A Holistic, Innovative Framework for Design, Development and Orchestration of 5G-ready Applications and Network Services over Sliced Programmable Infrastructure

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A Horizon 2020 5G-PPP Innovation Action

In a Nutshell

Project Acronym:

MATILDA

Project ID:

761898

Funded Under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Starting Date:

2017-06-01

Ending Date:

2019-11-30

Total Cost:

EUR 8 378 945,36

EU contribution:

EUR 6 664 458,75

Coordinated by:

Prof. Franco Davoli
S3ITI Federated National Laboratory
Consorzio Nazionale Inter-Universitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Genoa, Italy

Technical coordinator:

Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas
UBITECH
Athens, Greece

Topic:

ICT-08-2017 - 5G PPP Convergent Technologies

Call for proposal:

H2020-ICT-2016-2

Funding Scheme:

IA - Innovation action

The Matilda Vision

The MATILDA project envision to design and to develop a holistic framework that supports the tight interconnection among the development of 5G-ready applications, the creation of the on-demand required networking and computational infrastructure in the form of an application-aware network slice and the activation of the appropriate networking mechanisms for the support of the industry vertical applications.
The MATILDA layers along with the main artefacts and key technological concepts comprising the MATILDA framework per layer are depicted in the figure below.

The Applications layer corresponds to the Business Service and Business Function layer and regards the design and development of the 5G-ready applications per industry vertical along with the specification of the associated networking requirements. The Orchestration Layer regards the support of deployment and optimisation mechanisms of the 5G-ready applications over the available multi-site programmable infrastructure.Orchestration refers to both the application components and the attached virtual network functions and includes a set of intelligent mechanisms for optimal deployment, runtime policies enforcement, data mining and analysis and context awareness support. The Network Functions and Resource Management Layer regards the implementation of the resource management functionalities over the available programmable infrastructure, as well as the lifecycle management of the activated virtual network functions. The Infrastructure Layer consists of the data communication network spanning a set of cloud computing and storage resources.
The key technological concepts and artefacts comprising the proposed MATILDA framework and constituting its unique selling points are listed hereinafter:

  • a conceptual architecture for supporting the provision of 5G end-to-end services tackling the overall lifecycle of design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and 5G network services over programmable infrastructure.
  • a set of metamodels representing the vertical industry applications’ components and graphs, the virtual -and physical- network functions and forwarding graphs.
  • an innovative collaborative development environment supporting the design and development of 5G-ready applications and VNF-FGs, including a web-based IDE, verification and graphs composition mechanisms.
  • an orchestrator that undertakes the responsibility of optimal deployment and orchestration of the developed applications over the available programmable infrastructure -taking into account a set of objectives and constraints, as well as the defined policies-, along with the instantiation of the required network functions for the support of the infrastructural-oriented functionalities. Policies enforcement is going to be supported by a context awareness engine, able to infer knowledge based on a set of data monitoring, analytics and profiling production streams.
  • a multi-site virtual infrastructure manager supporting the multi-site management of the allocated resources per network slice, along with a multi-site NFVO supporting the lifecycle management of the network functions embedded in the deployed application’s graph as well as supporting a set of network monitoring and management mechanisms.
  • a novel analytics and unified profiling framework consisting of a set of machine learning mechanism as well as design time profiling and runtime profiling towards the production of advanced analytics and software runtime profiling.
  • a marketplace including an applications’ and virtual network functions’ repository and a set of mechanisms for supporting the diverse 5G stakeholders.

The Matilda Objectives

Objective I:

to facilitate vertical industries to exploit the full potential arisen through the evolvement of the 5G ecosystem by enabling the development of network-aware applications and their deployment and orchestration over dynamically created network slices, incorporating technological and business requirements coming from the industry, the research community, the service providers and telecom operators, the software development enterprises and application users.

Objective II:

to provide an open-source development and application/services composition environment along with a critical mass of VNFs/PNFs and network-aware chainable application components made available through the MATILDA marketplace -promoting open-source software release- to application developers, service providers and operators for developing and verifying appropriate development of network-aware applications and their instantiation over application -aware network slices, as well as denoting policies that have to be applied during network-aware applications provision.

Objective III:

to provide a network-aware applications orchestrator able to deploy and manage applications over dynamically created network slices. The orchestrator is going to support a set of intelligent orchestration mechanisms, including deployment and runtime policies enforcement, data monitoring, fusion and analysis and a context awareness engine for inference of knowledge based on the collected information.

Objective IV:

to provide dynamic end efficient management of resources constituting an application-aware network slice including the mechanisms for management of the required VNF-FGs, based on the requests provided by the deployment manager of the Orchestrator. Resources management regards both cloud computing resources as well as network resources and functions made available/applied in the various network segments.

Objective V:

to prove the applicability, usability, effectiveness and value of the MATILDA framework for vertical industries, demonstrating and stress-testing the developed MATILDA artefacts under pragmatic conditions against a pre-defined set of use cases (media, emergency communications, smart cities, Industry 4.0, automotive) over the available 5G testbeds.

Objective VI:

to ensure wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative MATILDA results to the 5G industry verticals, business, research and international community, to realize exploitation and business planning of the MATILDA software development paradigm and orchestrator, to identify end-users and potential customers, as well as to contribute specific project results to relevant standardization bodies and the 5G PPP community.

Use Cases

The Matilda Consortium

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
ATOS SPAIN SA
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE
ORANGE ROMANIA SA
EXXPERTSYSTEMS GMBH
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
INTERNET INSTITUTE, COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING LTD
INCELLIGENT IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
ITALTEL SPA
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH


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The MATILDA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.761898 (Innovation Action).

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