TwinNets 2023

Second International Workshop on Massive Digital Twins for the Computer-Networks Evolution
Abstract deadline
February 22, 2023
Paper deadline
March 1, 2023
March 26, 2023
Paper notification
April 14, 2023
April 25, 2023
Co-located with the 24rd IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)

About TwinNets23

Digital Twins aim at providing a virtual synchronized replica of physical objects mirroring their properties, data and behaviors and enabling new intelligent and augmented functionalities with respect to the original physical devices.

The design and adoption of Digital-Twin technologies in networking represents a new open research field that can enable and drive a new intelligent evolution of computer networks, requiring dynamic and intelligent management and implying a big new challenge for network operators and service providers. First, Network Digital Twins will be in charge of building and maintaining the virtual representations of the network and its components through an effective synchronization with their physical counterparts. Second they will create a uniform digital abstraction to support the design of new management and orchestration services. Finally, the network itself will be called to support the design, deployment and communications of a massive amount of distributed Digital Twins across multiple architectural layers and environments.

TwinNets23 will be held in conjunction with the 24rd IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2023). The workshop aims at gathering contributions from the research and academic communities, standardization bodies, and institutional entities to meet and exchange ideas on recent research, challenges and future directions for Digital Twins and Intelligent Networking in multiple application scenarios and use cases.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, showing their affiliation with IEEE WoWMoM.

The technical topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Network Digital Twins Properties, Modelling and Definitions
  • Reference Architecture for Network Digital Twins
  • Cyber-Physical Interaction between Networking Assets and Digital Twins
  • Digital-Twins Life Cycle
  • Digital Twins in Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • 5G/6G Digital Twins
  • Digital-Twin-oriented approaches and cyber-physical interaction applications
  • Networking emulation and simulation through Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins to support Networks Data acquisition, Big-Data processing, and AI modeling
  • Digital-Twins Management and Orchestration
  • Optimized Networking Decision Making
  • Edge/Fog/Cloud Network Digital Twins
  • Privacy and Security Issues and Opportunities
  • Digital Twins Platforms & Interoperability Issues
  • Real-World Deployments and Experimentations
  • Evaluation and analysis of experimental data
  • Creation and sharing of datasets of broad interest to the community
  • Application of Digital Twins towards a Predictive Internet
  • Massive Digital Twinning requirements and applications
  • Testing and Validation of Digital Twins - approaches, frameworks, testbeds
  • Quality of Service for Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins as a Service
  • Design of Digital-Twin-based applications
  • Autonomic/cognitive Digital Twins


Antonio Virdis
Assistant Professor
University of Pisa - Italy
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Marco Picone
Assistant Professor
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Italy
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Robert Gazda
Senior Director, Wireless and Networking Lab
InterDigital Communications
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Antonio de la Oliva Delgado
Associate Professor
University Carlos III of Madrid - Spain
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Publicity Chair

Carlo Puliafito - University of Pisa, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Paolo Bellavista - University of Bologna, Italy
Nicola Bicocchi - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Valeria Cardellini - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Tommaso Fedullo - University of Padova, Italy
Anna Forster - University of Bremen, Germany
Alberto Gotta - CNR, Italy
Filippo Malandra - University at Buffalo, USA
Francesco Malandrino - National Research Council, Italy
Enzo Mingozzi - University of Pisa, Italy
Antonella Molinaro - University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Federico Montori - University of Bologna, Italy
Jesus Perez Valero - University Carlos III of Madrid - Spain
Valerio Frascolla - Intel Deutschland GmbH

Technical Program

[20 mins presentations - 5 mins questions and answers]

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome Note

14:15 - 15:30

Keynote – Robert Gazda - InterDigital Communications, USA

6G and Distribution Compute & Communications – Enabling experiences through Digital Twins

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 - 17:10

Session 1

A Digital Twin Network for Computational Neuroscience Simulators: Exploring Network Architectures for Acceleration of Biological Neural Network Simulations
Vida Sobhani, Kevin Kauth, Tim Stadtmann and Tobias Gemmeke (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

An IoT-based framework for the enjoyment and protection of Cultural Heritage Artifacts
Francesco Colace, Dajana Conte, Gianluca Frasca Caccia and Angelo Lorusso (University of Salerno, Italy); Domenico Santaniello (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy); Carmine Valentino (University of Salerno, Italy)

Network Digital Twin for Non-Public Networks
Marc Mollà Roselló (Ericsson Spain, Spain); Jorge Vazquez Cancela (Gestamp, Spain); Isaac Quintana Fernández (Ericsson Spain, Spain); Lorenzo Manuel (Ericsson, Spain)

17:0 - 17:20

Ending Note

Submit a paper

Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length, formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 points or greater. See IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be made electronically through EDAS.
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All participants need to register their attendance. Please refer to the WoWMoM registration page for information on the registration process.


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The workshop is scientifically and technically sponsored by the European 6G Flagship project HEXA-X.