iCore Workshop: 20 June 2017 (Tuesday) 10:00-17:30
Title: "Joint iCore & CommNet2 Workshop:
Content Caching and Distributed Storage for
Future Communication Networks"
Venue: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Building @ Imperial College


Future communication networks and wireless networks in particular will need to support extreme communication requirements, from increasing data rates to reduced latency, for a growing number of connected users and devices. Owing to the popularity of smart phones and tablets, a significant portion of the exponentially growing mobile data traffic today is due to video content delivery, and more strikingly, most of this traffic stems from a relatively small number of highly popular viral content. To exploit this particular characteristic, caching popular video contents at the network edge has emerged as a promising technique that can reduce both the backhaul traffic for network operators, and the latency for wireless users.
Our goal in this workshop is to bring together experts working on different aspects of this popular and exciting research area, spanning several layers of the communication network architecture and protocols, to inspire and initiate discussions on how content caching and distribution, and distributed storage can be best designed and exploited in future communication networks.

Joint sponsors:

iCore, EEE Department, Imperial College
CommNet2 (UK EPSRC funded network)

Confirmed Speakers:



Tuesday 20 June 2017
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee (Room 407)
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome (Room 408)
Kin Leung - Tim O'Farrell
10:10 - 10:50 Deniz Gunduz (Imperial College)
"Contents on the Move: Content Caching and Delivery at the Wireless Network Edge"
11:50 - 11:30 Aydin Sezgin (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Cloud Processing and Edge Caching in HetNets: A Delivery Time Perspective"
11:30 - 12:10 Petros Elia (EURECOM)
"Coded caching for advanced wireless networks: new opportunities and challenges"
12:10 - 13:40 Lunch Break and Poster Session (Room 407)
13:40 - 14:20 Ioannis Psaras (University College London)
"On the Feasibility of a User-Operated Mobile Content Distribution Network"
14:20 - 15:00 Richard Bradbury (BBC)
"The scalability challenge for broadcasting on the Internet"
15:00 - 15:40 Georgios Paschos (Huawei)
"Placing Dynamic Content in Caches with Small Population"
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee Break (Room 407)
16:10 - 16:50 Xiaohong Peng
"Video Content Caching and QoE-Driven Video Streaming"
16:50 - 18:00 Panel discussion (Room 408)
"Technical challenges for caching and distributed storage in future mobile networks"