This page is intended as a holding/planning area for an upcoming ONAP Academic Summit in October 2018.

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  • October 22nd and 23rd, 2018


33 Thomas Street, New York City

ONAP Academic Summit Tentative Agenda (Oct 22-23, 2018)

Day 1: Tutorial “Introduction to ONAP”

8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am Introduction (Mazin Gilbert, AT&T)

9:30am – 10:30am ONAP architecture overview - components, role, capabilities, contribute to ONAP (Chaker Hassin, Huawei)

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee break

11:00am – 12:00pm ONAP instantiation (Michael O'Brien, Amdocs)

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm Deep dive in specific areas

                                               i.        Service Design and Inventory  ( Ben Cheung, Nokia)

                                             ii.         DCAE/Microservices (Lusheng Ji, AT&T)

                                            iii.         ONAP Optimization framework (Shankaranarayanan Puzhavakath Narayanan, AT&T)

3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee break

3:30pm – 5:30pm Deep dive in specific areas (Cont.)

                                            iv.         Control loops and policies (Pam Dragosh, AT&T)

                                            v.         ML/analytics on ONAP (He Yan/Ioannis Broustis, AT&T)

6:00pm - Dinner ( Gran Morsi, 22 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007)

Day 2: Hands-on Experience “ONAP as an innovation platform” (vFW Closed Loop step-by-step)

8:30am – 9:00 am Check in and Breakfast

Student Track: Hands-on Experience (Brian Freeman/Marco Platania, AT&T)

Mentors: Hector Anapan-Lavalle (AT&T), Pam Dragosh (AT&T), Liam Fallon (Ericsson), Chenfei Gao (AT&T), Pramod Jamkhedkar (AT&T), Lusheng Ji (AT&T), Michael O’Brien (Amdocs), PN Shankar (AT&T), He Yan (AT&T)

9:00am – 9:15am Introduction and Big Picture 

9:15am – 10:30am Hands-on experiences (ONAP instantiation and VNF descriptor, Service design instantiation and closed loop control) 

10:30am – 10:50am Coffee break

10:50am – 12:30pm Hands-on experiences (ONAP instantiation and VNF descriptor, Service design, instantiation and closed loop control) (Cont.) 

Faculty Track: ONAP use case experiences

9:00am – 9:30am ONAP use case overview (Jennifer Yates, AT&T)

9:30am – 10:30am Use cases  (SON/wireless/5G – N. K. Shankar/Ioannis Broustis, AT&T) 

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee break

11:00am – 12:30pm Use cases (VNF life cycle management/CM/multi cloud – Ajay Mahimkar/ Matti Hiltunen, AT&T)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm Academic Presentations and Panel 

  • POWDER (Kobus Van der Merwe, University of Utah) 
  • COSMOS (Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University)
  • Panel:  Phil Robb -Linux Foundation, Kobus Van der Merwe - University of Utah, Dipankar Raychaudhuri - Rutgers University

2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee break

3:00pm – 3:45pm Research challenges and opportunities (break out sessions, 7 topic groups)

3:50pm – 4:35pm Research challenges and opportunities (break out sessions, 7 topic groups)

4:40pm – 5:00pm Research challenges and opportunities (summary by group leads)

5:00pm – 5:30pm Closing (Phil Robb, Linux Foundation)


Day 2 morning sessions will have two parallel tracks for students and for faculty. 

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  1. Interested in attending this event.

  2. Interested in this, particularly the Policy and Control Loop topics.

  3. Is there any registration required? can we get more info please! Thanks

    Min Sang Yoon

    Ali Mohammad Fouladgar

  4. Just wondering if there is any update on this?

    1. Hi Liam.  Were you looking to teach or to learn?  The folks intended to be the attendees of this event are academic faculty and graduate students.  The instructors will be from the ONAP development community.

      1. Hi Phil,

        I am interested in the policy/control loop topics. Particularly in the closed loop management domain I think there is a dearth of research. However, unfortunately I can't attend on the revised dates for the conference.

        Best Regards

        1. Hi Phil,

          Things moved around and I can attend after all. I'll engage with the discussions particularly around Policy and Control Loops. I think there is a lot of research work still to do in these fields so hopefully we'll have a good exchange of ideas with the academic community.

  5. Team, I can fly in for one of the days and help with anything ONAP installation CI/CD related

    1. Thanks very much for the offer Michael.  I'm checking now to see where our instructor needs lie and will get back to you in the next couple of days.

      1. in response to a mail today from Marco

           Hi, I am not on the official list – but I am available for one of the days - the 23rd – I can only fly in on Monday and fly out for 2000h on tue.

           Mandeep is on this as primary – I’ll be a secondary if required.

        1. I am tentatively booking reservations to represent deployment/oom/kubernetes - I will cancel my registration for the 5th at the same office and meet my Acumos AT&T teammates around the academic summit

  6. Is there a possibility that e get access to the slides that were presented during the Summit on 22nd and 23rd October. 

    Especially the ones DCAE and Policy framework.

    Thank you.