High impact research from the IP Networking Lab

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 00:14 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

How to measure the impact of the research conducted in a university lab ? There are many metrics that could be used, funding bodies have a tendency to look at quantitative metrics such as number of publications, number of citations, ... Within the IP Networking Lab, our main objective is to perform good and useful work. Some of this work has been recognised with prestigious awards :


Tue, 01/12/2016 - 16:38 by David Lebrun • Categories:
Monitoring an entire network with Segment Routing from a single box

This is the implementation of the techniques described in our INFOCOM 2016 paper SCMon: Leveraging Segment Routing to Improve Network Monitoring

Code available at

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David Lebrun
Programming language: 
Java, Python

FLIP: Fast LIghtweight Policy-preserving SDN updates

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 18:16 by Stefano Vissicchio • Categories:
Implementation of the FLIP algorithm described in the INFOCOM 2016 paper
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Stefano Vissicchio


Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:20 by Stefano Vissicchio • Categories:
Algorithms for safe, low-overhead, and quick updates in traditional, SDN, and hybrid SDN networks
Research project related: 
Hybrid Software Defined Networking
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Best paper award at SIGCOMM'15

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:44 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

Stefano Vissicchio and Olivier Tilmans, together with their co-authors, Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zurich) and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University) have received the best paper award at SIGCOMM 2015 for their paper entitled Central Control Over Distributed Routing that demonstrates how it is possible to efficiently construct SDN-like paths in a traditional network running OSPF.

Hybrid Software Defined Networking

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 18:42 by Stefano Vissicchio • Categories:

Software Defined Networking (SDN) promises to ease design, operation and management of communication networks. However, SDN comes with its own set of challenges, including incremental deployability, robustness, and scalability. Those challenges make a full SDN deployment difficult in the short-term and possibly inconvenient in the longer-term.
We explore effective hybrid SDN architectures that combine SDN with a more traditional networking approach based on distributed protocols. In a number of use cases, hybrid SDN architectures combine the strengths of traditional and SDN approaches, mitigating their respective limitations. As such, they provide incentives to (partially) transition to SDN, and can be appealing even as long-term design points.

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