Dr. Stefano Vissicchio

I received the Master degree in computer science from the Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2008, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2012. After a short period as research fellow at Consortium GARR, I have been a post-doc at the University of Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. I am now a postdoctoral researcher of the Belgian fund for scientific research (F.R.S.-FNRS), affiliated with UCL. My research interests span network management, routing, measurements and SDN.


Past milestones:

  • May 2015: INFOCOM 2016 TPC member
  • Apr. 2015: DEFO and Fibbing accepted at SIGCOMM 2015
  • Feb. 2014: ICNP 2014 TPC member
  • Oct. 2013: F.R.S.-FNRS 3-year grant
  • Apr. 2013: ICNP 2013 best paper award
  • Jan. 2013: IRTF ANRP award
  • Apr. 2012: PhD dissertation
stefano.vissicchio (at) uclouvain.be
Former member
Current affiliation

University College London



Stefano Vissicchio and Luca Cittadini. Safe, Efficient and Robust SDN Updates by Combining Rule Replacements and Additions. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear, 2017. Available from http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/S.Vissicchio/papers/SafeEfficientAndRobus.... bibTeX 


Juan Camilo Cardona, Stefano Vissicchio, Paolo Lucente and Pierre Francois. "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction": Helping Autonomous Systems Identify Their Unsatisfied Inter-domain Interests. IEEE Transactions on Network and System Management (TNSM), 13(1):43-57, March 2016. bibTeX  pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio and Luca Cittadini. FLIP the (Flow) Table: Fast LIghtweight Policy-preserving SDN Updates. INFOCOM, 2016. Selected as the Best Paper Award Runner-up. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Olivier Tilmans, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Fibbing in action: On-demand load-balancing for better video delivery. Demo at SIGCOMM '16, 2016. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Olivier Tilmans, Tobias Bühler, Stefano Vissicchio and Laurent Vanbever. Mille-Feuille: Putting ISP traffic under the scalpel. proceedings of HotNets-XV, 2016. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Francois Aubry, David Lebrun, Stefano Vissicchio, Minh Thanh Khong, Yves Deville and Olivier Bonaventure. SCMon: Leveraging Segment Routing to Improve Network Monitoring. INFOCOM, 2016. bibTeX  pdf 


Renaud Hartert, Stefano Vissicchio, Pierre Schaus, Olivier Bonaventure, Clarence Filsfils, Thomas Telkamp and Pierre Francois. A Declarative and Expressive Approach to Control Forwarding Paths in Carrier-Grade Networks. SIGCOMM, 2015. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Francois Clad, Stefano Vissicchio, Pascal Merindol, Pierre Francois and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. Computing Minimal Update Sequences for Graceful Router-wide Reconfigurations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 23(5):1373 - 1386, Oct 2015. bibTeX  pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Olivier Tilmans, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Central Control Over Distributed Routing. SIGCOMM, 2015. Selected as best paper. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Olivier Tilmans, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Central Control Over Distributed Routing (Extended Version). Tech. Rep. 2015. bibTeX  pdf