Scope and Motivation:
Transforming 5G network infrastructure, services, and operations to cloud-native refers to a distributed application designed, implemented, and operated using cloud computing principles, technologies, and architecture frameworks. When a distributed application is formed by a network of interoperating microservices, the architecture is called microservice-based. Providing flexibility, modularity, and evolution, microservices emphasize the design, the development, the loose coupling, and the high cohesion of the different parts, all allowing to make each stage of delivery pipeline automatic. The decentralization aspects of microservices and the high degrees of their independence represent a natural use case for acceleration techniques in microservices design as part of the delivery pipelines.
The workshop will be a brainstorming on and an identification of emerging concepts, technologies, and tools for accelerating microservices for cloud-native 5G system. The aim is to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry, and to provide a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds to share their views on design and development of microservices-based cloud-native 5G system and applications, and to have an open dialogue on the delivery pipeline and its acceleration research. The goal is to identify key cloud-native enablers and technologies that can deliver significant performance, capacity, coverage, and user-experience improvements in future high performance microservice development and operational environments.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cloud-native microservice architectures including RAN, CORE, xHaul, Applications.
- Hardware acceleration and abstraction.
- Re-programmable infrastructures.
- Automation and verification.
- Resource orchestration.
- High performance development and operational environments with simplified and accelerated production.
- Dr. Bessem Sayadi, Nokia-Bell Labs, France
- Dr. Bela Berde, Nokia-Bell Labs, France