AT&T Research Academic Summit 2016

Thu Mar 31 09:00:00 EDT 2016 Thu Mar 31 09:00:00 EDT 2016, Thu Mar 31 09:00:00 EDT 2016 - Fri Apr 01 17:00:00 EDT 2016 Fri Apr 01 17:00:00 EDT 2016, Fri Apr 01 17:00:00 EDT 2016

AT&T Labs at One AT&T Way, Bedminster, NJ

 

At AT&T, we are leading the industry by driving one of the most radical changes to its network design since the introduction of Internet Protocol (IP). We are transitioning our carrier grade multi-service network into a software-defined intelligent cloud-based infrastructure that leverages the latest advances in SDN, NFV, open source, operating systems, networking, cloud computing and a host of other disciplines. Towards this goal, AT&T is continuing its long-standing tradition of active collaboration with researchers and students in academia.

What: We’re inviting university full-time students to attend AT&T’s Research Academic Summit 2016.

When: March 31-April 1

Where: AT&T Labs at One AT&T Way, Bedminster, NJ

Why: The primary goals of this two-day workshop are to introduce students to the unique technical challenges AT&T faces and to enhance AT&T and academic collaborations.

Who: The summit will feature AT&T speakers from Research, Operations and Management, panel discussions, breakout sessions and a Global Network Operation Center (GNOC) tour. Student presentations and demos will also be showcased. There will be opportunities for one-on-one interactions between AT&T and academic attendees. Interested full-time faculty members are welcome to participate in the event too.

The topic areas of interest relate to the industry transformation that AT&T is driving. In particular, the workshop will focus on the following:

  • Software defined networks (SDN)
  • Network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Cloud-based networks/systems
  • Architecture/design for SDN
  • APIs for orchestration & management
  • Policy and control
  • Applications of SDNs
  • Techniques for measuring and improving performance of SDNs

The poster and demo sessions are designed for students to showcase their current research projects to AT&T researchers, architects and developers. Both early stage works-in-progress and more mature submissions are encouraged. An award will be provided for the research work judged ‘Most likely to revolutionize the telecommunications industry.’

 Accepted Student Poster & Demo

 

 

Day 1 AT&T Presentations: D2.0 AT&T initiatives

(9:00 am – 10:30 am, March 31, 2016) 

Overview: AT&T, AT&T Research, N&SQM org and Research activities  – Jennifer Yates, AVP Inventive Scientist, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design 

Domain 2.0: ECOMP Architecture Overview – Paul Bartoli, AVP, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design 

Policy-Driven Network Control and Management: Motivation, Direction and Challenges – Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Director Inventive Scientist , Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design 

Network Function Virtualization and QoS in Distributed Systems – Rick Schlichting, Distinguished Inventive Scientist, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design 

 

Day 2 AT&T Presentations: Technology challenges

(9:00 am – 10:30 am , April 1, 2016)

Challenges in Carrier SDN and NFV – Oliver Spatscheck, Director Inventive Scientist, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design 

Transforming AT&T’s Network Using SDN & NFV – Steve Nurenberg, AVP, Domain 2.0 Network Architecture and Strategy

D2 SQM: Overview and Opportunities - Zihui Ge, Lead Inventive Scientist, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design  

SDN / NFV : Operational Perspective – Prasanna Ramachandran, Director,  Domain 2.0 Technology Management & Operations  

 

March 31, 2016 (Thursday)

 

Time

Event

Location

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast & registration

Outside Auditorium

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening Remarks

AT&T Presentations 

Auditorium

10:30 am - 10:50 am

One Minute Madness:

Elevator Pitch for Student Poster/Demo Session I (20min)

Auditorium

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Coffee break 

Outside Auditorium

11:20 am - 12:30 pm

Student Poster & Demo Session I

3B101, 3B009

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Cafetaria

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout session I

Cafetaria

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Breakout session II

Cafetaria

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee break

Outside Auditorium

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

One Minute Madness:

Elevator Pitch for Student Poster/Demo Session II (20min)

Auditorium

4:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Poster & Demo Session II

3B101, 3B009

6:00 pm -

Dinner

Cafetaria

 

April 1, 2016 (Friday)

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast

Outside Auditorium

9:00 am - 10:30 am

AT&T Presentations

Auditorium

10:30 am - 10:50am

One Minute Madness:

Elevator Pitch for Student Poster/Demo Session III (20min)

Auditorium

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Coffee break

Outside Auditorium

11:20 am - 12:30 pm

 Student poster & demo session III

3B101, 3B009

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (and awards announcement)

Cafetaria

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel Discussion/GNOC tour I

Auditorium

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion/GNOC tour II

Auditorium

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Auditorium

5:00 pm -

Out for NYC social

 

Organizers will cover meals at the workshop and the social event on Thursday evening. Attendees are expected to cover their individual lodging and transportation expenses. 

Organizing Committee
Vijay Gopalakrishnan
Samantha Lo 
Marco Platania
 Joshua Reich
Subhabrata Sen
Oliver Spatscheck
Jia Wang
Jennifer Yates

Questions

Please contact summit_2016@research.att.com

Find more about us at http://www.research.att.com