasheed, R. Riggio, N. Kuhn, P. Gélard, T. Ahmed
Published in: Proc. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’16), 2016

Enabling agile video transcoding over SDN/NFV-enabled networks

Author(s): Harilaos Koumaras, Christos Sakkas, Michail Alexandros Kourtis, Christos Xilouris, Vaios Koumaras, Georgios Gardikis
Published in: 2016 International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU), 2016, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/TEMU.2016.7551916

A traffic distribution scheme for 5G resilient backhauling using integrated satellite networks

Author(s): F. Mendoza, R. Ferrus, O. Sallent
Published in: 2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Issue 26-30 June 2017, 2017, Page(s) 1671-1676
DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC.2017.7986535

Towards SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems: Bandwidth on Demand use case

Author(s): T. Ahmed, R. Ferrus, R. Fedrizzi, O. Sallent
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), Issue 21-25 May 2017, 2017, Page(s) 894-899
DOI: 10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962772

X-MANO: An open-source platform for cross–domain management and orchestration

Author(s): Antonio Francescon, Giovanni Baggio, Riccardo Fedrizzi, Enrico Orsini, Roberto Riggio
Published in: 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Issue 3-7 July 2017, 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2017.8004236

X–MANO: Cross–domain management and orchestration of network services

Author(s): Antonio Francescon, Giovanni Baggio, Riccardo Fedrizzi, Ramon Ferrusy, Imen Grida Ben Yahiaz, Roberto Riggio
Published in: 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Issue 3-7 July 2017, 2017, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2017.8004223

Satellite Gateway Diversity in SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems

Author(s): T. Ahmed, R. Ferrus, R. Fedrizzi, O. Sallent, Nicolas Kuhn, Emmanuel Dubois, Patrick Gelard
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), Issue 21-25 May 2017, 2017, Page(s) 882-887
DOI: 10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962770

Towards SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems: End-to-End Traffic Engineering use case

Author(s): R. Ferrus, O. Sallent, T. Ahmed, R. Fedrizzi
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), Issue 21-25 May 2017, 2017, Page(s) 888-893
DOI: 10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962771

Service oriented cloud CPE as a means of a future terminal

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Panagiotis Matzoros and George Agapiou
Published in: 56th FITCE Congress, Issue 14-16 September 2017, 2017

Multi-domain service orchestration with X-MANO

Author(s): Giovanni Baggio, Antonio Francescon, Riccardo Fedrizzi
Published in: 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Issue 3-7 July 2017, 2017, Page(s) 1-2
DOI: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2017.8004259

Scylla: A language for virtual network functions orchestration in enterprise WLANs

Author(s): Roberto Riggio, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Steven Latre, Tinku Rasheed
Published in: NOMS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Issue 25-29 April 2016, 2016, Page(s) 401-409
DOI: 10.1109/NOMS.2016.7502837

Enhancing Satellite and Terrestrial Networks Integration through NFV/SDN technologies

Author(s): R. Ferrús, O. Sallent, T. Rasheed, A. Morelli, H. Koumaras, G. Agapiou, C. Boustie, P. Gélard, R. Mestari, H. Makis, T. Masson
Published in: IEEE ComSoc MMTC (Multimedia Communications Technical Committee) E-Letter Special Issue, 2015

Scheduling Wireless Virtual Networks Functions

Author(s): Roberto Riggio, Abbas Bradai, Davit Harutyunyan, Tinku Rasheed, Toufik Ahmed
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Issue 13/2, 2016, Page(s) 240-252, ISSN 1932-4537
DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2016.2549563

SDN/NFV-enabled satellite communications networks: Opportunities, scenarios and challenges

Author(s): R. Ferrús, H. Koumaras, O. Sallent, G. Agapiou, T. Rasheed, M.-A. Kourtis, C. Boustie, P. Gélard, T. Ahmed
Published in: Physical Communication, Issue 18, 2016, Page(s) 95-112, ISSN 1874-4907
DOI: 10.1016/j.phycom.2015.10.007

Software-defined satellite cloud RAN

Author(s): Toufik Ahmed, Emmanuel Dubois, Jean-Baptiste Dupé, Ramon Ferrús, Patrick Gélard, Nicolas Kuhn
Published in: International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 2017, ISSN 1542-0973
DOI: 10.1002/sat.1206