IEEE PVE-SDN 2018 – Keynote (Friday, June 29, 2018)

Keynote: On Balancing Middlebox Set-up Cost and Bandwidth Consumption in NFV ( 9:15 am  – 10:00 am)

Speaker: Jie Wu, Center for Networked Computing, Temple University

Abstract: This talk starts with a brief survey of various NFV middlebox placement problems in SDN networks. We then narrow down to a placement problem with a given set of flows in a tree topology. We assume that each flow needs to go through a given set of middleboxes, with or without a particular order. In addition, when a flow passes through a middlebox, its traffic may expand or diminish depending on the type of middlebox (this phenomenon is called traffic-changing effect). Multiple flows can share the same middlebox to save middlebox setup costs. The overall objective is to minimize the cost of setting up middleboxes and the cost of total bandwidth consumption by these flows.  More specifically, we study a middlebox placement optimization problem for multiple flows with constraints of middlebox traffic-changing ratios and their dependency relations. We prove the NP-hardness of optimally placing even a single type of middlebox in a general network topology. We then focus on tree-structured networks. For homogeneous flows with the same bandwidth, we propose three optimal algorithms for three different cases, including placing a single middlebox (as a basic solution), a non-ordered middlebox set, and a totally-ordered middlebox set. For heterogeneous flows with different bandwidths, we introduce a performance guaranteed algorithm. Simulations show the efficiency and effectiveness of our algorithm.

Biography: Jie Wu is the Director of the Center for Networked Computing and Laura H. Carnell professor at Temple University. He also serves as the Director of International Affairs at College of Science and Technology. He served as Chair of Department of Computer and Information Sciences from the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2016 and Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2017. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and was a distinguished professor at Florida Atlantic University. His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless net- works, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, network trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Service Computing and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was general co-chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, IEEE ICDCS 2013, ACM MobiHoc 2014, ICPP 2016, and IEEE CNS 2016, as well as program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Dr. Wu is a CCF Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.