Larry Peterson (Open Networking Foundation, USA)
Biography: Larry Peterson is the CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," and has been the technical lead on several Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms, and the CoBlitz CDN (now commercially licensed by Akamai). He is currently working on the CORD access edge cloud, and leads CORD's Tech Steering Team. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.
Abhimanyu Gosain (Northeastern University, USA)
Biography: Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain is a Technical Program Director at Northeastern University. In this role, he is in charge of setting strategic goals and the research agenda for a $100 million public-private partnership for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. His numerous professional publications and experience exemplify use-inspired basic research in the field of networking technologies such as LTE, dispersed computing, edge computing and Internet of Things. He has organized and participated in technical program committees, workshops and panels at premier venues such as IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM MobiCom and IEEE VTC. He was formerly the lead wireless engineer for the NSF GENI program at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He received his M.S. degree from Tufts University and M.B.A. from Boston University with High Honors.
Masahisa Kawashima (Vice President, NTT Software Innovation Center)
Biography: He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1994 and an M.Sc. in technology management from MIT's Sloan School of Management, USA, in 2002. Dr. Kawashima is the head of NTT Software Innovation Center. He has been engaged in technology and business development at NTT since joining the organization in 1994. With his enthusiasm for technology strategies, he has accomplished several initiatives to update NTT's business operations in line with new technology trends. He played a leading role in the organization of the NTT Open Source Software Center in 2006, the strategic Wi-Fi service renewal for NTT WEST in 2011, and the release of the NFV-enabled SDWAN service platform called CLOUDWAN for NTT's global businesses in 2017.
Special Session 1
Cloud networking is undergoing a rapid change in its form, especially when edge computing becomes a reality for a variety of use cases including connected car using URLLC and IoT sensors/actuators. In this special session, we introduce several distinguished presentations with live demos using cloud services and open source software, and a mini panel discussion, especially focusing on the future progress in cloud networking,
Special Session 2
For IoT / 5G cloud networking era, the flexibility of the network dramatically increases and the usage of the network diversifies such as massive sensors data collection & analysis, real-time connected-x control, etc. The efforts of demonstration experiment and operation with scalability are important towards realizing the future network. We introduce several distinguished presentations on initiatives of nation-wide open test-beds using SDN/NFV technologies in Japan in this special session.