Seminar: A Novel Autonomous Profiling Method for the Next Generation NFV Orchestrators

20 November 2020, 10.00 AM - 20 November 2020, 11.00 AM

Dr Shadi Moazzeni


Speaker: Dr Shadi Moazzeni 

Talk Title: A Novel Autonomous Profiling Method for the Next Generation NFV Orchestrators


Currently, telecommunication research communities are striving towards the adoption of Zero-touch network and Service Management (ZSM) in Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) orchestration. Contemporary efforts on adopting Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have caused an upsurge of ZSM application in the VNF space. While ML and AI complement the ZSM goals for building the intelligent NFV orchestration, a deep knowledge about the resource consumption by Network Services (NSs) and its constituent Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is required, which would enable AI and ML models to manage the available resources better and enhance user experience. In this talk, at first, state-of-the-art works in the topic of VNF and NS profiling will be surveyed. Then, our recently proposed Novel Autonomous Profiling (NAP) method will be presented that not only predicts the optimum network load a VNF can support, but also estimates the required resources in terms of CPU, Memory, and Network, to meet the performance targets and workload by utilising ML techniques. In addition, the performance evaluation results on a real dataset will be explained.


Shadi Moazzeni is  a  Senior  Research  Associate with  the  University  of  Bristol, Bristol, UK,  where she is  a  member  of the  Smart  Internet  Lab  and  the  High  Performance Networks  research group and the Bristol cluster lead researcher of the EU Horizon 2020 5G-VICTORI project.  She  received  her  M.Sc. degree  from  Amirkabir  University  of  Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in Computer Architecture  engineering  in  2010  and  her Ph.D. in Computer Architecture engineering at the University of  Isfahan, Iran  in  2018.  She was also a Ph.D. visiting researcher at the University  of  Bologna, Italy, from July 2016 to February 2017. Her current research  focuses on the  performance  and  reliability  of  distributed  Software-Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualisation, multi-edge orchestration, monitoring and measuring Performance, and 5G network profiling and orchestration.

Contact information

Please contact Harriet Parks, Smart Internet Lab Project Coordinator - for more information about this talk.

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