Thomas Magedanz's research while affiliated with Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS and other places

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In the era of digital transformation of the manufacturing and process industry, heterogeneity of assets is one of the most challenging issues towards digitally integrating components within the Industrial Internet of Things. In this context every participant relies on its proprietary digitalization approach envisioned by Plattform Industrie 4.0. To...
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With the wide adoption of edge compute infrastructures, an opportunity has arisen to deploy part of the functionality at the edge of the network to enable a localized connectivity service. This development is also supported by the adoption of “on-premises” local 5G networks addressing the needs of different vertical industries and by new standardiz...
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With the high increase in the number of connected devices, the 6G network optimizations cannot rely only on protocols and architecture customizations as in 5G. Instead, a better approach, as described in this chapter, is to optimize the network through the definition of a data‐layer‐oriented network, which presumes the extraction of a large amount...
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This introductive chapter draws a panorama from 5G to 6G, by gathering several research visions for this shift. We first discuss the opportunity to develop a 6th generation of mobile networks, the foreseen services, and the moves in the value chain for standardization and development processes. The chapter then introduces the key innovations and el...
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Container-based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and multi-site/multi-cluster service orchestration are a critical topic in the field of ICT infrastructure. Academia, Industry and Open Source projects are actively working on the technology. With the trends, Open Baton, an implementation of the ETSI NFV MANO Reference Architecture, started eff...
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A novel security management framework is presented in this paper leveraging the current ETSI NFV MANO architecture and taking into account Software Defined Security principles. Specifically, the proposed VISECO framework allows developers, service providers to consider security across lifecycle: from embedding of security properties in the source c...
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Fog computing aims to bring cloud computing capabilities to the edge of the network, closer to the end user, enabling lower latencies, location awareness, and mobility support among other advantages. The combination of IoT and Fog encompasses a highly complex scenario with a huge amount of data and varying number of devices that must cooperate with...
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The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication intends to promote seamless interaction between connecting devices to enable the automation of decision making based on aggregated data. This forms the new Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, which aims to increase the level of system automation by enabling devices and systems to exchange and share data, fa...
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The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication intends to promote seamless interaction between connecting devices to enable the automation of decision making based on aggregated data. This forms the new Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, which aims to increase the level of system automation by enabling devices and systems to exchange and share data, fa...
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With the increasing acceptance of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, Network Operators are modifying their traditional network infrastructures in order to provide more flexibility in enabling new business opportunities. One major change introduced by those technologies is the capability of dep...
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Since the invention of the steam engine in the 18th century, innovation drove the development of industrial processes. The next industrial revolution will form an ecosystem of over 20 billion connected devices with unforeseeable influence to the gross domestic product by 2020, and connected assets will generate about 44ZB of data, which pose intere...
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Erratum to: C. Giannelli (Ed.) MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2 The book was inadvertently published with an incorrect name of the copyright holder. The name of the copyright holder for this book is: © ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineer...
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Service Function Chaining (SFC) defines the concept of linking ordered Service Functions (SFs) through network technologies to support specific application requirements. SFC exploits Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies to achieve the creation, modification and deletion of SFC in a cost efficient...
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With the rapid migration towards Software-based Networks, Telco Operators are modifying their traditional network infrastructures in order to reduce the complexity in managing Network Services (NS). Being able to cope with on-demand traffic increase is one of the key principles taken from the Cloud Computing domain and extended to the Telco one by...
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With the upcoming network function virtualization (NFV), aiming at deployment of core network functionality on top of cloud infrastructures, there is a stringent need for developing an appropriate evaluation process and the afferent automatic testing solutions. Before NFV, only black-box testing was needed, due to the physical isolation of the comp...
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Service function chaining is a network capability that provides support for application-driven-networking through the ordered interconnection of service functions. The lifecycle management of service function chains is enabled by two recently emerged technologies, software defined networking and network function virtualization, that promise a numbe...
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Smart homes have the potential to provide residents with services that improve their quality of life. As a result, multiple Internet of Things (IoT) based services such as energy management and remote home automation have been deployed in smart homes. However, these services are mostly built on dedicated networks and proprietary systems. As a resul...
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This paper introduces an approach allowing cloud application developers, service providers to consider security and privacy requirements across the application lifecycle. Specifically, a DevOps framework has been described that took into account several emerging technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Microservice Pattern De...
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The rapid emergence of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) concepts is enabling the innovation of cloud infrastructures for supporting real time services and applications. Interconnecting Service Functions (SFs) in a specific ordered way to support applications’ requirements is defining the concept of Service F...
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Research around Future Internet technologies such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networking (SDN) is constantly growing, and more tools are required to verify novel concepts. In this paper, we introduce our view and experiences on building Future Internet (FI) testbeds based on open source s...
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Research around Future Internet technologies such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) is constantly growing and related tools are required to test novel concepts. In this paper, we introduce our view on building a Future Internet (FI) testbeds based on existing open source solutions....
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Many cities around the globe are adopting the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as part of a strategy to transform into Smart Cities. These will allow cities in the developing world to cope with the ever increasing demand for services such as an effective electricity supply, healthcare and water management. Machine-to-Machine (M...
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Smart Cities applications and infrastructures are actively being developed and rolled out. However, maintenance complexity is significant, often limiting deployments to small regions or small cities. To support gradual or spontaneous infrastructure scaling at region or national levels, infrastructure management that monitors end device connectivity...
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Energy supply constraints have increasingly been in the spotlight recently, especially in South Africa. Concurrently, advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and cloud computing have opened a multitude of opportunities for the so-called smart grid, and have shifted the traditional paradigms of what is to controlled and how these things...
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Energy supply constraints have increasingly been in the spotlight recently, especially in South Africa. Concurrently, advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and cloud computing have opened a multitude of opportunities for the so-called smart grid, and have shifted the traditional paradigms of what is controlled and how these things are...
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This chapter discusses the challenges for machine-to-machine (M2M) mobility management. Connecting a broad range of physical objects requires varying levels of mobility support in M2M networks, due to the nature of connected objects (being humans, cars, robots, etc.). The chapter first reviews the connectivity requirements of the same M2M use cases...
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Cities increasingly face challenges related to pollution, efficient use of resources (e.g. water, energy) and ensuring a good quality of life for its citizens. Solutions built on existing and emerging technologies such as Cloud computing, Internet of Things, Machine-to-Machine and data analytics can improve on or create services able to address the...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) could be seen as an umbrella term for interconnected technologies, devices, objects and services. It is not a single technology, rather it is a concept in which many physical objects are interconnected and enabled with intelligent technologies. The fact that interconnected objects represent activities related to all-day...
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Service Function Chaining (SFC) supports services/applications through linking an ordered list of service functions (such as firewalls, deep packet inspections and load balancers) in the network. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) provides a simpler and shorter SFC process. In order to provide high ava...
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Cross-domain resource and infrastructure federation has gained more and more attention in the fields of Cloud and Future Internet (FI) testbeds. But, interoperable monitoring data exchange across heterogeneous domains remains a challenge due to the variety and heterogeneity of the used tools and interfaces. Many efforts have been made to define com...
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Network Virtualization (NV) allows multiple heterogeneous architectures to simultaneously coexist on a shared infrastructure. Embedding multiple virtual networks (VNs) on a shared substrate deals with e�cient mapping of virtual resources on the physical infrastructure and is referred to as the Virtual Network Embedding problem (VNEproblem). Althoug...
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Sensors, actuators and devices that compose the Internet of Things (IoT) world are becoming more diverse every day in terms of capabilities and amount of generated traffic. Current Machine-to-Machine (M2 M) communication standardization efforts try to formalize the interfaces between M2 M nodes based on the perspective of exchanging uniform small d...
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The evolution of mobile network architecture is an essential part in the development process of the fifth generation (5G) of cellular mobile systems, and that is through the incorporation of advanced cloud technologies and network function virtualization techniques. The new network architecture needs to support a wide range of high data rate applic...
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In the contemporary cloud computing environment, the various cloud providers adopt different architectures for their systems and usually these are not compatible. The scalable exchange of information about these heterogeneous resources is often not addressed; still this represents an interesting challenge, since different Cloud systems and vendors...
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Mobile Network Operators provide wireless communication services to their customers using their own network infrastructures. For providers, in particular in low income countries, access to latest network functions to offer 4G/5G services can be a large burden as this is directly impacted by financial restrictions of operators. Although some network...
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The current trend of running software components on top of virtual machines in cloud platforms is gaining more momentum as it reduces the deployment time and operational costs in comparison to running them on dedicated hardware. By providing elasticity through orchestration, this approach brings even more value taking advantage of the resources on...
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The objective of this article is to demonstrate the feasibility of on-demand creation of cloud-based elastic mobile core networks, along with their lifecycle management. For this purpose the article describes the key elements to realize the architectural vision of EPC as a Service, an implementation option of the Evolved Packet Core, as specified b...
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In the near future, many electronic devices will be equipped with internet connectivity in which they can communicate with one another. They will be also capable of being monitored and automatic controlled from remote location. As a result, the IoT (Internet of Thing) architecture shall thrive in the soon future. Interoperability among various acce...
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Considerable efforts have been spent on designing architectures to manage heterogeneous resources across multiple administrative domains. Specific felds of application are federated cloud computing (Intercloud) approaches and distributed testbeds, among others. An important interoperability challenge that arises in this context is the exchange of i...
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Linking the communication and the information technology infrastructures forms the new Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication trend. We aim to exploit available standard protocols to support smart cities applications. In this paper, we report the work of implementing and evaluating the performance of using request/response protocols for M2M communi...
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The 5th Generation of mobile networks (5G) is expected to be rolled out by 2020. New and revolutionary applications are already being envisioned, real-time control of machines, the Tactile Internet for wireless, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and self-driving cars, among others. To make this possible important enhancements and improvements in...
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We propose in this paper a platform enabling advanced real-time communication (RTC) services in a very unified manner. Audio/video RTC is converged with other (not necessarily real-time) information and in-/output from users to create a new, richer communication experiences. More concrete, the proposed platform is capable of tailoring audio/video c...
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Currently, a lot of research efforts are ongoing in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication area, with the object of creating an ubiquitous sensing framework to connect real and virtual things. In the same context, various standards developing organizations (SDO) have recently promoted standardization activities in the M2M domain. In this paper,...
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Recent advances in device, information and communication technologies have exhibited a strong potential to enhance the quality of life of inhabitants of Smart Cities. Interconnecting different Smart Cities’ infrastructures can help in the exchange of information and experiences between developed and developing nations. However, more research work i...
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To cope with the high traffic volume demands spurred by the proliferation and penetration of 4G services, significant improvements to wireless access techniques have been made. Notable examples are massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission and reception, and D2D (device-to-device) incorporated in 3G a...