Prof. Latif Ladid


Biobraphy: Latif Ladid is a Senior Researcher at SnT. He works on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT, First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT, Euro6IX, Eurov6, NGNi, Project initiator of SEINIT, and SecurIST.

Latif initiated the EU project u-2010 to research Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management, re-launched the Public Safety Communication Forum, supported the new IPv6++ EU Research Project called EFIPSANS, and the new safety & Security Project using IPv6 called Secricom, and co-initiated the new EU Coordination of the European Future Internet Forum for Member States called ceFIMS.

He holds the following positions: President and Founder of IPv6 FORUM, Chair, European IPv6 Task Force, Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program and Board Member World Summit Award.

Latif is also a Member of 3GPP PCG, 3GPP2 PCG, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET, Member of UN Strategy Council, member of IEC Executive Committee, Board member of AW2I, Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States, representing Luxembourg.

Currently, Latif is the Chair of 5G World Alliance, the Chair of IEEE COMSOC IoT  and 5G subCommittees, theChair of ETSI IPv6 ISG and the Co-Chair of  IEEE COMSOC SDN-NFV subCommittee


Title:  IPv6-based 5G, IoT, Cloud Computing, SDN-NFV and Fog Computing


Summary: The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA(http://www.iana.org) has been completely depleted back in Feb 1st, 2011. This creates by itself a critical challenge when adding new networks and enabling any new services on the Internet. Without publicly routable IP addressing, the Internet of Things, and anything that’s part of the Internet, would be greatly reduced in its capabilities and then limited in its potential success. Most discussions of IP over everything have been based on the illusionary assumption that the IP address space is an unlimited resource or it’s even taken for granted that IP is like oxygen produced for free by nature.
The introduction of IPv6 provides enhanced features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 like IP mobility, end to end (e2e) connectivity, ad hoc services, etc. IPv6 will be addressing the extreme scenarios where IP becomes a commodity service. This new address platform will enable lower cost network deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity.
IPv6 deployment is now in full swing with some countries achieving over 50% penetration such as Belgium. The US has some 80 Million users using IPv6 without even the users knowing it. Recently, Apple has required its apps developers to use IPv6 only for their apps starting from June 1st 2016, which is a great shot in the arm of IPv6.

There are many inflections happening this decade to influence the design of the first tangible IoT, 5G and Smart Cities. It will be a combination of IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big IoT Data, and 5G, to sift through to realizing the paradigm shift from current research-based work to advanced IoT, 5G, and Smart Cities.
This talk will be devoted to analyse the transformative societal impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and the solutions moving forward.