IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe


1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Edge Computing and Networking





IoT support in ETSI MEC 

Dr. Alice Li, Huawei, Vice Chairman of MEC ETSI

Room: Virtual / On-Demand

Edge computing as an evolution of cloud computing brings application hosting from centralized data centers down to the network edge, closer to consumers and the data generated by applications. It is acknowledged as one of the key pillars for meeting the demanding 5G Key Performance Indicators, especially as far as low latency and bandwidth efficiency are concerned. Moreover edge computing also plays an essential role in the transformation of the telecommunications business, where telecommunications networks are turning into versatile service platforms for industry and other specific customer segments.

ETSI ISG MEC is the home of technical standards for edge computing. The group has already published a set of specifications and reports to offer fully standardized solutions to support IoT applications in distributed cloud. The emphasis of this talk is the MEC features in support of IoT use cases and requirements, as well as the MEC integration with 5G system and the MEC expansion to edge federation.




An operator's path towards an open transport network enabling Beyond 5G services 

Dr. Óscar González de Dios, Telefónica I+D

Room: Virtual / On-Demand

The upcoming massive deployment of 5G and IoT devices, together with a plethora of new industrial applications is going to add traffic pressure and demand new types of connectivity. Such a tremendous increase of connected devices and traffic is expected to push the underlying network infrastructure beyond its current limits. Moreover, in order to cope with the new connectivity demands, the so called “softwarization” of the network is key to provide, in an agile manner, new network services with different characteristics. 

Innovations in the networking solutions are required to provide sufficient and sustainable capacity capable of dealing not only with the expected increase in traffic and users/things, but also with the traffic pattern shifts expected in the next decade. Moreover, in order to achieve the desired agility, Software Defined Networking and Openness are two key aspects in the network evolution. The network is changing to become programmable and intelligent.

In this keynote, we will present the path of an operators towards building an open transport network enabling Beyond 5G services, with a focus on the different industry initiatives that help in this process.


Tuesday, December 7 (11:00 - 12:30)

Emerging Technologies in Edge Computing and Networking

Room: N110

Chair: Ramón J. Durán Barroso (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)

A Review on Deep Reinforcement Learning for the management of SDN and NFV in Edge-IoT

Ricardo S Alonso and Javier Prieto (University of Salamanca & AIR Institute, Spain); Fernando de la Prieta and Sara Rodríguez (University of Salamanca, Spain); Juan M. Corchado (BISITE Research Group University of Salamanca & Air Institute, Spain)

Delay Model-Based Computation Offloading in Edge Collaboration Framework

JInho Park and Kwangsue Chung (Kwangwoon University, Korea (South))

Optimal Service Provisioning Schemes for Multi-Layer Fog Networks

Anton Riedl and Nazli Siasi (Christopher Newport University, USA)


Emerging Technologies in Edge Computing and Networking - Virtual 

Room: Virtual / On-Demand

A Scalable Computation Offloading Scheme for MEC Based on Graph Neural Networks

Tuan Wu and Wenpeng Jing (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Xiang Ming Wen (Beijing University of posts and telecommunications, China); Zhaoming Lu (BUPT, China); Shuyue Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Practical Training for RF Fingerprinting of Commercial Transmitters at the Edge

Silvija Kokalj-Filipović (Peraton Labs, Inc, USA); Luke Boegner (Peraton Labs, USA); Robert D Miller (Perspecta Labs, USA)

Adversarial Attacks Against Deep Reinforcement Learning Framework in Internet of Vehicles

Anum Talpur and Mohan Gurusamy (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

An Optimization Framework for Edge-to-Cloud Offloading of Kubernetes Pods in V2X Scenarios

Estela Carmona (i2CAT Foundation, Spain); Muhammad Shuaib Siddiqui  (Fundació i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Catalunya, Spain)