Network evolution has lately been led by new mobile technologies (5G/6G), edge-centric computation, and artificial intelligence. The protection of critical data as well as guaranteeing various stringent service requirements such as very high throughput, ultra-low latency, high availability, and security, are some of the challenges faced by network operators, which are also addressed in this workshop.

The workshop is proposed by the CELTIC-Next flagship project AI-NET PROTECT (Providing Resilient & secure networks [Operating on Trusted Equipment] to CriTical infrastructures), which aims at providing automated resilience and security for networks operated on trusted equipment, critical infrastructures, and enterprises. During the workshop, different case studies on network automation and machine learning performed in the frame of the project will be discussed.

The workshop will consist of 7 short presentations given by the representatives from Network operators, system providers, and academia, and will finish with a panel discussion.

Time: Tuesday, June 29, 13:30-15:30 CET

If you want to attend this workshop, please register for the conference. The registration is free of charge for attendees.

Once registered for the conference, you can register for this workshop through this link. Please use the same email as in your EDAS registration.

The full conference program is also available.


  • Carmen Mas-Machuca, TUM, Germany
  • Lena Wosinska, CTH, Sweden

Talks and Speakers

AI-NET Umbrella introduction to the automation topic
Achim Autenrieth, ADVA, Germany

Open disaggregated networks, TIP view
Stefan Melin, Telia Company, Sweden

AI-assisted Network operations
Daniel Henriksson (Lunet) and Johan Sandell (Waystream)

Automated Network & Service Management and Telemetry
David Hock, Infosim, Germany

To PROTECT optical fibres from eavesdropping
Stefan Karlsson, FMV, Sweden

Data Marketplaces for the Realization of Autonomous Networks: Opportunities and Challenges
Behnam Shariati, HHI, Germany

Automation in IoT security
Joost Adriaanse, TNO, Nederlands

ONDM 2021 will host several other workshops. Visit the complete list of workshops for more information.

ONDM 2021 will also feature an interactive and dynamic program comprising keynotestutorials, and invited talks, as well as high-quality contributed talks, ONDM 2021 will serve as a platform to divulge into hot and emerging areas of optical networking. Visit our programme page for more information.

The ONDM 2021 registration is free for attendees and includes access to all workshops, keynote speeches, tutorial talks, technical sessions, special events, and conference proceedings, and recorded presentations for which the presenting author has granted permission. Visit our registration page and register today!