ICIN 2024 is planned to be held in Paris, France on March 11-14, 2024.
For the 2024 edition, ICIN will host an international forum where industry, academia, and standard development organizations will convene to discuss about the emergence and future developments of “Intelligent network service management across the compute continuum”.
The network and computer arena has recently expanded not only in number and in type of players but also in technologies, domains, terminals and services. This expansion seeks for intelligent and efficient control, orchestration, and management platforms able to support all the challenging requirements such as dynamicity, diversity, efficiency, sovereignty, sustainability, security, reliability and openness in a timely manner and with limited operator interventions. Solutions such as AI-based or digital twin may contribute to the solution.
The increasing pervasiveness of data sources heightened by current massive IoT deployments and by the evolution of highly distributed and heterogeneous computing environments shaping the “edge-to-cloud” continuum, as well as the trends toward highly disaggregated network services fostered by the microservice and serverless models, are only some of the many drivers of an unprecedented level of challenges in network service provisioning. These must be addressed by leveraging intelligence at all levels, including network control and management, resource and service orchestration, data plane computing and communication capabilities, assisted/augmented user-network interaction, sustainable and environment-friendly deployment.
The conference will foster discussion about new ideas and approaches for AI/ML-assisted service orchestration, as well as enabling technologies and mechanisms to respond to emerging pervasive data-driven networking and processing, immersive connectivity, security and sustainability. This vision will enable the conference to promote approaches and techniques beyond the current state of the art, such as advances of networks with data, control and management plane flexibility and programmability that foster reliability, optimality and efficiency for applications and services to address future society and business needs.
Interested authors are invited to submit papers presenting novel technical research, business studies in impact, or mechanisms and new technologies, as well as broader position and visionary papers. Contributions that discuss lessons learnt and best practices, describe practical deployment and implementation experiences as well as demonstrating innovative use-cases are also encouraged.
(Universitas Mercatorum, Italy )