Scottish Autonomous Networked Systems
12 - 13th December 2022

This is the event to bring together the Scottish research community working the space of autonomous networked systems. This event will be held both in-person and online. The in-person meeting will be in the level 6 'creativity suite' @ James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.

This edition of SANS is sponsored by SICSA.

Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance


The Scottish Autonomous Networked Systems (SANS) event is an opportunity to bring together researchers from different areas to share ideas and learn about ongoing work in relation to autonomous networked systems.
Topics can include:


If you would like to attend physically, please register on the Doodle.

There is no need to register if you would like to attend online. Information on how the seminar will be streamed is coming soon.


Following Scottish Government and University guidance, we ask participants displaying potential COVID-19 symptoms not to attend physically, and encourage participants to wear masks in indoor areas should they become busy. The University supports the Distance Aware scheme, and can provide appropriate lanyards and badges.

We strongly encourage participants to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) prior to the event; although the national testing programme has now finished, LFTs can be purchased from most major supermarkets and pharmacies.

(Draft) Programme

The following is a tentative schedule for this edition of SANS.

Note that the call for talks, demos, and posters is currently open, feel free to get in touch here to share your ongoing work.


Monday 12th December

09:00-09:30 Welcome / Registration
09:30-11:00 Academic Keynote: Network management goes 6G Speaker: Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer - TUM
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-12:30 Session: Short Talks
Yusaku Kaneta - Rakuten Mobile Autonomous Operation in Beyond 5G Networks
Emma Li - Glasgow (computing) Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (and hub)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session: Short Talks
Blesson Varghese - St Andrews (computing) Edge Machine Learning: The Opportunities for Systems Research
Zihan Zheng - St Andrews (computing) PipeLearn: Pipeline Parallelism for Collaborative Machine Learning
Paul Harvey - Glasgow (engineering) An Autonmous Blueprint: Create, Validate, Apply
Patrick Krämer - TUM D2A: Operating a Service Function Chain Platform with Data-Driven Scheduling Policies
Paul Patras - Edinburgh (computing) Fuelling Autonomous Networks with Predictive Traffic Insights
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:00 Session: Short Talks
Ryo Yanagida - Glasgow (computing) Supporting Autonomous Networking with Content Centric Networking
Kyle Simpson - Glasgow (computing) Reinforcement Learning for SmartNICs
Wim Vanderbauwhede - Glasgow (computing) Formal Methods App Control
Christos Anagnostopoulos - Glasgow (computing) Re-usability at the Edge
18:30-20:00 Social Event Location:

Tuesday 13th December

09:00-09:30 Welcome / Registration
09:30-11:00 Industrial Keynote Speaker: Philip Rodgers - Rakuten Symphony
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-13:00 Session: Short Talks
Jeremy Singer - Glasgow (computing) Call me from Anywhere: Remote Procedure Calling meets Named Data Networking
Colin Perkins - Glasgow (computing) Should we Compute in a Named Data Network?
Shuja Ansari - Glasgow (engineering) Connected Digital Twins – Closing the loop + Scotland 5G Center Tour
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session: Short Talks
Stephen Mcquistin - Glasgow (computing) Supporting Evolution, Experimentation, and Adaptation with Parseable Standards Documents
Marc Roper - Strathclyde (computing) Evolutionary Algorithms: Why Plan When You Can Just Try
Damien Anderson - Strathclyde (computing) An Evolutionary Hierarchy for Controlling Large-Scale Distributed Systems
Lito Michala - Glasgow (computing) Federated Learning for Autonomous IoT Systems
Vishnu OV RAM Focus Group on Autonomous Networks
Mihail Yanev - Glasgow (computing) FLOQ: Flow optimized queuing
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:00 Session: Posters & Demos
Kaan AYKURT - TUM Graph Neural Networks based network performance modeling
Cocoa XU - Glasgow (computing) Composable and Environemtnally Aware Federated Learning Models
Syed Basit Ali Zaidi - Glasgow (engineering) An Efficient Deep Learning-based Spectrum Awareness Approach for Vehicular Communication
Charles Varley - Glasgow (computing) Named Data Networks, can they really get rid of IPs?
Yuting Wan - Glasgow (computing) Network Autonomy Transformation for Communication Service Providers
Petros Papadopoulos - Strathclyde (computing) Continuous Evolution of Production CDN systems
Johannes Zerwas - TUM Kapetánios: Automated Kubernetes Adaptation through a Digital Twin
17:00-17:30 Closing Remarks


Prof Wolfgang Kellerer, Technical University of Munich Network Management goes 6G
Dr Philip Rodgers, Rakuten Symphony TBA


The organisers of this edition of SANS are Paul Harvey, Jeremy Singer, Colin Perkins, Marc Roper, Blesson Varghese, and Philip Rodgers. Feel free to contact any of the organisers about queries regarding this seminar.