2nd Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks Workshop (CCDWN 2017), Paris, France, 15th May, 2017
Call for Papers
Future and emerging wireless networks will pose extreme communication requirements such as very high throughput rates and very low latency, particularly in QoE sensitive applications such as multimedia content delivery. Currently, operators are striving to reduce the investment and maintenance costs for cellular systems. In this context, caching has been proposed as a technique that has the potential to reduce backhaul network traffic and improve content latency for the wireless user. Especially in 5G, caching is poised as one of the most promising new technologies. The “Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks (CCDWN) 2017” workshop focuses on techniques that aim to achieve efficient content delivery to the end user in order to meet the stringent quality requirements of 5G wireless. The idea is to bring together experts in the field and discuss ways in which content caching, sharing and prefetching can play a leading role in future wireless networks.
Indicative research topics of high interest include but are not limited to:
- Scaling laws for the capacity of wireless networks equipped with caches
- Caching architectures and cache replacement policies for wireless networks
- Optimal content/cache placement: polynomial-time approximation algorithms, minimum latency problem, minimum network traffic problem (both static & dynamic variations)
- Joint replication and delivery techniques: replacement policies, dynamic routing policies
- Proactive caching: recommendation models, prefetching, scheduling
- Estimation of content popularity: machine learning approaches, dynamic content popularity models, measurement-based popularity estimation, prediction of future popularity and popularity trends
- Exploitation of the time aspect: caching viral files, user mobility, non-stationary models
- Interface of caching techniques with communications techniques, including scheduling, routing, multicasting, femto-caching, and MIMO communications
- Network coding techniques: coded caching, distributed storage
- Network economic aspects of caching: where to cache? Storage vs Bandwidth tradeoff, incentives, game theoretic models
- Practical aspects of content caching and delivery in wireless networks including control information overhead minimization, efficient protocols, standardization, and issues such as tunnelling and encrypted content
- Lessons learnt: what known techniques from Content Delivery Networks teach us
- Energy saving through caching
- Caching for Information Centric Networks
This workshop aims to bring together people from different communities, including networking, communications, computer science, operation research, machine learning, and information theory to shed light on the latest developments in the field.
To maximize interaction and visibility, CCDWN ‘17 will be co-located with WiOpt 2017 and will take place on May 15, 2017, in Paris, France. The workshop is considered an integral part of the WiOpt 2017 symposium.
Coded caching and advanced PHY: Interesting interplays between caching, feedback and topology in wireless communications’
|Petros Elia||Eurecom, France|
The slides to the talk are available here.
The talk will focus on coded caching and the interesting salient features that arise when caching is applied in advanced PHY wireless scenarios. Focusing on recently revealed deep connections between caching and fundamental primitives of wireless networks, such as feedback, multiple antennas, and topology, we will seek to answer different questions that arise, and which include:
- When can super-small caches have a substantial impact?
- What is the relationship between caching and CSIT-type feedback? (it turns out that this is a deep relationship, of a synergistic as well as competing nature)
- How can caching data the night before, allow for the (paradoxical) ability to "buffer" CSI?
- How can non-linearity/non-separability (which can reside in wireless settings) be used to boost wireless caching?
Petros Elia received the B.Sc. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He is now a professor with the Department of Communication Systems at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis, France. His latest research deals with the intersection of coded caching and feedback-aided communications in multiuser settings. He has also considered different problems in the area of complexity-constrained communications, MIMO, cooperative and multiple access protocols and transceivers, complexity of communication, as well as with isolation and connectivity in dense networks, queueing theory and cross-layer design, coding theory, information theoretic limits in cooperative communications, and surveillance networks. He is a Fulbright scholar, the co-recipient of the NEWCOM++ distinguished achievement award 2008-2011 for a sequence of publications on the topic of complexity in wireless communications, and the recipient of the ERC Consolidator Grant (2017-2022) on cache-aided wireless communications.
Joint management of storage and network resources in software-defined wireless systems
|George Iosifidis||Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
The slides to the talk are available here.
SDN in conjunction with NFV offer a novel opportunity for the joint management of network, compute and storage resources. These technological advances can revolutionise the way we design and manage wireless systems, and eventually enable the operators to satisfy the increasingly stringent requirements of emerging services. We will discuss the latest developments in this area, while focusing on the particularly important application of mobile video delivery in 5G HetNets. A suite of network-aware video caching solutions will be presented, that can provably improve the users' satisfaction and also reduce the network operating expenditures. We will conclude with key open questions regarding the caching and delivery of (video) content in these SDN-enabled wireless systems.
George Iosifidis is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Future Networks, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin; a Funded Investigator at the SFI research centre CONNECT, Ireland; and an Associate Research Scientist with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, USA. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He holds an engineering Diploma in avionics and quality control. He worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at CERTH, Greece, and Yale university, for 2 years respectively, and as an aircraft engineer from 2001 to 2012. His research interests lie in the area of network optimization and network economics with applications to wireless networks. He has received the Best Paper Award in WiOpt 2013 and served as the Co-Chair of the ACM CoNEXT 2014 Student Workshop.
09:20 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Session 1 (Session Chair: Georgios Paschos)
- #1 Fair distributed user-traffic association in cache equipped cellular networks
- #2 A content-delivery protocol, exploiting the privacy benefits of coded caching
- #3 Cache-Aided Full-Duplex Small Cells
- #4 Optimal Geographic Caching in Cellular Networks with Linear Content Coding
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:30
CCDWN Discussion (Chair: Anastasios Giovanidis)
Panel with: o Prof. Petros Elia (Eurecom, France) o Dr. Anastasios Giovanidis (UPMC & CNRS, France) o Prof. George Iosifidis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) o Dr. Georgios Paschos (Huawei, France)
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:45
Session 2 (Session Chair: Vasilis Sourlas)
- #1 Web caching evaluations from Wikipedia request statistics
- #2 Energy-Efficient Wireless Content Delivery with Proactive Caching
- #3 Competitive Caching of Contents in 5G Edge Cloud Network
- #4 Dynamic Proactive Caching in Relay Networks
- #5 Exploiting Caching and Cross-Layer Transitions for Content Delivery in Wireless Multihop Networks
In order to contact the workshop organisers, please write to the email address ccdwn17-chairs AT edas dot info.
|Giuseppe Caire||Technische Universität Berlin, Germany|
|Georgios Paschos||Huawei, France|
|Vasilis Sourlas||University College London, UK|
Submitted papers consist of 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc., and must be a PDF file of less than 10MB in size. Follow the same formatting guidelines as the WiOpt symposium. See the Information for Authors. Submissions that deviate from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration.
All submissions will be handled by EDAS following this link. The workshop name on EDAS is CCDWN'17.
To guarantee publication of a CCDWN paper, at least one author should 1) have full registration either for the whole WiOpt event or for the workshop and 2) present the work.
WiOpt-CCDWN is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Information Theory Society and IFIP. All papers will be published in the IFIP DL open library with Open Access, as well as on IEEE Xplore.
February 3, 2017, 23:59 CET February 19, 2017, 23:59 CET
Notification of acceptance:
March 1, 2017 March 8, 2017
Camera ready/registration due: March 17, 2017, 23:59 CET
Workshop: May 15, 2017
|Georgios Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)|
|Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)|
|Spyros Vassilaras (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)|
|Ejder Bastug (MIT)|
|Azer Bestavros (Boston University)|
|Richard Combes (Centrale Supelec)|
|Merouane Debbah (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)|
|Alex Dimakis (University of Texas, Austin)|
|Petros Elia (EURECOM)|
|Anastasios Giovanidis (CNRS and Sorbonne UPMC)|
|Lazaros Gkatzikis (Huawei)|
|Deniz Gunduz (Imperial College London)|
|Gerhard Hasslinger (Deutsche Telekom AG)|
|George Iosifidis (Trinity College)|
|Mari Kobayashi (Centrale Supelec)|
|Marios Kountouris (Huawei Technologies, France Research Center)|
|Ingmar Land (Huawei)|
|Emilio Leonardi (Politecnico di Torino)|
|Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali (Bell Labs)|
|Daniel S. Menasche (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)|
|Urs Niesen (Qualcomm Research)|
|Felipe Olmos Giyermo Oyos (Orange)|
|George Parisis (USUSSEX)|
|George Pavlou (UCL)|
|Ioannis Psaras (UCL)|
|Kostantinos Poularakis (Yale)|
|Philippe Robert (INRIA)|
|Dario Rossi (TELECOM ParisTech)|
|Theodoros Salonidis (IBM Research)|
|Ramesh K. Sitaraman (UMass, Amherst & Akamai)|
|Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (EURECOM)|
|Meixia Tao (Jiao Tong)|
|Leandros Tassiulas (Yale)|
|Spyridon Vassilaras (Huawei)|
|Cedric Westphal (Huawei & UCSC)|
|George Xylomenos (AUEB)|
|Edmund Yeh (Northeastern University)|