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, Luca Cittadini, Olivier Bonaventure, Geoffrey G. Xie and Laurent Vanbever. On the Co-Existence of Distributed and Centralized Routing Control-Planes. INFOCOM, 2015. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Renaud Hartert, Pierre Schaus, Stefano Vissicchio and Olivier Bonaventure. Solving Segment Routing Problems with Hybrid Constraint Programming Techniques. International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), 2015. bibTeX  pdf 


Laurent Vanbever and Stefano Vissicchio. Enabling SDN in old school networks with Software-Controlled Routing Protocols. Open Networking Summit (ONS) research track, March 2014. bibTeX  pdf 

Olivier Tilmans and Stefano Vissicchio. IGP-as-a-Backup for Robust SDN Networks. CNSM, 2014. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever and Olivier Bonaventure. Opportunities and Research Challenges of Hybrid Software Defined Networks. ACM Computer Communication Review (Editorial Zone), 44(2), April 2014. bibTeX  pdf 

Luca Cittadini, Stefano Vissicchio and Benoit Donnet. On the Quality of BGP Route Collectors for iBGP Policy Inference. IFIP Networking, June 2014. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Luca Cittadini, Geoffrey Xie and Olivier Bonaventure. Safe Routing Reconfigurations with Route Redistribution. INFOCOM, April 2014. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Marco Canini, Daniele De Cicco, Petr Kuznetsov, Dan Levin, Stefan Schmid and Stefano Vissicchio. STN: A Robust and Distributed SDN Control Plane. Open Networking Summit (ONS) Research track, March 2014. bibTeX  pdf 

Nicolas Laurent, Stefano Vissicchio and Marco Canini. SDLoad: An Extensible Framework for SDN Workload Generation. Poster at HotSDN, 2014. bibTeX  pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Sweet Little Lies: Fake Topologies for Flexible Routing. Hotnets, 2014. bibTeX  pdf pdf