Charla: Introduction to Network Function Virtualization: concept and standardization

Carlos J. Bernardos Cano impartirá esta charla el miércoles 15 de mayo a las 16:00 en el Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Informática


In this talk, we will briefly present the main motivation and concept of Network Function Virtualization (NFV). We will cover the main NFV architectural framework, by presenting and explaining all the logical components of the ETSI NFV architecture and how they interact to provide network services. A short overview of how NFV technology is being standardized will be also provided as well as a summary of the main related Open Source initiatives. Finally, some use cases will be presented together with a short discussion on virtual network functions architecture.


Dr. Carlos J. Bernardos received a Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2003, and a PhD in Telematics in 2006, both from the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he worked as a research and teaching assistant from 2003 to 2008 and, since then, has worked as an Associate Professor. He is teaching different undergraduate and master degree courses, including the recently launched Master and Specialist in NFV and SDN. His research interests include IP mobility management, network virtualization, cloud computing, vehicular communications and experimental evaluation of mobile wireless networks. He has published over 50 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He is an active contributor to IETF since 2005, e.g. to AUTOCONF, MEXT, NETEXT, DMM, MULTIMOB, SDNRG and NFVRG working/research groups, being co-author of more than 30 contributions, several standards (RFC 6276, RFC 7028, RFC 7148, RFC 7161, RFC 7333, RFC 7429, RFC 7778, RFC 7864), and co-chairs the IPWAVE WG and the Internet Area Directorate (INTDIR). He visited the Computer Laboratory of University of Cambridge in 2004 and the University of Coimbra in 2005. He has worked in several EU funded projects, being the technical manager of the FP7 MEDIEVAL project and the Deputy Project Coordinator of the FP7 iJOIN project. He is the Technical Manager of the 5GPPP 5G Exchange (5GEx) project.