Workshop Program Performance and Fault Management in Cellular Networks

PERFECTO: Performance and Fault Management in Cellular Networks
Monday, 1 May 2017 : 08:30 12:00 : Georgia 12
Cellular networks have become a critical infrastructure for society due to the diversity of devices and use cases they serve. The amount of data on cellular networks has been increasing rapidly, driven in large part by the amount of streaming audio and video media that is being consumed by resource-rich end devices, such as, smartphones and tablets. Coupled with the enormous complexity that underlies such networks and the diversity of radio environments they must operate in, failure and performance management can become a challenge. Cellular networks are often called on to maintain the Quality of Experience (QoE) across applications whose requirements and expectations vary widely, from entertainment applications to life critical emergency communications.
This workshop aims to put together researchers and practitioners working in the area of performance and fault management in cellular networks to understand the state-of-practice, the open problems, the current solutions being developed, and the road that we need to chart in the future.
Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech
Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University
Kaustubh Joshi, AT&T Labs Research
Rajesh Panta, AT&T Labs Research
08:30 – 9:15
Keynote Session (joint with the NOM Workshop): "Mobile Edge Computing"
Speaker: Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology)
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome and Opening Sessions
09:20 – 10:00
Paper Session I
Chair: Saurabh Bagchi (Purdue University, USA)
Large-Scale Resource Provisioning in Latency-Optimized, Resilient Mobile Edge Clouds    
Rittwik Jana (AT&T Labs Research, USA); Russell Ford (New York University, USA); Ashwin Sridharan (AT&T, USA); Robert Margolies (AT&T Research, USA); Sundeep Rangan (New York University, USA)
Virtual Resource Allocation for Heterogeneous Services in Full Duplex-enabled Small Cell Networks with Cache and MEC    
Zhiyuan Tan (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada); Xi Li and Hong Ji (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Victor C.M. Leung (University of British Columbia, Canada)
10:30 – 11:10
Paper Session II
Chair: Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Tech, USA)
Mobile Core Network Redimensioning for Efficient Resource Utilization     
Eyuphan Bulut (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA); Abhimanyu Gosain (Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA)
Virtual Resource Allocation for Information-Centric Heterogeneous Networks with Mobile Edge Computing    
Yuchen Zhou and F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada); Jian Chen and Yonghong Kuo (Xidian University, P.R. China)
11:10 – 11:20 Panel: “The Road Ahead: Open Research Challenges”