OAV Architecture Workshop

(Timezone - Europe/Brussels)
(Brussels, Belgium)
Brussels, Belgium

Analysing National Research and Education Network (NREN) architectures from an orchestration, automation and virtualisation (OAV) point of view using a common reference architecture helps align efforts between the NRENs, and find similarities in the way different functionalities and components are implemented, which in turn facilitates potential collaboration and future interoperability between organisations. The TM Forum Open Digital Architecture (ODA) was selected by the Network eAcademy team as a reference blueprint architecture that can be used for such cross-comparison. Several NRENs and GÉANT services have already mapped their architecture to the blueprint. This workshop will give some insights and help to map your own architectures, and will also be a place for discussion of OAV solutions and interoperability among the NRENs.

Useful links to follow the workshop:

OAV Architecture Mappings:


OAV Architecture template:


Graph template:


The Workshop is a back-to-back event with the 31st STF meeting, kindly hosted by Belnet, in Brussels-Belgium. Participation can be either in-person or remote.

  • Aleksandra Dedinec
  • Elena Mina
  • George Leonidou
  • Henri George
  • Italo Valcy Da Silva Brito
  • Ivana Golub
  • Jan Krupa
  • Jan Radil
  • Jessica Drescher
  • Kostas Stamos
  • Koudoussou OUATTARA
  • Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo
  • Martin Simek
  • Nemanja Jevtic
  • Rafael Tavares
  • Rob Evans
  • Susanne Naegele-Jackson
  • Thomas Schmid
  • Vasilka Chergarova
  • Yevhenii Preobrazhenskyi
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    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Welcome to the workshop 10m

      Introduction, presentation of the structure of the workshop, which will combine presentations, hands-on mappings following a template and discussions.

    • 2:10 PM 2:30 PM
      Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation Architecture Mapping: Introduction 20m

      Introduction about the studies done to find a functional architecture that was flexible enough to be used as a blueprint and to map architectures to this blueprint. Presentation of the templates for each one of the attendees.

    • 2:30 PM 2:50 PM
      Engagement Management 20m

      This functional blocks deals with the interaction with all internal and external actors, which can be people or software agents, customers, employees, partners, third parties, etc.We will see what tools we use for these interactions and draw them in a provided template.

    • 2:50 PM 3:10 PM
      Party Management 20m

      In this section of the workshop we will map the tools used for the management of the information, roles and rights of internal and external actors of interest, such as persons or organisations (all related marketing, sales and billing activities).

    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      Core Commerce Management 20m

      The Core Commerce Management functional block is responsible for the activities related to the provisioning of main business processes, like Product Offers and Products, Product Inventory Management, Problem Handling, Service-Level Agreement (SLA) Management, etc. The tools used for these activities will be mapped using the template.

    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Production 30m

      The Production functional block is in charge of service management. Specifically, the products offered in Core Commerce Management are built using the Customer-Facing Services (CFSs), which are exposed by the Production functional block. In this section, we will dig deeper into the differences between service and product and we will analyse the tools we use for Automation, Orchestration and Virtualisation in Production.

    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 4:15 PM 4:35 PM
      Technical Domains 20m

      The Technical Domains are a part of the Production functional block and define the scope of operations within an administrative boundary (the organisation itself or an external partner) or a technology boundary (services and resources exposed in that domain). As the technical domains are one of the most relevant parts of the Architecture mapping in terms of operations, we will have a whole slot to study and map the technical domains to the template.

    • 4:35 PM 4:50 PM
      Intelligence Management 15m

      During this section of the workshop, we will focus on the tools and processes related to big data analytics using the operational data produced by the other functional blocks.

    • 4:50 PM 5:05 PM
      Decoupling and Integration 15m

      The Decoupling and Integration block manages the separation of the rest of the functional blocks so that the boundaries between the sets of related functions represented by the functional blocks are respected. We will finalise the workshop with an analysis of the APIs and tools we use to link all the functional blocks.