IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization
28 June-2 July 2021 // Virtual Conference

Technical Sessions

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PS1 – Programmable data plane

4:30pm – 6:00pm JST
Session Chair: Bruno Chatras, Orange Labs, France

Towards Understanding the Performance of Traffic Policing in Programmable Hardware Switches
Nemanja Deric, Technische Universität München, Germany
Amir Varasteh, Technische Universität München, Germany
Amaury Van Bemten, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Carmen Mas-Machuca, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Wolfgang Kellerer, Technische Universität München, Germany

Revisiting Heavy-Hitter Detection on Commodity Programmable Switches
Xin Zhe Khooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Levente Csikor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jialin Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Min Suk Kang, KAIST, Korea (South)
Dinil Mon Divakaran, Trustwave, Singapore

Memory Network Architecture for Packet Processing in Functions Virtualization
Tomohiro Korikawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Eiji Oki, Kyoto University, Japan

PS2 – Network slicing

9:00pm – 10:30pm JST
Session Chair: Barbara Martini, CNIT, Italy

FestNet: A Flexible and Efficient Sliced Transport Network
Hao Jiang, University of Utah, USA
Nakjung Choi, Nokia & Bell Labs, USA
Marina Thottan, Bell Labs, USA
Jacobus Van der Merwe, University of Utah, USA

Physical Wireless Resource Virtualization for Software-Defined Whole-Stack Slicing
Matthias Sander-Frigau, Iowa State University, USA
Tianyi Zhang, Iowa State University, USA
Hongwei Zhang, Iowa State University, USA
Ahmed E. Kamal, Iowa State University, USA
Arun Somani, Iowa State University, USA

Elastic Slicing in Programmable Networks
Belma Turkovic, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sjors Nijhuis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Fernando A. Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PS3 – Machine learning

9:00am – 10:30am JST
Session Chair: Kohei Shiomoto, Tokyo City University, Japan

GRU and EdgeQ-Learning based Traffic Prediction and Scaling of SFC
Suman Pandey, Pohang Univerisity of Science and Technology, Korea (South)
James W. Hong, POSTECH, Korea (South)
Jae-Hyoung Yoo, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea (South)

OctoMap: Supporting Service Function Chaining via Supervised Learning and Online Contextual Bandit
Aziza Alzadjali, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
Maria Mushtaq, Saint Louis University, USA
Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA
Claudio Fiandrino, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain
Jitender Singh Deogun, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Machine Learning-Based Auto-Scaler for Video Conferencing Systems
Petra Gabriela, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
Doyoung Lee, POSTECH, Korea (South)
Tu Van Nguyen, POSTECH, Korea (South)
James W. Hong, POSTECH, Korea (South)

TS1 – Machine learning and networking

11:00am – 12:40pm JST
Session Chair: Nattapong Kitsuwan, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Reinforcement Learning based Load Balancing for Data Center Networks
Jiyoon Lim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea (South)
Jae-Hyoung Yoo, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea (South)
James W. Hong, POSTECH, Korea (South)

Flow-based Service Type Identification using Deep Learning
Mona Elsaadawy, McGill University, Canada
Petar Basta, McGill University, Canada
Yunjia Zheng, McGill University, Canada
Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Canada
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

A Distributed Consensus Protocol for Sustainable Federated Learning
Haneen Alfauri, Saint Louis University, USA
Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA

Policy Gradient-based Deep Reinforcement Learning for Deadline-aware Transfer over Wide Area Networks
Kohei Shiomoto, Tokyo City University, Japan
Takashi Kurimoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

LiONv2: An Experimental Network Construction Tool Considering Disaggregation of Network Configuration and Device Configuration
Yuki Nagai, Keio University, Japan
Hiroki Watanabe, Keio University, Japan
Takao Kondo, Keio University, Japan
Fumio Teraoka, Keio University, Japan

TS2 – Application and quality of service

4:30pm – 6:10pm JST
Session Chair: Jeroen van der Hooft, Ghent University – imec, Belgium

Adaptive and Application-agnostic Caching in Service Meshes for Resilient Cloud Applications
Lars Larsson, Umeå University, Sweden
William Tärneberg, Lund University, Sweden
Cristian Klein, Umeå University, Sweden
Maria Kihl, Lund University, Sweden
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys, Sweden

Managing Video Processing and Delivery using Big Packet Protocol with SDN Controllers
Stuart Clayman, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Mustafa Tuker, Ege University, Turkey
Halil Arasan, Ege University, Turkey
Müge Sayit, Ege University, Turkey

SDN Intent-based conformance checking: application to security policies
Nicolas Herbaut, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & CRI, France
Camilo Correa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Jacques Robin, Université Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne, France
Raúl Mazo, Lab-STICC, France

Deep Q-Learning for Job Offloading Orchestration in a Fleet of MEC UAVs in 5G Environments
Christian Grasso, University of Catania, Italy
Raoul Raftopoulos, University of Catania, Italy
Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, Italy

In-network Solution for Network Traffic Reduction in Industrial Data Communication
Csaba Györgyi, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Károly Kecskeméti, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Péter Vörös, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Géza Szabó, Ericsson Research, Hungary
Sándor Laki, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

TS3 – SDN, network services, and data plane

4:30pm – 6:10pm JST
Session Chair: Sangheon Pack Korea University, Korea (South)

On Slice Isolation Options in the Transport Network and Associated Feasibility Indicators
Luis M. Contreras, Telefonica, Spain
Jose Ordonez-Lucena, Telefonica I+D, Spain

Adaptive Batching for Fast Packet Processing in Software Routers using Machine Learning
Peter Okelmann, Technical University Munich, Germany
Leonardo Linguaglossa, Telecom Paris, France
Fabien Geyer, Airbus, Germany
Paul Emmerich, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Georg Carle, Technische Universität München, Germany

Alviu: An Intent-Based SD-WAN Orchestrator of Network Slices for Enterprise Networks
Ramon Perez, Telcaria Ideas, Spain
Aitor Zabala, Telcaria Ideas S. L., Spain
Albert Banchs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

P4QoS: QoS-based Packet Processing with P4
Belma Turkovic, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Soovam Biswal, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Abhishek Vijay, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Antonia Hüfner, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Fernando A. Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Providing Telco-oriented Network Services with eBPF: the Case for a 5G Mobile Gateway
Federico Parola, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Fulvio Risso, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Sebastiano Miano, Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom

PS4 – Security, routing, and scheduling

9:00pm – 10:30pm JST
Session Chair: Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil

Failure Handling for Time-Sensitive Networks using SDN and Source Routing
Gagan Nandha Kumar, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Kostas Katsalis, Docomo, Germany
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Georg Carle, Technische Universität München, Germany

Providing In-network Support to Coflow Scheduling
Cristian Hernandez Benet, Karlstad University, Sweden
Andreas J. Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Gianni Antichi, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Theophilus A. Benson, Brown University, USA
Gergely Pongrácz, Ericsson Research, Hungary

SafeLib: a practical library for outsourcing stateful network functions securely
Enio Marku, NTNU, Norway
Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Colin Boyd, NTNU, Norway

Thursday, July 1, 2021

TS4 – Security and modeling

9:00am – 10:40am JST
Session Chair: Takehiro Sato, Kyoto University, Japan

Blockchain-based Secure Coordination for Distributed SDN Control Plane
Wenjun Fan, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA
Sang-Yoon Chang, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA
Shubham Kumar, San Jose State University, USA
Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Younghee Park, San Jose State University, USA

Modeling Control Traffic in Software-Defined Networks
Jesse Chen, Santa Clara University, USA
Ananya Gopal, Santa Clara University, USA
Behnam Dezfouli, Santa Clara University, USA

NFV-GUARD: Mitigating Flow Table-Overflow Attacks in SDN Using NFV
Mustafa Soylu, Tohoku University, Japan
Luis Guillen, Tohoku University, Japan
Satoru Izumi, National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Japan
Toru Abe, Tohoku University, Japan
Takuo Suganuma, Tohoku University, Japan

Mitigating Evasion Attacks on Machine Learning based NIDS Systems in SDN
Aparna Ganesan, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Kamil Sarac, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Software Enabled Security Architecture and Mechanisms for Securing 5G Network Services
Vijay Varadharajan, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Uday Tupakula, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Kallol Krishna Karmakar, The University of Newcastle, Australia

TS5 – Network virtualization and performance

9:00am – 10:40am JST
Session Chair: Fujun He, Kyoto University, Japan

Design and Implementation of ICN-Based Elastic Function Offloading Network for SFC
Yusaku Hayamizu, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Kazuhisa Matsuzono, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Japan
Takahiro Hirayama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Hitoshi Asaeda, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Leveraging Heterogeneous NFV Platforms to Upgrade Service Function Chains in DCNs
Yuhan Xue, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

DiffPerf: An In-Network Performance Optimization for Improving User-Perceived QoE
Walid Aljoby, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xin Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dinil Mon Divakaran, Trustwave, Singapore
Tom Z. J. Fu, Bigo Technology Pte Ltd, Singapore
Richard T. B. Ma, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Leveraging In-network Computing and Programmable Switches for Streaming Analysis of Scientific Data
Ganesh Chennimalai Sankaran, UC Davis, USA
Joaquin Chung, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Embedded vs. External Controllers in Software-Defined IoT Networks
Miheer Kulkarni, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Baddeley, Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates
Israat Haque, Dalhousie University, Canada

PS5 – Network monitoring and management

11:00am – 12:30pm JST
Session Chair: Eiji Oki, Kyoto University, Japan

SoftTap: A Software-Defined TAP via Switch-Based Traffic Mirroring
Sogand Sadrhaghighi, University of Calgary, Canada
Mahdi Dolati, University of Tehran, Iran
Majid Ghaderi, University of Calgary, Canada
Ahmad Khonsari, University of Tehran, Iran

Mind the Semantic Gap: Policy Intent Inference from Network Metadata
Anu Mercian, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Faraz Ahmed, Hewlett Packard Labs & King Saud University, USA
Puneet Sharma, Hewlett Packard Labs & HP Labs, USA
Shaun Wackerly, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
Charles Clark, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA

Strengthening SDN Security: Protocol Dialecting and Downgrade Attacks
Michael Sjoholmsierchio, US Navy, USA
Britta Hale, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Daniel F Lukaszewski, NPS, USA
Geoffrey G Xie, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

PS6 – Network function virtualization and cloud

4:30pm – 6:00pm JST
Session Chair: Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, Italy

On the cloudification of Metropolitan Area Networks: impact on cost and energy consumption
José Alberto Hernández, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Marco Quagliotti, Telecom Italia, Italy
Laura Serra, Telecom Italia, Italy

Robust Virtual Network Function Deployment against Uncertain Traffic Arrival Rates
Fujun He, Kyoto University, Japan
Eiji Oki, Kyoto University, Japan

Efficiency Gains due to Network Function Sharing in CDN-as-a-Service Slicing Scenarios
Luis M. Contreras, Telefonica, Spain
Alberto Solano, Telefonica, Spain
Francisco Jose Cano Hila, Telefonica, Spain
Jesus Folgueira, Telefonica, Spain

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