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EWSDN 2012 : European Workshop on Software Defined Networks


When Oct 25, 2012 - Oct 26, 2012
Where Darmstadt, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2012
Notification Due Jul 30, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 5, 2012
Categories    networking   networks   computer networks   communications

Call For Papers


Software Defined Networking (SDN) is emerging as a promising architectural solution to support and foster innovation in telecommunication networks. Several switch/router vendors are “opening” their hardware, offering APIs to allow a “software defined” control of the networking operations. The vitality of the SDN approach is witnessed by the release of several SDN tools and development environments, most of which are open sourced.

The OpenFlow specifications, now standardized by the Open Networking Foundation, can represent a key component in a SDN architecture, but the SDN scope and concept is much wider than the OpenFlow APIs. In particular there is the need of higher level SDN abstractions and higher level SDN APIs, as the ones that should be offered to applications (e.g. SDN “north-bound” interfaces).

What makes an SDN workshop “European”? Traditional strengths of European research and development have been in optical transmission and wireless, especially cellular networks. The workshop emphasizes aspects of Software Defined Networks that come up when extending SDN 'beyond Ethernet'. In this regard, “European” does not mean that we restrict to a geographic scope, we welcome contribution and participation from all over the world.

One goal of the workshop is to bring together industry and academia on the topics of SDN, in particular the workshop will feature an “industry forum”, i.e. a session with presentations of key industrial players (manufacturers, telecom operators, ...).

A special session will include presentation and discussion of the highest ranked proposals to the 2nd open call of the OFELIA project.
Contributions to the workshop

We are interested in both papers showing consolidated results and in position papers bringing up innovative ideas. We welcome contributions including, but not limited to, the following topics:

Optical extensions to OpenFlow, SDN
Wireless integration, characterization of wireless interfaces, flows, handover support
Evolved packet core, LTE support for OpenFlow
New controller architectures, Application Programmer's Interfaces, SDN “north-bound” interfaces
Higher level SDN abstractions, APIs, object models
New networking paradigms like Content or Information Centric Networks (CCN/ICN) and their relation with SDN
Carrier-grade SDN architectures and equipment
Network Virtualization techniques based on SDN
Practical experiments on OpenFlow / SDN based testbeds
Identification of use cases for SDN, SDN related business models
SDN frameworks and tools, SDN based equipment: controllers, switches, integrated development environment, testing and debugging environment


The European Workshop on Software Defined Networks will be held on October 25-26, 2012 in the

Commundo Tagungshotel Darmstadt
Hilpertstrasse 27
64295 Darmstadt

Workshop registration

The registration cost for the two-day workshop is 200 € for early-birds (4 weeks prior to the conference), 230 € regular registration, including

electronic proceedings (published on IEEE Xplore)
one dinner, two lunches, coffee breaks

Registration opens June 30th, 2012.
Hotel rooms

Hotel rooms at Commundo Tagungshotel Darmstadt are available for workshop participants at the special rate of 68 € per night. In order to receive the discounted rate, please register and we will send you further details.

Workshop Chair

Hagen Woesner, EICT, Berlin, Germany
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Juergen Quittek, NEC, Heidelberg, Germany
Stefano Salsano, Univ. Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
Elio Salvadori, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Technical Program Committee
(in progress... other invitations have been sent)

Achim Autenrieth, ADVA, Germany
Siamak Azodolmolky, Univ. of Essex, UK
Dean Bogdanovic, Juniper Networks
Marco Canini, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ramon Casellas, CTTC, Barcelona, Spain
Didier Colle, IBBT - Ghent University, Belgium
Francesco De Pellegrini, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Thomas Dietz, NEC, Germany
Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy
Andreas Gladisch, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs, Berlin, Germany
Eduardo Jacob, Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain
Wolfgang John, Ericsson Sweden
Pawel Kaczmarek, ADVA, Poland
Holger Karl, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Eiji Kawai, NICT, Japan
Wolfgang Kellerer, DOCOMO Europe, Munich, Germany
Marc Koerner, TUB, Berlin, Germany
Teemu Koponen, Nicira Networks
Andreas Köpsel, EICT, Berlin, Germany
Alessandro Leonardi, AGT, Germany
Diego R. Lopez, Telefonica
Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia
Ruben Merz, Telekom Innovation Laboratories & TU Berlin, Germany
Giacomo Morabito, Univ. of Catania / CNIT, Catania, Italy
Akihiro Nakao, University of Tokio, Japan
Reza Nejabati, Univ. of Essex, UK
Bernhard Plattner, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Stefano Previdi, CISCO, San Jose, USA
Robert Raszuk, NTT MCL
Roberto Riggio, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Charalampos Rotsos, University of Cambridge, UK
Rob Sherwood, Big Switch Networks
Pontus Skoldström, ACREO, Sweden
Marc Sune, i2CAT, Barcelona, Spain
Vincenzo Suraci, Univ. La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Attila Takacs, Ericsson Hungary
Mallik Tatipamula, Ericsson
Steve Uhlig, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Luca Veltri, Univ. of Parma / CNIT, Parma, Italy

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