Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is one of the Technical Universities in Italy. It was established in 1863 and is ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in engineering, architecture and industrial design. POLIMI participates in this project through members of Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), with a mult-disciplinary group belonging specifically to the DEpendable Evolvable Pervasive Software Engineering (DEEP- SE), and Advanced Network Technologies Laboratory (ANTLab).
DEEP-SE has been ranked among the internationally excellent groups in the software engineering area by a recent international peer review (Ren, J. and Taylor, R. N. 2007. The research activity of the DEEP-SE group focuses on techniques, tools, and frameworks for the development and runtime management of complex software systems. It encompasses a variety of aspects of such systems, ranging from modelling and analysis issues in the early phases of their development, to issues related to their implementation and runtime management, self-adaptation, and optimisation.
The ANTLab is an internationally-recognized research group in wired and wireless networking. The team has a long lasting experience on the use of advanced mathematical tools for network optimization and traffic management both for wired and wireless networks. It has also quite some experience in the prototype implementation of SDN-based network solutions. ANTLab has been involved so far in four H2020 projects, including BEBA (Behavioural Forwarding) on advanced SDN solutions with stateful data planes. ANTLab hosts a joint laboratory with Vodafone for testing and validating solution for traffic analysis and engineering and 4G/5G radio access networks.
Role in ATMOSPHERE
Within ATMOSPHERE, POLIMI will lead the development of hybrid machine learning models for predicting the performance of applications running on hybrid federated resources and developing models and mechanisms for federated virtual networks. POLIMI will participate also in the definition of the trustworthiness monitoring and assessment architecture, and in the specification of the requirements of data management services. Moreover, POLIMI will provide support to identify the principles and practices for trustworthy services design. Finally, POLIMI will leverage its participation to OASIS to influence the TOSCA standard bringing specific requirements for run time management of cloud federations and software-defined networks.