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INvestigating SDN Programmability ImpRovING optical South- and North- bound Interfaces

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 170˙121 €
 EC max contribution 170˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-03-01   to  2020-04-25


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 Project objective

Population needs for Internet connectivity rely on carrier networks currently challenged by the ever-increasing network complexity, traffic volume, and dynamicity. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has entered the networking scene as an enabling technology that brings programmability to the network by decoupling the forwarding data-plane actions from the logic control-plane decisions through application programming interfaces. However, the variety of controllers governing different network segments and interfaces for control and management endangers actual carrier-grade SDN deployments.

INvestigating SDN Programmability ImpRovING optical South- and North- bound Interfaces (INSPIRING-SNI) aims to enhance programmability in SDN ecosystems addressing two critical aspects. First, INSPIRING-SNI will control, manage and operate technology diverse environments through the SouthBound Interface (SBI) relying on innovative industry-driven standardization initiatives such as OpenROADM and the expertise of Dr. Garrich in experimental SDN applications for optical networks. Second, INSPIRING-SNI will develop an optimization-as-a-service (OaaS) framework for dynamic optimisation of multilayer backbone/metro networks (IP over optical) jointly with metro/access segments via the NorthBound Interface (NBI), greatly widening Dr. Garrich's background and empowering his career perspectives. The OaaS framework will be based on the open-source network planning tool Net2Plan, developed within the host group, that is receiving a growing international attention and funding from industry and academia. INSPIRING-SNI will include a strategic inter-sectorial secondment at TID to experimentally validate the SBI and NBI proposals and to provide to the host and Dr. Garrich a realistic perspective on telecom operator needs and challenges.

INSPIRING-SNI is in-line with an expression of interest of the host institution and EU Research and Innovation effort on ICT.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Garrich, Miquel; Bueno Delgado, María Victoria; Pavón Mariño, Pablo
INSPIRING at X Aniversario OPECT
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3563533
2019 Garrich, Miquel; San Nicolás Martínez, César; Moreno-Muro, Francisco Javier; Bueno Delgado, María Victoria; Pavón Mariño, Pablo
Network Optimization as a Service with Net2Plan
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3561957
European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) June 21, 2019 2020-01-31
2019 Romero Gázquez, José Luis; Moreno Muro, Francisco Javier; Garrich, Miquel; Bueno Delgado, María Victoria; Sayyad Khodashenas, Pouria; Pavón Mariño, Pablo
A use case of shared 5G backhaul segment planning in an urban area
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3562107
21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) July 12, 2019 2020-01-31
2018 Garrich, Miquel
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3563527
Workshop at at INFO: PROGRAMA DE TRABAJO 2019 ICT - H2020 December 13, 2018 2020-01-31
2019 Garrich, Miquel; Hernández-Bastida, Manuel; San-Nicolás-Martínez, César; Moreno-Muro, Francisco Javier; Pavon-Mariño, Pablo
The Net2Plan-OpenStack Project: IT Resource Manager for Metropolitan SDN/NFV Ecosystems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3560820
Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition March 4, 2019 2020-01-31
2019 Troia, Sebastian; Eugui Martinez, David; Martín, Ignacio; Moreira Zorello, Ligia Maria; Maier, Guido; Hernández, José Alberto; González de Dios, Óscar; Garrich, Miquel; Romero Gázquez, José Luis; Moreno Muro, Francisco Javier; Pavón Mariño, Pablo; Casellas, Ramon
Machine Learning-assisted Planning and Provisioning for SDN/NFV-enabled Metropolitan Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3562026
European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) June 21, 2019 2020-01-31
2019 Romero Gázquez, José Luis; Garrich, Miquel; Moreno Muro, Francisco Javier; Bueno Delgado, Maria Victoria; Pavón Mariño, Pablo
NIW: A Net2Plan-based Library for NFV over IP over WDM Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3562055
21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) July 12, 2019 2020-01-31
2019 Garrich, Miquel; San-Nicolás-Martínez, César; Moreno-Muro, Francisco Javier; Mayoral Lopez-de-Lerma, Arturo; Gonzalez de Dios, Óscar; López, Víctor; Giorgetti, Alessio; Sgambelluri, Andrea; Tancevski, Lubo; Verchere, Dominiche; Pavon Mariño, Pablo
Gap Analysis on Open Models for Partially-Disaggregated SDN Optical Transport Environments
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3560798
Optical Fiber Communication Conference March 6, 2019 2020-01-31
2018 Moreno-Muro, Francisco Javier; San-Nicolás-Martínez, César; Garrich, Miquel; Pavon-Marino, Pablo; González de Dios, Óscar; Lopez Da Silva, Rafael
Latency-Aware Optimization of Service Chain Allocation with Joint VNF Instantiation and SDN Metro Network Control
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3560730
44th European Conference on Optical Communication September 16, 2018 2020-01-31
2018 Moreno-Muro, F. Javier; San-Nicolas-Martinez, César; Martin-Seoane, Elena; Garrich Alabarce, Miquel; Pavón-Mariño, Pablo; Gonzalez de Dios, Oscar; López, Víctor
Joint Optimal Service Chain Allocation, VNF instantiation and Metro Network Resource Management Demonstration
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Optical Fiber Communication Conference 11-15 March 2018 2020-01-31
2018 Garrich Alabarce, Miquel; Bravalheri, Anderson
Overview of South-Bound Interfaces for Software-Defined Optical Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3342487
International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks July 1-5, 2018 2020-01-31
2019 Miquel Garrich, Francisco-Javier Moreno-Muro, Maria-Victoria Bueno Delgado, Pablo Pavon Marino
Open-Source Network Optimization Software in the Open SDN/NFV Transport Ecosystem
published pages: 75-88, ISSN: 0733-8724, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2018.2869242
Journal of Lightwave Technology 37/1 2020-01-31

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