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The Networking Channel

Nov 2023

WED 15

8am PST

panel discussion

Digital twins in Networking: Next Generation Testing And Emulation


Toktam Mahmoodi – King’s College London

Michele Polese – Northeastern University, Boston


Marie-José Montpetit, Ing. Ph.D.

Digital twins (DTs), the digital representation of a physical entity, are emerging as an important tool for network modelling, simulation, and testing. The cost of hardware-based testing, especially in wireless networks, is making twins a virtual alternative to traditional testbeds. And because twins depend on the actual network data and can be fully integrated to the network, they offer a more realistic environment for hypothesis testing when compared to traditional emulation and pave the way for increased AI in network operations. The panel will review the current status of DTs in networking and highlight the challenges of DT development in a complex, dynamic and connected environment.


5pm CEST

(8am PST / 11 am EST / 1am JST)


web-streamed | time streamed



panel discussion