19th Infocom World Conference 2017

The latest 19th Infocom World 2017 Conference that has been held in Athens, Greece, on October 25, 2017, (http://www.infocomworld.gr/) has been considered as “the greatest ICT & Media Conference in South-Eastern Europe” and it is widely regarded as “the major annual meeting of all the digital market stakeholders in order to implement Digital Transformation, following to current market needs and/or challenges.


The (global/European) telecoms market has actually entered a restructure era as of its technological, investment and strategic orientation. New challenges such as the “5G” creative a purely novel “scenery” and implicate for multiple opportunities for the involved market players, at all levels. Infocom World 2017 has thus focused upon several modern challenges that could support the process towards restructuring the modern economy for the benefit of the society, via promoting digital innovation and growth. Among these have been the option of using “Fiber to the Home towards creating the Gigabit Era”, as well as the “The Way Towards the 5G”, the “Digital Transformation” and “The Creation of Modern Interactive TV Platforms”. 


Infocom World is assessed as the major annual industrial telecommunications conference in Greece and in the wider Balkan area and attracts the interest of all involved market “actors”. During the recent years and as a result of the “globalization” of the e-Communications market, the Conference has also attracted a broader interest. It is also supported by major telecommunications players (such as network operators, service and application providers, equipment manufacturers, etc.), international bodies, National (Regulatory) Authorities, etc. More than 3.500 participants have joined the full Infocom World 2017 Event.

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP8-related context of the “SESAME” (GA No.671596) and “5G ESSENCE” (GA No.761592) Project effort under his duty as the Project Coordinator in both these projects, and also working in cooperation with the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD) and the ORION Innovations P.C. (ORION) has organized a major dedicated dissemination event, that is: “Small Cells in 5G Modern Era (The cases of “SESAME” and “5G ESSENCE” European projects)” Session of the 19th Infocom 2017 Conference.

There was also the “Privacy Flag”-based Session (“Privacy Mechanisms to support evolution of Modern technologies”) (i.e., the “Privacy Flag” Project (GA No.653426)) where OTE also participates as project coordinator, in order to correlate, to the extent possible and where potentially relevant, “SESAME” , “5G ESSENCE” and “Privacy Flag” efforts. 

In addition, the “Privacy Flag”-based Session has also been joined by the “OPERANDO” project (“Privacy Flag” and “OPERANDO” belong in the same thematic category of EU-funding activities). This was an additional opportunity for both projects to further “enhance” their interactivity in the framework of cooperation they have both initiated since previous phases of their activities.

Finally, there was a third session about modern technologies and with specific emphasis upon the wider 5G-related aspects. There has been major representation of other actual 5G-PPP projects of both phase 1 and phase 2 (such as: “BlueSpace”, “5G-MEDIA”, “SLICENET”, “5G-PHOS”, “5G-PICTURE”, “MATILDA”, “CHARISMA”, “COHERENT”) as well as participation of other H2020 EU-funded projects (such as: “VICINITY”, “SmarterEMC2”, “CREDENTIAL” and “Cloud Perfect”).

Several other research-based activities have also been presented.

In the context of the three above sessions, there have been many opportunities for interactivity and exchange of information and /or experiences between all involved EU-funded projects.


The following figure presents the Infocom World Conference 2017 poster announcement as well, as the agenda of the “SESAME” and “5G ESSENCE” dedicated Session.

 

Figure 1: Infocom World 2017 and “SESAME” and “5G ESSENCE” Session


General information about SESAME and 5G ESSENCE in Greek can be found online at:

https://www.infocomworld.gr/19o-infocom-world-2017/erevnitika-programmata-o-t-e/episkopisi-erevnitikon-programmaton-o-t-e/


Detailed information about the SESAME and 5G ESSENCE Session’s uploaded presentations (as also depicted in Figure 2) can be found at:

https://www.infocomworld.gr/19o-infocom-world-2017/erevnitika-programmata-o-t-e/programma-erevnitikon-programmaton-o-t-e/

Several presentations have also been registered as “live” videos as well.





Figure 2: “SESAME” and “5G ESSENCE”-based Session’s Agenda and Full Program


The presentations have been performed quite successfully and have attracted a numerous audience of telecoms experts coming from various areas of the telecoms market as well as of the academia.

The framework was fully interactive, while several issues and a variety of innovative features coming from the SESAME and 5G ESSENCE projects have been discussed and further analysed. Potential advantages and impact rising for the SESAME and 5G ESSENCE scope have also been identified and assessed.

The collected feedback is to be taken into account for future actions relevant to both SESAME and 5G ESSENCE projects.

The following figures (Figure 3 and 4) “depict” an overview of the first page of the SESAME and 5G ESSENCE respective presentations, per presenter (all detailed presentation are accessible in the official Conference’s website, as identified above).


 Figure 3: SESAME and 5G ESSENCE Session in InfoCom World 2017 - SESAME and 5G ESSENCE presentations (part 1 of 2)

 

Figure 4: SESAME and 5G ESSENCE Session in InfoCom World 2017 - SESAME and 5G ESSENCE presentations (part 2 of 2)

 


Finally, a short curriculum vitae (CV) of the presenter(s) per presentation is quoted bellow:


B1. “Small cEllS CoordinAtion for Multi-tenancy and Edge services: The SESAME Project Concept”

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Research Programs Section, Fixed

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros graduated from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, holding also a M.Sc. (D.E.A.) & a Ph.D. (Doctorat) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. His practical experience as an engineer has been mainly in Telecommunications, as well as in various constructive projects in Greece and the wider Balkan area. Since 1997, he has worked at the Competition Department and as an engineer-consultant of the Chief Technical Officer of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE). He has been very strongly involved in major OTE’s national and international business activities, as a specialist-consultant for technical and regulatory affairs, especially for the evaluation and the adoption of innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services in Greece and abroad. He has also served as the Head of Technical Regulations Dept. of OTE’s Division for Standardization and Technical Regulations, representing OTE in international standardization fora and he has been involved in an enormous variety of issues regarding European and international standardization, with emphasis on modern technologies. In addition, he has also worked as an independent consultant in the scope of several European and/or international research and business studies. Since 2005, he is the Head of OTE’s Research Programs Section and has been involved in different national, European and international R&D projects and market-oriented activities, many of which have received international awards. During his professional career he has participated either as coordinator or as a scientist-researcher in more than 45 European and national research programs, some of which have received distinctive awards. He is author/co-author of three international books and he has published more than 200 distinct scientific or business papers/reports in the international literature (book chapters and articles in magazines, journals, and conferences proceedings), especially for technical, business and regulatory options arising from innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services. He is an expert in project management activities with an extensive experience in EU-funded projects where he has very successfully exercised coordinator’s duties (e.g.: D-SPACE, LiveCity, Privacy-Flag, SESAME, 5G ESSENCE). He is also an active participant of various international and national associations, both of scientific and business nature. Dr. Chochliouros has also performed an extended educational activity in Greece and in France, in cooperation with Universities and other high-level Institutes, covering a broad variety of issues in the scope of modern e-communications.

 

 

 

B2. “Inclusion of Intelligence in the Network Edge through NFV and Cloud Computing within the SESAME Approach”

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Research Programs Section, Fixed

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros graduated from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, holding also a M.Sc. (D.E.A.) & a Ph.D. (Doctorat) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. His practical experience as an engineer has been mainly in Telecommunications, as well as in various constructive projects in Greece and the wider Balkan area. Since 1997, he has worked at the Competition Department and as an engineer-consultant of the Chief Technical Officer of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE). He has been very strongly involved in major OTE’s national and international business activities, as a specialist-consultant for technical and regulatory affairs, especially for the evaluation and the adoption of innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services in Greece and abroad. He has also served as the Head of Technical Regulations Dept. of OTE’s Division for Standardization and Technical Regulations, representing OTE in international standardization fora and he has been involved in an enormous variety of issues regarding European and international standardization, with emphasis on modern technologies. In addition, he has also worked as an independent consultant in the scope of several European and/or international research and business studies. Since 2005, he is the Head of OTE’s Research Programs Section and has been involved in different national, European and international R&D projects and market-oriented activities, many of which have received international awards. During his professional career he has participated either as coordinator or as a scientist-researcher in more than 45 European and national research programs, some of which have received distinctive awards. He is author/co-author of three international books and he has published more than 200 distinct scientific or business papers/reports in the international literature (book chapters and articles in magazines, journals, and conferences proceedings), especially for technical, business and regulatory options arising from innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services. He is an expert in project management activities with an extensive experience in EU-funded projects where he has very successfully exercised coordinator’s duties (e.g.: D-SPACE, LiveCity, Privacy-Flag, SESAME, 5G ESSENCE). He is also an active participant of various international and national associations, both of scientific and business nature. Dr. Chochliouros has also performed an extended educational activity in Greece and in France, in cooperation with Universities and other high-level Institutes, covering a broad variety of issues in the scope of modern e-communications.

 

 

 

B3. “Multi-tenancy of Network Operators and Edge Cloud Services using Small Cells”

Dr. Emmanouil Kafetzakis

ORION Innovations Private Company, Greece

 

Dr. Emmanouil Kafetzakis is the CEO of ORION Innovations P.C. He received his B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens, Greece, in 2002, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same university, in 2004 and 2011. Before joining ORION, Emmanouil was Senior Researcher in major academic institutes and research centres. From 2002-2013, he was with the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos", having an active role in the ICT and SEC projects. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Research Assistant in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of University of Athens, participating in several national and European projects. His research interests are on resource allocation protocols and management for communication networks, with recent emphasis on Future Internet Architectures. He holds Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications.

 

 

 

B4. “Architectural Views based on Recent Enhancements of the SESAME Innovative Approach”

Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos

Research Programs Section, Fixed

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos holds two Master Degrees in Telecommunications (University of Athens), and in Computer Science (University of Piraeus). He received his Ph.D. from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in 2013. He was a visiting lecturer in AUEB, as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Computer Science, in FORTH, in 2013-14. He is currently working at the Research and Development Department of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) on several research projects. He has published 24 papers in scientific journals and conferences with more than 100 citations.

 

 

 

B5. “Inclusion of “Self-x” Properties in the SESAME-based Wireless Backhaul”

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros and Mr. Philippos Georgantas

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros graduated from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, holding also a M.Sc. (D.E.A.) & a Ph.D. (Doctorat) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. His practical experience as an engineer has been mainly in Telecommunications, as well as in various constructive projects in Greece and the wider Balkan area. Since 1997, he has worked at the Competition Department and as an engineer-consultant of the Chief Technical Officer of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE). He has been very strongly involved in major OTE’s national and international business activities, as a specialist-consultant for technical and regulatory affairs, especially for the evaluation and the adoption of innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services in Greece and abroad. He has also served as the Head of Technical Regulations Dept. of OTE’s Division for Standardization and Technical Regulations, representing OTE in international standardization fora and he has been involved in an enormous variety of issues regarding European and international standardization, with emphasis on modern technologies. In addition, he has also worked as an independent consultant in the scope of several European and/or international research and business studies. Since 2005, he is the Head of OTE’s Research Programs Section and has been involved in different national, European and international R&D projects and market-oriented activities, many of which have received international awards. During his professional career he has participated either as coordinator or as a scientist-researcher in more than 45 European and national research programs, some of which have received distinctive awards. He is author/co-author of three international books and he has published more than 200 distinct scientific or business papers/reports in the international literature (book chapters and articles in magazines, journals, and conferences proceedings), especially for technical, business and regulatory options arising from innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services. He is an expert in project management activities with an extensive experience in EU-funded projects where he has very successfully exercised coordinator’s duties (e.g.: D-SPACE, LiveCity, Privacy-Flag, SESAME, 5G-ESSENCE). He is also an active participant of various international and national associations, both of scientific and business nature. Dr. Chochliouros has also performed an extended educational activity in Greece and in France, in cooperation with Universities and other high-level Institutes, covering a broad variety of issues in the scope of modern e-communications.

 

 

Mr. Philippos Georgantas is a graduate student of the Technical Educational Institute of Athens as well as an IT expert. He has joined OTE and actually supports the technical activities of several European research activities emphasizing upon 5G and cloud aspects. His expertise is mainly in lab trials.

 

 

 

B6. “Modern Business and Market Perspectives following to the Progress of the SESAME Project Effort”

Mrs. Eirini Vasilaki

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Mrs. Eirini Vasilaki received her diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Technological Education Institute (T.E.I.) of Crete in 2003. She has worked at E.R.T. S.A. (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) as an electronic engineer and as a sound engineer. In 2008 she was employed as a telecommunications engineer in OTE S.A. (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization) and worked, initially, in the Technical Customer Service Section and then in the Legal Services. In 2016, she joined the R&D Department of the company.

 

 

 

B7. “The “5G ESSENCE” Architectural Approach for the Provision of Enhanced 5G Network Facilities”

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros

Head of Research Programs Section, Fixed

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros graduated from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, holding also a M.Sc. (D.E.A.) & a Ph.D. (Doctorat) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. His practical experience as an engineer has been mainly in Telecommunications, as well as in various constructive projects in Greece and the wider Balkan area. Since 1997, he has worked at the Competition Department and as an engineer-consultant of the Chief Technical Officer of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE). He has been very strongly involved in major OTE’s national and international business activities, as a specialist-consultant for technical and regulatory affairs, especially for the evaluation and the adoption of innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services in Greece and abroad. He has also served as the Head of Technical Regulations Dept. of OTE’s Division for Standardization and Technical Regulations, representing OTE in international standardization fora and he has been involved in an enormous variety of issues regarding European and international standardization, with emphasis on modern technologies. In addition, he has also worked as an independent consultant in the scope of several European and/or international research and business studies. Since 2005, he is the Head of OTE’s Research Programs Section and has been involved in different national, European and international R&D projects and market-oriented activities, many of which have received international awards. During his professional career he has participated either as coordinator or as a scientist-researcher in more than 45 European and national research programs, some of which have received distinctive awards. He is author/co-author of three international books and he has published more than 200 distinct scientific or business papers/reports in the international literature (book chapters and articles in magazines, journals, and conferences proceedings), especially for technical, business and regulatory options arising from innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services. He is an expert in project management activities with an extensive experience in EU-funded projects where he has very successfully exercised coordinator’s duties (e.g.: D-SPACE, LiveCity, Privacy-Flag, SESAME, 5G ESSENCE). He is also an active participant of various international and national associations, both of scientific and business nature. Dr. Chochliouros has also performed an extended educational activity in Greece and in France, in cooperation with Universities and other high-level Institutes, covering a broad variety of issues in the scope of modern e-communications.

 

 

 

 

B8. “The Approach of SoftRAN in 5G ESSENCE: Fundamental Changes of the Radio Access Layer”

Dr. Ioannis Giannoulakis

Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications

National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece

 

Dr. Ioannis Giannoulakis received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and his Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in the area of Networking and Applied Mathematics. Since 2002 he is with the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, initially under a full scholarship working towards his Ph.D. thesis and later as an Associate Researcher. He has served as a reviewer in well-respected conferences and journals and has been engaged in national and European research programs. His current research interests in the field include Resource Management Algorithms, Performance Optimization, Network Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Wireless Networking Architectures.

 

 

 

B9. “SESAME Large Scale Demo”

Mrs. Maria Belesioti and Mr. Evangelos Sfakianakis

Research Programs Section, Fixed

Research and Development Department, Fixed & Mobile

Technology Strategy & Core Network Department, Fixed & Mobile

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece

 

Mrs. Maria Belesioti graduated from the Technical Educational Institute of Crete with a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering. She has worked at COSMOTE S.A. Greece (the country’s leading mobile network operator) as a Telecoms Engineer for several years and, in 2006, she joined the Research and Development Department of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE). She has participated in several European Research Projects (Self-NET, LIAISON, FUTON, REWIND, DESEREC, D-SPACE, etc.) with involvement in major research issues such as cognitive networks and Future Internet. She has significant experience in network architecture design as well as to architecture specifications and business planning.

 

Mr. Evangelos Sfakianakis (male) received his diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Technological Education Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens (2002) and his M.Sc. in Telecommunications & Digital Signal Processing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2003). He has worked at the R&D Division of INTRACOM S.A. and since 2006 is employed in OTE, as a telecommunications engineer in the Research Programs Section. He has participated in various EU and national R&D.