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Novel Enablers for Cloud Slicing

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Project "NECOS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙494˙906 €
 EC max contribution 1˙494˙906 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-EUB-2017
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-11-01   to  2019-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 523˙968.00


 Project objective

The NECOS project addresses the limitations of current cloud computing infrastructures to respond to the demand of new services, as presented in two use-cases that will drive the whole execution of the project. The first use-case is Telco service provider focussed and is oriented towards the adoption of cloud computing in their large networks. The second use-case is targeting the use of edge clouds to support devices with low computation and storage capacity. The envisaged solution is based on a new concept – Lightweight Slice Defined Cloud (LSDC) – as an approach that extends the virtualization to all the resources in the involved networks and data centres and provides a uniform management with a high-level of orchestration. The NECOS approach will be manifested in a platform whose main distinguishing features are: 1. The Slice as a Service –- a new deployment model. A slice is a grouping of resources managed as a whole, and that can accommodate service components, independent of other slices. 2. Embedded algorithms for an optimal allocation of resources to slices in the cloud and networking infrastructure, to respond to the dynamic changes of the various service demands. 3. A management and orchestration approach making use of artificial intelligence techniques in order to tackle with the complexity of large scale virtualized infrastructure environments. 4. Making reality the lightweight principle, in terms of low footprint components deployable on large number of small network and cloud devices at the edges of the network. The NECOS platform will be based on state of the art open software platforms, which will be carefully selected, rather than start from scratch. This baseline platform will be enhanced with the management and orchestration algorithms and the APIs that will constitute the research activity of the project. Finally, the NECOS platform will be validated, in the context of the two proposed use cases, using the 5TONIC and FIBRE testing frameworks.


List of deliverables.
Complete report on validation and demonstration of the integrated plattform Documents, reports 2020-02-27 16:28:02
Full API and Information Model Specification Documents, reports 2020-02-12 12:29:25
NECOS system architecture and plattform specification V2 Documents, reports 2020-02-12 12:17:38
Architectural update, Monitoring and control policies frameworks Documents, reports 2020-02-12 12:29:28
Intelligent Managment and orchestration Documents, reports 2020-02-12 12:29:45
NECOS System Architecture and Plattform Specification V1 Documents, reports 2020-02-12 12:29:36
Initial definition of uses cases Documents, reports 2019-05-16 22:15:44
Consolidated definition of use cases, business models and requirements analysis Documents, reports 2019-05-16 22:15:44
Report on design federated cloud environment Documents, reports 2019-05-16 22:15:45
Provisional API and Information Model Specification Documents, reports 2019-05-16 22:15:45

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of NECOS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Alisson Medeiros, Augusto Neto, Silvio Sampaio, Rafael Pasquini, Javier Baliosian
End-to-end elasticity control of cloud-network slices
published pages: e106, ISSN: 2476-1508, DOI: 10.1002/itl2.106
Internet Technology Letters 2/4 2020-02-05
2019 Francesco Tusa, Stuart Clayman, Dario Valocchi, Alex Galis
Hierarchical service providers on sliced infrastructure
published pages: e105, ISSN: 2476-1508, DOI: 10.1002/itl2.105
Internet Technology Letters 2/4 2020-02-05
2019 A. Swapna, R. Rosa, C. Rothenberg, I. Sakellariou, P. Papadimitriou, L. Mamatas.
Towards A Marketplace for Multi-domain Cloud Network Slicing: Use Cases
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS) 2020-02-05
2019 Raphael Vicente Rosa, Christian Esteve Rothenberg
The pandora of network slicing: A multicriteria analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3651
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 2020-02-05
2019 P. Valsamas, S. Skaperas, G. Violettas, T. Theodorou, S. Petridou, D. Vardalis, A. Tsioukas, L. Mamatas.
Multi Access Edge Computing for Efficient Content Distribution and IoT Services
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE WCNC 2020-02-05
2019 Javier Rubio-Loyola, Christian Aguilar-Fuster, Luis Diez, Ramon Agüero, Juan Luis-Gorricho, Joan Serrat
Fast and efficient energy-oriented cell assignment in heterogeneous networks
published pages: , ISSN: 1022-0038, DOI: 10.1007/s11276-019-02047-x
Wireless Networks 2020-02-05
2019 Maxweel Carmo, Felipe S. Dantas Silva, Augusto Venâncio Neto, Daniel Corujo, Rui Aguiar
Network-Cloud Slicing Definitions for Wi-Fi Sharing Systems to Enhance 5G Ultra Dense Network Capabilities
published pages: 1-17, ISSN: 1530-8669, DOI: 10.1155/2019/8015274
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing 2019 2020-02-05
2019 P. Valsamas, I. Sakellariou, S. Petridou, L. Mamatas.
A Multi-domain Experimentation Environment for 5G Media Verticals.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE Infocom 2020-02-05
2019 Yuan, G; Zichuan, X; Yang, B; Liang, W; Chai, WK; Tuncer, D; Galis, A; Pavlou, G; Wu, G
Fault Tolerant Placement of Stateful VNFs and Dynamic Fault Recovery in Cloud Networks
published pages: , ISSN: 1389-1286, DOI:
Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking 2020-02-05
2019 Godfrey Kibalya, Joan Serrat, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Rafael Pasquini, Haipeng Yao, and Peiying Zhang
A Reinforcement Learning Based Approach for 5G Network Slicing Across Multiple Domains
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2019), Halifax, Canada 2020-02-05
2019 Zichuan Xu, Weifa Liang, Meitian Huang, Mike Jia, Song Guo, Alex Galis
Efficient NFV-Enabled Multicasting in SDNs
published pages: 2052-2070, ISSN: 0090-6778, DOI: 10.1109/tcomm.2018.2881438
IEEE Transactions on Communications 67/3 2020-02-05
2018 G. Violettas, S. Petridou and L. Mamatas
Routing under heterogeneity and mobility for the Internet of Things: a centralized control approach
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2018 C. Papagianni, P. Papadimitriou, and J. Baras
Rethinking Service Chain Embedding for Cellular Network Slicing
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2018 R. Martins, L. Garcia, R. Villaça and F. L. Verdi
Using Probabilistic Data Structures for Monitoring of Multi-tenant P4-based Networks
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2018 S. Skaperas, L. Mamatas and A. Chorti
Early Video Content Popularity Detection with Change Point Analysis
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2018 G. Kibalya, J. Serrat and J. L. Gorricho
Ran Slicing Framework and Resource Allocation in Multi-Domain Heterogeneous Networks
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2018 S. Clayman, F. Tusa, A. Galis
Extending Slices into Data Centres: the VIM on-demand model
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2018 F. Tusa, S. Clayman, D.Valocchi, A. Galis
Multi-Domain Orchestration for the Deployment and Management of Services on a Slice Enabled NFVI
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2018 P. Valsamas, S. Skaperas and L. Mamatas
Elastic Content Distribution Based on Unikernels and Change-Point Analysis
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2018 Zichuan Xu, Weifa Liang, Alex Galis, Yu Ma, Qiufen Xia, Wenzheng Xu
Throughput optimization for admitting NFV-enabled requests in cloud networks
published pages: 15-29, ISSN: 1389-1286, DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2018.06.015
Computer Networks 143 2019-05-16

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