题 目：Automated Management of Softwarized and Virtualized Network Functions
Online management of large-scale cloud and virtualized resources poses many challenges and opportunities. As emerging network appliances, such as firewalls, load balancing, QoS and DPI, are more and more implemented as software-defined functions and converging on the cloudized and virtualized network infrastructure, the management of such functions becomes more and more critical. I will introduce some of our recent work towards efficient management of NFV-based service chaining, placement of data and virtual machines (VMs), as well as scheduling of NFV resources.
Prof. Xiaoming Fu received his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2000. He was then a research staff at the Technical University of Berlin until joining University of Göttingen as an assistant professor in 2002, where he has been a professor in computer science and heading the Computer Networks Group since 2007, and the founding director of Sino-German Institute of Social Computing since 2015. Prof. Fu's research interests lie in networked systems and applications, including cloud computing, mobile computing, big data and social networks. He has actively participated in national and international projects, including as coordinator of EU FP7 GreenICN, CleanSky and MobileCloud projects as well as H2020 ICN2020 project. He has also served on the program or organization committees of several conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM, CoNEXT, MOBICOM, ICN, IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP and ICDCS. He is a Fellow of the IET and the Academia Europaea, an IEEE senior member and Distinguished Lecturer, and has served as secretary (2008-2010) and vice chair (2010-2012) of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), as well as chair (2011-2013) of the Internet Technical Committee (ITC), the joint committee of IEEE Communications Society and the Internet Society.