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Summit Registration:

Tuesday, March 28 (North America time zone friendly)

09:00 – 10:30 PDT (UTC-7)
12:00 – 13:30 EDT (UTC-4)
18:00 – 19:30 CEST (UTC+2)
00:00 – 01:30 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)

Keynote Sessions

10:30 – 10:45 PDT (UTC-7)
13:30 – 13:45 EDT (UTC-4)
19:30 – 19:45 CEST (UTC+2)
01:30 – 01:45 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)


10:45 – 12:00 PDT (UTC-7)
13:45 – 15:00 EDT (UTC-4)
19:45 – 21:00 CEST (UTC+2)
01:45 – 03:00 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)

Keynote Sessions Resume
12:00 – 13:00 PDT (UTC-7)
15:00 – 16:00 EDT (UTC-4)
21:00 – 22:00 CEST (UTC+2)
03:00 – 04:00 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)
Lunch Talk
13:00 – 15:00 PDT (UTC-7)
16:00 – 18:00 EDT (UTC-4)
22:00 – 0:00 CEST (UTC+2) (Wednesday)
04:00 – 06:00 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)
Keynote Sessions Resume

Wednesday, March 29 (APAC time zone friendly) (UTC+8)

18:00 – 19:30 PDT (UTC-7)
21:00 – 22:30 EDT (UTC-4)
03:00 – 04:30 CEST (UTC+2) (Wednesday)
09:00 – 10:30 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)

Keynote Sessions

19:30 – 19:45 PDT (UTC-7)
22:30 – 22:45 EDT (UTC-4)
04:30 – 04:45 CEST (UTC+2)
10:30 – 10:45 CST (UTC+8)


19:45 – 21:00 PDT (UTC-7)
22:45 – 24:00 EDT (UTC-4)
04:45 – 06:00 CEST (UTC+2) (Wednesday)
10:45 – 12:00 CST (UTC+8) (Wednesday)

Keynote Sessions Resume

Planning / Preparation meeting

   @ Tue Feb 7, 2023 

Time: March 28, 2023 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Proposed Agenda


  • Telco
  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • AI

Dates and Times

Day 1: AMER, 28 Mar

 10am - 12pm

 12pm - 1pm: Lunch time

 1pm - 4:30pm

Location: Bay Area, specific host TBD


 20 minutes - without demo, including Q&A
 30 minutes - with live demo, including Q&A

Session Notes

1) Demos can be software (with big screen or projector display), app (same), or physical (e.g. IoT sensors, cameras, robotics, etc)
2) Time periods may be shortened to 15 and 25 depending on presenter interest
3) If your presentation overlaps Topic Areas, for example Manufacturing and AI, please work with the organizers to figure out a best fit
4) In 2) and 3) above, allocating time and category, preference will be given to presentations including demos

Day 2: APEC, 29 Mar

Day 3: TBD

Currently there is not a Day 3 scheduled, unless presentation demand should exceed Days 1 and 2

Misc Notes

For comparison and scheduling purposes, here are other Edge Computing or related events in Feb-May time-frame

   Feb 27 - Mar 2

  -International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing ICFEC
   April 22-23
   New York

  -Edge Computing Expo North America
   May 17-18
   Santa Clara
  -ICFEC 2023 : The 7th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing
   May 1-4
 Note -- late March looks like a very good time-frame for Akraino

Day 1: 

Tuesday,    PDT timezone (UTC-7)

Meeting Location:  2485 Augustine Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (AMD Inc.)

Live Stream Link:

Visitor parking information : guest parking .docx



9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcome note – Jim Xu  , TSC Chair

                            Yin Ding , TSC Co-Chair

9:05 am - 9:25 am


Open Source Practice and Exploration of CFN( Computing Force Network)in China Mobile

Hanyu Ding, China Mobile

9:25 am - 9:35 am

FedML: federated learning open source library and MLOps at scale

Salman Avestimehr, CEO at FedML Inc.

9:35 am - 9:55 am

Topic:Predicting and Optimizing Food Factory Environments by Akraino CPS Robot blueprint family

Inoue Reo , Fujitsu


This presentation provides an example of applying LF Edge Akraino "Robot basic architecture based on SSES Blueprint" to a food factory. In food factories, the ambient temperature often affects the completion of products. In particular, in the production of bean curd skin "yuba", a traditional Japanese food, temperature is an important factor. Because heat denaturation of soy protein is utilized. However, food factory needs to take outside air to prevent high-humidity and condensation by cooking heating. As a result, the temperature becomes unstable. Therefore, it is a problem to predict and control the temperature change in the food plant. To solve this problem we used the Blueprint to build a sensor network and analyze data to create a temperature prediction model for the factory based on past outdoor temperatures and temperatures in the factory.

9:55 am - 10:15 am


Using AIGC tools to descurbe generative meta-universe content in natural language and bring virtual digital people to life with their own personalities, memories and emotions.

Alan Lee, CEO of Synfesys & Founder of FreeAI Coummunity

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Topic:Securing RIC (RAN Intelligent Controllers) in ONOS 5G Control Plane

Rahul Jadhav, AccuKnox


5G Control Plane is moving to orchestrated deployments. While it brings the advantages of dev/deployment agility, the security usually takes a hit. As a telco provider, you need to be in a position to secure your infrastructure wherein multiple vendors are pushing rApps, xApps to the control plane. The session will highlight security risks emerging out of such advanced architectures, talk about possible solution space and show a demo of a solution based on KubeArmor (part of CNCF Sandbox). The session will talk about solutions involving ensuring workload isolation to contain blast radius, network segmentation using novel approach, and in general, the choice of using a Zero Trust mindset when thinking about the security in general.

10:35 am - 10:55 amBreak
10:55 am - 11:15 am

Topic:AI + Sustainability on Supermicro

Tina Tsou, Arm & Roger Chen, Supermicro


As the world faces unprecedented challenges in the form of climate change and environmental degradation, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge technologies are being explored to promote sustainable development. In this session, we will discuss how Supermicro and Ampere Computing, a leading provider of cloud and edge computing solutions, are leveraging AI to address sustainability challenges. The session will cover a range of topics, including Supermicro's and Ampere's AI-enabled solutions for energy-efficient data centers, sustainable agriculture, and smart transportation. We will explore the role of AI in improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and optimizing resource usage. Additionally, we will discuss the use of AI in promoting circular economy models and reducing waste. Experts from Supermicro and Ampere will share insights on their innovative solutions and how these can be applied to address sustainability challenges across industries. The session will also include a Q&A session to facilitate discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas. Overall, the session will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the intersection of AI and sustainability and how Supermicro and Ampere are driving innovation to promote a more sustainable future.

AI + Sustainability on Supermicro .pdf

11:15 am - 11:35 am

Topic:Secure Edge

Wenhui Zhang, Bytedance


- Review current secure testing in Akraino CI/CD  

- Introduce kernel safety config tool and current Linux kernel hardening techniques

- Review state of art secure runtimes

- Discuss challenges and opportunities for securing the edge 

11:35 am - 11:55 am
Akraino White Paper: Akraino Platform Security Architecture

Daniil Egranov, Arm & Akraino Security Sub-Committee


During Akraino blueprint development, blueprint owners may put a lot of effort into analyzing security threats and implementing security features in their projects. However, in many cases, blueprint owners assume that the blueprint execution environment is well protected and does not require their attention. Such assumptions may lead to attacks using platform-level vulnerabilities that interfere with the blueprint functionality and cause the loss of private or critical data. For this reason, the requirements for platform-level security should be considered an important part of blueprint requirements.

The Akraino Platform Security Architecture Whitepaper describe core security requirements for Akraino platforms and blueprint execution environments.



11:55 am - 1:00 pmLunch Break
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Topic:Introduction to  CPS Robot Blueprint Family

Fukano Haruhisa , Akraino TSC member, Fujitsu



1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Topic:Engineering Training Platform: Enhancing Education through AI-Powered Solutions and Open Source Technologies

Miguel Amigot, CTO,


In today's rapidly evolving world, the need for effective and innovative educational platforms is more important than ever. In this conference talk, we will explore how the Akriano community can leverage state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and open source technologies to build an engineering training platform that is not only effective and efficient but also ensures data privacy and ownership. Some of the key points that will be covered include:

1. Utilizing large language models, such as ChatGPT, to develop AI-powered mentors and assistants that can provide 24/7 support for students, instructors, and customer support.
2. Ensuring data privacy through on-premise implementation and utilizing embeddings to preserve data ownership.
3. Integrating multiple communication channels, including chat, audio, and video, for versatile and comprehensive learning experiences.
4. Sharing examples of diverse use cases, including teaching assistants, student success, instructor support, customer support, and prescriptive analytics.
5. Building an AI-driven lifelong learning platform using open source technologies like Open edX, Apache Kafka, and more to prevent vendor lock-in and foster innovation.
6. Managing learner data and empowering educators with time-series based learning analytics and large language model-driven support.
7. Harnessing expert knowledge from organizations like NVIDIA, Tesla, NASA, IBM, DoD, and MIT to ensure a successful implementation of the proposed engineering training platform.

Join us as we delve into how the Akriano community can revolutionize engineering education using AI-driven solutions and open source technologies. Together, we'll explore the potential to enhance learning outcomes for students and engineers, while maintaining control over data and resources.

1:40 pm - 1:55 pm

Topic: Smart Data Transaction for CPS Blueprint

Colin Peters Fujitsu


Smart Data Transaction for CPS is a blueprint seeing its second release as part of Akraino Release 7. In this talk the PTL of the blueprint introduces its features and what's new in Release 7.



1:55 pm - 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Topic:Robotaxi Immobilization

Jeff Brower, Signalogic

Abstract: Public safety agencies are concerned first responder response to autonomous vehicle "immobilization". They need to communicate with the vehicle regardless of whether it retains cloud connectivity or its cloud software has crashed. They cannot depend on apps, they cannot accept large, heavy systems ... the solution has to be small and portable -- hand carried and battery powered -- and interface to the vehicle through its local teleoperation WiFi.

To address this, Signalogic is developing small, low power automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems with no dependence on Internet connectivity. Safety commands are notorious for being super unpredictable -- conditions can be noisy, stressful, with variable command syntax and sequence, multiple citizens or law enforcement talking at once, etc. To solve this, we're using Kaldi with a large vocabulary (20,000+ words) and a range of signal processing techniques. Our next step is a lightweight language model (LM), suitable for small-form factor systems, that corrects grammar and vocabulary errors in the ASR output. For safety and legal liability reasons there must be zero inference dependence on cloud connectivity, but the system must still connect to the cloud when possible to upload logs, telemetry, and audio recordings.

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Title: Advanced Backplane Technologies for Integrated Edge Cloud: Exploring PCIe, Ethernet, and Beyond


The rapid growth of edge computing and the ever-increasing demand for low-latency, high-performance applications have underscored the critical role of advanced backplane technologies. These technologies enable seamless integration of edge cloud infrastructures, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in a wide range of use cases. In this paper, we delve into the latest advancements in backplane technologies, particularly focusing on PCIe and Ethernet, and their applications in integrated edge cloud systems and beyond.

We start by identifying the specific problems that need to be addressed for integrated edge cloud systems, considering the constraints imposed by the cluster size and numbers. Traditional scale-out technologies, such as increasing switch port density, are not suitable for integrated edge cloud systems due to the limited number of servers. As a result, integrated edge cloud systems for small-sized networked clusters require new networking approaches, efficient management, cloud-native architecture, and cost-effective solutions.

Next, we present our proposed solution for a purely PCIe-based backplane networking system, as introduced in our R6 research. Following this, in our R7 research, we discuss an Ethernet implementation for integrated cloud systems. We provide details on the connections and hardware design for both solutions, highlighting their advantages and drawbacks.

Finally, we explore the potential benefits of utilizing the Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) in backplane technology for integrated edge cloud systems. We discuss the opportunities and challenges this approach presents and consider the implications of UCIe adoption in the future development of backplane technologies for integrated edge cloud systems.

In conclusion, advanced backplane technologies, particularly those based on PCIe and Ethernet, are essential for the seamless integration of edge cloud infrastructures. As edge computing continues to evolve, further research and innovation in backplane technology will be instrumental in unlocking new possibilities and pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in integrated edge cloud systems and beyond.

Akraino release 7.ppt.pdf
2:40 pm - 2:45 pm

Closing remarks – Jim Xu  , TSC Chair


Day 2: 

Wednesday,    China Time (UTC+8)

Meeting Location: 14th Floor, Block A3, Building J1, Phase II of Hefei Innovation Industry, Shushan District (High-tech Zone), Hefei City, Anhui Province, China.


Recommended Hotel:Lefuqiang  Hotel, Block A, 229 Innovation Avenue, Hefei High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Shushan District, Hefei City, Anhui Province


If you need an invitation to enter China for visa application, please send your name, nationality and passport number to

Host Company: Socnoc AI Inc. and Hefei High-tech Integrated Circuit Incubation Co., Ltd.


Live Stream Link:



09:00 am - 09:20 am

Opening: Linux Foundation Edge: Ecosystem and Practice


Speaker:Tina Tsou, LF Edge Chairman of the Board, Director of Arm Infrastructure Ecosystem Tina Tsou

Linux Foundation Edge Ecosystem and Practice.pdf

09:20 am - 09:40 am

Topic: Transforming the Edge to a Virtual Cloud, and Practice on automobile, enterprise and factory


Speaker: Moshe, CEO of AnlyLog Moshe Shadmon 

09:40 am - 10:10 am

OpenCloudOS: Building The Next Neutral Cloud Native Operating System Community

Speaker: Bart Dong, OpenCloudOS Ambassador


10:10 am - 10:30 am

Topic: China Unicom's researchs on  co-construction & sharing of 5G MEC

Dr. Chen Gao, China Unicom Research Institute

Abstract: In this session, we provide a concise overview of the GMSA Operator Platform (OP) concept and the associated MEC Federation as adopted by ETSI ISG MEC. We explore the development of a versatile edge cloud by examining and summarizing how the critical technologies of OP can be applied to facilitate the collaborative construction and sharing of 5G MEC within China Unicom.

嘉宾:Gao Chen, Senior Engineer at China Unicom Gao Chen 

摘要:在本次会议中,我们简要介绍了GMSA运营商平台(OP)的概念以及由ETSI ISG MEC采用的相关MEC联盟。从如何构建一种通用边缘云的角度,我们还对OP的关键技术如何应用于实现中国联通5G MEC的共建与共享进行了分析和总结。

China Unicom's researchs on co-construction & sharing of 5G MEC 2023-03-24 - v2.0.pdf

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Topic:  KubeEdge Deep Dive: Architecture Design and Application Practice

Speaker: Yue Bao,Huawei Yue Bao 

Abstract:KubeEdge is built upon Kubernetes and extends native containerized application orchestration and device management to hosts at the Edge. It applies many advantages of cloud-native to edge computing and now is CNCF's only incubation-level cloud-native edge computing project. This presentation will introduce the architecture design and core technologies of KubeEdge in detail. We will also lead you to review the development history of the KubeEdge community. Finally, this presentation will introduce several typical production and implementation cases of KubeEdge in scenarios such as intelligent transportation, CDN, and vehicle-cloud collaboration. 




10:50 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 11:20 am

ZTE's Exploration of On-site Edge Technology

Speaker: Huang Meiqing, Senior System Planner at ZTE Corporation



11:20 am - 11:40 am

Deploying “ChatGPT” in edge Datacenter-practice and acceleration

Jack Chen,Davy Zhang

Ysemi Computing  


Ysemi computing is a company focusing on designing high performance cpu for cloud native servers edge servers with  the latest arm server cpu core.

The recent rise of ChatGPT has promoted the vigorous development of artificial intelligence on the application side, which also puts forward unprecedented demands on the computing power of computing devices.

In this talk Ysemi team will share some practice and accelerating thinking when deploying ChatGPT-like systems in edge datacenter. 


嘉宾: Jack Chen,Davy Zhang, 遇贤微电子


Ysemi computing 是一家采用最新的 arm 服务器 cpu 内核,专注于为云原生服务器边缘服务器设计高性能 cpu 的公司。

近期ChatGPT的兴起,推动了人工智能在应用端的蓬勃发展,也对计算设备的计算能力提出了前所未有的需求。在本次演讲中,Ysemi 团队将分享在边缘计算数据中心部署 ChatGPT同类系统时的一些实践和加速思考。

Deploying “ChatGPT” in edge Datacenter-practice and acceleration.pptx

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

AI Edge Infra

Speaker:CC, Allegro Cloud



12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Panel (with CAMARA): Monetization of Telcos Edge Cloud

Abstract: We've been exploring ways to leverage the business potential of edge cloud technology. Following the conclusion of MWC 2023, the topic of capability exposure has become increasingly important.  More than 18 use cases burst out on MWC, and 21 operators have signed MoU.  All these indicate that global operators are seeking a new way to generate revenue from edge cloud solutions. As a result, we have redirected our attention towards the potential for telecom edge cloud monetization. Akraino has a history of collaborating with other communities at edge in an open and friendly manner. In this panel, we will invite experts from both operators and vendors to jointly discuss the exposure of edge capabilities and the synergy between Akraino and CAMARA.

guanyu zhu  @Shuting Qing Gao Chen Leo Li 

摘要:我们从未停止对电信边缘云商业变现的探索。MWC 2023结束后,能力开放话题升温,最近签署的Open Gateway MoU也表明全球运营商正在寻找边缘云商业变现新方法。这都让我们聚焦电信边缘云商业化潜力。Akraino在边缘计算领域和其他社区向来保持了开放友好的协同关系,本次Panel,我们邀请了多位运营商和厂商的专家,来一起探讨边缘计算的能力开放与Akraino和CAMARA可能的协同等话题。

嘉宾:朱管瑜,卿舒婷,华为云化网络开源生态专家;Gao Chen, 联通高级工程师;李甫,Akraino TSC

12:50 pm - 02:00 pm


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