4th International Workshop on Time-Sensitive and Deterministic Networking (TENSOR) 2024

    Scope of the workshop

    Time-sensitive deterministic communications constitute an emerging topic with significant interest from industry and various application domains, such as industrial networks, automotive communications, mobile and wireless networks, as well as service provider networks. Time-sensitive deterministic communications are expected to provide a solid underpinning that will support modern applications connectivity in multiple and distinct use cases and operational environments. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry in order to investigate challenging aspects in the area of time- sensitive deterministic communications, as well as identify future research directions for ultra-low latency communications. Open issues and key innovations will be discussed for both network performance and network management related aspects of deterministic communications.

    Three successful editions of TENSOR workshop have been held, in conjunction with the IFIP NETWORKING conference:

    This workshop will be held exclusively in-person.

    Topics of interest:

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Emerging standards and advances on IEEE TSN (802.1Qbv, 802.1Qbu, 802.1Qci etc.)
    • Layer 3 Deterministic IP Networking
    • TSN in Industrial Automation, Automotive, Aerospace, Service Provider Networks and TSN convergence with other technologies, such as Wi-Fi and 5G (Network Service KPIs translation, etc.)
    • Enabling 5G Time-Sensitive-Communications
    • Hardware/Software co-design for TSN
    • Software/Systems and open-source solutions
    • Testbed experimentation for TSN and deterministic communications
    • TSN testing methodologies
    • Deterministic communications for the cloud
    • Low-latency communication for converged IoT-cloud environments
    • Programmable data planes for TSN
    • Orchestration and Management of Software-Defined Deterministic Networks
    • Highly reliable deterministic communications.
    • Queueing Control, scheduling, admission control policies
    • Artificial intelligence for deterministic networks
    • New key techniques for time-sensitive networking
    • Network Telemetry and Monitoring for IEEE TSN and/or IETF Detnet
    • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications for 5G
    • SDN applications for high-precision, high-performance networking
    • Wireless deterministic connectivity (WiFi6, emerging WSN, etc.)
    • Internetworking of IEEE TSN networks with mobile/wireless technologies
    • Emerging Standards for Wired and Wireless Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
    • Security aspects of deterministic networking and real time systems
    • Segment routing for DetNet
    • Time-sensitive networking system implementation experience
    • Time-synchronization and robustness for low-latency TSN
    • Network calculus for delay bounds

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission deadline:  March 21, 2024April 14, 2024 (firm)
    • Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2024
    • Camera-ready deadline:  May 2, 2024
    • Workshop:  June 3, 2024

    Paper submission

    Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format (double-column, 10pt font), with a maximum length limit of 6 (six) printed pages, including all figures, references, and appendices.

    Papers should be submitted through EDAS in PDF through the following link:

    Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings.

    Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.

    Workshop Organizing Team

    • Luis M. Contreras, Telefónica, Spain
    • Kostas Katsalis, NTT Docomo, Germany
    • Panagiotis Papadimitriou, University of Macedonia, Greece
    • Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    TPC Members

    • Carlos Bernardos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    • Mohamed Boucadair, Orange, France
    • Jose Costa-Requena, Cumucore, Finland
    • Silviu Craciunas, TTTECH, Austria
    • Ping Du, University of Tokyo, Japan
    • Paola Iovanna, Ericsson, Italy
    • Peng Liu, China Mobile, China
    • Lefteris Mamatas, University of Macedonia, Greece
    • Alain Mourad, InterDigital, UK
    • Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    • Chrysa Papagianni, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • George Papathanail, University of Macedonia, Greece
    • Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    • Sophia Petridou, University of Macedonia, Greece
    • Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
    • Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain
    • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    • Jim Zou, ADVA, Germany
    • Luxi Zhao, Beihang University, China

    Technical Program (Monday, June 3, 2024)

    11:30 - 11:40 


      Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
    11:40 - 12:30 

    Invited Talk 1

      Session Chair: Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
      A proposal for an enhanced TSN architecture for the industry, aerospace, and beyond - Use cases and lessons learned
      Jorge Sánchez-Garrido (Safran)
    Emilio Florentín (Safran)
    12:30 - 13:15 

    Session 1: Time-Sensitive Flow Scheduling

      Session Chair: Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
      AI-based Dynamic Schedule Calculation in Time Sensitive Networks using GCN-TD3
      Syed Tasnimul Islam (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
    Anas Bin Muslim (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany)
      Determinism in Industrial Converged Networks: Evaluating Approaches to Jitter Mitigation in 5G and TSN Integration
      José E Fontalvo-Hernández (Siemens AG & Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
    Andreas Zirkler (Siemens AG, Germany)
    Thomas Bauschert (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
    13:15 - 14:00 

    Lunch break

    14:00 - 14:40 

    Invited Talk 2

      Towards the Convergence of IoT and Edge Computing: Opportunities and Challenges for Time-Sensitive Networking
      Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia)
    14:40 - 16:20 

    Session 2: TSN Architectures

      Session Chair: Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
      Towards Domain-Specific Time-Sensitive Information-Centric Networking Architecture
      Marcin Bosk (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    Jörg Ott (Technische Universität München, Germany)
      Provisioning of Time-Sensitive and non-Time-Sensitive Flows: from Control to Data Plane
      Luis Velasco (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain)
    Gianluca Graziadei (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Youssef El Kaisi Rahmoun (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Javier Villares (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Olga Muñoz-Medina (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
    Josep Vidal and Marc Ruiz (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
      An east-westbound control architecture for multi-segment deterministic networking
      Jakob Miserez (Ghent University, Belgium)
    Didier Colle (IMEC - Ghent University, Belgium)
    Mario Pickavet (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)
    Wouter Tavernier (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)
      Architecture and Methodology for Green MEC Services Using Programmable Data Planes in 5G and Beyond Networks
      Jorge A Brito (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
    Jose Ignacio Moreno (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
    Luis M. Contreras (Telefonica, Spain)
    Marta Blanco Caamaño (Telefónica Innovación Digital, Spain)
    16:20 - 16:30 

    Concluding Remarks

      Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia, Greece)