[e2e] Call for Presentations: Research Track at the Open Networking Summit 2013

Aditya Akella akella at cs.wisc.edu
Wed Jan 9 17:40:58 PST 2013

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Call for Presentations: Research Track at the Open Networking Summit 2013

Software Defined Networking (SDN) refactors the relationship between
network devices and the software that controls them. Open interfaces
to network switches enable more flexible and predictable network
control, and they make it easier to extend network function. Several
router vendors have introduced software development kits for
programming their network devices, and many commercial devices support
the emerging OpenFlow standard. 

Open Networking Summit (ONS) has emerged as the premier OpenFlow and
SDN event. The first two ONS events were very well received. The
events showcased invited presentations on SDN from industry and
academic leaders; 20+ exhibits that demonstrated SDN technologies and
products; and, two day-long tutorials for engineers and managers.

The research community is actively pursuing a variety of important
open issues in SDN. Examples include switch design and APIs that
balance flexibility and performance; new applications to capitalize on
the programmability of the network; transitioning an existing network
to SDN, and many others.

ONS 2013 will feature a new **Research Track** where researchers can
present their cutting edge SDN work. The Research Track is designed
to leverage the strong industry presence at ONS to bring to focus
research problems that are highly relevant to the larger SDN
community, to allow a free exchange of ideas, and to help build a
focused community effort to explore and realize the potential of

We encourage interested presenters to submit a two-page extended
abstract describing their SDN research. While we are particularly
interested in early stage work, we also welcome submissions that
summarize published results. Submissions will be selected based on
originality of the work, likelihood of spawning insightful discussion,
and technical merit. Each accepted submission would be granted a long
(20 minutes) or short (10 minutes) presentation slot.

We solicit submissions on topics including, but not limited to, the

- Applications of SDN in home, wireless, cellular, enterprise,
 data-center, and backbone networks 
- Application of SDN to network management, performance monitoring,
 security, etc. 
- Virtual appliances (e.g., firewalls, intrusion detection systems,
 load balancers, etc.) on SDN 
- Virtualization support in software-defined networks 
- Switch designs for SDN
- Control and management software stack for SDN
- Programming languages, verification techniques, and tools for SDN
- Performance evaluation of SDN network elements and controllers
- Hybrid SDN approaches (integration with other control planes)
- Transitioning existing networks to SDN
- SDN control plane abstractions

Important dates

Submission deadline: Feb 11, 2013
Acceptance notifications: Mar 1, 2013
Final version due: Mar 15, 2013
Research Track dates: Apr 16 and 17, 2013 

Program Committee

Aditya Akella, UW-Madison (Co-chair)
Martin Casado, Nicira/VMWare
Nate Foster, Cornell
Albert Greenberg, Microsoft
Guru Parulkar, Stanford
Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech
Atsushi Iwata, NEC
Jeffrey Mogul, HP Labs
Vijoy Pandey, IBM
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton
Prodip Sen, Verizon
Amin Vahdat, Google/UCSD (Co-chair)

For further details, please see http://opennetsummit.org/research-track.html

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