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Adopting Software-Defined Networking: Challenges and Recent Developments

Kirill Kogan, Research Assistant Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute
10 February 2016 - 1:00pm

Room 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

Traditional network management only allows to deploy a predefined set of management policies whose parameters can be adapted to specific network conditions. The incorporation of new management policies requires complex control/data plane code changes. Objectives beyond fairness and the consideration of additional traffic properties lead to new challenges in the implementation and performance for traditional network element. This calls for novel abstractions that enable the definition of management policies. Designing such abstractions however is non-trivial, as they must satisfy a number of possibly conflicting requirements as expressiveness, simplicity, and performance. Initially, SDN has been promoted as a simpler and more flexible way of managing networks than traditional approaches. In this talk we critically look over current developments in SDN to identify interesting research directions.

About Kirill Kogan

Kirill Kogan is currently a Research Assistant Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute. His research interests are related to admission control and buffer management, packet classification, software-defined networking, network functions visualization. Prior to joining IMDEA Networks Institute he worked as a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems and later a postdoctoral researcher at University of Waterloo and Purdue University. He holds a PhD in CSE (Communication Systems Engineering) from Ben-Gurion University.

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This event will be conducted in English


NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute