Peer Hasselmeyer, Sibylle Schaller, Faisal Ghias Mir (NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany)

Date, Time and Location

Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:00--12:30
Room: t.b.a.


Software Defined Networking (SDN) has had quite an impact on the networking community recently and is for many the future norm of networking. The most well-known SDN protocol is OpenFlow, a brainchild of Stanford University and now being pushed forward by the Open Networking Foundation.

The tutorial provides insight into the current SDN ecosystem, going into some detail of the architecture, use cases, and promises of Software-Defined Networking. The Openflow protocol and its underlying model are discussed in depth. Some SDN frameworks and SDN-based solutions are introduced. Examples and an outlook on future directions round up the presentation.

About the Presenters

Peer Hasselmeyer has many years of experience in the fields of distributed computing, Software-Defined Networking, and service-oriented architectures. He received a MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and a Ph.D. from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He is currently working as a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. His main research interests are software-defined networking, cloud computing, and data center and service management. For more than four years he has been involved in NEC’s research and development activities on OpenFlow-enabled solutions. Peer published numerous research papers in international conferences and magazines, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and exhibitions.

Sibylle Schaller received her diploma in computer science from the Technical University Dresden in 1993. She worked for IBM at the European Networking Center in Heidelberg, Germany, and at the IBM research laboratory in Haifa, Israel. In 1998, Sibylle joined NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg. Her current focus of work is in the area of OpenFlow and SDN.

Faisal Ghias Mir works as Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe in Network Management Team. He completed his Master in Distributed System from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm Sweden. Faisal, also has worked with Parallel Computing and was responsible for NEC MPI/ROMIO implementation. He has publications both in Parallel and Networking areas.