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Defence of dissertation in the field of Networking Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Abdelquoddouss Laghrissi

Virtual Network Slice Planning

The evolution towards 5G consists of managing highly dynamic network slices and making decisions related to the provisioning of resources in an as a service and cost-efficient fashion. The forthcoming 5G mobile system will rely essentially on cloud computing and network slicing.

The success of cloud computing and network slicing hinges on the ongoing research activities relevant to the virtualization of mobile network functions, the efficient allocation of virtual resources (e.g., VCPU, VMDISK), and the optimal placement of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) composing the network slices.

In this vein, the aim of this dissertation in the field of networking technology is essentially centered on the design of a virtual network slice planning framework, allowing to efficiently place VNFs, and satisfy the requirements of users and cloud service providers in terms of Quality of Service (QoS), cost, etc. entail the development of a simulation tool dubbed ``Network Slice Planner", and the design of virtual network function placement algorithms, taking into consideration the predictability of service usage, the non-uniform distribution of service requests, and the optimal placement of vEPC/5G Core virtual instances.

Opponent: Professor Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki

Custos: Professor Tarik Taleb, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking.

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Contact information: Abdelquoddouss Laghrissi, Department of Communications and Networking  [email protected]  +358 414 838 141

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