Distinguished Experts Panel

Uberizing Networks and Services

Room: Europa

The objective of this roundtable is to compare the different Cloud Network architectures with the emerging Uber telecom architecture. Indeed, we have increasingly smaller data centers that are found on the very edge, close to the user. The term uberization corresponds to this ultimate architecture where small datacenters are located in users’ homes. These home-datacenters are interconnected by a high-speed WiFi technique to realize a network. This new generation of architecture is attracting many companies by allowing to virtualize many edge network functions and applications, such as broadband routers, middle boxes or private storage machines. In other words, can this new architecture get a chance to de deployed in comparison with Fog / MEC / Cloud networking solutions?

Panel Chair

Guy PujolleGuy Pujolle is a Professor on computer science at Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie during 1981-1993 and from 2000 to the present day.

Pujolle led the development of the first Gbps network to be tested in 1980. Among first steps in different technologies, he achieved the first pre-ATM prototype in 1981, first prototype of a networking piloting system using a knowledge plane in 1996, first patents and prototypes on DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) in 2000, first prototype of a WiFi controller in 2000, first patents on network virtualization (migration and opening virtual networks on the fly) in 2008. He has also patents on metamorphic networks, green communications, and security in the Internet of Things.

He was chairman of the French Research Network REUNIR from 1987 to 1991, one out of the three members of the Wisdom Committee (Lars Backstrom, Brian Carpenter, Guy Pujolle) to decide on the future of TCP/IP in the European research network (that resulted in 1990 to choose TCP/IP as the technology to be used for Europe instead of ATM). He was Chairman of the expert committee of the French Ministry of Telecommunications for Telecommunication regulation (1992-1998) and was Technical Chairman of the WLANSmartCard consortium for normalizing security and mobility in wireless LANs using a smartcard (2002-2006).

Guy Pujolle is the French representative at the Technical Committee on Networking at IFIP. He is an editor for ACM International Journal of Network Management, Telecommunication Systems, and Editor in Chief of Annals of Telecommunications. He was an editor for Computer Networks, Operations Research, Editor-In-Chief of Networking and Information Systems Journal, WINET, Ad Hoc Journal and several other journals.

Guy has published widely in the area of computer systems modeling and performance, queueing theory, high-speed networks, intelligence in networking, wireless networks, and virtual networks. He has published 22 influential texts and monographs in these areas.

He is a Professor Honoris Causa of BUPT (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) since 1988, and Invited Professor of several Universities: NCSU, Stanford, UFRJ, Rutgers, UQAM, and POSTECH. He was awarded the Special Seymour Cray prize in 1991 for his research, and Silver Core from IFIP in 1995. Also in 1995 his book “Les Réseaux” was awarded the Roberval Prize in France for the best scientific book of the year. He has received the Grand Prix of French Academy of Sciences in 2013. He was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Orange/France Telecom Group during 1990-1998 and 2002-2010, and member of several scientific advisory boards.

He is co-founder of QoSMOS, Ucopia Communications, EtherTrust, and Green Communications.