Digital Twins aim at providing a virtual synchronized replica of physical objects mirroring their properties, data and behaviors and enabling new intelligent and augmented functionalities with respect to the original physical devices.
The design and adoption of Digital-Twin technologies in networking represents a new open research field that can enable and drive a new intelligent evolution of computer networks, requiring dynamic and intelligent management and implying a big new challenge for network operators and service providers. First, Network Digital Twins will be in charge of building and maintaining the virtual representations of the network and its components through an effective synchronization with their physical counterparts. Second they will create a uniform digital abstraction to support the design of new management and orchestration services. Finally, the network itself will be called to support the design, deployment and communications of a massive amount of distributed Digital Twins across multiple architectural layers and environments.
TwinNets22 will be held in conjunction with the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2022). The workshop aims at gathering contributions from the research and academic communities, standardization bodies, and institutional entities to meet and exchange ideas on recent research, challenges and future directions for Digital Twins and Intelligent Networking in multiple application scenarios and use cases.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, showing their affiliation with IEEE WoWMoM.
The technical topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Network Digital Twins Properties, Modelling and Definitions
Reference Architecture for Network Digital Twins
Cyber-Physical Interaction between Networking Assets and Digital Twins
Digital-Twins Life Cycle
Digital Twins in Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
5G/6G Digital Twins
Digital-Twin-oriented approaches and cyber-physical interaction applications
Networking emulation and simulation through Digital Twins
Digital Twins to support Networks Data acquisition, Big-Data processing, and AI modeling
Digital-Twins Management and Orchestration
Optimized Networking Decision Making
Edge/Fog/Cloud Network Digital Twins
Privacy and Security Issues and Opportunities
Digital Twins Platforms & Interoperability Issues
Real-World Deployments and Experimentations
Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
Application of Digital Twins towards a Predictive Internet
Massive Digital Twinning requirements and applications
Testing and Validation of Digital Twins - approaches, frameworks, testbeds
For any inquries you can contact us at digitaltwinnetsgmail.com
The workshop is scientifically and technically sponsored by the European 6G Flagship project HEXA-X.
University of Pisa - Italy
Antonio Virdis is Assistant Professor at the University of Pisa, where he obtained his MSc degree in Computer System Engineering in 2011, and his PhD in Information Engineering in 2015. His research interests include Quality of Service, Edge Computing, network simulation and performance evaluation. He coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, 8 patents and 4 book chapters in the above fields. He edited the book tile "Recent Advances in Network Simulation", published by Springer/EAI. He is and has been involved in research projects supported by private industries and funded by the EU community. He served as TPC chair for the International OMNeT++ Summit, and for the IEEE SmartSys workshop, and as a member of the TPC for more than 20 international conferences. He is one of the author and maintainers of the SimuLTE and Simu5G open-source projects, for the system-level simulation of 4G and 5G communication networks.
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Italy
Marco Picone is an Assistant Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia working in the Distributed and Pervasive Intelligence (DIPI) Group at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI). He received the Ph.D. in Information Technology and the M.Sc. (cum Laude) in Computer Engineering from the University of Parma and he has also been a research visitor in the NetOS group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He published several research papers and participated in many editorial activities for international journals, conferences and events. His research interests are currently mainly focused on Distributed Systems, Internet of Things, Edge/Fog Computing and Digital Twins."
University of Bologna - Italy
Alessandro is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI), University of Bologna, teaching at Cesena Campus – among the courses: the design and programming of systems based on Internet of Things and Pervasive computing. He is strongly interested in bringing a humane digital transformation, where IT and ICT are first of all a mean for empowering people and society, a language for communicating, understanding, learning, creating. To this purpose, he is currently serving as a coordinator of two initiatives running in Cesena/Romagna area: – CRIAD (Centro di Ricerca dell’Informatica applicata alla Didattica), about designing and developing activities for schools and kids about computational thinking, coding and STEM; – DIR (Distretto dell’Informatica Romagnolo), an open community aimed at creating awareness, relationships and cooperation among sofware houses and IT companies in Romagna, as well as with University and Schools. Besides, he is serving as a main reference for the DISI Department related to a Fremework Agreement with AUSL della Romagna, whose purpose is to promote and support the development of projects about health information technologies and digital health. Alessandro got a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Bologna, after a Laurea Degree still by Alma Mater.
Antonio de la Oliva Delgado
Antonio de la Oliva Delgado
University Carlos III of Madrid - Spain
Antonio de la Oliva received his telecommunications engineering degree in 2004 and his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M), Spain, where he has been an associate professor since then. He is an active contributor to IEEE 802 where he has served as Vice-Chair of IEEE 802.21b and Technical Editor of IEEE 802.21d. He has also served as a Editor of several journals and magazines, including Elsevier Computer Communications and IEEE Communications Magazine. He has published more than 50 papers on different networking areas. He has participated in several EU funded research projects and he is currently coordinating the H2020 EC/TW joint project 5G-DIVE.