Novel E2E slicing architecture by INSPIRE-5Gplus presented at ICTON 2020
At ICTON 2020, Pol Alemany from CTTC presented the first architecture design aimed at developing a solution for managing end-to-end (E2E) network slices. The paper presentation at the 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) was given online on 23rd July.
The invited paper written by INSPIRE-5Gplus partners CTTC and Thales has the title “Transport network slices with security service level agreements”. Authors of the INSPIRE-5Gplus paper are P. Alemany, D. Ayed, R. Vilalta, R. Muñoz, P. Bisson, R. Casellas, and R. Martínez.
The paper explains how, once the E2E network slicing solution is deployed, it will be associated with one or more Security Service Level Agreements (SSLAs). In addition to the architecture, the paper presents a simple network slicing deployment use case. Management of E2E network slices across multiple domains in a way to meet security requirements is one of the major 5G network security aspects explored by the INSPIRE-5Gplus project. The use of SSLAs in the management of network slices aims to ensure that the services composing the E2E network slice behave as required. Using associated SSLAs will allow identifying broken security situations that need to be resolved.