Mohamed Faten Zhani is an associate professor with the department of software and IT engineering at l’école de Technologie Supérieure (éTS Montreal) in Canada. His research interests include cloud computing, network function virtualization, software-defined networking and resource management in large-scale distributed systems. Faten has co‑authored several book chapters and research papers published in renowned conferences and journals including IEEE/IFIP/ACM CNSM, IEEE/IFIP IM/NOMS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE transactions on cloud computing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). He served as the general or technical program chair of several international workshops and conferences. He is also co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on "Telecom Software, Network Virtualization, and Software Defined Networks", associate editor of Wiley international journal of network management, and deputy managing editor of the IEEE softwarization newsletter. He is co‑founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technology Initiative and a cluster lead at the IEEE P1916.1 SDN/NFV Performance standard group. Faten recently received the IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Young Researchers and Professionals Award as a recognition for outstanding research contribution and leadership in the field of network and service management.
Title: “A glance into the future”: Designing the Tactile Internet
From virtual reality, to telepresence, augmented reality, holograms, and remotely‑controlled robotics, these future network applications promise an unprecedented development for society, economics and culture. Unfortunately, today’s “best-effort” Internet services are not able to cater to the requirements of these applications like precisely-guaranteed low latency, guaranteed throughput and high reliability. There is therefore a clear need to reimagine the Internet and redesign it so that it can provide a new breed of services adapted to these applications.
In this talk, we first analyse the requirements of future applications and then highlight the limitations of the current Internet architecture and protocols and their inability to satisfy such requirements. We then discuss how the new Internet of the future should provide a new breed of services like tactile communications, high‑precision communications, qualitative communications, and holographic‑type communications.