2016 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
7-9 November 2016 // Palo Alto, California, USA

Technical Sessions

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

Session 1 : NFV-SDN Distributed System Design
Session 2 : Best Papers Session
Session 3 : Performance Analysis, Monitoring, and Security

Wednesday Nov. 9th

Session 4 : Fault Tolerance and Flow Management in SDNs
Session 5 : Advanced Topics in NFV-SDN Systems


Session 1 : NFV-SDN Distributed System Design

Session Chair: James Kempf (Ericsson Research, United States)
Tue, Nov 8, 10.45 am – 12.30 pm

 

Comparison of SDN and NFV for Re-designing the LTE Packet Core
Aman Jain, Sadagopan Nattamai Sathiyamoorthy and Sunny Lohani (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India); Mythili Vutukuru (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

VirtPhy: A Fully Programmable Infrastructure for Efficient NFV in Small Data Centers
Cristina Dominicini (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Espírito Santo, Brazil); Gilmar Vassoler (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Espírito Santo, Brazil); Moises R. N. Ribeiro (Federal Universty of Espirito Santo, Brazil); Magnos Martinello (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)

The Role of Inter-Controller Traffic in SDN Controllers Placement
Andrea Bianco and Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Tianzhu Zhang (Politecnico Di Torino, Italy)

Robust Embedding of VNF/Service Chains with Delay Bounds
Varun S Reddy (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany); Andreas Baumgartner (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany); Thomas Bauschert (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

CAR: Cloud-Assisted Routing
Prasun K Dey and Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

 

Session 2 : Best Papers Session

Session Chairs: Dilip Krishnaswamy (IBM Research, India); Kurt Tutschku (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden); A. Selcuk Uluagac (Florida International University, United States)
Tue, Nov 8, 1.45 pm – 3.30 pm

 

Revisiting NFV orchestration with routing games
Mathis Obadia (Thales Communications & Telecom Paristech, France); Jean-Louis Rougier (TELECOM ParisTech / LTCI, France); Luigi Iannone (Telecom ParisTech, France); Vania Conan and Mathieu Bouet (Thales Communications, France)

Orchestrating Network Control Functions via Comprehensive Trade-off Exploration
Alan Bairley (Naval Postgraduate School & US Army, USA); Geoffrey G Xie (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

An Empirical Case for Container-driven Fine-grained VNF Resource Flexing
Amit Sheoran (Purdue University, India); Xiangyu Bu and Lianjie Cao (Purdue University, USA); Puneet Sharma (Hewlett Packard Labs & HP Labs, USA); Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University, USA)

Resilient Allocation of Service Function Chains
Michael Beck (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany); Juan Felipe Botero (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia); Kai Samelin (IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland)

SFC-Checker: Checking the Correct Forwarding Behavior of Service Function Chaining
Brendan Tschaen (Duke University, USA); Ying Zhang (Hewlett Packard Labs, USA); Theophilus Benson (Duke University, USA); Sujata Banerjee (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA); Jeongkeun Lee (Barefoot Networks, USA); Joon-Myung Kang (Hewlett Packard Labs, USA)

 

Session 3 : Performance Analysis, Monitoring, and Security

Session Chair: Tetsuya Nakamura (CableLabs, United States)
Tue, Nov 8, 3.45 pm – 5.30 pm

 

Performance Evaluation and Tuning of Virtual Infrastructure Managers for (Micro) Virtual Network Functions
Pier Luigi Ventre (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy); Claudio Pisa (CNIT & University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy); Stefano Salsano and Giuseppe Siracusano (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy); Florian Schmidt (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); Paolo Lungaroni (Garr / CNIT, Italy); Nicola Blefari-Melazzi (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy)

MeDICINE: Rapid Prototyping of Production-Ready Network Services in Multi-PoP Environments
Manuel Peuster and Holger Karl (University of Paderborn, Germany); Steven Van Rossem (Ghent University & iMinds – IBCN, Belgium)

NFVPerf: Online Performance Monitoring and Bottleneck Detection for NFV
Priyanka Naik and Dilip Kumar Shaw (Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, India); Mythili Vutukuru (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

Statistical-based Anomaly Detection for NFV Services
George K Xilouris and Michail Alexandros Kourtis (NCSR Demokritos, Greece); Georgios Gardikis and Ioannis Koutras (Space Hellas S.A., Greece)

Predicting Network Attack Patterns in SDN using Machine Learning Approach
Saurav Nanda (Purdue University, USA); Faheem Zafari (Imperial College London, United Kingdom); Casimer DeCusatis and Eric Wedaa (Marist College, USA); Baijian Yang (Purdue University, USA)

 

Session 4 : Fault Tolerance and Flow Management in SDNs

Session Chair: Steven Wright (AT&T, United States)
Wed, Nov 9, 10.40 am – 12.25 pm

 

Fault Tolerant Mechanisms for SDN Controllers
Liran Sidki (Ben Gurion University, Israel); Yehuda Ben-Shimol (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Akiva Sadovski (Ben Gurion University, Israel)

Backup rules in Software-Defined Networks
Niels L. M. van Adrichem (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Farabi Iqbal (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Fernando A. Kuipers (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

High Performance Flow Matching Architecture for OpenFlow Data Plane
Viduranga Wijekoon (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka); Mahesh Dananjaya (University of Moratuwa & Paraqum Technologies (pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka); Pramodaya Kariyawasam, Sasika Iddamalgoda and Ajith Pasqual (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

EPLE: an Efficient Passive Lightweight Estimator for SDN Packet Loss Measurement
Chunyan Fu (Ericsson Sweden, Sweden); Wolfgang John and Catalin Meirosu (Ericsson Research, Sweden)

FOCUS: Function Offloading from a Controller to Utilize Switch Power
Ji Yang (Xian Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Zhenyu Zhou, Theophilus Benson and Xiaowei Yang (Duke University, USA); Xin Wu (Big Switch Networks, USA); Chengchen Hu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

 

Session 5 : Advanced Topics in NFV-SDN Systems

Session Chair: Christos Kolias (Orange Silicon Valley, United States)
Wed, Nov 9, 1.40 pm – 3.25 pm

 

Automated Virtual Network Functions Onboarding
Christian Makaya (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA); Douglas Freimuth (IBM, USA)

An Extensible Autoscaling Engine (AE) for Software-based Network Functions
Giuseppe Carella (Technical University Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany); Michael Pauls (TU Berlin, Germany); Lars Grebe (Technical University Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany); Thomas Magedanz (Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS / TU Berlin, Germany)

COMPARE: COMParative Advantage driven REsource allocation for Virtual Network Functions
Puneet Sharma (Hewlett Packard Labs, USA); Bernardo Huberman (Hewlett Packard Labs, USA)

Optimizing Service Chain ID Generation for Flow Rule Compression
Om Prakash Nirankari (IIT Hyderabad, India); Prakash Pawar (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India); Kotaro Kataoka (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India)

A Model to Select the Right Infrastructure Abstraction for Service Function Chaining
Thomas Soenen (UGent – iMinds, Belgium); Sahel Sahhaf and Wouter Tavernier (Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium); Pontus Sköldström (Acreo, Sweden); Didier Colle (iMinds – Ghent University, Belgium); Mario Pickavet (Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium)

Load Balancing – Towards Balanced Delay Guarantees in NFV/SDN
Hao Wang (University of Kaiserslautern & Distributed Computer Systems Lab, Germany); Jens Schmitt (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)