Future Networks Research Challenges Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Consulta7on on future Research challenges • Scope – What are, from your perspec:ve, the main trends aﬀec:ng research and innova:on in the communica:on networks area? – What are the main scien7ﬁc and technical evolu7ons you envision between now and 2020, as well as beyond? – What speciﬁc barriers or challenges have to be overcome or taken up? – How does this reﬂect in terms of research topics to be addressed in the coming years (2013-‐2020)?
Consulta7on on future Research challenges • Trends and Context – Growing importance of ICT and telecommunica:ons – Informa:on Revolu:on – Growth of ci:es and urban popula:on – Unsustainable gap between networks capacity supply and demand – Concerns about energy-‐eﬃciency
Consulta7on on future Research challenges • Technical Evalua:ons • Emergence of M2M communica:ons • Virtualiza:on and integra:on of communica:on networks, storage and compu:ng resources • Prolifera:on of cloud concepts • Convergence of ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ networking • Emergence of content-‐centric networks • 5G wireless systems • Emergence of cogni:ve radio and dynamic spectrum alloca:on (as mature technologies) • Development of Photonic Integra:on • Evolu:on of terminals and tablets
Consulta7on on future Research challenges • Barriers and Challenges – Filling the gap between demand and capacity – Spectrum scarcity – Co-‐existence of various wireless technologies and Connec:ons – Adop:on of cogni:ve radio systems – Increasing complexity of network management and opera:ons – Conciliate security, trust and privacy constraints – End-‐to-‐end QoS / QoE – Dependability, robustness and resilience of Networks – Energy-‐eﬃciency in networks
Research Topics (1/2) • New wireless networks architectures allowing a be`er use of available resources • New wireless interfaces enabling very high data rates • Technology for monitoring and lowering EMF exposure of users • New communica:on waveforms, post OFDM • More dynamic, more transparent, faster, “greener” op:cal networks • New infrastructure in intermi`ent connec:vity
Research Topics (2/2) • Smart and ﬂexible communica:on systems • Informa:on-‐centric networking (ICN) • Eﬃcient content management and distribu:on • Fully virtualized networks • Sodware-‐deﬁned networking • Internet of Everything • Cross-‐domain opera:on, administra:on and maintenance • Security, privacy and trust in networks