Emerging Technology Reliability Roundtable 2020

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR)

Emerging Technology Reliability Roundtable 2020
(ETR-RT20)

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 16-17, 2020

Athens , Greece

(venue to be announced later)

Scope of the Roundtable

  • Discuss and identify the RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability*) challenges, requirements and methodologies in the emerging technology areas like the Cloud Computing, Wireless/Mobility (with focus on 5G technologies), Artificial Intelligence (AI), NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), SDN
    (Software Defined Networking), or similar large-scale distributed and virtualization systems.
  • Discuss the RAS requirements and technologies for mission-critical industries (e.g., airborne systems, railway communication systems, the banking and financial communication systems, etc.), with the goal to promote the interindustry
    sharing of related ideas and experiences.
  • Identify potential directions for resolving identified issues and propose possible solution

*Serviceability: Focus on the technology, solutions and platforms which can improve Operation and Maintenance (O&M) ability, including Deployment, Monitoring, Upgrade/Patching, Adjustment, Troubleshooting, Fault Recovery, Data Configuration, etc. The target of Serviceability is to make the O&M work more Easily, Remotely, Automatically and Efficiently in order to achieve Low OPEX and High Customer Satisfaction.


Participants at the ETR-RT 2019 in Masala, Finland

 

 


David H. Lu, Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T Labs, USA

David Lu is responsible for development and engineering of AT&T’s next generation SDN (Software Defined Network) platform enabling AT&T network virtualization and OSS/operation process transformation which includes ECOMP platform and open source ECOMP (ONAP), API, micro-services, policy control & orchestration, hyper-automation, and advanced data analytics. David leads a multifaceted organization with more than 3,000 people across the globe.

David is a well-respected leader across multiple technology domains including: large scale, real time software architecture and development, network performance and traffic management, work flow and policy-controlled automation, large database and big data implementation (mining & analytics), machine learning, artificial intelligence, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering. David has led major software platform transformation initiatives from sales to network/service delivery/assurance, and billing platforms. Examples of his David’s achievements include large scale platforms he has both led and engineered that process annually: 984 Trillion network performance events and 348 Billion alarms with 99.99%+ automation; 60 Million dispatches with 14.4 Billion automated manual steps; and over 90 Billion API transactions.

Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, David has served in various leadership positions at AT&T. Over the past 15 years, David has led numerous automation initiatives that have resulted in multi-billion-dollar savings and in 2010 he received the CIO 100 Award for his efforts. David holds 45 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences throughout the world. David has received numerous industry awards including the 2015 Chairman’s Award from the IEEE Communication Society for Network and Systems Quality and Reliability; and the 2017 CIE AAEOY (Asian America Engineer of Year) Award. David is tremendously active in community organizations and activities including AT&T APCA, DFW-CIE, the DFW Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized by AT&T APCA in 2015 with the Corporate Leadership Award.

David was accepted to the world-renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music and came to the U.S. to complete his college education; an undergraduate degree in Music (majoring in cello performance), and a graduate degree in Computer Science.

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Kathy Meier-Hellstern, Assistant Vice President – Inventive Science and AT&T Fellow, AT&T Labs, USA

Kathy Meier-Hellstern is an AT&T Fellow and Assistant Vice President in AT&T Labs Research, where she leads the Optimization, Reliability and Customer Analytics Department (ORCA). Kathy and her team are focused on optimization, performance and reliability and network and analytics for AT&T’s Next Generation Network Cloud. Her team designs and implements the optimization algorithms for AT&T’s SDN network, and is responsible for applying machine learning and data-powered analytics in the areas of virtualized services, network security, cloud infrastructure and 5G.

Kathy received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Delaware with a research focus in Applied Probability and Queueing Theory. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Technion, and Rutgers University Wireless Information Network Lab. Kathy is the author of numerous publications and patents in applied probability.

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Roundtable Chair: Spilios Makris, Ph.D., Director, Palindrome Technologies, USA and Ex-Chairman of the IEEE SRPSDVE Study Group

Spilios Makris is currently the Director of Network Resilience and Business Continuity Management (BCM) in Palindrome Technologies. Spilios has extensive experience in BCM and network resilience serving as Director and Senior Consultant at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) for over 28 years, conducting studies and developing methodologies along with industry Best Practices for over 50 Tier 1&2 telecom companies, telecom vendors, and Telecom Regulatory Authorities (TRAs) worldwide. Spilios has served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Lead Contributor of the Standards T1A1.2 WG on “Network Survivability Performance” (was renamed PRQC Reliability Task Force) for 20 years. He successfully managed thebdevelopment and regular update of Telcordia Generic Reliability Requirements documents establishing them as the “de facto” industry standards (e.g., SR-332 on Reliability Prediction Procedure for Electronic Equipment).
Spilios recently served as the Chair of the IEEE Study Group for Security, Reliability, and Performance for Software Defined and Virtualized Ecosystems (e.g., SDN, NFV, etc.). (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/srpsdv/meeting_information.html).
Spilios received his PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mass., MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., and Diploma (equiv. to MS) in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
He is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and a Senior Member of IEEE.


Roundtable Advisor: Chi-Ming Chen, Ph.D., AT&T Labs (retired Oct. 2018), USA

Chi-Ming Chen joined AT&T in 1995. He was with the AT&T Labs architecture organization which designs the Enhanced Control Orchestration Management Platform (ECOMP) and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). Prior to joining AT&T, Chi-Ming was with the Quality Assurance Center of Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) from 1985 to 1995 and was a faculty member at Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1975 to 1979.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985; M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981; M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1973 and 1971 respectively.

Chi-Ming Chen is a Life Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of the ACM. He is an Advisory Board Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR). He was a member of the IEEE GLOBECOM & ICC Management & Strategy (GIMS) Standing Committee and served as the GLOBECOM and ICC Site Selection Chair from 2012 to 2017. He has chaired the Industry Forums of several GLOBECOMs and ICCs and is serving as the GIMS Advisor for ICC 2019, Shanghai, China.

From 2015 to 2017, Chi-Ming was a Steering Committee member of the IEEE SDN Initiative and IEEE Big Data Initiative. Currently, he is co-chairing the 5G Roadmap Working Group of IEEE 5G Initiative. He has been a key Organizing Committee member of CyberC conference since it’s started in 2009. In addition, he also organizes the annual IEEE Emerging Technology Reliability Roundtable (ETR-RT) since 2014.

 

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