Program at a Glance

SDN4FNS Program at a Glance


Technical Program

Monday, November 11

Time Topic
9:00 – 10:00

Keynote 1: China Mobile and SDN

     Chih-Lin I (China Mobile)

Chair: Mehmet Ulema (Manhattan College, USA)

10:00 – 11:30

Session 1: Software Defined Wireless and Mobile Networks

Chair: David Soldani (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH & European Research Centre, Germany)

An SDN-based Network Architecture for Extremely Dense Wireless Networks
     H. Ali-Ahmad, C. Cicconetti, A. de la Oliva, V. Mancuso, M. R. Sama, P. Seite and S. Shanmugalingam

A Virtual SDN-enabled LTE EPC Architecture: a case study for S-/P-Gateways functions
     A. Basta, W. Kellerer, M. Hoffmann, K. Hoffmann and E. D. Schmidt

SDN as an enabler for inter-technology load balancing and admission control
     S. Namal, I. Ahmad, A. Gurtov and M. Ylianttila

Enabling Secure Mobility with OpenFlow
     S. Namal, A. Gurtov and M. Ylianttila

12:00 – 13:30

Session 2: Traffic Engineering, Optimization and Performance Evaluation

Chair: Franco Callegati (University of Bologna, Italy)

SDN for Inter Cloud Networking
     M. Mechtri, D. Zeghlache, I. Houidi and W. Louati

Virtual Links Mapping in Future SDN-enabled Networks
     R. Trivisonno, I. Vaishnavi, R. Guerzoni, Z. Despotovic, A. Hecker, S. Beker and D. Soldani

Scalable On-Demand Network Management Module for Software Defined Telecommunication Networks
     J. Mueller, A. Wierz and T. Magedanz

Live Migration of Virtualized Edge Networks: Analytical Modeling and Performance Evaluation
     F. Callegati and W. Cerroni

14:30 – 16:20

Session 3: SDN Challenges

Chair: Fabian Schneider (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)

Evolution and Challenges of Software Defined Networking
     Á. Valdivieso, L. Barona and J. García Villalba

SDN Security: A Survey
     S. Scott-Hayward, G. O’Callaghan and S. Sezer

Tearing down the Protocol Wall with SDN
     J. Crowcroft, Y. Bar Geva and H. Oliver

Session Border Controller virtualization towards “service-defined” networks based on NFV and SDN
     P. Paglierani and G. Monteleone

16:45 – 18:15

Panel 1: Performance Implications of SDN

Chair: Jean Walrand (University of California, Berkeley, USA)


Akash Deshpande (Cisco, USA)
Anja Feldmann (TU Berlin, Germany)
Slawomir Kuklinski (Orange Lab, Poland)
David Hausheer (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Tuesday, November 12

Time Topic
8:30 – 9:30

Keynote 2: The Software Defined Operator

     Axel Clauberg (Deutsche Telecom)

Chair: Fulvio Risso (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

9:30 – 11:20

Session 4: Frameworks for SDN Architectures

Chair: Eliezer Dekel (IBM Research – Haifa, Israel)

Software Service Defined Network: Centralized Network Information Service
     J. Zhu, W. Xie, Li Li, M. Luo and Wu Chou

OpenNaaS based SDN framework for dynamic QoS control
     I. Bueno-Rodríguez, J. Aznar, E. Escalona, J. Ferrer Riera and J. García-Espín

PolicyCop: An Autonomic QoS Policy Enforcement Framework for Software Defined Networks
     M. F. Bari, S. Chowdhury, R. Ahmed and R. Boutaba

Towards a distributed SDN control: Inter-platform signalling among flow processing platforms
     F. Salvestrini, G. Carrozzo and N. Ciulli

OpenFlow rules interactions: definition and detection
     R. Bifulco and F. Schneider

11:45 – 13:30

Session 5: Advanced SDN Services and Validation

Chair: Sergio A. Beker (Huawei Technologies, Germany)

Using SDN for cloud services provisioning: the XIFI use-case
     E. Escalona, J. Aznar, L. M. Contreras, O. González de Dios, G. Cossu, E. Salvadori and F. Facca

Boosting Cloud Communications Through A Crosslayer Multipath Protocol Architecture
     M. Coudron, S. Secci, G. Maier, G. Pujolle and A. Pattavina

Enabling Information Centric Networking in IP Networks Using SDN
     M. Vahlenkamp, F. Schneider, D. Kutscher and J. Seedorf

End to End Solution Testing over SDN – Future challenges for service providers
     S. Chandra and R. K

EmPOWER: A Testbed for Network Function Virtualization Research and Experimentation
     R. Riggio, T. Rasheed and F. Granelli

14:30 – 16:20

Session 6: Network Virtualization

Chair: Guido Maier (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Edge-to-Edge Virtualization and Orchestration in Heterogeneous Transport Networks
     D. Siracusa, E. Salvadori and T. Rasheed

A Node Plug-in Architecture for Evolving Network Virtualization
     Y. Kanada

Network Virtualisation Trends: virtually anything is possible by connecting the unconnected
     E. Patouni, A. Merentitis, P. Panagiotopoulos, A. Glentis and N. Alonistioti

On the implementation of NFV over an OpenFlow infrastructure: Routing Function Virtualization
     J. Batalle, J. Ferrer Riera, E. Escalona and J. García-Espín

CONTENT Project: Considerations towards a Cloud-based Internetworking Paradigm
     K. Katsalis, T. Korakis, G. Landi, G. Bernini, B. Rahimzadeh Rofoee, S. Peng, M. Anastasopoulos, A. Tzanakaki, D. Christofi, M. Georgiades, R. Larsen, J. Ferrer Riera, E. Escalona and J. García-Espín

16:45 – 18:15

Panel 2: Hardware and Software Architectures for SDN

Chair: Alex Galis (University College London, United Kingdom)


Akihiro Nakao (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Thomas M. Bohnert (Zurich University, Switzerland)
Bruno Chatras (Orange Lab, France)

Wednesday, November 13

Time Topic
8:30 – 9:30

Keynote 3: Linear Evolution Leading to a Revolution: Technology Disrupting the Biz

     Roberto Saracco (EIT ICT Laboratories, Italy)

Chair: David Soldani (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH & European Research Centre, Germany)

9:30 – 11:20

Session 7: Future SDN Scenarios

Chair: Elio Salvadori (Create-Net, Italy)

IEEE Software Defined Network Initiative
     M. Ulema, N. Amogh, R. Boutaba, C. Buyukkoc, A. Clemm, M. Vuran, L. J. Xie, A. Manzalini and R. Saracco

Software Networks at the Edge: a shift of paradigm
     A. Manzalini and R. Saracco

Research Directions in Network Service Chaining
     W. John, K. Pentikousis, G. Agapiou, E. Jacob, M. Kind, A. Manzalini, F. Risso, D. Staessens, R. Steinert and C. Meirosu

Some Controversial Opinions on Software-Defined Data Plane Services
     F. Risso, A. Manzalini and M. Nemirovsky

Softwarization of Future Networks and Services – Next Generation SDNs
     A. Galis, S. Clayman, L. Mamatas, J. Rubio-Loyola, A. Manzalini, S. Kukliński, J. Serrat and T. Zahariadis

11:45 – 13:15

Panel 3: On the business models, policies aspects and regulatory frameworks: Are we ready for SDN?

Chair: David Soldani (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH & European Research Centre, Germany)


Ruediger Martin (DG CONNECT, EC, Belgium)
Bram Naudts (iMind, Belgium)
Nicholas Economides (NYU, USA) – Video: Economics Perspective on SDN and NFV
Eliezer Dekel (IBM Research, Israel)
Dang Wenshuan (Huawei, China)