IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
23-27 April 2018 // Taipei, Taiwan
Cognitive Management in a Cyber World



Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Keynote 1: Mobile: Enabling the Connection

Dr. Yuan-Kuang Tu, President of Northern Taiwan Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Yuan-Kuang Tu is the President of Northern Taiwan Business Group Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. from November 2017. Prior to the current position, he served as President of Mobile Business Group (Nov. 2016), Enterprise Business Group & International Business Group (March 2015), Northern Taiwan Business Group (March 2012), and Telecommunication Laboratories (TL) (May 2009). He had been with TL since 1981, served in various R&D and project management positions. His professional fields include photonics, optical communications, access networks, broadband networks, and network evolution architectures. Dr. Tu received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, 1979, and 1988, respectively. He held 20 patents in Taiwan, and has published more than 60 technical papers in the journals of the fields of electronic devices and photonics. Currently he is a senior member of IEEE (Photonics & COM Soc.), Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), Optical Engineering Society of ROC, and EDMA, and at the same time serving as Board Member of CIE, CIEE and EDMA. He was the General Co-Chair for APNOMS 2011.

Abstract: More than half of the world’s population now uses the internet, and an increasing share of online activity takes place on mobile. In this presentation the progress of mobile service in Taiwan will be elaborated. The mobile broadband penetration, user behaviors of social media and video streaming service, and their data consumption, will also be declared. How to fulfill consumer’s needs, the network deployments, new technologies applied, and the prospection of 5G in Chunghwa Telecom, will be presented.



Keynote 2: Blockchains' Impact on Networking and Distributed Systems

Prof. Dr Burkhard Stiller, CSG@IfI, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Biography: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller chairs the Communication Systems Group CSG, Department of Informatics IfI, University of Zürich UZH, Switzerland, since 2004. He hold previous research positions with the Telematics Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K., the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Federal Armed Forces, Munich, Germany, while conducting research stays at the University of California, Irvine, U.S.A., the University of Kansas, Lawrence, U.S.A., and NICTA, Sydney, Australia.
Since being with UZH, Burkhard coordinated various Swiss and European industrial and research projects, including BC4CC, SmoothIT, SmartenIT, SESERV, and Econ@Tel, besides participating in others, such as M3I, EMANICS, and FLAMINGO. Besides being a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management, and KICS’ Journal of Communications and Networks, Burkhard is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Computer Networks journal.

His main research interests are published in well over 250 research papers and include systems with a fully decentralized control (blockchains, clouds, peer-to-peer), network and service management (economic management), Internet-of-Things (security of constrained devices, LoRa), and telecommunication economics (charging and accounting).


Abstract: These days, blockchains are very often termed as "Blockchain Technology", however, they only denote an Abstract Data Type (ADT), which defines a linked list of data elements, each of which being linked by cryptographically constructed links. As quite usual in the IT landscape, any potentially successful idea will be emphasized by adding the Greek term "τεχνολογία" (technologia) - originally referring to "art" or "craft" - and assuming a fully loaded system with dedicated functionality being ready for deployment to solve a wider range of problems.

Thus, this keynote will shed light on the core characteristics of blockchains, while indicating the evolutionary approach undertaken. It will raise the awareness that certain disruptive effects becoming visible by applying blockchains for certain, suitable distributed applications (integrating underlying distributed systems mechanisms and algorithms, while initially applying restricted FinTech-related functionality in case of Bitcoin) happen in the application domain, but not yet in the core networking and computer science dimensions.

Clearly, that does not mean that all computer science-related problems are solved, since, e.g., blockchains' scalability in their public/permissionless instance, open blockchain APIs, or less energy-hungry consensus algorithms - without giving up or loosening these core blockchain characteristics  - await constructive responses.

Thus, although the impact of blockchains on networking and distributed systems is measurable, the advanced deployment of Smart Contracts, forming a Turing-complete programming environment, shakes much harder the set of digitized stakeholders' operations in industry, government, and society.




Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Keynote 3: Digital Service Enabler – toward the 5G era

Dr. R. S. Lin - President of Chunghwa Telecom Labs, Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Rong-Syh Lin is the President of Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. Dr. Lin joined Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in 1989 as a researcher in Information Technology Lab. of Telecommunication Laboratories (TL). In 2006, he was appointed as Managing Director of Network Support Lab. of TL. From 2010 to 2017, he held a variety of key positions in CHT, such as the vice president of Information Technology Department, Cyber Security Department, Enterprise Business Group, and Telecommunication Laboratories. His areas of expertise are centered around Information & Communication Technologies, Telecom BSS/OSS, IT Service Management, Cyber Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Project Management. Dr. Lin received the Distinguished Engineer Award of Chinese Institute of Engineers in 2013. He was also awarded the National Management Excellence Award of Chinese Professional Management Association in 2014, and the CHT Top 10 Best Employees in 2016. Dr. Lin received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from the National Tsing Hua University and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1989 and 1998, respectively.


Abstract: There are many technologies that have shaped the world so far, however, new technologies are still booming. In the era of digital world, a digital service is held together by the underpinning technology, software, platform, network, and computing infrastructure. This presentation will introduce what and how Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), as a digital service enabler, provide the important ingredients that a digital service needs. Digital service components including ubiquitous and reliable communication, cloud computing infrastructures, IOT/video/payment platform and ecosystem for digital services targeting at different segments like enterprise, public society, home, and individual consumer will be mentioned. The speaker will also describe challenges and opportunities of facing new emerging technology like 5G, SDN/NFV, Software Defined Data Center, AI, Big Data, Security…etc. Finally, case studies for holding all these components together to form innovative digital services will be illustrated.

Keynote 4: “Making Orchestration Work for Networking” 

Mr. Luis M. Contreras – Telefonica Spain,




Thursday, April 26, 2018


Keynote 5: “OSS Vision for Zero-Touch 5G Network Management”

Mr. Jong-Kwan Park - Senior Vice President, Head of Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom

Biography: As Head of Network Technology R&D Center, Mr. Park is responsible for the research and development of ICT and Network related technology at SK Telecom. He is leading the development of LTE-A, 5G networks and devices, next generation OSS, virtualization, connected car, and quantum cryptography communication technology. He joined SK Telecom in 1997 and has been working as the mobile core network and service specialist for more than 20 years. As leader of Core Network Lab since 2012, he had successfully completed the LTE & LTE-A deployment in South Korea. He also has led the world’s first HD Voice (VoLTE), VoLTE roaming, and NFV commercialization. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea.


Abstract: The 5G will be the first real converged networks supporting a plethora of different services with their own requirements. So, previous static, best-effort approach will be no longer sufficient for extreme flexible and dynamical requirements within dramatically reduced costs. The only way that these difficult goals can be achieved is with vastly increased automation in management and operation of 5G networks. In this keynote, key technologies and insights for building future OSS will be discussed that enables agile, efficient, and qualitative management and automation for 5G. The first part of this talk, 5G architectures will be introduced to accept wide range of 5G requirements, including high speed, imperceptive latency, massive connectivity and personalized services. In addition, we will share SK telecom’s next generation OSS called TANGO as a journey for future OSS. Finally, vision and consideration for future OSS will be delivered toward proactive operation, zero-touch optimization and sophisticated customer experience management.



Keynote 6: What do we need to manage in 5G?

Mr. Zoltan Turanyi – Ericsson

Biography: Zoltán Turányi is an expert of 5G Network Architectures within Ericsson Research’s Cloud Systems and Platforms Area. He received his MSc in computer science from the Technical University of Budapest in 1996. His background is in IP networking, IP mobility and Mobile Core Networks with recent addition of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. In the last two years he acted as technical co-ordinator of Ericsson Research’s 5G Realization program. In this capacity he co-ordinated prototyping and innovation of all non-radio related 5G components into a single system. He is the author of more than 50 patent applications and works with Ericsson Research for more than 20 years.


Abstract: This talk will begin with a brief overview of relevant 5G technologies to illustrate how some key features of 5G, such as massive bandwidth, reduced latency and energy consumption are actually realized. Then we outline what requirements this puts on the network, what efforts are underway and planned to virtualize cellular systems and what benefits this is expected to bring. Since 5G is envisioned to serve a wide range of industries we also touch upon some of the requirements of these industries to be able to outline the combined 5G+NFV systems that will likely require new approaches to management.